December 06, 2017

REPORT: Illegal Alien Apprehensions at Border Have Dropped 24% Since Last Year

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

During President Donald Trump's first year in office, illegal immigrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped by 24%. 

A new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suggest that Trump's hardline immigration policies and rhetoric may be having a real impact: 

In FY17, CBP recorded the lowest level of illegal cross-border migration on record1 , as measured by apprehensions along the border and inadmissible encounters at U.S. ports of entry. CBP recorded 310,531 apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents and 216,370 inadmissible cases by CBP officers in FY17, a 23.7 percent decline over the previous year.

Illegal migration along the Southwest border declined sharply from Jan. 21 through April, which was the month with the lowest border enforcement activity on record. This reflects the Administration’s commitment to enforce the rule of law as directed in the President’s executive order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, issued Jan. 25.

Indeed, during President Obama's two terms, illegal immigration continued to plague the southern border. During the summer of 2014, hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors entered the U.S. illegally; many were relocated in the continental U.S. and got to remain in the country, even though they didn't follow immigration law. 

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump surged in popularity when he made illegal immigration one of his top priorities and gained even more popularity from his supporters when he proposed putting a wall along the border. 

Although Congress has thus far refused to issue funding for the wall, Trump continues to promise that it will be built eventually. 

But for now, it seems that the president's hard-line rhetoric -- along with the hiring of more border patrol agents in hot-spots where illegal crossings are rampant -- is having a real impact. 

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commented 2017-12-07 12:53:59 -0500
This mess was created by The Clown Prince, Justin Mohammed Trudeaup of the Lieberal Party and his useless minions.

The clean-up costs and illegal alien shipping charges must come out of their pockets.

This bullshit has to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2017-12-07 06:46:44 -0500
canadians need to band together and form a nation wide TAX REVOLT , shutting off ALL MONEY TO ALL GOVERNMENT COFFERS and then canada won’t be so attractive to these foreign parasites! SHUT OFF THE TAPS AND THE WORLDS WELFARE BUMS LOOK FOR SOME PLACE ELSE TO SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF AND OUR TREASONOUS POLITICIANS HAVE NO MONEY TO STUFF THEIR POCKETS, PENSIONS, PERKS AND SO THEY ALL FALL. WIN- WIN FOR CANADIANS!!! Time for action people. TALK IS CHEAP! TRUDEAU IS NOT GOING TO SHUT THE BORDERS NOR WILL HE DENY OR REMOVE ANY OF THESE GLOBAL PARASITES AND CRIMINALS AS THEY ARE HIS NEW VOTE BASE REGARDLESS OF THE COST TO WHAT IS LEFT OF CANADA AND WE CANADIANS! Time we look after ourselves and let the globe and our politicians know WHO CALLS THE SHOTS HERE IN CANADA!
commented 2017-12-07 05:03:07 -0500
Someone poke Baby Doc Trudeau and wake him up. Please poke Baby Doc Trudeau and wake him up: No more illegals crossing into Canada without being locked up and then escorted to the US border and handed over to US customs.

And bring back the visa program for Mexicans.
commented 2017-12-06 17:57:50 -0500
President Trump should start a crowdfunding initiative to build the wall now, until Congress comes around. Voters should pressure politicians to release funding.
I think supporters around the world will kick in a few bucks each, add that to the millions of Americans who would likely contribute…building could start very soon. Once a design has been decided on, train the military to build it; this would reduce labour costs & give soldiers an active role in protecting America’s sovereignty and security.
commented 2017-12-06 17:54:19 -0500
What you subsidize you encourage.