Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Illegal Alien Border Apprehensions Increase for Third Straight Month

The apprehension of illegal aliens by Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico increased for the third straight month. Figures rose from 16,087 in June to 18,198 in July – a 13.12 percent gain. Apprehensions of illegal aliens by agents working the border region began to fall following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November. The number dropped even more dramatically beginning in January and continued falling until April when they reached a historic low of 11,125. Many believe these numbers took a dramatic drop in anticipation of Trump’s promise to build the walls along our border and to rigorously enforce immigration laws inside the country. However, the past three months’ reports show the threat of increased border security and enforcement may not be enough. During the peak months of the summer heat when the number of apprehensions historically decline, Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) collars rose dramatically, according to the Southwest Border Migration Report released this week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...more

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