Say what you want about Trump; whatever he is doing, it’s working. Illegal immigration hit it’s lowest point in five and a half years during February. That’s progress. Let’s keep it up.
The number of people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border fell in February to 23,589, the lowest rate in nearly five-and-a-half years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection stats released late Wednesday.
Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly said the “unprecedented” drop from 42,504 illegal entrants in January indicates President Trump’s immigration policies are having an effect on border activity.
“Since the Administration’s implementation of Executive Orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years,” Kelly said in a statement.
While apprehensions — or the number of illegal aliens taken into custody by border agents — tends to decrease during the winter months, CBP historically has seen a 10 to 20 percent increase from January to February. The number of apprehensions went from 31,578 in January to 18,762 last month, a much sharper dropoff.