Border apprehensions plunge 56% since May

by Adam Ford · Sep 9th, 2019 1:36 pm
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Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Immigration officials apprehended 64,006 migrants at the southern border in August — a drop of 22 percent from July, and a remarkable 56 percent since May.

The Trump administration is crediting its deal with Mexico for the change.

“That international effort is making an impact. Mexican operational interdiction is certainly [the] highlight of that effort, but the shared responsibility we’re seeing in the region, governments stepping up and saying we also own this,” Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told Fox News.

Fox also cited a “senior administration official,” saying, “the tariff threat with Mexico changed the dynamic significantly with our partners.”

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