Trump's First Full Month As President Is In The Bag, Illegal Border Crossing Numbers Are Dazzling

The debate over immigration will not be subsiding anytime soon. For every new talking point raised by advocates of tougher enforcement and regulations, there are two other points raised by opponents. One thing has been pretty clear throughout the whole debate, and that is that President Trump means business. What form that will ultimately take is still sorting itself out, but some people are clearly getting the message.

As the Daily Mail reports, illegal border crossings have dropped by a staggering amount since Trump took office. For round numbers, crossings have dropped by 40 percent to reach its lowest level in five years.

“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,” a statement from Department of Homeland Security John Kelly read in part.

The numbers come courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection, and they are based on the number of apprehensions made of those looking to enter the country illegally. When apprehensions drop, that’s due to fewer people looking to enter the country illegally, as the numbers are highly correlated.

“The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” the statement continued.

Trump made immigration a huge talking point of his presidential campaign, and he’s not just brushing it aside now that he’s assumed office. He’s pushing for the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico to begin as soon as possible, so perhaps this is a sign that his message is resonating south of the border as well. Whether that will be a long-term trend remains to be seen, but the early returns are promising that the Trump administration is on the right track on this front.

“Early results show that enforcement matters, deterrence matters, and that comprehensive immigration enforcement can make an impact,” according to the statement.

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