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Illegal Immigrant Crossings Fall 78%, Once Overcrowded Cells are Empty

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “There are a lot of statistics Mark A. Morgan, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, uses to show how President Donald Trump’s policies have helped to cut illegal immigration into the United States”—but there are two that he thinks really make that accomplishment clear, Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner.

“First is daily apprehensions, a number that hit 4,600 at the height of the latest crisis in May. That has now dropped to 1,300. What’s more, he said, the 21-daily average is below 1,000, a 78% cut.”

The White House - West Wing. (Official White House Photo)

Second, detention facilities that once had five times more illegal immigrants in custody than beds available are now well below capacity.

That’s good news for American citizens, legal immigrants, victims of human smuggling, and our law enforcement officers.

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