Tough border policies appear to have slowed the invasion
The number of migrants that Border Patrol agents caught illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico between official ports of entry dropped in June following months of record-high levels since President Trump took office a year and a half ago, according to a report published Sunday evening.It is still too many. It could get worse is Mexico continues to aid and abet the invasion. Polling does suggest that overall there is broad public support for stopping illegal immigration. Democrats are on the wrong side of this issue.
A little more than 34,000 people were arrested at the border by agents during the month of June, down about 6,000 arrests from 40,000 in May, according to information a government official gave the Associated Press. This figure does not include the number of people who arrived at ports of entry.
The drop would come three months after the start of Trump's April-implemented zero tolerance immigration policy.
CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in McAllen, Texas, last week that he expected the June numbers, which will include other numbers in addition to those apprehended by Border Patrol between ports, to be down from May.