Skip to comments.Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty
Posted on 01/15/2020 5:49:49 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
There are a lot of statistics Mark A. Morgan, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, uses to show how Trump policies have helped to cut illegal immigration into the United States.
But there are two that he feels really make clear the victory his agency has had in the past year, and he highlighted them in a small meeting Tuesday.
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. "That's a dramatic reduction," he said, in updating the numbers released last week.
Then there are the numbers of illegal immigrants "in custody." That was a horrific 20,000 in May for an agency that has just 4,000 beds.
Now a quarter of those beds are unused.
"We were having those conversations back then about how the system was overwhelmed, there was overcrowding. We're just not experiencing that now," Morgan said.
"Currently, right now, what we're seeing is our in-custody numbers right now are actually below 3,000, and it has been steady for the past few weeks," he said.
He added that some 731 Border Protection officers pulled off the border to handle the housing crisis last year have also been put back on the border. "They are all back," he said.
While he stressed that the crisis is far from over, especially as Mexican cartels turn to drugs to replace moving people across the border as their money source, he said that President Trump's policies get the credit for the change.
Noting that Congress has done little to change outdated immigration laws, he said that Trump took action and built relationships with Mexico and other Central American nations that now hold immigrants seeking to come into the U.S. until the government gives them the green light.
"This is not a political statement, it's because I believe it and because it is true: The success that I just outlined is absolutely a direct result of this presidents strategies," said Morgan, a career government officer. He added, "We are succeeding in addressing this crisis."
“From the economy to national security, the continuing news under Trump is tremendous beyond our wildest expectations. Which is why the Dems pursue fake impeachment charges for the daily headlines.” -Pamela Geller
Good, now let’s work on the ones inside the border.
What? No pictures of AOC dramatically crying at the sight of the empty beds?
Election year kabuki. To deflect from record crossings and another mass invasion on the march.
need to increase interior enforcement and accelerate the rate of deportations NOW.
Thank you Mejico for sealing the border.
Time to expel the 30-40 million illegals here now.
But all the Eeyores say that nothing is happening! ???
You go right ahead and blame Trump for the new caravan that’s not even reached Mexico.
Trump emptied Obamas’ cages.
But.. but.. but...
Paging Ann Coulter
More barrier will help. Then start with known criminals in country.
You nailed it.
Well, the Democrat Kabuki theatre failed!
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