During the first months of President Donald Trump’s term, illegal immigration was on the decline. It was the best numbers since the before the Obama administration. There are several factors in play here and this article addresses them. It will be obvious from this article that Congress has some things to do on its list to keep things under control. The Democrats, however, seem to have a different agenda.
As Written By Rick Moran for the American Thinker:
The latest data from Homeland Security show that there has been a sharp increase in the number of illegal aliens crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
Almost 40,000 illegals were caught trying to cross the border last month, up 12% since October and more than twice the number from last March.
Homeland Security said overall things are still an improvement over the worst years of President Obama.
“Under President Trump, illegal immigration has declined dramatically over the last year,” said spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton.
But he said more needs to be done, and said action needs to come from Capitol Hill.
“The administration is working tirelessly to secure the border, enhance interior enforcement and establish a merit-based immigration system. But we need Congress to act immediately to close immigration loopholes, fund the border wall, terminate outdated visa programs and provide the necessary tools for DHS officials to carry out their mission,” Mr. Houlton said.
The 39,006 people caught in November included 29,086 caught by the Border Patrol, and 9,920 who tried to come through official ports of entry without permission. The total is still less than 2015 or 2016, but is more than 2012, 2013 or 2014, signaling a return to Obama-era levels of illegal immigration on the border.
Just last week the Trump administration crowed over its gains, pointing to a nearly 30 percent decline in people being caught at the border compared to the previous year. But they did say they were “very concerned” by the latest trends, which have been born out in Friday’s……..
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