Apprehensions Up at Mexican Border

The number of detentions after attempts to cross the United States-Mexico border spiked last month after record low numbers during President Trump’s first year in office, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The number of apprehensions during attempts to cross the United States-Mexico border spiked last month after record low numbers during President Trump’s first year in office, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, reports Axios.com. Trump has recently stepped up his calls for increased border security — including days of fiery tweets — and will send the National Guard to the border until a wall is built. On Thursday morning, he tweeted, “Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!”

Historically, border crossings have increased in the spring and summer due to warmer weather. Last year, uncertainty surrounding Trump’s immigration policies likely contributed to an anomalous decrease in border crossings, but it appears the seasonal trends are back. Axios says. The bump in border crossings is likely to keep the Trump administration pushing for its preferred merit-based immigration reform and tougher border security. One senior administration official says that, “The issue of border security will be one of the biggest issues on Congress’s plate. That level of attention will make it very possible to pass a bill.”

from https://thecrimereport.org