Skip to comments.Border apprehensions dropped in November for 6th consecutive month, per DHS data
Posted on 12/08/2019 12:33:10 PM PST by jazusamo
EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement apprehended or turned away 42,649 migrants at the southern border in November, according to preliminary data reviewed by Fox News -- a sixth month of declines that the administration is hailing as proof that the set of policies and initiatives to combat the border crisis is working.
The numbers (33,510 apprehended and 9,139 deemed inadmissible) represented a decline of roughly six percent since October, and a drop of over 70 percent since the height of the crisis in May, when more than 144,000 migrants were encountered.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data showed that the number of apprehensions of Central American family units has decreased by approximately 85 percent since May. The numbers were lower compared to the last fiscal year (FY) as well. So far in FY 2020, enforcement actions have been 29 percent lower than FY 2019 at this time.
The decline has come as the administration has taken a number of measures to end the border crisis and stem the flow of migrants north from Central America. Key to that has been ending the practice of catch-and-release by which migrants were held and then released into the U.S. as their hearings rolled on, often for years.
Officials attributed the decrease in apprehensions partly to the reduction of the pull factors drawing individuals up to the border. Now that most migrants have not been released inside the U.S., there has been less incentive for them to make that dangerous journey, and even if they do attempt it, the policies have made it easier for the government to send migrants home or to another country to await their hearings.
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Thank you for posting link.
As the wall is being built the number of apprehensions drops. Clearly the wall is negatively affecting the effectiveness of the border patrol so building the wall must be stopped!! (/liberal)
Yep, the Rats keep coming up with excuses why the wall shouldn’t be built but no matter what lies they come up the wall isn’t perfect but it’s very effective.
Yawn... Wake me when mass deportations begin...
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Good news, but one problem - 144,000 in May 2019 is possibly the highest number ever recorded.
Under Barack Obama, in May 2015, the number was just 40,000.
Re: Key to the reduction has been ending the practice of “catch-and-release” by which migrants were held and then released into the U.S. as their hearings rolled on, often for years.
I do not believe that.
The ONLY people being “sent back” to Mexico or other countries are people who claim asylum at the border.
Since 95% of asylum claims are completely bogus, almost NO ONE is going to claim asylum at the border anymore.
From memory - we have just 55,000 beds for detainees.
In November 2019 we had 33,000 apprehensions at the border.
If those people are not getting Catch and Release, where are they going?
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