...but this year, Winter crossings have dropped dramatically from the Summer numbers.
This is far from seasonal variation - it is a dramatic sea change.
A Year After the Caravans, Has Trump Won?http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3799429/posts
Changing the asylum rules, getting safe third country agreements in place, instituting the Wait in Mexico Policy, and getting the Mexican Military out in force turning back migrants and blocking caravans; has totally transformed the situation.
The San Diego super barrier is on track to complete next month - crossings there have dropped over 90% at the last report. The next two biggest corridors (RGV and Yuma) are already contracted for barrier, and construction is underway (should mostly finish during 2020).
About half the length of both Arizona and New Mexico's borders with Mexico are already funded and contracted for Trump-style Wall System, and the whole Arizona border is funded and contracted for Integrated Fixed Tower persistent surveillance. Several powerful technology programs have shifted into full scale deployment, and Military surveillance support (like Predator drone missions) have ramped way up, and have been organized to operate on a standing basis going forward.
Catch and release has fundamentally ended. Only a very small minority of exceptional cases are allowed to enter the USA while their cases are pending, the great bulk are now returned to Mexico (or other countries), mostly the same day. "Family units" from Central America have dramatically dried up, and the largest component of illegal crossers is once again single Mexican men - but those numbers are way down from the Summer as well.
The Migrant camp in Tijuana's El Barretal in December 2018, and now in December 2019: