After seeing an unprecedented drop in the apprehension of illegal immigrants entering the country in February, the federal government has announced yet another shocking victory for the Trump administration.
March saw even fewer illegals attempting to cross the border and even fewer apprehensions than we say in February. In fact, March 2017 saw the fewest illegal immigrants crossing into the United States in 17 years!
What makes the February and March numbers even more surprising is that these are typically months when authorities see a noticeable RISE in illegal immigration across the border.
Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended fewer than 12,500 people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico in March, making it the lowest monthly number in 17 years, according to written testimony from Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly.
The number of unaccompanied minors and family units who were taken into custody on land dropped sharply to 18,762 in February, the first full month of President Trump’s administration, which Kelly said was a sign of decreased traffic of illegal immigrants. A total 23,589 illegal immigrants were detained in February including ports of entry near the southern border.
While the President is no closer to building a border wall with our neighbors to the South, he has been able to do the two things he promised most during his campaign – namely, see illegal immigration drop, while the number of Americans with jobs rises.
The news of the drop in illegals entering the country comes as California’s liberal leaders announce that they’ll soon be making their entire state a “sanctuary state.”
Senate Bill 54 makes the entire state a “sanctuary” by barring state and local law enforcement agencies from using any money, or for that matter any facility, property, equipment or personnel, to aid the federal government with its job of immigration enforcement. Under the bill, state and local authorities would be banned from asking about immigration status, giving federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody, or helping them in any way enforce immigration laws.
The bill sets aside at least $12 million in taxpayer money to pay lawyers for immigrants facing deportation.