President Donald Trump’s plan to protect the border has not yet been fully played out but his aggressive verbal approach to border security is already making the borders much more secure. Homeland Security has stated that as of right now, illegal border crossings are at its lowest levels in 17 years.
Illegal Border Crossings Have Dropped By 72% Since December 2016
This means that many illegal aliens are actually now afraid to cross the border! There is actually a stark difference between the figures pre-Trump inauguration and post-Trump inauguration. Back in December 43,000 illegal aliens were arrested trying to cross the border but in March, only 12,000. That’s 72% less.
And reports from the months of January and February also showed considerable drops and the wall hasn’t even been built yet.
So what’s to blame for the massive decrease in illegal border crossings? The former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar credits “talk”. Trump has been talking a lot about protecting the border and it is this that is deterring folks from taking the risk of trying to cross the border illegally. But Aguilar believes that in order for the decrease to continue, Trump needs to follow up his talk with solid action.
Source: The Blaze