Illegal immigration dropped 27 percent in January

WT: Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in January, compared to December, as the flow of both illegal immigrant families and children traveling alone dried up, according to numbers released by Customs and Border Protection on Monday.

The numbers are still high compared to past years — indeed, it’s the worst January in records dating back to 2012.

But total apprehensions of migrants trying to sneak across the border fell 27 percent on a month-to-month basis, to 31,575. And the number of inadmissible migrants who showed up at the southwest’s ports of entry fell 28 percent, to 10,899.

Apprehensions are deemed an indicator of the overall flow: The more people caught, the more are believed to be getting through.

5 Comments on Illegal immigration dropped 27 percent in January

  1. Well, that is a drop in the bucket start to ridding ourselves of the 40-50 million already here and the ‘still huge number still coming’!

  2. To hell with a wall…..just put a bounty on them.

    It’d save wall money, reduce unemployment, ease pressure on courts and prisons, spur the gun industry…..and give a year round hunting season.

    If drugs are found…the gov’t will buy them

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