Before he took office, President Donald Trump promised that he would crack down on illegal immigration like no other president had before. Now, he is following through with this promise in a huge way.
Western Journal reported that it has just been revealed that Trump deported 53,764 Mexicans in the first three months of the year, up 40 percent over the same quarter a year earlier. The amount of deportations in the first three months of this year has surpassed the total for the same period in 2016, the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that there has been a decline in the number of people trying to enter the country illegally during Trump’s first year in office. In addition, officials said there were approximately 311,000 apprehensions in the 2017 fiscal year and 216,000 people trying to enter at official ports of entry despite being inadmissible, down 23.7 percent from the previous year.
“Overall removals are down (in 2017) because the border is under better control than it has been in 45 years,” Thomas Homan, deputy director of ICE, said at a December news conference.This comes after it was reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people trying to enter the U.S. illegally since the National Guard troops were deployed to the border. National Guard officials who are overseeing the situation at the border said that troops monitoring the border have helped free up more agents to physically guard it.
“Those folks are giving us the additional situational awareness in the radio rooms … which are allowing the Border Patrol agents sitting in those areas to go into the field,” said one National Guard official, who described the addition of the Guard as a “force-multiplier” for the CBP.
“As a reminder, these guardsmen are not carrying out law enforcement duties,” an official representing the Texas National Guard said.
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