Acting CBP Commissioner: Illegal Border Crossings Down 78 PERCENT Thanks to President Trump
Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Mark Morgan says border apprehensions have dropped tremendously since the height of the crisis and it is all thanks to President Donald Trump.
According to the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, Morgan claims daily apprehensions dropped from 4,600 in May to 1,300.
In fact, the 21-daily average is below 1,000–a 78% drop.
“Then there are the numbers of illegal immigrants ‘in custody.’ That was a horrific 20,000 in May for an agency that has just 4,000 beds. Now a quarter of those beds are unused,” writes Bedard.
Morgan said, “We were having those conversations back then about how the system was overwhelmed, there was overcrowding. We’re just not experiencing that now. Currently, right now, what we’re seeing is our in-custody numbers right now are actually below 3,000, and it has been steady for the past few weeks.”
He also claimed that of the 731 Border agents tasked with handling the illegal immigrant housing crisis last year, all of them have been put back to work on the border.
Morgan claims the success at the U.S.-Mexico border due to President Trump and his strategies.
“This is not a political statement, it’s because I believe it and because it is true: The success that I just outlined is absolutely a direct result of this president’s strategies,” said Morgan. “We are succeeding in addressing this crisis.”