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Illegal Immigration Plunges in Wake of Trump: John Kelly, DHS Chief

Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:17
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John Kelly, Homeland Security secretary, said in a rececnt press conference that illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has plunged in the last two months.

John Kelly, chief at the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed the reason border incursions had been curbed in recent weeks was due to President Donald Trump.

And, he added, the dwindling numberes of border incursions are do entirely to Trump’s rhetoric and policy presses.

AFP has the story:

“Apprehensions of people trying to sneak into the United States, seen as an indicator of the total flow of undocumented immigrants, dropped to 16,600 in March, down 30 percent from February and 64 percent from a year ago.

“Kelly told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security that there was even a sharper fall in the number of families and unaccompanied children crossing the border.

“‘We’ve seen an absolutely amazing drop in the number of migrants coming out of Central America,’ he said.

“‘In particular we have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of families, the number of children.’”

The decline follows pretty much three straight months of upswing in illegal immigration — an upswing most political analysts believed was due to a panic among those seeking to come across U.S. borders illegally that went like this: We better hurry and do it before Trump takes office.

Again, from AFP:

“The White House said the fall in the number of people sneaking into the country was the result of Trump’s policies.

“‘By achieving real results on illegal immigration, once again, President Trump is keeping his promises to the American people,’ press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

“‘This decrease in apprehensions is no accident,’ Kelly said.

“‘It won’t last unless we do something to secure the border, a wall or physical barrier.’

“The Department’s US Customs and Border Protection unit has added personnel and money to policing the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border.

“But Trump has pledged to build a wall along the entire frontier to halt the flow of people — largely from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and other impoverished Central American countries — into the US.

“Plans for the wall are just getting underway, and Kelly acknowledged that a physical barrier along the entire route is not feasible or practical.”


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