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The Trump Administration’s policy initiatives and international agreements with Mexico has led to a 56 percent decline in the nonwhite invasion of America since May this year, according to statistics released by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.
Above: Border Patrol agents sit next to an improvised fence to protect them against rocks that are thrown by the nonwhite invaders from the Mexican side of the border. (Photograph: CBP Press Office).
According to an official press release, the CBP’s enforcement actions for August 2019 saw the total number of people apprehended or found to be inadmissible was 64,006; a 22 percent decline from 82,055 in July and a 56 percent decline since the May peak of 144,255.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, we’ve been able to utilize a number of tools to help begin to mitigate, but not end, the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border,” said Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan.
“The continued drop in enforcement actions is encouraging, but make no mistake, we’re still in a crisis and more must be done. Until Congress makes targeted changes to immigration laws, we will continue to see stark challenges.”
The CBP statement added that “recent domestic policy initiatives and international agreements to address legal and illegal immigration have contributed to the decline, including: agreements with Guatemala to address irregular migration, the Migrant Protection Protocols with Mexico, the final rule regarding non-Mexican asylum seekers at the southern border, interior enforcement operations, and international cooperation between the United States and Central American countries, particularly efforts to disrupt and dismantle alien smuggling organizations.”
Traditionally enforcement actions in August have been higher than July during six of the past eight years, confirming that this year’s decrease from July to August is not just a traditional seasonal decrease. In Fiscal Year 2018, August apprehensions were 16% higher than July.
Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has completed an “asylum” deal with El Salvador last Friday which gives the US the right to repatriate invaders who cross through El Salvador to reach the US.
Officials hope the agreement, along with a similar one signed with Guatemala over the summer, will change the incentives that have spurred this year’s illegal invasion surge at the border.
According to the Washington Times, “most asylum-seekers have bogus claims and won’t win their cases, but under the current system, many of them were allowed to remain in the U.S. while they argued their case — giving them a foothold here. Officials believe that if they can block those bogus asylum-seekers from reaching U.S. territory in the first place, it will reduce the overall flow.”
The US says if they are truly asylum-seekers they should apply in the first safe country they come to, and should not be allowed to pick and choose their final destination.