According to new government data Unaccompanied illegal border crossing were down 23% in July.
A new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released on Wednesday shows that the number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) arrested by Border Patrol agents between ports of entry fell in July by 23 percent. The arrests decreased for the second straight month, according to the July Southwest Border Migration Report.
Border Patrol agents apprehended 3,938 UACs in July. This is down from 5,093 in June and a peak of 6,378 in May. However, when compared to July 2017, the numbers are significantly higher. In July 2017, agents apprehended 2,495. This year’s numbers for the same month represent an increase, year-to-year, of nearly 58 percent.
This once again shows us the impact that the Media and rhetoric can have on immigration. This drop comes immediately after the border crisis that came to the surface in late June.