The Illegal border crossing has decreased up to 40 percent in President Donald Trump's first full month in office. The Border Patrol and U.S. Customs have reported that crossing into the country has dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 people. Usually illegal immigrants increase from 10 to 20 percent during the month of January to February.
It turns out that the Trump administration has stayed focused on this issue and they made sure to decrease illegal immigrants into the country. Trump had signed an executive order to increase border security, he also authorized the construction of his border wall during the first few days of his presidency as per Fox News.
Further to the debating illegal immigrant issues, the president will hire around 5,000 additional border patrol officers to ensure fast track deportations. The administration has clearly implemented and executed orders to enforce immigration laws. The latest decrease in border crossing is certainly welcoming news for Trump, who campaigned on illegal immigrant crackdown.
The Homeland Secretary John Kelly stated that they will remain vigilant and respond to any changes in these trends. The numbers of illegal border crossings will increase between March and May. Kelly further said that the decrease in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends.
The earlier results show that enforcement and deterrence matters, the administration believes that the comprehensive immigrant enforcement can make a huge impact. Trump's administration also seeks to hire 10,000 ICE agents to speed up the deportations. Based on the report 40 percent of illegal border crossing have decreased and the administration believes that during the peak time of border crossings there will not be an increase.
Trump during one month of his administration has focused on many other issues, including the travel ban from seven major Muslim countries. According to the president Muslims are not allowed to be in the country as he strongly believes that they are the key to terrorism in the world.