Trump’s get-tough policies credited for sharp plunge in illegal immigration

Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in the weeks after President Trump took office, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced Wednesday, calling the drop an early sign that Mr. Trump’s get-tough policies are working.

In addition to a drop in the number of illegal immigrants nabbed while attempting to cross, Mr. Kelly said, they have seen a dramatic spike in the rates charged by smugglers paid to sneak people into the U.S.

Routes that cost $3,500 in November now cost $8,000, he said — another signal that smuggling cartels’ business is suffering.

Mr. Kelly called the drop in apprehensions unprecedented. The number of people caught at the border is considered a good indication of the overall flow, so a drop in apprehensions is believed to signal a drop in total number of illegal crossings.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    It’s amazing how criminal activity goes down when government enforces the law. The Obama reign of error is over. It’s time for the illegals to stay at home and work to make their own countries better.

  • Tiger says:

    Well Yeh. The gig up.
    1.) Close those Sanctuary cities, prosecute Mayor BlahBalh of N.Y. and Mayor Emanuel of Chicago for an example. Our immigration laws say fines and imprisonment for harboring, aiding and giving jobs to illegals.
    2.) Stop the stinking benefits, only citizens are entitlted.
    3.) Take those thousands of illegals out of our prisons, that cost us a fortune and deport them.
    4.) Stop the abuse of the 14th amendment by making sure every new baby dropped here DOES NOT GET CITIZENSHIP.

    Enough already President Trump, great job so far but get down and dirty and tough and bust some asses.

    1. Janet says:

      Amen Tiger! All that wasted money can go to continue to Make America great and greater!!

      1. Tiger says:

        The sooner the better. Make an example of the two loudest mouths and that will tie it up in a nice neat knot. Cut those benefits off they getting out of here. Don’t give those babies citizenship, Texas doesn’t and send them packing.

    2. Bob says:

      “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Now if that person is NOT “subject to the jurisdiction” of the US, as in being here illegally, then how can the child born of them be a citizen? If a person is here on a travel visa, as in here LEGALLY, does not have citizenship granted to their children at birth, why give it to those who ignored our laws? This amendment was written to give former slaves the citizenship they earned by the sweat of their brows, not to folks who BROKE THE LAW to sneak in here and try to steal the rights they have NOT earned.

      1. Tiger says:

        Exactly and everyone has misused it, especially the Demonrats to boost their voting base.

  • Jean Langford M. says:

    GREAT NEWS !!!

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