Rate of illegal immigrants entering US from Mexico drops by 40%
Mar 9, Washington: The number of illegal immigrants entering the US from Mexico has gone down by 40% from January to February, according to the US government.
According to The Homeland Security chief John Kelly, said the change in trends is a result of Donald Trump's tough policies.
The president has signed an executive order for an "impassable physical barrier" on the US-Mexico border and issued new guidance on deportations.
Kelly said that the number of "inadmissible persons" crossing the US-Mexico border had dropped this year from 31,578 to 18,762 in January to February - a period when the number of arrests of illegal immigrants normally increases."Since the administration's implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years," he said.
The Oslo Times International News Network