This can be blamed entirely on the Democrat and Rino obstructionists in Congress and elsewhere who have blocked President Trump’s efforts to curb illegal immigration. One thing is certain, a secure border wall will prevent most of the illicit flow.
Illegal immigration across the southwest border has doubled in the last four months, according to new government data that suggests the early gains of President Trump’s tenure are wearing off, reports The Washington Times.
The numbers are still lower than they were a year before under Mr. Obama, but the gains Mr. Trump made in his first months in office are dissipating.
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The spikes were apparent across a number of demographic sectors. Cubans, Haitians, illegal immigrant children traveling alone and families traveling together all posted increases.
Likewise every sector along the U.S.-Mexico border saw increases in the number of illegal immigrants nabbed by agents.
Officials took heart in the numbers still trailing the 2016 totals.
“These numbers represent a 41 percent decrease as compared to August of 2016, and year-to-date totals for FY 2017 are 24 percent lower than the same period in FY 2016,” CBP said in a memo detailing the new numbers.
The surge could add urgency to Mr. Trump’s call for border security to be attached to any new bill to legalize illegal immigrant Dreamers.