Border Patrol Apprehensions Drop for Second Straight Month

Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli reported the lowest level of border apprehensions since March. Cuccinelli credits cooperation from Mexico for the decrease in apprehensions.

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According to the CBP:

There were 71,999 apprehensions in July compared to 94,908 in June, according to CBP. In May, there were 132,870 apprehensions — among the highest monthly rates ever recorded by CBP.

“The situation is improving by every available metric, but, I want to be very clear, that we remain at and beyond crisis levels in illegal crossings even as our initiatives to address irregular flows and mitigate humanitarian conditions are making an impact,” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.

The CBP also report that there were 2,000 fewer unaccompanied children and that family unit apprehensions were down by almost 15,000.

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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