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.
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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