Trump right on drop in illegal border crossings
Illegal immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border dropped significantly during President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, he said in his first Cabinet meeting last week.
“In the first full month of my administration following the issuance of my executive orders, illegal immigration on our southern border fell by an unprecedented 40 percent,” Trump said.
The Department of Homeland Security recently reported a 40 percent drop from January to February 2017 in illegal crossings at the southwestern border.
How much is Trump to credit for this decline, and is it unprecedented? Experts say Trump’s hard-line immigration rhetoric probably played an important