Hefty Drop in Border Arrests Due to Trump’s Enforcement

(Garrison Rutledge/David Inserra, The Daily Signal) The month of March brought with it the lowest number of apprehensions along the U.S. southern border since at least the year 2000.

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This decrease can be credited to the strict enforcement policies that have been put in place since President Donald Trump took office, coupled with the now-credible threat of deportation that illegal immigrants face.

In March of 2000, there were 220,032 illegal immigrants apprehended trying to enter the United States illegally. Over the years since the year 2000 (the first year that monthly statistics are available), the number of apprehensions on the southwest border has been in an overall decline, despite fluctuations that have occurred over the years.

Seasonal fluctuations occur every year, but in February and March of this year, the dramatic decrease of apprehensions has captured the attention of many.

The month of March showed a decrease of 64 percent in apprehensions from the same month in 2016, and a 30 percent decrease since just February of this year. Apprehensions are generally viewed as the best metric of how many illegal immigrants successfully crossed the border.

The timing of these decreases is not a coincidence. The policies that have been implemented since Trump took office have caused many to rethink the risks that they are willing to take in order to come into the United States illegally.

By moving to end policies such as the so-called “catch and release” approach to immigration enforcement, Trump has sent a strong message to those who would enter and remain in the U.S. illegally….

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  • PRINCE4EVER O(->

    How do you arrest a border?

    • nocbsfan

      Create discovery, go, walk along the border and find out. Maybe you would rather jump up and down and burn your flag in the middle of the street.

      • Sally Koller

        Good one nocbsfan , my friend. Have a great holiday! Prince4Ever is on our side my dear .

        • nocbsfan

          Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Guess I’ll have to learn to read Have a fun weekend Sal Great time for grand kids.

        • nocbsfan

          Where did you go?

          • Sally Koller

            We are at Penn State for my husband ‘s conference .

          • nocbsfan

            Kinda missed you, Have fun Sal, comment if you can. 🙂

          • Sally Koller

            Hi nocbsfan my friend. I haven’t been posting lately, I have been reading a lot of books. When I’m done I will post again.

          • nocbsfan

            whew! What are you reading War and peace, a few times more. We all miss you girl, hurry back to us.

          • Sally Koller

            No hon, just more political books about our cause so I can argue more effectively. Not War and Peace again , I did read it again as an adult years ago and understood it much better LOL. The books I like to read over again every five years or so are mostly by Stephen King : Salem’s Lot , The Shining and The Stand. I always wish my memories of these books could be removed so I could experience reading them for the first time again so I could be scared out of my mind again. The first time I read one I couldn’t believe how scary it was , I thought Wow , the Exorcist was a comic book compared to this! I also reread Gone With the Wind every ten years or so for the same reason ; excellent writing and good stories.

          • nocbsfan

            Wow ! a couple of those I kinda wish you would do without Don’t care much for devil books. You sound like you handle it pretty good, so I guess its all right..Hey nice to have you back even if just a short time. Might of known you would study up for a good argument . 🙂

          • Sally Koller

            I don’t really read or watch many scary movies anymore. I grew up with three older brothers as you know and I watched what they watched then and got a taste for it. I do believe Stephen King’s early books are not really demonic , they are about the triumph of good over evil and they have warm and loving families in them that terrible things happen to. His writing is also outstanding, that’s why it seems so real. As an adult Christian woman I don’t seek out horror stories anymore. They seemed harmless when I read them in college ,but I do know what you mean my friend !

          • nocbsfan

            Are you staying dry?

          • Sally Koller

            I had three glasses of wine one night , unusual for me I usually have two but it was at a long dinner with several courses so I was fine.

          • nocbsfan

            I was referring to the weather, sounds like you were enjoying it pretty good. We wound up having some serious flooding. A small town I used to live in will be months before it will become livable again. Have a lot of friends there.You have a good time I don’t want to be talking about those kind of things. Miss you Sal

          • Sally Koller

            Oh, is that what you meant by dry, LOL! We had some rain and thunder storms . I’m so sorry you had flooding , so sad about the small town and all your friends there! I hope things get straightened up before too long ! Thanks for missing me. I miss you and my other friends too. I just want to finish a couple more books then I’ll post more!

          • Sally Koller

            I replied but I don’t see it. I just wanted you to know how sorry I am about the flooding in your area and how sorry I am about your small town and all your friends having to go through horrible flooding and that I hope that it gets fixed and back to normal soon! Well good night if you went to bed and God Bless you and your poor friends!

          • nocbsfan

            Did you get to see the President?

          • Sally Koller

            No , we would have liked to but we stayed at the conference for four days .Perhaps you’ve heard of the GFOA, we usually go to the State conferences and sometimes the national but not this year. If you don’t know what the initials mean I’ll tell you next time. It’s an organization for finance people like my husband , also bankers , other business people and financial directors in the public domain . We have lots of friends there, we have been going for about thirty years. I hope you are well and happy and I’ll talk to you soon .

          • nocbsfan

            I am well, but wont be all that happy, till you get back. Guess i’ll get by as long as your having a good time.

          • Sally Koller

            Did you go to bed? I don’t see my post to you about the flooding , I better check . I’ll be right back .

          • nocbsfan

            Guess I did , at least that is where I woke up this morning. Did you get back?

          • Sally Koller

            Yes we’re home now . You must fall asleep fast !

          • nocbsfan

            My office is on the other side of the house from my bedroom, an I usually turn my computer off when I go tho bed. When there is not much going on I probably fall asleep. Doesn’t seem that way to me, but whose counting. Glad your home = )

          • Sally Koller

            Thanks so much dear. I’m glad to be back too. My husband is snoring two seconds after his head hits the pillow but it takes me about an hour to fall asleep !

          • nocbsfan

            You must give him a good home life, he sounds very contented. Miss your comments on all this political stuff. Good to have you back with your shotgun loaded.

          • nocbsfan

            Must have been a tiring trip,and you are resting up. Missed hearing from you

          • Sally Koller

            You can still post to me when ever you want , I’ll check and answer you anytime.

          • nocbsfan

            Thanks , will probably take you up on that.

    • Ron Gonshorowski

      On an aircraft carrier there is a cables that stretch across the deck and they are called arresting cables. In the case of illegal immigrants it is similar. Advertising makes them put their arresting hook down and that is how it works. In this case we are putting gill nets down.

    • Lance Denney Sr

      I think we should arrest illogical and mythical thinking…

      • Sally Koller

        Fool . You must be deaf dumb and blind to completely miss the obvious .

        • Lance Denney Sr

          BTW- You must have read some OLD books… http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2011/03/10/hitler-vs-stalin-who-killed-more/

          Seems Hitler DID kill more than Stalin… You know, the guy who the Bush family was helping finance! Oh I forgot, you probably didn’t read those books either… Google it! Bush family history Hitler I’m betting YOU WILL NEVER DO THAT!

          • Sally Koller

            The Bush family is not much better than the communist left. Stalin killed more people than Hitler. Your source is wrong.

    • Sally Koller

      If he refuses to pay his rent call the police. That’s one for two levels of criminals.

  • Glenda Hammer

    Had Hillary won, how many legal Americans would be dead today from illegals killing Americans?
    We’re now finding out that illegal felons are being released in sanctuary cities and sanctuary states, to commit more crimes against Americans?
    Hillary’s open borders on illegals would have gotten more innocent Americans killed, and she and the Democrats would not have cared!

    • James Mann

      If you break the law-serve the time !!!!!

    • Sylvia Avila

      Right!! glad to hear illegals are staying out!! on the other side of border!!!

    • Lance Denney Sr

      It’s F-ING RAINING! The river is impassable… The deserts are sand bogs. Hello? Why don’t CONNEDservatives EVER use a bit of logic when they write anti-Democrat articles…

      Obama deported TWICE as many illegals as Bush with 100% of R’s voting 100% against anything he tried to do…INCLUDING giving you all tax breaks! But Dems are EVIL! Dems LOVE ILLEGALS! TWO Republican presidents have tried to make as many illegals LEGAL as they could…No Democrat President has… as much as you’d like to believe the opposite…

      • Sally Koller

        Get real moron !

    • Ricky Zimmer

      Heck, the foreigners were ready to take over. http://www.mostdamagingwikileaks.com. Pedo spirit cooker nuts.

    • Sally Koller

      That’s what they want Glenda .

    • Flyby

      More to the point the scourge would have reveled in it.

  • cesar lagares

    Excellent job I.C.E .. America citizen and legal immigrant love you

  • JMH

    The wall, catching them, and deporting them will create the normal number to zero.

  • Louie Rey

    Incidentally, you know how most of the commentators in the lamestream media continue to support Hussein’s immigration policies (as if he actually had any) even after leaving office? They claim that he was responsible for the most “deportations” than anyone. Well, he had his administration count each person that was turned away at the border as a deportation. Too bad they didn’t ship his butt off as well.

    • Sylvia Avila

      Right!! Obama wanted this people in for Votes!! for all Dems!! since these 3rd World people are so stupid they will vote with anyone!! Just say you promise this or that and they will Vote for that person!! Glad they are not coming over here as much. But I did read they are headed for Canada!! Great!! let them have all the crime!!

      • Louie Rey

        A couple of years ago I was sent an e-mail that consisted of 24 cartoons or pictures with a political spin to them. They all had captions that were either amusing or just made you think. They were all good but the one I remember most was the very first one. It was a picture of about a dozen illegals climbing a border fence in an effort to get into America. The caption read, “If all of these people were Republicans the immigration problem would have already been solved.”

        • Sylvia Avila

          Right!! Funny but true!!

        • Sally Koller

          Perfect!

      • Ron Gonshorowski

        Not promises, but cash on SNAP cards. That is why the Agriculture Department advertised in Mexico that illegal immigrants could get SNAP cards. They were selling an impossible dream.

        • Sylvia Avila

          Yes!! I remember them giving those snap cards! And cell phones too! Stupid Obama did that!! Now things have changed!! No more free stuff!! Thank God for President Trump!!!!!

          • Sally Koller

            Amen Sylvia !

    • Lance Denney Sr

      They counted Obama’s deportations EXACTLY like they counted Bush’s… So that argument is ILLOGICAL! Just like they counted unemployment the EXACT same under Obama as they did Bush… Only CONNEDservatives say they counted them differently… I too was a 40 yr connedservative…

      • Louie Rey

        And what are you now, delusional? You just might want to reconsider your political leaning because if you think that liberal policies are the answer then all I want to know is what the heck was the question?

        • Lance Denney Sr

          If you think connedservative ideals are the answer when they are what got us LOWER taxes on the rich and higher taxes on everyone else, CRAPPY FOR-PROFIT education, TOO expensive For-profit College education, tax money going to the Religious schools, two or MORE faked wars, millions of maimed and killed Americans and tenfold number of Muslims in the last 30 years, polluted air and water (for corporate profits) that caused UNCOUNTABLE billions in healthcare costs that WE PAY FOR, housing crash that defrauded 100’s of millions of Americans of jobs and homes.

          Deregulation = NO LAWS and NO COPS for an industry. The ONLY people who make out in THAT environment is THIEFS and organized crime. YOU know that and everyone ELSE knows that, but their Cognitive Dissonance won’t allow MOST people to merge those two facts…ONLY Connedservatives thing regulations are BAD for America… Regulations that were BECAUSE of FRAUD being committed in the first place!

          • Sally Koller

            Read some books and learn about the criminals Obama and the Clintons and the rest of the communist left. Better yet watch Hillary’s America to learn the real history of the democratic party. The Republicans in congress that never prosecuted Obama are cowards and soon will no longer represent us. President Trump is no coward, he tells it like it is

          • Louie Rey

            So again, I’ll ask, was the last eight years the panacea you seem to desire? And I suppose that you would have preferred that the witch would have won the last election. If so those Muslims you seem to be so sympathetic to would probably be moving in next door to you planning your beheading. Maybe to some President Trump’s policies and agenda seem a bit harsh but you know what? That’s EXACTLY what this country needs right now and actually has needed for quite some time. The world has taken notice that there’s a new sheriff in town and if you screw with America there’s going to be a price to pay because we now have a president that says what he means and means what he says. No offense but liberalism is a psychosis and you seem to be deeply afflicted.

        • Sally Koller

          How did so many trolls get on this site Louie? Or maybe their just the left’s useful idiots .

          • Louie Rey

            Could very well be.

    • Ricky Zimmer

      Sounds like his catch and release program. Send them tax payer funded ride to their favorite cities. Glad that jackwagon is gone. What goes around, comes around. Pretty quiet in the shadow govt crap. Gitmo rules.

      • Louie Rey

        That’s exactly what it was, catch and release. And as a result his “numbers” would seem off the charts. I wonder if the Kate Steinle family would praise his approach.

  • R G

    And while we’re at it , lets arrest and deport all those Barry Omofo cult members in Congress that allowed or did nothing to stop “illegals”. Charge them with treason for starters.

    • Lance Denney Sr

      You mean the 100% of R’s w=ho refused to pass a bill reforming our immigration laws? That refused to force a 100% stop in border crossings because 100% of Republican farmers USE illegals to make profits??? Like how R’s made it LEGAL to hire Mexican illegals to work for the rich in Texas?

      • R G

        I mean ANYONE in Congress. Party affiliation does NOT matter.

  • Lance Denney Sr

    If Bush and Reagan had their ways, we wouldn’t have any ILLEGALS! Reagan gave MILLIONS amnesty, inviting millions more to come here, which we were WARNED about! Yeah, I’m that old!)). Bush 2 tried to make them ALL LEGAL!!! Give ALL of them Green Cards! But…that would entail… using a memory and logic to change your “beliefs” that ONLY Democrats are PRO illegals! Like the FACT that R’s ran EVERYTHING under Bush and did NOTHING to stop illegals! CONsevARTISTS always SCREAM against illegals but always try to allow more and refuse to stop corporations from hiring them! Congress could stop them in a heartbeat… Hear anyone pushing a bill MANDATING penalizing corporations for using illegals??? Nope! #CONservARTISTS conning the CONNEDservatives…of which I too was one for 40 years!

  • Brent

    Put “shoot on sight” orders out on the border, and watch how low those numbers can really go!

  • The Capatin

    Head ’em up, move ’em out! Keep going south and stay there! The wall is long overdue!

  • Lance Denney Sr

    Funny how ICE reported months ago that net immigration had dropped to zero and NO CONNEDservative believed it… NOW THEY DO… when they can read an article saying it was accomplished by a rich WHITE guy!!!! You guys CRACKer me up! ROFLMAO

  • Sally Koller

    I read those thirty books before and since the election. Since I’ve been reading since age four I don’t know how many books I’ve read but I read War and Peace and the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire at age nine. Jesus probably would have been for sharing the world among all people. We are not Jesus ,he had no flaws . Communism results in totalitarian governments at the present level of human development. If we were all sinless like Jesus it might work. Fascism also results in totalitarian governments. Anyone who believes Obama is anything but a traitor is not smart. His race has absolutely nothing to do with it..He did nothing at all for Black Americans . Read Dinesh D’Souza’s Stealing America . That book is the best at telling the whole truth about Obama and the Clintons. I’m sorry I called you names but I’m tired of explaining the obvious. I was a high school history teacher and became a pediatric RN nine years later became I like going to school and I believe nursing skills are needed needed by all mothers and grandmothers. I never went for a higher degree because my family is much more important to me than a career and I’ve been retired for four years so I am always available to babysit my grandchildren and help them with their homework. I have never been in the military but my father was an Air Force lifer and and a veteran who retired as a Lt. Colonel . He was a B-58 navigator .He died eight years ago so he never had to see Obama’s attempts to destroy America. He flew jets at Mach 2 and was killed by a driver who pulled out in front of him going 10 miles an hour with an illegal entry onto the highway where my Dad was travelling at 55mph. Watch Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Souza too . All of your info about Obama is wrong as shown in the movie 2016 , also by Dinesh D’Souza .Another great book and movie called Clinton Cash by Peter Schweitzer will tell you all about the Clintons. As a last JFK was murdered by the communist left because he was anticommunist. Go to YouTube and look up Obama’s End Games revealed by KGB agent . Here a defector from the USSR is filmed in the 1980’s talking about how they have been converting America to communism from within since the 1960’s . My favorite line from this is when the agent says that all of the so called high minded people who want equality for all will be squashed like cockroaches if they complain about anything under communism like they do in free America.

  • nocbsfan

    I won’t start by calling you stupid, I will wait till the end. Sally is a brilliant lady, has more brains in her little finger than you even knew was possible. Your false numbers doesn’t impress anyone, maybe except you. Your reference to our savior Jesus Christ (okay we are at the end) is STUPID.