While the crossing detentions dropped right after Trump became President….
They have steadily climbed back up….
And Trump is giving his Homeland Security head , Kirstjen Nielsen , hell for this , while claiming the numbers have dropped in public….
TRUMP: “We’re down on immigration crossing the border — more than 40 percent.” — forum Wednesday in Bethpage, New York.
THE FACTS: Illegal crossings actually are up 20 percent since he became president, according to the yardstick he uses to measure them — the number of Border Patrol arrests.
There is no precise measure of illegal crossings because some people don’t get caught. The Trump administration uses arrests as the best gauge of whether crossings are going up or down. The Obama administration did likewise.
Border Patrol arrests did fall last year to the lowest level since 1971. But since April of last year, arrests have climbed steadily. One factor in that increase may be that people are now taking their chances to cross into the U.S. illegally after an initial wait-and-see attitude about Trump’s tough-talking approach to people sneaking into the country.
Last month, there were more than 50,000 overall border arrests, which are made up of people who are stopped at land crossings and other official points of entry, according to federal data. That was more than triple the number from April 2017, which was the lowest tally on record since the Homeland Security Department was created in 2003….
The DHS sepeartion of adults form their children edict has been criticized by Trump…
It’s HIS DHS?
WTF is trying to blame Democrats on his people’s actions?
President Donald Trump on Saturday urged voters to pressure Democrats into accepting an immigration deal on his terms, appearing to cite his own administration’s “horrible” policy of stepping up the separation of families held at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there parents once they cross the Border into the U.S. Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS,” the president wrote on Twitter.
Trump’s tweet follows a backlash on social media over reports that children are being separated from parents at the border…
Trump has had immigration cases transfered from DHS to Jeff Sessions Justice Dept.
Sessions has pledged to personally cut down the leeway those trying to stay in America have and send more back across the border,,,