The numbers fluctuate form the month to month….
But they ARE down from the Spring numbers…(They WILL most assuredly climb again most agree)
The numbers for the last 12 months are still higher then those for a decade….
Mexico is saying their efforts are the Amin reason…
They are trying to sell that view to impress Trump who is holding import fee’s over their heads…
the administration was “absolutely encouraged” by the declining arrests, “but we know these numbers could always spike upwards.”
“Make no mistake: Mexico has stepped up in unprecedented ways,” he said. But “I am concerned whether the government of Mexico, including our partners in the Northern Triangle countries, are going to be able to sustain the level of commitment they have.”
Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, is scheduled to meet with Vice President Pence and other senior Trump administration officials Tuesday.
Border Patrol statistics typically reflect a drop in apprehensions during the summer months, when crossings are particularly dangerous in the scorching heat. Despite the decline, arrests in August remained at their highest level in a decade — as compared with numbers from other Augusts — and the number of migrants taken into custody during the 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, will probably reach nearly 1 million, a level not seen since the George W. Bush administration.
Homeland Security officials also say illegal crossings typically increase during the autumn months, and they will urge Mexico this week to do more to prevent a rebound.
Officials have said that the percentage of northbound migrants arrested by Mexico is diminishing, in what they view as a sign of flagging efforts. “We need Mexico to do more,” Morgan said.
In the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol agents also are skeptical that the decrease in the number of crossings will last, in part because some areas where the Mexican authorities are working have historically been under cartel control. U.S. officials worry that the cartels can pay more than the Mexican national guard can….