U.S. Customs and Border Protection are seeing a significant drop in the amount of people that are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, and even some Democrats are giving part of the credit to President Donald Trump.
"Something that Trump is doing good, that I could never get President Obama to do, is that he kept saying 'There will be repercussions,'" Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said in a WPEC-TV report.
In March, approximately 16,600 individuals were apprehended. That's a 64 percent decrease from the same month in fiscal year 2016.
WPEC-TV reports US-Mexico illegal border crossings are now at a 17-year low.
“We have the immigration law that has been on the books for several years,” said RGV sector Chief Manuel Padilla.
“When you have a policy that supports the enforcement of that law that exists already, and you have a good sound operation strategy that combines the boats, the horses, the ATV's, the agents and vehicles, you will impact illegal immigration numbers rather quickly."
For the complete WPEC report, click here.
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