U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week reported a surge in the number of border apprehensions for August, which hit the highest level since President Trump took office in January.
Border officers apprehended 30,567 people in August, which was 5,547 people or 22 percent more than July’s report of 25,025, according to new CBP data.
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
That figure was more than 21,000 people lower than August 2016, when the Obama administration apprehended 51,961 illegal immigrants. With one month to go until the end of fiscal year 2017, the Trump administration is reporting apprehensions and inadmissibles 24 percent lower than the same period last year.
Still, the number of apprehensions has increased each month since April, a sign that Trump’s early success in scaring off illegal immigrants may
Continue reading full article here: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/apprehension-of-illegal-immigrants-jumps-again-in-august/article/2634125