Illegal immigration into our southern border has doubled in the last four months, negating any gains made by President Donald Trump’s attempts to stem the tide according to new data from the government.
According to the Washington Times, over 30,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed in August by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. This is a stark increase of 22 percent from July’s numbers, but an even greater increase of 100 percent from April.
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Regardless of the massive increases, these numbers are still lower than 2016’s numbers during Obama’s presidency. According to a CBP memo, the fact that there are far less attempting to illegally cross the border compared to last year should still qualify as success.
“These numbers represent a 41 percent decrease as compared to
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