Illegal immigration at the Southwest U.S. border with Mexico dropped 47 percent this July compared to last year, according to new data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
CBP officials report that in July, a total of 18,198 illegal aliens were caught crossing the border unlawfully in between ports of entry, including 2,495 who identified as unaccompanied children and 3,397 who came across as part of a family unit.
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Another 6,833 “inadmissable” aliens were apprehended at U.S. ports of entry along the border, bringing the total number of apprehensions to 25,031.
Based on monthly apprehension totals, July marked the busiest month for border agents since President Trump first took office in January, promising strengthened border security and heightened interior immigration enforcement. Illegal immigration at
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