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It’s Not All Bad: Illegal Immigration Plunges, Deportations Explode

Despite all the machinations in DC, scandals, and rumors of scandals, there are actually some positive developments.

Chief among them are the new numbers just released from the Department of Homeland Security which reveal some startling developments.

First, instances of illegal immigration are at a 42-year low in just the first eleven months of Trump’s administration. Meanwhile, the number of deportations has skyrocketed by 25%.

This is a significant number given that, contrary to popular belief, deportations under Obama actually represented a notable increase from the Bush administration.

With numbers like these — despite a shortage of USBP agents and no wall yet — the sky is the limit.

And, should the feds step up the crackdown on sanctuary cities, that number will continue to spike.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Today the Department of Homeland Security released end-of-year data for Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017). The results were dramatic.

The number people caught trying to sneak over the border from Mexico has fallen to the lowest level in 46 years, according to Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday that offer the first comprehensive look at how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration.

During the government’s 2017 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S. border agents made 310,531 arrests, a decline of 24 percent from the previous year and the fewest overall since 1971.

The figures show a sharp drop in arrests immediately following President Trump’s election win, possibly reflecting the deterrent effect of his rhetoric on would-be border crossers, though starting in May the number of people taken into custody began increasing again.

Arrests of foreigners living illegally in the United States surged under Trump. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers made 110,568 arrests between Trump’s inauguration and the end of September, according to the figures published Tuesday, a 42 percent increase over the same period during the previous year.

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