Acting Border Patrol Chief Says Apprehensions at the Southern Border Have Decreased for Eight Straight Months
Mark Morgan, the acting Acting Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Commissioner, said that the number arrests of migrants trying to cross the Southern border has fallen for eight straight months, but there is “much work to be done.”
In a statement on Tuesday, Morgan announced that the number of “enforcement actions” in January represented a 74.5% from May 2019. Additionally, Border Patrol announced that it had made 29,200 apprehensions in January, down from 32,858 in December.
“We continue to see positive results because of the steps taken by the...