Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said on Fox and Friends that during the month of July the CBP officials apprehended fewer migrants along the US-Mexico border.
There were nearly 82,049 arrests made in July along the southern border, down about 21% from 104,367 made in June, according to the data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
The July data also indicates that there there was a 45% drop in total apprehensions and encounters along the border from May to July, time since President Trump started to pressure Mexico to do more to protect their northern border and asst the US in curbing the illegal immigration coming form central american countries through Mexico.
Ken Cuccinelli applauded the president for working with Mexico, and attributed the decrease to the US-Mexico agreement, and the recent steps that Mexican government has taken towards implementing a tougher enforcement in broder crossing into their southern border.
“The progress made by Mexico in enforcing its borders has been very important,” said Cuccinelli.