Border Security: Walls and Enforcement Work
- Illegal border crossings in August, July, and June were down significantly from the record apprehensions earlier this year, though they are still at crisis levels.
- Enforcement from Mexico and new border walls contributed to the decline. Yuma, Arizona, saw an 85% drop in border crossings in August versus May after new wall construction.
- The Supreme Court reversed lower court stays against President Trump’s rule on asylum and his use of non-emergency military funding to build walls at the southern border.
The situation at our southwest border remains a crisis. There have been 811,016 people apprehended crossing our southwest border between ports of entry so far in fiscal year 2019, more than double last year’s total. Democrats have responded by calling for decriminalization of illegal entry into our country, which would only increase border crossings.
Southwest Border Apprehensions between Ports of Entry
Thirty-two miles of border wall were recently completed in the Yuma, Arizona, border sector, which led to an 85% drop in border apprehensions there.
The Supreme Court reversed a lower court stay of new asylum rules and another stay against the Defense Department’s use of non-emergency funding to build border walls.
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