Kevin K. McAleenan, The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said on Tuesday that when the final 2017 numbers are completed they will show that illegal immigration is at a 45-year low. McAleenan credits Pres. Trump’s clear message that U.S. immigration law will be enforced for this historic decline.
“We are fully tallying our 2017 results but in all likelihood it’s going to be the lowest level of illegal crossings between ports of entry in over 45 years,” the acting chief told the Senate Finance Committee.
The result was surprising since the beginning of the year showed a new surge of illegal aliens coming across the border. Once Pres. Trump took office the numbers dropped dramatically.
McAleenan pushed support for Trump’s 70-point immigration principles saying those are the kind of changed need to make sure these numbers continue to drop.
“The clear intent to enforce immigration law has resulted in a significant reduction of crossings, but there are still some fundamental aspects of the system that need to be addressed,” he testified.
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Updated: Wed, Nov 8th 2017 @ 9:00am EST