President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating children from parents who enter the United States illegally after a nationwide outcry opposing the policy and pressure from Republicans in Congress trying to find a solution to end it.
Nearly 52,000 people were apprehended at the southwestern border in May, new data from Customs and Border Protection show, marking the third month in the row that more than 50,000 people have attempted to enter America from Mexico illegally.
Apprehensions and attempted entry by inadmissible persons at America’s southwestern border rose slightly in April of 2018, but was more than three times higher than the same month in 2017, new data from the Customs and Border Protection Agency show.
After rising precipitously compared to Obama-administration lows, deportations through an important ICE program have plateaued, new data show.
Attempted illegal entries at the southwestern border rose 37 percent in March, a 203 percent increase compared against March 2017, according to data released by the Department of Homeland Security Thursday.
President Trump’s decision to deploy military troops to the border to help border agents stop illegal immigrants from crossing into the country is setting up yet another border battle with California and Jerry Brown, its popular liberal governor.
Oregon’s Democratic governor said Wednesday that she will refuse any request by President Donald Trump to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.