Trump Beats Border-Crisis: Illegal Crossings Crash To Lowest Since 2013

Zero Hedge | 12/9/2019 | Staff
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There is a reason that you have not seen more clips of AOC et al. sobbing uncontrollably at a fenced car park, or Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer exclaiming "what about the children" in recent months.

The Left's favorite talking point of the first half of 2019 - Trump is caging kids at the border because of his worse-than-Hitler, racist and inhumane immigration policies - has somehow evaporated in recent months...

Wall - Street - Journal - Reports - Arrests

As The Wall Street Journal reports, arrests of people crossing the southwestern border have plummeted by 75% since May, marking one of the most dramatic drops in recent history.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that 33,510 people were arrested after illegally crossing the border in November, marking the sixth straight monthly decline since May, when 132,000 such apprehensions marked a 13-year high.

Fact - Journal - Notes - May-November - Decline

In fact, The Journal notes that the May-November decline is the biggest in absolute numbers and second biggest by percentage of any six-month period this century.

The question is why?

Did - Desperate - Immigrants - Refuge - America

Did the desperate immigrants seeking refuge in America's welfare state suddenly figure out things are not so bad at home after all?

Did Soros' (alleged) caravan-creating funds suddenly dry up?

President - Trump - Immigration - Policy - Changes

Or did President Trump's immigration policy changes - 'building the wall', increasing spending on border security, and negotiating (tariff threats) with Mexico on immigrant flows - actually work?

The answer is simple...

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