Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials performed a record low number of deportations in April despite illegal border crossings occurring at a 20-year high, according to the agency.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials deported 2,962 immigrants in April, a 20% decline from March, an agency spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday. The April numbers mark the first time the agency has deported less than 3,000 individuals in one month since the beginning of ICE’s records, The Washington Post first reported. Read More
Reuters The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, a member of an armed group of U.S. citizens who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico. Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, N.M., on a federal… Read More
by Jason Hopkins While the number of apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border have gone down, applications for asylum are reaching all-time highs. Around 304,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southwest border during the 2017 fiscal year, a dramatic plunge from the 1.6 million apprehensions recorded in 2000. At… Read More
Top Democrats running in Texas elections are calling for the decriminalization of illegally crossing the United States border. Read More
Apprehensions of illegal immigrants near the southwest border increased for the third straight month in July, indicating that illegal immigration is firmly headed back up after a steep drop following President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The monthly Customs and Borer Protection report indicates that U.S. Border Patrol agents nabbed 18,198 illegal… Read More