WORLD Number of illegal immigrants along US-Mexico border drops to lowest level in 46 years

WORLD

Number of illegal immigrants along US-Mexico border drops to lowest level in 46 years

By Liu Xuxia | People's Daily app

13:24, December 06, 2017


963.jpg

A resident walks in front of the US-Mexico border wall, in Tijuana, Mexico, February 6 (Photo: Xinhua)

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested at the US-Mexico border has fallen to its lowest level in 46 years amid US President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policy, according to the US Department of Homeland Security on December 5. 

Only 315,100 people have been arrested by US border enforcement officers as of September 30, a 25 percent decline compared to last year and a new low since 1971.

SinoVision reported that the drop in the number of undocumented immigrant border arrests might be attribute to Trump's tough stance on illegal immigrants during his election campaign.

The Border Patrol said one-third of undocumented immigrants arrested came from Mexico, while the rest were from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue