For New Citizens, Against Illegal Immigration

Perhaps because of the fear of President Trump, the United States is getting fewer illegal immigrants and more immigrant citizens. That’s good news on both counts.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the number of people apprehended or found inadmissible along the Mexican border is down by comparison to last year. The figure rose in August, the last month for which it’s available, but it rose the previous August too, and the gap is substantial. Nationally, CBP apprehensions are down from last year; the 2017 figure is for 11 months, but the drop is nearly 31 percent, and it would take an extraordinary 12th month to make that up.

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