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Mexican Border: Border and Immigration Enforcement

mexican border: Even as border crossings decline, however, Trump continues to push for his promised wall along the border a wall that critics say is unnecessary and a waste of cash, according to Metro News. The new numbers, which offer the most complete snapshot yet of immigration enforcement under Trump, show that Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, with far fewer people being apprehended between official border crossings. At the same time, arrests along the Mexican border have fallen sharply, apparently as fewer people have tried to sneak into the U.S. Figures released by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday show Trump is delivering on his pledge to more strictly control immigration and suggest that would-be immigrants are getting the message to not even think about crossing the border illegally. In all, the Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests in fiscal 2016, down 25 per cent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. There's a new recognition by would-be immigrants that the U.S. is not hanging up a welcome sign, said Michelle Mittelstadt, of the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute think-tank . She pointed to Trump's rhetoric, as well as his policies. Officials have credited that drop to Trump's harsh anti-immigration rhetoric and policies, including widely publicized arrests of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. ( As reported in the news.