Illegal border crossings drop to 3-year low

by ian

Border Patrol data is finally showing a decrease in illegal crossings – in fact, it’s the lowest amount in three years.

According to internal statistics, Border Patrol processed approximately 84,000 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in June. Aside from being the lowest monthly level since President Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021, this is also the fourth consecutive monthly drop.

For context, Border Patrol apprehensions for the previous four months steadily declined from 141,000 in February.

The reductions follow President Biden’s announcement of his new border control measure. This measure allows Border Patrol to refuse asylum claims between entry points once daily crossings reach or surpass a certain amount.

Senior U.S. officials told CBS News that this measure is the main factor in the declining number of apprehensions. However, it is only a drop in the bucket compared to border security measures that former President Donald Trump implemented during his tenure.