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Illegal Border Crossings Drop 90% (!) In Arizona After Major Trump Policy Change


Added 01-21-20 02:41:01pm EST - “Illegal border crossings in Arizona plunged by 90% in December 2019 after the Trump administration changed a federal policy that forced asylum seekers to be expelled from the United States pending their adjudication hearings. "Arrests…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “Illegal Border Crossings Drop 90% (!) In Arizona After Major Trump Policy Change”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Illegal crossings in western Arizona have swung sharply before, and there are several reasons for the recent drop. But Anthony Porvaznik, chief of the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector, said the so-called Migration Protection Protocols have been a huge deterrent, based on agents’ interviews with people arrested.

“Their whole goal was to be released into the United States, and once that was taken off the shelf for them, and they couldn’t be released into the United States anymore, then that really diminished the amount of traffic that came through here,” Porvaznik said.

The Trump administration last year ordered that Mexicans who enter the United States illegally should be returned deep into the country’s interior in an effort to solve the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In years past, foreigners who illegally entered the United States were simply released into Mexico right at the border — or sometimes released in the United States with an order to appear at court months later (few did). Thew the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started to fly illegal aliens from Tucson, Ariz., to Guadalajara, more than 1,000 away.

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