TRUMP CRACKDOWN: Border Patrol arrests fall to a 45-year low while ICE detentions soar

TRUMP CRACKDOWN: Border Patrol arrests fall to a 45-year low while ICE detentions soar

It turns out that just the threat of mass deportations is enough to stop people from fleeing into our country from the southern border. If you doubt this, take a good long look at the number of border arrests verses the number of deportations that have taken place under the Trump administration.

Arrests made by border patrol of persons coming into the country illegally have plunged by 25%. Last year, America saw a total of 415,816. For the fiscal year of 2017, which ended in September, we ended up with 310,531 arrests.

I mean, are you willing to break the law to come into a country that you know is going to be tougher on finding you and kicking you out? That’s just not a risk that a lot of people are willing to take.

It is also worth noting that this is the lowest number of border patrol arrests since 1971. Either Mexico is running out of people, or Trump is doing something right.

In contrast, deportation arrests made by ICE have risen by 25% from 2016. Last year, the feds only picked up a total of 114,434, but by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, Trump’s administration had overseen the arrest of 143,470 individuals who are in the country illegally.

According to the numbers, ICE arrests in total have surged a whopping 40% after Trump took office.

Trump promised to crack down on illegal immigration and the number of people who are in America illegally, and it appears that the people who are working under him are taking that to heart. Of course, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In this case, sanctuary cities are resisting Trump by refusing to comply with ICE orders and allowing illegal aliens to walk free without the risk of legal repercussions. This is the kind of legal relativism that got Kate Steinle killed.

But of course, we also have to take the old liberal saying to heart: If it would save one life, is it not worth considering? Now they meant this with reference to the Second Amendment (can’t have women protecting themselves, now can we?), but perhaps it’s time that we conservatives start using it as well. Why not deport illegal immigrants if it would save just one life? If you have the time, feel free to Google crimes committed by illegal aliens and see what pops up. If we didn’t have such lax border laws, none of those victims would have become, well, victims.

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