U.S./Mexico Border Arrests Drop In September
US-MEXICO BORDER ARRESTS CONTINUED TO DROP IN SEPTEMBER
El Paso, TX (KFOX) – U.S.-Mexico border arrests, which are used as a measure of illegal crossings, continued to drop in September.
The drop represents a steady decline in arrests since the high earlier this spring, when the Trump administration struggled to reduce crossings.
A source familiar with the data says the nearly 40,000 arrests in September represent the lowest monthly figure this fiscal year.
By comparison, there were almost 133,000 arrests in May.
According to Border Patrol data, there were slightly more than 850,000 arrests along the southern border in fiscal year 2019.
That’s more than in any fiscal year since 2007.