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Acting CBP Commissioner: ‘The era of catch and release is done’ – By John Sexton (Hot Air) / Dec 9 2019

Border apprehensions dropped for the sixth straight month in November showing once again that Trump administration efforts to curb illegal immigration are working:

The Trump administration on Monday touted the sixth consecutive monthly drop in apprehensions of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying its stringent measures to restrict access to the U.S. asylum system have sent a powerful message deterring would-be migrants from Central America and around the world.

U.S. authorities apprehended about 21,000 adults, 9,000 families with children and more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors in November, a significant decline from the more 133,000 migrants encountered in May, when an unprecedented surge of U.S.-bound Central American families peaked and overwhelmed detention centers along the border.

Today, Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan gave a press conference touting the numbers and concluding that the era of “catch and release” at the border is over.

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