DHS Announces Decrease in Border Enforcement Actions, Continued Efforts to Address the Ongoing Border Crisis
Washington (STL.News) Department of Homeland Security, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan, issued the following statement on July 9:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for June indicates a 28 percent drop in enforcement actions along the Southwest Border since May, from 144,278 to 104,344. This year’s decline in apprehensions from May to June outpaces last year’s decline by 11 percent. The reduction in apprehensions accounts for decreases across all demographics, including unaccompanied minors, family units and single adults, as well as decreases in migrants from all Northern Triangle countries, particularly those coming from Guatemala.