Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly reported that apprehensions of illegal aliens at the border declined 40 percent from January to February. Usually during that interval apprehensions go up, indicating an increased flow of illegal aliens across the border. Kelly attributed the decline to President Trump’s executive order which repealed the Obama Administration’s policy of releasing illegal aliens who claimed asylum and promised to show for hearings. Most of them didn’t. With that access to the U.S. cut off, crossing the border illegally is less appealing.
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