Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration seems to be having an effect, as the number of illegal border crossings dropped by 36% from the previous year. Additionally, February’s illegal border crossing number fell by about 39% from January. This second number is significant because, historically, people trying to enter the United States as temperatures rise. The number is calculated by counting all of the people caught by Customs and Border Protection.
President Trump is using this data to demonstrate his policies are successfully taking effect. From before he took office, Mr. Trump had repeatedly stated that decreasing the amount of illegal immigration would be a main priority in his administration. President Trump will surely continue to use this information to defend his policies regarding immigration and the border wall.
OUR VERDICT: For President Trump, the numbers do not lie. His extremely aggressive policies regarding immigration have produced the results he was looking. Data like this will only increase President Trump’s desire to continue his strict immigration policies.