Mexico Reducing Border Crossings Into US

A major crackdown by Mexican officials has helped reduce illegal southern border crossings by more than 50% since the record highs reported in December.

U.S. Border Patrol agents recorded a daily average of approximately 3,700 apprehensions of migrants between official ports of entry during the first three weeks of May, CBS News reported.

That’s a 54% decrease from the 8,000 daily average in December, when illegal entries soared to an all-time high 301,980 encounters, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics.

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