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Enforcement Actions Down at Southwest Border, Drug Seizures Up

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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 5:30 PM
Enforcement Actions Down at Southwest Border, Drug Seizures Up

Source: John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that border enforcement actions continued to fall in the month of December, making it the seventh straight month that border enforcement actions have fallen since the height of the humanitarian and border security crisis. Enforcement actions are down 72 percent from their peak during the month of May.

"This seven month decline is a direct result of President Trump’s network of policy initiatives and our ability to effectively enforce the law, enhance our border security posture and properly care for those in custody," CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said in a statement.

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