New Numbers: Illegal Border Crossings Plummet for the Eighth Month in a Row

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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 1:40 PM
New Numbers: Illegal Border Crossings Plummet for the Eighth Month in a Row

Source: (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan announced Tuesday morning illegal border crossings are down for the eighth month in a row. 

“We continue to see positive results because of the steps taken by the Trump Administration to control the border and uphold the rule of law,” Morgan said. “We’ve seen eight straight months of decline, but as we see from the seizure of the longest-ever tunnel between the U.S. and Mexico and significant drug seizures, much work remains. We hope that Congress will finally act to address the ongoing crisis on the Southwest border and pass meaningful legislation to strengthen our immigration system.”

But while the numbers are down, Morgan stressed the need for Congress to help CBP with their mission. 

"We hope that Congress will finally act to address the ongoing crisis on the Southwest border and pass meaningful legislation to strengthen our immigration system," he said. 

In the meantime, construction of President Trump's border wall continues.