US-Mexico Border Apprehensions Drop 56% Since May - Commissioner
Sumaira FH 11 days ago Tue 10th September 2019 | 12:20 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2019) US apprehensions of migrants illegally crossing the southern border has dropped more than 50 percent since May, Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said during a briefing on Monday.
On June 7, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement to deter illegal migration through the US-Mexican border. Under the deal, the United States vowed to refrain from imposing tariffs on Mexican goods, while the Latin American country committed to deploying its National Guard throughout the country and, especially, to its southern border to fight the influx of undocumented migrants.
Caravans of migrants from Central American countries seeking asylum began to move toward the United States through Mexico last fall. US President Donald Trump called the surge of arrivals a crisis and declared a national emergency in February to secure funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico.