Enforcement actions at the U.S.-Mexico border fell again in November, marking six consecutive months of declining apprehensions.
Customs and Border Protection enforcement actions totaled 42,649 in the month of November, according to data obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The data—which is a combination of the 33,510 arrests and 9,139 inadmissible aliens at the border for that month—show a 6% decline from October.
The Department of Homeland Security celebrated the latest numbers, and pointed to policies undertaken by the Trump administration as the root cause.
“The president’s strategy to address the historic flood of Central American family units illegally crossing the border has worked. And, thanks to the policies President Trump has implemented across the board, catch and release is over,” a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said in a statement obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The latest apprehension numbers indicate the swiftly waning crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, which was once overwhelmed with waves of Central American family units and other illegal aliens on a daily basis.