Fewer Border Apprehensions Not Significant

One immigration expert says we shouldn't read too much into falling numbers of apprehensions at the Mexican border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports it detained 27 percent fewer illegal immigrants in the month of January.

Dan Cadman is a Fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies.

“Your leadership is transitioning and changing, so you're waiting to see exactly what direction you going to be told to go, how far to go,” Cadman says, “or how far not to go.”

He says it is possible fewer people are trying to cross the border, but he expects the number of apprehensions to rise as new policies are put into place.

“There is some of that. I have no doubt about it,” he says, “but I also think some of that is simply the organization re-gearing.”border patro

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