"Changing the policy so that more illegals actually get into the country is probably helping that number. "
Negative. You are either ignorant or a liar or both.
They are rushing to the border to get in under the wire. That Trump created.
Trump created the rush to the border. And he did it on purpose.
To create a sense of crisis.
The numbers speak for themselves. 1.6 million a year was not a National Emergy in the early 2000s but 200,000 a year today is?
Apprehensions at the Southwest border in April 2017 totaled 11,127, down 71 percent from the figure a year earlier and 65 percent from January 2017, when Trump took office. We were unable to confirm that the April figure is the lowest monthly number in 40 years, as Nielsen said, though it's likely the case. Customs and Border Protection was only able to provide us with monthly figures going back to 2000. (Fiscal year figures, however, show total apprehensions for fiscal 2017 were the lowest since 1971.)
Obama had it under control. And it would have been even better managed had Congress done its job and adjust the law according to the ACTUAL situation on the ground. Not the situation in Trump and the Deplorables heads.
March 2000, 220,000 came across the border.
In March 2017, less than 20,000 crossed the border (and were apprehended).
so you tell me Mr Jordy. Why did the numbers suddenly increase AFTER TRUMP took office??
How did it SUDDENLY become an National Emergy when we have an order of magnitude less crossing the border NOW than were being apprehended in the year 2000... when there was NO NATIONAL EMRGY??