Robert Perez, the Deputy Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection is now stating that there is a drop in border apprehensions for the second month in a row. He claims it is because the deal with Mexico is working.
“It’s absolute proof. Unquestionably, an agreement with the government of Mexico that was literally unprecedented by way of the degree of cooperation, the commitment they’ve made, to enforce and go down in numbers with their National Guard and law enforcement along their border … [with] Guatemala,” Perez said on “Fox & Friends.”
It seems that after President Trump threated Mexico with stiff tariffs unless they step up their efforts in illegal immigration, border apprehensions have dropped significantly. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported a 28% drop in border apprehensions.
Perez also wanted people to understand that the allegations of humanitarian abuse occurring at border patrol facilities are false.
“The vilification of law enforcement professionals, not appreciating and understanding, frankly, what these dedicated public servants are doing every day, taking a sworn oath to protect their communities to put the lives of others before their own….Our border patrol agents alone have rescued over 4,000 people in the middle of the deserts, in running dangerous rivers just this year. That is what’s really concerning to me,” he added.