After facing a flood of migrants in the spring, President Trump went on a crusade to discourage people from attempting to sneak into the U.S. The president pushed through a number of enforcement rules to prevent a continued tidal wave of illegal immigration. The Daily Caller reports on the President’s efforts to protect Americans from uninvited guests:
The declining border arrests follow a multitude of initiatives pushed by the White House since President Donald Trump entered office.
Remain in Mexico, otherwise known as Migrant Protection Protocols, requires most Central American migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed in the U.S. immigration court system — eliminating a major incentive for illegal immigration by barring them from living in the interior of the country while their case is adjudicated by a judge.
Metering, which mandates that only a limited number of migrants can cross the southern border to lodge an asylum claim, has also erased the idea among many would-be migrants that they can immediately enter the U.S. and enjoy asylum protections. Most recently, the Trump administration has also begun implementing its asylum agreements with Central American governments, sending migrants back to the region if they did not first seek protected status there.
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