Posted on November 18, 2019

Border Apprehensions Drop 73 Percent in Five Months

Catherine Smith, American Greatness, November 15, 2019

Rio Grande

United States – Texas, USA/Mexico border (Credit Image: © Torrione Stefano / Hemis /

The number of migrants arrested for illegally crossing the southern border from Mexico significantly dropped 73 percent in October for a fifth consecutive month, down from nearly 133,000 arrests in May to just over 35,000 in October.


The Mexican government deployed its National Guard to the U.S border, also the Guard and federal police were sent to its southern border with Guatemala. Checkpoints were placed along highways in Central Mexico to stop buses of people traveling North, and arrested and deporting those without legal documents. (Washington Examiner)

A Border Patrol agent told Breitbart Texas on Thursday, “When the Mexican National Guard deployed on the southern side of the Rio Grande, traffic across the border virtually stopped,” said the agent. “We still see crossings along the river, but it has dropped from more than 1,000 per day to only about 200.”