Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June 2018, ending a streak of increases that began in February.
The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect.
Still, the amount of attempts to cross the border is staggering. The agency made 34,057 arrests on the border with Mexico during June, down 16 percent from 40,344 in May. Read more.