Thu Nov 14, 2019 AT 1:23 PM EDT
U.S. immigration officials apprehended just more than 42,000 individuals at the southern border with Mexico in October, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Thursday, marking a drop from the previous month and a sharp decline from earlier this year.
“This represents an overall decrease of almost 70 percent since the peak in May of this year,” Morgan told reporters at the White House, crediting the Trump administration’s “bold” actions for the decline. “This is a significant decline.”
The new figure represents a 14 percent decline since September, when officials apprehended 52,000 individuals at the border. Read Full Story