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Border apprehensions plummet as DHS touts enforcement push

Border apprehensions plummet as DHS touts enforcement push

By Jake Gibson | FoxNews.com

According to Homeland Security data, the number of people apprehended in April dropped 5 percent from the month before – and 68 percent from the same period last year.

DHS spokesman David Lapan attributed the drop to a “change in our enforcement policy.”

“People in Central America are waiting and watching what happens rather than taking the long journey,” Lapan said.

He added, “When you get here, it’s likely you will be caught and returned to your country. We’re going to enforce the laws.”

April saw a total of 11,129 individuals apprehended on the southwestern border. That’s down from 12,196 in March. …read more…