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Border Crossings DROP In Texas

The good news is that the number of illegal border crossings is down in Texas. The bad news is that illegal border crossings are up in other states.

In the first three months of 2024, illegal border crossings are up 10% along the U.S.-Mexico border. A shift is happening as illegal immigrants have moved from primarily crossing into Texas to crossing into Arizona and California.

In the five Texas sectors of the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data shows the total number of illegal crossings for the first three months of 2024 are down 37% from 2023 and down 51% from 2022.

Why is this happening? Are the results due to actions by the Biden administration or is it due to better cooperation from Mexico? Or is it because of the actions taken by Governor Abbott in Texas?

I tend to think it is due to what Governor Abbott has been doing in Texas. It may be a mix of all the possible reasons. The truth is that in order to control the southern border, everyone has to cooperate and work together. We saw that during the Trump administration.

To secure the U.S.-Mexico border, both countries have to be on the same page. The Remain in Mexico agreement during the previous administration was a crucial step in securing the border, for example. Unfortunately, President Biden stopped that program on his first day in office as he went on a spree of signing executive orders that opened up the southern border.

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