Rep. Conyers: Border Apprehensions Down Since 1980s

Rep. Conyers: border apprehensions down since 1980s

Democratic congressman John Conyers Jr. urged his colleagues during a recent hearing on immigration to examine measures rooted in fact.
One of those facts, he said, is that the southern border is more secure than ever.
“Apprehension rates at the southern border have plummeted since the 1980s, and apprehensions of Mexicans specifically have reached their lowest point in nearly half a century,” Conyers, a Michigan representative, said March 28.
We know that apprehension rates have been down in recent months. President Donald Trump has taken credit for recent declines in southwest border apprehensions.
But is Conyers right that rates have plummeted …

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