Trump’s family separations actually didn’t discourage immigrant families from crossing the border, new data suggest

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  • Immigrant families have apparently not been deterred from illegally crossing the border, even after the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
  • The Department of Homeland Security said this is because courts have prevented the government from detaining and prosecuting immigrant parents.
  • But the administration celebrated an overall drop in border arrest numbers .
  • Border Patrol arrested about 31,000 immigrants in July, down from roughly 34,000 in June and 40,000 in May.

The number of immigrant families arrested while crossing the US-Mexico border remained steady in July, casting doubt on whether the Trump administration’s family separations effectively deterred others from crossing.

In July, Border Patrol agents arrested 9,258 families at the border, newly released Customs and Border Protection data show.

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