Border Patrol reports significant drop in arrests at U.S.-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Border Patrol officials shared the latest border arrest numbers at a news conference Thursday morning.

According to new numbers, local border apprehensions are the highest since 2010. But despite a year-to-year increase, there’s been a steep decline — a 43 percent drop from May to August in San Diego.

At the national level, apprehensions are down 56 percent over the past three months.

Officials say the drop is due to improvements on the border wall as well as Mexico’s crackdown on illegal immigration.


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