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Illegal border crossings drop 40 PER CENT in Trump’s first full month as president: Homeland Security says it’s the lowest total in nearly five years

  • In January DHS apprehended 31,578 people sneaking across America’s southern border; that number was just 18,762 in February
  • Dramatic shift came as Donald Trump had his first full month in the White House
  • The government typically sees a 10 to 20 per cent increase between January and February
  • Immigration detention centers in Texas have hundreds of empty beds