After Huge Drop in Illegal Border Crossings, Apprehensions Up Fourth Month in a Row

But still much less than under President Obama.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has indicated that over the last four months, illegal border crossings have risen sharply after an initial, and sizable (61%), drop just after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Now, apprehensions are steadily rising. Here are those numbers broken down over the last several months:

April — 11,125
May — 14,520
June — 16,087
July — 18,190
August — 30,567

While those numbers may be getting higher, the illegal aliens attempting to cross into the United States are meeting an increasingly restrictive CBP, who are sending them back from whence they came, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatamala. In the previous administration, those aliens would’ve been released into the states with care packages.

Those the CBP considers inadmissible were up, too. The CBP defines inadmissible as “individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe.”

Those numbers are:

April — 4,646
May — 5,425
June — 5,570
July — 6,835
August — 8,283

But here’s the good news, according to CNS News: a total of 384,082 individuals have either been detained or turned away at the southern border for Fiscal Year 2017. That’s way fewer than the last three Fiscal Years under President Obama, which saw between 445,000 and 570,000 apprehensions.