A sharp decline in illegal border crossings from February 2016 to March 2017 is being attributed to the change in the administration’s enforcement policy. 9th District Congressman Doug Collins, who managed the passage of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the House in June, had the following comments on the recently released statistics on illegal immigration:
Sanctuary cities and illegal criminals have been put on notice. From 2016 to 2017, illegal border crossings fell 52% for the period covering February to March. A human smuggler based at our southwest border reports that his business is at an all-time low. He’s considering a career change. At the same time, the House continues to work with President Trump to strengthen immigration enforcement policy through legislation like Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and it’s clear that 2017 has brought new perspective to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When we consider the status of illegal immigration into our country today, we realize that the safety of Americans and the rule of law are once again non-negotiables.