As Trump
takes office
one year in
Apprehensions of people entering illegally at the southern border According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, the decline in apprehensions is due to a number of factors, including “the Trump administration’s enforcement priorities, the growth of the Latin American economy and increased immigrant settling in Mexico.” However, there has been an uptick in apprehensions since the figure hit a recent low in April 2017. Importantly, fiscal year 2017 runs from October 2016 through September 2017, so three months of this period were during the Obama administration. (Sources: 12) 408,870 (FY 2016) 303,916 (FY 2017)
Refugee admissions The number of refugees admitted to the U.S. dropped dramatically under President Trump. The White House has set the cap for the 2018 fiscal year at 45,000 — the lowest number since the current refugee resettlement program began in 1980. (Sources: 12) 84,995 (FY 2016) 53,716 (FY 2017)