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August Border Arrests Continue to Drop

<div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden"><a href="/news/august-border-arrests-continue-drop"><img class="image-style--medium img" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt=""></a></div><div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-09-04T15:53:32-04:00"><b>Wed,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>Sep</b></span> 4<sup>th</sup> 2019 @ <b>3:53</b> pm EDT</time></div><p>The number of aliens caught crossing the southwest border continued a sharp decline in August, according to preliminary figures obtained by Politico. U.S. Border Patrol arrested roughly 51,000 migrants in August, a 30 percent drop from the previous month. Although it is commonplace to see a dip in arrests at the southern border during the hot summer months, the Trump Administration persists the latest figures signal that recent bilateral agreements between the governments of Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S. may be reducing the number of border crossers.</p>