At NYPOST by Jonathan S. Tobin ---
After a first few weeks best remembered for accusations about
intrigue with Russia, gobsmacking presidential tweets about President
Barack Obama and West Wing palace intrigue, the general impression is
that the Trump administration has accomplished little but generate
But what just happened at the southern border is a success — and it’s solely the work of President Trump.
Though it received relatively little attention, a report from US
Customs and Border Protection that noted a 40 percent decline in
apprehensions of people illegally crossing into the country from Mexico
shouldn’t be ignored. It was the lowest number in February in five
More important, it was the first time since the feds starting keeping
these numbers in 2000 that there was a decrease in those caught in
What could account for such a marked decline? The answer is obvious.
Mexicans and other Central Americans who seek to enter the United States
illegally are aware of the election results.