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Trump Administration Remarks on U.S. Immigration Policy : April 4 and 6, and June 18 and 20, 2018
Trump Administration Remarks on U.S. Immigration Policy
Heather Kerrigan

Illegal immigration into the United States, most commonly measured by the number apprehended at a U.S. border, has been on a downward trend during the past decade. By 2017, arrests of illegal border crossers had reached a forty-six-year low. However, following an uptick in illegal border crossings in the southwest at the start of 2018, the Trump administration took action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. This included the implementation of controversial policies that resulted in migrant children being separated from their parents at the border and placed in detention ...

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