Just five people were eating dinner on a recent weeknight at a Texas church that is a stopping point for newly arrived immigrants on the US-Mexico border. On a typical night last year, hundreds of immigrants might come through the church.
Immigrants who are still coming say many people in their home countries are staying home amid fears about US President Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric, putting off coming to the US until they see how his policies play out. …
Fewer than 12,500 people were caught at the southern border in March, the lowest monthly figure in at least 17 years and the second straight month that border arrests dropped sharply. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, in testimony submitted to a Senate committee, called the decline “no accident” and credited Trump.
That is a big drop. The previous year saw over 30,000 a month.