Illegal Immigration Soars 130% At Southern U.S. Border

New Border Patrol statistics show that 32,117 family units and 27,754 unaccompanied children have been apprehended trying to come across the Southern border and into the United States this year through March. While both numbers are concerning, as both are up y/y, it's noteworthy that the number of families that are trying to get across the border illegally is up a staggering 131% in the first three months of 2016 compared to the same period one year ago.

 

As the Washington Times adds, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson added more manpower to the border two years ago, the number trying to cross the border did tick down from late 2015 and early 2015.

However, as can be seen from the table above, as new relaxed rules for detaining illegal immigrants were announced last summer, the pace of attempts at crossing the border picked up significantly.

These are statistics that we're sure The Donald will pick up and run with immediately, as its one of the key policy pieces that he is running on for President.