Even when they’re caught, they still keep coming.
Despite propagating hardline immigration rhetoric, the Trump administration released nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants into the United States general population last year.
In fiscal year 2019, which ran from October 2018 to September 2019, Border Patrol agents detained 851,508 immigrants who illegally entered the U.S. via Mexico. Of those, more than half, 473,682, arrived with family members, Customs and Border Protection data showed.
But! They did not enter via that one-mile section with the new Trump wall! There’s that. Without it, there could have been like 851,508.5. Progress.