DHS: Trump’s Border Controls Keep 88.1K Illegal Aliens Out of U.S. During Coronavirus Crisis

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24 July 2020
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President Trump’s border controls have kept at least 88,100 illegal aliens from entering the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border since late March, newly released figures reveal.
On March 21, Trump implemented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 order, which gives federal immigration officials broad authority to immediately return illegal aliens over public health concerns.
Newly released figures provided by the Trump administration show that from March 21 to June 15, at least 88,100 illegal aliens were prevented from entering the U.S. at the southern border....
Title 42 has also allowed federal immigration officials to quickly return illegal aliens at record times. On average, officials are deporting illegal aliens in less than two hours of being encountered.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan has said that about 95 percent of illegal aliens are being instantly deported from the U.S....