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Border apprehensions drop as immigration crackdown continues

 

Last updated 10/11/2019 at 4:19am

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Photo This Oct. 4 photo shows a copy of an FBI pamphlet and related emails. The FBI's outreach to American colleges and universities about the threat of economic espionage includes this pamphlet that warns specifically about efforts by China to steal academic research.

Colleen Long and Darlene Superville - The Associated Press

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern U.S. border declined in September for the fourth straight month, Trump administration officials said Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said border officials encountered about 52,000 migrants at the border last month – down about 65% from the peak in May of about 144,000.

The news will likely be greeted with glee by President Donald Trump, who has used the monthly tally as a benchmark for whether his hardline immigration policies are wo...



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