UPDATED 11:05 AM PST – Tue. October 8, 2019
The acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection gives an update on the situation at the U.S. Mexico border.
Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday there have been 52,000 apprehensions in September, which marks the fourth month in a row of a steady decline in which he credits to President Trump’s efforts to end illegal immigration.
Morgan highlighted how CBP agents sacrifice their lives in order to protect the U.S. with the most recent border agent death reported on Sunday.
The acting commissioner also touched on the border wall, saying by the end of next year, CBP expects to have 450 miles constructed of the new border wall.