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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.

FILE – This March 2, 2019 photo shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrols on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. A U.S. Border Patrol agent has died after being found unresponsive while on patrol near the Arizona border, but authorities say there’s no evidence of foul play. The agency’s Tucson sector says in a Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, statement that agents on Sunday found 44-year-old Robert Hotten unresponsive near Mount Washington south of Patagonia in southeastern Arizona. He was patrolling alone, which is customary. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel,File)

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.

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