Chart of the Day: Illegal Border Crossings Still Pretty Normal

Poor Donald. Lots of yelling and screaming, lots of ICE abuse, and even a politically disastrous effort to rip families apart at the border. But has it done him any good? According to the latest numbers from CBP, no. Summer border crossing activity is down a bit as usual, but it’s still higher than it was during the Obama era. Apparently roaring and blustering and promoting inhumane policies haven’t gotten him anywhere. Maybe it’s time for a different strategy?

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