A drastic drop in U.S. border crossings


Apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border dropped 28 percent in June, reports The New York Times.

A migrant shelter in San Diego that was immensely crowded earlier this year now sits eerily empty, while the Mexican city of Tijuana is full of migrants. One facility there has been packing in more than three times the number of people it’s designed to accommodate.

What’s going on? Immigration experts say the change stems from a combination of factors: the normal hot-weather downturn in migration, the expansion of a Trump administration program that forces migrants to wait in Mexico for court hearings, and a Mexican government crackdown.