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Trump says that cross-border initiatives are working, citing the decline in illegal crossings

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President Trump, in an exclusive interview aired on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning, said the maneuvers taken by his administration to secure the U.S.-Mexico border led to a sharp decline in illegal crossings and a safer work environment for Border Patrol agents.

“We wished we had the help of the Democrats in Congress, but they said they want open borders,” the President said during the wide-ranging interview with Fox News’ Ed Henry. “You don’t want to. You want to get the criminals.”

“We wished we had the help of the Democrats in Congress, but they said they want open borders. You don’t want to. You want to get the criminals.”

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Illegal immigration is a major issue in the last Democratic debates, and the difference between trump, the vision and the democratic field could not be clearer. Some democratic candidates want to exclude the possibility that the law makes it illegal, in the United States without permission. They belong to sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Trump’s claim that illegal border crossings down could be, based on preliminary data of the government, the said by Politico earlier this month that the numbers are down 60 percent since the peak in may.

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Much of the credit for the drop Trump was given the agreement with the Mexican government in June, led in the country, the interception of migrants from Central America to the border.

“I think that you are getting exactly what they said they would get by forcing the hand of Mexico,” an immigration expert from a pro-migrant group, Politico said. “But the question is, ‘Is it sustainable?'”

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