Has Illegal Immigration Really Declined 61% Since Inauguration?

Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:57pm
Updated: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:07pm
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Sixty-one percent — that’s how much President Trump says illegal immigration has declined since Inauguration Day.

He credits the work of his administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

But the factors that influence someone to cross the border are complicated.

An article on the Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog today explores this and other numbers, and Michelle Ye Hee Lee joins us now to talk more about that.

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