The Trump Effect? Border Arrests Plummet, Job Creation Skyrockets

You won't hear about it from the mainstream media, but Trump is keeping his promises.

By Nancy Flory Published on March 9, 2017

With much of the media focused on hacks, wiretaps and the ObamaCare replacement, scant attention is being paid to two major pieces of news arguably tied to the new occupant in the White House: reduction of illegal border crossings and increased employment. 

Plummeting Illegal Border Crossings

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released illegal border crossings data Wednesday and the numbers show a whopping 40 percent decline in illegal border crossings as measured by “apprehensions and the prevention of inadmissible persons” at the southern border. While the CBP typically sees a 10-20 percent increase in apprehensions of illegal immigrants from January to February, CBP reported that “since the Administration’s implementation of Executive Orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years.”

CBP itself is suggesting a connection to Trump. In the period between October 1, 2016 to the Inauguration, CBP reported 157,000 apprehensions of illegal immigrants, which was an increase of 35 percent over last year. However, said CDP, “since President Trump took office on January 20, we have seen a dramatic drop in numbers.”

Payroll Surge

But that’s not all. Job creation has skyrocketed since Trump moved into the White House.

According to an ADP Research Institute report also released on Wednesday, the nation gained 298,000 private-sector jobs in February. That far exceeds economist forecasts which had predicted a 187,000 jump. Bespoke Investment Group tweeted that this month’s increase was the biggest relative to expectations since December 2011.

The bulk of the jobs came from the service-producing and goods-producing sectors, but ADP reported that every sub-sector showed a net increase. The government’s job report, which will be issued Friday, is expected to reveal that 190,000 non-farm jobs were added last month.

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