Immigration Brief: With Migrant Numbers Down, Illicit Narcotic Seizures Jump

By Andrew R. Arthur and Bryan Griffith on September 9, 2020

A new video from the Center for Immigration Studies explains the correlation between the drop in migrants entering the United States illegally, especially unaccompanied minors and family units, and the reduction in drugs coming into our communities. Andrew Arthur, the Center’s resident fellow in law and policy, highlights this year’s drug seizures: cocaine seizures are almost 96% of what they were in all of fiscal 2019, methamphetamine seizures 87.5% and fentanyl seizures are already at 198% of what they were in fiscal 2019.

Bad news: Border Patrol apprehensions, which had plummeted with the implementation of public-health restrictions on entry, are creeping up again.

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