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'Trump effect' wears off as migrants resume push to US

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Migrant shelters along the southern US border are filling up again. Immigration lawyers in the region say their caseloads are spiking. Across the Southwest, border officers are stopping more than 1,000 people a day.

Many factors, including the Central American economy and gang violence, play a role in migration patterns. But it also appears that any deterrent effect of Donald Trump’s tough talk and ramped-up immigration enforcement has begun to wane.

Source: New York Times