APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests drop sharply in June

  • In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent escorts an immigrant suspected of crossing into the United States illegally along the Rio Grande near Granjeno, Texas. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June 2018 to the lowest level since February, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases. The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the numbers are not yet intended for public release. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June to the lowest level since February, according to a U.S. official, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases.

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