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One positive to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is illegal immigration at the southern border is plummeting.


According to The Daily Wire:

Since the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic struck, illegal immigration across the southern border of the United States has plunged dramatically, with the numbers dropping to a level unseen since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.


One high-ranking border official confirmed to The Washington Examiner, “It’s like next to nothing. For almost a week, their apprehensions have been under 150. This is what happened on 9/11 — on steroids. Mexico has locked down a lot of their country … and then they [migrants] think if they come to the U.S., they’re going to catch the virus.”


BizPacReview noted, “To put this in perspective, in February border officials apprehended 30,000 illegal aliens, whereas in May of last year they apprehended a whopping 132,000 illegals.”


The Examiner reported that on Sunday March 29 Border Patrol agents encountered only 79 people agents “nationwide after they had attempted to enter the country between ports of entry. If that rate continued over the course of a month, it would make for fewer than 2,500 apprehensions, a drop in the bucket compared to the 30,000 arrests that agents made just on the southern border in February and 132,000 at the peak of the border crisis last May.”

The military has been helping border agents at the southern border address illegals who may be COVID-19 positive.