Nets Allow a Scant 43 Seconds on Illegal Border Crossings Plummeting Since Trump

Illegal border crossings have plummeted since Donald Trump took office, down a considerable 40 percent. The hosts of NBC’s Today, despite a four hour-long show, didn’t bother covering the development. CBS This Morning managed 24 seconds. ABC’s Good Morning America offered a scant 19 seconds. The three morning shows have an available eight hours of air time and totaled just 43 seconds.  

On Good Morning America, Amy Robach briefly revealed, “The number of people crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally has dropped dramatically, down 40 percent in President Trump's first weeks in office.” She added, “Homeland Security officials say border patrol agents apprehended significantly fewer undocumented immigrants from January to February. They credit the President's tough stance on immigration.” 

On CBS This Morning, Anthony Mason quickly explained, “The secretary of Homeland Security says illegal border crossings have seen an unprecedented decline under President Trump.” 

NBC’s Today is four hours-long and never mentioned the border. Instead, the journalists spent almost five minutes promoting the new movie Kong: Skull Island. Clearly, the network has priorities. 

The Washington Times on Thursday detailed: 

Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in the weeks after President Trump took office, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced Wednesday, calling the drop an early sign that Mr. Trump’s get-tough policies are working.

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All told, 23,589 people were caught trying to enter without permission at the border in February. That was the lowest number for the month in years and a 40 percent drop from the 42,504 caught in January.

In fact, it’s the lowest number for any month dating back at least to 2012, when monthly statistics were first released.

Transcripts can be found below: 

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CBS This Morning 
3/9/17
7:11:34 to 7:11:58
24 seconds 

ANTHONY MASON: The secretary of Homeland Security says illegal border crossings have seen an unprecedented decline under President Trump. John Kelly says illegal crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border are down 40 percent for January and February. Immigration officers apprehended fewer than 19,000 people. Kelly says the big drop coincides with the President's executive orders to enforce immigration laws. 

Good Morning America 
3/9/17
7:16:45 to 7:17:04
19 seconds 

AMY ROBACH: Well, the number of people crossing into the U.S. from Mexico illegally has dropped dramatically, down 40 percent in President Trump's first weeks in office. Homeland Security officials say border patrol agents apprehended significantly fewer undocumented immigrants from January to February. They credit the President's tough stance on immigration. 

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