Usually, around April, the Coast Guards will be on full alert and processing migrants who come from Cuba under Clinton and Obama’s “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy. On average for this time of year, there would be around 150 Cubans being picked up, but there aren’t. There’s zero.
In what many regards as a direct response to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, not only has the number of Cubans entering by seas dropped to zero, but southern border crossings are down around 70%.
When you combine this with the fact that illegal migrants who commit crimes are being deported at a faster rate than ever, it’s clear that Trump means business.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
For the first time in seven years, the Coast Guard did not intercept a single Cuban migrant in April trying to enter the United States.
Normally around this time of year, the Coast Guard would pick up anywhere from 50 to 150 Cubans attempting the journey at sea, but now that figure has dropped to zero, which matches a similar drop in migrants crossing into the United States through the southwestern border, the Associated Press reports.
Trump vehemently criticized the wet-foot, dry-foot policy as unfair last February.