Yes, there are fewer illegals entering the US at the border. I think this is because illegals know that there will be no amnesty and they think they might be one speeding ticket away from being deported. This has them thinking about going back to their home countries vs. going to the back of the line for a path toward citizenship.
There is no change in the number of legal immigrants and refugees entering. Throughout the Obama years, the US admitted 1.8 million immigrants a year and we averaged 1.8 million mostly new low wage jobs a year leaving out own 1.8 million US citizen graduates a year little or no opportunities. Nothing has changed. These are still the numbers.
What is different is Trump’s initiatives to offer a 20% reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% and his intervention to get companies to keep their US manufacturing operations from being moved overseas. Trump has also increased pipeline construction and oil and gas exploration jobs. We should begin to see many more reports on new operations being created after the tax cut is passed.
We should see a reduction in migrant work permits in order to make room for US citizens to get jobs.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader