In August, Border Patrol agents encountered more than 50,600 border crossers and illegal aliens — a 62 percent drop compared to May’s peak illegal immigration levels when nearly 133,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were apprehended.
Researcher Steven Kopits projects that for Calendar Year 2019, about 843,000 border crossers and illegal aliens will have been apprehended by Border Patrol agents, including 309,000 child migrants and nearly 300,000 adult border crossers who arrive alone.
About 200,000 of these illegal aliens, Kopits finds, could be adult border crossers who arrive alone and 234,000 are projected to be children who arrive unaccompanied and with adults.
Close to 170,000 of those 600,000 illegal aliens expected to successfully enter the U.S., Kopits projects, could be adult border crossers who brought children with them to the southern border.
While providing a cheap labor pipeline for businesses and corporations, an increase in the illegal population means more foreign competition for America’s working and middle class in the labor market, and wage suppression.