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After a quick jaunt to Ireland, Trump joins France’s President Macron for a D-Day commemoration in Normandy. The White House also announced the President will speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as part of 4th of July festivities this year

A Quick Break-Down Of Trump’s Latest Thoughts On Immigration

Some are somewhat true, some a total lie, some of it’s pie in the sky.

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That Tweet comes against the backdrop of new numbers just out from Customs and Border Patrol, showing the number of people apprehended at the border soaring to their highest level in 7 years.

The number of people detained is even bigger than the 133,000 Trump says if you add in “inadmissibles” (who have been removed before, or have criminal records or are considered a threat to national security). That brings May up to 144,000.

But if you look deeper into the numbers it diverges from Trump’s narrative of the people trying to come in predominantly being gang members with face tattoos. In fact, the number of individual adults has remained pretty steady, while unaccompanied children and families are surging. In May, 72% of the people apprehended were families or children. This partly accounts for the higher number of apprehensions because families and children tend to turn themselves in and thus are much more easily apprehended than people trying to sneak across undetected.

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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

That’s because they know, for the most part, they’ll be processed and then released into the U.S. to await a court date that could be months or even perhaps years away. And they want to get in before that might change.

So with that background, let’s take Trump’s contentions one by one:

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Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com

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