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Illegal alien border crossings plummet, and Trump is getting the credit

President Donald Trump's rhetoric is being credited for an "unprecedented" drop in border crossings by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Official numbers from the Customs and Border Protection show that illegal alien crossings at the southern U.S. border are plummeting, and some are crediting President Donald Trump's strict rhetoric for the turnaround.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday announced the numbers, which showed a 40 percent drop in illegal crossings from January to February. The website for the U.S Customs and Border Protection called the drop "unprecedented":

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