Illegal crossings into the U.S. across the southern border have decreased during the Trump administration relative to the Obama administration, said the U.S. Border Patrol’s top official.

“Illegal crossings along the southwest border,” said U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, had seen a  “historic decline” in 2017.

Among 150,000 apprehensions of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border since 2012, 160 have been suspected of having gang affiliations, said Provost.

Violent attacks against border guards by foreigners seeking illegal entry to the homeland have increased this year relative to last year, said Provost, with 550 attacks on border guards as of June of 2017 compared with less than 300 during the same period of 2016.

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