As Trump fixates on southern border, most criminals enter via the northern border
Federal government data obtained by Mother Jones yet again reveals how useless Donald Trump's precious border wall would be at preventing criminals from entering the country. That data shows that "criminals are nearly three times as likely to be caught by Customs and Border Protection officers at the country’s northern border," writes Noah Lanard.
In fact, between October 2016 and February 2019, 43 percent of foreigners convicted of U.S. crimes came through the northern border, while just 15 percent entered through the southern border. The other 42 percent gained entry at ports and airports.
So once again we can come to the reasonable conclusion that Trump's border wall and Trump's threat to shut down the southern border actually have nothing to do with his supposed goal of nabbing criminals and making the U.S. more safe. If that were the case, he would focus more of his resources and attention elsewhere.
But don't hold your breath waiting for a bunch of heated rhetoric from Trump about the U.S-Canadian border. It ain’t coming.