CBP recently released statistical data regarding the migration at the U.S. Southwest border. The data suggests a drastic decline in traffic, evidenced by a significant (i.e., nearly 40 percent) decline in arrests. The number of border apprehensions from January to February usually increases by approximately 10 to 20 percent, thus making the current decrease highly irregular. In December 2016, over 43,000 foreign nationals were apprehended at our Southwestern border. In January 2017, the number dropped to just over 31,000, and in February the number decreased to 18,762. This is the lowest monthly figure in the last 5 years.