SWB July Inadmissibles: Zero Tolerance deterred Asylum Seekers

Inadmissibles are those migrants who show up at official crossing points but are denied admission for lack of appropriate documentation. 

Back in April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a 'zero tolerance' policy at the US southwest border, including separating parents from children.  How did this policy work out? 

If we project out the whole year based upon the first four calendar months, then we can see that in fact May-July inadmissibles came in well below forecast, 20% below for the May-July period and an impressive 33% below expectations in July alone.  A more harsh US policy motivated about 8,000 asylum seekers to defer their attempt to enter the US during the May-July period.

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