July 14, 2017
Officials along the U.S.-Mexico Border nab over 560 illegal aliens in just one month alone.
The Customs and Border Protection Agency prosecuted 565 people who were arrested on their first attempt at crossing the border near Tucson, Arizona in June.
Crossing illegally just one time results in a misdemeanor charge, while multiple crossings become a felony.
Before June, most illegal immigrants were not charged on their first attempt at crossing the border.
Officials say the “one and done initiative” was reinstated to prevent illegals from injury or death while crossing the Sonoran Desert.
Last month Border Patrol rescued 80 illegals who were lost in that desert.