APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests drop sharply in June

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June to the lowest level since February, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases.

The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect.

The agency made more than 34,000 arrests on the border with Mexico during...

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