WASHINGTON (NEWSnetAP) — Arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico fell more than 6% in April, the fourth-lowest monthly total of the Biden administration, authorities said Wednesday.

U.S. officials attributed the decline mainly to increased enforcement in Mexico, including in yards where migrants are known to board freight trains. Mexico won’t allow more than 4,000 illegal crossings per day into the U.S., said Alicia Barcena, Mexico’s foreign relations secretary. 

Migrants were arrested 128,900 times in April, down from 137,480 in March nd barely half a record-high of 249,730 in December, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Troy Miller, Customs and Border Protection’s acting commissioner, said enhanced enforcement, including deportation, and cooperation with other nations resulted in lower numbers.

Authorities granted entry to 41,400 people in April at land crossings with Mexico through an online appointment app called CBP One.

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