NYT stumped: What could be behind sharp drop in arrivals at southern U.S. border?

NYT stumped: What could be behind sharp drop in arrivals at southern U.S. border?

[Ed. – Starts with “Tr,” rhymes with thump. Notice that this is 190-proof editorial dramatization being packaged as “news.”]

Well, here’s a clever whodunit from the Paper of Record. Whatever might be the cause of a sudden drop in border crossings?  What could it possibly be?

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[H]ere’s the lead:

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Some days this spring were so busy that new arrivals had to be sent to overflow sites.

Now, the shelter is almost eerily empty. The number of people arriving there has plunged in recent weeks amid a precipitous decline in arrivals along the southern border, where the Department of Homeland Security said that apprehensions dropped 28 percent in June. …

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[R]eaders need to scroll down eight more paragraphs before the big reveal:

“The United States policy to return people to Mexico and the pressure on Mexico to stop the migration are having a big impact,” said Daniel Bribiescas, an immigration lawyer in Tijuana. …

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