Donald Trump promised to secure the border and crack down on illegal immigration.

Democrats scoffed at him and Mexican officials even came out and said they would not accept Trump’s immigration ban.

But new numbers have Democrats and Mexican officials stunned at what Trump’s done.

The Department of Homeland Security released figures showing illegal border crossings have dropped 40 percent during Trump’s first month in office.

This is exactly what he promised the voters when he campaigned for president.

Many in the media and on the left shrugged off his promises as typical campaign rhetoric.

But there was meat behind his pledge, and his first month in office proves it.

The Department of Homeland Security attributes the decrease in illegal border crossings in part to the new tone Trump set.

Illegal aliens no longer feel secure that the American government will allow them to roam the country and live off the American safety net.

Fox News reported on Trump’s success in stemming the tide of illegal immigration:

The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump’s first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February.

“The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Kelly said. “Since the administration’s implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest monthly total in at least the last five years.”

The new numbers are welcoming news for Trump who campaigned on illegal immigration crackdown.

Trump signed an executive order increasing border security and authorizing the construction of his promised border wall along the southern border in the first few days of his presidency. Trump also seeks to hire about 5,000 additional border patrol officials and 10,000 ICE agents and seeks to fast-track deportations.

It’s important to note the reduction in illegal border crossings is two to four times greater than what is normally seen in a similar timeframe.

That is a direct result of Trump’s executive orders implementing stepped-up enforcement of immigration law, as well as expediting the deportation process.

America is seeing immediate results.

Just enforcing the law has led to fewer illegal aliens trying to sneak into America.

Illegal aliens must now take into account the likelihood of being deported should they be caught in America.

And that is having an effect on illegal border crossings.

No one believed Trump would implement his crackdown on illegal immigration.

But he has, and Americans are already seeing the benefits of his approach.