Oct 27, 2011

Immigration and the Border: Undocumented arrests down 90 percent in El Paso, Texas sector

Poder 360: "Apprehensions at a key section of the U.S.-Mexico border have dropped by 90 percent in the past five years, says the border patrol. Last year, agents arrested 12,251 undocumented immigrants in the El Paso Sector, which includes New Mexico and parts of west Texas. In 2005, there were 120,000 arrests, the U.S. Border Patrol told Fox News Latino. The reason for the dip, the agency told Fox: a new fence, more agents that bring their total to 2,700 and better technology in the form of a state-of-the-art remote video surveillance system. But various reports have previously noted a drop in illegal immigration in general over that same time span because of the U.S economic downturn." read more

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