Arrests at the Mexican border continue to drop

Arrests at the Mexican border continue to drop

POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 1:26pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:55pm

The Border Patrol says arrests of illegal immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level since the Nixon administration.

Agents made 327,577 arrests along the Mexican border in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It's the sixth straight year that arrests at the border have dropped. Meanwhile, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials deported a record 396,906 people in the last year. That's the first time in decades that formal removals from the U.S. outpaced arrests at the border.

The drop in the number of arrests suggests that fewer people are attempting to cross the border to live or work in the United States. The development could change the debate on illegal immigration from securing the border to handling the people who are already here.
 

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More cooking of the books to help support the 'RAT'S agenda(think Fast&Furious). The current mal-administration will tell any lie to get their way. Pray that enough patriotic voters have caught on to the sleaze known as the obama administration and are ready to save the nation through a conscientious vote!!

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