September 10th, 2012

California Border Patrol apprehensions hit a new low

via Sacramento Bee:

With the economy still down, sneaking across the California border just isn’t as tempting as it once was for illegal immigrants.

The number of apprehensions by the California Border Patrol fell from about 101,000 in 2010 to 73,000 during 2011, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The number of immigrants apprehended at the California border has fallen 65 percent since the start of the recession and nearly 90 percent since 1992. Apprehensions have also plummeted nationwide.

Read the full report from the Department of Homeland Security here

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