U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents said apprehensions of illegal immigrants have been on a decline in the El Centro Sector compared to last year due to an increase in Border Patrol specialty units.Of course, it could also mean that they're just crossing in other sectors along the border.
[A spokesman said...] fiscal 2004 apprehensions were at 72,000 by the end of September.
"This year we have 51,000 apprehensions thus far," he said.
[The spokesman] said a number of different things could have contributed to the decline in apprehensions, including a shoring up of the sector's infrastructure...
Immigration2005b · Tue, 09/13/2005 - 13:51 · Importance: 1