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Apprehensions for immigration violations drop
pioneer press ^ | 7-18-12 | PETE YOST

Posted on 07/18/2012 7:23:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

WASHINGTON—The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico. At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically, a function of tougher law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border.

In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said the number of immigration-related apprehensions has steadily declined, peaking at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropping to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level since 1972.

"The U.S. economic slump, more economic stability in some Mexican areas, increased U.S. enforcement on the border and in the interior plus the drop in the total fertility rate in Mexico are likely among the reasons for this drop," said University of Texas sociology professor Nestor P. Rodriguez.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; apprehensions; arrests; bigsis; border; deport; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 07/18/2012 7:24:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Or the alternative hypothesis that the federal government stopped caring and doesn’t bother apprehending illegals anymore. And the number of illegals has been unchanged at 12-20 million for decades. Yeah, sure, I believe.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 7:31:44 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: TurboZamboni
It's Just Democrats Packing the illegals in before the November election.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: FoxInSocks

New DHS rules cancel deportations
Wash Times ^ | 8/18/2011 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 3:46:49 PM by GreaterSwiss

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2765693/posts
There’s the executive order amnesty that many have claimed would happen.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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