Thursday, July 24, 2014

Border Patrol Says Arizona Border Is More Secure Than Texas Border, Sees Fewer Crossings

According to the Border Patrol, the Arizona-Mexico border is the United States' most secure border. Since October 2013, 57,000 unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, have been caught at the border, EFE reports. Of these children, just 6,945 were caught at the Arizona-Mexico border. Meanwhile, 42,358 mothers with their children have been found at the border in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Only 3,117 mothers have been caught in Arizona. Last year marked the first time in 22 years that more undocumented immigrants were detained at the Texas border than the Arizona border despite the influx of unaccompanied Central American children attempting to cross. "Crossing in this area has diminished quite a lot in the past 10 years," Alejandro Martinez, Border Patrol chief in Douglas, Arizona, said...more

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