Border apprehensions

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Since tripling the number of border patrol and building a fence on the (southern) border, apprehensions are down dramatically.

US border apprehensions:
2000: 1,675,438
2005: 1,189,031
2006: 1,189,096
2007: 876,803
2008: 723,825
2009: 556,041
2010: 463,382
2013: 420,789

So, the recent increase of unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, legally seeking refuge (52,000 October 2013-July 2014) is in the midst of a larger decline in total border crossings.

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