Arizona Border Patrol Apprehensions Lowest in 20 Years

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The number of people apprehended by Border Patrol agents in Arizona last year was the lowest in 20 years.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that there were 125,942 apprehensions last year, which still amounts to an average of 350 people per day.

"Apprehensions dropped more than 61 percent in the past five years and more than 82 percent since the highest point in 2000," according to a CBP spokesman.

There were only about 500 fewer apprehensions in 2012.

Border Patrol counted 200 deaths around the border in 2013, while more than 800 people were rescued.

Meanwhile, CBP processed more than 23.1 million people through Arizona's ports of entry in 2013, an turned back about 10,000 of them due to various "admissibility concerns."

All of the Customs and Border Protection action in Arizona last year resulted in the seizure of 154 firearms, more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition, about 1.3 million pounds of drugs (including marijuana), and more than $6.4 million in unreported cash.

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According to information released by the agency earlier this month, apprehensions nationwide actually increased about 16 percent over 2012, but that number is still much lower than the number of apprehensions in 2008.

The total number of apprehensions of Mexican citizens stayed about the same from 2012 to 2013, while there was an increase in apprehensions of people from other countries, "predominately individuals from Central America," according to the agency.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

What's the cost of the massive show of force crossing from California into Arizona  (I-10) this past week-end?  

Stopped us and asked if we were citizens??  How many hundred miles from Mexico?  Felt like an East / West Germany check point. Overkill. 

Like "welcome " to Arizona. Think not. 

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Border Patrol Abuse Since 201022 Killed by Customs and Border Protection2010

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Thanks for the "Blue light" on the Border a few days ago....total Fuckin joke....for all you know I was runnin decoy....but your boys are so juiced up on steroids-just like babuas boys are...and how about that brand new ECO FRIENDY 32 MILLION DOLLAR BORDER PATROL building just south of AJO total   waste of money , windows change tint depending  on the  time  of day...

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Time to cut back on the federal dollars pouring into the state that could be used for education, job training, rehabilitation and building stronger communities, instead of militarizing law enforcement.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Of course they are and will continue to be under the Obama and Holder's  homeland security policy which is to not  count the ones who get captured and are immediately tossed back over the border.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  ... federal law allows im-uh-gray-shun checkpoints / unwarranted traffic stops up to 100 miles inland from the U$ border.



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