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Border Patrol sees more Central American migrants

Monday, January 5, 2015

Last year, Central Americans outnumbered Mexican immigrants to become the largest group caught by the US Border Patrol.

"Apprehensions of individuals from countries other than Mexico — predominately individuals from Central America —i ncreased by 68 percent," according to Fiscal 2014 figures recently released by Customs and Border Patrol Protection.

Mexican nationals were the predominant group crossing the southwest border, so the authorities had a separate category for everyone else known as "OTMs," or other than Mexican. But this year, OTMs outnumbered Mexican immigrants with the majority coming from Central America.

Source: WFAA