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More Central Americans than Mexicans cross to US

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fewer Mexicans are crossing to the United States illegally, while the numbers of people from other regions, mostly Central America, keep rising, Border Patrol data shows.

The apprehensions of Mexicans crossing the border illegally are about a sixth of what they used to be 12 years ago.

Border Patrol apprehensions are often used as an indicator of the flow of unauthorized migration. The fewer people arrested, in general, the smaller the estimated number of people trying to cross illegally into the United States.

Source: Arizona Daily Star