March 31, 2012
Border Patrol Sees Double-Digit Drop In Immigrant Deaths, Arrests Near Arizona-Mexico Crossings
Fox News Latino -- March 30, 2014
The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year.
Welders repair cut in fence near Glenn Spencer's ranch. --"Drugs are flooding across the border," Spencer said... -- See larger photos
Andy Adame, spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona, told Efe that from Oct. 1 to March 1 some 42,600 immigrants have been detained, compared with 50,900 during the same period last year.
"We notice that far fewer immigrants are crossing the border, particularly in the eastern desert region where we previously reported a large proportion of the deaths and rescues," Adame said.
The number of undocumented immigrants' deaths has also declined during the current 2014 fiscal year to some 31 fatalities. During the same period last year, 52 deaths had been reported, so that this year's statistic represents a 40-percent drop.
The federal agent said that while climatic conditions are the same, he attributes the decline to the fact that the number of people trying to cross the border has fallen significantly.
One aspect that currently worries the Border Patrol is the amount of undocumented minors from Guatemala trying to cross the Arizona desert...
ABP NOTE: It is generally agreed that less than half of illegal aliens are apprehended by the US Border Patrol. That means in five months, about 50,000 people entered the US illegally through the Tucson Sector. Is that OK? Also, can we trust the numbers from an administration that is known for lying?...