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NM border to see another drop in apprehensions

September 26, 2011 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of illegal immigrants apprehended along the Mexico-New Mexico border is expected to drop again and is following a steep decline that began five years ago, according to officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The fiscal year ending Oct. 1 will see another big decrease from the prior year and is likely a result of more border patrol agents and new technology infrastructure, said agency spokesman Doug Mosier.

Mosier said the arrests are a 90 percent drop from five years ago in the El Paso sector, which covers New Mexico and two Texas counties. He said in the early Login to read more

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