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Border Arrests At Lowest Level In 40 Years

Above: People wait in line to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego, CA.

Aired 12/7/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Ruxandra Guidi, KPBS Fronteras Desk

David Keyes, field coordinator for the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


On Wednesday's show, we speak more about the change in border arrests.

Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV.

New numbers from the United States government show that, this fiscal year, more undocumented immigrants were deported from the U.S. than were arrested when trying to enter.

In fact, arrests of immigrants at the border are at the lowest level in 40 years. We take a look at the numbers and look at the reasons for the decrease.

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