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Despite a drop in apprehensions of illegal immigrants, altercations involving border patrol agents and migrants have risen in recent years. Rock throwing by migrants at agents grew by almost 25% between 2007 and 2010 according to data from Customs and Border Protection. And fatal shootings of migrants by agents have also grown steadily, from 1 in 2008 to 5 in 2011.

Above: Despite a drop in apprehensions of illegal immigrants, altercations involving border patrol agents and migrants have risen in recent years. Rock throwing by migrants at agents grew by almost 25% between 2007 and 2010 according to data from Customs and Border Protection. And fatal shootings of migrants by agents have also grown steadily, from 1 in 2008 to 5 in 2011.

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