Illegal Aliens Apprehended by Border Patrol Up 15% in FY 2013

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U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions — a key indicator of illegal immigration — increased for the second year in a row in fiscal 2013, the agency reported in a recent summary of border activity.

Apprehensions — the number of people caught trying to enter the country illegally — totaled 420,789 in Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30 2013). That’s 15.35 percent above the 364,768 apprehensions in FY 2012; and 23.67 percent above the 340,252 apprehensions in FY 2011.

The Border Patrol says a greater number of apprehensions indicates a higher number of attempted illegal border crossings.


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