Border Arrests Drop Dramatically


POSTED: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 5:40pm

U.S./Mexico Border - Federal enforcers are reporting a double digit drop in the number of arrests along the U.S./Mexico border.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a 17 percent drop in arrests shows heightened enforcement is working.

Right now, there are more than 1,200 border patrol agents and national guard troops stationed throughout the area.

Napolitano also says the weakened American economy is attracting fewer immigrants looking for work.

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