Fewer Immigrants Crossing Illegally?

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POSTED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:20pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:34am

EL PASO - Every year less and less immigrants are caught crossing illegally into borderland according to Doug Mosier from Border Patrol.

The Border Patrol says this indicates that fewer people are trying.

"Over the last fiscal year the statistics were no different, they dropped probably in the neighborhood of 18%," Mosier said.

With 2700 agents watching our border, it could be explained that it's simply harder to make it across now.

"More resources more tools and technology on the border we have more agents than we've ever had in the history of this sector," Mosier said.

But, Ruben Garcia, who houses immigrants at the Annunciation House, disagrees. He says that doesn't mean we have fewer illegal immigrants moving in than before.

"We see a very different statistic than what  the Border Patrol statistic would reflect. Primarily because many people in Juarez and Mexico are using the laser visa," Garcia said.

The Laser Visa allows Mexican residents to cross into the U.S. for temporary visits.

But, Garcia says that the violence in Juarez is scaring those who have crossed legally into staying illegally.

"Our houses are totally full, not only our houses but all shelters in El Paso are at capacity," Garcia said.

While the amount of people who have migrated from Mexico as a direct result of the violence has not been pin-pointed, the estimated number may surprise you.

"Agencies or entities that are attempting to measure that all now speak in the neighborhood of upwards of 100,000 people that have moved into the El Paso Las Cruces area," Garcia said.  


 

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THE MEDIA AND THE DEMOCRATS WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT FEWER IMMIGRANTS ARE CROSSING ILLEGALLY? BULLSHIT, THEN WHY WOULD CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL BE HIRING RECRUITS AT AN ALL TIME RECORD HIGH? DON'T BE FOOLED, HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE!!!

Border Patrol and ICE Agents should be allowed to do immigration checks outside of Wal-Marts and schools to deport all the illegals back to Mexico. I'm tired of seeing more and more Chihuahua Plates picking up kids from the schools all the while watching my property taxes go up. Sorry El Paso but we need to realize these illegals gotta go!

Seville is correct. The Mexicans knows the U.S is free. Rather than help its own the U.S. allows the "proud Mexican" to freely live off and on the U.S.

We need to support/back up our own such as the Border Patrol employee who is being sued by the "proud Mexicans" They do not want justice. All they want is the free easy money the U.S always gives away.

I am a 4th generation American born hispanic tired of supporting the lazy "proud Mexicans"
The U.S people have to put a stop to this!

More immigrants are passing with visas and they are remaining. They're aware that we are a sanctuary city.

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