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USA Today
April 21, 2006

Border Patrol Apprehensions Go Down, Border Parol Staff Goes Up

One of the hottest political debates in the nation today is focused on the nation's current immigration policies and how they should be changed. Legislation already passed by the House of Representatives calls for a doubling of the Border Patrol. But Kathy Kiely, a Washington-based USA Today reporter specializing in immigration issues, wondered what the payoff would be. In a front-page article she cited TRAC data showing that while the Border Patrol staff has more than doubled since 1995, the number of apprehensions was down by about ten percent.

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