Illegal border crossings from Mexico into U.S. up 23 percent from 2015

Skip to comments.Illegal border crossings from Mexico into U.S. up 23 percent from 2015UPI ^ | 10/18/2016 | Andrew V. PestanoPosted on 10/18/2016, 8:52:34 AM by tekratThe total apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents of people trying to illegally cross the border between the United States and Mexico increased in 2016 from last year but is lower than the two years prior.In 2016, there were 408,870 total apprehensions, a 23 percent increase from 2015 in which there were 331,333 apprehensions, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. The 2016 numbers, though, represent a 14.7 percent decrease from the 479,371 apprehensions in 2014, and a 1.3 percent decrease from the 414,397 apprehensions in 2013

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