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Border Arrests Up 15% in 2013

Border Arrests Up 15% in 2013
Posted October 31st, 2013 @ 7:13pm by KFBK News

The head of the Border Patrol says his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.

It was the second consecutive year that apprehensions went up since the Border Patrol recorded a near 40-year low in arrests in 2011.

Chief Michael Fisher says the arrests account for about 320,000 to 330,000 different people.

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