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Fewer immigrants are being caught crossing U.S.-Mexico border
Fewer immigrants are being caught crossing U.S.-Mexico border

The number of immigrants caught crossing the Southwest border continues to fall sharply, Obama administration officials said Friday, a decline due in large part to the end of the surge in people coming from Central America. Border agents caught about 152,000 people crossing during the last six months, 28% less than the same period a year earlier. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the administration and governments in Central America were successfully countering the false message that people who made it across would get to stay in the U.S. The numbers of unaccompanied children caught at the border, 15,627, is down 45% from the same time a year earlier. The totals have...

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