Monday, June 12, 2006
NAT'L GUARD TROOPS SCARING MIGRANTS FROM BORDER: ARIZONA APPREHENSIONS DOWN 23% FOR FIRST TEN DAYS OF JUNE
Enforcement, or at least the threat of it, works.
It looks like the placement of National Guard troops at the border is having its intended effect...
The arrival of U.S. National Guard troops in Arizona has scared off undocumented Mexican migrants along the border, significantly reducing crossings, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.
U.S. authorities said Monday that detentions along the U.S.-Mexico border decreased by 21 percent, to 26,994, in the first 10 days of June, compared with 34,077 for the same period a year ago.
Along the Arizona border, once the busiest crossing spot, detentions have dropped 23 percent, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Arizona Republic: Guard troops scaring migrants away from border, officials say