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Report: New Border Patrol Initiative Is Not Keeping Migrants from Re-Entering the U.S.

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A strategy to send migrants back to Mexico in areas far from where they entered isn’t working as initially planned, according to a new study that monitored the agency’s efforts, the Associated Press reports.

Lateral repatriations, as the strategy is called, are used to make it tough for migrants to reconnect with smugglers.

But an assessment of the plan has shown that migrants caught crossing the border often get captured again, the AP reported.

The most effective deterrents are criminal prosecutions and formal deportation procedures, the report found.

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Beefed-up Border Patrol Making Progress in Securing U.S. Border

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Arrests of migrants are at their lowest level since the 1970s because of increased security, the LA Times reports.

Since 1986, the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents rose 3,222 to 18,500 today, the LA Times reported.

The result: Less crime and more economic development for border towns.

“We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement,” said President Obama during a trip to the border at El Paso in 2011. “All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done.”

Some question the meaning behind the reduction in border crimes, saying fewer people are coming to the U.S. for jobs because of the economy.