Immigration Falls as Campaign Border Rhetoric Soars

Campaign rhetoric to the contrary, statistics show that the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is less of a problem now than it has been for four decades.

While presidential candidates talk about how to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, data reveals that their focus should be on other problems caused by illegal immigration. Apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol are at their lowest level since the Nixon era, according to unofficial statistics from the Border Patrol that the Washington Post reported earlier this month.

A sour economy, increased enforcement by the Border Patrol and skyrocketing smuggling ...

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