Arrests of illegal crossers in AZ at historic lows - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Arrests of illegal crossers in AZ at historic lows

Posted: Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

    House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:22:26 GMT
    A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate.
    House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending...
  • Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says apprehensions of illegal border crossers in Arizona dropped to the lowest levels in 19 years for fiscal year 2012.

The agency reports apprehensions dropped to 124,631, and have fallen more than 82% since the highest numbers in 2000.

The number of agents stationed in Arizona, meanwhile, rose to the highest level with more than 5,100 in the state.

The agency says it also seized more than $500 million worth of illegal drugs in Arizona.

CBP reports that agents processed about 22 million travelers crossing through Arizona ports of entry, stopping roughly 6,000 people identified as national security risks or possessing insufficient documentation.

Operations aimed at cracking down on drug cartels, meanwhile, netted more than $5 million cash, handguns, rifles and ammunition.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices