Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Border Apprhensions Down ALOT

American border apprehensions – a key indicator of illegal immigration - have plummeted to one-fifth of what they were at its peak in 2000, a new report released by the Customs and Border Patrol agency indicates.

The year-end report found 340,252 apprehensions were made by CBP in the 2011 fiscal year, down 53 percent since 2008, and drastically lower than the 1.68 million apprehended a decade ago.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70341.html#ixzz1gQENBzcT

Monday, December 12, 2011

Problem at local jail

A new report by advocacy groups alleges human rights abuses persist at two immigrant detention centers in Illinois and another in Kentucky. It calls on the Obama administration to close them, but federal immigration officials dispute the need for that.