CCIS Graduate Student Researcher David Keyes was interviewed by KPBS on the change in border arrests.
BY MAUREEN CAVANAUGH, PATTY LANE DECEMBER 7, 2011
People wait in line to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego, CA.
(Photo by Jose Luis Jiménez / KPBS)
New numbers from the United States government show that, this fiscal year, more undocumented immigrants were deported from the U.S. than were arrested when trying to enter.
In fact, arrests of immigrants at the border are at the lowest level in 40 years. We take a look at the numbers and look at the reasons for the decrease.