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New Approach to Border Security Shows Results in Just Six Months

Six months after launching an innovative multi-agency enforcement initiative at the Arizona Border, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can point to sure and steady progress toward stemming illegal immigration into the Southwest United States, Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security (BTS), announced today. Since DHS kicked off the Arizona Border Control (ABC) initiative March 16, 2004, agents have made more than 351,700 illegal immigrant apprehensions at the Arizona border — evidence of substantial progress at securing the border against illegal incursions. Prosecutions of human smuggling organizations, another key indicator, have increased by 68 percent. Migrant desert rescues have more than doubled, potentially saving 697 lives. In addition, narcotics seizures have risen from 165,057 lbs. in 2003 to 359,604 lbs. during the same period in 2004. Full Story

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