Desert Invasion - U.S.


'Other than Mexican' apprehensions skyrocket

Peter Busch, KVOA, Tucson, July 29, 2005

The number of Other than Mexican or OTM apprehensions is up more than 30% from this time last year, and that's causing logistical and financial problems for the U.S. Government.

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector have caught roughly 376,000 illegal entrants since last October 1st, which is the start of the 2005 fiscal year. About 9,400 of them are from countries other than Mexico.

"Out of the 9,400, approximately 8,000 have been from Central American countries," says Border Patrol Agent Jose Garza....

While the number of OTM's is up, the number of actual Mexican migrant apprehensions is down. [? - ed.] ...

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