Skip to comments.Arrest numbers signal 9 percent jump in illegal immigration in 2012 [Obama says border "fortified"]
Posted on 01/29/2013 10:30:32 AM PST by traumer
Even as President Obama travels to Las Vegas Tuesday to call for legalizing illegal immigrants, the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nations southwest border jumped by 9 percent up last year.
The Border Patrol made 356,873 arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2012, up from 327,577 in 2011, according to figures obtained by the Associated Press and confirmed by The Washington Times. Border Patrol officials estimate that apprehensions are a good proxy for illegal crossings, so when the numbers go up, it means that the flow of illegal immigrants is going up as well.
Last years increase marks a reversal. Apprehensions peaked in 2005 at 1.2 million and had been steadily dropping every year since as first President George W. Bush and then Mr. Obama committed more manpower and resources to the border.
In his first term Mr. Obama said he had fortified the border so much that it could now be deemed secure, and Congress could turn its attention to passing an overhaul of the broader immigration system.
On the way to Las Vegas, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday that the apprehension numbers are a good sign. Weve seen in Fiscal Year 2012 apprehensions totaled nearly 365,000 nationwide; thats a 50 percent decrease from 2008, he said.
The Homeland Security Department didnt respond Tuesday morning to a request for comment on the new numbers, but Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said the data represents a problem for Mr. Obama as he pushes for legalization.
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No they don't. All they show is a 9% increase in arrests. The direct relationship between the two approaches zero.
“Obama”’s call for legalizing millions of illegal immigrants is part of the script “supervised race war”, to be launched during his ongoing detonation as suicide Obomber.
There already is a path to citizenship and the feds choose not to prioritize it
there is a border and the feds wont enforce it.
There are laws that would end all illegal immigration the day after the feds announce to start enforcing it.
Immigrants come to the USA to work and work mainly in the construction trade and some in the tourism trade.
No construction means no immigration.
The decline from 2005 to 2011 is likely a decline in construction and tourism.
The recent uptick in housing in 2012 is probably the cause for more immigration and more arrests.
....the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nations southwest border jumped by 9 percent up last year.No doubt taking advantage of the new early voting rules.