Border Security: Apprehensions of 'Other Than Mexican' Aliens [September 22, 2005] [open pdf - 132KB]
From the Document: "The United States Border Patrol (USBP) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with securing our nations borders between official ports of entry (POE). As the USBP discharges its mission it encounters unauthorized aliens from around the world attempting to illegally enter the United States. In fiscal year (FY) 2004, USBP agents apprehended 1.16 million people attempting to enter the country illegally between official POE; 93% of these aliens were Mexican nationals. Because the vast majority of people apprehended each year by the USBP are Mexican nationals, the agency categorizes aliens as Mexicans or Other Than Mexicans (OTM). Over the past three years, OTM apprehensions have more than tripled nationwide and have been concentrated along the South Texas border. The reasons for this dramatic increase, and its geographical concentration in Texas, are not altogether clear."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33097
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