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Three-Quarters Of Illegal Immigrants Are Not Apprehended At U.S. Border, Report Says

March 15, 2011 by  

Three-quarters of illegal immigrants are not apprehended at U.S. border, report saysThree out of four illegal aliens who cross the United States border evade detention, according to new documents obtained by the bipartisan group Judicial Watch.

The organization recently exercised its rights granted by the Freedom of Information Act and requested the statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The documents reveal that 463,382 illegal immigrants who tried to cross the border in fiscal year 2010 were apprehended by government agents, including 8,905 smugglers. Only 3,027 of the smugglers were deemed "deportable."

A total of 59,017 "other than Mexican" illegal aliens were apprehended by Border Patrol agents, according to the report. More than 700 of these individuals were from Cuba, which is one of the four nations on the State Department's list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism," along with Iran, Syria and Sudan.

However, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton reports that three-quarters of the undocumented immigrants who cross the border do so without being stopped.

"We should not be surprised if terrorists take advantage of our porous borders in light of the Obama administration's lax approach to border security," said Fitton. "When you have an administration that pushes illegal alien amnesty, permits illegal alien sanctuary policies, and attacks States like Arizona for seeking to enforce the rule of law, it sends a signal to our enemies to cross the border illegally and to do their worst."

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