Arrests of people trying to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border have fallen to levels not seen since the early 1970s.
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The number of illegal migrants arrested at the border has been dropping over the past few years but appears to be down by more than 25 percent this year.
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“An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce — at times even stop — arrests of illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the U.S. border.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told FoxNews.com that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that the federal agency’s office on Arizona’s southern border was under orders to keep apprehension numbers down during specific reporting time periods. “