Border Security Changes from California to Texas

Last Updated: February 28, 2013 by
Categories: Border Security, Mexico

Metal border fence endless wall in the Sonoran Desert separating Mexico from the USA, as viewed from Mexico highway 2, mountains, scrub brushTwenty years ago the deserts east of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego were the most popular routes for illegal immigration. Today, Janet Napolitano describes the differences like “a rocket ship and a horse and buggy.”

With two border fences, one topped with razor wire, cameras and a slew of border agents the number of arrests for illegal crossings have decreased to 30,000—from 530,000 in 1993.

Though the 1954-mile southern U.S. border is more difficult to breach than ever before, with 18,000 border agents and 651 miles of fence, there are still many who live and work along the border ridicule those who say the border is safe.

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