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Northern border agents see southern entrants, too

October 23, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - More border agents since 9/11 have meant more arrests along the northern border, especially in upstate New York, which has been a leader in apprehensions for the last four years.

An Associated Press review of Border Patrol statistics shows that even agents attached to the U.S.-Canadian frontier are arresting illegal immigrants who've come through the southern border some 2,000 miles away.

The Buffalo sector of Border Patrol has become a perennial leader among other segments of the 4,000-mile northern border in the arrest of illegal Mexicans and Central Americans. Well over 1,000 deportable Mexicans have been arrested in each of the past four years, accounting for about half of overall arrests in the area.

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