Fewer than half of those nabbed at the border are from Mexico

Article CAIRCO note: 
OTM - Other Than Mexican - traffic is of significant concern
Article publisher: 
San Diego Union Tribune
Article date: 
19 July 2016
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Not everyone who gets apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border is from Mexico.

In the first six months of the year, 264,165 people were apprehended somewhere along the Southwest border, and 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico, according to data from the U.S. Border Patrol.

The map below shows the number of people apprehended, by country. [See original article for map].

The countries with the most apprehensions were:

    1. Mexico, 131,138
    2. Guatemala 45,604
    3. El Salvador 44,574
    4. Honduras 30,585
    5. India 2,867
    6. Brazil 1,841
    7. Equador 1,770
    8. China 1,498
    9. Romania 1,307
    10. Nicaragua 730


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