Phoenix New Times
February 8, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the last year Border Patrol apprehended fewer people than last year was almost two decades ago.
The 124,631 “apprehensions” by Border Patrol in Arizona in 2012 is the lowest number in 19 years, and the agency says that’s how they measure attempted border crossings.
In plain English, according to CBP, fewer people are trying to cross the border.