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Have Migrants Given Up Crossing The Border?

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Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico have plummeted in recent years. There were 25 percent fewer arrests this year than last. Observers point to ramped up security, the U.S. economy, and violence in Mexico. Host Michel Martin speaks with a border patrol agent and a demographer to understand what's driving the numbers.
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