A new fence, more agents and updated technology have resulted in a 90 percent drop over a five-year span in the apprehensions of undocumented immigrants along the divide between El Paso, Texas, and Mexico, the U.S. Border Patrol says.
"[The new fence] gives us the opportunity to do our jobs a lot better," said Jake Núñez, a public affairs officer for the U.S. Border Patrol. "It gives us time, if someone tries to climb over it or go through the fence."
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more