BORDER PATROL: Goals and Measures Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs

February 2013
GAO Reports;2/26/2013, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article offers information on the decline in the number of apprehensions on the southwest border of the U.S. which was used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a measure for border security. It states that DHS's analysis of Border Patrol data showed a decrease in apprehensions within the southwest border from 2006 to 2011. It cites that the decline in apprehensions was attributed to the changes in the U.S. economy as well as improved enforcement efforts in the country.


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