Decline in Border Arrests

This Fox news article is one of several circulating the news that the border patrol apprehended fewer people last year. Arrests fell 8.4 % in fiscal year 2005, the first decrease since 2003. The decreased number of arrests took place after the border patrol added 1,900 agents to patrol the border.

I guess the obvious question is this: did the decrease in arrests necessarily mean a decrease in crossing? Or are the undocumented just slipping past the beefed up border patrol?

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