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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

E and I

National Guard troops are arriving at the border, and there's some evidence that they are having some impact on the number of illegal crossings:

"U.S. authorities said Monday that detentions along the U.S.-Mexico border have decreased by 21 percent, to 26,994, in the first 10 days of June, compared with 34,077 for the same period a year ago.

Along the Arizona border, once the busiest crossing spot, detentions have dropped 23 percent, according to the U.S. Border Patrol."

The lead in to the article linked refers to "illegal Mexican migrants."  Are these writers really that confused by the difference between emigrants and immigrants?  Granted, a person is usually both simultaneously, but this isn't North Korea, emigration is not illegal.  The National Guard troops are not going to the border to keep anyone IN.    


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