Illegal immigrant numbers lower

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Data from both sides of the American-Mexico border shows that illegal immigration is in fast retreat, reports the Los Angeles Times.

A lack of jobs in the U.S., tighter border security and the presence of Mexican gangs along the border mean fewer people are taking the risk.

Mexican census figures show fewer people are setting out and more are returning.  And arrest by U.S. border patrols tumbled from a high of 1.6 million in 2000 to 304,000 this year.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.