- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security asked the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research organization, to help develop measures that assess security on the country’s nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico. Here are some key findings from the group’s report, completed in May:

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ESTIMATED ILLEGAL ENTRIES: 1.9 million in 2005, 200,000 in 2015

ILLEGAL ENTRIES BETWEEN BORDER CROSSINGS: 1.7 million in 2005, 170,000 in 2015

ILLEGAL ENTRIES AT BORDER CROSSINGS: 230,000 in 2005, 28,000 in 2015



ILLEGAL ENTRIES AT SEA: 8,100 in 2009, 840 in 2015

ASYLUM REQUESTS: 27,000 in 2005, 140,000 in 2015

PERCENTAGE CAPTURED BETWEEN BORDER CROSSINGS: 36 in 2005, 54 in 2015

PERCENTAGE CAPTURED AT BORDER CROSSINGS: 24 in 2005, 39 in 2015

PERCENTAGE CAPTURED AT SEA: 25 in 2009, 61 in 2015

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