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More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-Canada border are Mexican

More than half of the illegal immigrants arrested last year as they traveled from Canada to the U.S. were Mexican citizens, according to newly released government data.

 A total of 4,316 noncitizens were arrested at the northern U.S. border in fiscal 2018, and 2,245 of those were Mexican citizens. Mexican nationals are able to fly to Canada without a visa.

Total arrests at the northern border jumped 43 percent between 2017 and 2018, and reached the highest level in eight years. In 2017, 3,027 were arrested.

 The number of people arrested last year represents about 1 percent of the more than 400,000 people taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border in that same period, according to CBP data.

Still, the uptick in arrests on the northern border makes it the highest level since 2011. Illegal immigration at both the northern and southern borders increased last year.

Of the eight Border Patrol sectors on the northern border, the Detroit sector saw the most arrests at 1,930. Vermont’s Swanton sector finished second with more than 700 apprehensions.

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