Immigration numbers - Tucson News Now

Immigration numbers

(Source: Department of Homeland Security) (Source: Department of Homeland Security)

The Department of Homeland Security keeps records of the countries of origin for all people detained while trying to enter the United States illegally. The numbers below are represent just a sample of non-Latin American nationals caught trying to illegally enter the country. These statistics are the most recent available dating to fiscal year 2011.

People detained from:

Afghanistan
2011 - 111
2012 - 98
2013 - 70

Iraq
2011 - 285
2012 - 244
2013 - 169

Syria
2011 - 114
2012 - 57
2013 - 72

Pakistan
2011 - 538
2012 - 470
2013 - 344

Here is a random sampling of non-Muslim countries:

England
2011 - 518
2012 - 448
2013 - 388

Trinidad & Tobago
2011 - 596
2012 - 498
2013 - 419

Vietnam
2011 - 1,413
2012 - 1,313
2013 - 875

For more information from the Department of Homeland Security, click here.

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