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COVID-19, faltering economy cited as border numbers plummet for 2020

Border Patrol agents intercept immigrants near Eagle Pass, Texas, in this photo from August 2019 – the end of one of the busiest years for border apprehensions, with more than 977,000. Since then, apprehensions have fallen by half, a drop many experts to impacts from COVID-19. (Photo by Jaime Rodriguez Sr./U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Border Patrol agents intercept immigrants near Eagle Pass, Texas, in this photo from August 2019 – the end of one of the busiest years for border apprehensions, with more than 977,000. Since then, apprehensions have fallen by half, a drop many experts to impacts from COVID-19. (Photo by Jaime Rodriguez Sr./U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

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