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TODAY: Border Patrol to outline first strategy in 8 years

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TODAY: Border Patrol to outline first strategy in 8 years

CREATED May. 8, 2012

Web Producer: Sara Wright

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV/AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its first national strategy in eight years.

Chief Mike Fisher is expected to outline the plan Tuesday in Washington. The new approach relies on buzzwords like "risk-based" and "intelligence-driven" to describe a more nuanced, targeted response to constantly evolving threats.

The Border Patrol has relied on a strategy to saturate heavily trafficked with agents. The idea was to push illegal immigrants to more remote areas where they would be easier to capture.

Apprehensions of illegal immigrants from Mexico are at a 40 year low.

 

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