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How many Mexicans cross the border every year?

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It is estimated that there are approximately 720,000 Mexicans who cross the border each year illegally. Approximately half of these are caught by border control.

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It is estimated that approximately 43 percent of people who cross the border illegally each year will attempt to cross the border again, according to a survey conducted by the National Center for Border Security and Immigration in 2013. Those that were surveyed said they would return in order to reconnect with family or for a job that they held in the U.S. More than 7 percent said that they would attempt to cross the border just 10 days after being caught.

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