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Utah Guardsmen May Be Deterring Illegal Immigrants

Utah Guardsmen May Be Deterring Illegal Immigrants

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(KSL News) The number of people arrested while trying to illegally cross the U.S. Mexico border has dropped by almost a fourth in recent days. And Utah National Guardsmen may be be responsible.

According to the U.S. border patrol, detentions are down 23 percent since the 55 guardsmen arrived in Arizona just over a week ago. People in charge of migrant shelters along the border say people are now afraid to cross because of the troops.

The guardsmen have spent their time improving fences. They will return to Utah at the end of the week.

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