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After a person is caught trying to enter this country illegally they go through a fairly detailed process there fingerprinted there identity is checked.
And then they're put into a database but once officials determined they do not have a criminal background.
Oftentimes are taken right back across the border into Mexico.
Where they started.
The trouble is according to US Customs and Border Protection roughly 41%.
Of them are caught trying to come back into the United States at a later time.
But in Tucson Arizona one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors.
-- put some illegal immigrants on buses and transport them back to Mexico by way of California and Texas.
Hundreds of miles away from their original point of entry.
The concept is known as lateral repatriation.
And the Department of Homeland Security says it takes the recidivism rates from roughly 41%.
Down to 27.
While it's seen as -- success -- CBP.
Immigration rights groups argue it puts those people in serious danger.
They may not know where shelter would you -- and I know where the local municipal office of the Mexican government for example would be where they can get help they wouldn't know the area -- being dropped in New York City which we've never been and having to navigate.
There's a protocol in place where they get inspected by Mexican officials.
-- they are not just dropped off at a port of entry in in just cast doubt it there's there's an official agreed upon process with the Government of Mexico.
In the United States that so to have to have to make sure we insure that process -- -- US Border Patrol contends this actually helps people because that separates them from.
Those human smugglers near Arizona that are characterized it stopping at nothing to get their cargo into the United States.
Even if it means putting their clients or the Mexican nationals.
In Los Angeles Casey Stegall Fox News.
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