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Now that Fox News alert four -- US Border Patrol is unveiling its first new operations strategy.
In eight years and that's happening today so this new approach is expected to involve a more targeted response to with the agency describes as constantly evolving threats.
And our nation's border and national security correspondent national correspondent I should -- Steve Centanni joins me now live from Washington what's -- new approach honesty -- Well -- puts more emphasis on -- intelligence gathering and the agency actually had before.
Now the old strategy was to focus -- Border Patrol resources on popular crossing points.
Which then drove the immigrants to more remote locations where they're easier to -- -- hand.
And they're discouraged from trying to cross in the first place because of the difficult terrain there the new approach according to the Associated Press uses intelligence to identify repeat grocers.
Identify why they keep coming and what risks they opposed to national security.
The Border Patrol in a 32 page report outlines his new strategy.
Response to a very changing threat.
And there the chief Mike Fisher chief of the border patrols expected to outline the new strategy before a house subcommittee today mark.
-- -- -- -- -- the Border Patrol say that the situation is changing that makes them have to adapt in this -- -- there have been some changes for one thing.
Crossing by undocumented immigrants has declined to radically and actually for the first time there slightly more Mexicans leaving the US -- entering.
There are some figures from the Border Patrol -- we have for -- they made 3327000.
Apprehensions along the border last year which is down 80% from 2000.
When the number was one point 6000000.
-- 2011 was the slowest year for illegal border crossing since 1971.
At the same time there are more Border Patrol agents then there were before there are now 21000 agents of more than double the number working in 2004.
At the same time there's been increase spending and fencing cameras and high tech sensors.
To take the border crossings of the new strategy really designed to dovetail with the new enforcement department down there along the border -- Steve thank you we'll -- --
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