Data from both sides of the American-Mexico border shows that illegal immigration is in fast retreat, reports the Los Angeles Times.

A lack of jobs in the U.S., tighter border security and the presence of Mexican gangs along the border mean fewer people are taking the risk.

Mexican census figures show fewer people are setting out and more are returning.  And arrest by U.S. border patrols tumbled from a high of 1.6 million in 2000 to 304,000 this year.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.