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US stops record numbers of illegal migrants

Almost 2,000 caught trying to cross into Puerto Rico by boat - up from five in 2009.

Last Modified: 28 Oct 2013 01:52
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Every year the United States Coast Guard intercepts an average of six thousand migrants trying to enter the US illegally.

There's been a big increase in the number trying to cross the dangerous Mona Pass - from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.  

It's gone from five in 2009 to nearly 1,800 so far in 2013. Al Jazeera's Andy Gallagher reports.

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