"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Walls, deserts and rivers: A study of spatial-temporal variations in apprehensions of illegal Indian immigrants at southwest land border of U.S.A.
Author(s): Neeraj Kumar
Abstract: Between 2007 and 2022, a total 51046 Indian immigrants attempted to cross the U.S. international border illegaly.2022 saw an increase of 6829.25% in the number of apprehension by U.S. Border Patrol. This tremendous increase in the number of apprehensions of illegal Indian immigrants is the direct result of more and more Indians attempting to cross the border with the help of alien traffickers of Mexico and Central America. These absolute numbers of Indian apprehension are not without reasons. Yearly fluctuations in the number of apprehensions and its spatial variation along the southwest land border along Mexico can be analyzed and interpreted through careful scrutiny of the data provided by the U.S. Border Patrol annually on their official portal. This study can be termed as a pioneer effort in the direction of understanding the underlying spatial-temporal patterns due to myriad of factors affecting the illegal Indian immigrants.
Neeraj Kumar. Walls, deserts and rivers: A study of spatial-temporal variations in apprehensions of illegal Indian immigrants at southwest land border of U.S.A.. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2022;4(2):24-33. DOI: 10.22271/27067483.2022.v4.i2a.111