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The number of border-area deaths fell in FY14 even as apprehensions of unauthorized foreigners rose. Some 284 border-area deaths were recorded in the first 11 months of FY14, down from 420 during the same period in FY13. Meanwhile, over 450,000 foreigners were apprehended just inside the US during the first 11 months of FY14, up from 380,000 during the same period a year earlier.
The estimated number of unauthorized foreigners, about 3.5 million in 1990 after the legalization of 2.7 million mostly Mexicans in 1987-88 under IRCA, rose to 7.9 million in 2000, 10 million in 2005, and a peak 12.2 million in 2007. The stock of unauthorized then fell to 11.3 million in 2009, where it has remained since.