August 2, 2006

Border Crossing Cards

148million

The number of individual entries by Mexicans and Canadians who have border crossing cards and were authorized for temporary stays in the U.S. in 2004.

The Department of Homeland Security reported that there were 179 million non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. in 2004. The vast majority of these admissions — 148 million — were for Mexicans and Canadians who have border crossing cards that permit entry into the U.S. for short stays, including daily commutes for work. Read More