Numbers: Sep. 4, 2006

6,200 Number of illegal immigrants detained by the U.S. Border Patrol on the U.S.-Mexico frontier since June 15, the lowest summer tally since 2002

10.5 million Estimated number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. as of January 2005--the most recent date for which data are available--up nearly 25% from 2000

-4.1% Change from June to July in sales of existing homes in the U.S. House sales are at their slowest pace since January 2004

$230,000 Average sale price of a home in July 2006, up 0.9% from July 2005--the smallest year-on-year increase in more than a decade

$1.2 billion Amount allotted...

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