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Securing the border with Mexico

Illegal ImmigrantsU.S. Border Patrol
May 27, 2010: In Tierra Del Sol, Calif., a U.S. Border Patrol jeep drives slowly along a dirt road between the steel border fence and rancher Bob Maupin's makeshift chain-link and razor-wire barrier. Until the official fence was erected and patrols were increased here, about 65 miles east of... Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times