U.S. Border Patrol agents drive through a gap in the U.S. security fence along the Texas border with Mexico. At this location, near Los Indios, the barrier divides American land far north of the boundary, in part to keep the fence out of the Rio Grande flood plain. That has upset property owners, despite passages to allow them to move back and forth. Until mechanized gates are installed, such gaps also are used by smugglers and illegal immigrants.
Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
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