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Border Patrol chief visits Texas and warns immigrants of deportation

Border Patrol chief visits Texas and warns immigrants of deportation

The Border Patrol's top official visited an immigrant processing center in a converted warehouse Wednesday to promote a public awareness campaign aimed at preventing Central American immigrants from ending up in this border city. As he stood flanked by immigration and Central American consular officials, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske recalled visiting here a week after his swearing-in in March 2014, before the center in McAllen opened. The nearby Border Patrol station was overwhelmed by an influx of Central Americans last summer, many of them mothers and children. “There was not a square foot of that station where we didn’t have kids...

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