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In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, a seemingly endless surge of immigrants
In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, a seemingly endless surge of immigrants

The call went out on Border Patrol radios just before sundown one day this week: 31 immigrants spotted illegally crossing the Rio Grande on a raft. No sooner had the migrants been found hiding in the mesquite brush than another report came in: A woman and boy were walking up the riverbank. The Rio Grande Valley has become ground zero for an unprecedented surge in families and unaccompanied children flooding across the Southwest border, creating what the Obama administration is calling a humanitarian crisis as border officials struggle to accommodate new detainees. Largely from Central America, they are now arriving at a rate of more than 35,000 a month. Anzalduas Park, a 96-acre...

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