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Migrant traffic on the busiest stretch of the border

Chief Deputy Rene Gonzalez, left, and Deputy Rey Reyna of the Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3 Department walk a path to the Rio Grande at a migrant crossing July 23 near Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
A man and horse walk up a bank of the Rio Grande after getting out of the water on the Mexican side of the river at a spot frequently used as a migrant crossing July 23, as seen from the U.S. side near Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times )
People swim on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande at a spot frequently used as a migrant crossing July 23, as seen from the U.S. side near Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter assists U.S. Border Patrol agents on the ground with apprehending migrants attempting to illegally cross the Rio Grande on July 23 near Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
Chief Deputy Rene Gonzalez of the Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3 Department closes the gate at Anzalduas Park on July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
A deputy from the Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3 Department patrols July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
Chief Deputy Rene Gonzalez of the Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3 Department checks on two of his deputies July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
Central American asylum seekers turn themselves in to a police officer after crossing the Rio Grande on July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
Rosie and 4-year-old daughter Katya, asylum seekers from El Salvador, turn themselves in to law enforcement after crossing the Rio Grande on July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
An 11-year-old boy from Mexico turns himself in to law enforcement after crossing the Rio Grande alone July 23 in Mission, Texas. (Loren Elliott / For The Times)
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