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Undocumented Immigrant Now Feels 'More American'

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Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses

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Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways

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Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

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Parts of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border might stop vehicles, but they don't keep out those making the journey on foot. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her

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Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

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Columbus, N.M., was raided by Pancho Villa in 1916 and by federal agents in 2011. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

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Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso

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Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class

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Troncoso Family Finds Success On U.S. Side Of Border With Mexico

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Workers arrive at an assembly plant located along the border. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

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Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands

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Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border

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For Illegal Immigrants, Journey To U.S. Soil Cut Short

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A woman uses a cash machine at an HSBC bank office in Mexico City. The multi-national bank was heavily penalized several years ago for permitting huge transfers of drug cartel money between Mexico and the U.S. Enric Marti/AP hide caption

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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

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Many drug cartel members die young, and when they do, their families often spend lavishly to construct mausoleums that look like small condos. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South

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The La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, Texas, is run by a group of nuns. While the shelter is just across the border from Mexico, the asylum seekers come from poor, troubled countries around the globe. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide

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Grito: The Longest Shout You'll Hear Today, With A History

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Claudia Rosales kneels in front of her home altar devoted to Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. Rosales put up a statue of the saint in the city that was taken down by the mayor of Matamoros. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

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Remembering The Alamo With A Texas Historian

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Dob Cunningham (right) and his friend Larry Johnson stand on the edge of Cunningham's 800-acre ranch in Quemado, Texas, which touches the Rio Grande. On the other side, Mexico. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier

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