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Border Patrol Helped by Variety of Factors

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Border Patrol Helped by Variety of Factors

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Border Patrol Helped by Variety of Factors

Border Patrol Helped by Variety of Factors

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Volunteer "Minutemen" have spent the past three weeks on Arizona's border with Mexico, trying to deter illegal crossings. The group claims success. But other factors are also at play, including increased warnings by the Mexican government and traditional migration patterns that shift westward this time of year.

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