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A special response team with Customs and Border Protection drills on the international bridge between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in the event that desperate migrants rush the port of entry. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Criminals Target Migrants In Mexico Seeking U.S. Asylum

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ICE Opens Family Detention Center In Texas To Reporters

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Migrants In Mexico Seeking U.S. Asylum Wait Amid Dangerous Conditions

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The Pew Research Center estimates there are 7.5 million unauthorized workers in the United States concentrated in agriculture, construction and the hospitality industry. Karina Perez for NPR hide caption

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Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

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Restaurant Owners Grapple With Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

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Migrant Crisis Is Moving South To Mexican Border Towns

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Ross Barrera, Starr County GOP chairman, wants a border wall to stop unauthorized migrants who he says hike up from the Rio Grande on the path behind his fence. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Residents Fear Border Wall Will Increase Flooding

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Texas Residents Fear Border Wall Will Increase Flooding

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What Trump's Wall Means For Starr County, Texas

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Judge In California Blocks Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule

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Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Defends Agency's Decisions

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Acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan says he doesn't expect the asylum rule announced this week to be in place for very long. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

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Nationwide Immigration Raids That Were Ordered By Trump Didn't Happen

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New Emergency Shelter For Migrant Children Opens In Carrizo Springs, Texas

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