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Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

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Agents at the Air and Marine Operations Center at an Air Force Reserve base in Riverside, Calif., track 20,000 to 25,000 flights a day for suspicious activity. Master Sgt. Julie Avey/AMOC hide caption

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Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

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More than 350 towns and cities in Texas have banned new billboards, but billboards companies are still pressing for new and taller signs. John Burnett hide caption

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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

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Pamela Taylor, who lives near Brownsville, Texas, calls the border fence there "useless." John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

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Thanks to unusually heavy monsoon rains, mesa land east of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico has erupted into vibrant green life — an unusual sight in this region. courtesy Harvey Day hide caption

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

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Thousands of young immigrants, many of them from Central America, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

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Child detainees in a holding cell at a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. Some human smugglers who bring children across the Rio Grande make sure to treat their clients well. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

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Boys in a holding area at a Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz. Generally, minors are put into deportation proceedings and given a "Notice To Appear" in immigration court, but they have permission to stay in the country while the U.S. decides their fate. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

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U.S. Court: Mexican Teen Killed By Border Patrol Had Rights

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a rifle on stage at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference earlier this year. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

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Romero is detained at a county park near McAllen, Texas, after wading across the Rio Grande. He says he left Central America to avoid conscription by street gangs and to join his family in the U.S. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents

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How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas

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