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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan takes questions last week from reporters following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration without reaching an agreement between conservatives and moderates. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., holds a news conference on immigration reform Wednesday at the Capitol. Curbelo is seeking to circumvent Republican leaders to bring an immigration bill to the House floor. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

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Retired Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, left, and former assistant defense secretary Paul McHale, center, visit Utah National Guard troops as they extend a border fence in San Luis, Ariz., in 2006. Khampha Bouaphanh/AP hide caption

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Former National Guard Chief On What A 2006 Border Deployment Tells Us Today

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox spoke with NPR about his book, Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets. The book highlights the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Mexican President To Trump: 'If You Want To Build A Wall, Waste Your Money'

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Raymond Skiles, longtime wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, says that animals require free access to the Rio Grande as their primary water source. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Big Bend, Texas, There's Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall

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Hiro Yazawa of Japan Cell displays a spotlight weapon that sells for $5,000 at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio on Tuesday. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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With Trump's Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference Wednesday prior to a town hall meeting at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Matthew Healey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Will GOP's Efforts To Reach Out To Hispanics Survive These Primaries?

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Stephanie Acosta of El Paso, Texas, crosses the finish line after running a 10K race from the United States into Mexico. Monica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ hide caption

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El Paso-Juarez Race Reunites 2 Border Cities

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La Roca restaurant in Nogales, Mexico, draws a mix of American tourists and locals. It used to have an American bank account and credit card until the bank closed the account. Jude Joffe-Block/KJZZ hide caption

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money-Laundering Fears

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At the White House on Friday, President Obama met with El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren (from left), Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to discuss the border crisis. AP hide caption

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J.T. Ready is a reputed neo-Nazi who has been conducting heavily armed patrols to catch illegal aliens in the Arizona desert. J.T. Ready/AP hide caption

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