U.S. Seeks to Control Arizona/Mexican Border The federal government is reinforcing the border between Mexico and Arizona, adding patrols and seeking out smugglers' tunnels. The effort to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border has resulted in a 25-percent rise in arrests -- a similar result to the last crackdown, 10 years ago. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.
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U.S. Seeks to Control Arizona/Mexican Border

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U.S. Seeks to Control Arizona/Mexican Border

U.S. Seeks to Control Arizona/Mexican Border

U.S. Seeks to Control Arizona/Mexican Border

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The federal government is reinforcing the border between Mexico and Arizona, adding patrols and seeking out smugglers' tunnels. The effort to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border has resulted in a 25-percent rise in arrests — a similar result to the last crackdown, 10 years ago. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.