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Monday, July 7, 2014

In deep South Texas, a daily tide of poor migrants

A law enforcement officer looks across the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border in Granjeno, Texas. The epicenter of the recent surge in illegal immigration is a 5-mile slice of deep South Texas that has become a hot spot for migrants, human smugglers and drug cartels.