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Ranchers say border security must precede immigration reform

Our government has allowed criminals to take control of our southern border and through federal action have purposely established the so-called Arizona Corridor. Under the Bush administration, the federal government successfully secured the San Diego, Yuma and El Paso areas, leaving the path of least resistance in the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol, which is responsible for 268 miles of international border.

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Vulnerable on the border (access required)

Long before the March murder of Douglas rancher Robert Krentz, southern Arizona ranch hands warned of the dangers presented by what they call the lax security of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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The Battle of Ambos Nogales (access required)

On the afternoon of Aug. 27, 1918, a Mexican civilian sparked a small gun battle after crossing from the United States back into Mexico at Nogales, without stopping at the U.S. Customs house. Customs Inspector Arthur G. Barber drew his pistol and chased the man, who was suspected of gun smuggling, followed by two enlisted men. A Mexican officer saw Barber coming across and fired at the customs inspector. The shot missed Barber, but struck and killed one of the other two troops. The remaining troop returned fire, killing the Mexican officer.

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