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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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Obama puts forth border plan similar to Bush’s

President Barack Obama's plan to send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops back to the U.S.-Mexico border quelled demands that he must do more to battle illegal immigration and drug smuggling, but advocates for tougher enforcement say the troops need authority to make detentions. The new plan looks similar to the National Guard initiative under former President George W. Bush.

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Kirkpatrick to propose 3,500 more border agents

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona plans to introduce a proposal Tuesday that would add 3,500 new agents to the Border Patrol in an attempt to improve security along the US-Mexico border and keep drug violence in Mexico from spilling into the United States.

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