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One Border Coyote and His Accomplice Have Been Captured and Released 35 Timesnew

The story the Popes tell opens a window on the world of alien- and drug-smuggling, and the criminals who operate within it. It also shines a light on a system that fails citizens in multiple ways, the most maddening being the number of times these crooks are set free to strike again.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  09-16-2009  |  Immigration

There Are No Honest Players Among Human Smugglersnew

Illegal immigrants are subject to pain and death at the hands of their "rescuers" if they don't pay up in full.
Houston Press  |  Chris Vogel  |  08-12-2008  |  Immigration

The Minuteman's 15 Minutes of Fame (Minute 14.5)new

Looking for illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexican border, the Minutemen end up getting spooked by rattlesnakes and the suspicious light of the moon.
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  07-01-2005  |  Immigration

Outraged Citizens Hold Mexican Church-Goers Hostagenew

In a hunt for illegal immigrants, three off-duty baggage inspectors held an entire South Phoenix church congregation at gunpoint. The Maricopa county attorney's failure to prosecute the inspectors puts him on the fringe.
Phoenix New Times  |  Michael Lacey  |  05-11-2005  |  Commentary

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