U.S.-Mexico Border Photos on Townhall

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              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores, left, with his wife, Maria Flores, talks about the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brow

    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores, left, with his wife, Maria Flores, talks about the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brow

    Posted: 10/15/2012 4:38:37 AM EST
    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores, left, with his wife, Maria Flores, talks about the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds o

    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds o

    Posted: 10/15/2012 4:38:37 AM EST
    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of

    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of

    Posted: 10/15/2012 4:38:37 AM EST
    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores stands on one side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes across his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008,

    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores stands on one side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes across his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008,

    Posted: 10/15/2012 4:23:39 AM EST
    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores stands on one side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes across his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 200

    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 200

    Posted: 10/15/2012 4:23:39 AM EST
    In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, cotton farmer Teofilo “Junior” Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              U.S. Border Patrol vehicles parallel the U.S.-Mexico border fence in the area where a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed on Tuesday October 2, 2012 west of Douglas, Arizona.  One a

    U.S. Border Patrol vehicles parallel the U.S.-Mexico border fence in the area where a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed on Tuesday October 2, 2012 west of Douglas, Arizona. One a

    Posted: 10/3/2012 2:08:29 PM EST
    U.S. Border Patrol vehicles parallel the U.S.-Mexico border fence in the area where a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed on Tuesday October 2, 2012 west of Douglas, Arizona. One agent was killed and another wounded in the incident. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Benjie Sanders) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
  •  - Relatives of late teenager Sergio Hernandez hold a banner with a picture of him near a Border Patrol truck patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near Ciudad Juarez

    Relatives of late teenager Sergio Hernandez hold a banner with a picture of him near a Border Patrol truck patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:55:13 AM EST
    Relatives of late teenager Sergio Hernandez hold a banner with a picture of him near a Border Patrol truck patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near Ciudad Juarez June 7, 2012. The Hernandez family gathered to mark the second death anniversary of their son Sergio, shot and killed by a U.S. border patrol agent in June 2010, when he and his friends briefly crossed into U.S. territory throwing rocks at border officials. Hernandez' parents have filed a lawsuit in El Paso, demanding $25 million in compensation from the U.S. government for the fatal shooting of Hernandez, reported local media. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Accused murder suspect Arnoldo Jimenez is shown in handout photos from police in Burbank Illinois

    Accused murder suspect Arnoldo Jimenez is shown in handout photos from police in Burbank Illinois

    Posted: 5/18/2012 4:17:49 PM EST
    Accused murder suspect Arnoldo Jimenez is seen in these Burbank, Illinois police handout images released to Reuters on May 16, 2012. The FBI says a man who killed his newlywed bride near Chicago has fled to the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas, according to court papers obtained May 18, 2012. Jimenez, 30, has been on the run since a relative found his wife, 25-year-old Estrella Carrera, dead in a bathtub, still wearing the same silver sequin cocktail dress she wore during her wedding reception on May 11, a news release from police in Burbank, Ill, a suburb of Chicago. REUTERS/Burbank Police Department/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Penitents stand outside a church before participating in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Altar

    Penitents stand outside a church before participating in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Altar

    Posted: 4/6/2012 6:34:15 PM EST
    Penitents stand outside a church before participating in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Altar, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the U.S.-Mexico border April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Alonso Castillo (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 2/4/2012 8:45:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2011, file photo Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, center, tours the U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz. Most illegal border crossers are apprehended along the 2,000-mile long Mexican border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Since the 2006 budget year, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has spent more than $1.4 billion on what is described as ?administrative uncontrollable overtime,? according to the data provided by the Border Patrol. In practical terms, agents average two hours a day in overtime. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 2/4/2012 8:45:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2011, file photo Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, tours the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agent Steve Venditouli in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz. Most illegal border crossers are apprehended along the 2,000-mile long Mexican border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Since the 2006 budget year, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has spent more than $1.4 billion on what is described as ?administrative uncontrollable overtime,? according to the data provided by the Border Patrol. In practical terms, agents average two hours a day in overtime. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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    Posted: 12/11/2011 9:00:55 PM EST
    In this Oct. 31, 2011 photo, work is underway in Big Bend National Park, Texas, on a planned remotely-operated port of entry at the Rio Grande. It would be the first of its kind on the U.S.-Mexico border and provide access to Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, seen in the distance. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)
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    Posted: 12/11/2011 3:30:46 PM EST
    In this Oct. 31, 2011 photo, work is underway in Big Bend National Park, Texas, on a planned remotely-operated port of entry at the Rio Grande. It would be the first of its kind on the U.S.-Mexico border and provide access to Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico, seen in the distance. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)
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    Posted: 12/1/2011 7:30:47 PM EST
    The home of Felicitas Gurrola de Mason is seen Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Chula Vista, Calif. Gurrola, 84, will be sentenced on Thursday after she pleaded guilty to charges that she directed a smuggling organization that guided migrants across the heavily fortified U.S.-Mexico border by giving them imposter IDs to present to immigration authorities at the crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:15:48 PM EST
    FILE - This file photo released Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows a cross-border tunnel that authorities say was used as a major underground drug passage. The tunnel was 2,200 feet long, more than seven football fields, and ran from the kitchen of a home in Tijuana, Mexico, to two warehouses in San Diego's Otay Mesa industrial district. Mexican trucker Daniel Navarro was sentenced Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, to nearly 16 years in prison for his role in two major drug tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border federal Authorities who raided the tunnels seized about 50 tons of marijuana. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, File)
  •  - A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out"  in Ciudad Juarez

    A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 10/29/2011 8:54:36 PM EST
    A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" near the U.S.-Mexico border at Rio Bravo, in Ciudad Juarez October 29, 2011. The exhibition, which shows thousands of photographs of smiling people living in Juarez, is meant to promote a positive image of Cuidad Juarez, according to the organisers of the exhibition. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 10/29/2011 8:51:41 PM EST
    A volunteer brushes a photograph with glue during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" near the U.S.-Mexico border at Rio Bravo, in Ciudad Juarez October 29, 2011. The exhibition, which shows thousands of photographs of smiling people living in Juarez, is meant to promote a positive image of Cuidad Juarez, according to the organisers of the exhibition. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A volunteer rolls up a photograph during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    A volunteer rolls up a photograph during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 10/29/2011 8:51:33 PM EST
    A volunteer rolls up a photograph during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" near the U.S.-Mexico border at Rio Bravo, in Ciudad Juarez October 29, 2011. The exhibition, which shows thousands of photographs of smiling people living in Juarez, is meant to promote a positive image of Cuidad Juarez, according to the organisers of the exhibition. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Volunteers and photographers pose for a photograph during an exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    Volunteers and photographers pose for a photograph during an exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 10/29/2011 8:44:05 PM EST
    Volunteers and photographers display portraits as they pose for a photograph during an open-air exhibition as part of the global art movement "Inside Out" near the U.S.-Mexico border at Rio Bravo, in Ciudad Juarez October 29, 2011. The exhibition, which shows thousands of photographs of smiling people living in Juarez, is meant to promote a positive image of Cuidad Juarez, according to the organisers of the exhibition. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A booth selling pedestrians tickets for rides north awaits business at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro

    A booth selling pedestrians tickets for rides north awaits business at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro

    Posted: 10/7/2011 10:53:47 AM EST
    A booth selling pedestrians tickets for rides north awaits business at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California September 27, 2011. With over 13 million vehicles a year, 24 lanes of traffic and 18,000 pedestrians a day, the task of risk management happens 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the U.S.-Mexican border in San Ysidro, California. Hundreds of customs and border protection officers use sophisticated technology to protect the busiest land border crossing in the U.S. The world's population is projected to reach 7 billion on October 31, 2011, according to official U.N. population projections, presenting what the United Nations Population Fund called both a challenge and an opportunity. Picture taken September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT)