Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge<br />
Arizona<br />
USA<br />
August 24, 2007<br />
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The National Guard patrols the skies over the Arizona desert. They are in search of Mexican smugglers and illegal immigrants crossing into the US. In five years, rangers at Organ Pipe have recovered 200 abandoned vehicles. The vehicles (usually stolen US vehicles) often break down in the desert during the trip north and are left behind by drug smugglers. The Arizona deserts are littered with these vehicles that are left along makeshift roads, also created by the smugglers.<br />
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The National Guard cannot arrest smugglers but can report them directly to the border patrol. Of the 6,000 National Guard that began deployment in Arizona on the US Mexican border in 2006, half now remain.

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US Mexican border 2007
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
Arizona
USA
August 24, 2007

The National Guard patrols the skies over the Arizona desert. They are in search of Mexican smugglers and illegal immigrants crossing into the US. In five years, rangers at Organ Pipe have recovered 200 abandoned vehicles. The vehicles (usually stolen US vehicles) often break down in the desert during the trip north and are left behind by drug smugglers. The Arizona deserts are littered with these vehicles that are left along makeshift roads, also created by the smugglers.

The National Guard cannot arrest smugglers but can report them directly to the border patrol. Of the 6,000 National Guard that began deployment in Arizona on the US Mexican border in 2006, half now remain.

Filename: border_2007_405.jpg
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 24 Aug 2007
Location: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Arizona United States of America
Credit: Anthony Suau © 2007
Copyright: Anthony Suau 2007
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