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2008
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American Border Patrol -- December 21, 2008       
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Construction crews pour concrete in a hard to reach spot along border east of Douglas, Arizona. Crew are erecting a vehicle barrier...

American Border Patrol -- December 15, 2008       
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This chart shows the number of people who visited the American Patrol Report Web site following the publication of its latest feature on Obama and nuclear weapons....

American Border Patrol -- December 14, 2008       
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Photo shows construction crews erecting a barrier on the west bank of the San Pedro River in Southeastern Arizona this morning. This is where American Border Patrol smuggled simulated WMD's into the U.S....

American Border Patrol -- December 13, 2008        
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Construction crews finish installation of Normandy-style vehicle barriers along the banks of the San Pedro River on the border in Southeastern Arizona. "The San Pedro has been used by smugglers for many years," said Glenn Spencer...

American Border Patrol -- December 12, 2008       
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Workers prepare to place final segment, a lockable gate, into 7-mile-long fence on Mexican border in southeastern Arizona. Fence runs from the San Pedro River to the Coronado National Monument....

American Border Patrol -- December 8, 2008        
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L. A. District Attorney Steve Cooley pays tribute to George Putnam at a memorial service in La Canada, California on Saturday, Dec. 6. Glenn Spencer attended the service and took the photos shown here...

American Border Patrol -- December 5, 2008       
Drug runners punching into ABP's ranch   
These photos show holes punched into a barbed wire fence that runs along the eastern end of American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona....

American Patrol Report -- December 2, 2008       
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Millions of Americans rejoice at President-elect Obama's choice for major cabinet posts. These big names are acting as a cover for the real threat represented by Govs Napolitano and Richardson and NCLR's Cecilia Munoz....

American Border Patrol -- November 28, 2008       
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Glenn Spencer lives alone with seven German Shepherds. They have a tradition of sharing Thanksgiving together. This year was no exception....

American Border Patrol -- November 26, 2008        
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Welders work to repair hole in fence along Mexican border west of Naco, Arizona. ABP decided to investigate this section of the fence after seeing a lot of enforcement activity in the area, including BP helicopters....

American Border Patrol -- November 20, 2008        
Virtual Volunteers keep watchful eye on border     
This is a screen grab from a KSAT TV (San Antonio) story about American Border Patrol's Virtual Vigilance System. Bob Parker is a volunteer who operates ABP's cameras from Texas...

American Border Patrol -- November 17, 2008       
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Glenn Spencer came up with the bright idea of using photos of ABP's seven German Shepherds wearing antlers on a Christmas card. He started with the smallest, Heidi, but she wasn't buying any of it. ..

American Border Patrol -- November 14, 2008       
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Kiewit Construction Company crews are racing to finish the fence along the border in Southeastern Arizona. Crew in the foreground is on the American Border Patrol ranch....

American Border Patrol -- November 7, 2008      
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Employees of Kiewit Construction pose for photo at Border Monument 98 on American Border Patrol's Arizona ranch....

American Border Patrol -- November 6, 2008       
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Photo is a screen grab from ABP's Virtual Vigilance camera system. It shows workmen installing segment of fence along section of border on ABP's ranch...

American Border Patrol -- November 4, 2008       
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Road grader belonging to Kiewit Construction is seen near Monument 98 on the American Border Patrol ranch in Southeastern Arizona. Construction of the seven-mile border fence that began on September 5...

American Border Patrol -- October 30, 2008       
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Border Patrol vehicle is parked overlooking spot where a suspected drug smuggler drove through the border fence and onto American Border Patrol's ranch before being turned back....

American Border Patrol -- October 29, 2008      
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From left to right, Mike Christie of ABP, Rolf Porseryd, Journalist TV 4, Stockholm, Mike Christie of ABP and Olf Jacobsson, cameraman, TV 4, Stockholm. Swedish TV joins a long list of European and Asian media...

American Border Patrol -- October 28, 2008       
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From left to right, Mike Christie of American Border Patrol, and Caroline Mier and Marjorie Paillon of BFMTV, the French News Network. Glenn Spencer of ABP piloted the plane as the journalists got an aerial tour of the border near Douglas, Arizona....

American Border Patrol -- October 27, 2008       
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This photo shows the Border Patrol camera tower just north of American Border Patrol's ranch in SE Arizona. For some reason the thermal cameras which were next to each of the color cameras shown here were taken down about a week ago...

American Border Patrol -- October 25, 2008      
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This photo was taken this morning. It shows construction crews working on the border fence west of American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona....

American Border Patrol -- October 23, 2008       
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This photo was taken by American Border Patrol. The location is right on the border in Arizona. Binoculars in campout strongly suggest the man is a lookout for smugglers....

American Border Patrol -- October 22, 2008       
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There is story on from Channel 6 in San Diego that 25 illegal aliens were caught in a tractor-trailer in Tecate Monday. To show just how easy it is for illegal aliens to cross the border, take a look at this photograph...

American Border Patrol -- October 21, 2008      
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This photo was taken from American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona. It shows two construction cranes working on the border fence...

American Border Patrol -- October 20, 2008       
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Video crew from British Sky Broadcasting's Five News after a flight in American Border Patrol's Border Hawk M yesterday. Jonathon Samuels at left is the correspondent. His interview with Glenn Spencer will air in Britain before the U.S. Election....

American Border Patrol -- October 17, 2008       
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This photo was taken from American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona. It shows two construction crews erecting a new border fence - approaching each other from opposite directions...

American Border Patrol -- October 13, 2008       
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This photo, taken Friday morning, shows a construction crew erecting a fence on the border just south of Glenn Spencer's home....

American Border Patrol -- October 7, 2008      
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This photo shows new border fence erected by the Department of Homeland Security next to old chain link fencing. -- This particular segment of fence is 2.4 miles in length...

American Border Patrol -- October 1, 2008      
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Top photo shows break in fence southeast of Yuma, Arizona. This and other breaks in fence in this area appear to have been caused by shifting sand. This fencing has been in place for about a year....

American Border Patrol -- September 24, 2008       
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This photo was taken on the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona on March 6, 2007. It shows a man dressed in military fatigues working on a border vehicle barrier. Recent reports of overruns on the cost of construction of fencing and barriers...

American Border Patrol -- September 17, 2008    
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Photo taken at about 8:35 a.m. PDT shows Border Patrol Piper Cub flying over American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona.

American Border Patrol -- September 14, 2008       
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This hole in the fence was caused by storm erosion. It is rumored that 150 people per day cross the border through this hole and that the Border Patrol does not plan to repair it until next July....

American Border Patrol -- September 12, 2008         
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This is a screen grab from a video taken Tuesday evening. Four people are seen walking north into the U.S. After crossing the border west of American Border Patrol's Arizona ranch. Since this is an almost nightly occurrence...

American Border Patrol -- September 10, 2008        
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Photo shows Kiewit construction workers erecting fence on border in Southeastern Arizona on September 9. The Huachuca Mountains can be seen in the background....

American Border Patrol -- September 8, 2008    
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A group of people were spotted by ABP's border camera walking into the U.S. Saturday night. Time was 06:50 PDT. No apprehension was observed.

American Border Patrol -- September 5, 2008       
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First section of new border fence is installed by Kiewit Construction this morning. Fence is west of the San Pedro River in Southeastern Arizona. It will eventually help protect American Border Patrol's ranch.....

American Border Patrol -- September 4, 2008     
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This is a screen grab from American Border Patrol's Operation Virtual Vigilance thermal camera. ABP could find no evidence that this group, that had just crossed the border, was apprehended by the Border Patrol. This is an almost nightly occurrence.

American Border Patrol -- September 3, 2008       
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ABP Virtual Vigilance border camera spots road construction underway 6 miles away. Kiewit Construction Company has the contract to build the fence that was to have begun in March...

American Border Patrol -- August 26, 2008     
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Wolf, one of Stars pups, goes after dragon fly in ABP's fish pond on Sunday. Screen grab from video....

American Border Patrol -- August 24, 2008    
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Line of people getting ready to cross border. Screen grab from ABP's Virtual Vigilance Camera system last evening. Video later.

American Border Patrol -- August 15, 2008      
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A sample of the grinding poverty along the border, this photo shows a house up against the new border fence at Calexico, California...

American Border Patrol -- August 14, 2008       
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Change of pace. Small thunderstorm dumps rain on the Chiricahua Mountains north of American Border Patrol's ranch. This year's monsoon has been very wet....

American Border Patrol -- August 12, 2008       
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Photo taken from American Border Patrol's Operation Virtual Vigilance camera this morning shows road grader working on Border Road about three miles east of the San Pedro River...

American Border Patrol -- August 11, 2008       
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This photo shows construction of a new fence on the north-south canal southwest of Yuma, Arizona. The fence design appears to be much more robust than that used in places like Naco and Sasabe, Arizona...

American Border Patrol -- August 10, 2008        
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According to the Arizona Daily Star, the recent incursion into the United States by Mexico occurred within view of the new steel vehicle border barriers. American Border Patrol has studied its data from a recent aerial survey and discovered a hole in the barbed wire fence...

American Border Patrol -- August 5, 2008 
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This is a Mexican cow that wandered onto American Border Patrol's ranch through a hole in the fence created when a drug runner came through. The Mexican rancher (rumored to be part of the drug cartel) usually fixes the fence right away but didn't this time....

American Border Patrol -- August 4, 2008    
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Yesterday about 4 p.m., an American Border Patrol employee spotted an unfamiliar pickup truck on its ranch heading northbound. The Border Patrol was notified. Later, ABP learned that the vehicle was involved in a drug run and that the BP had chased it...

American Border Patrol  -- August 2, 2008   
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This photo was taken as ABP's Border Hawk M landed at the Marine Naval Air Station at Yuma. The aircraft (number 12 on the starboard twin tail) is an F-18 belonging to Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314)...

American Border Patrol -- August 1, 2008   
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American Border Patrol cameraman Mike Christie got this picture of a CBP helicopter flying along the border on July 29. The powerful zoom camera makes the helicopter appear closer than it really is...

American Border Patrol -- July 30, 2008    
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Man waves at ABP's Border Hawk M as it flies by "Patriot's Point" on the border in California.

American Border Patrol -- July 29, 2008    
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Glenn Spencer sent these photos from California. He had just landed after flying an Operation BEEF mission. He has much to report but thought the people might like seeing this large group getting ready to jump over Mr. Chertoff's "fence."

American Border Patrol -- June 19, 2008   
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This photo was taken on ABP's last mission to Fabens, Texas. It shows an incomplete border fence. The problem is the old barbed wire fence was torn down and not replaced, leaving the border wide open to the West....

American Border Patrol -- July 18, 2008    
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This photo shows where a smuggler crashed his truck through the border barbed wire fence on the American Border Patrol ranch yesterday. Border Patrol chased the smuggler back into Mexico....

American Border Patrol -- July 14, 2008    
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Clip from today's NCLR meeting. McCain advisor Juan "Mexico First" Herndandez is seen glad-handing the crowd following McCain's speech. McCain is at the rear...

American Border Patrol -- July 11, 2008    
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This photo was taken today, July 11. It shows the border fence where thousands of American flags were affixed on July 4. In the background a storm gathers over the Huachuca Mountains...

American Border Patrol -- July 10, 2008  
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Mike Christie of American Border Patrol checks performance of "sundog" camera - part of Virtual Vigilance border surveillance system.

American Border Patrol  -- July 6, 2008 
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Young lady contemplates the American flag as she places them on the border fence on the American Border Patrol ranch in southeastern Arizona....

American Border Patrol -- July 4, 2008 
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Digital game camera captures image of at least five people on trail in the Huachuca Moutains. Their dress is unusual as most migrants use inexpensive things like plastic trash bags to protect them from the rain...

American Border Patrol -- July 3, 2008   
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These two Army bears will parachute onto American Border Patrol's ranch tomorrow morning, after jumping out of ABP's Border Hawk M...

American Border Patrol -- June 30, 2008   
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Glenn Spencer flies the Border Hawk M along the border east of Naco, Arizona. Glenn will be flying the border from Fabens, Texas to the Pacific Ocean next week. Operation BEEF will report the truth.

American Border Patrol -- June 29, 2008     
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American Border Patrol's digital game camera catches group of people walking on trail in the Huachuca Mountains south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. This is a popular trail that should be well known to the U.S. Border Patrol. Yet, people use it frequently to illegally enter the U.S.

American Border Patrol -- June 27, 2008    
UAV spotted by ABP
This just in! American Border Patrol reports that a Predator UAV has been spotted over Sierra Vista, Arizona. It was seen flying a "racetrack" pattern just east of Monson Rd. on Canada...

American Border Patrol -- June 27, 2008   
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Digital game camera catches person walking along trail in Huachuca Mountains south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Another frame shows a large bear taking the same path....

American Border Patrol - June 26, 2008   
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The Border Patrol has installed Normandy-type vehicle barriers on ABP's Arizona ranch. -- This follows an assault on Mike Christie...

American Border Patrol -- June 24, 2008    
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Wes Fleming was working on a project on ABP's ranch when he noticed that one of Star's pups, Heidi, was just sitting in the fish pond. She stayed there for so long...

American Border Patrol -- June 23, 2008
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A video vignette of the Border Hawk M operated by American Border Patrol and flown by Glenn Spencer...

American Border Patrol -- June 20, 2008    
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Glenn Spencer lands the Border Hawk M at Bisbee Municipal Airport just north of the Mexican border. Runways at Bisbee had been closed for three months...

American Border Patrol -- June 19, 2008   
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American Border Patrol has begun to use digital game cameras to document illegal border crossings. The cameras are almost impossible to spot...

American Border Patrol -- June 17, 2008   
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Mike Christie of American Border Patrol shows two DEA agents how vehicles enter the U.S. from Mexico through "gate." Christie was nearly killed by vehicle that entered this way...

American Border Patrol -- May 23, 2008    
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These dune buggy folks were part of a larger group seen in desert west of Yuma, Arizona. They were about 1/4 mile north of the border. There is no fence or other indication as to where the border is....

American Border Patrol -- May 10, 2008    
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Border Patrol agents apprehend group of probable illegal aliens on Wilson road in Naco, Arizona, 1.5 miles north of the Mexico border. A single-layer fence stretches for miles in either direction from the Naco Port of Entry...

American Border Patrol -- May 9, 2008    
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This photo shows a welder working on a vehicle barrier on the Mexican border in Arizona. These barriers have been in place for some time. It is suspected that the welder is repairing the barrier. If so, it would confirm earlier suspicions that...

American Border Patrol -- May 7, 2008    
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This photo was taken by American Border Patrol on April 29, 2008. Tracks running across the border can be seen very clearly. ABP could find no evidence of a border fence of any sort.

American Border Patrol -- May 6, 2008    
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Photos taken by American Border Patrol on April 29, 2008. Top photo shows Border Patrol agent watching as ABP's Border Hawk M flies by. Bottom photo shows opening in barbed-wire stock fence...

American Border Patrol -- May 5, 2008    
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Photo taken April 29, 2008 by American Border Patrol shows Port of Entry at Sasabe, Arizona. Note what appears to be new radiation detection equipment...

American Border Patrol -- May 4, 2008    
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Photo taken by American Border Patrol on April 28, 2008. This break in the so-called fence in Arizona has been in this same state of disrepair for at least six months...

American Border Patrol -- May 2, 2008    
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Photo taken April 28 shows group of people wading across the Colorado River south west of Yuma, Arizona.

American Border Patrol -- March 25, 2008    
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American Border Patrol photo shows new DHS fence along border just south of unfinished Simcox fence. Railroad rail (cannibalized from historic railroad) vehicle barrier can be seen between two fences.

American Border Patrol -- March 23, 2008    
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This photo was taken on March 21, 2008 by American Border Patrol. Location is just east of Naco, Arizona. Two people are seen on south side of border fence. These are apparently lookouts for about six others seen nearby.

American Border Patrol -- March 4, 2008
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Granite Construction working in San Pedro River riparian area, probably resuming construction of the fence that was delayed by archaeological work.

American Border Patrol -- February 28, 2008
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Photo taken by American Border Patrol this morning along the Mexican border west of Naco, Arizona. Mexican military seems to be giving ride to two migrants.

American Border Patrol -- February 18, 2008
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Mike Christie of American Border Patrol, shows scale of fence on border west of Naco, Arizona. Christie is 6'3". Posts are flat on top, making it possible to drop down from the top of the fence onto a point six feet above the surface...

American Border Patrol -- February 17, 2008
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Makeshift ladder on Mexico side of fence near Yuma, Arizona. Obelisk is a survey monument marking the border. Photo was taken October 15, 2007.

American Border Patrol -- February 16, 2008
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Man steps over border "fence" in San Pedro River Riparian Area last Wednesday evening. Other man was carrying back pack. Photo taken from American Border Patrol thermal camera.

American Border Patrol -- February 12, 2008
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Workers remove fencing around archaeological survey in San Pedro River riparian area. According to one archaeologist on site, the work will be completed today, leaving no further environmental impediment to the completion of the border fence.

American Border Patrol -- February 3, 2008
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Starlett, one of Star's pups, was injured by an attacking Javalina wild pig (insert) on the American Border Patrol ranch in Arizona this past week . She has a drain tube inserted at mid-body. Starlett ran into a herd of about fifteen wild Javelina when she was injured.

American Border Patrol -- January 19, 2008
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This photo was taken yesterday by American Border Patrol during an Operation B.E.E.F. aerial survey of the border fence. There are at least thirty people visible in this group, with probably more hiding in the brush...

American Border Patrol -- January 17, 2008  
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Border Patrol agent apprehends suspected illegal alien in San Pedro River Riparian Area today. Agents continued to look for larger group. AP Internal Use Only

American Border Patrol -- January 15, 2008
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Screen grab from video taken in ABP's Gully Watcher being operated by Patriots' Border Alliance people. Group of about twelve people is seen moving in brush 33 miles north of the border near the Sasabe Port of Entry....

American Border Patrol -- January 5, 2008
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One of Glenn Spencer's German Shepherds, Bingo, checks out the scene as three Border Patrol Agents walk along road near the border on American Border Patrol's ranch. The agents were looking for a group of about 15 Spanish-speaking people who had trespassed onto the ranch property...

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