Car unloads from border ferry
August 13, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CDTA boy waits for the last car to unload from the hand-drawn ferry that runs between the U.S. and Mexico border at Los Ebanos, Texas, in August 2007. If Congress agrees on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, it will probably include a requirement to erect fencing that would wrap more of the nation's nearly 2,000-mile Southwest border in tall steel columns. But the mandate would essentially double down on a strategy that the Customs and Border Protection agency isn't even sure works.
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