Bickering About the Border

Arizona and New Mexico try to beef up security

It's not a homeownership plan the government will be keen to promote. Two illegal immigrants from El Salvador took possession last week of a 70-acre Arizona ranch as part of a civil judgment against a vigilante leader who allegedly threatened them with a gun when he caught them sneaking into the U.S. in March 2003. The immigrants said the ordeal left them with posttraumatic stress, a condition that seems to be spreading fast on the Mexico-U.S. boundary. To wit: Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano declared a state of emergency last week because, she said, "the Federal Government has failed" to secure the border....

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