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Arkansas congressman calls visit to U.S.-Mexico border 'eye-opening experience'

February 13, 2018
In The News

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman spent time along the southern border with Mexico this month, watching Border Patrol agents pursue drug and human traffickers in Arizona.

Many of the culprits got away, he said, in part because of the terrain -- much of it is mountainous and nearly uninhabited.

He also blamed what he views as excessive environmental regulations, saying they hamper the ability of Border Patrol agents to curtail illegal crossings and catch criminals.

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