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Mexico / Obama Trip / Illegal Immigrants #1052094

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Obama’s trip to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto†† to talk about securing the border and Pena Nieto’s move to limit the access of US law enforcement agencies inside Mexico noted; scenes shown. [OBAMA – says he is optimistic about immigration reform.]

(Tucson, Arizona: Mark Potter) Concern about the safety & security of rural areas along the US-Mexico border examined; scenes shown from southern Arizona & Texas; statistics on border arrests cited; details given about security measures to protect border cities and the rise in immigrant apprehensions along the Rio Grande River; hidden camera video shown of smugglers carrying marijuana loads through private US ranch land. [US Border Patrol Jeffrey SELF††- says we have a more secure border than in years past.] [Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO†- comments on the number of illegal immigrants and illegal contraband.] [Arizona resident Gary THRASHER††- says the more they protect one region, the more it funnels into more remote areas.] [San Juan, Texas police Chief Juan GONZALEZ††- comments on the surge in stash houses set up by immigrant smugglers.]

Williams, Brian;
Potter, Mark

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