NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 2013
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(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.]
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