Special Report: Immigration Multimedia
Photos, videos and panoramas from the ongoing immigration debate in Washington and across the nation.
Photos, videos and panoramas from the ongoing immigration debate in Washington and across the nation.
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The Shadow Wolves unit of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) track smugglers on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Sells, Ariz. The unit is comprised of 14 members, all of whom are of Native American descent.
 
Border Control
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Immigration and border security are top issues ahead of mid-term elections in Arizona. The U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector is the busiest in the nation, with more than 430,000 apprehensions in 2005. Polls show that while voters support tighter border security, they also support a guest worker program. Candidates try to reconcile a range of voter opinions while campaigning.
 
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Thursday's rally of immigrants and their supporters on the National Mall drew a smaller crowd than similar demonstrations held in the spring, but participants remained energetic.
 
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About 100 Central American men, shackled at the wrists and ankles, recently boarded a Boeing 737 bound from Dulles International Airport to Alexandria, La. Once hopeful newcomers to the United States, they began their journeys home on a deportation flight for illegal immigrants run by the Department of Homeland Security.
 
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For tens of thousands of impoverished Central Americans who sneak into the United States each year, the "border" begins at Guatemala's frontier with Mexico. This is where many begin the dangerous trek through the desert into Arizona or Texas.
 
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The U.S. has a 4,000-mile border with Canada, a largely fenceless line that crosses through towns, mountains, wilderness and water. It's often called "the longest undefended border on the planet."
 
Two Hosts, Two Audiences, One Topic -- Immigration
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Talk radio hosts Pedro Biaggi and Chris Core have opposing viewpoints and divergent audiences, but they do have one thing in common -- their D.C.-area listeners can't get enough of immigration.
 
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Marcelo Rocabado and Jeanette Dove switch effortlessly from Spanish to English multiple times within a single conversation. They are comfortable doing business in D.C. or Miami and they created a bilingual magazine called Two Mundos.
 
Mulitmedia
A portrait of the complexities of life along the U.S.-Mexico border, which is at the forefront of a growing debate over U.S. immigration and border security reform proposals.
 
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Along the nearly 2,000 miles of U.S.-Mexican border, lives have been constructed for generations -- legally and illegally -- to straddle the border.
 
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The Bush administration's multi-billion dollar plan to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border with surveillance technology is provoking skepticism in Congress and warnings from government analysts.
 
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Maria Bernal and her family split their lives between Mexico and the United States. During the week, Bernal and her children live in the United States where she works and they attend school. On the weekends they travel to Ciudad Juarez to be among their family and friends.
 
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In the southwestern corner of Arizona, the unintended consequences of a decade's worth of past efforts to crack down on illegal crossings of the 2,000-mile border are clear.
 
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Residents and local officials question President Bush's plans to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to overhaul immigration laws.
 
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The Minutemen, a group opposed to illegal immigration and known for staging civilian patrols along the U.S.-Mexico border, gathered in Upper Senate Park.
 
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Tens of thousands of non-Mexican immigrants, most of them from El Salvador, are detained along the U.S.-Mexico border each year. Most are given "Notices to Appear" in immigration court and then released into the United States. The vast majority never show.
 
Immigration Protesters
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Protesters rally for immigrant rights on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
 
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Immigrants and their supporters took to the streets on Monday, advocating for immigrant rights and opposing legislation that would stiffen penalties for those arriving illegally.
 
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In a powerful show of grass-roots muscle-flexing, national rallies are held to sound a battle cry over Congress's failure to reshape immigration laws.
 
Boycott Participants Gather
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Participants in the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott Monday gathered in Washington's Meridian Hill Park, hoping to have an impact on the region's economy by walking out of their jobs or not showing up to work.
 
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Demonstrators swept onto the Mall by the tens of thousands on Monday; Ranks of young men who listened in respectful silence, high-school students taking advantage of their spring break, immigrant mothers arriving with young children and day laborers who live in fear of deportation turned out in force.
 
Immigration Demonstrators March in San Diego
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Opponents of proposed measures to tighten illegal immigration enforcement marched through downtown San Diego, Calif.
 
April 10, 2006: Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied on the National Mall in support of immigrant rights.
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators flood the National Mall on Monday as part of the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice.
 

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