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Author Archives: Lauren Villagran / Journal Staff Writer - Las Cruces Bureau

Border Patrol agent Veronica Martinez stands watch near the border wall between Mexico and Sunland Park, N.M., late last year. The Border Patrol's El Paso Sector, which includes New Mexico, is relatively quiet compared with other areas of the Mexican border. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Handcuffed on the border

Unlike the military, Border Patrol cannot shift large numbers of agents to hot spots


Mexico, China plan railroad link to NM border

Just north of San Jerónimo lies New Mexico’s fast-growing industrial enclave of Santa Teresa, where Union Pacific recently opened a major rail yard and terminal