A U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M., on Jan. 4, 2016. A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M., on Jan. 4, 2016. A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014. Russell Contreras AP
A U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M., on Jan. 4, 2016. A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014. Russell Contreras AP

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