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    Tense situation on the US Mexico border - Nov 4 07

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    George Bush may have failed to pass major reforms this year to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. But with the countdown underway to the 2008 presidential election it's an issue that's already dominating campaigning. Some critics are arguing that the United States is busy protecting borders abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan - but neglecting their own at home, as Shaun Devitt reports.