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“Some of the land is leased by ranchers from the federal government, including the Coronado National Forest. A travel caution sign is posted there: Smuggling and Illegal Immigration May Be Encountered in this Area.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2010 -

A Rancher’s Personal Battle
July 19, 2010
KSAZ Fox 10 News
John Hook


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DOUGLAS, Ariz. - This Arizona rancher is on the front lines of the border battle, living not far from a nearly non-existent border fence east of Douglas in the southeastern part of the state.

This Arizona rancher is on the front lines of the border battle, living not far from a nearly non-existent border fence east of Douglas in the southeastern part of the state.

It's where cowboys and their families deal with illegal aliens, drug runners, and thieves -- something they never expected to live with, but now have to fight.

When Ed Ashurst hears the statistics that border crime is going down, he says, the crime in his neighborhood is tenfold what it was five years ago.  Watch the full story.

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