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Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West

When Willie Nelson got arrested for marijuana possession last week, he wasn't the only legend who figured in the story. Paunchy, Stetson-wearing Sheriff Arvin West, who put Willie in the local pokey, is a reigning symbol of the years-long fight over border security and immigration in Texas. Read more»

For decades, residents of impoverished Mexican border towns have toiled in the fields or in the giant factories of Juárez. Those seeking more than paupers’ wages worked for the cartels. Yet their communities remained peaceful until the horror of the drug war bled into the farmland. Read more»

A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County. County commissioners here passed a resolution this month supporting Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.

In Hudspeth County, where immigration issues are the stuff of daily life rather than political rhetoric, about 3,000 residents live just across the border from one of the most murderous regions of Mexico. County commissioners here passed a resolution supporting Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. Read more»