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Shutdown over wall straining Border Patrol agents working overtime without pay

As the government shutdown approaches its fifth week, Border Patrol agents still roam the Rio Grande and the international bridges are still open. But some federal immigration proceedings have ground to a halt and thousands of hearings have been canceled.

Pedestrians and cars cross from Mexico into the U.S. at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry near downtown El Paso on Jan. 15, 2…
Traffic crosses into Texas from Mexico at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry near downtown El Paso on Jan. 14, 2019.

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