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Broken Border

A Mexican citizen had court papers allowing him to be in the U.S. But a Border Patrol agent detained him anyway.

The man, whose immigration case received "administrative closure" from a U.S. judge, was detained by Border Patrol agents at a highway checkpoint. Lawyers say the agents went too far, but federal officials say otherwise.

Border Patrol Checkpoint on HWY 118, south of Alpine, Tex.

The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Luis Carlos Orozco Morales.

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