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El Paso Migrant CrisisIn El Paso, the once-great Rio Grande River normally runs dry, or at an anemic trickle, posing less danger than the swifter and deadlier stretch of river 400 miles southeast around Del Rio, where dozens of migrants have drowned in just the past year. That partially explains why, over the past two weeks, thousands of asylum seekers have crossed from Mexico into El Paso each day. The phenomenon of so many migrants arriving at one spot on the border simultaneously, moving in large groups that ebb and flow, is the product of thousands of individual decisions, of late-night family discussions, of difficult strategizing. From this side of the border, however, it looks like fluid dynamics. We see thousands of border-crossers moving in unison, and we…

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