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September 10, 2012
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Antonio Perez joins dozens of immigrants, many of them Mexican citizens, as they gather in sleeping quarters at a well known immigrant shelter, as many are making tough decisions on whether to try their luck at trying to make it to the United States, by illegally crossing the border, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

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Antonio Perez, bottom, joins dozens of immigrants, many of them Mexican citizens, as they relax in sleeping quarters at a well known immigrant shelter, as many are making tough decisions on whether to try their luck at trying to make it to the United States, by illegally crossing the border, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

Ross Franklin photo

Dozens of immigrants, many of them Mexican citizens, gather in sleeping quarters at a well known immigrant shelter, as many are making tough decisions on whether to try their luck at trying to make it to the United States, by illegally crossing the border, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

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Several immigrants, many of them Mexican citizens, gather in a chapel area at a well known immigrant shelter, as many are making tough decisions on whether to try their luck at trying to make it to the United States, by illegally crossing the border, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico. Many of them have already been caught in the United States and been shipped back to Mexico before.

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Dozens of men, many of them Mexican citizens, eat a modest dinner at a well known immigrant shelter, as many are making tough decisions on whether to try their luck at trying to make it to the United States, by illegally crossing the border, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

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An illegal immigrant is fingerprinted as part of processing in order to create or update a file on that immigrant at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

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U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector Branch Chief Donna Twyford examines an illegal immigrant’s file as they are processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

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A newly arrived illegal immigrant, caught in Arizona by the U.S. Border Patrol, is initially processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. He is one of the nearly 100 border crossers processed on this day, eventually split into groups, according to their previous record with the Border Patrol, before heading off to jail or being returned to Mexico.

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Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. New strategies being implemented by the U.S. government, including the halting of one-way flights back to the interior cities in Mexico, are in place to streamline processing and expedite a return to Mexico.

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Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.