Migrants risk their lives by crossing dangerous river to reach US

Illegal crossings at the Rio Grande have increased in recent months, and so have drownings.

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    Increased enforcement along the US-Mexico border is expected to deter people from entering the United States, with authorities anticipating a 25 percent drop in arrests.

    But as Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports, the more desperate are still willing to risk their lives and freedom as they attempt to cross the potentially deadly Rio Grande River.


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