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Smugglers in Mexico use camouflage ladder to cross border wall

Smugglers in Mexico use camouflage ladder to cross border wall

CLOSE Border patrol agents Joe Romero talks about ladders migrants use to climb over the border fence Thursday, Feb. 13, in El Paso.

Buy Photo Border patrol agents Joe Romero and Fidel Baca look at discarded ladders migrants use to climb over the border fence Thursday, Feb. 13, in El Paso.

Romero said the rebar ladders started turning up in large numbers in the El Paso sector last year in May, around the time that construction of the most recent replacement wall finished downtown.

The Trump administration has funded construction of about 100 miles of border wall during his presidency, mostly to replace existing barriers.

Buy Photo Border patrol agents Joe Romero and Fidel Baca look at discarded ladders migrants use to climb over the border fence Thursday, Feb. 13, in El Paso.

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