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New Border Patrol station to open in Arizona

WHY, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening the doors to their
newest station in southeastern Arizona.

The grand opening for the state-of-the-art Ajo station will be Tuesday morning.
Tucson Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr. and other officials
are scheduled to participate in the ceremony.

The station, less than 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, is big enough
to support about 500 agents. It has administrative space along with room for
detaining people.

The Border Patrol said the area of responsibility for the new station
encompasses more than 64 miles along the international border and nearly 7,000
square miles in southeastern Arizona.

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