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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents patrol 1,100 square miles in the Nogales area. Data shows that more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended in the Tucson sector last year.

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The fate of thousands of unaccompanied children is decided in immigration court

They arrive at the federal courthouse each Friday, their hair neatly combed, dressed in the best clothes they own or can borrow.