Part two of CBS' series Immigration Nation was ostensibly about the 670-mile border fence along the Mexico line that is designed to deter illegal entry into the United States. Bill Whitaker went through the motions of describing the double fencing and stadium lighting and surveillance cameras and motion detectors and helicopter patrols along its San Diego sector and the delays and cost overruns afflicting much of the rest of it. The real eyecatchers in his story, though, were the surveillance video clips showing the creative ways to try to elude the Border Patrol. "Not even all this can fully shut down the illegal flow." Sure there were the obvious mass rushes at highway crossings and walls scaled and ditches under fences and smugglers' tunnels--but check out the acrobatic ladder hooks and the woman in the inside of a roll of carpet and the man disguised as a car seat.
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