Since CBS is the network that airs David Letterman's Late Show, it was the only newscast to mention in passing the John McCain had confirmed to Letterman that, yes, he certainly is running for President. Anchor Katie Couric noted that McCain is working on a Senate bill to change immigration laws before introducing Kelly Cobiella's report on some changes along the Mexican border, even without new legislation.
The Border Patrol in Eagle Pass has access to ample jail capacity. Thus, unlike other border zones, immigrants entering Texas clandestinely along this stretch are detained rather than released. Even a six-month jail term makes visaless Mexicans feel "treated like a criminal" so they no longer cross there. As a result, the Border Patrol now expends more resources on narcotics violations than on immigration violations. A border rancher took the long view as he gazed over the Rio Grande. While he is delighted his land is no longer used for transit, "we are sitting next to a country that is overpopulated, underemployed, with a corrupt government. You cannot blame a one of them for leaving that situation."
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