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Arcuri going on fact-finding mission to U.S.-Mexico border

by Pedro Ramirez III Friday March 21, 2008, 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) is scheduled to go on a fact-finding mission to the U.S.-Mexico Border on Tuesday.

Arcuri plans to see current Border Patrol and National Guard operations to prevent illegal immigration in the area of Tucson and Nogales, Arizona.

"Illegal immigration is clearly an issue of concern for many Upstate New Yorkers. I am making this trip to the Southern border to find out first-hand what operations we have in place to prevent people from entering the country illegally," Arcuri said in a prepared statement.

Among the spots Arcuri will tour are the Nogales Point of Entry, video surveillance and border fence areas, and checkpoints along area highways.