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Image: Mexcali - Calexico, Copyright Brian J. McMorrow 1999-2005
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Mica Rosenberg/Reuters: U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico
Americans are farming some 50,000 acres of land in Mexico and employing 11,000 people . . . "There has been a crackdown on illegal immigration but they haven't given us an avenue to get legal workers," said Cox, 49, driving by his irrigated fields on the outskirts of Mexicali, just a quick commute from his U.S. home.

The more brittle the border, the easier it cracks.