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Federal agents arrest illegal immigrants leaving U.S.

May 7, 2008 |  9:22 am

Checkpoint_into_mexico_3 Illegal immigrants on their way home are now also vulnerable to detention, according to our latest dispatch from the border.

U.S. border authorities no longer apprehend illegal immigrants only as they enter the country. Now they're also catching them on the way out, writes Richard Morosi.

At random times near the Tijuana-San Diego border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have been setting up checkpoints, boarding buses destined for Mexico and pulling off people who don't have proper documentation.