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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and K-9 security dogs keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. Government agencies vary widely in how they are dealing with $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week. Federal workers could face seven days of furloughs at the Housing and Urban Development Department, but Homeland Security personnel might see twice that number. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas town a symbol of immigrant plight

As legislators in Washington debate bipartisan proposals for an

immigration overhaul, Texas officials say the small town of Falfurrias, the seat of Brooks County

and part of the U.S. Border Patrol region known as the Rio Grande

Valley sector, is emerging as an epicenter of death and misery.