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A federal police officer, left, stands guard as U.S. law enforcement officers look on from the U.S. side of the fence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP)
A federal police officer, left, stands guard as U.S. law enforcement officers look on from the U.S. side of the fence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP)

Barack Obama makes his first visit as President to the U.S.-Mexico border today, to call for reforming the nation's immigration laws.

The President claims that more money spent on securing the border has resulted in fewer illegal border crossings and less crime on the border. He faces criticism from Latinos, who say deportations are rising, and also from Republicans, who say not enough has been done to secure the border and stop illegal immigration.  Republicans will hold a congressional hearing Wednesday to look at what they say is skewed reporting on border crime after new data shows a record number of Americans were killed in Mexico last year. We speak with Farrah Fazal, reporter for KRGV television in Weslaco, Texas.

This segment aired on May 10, 2011.

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