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Migrant border crossings are down, but in Texas the bodies keep showing up

FALFURRIAS, Texas - The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town's cemetery.

The volunteers were here to help exhume the remains of unidentified migrants buried near what's been the busiest stretch of border for illicit crossings in recent years: Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The students found 15 bodies, but said based on sheriff's records, there were probably more crammed between the existing family plots.

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