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Many illegal immigrants work in the food industry. Because these people enter illegally they are not screened for desease. This is a disaster waiting to happen.


Illegal Immigrants Brave Toxic River 'Operation Gatekeeper' Forcing Migrants To Find Riskier Routes New River May Be Most Polluted In North America

Every night up to several hundreds of Mexicans begin a desperate journey into California through what could be the most polluted waterway in North America.

The New River, which flows north into California from Mexico, is so polluted with industrial and agricultural runoff that environmental experts treat it like toxic waste, reports CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson.

-- K (, July 24, 2000

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