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1. The federal government has placed signs in lawless border areas of Arizona. What do these signs say?

The signs also advise: “Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area,” and “Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed.”

The signs also advise: “Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area,” and “Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed.”

The signs also advise: “Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area,” and “Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed.”

The signs also advise: “Active Drug and Human Smuggling Area,” and “Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed.”

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“Welcome to America.”

 

“Danger. Public Warning. Travel Not Recommended.”

 

“You Have Entered a Federally-Patrolled Border Region. Anyone Engaging in Racial Profiling Will Be Prosecuted.”

 

“Your Federal Stimulus Dollars at Work.”

 
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