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A break in the border fence at the United States-Mexico border is seen outside of Brownsville, Texas, in this August 5, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

A break in the border fence at the United States-Mexico border is seen outside of Brownsville, Texas, in this August 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

A break in the border fence at the United States-Mexico border is seen outside of Brownsville, Texas, in this August 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks to the Senate floor for a vote on a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in this January 16, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks to the Senate floor for a vote on a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in this January 16, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks to the Senate floor for a vote on a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in this January 16, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files
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