Meet the Americans fighting crime at ‘ground zero’ of the border crisis

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LA FERIA, TEXAS — Joe Adalpe III wants the border wall. The 32-year-old captain of the Cameron County Constable, Precinct 5, has been fighting crime in this small city of 5,000 nestled among onion and corn fields on the banks of the Rio Grande — “ground zero” in the migrant border crisis — for more than a decade. “We are the first line of defense here,” Adalpe told The Post.

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