Located a little over a mile from the Mexican border, the Douglas campus of Cochise College has become a way station of sorts for undocumented migrants who successfully slip into the country illegally.

While undocumented people bolting from Mexico have been flocking to the wide open spaces near the college — the school is right off State Route 80 outside Douglas — for years as they attempt to head north, there has been a rise in the number of migrants spotted and arrested near the school since October, said college President J.D. Rottweiler and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels.

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