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This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.

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‘Cried with joy’: Minnesota's Liberians find elation, relief in new permanent residency law 6.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota’s Liberian community is celebrating a new federal law that opens a path for permanent residency in the U.S. Advocates say it’s a happy ending to a long, hard-fought journey. Just a year ago, many Liberians feared deportation.
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‘It’s been 25 years’: Liberians celebrate new pathway to citizenship 4.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On Saturday, Liberians in Minnesota will celebrate a new law allowing those with temporary status to be in the country permanently. One Twin Cities advocate known in the community as the “DED queen” says she hasn’t stopped dancing since President Trump signed the bill last month.
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Tijuana River's toxic sewer sludge dangerous for migrants and border agents 23.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Thanksgiving night rescue highlighted the dangerous route border-crossers take through storm drains filled with human waste and dangerous chemicals.

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DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids 22.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Both died from bacterial infections. At the time lawmakers and immigrant advocates decried how the children had been treated in the hours before their deaths and called for an investigation. 
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This Texas family supports the Border Patrol — but could lose land to Trump's wall 18.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Generations of Mauricio Vidaurri's family have served their country. But they fear President Trump's border wall will separate them from their roots.

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Berry farm company fined $3.6 million over worker abuses 10.12.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Munger Bros. LLC, the country's biggest blueberry producer, has been barred from recruiting foreign agricultural guest workers for three years and will have to pay $3.6 million in back wages as part of a court agreement reached with the U.S. Labor Department.

Fearing retaliation, some immigrants stay away from public aid 10.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Medicaid, food assistance and other federal programs can help keep struggling immigrant families afloat. Many, though, increasingly fear being punished for seeking those benefits, and being labeled a “public charge.”
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Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in […]
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U.S. Customs officer loses job and citizenship over his Mexican birth certificate 27.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection fired 18-year officer, Navy veteran, who never knew he was born in Mexico

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U.S.-Canada border community's culture changes as security tightens 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While the wall and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have drawn a lot of attention, heightened security at the northern border has changed the character of the once-neighborly frontier.
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Indian Nationals Say the Green Card Backlog Is Unfair. Silicon Valley’s Plan to Fix It Could Be Too. 20.11.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, attempts to reform the United States’ immigration system have died in Congress. But in July, Michelle Canero, a business immigration lawyer in Miami, noticed that the House of Representatives had quietly passed its biggest change to US immigration law in decades. Without a hearing, a bipartisan majority had sent a bill to the […]
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After child deaths, doctors pressure Border Patrol to let them administer flu vaccines 20.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

After three youths died of the flu last year, doctors want to give free vaccinations to migrants — but Border Patrol has so far refused.

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Opinion: My grandpa was a 'Dreamer' who crossed the Rio Grande 18.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The parents of today's 'Dreamers' wanted a better life for their children, just like my grandpa when he left Mexico for Texas in 1945.

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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A humanitarian crisis is worsening each day at the camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where a large American flag flapping in the wind is visible from more than 700 tents. As many as 2,000 immigrants are waiting for U.S. court hearings amid deteriorating medical and sanitary conditions.
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Shane West cuts loose from 105-year-old Craftsman in Hollywood 14.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Actor Shane West has sold his 105-year-old Craftsman home in Hollywood for $1.72 million.

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Court to Government: Stop Searching Travelers’ Cell Phones at Whim 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
The government can no longer search international travelers’ cell phones and other personal devices at whim, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The ruling followed a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a technology civil liberties group, on behalf 11 travelers (10 US citizens and one permanent resident) whose phones and laptops were […]
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As growers turn to Mexico for labor, workers turn to courts for wages 9.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California growers are recruiting record numbers of seasonal farm workers from Mexico while amassing a growing tally of fines and settlements over abuse allegations, according to U.S. Labor Department and court records.

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Republicans will permit write-in votes on 2020 primary ballot 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After submitting only President Trump’s name for the 2020 ballot, the top Minnesota Republican says voters will be afforded a write-in option.
Smuggling gangs are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall 3.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
SAN DIEGO - Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump's border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.
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