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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Cuban doctors and nurses seeking asylum keep border clinic running during pandemic 25.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trained overseas, Cuban doctors treat fellow migrants on the U.S. border, which is effectively closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Colorado water roller coaster leads to drought, fire risk and weaker-than-average streamflow 11.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
One of Colorado's driest springs on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year as warmer temperatures accelerate melting.
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In Texas, a midnight run across the Mexican border gets masks for doctors 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The Wild West of medical supply: Texas doctors desperate for masks found a supplier in Mexico. They had to get past border restrictions to get them.

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Judge Blocks Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Scheme 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
A federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration’s infamous “Remain in Mexico” policy Friday, putting an immediate stop to a scheme that has prevented asylum seekers from setting foot in the United States and reshaped the asylum process.  On Friday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction against the system, officially […]
Between President Trump's border wall and the Rio Grande lies a 'no man's land' 16.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Because of worries about flooding, the border wall is often built as much as a mile north of the Rio Grande, leaving thousands of isolated acres between the water and the wall.
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Can the public access Hollister Ranch beaches without destroying them? 4.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Not every beach goer is as conscientious as L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez, who rails against Hollister Ranch property owners.

Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Jessica Cisneros Could Be the Next AOC. (But Don’t Tell Her That.) 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
Jessica Cisneros needed to find a dentist. When she decided to challenge Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the upcoming Democratic primary, Cisneros quit her job and moved back in with her parents in Laredo to save money. She’d bought her own insurance plan after turning 26 last May, but it didn’t include dental, and she […]
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$11 billion and counting: Trump's border wall would be the world's most costly 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The costs keep piling up for President Trump's border wall, which has a current price tag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.
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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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Opinion: The immigration crisis and the racism driving it have roots in Hitler's 'bible' 7.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The worldwide immigration crisis — and the racism apparently driving it — can be traced to a century-old book, 'The Passing of the Great Race.'

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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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Seeing a Central American surge, Mexicans join the asylum line at the U.S. border 26.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

After a long, steady decline in overall Mexican immigration following its peak in 2000, the number of Mexican asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border has been steadily rising in recent months.

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In 2019, the urgency — and hysteria — of the news overshadowed rare moments of beauty 19.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In 2019, good news was overshadowed by a government shutdown, impeachment debates, mass shootings and cheating scandals

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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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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Interactive art installation lets strangers talk to each other across the border 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Searchlights illuminate the sky between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but they have nothing to do with border enforcement. They're part of a large-scale binational art installation.
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