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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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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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Separated Families Were Allowed to Hug on the Riverbed of the Rio Grande—For 3 Minutes 30.10.2019 Mother Jones
Last week, Miriam Pallares boarded a bus in Oklahoma City with her six-year-old daughter and rode through the night to El Paso, Texas for a three-minute hug with family she hadn’t seen in years. The mother and daughter were among 2,500 people participating in a rare event in which US Customs and Border Protection opens […]
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Wildfire forces evacuations in Conejos County 28.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A wildfire near Antonito in Conejos County has forced evacuations.
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Buses to nowhere: Mexico transports migrants with U.S. court dates to its far south 15.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Mexico has been busing migrants with U.S. court dates to its southern border with Guatemala.

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Trump’s Brutal Border Policy Is Even More Terrifying for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
At the foot of a bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, roughly 1,000 migrants are sleeping in tents in a squalid, makeshift refugee camp. On Thursday, Mayela, the only trans women at the encampment, told me she feared for her life as she waited for her December court date across the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas. “I […]
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Julián Castro escorts LGBTQ and disabled asylum seekers across Mexican border 8.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro escorts LGBTQ and disabled asylum seekers across the border bridge to Texas and calls on President Trump to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Republican and former CIA officer, at center of impeachment fight 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican who represents a big swath on the U.S.-Mexico border, has come to be seen as a bellwether on impeachment.

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ACLU calls on Homeland Security to stop turning away pregnant asylum-seekers 6.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Attorneys for the organization say vulnerable populations are supposed to be excluded from the groups of asylum-seekers being sent back to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration court hearings.
Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids 4.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So far, the only private company caring for migrant children is CHS. In June, CHS held more than 20 percent of all migrant children in government custody. And even as the number of children has declined, the company’s government funding for their care has continued to flow.
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