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Fifth Circuit Lifts Block on $3.6 Billion for Border Wall

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday lifted a lower court’s order that blocked the Trump administration from using $3.6 billion in military construction money for a wall on the Mexican border. In a 2-1 ruling, the Fifth … Continue reading

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As Government Prepares To Seize More Land For A Border Wall, Some Texas Landowners Prepare To Fight

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he thought he would come away with more information about the Trump … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

By Texas Public Radio’s Reynaldo Leaños Jr. for NPR News President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts. Meanwhile, planning … Continue reading

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Report: Lower Rio Grande Is One of Nation’s Most Endangered Rivers, Border Wall is Reason Why

An environmental group released a report this week ranking the lower Rio Grande as one of the country’s most endangered river systems. The reason why: President Trump’s proposed border wall.

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Sen. John Cornyn: There’s a deal to be had on DACA, border security

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said on Tuesday that there was a “deal to be made” on DACA and border security now that the federal government has resumed operating. But he said that extending a March deadline that ends the deferred … Continue reading

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Rep. Will Hurd calls for ‘smart wall’ at House subcommittee hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee held a subcommittee hearing on border security in Washington on Tuesday. The subcommittee on border and maritime security heard from experts testifying on how technology is used to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Plans Could Cripple Small Businesses on the Border

Last week when President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer dropped the possibility of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for Trump’s wall, pubic voices around the country cried out. Big corporations complained tariffs would ruin them. Experts said … Continue reading

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Residents Concerned Wall Would Affect Cultural, Business and Familial Ties That Transcend the Border

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. It’s just before the holidays in McAllen, a town of 130,000 … Continue reading

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With Lack of Details, Border Landowners Contemplate What a Wall Would Mean

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. Gov. Greg Abbott has described parts of the muddy … Continue reading

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