President Donald Trump’s executive order to build a border wall that he signed Wednesday was vague on the details of how it would be built or if it would replace the massive border fences that already exist. One border project in Southern Arizona may offer a clue.
President Donald Trump announced that he intends to stick to a cornerstone promise of his campaign for a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border.
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Legislation would require cost controls to be built into the acquisition of new border security technologies.
Plaintiffs in an ongoing case say Border Patrol officials knowingly turned over video footage that was corrupted and could not be viewed.
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.
Mexico is considering its options should President-elect Trump make good on his threat to withdraw from the the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is willing to "modernize" NAFTA, not renegotiate from scratch.
The United States Border Patrol has erected a temporary facility to manage the detention of several hundred people after a recent surge of migration in the El Paso region.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, in meetings with top Mexican government officials this week, is emphasizing what he calls the mutually beneficial commercial ties between the U.S. and Mexico and the benefits of a likely renegotiation of a trade agreement for the two countries.