Stories tagged: "border wall"

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Ducey’s Legacy: A $200 Million, Defunct, Shipping Container Border Wall

The failed attempt at border security did more than waste tax dollars—it provides a glimpse at how Ducey was able to funnel public money to private interests, and circumvent transparency requirements to keep Arizonans in the dark.

SOMERTON, AZ - MAY 12: Migrants who have been processed by US Border Patrol and have been released from their center, are given assistance from the Regional Center for Border Health to relocate to areas outside of Yuma, on Friday, May 12, 2023 in Somerton, AZ. Roughly 800 migrants were assisted today by the Regional Center for Border Health. Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that allowed border agents to quickly turn back migrants, expires this week. Under a new rule, the U.S. on Thursday will begin denying asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S.-Mexico border without first applying online using the CBP One mobile application or seeking protection in a country they passed through. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Border Encounters Dipped in May, Cooling Fears of Post-Title 42 ‘Chaos’

Border encounters fell almost immediately and have stayed down since. Border officials said that more than half of the encounters in May came before Title 42 was lifted.

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Arizona’s Shipping Container Wall on Border Is Coming Down

Removal of the containers has created a stark visual shift in affected sections of Arizona's southern landscape as a new governor takes power and inherits the $171 million project from her predecessor.

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Ducey Continues To Build His $100 Million Shipping Container ‘Border,’ Leaving an Expensive Mess for Gov.-Elect Katie Hobbs

Federal agencies have told Arizona the construction on US land is unlawful, and environmental groups say the containers could imperil natural water systems and endanger species.

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‘Tale of Two Borders’: Mexicans Not Seen at Busy Crossings

Families from Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, India and dozens of other countries arrive in Yuma after wading through the knee-deep Colorado River.

Biden Will Finish Border Wall Near Yuma That Trump Left Open

Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease all future wall construction, but the administration later agreed to some barriers, citing safety.

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Trump Endorsed This AZ Candidate for US Senate. Here’s What You Need To Know About Him.

From the start of his campaign, Blake Masters has taken stances that are extreme even among his fellow Republicans. Here are the ones you should know about.