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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, a Border Patrol agent walks along a border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, in San Diego. U.S. authorities wield extraordinary power available in public health emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic, to expel Mexicans and many Central Americans immediately to Mexico and waive immigration laws that include rights to seek asylum. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

Jul. 10, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Honduran woman was nine months' pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son. What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans in Phoenix. Trump is scheduled to visit Yuma, Ariz., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, to mark the completion of the 200th mile of the border wall system between the United States and Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci,File)

Trump to celebrate border wall milestone in Arizona

Jun. 22, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to mark 200 miles (322 kilometers) of wall along the southwest border in Arizona on Tuesday, in an area where crews have built dozens of miles of new fencing amid a coronavirus breakout and protests from opponents who say construction is destroying important...