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450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

Sep. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said...

In Arizona, Pentagon-funded border fence already underway

Sep. 5, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of border fence began this week near Yuma, Arizona, just as federal officials revealed a list of Defense Department projects that will be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall. The 30-foot (9-meter) steel fence will be built along the Colorado...