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Trump Administration Seeks $18 Billion Over Decade to Expand Border Wall 

–WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is asking Congress for nearly $18 billion to construct more than 700 miles of new and replacement barriers along the southwest border, offering its most detailed description yet of the president’s vision for a border wall with Mexico. The request, if granted, would be a major expansion from the 654 miles of barrier now, bringing the total to

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From Cancun to Los Cabos, tourists scared off Mexico’s beaches 

–The airport serving Cabo San Lucas and its lesser-known sister city, San Jose del Cabo, is looking emptier these days. And hotel guests have canceled 35,000 nights of bookings over the next year – collectively a decade’s worth of visits for a single traveler. At a time when the weaker peso should be luring American travelers in droves, many are

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Border wall prototypes a first small step on Trump campaign promise

–The U.S. Congress has so far shown little interest in appropriating the estimated $21.6 billion it would cost to build the wall. Still, border patrol officials on Monday welcomed the momentum on Trump’s pledge, which generated a groundswell of voter support that helped elect him to office. “Our current infrastructure is well over two decades old,” Roy Villareal, deputy chief

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For Muslim refugees in Mexico, community is hard to find

–It was after all this that Ali traveled to Mexico, with the hopes of continuing on to the U.S. Once in Mexico, Ali was connected with Programa Casa Refugiados, a Mexico City-based non-governmental organization that provides services to asylum seekers and refugees. Programa Casa Refugiados helped him regularize his status as a temporary resident in Mexico and continue his studies in

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More than 200 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico 

A powerful 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 217 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming in a country still reeling from a deadly temblor that struck less than two weeks ago. Entire apartment blocks swayed violently in the center of Mexico City, including in

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Border wall prototype contractors selected 

After months of delay, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it had selected four vendors to build prototypes of their proposed concrete walls in the San Diego area. Up to four selected proposals for alternative building materials will be announced later. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-border-wall-20170831-story.html

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Houston federal judge revokes sex offender’s naturalized citizenship – Chron.com

A federal judge this week approved an order revoking the naturalized citizenship of a Harris County man convicted of a sex offense more than 20 years earlier, one of a growing number of immigrants stripped of citizenship in a push that began in the final years of the Obama administration. Jose Arizmendi, a native of Mexico, failed to disclose his

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