Articles tagged: border wall
The president’s pause on wall construction leaves questions unanswered in Texas.
In an interview last August, Joe Biden made a pledge: “There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration.” It was the first time the t...Read More
The report, set to be filed in federal court this week, confirms reporting from ProPublica and the Texas Tribune that found portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after it was built.
This story was originally published by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them...Read More
In a bid to protect a high-profile South Texas graveyard, Congress appears to have shielded other notable cemeteries too.
The Texas-Mexico border is not a blank slate for the projection of campaign promises. It’s a real place where some 2.5 million Texans live, love, and bury the...Read More
The president may be incompetent and behind schedule, but he’s done damage already. And a lot more could be on the way.
2020 could be the year that Trump’s border wall finally rises or falls. After nearly three years in office, Donald Trump is months behind schedule on his si...Read More
Accusing a priest of supporting human trafficking and a nature center of butterfly-smuggling is one way to make friends when you’re the new kid in town.
A nonprofit dedicated to carrying out President Donald Trump’s vision of a border wall has arrived in South Texas. The group, We Build the Wall, plans to use ...Read More
A Texas Observer review of federal documents found that Congress gave CBP $445 million to build 25 miles of border wall in Hidalgo County. The money only paid for 13 miles.
The border wall contains multitudes. It’s a monument to racism, a minor inconvenience for would-be border crossers, and a hydrological threat to floodplain co...Read More
New maps obtained by the Observer represent a local plan developed as part of a Congressionally mandated consultation process.
In a set of maps submitted as a public comment to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday, local officials in Starr County outline an alternative border ...Read More
A new "request for input" reveals the agency already knows its proposed path lies directly in the floodplain of the Rio Grande.
In late June, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed the location of 95 miles of Trump’s new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley. Some stretches of the...Read More