Spending on cops and tech at the border has increased ninefold in a decade.
A flawed idea and political symbol grows ever more slapdash.
But political theater can still get people hurt.
The president’s pause on wall construction leaves questions unanswered in Texas.
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.
A border wall is headed for Laredo—unless opponents can run out the clock.
In a bid to protect a high-profile South Texas graveyard, Congress appears to have shielded other notable cemeteries too.
The president may be incompetent and behind schedule, but he’s done damage already. And a lot more could be on the way.
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 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.