Articles tagged: border wall

The 3-mile border fence along the shore of the Rio Grande will fail during extreme flooding, according to an engineering report that is set to be filed in federal court this week. by

New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail

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

A stretch of border fencing at Laredo College. by

Back to the Wall

A border wall is headed for Laredo—unless opponents can run out the clock.

Back to the Wall A border wall is headed for Laredo—and the only thing likely to stop it is time. By Gus Bova July 20, 2020  It starts at sunrise. Two line...Read More

The first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Donna, Texas. The new section, with 18-foot tall steel bollards atop a concrete wall, will stretch approximately 8 miles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by

2020: The Year Trump’s Wall Rises or Falls

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

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The Trump Administration Blows Its Border Wall Budget in South Texas

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

A section of the border wall near Camp Lonestar. by

Starr County Proposes Alternative Border Wall Plan

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

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Democrats Finally Play Hardball on the Border Wall

Emboldened congressional Democrats are going on offense against the wall. And that could be good news for the Rio Grande Valley.

For two and a half years, Congress and President Trump have battled over funding for his beloved border wall. Trump’s never gotten the kind of dough he’s af...Read More

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