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BORDER DISPUTE

While the deadline looms for separated children to be returned to their family, Americans living on the border receive word of a new wall coming through.

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Tuesday Deadline to Reunite Children Under 5

  • DOJ: Half will be reunited by court-imposed deadline.
  • Last Friday, DOJ asked for more time – only able to identify, locate & vet 54 parents of 102 kids.
  • Past deadline, now what? Judge can impose fines, but admits more time needed. ACLU, which brought the lawsuit, says it just wants families reunited fast.
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Judge Rejects Request to Hold Children Longer

  • Decree states children in immigration detention not be held more than 20 days.
  • Admin now may have 2 options: release the family or split them up – which Trump’s June 20 directive pledged to stop.
  • Older kids to be reunited by July 26.
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Border Wall Land Surveys

  • More property owners along S. Texas border are getting notices for a possible border wall.
  • Border Patrol: the area, Starr Co., most “volatile” stretch, currently lacks border wall.
  • In March, Congress approved $1.6B in fedl funding for 33 miles of fencing in Rio Grande valley – half of what Border Patrol wanted.
  • Pres. Trump has requested $25B.
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In Arizona, New Mexico & California, Federal Govt controls 60-foot wide strip of land along the border. Not true in Texas, where almost all property is private. Click for one reason why a fence in Texas's Starr County has failed in the past.

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