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Border officials eye Monday reopening to nonessential travel with hope

Border officials urged lawmakers to stick to a plan to reopen the border to nonessential travel Monday, even as they said more needs to be done to prepare for the expected surge in traffic, with a staffing gap of more than 2,000 workers at Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Staffing woes keep Nogales port expansion from living up to promise

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise.... Read more»

Sequester

Federal budget inaction could weaken border security, trade

The same week Texas Democrats touted the results of a government study that shows border communities are safe, a federal stalemate could shrink the law enforcement build-up that helped make those results possible.... Read more»

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Chamber outlines 'Steps to a 21st Century U.S.-Mexico Border'

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce laid out a coordinated border plan Wednesday that calls for combined improvements in infrastructure, security, immigration policies and trade, instead of the current piecemeal approach.... Read more»