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CBP seeks to maintain razor wire along border in Nogales

Despite calls for the removal of concertina wire since it was strung in Nogales and other areas by National Guard troops in 2018, officials are seeking a new contract to maintain and extend "tactical infrastructure" along the border. ... Read more»

President Biden to end work on Trump's border wall

As one of a series of executive actions after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden is set to halt the work on the border barrier.... Read more»

Trump gets more funding for border wall, but construction in Texas limited

In the waning days of the Trump administration, Congress approved another $1.375 billion to construct barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, adding to the nearly $15 billion that has been either been spent, or allocated, largely without congressional approval. ... Read more»

Judge blocks Trump from building border wall with emergency funds, including section in Yuma

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from constructing two border wall projects using up to $8.1 billion in money siphoned from the Defense Department, including a project near Yuma that was scheduled to begin construction this weekend. ... Read more»

What’s next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?

With a judge's decision this month, No More Deaths now has four more guilty verdicts to add to its legal history. But what do the convictions and upcoming trials mean for the future of providing potentially life-saving aid in Arizona’s borderlands?... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer arrested, charged with harboring immigrants

A member of No More Deaths faces a felony charge after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, just hours after the Tucson humanitarian group released videos showing agents destroying water and food left for those crossing Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»1

Feds waive enviro laws for new stretch of border wall

Despite a lawsuit from an Tucson-based environmental group, Homeland Security officials are setting aside more than two dozen federal laws and regulations to replace a two-mile section of border wall near Calexico, Calif.... Read more»

Tempe firm among 4 finalists for concrete border wall prototypes

Federal officials have picked four companies, including one from Tempe, Arizona, to build concrete prototypes of President Trump's promised wall along the Southwestern border. ... Read more»

'We already have a wall' — Arizonans pan Trump's new plan to build border wall

Many Arizonans noted that there is already a wall across the Sonoran Desert — with some saying that a new structure would come at a high price with hidden consequences. "At this point, we’re tripling down on failure,” one said, while a BP supervisor called Trump's wall "unnecessary." ... Read more»1

SIerra Club & Border Patrol tout 'conservation and collaboration on the border'

They've clashed in the past over conflicting goals - border security and protecting the environment - but representatives of the Sierra Club and Customs and Border Protection recently made their first joint public presentation about working together. Security goals and environmental preservation can go hand in hand, they said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Majority of Az inmates are repeat or violent offenders

We've got a newsmaker interview with Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall. Plus, the Sierra Club's Borderlands program, and writer Janne Irvine.... Read more»