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New details emerge in border wall lawsuit brought by Cochise ranch

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called the claims contained in a lawsuit over border wall construction near a ranch in Cochise County "fantastic," and defended the Trump administration's efforts to build a 4.7-mile section of the wall through remote terrain at a cost of $42.2 million per mile. ... Read more»

Cochise ranch sues over border wall work blasting 'car-sized boulders'

Cochise County ranchers have sued the Trump administration, claiming contractors "trespassed onto and destroyed private property" while building a new section of the 30-foot-tall border wall, and sent "shrapnel, and car-sized boulders" into the ranch during blasting work. ... Read more»

Legal challenges to border wall continue – and so does construction

Conservationists expressed anger over the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal to stop construction of the border wall. But they’re moving ahead while monitoring construction as it chews through land marked by towering saguaros and habitat of the endangered jaguar.... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2019

For much of 2019, the borderlands endured the fallout from decisions made years earlier, as the Trump administration pursued the Migrant Protection Protocols, attempted—and failed—to prosecute a humanitarian volunteer for harboring two men in the country illegally, and continued to pursue the president's quixotic promise to build a wall along the southwestern border. ... Read more»

Interior Dep't transferring 560 acres of public land to U.S. Army for border barriers

The Interior Department announced it will transfer 560 acres of public land to the U.S. Army, including nearly 230 acres along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, for the construction of 70 miles of border wall. ... Read more»

Investigation: Border wall construction threatens 22 Arizona archaeological sites

The construction of the border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will threaten 22 archaeological sites, according to an internal National Park Service report. ... Read more»2

Photos: New border wall going up in Arizona's Organ Pipe Nat'l Monument

Contractors put up the first 30-foot panels of a new border wall on a two-mile stretch of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this week, the first of three projects that will add "bollard" walls along Southern Arizona's wildlife refuges.... Read more»

Border wall work started this week in Az's Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Monument

Contractors began replacing border fencing along a two-mile stretch of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this week, the first of three projects that will add 30-foot high "bollard" walls along three of Southern Arizona's wildlife refuges. ... Read more»

CBP to start building border barriers in Arizona wildlife refuges next week

The Trump administration is forging ahead with new border barriers in wildlife refuges in Southern Arizona despite environmentalists' objections, telling a court that one project will begin Monday with the removal of older fencing.... Read more»1