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Work on Trump’s border wall to begin near Tucson, 2 other locations

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By Michael Squires and Rafael Carranza | The Republic

Work on the wall President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nation’s 2,000-mile southwestern border will begin near Tucson, as well as El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, Calif., according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Customs and Border Protection has identified areas where the existing “fence or old brittle landing-mat fencing are no longer effective,” the federal agency said.

The document provided no further detail on the locations where work would begin on the structure that was a signature Trump campaign promise and is central to the president’s hard-line stance on illegal immigration.

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