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Rep. Rivero blocks private border wall bill

Posted by   /  January 30, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Immigration  /  No Comments

Rep. Tony Rivero, R-Peoria. Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Peoria Republican Tony Rivero cast the deciding vote Thursday, joining with Democrats to defeat a measure spearheaded by a GOP leader that sought to ease construction of a private border wall in Arizona. Lawmakers in the Arizona […]

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Contract for stretch of Arizona border wall raises concerns of improper influence by Trump

Posted by   /  December 8, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

 Construction on the new 30-foot tall fence along the U.S.-Mexico border 2 miles east of the Lukeville, Arizona, port of entry. /Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star   A $268 million border wall contract awarded last week was the latest in a series of big-dollar contracts in Arizona, but […]

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Pima County to participate in border wall lawsuit against Trump administration

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Several groups have sued the Trump administration for waiving environmental reviews and other laws to hasten border wall construction in protected areas, including in Pima County./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The Pima County Board of Supervisors will take part in a lawsuit aimed at curbing construction of […]

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Arizona delegation splits along party lines on fund shift for border wall

Posted by   /  September 5, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

 Concertina wire tops the border wall in San Luis, Calif./Ash Ponders for The Washington Post By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star The Southern Arizona congressional delegation split along party lines over the shift of $3.6 billion in Pentagon funding from constructing military projects to the border wall. Reps. Raúl Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Tom […]

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Arizona environmental group seeks injunction to halt construction of Trump’s border wall

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Immigration  /  No Comments

Tutu’uli, a 6-month-old female jaguar at the Ecological Center of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Photo: Mark Henle/USA TODAY NETWORK  By Andrew Nicla, Arizona Republic  An Arizona-based environmental group is hoping to stop construction of President Donald Trump’s long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall in protected Arizona wilderness that harbors dozens of endangered or threatened species. On Tuesday, […]

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Construction of private border wall resumes

Posted by   /  May 31, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque Journal Construction resumed on a private border wall in New Mexico after the We Build the Wall organization agreed to provide the city with the necessary information to complete the permitting process. “I really want to applaud the hard work of Sunland Park city officials in the last 36 hours […]

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Tempe contractor stopped by New Mexico mayor from building border wall

Posted by   /  May 30, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Marissa Armas | KOAT Eighty percent of a private border wall was built in Sunland Park, New Mexico, but now construction is halted, after the mayor of the city delivered a cease and desist order to the owners of the land. The group “We Build The Wall” broke ground on the wall along the […]

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Poll: Arizonans do not support shutdown over border wall funding

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By KTAR.COM A new poll shows that most Arizonans do not support President Donald Trump’s decision to shut down the federal government over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The shutdown has been in place since Dec. 22, as the president and Congress wrangle over his demand for the $5.7 billion he […]

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The Arizona Legislature wanted to build a border fence. Here’s where the money went

Posted by   /  March 5, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Rafael Carranza | The Republic Long before President Donald Trump promised to build a wall on the southwest border and make Mexico pay for it, Arizona lawmakers invited private donors to fund fencing for the state’s 372-mile-long border with Mexico. Some predicted the state could raise as much as $50 million. But after an […]

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House to vote on $1.6 billion border wall funding

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Poll: 62% doesn’t want border wall By Griselda Zetino | KTAR The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that includes funding to start building President Donald Trump’s border wall. The president’s request of $1.6 billion to begin the construction of the border wall along the United States-Mexico border […]

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