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construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico.
AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File
Associated Press
September 05, 2019 - 8:48 am
The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump's long-promised barrier.
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U.S. Border Patrol
© Caller-Times-USA TODAY NETWORK
January 04, 2019 - 12:45 pm
The Department of Homeland Security has asked the military to provide more help securing the U.S.-Mexico border, a defense official said Friday amid a political standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for more money to build a border wall.
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US Troops At Border
AP Photo/Eric Gay
November 21, 2018 - 6:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission. The total includes $72 million...
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Border
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 29, 2018 - 5:13 pm
A week out from the midterm elections, the Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops, some armed, to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation to help stop illegal crossings by a caravan of migrants moving slowly north in Mexico, still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border.
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