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  • Coronavirus cases spike in California county on Mexican border

    05/22/2020 12:14:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21 2020 | Elliot Spagat, Gregory Bull | Associated Press
    As much of California begins allowing businesses to reopen amid improved coronavirus conditions, a farming region bordering Mexico is experiencing a spike in hospitalizations that some believe is driven by American citizens who live in Mexico coming to the U.S. for care. How quickly different parts of California reopen depends on the ability by country officials to control the virus. So the surge in the Imperial Valley region could hurt its perpetually struggling economy, which is heavily intertwined with the large industrial city of Mexicali, Mexico. El Centro Regional Medical Center, the Imperial Valley's largest hospital, admitted 14 infected patients...
  • Mapping reveals impact 14 miles of planned border wall has on Laredo

    05/19/2020 6:38:13 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    Border Report ^ | 19 May 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    Through a public information request, Border Report has learned the projected position for 14 of the 69 miles of border wall that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to build between Laredo and the river. The 14 miles are to start at the international railroad bridge near the riverfront outlet mall in downtown Laredo and run northwest to Pico Road and the private and historic DeAnda Ranch (from Downtown to the NW)... “Overall what we’re seeing is that the government is really moving forward with all these cases. There is no slowing down in terms of surveying,” said Karla...
  • Yuma 1 Border Barrier Project

    05/18/2020 5:45:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) ^ | 05.06.2020 | Robert DeDeaux U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Border barrier panels stretch along Arizona farmland at the Yuma 1 project near Yuma, Arizona, May 6. These projects are being executed by USACE, as directed through the U.S. Army by the Secretary of Defense, in response to Department of Homeland Security’s request for assistance to help secure the United States southern border by blocking drug-smuggling corridors through the construction of roads and fences, and the installation of lighting under Section 284 of Title 10, U.S. Code. DoD and USACE are executing these projects in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Border Wall System Update (18 May 2020):

    05/18/2020 11:49:38 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 18 May 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    187 miles completed, 184 miles under construction, 360 miles under pre-construction.
  • Trump Administration Waives Environmental Safeguards to Fast-Track 69 Miles of Border Fence Construction (Laredo)

    05/18/2020 10:40:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 18 May 2020 | JULIÁN AGUILAR
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles of border barriers and roads in Webb and Zapata counties (Texas, around Laredo)... The move marks a significant step in fulfilling Trump's election-year goal to have hundreds of miles of fencing or wall in place by the end of the year. The waiver allows the Department of Homeland Security to circumvent regulations mandated in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, among others, according to text of the notice posted...
  • (Public Comment Period Closed Today for) Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties Border Barrier Projects (74 more miles in AZ)

    05/15/2020 6:46:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 3 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ^ | March 16, 2020 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is (WAS) seeking public input concerning new border barrier projects in Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector. CBP is constructing approximately 74 miles of border barrier projects, including areas where the existing barrier no longer meets the U.S. Border Patrol’s operational needs: In Cochise County, CBP will replace approximately 24 miles of existing primary pedestrian barrier with new steel bollard fencing, construct approximately seven (7) miles of new steel bollard fencing, and replace approximately one (1) mile of existing secondary barrier with new steel bollard fencing....
  • Trump admin. waives environmental safeguards to fast-track 69 miles of border wall

    05/15/2020 5:45:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    KTXS (ABC, Texas) ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | JULIÁN AGUILAR
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is waiving several regulations in order to fast-track construction of nearly 70 miles of border barriers and roads in Webb and Zapata counties. The move marks a significant step in fulfilling Trump's election-year goal to have hundreds of miles of fencing or wall in place by the end of the year. The waiver allows the Department of Homeland Security to circumvent regulations mandated in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, among others, according to text of the notice posted in the federal...
  • Border Wall System Update (as of 11 May 2020):

    05/11/2020 9:17:45 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 11 May 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    181 miles completed, 190 miles under construction, 360 miles under pre-construction.
  • First border wall contract awarded for Laredo, Texas at $275 million

    05/09/2020 2:59:09 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    KXAN (NBC, Austin), from Border Report ^ | 9 May 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    A $275 million contract has been awarded to an Alabama company to start construction of a 14-mile border wall in Laredo, Texas. Similar to other portions of border wall being built in South Texas and throughout the Southwest, this project will consist of a 30-foot-high bollard wall with all weather roads, enforcement cameras and special lighting, according to a announcement made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection late Friday. This will be the first portion of a border wall to go up in Laredo, which sits across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The contract was awarded to Caddell...
  • New border wall project underway in South Texas

    05/04/2020 4:14:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    Border Report ^ | 4 May 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    (Hidalgo, Texas) Crews from Southwest Valley Constructors Company have already cleared the area and poured concrete for the foundation of the 18-foot-tall metal bollard border wall. They also are shoring up the existing earthen levee, which was originally built by the International Boundary and Water Commission, and atop is where the new border wall is to be built, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told Border Report. However, no border wall bollards have been erected yet. This 11-mile border wall project consists of three non-contiguous sections and is expected to cost the federal government $304 million when completed. It will...
  • Border Wall System Update (4 May 2020)

    05/04/2020 9:53:32 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 4 May 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    175 miles completed, 196 miles under construction, 360 miles in pre-construction. (731 total)
  • 15 Miles of Additional Border Wall Completed in California

    05/03/2020 1:55:59 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2020 | BOB PRICE
    Contractors completed 15 miles of a new border wall system in the El Centro Sector of Southern California, Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott announced. Border Patrol agents who work in the sector told Breitbart Texas previously completed sectors reduced crime in the area and made it safer to patrol... “Assaults on Border Patrol agents in the area have dropped 65 percent since Trump built it,” Matzke concluded. “Illegal entries in the area are down 75 percent since Trump built it.” The new border wall system previously completed in Calexico, California, was the first section of replacement wall to be completed,...
  • New Drone Footage Shows Damage From Trump’s Wall in Remote Arizona Wildlands

    04/30/2020 3:53:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 148 replies
    Center for Biological Diversity ^ | April 28, 2020 | Laiken Jordahl
    New drone footage shows border-wall construction blasting through a wildlife refuge and mountain range in one of the most remote regions of the United States... The wall is being built through the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, home to the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, and the rugged Tinajas Altas Mountains in the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range east of Yuma, Arizona... The construction has forever altered the centuries-old Camino del Diablo, or Devil’s Highway. The ancient trade route, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was traveled by Native Americans, explorers, miners and missionaries like Father Eusebio Kino. Once a...
  • Indian Migrant Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Illegally Crossing Border Into California

    04/29/2020 6:43:17 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-29-2020 | Bob Price
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials report that an illegal alien from India tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) after he illegally crossed the border with a group of Mexican nationals. CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan reported that Border Patrol agents patrolling near Calexico, California, apprehended a group of three Mexican nationals and an Indian national after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Border Patrol agents quickly returned the Mexican nationals to their home country under anti-coronavirus policies. “On Thursday, April 23, a U.S. Border Patrol agent apprehended three Mexican nationals and one Indian national suspected of having illegally...
  • Border Wall System Update (as of 27 Apr?)

    04/27/2020 12:40:52 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 27 Apr, 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    170 miles completed, 201 miles under construction, 360 miles in pre-construction. (Most miles completed in a single week yet - 8.)
  • New Court Documents Reveal Border Wall

    04/24/2020 4:19:38 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Van Nus News Press (CA) ^ | 24 Apr 2020 | George Thomas
    This week, the Sierra Club obtained documents from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court— which is hearing two separate challenges about Trump’s use of military funds for border wall construction. The documents reveal that new projects will begin this week... See the court documents here (https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/program/documents/FY%202020%20Projects%20Short%20Decl.pdf ) and here (https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/program/documents/FY_2020_Enriquez_Decl_Feds_Opp.pdf ).
  • US adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings

    04/23/2020 4:46:57 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    WHEC (NBC- Rochester, NY) ^ | April 22, 2020 | JAMES LAPORTA and JULIE WATSON
    The Trump administration has been quietly adding military surveillance cameras at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the coronavirus pandemic... Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the Department of Defense, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, sent 60 mobile surveillance cameras and 540 additional troops to the southwest border this month... The addition of the mobile cameras, which are are mounted in the back of trucks, bring the total to 192, according to the documents... As of Sunday, the 60 added mobile surveillance cameras planned to be manned and operational, according to the documents... With the...
  • Trump administration streams construction of southern border wall

    04/22/2020 12:37:10 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    The Trump administration launched an interactive webpage Wednesday streaming footage of the wall being constructed on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) webpage streams video and drone footage of the construction of the border wall, which was a key proposal of President Trump’s agenda during the 2016 campaign. The CBP page also includes an interactive map that allows users to zoom in on new construction projects along the border wall, as well as an infographic of the border wall construction. “President Trump is delivering on his promise to build a border...
  • Border wall construction ‘cam’ live this week: ‘164 miles of promises kept’

    04/21/2020 12:45:50 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration this week plans to set up a border camera to stream the construction of the wall President Trump promised in 2016 and that his administration is delivering on. Under consideration since top aide Jared Kushner first proposed it in November, the “wall cam” will go live some day this week, said an administration official. It will show the construction of the first 164 miles of the complicated border wall... The wall camera will be on the website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Key issues included making sure the camera did not show proprietary information, technology, and...
  • Contractor tears down camp for border wall workers after protests

    04/21/2020 7:46:28 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 30 replies
    Your Central Valley (CA) ^ | 20 Apr, 2020 | Julian Resendiz
    About-face in Columbus, New Mexico not affecting construction of steel bollard fence at Mexican border. Conservationists are claiming a small victory after the removal of a dozen trailers that would’ve housed crews working on a nearby stretch of border wall. The trailers were hauled off to undisclosed locations after activists, residents and some public officials complained of a heightened risk of COVID-19 spread posed by the influx of dozens of out-of-town workers into Columbus. “We take this as a win for our community and our families. We have bought some time, but we remain ever vigilant because they could very...