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White House Rules Would Restrict Foreign Travelers From Coming To U.S.

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A new section of the border wall is seen in November 2019 south of Donna, Texas. Trump's 576-mile border wall is expected to cost nearly $20 million per mile, which is more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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At $11 Billion And Counting, Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Expensive

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A white-tailed deer emerges from the brush. The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge has some of the richest biological diversity in North America — with 1,200 plants, 300 butterflies, and 700 vertebrates, of which 520 are birds. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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Border Wall Threatens National Wildlife Refuge That's Been 40 Years In The Making

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The existing border wall (right) is seen near the construction site of new wall panels south of Donna, Texas, on Nov. 20. There is widespread skepticism on the border that President Trump will get anywhere near the 450 miles of wall he wants by next November. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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Acquiring Private Land Is Slowing Trump's Border Wall

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Arrest Of Genaro Garcia Luna Shocks Mexico

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Migrant parents in the tent camps in Matamoros, Mexico, are sending their kids across the border and taking advantage of the rule that unaccompanied children can't be returned to Mexico. Here, Alexis Martinez holds a cellphone photo of his 7-year-old son Osiel. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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'I Want To Be Sure My Son Is Safe': Asylum-Seekers Send Children Across Border Alone

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Road signs indicate the many ways to get to Canada from the center of Derby Line, Vt. The number of illegal crossers is on the rise. Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for NPR hide caption

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U.S.-Canada Border Community's Culture Changes As Security Tightens

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Principal T.J. Funderburg welcomes his mostly immigrant students during morning assembly at Cactus Elementary School. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Unskilled Jobs Draw Migrants, Changing Face Of Small Towns Across America

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A 30-foot border barrier — as tall as a two-story building — rises from the desert near Lukeville, Ariz. Laiken Jordahl /Center for Biological Diversity hide caption

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

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Border Wall Construction In Arizona Bulldozes Cactus Columns

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Nora Isabel Gallegos, left, stands with her daughter Priscila Arévalo in the riverside park in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where her husband Guillermo was killed by the Border Patrol seven years ago. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Investigations Of Fatal Shootings On The Border Can Drag On For Years

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7-Year Delay In Border Patrol Use-Of-Force Case Is Emblematic Of A Larger Problem

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A special response team with Customs and Border Protection drills on the international bridge between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in the event that desperate migrants rush the port of entry. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Criminals Target Migrants In Mexico Seeking U.S. Asylum

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