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While President Trump continues his fight for border wall funding, the E-Verify system that employers use to ensure employees are U.S. citizens sits idle. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'An Irony': Shutdown Fight Over Border Security Takes Toll On Immigration Enforcement

The president has demanded billions for a border wall, but the ensuing standoff is taking a growing toll on immigration enforcement, including the online database that lets employers screen workers.

A Border Patrol officer inside his vehicle guards the fence near San Diego across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Troops To Be Deployed To Border To Build And Upgrade 160 Miles Of Fencing

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Squid Limbo froyo ma
Pom Pom Ace Robert Le Magnifique
Azaka Henri-Pierre Noel
Sexus Plexus Nexus Pierre Kwenders
Safari Strut Whitefield Brothers
Broken Levee Blues DJ Shadow
Flashing Lights Vitamin String Quartet, Vahan Karapetian et. al.

The new Congress is more Christian than the U.S. population in general, according to a new survey from Pew Research. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The New Congress: Fewer Christians But Still Religious

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Taylor Swift Is The 21st Century's Most Disorienting Pop Star

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Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Style [Karaoke Version] Taylor Swift
Glider Tycho
Strictly Instrumental Harry James
The Soundmaker Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Water Get No Enemy Fela Kuti

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'An Irony': Shutdown Fight Over Border Security Takes Toll On Immigration Enforcement

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BLUE GUITAR EARL HOOKER
Jaan Pehechaan Ho Mohammed Rafi
Be a Man Junius Meyvant

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How Bad Bunny Skipped Categories And Skyrocketed To Fame

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Bad Bunny Solo De Mi
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