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A steel barrier runs along the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. Bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill are discussing what kind of physical barriers are needed and how much Congress should spend to address national security issues at the Southwest border. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Border Security Talks Begin On Capitol Hill With Signs of Narrow Bipartisan Deal

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Honduran migrants wait in line to cross over the border checkpoint into Guatemala in Agua Caliente, Honduras. A new caravan of at least several hundred Hondurans has set off toward the United States on foot or in vehicles. Some have already crossed into Guatemala. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Union members and other federal employees protest in front of the White House on Thursday. Many are out of work as the partial government shutdown has dragged on longer than any in history. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott stands near an old border monument at the base of the San Ysidro Mountains in southern San Diego County where current fencing ends. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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Border Patrol Makes Its Case For An Expanded 'Border Barrier'

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The U.S. government has partially shut down; more than 800,000 federal workers are affected. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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How The Partial Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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Honduran migrants walk toward Tecún Umán, a Guatemalan town along the Mexican border, as they leave Guatemala City on Thursday. Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan takes questions last week from reporters following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration without reaching an agreement between conservatives and moderates. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., holds a news conference on immigration reform Wednesday at the Capitol. Curbelo is seeking to circumvent Republican leaders to bring an immigration bill to the House floor. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

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Retired Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, left, and former assistant defense secretary Paul McHale, center, visit Utah National Guard troops as they extend a border fence in San Luis, Ariz., in 2006. Khampha Bouaphanh/AP hide caption

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Former National Guard Chief On What A 2006 Border Deployment Tells Us Today

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox spoke with NPR about his book, Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets. The book highlights the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Mexican President To Trump: 'If You Want To Build A Wall, Waste Your Money'

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Raymond Skiles, longtime wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, says that animals require free access to the Rio Grande as their primary water source. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Big Bend, Texas, There's Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall

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Hiro Yazawa of Japan Cell displays a spotlight weapon that sells for $5,000 at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio on Tuesday. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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With Trump's Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Firms Eye Bigger Profits

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