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Birds fly and land on the U.S. border wall, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Lawmakers in Washington are still finalizing a border security funding deal with more resources for physical barriers. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks in front of a newly fortified border wall structure in Calexico, Calif. in October. A federal court ruled Monday that DHS has broad authority to waive environmental regulations in the name of border security. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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President Donald Trump (C) departs the White House with first lady Melania Trump (R) and their son, Barron (L), Feb. 1 in Washington, DC. Trump was traveling to his private club in Florida. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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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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