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New 18-foot, steel bollard fencing is replacing an old vehicle border near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico. Environmentalists are concerned the new fencing will block off wildlife corridors. Mallory Falk/KRWG hide caption

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Critics Say Border Wall Could Harm Wildlife Corridors And Sensitive Desert Terrain

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Gracie Garcia poses for a photo in her backyard in Los Indios, near San Benito, Texas. The border wall was built about 10 years ago on Garcia's property, and she says she has not been paid for it. Veronica G. Cardenas/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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In The Rio Grande Valley, Residents Prepare For Construction Of A New Border Wall

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Orlando, whose nickname is the Wolf, is a human smuggler in Matamoros who says far fewer people want to employ his services and jump the border, with the Trump administration. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, And So Is Business For Smugglers

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Mary Helen Flores (center) is the founder of Citizens Against Voter Abuse. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

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Jonathan Treviño poses in front of a drug bust. Courtesy of Jonathan Treviño hide caption

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

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Jonathan Treviño shows seized contraband. The former police narcotics squad leader is currently serving 17 years in prison for reselling narcotics back to drug dealers. Courtesy of Jonathan Treviño hide caption

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

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