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A Border Patrol agent keeps watch over the U.S.-Mexico border fence just south of San Diego earlier this year. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it would waive environmental and other laws to expedite its construction of barriers and roads in the region. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects

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Countries that received the most remittance dollars from the U.S. in 2015 Brittany Mayes/NPR hide caption

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A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

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President Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress in February. After the compromise spending bill failed to fulfill all his budget requests, the president appears to be gearing up for a fight in September. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A student from Wisconsin takes a break in front of the Capitol Wednesday. Republican and Democratic negotiators appear ready to pass a one-week funding measure to keep the government open. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. via Getty Images hide caption

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A view from the International bridge between Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Mexico, shows the flooded checkpoint between the two cities on Sept. 17, 2008. A levee broke and water from the Rio Grande inundated parts of the city with 10 feet of water. Walt Frerck/AP hide caption

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Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

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Eloisa Tamez received $56,000 from the federal government for a quarter-acre of her ancestral land, but she says, "I wasn't looking for the money. I don't want to lose the land. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

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Tohono O'odham Vice Chairman Verlon Jose says "over my dead body will we build a wall" on the reservation. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe

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President Trump, accompanied by Vice President Pence (left) and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, pauses while speaking at the Department of Homeland Security. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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