Immigration Law

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Arizona Border Fence Plan Stalled After 3 Years
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A plan by Republican Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money has stalled nearly three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature. Private donations expected to fund the project dried up... Read More

Arizona Border Fence Plan Dies for Lack of Cash
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Christie, AP, Nov. 9, 2015 - "Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private money are pulling the plug nearly five years later after the state received just a fraction... Read More

Tags: Arizona , fence

DHS: Not Enough Cash On Hand For Trump's Border Wall...Just "Prototypes"
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, Mar. 2, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock, according to a document seen by Reuters... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , Trump , DHS , border

Texas Rancher Threatens to 'Get Kinda Western' on DHS over Border Fence
Posted on 3 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The 18-foot-high border fence intended to seal the U.S.-Mexican border from San Diego to Brownsville will soon close a half-mile gap just west of Downtown El Paso. The new section will run right through the spot where many historians believe Spanish... Read More

Tags: johns , El Paso , fence , border , Texas

Top Hispanic Congressman Slams Herman Cain’s Electric Border Fence
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told a campaign audience that he believed the federal government should erect a deadly, electrified, 20-foot border fence to help stem the flow of illegal immigration, one of the top Hispanic... Read More

Tags: gonzalez , cain , fence , border

Landowners With Lawyers Get More For Border Fence Property
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores was offered $1,650 for a slice of his backyard. At first, it seemed like a square deal. But then the cotton grower learned... Read More

The No-Man's Land Beneath the Border Wall
Posted on 17 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 7, 2016 - "There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande river that's still part of the United States, but exists below the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this no-man’s land to... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , border , Texas

Steel Communion
Posted on 2 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez. Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a couple... Read More

A Slippery Legislative Slope: From IIRAIRA to REAL ID to Secure Fence
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS published this notice today in the Federal Register regarding border barriers (fencing and roads) near Calexico, California. Read the long list of federal statutes and regulations DHS has waived, thanks to IIRAIRA, the REAL ID Act and the Secure Fence... Read More

Americans struggle to live in America...on the 'Mexican side' of border fence
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some Texans, like Taylor, live completely on the other side of the $6.2 million-a-mile wall. Others had their property split in half by the fence, after the government seized portions of their land. At least 200 people in Cameron County had... Read More

Tags: wall , fence , border , Texas

GOP Activist Leaving Party Over Herman Cain’s ‘Electric Fence’ Idea
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lauro Garza, 49, has been a Republican as long as he remembers, proudly casting his vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and sticking with the party ever since. But after hearing Herman Cain’s “joke” about killing illegal immigrants... Read More

Some Cheer Border Fence as Others Ponder the Cost
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Based on what studies do exist, the analysts say that building and maintaining a fence through the remote or hostile terrain along the border would run into billions of dollars, with no documented impact on diminishing illegal crossings. ... Read More

Tags: cost , fence , border

Borderline Insanity at the Fence in Nogales
Posted on 8 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The fence that separates Nogales, Ariz., from Nogales, Mexico, is a see-through wall of vertical steel rods 15 to 18 feet high, set four inches apart in a deep bed of concrete. It is a rusty ribbon that runs up and down dusty hills and streets,... Read More

LexisNexis Expert Steve Yale-Loehr on the Fence and the House
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., says he opposes an immigration bill working its way through the Senate because it offers "a mere promise of enforcement in the future." For example, the bill’s promised 700 miles of border fencing —... Read More

Was Herman Cain Joking Or Not?
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain came down hard on immigration Saturday on the campaign trail, telling crowds in Tennessee that part of his policy would be to build an electrified fence on the Mexican border that could potentially kill... Read More

Tags: cain , fence , joke , border