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Border News (Texas Observer)

Three recent posts from the Texas Observer: New Border Walls Designed to Flood Texas Towns A New Media Collaboration Documents 14 Deaths by Border Patrol Agents Deadly Patrols: Civilian Deaths at the Hands of U.S. Border Patrol Agents

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall: Why Walls Won't Work

"Nearly 700 miles of walls now separate the United States and Mexico. Would-be migrants still find ways over, under, through and around them. As a tool for controlling immigration to the United States, the border fortifications have been remarkably ill suited to the task. And yet these barriers...

Walls, No. Opportunities for Women Abroad, Yes.

"The United States is spending billions on walls that don’t really keep migrants out (a University of California, San Diego, study showed that 97 percent of migrants who want to cross the border eventually get through), and on locking up and deporting people, many of whom return. Border enforcement...

CA9 on Burden of Proof: Medina-Lara v. Holder

"The government has failed to carry its burden to show by clear and convincing evidence that Medina has been convicted of an aggravated felony or a controlled substance offense. Similarly, Supreme Court case law issued subsequent to the agency action reviewed here has foreclosed on the government’s...