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Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

AP Photo/Gregory Bull SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses, workers, tourists and Christopher Enjambre. His band, Minor Gems, plays gigs in Tijuana. “It’s already hectic now, so … damn,” he said, shaking his head in disbelief. “It’s going to … Read the referenced story here: Closure…

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California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. Asked about the lawsuit at an appearance in San Diego, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he expects to prevail in legal challenges to the wall – one of the president’s key campaign pledges. “The United States government has the control of that border and a responsibility … Read the referenced story here:…

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California Sues Trump Administration to Prevent Border Wall

California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over its plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing it’s overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The suit filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, makes arguments similar to those made in a lawsuit brought last week by advocacy groups. Both lawsuits aim to stop design, planning and construction of the wall. The cases are particularly focused on halting the construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and the replacement of barriers…

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Haitians blocked at US border find ‘Mexican dream’

AP Photo/Gregory Bull TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They’re never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts. They are among several thousand Haitians who came to Mexico’s northwest … Read the referenced story here: Haitians…

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Exclusive – Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: internal report

Top Stories: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday. Exclusive – Trump border 'wall' to cost .6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: internal report

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