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Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers…. … Read the referenced story here: Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

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Ex-detainees: Detention center’s practices border on slavery

AP Photo/David Zalubowski DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates’ hair, but the pay is always the same – $1 a day. A group of former detainees says the system borders on modern-day slavery. They are challenging it in federal court and have won the right to sue … Read the referenced story here: Ex-detainees:…

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Iraqi Migrant Trains at US Border Patrol Academy

At a training facility in the middle of a desert in New Mexico, aspiring border patrol agent Stevany Shakare sprinted laps in 103-degree Fahrenheit weather as her instructors shouted at her to run faster. Shakare, a 23-year-old from Iraq, is one of three women in a class of 20 at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico. They are powering through an intensive 112-day training program, in which agents must master firearms, high-speed, off-road vehicle chases, immigration law, conversational Spanish and grueling physical tests. They are preparing to…

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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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