Border Life: The 'Cowboy Priest' takes a stand to protect chapel from wall

Mar 18, 2019
Roy Snipes and the local Catholic diocese are fighting new sections of border wall to protect a tiny, white chapel known as La Lomita.
Father Roy Snipes, known locally as the Cowboy Priest, after celebrating mass on Feb. 1. He says a wall would infringe on freedom of religion at La Lomita because planned border barriers would put the chapel just south of a border wall and require a gate for people to access it.
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Trump says he’s declaring emergency to build border wall

Feb 15, 2019
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump, repeating his claim that 'walls work,' announced that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border without funding from Congress.
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Border life: They're fighting a wall that would divide their land

Feb 4, 2019
Fred Cavazos and Rey Anzaldua say a planned expansion of a South Texas wall would hurt their livelihood and is disruptive to their family history.
Rey Anzaldua, 73, sits in his cousin Fred’s dining room on Thursday, Jan. 31 2019, mulling over documents the federal government has sent the family seeking permission to build a wall on their land. He says the family will never sign over the rights and the government will have to take the land through eminent domain if a wall is going to be built on their property.
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Border life: The outlet mall in Laredo

Jan 29, 2019
Here on the Texas-Mexico border, most people don’t think about the boundary as much more than an inconvenient passport check.
People driving across the border from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico are greeted by a massive outlet mall, Outlet Shoppes at Laredo in Laredo, Texas, that sells everything from sneakers and T-shirts to kitchenware and iPhones, shown here on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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Why the Chamber of Commerce is making a case for bipartisanship

Jan 14, 2019
The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to end the shutdown. And to do it, they'll need to reach across the aisle.
The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk, Jan. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

Jan 1, 2019
Democrats in the House are aiming to pass two bills this Thursday that would fund government agencies and put hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the job.
The U.S. Capitol is shown during a partial shutdown of the federal government on Monday in Washington, D.C. 
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