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Business on the Texas-Mexico border

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

by Andy Uhler 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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Business on the Texas-Mexico border

Border life: Butterflies vs. walls along the Rio Grande

by Andy Uhler Feb 5, 2019
A planned expansion of a border wall threatens a critical habitat in South Texas.
The three southern-most counties of Texas are home to more than 300 butterfly species. The National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX is holding out hope that a border wall won't be built on its property.
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Business on the Texas-Mexico border

Border life: The outlet mall in Laredo

by Andy Uhler 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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Trump says new NAFTA will pay for wall. Not likely.

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 19, 2018
President Trump seems to have softened his stance on border-wall funding as a make-or-break issue to avoid a government shutdown. Instead, he says Mexico will pay for the wall indirectly through the new NAFTA agreement, now known as the United…

The risky business of building Trump’s wall

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 17, 2017
As companies come forward to build border walls, local lawmakers call for divestments in protest
A man stands on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California.
(Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

On the Mexican border, little interest in inauguration

by Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams Jan 20, 2017
Gas prices are up, the peso is down and President Trump's wall isn't top of mind.
The turnoff road for the United States outside the canteen run by BorderLinks just across the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico on October 11, 2016.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump’s visit to Mexico: Trade... and about that wall

by Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams Aug 31, 2016
The takeaway from Trump's surprise visit to Mexico, where he met with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
EVERETT, WA - AUGUST 30: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 30, 2016 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington. Trump addressed immigration issues on the same night that his campaign confirmed an August 31 meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
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