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Trump administration waives environmental safeguards to fast-track 69 miles of border fence construction

The White House said in February its goal was to build 450 additional miles of barrier by the end of 2020. The 69 miles would be in addition to a 52-mile project also underway in Webb County.

A culvert runs perpendicular to the Rio Grande in Webb County. This strip of land is planned to be assessed by the federal g…

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