Immigration

Kirsten Luce for The Marshall Project

Lost in court: A visit to Trump’s immigration bedlam

A year ago, President Trump commanded that immigration judges from across the country should be rushed to detention centers along the border. At an improvised court in Laredo, there were many signs of disarray.

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Courtesy The Monitor

How a South Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid the rush to build a border fence

A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he — and his family — stood to make millions from it.

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