Republicans and right-wing media claim there’s a huge crisis at the border but the numbers don’t support that narrative.
Border residents want the $250 million being shifted from the state prison budget to be used to address racial inequity.
Whether the new barrier will be physical or technological, families along the border can only guess.
The project, which involves drones and surveillance towers, clashes with Biden’s sunny rhetoric on immigration.
The White House has not yet asked Congress to revoke the project’s funding as of this week.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden announced that Trump’s initial order “was unwarranted.”
A “smart” wall powered by artificial intelligence, facial recognition and drones may prove worse than a steel barrier.
The government is prematurely granting contracts to build on land it doesn’t yet own, costing millions in delays.
Canvassers are building opposition to the wall among affected communities in a newly competitive state in the 2020 race.
Residents say the half-billion being poured into the wall should instead be used to address real crises on the border.