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Undocumented Population from Mexico Declines, Report Says

While President Trump has focused attention on his proposed border wall, the number of undocumented residents from Mexico decreased by nearly 400,000 from 2016 to 2017, reports the Center for Migration Studies. From 2010 to 2017, the undocumented population from Mexico fell by what the center calls a remarkable 1.3 million.

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Trump Budget Seeks $13B for Opioids, $23B for Border

The White House budget proposal to Congress for the next fiscal year includes a large sum aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic and an even-larger amount for border security and immigration enforcement, including the southern border wall.

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Trump Border Wall Would Cost Nearly $18 Billion

The White House proposal, presented by the Department of Homeland Security to a group of senators, provides the most detail so far of Trump’s plans to build a “big, beautiful wall.” Part of a $33 bilion plan for border security, including technology, personnel, and roads, it would cover nearly half of the southwest border.

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Why the ‘Wall’ Won’t Stop Mexican Drug Smugglers

A new US government report on lesser-used drug trafficking techniques such as tunnels and ultralight aircraft further undermines claims that building a border wall will halt the flow of illegal drugs into the country.

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