In the aftermath of the 2016 election, the American Institute of Architects issued an incendiary statement of congratulations and support for the yet-unknown infrastructure agenda of the Trump administration. The recoil from the architecture community was loud and swift. Architects, students, and community members publicly denounced what they saw as a greedy and spineless compromise […]

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The AIA and its 89,000 members are committed to working with President-elect Trump to address the issues our country faces, particularly strengthening the nation’s aging infrastructure. During the campaign, President-elect Trump called for committing at least $500 billion to infrastructure spending over five years. We stand ready to work with him and with the incoming […]

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Donald Trump has famously promised to build a “big beautiful wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border. Its construction could take more than three years and cost $21.6 billion, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security, which has requested proposals for design-build prototypes. In February, Trump claimed it “is getting designed right now.” During […]

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DONALD TRUMP is a man of ideas. Although critics have lambasted him for flip-flopping on some policies (he now proposes to ban immigrants from “terrorist nations” rather than all Muslims), Mr Trump has stood firm on at least one proposal: his wall. A new report from Bernstein Research looks at the economics of the wall’s […]

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Peru has demanded that Ecuador stop construction work on a wall that its neighbor is building on the border between the two countries In official note sent by the government of Peru, Lima has demanded a halt to building work and requested a bilateral meeting to discuss technical and political issues. read more

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Europe’s Baltic States, worried about invasive neighbours, are raising a fence along their eastern frontier. Meanwhile, in Asia, Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for the building of an iron wall around the Xinjiang region. In Latin America, Ecuador appears to have begun erecting concrete panels along the Peruvian state line. In Africa, a barrier […]

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Amexica, la violence du mur – La frontière entre les États-Unis et le Mexique est la plus longue et la plus traversée de la planète, s’étirant de la côte Pacifique à la côte Atlantique. Depuis 2002, un mur physique et électronique de 1700 km coupe cette zone en deux. Le long du mur, un monde […]

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Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation’s most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn’t occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the […]

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A federal judge has set a court hearing later this month on a request from Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to block the series of executive actions President Barack Obama recently announced allowing millions of illegal immigrants to obtain work permits and quasi-legal status. read more

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Men and women lean against the chapel wall, trying to stay in the shade it provides. A group of younger immigrants plays a pickup game of soccer. More still nap in the doorways of the shelter’s dormitories…. read more

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Almost a quarter of a century after the Iron Curtain came down, the walls are going up again. In steel and concrete, with watchtowers and barbed wire, mankind is building separation barriers at a rate perhaps unequalled in history – at least 6,000 miles in the last decade alone, according to a Guardian analysis.

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Chuck Bowden Memorial, Rock Corral Ranch, Tumacacori, AZ, Sat. Nov 13, 2-5 pm Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez… read more

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The project includes five layers of fencing which will cut the “number of infiltrators, drug, arms and cattle smugglers to zero,” SPA said.It said surveillance would be reinforced by watch towers, night-vision cameras and 50 radars.Control complexes have been built in areas stretching from Hafr al-Batin in the northeast to Turaif near the Jordanian border, […]

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Today, border communities are separated by both security measures and security conditions. South of the borderline, a spiral of organized crime has made Mexico’s northern states one of the world’s most violent regions. North of the borderline, a “war on drugs,” a “war on terror,” and rising anti-immigrant sentiment have encouraged a flurry of fence-building […]

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On Wednesday, October 1, the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) released its annual report on immigration enforcement actions, which is part of the larger Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. The report presents summary statistics on the number of foreigners apprehended, detained, and removed from the country in the previous fiscal year (FY). The new Yearbook statistics […]

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