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A dozen companies chosen to work on up to $5B in construction projects for Trump’s border wall
The project is in response to the President's 2017 executive order.
By Howard Altman
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This federal law limits what US troops deployed at the border can do
The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil.
800 active-duty troops to be sent to Mexican border
The military is preparing to send at least 800 more troops to the Mexican border to help the Border Patrol, as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants continues to move north.
By Stephen Losey and Tara Copp, Associated Press
Authorities believe border agent may have fallen to his death
Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened.
By David Warren
US Border Patrol tests surveillance balloon
The trial comes as agents test hand-launched drones, which are relatively inexpensive but hampered by short battery life and weight limits.
By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press