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U.S. to raise Texas levees in lieu of border wall

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February 9, 2008
Immigration
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“Federal officials said on Friday they will raise a stretch of Rio Grande river levees in Texas instead of building a small section of the controversial U.S.-Mexico border wall across the property of reluctant landowners.

The compromise only applies to about 22 miles (35 km) along the border in Hidalgo County, a small section of the 370 miles (595 km) of border fencing the Department of Homeland Security plans to build by the end of the year.” (Reuters)