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Tue Feb 28, 2017, 08:13 PM

Work on Trump's border wall to begin near Tucson, 2 other locations

Work on the wall President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nation's 2,000-mile southwestern border will begin near Tucson, as well as El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, Calif., according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Customs and Border Protection has identified areas where the existing "fence or old brittle landing-mat fencing are no longer effective," the federal agency revealed in documentation accompanying memos by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

The document provided no further detail on the locations where work would begin on the structure that was a signature Trump campaign promise and is central to the president's hard-line stance on illegal immigration.

Kelly's memos dealt with the agency's implementation of Trump's executive order on immigration enforcement and border security.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/border-issues/2017/02/25/work-trump-border-wall-begin-near-tucson-2-other-locations/98389642/

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