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Gov. Brown Says Agreement Reached On California Guard Deployment

April 18, 2018
By Associated Press
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California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

California And Pentagon Still At Odds Over Guard Deployment

April 16, 2018
By Steve Walsh
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Despite a rare moment of agreement between California and the Trump Administration, the two sides have so far not reached an agreement to call up the California National Guard as part of a multi-state effort.

California, Federal Government Still At Odds Over Sending Troops To Border

April 16, 2018
By Associated Press
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The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.

Federal Prosecutors Targeting Fentanyl Dealers During Opioid Crisis

April 12, 2018
By Matt Hoffman
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Recently, the U.S. Attorney's Office brought charges against three opioid dealers after they sold fentanyl to someone who had a fatal overdose.

Gov. Brown Hedges On Sending Troops To Border

April 6, 2018
By Associated Press
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California Gov. Jerry Brown has been silent on President Donald Trump's call this week for National Guard troops to help protect the southern border with Mexico.

Trump: 2,000-4,000 Troops Needed For Mexico Border Security

April 5, 2018
By Associated Press
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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Trump Undecided On Troop Levels At Border

April 4, 2018
By Associated Press
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Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration.

Officials Set April Date For New Mexico Border Wall Work

March 30, 2018
By Associated Press, Matt Hoffman
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Officials are hoping to break ground on a project replacing 20 miles of border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico in early April.

Opioid Crisis Gripping More Addicts Before Adulthood

March 26, 2018
By Jade Hindmon
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The opioid crisis is expanding and those who work in the criminal justice system are noticing an even more disturbing trend. A growing number of kids are getting hooked.

Spending Talks Nearly Done, $1.3T Bill Soon To Be Unveiled

March 21, 2018
By Associated Press
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Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill neared completion Wednesday as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking

March 16, 2018
By City News Service
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A federal grand jury in San Diego Thursday returned indictments charging the head of a Canada-based marketer of encrypted mobile communication devices and four of his associates with using the untraceable handsets to aid in international drug dealing.

Trump Tours Border Wall Prototypes While Bashing California

March 13, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration.

Trump’s Visit: What You Need To Know About The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

March 12, 2018
By Brandon Quester/<a href="https://inewsource.org/author/brandonquester/">inewsource</a>
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KPBS and inewsource partnered last year to do an in-depth look at the U.S.-Mexico border wall that already exists from California to Texas. We wanted to provide context for President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build out and fortify the fencing that separates the two nations.

Dozens Charged With Conspiring To Launder Drug Cartel Money

March 8, 2018
By Associated Press
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Dozens of people across the U.S. have been charged in connection with an international conspiracy to launder tens of millions of dollars in drug money for Mexican cartels, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Questions Surround Trump's First Border Wall Contract

March 2, 2018
By Associated Press
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A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was sued repeatedly for failing to pay subcontractors and accused in a 2016 government audit of shady billing practices.

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