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  1. 'Build the wall' toy says Trump's wall would protect against 'mob' of migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Conservative gift retailer Keep and Bear will soon begin shipping a "build the wall" toy which resembles a LEGO product and extols the virtues of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico. Keepandbear.com, conservative retailer, will soon begin shipping a "build the wall" toy that would allow children or adults to use building blocks to construct a border wall.

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  2. From nose surgery to life support: Dallas woman in coma after plastic surgery in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    DALLAS Laura Avila went to Mexico for plastic surgery last month. Now, she's on life support in a Texas hospital due to complications from the procedure.

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  3. Agents didn't give a reason for canceling the "mobile field force demonstration."Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The press release went out Monday, the reporters showed up Tuesday morning, then the U.S. Border Patrol abruptly canceled its Election Day "crowd control exercise" without immediately stating a reason. The agency had planned a "mobile field force demonstration" - the latest conspicuous show of force at the border by the federal government ahead of the midterm elections.

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  4. Texas Debate: Beto O'Rourke bio and backgroundRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Beto O'Rourke is a lifelong El Pasoan. He attended Carlos Rivera and Mesita elementary schools and El Paso High School before graduating from Columbia University in 1995.

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  5. New VA rankings: Five hospitals get lowest one-star rating for third yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON The number of one-star Veterans Affairs hospitals has dropped from 14 to nine since last year, according to new star rankings the VA released Wednesday. But five VA hospitals remain at the bottom of the rankings for the third straight year, including in Big Spring and El Paso, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona, where a wait-time crisis in 2014 triggered a national scandal.

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  6. Trump administration's family separation policy poorly planned and executed: federal reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The Department of Homeland Security did not properly plan for, or implement, President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy that led to more than 2,500 family separations along the border this summer, according to a report released Tuesday. The department detained hundreds of minors longer than legally allowed, gave inconsistent and incomplete information to their parents, and could not provide basic data on the separated families, according to the report by the DHS Office of Inspector General.

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  7. Texas father charged with gluing toddler's eyes, mouth shutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Investigators say a West Texas man has been arrested on charges that he beat his 1-year-old daughter and glued shut her eyes and mouth. El Paso County records show 29-year-old Johnnie Lee Carter was being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

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  8. Are you middle class? This calculator by Pew Research Center aims to tell youRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A slight majority of U.S. adults lived in middle-class households in 2016, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. The interactive asks for state, metropolitan area, household income before taxes and number of people within a household to determine people's "income tier."

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  9. U.S. plans to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    WASHINGTON The Trump administration said Thursday it plans to circumvent a longstanding court agreement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody, in part to detain families longer as a way to deter migrants from crossing the Southwestern border illegally. The Homeland Security Department announced proposed regulations that would terminate the so-called Flores agreement that requires the government to keep children in the least-restricted setting and required their release generally after 20 days in detention.

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  10. El Paso police officer who pointed gun at children cleared of wrongdoingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A video posted to Facebook shows an El Paso Police Department officer pulling a gun on a group of boys. Police later handcuff the juvenile shown in this screenshot and place him in the back of a squad car.

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  11. New poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz in statistical tie with Democratic challenger Beto O'RourkeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is in a statistical dead heat with Rep. Beto O'Rourke in Texas, according to an Emerson College e-poll published Wednesday. The e-poll, which was conducted from Aug. 22-25 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, found Cruz with 38 percent of the vote, O'Rourke with 37 percent and 21 percent of respondents undecided.

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  12. Border Patrol names its first-ever female chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Carla Provost had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. The position is not subject to Senate confirmation.

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  13. Viral video of El Paso police officer pointing gun at kids leads to burglary chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A video posted to Facebook shows an El Paso Police Department officer pulling a gun on a group of boys. Police later handcuff the juvenile shown in this screenshot and place him in the back of a squad car.

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  14. Separated families are reunited in US, then deported back to GuatemalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Donelda Pulex stepped off the airplane into the sun, clutching her 5-year-old daughter's hand and burst into heaving sobs. Fourteen-year-old Hermelindo Juarez hid his face as his father comforted him.

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  15. 4 things we don't know about family reunificationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The Trump administration is facing a series of deadlines imposed by a federal judge to reunify children who were separated from their parents along the southwest border. By Tuesday, the administration must reunite about 100 children under the age of 5 being held by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  16. Officials: DHS requests 12,000 beds to detain familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    The Department of Homeland Security has formally requested space for up to 12,000 beds at a military base to detain families caught crossing the border illegally, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The request seeks 2,000 beds to be up and running in the next 45 days, and the remaining space to be available on an as-needed basis, the Defense Department said in a statement.

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  17. Trump official: About 500 migrant kids reunited with families since...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally. It was unclear how many of the roughly 500 children were still being detained with their families.

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  18. 'Rage giving' fuels record fundraising for immigrant children. 'Every time I get mad, I do it again'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Dahlia Adler Fisch says she's donated hundreds of dollars in the past week to organizations all over the country helping children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. These small acts of armchair resistance are a release valve for pent-up feelings of helplessness, despair and fury with the Trump administration, Fisch says.

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  19. Beto O'Rourke leads protest against separation of immigrant familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    A variety of politicians, including former El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar, left center, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, center, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, behind Valdez and State Representative Cesar Blanco lead hundreds people in a march to the gates of the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry where undocumented immigrant children are being housed Sunday East of El Paso. 6 comments

  20. 'Abhorrent': Texas officials, advocates decry placing immigrant children in tent citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    AUSTIN From El Paso to Abilene to San Angelo, local leaders and immigrant advocates questioned and decried a proposal this week that would house immigrant children in tent cities across Texas. The first "soft-sided facilities," as the government calls them, have already been erected in Tornillo, Texas, a border town about 40 miles southeast of El Paso, said Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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