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New Mexico Border Wall Construction

Santa Teresa, New Mexico (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Work on a new border wall in southern New Mexico is scheduled to begin today. 

The groundbreaking near the Santa Teresa port of entry will mark the start of construction on the new border wall.

The construction will replace existing vehicle barriers on a 20-mile stretch of the US/Mexico border with a new bollard wall.

Federal officials say a new wall,  will be better equip agents to stop illegal crossings and drug trafficking in the area.

The work is being done by a Montana company, that was awarded the $73 million contract in February.

The project has angered some environmentalists, who have filed lawsuits saying the federal government has overstepped its authority by waiving laws to speed up construction.


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