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The Navajo Housing Authority receives about $80 million a year to build much-needed housing on the reservation. But there’s a huge backlog of $430 million unspent.
The Senate's current immigration reform bill may reduce the federal budget deficit by roughly $900 billion over 20 years, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report on the economic benefits and cost of the Senate's immigration reform bill.
An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills and chills of an illegal border crossing. The attraction takes visitors through a fake United States-Mexico border, complete with fake smugglers and fake threatening border patrol agents.
The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip.
Home builders in the Phoenix suburbs bailed out of half-built subdivisions during the Great Recession. With demand for housing way up, those lots are getting used up again. Turns out, the homes are bigger than some builders expected.
A new border crossing planned for the San Diego-Tijuana area would charge a toll to keep border wait times down, and hopefully pay for its operation.
The Padre Chava breakfast hall serves more than 1,100 people every morning, most are deportees from the U.S. But many have one thing in common — a desire to return.
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