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DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

July 2, 2019

Just days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $33 million contract for about four miles of border wall construction in Starr County, Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived conditions that would otherwise require it to adhere to approximately 30 environmental and other regulations for the project.

CBP and the Army Corps selected Southwest Valley Constructors, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to perform the work, which is divided into four segments and will feature 18-foot to 30-foot-tall steel bollards, detection technology, new lighting and some road construction.

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