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Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants into the dam area, potentially threatening the security of both dam property and workers.

We Build the Wall has raised about $24 million to pay for construction of its own border wall segments. The first one in Sunland Park is approximately one-half-mile to 1-mile long, and contractor Fisher Sand and Gravel was reportedly able to substantially complete the wall over the long Memorial Day weekend.

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