The list of projects for deferred has been announced
Here is a more complete list
A partial summary of what might be built instead
A summary of importance of produce trade in Pharr
Immigration policies have been profitable for private prison companies
Center for American Progress
The following report from a conservative outlet discusses number of agents in the field. A few different points to highlight:
- During the summer, the number of apprehensions has been lower on weekly basis. Particularly some from Guatemala.
- Still only 10-15 agents patrolling a 60 mile section.
- Agents are being used to staff new detention facilities
Trump administration wants to increase DNA testing along the border according to this report
There is backlash, particularly if this DNA gets used for additional purposes
Two recent editorials on the wall
Surveillance efforts at the Indian reservation along the border