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Border town Dems brace for fight over Trump’s ‘wall’

President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to build a U.S.-Mexico wall has touched off a fierce debate in the U.S. border towns that would be most affected – with local Democrats vowing to fight Trump tooth and nail if he proceeds.  “Mexico is an ally, not an enemy,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, told “It is our second-largest

Cartels, Smugglers are Exploiting the Border Wall

MCALLEN, Texas –  Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration – fueling the latest surge across the U.S.-Mexico line, according to local law enforcement.  The president-elect reiterated his pledge at a