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Officials Say Man Shot at Border Is Alive

10 February 2019

They did not say who made the request.

The CBP statement said the vehicle stopped just a few yards into Mexico.

He is also giving an ultimatum to the federal government - remove the wire or there will be lawsuit, The Associated Press reports.

Officers referred the tractor-trailer to a secondary inspection station, according to information obtained from CBP officials.

So far this year, Customs and Border Protection says agents have apprehended three groups totaling more than 650 people in that part of the desert, between Yuma and Nogales.

"That's why they have the random southbound checks", Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said.

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"Placing coiled concertina wire strands on the ground is typically only found in a war, battlefield, or prison setting, and not in an urban setting", the city council's resolution reads.

A unanimously approved a resolution in Nogales, Arizona, a town bordering Mexico, calling for the Trump administration to remove the razor wire wall, which nearly covers the border wall that passes through the city's downtown in it's entirety.

The vote comes after USA military troops installed additional layers of wire along the fence over the weekend, and the day after President Donald Trump highlighted border security in his State of the Union address.

Authorities closed the DeConcini Port of Entry near Nogales after a man was shot attempting to run over a border patrol agent on Thursday night.

Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is largely reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade.

Overall, illegal crossings at the southern border have dropped dramatically compared to previous decades but in recent years the number of families and unaccompanied children heading to the United States has increased.

Officials Say Man Shot at Border Is Alive