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The U.S. Is Making Its Border Stations More Welcoming

Despite Republican appeals for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, America is investing in more secure, welcoming facilities along its borders.
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Contrary to Donald Trump’s claims, the U.S. government isn’t neglecting its borders. It’s just the opposite: The U.S. is investing in them heavily, replacing border stations that used to be little more than shacks with facilities that are modern, secure, and welcoming.

Border-control facilities took home two of the 2016 General Services Administration Design Awards, announced last month in Washington, D.C. The Mariposa Land Port of Entry (designed by Phoenix-based Jones Studio for Nogales, Arizona) and the San Ysidiro Land Port of Entry (designed by the Seattle-based Miller Hull Partnership for San Ysidiro, California) both won GSA Design Awards.