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New Mexico company chosen to build border wall part in Texas

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 8/19/2019
Three migrants who had managed to evade the Mexican National Guard and cross the Rio Grande onto U.S. territory walk along a border wall set back from the geographical border, in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Border Patrol agents opened a door in the wall to escort them into a waiting patrol car. It was not clear whether the migrants, already on U.S. soil, would still be able to submit a claim for asylum under a new U.S. policy that went into effect Tuesday.(AP Photo/Christian Chavez) © Christian Chavez/AP Photo Three migrants who had managed to evade the Mexican National Guard and cross the Rio Grande onto U.S. territory walk along a border wall set back from the geographical border, in El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Border Patrol agents opened a door in the wall to escort them into a waiting patrol car. It was not clear whether the migrants, already on U.S. soil, would still be able to submit a claim for asylum under a new U.S. policy that went into effect Tuesday.(AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque-based company has been awarded a more than $80 million contract to building a stretch of new border wall in Texas.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Southwest Valley Constructors was recently chosen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build an 11-mile (17.7-kilometer) stretch in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Customs and Border Protection officials said the new portion will be similar to a previously constructed levee wall, built in the area in 2008. That piece included lights, cameras and other technology.

Construction for the new portion of the border wall in Texas could start at the end of September.

The company said in a statement it has built past components of various border wall pieces across the American Southwest dating back to 2006.

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