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UA students to erect mock border wall on campus

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Students at the University of Arizona are planning to erect the largest mock border wall in the country in protest of border enforcement policies in Arizona and nationwide.

The students plan to use barbed wire to build a wall about 400 yards long, or the size of 4 football fields, in the middle of the Tucson campus.

They plan to put the wall up Monday and have it there for 10 days, blocking a major traffic area on campus.

The students participating say they're alarmed by increasing anti-immigrant legislation and sentiment throughout Arizona and the country, and "aim to create an unavoidable crisis on campus to expose the larger human catastrophe."

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