the border

noun

: a specific border (as between countries)
They've lived in southern Texas for years, but have never been south of the border.

Examples of the border in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunker also said making quick determinations at the border could also lead to mistakes in the assessment of credible fear claims. Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, NPR, 10 May 2024 Ukraine’s defense ministry said its forces had blunted an initial Russian attempt to break through Ukrainian lines outside the border town of Vovchansk, but that fighting of varying intensity continued in the area. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 Humanitarian workers said there are hundreds of trucks at the border waiting to enter to provide assistance to people inside Gaza who are without sufficient food or water. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 9 May 2024 And if migrant border encounters surpass an average of 5,000 a day − a threshold now met − DHS would have been required to close the border to migrants seeking to cross without prior authorization between ports of entry. Lauren Villagran, USA TODAY, 9 May 2024 In recent months, the Doppelganger network has been used to stoke tensions in the US over the border crisis in Texas and boost false claims that celebrities like Taylor Swift were supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. David Gilbert, WIRED, 8 May 2024 Tuesday's letter is the latest demonstration of how the border and immigration in general can be a contentious issue as Mr. Biden looks to maintain enthusiasm from both centrist- minded Democrats and the more progressive- focused voters. Hunter Woodall, CBS News, 7 May 2024 In recent years, DeSantis has sent members of Florida’s National Guard to work in the state’s understaffed prisons, as well as to the Texas-Mexico border to assist with the border crisis and to the Florida Keys to intercept migrants from Haiti. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024 Her 17-year-old son, Ajmal, drowned in the Drina, a river marking the border between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, on July 31, 2022. Ingrid Gercama, NPR, 27 Apr. 2024

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“The border.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20border. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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