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The House of Representatives re-entered the border fence debate today, again approving 700 miles of three-layered fence along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border today.

The fence had been included as part of the late-spring immigration reform effort. But that divisive effort has sputtered, as a Republican-dominated Congress enters election season.

The key vote on the fence will come from the Senate, which endorsed a smaller fence this spring, but has not since reconciled its immigration reform efforts with the House version.

We’ve followed the environmental implications that fence construction could have along the border. For that coverage, click here.

For the L.A. Times coverage of the fence vote today, click here.

ROB DAVIS

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