Trump wins on border security with emergency declaration and funding by Congress

Sen. John Kennedy on whether President Trump has the legal right to declare a national emergency over the border Legal battles brewing over President Trump bid to secure border funding. President Trump won a strategic victory Friday when he signed legislation to avoid another government shutdown and provide a down payment on border security funding – and then declared a […]

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House approves border security package, as White House prepares to declare national emergency

Speaker Pelosi says Trump is attempting an ‘end run’ around Congress Nancy Pelosi says vote on the compromise government funding bill will go ahead. The House of Representatives on Thursday night approved the border security package to avert another government shutdown that was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate earlier in the day — even as another showdown looms over the […]

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Border crisis: America, here's an abbreviated history of border walls

New border wall about to be built in south Texas Two border wall projects totaling 14 miles will start this month I was recently given the unique privilege of viewing a remote, yet extremely important tract of land that cuts the Korean Peninsula in half. It is known as the DMZ—the Demilitarized Zone—or by the infamous reference “The 38th Parallel.” In all, […]

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Arizona town wants border wall wire removed — ‘That wire is lethal,’ says the mayor

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in a small Arizona border city are decrying the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through downtown. The city council in Nogales, which sits on the border with Nogales, Mexico, is set to consider a proclamation Wednesday night condemning the use of concertina wire. The vote […]

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Gen. Anthony Tata: A border wall truth — All the technology in the world will not stop illegal immigrants

President Trump visits southern border in McAllen, Texas, receives briefing on border security Border Patrol officials appeal to the president for more resources, technology and a border barrier. President Trump is right when he argues that drones and technology are not sufficient to stop illegal immigration. Of course, our border patrol forces armed with technology and drones are a lethal […]

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Stories from the border: The women asylum seekers I met need protection, not barriers

A little boy I met in an immigration detention facility in December loves pizza. His brother loves carne asada. The three of us had a lengthy discussion on the relative merits of the two (I prefer carne asada) while their mother regained her composure. She had just told me about their escape from gang extortion in Honduras, and how the three of them would […]

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Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

A TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested Sunday that the partial government shutdown is disrupting Transportation Security Administration operations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans a […]

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Respect our Border Patrol agents, we don’t know the dangers they face daily: Readers sound off

Letter to the editor: Critics of Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol, who are taking these agencies to task for the children who died under their watch, don’t know the whole story — and neither do I.  Please, don’t criticize the government for these horrible tragedies. Critics of the government in these situations are using children’s deaths as […]

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Nancy Pelosi says no to border wall ahead of Trump talks, calls it an ‘immorality’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats will hold talks Friday to try to strike a deal to end the government shutdown in talks at the White House but both sides remained dug in on their positions. New Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi was adamant that her party opposes any federal money for Trump’s main priority: A wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “A wall […]

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