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Appeals Court Says Trump Can Use Military Construction Funds For Border Wall

Appeals Court Says Trump Can Use Military Construction Funds For Border Wall

  AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT . The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Wednesday allowing the Trump administration to use military construction funds for the southern border wall, handing the president another major immigration victory. The order reverses a federal judge’s injunction last month that blocked the administration from using the $3.6 billion in funds to […]

‘Absolutely Impacted Their Pocketbook’: CBP Chief Touts Success In Fight Against Migrant-Smuggling Cartels

‘Absolutely Impacted Their Pocketbook’: CBP Chief Touts Success In Fight Against Migrant-Smuggling Cartels

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan spoke with reporters Tuesday and broke down the latest immigration numbers and what his agency has done to bring the numbers down.  The flow of illegal migrant families from the Northern Triangle region of Central America has dropped considerably since the […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Diverting $3.6 Billion in Military Funds Toward Border Wall

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from diverting $3.6 billion in military funds toward the construction of the border wall. Judge David Briones of the Western District of Texas issued a permanent nationwide injunction (pdf) on Tuesday, ruling that the administration’s move to redirect the funds is “unlawful.” The administration is expected […]

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The president reportedly tapped his son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead the administration’s effort to complete hundreds of miles of border wall before the end of 2020. President Donald Trump, frustrated over a lack of progress, tapped Kushner, a White House senior adviser, to expedite work on the U.S.-Mexico border […]

Trump Admin To Seize Private Land For Border Wall Construction: Report

Trump Admin To Seize Private Land For Border Wall Construction: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to submit court filings to take over private land on the U.S.-Mexico border, allowing border wall construction to move forward. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with administration and military officials Friday. He discussed government takeover of private land along the Texas […]

Tax Illegal Immigration

Tax Illegal Immigration

  By Richard Colman, The California Political News and Views   A wall along the American-Mexican border, according to a 2017 Reuters report, would cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years to build.  In 2018, there were an estimated 500,000 illegal border crossings into the United States.  If there are 500,000 such crossings each year, […]

Clinton-Appointed Judge Rules Trump’s Emergency Funding For Border Wall Unlawful

Clinton-Appointed Judge Rules Trump’s Emergency Funding For Border Wall Unlawful

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   A Texas federal judge ruled President Donald Trump’s emergency funding for a southern border wall to be unlawful, the latest roadblock in the administration’s attempt to build hundreds of miles of barrier. Judge David Briones, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the U.S. District Court for […]

The Trump Administration Wants 450 Miles Of Border Wall By 2020

The Trump Administration Wants 450 Miles Of Border Wall By 2020

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that the administration has built 71 miles of new border wall, and plans to build about 450 miles of new wall by the end of next year.  Morgan said walls not only make it easier to apprehend illegal aliens […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court lifted lower court orders barring the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds to finance construction of the border wall in a Friday evening decision. The ruling, called a stay, allows the government to start construction on 100 miles of border wall while […]

The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for clearance to begin constructing 100 miles of fencing through drug-smuggling corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Friday request comes after U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam forbade the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for border wall construction. The 9th […]

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