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Trump’s Use of Military Funds for US-Mexico Border Wall Illegal, Federal Court Rules

Trump’s Use of Military Funds for US-Mexico Border Wall Illegal, Federal Court Rules

BY JACK PHILLIPS A federal appeals court in California on Friday ruled that the Trump administration’s use of Pentagon funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was illegal. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trump’s diversion of defense and military funding violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution, which gives Congress the exclusive power of […]

Citizens Applaud U.S. Extending Coronavirus Border Restrictions Indefinitely

Citizens Applaud U.S. Extending Coronavirus Border Restrictions Indefinitely

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will be indefinitely extending the public health order to restrict the country’s borders to unauthorized migrants, including asylum-seekers and unaccompanied minors, during the coronavirus epidemic. “The move by the Trump administration to restrict border crossings is actually an excellent step toward securing our borders,” Robin Hvidston, Executive Director […]

Border Wall Construction Has Increased During Pandemic: CBP Chief

Border Wall Construction Has Increased During Pandemic: CBP Chief

BY JACK PHILLIPS The head of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency revealed that the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall has remained a high priority during the pandemic, and the barrier is going up faster than before. President Donald Trump has long said that building the wall to curb illegal immigration into the United […]

‘Disregarding Fundamental Human Rights’: Democrats Criticize Border Closure Meant To Protect US From Coronavirus

‘Disregarding Fundamental Human Rights’: Democrats Criticize Border Closure Meant To Protect US From Coronavirus

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Numerous House Democrats criticized the Trump administration Friday for closing the U.S.-Mexico border amid the coronavirus pandemic and demanded a number of answers regarding the order. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which is comprised entirely of Democrats, sent the letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Centers […]

Freedom for $5.30 — and This Time Mexico Really IS Paying for it

Freedom for $5.30 — and This Time Mexico Really IS Paying for it

  By Thomas L. Knapp Back in 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. Turns out Mexico wasn’t interested, so Trump eventually resorted to declaring fake emergencies and illegally misappropriating money from the military budget. He’s spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars per mile on a […]

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 […]

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