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White House Fence Will Soon Be Made Taller

For the first time in nearly 100 years, the fencing that surrounds the perimeter of the White House will be made a few feet taller. As part of the National Capital Planning Commission’s (NCPC) effort to beef up security, a number of improvements will be made to the White House grounds. Currently, the 3,500-foot fence stands approximately eight feet high. ...

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Report: Trump Pushes For GOP Donor’s Firm To Get Border Wall Contract

President Donald Trump is reportedly lobbying behind the scenes to give a border wall contract to a construction company led by a GOP donor and frequent guest of conservative media. The president has made a personal effort in pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to choose Fisher Industries for a border wall contract, according to administration officials who spoke ...

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Judge Raises Serious Questions About Democrats’ Border Wall Lawsuit

A federal judge expressed deep skepticism over a lawsuit by House Democrats that seeks to cut funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall. During a three-hour court hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden questioned the legitimacy of a lawsuit that challenges the White House’s funding of border wall construction without explicit permission from Congress. McFadden said the question of whether ...

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Flu Outbreak At Migrant Facility Leaving Border Agents Out Sick

A flu outbreak among illegal immigrants detained within the busiest processing center in the country spread to Border Patrol agents, rendering many of them unable to work. The McAllen Central Processing Center, located in southern Texas, reopened on Wednesday after a major flu outbreak among detainees caused the facility to temporarily shut down. At least 32 migrants tested positive for influenza, ...

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White House Plan Would Shift Millions From TSA To Fund Border Operations

The White House is considering reallocating over $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and using those funds to help pay for operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposal is meant to serve as a backup measure in the event that Congress does not approve the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) request for $1.1 billion in additional funding. The ...

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Here’s What Happened After A Freshman Democrat Accused DHS Of ‘Intentionally’ Murdering Children

A Democrat congresswoman had her words officially stricken from the record after impugning the integrity of DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan during a congressional hearing. “This is more than a question of resources. Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and work with you to address these security and humanitarian concerns,” Illinois congresswoman Lauren Underwood said Wednesday ...

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‘Take Care Of Our Own First’: Carson Defends Plan To Evict Illegals From Government Housing

HUD Secretary Ben Carson pushed back against a bevy of criticism from Democratic lawmakers over a White House proposal that would exclude all illegal immigrants from public housing. Caron, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, testified in the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday to discuss a range of topics. During the hearing, numerous Democrats attacked the ...

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California Considers Spending Billions On Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for government-funded health care for illegal immigrants is frugal compared to proposals by other Democratic leaders in his state. Newsom, the progressive first-term governor of California and ardent opponent of the Trump administration, wants to offer free health care services to low-income illegals between the ages of 19 and 25. The plan is estimated to ...

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US Fined Wall Street $20 Billion Over The Last Five Years But Collected Only About Half

Wall Street companies have failed to pay a significant amount of the billions in fines the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) handed down in recent years. The SEC collected 55% of the $20 billion in enforcement fines established through court decisions or settlements over the five fiscal years that ended in September 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported. Previous years ...

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Report: DHS Chief Threatened To Quit Over Stephen Miller’s Attempt At Another Staff Shakeup

Stephen Miller’s attempt to shift the soon-to-be ICE director nominee to another agency left acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan threatening to quit. Miller — a White House senior adviser who’s taken an outsized role with immigration issues — urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to make Mark Morgan the next commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to ...

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Maxine Waters Calls Trump’s Immigration Plan ‘Very Racist’

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters claimed that some aspects of President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal are “very racist.” “I think some of [Trump’s plan] is very racist. It is not keeping with what this country is supposed to be all about,” the longtime Democratic lawmaker said Friday on CNN’s “New Day.” When pressed for what exactly is “racist” about the president’s plan, Waters ...

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Democrats Agree To Billions In Humanitarian Assistance For US-Mexico Border – With Limitations

Top Democrats in Congress have acquiesced to some of the administration’s request for billions in southern border aid, but the offer comes with notable limitations. As lawmakers continue to negotiate over a humanitarian relief package, Democrats have offered to include a portion of President Donald Trump’s  $4.5 billion request for emergency border spending, according to Democratic leaders and aides. However, ...

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Obama’s Former DHS Secretary: Population Of Orlando Reached Our Border In Two Months

Former President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary recognized the crisis taking place at the U.S. southern border. “We had 100,000 apprehensions or encounters in the month of March and another 100,000 in the month of April. It’s the highest it’s been in 12 years,” Jeh Johnson said Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” “Think of ...

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Lindsey Graham’s Immigration Bill Aims To Fix The Issues Fueling The Border Crisis

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced an immigration bill that addresses numerous issues law enforcement officials say is driving the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. Speaking at a Wednesday press conference, Graham outlined the four main points of his proposal, addressing the “broken and outdated” immigration laws that attracts illegal immigration from Central America. Overall, the bill calls for doubling the ...

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