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Trump Vetoes Second Resolution To End Border Emergency Declaration 

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Presidential Donald Trump vetoed a Congressional attempt to overturn his border emergency declaration, marking the second time he has vetoed such a resolution. “In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it,” the president explained in a veto message published Tuesday night, while the top-ranking Democratic presidential ...

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Clinton-Appointed Judge Strikes Down Emergency Funding For Border Wall

A Texas federal judge ruled that 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 new border wall. Judge David Briones, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, ruled on Friday ...

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CBP Issues Contracts to Build Up To 65 Miles Of Border Wall

The U.S. government awarded three contracts to two different construction companies to build roughly 65 miles of new physical barriers along the Texas-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Army Corps of Engineers doled out three contracts to build new wall along the Rio Grande Valley region. The physical barriers — which will include an 18-30 foot high ...

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Report: Trump Admin Considers Diverting Additional Military Funding For 500 Miles Of Border Wall

The Trump administration is reportedly considering another plan to divert billions in dollars in military funding to pay for more border wall construction. The White House is once again looking to divert $3.6 billion in military funds to pay for more wall construction on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to senior administration officials who spoke to the Washington Post. The discussion ...

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DOD is Building ‘About a Mile of Border Wall’ Each Day

The Army Corps of Engineers expects to build 450 miles of wall along the U.S. Southwest border, a Defense Department spokesman said. At present, about a mile of border wall is being built each day, Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, told reporters at a Pentagon news conference today. We’re relying on border patrol ...

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More Than 550 Acres Of Federal Land To Be Used For Trump’s Border Wall

The Department of the Interior is temporarily surrendering roughly 560 acres of land that sits on the U.S.-Mexico border in order for the government to build more border wall. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Wednesday that his department will transfer jurisdiction of approximately 560 acres of land to the Army for three years. The Army will build about 70 miles ...

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Costs Prevent Pentagon From Moving Forward On Three Border Projects

The Pentagon is putting the brakes on three different border construction projects in Arizona and California due to costs constraints. The Department of Defense will not be able to cover the costs for a plan to build roughly 20 miles of fencing and other infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a Monday court filing Politico flagged. The Pentagon first green-lighted ...

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Trump Using $3.6 Billion In Military Funds To Build Border Wall

President Donald Trump is reportedly moving forward with his plan to redirect billions in military funds toward wall construction at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Trump administration is calling lawmakers whose districts will be affected, telling them that a plan to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to the southern border wall will be executed this week, according to House ...

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Schumer Tells Trump To Spend Border Wall Funds Fighting Domestic Terrorism

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told President Donald Trump in a written letter Wednesday to spend his requested $5 billion for a border wall on efforts to combat domestic terrorism. Schumer, alongside Sen. Patrick Leahy, argued in the latter that programs with more direct links to public safety should be prioritized when allocating federal funds, and that a border wall ...

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DHS Chief Praises Supreme Court Decision: ‘Big Victory’ For Border Wall

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan lauded the Supreme Court decision allowing the administration to use military funds to build additional border wall. “It was a big victory at the Supreme Court to allow Department of Defense to move forward with that $2.5 billion dollars to really accelerate the progress on the wall, and kind’ve double what we’re doing with ...

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Supreme Court Sides with Trump to Allow 100 Miles of Wall Using Military Funds

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The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to reprogram $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to start construction on 100 miles of border wall in a late Friday order. The five conservative justices voted with the government in full. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan indicated their full dissent. Justice Stephen Breyer proposed a compromise in a partial ...

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There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

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The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stay a lower court order blocking reallocation of Pentagon funds for the border wall on July 12. In a pair of new filings, House Democrats and environmental groups asked the justices to reject that request, saying it would give the government a permanent victory and seriously damage to congressional power. The Court ...

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The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

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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 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 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the administration’s request to stay that ruling ...

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Federal Judge Blocks Billions Of Dollars For Border Wall Funding

A federal judge in California barred the Trump administration Friday night from reallocating $2.5 billion to construct border barriers. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, expanded an earlier order and forbade the government from moving forward with specific border wall projects in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. He also turned the previous order into a permanent injunction. ...

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The First Panels of the Calexico Border Wall Project Installed

CALEXICO, Calif. – On June 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), began panel installation for approximately 11 miles of new border wall system in place of dilapidated and outdated designs in Calexico, California within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San Diego Sector. This project will include the construction of ...

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