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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(USACE), began panel installation for approximately 11 miles of new border wall system in place of dilapidated and outdated designs in Calexico, California within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San Diego Sector.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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Contract Awarded for New Border Wall Project in the Rio Grande Valley

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately four miles of new border wall system, consisting of four segments, located just south of Rio Grande City and La Grulla within U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector in Starr County, Texas. The ...

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First Panels for the New Tecate Border Wall Project Installed

TECATE, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), began construction on June 11, 2018, of approximately 15 miles of new border wall system in place of dilapidated and outdated designs in the state of California within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San Diego and El Centro Sectors.  These projects include ...

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Private Border Wall Ordered To Keep Its Gate Open

The gate of a private half-mile border wall constructed in New Mexico was ordered Monday to stay open after officials said it was built on federal land without a permit. Most of the private wall built over Memorial Day weekend by triple-amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s nonprofit group is on private land, but the International Boundary and Water Commission ...

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Federal Judge Rejects Democrats’ Attempt to Block Border Wall Funding

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. rejected Monday House Democrats’ request to block President Donald Trump from transferring appropriated funds for use to build additional sections of the wall on the U.S. – Mexico border. Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, said that Congress should use the tools it has instead of drawing the court into a food fight between ...

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Florida Launches Probe Into Group Behind Private Border Wall

Consumer complaints have prompted the state of Florida to open an investigation into the nonprofit group that raised over $20 million to build a private border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “In response to consumer complaints, including those referred by the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has opened an investigation into this charity,” ...

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Brian Kolfage’s Private Border Wall Hit With Cease And Desist

The half-mile private border wall that sprung up over Memorial Day weekend was hit with a cease and desist order Tuesday for being built in violation of Sunland Park, New Mexico, city ordinance. The wall, built near El Paso, Texas, by a nonprofit organization funded by triple-amputee Airforce veteran Brian Kolfage’s viral $20 million GoFundMe fundraising campaign, didn’t obtain a ...

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Construction On The First-Ever Private Border Wall Begins

We Build The Wall, a privately-funded campaign that aims to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, broke ground over Memorial Day weekend.  The new wall is an 18-foot bollard barrier that stretches about a mile long near the Texas-New Mexico border. The project costs about $6 million to $8 million.  It is the first-ever privately funded wall built ...

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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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For Trump, the border wall battle isn’t about his base – it’s about his people

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The non-stop blame game over the government shutdown and the border wall centers on politics if you believe the talking heads and politicians. “Trump is pandering to his base,” they say. They are wrong. For Trump, the battle over border barrier funding isn’t about his base. It’s about the men and women of the border patrol who have directly told ...

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House Democrats Move To Block Any Additional Spending For the Border Wall

House Democrats introduced legislation that would block the Pentagon from reallocating money to border wall construction, an attempt to undercut President Donald Trump’s trademark campaign goal. A defense spending bill introduced Tuesday by Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee not only gives the Department of Defense far less money than it requested, but also limits its authority to shift funds ...

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