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‘Worked Exactly As Designed’: Border Patrol Responds To Viral Video Of Alien Climbing Border Wall

Viral footage of an illegal alien successfully scaling newly-built border wall appeared to reflect poorly on the effectiveness of the barrier, but a Border Patrol spokesman said the video only captured a fraction of the incident. Omar Ornelas, a photojournalist working out of Southern California, on Tuesday tweeted out a 38-second video of two men climbing a ladder up a ...

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

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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 wall ahead of the 2020 election, The Washington Post reported Monday, ...

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‘Of Course’: Warren Says She Willing To Spend Taxpayer Money To Take Down Parts Of Border Wall

During Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she is willing to spend taxpayer money to remove parts of the southern border wall built under the Trump administration. Warren — who once called President Donald Trump’s border wall a “monument of hate and division” — was asked by a debate moderator if she would ask taxpayers to ...

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

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 on Friday, and discussed government takeover of private land along the Texas border, according to a report by NBC. Lt. Gen. Todd ...

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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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