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Watch: President Trump Speaks on the National Security & Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border [Video + Transcript]

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks Friday morning on the national security and humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border. The Rose Garden speech is likely to include an announcement about the signing of a bi-partisan border security funding measure and the declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. The address comes after months of contentious debate about whether ...

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Beto Answers Dan Crenshaw’s Question: Would You Take Down The Border Wall?

Beto O'Rourke

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke stated on Thursday that he would remove the existing border barrier in his hometown of El Paso if he had the ability to do so, a question proposed to him by his fellow Texan, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw. Prior to President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso on Monday, Crenshaw tweeted at O’Rourke asking “if you ...

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President Trump to Declare National Emergency, Fund the Wall

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that President Trump will sign the spending bill to prevent another government shut down, and that the president will also declare a national emergency to secure additional funds for the wall on the US – Mexico border. “I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump and he — I would say ...

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Does the Border Deal Include More Funding for Wall Construction Than Previous Years?

The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing along the eastern portion of ...

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Butterfly Enthusiasts Ask Federal Court To Halt Wall Construction

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Butterfly enthusiasts, citing a violation of property rights, have taken to a federal court in an attempt to block construction of a border wall near the Rio Grande. The National Butterfly Association, which operates the National Butterfly Center in southern Texas, requested a judge on Monday for a temporary restraining order against wall construction. The association argues that construction not ...

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Mark Meadows Says He’s ‘Disappointed’ In Border Deal, Claims It Will Take 20 Years To Finish The Border Wall

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said he was “disappointed” in Congress’ proposed border deal and said it would take 20 years to complete President Donald Trump’s wall. “I am disappointed in it. Congress should do better,” Meadows said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “That doesn’t mean that the president won’t sign it to keep the government open and use it ...

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Trump: Money from Border Deal ‘Will Be Hooked Up With Lots of Money from Other Sources’

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President Trump announced Tuesday evening that while the “agreement in principle” on border funding only includes about $1.4 billion for barriers, there is much more coming from “other sources.” “Was just presented the concept and parameters of the Border Security Deal by hard working Senator Richard Shelby,” the president posted on Twitter. “Looking over all aspects knowing that this will ...

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Democrats Remain Defiant, Double Down On ICE Bed Cap As Border Negotiations Close

Republican and Democrat party leaders held separate press conferences on Tuesday afternoon to discuss where things presently stand after a preliminary agreement was reached by a bipartisan panel of House and Senate appropriations committee members late Monday evening. The compromise includes $1.37 billion for border fencing along the US-Mexico border in addition to a hard cap on the number of ...

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Republicans Divided On ‘Agreement In Principle’ Over Wall Funding As Government Is Days Away From Shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in Congress reached an “agreement in principle” on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall funding Monday night, as the government is days away from a potential shutdown. However, Republicans seem divided on the issue. The agreement reportedly includes $1.375 billion for physical barriers, which would be bollard, or basically a concrete-filled barrier that protect office buildings and ...

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Democrats, Republicans Reach ‘Agreement In Principle’ On Border Wall Funding

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans have reached an “agreement in principle” on proposed border security funding just days ahead of another potential shutdown. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) told reporters that he believes Trump will approve the compromise. “We think it’s going to work,” he said. “We had some hard negotiations.” The two major points of contention have been how much money will ...

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Democrats Wall Deal Seeks To Limit ICE’s Ability To House Criminal Illegal Immigrants

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

Democrats on the bicameral Homeland Security funding conference committee are demanding that border security appropriations include a limit to the number of beds at immigration detention facilities. The committee signaled last week that they are nearing a final border security deal that could be voted on prior to the Feb. 15 funding deadline. However, Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, a ...

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9th Circuit Sides With Trump On Environmental Waivers For Border Wall

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Monday in a case challenging its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in constructing parts of the border wall. The state of California and several environmental groups sued President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September 2017 to stop construction of a border wall ...

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Angel Dad: Border Wall Funding ‘Would Have Been There Months Ago’ If Pelosi’s Or Schumer’s Child ‘Were Hit And Killed’

If Illegals voted Republican

If Congressional Democrats had suffered the way the family of Dan Ferguson, an angel dad, has, funding for a border wall would have been approved months ago, Ferguson told Fox and Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade Monday morning. Ferguson’s daughter Amanda was killed in a hit-and-run accident in November. Joel Velazquez, 24, is in the U.S. ...

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Chances Of Another Shutdown Likely As Border Negotiations Break Down

A select committee tasked with reaching a compromise on border security has broken down, increasing the chances that the federal government will enter another shutdown. Heading into the weekend, it appeared as if a special bipartisan committee of U.S. representatives and senators would reach a comprehensive deal on immigration — including funding for a wall on the southern border. Democratic ...

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