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  • New Border Wall In San Diego Is Helping Drive Border Crossings Down

    10/17/2019 9:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/17/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Do border walls work? Based on the evidence at the new border wall in San Diego, they do. A year ago, the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego was an easy spot for caravans to send migrants into the United States. Not so much anymore, according to a report from Fox News. A 14-mile long border wall in San Diego that replaced an old fence is already working wonders. “It's incredibly different...I’m able to see the old landing mat right next to the bollard and I'm able to see the old mesh right next to the new bollard and the...
  • Trump policies drastically reduce number of migrants sent to South Texas shelter

    10/10/2019 7:21:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Big Country (Texas) ^ | 10 October, 2019 | Sandra Sanchez
    McALLEN, TEXAS (Border Report) — Crickets were literally heard chirping Wednesday inside the empty Humanitarian Respite Center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to help migrants. In a giant room where just two months ago upwards of 1,000 migrants could be seen on any given day... there were only volunteers cleaning unused mats and two police guards at the front entrance on Wednesday... U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol are not releasing the migrants to her center like they used to. The reason is that on July 17, the Trump administration implemented Migrant Protection Protocols...
  • Planned Border Wall Construction Breaks Ground in South Donna (Texas)

    10/09/2019 11:24:00 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    KRGV (Rio Grande Valley) ^ | 8 October, 2019 | Christian von Preysing
    There's heavy construction south of Donna. It’s the second project of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. This is the ground preparation for the construction of a new border wall. CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked Border Patrol about the contractors, agents and equipment we're seeing at this location. They referred us to an April memo announcing $145 million and a contract with SLSCO to build 13 miles of border wall in the Valley.

    10/01/2019 9:12:01 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1 Oct, 2019 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    The Trump administration has awarded three new contracts to build about 65 miles of new (NEW) border wall across the Rio Grande Valley—the busiest sector for Border Patrol agents. According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP), the new border wall sections will be built across Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas. "The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone," the press release states. Construction of the new border wall sections is expected...
  • Contract Awards for New Border Wall System in the Rio Grande Valley

    09/30/2019 11:36:10 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | September 30, 2019 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    CBP... has awarded three contracts to construct up to approximately 65 miles of new (ALL NEW) border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector located in Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas... (It) will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2020, pending availability of real estate, and will take place in locations where no barriers currently exist. (September 29) a contract to construct up to approximately 21 miles of new...
  • Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam

    09/28/2019 11:17:54 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 28, 2019 | Audrey McAvoy
    President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to modernize munitions storage for the Air Force. About 7% of the funds for the $3.6 billion wall are being diverted from eight projects in the U.S. territory, a key spot in the U.S. military’s efforts to deter North Korea and counter China’s growing military. The administration has vowed it’s only delaying the...
  • US Senate voted 54-41 to terminate Trump Border emergency fund

    09/25/2019 9:49:21 PM PDT · by blondiegoodbadugly · 26 replies
    Fox News Show ^ | 9/25/2019 | foxnews
    13:30 to 14:00 short video clip from Brett Baier
  • Senate votes to block Trump border wall emergency money

    09/25/2019 10:40:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 Sep 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senators voted Wednesday to rebuke President Trump and cancel his border emergency, saying he overstepped his powers in grabbing $3.6 billion Congress approved for military construction projects and instead spending it on his campaign promise to build a border wall. The 54-41 vote is unlikely to stop the president, though. While the measure is likely to pass the House, a veto is expected — and Wednesday’s tally showed there are more than enough Republicans ready to sustain Mr. Trump... The vote was a do-over. Congress held a similar vote in March, after Mr. Trump, furious that Congress approved only $1.375...
  • Senate GOP touts $5 billion border wall bill

    09/24/2019 12:37:09 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Sep 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans on Tuesday laid down their ante in the new border wall spending battle with a homeland security spending bill that includes $5 billion in additional money to build more fencing in 2020 and fulfill President Trump’s top campaign promise. The bill advanced through a spending subcommittee with some bipartisan support... The $5 billion, if it survives the rest of the legislative process, would bring total wall funding under Mr. Trump to $14.8 billion. But Senate Republicans will have to battle with House Democrats, who included no border wall money in their version of the homeland security bill... Homeland...
  • Trump Could Use Billions in Pentagon Funding for Border Wall

    09/23/2019 3:01:59 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 23 Sep 2019 | Jason Hopkins
    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 (FY 2020) looking to divert $3.6 billion in military funds to pay for more wall construction on the U.S.-Mexico border, according senior administration officials who spoke to the Washington Post... If the administration does not get the $5 billion in wall funding it requested via the Department of Homeland Security budget, officials are reportedly ready to once again reallocate money from the Pentagon construction budget. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives remains...
  • *Yawn* Another Seventy Miles Of Border Wall: And the Media Still Insists It's Not Being Built

    09/23/2019 8:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Despite the mainstream media continuing to insist that the President isn’t building any new border walls, sections of new or vastly improved “barrier systems” continue to appear as if by magic. And last week these efforts appeared to kick things up another gear, though you probably didn’t hear about it on most cable news outlets. The Department of the Interior is transferring more than 500 acres of federal land to the Department of the Army. The land will be used to begin construction on another 70 miles of border wall, so make room for the construction brigades, folks. (Epoch...
  • About a mile of new wall built each day along Mexico border, Pentagon says

    09/20/2019 8:07:23 PM PDT · by 2banana · 46 replies
    Military Times | 20 SEP 2019 | Military Staff
    Can't post articles or link per FR rules.
  • Photos: Trump rocks it at the border wall in San Diego

    09/19/2019 7:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump made a whirlwind tour through San Diego, exuding optimism, vim and vigor.He was in full command at his press conference at the border wall, and the local press coverage, at least as seen on television, was strikingly positive. I watched the live coverage on the local stations here in San Diego. They just let him talk - a fairly long version is here and a shortened shareable form is here: A local Fox News affiliate has a great second segment: ABC's KGTV local affiliate's television coverage, including the post-visit analysis, was even better, but it's not on the web, so...
  • Trump autographs US-Mexico border wall with a Sharpie

    09/19/2019 4:09:30 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2019 | Natalie Musumeci
    During a visit to the US-Mexico border wall, President Trump autographed one of the posts of the wall with a Sharpie. Video and online photos show Trump signing a section of the wall in Otay Mesa, California, following a press conference there. “At invitation of the construction personnel, Pres Trump pulls out a Sharpie and signs one of the posts of the border wall,” CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller said in a tweet. “Other officials follow suit.” Trump is hyping the completion of some sections of border wall during his 2020 re-election campaign.
  • The Evolving Concept of Sanctuary: From Yesterday's Altars to Today's Refugees

    09/14/2019 7:15:44 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | September 13, 2019 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Long, long ago… in the early middle ages in fact… the English monarchy established the concept of sanctuary in English law. In those days, if an accused criminal was being chased down by the police, he could run into the first church he could find, grab hold of one corner of the altar, and claim sanctuary, gaining protection from the law for an extensive period of time. Other countries have had variations on the concept, but this English method is the best known. For over a thousand years, up until the English Civil War in fact, this was the law...
  • Lawmakers vow to preserve historic tribal cemetery in path of border wall plans

    09/14/2019 11:59:13 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    NBC4 (Texas) ^ | 14 Sep 2019 | Sandra Sanchez
    Several members and supporters of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas have been camping at a historic cemetery since January in hopes of preventing the federal government from building a border wall through the gravesites. Fifty to 150 graves are located at the historic Eli Jackson Cemetery, which is in such a remote location that most Internet maps refer to it by longitude and latitude coordinates.... two supporters of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe diligently watched guard over the area. They did not want to be photographed or quoted “for security reasons,” but they did allow Border Report onto the property and gave...
  • Trump’s starting to win big on controlling the southern border

    09/14/2019 10:46:09 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    To listen to most Democrats, they’ve got President Trump on the run when it comes to immigration... But anyone who believes sanctuary-movement backers and Dems seeking to decriminalize illegal immigration are beating the president needs a reality check. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to permit the administration to go on refusing to accept applications for asylum from migrants who have passed through another country without being denied asylum there... That comes on the heels of the court’s decision in July to allow Trump to use money from the defense budget to build the border wall... a sign that the...
  • Trump administration enters new phase for border wall, sets ambitious timetable after securing land

    09/13/2019 2:24:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Adam Shaw
    The purchase of critical strips of private land has cleared the way, they argue, for a new phase. The plan, officials told reporters at a briefing this week, is to construct upwards of 450-500 miles by the end of next year — a massive undertaking representing nearly eight times what construction teams have erected to date. "It's going up fast and we're putting it where the Border Patrol most wants it," Trump said in a video message Sunday. "We're taking money from all over because, as you know, the Democrats don't want us to build the wall — they're fighting...
  • In small section of border wall,Trump’s promise takes shape

    09/11/2019 3:32:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 9/11/2019 | ASTRID GALVAN
    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.Cicadas buzz and heavy equipment rumbles and beeps before it lowers 30-foot-tall (48-kilometer-tall) sections of fence into the dirt. “Ahí está!” — “There it is!” — a Spanish-speaking member of the crew says as the men straighten the sections into the ground. Nearby, workers pull dates from palm...
  • Second border wall project starts in Yuma

    09/11/2019 5:33:29 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | Sep 10,2019 | Rafael Carranza
    Construction is underway to replace five miles of vehicle barriers with 30-foot bollards along the Colorado River west of Yuma in an area that has been used extensively by asylum-seeking migrants to cross the U.S.-Mexico border largely unimpeded. This is the second ongoing border wall replacement project in the Yuma area. Already, crews have replaced more than 11 miles of aging landing mat fencing with the 30-foot bollards east of the border city of San Luis. The replacement of this five-mile stretch along the Colorado River is the second project along the Arizona border that is being paid for using...