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  • Pentagon Shifting $1.5 Billion to Border Wall Construction

    05/10/2019 10:11:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 35 replies
    US News ^ | 10 May 2019 | Associated Press
    The Pentagon says it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border... Congress was being notified of the move, which follows the Pentagon's decision in March to transfer $1 billion from Army personnel budget accounts to support wall construction. Some lawmakers have been highly critical of the Pentagon shifting money not originally authorized for border security. The combined total of $2.5 billion is in response to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border
  • Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials

    04/14/2019 5:55:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 14 April 2019 | Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear
    WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller was furious — again. The architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, Mr. Miller was presiding last month over a meeting in the White House Situation Room when he demanded to know why the administration officials gathered there were taking so long to carry out his plans. A regulation to deny welfare benefits to immigrants — a change Mr. Miller repeatedly predicted would be “transformative” — was still plodding through the approval process after more than two years, he complained. So were the new rules that would overturn court-ordered protections for migrant children. They were still not...
  • Defense Department awards first contracts for Trump's border wall construction

    04/09/2019 6:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 9, 2019 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Department of Defense awarded its first contracts to two companies Tuesday for construction of a barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a notice posted on the DOD’s website. The Galveston, Texas-based company SLSCO was awarded a $789 million contract for “border replacement wall construction” in Santa Teresa, N.M., while Barnard Construction Co., a firm based in Bozeman, Mont., received a contract worth $187 million for “pedestrian wall replacement” in Yuma, Ariz., the DOD’s website stated. Nearly two months after President Trump declared a national emergency to secure funding for the construction of his border wall, the...
  • Trump sidelines immigration nominee for 'tougher direction'

    04/05/2019 1:50:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 68 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 5 April 2019 | COLLEEN LONG AND JILL COLVIN
    President Donald Trump says he's pulling the nomination of his pick to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Longtime border official (and the Acting Director) Ron Vitiello appeared to be cruising toward confirmation... The president on Friday confirmed he had pulled the nomination, even as he called Vitiello a "good man." "But we're going in a tougher direction. We want to go in a tougher direction," he said.
  • Donald Trump Backs Away from Closing Southern Border, Threatens Car Tariffs on Mexico Instead

    04/04/2019 6:53:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 105 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump warned Mexico on Thursday he was considering leveling car tariffs if officials failed to stop the flood of migrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. “We need help from Mexico, if Mexico doesn’t give the help, that’s okay, we’re going to tariff their cars coming into the United States,” Trump said. The president commented on his ongoing efforts to pressure Mexico to help stop migrants from approaching the Southern border of the United States during a meeting at the White House about economic opportunity zones. Trump backed away from the possibility of closing the border, noting that Mexico...
  • Trump backs off threat to close border, a day before visit to California

    04/04/2019 10:04:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 95 replies
    LA Times ^ | 04/04/2019 | Noah Beirman
    President Trump backed off his threat to close the border with Mexico, one day before he travels to California to highlight what he is calling an immigration crisis. “We’re going to give them a one-year warning,” Trump said Thursday, referring to Mexico. Trump said that if the flow of drugs and immigrants is not halted, he would then impose new tariffs on Mexican goods, targeting automobiles partly manufactured in Mexico. “If the drugs don’t stop — Mexico can stop 'em if they want — we’re going to tariff the cars. And if that doesn't work, we’re going to close the...
  • How Bad Does Border Have To Be For Democrats To Admit It's An Emergency?

    04/03/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 4/2/2019 | Byron York
    Is there any number of illegal border crossings into the United States that would strike Democrats as an emergency? As they resisted President Trump's efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, many Democrats made the point that fewer migrants are coming today than years ago, during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. The implication was that today's situation cannot be an emergency, because it used to be worse. That doesn't make sense, of course. One could argue that crossings were an unaddressed emergency back then, and that today's figures, although lower, also qualify...
  • James Carafano: The border is a hot mess. What’s Trump to do? Here are his options

    04/03/2019 9:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | April 3, 2019 | James Kay Carafano
    Put yourself in the president’s shoes. He saw the border crisis building. He warned Congress. They did nothing. Now he has to do something. Months ago, the administration alerted lawmakers that the number of people entering the country illegally and making unqualified asylum claims was skyrocketing. The only options were to stop them from crossing or let them in and release them while their bogus claims were being processed. The latter option, Congress was warned, could add another one million to the illegal population before the year was out. It was, by any reasonable definition, a crisis. The White House...
  • 'What We Need is a Wall': Border Ranchers Say Unknown Number of Migrants Entering US Illegally

    04/01/2019 12:46:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 4/1/2019 | Chuck Holton
    .... nobody really knows how many illegal crossers enter the United States without being caught. A hundred miles west of El Paso on the border in New Mexico, ranchers say the tidal wave of migrants has left the Border Patrol unable to cover this remote stretch of desert where they live. "I'm Russell Johnson. I'm the fourth generation to be ranching out here with my family, and this is the barrier that we've got in one stretch of area that my family farms," one of the ranchers told CBN News. "And as you can see it serves no purpose to...
  • Trump White House presses threat to close U.S.-Mexico border this week

    04/01/2019 9:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | David J. Lynch, Maria Sacchetti, Joel Achenbach
    The White House doubled down Sunday on President Trump’s threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico, despite warnings that the move would inflict immediate economic damage on American consumers and businesses while doing little to stem a tide of migrants clamoring to enter the United States. Sealing the border with Mexico, America’s third-largest trading partner, would disrupt supply chains for major U.S. automakers, trigger swift price increases for grocery shoppers and invite lawsuits against the federal government, according to trade specialists and business executives.
  • Here's where the Trump administration plans to build the border wall

    03/29/2019 8:17:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2019 | Priscilla Alvarez and Bob Ortega,
    In a February 25 memo to the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security identifies four sectors along the southern border that require reinforcement through barriers, light installation and other measures. Combined, the mileage amounts to approximately 218 miles of new or replacement barrier... The four sectors listed are: El Centro, Yuma, Tucson and El Paso... In the El Centro sector, the Department of Homeland Security requests the replacement of around 15 miles of existing vehicle barrier with new pedestrian fencing, in addition to light installation. The project is located in Imperial County, California. In the Yuma sector, the Department...
  • Trump threatens to close border if Mexico doesn't 'immediately stop' flood of illegal immigrants

    03/29/2019 11:12:20 AM PDT · by Innovative · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Friday threatened to close the Southern Border next week if Mexico does not “immediately stop” the record-breaking surge of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States. Trump's warning comes as Customs and Border Protection officials say March is on pace to exceed 100,000 border apprehensions -- the highest monthly total in a decade. According to CBP, this week alone, agents have more than 12,000 migrants in custody., “The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico has the strongest, & they make more than $100 Billion a year on the U.S.,” Trump...
  • Trump adds a deadline on his threat to close the border

    03/29/2019 2:41:06 PM PDT · by rintintin · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29 2019 | CNN
    President Donald Trump on Friday repeated his threat to close down the border between the United States and Mexico, but this time he noted he would act next week if Mexico doesn't step up. "If Mexico doesn't immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug (sic) our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week," he tweeted.
  • US starts small with ‘smart walls’ to protect Mexican border

    03/29/2019 4:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 55 replies
    Anchorage Times ^ | 25 March 2019 | Kristina Davis, The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Deep in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, there is no wall... But it is fertile for an invisible kind of fence, one built of artificial intelligence, radar, drones, sensors, motion-activated cameras and even lidar, the technology used in self-driving vehicles... An electronic fence is not about preventing intrusion as much as it is about detecting intrusions and then intercepting them. While even the strongest proponents for such a technological solution admit that physical barriers are probably best in urban areas like San Diego and El Paso, Texas, they see a virtual wall as a cheaper and more effective way to police...
  • Limbaugh: If POTUS Trump shuts down the border, builds the wall, ‘no Dem can beat him in 2020’

    03/29/2019 7:06:57 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 42 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/29/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh on Thursday discussed POTUS Donald Trump’s latest threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border in order to deal with rising numbers of illegal aliens who are stretching border and customs’ resources past the breaking point, noting that if he were to do that and build portions of a wall, he would become unbeatable next year. In an interview with another talk show behemoth, Sean Hannity, on the latter’s Fox News program, Limbaugh said that the president has to “zero in on immigration,” despite POTUS’ desire for the “Republican Party to become known as the party...
  • Lawmakers block Pentagon move to transfer $1 billion for Trump's border wall [Misleading Title]

    03/26/2019 1:27:27 PM PDT · by dhuls · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/26/2019 | Ryan Pickrell
    Lawmakers blocked the Department of Defense's move to transfer $1 billion for the construction of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, the latest showdown in the battle over the border wall that President Trump has vowed to build. On Monday, the Pentagon authorized the transfer of funds to Army engineers for projects along the border, which include building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing, constructing and improving roads, and installing lighting in support of Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol. The move was carried out under the president's declaration of a national emergency, the department said in...
  • House Fails to Override President Trump's Veto of Bill to Block His National Emergency Declaration

    03/26/2019 11:45:18 AM PDT · by deport · 69 replies
    TIME ^ | March 26, 2019 | AP
    (WASHINGTON) — An effort by House Democrats to override President Donald Trump’s first veto has failed. That hands him a victory because his declaration of a national emergency at the Southwest border will remain in effect. The Democratic-controlled chamber has voted 248-181 in favor of overriding Trump’s veto. That fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed
  • Republicans beat back House attempt to override Trump's border wall veto

    03/26/2019 11:39:16 AM PDT · by gattaca · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Democrats on Tuesday failed to garner the votes needed to override Trump’s veto of a bill blocking his emergency border wall funding. Only a handful of Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats on the 248-181 vote. That deprived the measure of the two-thirds majority needed to revoke Trump’s February emergency declaration that authorized him to move $3.6 billion in military funds to a southern border wall project. The defeat, which was widely anticipated, kills the effort in Congress to block Trump’s wall funding grab, but numerous court challenges to the declaration are now pending and could ultimately...
  • Trump is right: our border is in crisis, and congress is ignoring it

    03/26/2019 10:16:24 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 26, 2019 | Dr. Scott DesJarlais
    Since the National Emergencies Act became law in 1976, U.S. presidents have declared more than 50 emergencies. More than 30 are ongoing. In the past, presidents of both parties have used their emergency powers to reallocate federal funds, reassign government employees, and build infrastructure to protect Americans from terrorist attacks, weapons of mass destruction, and drug cartels.
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...