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  • How much of President Trump's 450-mile border wall is actually a new barrier?

    01/15/2021 10:37:11 AM PST · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    KHOU 11 (Houston, Tx) ^ | January 13, 2021 | Melissa Correa
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It released its latest Border Wall Status report on Jan. 8. According to CBP, the U.S. has 771 miles of barriers along the southwest border. Under the Trump Administration and since January 2017, a total of 453 miles have been worked on... 373 miles worth of construction has been completed in place of dilapidated and or outdated designs. 80 miles worth of border wall construction happened in locations where no barriers previously existed.
  • LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks in Alamo TX at the 450th Mile of New Border Wall 1/12/21 2 PM Central

    01/12/2021 11:44:21 AM PST · by Spirit of Liberty · 230 replies
    RSBN/YouTube ^ | 1/12/21 | RSBN
    It appears there will be a speech by President Trump today. Not only does RSBN plan to carry it, there's also a link on YouTube by The White House. President Trump did board Air Force 1 this morning.
  • Yet Another Caravan Forming to Test American Border Resolve: Migrants speak of reaching 'paradise', but their test of Biden may be premature

    01/11/2021 8:35:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 01/11/2021 | Todd Bensman
    Yet another migrant caravan is forming in Honduras, the latest driven by hope that an incoming Joe Biden presidency will open gates closed by the outgoing Trump administration.According to fresh media reports, this caravan hopes to leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on January 15, which in the unlikely event it can get past Guatemala and Mexican pandemic-related border closures, seems timed to reach the U.S. southern border by Biden's January 20 inauguration. Reuters reports that the caravan is being organized on social media, including one Facebook group that boasts more than 5,500 members who exchange tips and advice on how...
  • Trump’s Real Legacy Is 450 Miles of Border Wall

    01/09/2021 9:56:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | January 9, 2021 | Dale Wilcox
    Source: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead>Much has been written and discussed recently about what will be the legacy of the Trump administration. The political media and left-wing activists are feverishly at work writing their version in the hope that it will be accepted by the public as common knowledge. It is unsurprisingly the most negative version possible, with allegations of inciting violence in the Capitol building and long ago-debunked tales of Russian collusion. This is nonsense. The most enduring legacy of the Trump administration will be the construction of 450 miles of new wall at our southern border....
  • Judge blocks dramatic overhaul of U.S. asylum system from taking effect

    01/08/2021 11:32:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 08 Jan 2021 | Mimi Dwyer
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in California on Friday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would have dramatically reshaped the U.S. asylum system and restricted asylum eligibility for immigrants seeking refuge in the United States. The injunction undermines the Trump administration's last-minute efforts to solidify its hardline immigration policies before U.S. president-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month. U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California granted an injunction sought by immigrant advocacy groups seeking to block the rule, which the Trump administration published on Dec. 11 and was set to...
  • Federal Court Rules Trump Can Bar Uninsured Immigrants From Entering United States

    01/02/2021 8:30:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 2, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    A federal appeals court in California on Thursday ruled to lift a ban on President Donald Trump’s proclamation that blocks immigrants from entering the United States if they lack health insurance or the means to pay for hospital bills. In a Dec. 31 opinion (pdf), the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said that Trump acted within his authority when, in October 2019, he signed the Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System. The ruling reverses a federal court decision to block the implementation of the president’s...
  • Tecate, California Border Wall Completed

    01/02/2021 5:29:08 PM PST · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    @USBPChiefSDC (Twitter) ^ | Dec 30, 2020 | Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke
    In May of 2020, 14.8 miles of Border Wall project began in the east county of SanDiego. Today the final panel was installed near Tecate.
  • 'The US isn't an option anymore': why California's immigrants are heading back to Mexico

    01/01/2021 10:04:33 AM PST · by springwater13 · 68 replies
    California’s most vulnerable immigrants have faced unprecedented challenges this year, with some weighing whether it’s worth staying in the United States altogether. Ten months of a pandemic that has disproportionately sickened immigrants and devastated some of the industries that rely on immigrant labor, combined with years of anti-immigrant policies by the Trump administration have exacerbated insecurities for undocumented people and immigrants working low-wage jobs across California.
  • Border agents on horseback surround No More Deaths camp just before Christmas

    12/24/2020 6:03:10 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 16 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Dec 24, 2020 | Paul Ingram
    BP agents said they were seeking warrant for raid, humanitarian workers sayJust before Christmas Eve, Border Patrol agents on horseback surrounded No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson and told volunteers they were pursuing a warrant to raid the camp, the group said.If agents do conduct a raid, it would be the third incursion into the camp near Arivaca, Ariz., in five months, coming near the end of a spike in the number of remains found in southwestern Arizona—a likely sign that a larger number of people are attempting to cross illegally, and are dying in remote stretches...
  • Border Wall Status – as of December 18, 2020

    12/23/2020 10:20:45 AM PST · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    FactCheck.org (Annenberg Center) ^ | December 18, 2020 | Customs and Border Protection
    438 miles complete, 213 mile under Construction, 87 miles in Pre-Construction (738 miles total has been funded).
  • Is Biden really going to reverse Trump's border policies? Realistically, Slow Joe Can't Do Much

    12/19/2020 9:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    On Thursday, I had a long phone conversation with a politician in Mexico. Forgive me for using "a source familiar with the situation" rather than giving you his name. Trust me that this guy knows the situation, and I cannot give you his name. We discussed the potential change from President Trump to Biden regarding U.S.-Mexico policies. Let me summarize the conversation by saying my friend is sure that a President Biden is going to get an earful from President Andrés López-Obrador about the border. In other words, Mexico is very happy that they've shut down their southern border and...
  • Antifa Erects “Big, Beautiful Border Wall” Around Their Latest Seattle ‘Autonomous Zone’

    12/18/2020 8:00:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    USSA News ^ | 12/18/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Seattle's "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" is back, apparently, after what was previously referred to as CHOP drove headlines this summer after police belatedly moved to dismantle large portions of it. It has managed to survive, in it's current form emerging recently at Cal Anderson Park as more of a homeless shelter occupying a public park.But the central irony no doubt missed by those advocating it as some kind of model far-Left utopia is that this week the encampment has erected a large "border wall" after the city announced authorities plan on clearing the area.Newsweek reports Friday that a "border wall...
  • Cartels telling migrants ‘border will be open’ when Biden takes over, (Democrats likely telling Cartels)

    12/12/2020 12:23:24 PM PST · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Border Report ^ | 12 Dec 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    Since Election Day, the Department of Homeland Security has been preparing for an onslaught of Central American migrants who are being driven by cartel organizations to try to enter the U.S. Southwest border, according to a South Texas congressman. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, told Border Report on Friday afternoon that he was briefed by DHS a couple weeks ago “that the bad guys are starting to promote to people of Central America and Mexico that ‘the border will be open; it will be different so start getting ready to come.'”... Cuellar said drug cartels are “promoting and staging” migrants...
  • Contractors Dynamite Mountains, Bulldoze Desert In Race To Build Trump's Border Wall

    12/11/2020 11:22:53 AM PST · by BeauBo · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | December 11, 2020 | John Burnett
    In the Coronado National Memorial — where conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado entered what is now Arizona — contractors are pulverizing the wilderness in a rush to put up as many miles of border wall as possible before the Trump administration vacates Washington. They're dynamiting mountainsides and bulldozing pristine desert for a barrier the incoming Biden administration is expected to cancel... This is one of 29 construction projects being performed by 13 different contractors from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. In Arizona, contractors have added shifts — they're working all night long under light towers to meet Trump's goal of...
  • Lawmakers tell Biden to rescind border wall contracts, military money for wall

    12/10/2020 3:33:54 PM PST · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    Border Report ^ | Dec 10, 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    A South Texas Congressman has gotten several lawmakers to sign off on a letter asking President-elect Joe Biden to rescind border wall contracts and other aspects with the controversial 730-mile project started by the Trump administration, Border Report has learned. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, on Wednesday sent Biden a letter asking that the new administration rescind the national emergency declaration and reprogrammed funding; direct the Department of Justice to dismiss all condemnation suits; terminate for convenience all current and pending Army Corps of Engineer contracts; and rescind Homeland Security waiver authority relating to the construction of new border barriers.
  • ‘Biden effect’ could draw 140,000 migrants a month across border

    12/07/2020 3:12:22 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 34 replies
    Washington Examinaer ^ | 12/04/20 | Paul Bedard
    Top Trump administration officials, eager to continue their immigration containment policies into a second term, are warning that a shift in the direction pursued by President-elect Joe Biden will turn the United States-Mexico border into an illegal immigrant crisis again. With a “been there, seen that” approach, officials said that there are already indications of a coming border rush by illegal immigrants who believe Biden will be the next president and will take a more liberal open-door approach than former President Barack Obama. “Joe Biden has already planted the fast-growing seeds of his first humanitarian crisis by saying they wouldn't...
  • Border Wall System Update (7 Dec 2020)

    12/07/2020 8:33:22 AM PST · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 7 Dec 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    423 miles completed, 228 miles under construction, 87 miles under pre-construction (738 Total).
  • Question about the Wall

    12/05/2020 7:32:08 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    6th Decembver 2020 | Ennis85
    So I've been checking up time to time on the progress on the construction of the borderwall https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-wall-system Overall despite the Set backs and hurdles it looks like Trump has kept his promise for the most part on getting the wall built, a good bulk of it is now up(415 miles at this time of writing) although it looks like it isn't all going to be finished by the time he leaves office. So I'm just curious how much of the wall actually need to be put up? As I understand not all the US-Mexico border is porous, a good...
  • Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

    12/05/2020 7:40:58 AM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Dec 2020 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    <p>A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.</p><p>A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for Human Rights did not have the standing to challenge President Donald Trump’s redirecting funds from more than 100 military construction projects, including a $20 million road project at a base located in the city. The appeals court found that neither the county nor the Border Network proved it was directly harmed by Trump’s move. The court reversed a December 2019 ruling by U.S. District Judge David Briones.</p>
  • Trump's Border Wall Nearly 90 Percent Complete as CBP Races to Finish Before Biden Takes Office

    11/29/2020 3:49:41 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 29 Nov 2020 | Khaleda Rahman
    President Donald Trump made cracking down on immigration a focus of his 2016 campaign for the White House, pledging to build a "big, beautiful wall" to stop illegal crossings along the U.S.'s southern border with Mexico. ...the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been racing to fulfill the president's promise of 450 miles of border wall before the end of 2020....