• October 26, 2021

Tags : border wall

Can Greg Abbott actually build Trump’s border wall?

In 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act that led to the construction of 654 miles of fencing over nine years along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump was even more ambitious, promising in campaign speeches that Mexico would pay for a wall along the 2,000-mile border. Ultimately, Trump’s administration erected about […]Read More

Border Patrol Agents rescue woman who fell from border wall

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Santa Teresa Station responded and rendered aid to a woman injured who fell from the top of the border wall near Sunland Park. According to Border Patrol officials, shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a female migrant from Mexico was traveling alone and fell […]Read More

Unfulfilled Promise: The U.S.-México Border Wall

“Build the Wall,” those were the energized words from Donald Trump’s campaign back in 2016. Countless times during the campaign, then candidate Trump promised to build a “great and beautiful” wall in response to the “crisis on our southern border.”  The wall would span the border’s entire 2,000-mile length. Five days after President Donald Trump […]Read More

Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz – Remarks on the Suspension

On Thursday, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso was in Ciudad Juárez to inaugurate a project supported by the Border Refugee Assistance Fund that will aid pregnant migrant women in Juárez. Bishop Seitz also sat down with expectant migrant mothers to hear their stories. The bishop offered the following remarks on […]Read More

CBP announces launch of border wall system webpage

WASHINGTON – U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Wednesday announced the public launch of a border wall system webpage that features construction video and an interactive map.  The border wall system webpage will give the American people a first-hand look at its construction and the border wall system’s impact on our national security. “President […]Read More

As government prepares to seize more land for a border

When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he thought he would come away with more information about the Trump administration’s border security plans. But Acevedo, whose family owns 180 acres of land near the Rio Grande in south Laredo, said the meeting […]Read More

Border Patrol apprehensions dipped last month, but 2019 saw a

EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After totaling about 64,000 apprehensions in August, the agency reported a September total of about 52,500 apprehensions — a decrease of […]Read More

Hundreds of CBP officers returned to port duty after assisting

Hundreds of Customs and Border Protection officers who were reassigned in March to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents have returned to their normal duties at the country’s ports, federal officials said. In late March, more than 700 officers from ports of entry in El Paso, Laredo, Tucson and San Diego were reassigned amid the growing […]Read More

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