• May 15, 2021

Tags : border wall

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

Border wall on private land near El Paso lacks necessary

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — The organization that raised millions of dollars to construct a border barrier on private land over the Memorial Day weekend will be issued a cease-and-desist letter due to a lack of permits needed for the project, a spokesperson for the city of Sunland Park, said Tuesday. The group, We Build the Wall, […]Read More

Trump White House doubles down on threat to close U.S.-Mexico

It would take “something dramatic” in the coming days to persuade President Trump not to close the U.S.-Mexico border, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the president’s threat “certainly isn’t a bluff.” The two senior staffers, appearing separately on Sunday morning talk shows, also […]Read More