• September 25, 2020

Tags : border wall

Video+Story: Construction of $22 Million Border Wall Set to Begin

The construction of a $22 million Border Wall in Downtown El Paso will begin on Saturday, according to Border Patrol officials. “This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants,” El Paso Border Patrol Sector Chief Aaron Hull said. Funding for the project was earmarked in the […]Read More

U.S. House Eyes $5 Billion for Border Wall, Setting up

House Republicans are aiming to meet President Trump’s latest request for his border wall — $5 billion for 2019 — setting up a potential showdown with the Senate. The $5 billion would be included in a House homeland-security spending bill expected to be released Wednesday. The Senate included only $1.6 billion for the wall in its version of […]Read More

3 Central Americans Separated from Their Children at US-Mexico Border

Three Central Americans detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum are suing the federal government over its now-reversed policy of separating them from their young children. The lawsuit, filed by lawyers with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on Wednesday, argues the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant youth from their parents — which the president pulled back on […]Read More

El Paso Border Patrol Sector Kicks Off Construction of Trump’s

SANTA TERESA, N.M. — A groundbreaking Monday for a new border barrier in New Mexico signals the beginning of the fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s best-known campaign promise, federal officials said. “The president has started his project,” Agent Aaron A. Hull, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol’s El Paso sector, said as he stood a few feet from the existing fence that […]Read More

Donald Trump is Deploying Troops to the Border, But Border

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said a recent surge of apprehensions at the southern border justifies President Donald Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard units to the southern border, and released statistics the same day showing a double-digit spike in activity in March. But critics of the plan argue that despite the increase, overall […]Read More

How Donald Trump’s Border Wall Fared in the $1.3 Trillion

After flirting with the prospect of vetoing an omnibus spending bill because it fell short of funding for his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump on Friday eventually gave the go-ahead to the $1.3 trillion measure just hours before a possible government shutdown. Though far short of the billions initially sought for the president’s “big, […]Read More

With Border Arrests Down, Some Question Trump Administration’s Push for

The Department of Homeland Security’s announcement this week that its border enforcement strategy had resulted in a sharp decline in illegal crossings has renewed questions as to why the Trump administration wants even more agents on the southwest border. U.S. Border Patrol agents made 310,531 apprehensions of people trying to cross into the country illegally between ports of entry during […]Read More

Federal Government Rolls Out Eight Border Wall Prototypes

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday that it has completed a major step toward construction of the Trump administration’s planned wall on the southern border with Mexico. In a statement, the federal agency said that it has completed construction of eight wall prototypes, which will undergo a series of tests over the next 30 […]Read More

Hurd Introduces 21st Century SMART Wall Legislation

Thursday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) introduced the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology (SMART) Act with Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), David G. Valadao (R-CA), Steve Knight (R-CA), Steve Pearce (R-NM), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Keith Rothfus (R-PA) to ensure that the United States implements the most effective and fiscally-responsible strategy to achieve operational control of our southern […]Read More