Tag: Border Barriers

The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon

That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts ever. It is a potentially unconstitutional one as well, as the Defense Department prepares to divert more billions of dollars authorized by Congress from a variety of weapons programs to generate bragging rights for […]

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Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to divert $3.8 billion intended for military equipment to the construction of a wall at the southwestern border, it informed lawmakers on Thursday, drawing bipartisan outrage and reviving a long-running battle with Congress over funding for President Trump’s signature campaign promise. The formal notification to Congress on Thursday, which was […]

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Blasting in Construction of Border Wall Is Affecting Tribal Areas

Blasting operations for construction of President Trump’s border wall in Arizona have begun to disrupt a UNESCO ecological preserve that encompasses Native American ancestral lands and burial grounds. Construction crews have been blasting at Monument Hill, a resting place for primarily Apache warriors, and bulldozing at Quitobaquito Springs, a pilgrimage site, according to the office […]

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Trump to Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget That Will Include More Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to ask Congress for billions of additional dollars for his wall along the southern border and more immigration enforcement resources as part of his official budget proposal that is set to be released on Monday. The White House is expected to propose a $4.8 billion budget for fiscal 2021, […]

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Greece’s Answer to Migrants, a Floating Barrier, Is Called a ‘Disgrace’

ATHENS — As Greece struggles to deal with a seemingly endless influx of migrants from neighboring Turkey, the conservative government has a contentious new plan to respond to the problem: a floating net barrier to avert smuggling boats. But rights groups have condemned the plan, warning that it would increase the perils faced by asylum […]

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Capital in Trump Mideast Plan Makes ‘a Joke’ of Palestinian Aspirations

ABU DIS, West Bank — Like a monument to dashed hopes, an unfinished Palestinian parliament building stands derelict on a ridge in Abu Dis, an unimposing West Bank suburb of Jerusalem that the Trump administration has proposed as the capital of a future Palestinian state. A symbol of the possibilities of sovereignty when it was […]

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