Tag: Border Barriers

Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto, Keeping Border Emergency in Place

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Trump’s veto of a resolution that would have terminated the national emergency he declared at the southwestern border. The defeat allows Mr. Trump to continue to defy Congress and divert federal funds to the construction of a border wall, his signature campaign promise. The override […]

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Trump Again Vetoes Measure to End National Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday issued his second veto against legislation seeking to end his national emergency at the southwestern border, rejecting bipartisan objections to his efforts to obtain funds for a border wall. His move, announced late Tuesday night, was expected and will return the resolution to Congress. It is unlikely to garner […]

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Visiting Wall, Trump Points to Barrier to Burnish His Campaign

OTAY MESA, Calif. — One thing President Trump loves about his job is signing his name. He relishes signing executive orders, letters to foreign leaders and even red Make America Great Again hats. But on Wednesday, he signed a wall. At the invitation of the team building his new barrier along the border, he affixed […]

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Democrats to Force Another Vote to End Trump’s National Emergency at the Border

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats plan to force a vote in the coming weeks to end President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, putting pressure on Republicans to break with the president over his plans to use money designated for projects in their states to build a border wall. Senator Chuck Schumer […]

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Military Base Loses Funding for New School to Trump’s Border Wall

WASHINGTON — For almost two decades, families at Fort Campbell, the sprawling Army base along the Kentucky-Tennessee border, have borne the brunt of the country’s war efforts as a steady clip of troops with the 101st Airborne Division and from Special Operations units deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. This week, the families discovered that they […]

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South Texas Resort Includes a Pool, a Golf Course and, Maybe, a Border Wall

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Shirley Menard says she did not think all that much about Donald J. Trump’s proposed border wall when she cast a reluctant vote for him in 2016. She is thinking about it a lot more now that plans call for part of what could be a 30-foot-tall stretch of wall to land […]

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Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to divert funds from military construction projects in nearly half the 50 states, three territories and 19 countries to the southwestern border wall as part of President Trump’s efforts to bypass Congress and redirect spending to his signature campaign promise. Nearly every facet of military life, from a canceled dining […]

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Hitting Man in Face

ImageA Customs and Border Patrol vehicle in Imperial County, Calif., in July 2018. A man taken into custody near the border fence in February was hit in the face by a Border Patrol agent who has since resigned.CreditMatt York/Associated Press A Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to striking a man who tried to jump […]

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Trump Tells Aides ‘Take the Land’ as Impatience Grows on Border Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall along the southwestern border is far behind schedule. So he has told his aides to get the job done by whatever means necessary, including by seizing land on the Mexican frontier. The president has repeatedly suggested during meetings on immigration policy that aides “take […]

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No-Deal Brexit Risks Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages, Leaked U.K. Files Say

Britain would face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, according to government documents leaked to The Sunday Times of London, a scenario Brexit opponents have long warned about. The forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set […]

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Boris Johnson’s ‘Awesome Foursome’ U.K. Tour Highlights Brexit Rancor

LONDON — In Scotland there were boos, in Wales threats of unrest, and on Wednesday, things went little better in Northern Ireland for Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, as he wound up his tour this week of the nations of the United Kingdom. If Mr. Johnson’s roadshow around what he calls the “awesome foursome” […]

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Seesaws Straddle the Mexico Border, and Smiles Shine Through

ALBUQUERQUE — For a brief moment — just a half-hour over the weekend — a simple piece of playground equipment served as a bridge between the United States and Mexico. In images and videos that were circulating on social media this week, children smiled and giggled with glee as they bobbed up and down on […]

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Supreme Court Lets Trump Proceed on Wall Plans Amid Legal Fight

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to build a wall along parts of the Mexican border while litigation over paying for it proceeds. A trial judge had prohibited the administration from transferring $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s budget to fund the effort, and an appeals […]

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All Presidents Are Deporters in Chief

Every person who assumes the title of president of the United States also takes on the role of deporter in chief. That’s because the office comes with the responsibility to enforce the nation’s laws — laws that require that the borders be secure and that some of the people who aren’t legally authorized to live […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Trump From Using Defense Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday upheld a block on President Trump’s attempt to use $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to construct a wall along the southwestern border, impeding the delivery of one of his signature campaign promises. The divided three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit agreed with […]

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U.S. Judge Blocks Trump Plan to Shift $2.5 Billion to Pay for Border Wall

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Northern California on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in contested funding to build barriers along the United States’ southwestern border, dealing a blow to the White House’s efforts to fund a border wall without Congressional approval. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. of the […]

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Trump Appoints Fierce Loyalist to Top Border Post

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he planned to appoint Thomas D. Homan, his former acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a fierce supporter of his policies during frequent appearances on Fox News, to oversee border policy in the White House. “He’ll be a border czar,” Mr. Trump said during a […]

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On Trump’s Ireland Visit, Talk of Brexit and Border Walls

SHANNON, Ireland — President Trump reassured Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, on Wednesday that Britain’s exit from the European Union would “work out very well,” including for Ireland, “with your wall, your border.” This remark prompted the Irish leader to reply “one thing we want to avoid, of course, is a wall or border between […]

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