Tag: Border Barriers

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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Trump Wins Ruling in House’s Border Wall Suit

WASHINGTON — President Trump ended a losing streak in court clashes with the House on Monday, as a federal judge rejected the Democrat-controlled chamber’s lawsuit seeking to stop him from using emergency powers to build a wall along the southwestern border. Judge Trevor N. McFadden of the United States District Court for the District of […]

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Pressured by Trump, Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants

TAPACHULA, Mexico — They arrived at dusk, dressed for combat, pouring from government vehicles. A phalanx of military and police personnel swarmed a small hotel in the center of Tapachula, this scrappy city near Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Their target: undocumented migrants. Agents rushed door to door, hauling people away, while migrants shouted or ran […]

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Border Wall on Private Land in New Mexico Fuels Backlash

ALBUQUERQUE — Congress has so far thwarted President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped some supporters from finding a way to build their own barrier. A group that pushes for stricter border control is spending $6 million to construct less than a mile of border fencing […]

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