ㅤ"The Trump administration is transferring $3.8 billion in recently passed military funding to finance construction of the President’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering not just Democrats but also GOP defense hawks.
ㅤThursday’s move by the Pentagon would transfer money from National Guard units, aircraft procurement and shipbuilding to anti-drug accounts that can finance construction of new wall."
ㅤFull story at Newsmax. Posted here on 2/13/20. See "border wall."
ㅤ"The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 7/27/19. See "border wall, supreme court, military funds."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 7/23/19. See "border patrol, border barriers, border wall."
ㅤ"’Thank you to the House Republicans for sticking together and the BIG WIN today on the Border. Today’s vote simply reaffirms Congressional Democrats are the party of Open Borders, Drugs and Crime!’ the President tweeted."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/26/19. See "emergency declaration, border wall, border security."
ㅤ"Judge Trevor N. McFadden, appointed by Mr. Trump and confirmed to the court in 2017, will hear the cases.
ㅤAnother lawsuit was filed Monday in California by 16 Democrat-led states.
ㅤLawyers had said Mr. Trump’s opponents would have better luck by trying to get an Obama-appointed judge to hear their legal challenge."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/19/19. See "border wall."
ㅤ"President Trump will sign the spending bill, but at the same time, he will also issue a national emergency declaration to go around Congress and build more border wall, the Senate’s top Republican announced Thursday."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/14/19. See "border wall."
ㅤ"Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7 billion wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, according to congressional aides. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/12/19. See "border wall."
ㅤ"The ruling marked a rare win for Trump in the 9th Circuit, a court that has become a particular annoyance for the President after judges there blocked his administration’s travel ban and its new asylum policy.
ㅤJudge M. Margaret McKeown, a Clinton appointee, issued the court’s majority ruling on Monday. She was joined by Jacqueline Nguyen, an Obama appointee."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 2/11/19. See "border wall."
ㅤ"The President signed the measure behind closed doors at the White House to reopen the government until Feb. 15. The House and Senate approved the legislation earlier in the day."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 1/26/19. See "border wall, government shutdown."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/7/19. See "government shutdown, border wall, conservative, politics."
ㅤ"President Trump on Tuesday criticized Democrats over their proposal to reopen the government, lamenting that the party’s funding bill lacked money for his desired wall along the southern border.
ㅤIn a pair of tweets, the President said the country has no ‘real border security’ without a wall, adding later that Democrats do not care about ‘open borders.’
ㅤ’The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall,’ the President tweeted. ‘So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security – and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern Border!’
ㅤIn a later tweet, the President said that Democrats ‘do not care’ about ‘all of the crime and drugs that Open Borders bring!’ Democrats have voiced support for border security measures but have opposed Trump’s proposal for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.’"
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/1/19. See "border wall."
WE ARE BUILDING THE FIRST NEW BORDER WALL IN A DECADE.
DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall.
Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high.
FACT:Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high.
Once funding was provided, DHS began construction of border wall exceptionally quickly, in some locations in as little as nine months from funding to building– a process that commonly takes two years or more in other parts of Government. By the end of FY 2019, DHS expects to have construction completed or underway for more than 120 miles in the areas it’s most needed by the U.S. Border Patrol. The pace of construction has picked up as initial limiting factors like land acquisition and funding have been addressed.
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ㅤ"’To date, there is no plan to build sections of the wall. However, Congress has provided options under Title 10 U.S. Code that could permit the Department of Defense to fund border barrier projects, such as in support of counter drug operations or national emergencies,’ Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/12/18. See "border wall."
ㅤ"The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations."
ㅤFull story at The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posted here on 12/3/18. See "border wall, supreme court."
ㅤ"What I find unconscionable is that people would take children intentionally into this situation. What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group, the caravan as we call them, would push women and children toward the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/26/18. See "migrants, border wall, caravan."
ㅤ"Exit polling conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reveals the vast majority of Republican voters — more than 80 percent — support the construction of a border wall along the southern border. Less than five percent of Republicans oppose a border wall.
ㅤMeanwhile, a majority of about 53.3 percent of swing voters in the midterm elections support Trump’s proposed border wall to stop illegal immigration into the country. A plurality of more than 47 percent of all midterm election voters said they support the construction of a border wall.
ㅤDespite running on a promise to stem the inflow of illegal aliens into the U.S., illegal immigration at the border has steadily continued, with nearly 51,000 border crossers being apprehended in the last month alone."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/19/18. See "border wall, illegal immigration, illegal aliens."
ㅤ"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that he will make an effort to get funding for President Trump’s border wall in the lame-duck session, adding that he had already spoken to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) earlier in the day.
ㅤ’We’re certainly going to try help the President achieve what he’d like to do with the wall and border security,’ McConnell told reporters in the Capitol."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/7/18. See "border wall."
ㅤ"The aptly-named ‘WALL Act’ would allegedly offset the estimated $25 billion cost of the southern border wall by reducing government assistance to illegal immigrants.
ㅤFirst, the legislation would require a ‘work-authorized Social Security Number (SSN) to claim refundable tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit…’"
ㅤFull story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted here on 11/2/18. See "wall act, border wall, jim inhofe."
ㅤ”‘Walls work, it’s not my opinion,’ Nielsen said at the ceremony. ‘It’s not a tag line. It’s not a political statement. It’s a fact.’
ㅤThe 30-foot, 2 1/2 mile long wall was built over eight months in Calexico, California. ‘Looking at this, I would not attempt to climb it,’ Nielsen said. ‘This is the wall system we are requesting Congress to fund,’ she later added.”
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/26/18. See “border wall.”
ㅤ"Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) on Monday announced legislation aimed at allowing Republicans to circumvent Senate Democrats and provide funding for President Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
ㅤThe 50 Votes for the Wall Act, introduced on Friday, would allow Congress to use the budget reconciliation process — which was used to pass the GOP’s tax overhaul bill in 2017 — to get around the 60-vote threshold needed to pass legislation in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 51-49 majority.
ㅤThe bill would establish a Border Wall and Security Trust Fund, allowing the secretary of Homeland Security to request up to $25 billion from the U.S. Treasury to construct the barrier and pay for other wall-related expenses."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/22/18. See "border wall."
ㅤ”Now Breitbart News can exclusively report exactly what is expected to happen in the lead-up to, and immediate aftermath of, the midterm election. First, McCarthy, his office confirmed to Breitbart News, will introduce a bill this week that includes the full funding for the border wall–about $23.4 billion more than what has already gone to the wall effort–as well as several other enforcement measures that have already passed the House of Representatives. Congress has already directed $1.6 billion to wall funding in the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 that just passed Congress, and McCarthy’s new bill–titled the ‘Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act’–would take the wall the rest of the way, in addition to providing for a variety of enforcement measures…”
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 10/9/18. See “kevin mccarthy, border wall.”
ㅤ"’This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants,’ El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron A. Hull said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. Chief Hull said crews will build a ‘bollard-style’ design that will make the barrier more durable and harder to breach."