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Billions from military projects could fund Trump's border wall
After weeks of delay, the Defense Department on Monday provided Congress with a list of military construction projects that could see their funding diverted — about $12.9 billion in total — to pay for a border wall under Trump's declared national emergency.
Trump declared an (unpopular) national emergency -- and lost no public support
(CNN) — CNN's latest poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating hitting 43% with voters and 42% with all adults. That's not great, but it matches other recent polling that illustrates the President's approval rating is clearly up after crevassing during the government shutdown in January.
FAIR Board Member, Immigration Hardliner Sheriffs Appear With President Trump As He Vetoes Resolution To Block National Emergency
President Donald Trump was joined by sheriffs with ties to anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) last Friday as he vetoed legislation overturning his declaration of a national emergency and took a moment to deny a rise in white nationalism following the massacre
Local Military Bases to Lose $76 Million to Border Wall Construction
San Antonio's military installations stand to take a significant hit under President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. When President Trump failed to convince Congress to fund the project, he announced a national emergency. A congressional plan to scuttle that
The Supreme Court’s liberals are very worried about indefinite detention of immigrants
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have the power to arrest people who aren’t US citizens and detain them for months or years, based on past convictions, with no chance of release on bond. They can do this even to green card holders, and even if the convictions were fairly minor and the immi
Can a State Abolish the Insanity Defense?
Big-agenda, partisan issues—the census, reapportionment and gerrymandering, the Second Amendment, abortion—are bearing down upon the Supreme Court like a ship with black sails. I am not optimistic that a majority that will defy Republican orthodoxy on any of these—and if that is correct, the Court w
Americans overwhelmingly want Congress to defy Trump and override his veto of the border wall emergency declaration
Americans support an override of President Trump's veto of the resolution that aimed to terminate his national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US-Mexico border by a two to one margin, according to a new poll.
George W. Bush Draws Direct Line Between Immigration And America’s Success
George W. Bush on Monday praised the positive impact immigration has had on America as he described it as both “a blessing and a strength.”. The Republican former president also called on Washington to “dial down the rhetoric, put politics aside and modernize our immigration laws soon” during his ad
Trump administration to stop detaining some migrant families at border: report
The Trump administration will reportedly stop detaining some migrant families who illegally cross the border in Texas as it copes with overcrowding in detention facilities. The Wall Street Journal, citing government officials, said authorities will begin releasing hundreds of families caught each da
Border wall could grab $200M from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Defense Department’s list of projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s wall at the southern border includes more than $200 million of projects that are aimed at making Portsmouth Naval Shipyard more efficient in refueling and overhauling nuclear-powered su
Rep. Karen Bass: Trump never separated himself from white supremacists
President Trump has given a subdued response to the New Zealand mosque attack. During the 2016 campaign, candidate Trump often spoke about the supposed threat posed to the U.S. from Muslims. But now, Trump and his allies deny his rhetoric and immigration policy played any part in fueling the deadly
Supreme Court upholds ICE detention without bail for serious criminals
Illegal immigrants with serious criminal records can be held without bail while awaiting deportation even if ICE didn’t immediately pick them up when they were released from prison or jail, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
George W. Bush welcomes new US citizens at ceremony in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush welcomed new U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, saying that "amid all the complications of policy, may we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength."
Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings
TIJUANA/SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to stay.
Border Patrol catches 400 illegal immigrants in five minutes
The Border Patrol said that it caught more than 400 illegal immigrants trying to break into the U.S. in El Paso, Texas, during one five-minute span Tuesday morning. The migrants came in two separate mini-caravans. One, with 194 people, was found at 2:45 a.m. after they came across the border wall ne
Mo. county GOP disinvites Sen. Blunt over emergency vote
A county Republican Party in Missouri has disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., from its annual dinner to protest his vote in favor of a resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Friend of Bambi Larson pleads with Trump to ‘keep us safe’ from sanctuary policies
A friend of Bambi Larson, the California woman allegedly stabbed to death at the hands of an illegal immigrant, urged President Trump to "keep us safe" during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
Border Patrol catches two deported sex offenders crossing into Arizona
U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday caught two illegal immigrants with criminal convictions as they crossed into Arizona from Mexico. One man, 35-year-old Santos Avila Rosales of Honduras, was convicted of child molestation in Louisiana in 2011, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Federal courts have ruled against Trump administration policies at least
Border agents in Texas snag more than 400 illegals in 5-minute span
It took a mere five minutes on Tuesday morning for Border Patrol agents in Texas to apprehend more than 400 illegal immigrants. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents near the wall just west of Bowie High School in El Paso encountered a group of 194 illegals around 2:45 a.m. J