Trump declares national emergency on border, taking extra money for wall

ㅤ"President Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border Friday, saying he’ll defy Congress to divert about $6.5 billion in unspent federal funds to build more border walls that lawmakers have refused to authorize.
ㅤ’We’re going to confront the national security crisis at our southern border,’ the President said. ‘We’re talking about an invasion of our country.’
ㅤHe called the declaration ‘a great thing to do.’
ㅤIn a Rose Garden event, the President signed a spending bill to keep the government open, a measure that provides nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers.
ㅤBut after months of bitter debate with Democrats and a 35-day government shutdown over border security, Mr. Trump said the bill doesn’t go far enough to address the crisis of illegal immigration and drug smuggling on the border with Mexico. The deal includes a record $23 billion for border security measures.’"

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/15/19. See "national security, border security."

Paul Ryan: Donald Trump Will NOT Sign Senate Funding Resolution Without More Border Security

ㅤ"’The President informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,’ Ryan said to reporters at the White House, after a meeting with the President.
ㅤTrump met with Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise as well as Freedom Caucus rebels Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows at the White House to discuss the funding provision.
ㅤRyan said that he would go back to members of Congress to negotiate more border security funding to the bill before moving forward on it. ‘We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border,’ he said."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/20/18. See "border security, wall funding."

Rep. Liz Cheney: Trump Serious About Government Shutdown

ㅤô¿ô …Putting aside Trump’s tendency to say things in a way that makes people hear what they want to hear, Cheney could be right.
ㅤTrump is perceptive enough to know that Beto is probably running in 2020, will be nominated and will win the Presidency, regardless of what Trump does. I’ll be surprised if Trump runs for re-election.
ㅤAnyway, Trump will eventually conclude he has nothing to lose by doing exactly what he wants to do. Perhaps Trump has already reached that conclusion.

Full story at Newsmax. Posted here on 11/28/18. See “border security.”

Trump doubles down on shutdown threat

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ㅤ"’If we don’t get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown,’ the President said during a joint press conference with Italy’s prime minister."ㅤ

Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 7/30/18. See "border security."ㅤHome

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Inside the Beltway: 10 terrorists a day at the border

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ㅤ"’I would argue that national security is at stake. Securing that border, the threats — I can tell you it’s not only drug cartels and the opioids but also the terrorists. We stop 10 terrorists every day from getting into this country,’ Rep. Michael McCaul said. ‘I look at it a national security standpoint, This should be a bipartisan issue but if it’s not, the Senate has that filibuster rule. And I think they should waive it in this case on the basis of national security, and to protect the American people.’"ㅤ

Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 6/24/18. See "michael mccaul, border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, jihad, national security, terrorism."ㅤHome

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Trump threatens to shut down government over full border wall funding: report

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ㅤ"Politico reported Tuesday that Trump is uninterested in the Senate’s plan to provide $1.6 billion on Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, according to the news outlet, he wants the full $25 billion for the project funded all at once.
ㅤTrump told meeting attendees on Monday that he will shut down the government in September if he does not receive the full funding, Politico reported."ㅤ

Full story at The Hill, image from dailycaller(.com) – 6/19/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security."ㅤHome

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Construction Begins On San Diego Section Of The Border Wall

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ㅤ"The new wall will be a ‘bollard-style wall’ that is twice as high as the existing wall. CBP is also installing what they call an ‘anti-climbing plate.’
ㅤ’The construction of this new substantial wall will improve overall border security, the safety and effectiveness of Border Patrol agents, the safety of the public, and will enhance the atmosphere for business and commerce in the area,’ the Border Patrol said of the project.’"ㅤ

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 6/3/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security."ㅤHome

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GOP Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Crowdfund Border Wall

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Pictured: Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

ㅤ"Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has introduced legislation that would create a ‘border wall trust fund’ that allows people to donate money to go toward President Trump’s border wall.
ㅤThe newly introduced Border Wall Trust Fund Act would ‘allow the Secretary of the Treasury to accept public donations to fund the construction of a barrier on the border between the United States and Mexico, and for other purposes.’"ㅤ

Full story at Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, image from cnbc(.com) – 5/21/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, diane black."ㅤHome

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Trump vows to get 'full funding' for border wall

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ㅤ"’We are going for full funding on the wall and we are going to get it. It’s becoming very popular,’ Mr. Trump said."

Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 5/16/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security."ㅤHome

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Hoyer: Dems open to wall funding to secure DACA deal

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Pictured: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

ㅤ"Steny Hoyer, the minority whip, hammered the border-wall concept as an ineffective solution to illegal immigration, but he was nonetheless open to providing some wall funding as part of a bipartisan compromise to salvage the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the President is trying to dismantle."

Full story at The Hill, image from georgetown(.edu) – 5/15/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, daca."ㅤHome

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Trump Says He Will 'Close Down The Country' If Border Wall Isn't Funded

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Full story…at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from marfeel(.com) – 4/29/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security. 𑗉𑗉

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Pence to receive briefing on wall progress at US-Mexico border

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Full story…at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 4/28/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, mike pence, national security, pence, vice president. 𑗉

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Official: Trump to send National Guard to southern border

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Pictured: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

ㅤ”President Trump will soon sign an order to deploy National Guard troops to the United States’ southern border, Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday.
ㅤSpeaking at the White House, Nielsen framed the move as a way to toughen an immigration system that ‘rewards bad behavior,’ including illegal drug smuggling and border crossings.
ㅤ’Border security is homeland security, which is national security,’ Nielsen told reporters. ‘It’s not a partisan issue.’
ㅤIt remains unclear how many troops will be sent to the border, how long they will be deployed and how much the operation will cost.
ㅤ’It will be strong. It will be as many as needed to fill the gaps we have today,’ Nielsen said when asked about troop numbers. ‘We do hope the deployment will begin immediately.’
ㅤ’National Guard troops will serve in a support role and will not actively detain or handle migrants who cross the border illegally, Nielsen said.'”


Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 4/4/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, kirstjen nielsen. 𑗉

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Trump promises border security action today

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ㅤ”President Trump said Wednesday his administration would take action later today to help secure the border, a possible sign that he is about to announce a formal plan to use the U.S. National Guard toward that effort.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from brightspotcdn(.com) – 4/4/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, national guard. 𑗉

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Trump says he will put U.S. military on southern border

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ㅤ”Sending troops the border would be an unusual, but not unprecedented, step. Presidents Obama and George W. Bush both deployed National Guard troops at the border to help stop illegal immigration.”


Full story and video at The Hill, image from twitter(.com) – 4/3/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, illegal immigration, national security. 𑗉

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Pentagon, White House discussed shifting military funds to Trump border wall

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ㅤ”Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters Thursday Mr. Mattis and Mr. Trump have discussed issue of siphoning off federal funds for defense and national security toward the White House’s plan to erect a new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
ㅤ’They have talked about the proposal, potentially,’ she said during a press conference at the Defense Department. ‘Securing Americans and securing the nation is paramount — of paramount importance to the secretary. They have talked about it, but I don’t have any more details with respect to any specifics.'”


Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 3/29/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security. 𑗉

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House releases omnibus spending bill

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ㅤ”To finalize the package Wednesday, party leaders had to iron out a handful of stubborn wrinkles that remained after weeks of tense negotiations. The most prominent of those included…”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/21/18. Tags: gateway tunnel, background check, border security, opioid crisis, defense funding. 𑗉

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Omnibus to include $641M in funding for non-concrete border barrier

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ㅤô¿ô …Pathetic. The President should veto this bill. It’s a total waste of tax-payer dollars. Congress is throwing money at opioid addiction treatment and research, neither of which has ever worked. They’re only funding border fencing, which has never worked. It would be better if Congress did nothing rather than waste my money on horse manure.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/21/18. Tags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, bombings, texas. 𑗉

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Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

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ㅤ”Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
ㅤ’House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security. When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem. When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem. What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans,’ the aide told TheDCNF. ‘This is a sign to administration that leadership doesn’t care what the White House wants. Even though GOP members ran on these issues. Conservatives mean it. The administration means it.'”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from faunaimage(.com) – 3/16/18.ㅤTags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, sanctuary cities.

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White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

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ㅤ”‘The White House opposes a so-called three for three deal,’ said White House spokesman Raj Shah.
ㅤHe said as a result of a recent agreement in Congress to lift spending caps, ‘the routine appropriations process should yield wall funding in’ an overall spending bill under negotiation.
ㅤ’Securing the border is one of the most vital functions of government and is a core part of any routine funding bill,’ Mr. Shah said in a statement. ‘Separately, we have never stopped working to negotiate an immigration reform package that addresses DACA, stops illegal immigration and secures and modernizes our legal immigration system.'”


Full story at The Washington Times, image from pbs(.org) – 3/14/18.ㅤTags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, daca.

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Senators introduce three-year DACA, border security deal

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ㅤ”Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) are pairing a short-term fix for a key Obama-era immigration program with three years of border security funding.
ㅤThe two introduced legislation Tuesday that includes a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with $7.6 billion for the Trump administration’s border plan.”


Full story at The Hill, image from sandiegouniontribune(.com) – 2/27/18.ㅤTags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security.

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