Supreme Court rules Trump can use military funds for border wall construction

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."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 7/27/19. See "border wall, supreme court, military funds."

Trump-appointed judge to hear emergency wall case in D.C.

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."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/19/19. See "border wall."

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for 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."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/12/19. See "border wall."

Appeals court sides with Trump in border wall prototype dispute

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."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 2/11/19. See "border wall."

Trump pushes back on Dems' funding proposal

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.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/1/19. See "border wall."

Dept of Homeland Security Flatly States That Trump’s 30′ Walls Work

Story via Trigger Reset.

Full story at the DHS. Posted here on 12/15/18. See “dhs, border wall”.

Trigger Reset

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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Pentagon Says DOD Could Fund Border Projects, After Trump Suggests Military Could Build the Wall

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."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/12/18. See "border wall."

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge To The 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."

Full story at The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posted here on 12/3/18. See "border wall, supreme court."

Border Patrol Official: Caravan Migrants Pushed Women and Children to Front of Clash While Assaulting Officers

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."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/26/18. See "migrants, border wall, caravan."

Midterm Exit Poll: Majority of Swing Voters, Republicans Support Border Wall

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."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/19/18. See "border wall, illegal immigration, illegal aliens."

McConnell says he will push for border wall funding

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."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/7/18. See "border wall."

Sen Inhofe Introduces ‘WALL Act’ To Fund Border Wall By ‘Closing Loopholes That Allow Unauthorized Immigrants To Receive Federal Benefits’


Pictured: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
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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…’"

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted here on 11/2/18. See "wall act, border wall, jim inhofe."

Secretary Nielsen unveils completed 30-foot border wall in California

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.”

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/26/18. See “border wall.”

GOP lawmaker proposes legislative maneuver to fund Trump's 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."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/22/18. See "border wall."

Exclusive — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall, Making Midterm ImmigrationㅤReferendum

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…”

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 10/9/18. See “kevin mccarthy, border wall.”

WATCH: Border Wall Construction Underway in El Paso

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."

Full story and video at Breitbart. Posted on 9/29/18. See "border wall."

Democratic Senator Says He Will Support Giving Funding For Trump's Wall

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Pictured: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

ㅤ”Donnelly’s reaffirmation of his support for the President’s immigration policies comes after his Republican opponent Mike Braun runs campaign ads, criticizing his immigration stance.
ㅤ’And after pledging to oppose amnesty and secure our borders, Senator Joe Donnelly instead voted to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants,’ the ad says. ‘Donnelly has waffled on supporting Trump’s border wall.'”

Full story and video at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 8/8/18. See “joe donnelly, border wall, mike braun.”