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."
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."
ㅤFull story and video at Breitbart. Posted on 9/29/18. See "border wall."
ㅤFull story at David Horowitz’s FrontPage Mag, image from frontpagemag(.com) – 8/14/18. See "border wall."
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.'”
ㅤFull story and video at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 8/8/18. See “joe donnelly, border wall, mike braun.”
ㅤStory via the Yuge Trump Economy – "President Donald Trump has said that his proposed border wall doesn’t necessarily need to cover the full 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.
ㅤThe President told reporters on Air Force One that natural barriers meant that less than half that distance would need to be protected, the Los Angeles Times reported."ㅤ
Full story at Opposing Views, image from opposingviews(.com) – 8/1/18. See "border wall."ㅤHomeㅤOptionsㅤ
ㅤ"President Trump has privately agreed with Congressional Republicans to delay the fight over funding for his border wall until after the November midterm elections, despite his public statements expressing a willingness to shut down the government over the issue, an administration official is telling The Wall Street Journal."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from stanford(.edu) – 7/31/18. See "border wall."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."ㅤHomeㅤ
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."