Mattis Approves Extending Border Deployment Through Next Year

ㅤ"Mattis said Saturday that the military’s engineer work to put in crowd control capabilities was completed but indicated there were other things with which troops could assist the DHS. He said no troops were serving in a law enforcement capacity, in compliance with the U.S. Constitution.
ㅤ’I’ll make certain that what we’re doing is appropriate for our troops, and if it is and Border Patrol needs the help, of course, we’ll provide it,’ he said Saturday at the Reagan Defense Forum in California.
ㅤ’We’ll stay strictly within the Constitution, strictly within our laws, and the law enforcement functions will be carried out by the appropriate people, either the Border Patrol or U.S. marshals or other federal police, but not by the U.S. military,’ he said."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/5/18. See "dod, dhs, troops, border."

Nielsen asks Cabinet departments to send civilian police to US-Mexico border: report

ㅤ"’The President has made it clear that border security is a top administration priority. In line with the President’s direction and given the very real threat we face at the border from potential mass migration actions – of course, DHS has reached out for assistance from partners across the federal government to defend our sovereignty, protect our frontline men and women, and secure our border. We appreciate all of the support we have received to date,’ DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in a statement.
ㅤMost federal agencies employ special agents who are fully authorized law enforcement officers and can enforce federal law."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/30/18. See "border, nielsen, migrant caravans, dhs."

DHS chief: Traffic lanes shut near San Diego after migrants planned 'to rush border'

ㅤ"’This AM, all of SanYsidro Port of Entry’s northbound lanes were temporarily closed to initiate additional port hardening efforts after @CBP officials were notified that a large # of caravan migrants were planning to rush the border in an attempt to gain illegal access to the US,’ Nielsen wrote in a tweet."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/19/18. See "san diego, cbp, dhs, migrants."

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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DHS: CBP Saw a 315 Percent Increase in Illegals Using Children to Gain Entry to the US

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ㅤ"’In the first five months of fiscal year ‘18, CBP saw a 315 percent increase in individuals using children to pose as family units to gain entry into the country compared to fiscal year ’17. Smugglers and drug traffickers know the loopholes well, and they know that if they reach our borders, they will be released into our country and evade the consequences of their criminal action,’ Jonathan Hoffman, assistant secretary of DHS, said."ㅤ

Full story at CNS News, image from cnsnews(.com) – 5/30/18. See "drug traffickers, dhs, asylum, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants."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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DHS Secretary: We’re Not Taking Any New DACA Applications Right Now

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Pictured: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

ㅤ"Jackson Lee asked Nielsen to respond to the committee in writing about a number of questions she had, including why the administration is ordering 4,000 unarmed National Guard troops to the U.S. border. The congresswoman also questioned Nielsen about how many black employees work at DHS."


Full story…at CNS News, image from wordpress(.com) – 4/26/18. Tags: daca, dhs. 𑗉

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Official: Trump to send National Guard to southern border

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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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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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Hispanic judge Trump once disparaged as Mexican rules in favor of border wall construction

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ㅤ”Now, the Trump administration can continue waiving environmental regulations to build the border wall.
ㅤThe Justice Department praised the ruling: ‘Border security is paramount to stemming the flow of illegal immigration that contributes to rising violent crime and to the drug crisis, and undermines national security,’ said department spokesman Devin O’Malley. ‘Congress gave authority to the Department of Homeland Security to construct a border wall without delay to prevent illegal entry into the United States, and we are pleased DHS can continue this important work vital to our nation’s interests.'”


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

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Trump reignites call for border wall

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ㅤ”‘MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!’ the President wrote.”


Full story at The Hill, image from dailycaller(.com) – 2/23/18.ㅤTags: border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security, ms-13, el salvador.

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