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Mexico Border Wall


On Mexico’s border with US, desperation as migrant traffic piles up

March 15, 2021 12:20 pm

Many of the migrants said they had spent their life savings and gone into debt to pay coyotes — human smugglers — who had falsely promised them that the border was open after Biden’s election.

Trump to visit US-Mexico border to laud border wall

January 10, 2021 9:45 am

Trump's campaign for the presidency in 2016 focused extensively on the president's desire to construct a border wall.

Pentagon approves $3.6 billion military construction cash for border wall

September 04, 2019 8:10 am

Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision fuels what has been a persistent controversy between the Trump administration and Congress over immigration policies and the funding of the border wall.

US, Mexico widen asylum crackdown to push back all migrants

August 29, 2019 12:54 pm

The results serve the goals of both governments the US and Mexico, which have targeted unauthorized migration at the behest of President Donald Trump, who threatened Mexico with potentially crippling tariffs earlier this year to force action.

US moves $271 mn from FEMA, Coast Guard to fund border programs

August 28, 2019 9:02 am

The news comes as hurricane season is ramping up and Tropical Storm Dorian is heading toward Puerto Rico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the move "stunningly reckless".

US Supreme Court clears way for Trump to use Pentagon funds for border wall

July 27, 2019 7:55 am

The justices' decision to lift the freeze on the money allows President Donald Trump to make progress on a major 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term.

US judge blocks Trump's latest sweeping asylum rule

July 25, 2019 7:09 am

The decision makes inconsequential a ruling by Washington DC District Judge Timothy Kelly earlier in the day that declined to block the rule in a different lawsuit brought by immigration advocacy groups, lawyers said.

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

July 13, 2019 8:51 am

The money includes $3.6 billion from military construction funds, $2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and $600 million from the Treasury Department's asset forfeiture fund.

Donald Trump appeals US judge's border wall funding ruling

June 30, 2019 8:20 am

On Friday, US District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland, California said in a pair of court decisions that the Trump administration's proposal to transfer Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities was unlawful.

Mexico offers to send national guard to southern border to stem migration: Report

June 07, 2019 1:01 pm

Mexico has sent a delegation of officials to Washington to try to avert U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to impose import tariffs on Mexican goods if the country does not do more to halt the flow of migrants to the United States.