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  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 164 replies ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Trump threatens to have military build border wall if Pelosi, Schumer won’t budge

    12/11/2018 9:56:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | Judson Berger
    President Trump threatened Tuesday to have the military “build the remaining sections” of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, appearing to revive a call to use Pentagon money to finish the project ahead of a meeting with congressional Democratic leaders opposed to the president’s funding request. For their part, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer put out a joint statement Monday arguing Trump and his party will own a government shutdown if they can’t strike a deal. “People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the...
  • Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump, offer $1.3 billion for border as shutdown looms

    12/10/2018 5:20:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2018 | Erica Werner
    Democratic leaders plan to offer President Trump $1.3 billion in funding for a border fence when they meet Tuesday at the White House, a bid that falls far short of the $5 billion Trump is demanding to fund a border wall. Democrats, Republicans and the White House have until Dec. 21 to reach a budget deal if they are to avert a partial government shutdown, but talks are deadlocked over funding for the wall. As House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) prepare for the Tuesday morning, Democrats and Trump are, if anything,...
  • US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

    12/10/2018 4:02:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 | AP
    The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before the holidays, the officials said, shrinking an unusual domestic deployment that was viewed by critics as a political stunt and a waste of military resources. That will leave about 3,000 active duty troops in Texas, Arizona and California, mainly comprised of military police and helicopter transport crews...
  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Trump should 'dig in,' not 'give in' when it comes to border wall, Lindsey Graham says

    12/09/2018 5:32:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that President Trump should not give in when it comes to the spending battle with Democrats over funding for the wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “I’d want the whole five billion [dollars] because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham, R-S.C., told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “One point six [billion dollars] is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don't see the need for additional border security, you're just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the...
  • Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Trump's Border Wall: 'Immoral, Ineffective and Expensive'

    12/08/2018 2:39:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 96 replies
    FoxNews Insider ^ | December 7, 2018
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi is digging in amid the fight over funding for President Trump's long-promised border wall, signaling she won’t accept a deal on DACA in exchange for wall money. Congress on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown, punting the immigration debate and other issues until later in the month. Speaking to reporters at her weekly press briefing Thursday, Pelosi (D-Calif.), the likely next House Speaker, said that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border are “two different subjects.” She later said that she and...
  • Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

    12/07/2018 6:51:49 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    R ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2018 / 5:58 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Christine Murray
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border. FILE PHOTO: A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, crosses a flooded area next to the border wall as he tries to cross from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Others hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities...
  • Border Patrol stops more than 60,000 undocumented immigrants at Mexico-U.S. border in November

    12/07/2018 5:23:22 PM PST · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7 December 2018 | ADRY TORRES
    It is the highest amount of apprehensions along the 1,954-mile long border in a single month since Donald Trump took over as president in January 2017... But the figures were actually higher under President Barack Obama.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Border Patrol says migrant apprehensions are becoming a pattern

    12/04/2018 2:25:48 PM PST · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    News4 SanAntonio ^ | Monday, December 3rd 2018 | Claudia Tristán
    EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — Hundreds of migrants turned themselves into Border Patrol agents Monday morning in the Lower Valley near the Ysleta port of entry. Border Patrol officials said this incident is becoming a pattern as apprehensions for the Border Patrol sector continue to rise... “The last number that we had was upwards of 400 individuals that crossed in the midway area and the Ysleta port of entry,” Romero said. The Border Patrol also said it’s unusual for large groups like this to present themselves in urban environments instead of more rural communities.
  • PICTURED: A group of Hondurans in the migrant caravan scale the Mexican border wall in Tijuana

    12/03/2018 10:06:47 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 3 December 2018 | By Chris Pleasance
    PICTURED: A group of Hondurans in the migrant caravan scale the Mexican border wall in Tijuana, and are immediately taken into US custody as they set foot in San Diego Dozens of migrants, including children, jumped across the border between the US and Mexico on Sunday They were immediately arrested by American Border Patrol guards and planned to claim political asylum Thousands of migrants are camped on the Mexican side of the border after walking there as part of a caravan Migrants had to move shelter after the first one flooded, with doctors warning disease outbreak is inevitable Dozens of...
  • Small Children Being Dropped From Border Wall In Arizona, Disturbing New Video Shows(Video)

    12/03/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by Revel · 44 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 12/03/18
    YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, traversing over the border wall with assistance, near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning. The children were dropped from the 18-foot wall, which was observed by a Yuma Sector camera operator. The group of six from Guatemala was a family unit, including three children: a 2-year-old, a 7-year- old, and a 10-year-old. All surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol agents who arrived on scene. One child suffered a facial injury, and was treated by agents. All were taken into custody.
  • Congress delays government shutdown fight for two weeks

    12/03/2018 9:23:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2018 | 6:40pm | Joe Tacopino December 3, 2018 | 6:40pm
    Congressional leaders unveiled a bill on Monday that would extend government funding for two weeks beyond Friday’s deadline. The short-term spending measure would provide cash for the federal government until Dec. 21, preventing a messy budget battle as Capitol Hill mourns the death of President George H.W. Bush.
  • Supreme Court rejects greens’ challenge to border wall law

    12/03/2018 8:31:58 AM PST · by BeauBo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/18 | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case arguing that a key law giving President Trump authority to build a border wall is unconstitutional. The case was denied along with dozens of others in a list issued Monday, without explanation by the nine justices.
  • Mexico Closes Migrant Shelter Near U.S. Border [Tijuana]

    12/02/2018 1:26:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    VOA news ^ | December 2, 2017 | AP-
    The city government of Tijuana announced that it has closed a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans ... the migrants were being moved to a former concert venue farther from the border....the sports complex shelter was closed because of unsanitary conditions. Experts had expressed concerns about unsanitary conditions that had developed at the partly flooded sports complex, where the migrants had been packed into a space adequate for half their numbers. Mud, lice infestations and respiratory infections were rampant. Farther from the border ... the new shelter about...
  • Migrant caravan teen spotted digging under border fence

    12/01/2018 9:43:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2018 | 8:37pm | Brad Hamilton
    This caravan migrant from El Salvador is seen digging his way to the US, tunneling under a metal fence at the Mexican border in California, then racing back to Mexico after agents spotted him and a cohort Friday. Cesar Jobet, 18, and Daniel Jeremias Cruz, 18, scooped away mud and dirt with their hands for about 15 minutes, American soil visible through slats in the fence, as agency photographers shot a series of them in action.
  • Build the Border Wall or Say Goodbye to America

    12/01/2018 7:16:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    We have heard the chants for three years, “Build the Wall!” It was the number one reason why Americans elected Donald Trump as President in 2016. Unfortunately, it is the most glaring unfulfilled promise of the Trump presidency. Although the President wants a border wall, he needs Congress to fund the construction. Until now, Congress has only provided an anemic $1.6 billion for the border wall. This pathetic amount is nowhere near the $25 billion that is actually needed to properly build a wall that will stop the influx of illegal aliens. Right now, Congress is in the final days...
  • 3 dead, 8 injured in immigrant smuggling attempt at border

    12/01/2018 5:40:06 PM PST · by · 30 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | Dec 01, 2018 01:43 PM EST | WFLA News Channel 8
    SAN DIEGO— An attempt to smuggle immigrants into the country illegally ended with three people dead and eight seriously injured in a crash in a remote, rugged area of California near the Mexico border, authorities said. The incident began Thursday afternoon when U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered tire tracks for several cars that ran from the international border north into th U.S. The agency calls such incidents "drive-throughs" — instances in which cars illegally enter the U.S., often through remote areas. They found a piece of a vehicle that they recognized as likely being from a pickup truck spotted nearby...
  • Border wall bickering raises odds of shutdown

    12/01/2018 11:05:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/18 | Niv Elis
    Democrats and Republicans are hardening their positions on President Trump's proposed border wall, raising the odds of a partial government shutdown this month. The White House and Senate Democrats are already pointing fingers over who would be to blame if a shutdown occurs, with each accusing the other side of precipitating a potential funding lapse over the wall. "If President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down some departments and agencies over Christmas, that's certainly within his power," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday on the Senate floor. The White House shot back, accusing Democrats...