Tag: Border security

House Votes To Approve $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

A bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September was approved Wednesday by the House. The bill does not include any funding for President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, secures funding for Planned Parenthood, and adds $15 billion to the military’s budget. The National Endowment…

Trump: Congress Needs Shutdown to Fix β€˜Mess’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a shutdown of the U.S. government would be necessary in order to fix the β€œmess” in Congress. β€œThe reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!” Trump tweeted. β€œWe either elect more Republican Senators…

Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travel From 6 Countries

President Trump on Monday signed a new version of his immigration executive order, following a federal court’s block last month of the original order he issued Jan. 27. No cameras were present as Trump signed the revised order, which newly excludes Iraq β€” an ally in the fight against the Islamic State β€” from the…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Trump Expected To Order Construction Of Mexican Border Wall

On Wednesday, President Trump will order the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials told The New York Times. Trump will sign an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security ordering that federal funds be shifted in order to build the wall, which during his campaign he vowed would be…

Jose Vargas, USA’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant, Taken Into Custody

Jose Antonio Vargas, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles, the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream said in a statement on its website. Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, tweeted a photo he described as Vargas in handcuffs. Grim told Business Insider he obtained the picture…