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A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Mexico city issues cease-and-desist order for private border wall

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) – A border suburb of El Paso, Texas, has issued a cease-and-desist order against construction of a privately funded border barrier. A spokesman for Sunland Park, New Mexico, said Tuesday that the barrier being erected by We Build The Wall Inc.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

House fails to override Trump veto of his border emergency

The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved. Lawmakers voted 248-181 in favor of overturning…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

McConnell: Senate will vote to block Trump’s emergency border wall

Congress will send President Trump a resolution revoking his national emergency declaration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday, although Congress won’t have the votes to override Trump’s veto. McConnell, R-Ky., said during a press conference in Louisville on Monday that the House-passed resolution has…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 4, 2019

House Democrats will subpoena Trump admin over family separations

The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday voted to subpoena the Trump administration over documents related to the policy of separating children from families at the southern border. This will be the first subpoena issued since Democrats took control of the House and promised…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Several states to join California lawsuit against Trump’s border emergency declaration

Several states will reportedly be joining a lawsuit California is preparing to file against the Trump administration over the president’s move to declare a national emergency to get funding for his proposed border wall. The states include New Mexico, Oregon, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii and…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 18, 2019

Trump declares national emergency to get border wall funding

President Donald Trump capped months of political drama Friday, announcing he’s signing a bill to fund the government, avoiding another government shutdown, while also taking the extraordinary action of declaring a national emergency to secure additional money for his proposed border wall that congressional Democrats…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 15, 2019

Congress close to a deal on border fencing, and Trump might take it

House and Senate negotiators are closing in on a possible border security agreement that would fund new technology, additional border patrol agents, and likely some kind of fencing in certain areas along the southern border. There’s no mention of a wall in the deal, per…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 8, 2019

President Trump says Republicans ‘wasting their time’ on border security talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed skepticism Thursday that a congressional committee will agree to his demands for a border wall, raising the specters of another government shutdown or an “emergency declaration” sure to be challenged in court. Tweeting that “Republicans on the Homeland Security…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 31, 2019

White House demands ‘large down payment on the wall’ as Senate tries to reach shutdown deal

The White House pushed for a “large down payment” on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall Thursday as part of a potential deal to reopen the government for three weeks. After the Senate rejected two proposals to end the partial shutdown, now in its 34th…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 25, 2019

Migrants scale Arizona border wall, more than 100 gang members from El Salvador caught since October: Sources

More than 100 gang members from El Salvador are among the massive wave of migrants that’s poured across the border in recent months, with nearly 400 illegal immigrants nabbed trying to cross en masse last week and a group of more than 100 caught scaling…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cracks in border wall resistance? Pelosi facing Dem pressure to deal with Trump, end shutdown

Democratic leaders in Congress say they have no interest in making a deal with President Trump to end the government shutdown if it includes new money for his border wall. But cracks within the Trump resistance are starting to show, with Democratic lawmakers and influential…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

‘Major concerns’: Resolution of border wall showdown not likely to end shutdown

Even if the wall debate is resolved, it’s not necessarily the end of the shutdown that has gone well into its fourth week. Lawmakers said plenty of other lingering questions are tucked inside the spending bills, including abortion policy, immigration detention — even horse slaughter…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump to declare border emergency unless Congress acts

President Trump signaled Thursday that he will likely declare a national emergency to have the military build his border wall unless Congress negotiates a deal to give him the money. As he departed the White House en route to Texas for a visit to the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Central American migrants keep heading toward US, even as Trump focuses on stopping caravans

President Donald Trump’s efforts to halt migrant caravans and limit asylum have not deterred Central American minors and members of their families from rushing toward the U.S., according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday. Border Patrol agents apprehended 27,518 members…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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