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We’ve never seen anything like this’: As Trump threatens to close border, migrants overwhelm Texas cities

Under a bridge connecting the U.S. with Mexico, dozens of migrant families cram into a makeshift camp set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The families are there because permanent processing facilities have run out of room. Seven hundred miles east, busload after busload of…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 1, 2019

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s Mexican border or large sections of it next week, a potentially drastic step affecting both nations’ economies, if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once. “It could mean all trade” with Mexico,” Trump said…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

Trump threatens to close southern border over migrant surge

President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border, complaining that Mexico and several Central American countries were not doing enough to prevent the wave of migrants flooding north toward the U.S., an influx that border officials say is straining their resources. “Mexico…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Trump threatens to close southern border over migrant surge

President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border, complaining that Mexico and several Central American countries were not doing enough to prevent the wave of migrants flooding north toward the U.S., an influx that border officials say is straining their resources. “Mexico…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 28, 2019

New migrant caravan receives cooler welcome in Mexico

A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern Mexico, headed for the US border, facing greater heat – and a much cooler welcome – than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pentagon authorizes $1B in counter-drug money for Trump’s border wall

The Pentagon has approved the transfer of up to $1 billion to build 57 miles of President Trump’s southern border wall, according to a Defense Department statement released Monday night. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan notified Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the transfer in…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Nearly 300 illegal immigrants arrested in a matter of hours after crossing US-Mexico border in Texas

A group of nearly 300 illegal immigrants – comprised mostly of family units and unaccompanied minors – was apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley earlier this week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed Wednesday that agents working near Granjeno, Texas…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 15, 2019

12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration

Twelve Senate Republicans from different corners of the party banded together Thursday to deliver President Trump the biggest rebuke of his presidency, voting to disapprove of his emergency declaration for the Southern border. The Republican rebels joined every single Senate Democrat in the chamber in…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 15, 2019

12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration

Twelve Senate Republicans from different corners of the party banded together Thursday to deliver President Trump the biggest rebuke of his presidency, voting to disapprove of his emergency declaration for the Southern border. The Republican rebels joined every single Senate Democrat in the chamber in…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 15, 2019

More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-Canada border are Mexican

More than half of the illegal immigrants arrested last year as they traveled from Canada to the U.S. were Mexican citizens, according to newly released government data.  A total of 4,316 noncitizens were arrested at the northern U.S. border in fiscal 2018, and 2,245 of those were…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Senate to rebuke Trump on wall

The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Senate to rebuke Trump on wall

The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pelosi pledges to block Senate scheme to keep GOP united behind Trump wall funding grab

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’ll block an effort by Senate Republicans to reform the National Emergencies Act in exchange for their support of President Trump’s wall funding grab.  “Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the president to violate the Constitution just this…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pelosi pledges to block Senate scheme to keep GOP united behind Trump wall funding grab

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’ll block an effort by Senate Republicans to reform the National Emergencies Act in exchange for their support of President Trump’s wall funding grab.  “Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the president to violate the Constitution just this…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

White House says it wants to keep government open, will find other ways to fund border wall

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday retreated from his demand that Congress give him $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, backing down amid acrimonious GOP infighting that left him with few options four days ahead of a partial government shutdown.…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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