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Did a Group of Migrant Men With a Kidnapped Mexican Girl Hold a Texas Rancher in El Indio at Gunpoint?

We sought to corroborate an incident described in a social media post that went viral in early 2019.
Tags: Texas, News, Donald Trump, El Indio, Border Wall, Trump Administration, Viral Stories, Federal Government Shutdown

Did President Trump Tout San Antonio as a City Made Safe by a Border Wall?

President Donald Trump seemingly boasted to reporters about how well San Antonio’s non-existent border wall is working.
Tags: News, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Trump, Border Wall

Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, White House, Immigration, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Border Wall

Trump Offers to Extend DACA Protections in Exchange for Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday made an offer to extend temporary protections to those brought to the United States by their undocumented parents, saying that it was a way to “break the logjam” that has led to a protracted government shutdown, now in its 29th day. But Democrats appear ready to reject the deal, […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, United States, Shutdown, Trump, Border Wall, President Trump, Trump Offers

Did President Donald Trump Run TV Ads Asking Border Wall Supporters to Call an 800 Number?

"We need to deliver the voices of millions of Americans that we support President Trump, and it starts with your phone call."
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump, Border Wall

Can Federal Government Workers Be Fired After 30 Days of Shutdown?

The law varies depending on the type of shutdown.
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Border Wall, Federal Government Shutdown, Trump Administation

Border Sheriffs Say Wall Alone Won’t Increase Security

The problem lies in many other areas, like the understaffed ports of entry, said chairman Leon Wilmot, who is the sheriff in Yuma County, Arizona.
Tags: News, Border Wall, Leon Wilmot

Did Congress ‘Set Aside’ $50 Billion in 2006 for the Construction of Border Fencing?

When some leading Democrats voted for the Secure Fence Act, were they agreeing to 10 times more funding than President Donald Trump requested for his border wall in 2018?
Tags: News, Congress, Donald Trump, Border Wall

Was Wall Street Originally the Site of a ‘Border Wall’ Meant to Protect New Amsterdam?

Social media memes compared a defensive wall built along the northern border of New Amsterdam during the 17th century to President Donald Trump's border wall.
Tags: New York, News, Wall Street, Donald Trump, New Amsterdam, Border Wall, Protect New Amsterdam

A Waiting Game For Immigrants And Border Agents On 2 Sides Of The Border Wall

While Border Patrol builds up its fences in San Diego to guard against a national security threat, Central American migrants waiting in Tijuana consider whether the journey was worth the effort.(Image credit: Guillermo Arias for NPR)
Tags: News, San Diego, Border Patrol, Tijuana, Border Wall, Guillermo Arias

Did Clifford Walker Say at a 1924 KKK Rally That He Would Build a ‘Wall of Steel’ Against Immigrants?

A presidential biographer drew a comparison to then-Georgia Gov. Walker's comments and steel border wall construction desired by President Trump.
Tags: News, Georgia, Donald Trump, Border Wall, Federal Government Shutdown, Clifford Walker Say, Wall of Steel

Killers Drop New Song Condemning Trump’s Border Wall, With Video Directed by Spike Lee (Watch)

The Killers have released the new track, “Land Of The Free,” with a video by Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee, that condemns President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico and his anti-immigration stance. The “BlacKkKlansman” director filmed the video over a few weeks toward the end of 2018, traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border to […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Spike Lee, Donald Trump, The Killers, Border Wall, Spike Lee Watch

Donald Trump’s Shutdown Tantrum Isn’t Actually About The Border Wall

For the past three weeks, we have watched and heard as the president shut down
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Border Wall

Opinion | Trump’s Shutdown Tantrum Isn’t Actually About The Border Wall

The president just wants to maintain his image as a “tough” negotiator.
Tags: News, Trump, Border Wall

Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Racism, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Border Patrol, Wall, Wayback Machine, Trump

That Dumbass Border Wall GoFundMe Is Now a Dumbass Self-Building Campaign

The GoFundMe campaign raising money to build Donald Trump’s wall on the southern U.S. border never had a chance of succeeding. And now it is undead, an officially failed effort that somehow lives on. On Friday, the crowdfunding site announced that it will issue refunds to donors, citing the campaign’s failure to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Gofundme, Border Wall, Brian Kolfage, A Suckers Born Every Day

GoFundMe shuts down Trump border wall campaign

On Friday, GoFundMe said it plans to close Brian Kolfage Jr.'s campaign to pay for Donald Trump's border wall. More than $20,000,000 (sweet Jesus) had been raised by nearly 350,000 donors before GoFundMe announced the shut down due to Kolfage's change in strategy. Kolfage had intended to direct the money to the federal government, the legality of which was in question. But Kolfage changed his mind, creating a 501(c)(4) based in Florida that will allegedly build the wall on its own. That ...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Kansas, Jesus, Donald Trump, Gofundme, Trump, Kris Kobach, Erik Prince, Picks, Border Wall, Kolfage, Gofraudme, Brian Kolfage Jr, Milwaukee Sheriff

Trump Denied He Said Mexico Would Write a Check for the Wall — But He Did

President Trump's comments on how border wall construction would be funded shifted as it became clear Mexico would not pay.
Tags: News, Mexico, Donald Trump, Trump, Border Wall, Federal Government Shutdown, Trump Denied He Said Mexico

Did the Trump Family Donate $1 Billion to Fund the Border Wall?

President Trump needs to raise funds before he raises walls.
Tags: News, Trump, Border Wall, President Trump, Last Line Of Defense, We Are The Llod, Trump Family Donate

Experts Say Trump May Have Trouble Proving His Case for a ‘National Emergency’

"It's not supposed to be used just because you can't reach a deal"
Tags: News, Justice, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Border Wall

The Trump Administration Eyes Disaster Relief Funds for the Border Wall

The money funds mostly flood control to prevent future disasters
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Border Wall, Onetime

White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, United States Politics and Government

Trump Considers Stealing Money From Puerto Rico Disaster Relief to Fund the Wall 

As the shutdown drags on, President Trump’s ideas about how to secure funding for his absurd border wall are becoming more and more villainous. His newest strategy? Using $13.9 billion in Army Corps to build a segment of the wall, according to NBC. That money would otherwise go to fund projects in Puerto Rico and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Government Shutdown, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Border Wall, Disaster Relief, National Emergency

There Is a Crisis at the Border. It’s Not the One Trump Is Describing

President Trump stood on the edge of the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday and looked at Border Patrol vehicles, bales of marijuana seized from smugglers and a Border Patrol helicopter flying over the water with agents hanging out the open doors. “They need a barrier. They need a wall,” he said. When a…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Shutdown, Trump, Rio Grande, McAllen Texas, Border Wall

Can All Lawyers Just Admit The Wall Will Never Be Built Because Of The Fifth Amendment?

We're fighting about something that will never be built, and every lawyer knows it.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Eminent Domain, Border Wall, 5th Amendment

How It Would Work If Trump Declared A National Emergency To Get Funds For Border Wall

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with University of Texas law Professor Steve Vladeck about the legal authority of a president to declare a national emergency and if those can be challenged.
Tags: News, Npr, University of Texas, Audie Cornish, Steve Vladeck, Border Wall

The View From McAllen, Texas, As Trump Continues His Call For A Border Wall

President Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday, as he tries to increase pressure on lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown and give him funding for the border wall.
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, Trump, McAllen Texas, Border Wall

Trump Campaigned on Mexico Paying for the Wall. Now He Says He ‘Obviously’ Didn’t Mean It

In a 2016 memo, his campaign said Mexico would make a one-time payment of $5 to $10 billion
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Border Wall, Onetime

Did Trump Use a Concrete Wall Metaphor During a 2004 Commencement Speech?

Donald Trump in 2004: "‘If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. But get to the other side of that wall."
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Border Wall