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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

The Trump administration is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

The Pentagon is slashing $3.8 billion in recently passed military funding to finance construction of the president’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Border barrier, vulnerable to flash floods, needs large storm gates left open for months

NACO, Ariz. – President Donald Trump’s border barrier likely will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent flash floods from undermining or knocking it over, gates that …


Winds topple US border wall being built; it falls in Mexico

A portion of border wall being built in California toppled in strong winds, falling on a busy street on the Mexican side, authorities said Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Far from U.S.-Mexico border, Seattle judge weighs wall funding

A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along …


DHS seeks Pentagon funds for 270 miles of border wall

Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort


White House welcomes court ruling on border wall spending

The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money.


U.S. heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

The U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize the private land it needs to build a border wall in South Texas.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job.


Texans on southern border vow to fight Trump’s efforts to take their homes for border wall

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Salvador Castillo was yearning for tranquility when he became enchanted by a one-acre homestead close – but not too close – to the city, a place where …


Texas judge orders border wall fundraiser not to build

A local judge in South Texas has ordered supporters of President Donald Trump not to build their planned private border wall on a section of land near the Rio Grande.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for …


House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay …


Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Trump’s Senate Republican allies OK his $5B wall request

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall

Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …


Schumer wants funds to go to fighting gun violence instead of to the border wall

The minority leader’s office cited plans that the Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee was preparing to provide less funding for a variety of domestic programs including health and education in order …


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

An appeals court has upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.


Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove …


Federal judge blocks Trump from building wall with money secured under national emergency declaration

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely …


Pentagon will shift an additional $1.5 billion to help fund Trump’s border wall

The Defense Department will reprogram an additional $1.5 billion originally designated for other U.S. military projects to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration contends with a surge of Central American migrant …


Defense funds being used for Arizona, New Mexico border wall

The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.


Marc A. Thiessen: Yes, America needs walls. But the country is not ‘full.’

Our country is not full. Not by a long shot. The opposite is true. We need more immigrants, lots of them.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

A look at the state of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border

The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump visited Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built.