Border Security

Record-breaking family migration overwhelming border agency

WASHINGTON  (AP) — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were families coming in ever-increasingly … Continue reading Record-breaking family migration overwhelming border agency

House to vote on measure revoking Trump’s emergency order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are moving quickly to try to roll back President Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from the military to fund construction of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tuesday’s vote in the Democratic-controlled House comes on legislation to revoke Trump’s executive order from earlier this … Continue reading House to vote on measure revoking Trump’s emergency order

NC’s Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s Thom Tillis on Monday became the second Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Tillis said Congress must defend its power of the purse and warned that a future Democratic president might abuse the power to advance “radical policies.” … Continue reading NC’s Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

WASHINGTON | Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The statement, which was reviewed by The Associated Press, has 58 signatures from prominent former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, and a ban on cows?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook as he rallied Monday night in the border city of El Paso, Texas, in a hall where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the wall, and a ban on cows?

The Need For Enhanced U.S. Border Security

Jan. 27, 2019 – Two recent articles published using information obtained from the Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry and Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton that support President Trump‘s claim for the need of enhanced border security. We have published many press release articles from the Department of Justice that refer to convictions of illegal immigrants committing … Continue reading The Need For Enhanced U.S. Border Security

Louisiana News: Illegal Alien, Jose Juan Hernandez, Arrested in Louisiana for Child Exploitation

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Renews Call for Border Security BATON ROUGE, LA – Jan. 27, 2019 – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Thursday announced the arrest of an illegal alien living in Houma on numerous counts of Internet crimes against children. “Yet again, our office has arrested another illegal immigrant accused of exploiting children,” said … Continue reading Louisiana News: Illegal Alien, Jose Juan Hernandez, Arrested in Louisiana for Child Exploitation

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:50 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump‘s forthcoming proposal for ending the 29-day partial government shutdown is a “non-starter.” Minutes before Trump was to unveil his plan at the White House, the California Democrat said early reports about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

WASHINGTON | Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown

WASHINGTON—Jan 06, 2019— A first round of talks between White House officials and congressional aides has made little progress toward ending the government shutdown, with each side accusing the other of giving no ground. More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did not attend the negotiating session, was scheduled to be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown

WASHINGTON | Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

WASHINGTON — Jan 01, 2019— President Donald Trump invited congressional leaders from each chamber to a White House briefing on border security Wednesday as the partial government shutdown wore on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting: “Let’s make a deal?” The briefing would happen the day before the Democrats take control of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A Democratic senator is making clear that Democrats have no intention of giving President Donald Trump the billions of dollars that he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The stalemate has led to a partial government shutdown that’s expended … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

WASHINGTON | Government careens toward shutdown after Trump’s wall demand

WASHINGTON — The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump‘s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. The Senate was being called back to session to consider a package approved by House Republicans late Thursday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government careens toward shutdown after Trump’s wall demand

WASHINGTON | The Latest: House approves wall funding as shutdown nears

WASHINGTON — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The Republican-led House has approved funding for President Donald Trump‘s border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The House voted 217-185, largely along party lines. The bill now goes to the Senate, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: House approves wall funding as shutdown nears

WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump‘s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON | Schumer says it’s up to Trump to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it’s up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall. Trump has said he’d be “proud” to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Asked Sunday if there … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Schumer says it’s up to Trump to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON | Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

WASHINGTON | Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.” Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

Trump’s Road Show: In Montana, a shout-out for barbed wire

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): SATURDAY, 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Belgrade, Montana. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes BIG LINE: “The choice in this election could not be more simple. A Republican Congress means more jobs … Continue reading Trump’s Road Show: In Montana, a shout-out for barbed wire

Trump’s sprint: In Montana, a shout-out for barbed wire

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): SATURDAY, 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Belgrade, Montana. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes BIG LINE: “The choice in this election could not be more simple. A Republican Congress means more jobs … Continue reading Trump’s sprint: In Montana, a shout-out for barbed wire

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Nielsen tours fence at border in California

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Trump administrations plan to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 3:16 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that “everything is on the table” with border security as she toured a border fence in California. Nielsen’s comments and during a visit Friday to Southern California, where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Nielsen tours fence at border in California

WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

ORLANDO, Fla | Trump visits Florida with Rosenstein to talk about security

ORLANDO, Fla — With the deputy attorney general in tow, President Donald Trump is set to talk about policing and border security to police chiefs from around the world gathered in Florida. Rod Rosenstein is flying with Trump to Orlando for the president’s speech to a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Trump visits Florida with Rosenstein to talk about security

SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a “lingering stench” following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump, speaking at a rally in Missouri Friday, did not explicitly mention the Rosenstein … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mo | Trump promises to rid Justice Dept. of ‘lingering stench’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: Nike deal with Kaepernick inappropriate

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t think Nike’s endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick is appropriate. Trump says Thursday: “I don’t like what Nike did. I don’t think it’s appropriate what they did.” Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: Nike deal with Kaepernick inappropriate

WASHINGTON | Trump threatens government shut down over border security

WASHINGTON — Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it’s a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he’s willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump threatens government shut down over border security

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump willing to shut down government over border security

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  — President Donald Trump said Sunday he’d be willing to shut down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for changes he seeks to the U.S. immigration system, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump willing to shut down government over border security

U.S. Department of State News: United States and China Host Regional Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States and China jointly hosted a regional workshop on Counter Nuclear Smuggling from July 10 – 12, 2018, at the China National Nuclear Security Center of Excellence outside of Beijing. This collaboration reaffirmed the commitment of both nations to partner together against … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and China Host Regional Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop

Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

WASHINGTON – On June 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy (NBS).  The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the safe and efficient flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, … Continue reading Homeland Security Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

WASHINGTON | Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings. Trump, who has growing increasingly frustrated by a spike in apprehensions at the border and other legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen Wednesday for failing to do … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration