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U.S. Supreme Court says Trump can spend military funds on wall

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:54 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the top congressional Democrats, denounce the ruling

TRIUMPH. Donald Trump gets the greenlight to spend military funds for building a wall at the US-Mexico border. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Mexico blocks new caravan of Central American migrants

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Mexico's National Migration Institute says about 420 migrants – mostly from Honduras – were stopped and taken to a detention center by bus

Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - US officials closed the San Ysidro crossing point in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from Tijuana, authorities announced. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

Trump backers launch construction on private border wall

May 29, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Sporting a red 'Make America Great Again' hat, New Mexico resident Jeff Allen proudly oversees the erection of a towering fence of steel slats on land he co-owns

Workers build a border fence in a private property located in the limits of the US States of Texas and New Mexico taken from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on May 26, 2019.  HERIKA MARTÍNEZ / AFP

U.S. judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

May 25, 2019 - 4:26 PM

A US federal judge issues a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border between the US and Mexico

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 US Customs and Border Patrol cars are seen near the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California. - The resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, announced by US President Donald Trump on April 7, 2019, underscored the failure of President Trump to halt uncontrolled immigration, one of the key promises of his presidency. More than two years after he took office, tens of thousands of mostly Central Americans flood across the southern US border each month, requesting asylum so that they cannot immediately be sent back home. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

U.S. lawmakers challenge Pentagon diversion of $1 billion for border wall

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Less than one day after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan authorizes moving the funds from existing Defense Department projects to border construction, the US House Armed Services Committee says it is not permitted

Picture of a section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on February 5, 2019. - United States President Donald Trump, is expected to talk on border security tonight during his State of the Union. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump's border wall

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The White House lays out a 2020 budget proposal which contains $8.6 billion in new wall funding, above the $5.7 billion Trump sought for this year

BORDER WALL. In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018 US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Marines commandant protests U.S. border deployments, wall

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:09 AM

America's top marine warns that deployments to the US-Mexico border and President Donald Trump's plan for a wall poses an 'unacceptable risk' to the force

Members of the US Border Police guard the international bridge in Texas, as seen from Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, on February 6, 2019. - Around 1,700 migrants traveling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall. (Photo by Julio Cesar AGUILAR / AFP)

16 states sue Trump over border wall emergency

Feb 19, 2019 - 10:12 AM

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia are party to the complaint seeking an injunction

Trump aide predicts 'hundreds of miles' of border wall by 2020

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:35 AM

'You're looking at hundreds of miles,' says Trump aide Stephen Miller , 'probably a couple hundred miles' by September 2020, two months before the US election

Picture of a section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on February 5, 2019. - United States President Donald Trump, is expected to talk on border security tonight during his State of the Union. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

Trump says will sign 'emergency' to build border wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

President Donald Trump repeats his claim that a wall is needed to stop an 'invasion' of drugs, gangs, human traffickers and undocumented migrants over the US border with Mexico

BORDER WALL. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills/Pool/AFP

Trump to avert shutdown, declare 'emergency' to fund border wall

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Top US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he spoke by phone with Trump, who 'indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time'

EMERGENCY. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown – reports

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:10 PM

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders won't confirm or deny the reports, but says 'there are positive pieces' in the deal

BORDER DEAL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The agreement in principle, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, is far less than Trump had demanded

TRUMP IN EL PASO. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:59 AM

While US President Donald Trump does have emergency powers, those powers are not unlimited and can be blocked by Congress and the courts

BORDER WALL QUESTIONS. A US Customs and Border Protection helicopter flies over the border wall during a safety drill in the Anapra area in Sunland Park, New Mexico, United States, across from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 31, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Trump climbs down in wall row, will reopen government

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) S&P Global Ratings says the shutdown cost the US economy at least $6 billion, 'larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall'

BACKS DOWN. File photo of US President Donald Trump.Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'A total waste of time,' Trump tweets about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. 'I said bye-bye, nothing else works!'

ON BORDER WALL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security,' says Trump

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on funding for a border wall from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on January 8, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. gov't partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) While most critical security functions remain operational, the effects of the budget wrangling and uncertainty have cast an air of chaos over the capital

U.S. gov't lurches toward shutdown as Trump rejects stopgap fix

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:52 AM

US President Donald Trump doubles down on his demand for funding for a US-Mexico border wall which Democrats in Congress refuse to support

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 9, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said November 13, 2018 that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine."We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new -- and nothing happening out of the normal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!" he said.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

U.S. Senate approves stopgap averting shutdown but denying Trump wall funds

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Republican Senator Ted Cruz lamented the bill's passage, calling it a 'missed opportunity to deliver on the promises made to the American people'

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

Trump, in California, warns of 'bedlam' without border wall

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'For the people who say 'no wall' – if you didn't have walls over here, you wouldn't even have a country,' US President Donald Trump says near the border in San Diego

BORDER. US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump, claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US, Mexican officials play nice as Trump doubles down on wall

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

US Homeland Security Secretary s comments come hours after Trump again touch a raw nerve in Mexico with his latest remark on the border wall

US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Will US President Donald Trump veto the spending bill if the Mexico border wall isn t funded?

TRADE CHEATS. US President Donald Trump is set to issue two executive orders aimed at determining the cause of the US' $50-billion trade deficit. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Thousands of Mexicans protest against Trump

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:13 PM

In what looked set to be Mexico s biggest anti Trump protest yet some 20 cities joined the call to march made by a group of dozens of universities business associations and civic organizations

Thousands take part in an anti-Trump march in Mexico City, on February 12, 2017. Hector Guerrero/AFP

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Jan 27, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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US-Mexico tensions rise with wall tax idea, meeting scrapped

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:07 PM

4th UPDATE White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the lines of communications would remain open and Washington hoped to schedule something in the future

BORDER WALL. US President Donald Trump signs an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/ AFP