The President Declares a National Emergency Seeking Funds for Southern Border Wall

Citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border, President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday from the White House. The declaration would allow the President to repurpose funds for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The federal government shut down for a record 34 days over December and January […]

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President Trump Offers Protections for DREAMERs, Other Immigrants in Exchange for Border Wall

President Donald Trump put forth a new proposal in an effort to end a government shutdown that entered its fifth week yesterday. At the heart of the stalemate is the President’s demand for funding for a wall along the southern border, which he says will impede migrants’ crossing into the U.S. illegally. Democrats have blocked […]

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Government Shutdown Likely to Extend Into 2019

President Donald Trump said he was not sure when the government would be open but said the government would but vowed not to reopen it until Congress approves funding for a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico. The President made the comments when speaking with reporters on Christmas Day after a video teleconference with […]

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Federal Judge Says DACA Must be Reinstated

A federal judge has ruled the reasons the Trump administration has given for ending the immigration program known as DACA are inadequate, and ordered the program reinstated. In his opinion, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates wrote the federal government had failed to “elaborate meaningfully on the…primary rationale for its decision” to end DACA. […]

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President Looks into Paying for Border Wall Through Money from the Pentagon

President Donald Trump is reportedly inquiring with the Department of Defense about paying to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S. The President had initially requested $25 billion in border wall funding to be included in the massive spending bill that keeps the government funded for the remainder of the […]

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Congressional Leaders Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill 48 Hours Before Government Set to Shut Down

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.3 trillion budget that will keep the government funded through the end of September. Negotiations had been going on for weeks and leadership from both parties announced they reached a deal last night. The catch is Congress will have only forty-eight hours to pass the spending bill and keep the […]

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Judge President Trump Once Decried as “Mexican” Rules in Favor of Administration in Building of Border Wall

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing them to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S., bypassing environmental statues for its construction.  The lawsuit had been brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Coastal Commission, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. […]

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Pena Nieto Cancels Washington Visit After Trump Refuses to Back Off Mexican Border Wall Funding Demand

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled a planned visit to the U.S. because of President Trump’s unwillingness to back off of his demand that Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S.’ southern border.  The decision was reportedly made after a contentious call between the two men this week. The Mexican leader had been […]

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McConnell: Open Debate on Immigration Does Not Mean Unlimited Debate

Senator Mitch McConnell is making one thing clear: it is now or never on immigration.  The Majority Leader has vowed to have an open debate policy when it came to an immigration bill this week, notably allowing an “opportunity for a thousand flowers to bloom,” he said. But McConnell is making it clear that open-debate […]

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