Border Security

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Pelosi says the U.S. must avoid war with Iran, and she says the White House has "no business" moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 16, 2019 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local): 1:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's emphasis on merit-based immigration is "condescending" because families have merit, too. Trump is unveiling a new immigration proposal and...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 15, 2019 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan on Thursday as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's current legal immigration system should be overhauled. The latest effort, spearheaded by...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2006 file photo shows the international border line made up of bollards: irregular, concrete-filled steel poles, seperating Mexico, left from the United States, in the Organ Pipe National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. The federal government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a this national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to government documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the southern border. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, women in Tijuana, Mexico, look on as numbers and names are called to from a list of asylum seekers who want to cross the border into the United States. Tijuana is the busiest border crossing, with about 70,000 people crossing each way every day in cars and about 40,000 on foot. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 13, 2019 - 2:58 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrive to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the defense budget, Wednesday May 8, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 11, 2019 - 8:06 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10 a.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he intends to accelerate planning to secure the U.S.-Mexican border and bolster the Homeland Security Department'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump on May 9, said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 11, 2019 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion more in Pentagon money to support wall construction. Shanahan was flying to the Texas...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump on May 9, said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move Friday. It follows...
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 07, 2019 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for feedback and support, the White House invited Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a "fairly comprehensive" new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The group was expected to include lawmakers who have been...
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May 02, 2019 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-month-old baby was found dead Thursday and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft flipped in the night on the Rio Grande as they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement officials said. The missing included a 7-year-old boy and another child...
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May 01, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday. The boy crossed the border near El Paso, Texas, on April 19, and was taken to a shelter in Brownsville a day later,...
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