Border Wall

Defense secretary OK’s $1 billion for border fencing help

(ABC News)- Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, along the U.S. border with Mexico. The Pentagon says it will divert up to $1 billion to support the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. The funding would…

16 states sue President Donald Trump over emergency declaration for border wall

(ABC News)- Sixteen states, including California, New York and Michigan, sued President Donald Trump on Monday to halt his controversial emergency declaration to open up funding for a border wall. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California late Monday, named the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New…

Some DACA protections revamped, for others, safeguards stripped: Details from Trump’s border wall ‘compromise’

(ABC News)- When President Donald Trump announced a deal to “compromise” with Democrats in an effort to secure border funding Saturday, he avoided mentioning several major proposed changes including the way the nation handles the temporary protected status of people from countries ravaged by war or disaster and for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” In his announcement on Saturday, Trump…