Border Wall

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

WASHINGTON D.C (ABC NEWS)- Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. In fact, a top White House official warned the shutdown could stretch into January. Acting White House chief of…

Shutdown stare down: What a partial government shutdown during the holidays could look like

If lawmakers fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGESCHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES If lawmakers fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGESCHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES Show Caption Hide Caption President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer abd…

Congress moves to avoid immediate government shutdown

WASHINGTON D.C.  (WOLO)- Congress has approved a  two-week extension to avoid an immediate government shutdown. Congress moves to avoid immediate government shutdown The stopgap spending measure would push the deadline of when funding will expire for several government agencies from December 7th to December 21st. All that is left is a signature from the president. If signed,  lawmakers could succeed in…

US plans to build 8 border wall prototypes

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency implementing the border wall construction process, is planning for the construction of four to eight wall prototypes in San Diego “later this summer,” said CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello Tuesday.

Mexican President Cancels Meeting With Trump

Mexico's President: 'I Regret and Reject' Plan for Wall

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter today that he canceled a scheduled meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, just one day after Trump signed an executive order calling for the launch of plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Economic Ramifications of Trump’s Border Wall Proposal

Scott Olson/Getty Images (ABC News) — Donald Trump’s plan to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by blocking money transfers to the country would be a “mistake” and a total reversal of policy, experts say. In his plan released today, Trump says he will “compel” Mexico to pay for a border wall by blocking remittances and canceling visas unless…