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‘Not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea’: Is Trump...

CLOSE President Donald Trump is offering to extend temporary protection for people brought to U.S. illegally as children in a bid to secure border wall funding. Trump has struggled to find a way out of a four-week partial government shutdown. (Jan. 19) AP WASHINGTON – Some people who tuned in to watch President Donald Trump's proposal…

I spent a day with Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico...

Business Insider reporter and photographer Daniel Brown recently spent a day riding along with US Border Patrol agents. He got an inside look at the busiest sector of the US-Mexico border. Following is a transcript for the video. Daniel Brown: I was recently down in McAllen, Texas, down in the Rio Grande Valley, to cover…

The Republican who represents more of the border than anyone in...

The only Republican congressman who represents a district along the US's southern border said building a wall isn't one of his main border-security priorities. Instead, he wants to install a fiber-optic cable running under the entire 2,000-mile stretch. Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, an ex-CIA officer whose district spans 800 miles of the border, told…

Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated at border...

CLOSE Edmilson Aguilar Punay, a 15-year-old from Guatemala, says the detention center where he was held was so crowded, some people had to sleep standing. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The Trump administration may have separated thousands more migrant children from their families at the southern border than previously reported and the policy began months earlier…

President Trump says he rejected plan to reopen the government to...

CLOSE According to new polls, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are losing the battle on who is to blame for the partial government shutdown. USA TODAY President Donald Trump said Monday he has rejected a compromise plan to reopen the government temporarily so that he could continue negotiating a border wall with his…

Amid border wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than...

Mexican officials uncovered another drug tunnel in Nogales, Sonora, the third discovery in less than a month.

Trump builds case for an emergency declaration to bypass Congress on...

Airport protest against President Donald Trump, McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019 (Photo: Joel Martinez, AP) WASHINGTON – Locked in an impasse with Democrats over his border wall, President Donald Trump is increasingly making a case for an emergency declaration that would let him dip into billions of dollars for the project. As the partial government shutdown…

Trump threatens to declare emergency as he heads to border

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall, which has been at the centre of an ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case that…

President Trump to address nation, visit southern border Thursday to tout...

President Donald Trump (Photo: John Moore) WASHINGTON – As the partial government shutdown approaches a record length, President Donald Trump said Monday he will address the nation at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday on what he called the crisis at the nation's border. Trump and aides also said he will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to promote…

SCHUMER: Trump threatened to keep the government shut down for ‘months...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Friday that President Donald Trump threatened to keep the federal government partially shut down for "months or even years," unless Democrats relent to the president's demands for US-Mexico border-wall funding. Speaking after a roughly two-hour meeting with Trump at the White House, Schumer said Democrats urged Trump to…
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