U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that it has awarded two contracts to build roughly 40 miles of new border walls in Webb County, Texas.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that while he won’t tear down President Trump’s much-touted wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico, he also won’t continue construction of the barrier if he’s elected president in November.
A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts.
Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter barriers that officials say were not sufficient.
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort.
Wednesday’s ruling lifted a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from using the funds along the southern border.
A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from using military construction funds for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year - up 42 percent from 2018 - spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border.
Drone footage released by the Border Patrol over the weekend shows miles of a “new border wall system” going up at a location in Arizona near where illegal immigrants were seen streaming into America years ago.
A pair of professors built a set of fluorescent pink see-saws across the U.S.- Mexico border.