Border security

A view of the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 23, 2018 - 11:27 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump was back at his West Palm Beach golf course on another sunny Florida day. Trump began his Friday on Twitter, saying Democrats and Republicans "MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the...
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President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump's call, made Thursday from his opulent private Mar-a-Lago club, struck...
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President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 22, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump's call, made from his opulent private Mar-a-Lago club, struck an...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, to travel to Florida. The Trumps are spending the Thanksgiving Day week at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 22, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America's judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "...
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In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen, third from the right, visit Base Camp Donna, in Donna, Texas. Mattis says the White House has given him the authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean directing troops to temporarily detain migrants in the event of disorder or violence against border patrol agents. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)/The Monitor via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday the White House has given him explicit authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel, with lethal force if necessary, at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military's mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose about the scope and duration of the controversial mission. The total includes $72 million...
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Drivers wait to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 19, 2018 - 8:36 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many Central American migrants camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan said Monday that a protest over the weekend by residents demanding they leave frightened them and left them even more anxious while they try to get into the United States. The angry protests...
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Migrants traveling with a caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait to board a bus in La Concha, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Buses and trucks are carrying some migrants into the state of Sinaloa along the Gulf of California and further northward into the border state of Sonora. The bulk of the main caravan appeared to be about 1,100 miles from the border, but was moving hundreds of miles per day. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 14, 2018 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa...
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November 14, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is defending the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. Mattis spoke on his way to visit U.S. troops along the border in south Texas. The Pentagon chief said that within a week...
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November 14, 2018 - 9:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6...
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