Border security

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 30, 2019 - 11:23 pm
The Latest on Trump administration moves on immigration through U.S. border with Mexico (all times Eastern): 6:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking the first steps to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2019. Trump says he will close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration. In a tweet, Trump ramped up his repeated threat to close the border by saying he will do it next week unless Mexico takes action. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 30, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a visit to Lake Okeechobee and Herbert Hoover Dike at Canal Point, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2019. Trump says he will close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration. In a tweet, Trump ramped up his repeated threat to close the border by saying he will do it next week unless Mexico takes action. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 29, 2019 - 9:29 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared Friday he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries,...
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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls speaks to the media and audience during a news conference inside Yuma City Council Chambers about the current humanitarian crisis in the border region due to high volumes of illegal migrant crossings Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Yuma, Ariz. Nicholls said the city is working with various non-governmental organizations to make sure the families have temporary housing, food, medical care and help with travel to their intended destinations. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and...
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President Donald Trump speaks before awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins with Atkins' son Trevor Oliver, 22, accepting the posthumous recognition for conspicuous gallantry in Iraq in June 2007, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 28, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Mexican and Central American leaders of doing "nothing" to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to the United States — one day after his administration signed an agreement with some of those same leaders aimed at reducing the number of...
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Security forces stand guard outside the conference center where Arab leaders will hold the 30th Arab League Summit which opens Sunday, in Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
March 28, 2019 - 11:28 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is cleaning up its boulevards and securing its borders for an Arab League summit that this country hopes raises its regional profile and economic prospects. New murals, exotic flowers and flags from the 22 Arab League states now decorate the capital Tunis as it...
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March 25, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, photo, William Josue Gonzales Garcia, 2, who was traveling with his parents, waits with other families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. They are waiting for Border Patrol agents to check names and documents. Immigration authorities say they expect the ongoing surge of Central American families crossing the border to multiply in the coming months. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 21, 2019 - 5:32 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a fresh...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. The Pentagon has sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to lawmakers who want to know which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the border with Mexico. Democrats say the list shows that Trump is willing to cut needed defense spending and make the U.S. less secure, just to finance his wall. Trump has vetoed legislation aimed at blocking the cuts, and a veto override vote is set for next week. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 18, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday as lawmakers tried figuring out which might be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that the task would make lawmakers more likely to...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, joined by director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, Frank Cilluffo, speaks at George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 18, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat terrorism, but its mission is shifting to also confront emerging online threats. China, Iran and other countries are mimicking the approach that Russia used to interfere in...
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