U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris visited a border patrol facility near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and urged a focus on children and practical solutions to migration, in a trip meant to blunt Republican criticism of White House immigration policies. The visit – her first since becoming vice president five months ago – came amid a… Read More U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. cancels border wall projects being built with military funds

The Pentagon on Friday said it was canceling the construction of parts of former President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico that were being built using military funds, with the unused money being returned to military. Trump declared a national emergency in 2019 in an effort to redirect funding to build a wall along the… Read More U.S. cancels border wall projects being built with military funds

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear President Trump’s appeal against ruling on border wall funds

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration of a ruling that he overstepped his constitutional powers by diverting military funds to pay for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. At issue is the legality of the president’s decision, after Congress refused to appropriate money he… Read More U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear President Trump’s appeal against ruling on border wall funds

Five dead, several injured in crash following Border Patrol chase in Texas

Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was… Read More Five dead, several injured in crash following Border Patrol chase in Texas

Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to U.S.-Mexico border following failure of wall funding

The Texas National Guard has begun deploying troops to help secure the state’s southern border with Mexico as President Donald Trump has been unable to get the U.S. Congress or Mexico to fully fund his proposed wall along the border. The deployment, announced on Friday by Texas officials, comes after Trump directed Defense Secretary James… Read More Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to U.S.-Mexico border following failure of wall funding