Restricted? Thousands cross southern border for tacos, haircuts, family visits

Restricted? Thousands cross southern border for tacos, haircuts, family visits

WorldTribune, April 14, 2020 By Judicial Watch The U.S. government has ordered Americans to avoid international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic and the State Department has specifically “restricted” transit between the U.S. and Mexico, yet southern border crossings are hotbeds of traffic that are jeopardizing the health of federal agents charged with screening the […]

President Trump ends asylum on the border due to coronavirus

President Trump ends asylum on the border due to coronavirus

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2020 The Trump administration last month shut down the nation’s asylum system by using a law which allows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ban foreigners if their entry would create “a serious danger” to the spread of a communicable disease. The move took effect on March […]

Virus stopped economy but not construction of the border wall

Virus stopped economy but not construction of the border wall

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2020 The Trump administration has completed 40 miles of border fencing since early February, according to Border Patrol data. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, amid his coronavirus duties last week, signed off on six waivers to speed wall construction in sections all across the U.S.-Mexico border. Additional contracts for […]

More than 1,600 Chinese nationals apprehended trying to cross U.S. southern border since October

More than 1,600 Chinese nationals apprehended trying to cross U.S. southern border since October

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2020 Since October, authorities have apprehended more than 150,000 illegals attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. That number includes more than 1,600 from China, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS said the number of illegals includes nationals of 72 countries that are currently affected by […]

‘It changes everything’: CBP touts benefits of new border wall system

‘It changes everything’: CBP touts benefits of new border wall system

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2020 Parts of the Trump administration’s new “wall system” at the U.S.-Mexico border are 90 percent “effective,” up from just 10 percent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. “It changes everything,” CBP Chief Rodney Scott said of the 135 miles of new wall, roadways, and high-tech spyware. “There is […]

328 Chinese detained trying to enter U.S. at southern border since January

328 Chinese detained trying to enter U.S. at southern border since January

by WorldTribune Staff, March 5, 2020 As part of heightened awareness on the borders in the U.S.’s fight against the coronavirus, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said they have since January caught 328 Chinese who had attempted to cross the Mexico border into the United States. The Chinese citizens were “apprehended” and sent back […]

Border arrests down for sixth straight month

Border arrests down for sixth straight month

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2019 President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” program for asylum seekers is being credited for six consecutive months of decreases in arrests at the border. Arrests of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have plummeted by 75 percent since May, one of the most dramatic drops in recent history “and a […]

Border report: ‘The crisis over’, Trump is due credit

Border report: ‘The crisis over’, Trump is due credit

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2019 Newly released border crossing data shows that President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to stop the surge of illegals entering the United States. “The crisis is over,” said Princeton Policy Advisors analyst Steven Kopits in a new report on 2019 border crossing data. The decrease in […]

Defense secretary: $3.6 billion in military funds reallocated to border wall

Defense secretary: $3.6 billion in military funds reallocated to border wall

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2019 Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has authorized $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to be reallocated toward construction of the border wall on the U.S. southern border. The new construction funds will reportedly be used for 175 miles of border wall. Currently, walls and fencing cover about […]

Trump’s game-changing regulation aims to terminate ‘catch and release’

Trump’s game-changing regulation aims to terminate ‘catch and release’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2019 The Trump administration on Aug. 21 moved to effectively end “catch and release.” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a “final rule” which will result in the termination of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). The FSA, which is […]

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