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Homeland Security Announces Border Wall Prototype Finalists

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday the contractors that will build prototypes for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, jump-starting a process that has run into numerous delays over the last four months. Ron Vitiello, the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said construction will begin…

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Procedural Victory Moves Administration Closer to Green Light on Trump’s Wall

House Democrats failed in a last-minute attempt Friday to prohibit funds allocated to the Defense Department’s $696 billion budget from going toward the construction of the border wall President Donald Trump repeatedly promised to build. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led the Democratic charge…

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House GOP Allocates $1.6 Billion for Trump Border Wall in 2018

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House Republicans said Tuesday they’ve included $1.6 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall in their new homeland security spending bill, setting up fight with Democrats who have vowed to block any wall funding – even if it means sending the government into a partial shutdown. GOP leaders said…

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Trump Administration to Start Border Wall by ‘The End of the Summer’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly both stood by the need for a physical border wall during their trip to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday. “We hope to begin construction by the end of the summer,” Mr. Kelly said on CNN. The starting location for the wall…

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Trump Administration Now Officially Requesting Bids to Build Border Wall

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President Trump’s new border wall is supposed to be 30 feet high and should look imposing to potential illegal immigrants, Homeland Security officials said in documents Friday that officially requested the first bids to begin building the barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency…

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