White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration's immigration agenda as Republicans, including former President Trump, argue that President Biden's rhetoric and policies have spurred a surge in migration at the southern border.
U.S. House of Representatives Democrats are accusing Republican President Donald Trump of aggravating a crisis situation at the southern U.S. border, saying he has not used funds available to help deal with a surge of migrants and exacerbated the problem with his attempts to crack down.
Together with immigration rights activists, Democrats are pushing back against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's recent comments pertaining to the alleged humanitarian crisis at the border, The Hill reports.
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing with the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Tuesday and the high cost of the proposed wall was a main topic discussed.
The secretary of homeland security faced sharp questioning about agency priorities from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, with many expressing deep concerns about whether the Trump administration is properly promoting Americans' safety.
President Trump first announced via tweet—and later a signed proclamation—that he plans to send the National Guard to the nation’s southern border. Some have questioned the need for the National Guard at this time given that border apprehensions are so low.
Campaign Action Buckle in kids, because we’re going for a ride. As a result of decades of militarization—and, most recently, fearmongering from Donald Trump—crossings along the U.S./Mexico border are the lowest they’ve been since Richard Nixon.
President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive.
This week President Trump will request $6.6 billion to fund an expanded nationwide deportation force, new detention centers, and a massive infrastructure increase at the border; the wall. This is all to implement his mass deportation blueprint. As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other Senate Democrats have made clear, taxpayer money should not fund such a cruel, costly, and un-American assault on hard working immigrant families.To pay for his nativist crusade, Trump proposes cuts to the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA, functions which actually enhance national security.