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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate the president’s immigration policies across various federal agencies, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
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.
Democrats and immigration activists are firing back at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, blaming her for the humanitarian crisis on the southwest border as the government struggles to deal with a surge in asylum seekers.
President Trump is again threatening to close the southern border unless Mexico blocks all illegal immigration into the United States. Here he is speaking to reporters in Florida today.
The Marine Corps commandant warned the Pentagon in an internal memo that he's been forced to cancel exercises and delay emergency repairs because of the unexpected deployment on the southwest border, among other demands.
President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget on Monday, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said Monday that while declaring a national emergency to fund the southern border wall is well within President Trump’s presidential powers, he argued that securing the necessary funds
President Donald Trump is expected to suffer an embarrassing rebuke when the Senate votes to block his national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US southern border, forcing Trump to issue the first veto of his presidency on what he considers to be his top domestic issue.
A group of former national security officials is set to release a statement arguing that there is no justification for Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Sunday that he believes the situation at the southern border constitutes a national emergency after witnessing it firsthand when he was deployed to Arizona with his Air National Guard unit.