“Reports that journalists have been held for 13-plus hours for questioning, have been stopped or returned from traveling to do their work, and that lawyers have had sensitive legal documents reviewed by CBP officials is likewise troubling,” the letter read. … [Read more...] about Members of Congress to Homeland Security: Why are you tracking journalists on Mexican border?
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Astrid Dominguez, director of the ACLU Border Rights Center, said in a statement that the president "is trying to create a crisis where there is none. This is another impulsive reaction to not getting his wall fully funded and a maneuver to distract the American public from the crisis he created for 800,000 young immigrants when he ended DACA, whose lives and futures are at risk. … [Read more...] about Trump signs proclamation sending National Guard to Mexican border
Coast Guard leaders have attempted to highlight the need for another ship that can slice through the ice, renaming its program this fall after congressional funding appeared to be in jeopardy. The military branch is hoping for six new icebreakers in the next several decades. … [Read more...] about Fortify Mexican border or the Arctic? Congress split on funding icebreakers to counter Russia
Trump signed a presidential proclamation Wednesday directing the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon to coordinate with border-state governors to post National Guard troops along the border. But many of the specifics have yet to be worked out with the states. One such state — California — has been noncommittal about whether it would cooperate with the administration in the effort. … [Read more...] about Trump says he wants to send 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard troops to Mexican border
State Sen. Kevin de Leon, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and author of California’s so-called sanctuary state law, said Guard deployment was unnecessary and not a good use of resources. But he said more can be done to combat border crime and that he appreciated Brown’s design of “a clear and limited mission focused on real public safety threats.” … [Read more...] about California agrees to limited Guard role at Mexican border