DONALD Trump shut down the US government for 35 days because Democrats refuse to fund his border wall. Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it cost. Why did Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall? Donald Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The President promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide £3.95billion ($5billion) to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue". When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 21, if the wall was not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." The shut down began on December 22, 2018. Democrats, who will take over the House of Representatives in January, and some fellow Republicans … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall get build and when will the US Government shutdown end?
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Brian Kolfage is a retired U.S. Air Force member who was wounded in Iraq and lost three limbs, according to his GoFundMe page. (GoFundMe) A triple amputee U.S. military veteran says he was inspired to raise money for President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall after reading a New York Post article that questioned why no one had taken up the mantle. In just three days, Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe campaign, “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” has racked up more than $2 million from more than 34,000 people, with a goal of raising $1 billion. "If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall," the page reads. "That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this." "If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this." — Brian Kolfage, … [Read more...] about Triple-amputee Air Force veteran on mission to raise $1B for US-Mexico border wall
Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long, Associated Press Updated 9:14 pm PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Photo: Moises Castillo, AP Photo: Moises Castillo, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 16, … [Read more...] about A look at status of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall
MISSION, Texas - One visit around the garden, and it’s easy to believe the Lower Rio Grande Valley has more butterflies than anywhere in North America.So, it’s only fitting that the National Butterfly Center built their home in Mission, Texas 16 years ago at the intersection of four different ecosystems.“That incredible diversity of plant life literally feeds an incredible diversity of butterfly life,” says Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director of the center.However, this year is anything but sweet for the center. A wall is slated to be built straight through the center’s property.“Ya know, all day, every day, it’s, ‘Can we stop it? How do we stop it?’ And honestly, I don’t think there is any way that we can,” says Trevino-Wright. While President Trump’s wall along the United States-Mexico hasn’t yet been given a green light, in March, Congress did approve portions of wall, including a 25-mile stretch … [Read more...] about Texas butterfly center files lawsuit to stop construction of US-Mexico border wall
File photos - File photo - A U.S. worker builds a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 9, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border/A Mexican gray wolf (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/AP2011) Over 2,500 scientists are warning that the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico will have a negative impact on wildlife. The border wall was a key part of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, but continues to spark controversy. While Trump has reiterated his desire to strengthen America’s southern border, critics have questioned its effectiveness, its economic impact and its cost. The President’s budget plan earlier this year included a $23 billion request for border security, $18 billion of which would be allocated to building a wall. Published in the journal BioScience, the letter has been endorsed by over 2,500 scientists across the globe. The … [Read more...] about US-Mexico border wall will damage wildlife, scientists warn