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Texas border patrol facility severely overcrowded with migrant children

March 31, 2021
Rachel Scott | ABC News
Migrant children are separated into eight pods, with up to 600 people in each, in an overcrowded border ..

President Joe Biden’s First News Conference

March 26, 2021
President Biden’s first news conference focused on immigration, voting rights & gun reform. The panel discussed how Biden plans to address these issues. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.
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Biden has options for the border. They’re just politically painful.

March 15, 2021
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
President Joe Biden has a plan to tackle the rush of migrants at the southern border. But the White House knows implementing it will be political torture, sparking anger from left, told-ya-sos from the right, and endangering any slim hope for immigration reform.
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Trump visits border barrier in push of immigration message amid pandemic and civil unrest

June 24, 2020
Anne Gearan, Toluse Olorunnipa, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump toured a border barrier along the U.S.-Mexico line here Tuesday, seeking to tout what he views as a key reelection accomplishment in a critical state as his bid for a second term has been upended by a resurgent pandemic, an economic crisis and racial unrest.
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Trump Plans to Divert Additional $7.2 Billion From Military to Wall

January 14, 2020
Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Trump plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion in military funding for the construction of a wall on the southern border, according to two people familiar with the plans, as officials rush to show major progress on his signature campaign promise in time for the 2020 election.
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Shoot Migrants’ Legs, Build Alligator Moat: Behind Trump’s Ideas for Border

October 2, 2019
Michael Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day.
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Trump tours border barrier as part of a show of force on immigration ahead of reelection campaign

September 19, 2019
Philip Rucker, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday toured a border barrier here along the U.S.-Mexico divide while his top aides conducted a Coast Guard flyover of the double-layered, steel fencing — part of a show of force ahead of the 2020 election aimed reducing a massive spike in unauthorized immigration.
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Pentagon Details Programs Targeted for Cuts to Fund Border Wall

September 5, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Andrew Duehren | The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration will divert $3.6 billion from military-construction projects in 23 states, three U.S. territories and at least 19 countries to build or fortify portions of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to newly released details from the Pentagon.
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Democrats alarmed by Trump’s promise of pardons to build border wall

August 29, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
Through his pardons of political allies, conservative defenders and others convicted of federal crimes, President Trump throughout his term has sent indirect signals of his willingness to help those close to him escape punishment.
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