Tag Archives: border wall


US Supreme Court clears way for Trump wall funding

07 July, 2019 10:25 am 10:25 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – President Donald Trump can use $2.5 billion (£2 billion) of Pentagon funds for a section of wall on the southern border, the US Supreme Court has ruled. The court ruled by five votes to four to block a ruling by a federal judge in California that barred the president from spending … Read More

Trump administration loses bid to lift bar on funds for US-Mexico border wa...

07 July, 2019 9:40 am 9:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court has refused to lift an injunction barring the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion intended for the fight against illegal narcotics to build a wall along the southern US border with Mexico. The ruling was another setback in President Donald Trump’s effort to construct a border wall, one … Read More

Trump, $4.75 trillion, budget

Trump proposes a record $4.75 trillion budget, $8.6 billion for US-Mexico b...

03 March, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump sent Congress on Monday a record $4.75 trillion budget plan that calls for increased military spending and sharp cuts to domestic programs like education and environmental protection for the 2020 fiscal year. Trump’s budget, the largest in federal history, includes a nearly five percent increase in military spending … Read More


Backing down, Trump agrees to end shutdown without border wall money

01 January, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump agreed under mounting pressure to end a 35-day-old partial US government shutdown without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall, handing a political victory to Democrats. The three-week spending deal reached with congressional leaders, quickly passed by the Republican-led Senate and the Democratic-controlled … Read More


Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end US government shutdown

01 January, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal  in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for “Dreamers” and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it. Insisting on his demand for $5.7 billion to fund a US-Mexico border barrier as part of any bill to fully reopen … Read More

Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time&#...

01 January, 2019 9:46 am 9:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was “a total waste of time.” On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the dispute … Read More

Trump demands US border wall, sidesteps declaring emergency

01 January, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump called on Congress on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the wall with military funds. Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall, Trump said … Read More