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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to build a wall at Texas’ southern border has raised almost $400,000 in public donations since the project was announced last week, the governor’s office confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday. Abbott announced last Wednesday that Texas will build its own border wall and also put forward a $250 million down payment to begin the...
    Vice President Kamala Harris landed a seventh job on Monday with the White House dispatching her to Pennsylvania to sell President Joe Biden's Child Tax Credit. It's part of the administration's push to mark what they are calling Child Tax Credit Awareness Day to highlight a component of Biden's American Rescue Plan. The president himself has no public events on his schedule but...
    Gov. Greg Abbott’s promise to finish former President Donald Trump’s border wall in Texas will likely be the biggest project the state undertakes during his administration as he simultaneously looks to secure a third term. Furious about the 21-year high in illegal immigration at the 1,950-mile southern border, Abbott vowed in mid-June to bolster the state’s border in an effort...
    Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about a recent New York Times article regarding a potential A.C.L.U. identity crisis, her book “HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship,” and more. WATCH: Check out more from the Daily Caller News Foundation: ‘Encourages Students...
    As Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is moving to allocate $250 million of state taxpayer money toward completing the southern border wall within his state, which began construction under President Trump but halted under President Biden, "The Five" discussed how governors are filling the absence of leadership at the federal level when it comes to the migrant crisis.  On Thursday,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Democratic State Representative Mary Gonzalez of El Paso criticized Governor Abbott’s policy of building a state border wall. “Where are our priorities? We have a very serious electrical grid issue happening right now,” she said. READ MORE: North Texas Veterinarians Seeing Uptick In Ticks Due To Drastic Weather Changes She also said she doesn’t like the way...
    House Republicans on Thursday grilled Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the department’s lack of funding for additional Border Patrol agents and construction of a wall at the southern border, as Mayorkas instead emphasized the role of technology. Mayorkas was testifying at the House Homeland Security Committee about the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request for DHS, which he...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $250 million “down payment” on the state-funded border wall with Mexico on Wednesday. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice initiated a transfer of $250 million to the governor’s disaster fund to pay for the state’s response to the border crisis, according to Abbott’s office. The funds will be used as a down payment...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanding the return of border property seized by the federal government for building a wall. The letter follows the governor’s pledge for Texas to build its own wall systems. “I write now to demand that you immediately return to Texans any land taken by the federal government...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, said he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico, the move also extends his political fight over immigration with the Democratic Biden administration. But questions remain over how far Abbott, a Republican, can go for...
    TEXAS Governor Greg Abbott will be funding his own border wall along the Mexico-US border, setting aside $250 million as a "down payment" to get the ball rolling. The Republican governor announced plans for such a project on Wednesday, saying the down payment would go to hiring a project manager and contractors to construct the wall, which would be partially...
    Top Texas officials penned a letter on Wednesday authorizing the transfer of $250 million as a "down payment" for the state’s border wall with Mexico. Abbott last week announced plans to build a wall on the southern border to help stem the influx of migrants entering the U.S., declaring “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not...
    The State of Texas announced the dedication of $250 million to a disaster fund to build wall systems along its border with Mexico. The $250 million is being transferred from appropriated funds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. “Though securing the international border and protecting the life and property of its citizens surrounding that border is the duty of...
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    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced $250 million in initial funding for a state-constructed border wall, as his Florida counterpart Ron DeSantis dispatches law enforcement personnel to assist border patrols in Texas and Arizona. The moves announced on Wednesday signal that Republican governors are increasingly taking the surge in illegal border crossings into their own hands, as they accuse the...
    Border wall construction on Jan. 22, two days after President Biden issued an order halting construction as soon as possible but no later than seven days A nonpartisan government watchdog has said that President Joe Biden did not break the law by pausing border wall construction and its funding after taking office. In a decision announced Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon discussed details on the state building its own wall along the southern border. The governor made the announcement last week during a summit about border security with law enforcement officials. At the time of the summit, details such as costs were not initially released. During a news conference with...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday formally announced that Texas will build its own border wall, as he accused the Biden administration of abandoning its responsibility to protect the southern U.S. border. "Today we are announcing that Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border," Abbott said at a press conference. Abbott also announced...
    The state of Texas on Wednesday launched border wall construction along its border with Mexico as the first step in building a barrier to prevent noncitizens from illegally crossing into the United States. “Building the wall in Texas has officially begun,” Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, adding that construction was going on “as we...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon is expected to talk about details regarding the state building its own wall along the southern border. The governor made the announcement last week during a summit about border security with law enforcement officials. At the time of the summit, details such as costs and locations were not released....
    Former president Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he "accepted the invitation" to tour Texas' southern border with Gov. Greg Abbott on June 30."The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It's an unmitigated disaster zone," Trump...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law prohibiting government agencies and officials in the state from ordering churches and other houses of worship to close. The Lone Star State's governor announced the move in a tweet on Tuesday, pledging that Americans’ First Amendment freedoms would be protected in the state by prohibiting the government from issuing orders that "close or...
    Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the U.S.-Mexico border with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the end of the month, which he described on Tuesday as an "unmitigated disaster zone." The president said in a press release that he had accepted Abbott's invitation to visit the "decimated" border, a deteriorating situation that he attributed to the Biden administration’s...
    President Joe Biden has only set a “pause” on the construction of the border wall funded by Congress in 2020, so he is not really violating budget laws, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO’s claim “makes clear that there are two sets of rules when it comes to executing funds appropriated by Congress: one for Democrat administrations...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he hasn't heard from Vice President Harris since she was appointed by President Biden as the border czar to address the migrant crisis back in March.  During an interview Tuesday's episode of the Ruthless podcast, Abbott was asked by co-host Josh Holmes if Harris has "even so much has placed a phone call" to...
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    Congressional investigators ruled Tuesday that President Biden's decision to freeze more than $1 billion in border wall funds didn't violate budgetary law, though Republican lawmakers strenuously objected. The president's "programmatic delay" of funds is permitted under the 1974 law establishing the modern budget process, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.  "We conclude that delays in...
    The same senators also defended former President Donald Trump over his illegal blocking of funding for aid to Ukraine. Republican senators on Tuesday angrily denounced a government agency's ruling that President Joe Biden acted legally when he froze funds for his predecessor's border wall project. But they defended then-President Donald...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that his office will solicit public donations to provide funding for his planned border wall in the state. Abbott said he plans to provide further details about the wall project later this week. The Texas governor has unveiled a slew of actions in recent days aimed at curbing a migrant crisis that has strained...
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has announced plans to crowdfund Texas’ border wall with Mexico. “When I do make the announcement later on this week, I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in the United States — really everybody in the entire world — who wants to help Texas build the...
    Texas plans to solicit donations from the public to cover the cost of finishing the border wall along the state's 1,250-mile border with Mexico, the governor announced Tuesday. "For everybody in the United States, everybody in the entire world that wants to help Texas build the border wall, there will be a place on there where they can contribute to...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed plans Tuesday to crowd-fund construction for border barriers. The Republican governor also said more plans regarding his border security initiative will be announced later in the week. “When I do make the announcement later on this week, I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in an interview published Tuesday that he would solicit public donations to fund construction of his proposed border wall. Appearing on the conservative podcast "Ruthless," Abbott shared that he would be setting up an avenue for "everybody in the entire world" to donate funds. "I will also be providing a link that you can click on and...
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday announced it had decided that the Biden administration’s ending of wall construction at the southern border does not violate the law, after Republicans had called for the agency to weigh in. The GAO concluded that President Biden’s executive order on Inauguration Day that directed a pause in border wall construction and paused funding...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to finish former President Donald Trump's wall along the state's border with Mexico, but the path forward may be a long one that does little to prevent illegal immigration any time soon. Abbott's two main challenges are legal obstacles and logistical headaches, according to former government officials and border experts who shared their views...
    "Unused pieces of steel bollard-style wall lay near a portion of unfinished border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border on April 14, 2021 in La Joya, Texas." The Biden administration has announced that it will return more than $2 billion in funds swindled by the previous administration for its stupid border wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. In a statement Friday,...
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                      by Eric Lendrum  Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that the state of Texas will take action on its own to address the worsening border crisis, including by building its own border wall and taking extra steps to arrest illegal aliens who are released by federal border authorities,...
    The Biden administration is returning $2 billion set aside for former President Donald Trump's signature border wall and calling on Congress to cancel other funding, despite a surge in people trying to cross illegally. President Joe Biden suspended construction when he took power but his new plan falls short of canceling it altogether. Instead, it ends fast track provisions. 'Building...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – During his border summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said because an increasing number of people are crossing the Texas border, the state will build its own barrier or wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas....
    The Biden administration redirected $2.2 billion of funds allocated for the border wall under former President Donald Trump to Department of Defense projects, the agency announced Friday. The Department of Defense (DOD) canceled all border wall construction projects on April 30 and DOD Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks approved using the funds for 66 projects across 11 states and 16 countries,...
    Former President Donald Trump's signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a Biden administration plan announced Friday.  President Joe Biden suspended construction of the wall upon taking office while his administration reviewed the project. That angered Republicans in Congress eager to see it...
    The remainder of billions of dollars that Congress appropriated for border wall construction during the Trump administration will instead be spent on safety and environmental concerns left from the projects, the Biden administration announced Friday afternoon. President Joe Biden suspended wall construction after taking office in late January and ordered his administration to review all $15 billion in wall spending,...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced plans to build a wall along the state's  southern border with Mexico. The Republican made the announcement during a press conference at the 'Border Security Summit' in Del Rio, and said he would discuss the plan further next week. 'We have to build a border [wall]. I've been down here talking to the people...
    The Biden administration on Friday announced that it will use any remaining money designated for the wall at the southern border to address what it described as safety and environmental issues near construction, as it described the project as an example of the Trump administration’s "misplaced priorities." The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detailed a plan that includes an already...
    Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott Fresh off threatening to further displace vulnerable children who fled from Central America to the U.S. in search of asylum, full-time troll and part-time Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is now claiming he’ll complete the previous president’s useless and racist border wall and will order local law enforcement to begin arresting migrants who have crossed into the state.  Houston...
    California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner shared her thoughts on former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ seized House Democrats' data from Apple Iowa governor questions lack of notice on migrant children flights to Des Moines Senate confirms first Muslim American federal judge MORE's promise of building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that she believes money should be taken from a bullet train project and...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is returning more than $2 billion to military projects that had previously been set aside for the construction of former President Donald Trump's border wall, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Friday.In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of...
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    The Biden administration on Friday returned to the Pentagon more than $2 billion in military funds that President Trump had diverted for border wall construction, denouncing the transfers away from the Defense Department as wasteful. The funds — the unspent balance of $3.6 billion in Pentagon construction funding reprogramed during the Trump administration — will now be used as originally...