Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

President Donald Trump accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky, left, arrives for a Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.  Photo: AP WASHINGTON The Democratic-led House failed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, … Read More

Democrats struggle to address rising border apprehensions and counter Trump on immigration

WASHINGTON — Democrats who have railed against President Donald Trump’s national emergency as a manufactured crisis are facing a political dilemma as border apprehensions have spiked and are on pace for the highest level since 2008. Since Trump took office, congressional … Read More

U.S. House passes bill rejecting Trump’s border wall emergency

WASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By … Read More

Juarez, El Paso grapple with rising tensions as Trump policies lead to migrant backup at border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The number of asylum seekers arriving in this troubled city has reached a critical point as renewed drug violence explodes, creating what local leaders say is a pressure cooker for the region with a perilous outcome … Read More

Trump Throws a Major Wrench in Democrats’ Plan To Block Emergency Declaration

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President Donald Trump said that if a Democrat-backed resolution to block his national emergency passes through Congress, he will veto it. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at America’s southern border is intended to allow the construction of a long-promised border … Read More

Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

(Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 15 February 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, They can’t seem to get Brexit done.   Britain is having a mighty hard time leaving the European Union.   The sticking point seems to be the Irish “backstop.”   Any Brexit deal with the EU would … Read More

Border wall negotiations hit hurdle as Democrats push for cap on number of ICE detainees

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that, whatever Congress may or may not propose in a border security compromise, President Donald Trump will get his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. “The president is going to build the … Read More

Yes, Trump can declare an emergency

On the roster: Yes, Trump can declare an emergency – New border wall fight is Trump vs. Texas landowners – Harris eyes MLK day for kickoff – Steve King draws primary challenger amid uproar – Clean up in the produce … Read More