The Department of Homeland Security would get a nearly 7 percent boost in the Trump administration's new proposed budget – for the border wall.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
A watchdog group says that the United States does not have a way to measure how well fencing works to deter illegal crossings from Mexico.
GOP Congressman: "Building a wall from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf Coast of Texas is a third-century solution to a 21st-century problem."
President Donald Trump's plan to erect a wall along the Mexican border overlooks a key change in how people enter the U.S. illegally: Many of them make no attempt to jump a fence or evade authorities; they simply turn themselves in and ask for asylum.
National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is one of two federal employee unions that endorsed Trump during his presidential campaign.
President Enrique Peña Nieto has canceled a visit to the White House amid outrage in Mexico about President Trump's efforts to start building a border wall.
"Even if they build the wall, I will climb the wall. I bring a ladder the size of the wall, even from sticks or whatever, but I'll make it, and I'll jump over there," said a recently deported Mexican migrant.
President Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump's immigration speech: IHS contributor and author Sylvia Longmire addresses the pros and cons of a U.S.-Mexico border wall.