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$8 Billion May Not Be Enough to Pay For Trump's New Border Fence

$8 billion may not cut it; DHS border fence construction history shows that it’s likely that Trump will be seeking more border fence funding in the future.

OP/ED: Why Border Fencing Won’t Stop the Top Drug Threat to America

The most popular way that fentanyl enters the United States is not via our border with Mexico; primarily, it arrives here by mail.

How Trump's Recent National Emergency Compares to 31 Others Still Active

There are currently 31 other active national emergencies still in effect. Here’s how Trump’s recent declaration compares to those.

What the New Bipartisan Deal Means for Border Fence Construction

The new bill includes significant compromises for Republicans and Democrats, and President Trump has stated he is not happy about the deal.

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Found Guilty on All 10 Criminal Counts

After a long trial involving a mountain of evidence, a jury in New York found Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán guilty on all 10 federal criminal counts.

Recent Drug Seizures Demonstrate Border Wall's Ineffectiveness

Most illegal drugs sold in the U.S. arrived through legal entrances, and only a small percentage is moved “between ports of entry.” Can a border wall help?

Trump Sending More Border Troops; NM Governor Says She’ll Send Them Back

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham stated she has ordered the withdrawal of most of the 118 National Guard troops deployed on New Mexico's border with Mexico.

Deliberations Begin in Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo's Trial

Former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán will wait for a verdict as the jury begins its deliberations on Feb. 4.

Does The Border Wall Warrant A Presidential National Emergency Declaration?

Trump claims he is justified in declaring this national emergency to fund his border wall by saying that most Americans support this demand and that the Southwest border is in crisis.

No One Knows What $5.7 Billion in Border Wall Funding Would Pay For

The Democrats are waiting for a clearer explanation of where and how the $5.7 billion dollars would be spent as part of a border wall and security package.