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On Border Wall Funding: Will GOP Senators Once Again Abdicate Their Responsibility, Steal Military Budgets, and Diminish our Security By Letting Trump Raid Money for a Useless Border Wall?

Trump’s new plan to raid an additional $7.2 billion in taxpayer money allotted to the military and narcotics interdiction in order to fund his border wall obsession sets up another moment of truth for Republicans, as Congress is planning on more votes attempting to hold Trump accountable on the subject. Last fall, after Trump raided … Continue reading »

5 Biggest Losers from Trump Plan to Again Raid Billions from Military to Fund 2020 Campaign Vanity Border Wall

Trump’s border wall obsession ahead of his 2020 re-election and related plans to again raid military budgets is another disturbing reminder about his misplaced priorities and ugly campaign themes planned for his re-election. Below are five of the biggest losers from the latest announced plans: Loser: The U.S. military and military families: Fresh off Trump’s … Continue reading »

When Congress Gives A Little, Trump Steals Double For His Border Wall

In the President’s first campaign, his (now convicted) aide Roger Stone wanted him to remember to attack immigrants in his stump speeches so the “build the wall” chant was born as a memory device for the neophyte and forgetful candidate. Since then, “Mr. Trump’s central campaign promise as a presidential candidate” (according to the Wall … Continue reading »

Jared Kushner’s 2020 Resolutions: Raid Billions More from Military Funding and Seize Private Land to Build Stupid Border Wall

A Washington Post story –  “Trump administration plans to announce 100-mile mark on border wall construction” – highlights how team Trump is crowing about conservative courts giving a green light to their border wall obsession.  But Trump triumphalism aside, the Post story also included a disturbing detail that jumped out at us – the news … Continue reading »

Conservative Judiciary Green-lights Jared’s Border Wall Land Grab

The conservative three-judge panel issued a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that green-lights the Trump Administration decision to raid $3.6 billion in funds appropriated by Congress to help military families and boost military construction for the Trump border wall boondoggle. Trump, unsurprisingly, is already crowing about the news on Twitter. According to Mario … Continue reading »

2019 Year Review: Three Years In, Trump’s Assault on Immigrants is Only Intensifying

Originally published as a mid-year review on July 28, 2019; updated on December 18, 2019 From the moment Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator to launch his presidential bid in 2015, his attacks on immigrants have been unrelenting. Throughout 2019, the Trump Administration continued its cruel pattern of kicking out immigrants already here and … Continue reading »

Trump’s Border Wall Isn’t Just About Stupidity and Racism; It’s About GOP Hypocrisy and Partisanship

Today’s GOP: Forget principle, ignore the separation of powers. The important goals are to divert military funds and seize private property if it helps the GOP. The border wall debate is a reminder that Republicans have largely abandoned any semblance of principles in support of Trump and partisanship. During the last administration, Republicans screamed about … Continue reading »

Trump’s Wall Obsession Continues To Hit Barriers

Contractors Under Scrutiny as Property Owners Resist Land Takings The construction of a border wall remains the great obsession of the President and the resounding symbol of his reelection effort. In recent weeks it was announced that the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would drive the project forward, yet recent developments have made clear how difficult … Continue reading »

By the Numbers: The Real Trump Immigration and Border Record is One of Failure, Cruelty, and Chaos

There is No Long Term Strategy, Just a Short Term Political Charade The Trump administration, led by Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, is once again engaged in audacious spin and an effort to paper over their failed record by claiming “staggering” success along the border. But the Trump administration’s record is permanently defined by its … Continue reading »

An Opportunity for Jared: Texas Landowners Not Happy with Trump’s Attempt to Seize Their Property for the Border Wall

President Trump’s political obsession over building the border wall has led to one government shutdown and threatens another. As observers condemn the cronyism on display in the awarding of a wall building contract to his desired contractor and as images of individuals easily scaling and sawing through newly constructed sections offer reminders of why the … Continue reading »