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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 »

As Trump’s Cronies Profit from “Sweetheart Deal” to Build the Wall, Fresh Reminders That Border Wall Itself is Wasteful, Ineffective and Just Plain Dumb  

Video Demonstrates Just How Easy It Is to Scale the Wall President Trump’s political obsession over building the border wall has led to one government shutdown and threatens another. As leading observers condemn the Trump administration for its cronyism in rewarding a wall building contract to an unqualified firm helmed by a GOP donor and … Continue reading »

No Wall High Enough to Keep Out Trump’s Cronies

Add Cash Grab to Land Grab as Trump’s Border Wall Obsession Encapsulates Trump’s Presidency  Earlier this fall, after Trump announced plans to raid $3.6 billion from 127 different military construction projects to try and fund his border wall, we highlighted that the news and larger obsession on display was a “perfect encapsulation of the Trump … Continue reading »

Jared Kushner’s New Assignment At The Border Should Create An Interesting Confrontation With Texas Landowners Whose Land He’s Seizing

The Washington Post reports that Jared Kushner’s “new assignment” is overseeing the construction of Trump’s promised border wall. The jokes almost write themselves. According to the Post, “Officials closely involved with the border wall project said Kushner has become increasingly involved in the details related to acquiring needed properties and pushing government attorneys to gain … Continue reading »

Trump and the Republicans to America: ‘Happy Thanksgiving, We’re Taking Your Land’

Might Be the Last Thanksgiving Meal on the Border for Many Landowners The following is a statement from Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication at America’s Voice in regards to CNN’s report that the Trump administration is sending “Right of Entry” letters to landowners along the border in California, New Mexico and Texas, which grant the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Readies Case to Seize Private Land in Texas to Build Useless Border Wall

Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn response to land grab? Silence In a piece published by NBC News this week, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley highlight that the Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin forcefully taking private land from hundreds of Texans in order to build his racist border wall that few actually want.  … Continue reading »