The Little-Known Law That the Trump Administration Is Using to Build a Border Wall – Pacific Standard

Under the Real ID Act, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has the power to bypass environmental safeguards, rendering any ecological downside to a border wall a moot point. A view of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on January 19th, 2018. In a commentary published […]

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Senate Dem on call for Neilsen investigation: I am 'sick and tired of this administration lying' | TheHill – The Hill

Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleySenate Dem on call for Nielsen investigation: I am ‘sick and tired of this administration lying’ Dem senator requests FBI investigate Nielsen for potential perjury Trump officials discussed ‘deterrent effect’ of prosecuting migrant parents: report MORE (D-Ore.) said on Monday that he is asking for the FBI to investigate Homeland […]

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Merkley on FBI Investigation of Homeland Security Sec Nielsen: 'Sick and Tired of This Administration Lying to the American People' – Breitbart

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Monday’s “New Day” on CNN criticized the President Donald Trump administration, saying the FBI should investigate DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen for lying to Congress about family separation at the border. Merkley called for “some real accountability” in the administration. “There’s actually a piece of an entire framework,” Merkley argued. “So, […]

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Dem Homeland Security Chair Says He Won't 'Rule Out a Wall in Certain Instances' – Townhall

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out building a border wall “in certain instances.” “I would not rule out a wall in certain instances. The notion that we can’t have barriers is just something that’s not true,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” when discussing […]

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Houston case reveals extortion, death threats among brutal tactics employed by human traffickers – Houston Chronicle

The Houston caller told the woman to send $7,000 if she wanted to see her brother alive. Ilsia Mazariegos-Salazar was not just afraid but bewildered since she had already paid human traffickers in Guatemala $8,500 to shuttle her brother Migdael across two international borders last summer. Now the smugglers were demanding an additional fee, according […]

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Want to support U.S. Coast Guard members working without pay during federal shutdown? Donate gift cards – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The U.S. Coast Guard is still working. And they’re the only military members working without pay during the government shutdown. So a Bay Village woman is collecting gift cards to give to members who need to buy gas, food and baby supplies. Susan Zanetti has more than $4,000 in gift cards so […]

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