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450+ Migrants From The Caravan Ended Up Passing The Border

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More than 450 people from the illegal-immigrant caravan managed to make it into the U.S., officials told Congress on Tuesday.

Of those just 122 were arrested for jumping the border, while more than 330 others showed up at official ports of entry and demanded asylum, the officials told the House Homeland Security Committee, giving the first complete look at the effects of the caravan.

Despite the Trump administration announcing very publicly a zero-tolerance policy for the caravan, authorities have announced charges against only a small fraction of the 122 people who jumped the border.

Homeland Security officials weren’t able to give an exact number of people who did face charges, but the Justice Department only announced 11 prosecutions in California, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection pointed to a few others in Texas.

In court documents filed in California, a Border Patrol supervisor said the agency didn’t lodge charges against mothers who jumped the border with their children or, in one case, a woman who was eight months pregnant — but it was unclear how many people that covered in total.

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Donald Trump’s White House Address Wasn’t The Hero We Needed

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Like many Americans, I eagerly awaited Donald Trump’s speech last night.  It was an epic failure.

It wasn’t all bad when Donald Trump addressed the nation yesterday.  He gets points for making the compassionate argument for the wall.  Chuck & Nancy got trolled into defending killers, sex traffickers and rapists. Also, Democrats looked hysterical “literally shaking” all day about the possibility of a national emergency.

But the government is shutdown with the administration under investigation and his surrogates censored on the web.

How much more fire does he need before he will strike back?  Some have openly called for his children to be arrested?!?  The media didn’t even want to air his speech last night?!?  Unprecedented!!!

The establishment wing of the Republican Party, people like Ben Shapiro, ridicule the idea of using a national emergency or executive order privileges.   Their central argument?  Doing so gives more power to future Democratic presidents.

This is a lie.

What we needed last night was Batman.  In The Dark Knight, Morgan Freeman’s character [Lucius Fox] shows Batman a sonar that can find anyone in Gotham.   However, he is concerned about the ethics of this surveillance technology.  What does Batman do?  He uses it to find the Joker and, to Lucius’s delight, blows it up shortly after.

That was the hero we needed last night.  We didn’t get it.   Trump had the opportunity to both use and destroy the machine.   He didn’t do either.

Life isn’t a movie, but that’s sort of the point:  parts of the country are becoming unlivable, people are dying, and it’s time to declare a national emergency.  If we can defend Syria, we can defend our borders.

You can tell me his speech was good last night, but you can’t tell me it was at all historic.  This could have been his JFK moment.  We’ll see what happens, but last night’s speech was more than underwhelming.

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“No Wall No Money” Lindsey Graham Says To Nancy Pelosi

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The ongoing struggle that US President Donald Trump is spearheading against the Congress to pass a bill securing $5.7 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall led the government into a partial shutdown on 21 December after the Senate failed to approve a budget bill.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has issued an ultimatum to House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats in the lower house stating that the budget deal will not be reached unless it includes funding for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.

The tweet comes after Democratic leaders reportedly left the negotiating table on 27 December refusing to discuss ways of restoring government operations. Pelosi told reporters that she would rather leave the government in indefinite shutdown than agrees to fund Trump’s wall.

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Border Wall Starts With 14 Mile Wall In San Diego; “Anti-Climbing” Mechanism

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Construction has just started on a 14-mile section of President Trump’s new border wall along the Mexico–United States border and will include “anti-climbing plates” to deter illegal border crossings.

Despite many obstacles and strong opposition from Democrats, construction of the wall started near San Diego on Friday, June 01, which is excellent news for his conservative base, in regards to border security heading into the midterm elections this fall.

John Gibbins, a freelance reporter, covering breaking news in San Diego-Baja California region, has taken a photograph of the alleged construction zone.

Another journalist captures heavy machinery at the construction area.

According to Fox 4 News, the new wall will replace 14-miles of an old, rusted metal barrier that was erected in the early 1990s from Vietnam-era scrap metal. The barrier currently stands 10-feet high, which has done very little to thwart illegal border-crossings. The new wall is a bollard-style design measuring 18 to 30 feet tall and includes “anti-climbing plates” welded on the upper half of the structure. Fox 4 News indicates that construction workers have broken ground about a half mile from the Pacific Ocean in Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, and eventually move east to the bottom of Otay Mountain in East County.

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