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Trump puts border wall on hold as lawmakers try to avoid gov’t shutdown

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump puts border wall on hold as lawmakers try to avoid gov’t shutdown – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Senior officials tell CBS News President Trump will no longer insist that this year’s budget include funding for a Mexican......

Boebert takes out space blanket during Biden speech to draw attention to border surge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertUSDA denies Biden trying to limit red meat: ‘This is a fabrication’ House Democrats hit Republicans on mobile billboard at GOP retreat Conservative House members call on Senate to oppose ATF nominee MORE (R-Colo.)......

Australia’s border strength morphs into weakness

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Maggie Zhang and her boyfriend Sunny Gu, international students from China both studying for a Masters in Commerce at the University of Sydney, walk towards the security checkpoint at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2020. On display in Melbourne’s Immigration Museum is a cartoon from the......

McConnell signals any immigration deal has to address border

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellNew US emissions-reduction target will spur economic growth Uninvited Trump is specter at GOP retreat Cheney not ruling out White House bid MORE (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that Republicans were......

Canadians avoiding hotel quarantines for air travellers fuel taxi boom on U.S. border

Reuters
By Allison Lampert and Anna Mehler Paperny Reuters – U.S. taxi and limousine services are seeing a boom in business from customers seeking to enter Canada by land to avoid a restriction on international travel that applies only to air traffic. While both Canadian land and air travellers are required......

How the Biden administration is responding to a record number of unaccompanied children at the US-Mexico border

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington, DC (CNN) – Just weeks after President Joe Biden took office, the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US-Mexico border began to jump, overwhelming the federal government’s resources and resulting in a scramble to find enough shelter......

Cornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Sens. John CornynJohn CornynOvernight Health Care: Johnson & Johnson pause seen as ‘responsible’ in poll | Women turning out more than men for COVID-19 vaccines Cornyn places hold on Biden Medicaid nominee Stacey Abrams: Parts of new......

Video captures Border Patrol rescue of two migrant children in Rio Grande

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The children, ages seven and 13, were discovered by Border Patrol agents patrolling the river on Thursday, according to US Border Patrol Del Rio Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero. “The kids were scared,” Skero said in an interview with......

Biden’s Central America aid plan won’t solve border problems

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Arizona Republic The Arizona border and that of other states is being overwhelmed in part by a flood of asylum-seekers from the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.  The Biden administration has sought to shift the......

Climate change is a major factor behind increased migration at U.S. southern border, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hurricanes Eta and Iota struck Central America last November, bringing torrential rain, flash floods, landslides and crop damage across Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. An estimated 7.3 million people in the region were affected by the twin hurricanes as......

Macron: Russian presence at Ukraine border is ‘absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronSunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Tax March – Biden to Putin: Tough sanctions, straight talk Zelensky......

Trump is gone, but land disputes along the border continue under Biden.

New York Times
After battling for years against the Trump administration’s plan to seize some of their family’s land in South Texas to build a border wall, the Cavazos siblings believed the inauguration of President Biden would bring a successful end to their fight. Mr. Biden had campaigned against the wall, promised a......

Not Your Usual Police Chief: Biden Picks Trump Critic to Run Border Agency

New York Times
“It caused me to think how I really wanted to treat people differently,” he said. “And it had an influence, that’s for sure.” Chief Magnus started his law enforcement career in 1979 as a dispatcher in the Lansing Police Department, rose through the ranks and in 1999 became the police......

Biden will nominate a police chief who criticized Trump as head of Customs and Border Protection.

New York Times
President Biden will nominate Chris Magnus, the police chief of Tucson, Ariz., and a critic of the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies, to lead Customs and Border Protection, one of six new installments of leadership at the Department of Homeland Security. If confirmed, Mr. Magnus would step into a politically divisive......

White House Border Coordinator to Step Down

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Roberta S. Jacobson, the former ambassador to Mexico whom President Biden chose as his “border czar” on the National Security Council, will step down at the end of the month, she said on Friday, even as the administration struggles to confront a surge of migrants at the nation’s......

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