Stories tagged: "border wall"


FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, N.M. Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of the border wall began near Yuma, Arizona, this week, just as federal authorities announced they are diverting even more defense funds for wall projects. Crews began constructing a 30-foot steel fence along the Colorado River this week. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
Supreme Court to Hear Trump Plan to Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

The White House has been blocked by lower courts for attempting to use military funds to construct a wall at the US-Mexico border.

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Here’s What the Courts’ Recent Border Wall Rulings Mean

Despite questions as to the wall’s legality, the Trump administration celebrated the completion of its 200th mile last week.

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Trump’s Wall Construction Will Continue, SCOTUS Tells Environmental Groups Fighting to Preserve Species and Land

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case by four environmental groups trying to halt the construction of the border wall.

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Trump’s Border Wall Leaves Mountains Blasted and Saguaros Uprooted

As Trump visits Yuma to celebrate border wall construction, environmentalists lament its lasting damages, including uprooted saguaros, blasted-through mountains, and the desecration of sacred lands.

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How AZ Lawmakers Have Responded to Trump’s Attempts to Divert Military Funds to Border Wall

Although Sen. McSally has positioned herself as a champion of the military, she has yet to defend it’s budget from being siphoned away by President Trump.

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Trump’s Wall Would Destroy the Hia Ced O’odham Tribe’s History

ASU Professor David Martinez with the Gila River Indian Community, and cousin to the Hia Ced O'odham, provides more insight into the border wall conflict with the Trump administration.

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School Vouchers Under Scrutiny, Sacred Lands Blasted for Border Wall: Here’s Your News Today

Find out what's happening from Arizona's northern canyons to its southern border.