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Pentagon to transfer US$1.5 billion to border wall from Afghan forces

The latest move was opposed by congressional Democrats, who also criticised a March transfer of US$1 billion in military money to fund the wall.

Twenty states file motion to block Trump border wall funding

The states filed a lawsuit in February after Trump declared a national emergency to help build a border wall.

Mexico wants to ‘bring order’ to Central American migration to US

Donald Trump threatened to close the US southern border if Mexico did not halt illegal immigration immediately,

Putrajaya undecided on wall plan at Malaysia-Thailand border

The border wall plan was approved by the Malaysian and Thai governments last year.

Pentagon authorises US$1 billion for Trump’s border wall

The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 92 km of fencing to support Trump's emergency declaration.

Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override the president's veto, a fact that left White House officials confident despite disappointment that it passed the Republican-controlled Senate at all.

In budget, Trump to ask Congress for US$8.6 billion for border...

The demand is more than 6 times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past 2 fiscal years.

US Spanish speakers decry ‘second-class’ treatment under Trump

As the US president battles with Congress over funding for a border wall to stem the tide of immigrants from Central America, disturbing incidents linked to the use of Spanish are on the rise.

US demolishes Trump’s border wall prototypes

Border official says that the prototypes have no further use and demolition is a cheaper option.

Former top US security officials decry Trump’s emergency bid

Trump's move to redirect funds to build his promised border wall has been challenged with lawsuits.

House Democrats take first step to thwart Trump emergency decree

While Democrats have expressed the desire to get started on their policy agenda, they have also been eager to act as a check on Trump.

US House Democrats move to block Trump’s emergency declaration on border

The US president declared a national emergency last week in order to take money Congress had appropriated for other activities and use it to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

16 US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

The lawsuit says the president's order is contrary to the Presentment Clause that outlines legislative procedures and the Appropriations Clause.

California tells Trump that lawsuit over border wall is ‘imminent’

Trump invoked emergency powers after Congress rebuffed his request to build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.

Trump aide predicts ‘hundreds of miles’ of border wall by 2020

The president invokes a 'national emergency' to justify tapping military and other funds for barrier construction.

US military not decided yet on necessity of border wall

The defence secretary has yet to decide whether the wall is militarily necessary before money from the military construction budget can be used.

Trump declares ’emergency’ to build wall, Democrats cry foul

The move is a clear-as-day message to Trump's right-wing base that he is trying to deliver on a key election promise.

Trump pushes border wall fight ahead of State of the Union...

At 9pm EST (0200 GMT Wednesday) before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration policy.

US government reopens as clock starts on funding talks

The longest shutdown in US history ended on Friday when President Donald Trump and Congress agreed to temporary government funding.

‘Broken man’: Right wing rips Trump over no-wall US shutdown deal

Trump's decision came as opinion polls showed his job approval rating falling to some of the lowest levels of his tenure.

Trump bows to Democrats, temporarily ends shutdown without wall

Trump agreed to a deal hastily negotiated by lawmakers after the 35-day shutdown began to seriously impact air travel.

Trump offers protection for immigrants in US in exchange for wall...

Trump's proposal to end the 29-day partial shutdown of the US government appeared dead on arrival, with the top Democrat in Congress rejecting the proposal.

White House signals some compromise in ending US government shutdown

Mulvaney said Trump was considering accepting funding to build a steel fence, despite his campaign promise that the wall be built of concrete.

White House, congressional aides to resume shutdown talks Sunday

The vice president describes the meeting, at his ceremonial office across the street from the White House, as a “productive discussion.”