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A basic legal consensus about our democracy is that the Constitution assigns the “power of the purse” to Congress. Turning this edict on its head, White House Office of Management... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source: ACLU
The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-14
Source: LA Times
Immigrant advocates are accustomed to losing. From the failure of comprehensive immigration reform to the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall, the pro-immigrant movement has been let down... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-14
Source: Texas Observer
Fernando Garcia, executive director for Border Network for Human Rights, today released this statement regarding the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily halt a ruling by... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-13
Source: Border Network
From the border wall to impeachment to Iran, we haven't seen the line yet.... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-10
Source: Washington Post
2020 could be the year that Trump’s border wall finally rises or falls.  After nearly three years in office, Donald Trump is months behind schedule on his signature campaign promise—and... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-02
Source: Texas Observer
In a statement responding to yesterday’s injunction, Fernando Garcia, Executive Director of BNHR, one of the plaintiffs in the case, said, “Today’s ruling is a major win for border communities... Read more
Published on: 2019-12-11
Source: Border Network
Dear Friend, Allied, Supporter and Member, December 10, 2019 It is a fact, never in recent history our border and immigrant communities were subjected to such aggressions as the ones... Read more
Published on: 2019-12-10
Source: Border Network
Fabulous as stuffing and cornucopias are, it’s understandably tough for an environmentalist to conjure a grateful spirit these days. Thanksgiving has its roots in bountiful harvests—but thanks to widespread flooding,... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-27
Source: Sierra Magazine
Trump campaigned for the presidency on a promise to construct a wall along the southern border and to make Mexico pay for the project as part of his plan to... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-25
Source: Washington Post
A nonprofit dedicated to carrying out President Donald Trump’s vision of a border wall has arrived in South Texas. The group, We Build the Wall, plans to use private funds... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-21
Source: Texas Observer
The Senate has passed a short-term spending bill, sending it to President Trump hours ahead of a midnight deadline when government funding would expire. The legislation extends funding through Dec.... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-21
Source: Washington Post
On a June afternoon in 2007, U.S. Senator John Cornyn sounded eminently reasonable. In a floor speech, the rangy, snow-haired Texan said that of all the legislative issues he’d wrangled... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-19
Source: Texas Observer
BY STEFANIE HERWECK Among the altars community members have decorated for Saturday’s Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Museum of South Texas History is one dedicated to immigrants and... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-01
On June 15, 2012, Juan Carlos Cerda was installing a fan on the second-floor bedroom of a house in Preston Hollow, a wealthy neighborhood in north Dallas, when President Barack... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-01
Source: Texas Observer