Trump Admin Has Enough Money For Just Seven Miles Of Border Wall

$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.

People walk past a mural painted on a border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. The mural, entitled “SOS, Deported Veterans,” was painted in 2013 by artist Amos Gregory to help raise awareness of the plight of deported veterans. (AP/Julie Watson)

During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials delivered the startling news this week at a conference in San Antonio for businesses eager to win contracts for

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New Normal: Border Agents Cell Phone Searches Reach Unprecedented Levels

The numbers of those who had their phones searched spiked from 5,000 in 2015 to almost 25,000 in 2016. In February alone, more than 5,000 U.S. citizens were asked for cell phone passwords as they entered their country.

TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

U.S. authorities at airports have been asking U.S. citizens for cell phone passwords in order to search them, according to a recent investigation by NBC News which included one incident in which a couple was asked two separate times for their passwords and the second time the Muslim partner was held in a chokehold when he questioned the officer's

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Can Border Officials Search Your Phone? These Are Your Rights

Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. We detail what powers Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices.

Transportation Security Administration agent Kevin Effan, left, allows a screened passenger to board his American Airlines flight. (AP Photo)

A NASA scientist heading home to the U.S. said he was detained in January at a Houston airport, where Customs and Border Protection officers pressured him for access to his work phone and its potentially sensitive contents. Last month, CBP agents checked the identification of passengers leaving a domestic flight at New York's John F. Kennedy

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Trump Administration Begins Courting Contractors For Border Wall

In a document on the government’s website for business opportunities, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would release a request asking companies for prototype ideas for a wall to be built near the U.S.-Mexican border.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks to the north near where the border wall ends as is separates Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, right. (AP/Gregory Bull)

(REPORT) --- In the first tangible step toward delivering on Trump’s campaign promise to halt unauthorized immigration from Mexico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday released plans for picking vendors for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, issuing a preliminary request for proposals saying it plans to release a formal

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Trump Considering 100,000 Strong Nat Guard Deployment For Immigration Roundups

Use of National Guard troops would greatly increase the number of immigrants targeted in one of Trump’s executive orders last month, which expanded the definition of who could be considered a criminal and therefore a potential target for deportation.

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The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration

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Despite Judge’s Order, A Cleveland Clinic Doctor Still Can’t Come Back To U.S.

A federal judge’s order has allowed many people with visas to come to the U.S. But Dr. Suha Abushamma isn’t one of them. She was forced to give up her visa. And now she’s suing.

Suha Abushamma (CREDIT: Facebook)

(REPORT) --- Joyous homecomings and family reunions broke out at airports across the country after a federal judge in Washington state blocked the implementation of President Donald Trump's order barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. But Dr. Suha Abushamma, a Cleveland Clinic medical resident, is still abroad and it's not

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