Categories for Border

27,386. 8/13/2019

BORDER/ICE/MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Great interview of Ron Vitiello, Former Acting Ice Director, by @JesseBWatters, on @FoxNews, about all of the work that is being (& has been) done on our Southern Border. Thanks Ron, terrific job! Now if only the Democrats would fix the Loopholes & Asylum.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 9:38 pm

27,351. 8/13/2019

BORDER/CHINA/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 12:17 pm

27,293. 8/8/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Border Patrol took us to the border itself, including a boat patrol of the Rio Grande River. We saw Mexican government au…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 8, 2019 10:42 pm

27,233. 8/6/2019

BORDER/ENVIRONMENT/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Environmentalists have asked a judge to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, arguing the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat. The injunction request filed Tuesday seeks to halt work on 68 miles (109 kilometers) of replacement barriers at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and San Pedro National Conservation Area before the start of construction on Aug. 21…The barriers currently at the three sites block vehicles from passing but still allow wildlife to move through. Environmental groups said the 30-foot (9.1-meter) replacement bollards that the Trump administration plans to erect would prevent the cross-border migration of wildlife. The replacement barriers would negatively affect the movement of bighorn sheep and the endangered Sonoran pronghorn at Organ Pipe and Cabeza Prieta, the environmental groups argued.”

Jacques Billeaud, “Groups tries to stop Trump’s border-wall efforts in Arizona,” The Associated Press, August 6, 2019

27,186. 8/5/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/RACISM/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s re-election campaign has harnessed Facebook advertising to push the idea of an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, amplifying the fear-inducing language about immigrants that he has also voiced at campaign rallies and on Twitter. Since January, Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign has posted more than 2,000 ads on Facebook that include the word ‘invasion’ — part of a barrage of advertising focused on immigration, a dominant theme of his re-election messaging. A review of Mr. Trump’s tweets also found repeated references to an ‘invasion,’ while his 2016 campaign advertising heavily featured dark warnings about immigrants breaching America’s borders. Mr. Trump’s language on immigration — particularly his use of the word ‘invasion’ — is under scrutiny after the mass shooting in El Paso on Saturday [8-3-19]. The suspect in that shooting, which left 22 people dead, appeared to be the author of a manifesto declaring that ‘this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.’”

Thomas Kaplan, “How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim,” The New York Times online, August 5, 2019

27,089. 7/31/2019

BORDER/CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The cages for kids were built by the Obama Administration in 2014. He had the policy of child separation. I ended it even as I realized that more families would then come to the Border! @CNN”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 31, 2019 8:46 pm

27,028. 7/30/2019

BORDER/DEMS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite the Democrats wanting very unsafe Open Borders & refusing to change the Loopholes & Asylum, tremendous progress is being made the the Southern Border. We all waited because we assumed the Dems would ultimately be forced to change the horrible Immigration Laws.They didn’t!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 30, 2019 5:43 am

27,023. 7/29/2019

BORDER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Elijah Cummings never even went to the Southern Border and then he screams at the very good people who, despite Congresses failure to fix the Loopholes and Asylum, make it work (crossings are way down and the Wall is being built). Even with zero Dem help, Border getting strong!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 29, 2019 8:34 pm

26,994. 7/28/2019

BORDER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The Democrats hate this President so much, they’re forgetting about their duty to secure our Border.’ @ThomasHomanICE @SteveHiltonx Sad but true!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 28, 2019 8:51 pm

26,965. 7/27/2019

BORDER/CRIME/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats don’t care about Border Security. They refuse to give the votes necessary to fix the Loopholes and Asylum. Would be so easy! They want Open Borders, which means CRIME,CRIME,CRIME!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 27, 2019 4:10 pm

26,959. 7/27/2019

BORDER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 27, 2019 6:14 am

26,958. 7/27/2019

BORDER/CONGRESS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 27, 2019 6:14 am

26,953. 7/26/2019

BORDER/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 26, 2019 5:37 pm

26,943. 7/26/2019

BORDER/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump scored a major victory at the Supreme Court on Friday [7-26-19], as the justices lifted a lower court order blocking a key part of his plan to expand the border wall with Mexico. The Justice Department had asked the justices to stay a pair of rulings an Oakland-based federal judge issued in May and June blocking Trump’s plan to use about $2.5 billion in unspent military funds for wall projects in California, Arizona and New Mexico. All the Republican-appointed justices voted in favor of allowing Trump to proceed with that aspect of his plan while litigation over the issue continues. All the Democratic-appointed justices dissented, except for Justice Stephen Breyer who said he would have allowed the contracting process to move forward but blocked actual construction…However, the ruling may not signal that all challenges to the border wall funding in dispute are certain to fail.”

Josh Gerstein, “Supreme Court gives Trump go-ahead on border wall,” Politico, July 26, 2019 12:46 pm

26,927. 7/26/2019

BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [7-26-19] again sought to block migrants from Central America from seeking asylum, announcing an agreement with Guatemala to require people who travel through that country to seek refuge from persecution there instead of in the United States. American officials said the deal could go into effect within weeks, though critics vowed to challenge it in court, saying that Guatemala is itself one of the most dangerous countries in the world — hardly a refuge for those fleeing gangs and government violence. Mr. Trump had been pushing for a way to slow the flow of migrants streaming across the Mexican border and into the United States in recent months. This week, the president had threatened to impose tariffs on Guatemala, to tax money that Guatemalan migrants in the United States send back to family members, or to ban all travel from the country if the agreement were not signed.”

Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Elisabeth Malkin, “After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules,” The New York Times online, July 26, 2019 

26,833. 7/23/2019

BORDER/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “When an old Wall at the Southern Border, that is crumbling and falling over, built in an important section to keep out problems, is replaced with a brand new 30 foot high steel and concrete Wall, the Media says no new Wall has been built. Fake News! Building lots of Wall!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 23, 2019 9:04 am

26,816. 7/22/2019

BORDER/ICE/MEXICO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun using DNA testing at seven locations along the southern border to identify individuals who pose as families, the agency said Monday [7-22-19]. The implementation of DNA testing along parts of the US-Mexico border is part of a concerted effort by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration, as the number of apprehensions at the border continue to outpace recent years. The DNA testing, in particular, takes direct aim at individuals posing as families amid the increase in families at the border. The administration has argued that people are using children to get into the US, knowing they’ll be released. Out of the 102 family DNA tests administered last week, 85 were found to have a familial connection, ICE said. Seventeen came out negative, and 16 of those were referred for prosecution. Migrants have to consent to the test, which can provide results in about 90 minutes. The information collected in the DNA test is not stored or shared, ICE says.”

-Priscilla Alvarez, “ICE ramps up DNA testing for migrant families along the southern border,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 22, 2019 6:51 pm

26,813. 7/22/2019

BORDER/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “When we rip down and totally replace a badly broken and dilapidated Barrier on the Southern Border, something which cannot do the job, the Fake News Media gives us zero credit for building a new Wall. We have replaced many miles of old Barrier with powerful new Walls!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 22, 2019 6:16 pm

26,795. 7/21/2019

BORDER/DEMS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Based on the comments made by Senator Schumer, he must have seen how dangerous & bad for our Country the Border is. It is not a ‘manufactured crisis,’ as the Fake News Media & their Democrat partners tried to portray. He said he wants to meet. I will set up a meeting ASAP!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 21, 2019 9:16 pm

26,794. 7/21/2019

BORDER/CHUCK SCHUMER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senator Chuck Schumer has finally gone to the Southern Border with some Democrat Senators. This is a GREAT thing! Nearby, he missed a large group of Illegal Immigrants trying to enter the USA illegally. They wildly rushed Border Patrol. Some Agents were badly injured….” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 21, 2019 9:16 pm

26,786. 7/21/2019

BORDER/DEMS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Big progress at the Border, but Dems in Congress must change the Immigration Laws for all to be good! End the Loopholes and much more.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 21, 2019 6:14 am

26,752. 7/20/2019

BORDER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Democrats are outraged about ‘cages’ at border detention facilities. But guess who built EVERY SINGLE ONE: President Obama.…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 5:15 am

26,734. 7/19/2019

BORDER/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: When our President stands up to radical Democrats who accuse Border Patrol of running concentration camps, use anti-Semitic…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 19, 2019 1:54 pm

26,726. 7/19/2019

BORDER/DEMS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday [7-19-19] called President Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigration initiatives ‘unacceptable’ and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use. The criticism came as two congressional delegations toured the U.S.-Mexico border area near McAllen, Texas, as part of efforts to oversee policies banning nearly all asylum-seekers from entry, warehousing detainees in crowded quarters and holding children separately from the adults they traveled with…While Democrats have denounced Trump for precipitating what they consider a humanitarian crisis, the president’s supporters have applauded him for cracking down on illegal immigration along the 2,000-mile (3,000-km) border. Immigration, one of Trump’s signature issues in the 2016 presidential campaign, is already shaping up as a central issue in November 2020.”

Mitchell Ferman, “Democratic lawmakers slam Trump’s latest border initiatives,” Reuters, July 19, 2019 9:05 am

26,700. 7/18/2019

BORDER/DHS/FAMILY SEPARATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings slammed acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and border conditions during a dramatic congressional hearing Thursday [7-18-19], at one point asking if the department has an ‘empathy deficit.’ Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, demanded ‘improvement’ in a heated exchanged with McAleenan. After McAleenan said they were ‘doing our level best,’ Cummings interrupted and raised his voice: ‘What does that mean? What does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower?Come on, man. What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings.’ The back and forth was indicative of the frustration held among lawmakers and the department amid deteriorating conditions at the border…Later in the hearing, McAleenan said he would ‘go back and redo’ the zero-tolerance policy if he could, saying the policy played a role in the department losing the public trust.”

Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, “Chairman Cummings erupts at acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan over family separation,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 18, 2019 5:06 pm