Despite Trump’s attempt to paint the Texas-Mexico border as a war zone, border counties are safer than the president’s own backyard. And local lawmen don’t believe a wall will do any good.
President Trump visited McAllen earlier this month to drum up support for spending $5.7 billion to build more border wall segments on the U.S.-Mexico border. He...Read More
New maps show that the president means to build through 162 tracts of private land in Roma, Rio Grande City and La Grulla, possibly razing a number of homes in the process.
For border residents, activists and journalists, information about Trump’s impending border wall is a rare commodity. The administration still hasn’t provid...Read More
"When did the U.S. government get in the business of giving away the United States of America?" asked the director of a South Texas butterfly refuge.
On Wednesday, six opponents of Trump’s border wall addressed the Democratic members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in a forum convened b...Read More
Trump's wall is headed for a 100-acre butterfly sanctuary in Texas. CBP officials are just now providing basic information to the refuge's leaders.
In mid-December, eight Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials met with the leaders of the National Butterfly Center, a private 100-acre nature and wildli...Read More
As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home since before it was the United States.
As soon as February, the border wall is headed for a state park, a butterfly refuge and the land of a Hispanic family who’s called the Rio Grande Valley home ...Read More
The Wall started as an applause line at Trump’s campaign rallies, and has morphed into one of the dumbest policy debates in the history of American politics.
“This is the stupidest day in American history,” wrote Matt Christman during the Donald’s inauguration, “a record that will be broken by every subsequen...Read More
“Steel slats, concrete barriers, or bollard-style fences – they are all the same,” said a McAllen congressman. “I will not stand by as some of my fellow Democrats fall into this trap.”
During a Monday interview with “Fox and Friends,” Democratic Senator Chris Coons claimed to see light at the end of the government shutdown tunnel. In recen...Read More
In the farming town of Dalhart, where voters resoundingly put Trump in office, immigrants have staved off population loss and boosted the local economy.
These Rural Panhandle Towns Should be Shrinking. But Thanks to Immigrants, They’re Booming. In the farming town of Dalhart, where voters resoundingly put Trum...Read More