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Trump admin considers temporary courts along the southern border

The Trump administration is considering building temporary courts along the southern border as part of an effort to expand its policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings, according to two administration officials.

Hunter posts video climbing over fake ‘border wall'

Rep. Duncan Hunter posted a video Thursday of himself climbing over a barrier that he erroneously calls "the grand border wall" in a move his Democratic opponent initially claimed violated Hunter's bail agreement.

More US troops likely to be sent to southern border

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but he expects that his department will be providing additional support.

Trump's border shutdown would hit avocados, beer and cars

If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to close the US-Mexico border, it would disrupt the flow of $1.7 billion of goods daily to store shelves and factory floors -- including not just avocados, but beer and car parts, too.

Trump admin. orders faster personnel surge to border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday directed Customs and Border Protection to speed up its planned surge of 750 officers to assist the US Border Patrol along areas of the southern border where there has been an influx of migrants crossing into the US from Mexico.

Top Marine warns 'unplanned' tasks pose 'unacceptable risk'

The commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, has warned acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan that a series of "unplanned and unbudgeted" tasks -- including President Donald Trump's decisions to deploy Marines to the southern border and to reallocate a portion of the defense budget to pay for the construction of a border wall -- has imposed an "unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency."