As the government shutdown over Trump’s border wall rages, a journey along the entire 1,933-mile US-Mexico border shows the monumental task of securing it

Skye Gould/Andy Kiersz/Business Insider The US government is currently shut down because President Donald Trump is demanding billions of dollars to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and Congress won’t fund it. Of the 1,933 miles along the border, 1,279 miles is unfenced. Most of the barrier that currently exists, and that the Trump […]

US border agents gas 'rock-throwing' migrants on Mexican border, witnesses allege overreaction

US border patrol have deployed tear gas against migrants in Tijuana, just across San Diego. The authorities argue they repelled an attack by “violent” rock-throwers. Media reports suggest the action was uncalled for, however. Videos and photos circulated by various media outlets show plumes of yellowish smoke billowing up from the fence separating the US […]

‘Let’s make a deal?’ Trump appears to offer olive branch to Democrats with border wall talks

With no compromise in sight on his border wall, US President Donald Trump is reaching out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling a meeting with Congressional leaders in a bid to end the government shutdown now in its 11th day. Trump invited a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders to the White House to negotiate a […]

Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers

Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump, Republicans, and administration officials have responded to a second December death of a migrant child in US custody.  In an interview, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly said Trump’s “Wall” won’t actually be a wall. Business Insider spoke to truck drivers pointedly blocking Tesla Superchargers as multiple […]

The mother of an 8-year-old migrant boy who died in Border Patrol custody says he wasn’t sick on his journey to the US

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Catarina Alonzo, the mother of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, said her son wasn’t ill on his journey to the United States. Felipe is the second child to die this month in Border Patrol custody. His mother’s comments contradicted President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday, which said the two children were […]

‘We’ve seen this coming’: Why migrant children are dying in Border Patrol custody

Catarina Gomez via Associated Press Two young Guatemalan children died in Border Patrol custody in December, prompting an uproar over the conditions of the facilities in which migrants are held. Experts and advocates have decried the Border Patrol stations known as “hieleras,” which migrants have alleged are freezing cold, with inedible food, undrinkable water, and […]

Ukraine formally lifts entry ban for Russian males but maintains enhanced border checks

With the end of martial law imposed over the Kerch Strait incident, Kiev has lifted its entry ban for Russian men. But intensive searches of all Russian citizens at the border will continue, Ukraine’s customs chief has stated. Ukraine temporarily banned Russian males, aged 16-60, into the country following the imposition of martial law last […]

Take that, Trump! Russia finishes ‘The Wall’ on Crimea-Ukraine border (VIDEO)

While certain politicians are still having difficulties getting their walls built, Russia has announced it had finished a border barrier between Ukraine and Crimea. Construction took just over a year and less than $ 3 million. Bids for building the two-meter tall, 60-kilometer long fence separating the peninsula from Ukraine opened in September 2017. The […]

Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border if Democrats block funding of Wall

Published time: 28 Dec, 2018 12:30 We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve! […]

‘Whatever it takes’: Trump talks shutdown and doubles down on desire for border wall on trip to Iraq

Joshua Roberts/Reuters A shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to resolution Wednesday, with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a hardening standoff over border wall money that threatens to carry over into January. Trump vowed to hold the line, telling reporters as he flew to Iraq that he’ll do […]