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Trump threatens to declare emergency as he heads to border

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall, which has been at the centre of an ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case that…

Montana Republican proposes state give $8M for border wall

Montana's Senate president is proposing the state give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the Mexican border. At least one other state, South Dakota, is considering voicing support for Trump's wall. But Montana, which last year faced a massive budget shortfall, appears to be the first to propose…

Trump to argue national security ‘crisis’ at southern border in prime-time...

President Donald Trump is set to deliver a high-stakes prime-time address Tuesday night, making the case to the nation, as he tweeted Monday, that there is a “Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.” The president's first Oval Office address, aimed at building public support for his signature campaign issue -- his proposed…

Mexico launches plan to stimulate US border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country's commitment to manufacturing and trade despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely. Mexico will slash income and corporate taxes to 20 percent from 30 percent for 43 municipalities…

SCHUMER: Trump threatened to keep the government shut down for ‘months...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Friday that President Donald Trump threatened to keep the federal government partially shut down for "months or even years," unless Democrats relent to the president's demands for US-Mexico border-wall funding. Speaking after a roughly two-hour meeting with Trump at the White House, Schumer said Democrats urged Trump to…

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

The deaths of two migrant children in Border Patrol custody this month have triggered an uproar over the US government's practice of detaining young children after they cross the border and the alleged lack of medical care they receive in custody. But advocates say the problem began long before President Donald Trump — and that…

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the…

Veteran draws millions in donations for Trump’s border wall

Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. An online fundraiser started by an Air Force veteran to pay for construction of President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall was up to millions of dollars Thursday, bringing…

Murder of Honduran teens highlight dangers for refugees at border

Tijuana, Mexico - The murder of two Honduran teens in the Mexican border city of Tijuana over the weekend represents a tragic example of how the delays in asylum processing are putting unaccompanied minors in harm's way, rights groups say. The teens, aged 16 and 17, were kidnapped not far from a youth shelter, before…

Trump not ‘softening his stance’ on demand for border wall: Conway

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday pushed back against claims that President Donald Trump is backing down on his demand for billions in funding for a border wall. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC…
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