Former President Trump's visit to the Texas border comes two weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott promised to finish the border wall in Texas using state funds and private donations. Critics call it a political stunt.
Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned.
A Pentagon spokesperson said the funds were originally intended to go towards schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account.
President Joe Biden has ordered a "pause" on all border wall construction. During his campaign, Biden pledged not to build "another foot" of Trump's wall at the US-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration's work on the border wall.
President-elect Joe Biden is promising that border wall building won't continue under his administration, but with hundreds of miles under construction, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is warning that shutting down construction could cost taxpayers billions.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a December 2019 ruling
Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter barriers that officials say were not sufficient.
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
It turns out Mexico won't be paying for the wall after all.
Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort.
Wednesday’s ruling lifted a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from using the funds along the southern border.
Ten undocumented immigrants were hospitalized for hypothermia after a large group was rescued from storm waters inside a drain near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.
President Donald Trump's boast of building part of the border wall in Colorado is garnering attention in the state, including from the state's governor, Democrat Jared Polis.
Three contracts have been awarded to build about 65 miles of new border wall in Texas.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border.
Drone footage released by the Border Patrol over the weekend shows miles of a “new border wall system” going up at a location in Arizona near where illegal immigrants were seen streaming into America years ago.