Border Wall

Border officials destroy Native American burial grounds

“Draining precious groundwater, bulldozing ancient saguaros and plowing over burial grounds isn’t enough. Now they’re literally dynamiting a mountain in protected wilderness lands,” he said. “Nothing is sacred to them, no amount of destruction too grand. We’re living a nightmare down here in the borderlands.” SALON: Border officials destroy Native American burial grounds to build […]

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To pay for Trump’s wall, a hurricane-wrecked base in Puerto Rico loses funding – The Washington Post

“Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said last week that the border barriers the Pentagon is bankrolling have nothing to do with supporting troops during a national emergency — as the law requires for the Pentagon to redirect funding. He said the moves set a disturbing precedent. “I believe you’ve been given an illegal order,” King told Trump’s nominee

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Trump’s border fence is slicing right through irreplaceable archaeological sites

“The Washington Post has reported that this area is central to that part of the wall that Trump is demanding be completed before Election Day 2020, and federal workers in the area are “feeling extraordinary pressure” to keep construction moving forward at all costs. Including, apparently, the loss of historic artifacts that record the people who

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Trump is ‘personally and repeatedly’ intervening to get border wall contract awarded to crony

SWAMP WATCH: “Engineers, which has “alarmed military commanders and DHS officials.” Because the president is not supposed to personally intervene in the awarding of contracts business. Trump summoned Semonite to the Oval Office again on Thursday and “immediately brought up Fisher, a company that sued the U.S. government last month after the Army Corps did

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Hundreds of Texas landowners get notice of Trump administration’s land grab

“90-year-old Texan Elvira Canales said that while no one from the federal government has told her a proposed border wall could go through her land, she’s nonetheless prepared to fight to defend what is hers. “I won’t sell it,” she said, “or I won’t give it permission because it’s my property for generations and generations.” Hundreds of others,

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