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Democrat US House candidate McCready not for Trump impeachment

The Democrat running for a congressional seat in a do-over election in North Carolina said Thursday he is not in favor of holding impeachment hearings aimed at President Donald Trump.

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants.
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Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Eager to make border security a central campaign issue, President Donald Trump consulted with immigration agents in a California border city Friday while insisting that the nation's immigration system was overburdened and declaring that "our country is full."

Trump threatens to shut down border with Mexico next week

Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, "I am not kidding around."

US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

President Donald Trump's drug czar says the president's plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall would save American lives by helping stem the flow of illegal drugs into the country.
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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.
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Trump pushes senators to stick with him on border emergency

President Donald Trump is signaling to Republican senators he has littler tolerance for dissent as they prepare to vote on terminating his national emergency declaration to build the border wall with Mexico.

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