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"Within hours, the action was challenged in a lawsuit filed on behalf of three Texas landowners, saying that Trump’s declaration violates the U.S. Constitution and that the planned wall would infringe on their property rights." The Trump Administration plans to divert $3.5 billion in defense department funds towards the wall through this national emergency and $8 billion in total funds from a variety of sources. The $8 billion also includes $1.4 billion from the recent budget deal to reopen the government (after the longest shutdown in history) and approximately $600 million from a treasury department asset forfeiture fund. Illegal immigration from Mexico is at a 46 year low and has been steadily declining, and 650 miles of border wall already exist along the U.S. Mexico border, with natural barriers along much of the rest. [post_title] => President Trump Declares National Emergency To Fund New Sections Of Border Wall With Mexico [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => president-trump-declares-national-emergency-to-fund-new-sections-of-border-wall-with-mexico [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-23 15:45:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-23 15:45:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2756 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2569 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_content] => "In 2014 the Mexican government announced a new 'Southern Border Program' aimed at increasing apprehensions and deportations of migrants from Central America and other parts of the world destined for the U.S." During the first two full calendar years of the program (2015 and 2016), Mexican authorities apprehended 198,141 and 186,216 migrants respectively (data for 2017 and 2018 is not yet available).  Apprehensions were predominately of Central American origin. [post_title] => In 2014 The Mexican Government Established A "Southern Border Program" To Enforce Illegal Immigration From Central America Into The United States; Mexico Has Since Detained Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2014-mexican-government-established-southern-border-program-enforce-illegal-immigration-central-america-united-states-mexico-since-detained-hundreds-thousands-mi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-07 12:16:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2569 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2518 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_content] => "A U.S. judge on Thursday [January 11, 2018] temporarily blocked a decision by President Donald Trump to end DACA later this year. Congress is debating whether or not to write new legislation that would grant legal status to these immigrants that were brought to the U.S. as children and remain illegally." DACA, or the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", was "created in 2012 by the Obama administration allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study and obtain driver's licenses." [post_title] => DACA Temporarily Reinstated After Judge Blocks Decision By Trump [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => daca-temporarily-reinstated-judge-blocks-decision-trump [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2518 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2474 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-14 16:12:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-14 16:12:10 [post_content] => DACA, or the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", is "a program created in 2012 by the Obama administration allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and to receive permission to work, study and obtain driver's licenses." DACA applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Been younger than 31 when the program began
  • Lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007
  • Arrived in the U.S. before age 16
  • No criminal record
  • Enrolled in school or the military
DACA does not apply to NEW immigrants that are minors. The DREAM act, or "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors", would be the next step after DACA and provide "a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth who came to this country as children."  While numerous versions of the DREAM act have been introduced over the last 16 years, "none have become law."   [post_title] => Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Created By The Obama Administration in 2012, Provides Temporary Reprieve From Deportation And Limited Rights For Undocumented Youth In U.S. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-reinstated-federal-judge-provides-temporary-reprieve-deportation-limited-rights-undocumented-youth-coming-united-states-illegally-bef [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2474 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2471 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-13 23:52:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-13 23:52:02 [post_content] => "Arrests of people trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico plunged to the lowest level since 1971, as fewer people attempted the trek, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.  Meanwhile, immigration arrests in the interior of the country increased by 25 percent, the data show." "Between FY 2000 and FY 2017, the number of Border Patrol apprehensions along the Southwest border plummeted by approximately 80%, from a high of over 1.6 million in FY 2000 to around 300,000 in FY 2017." "The Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation, made 143,470 arrests, an increase of 25 percent." During the Obama administration, undocumented immigration from Mexico reached a 40 year low and was net-negative (more people were immigrating to Mexico than from Mexico).   [post_title] => Illegal Mexico Border Crossing Arrests At 46 Year Low In 2017, Steadily Decreasing Over Time; Immigration Arrests Inside The Country Up 25% [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => illegal-mexico-border-crossing-arrests-46-year-low-2017-immigration-arrests-inside-country-25 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-05 15:01:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-05 15:01:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2471 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2464 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-08 18:01:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-08 18:01:29 [post_content] => "The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico" which includes "316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles" as well as "407 miles (651 kilometers) of replacement or secondary fencing." Over 650 miles of border wall have already been built.       [post_title] => Trump Proposes $18 Billion, 10 Year Expansion Of The Border Wall With Mexico, To Be Funded By United States [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-proposes-18-billion-10-year-expansion-border-wall-mexico-funded-united-states [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-08 18:01:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-08 18:01:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2464 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2355 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_content] => On September 5, 2017 President Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ending "legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as 'DREAMers,' who entered the country illegally as children" over the next six months. The current program, established under president Obama 5 years ago, prevents deportation of children that have immigrated into the united states illegally before the age of 16 (under the care of their parents or other family members) or whose immigration status has expired.  Approximately 800,000 people qualify for protection under this program. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security explaining that DACA was not statutorily authorized and was therefore an unconstitutional exercise of discretion by the executive branch." "DACA recipients generally will not be impacted until after March 5, 2018, six months from now. That period of time gives Congress the opportunity to consider appropriate legislative solutions." On September 14, 2017 Democratic congressional leaders announced pursuing a deal with President Trump to legislate protections for those covered under DACA, which would also include improvements to border security. [post_title] => Trump Administration Rescinds "Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals" (DACA), Putting As Many As 800,000 Immigrants Who Arrived Before Age 16 (Or With Expired Immigration Status) At Risk Of Deportation [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-administration-rescinds-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-putting-many-800000-immigrants-arrived-age-16-expired-immigration-status-risk-deportati [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-09-16 22:09:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2355 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2153 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-07-15 14:52:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-15 14:52:09 [post_content] => President Trump considers including transparent sections of the new Mexico border wall:

"During a flight aboard Air Force One Wednesday, Trump told reporters, 'One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can't see through that wall...so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what's on the other side of the wall.'

The president added, 'As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them and they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It's over. As [crazy] as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.'"

President Trump also indicated his interest in using solar panels in an attempt to offset some of the cost of construction.      
Reeves, Rachel. "Trump: Border Wall Needs 'transparency' to Protect against Bags of Drugs Being Tossed over.AOL.com. AOL, 14 July 2017. Web. 15 July 2017.
[post_title] => Trump Considers Including Transparent Sections And Solar Panels In Mexico Border Wall [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-considers-including-transparent-sections-mexico-border-wall [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-15 15:30:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-15 15:30:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2153 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1876 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-23 15:37:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-23 15:37:09 [post_content] => An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security estimates Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall expansion will cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years to complete.  "The report’s estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell." Senate democrats released a report stating the border wall "could cost $66.9 billion, in addition to roughly $150 million in annual maintenance". 654 miles of the nearly 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border already have some sort of wall in place, and another 1,000 miles of the border have some sort of natural barrier, meaning nearly 70% of Trump's proposed border wall are already built. Much of the original border wall was built on federal land, but much of the additional wall would be built on state or privately owned land.   [caption id="attachment_1880" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Source: Bloomberg.com (see below citations)[/caption]      
Ainsley, Julia Edwards. "Exclusive - Trump Border 'wall' to Cost $21.6 Billion, Take 3.5 Years to Build: Internal Report." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 09 Feb. 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
Carney, Jordain. "Senate Dems: Trump's Border Wall Could Cost Nearly $70 Billion."TheHill. N.p., 18 Apr. 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
Ingold, David, Chloe Whiteaker, Mira Rojanasakul, Hannah Recht, and Dean Halford. "Trump's Wall with Mexico: What We Know." Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, 13 Feb. 2017. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
[post_title] => Trump's Border Wall Expansion Estimated To Cost $21.6 Billion, Take 3.5 Years [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => internal-department-homeland-security-report-estimates-trumps-border-wall-expansion-cost-21-6-million-take-3-years [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-23 21:39:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-23 21:39:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=1876 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1199 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-01-27 03:35:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-27 03:35:42 [post_content] => The number of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined by around 15% from 2007 to 2014, from around 6.9 million to around 5.6 million (2014 numbers are preliminary estimates).  Research also indicates that more Mexicans are migrating to Mexico from the U.S. than are migrating to the U.S. from Mexico. Current apprehensions at the U.S. - Mexico border are at the lowest levels in nearly 40 years at just under 490,000 in 2014 (last year of data available).      
Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. "Chapter 1: Migration Flows Between the U.S. and Mexico Have Slowed – and Turned Toward Mexico." Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. N.p., 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.
Gonzalez-Barrera, Ana. "More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S." Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. N.p., 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.
Krogstad, Jens Manuel, and Jeffrey S. Passel. "U.S. Border Apprehensions of Mexicans Fall to Historic Lows." Pew Research Center. N.p., 30 Dec. 2014. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.
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