Addressing the nation Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump called for urgent action on what he called a “crisis” at the southwestern border.
Border Patrol agents foiled the construction of a cross-border tunnel for smuggling contraband that was discovered Monday during a tunnel sweep in cooperation with Mexican law enforcement.
The Department of Defense is sending hundreds of American soldiers to reinforce the southern border, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.
Attempted illegal crossings at the southwestern border rose in September, ending the fiscal year with a massive increase in migration tied to a new wave of Central-American children and families seeking entry to the country.
As President Donald Trump renews his battle with Congress to fund his multi-billion-dollar border wall with Mexico, Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups in California have stepped up their campaigns to blacklist businesses involved in building the border wall.
Eric Holder cited President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who ordered the forced removal of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II, in a tweet Sunday calling for the reunification of children separated from their parents at the southern border.