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  • Anger Over Border Security Leads to Nielsen Resignation - Text + Audio - 8 April 2019
    "As Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen was the government official responsible for border security.
    Her resignation comes at a time when President Donald Trump is angry over the number of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border from Mexico."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • “TRUMP COACHED BORDER AGENTS TO LIE” - with 2 videos - 8 April 2019
    "Border Patrol bosses in California later told agents to ignore the president and follow the law, the CNN host said, citing sources."
    "During his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in California last week, Trump personally instructed border agents to illegally block all incoming immigrants and then lie to judges about it, CNN host Jake Tapper said on “Reliable Sources.” According to the sources, the president instructed agents to say, “Sorry, judge, I can’t do it. We don’t have the room” if judges questioned them, Tapper said."

    [HuffPost]

  • TRUMP ITCHING TO SEPARATE MORE FAMILIES - with a video - 8 April 2019
    "President Donald Trump has reportedly been pushing to bring back his administration’s scorned policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern U.S. border. One senior administration official told NBC that Trump appeared to think the policy was the best deterrent against migrants seeking to come to the U.S."

    [HuffPost]

  • US-Mexico border: Migrants held as Trump threatens closure - VIDEO - 30 March 2019
    "United States officials say they're seeing an "unprecedented" surge in Central American asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border.
    In El Paso, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection is holding some migrants under a bridge due to what they say is a lack of space in processing facilities.
    President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border if Mexico does not do more to stop migrants reaching the United States."

    Read more: Trump threatens to shut Mexico border amid migration surge
    (BBC)

     

  • Pentagon directs $1 billion to go toward building Trump's border wall - 26 March 2019
    "The Pentagon notified Congress Monday it had authorized up to $1 billion in funding to go toward building President Trump's wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
    The details: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to plan and build 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona,
    and El Paso, Texas, the Associated Press reports."

    (axios.com)

  • The border that disappears for a day every year - 20 March 2019
    "This binational celebration commemorates when Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked the US in 1916.
    It starts as a two-week cavalcade in Mexico and riders are allowed into the US for the daily festivities."

    + Video: The town without borders for a day
    (BBC)

  • US Senate Rejects Trump’s Emergency Order, Veto Expected - Text + Audio + Picture - 14 March 2019
    "The 59-41 Senate vote, however, is short of the two-thirds majorities that will be needed to overturn Trump’s veto."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • TRUMP FACING NATIONAL EMERGENCY DEFEAT - with a video - 13 March 2019
    "President Donald Trump appears headed for an embarrassing reprimand from members of his own party today
    when the Senate votes on a resolution disapproving of his declaration of emergency over the border."

    [HuffPost]

  • TRUMP BUDGET WANTS $8.6 BILLION FOR WALL - with a video - 10 March 2019
    "President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget will ask Congress for an additional $8.6 billion to pay for the wall he promised to build on the southern border with Mexico.
    That is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years."

    [Reuters]
  • TRUMP 'TO CALL NATIONAL EMERGENCY' OVER WALL - with a video - 10 January 2019
    "President Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to declare a national emergency to access funds for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
    Sources told The Washington Post and CNN that Trump wants billions of unspent dollars from the Defense Department’s disaster recovery and military construction coffers
    to build his signature campaign promise."

    [HuffPost]

  • TRUMP’S WALL PLAN 'WILL GO TO COURT' - with a video - 10 January 2019
    "The solution to the government shutdown impasse seems to be Trump declaring a national emergency at the border, using a dubious authority to reprogram military construction money for the wall, and then Congress passing clean funding legislation ― without wall money ― while Trump’s executive maneuver gets tied up in court."

    [HuffPost]

  • CONGRESS FAILS IN BID TO END SHUTDOWN - with a video - 10 January 2019
    "A last-ditch effort in Congress to reopen the federal government with a broader deal on immigration fell apart, guaranteeing the partial shutdown will continue into its fourth week."

    [HuffPost]

  • Trump visits Mexico border to make case for wall | Power & Politics - 10 January 2019
    "U.S. President Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico to make the case that his country needs to build a wall to stop what Trump says is a crisis of illegal immigrants.
    To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4972686"

    (YouTube)



  • CRITICS SLAM ADDRESS FOR ITS LIES - with 2 videos - 9 January 2019
    "Critics panned Trump’s speech for its lies and misrepresentations.
    Even Fox News, the president’s favorite network, jumped in to challenge many of Trump’s baseless claims."

    [HuffPost]

  • TRUMP DELIVERS PRIMETIME FLOP - with a video - 8 January 2019
    "In an Oval Office address televised by all major networks, President Donald Trump repeated his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall money in order to end the federal government shutdown. Trump said there’s a national security crisis at the border. That’s a myth. The real crisis is how to handle a historically high number of Central American families and children coming into the country, many of whom are asking for asylum. And a wall does nothing to solve that problem."

    [HuffPost]

  • TEAR GAS FIRED AT BORDER MIGRANTS - with pictures and a video - 1 January 2019
    " U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fired tear gas and pepper spray into Mexico early Tuesday
    after 150 migrants attempted to cross a fence along the southwestern border, the agency said in a statement."

    [HuffPost]

  • MIGRANT BORDER CHILDREN SLAPPED AROUND - with videos - 30 December 2018
    "The agency accused migrants of throwing rocks at Border Patrol officers..."
    Surveillance videos obtained by The Arizona Republic show migrant children being slapped, pushed and dragged by employees at a shelter run by Southwest Key Programs."

    [HuffPost]

  • How This Federal Government Shutdown Compares to Every Other Since 1976
    (neatorama.com)



  • Trump threatens to shut border 'entirely' unless Democrats fund wall - 28 December 2018
    "Warning came on seventh day of shutdown that began after Trump refused to accept legislation unless it contained wall money"
    + Potential border closure is only way to get Democrats' attention, says White House – video

    (theguardian.com)

  • NO END IN SIGHT FOR SHUTDOWN - with a video - 27 December 2018
    "With virtually no talks going on, House and Senate Republicans seem content to let the shutdown carry into next year, when Democrats take control of the House...
    President Donald Trump remains hunkered down in the White House, firing off angry missives about the partial government shutdown he once proudly claimed to own. And chances look slim for the impasse ending any time soon."

    [HuffPost]

  • GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS STIFFED - with a video - 27 December 2018
    "While federal employees will likely get retroactively paid, many contractors will not...
    Six days into the shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been left without pay.
    But another group of workers has also been hit hard and may never see retroactive pay: government contractors."

    [HuffPost]  

  • US Officials Announce New Measures After Second Migrant Child Death - Text + Audio + Video - 27 December 2018
    "Department of Homeland Security officials defended their actions and called for new measures after the death of a second migrant child in U.S. detention.
    An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died at a New Mexico hospital this week."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Guatemalan boy detained at border dies in US custody - with pictures and a video - 26 December 2018
    "An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala has died in US government custody, officials say, the second migrant child to die in US detention this month."
    + Video: The BBC's James Cook reports from the migrant camp in Tijuana

    + What is the migrant caravan heading to US?
    + The agony over an American dream
    + A river of people: The migrant caravan in pictures
    + Read more about the Jakelin Caal's death

    (BBC)

  • 2nd child dies in U.S. immigration custody
    "A second Guatemalan child in U.S. immigration custody has died in New Mexico. The eight-year-old had been diagnosed with a cold, given medication and released,
    but was brought back to hospital and died. A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died earlier this month after being apprehended by border agents."

    (YouTube)


  • US government shutdown over border wall (December 25, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The U.S. government will partially shut down over Christmas due to a lack of agreement the border wall with Mexico."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Border Wall - Level 4  or  Border Wall - Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • NO END IN SIGHT - with a video - 23 December 2018
    "A top White House official signaled that President Donald Trump is willing to accept less money than he’s been demanding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but a senior congressional Democrat said that, while their own offer could be sweetened, they still will not agree to a wall. Here’s what happens during a partial government shutdown."

    [AP]

  • Trump supporters angry at his 'retreat' on border wall - 20 December 2018
    "Supporters of US President Donald Trump have turned on him after he was yet again denied funding for a border wall...
    The Republican president was foiled in the Senate by his own party, which refused to grant him any of the $5bn (£4bn) he wants for a US-Mexico wall."
    + Video: Trump: "Any measure that funds the government must include border security"

    + Six things that could topple Donald Trump's border wall
    + Who pays for Donald Trump's wall?

    (BBC)

  • National Guard Deployed to U.S.-Mexico Border on Security Concerns - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 April 2018
    "U.S. President Donald Trump has called the situation with illegal immigration and drug trafficking at the southern border “a crisis.”
    Now, several border states are deploying National Guard members to support border control agencies."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Trump Inspects Proposed Models for Border Wall - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 March 2018
    "President Donald Trump has inspected several proposed models for a border wall to separate the United States and Mexico.
    Trump went to the border site just after landing Tuesday in San Diego. It is his first visit to the state of California as president."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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  • Migrants held under US-Mexico border bridge - VIDEO - 30 March 2019
    "United States officials say they're seeing an "unprecedented" surge in Central American asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border.
    In El Paso, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection is holding some migrants under a bridge due to what they say is a lack of space in processing facilities.
    President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border if Mexico does not do more to stop migrants reaching the United States."

    (BBC)



  • Children of Immigrants Fear Parents May Be Sent Away - Text + Audio + A video - 6 March 2019
    "More than 400,000 immigrants could be forced to leave the United States by the end of this year because of changes to their legal status.
    That causes fear among their children, many of whom were born in the U.S."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



  • 'This country has been violated': Trump's wall ignites tensions in Arizona – video
    "As Donald Trump seeks congressional support for his border wall, the Guardian's Paul Lewis meets Joe Arpaio,
    the controversial Arizona sheriff recently pardoned by Trump, and other local Republicans who are enraged over what they describe as an 'invasion' from Mexico.
    But he discovers a very different view among the Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American tribe with members on both sides of the border."

    (YouTube)

 

  • More Than Nice by Emmanuel Lubezki
    "Produced by three-time Academy Award winning cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, of Birdman, Gravity and The Revenant, the piece visually captures Emmanuel’s personal interpretation of the difference between nice and kind through the eyes of volunteers from No More Deaths who leave jugs of water in the Sonoran Desert. The humanitarian group’s intention is to prevent suffering and death of migrants on the US-Mexico border. The issue hits home not only for Emmanuel, but also for KIND CEO Daniel Lubetzky – both are Jewish-Mexican immigrants who have used their respective platforms to connect people, expand understanding and strengthen communities. To learn more about No More Deaths visit: www.nomoredeaths.org"

    (YouTube)

 

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  • Donald Trump's first week - VIDEO - 27 January 2017
    "From signing an executive order targeting Obamacare to vowing the build the Mexico wall "immediately",
    here's everything Donald Trump has got up to in the first week of his presidency."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

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