Parts of the federal government shut down on December 21 after the White House increased its request for border wall funding to more than $5 billion. The Senate had passed a bill containing $1.3 billion for fence and wall construction but, with many House Democrats opposed to funding for border barriers and with President Trump committed to seeking more, it is unclear how the impasse will be resolved.
Petition: Say ‘no’ to border walls and family separations
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Statement: 512 National and Local Organizations Join to Say #NoBorderWall (MCC U.S. executive director Ron Byler quoted)
- There’s No Real Difference Between Border Walls and Border Fences
- 6 ways the border wall could disrupt the environment
- How Trump’s Wall Would Alter Our Biological Identity Forever
- Editorial: It’s time for Congress, not the White House, to step up and protect Arizona’s economy
- The Ecological Disaster That is Trump’s Border Wall: A Visual Guide
- Does undocumented immigration increase violent crime?
- Fact-checking President Trump’s Oval Office address on immigration
- Columban Center: From rhetoric to reality: What a border resident thinks of border policies
- The Economist: The big, beautiful border wall America built ten years ago and why it did more harm than good (study referenced)
- Taxpayers for Common Sense: Border wall costs to date: The costs of physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border
- Scientific American: Exploring the ecosystem of the U.S.–Mexico border: Nature is fluid; walls are not
- Texas Monthly: Trump’s border wall could cause deadly flooding in Texas: Federal officials are planning to build it anyway