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Barbarians and Butterflies: Part 1
Posted on 17 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2021 "How a Texas butterfly sanctuary became the center of the resistance against Trump, Steve Bannon and the right-wing agenda at the border." Read More

The Woman Who Beat the Border Wall
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Oct. 5, 2021 "About 14 years ago, shortly after [registered nurse Pamela] Rivas inherited the land, the Bush administration moved to seize about an acre of her property for border wall construction. Many Texas landowners—... Read More

Expert: Feds Will Challenge Abbott's Border Plans
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Patricia Clarembaux, Univision, June 17, 2021 "The announcement made last week by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, that he will implement an immigration plan on the southern border that includes continuing with the construction... Read More

Expert: Abbott's Border Wall "Beyond the Pale"
Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press, June 11, 2021 "Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barriers along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants —... Read More

Trump Loses Border Wall Money Fight
Posted on 25 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. House of Representatives v. Mnuchin, CADC, Sept. 25, 2020 "The United States House of Representatives brought this lawsuit alleging that the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, the Treasury, and the Interior, and the Secretaries of... Read More

CBP Responds to Public Comments Regarding the Construction of Border Wall within Certain Areas in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/30/2020 "On June 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 30745), requesting public comments regarding the construction... Read More

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Border Wall Takes $88M Hit: State of WA v. Trump
Posted on 28 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State of Washington v. Trump "The Court HEREBY ORDERS as follows: (1) Defendants’ decision to reprogram $88.96 million in military construction funds previously appropriated by Congress for the Bangor Project pursuant to 10 U.S.C. §... Read More

Trump's 'Disposable Americans' - Texas Border Landowners
Posted on 26 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, Dec. 26, 2019 "Eminent domain lawyers and scholars said in interviews that landowners along the border have limited options once they receive a request from the government. They can voluntarily allow the authorities... Read More

Nationwide Injunction Blocks Trump's Diversion of Military Money for Border Wall
Posted on 11 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Travis Bubenik, CNS, Dec. 10, 2019 "A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to use $3.6 billion in military construction money to build the president’s long-promised border... Read More

What Emergency? (Opinion)
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GEN. MICHAEL HAYDEN and MATTHEW G. OLSEN, March 13, 2019 Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. Matthew G. Olsen is former director of the National Counterterrorism Center... Read More

Bipartisan Declaration of Former Senior U.S. Officials Refuting President’s Claim of a National Emergency at Southern Border
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Just Security, Feb. 25, 2019 "A bipartisan group of 58 former U.S. government national security officials have submitted a Joint Declaration that directly challenges President Donald Trump’s proclamation of national emergency to allow the... Read More

The Wall: The Book
Posted on 11 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maurice Sherif, The American Wall - "The American Wall, a photographic study and multidisciplinary critique of the steel wall being constructed along the U.S.-Mexico border. The purpose of the project is to raise public awareness and discussion about... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Making Sense of the Acquittal in Kate Steinle’s Case - Why Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Equating Immigrants with Criminals Must Stop
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 4, 2017 - "Kate Steinle’s death was a senseless tragedy. On July 1, 2015, as she was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14, a gun goes off and cuts her life short. She died in her father’s arms. The accused... Read More

Border Wall SNAFU Revealed in Emails
Posted on 26 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jill Castellano and Rafael Carranza, USA TODAY Network, Oct. 23, 2017 - "In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the USA TODAY Network obtained nearly 200 pages of emails sent to and from a CBP email address that was set up in March... Read More

The Wall: A 2,000-Mile Search for Answers
Posted on 22 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA Today - "“Build the Wall.” Three words energized a campaign. But could it be done? What would it cost? What would it accomplish? Our search for answers became this, a landmark new report, “The Wall.” The task was... Read More