The Department of Homeland Security is bypassing dozens of laws to speed up the construction of several miles of fencing in Texas.
The Department of Defense has reallocated over $600 million from the Afghan National Security Forces to build the wall, following Trump's national emergency declaration.
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration.
Tens of thousands of people belonging to U.S. Native tribes live in the Mexican states and routinely cross the border to participate in cultural events.
Protesters took to the streets at more than 140 events across the United States on Monday to oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the country's southern border.
Challengers to Trump's national-emergency declaration can use his own words against him.
Within hours of Trump declaring a national emergency on the border, the ACLU announced it would sue the president to prevent him from using military funds to pay for border wall construction.
We've highlighted Pacific Standard's best stories on the national emergency over a border wall.
A legal expert on emergency powers weighs in.
While the president has far-reaching powers in a state of emergency, experts say Trump could face legal challenges over specific provisions.
House Democrats are offering $1.6 billion to implement new surveillance technologies at the border and add more border-patrol officers. Human rights groups are concerned.
Trump will likely stoke anti-immigrant sentiment in his address, but he won't talk about child separation and immigration court backlog.
Trump's agreement to re-open the government comes without any guaranteed funding for a border wall, representing a capitulation to Democrats' demands.
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
Multiple courts across the country have issued injunctions preventing to the administration from repealing DACA. But that does not mean the program has been saved.
Primetime Oval Office addresses are outdated, but may still be effective for Trump.
In the president's Tuesday night address, he claimed Democrats supported barriers but changed their tune once he took office.