mexican border

Trump admin. orders faster personnel surge to border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday directed Customs and Border Protection to speed up its planned surge of 750 officers to assist the US Border Patrol along areas of the southern border where there has been an influx of migrants crossing into the US from Mexico.

Trump's border deployment could cost up to $300M

President Donald Trump's decision to deploy US active duty troops and earlier deployment of National Guard forces to the southern border could cost between $200 million and $300 million, according to an independent analysis and Department of Defense figures on guard deployments.