People form a human wall at the border between Sunland Park, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump tweets ‘we will build a human wall if necessary’; some supporters take it literally

  • Men and women, waving American and Confederate flags, link hands in support of the wall’s construction over the weekend
  • Lawmakers hope to announce a border security deal to avoid a second shutdown
Topic |   United States

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People form a human wall at the border between Sunland Park, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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A US Border Patrol officer stands in front of the fence that divides the US and Mexico at Friendship Park in San Diego, California. File photo: AFP

California to pull state troops from Mexico border in apparent riposte to Donald Trump, US media reports

  • Follows similar move by New Mexico, which ordered most National Guard troops home after governor called president’s immigration crisis claim a ‘charade’
Topic |   US immigration

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A US Border Patrol officer stands in front of the fence that divides the US and Mexico at Friendship Park in San Diego, California. File photo: AFP
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