A rugged uphill section of the US-Mexico border wall that runs through Organ Pipe National Monument. Photo: AP

Pentagon approves US$3.6 billion for Donald Trump’s border wall and ‘ego’

  • More than 120 US military construction projects will be affected as the Pentagon prepares to use funds for border wall
  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer blasted moved as a ‘slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces’
Topic |   Donald Trump

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A rugged uphill section of the US-Mexico border wall that runs through Organ Pipe National Monument. Photo: AP
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A man holds a child inside an enclosure, where they are being held by US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States illegally and turning themselves in to request asylum, in El Paso, Texas. File photo; Reuters

US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children under new Trump administration rule

  • The new rule would eliminate a 20-day cap for detaining migrant children
  • US President Donald Trump has made a crackdown on immigration, legal and illegal, central to his presidency
Topic |   US immigration

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A man holds a child inside an enclosure, where they are being held by US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States illegally and turning themselves in to request asylum, in El Paso, Texas. File photo; Reuters
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