Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago.
A court filing revealed this week that researchers have been unable to track down the parents of 545 children.
The vice president, who had taken over the Trump administration’s response to the growing pandemic, called Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC’s director, and told him to use the agency’s special legal authority in a pandemic anyway.
A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts.
It turns out Mexico won't be paying for the wall after all.
The move is being criticized by both Democrats and Republicans.
Wednesday’s ruling lifted a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from using the funds along the southern border.