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Coast Guard, working without pay in a government shutdown, sees a surge in West Coast migrant intercepts

The U.S. Coast Guard saw a nearly fivefold increase in the number of migrants it intercepted off the coast of Southern California in 2018, underscoring the challenge that will remain in stopping illegal migration even if President Trump secures funding for his southern border wall.

Troops to remain on border through September for surveillance, detection mission

Coast Guard to go without pay if shutdown continues through weekend

On Tuesday, the 18th day of the partial government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, took to the House floor to share stories of Connecticut residents affected by the shutdown like Ethan, of Niantic, a member of the Coast Guard Academy's faculty for the past 11 years.

Coast Guard, working without pay in a government shutdown, sees a surge in West Coast migrant intercepts

To build border wall as a national emergency, Trump would need to tap existing military budget

If President Trump declares a national emergency to force the military to build a wall on the border with Mexico, the Pentagon may have to figure out which military construction projects around the world to cancel, pare back or put on hold to free up money for the initiative.

Coast Guard, working without pay in a government shutdown, sees a surge in West Coast migrant intercepts