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Brian Kolfage, the organizer behind "We Build the Wall Inc.," an organization that aims to privately build the wall.

After GoFundMe refunded donations to a ‘Fund The Wall’ campaign, people sent the organizer over $7 million to build the wall privately

At least $7 million in donations are being sent back to the organizer of the GoFundMe for the border wall so he can privately build the wall.
Roxham Road is marked as a "DEAD END," but leads up to the northern US border where asylum-seekers cross a dirt path to enter Canada.

THE OTHER BORDER ‘CRISIS’: While America is fixated on Mexico and the wall, thousands of migrants are fleeing for Canada in a dramatically...

Migrants from around the world have been coming to a rural village in upstate New York for a chance to cross the border into Canada and seek asylum.
A scene in Venezuela, following protests and riots.

Bipartisan group in Congress wants to extend temporary protected status to Venezuelans fleeing unrest

The US already offers temporary protected status to nationals from 10 different countries.
A sign outside the White House tells visitors that no tours will happen during the government shutdown.

GoFundMe campaigns to help furloughed federal employees pay their bills during government shutdown may now be in legal trouble

Federal employees who took to GoFundMe to gather extra money to pay bills during the governement shutdown may now be in legal trouble, experts say.
People taking part in a morning workout are seen on the Mexico side of the border wall from the US near San Diego, California, June 12, 2018.

If donors raised enough money, here’s how they could theoretically build the wall

A new nonprofit is raising money to privately build chunks of the wall. Here's how that could theoretically happen.
Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than were previously known, inspector general reveals in bombshell report

The family separations sparked by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy last spring had previously been pegged at 2,737 children.
The city's monuments and museums are closed during the shutdown.

Depressing photos show how the government shutdown has turned parts of Washington, DC into a ghost town

Many Washington, DC sites have been forced to close their doors due to the government shutdown.
William Barr's young grandson Liam holds a note that he had just written to his grandfather as he sits behind Barr during his testimony before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2019.

A photographer captured the notes William Barr’s grandson wrote during his grandpa’s confirmation hearing

Attorney General-nominee William Barr was accompanied by family members, including his grandson, who scribbled copious notes during the proceeding.
U.S. federal government employees, contract workers and other demonstrators protest against the government shutdown in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2019.

Judge refuses to force government to pay federal employees working without pay during shutdown

A federal judge rejected arguments from labor unions who said unpaid work by federal employees during the government shutdown violates labor laws.
A pawn shop.

The government shutdown has some furloughed federal employees turning to pawn shops for cash

A pawn shop in Chicago reported that 10 to 20 federal employees stop by each day as the shutdown continues.