As Turkey's military intensifies in north Syria, Trump is defending his decision to abandon Kurdish allies by claiming he wants to focus on the border wall.
Federal Judge David Briones ruled Friday that Trump violated the law in trying to seize funds to build his border wall without congressional authorization.
CBP officials admitted this week that despite Trump's claims, not a single new mile of border wall has been built in nearly three years in office.
No less than Ted Cruz was harshly critical of eminent domain as recently as the 2016 election campaign, when he ran campaign ads criticizing the practice.
The Border Patrol union is so impressed with Trump that it has chosen to, well, trumpet its endorsement, breaking with union history in its first-ever official support for a presidential candidate during the primaries.
Federal officials plan to open new shelters in Texas and California this month, adding at least 1,400 beds, after a surge in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the Southwest border this fall.