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September 11 since 2001 has become a day of reflection for many individuals and organizations. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was no exception.

Like many federal agencies, they took the opportunity to commemorate 9/11. But unlike others—many who actually participated in threat mitigation and recovery efforts after the attack—ICE decided to herald their own accomplishments rather than make a statement about those who died or those who stepped up.

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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes at Otay Mesa near San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Over a year ago, the Trump administration reallocated funds within the budget of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for President Donald Trump's border wall project. $20 million of the border security budget went to pay contractors to build a total of 16 border wall prototypes: two duplicate sets of four concrete and four steel designs.

Soon all 16 will be gone.

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks in a House Judiciary Committee hearing December 20, 2018. (NBC News/YouTube)

Thursday found another of President Donald Trump's cabinet members testifying in a congressional hearing. This time, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared before the House Judiciary Committee.

Things did not go smoothly for Nielsen who needed to account for the death of a 7-year-old girl who spent two days in DHS custody before dying of dehydration and exposure. Jackelin Caal of Guatemala died December 8, while held by DHS separate from her father with whom she came to the United States.

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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to boarding Air Force One before departing from Naval Air Station Point Mugu in California, November 17, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A US District Court in California foiled President Donald Trump's plan to use executive orders and presidential proclamations to override immigration legislation, at least temporarily. The President previously claimed he could use his powers to override even the US Constitution despite critics stating otherwise, however the court ruled otherwise.

In early November, Trump signed a proclamation restricting migrants abilities to request asylum. However asylum is defined by existing law and several groups—including 12 Hondurans traveling with the migrant caravan from their home country—took the Trump administration to court over the new rules.

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at The Association Of The U.S. Army Annual Meeting on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

On Friday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dedicated a newly completed replacement section of border fence in Calexio, California. The fences and barriers have existed for years, but recently received routine scheduled maintenance and upgrades.

However the DHS Secretary spun a different tale of what the invited and gathered media looked at.

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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes at Otay Mesa near San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Back in March, President Donald Trump took a trip to Otay Mesa near San Diego to look at various prototypes for his border wall. A sample section of eight options were built on the site at the cost of $300,000-$500,000 each—with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) paying the $2.4 million-$4 million bill.

Back in September 2017, DHS awarded eight contracts to companies to develop prototypes for the Trump administration’s proposed wall along the nearly 2,000 mile US-Mexico border. Contracts were split evenly into concrete and non-concrete walls.

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 6: Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was denied entry on Friday into a detention facility that holds unaccompanied minors and migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Curbelo then took to Twitter to blast the Department of Homeland Security, which the Republican said had initially agreed to grant him access. Curbelo wrote the "visit had been confirmed with local operators for over a week" but "last night was told by staff in Washington I would be refused entry."

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