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  • Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.

    09/07/2019 4:39:08 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 6, 2019 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear
    The White House is considering a plan that would keep most refugees who are fleeing war, persecution and famine out of the United States, significantly cutting back a decades-old program, according to current and former administration officials. One option that top officials are weighing would cut refugee admissions by half or more, to 10,000 to 15,000 people, but reserve most of those spots for people from a few countries or from groups with special status, such as Iraqis and Afghans who work alongside American troops, diplomats and intelligence operatives abroad. Another option, proposed by a top administration official, would reduce...
  • Mexico announces 56 percent drop in number of migrants arriving at US border

    09/07/2019 4:15:07 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 6, 2019 | Morgan Phillips
    The Mexican government announced Friday that the number of migrants coming to its border with the U.S. had dropped by 56 percent over the past three months as the country tries to avert President Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico's exports to its northern neighbor. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, citing data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the number of migrants apprehended at the frontier in August was 63,989 in August, down from 146,266 in May. Those numbers included people who presented themselves at U.S. ports of entry and were deemed inadmissible. The Mexican government has deployed more than...
  • AMLO: Mexico reaches deal for cross-border natural gas pipelines

    08/27/2019 9:35:24 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug 27, 2019 | Sergio Chapa
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador said his administration has reached a deal ending a $3 billion controversy over contracts for seven natural gas pipelines that were built by four companies south of the border... Either idle or incomplete, the pipelines are not delivering gas, but the clauses allowed the companies to collect payments due to delays and circumstances beyond their control... Mexico is consuming more than 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, but only produces 2.6 billion cubic feet per day — meaning that the rest needs to be imported. Under the agreement between the Mexican government...
  • Mexican court says cocaine use is legal — for two people

    08/22/2019 4:33:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 11:23 AM ET, Wed August 21, 2019 | Jack Guy
    In a landmark ruling, a court in Mexico City has said two people should be allowed to use cocaine legally. The ruling means the unnamed pair can use, but not sell, small amounts of cocaine, according to Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), an NGO that filed legal papers in the case as part of its strategy to change the country’s drug policy. This is the first time cocaine use has been made legal in Mexico, but the ruling still needs to be ratified by a higher court. It comes at a time when Mexico is grappling with its drug policy...
  • Wait… Mexico Wants To Sue Us Because El Paso Is Too Dangerous?

    08/05/2019 8:01:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s one consequence of the mass shooting in El Paso that you probably didn’t see coming. While investigators are still questioning the alleged shooter and trying to pick up the pieces, the Mexican government has announced that it may take the United States to court for failing to protect their citizens in the “violent” city of El Paso. The Mexican President supposedly ordered his Foreign Minister to look into the situation because at least three and possibly as many as six of the victims were Mexican nationals. (NBC News) Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the...
  • Mexico becomes first country to approve USMCA....passed with a 114-4 vote...

    06/19/2019 7:02:36 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 6/19/2019 | y Zachary Halaschak
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador convened a special legislative session to hold the vote after the Senate convened in April..“The USMCA is synonymous with opportunity in the short and long term,” Mexican Sen. Verónica Martínez García said of the pact. Canada has already introduced legislation through its parliament to ratify the agreement and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to lobby Democrats to support the USMCA during his visit to Washington, D.C., this week. Meanwhile, the deal is running into some roadblocks , Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the authority to bring legislation on the matter before the chamber,...
  • Mexican military begins arresting migrants riding 'The Beast' train to US border

    06/09/2019 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    Mexican military deployed throughout the country as part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's vow to do more to apprehend migrants headed to the United States, have officially begun targeting foreigners who have hitched rides aboard a freight train known as "The Beast" to get to the U.S.-Mexico border, local media reported Sunday. Mexican National Guard held up the "La Bestia" train in an unpopulated area near Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, a city north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, where migrants have been crossing into the country. The operation marked the first of its kind since López Obrador and President Trump reached...
  • Islamic State defector reveals ISIS plot to send jihadis into US from Mexico

    06/09/2019 6:02:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 9, 2019 8:30 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Islamic State defector reveals ISIS plot to send jihadis into US from Mexico JUN 9, 2019 8:30 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS An Islamic State defector who was interviewed by researchers from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism revealed that the Islamic State “plotted to send terrorists into the US through the border with Mexico to attack the financial system” and “cripple the economy.” Abu Henricki al Canadi (a pseudonym) however, said that he “refused to do it,” so he was jailed and during his incarceration, he was tortured, beaten, starved and water boarded by Islamic State operatives....
  • Mexico president tells Donald Trump: 'America First is a fallacy' in response to tariff threat

    05/31/2019 8:20:37 AM PDT · by Mariner · 107 replies
    USA Today via Yahoo ^ | May 31st, 2019 | David Jackson
    <p>WASHINGTON – The president of Mexico says he wants to avoid a confrontation with the United States, but had harsh words about President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods to pressure the nation to stem the flow of Central American migrants.</p>
  • Mexico won't block caravans from entering through Guatemala, top official says

    04/01/2019 5:50:33 PM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/1/18 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Mexico's top immigration official said Monday the country will not order the militarization of the border with Guatemala as caravans of residents from Central American countries make their way north. Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said Mexico will regulate and provide security to migrants from Central America, El Universal newspaper reported. She added that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's government is "not repressive" and won't militarize its southern border "under any circumstances." Sánchez Cordero's comments follow López Obrador's vow to respond with "peace and love" to U.S. threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump vowed in recent days to...
  • Muslim leader wants Spanish King to apologise for defeating Islam in 1492

    03/31/2019 1:14:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Voice Of Europe ^ | 30 March 2019 | EMMA R.
    Muslim leader wants Spanish King to apologise for defeating Islam in 1492 A few days ago, the new president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Abrader, demanded that King Felipe VI ask for forgiveness for the conquest by Spain, and now a mosque in Seville is doing the same but for the Reconquista (the Reconquest, when the Muslim rulers were driven out of Andalusia-Spain). The Ishbilia mosque has published a post on Facebook under the name of the Islamic Community itself and its president, Yihad Sarasua, in expressing “the sentiments among Spanish Muslims and those who for certain reasons, reside in...
  • Mexico president says illegal immigration to U.S. 'not up to us'

    03/30/2019 10:08:37 AM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 30th, 2019 | by Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Lizbeth Diaz and Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday tackling illegal immigration is an issue chiefly for the United States and Central America to address, as a senior Mexican official called U.S. policy on migration "bipolar." Speaking after renewed criticism by his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Twitter, Lopez Obrador said Mexico would help to check the flow of migrants heading north, but that his country was no longer the main driver of the phenomenon. Migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border have caused persistent bilateral tension ever since Trump launched his bid for the presidency almost...
  • Mexico bows to Pres. Trump on 'containment' of illegal aliens

    03/29/2019 7:33:00 PM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2019 | Chriss Street
    Mexico bowed to President Trump's border security demands by agreeing to set up a Central American illegal alien "containment" belt 2,200 miles south of San Diego. Mexico's socialist president, Andrés Manuel López-Obrador, known as "AMLO," trumpeted after his huge July victory that he sympathized with migrants suffering from "hunger and poverty." He promised to slash funds dedicated to border control and claimed that he would stand up to any of President Trump's bullying tactics.
  • Spain refuses to apologise for conquering Mexico five hundred years ago

    03/28/2019 3:39:41 PM PDT · by billorites · 126 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 27, 2019 | James Badcock
    Spain's government has refused a demand from Mexico's new president that it apologise for conquering the country five hundred years ago. Firing the first shots in what threatens to become a diplomatic row, the Left-wing Mexican leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on Monday that he had sent letters to Spain’s King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologize for crimes committed against the indigenous peoples of what is today Mexico. “There were massacres and oppression. The so-called conquest was waged with the sword and the cross. They built their churches on top of the temples,” Mr López...
  • Trump’s Surprising New Ally in Mexico? The Government

    03/01/2019 10:41:17 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    NYT via msn ^ | 01 Mar 2019 | AZAM AHMED and KIRK SEMPLE
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials are carrying out the Trump administration’s immigration agenda across broad stretches of the border, undercutting the Mexican government’s promises to defend migrants and support their search for a better life...(snip) ...Officials inside the administration of Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, have called his stance on migrants a strategic decision not to anger President Trump. He doesn’t believe he can change Mr. Trump’s mind, they contend. Furthermore, the officials say, Mr. López Obrador has not wanted to jeopardize other aspects of the deeply interconnected relationship between the two countries, ranging from elaborate regional trading...
  • Migrant Caravan Swells to 12,000 at Mexico’s Southern Border

    01/26/2019 5:43:34 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/2019 | robert arce
    The ranks of a new Central American migrant caravan reportedly grew in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to Mexico’s southern border. Mexican immigration officials in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, which borders Guatemala, are establishing procedures to expedite the process in which to approve one-year humanitarian visas for members of the Central American migrant caravan who are arriving daily. The one-year humanitarian visas, promised by Mexico’s new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is a newly adopted policy which allows migrants to legally travel and work during their stay in Mexico. The new...
  • Mexico endures gas shortages as government cracks down on narco fuel thieves

    01/13/2019 2:40:29 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Tim MacFarlan
    Mexicans have endured a week of gas shortages as the government takes drastic action to combat narco fuel thieves. Several states in the center of the country, including the capital Mexico City, have seen hundreds of petrol stations closed and long lines at those left open. {snip} The government of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, has cut off the gas supply in a number of key pipelines transporting fuel from refineries. The aim is take the fight to the "huachicoleros" as the fuel thieves are known. Many are affiliated with larger drug cartels, who for years have been...
  • Here Comes The Next Caravan: First Serious Test of the Resolve of Mexico's New Government

    01/11/2019 1:38:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Either they don’t get much news out of the United States and Mexico down in Central America or they don’t pay much attention to it if they do. Mexican officials are currently heading to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to talk to the organizers of yet another migrant caravan that’s forming up to head north toward the United States. Given the number of people who are currently lined up and waiting for weeks or months for an asylum hearing, dumping hundreds or thousands more into the queue is only going to inflame matters further. (Reuters) Mexican authorities will meet...
  • Mexico goes along with Trump’s caravan plan

    12/21/2018 5:26:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 21, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    When this idea was first proposed it was deemed to be a non-starter right out of the gate. The President wanted migrants presenting themselves at the US border with Mexico to wait in that nation while their applications for entry were processed since detention facilities to hold them on our side of the border were strained well beyond capacity. The previous Mexican administration wanted nothing to do with it and the liberal cohort on our side of the border described it as inhumane.Now, with AMLO in office, we’re seeing yet another shift in policy. The Mexican government seems to be...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Scene, Insults Trump at Trade Signing

    12/03/2018 3:57:51 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 68 replies
    MenRec ^ | 12/3/2018
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to hold up a copy of the trade pact signed by him, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and President Trump, at Friday’s ceremony, despite the latter urging him to do so. Trudeau appeared to be in a bit of a feisty mood despite the historic nature of the agreement, along with Trump’s insistence that the two have become ‘great friends.’ Aside from being the only one of the three North American leaders to not hold the document up for a photo op, Trudeau referred to the President as simply “Donald” during the meeting, and...