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  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • U.S. Embassy in Venezuela halts new visas for lack of personnel, high demand

    05/23/2016 1:43:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Franz von Bergen
    The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela has temporarily stopped scheduling appointments for first-time visa seekers because of the consular staff is insufficient to serve the overwhelming demand, the consular office announced. The measure applies to all new tourist and business visas, for which an average of 1,800 applications were being filed daily. "We had to make this decision because in the last eight months [Venezuela's] Foreign Ministry hasn't responded to various requests to increase personnel," said Lola Petrova, the embassy spokeswoman. She said that with the current number of employees they can handle 800 daily appointments at the most. In an...
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • Nuke threat on southern border? Texas game wardens issued radiation detectors

    05/15/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/14/16 | staff
    As if the U.S. isn’t facing enough threats from its southern borders, Americans can be concerned with yet another: terrorism in the form of nuclear weapons. The potential for smuggling in nuclear or radioactive weapons of mass destruction has been suggested for a long time, and now the Long Star state is taking the threat more seriously. Texas game wardens don’t just cover land issues such as poaching, wildlife management or even illegal chemical dumping. They’re also on the water, monitoring for fishing violations – and now, terrorism. “One fear is that terrorists could try to smuggle radioactive material into...
  • Illegal Immigration and the Fulfillment of Book of Mormon Prophecy (Why Mormons Oppose Trump)

    05/15/2016 12:00:19 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 56 replies
    ldsliberty.org ^ | Apr 30, 2010 | Greg West
    The recent signing of a controversial immigration law in Arizona has generated a lot of media attention. While passions run high and the two sides trade epithets, protests are being organized that have the potential to turn violent and further polarize the nation. ...snip... Latter-day saints regard the lands of North, South, and Central America as this choice land. It has been foreordained by God to be a land of freedom. In 2 Nephi chapter 1, we read the words of Nephi, where he rejoiced that God had given his posterity this land by covenant. ...snip... The growth of the...
  • Hillary Pledges Open Borders, Levin Responds with Attack on Trump’s Tariffs

    05/14/2016 6:07:44 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 132 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 May 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Last week, Donald Trump met with the family members of Sarah Root, a beautiful, beaming 21-year-old girl slaughtered by an illegal alien in Nebraska the day after graduating from college with 4.0 GPA. Later that day, Trump warned, “Crooked Hillary Clinton wants completely open borders.” Indeed, a review of Clinton’s campaign website reveals that her immigration plan is even more radical than that of Barack Obama, who completely suspended enforcement of America’s immigration law and printed hundreds of thousands of work permits for illegal aliens. However, a much more pressing topic seems to have triggered the passions of radio host...
  • City Assisting with Influx of People Crossing Border Illegally

    05/12/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 21 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Staff
    MCALLEN — The impact of people who enter the country illegally is costing taxpayers for now. The city of McAllen is helping with the current influx. The tab is running. McAllen spent $365,736 since the first influx of Central Americans hit the Rio Grande Valley two years ago. Now, the city is preparing for another wave. The goal is to goal is to get ahead of the game by talking to people who run the Sacred Heart Respite Center. “We have communications on a daily basis, morning and afternoons,” said Josh Ramirez, McAllen Health Department director. Two-hundred people were dropped...
  • Panama begins flying 3,800 stranded Cubans to U.S.-Mexico border

    05/10/2016 10:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/16 | Staff
    PANAMA CITY – Panama has closed its border to Cuban immigrants trying to make their way north to the United States and once again is flying Cubans who already made it to the country to the Mexico-U.S. border. President Juan Carlos Varela said Monday he had agreed with his Mexican counterpart to fly 3,800 Cubans already stranded for weeks while trying to get to the U.S. Varela says it was a difficult decision, but necessary because Nicaragua closed its border to Cubans last year and impeded their journey north. Cubans are admitted to the United States. if they get to
  • Romney Warns Against ‘Demagogues’ Scapegoating Immigrants and Muslims

    05/10/2016 7:34:56 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    On Saturday during the the commencement address at Trine University in Angola, IN, 2012 GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) took what appeared to be a jab at likely presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Romney warned against “demagogues” that scapegoat immigrants and Muslims on the right and bankers and business people on the left.
  • Border Apprehensions of Unaccompanied Minors from Central America May Top 2014 Levels

    05/09/2016 7:34:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 21 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Stephen Lemons
    ... U.S. Customs and Border Patrol statistics show that apprehensions of unaccompanied minors from Central America have spiked to levels near those in the first six months of fiscal year 2014, when the issue became a political football and a source of hysteria for some Americans. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, CBP apprehended 27,754 unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexico border during the fist six months of the 2016 fiscal year, which began this past October 1. That's close to the mark reached for the first six months of fiscal year 2014 (28,579) and 78 percent...
  • Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border

    05/04/2016 6:13:35 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/2016 | Mike Lillis
    Child migration is surging again. The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration. The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids –– thousands of them unaccompanied –– arrived at the southern border. The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis.
  • Hamas announces calming of tensions along Gaza border

    05/04/2016 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Hamas announced on Wednesday night that it had reached understandings with Israel on calming the tensions along the Gaza border and stopping the fire towards southern Israel. One of the leaders of the organization said that in return, Israel had undertaken upon itself not to conduct operations inside Gaza. Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, commenting on Facebook on the understandings, said they had been reached with Egyptian mediation. “What happened on the Gaza border was a Zionist attempt to apply a new reality on the border. This required Hamas to rise up in order to prevent the tools of the...
  • Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her

    05/04/2016 7:10:41 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Truncated title. Full title: Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her Mother Mexican cartel human smugglers tried to rape an 11-year-old girl from Honduras and then brutally beat the girl’s mother when the woman tried to protect her daughter — all of which occurred in the state of Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. The attack took place on Saturday night near on the banks of the Rio Grande when a woman from Honduras, her cousin and her 11-year-old daughter were rafted over by human smugglers, information provided to Breitbart Texas by...
  • Heinrich seeks to boost border security across NM’s Bootheel

    05/03/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 11 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    Remote, rugged terrain. That is the phrase used over and over to describe New Mexico’s Bootheel by the people who live there, the agents who guard the border and the politicians who say they are trying to figure out how to fill gaps in resources to get that job done. Making those words understood in Washington, D.C., has been no easy task. “We need more focus in Washington, D.C., on these remote areas,” Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, told me Monday. Heinrich spent the weekend touring the Bootheel with the Border Patrol and visiting with ranchers. Last month, Sen. Tom Udall,...
  • Remember in 2014 When Ted Cruz Passed Out Goodie Bags and Toys to Illegal Aliens?

    05/03/2016 5:31:00 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sundance
    On July 19th 2014 Senator Ted Cruz went to McAllen Texas and passed out bags of goodies, treats and toys to illegal aliens as they crossed the border from Mexico.
  • Family Reunification for Illegal Aliens Disguised as Refugee Resettlement

    05/02/2016 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | May 2, 2016 | Center for Immigration Studies
    The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report, "Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States", analyzing the Obama administration's persistent efforts to relocate the children of Central American illegal aliens to the United States. The report is online at http://cis.org/Welcoming-Unaccompanied-Alien-Children-to-the-United-States. When the illegal flow of mostly teen-age boys from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador across the border reached record levels in 2014, the administration at first tried to arrange for them to stay by presenting them as victims of trafficking. But for the immigration benefits of being trafficked to apply, there must be coercion and exploitation; this...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...
  • Mexico Is Sending Us Colonists, Not Immigrants

    05/01/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    “Mexico First” has been the open, avowed policy of the government of Mexico for a generation, and Mexico expects its former residents to be loyal to Mexico for the next 200 years. Yet, when Donald Trump calls for an “America First” foreign policy, as he did in a speech this past week, he is denounced by pundits and the national security establishment for “nativism” and “demagoguery,” as if that policy is a novel and radical idea. Well, not in Mexico. I know that for a fact because I had it explained to me in Mexico City back in 2001 by...
  • Consistent Surge of People Crossing Illegally

    04/29/2016 6:40:04 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 14 replies
    KRGV ^ | April 28, 2016
    BROWNSVILLE – The number of people crossing the border illegally is on the rise. The Border Patrol chief said the number of people coming across is consistent with the surge two years ago. Chief Patrol Agent and Commander of the South Texas Corridor Manuel Padilla Jr. insisted this time, his agents are better prepared and border security isn’t in jeopardy. However, some people don’t agree. More than 80,000 people crossed the border illegally since October. It includes more unaccompanied children and family members from Central America and Mexico. It’s about the same as during the immigration crisis of 2014.
  • Awash in Mexican heroin

    04/29/2016 1:43:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 53 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 24 April 2016 | Mike Gallagher
    When federal officials talk about a flood of heroin entering the country, they are not exaggerating. In recent years the amount of heroin produced in Mexico has more than doubled – from less than 60 tons to more than 140 tons last year. It’s cheap. It’s plentiful. And all of it is destined for buyers in the United States. [snip]New Mexico, as a border state, is a transit state for all drugs coming north from Mexico, whether the drugs are smuggled into California, Arizona or through the ports of entry in southern New Mexico or El Paso.
  • Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016

    04/28/2016 2:16:21 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant families are streaming across the border at record pace, according to new Border Patrol statistics released Friday morning that show more than 32,000 have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S. That’s nearly 40 percent higher than the previous record of 2014, and it’s well more than double last year’s pace, suggesting that the government’s relaxed enforcement policies have backfired and invited a new wave of illegal crossers.
  • The 2010 census missed thousands of California's Latino children

    04/28/2016 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Sarah D. Wire
    More than 113,000 young Latinos in California weren't counted in the 2010 census, a new study says, and Latino advocacy groups want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau is working to reduce that number in 2020. With an estimated 47,000 uncounted Latino children, Los Angeles County alone is home to 12% of the estimated 400,000 Latino children in the U.S. not counted in 2010, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Child Trends' Hispanic Institute. California could gain another congressional seat in 2020, and "that will depend...
  • Austria Plans Fence to Stop Migrants at Border With Italy

    04/28/2016 4:19:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Reuters
    Austria outlined plans Wednesday to erect a fence at a border crossing with Italy that is a vital link between northern and southern Europe, escalating a stand-off over how to handle a migration crisis. Migrants are crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to Italy in growing numbers, and Austria has said Rome must stop them from traveling onward toward northern Europe or it will have to introduce border controls at the Brenner Pass in the Alps. But with Austrian preparations for controls already under way, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Austria's move was "shamelessly against European rules, as well...
  • Teachers Advocate for Removal of Barriers and Fear for Undocumented Students

    04/27/2016 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    U.S. Department of Education ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Alice Dominguez
    Two words dominated the conversation at ED's Tea with Teachers last week on the topic of supporting undocumented students: fear and hope. Educators balanced their concerns for their undocumented and mixed-status students, while acknowledging the hope that they ultimately deserve. During the tea, I couldn't help but think of the student from my school district, who was sitting in a jail cell rather than a classroom, feeling those same emotions. Wildin David Guillen Acosta was taken from his front yard on his way to his Durham, N.C., school in January, while his mother watched helplessly from their home. He would...
  • Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant ...Omar Khabir...

    04/26/2016 10:16:16 AM PDT · by Gritty · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2016 | not attributed
    Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information...
  • The Final Destruction of the US Southern Border?

    04/25/2016 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Sher Zieve
    Longest Drug Tunnel Under U.S.-Mexico Border Unearthed I first interviewed Dave Stoddard in 2006. With the ObamaGov having vigorously stepped up its efforts to complete the destruction of our country via invasion from and by illegals from foreign powers, I thought it a good time to visit again with him.
  • "Roses are red, tacos are enjoyable, don't blame a Mexican because you're unemployable."

    04/25/2016 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/18/16 | Luke Russert
    Luke Russert tweets a photo of a pro-amnesty protester holding a sign at the Supreme Court which says: "Roses are red, tacos are enjoyable, don't blame a Mexican because you're unemployable."
  • Rape Trees, Dead Migrants and the Consequences of an Open Border

    04/25/2016 5:22:25 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Brandon Darby and Bob Price
    Many of the most caring people in the U.S. think they are helping the poor from Latin America by leaving our Southwest border wide open between ports-of-entry, but they are not. Several of the transnational criminal organizations (cartels) operating in Central America and Mexico make an estimated one-third or more of their profits from illegal immigration. Specifically, two groups below Texas, the Gulf and Los Zetas cartels, are largely fueled by the trafficking and smuggling of human beings.
  • Yes, Terrorists Are Setting Their Sights on Our Southern Border

    04/22/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/16 | James Carofano
    According to press reports, a man arrested as part of an Islamic State (ISIS) group in Minnesota claimed he wanted to setup a pipeline to funnel terrorists into the U.S. through Mexico. The story rekindles concerns over the security of our southern border.It should come as no surprise that there are reports of terrorists trying to cross from Mexico to the U.S.—it’s been tried before. In 2011, Iranian agents tried to recruit a Mexican cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a car bomb while he dined at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.The assault on our border...
  • Border agent probed by DHS after testifying before Congress

    04/19/2016 9:44:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/19/16 | Joel Gehrke
    A top House Republican is calling on the Department of Homeland Security not to retaliate against a border patrol agent who has recently criticized President Obama's immigration policies. "I fully expect that you will personally ensure that no DHS employee or contractor will be targeted for reprisal or any other form of adverse employment action on the basis of voicing their legitimate concerns regarding compliance with unwritten departmental policies that contradict your written policies," Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote in an April 18 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. That message was sent on behalf of Brandon...
  • Pay Attention! While Primaries Distract, Obama Shreds Constitutional Governance

    04/19/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 20 replies
    P J Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    As I explained in my 2014 book Faithless Execution, the president takes two legally untenable positions on illegal immigration: (a) That the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion empowers him to choose which laws he will enforce, and (b) That if he chooses not to enforce laws in an area, like immigration, where the courts say federal law preempts state law, then state enforcement of congressional law is preempted by this executive branch non-enforcement policy. Obama’s first position is perverse. A president’s chief constitutional duty is to see that the laws are faithfully executed. “Prosecutorial discretion” is just a resource-allocation doctrine specific...
  • Almost 6,000 refugee children went missing last year, says Germany

    04/12/2016 1:36:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2016 | by Kate Connolly
    Almost 6,000 refugee children and minors were reported missing in Germany last year, according to its interior ministry, amid growing concerns that traffickers and criminals are preying on thousands of vulnerable young people travelling amid the flow of refugees into Europe. The exact scale of the crisis is unclear, because rudimentary and overwhelmed registration systems mean Europe does not have a clear picture of the number of children arriving on its shores, or close tracking of their onward route. Some of those who vanish may never have registered, paranoid that officials will lock them up. Others may have been reunited...
  • Free Rein: Gulf Cartel Used Heavy Machinery to Remove Police Camera Network near Border

    04/11/2016 12:00:55 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 11, 2016
    Drug cartels continue to operate with almost complete impunity in this border city. Most recently the Gulf Cartel was able to use heavy machinery to take down a series of police video cameras; one of the cameras was right outside of the local Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office. The Mexican government set up a large number of surveillance cameras throughout the border city of Reynosa last year in what they called a new attempt to curb the activities of organized crime. By then, the Gulf Cartel had their surveillance network in place for years. Through the use of strategically placed cartel...
  • Trump Delivers Solid Outline of How Mexico Pays for Border Wall – POTUS Balks, Liberal Media

    04/06/2016 12:52:45 PM PDT · by detective · 125 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 5, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated title. Full title: Trump Delivers Solid Outline of How Mexico Pays for Border Wall – POTUS Balks, Liberal Media Apoplectic We have actually been puzzled about why candidate Donald Trump was reluctant to present a very easy, factual and reasonable outline of how it is entirely possible for U.S. policy to incentivize Mexico to pay for the Southern Border Security Wall. One of the reasons we’ve been puzzled, is simply because the process itself is very easy to initiate. Personally I think Trump is sandbagging on many of these solutions, preferring to hold back the substance of the policy...
  • Leftists Organize to Silence Border Patrol Agents Over Trump Endorsement

    04/03/2016 7:36:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/01/16 | Brandon Darby
    Radical leftists pushing for an open borders agenda are attempting to destroy the ability of over 80 percent of our nation’s Border Patrol agents to speak out and sound the alarm to the public and to Congress. The Huffington Post reported that the open-borders extremist group, Not1More, is a “prominent immigrants rights group” and that they were behind an effort to have the AFL-CIO kick out the National Border Patrol Council from its ranks. Not1More derives its name from the idea that “not one more” illegal alien should be deported from the U.S. The attacks on Border Patrol agents ramped...
  • Water: Islam’s new target to crush the West

    03/31/2016 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Closing the border for national security is crucial, but it is critical that America's life-blood, water, not be released through a porous financial dam Murderous terror strikes by islamist organizations, mostly related to ISIS, are clear assaults against West-influenced civilization… Paris late last year, San Bernardino at Christmas, Brussels last week, and Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday are all separate fronts in the ongoing war. Over the centuries, battles pitting Islam against the Infidel—virtually every instance instigated by muslims—go all the way back to Mohammed’s seventh century rampage across the Arabian peninsula, the sale of Africans into slavery, pirating merchant...
  • John Bolton: Open Borders "Destroying" The American "Experiment"

    03/31/2016 8:28:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former UN Ambassador John Bolton tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon that, in effect, unfettered illegal immigration is “destroying this experiment” known as America and “the consequences will come sooner than later and they will be negative in their entirety.”
  • National Border Patrol Council Endorses Trump for President

    03/30/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20,2016 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    In an official statement first obtained by Breitbart Texas, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States. The unusually bold statement comes just days after a senior policy adviser for Trump made clear that future U.S. border security policy would be largely determined by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol who are actual agents protecting the border and not by politically-appointed bureaucrats in the Border Patrol or its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), if Trump is elected. The endorsement is the first-ever in a presidential primary for the...
  • Library of Congress cancels 'illegal aliens' subject heading

    03/29/2016 6:58:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2016
    The Library of Congress is no longer using the heading "illegal aliens" in bibliographic records, thanks to a request from Dartmouth College students. Officials concluded that the meaning of "aliens" is often misunderstood and should be replaced with "noncitizen," and that the phrase "illegal aliens" has become pejorative. The heading "illegal aliens" is being replaced by "noncitizen" and "unauthorized immigration."
  • Is Trump Wrong About A Border Wall? One Stunning Chart Has The Answer

    03/28/2016 7:22:32 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jacob Bojesson
    Several European countries have erected fences to keep migrants out, and, according to the numbers, every case appears to have a large impact. Hungary was a popular pathway for refugees on their way to Germany during the fall. When the daily illegal border crossings were at 7,000 per day, Prime Minister Viktor Orban decided to erect a fence along the border to Serbia and Croatia. The result speaks for itself: When the fence went up Oct. 17, the influx went down to 870 from 6,353 only a day earlier. Illegal border crossing were steadily below 40 per day throughout the...
  • Border Patrol expects surge of migrant children just in time for GOP convention

    03/24/2016 8:30:40 AM PDT · by jjotto · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/16 | Joel Gehrke
    Border Patrol officials are bracing for another influx of unaccompanied children coming through the border this summer, a crisis that could diminish border security and would certainly affect the 2016 presidential elections. The number of children who arrive this summer "may exceed" the thousands who made the trip from Central America in 2014. "And it makes it more likely that security risks can take advantage of that situation and penetrate our border, simply riding the tide of the high volume of processing that has to occur," Jan Ting, a Temple University Law professor who testified Wednesday before a House hearing...
  • Border Patrol Group’s President: Cartels Cut Hole in Unmanned Border Fence, Drove Through

    03/23/2016 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 23, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Wednesday that cartels cut a hole in a 10-mile stretch of border that had been unmanned for two days and drove two vehicles through it. “Yesterday, I received an email from an agent in Arizona, and that email said that there was a 10-mile stretch for two days — and this is documented on the reports from the Border Patrol management — 10 mile stretch of border that was unmanned for two days,” Judd said. “Criminal cartels were able to go to the fence, cut...
  • GRAPHIC: Cartel Victims Tortured, Throats Slit in Mexican Border City

    03/22/2016 8:12:17 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016
    The two most recent victims of the raging wave of violence that continues to strike this city were tortured and had their throats slit. Almost a day after the murder, the Tamaulipas government had not issued a public statement about the murders.
  • Cruz at Border:‘My 5-Year-Old Daughter Could’ve Climbed Over or Under That Fence...’

    03/21/2016 9:30:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 19, 2016
    Sen. Ted Cruz toured a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Cochise County, Ariz., on Friday accompanied by Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. At a press conference at the border, Cruz noted that some members of the media accompanying his group had climbed over the border fence to take pictures from the other side. He also said: “My 5-year-old daughter could have climbed over or under that fence in about 20 seconds.” "Well, you know if you are a drug coyote and you’re bringing hundreds of pounds of heroin or cocaine or marijuana--and I...
  • Bernie Sanders Calls for Immigration Reform During U.S.-Mexico Border Visit

    03/20/2016 4:16:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 20, 2016 | Danny Freeman
    NOGALES, Arizona -- Jessica Elizabeth Orellana Diaz wanted her voice to be heard by Bernie Sanders, even if he needed a translator to understand it. "Mi unica esperanza es llegar a este país," Orellana told Sanders after describing her painful journey of leaving El Salvador to seek asylum in the United States. "Her only hope is to come to this country," Arizonan and DREAMer Julio Zuniga said in English, translating for the Vermont senator. Sanders made his first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border of the presidential campaign Saturday, and speaking in the foreground of the wall dividing two countries said...
  • From the border: ‘We think they got the message’ (NM Ranchers)

    03/19/2016 3:44:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    After ranchers came out in force last week to voice concerns about border security, New Mexico’s political representatives in Washington say they are pushing for changes in strategy on everything from patrols to hiring, and deploying more boots on the border. About 600 people, residents and ranchers, packed a school meeting room in Animas last Thursday to express their concerns about the lack of security at the border. The New Mexico delegation is proposing, by turn, changes in hiring procedure that could attract more locals to Border Patrol ranks; hardship pay for agents who agree to work the remote region;...
  • Funding snag could delay new Mexican Border Crossing lanes

    03/19/2016 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 19 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 3/18/16 | Sandra Dibble
    U.S. and Mexican authorities said this week that they are working to address concerns over a possible delay in the opening of a much-needed new pedestrian border entrance at the San Ysidro Border Crossing known as PedWest. The entrance’s 12 new lanes are part of a $741 million reconfiguration of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. The U.S. General Services Administration, which is overseeing its construction, has announced that PedWest remains on schedule, and will be operational in June. Fears of a delay have mounted in recent weeks after Mexican authorities said they...
  • Border Patrol union: 'Trump is the only candidate' to support agents

    03/19/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/2016 | Paul Bedar
    The largest U.S. Border Patrol union local is praising Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for being the "only candidate" to support their tough mission, an almost endorsement that is the latest boost for the front runner's campaign. "Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our agents. He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful," said a statement from Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, the representative of 18,000 agents.
  • Misprinted green cards 'may have fallen into wrong hands'

    03/16/2016 6:27:51 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 03/15/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was supposed to have completed its conversion to a new automated system last year that would streamline and speed up the processing of green cards and other immigration benefits. Not only has the system gone 480 percent over budget and failed to meet its deadlines but it has increased green card errors rather than reducing them, an audit by the Inspector General’s Office has found.
  • Undocumented immigrant charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old in Wildwood

    03/15/2016 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 15, 2016
    WILDWOOD - A city man was charged this week with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Juan Nieves-Barrios, 26, a restaurant dishwasher was charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Nieves-Barrios is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Nieves-Barrio was lodged Tuesday at the Cape May County jail on $175,000 bail set by state Superior Court Judge John C. Porto.