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  • Cruel whether housed with military or not ("Undocumented immigrant" children)

    05/22/2018 4:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Express-News ^ | May 22, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    The question isn’t whether immigrant minors can be humanely held at military bases. It is whether it is humane to inflict circumstances that cause them to be housed there — or anywhere else — at all. It is not. What are these circumstances? They will be detained after being forcibly separated from their parents, who will have been arrested on criminal charges for crossing the border — adding to the trauma from what was already a harrowing trek to come here. This is being done to deter Central Americans from coming because their own countries are unable to protect them...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • Farm Bill Goes Down in House

    05/18/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 18, 2018
    In a major blow to Republican leaders and after a week full of drama and last-minute vote wrangling, the House failed to pass a farm bill Friday, with several Freedom Caucus members voting no in protest to a lack of immediate action on immigration. The bill failed 198-213. House GOP leaders had been touting the bill as a fulfillment of their campaign promise to overhaul welfare programs. The vote also brings the GOP’s intraparty fissures further into public view. Thirty Republicans joined all Democrats in voting it down.
  • House Speaker Ryan moves to stop Republican revolt on immigration

    05/16/2018 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday warned a small group of his fellow Republicans against forcing a floor debate on four separate bills that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation, saying doing so would be a “big mistake.” Instead, Ryan said he was working with the White House on a singular bill that would win President Donald Trump’s support.
  • The cost of unchecked illegal immigration is very real, and very high

    05/14/2018 9:25:37 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Glenn Beck Show ^ | May 14, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    For the past couple weeks, the "Who Killed Hannibal" meme has been doing the rounds. You've probably seen it. It's a two-panel meme. In the first panel, Eric Andre is shooting Hannibal Buress. In the second panel, Andre is looking at the camera and asking, "Who killed Hannibal?" As described on "KnowYourMeme." The scene became an object labeling exploitable image macro in 2018 in which the characters are labeled differently and Andre's line of dialogue is substituted with variations of the phrasal template 'Why would X do this?' It represents the denial and victim-blaming that many people or institutions use...
  • SC National Guard Deploys Helicopters, Soldiers To Texas Border

    05/13/2018 7:00:20 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-13-2018 | Bob Price
    Members of the South Carolina National Guard are deploying to Texas to join in the effort to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. The National Guardsmen will bring aerial surveillance helicopters and support crews to help Border Patrol agents in interdicting illegal border crossings. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced on Friday that his state is sending two UH-72A Lakota helicopters and a dozen soldiers to join the nearly 750 Texas National Guard troops who are working to support Border Patrol efforts to secure the border, the Greenville News reported. “The highly trained men and women of the South...
  • US intercepts Russian bombers near Alaska

    05/13/2018 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/18
    Two Russian TU-95 bombers nearing US airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday were intercepted by two F-22 ...
  • Column: Immigrants in the U.S. illegally make us safer

    05/10/2018 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Steve Chapman
    From the beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump portrayed illegal immigration as a forest fire that threatens to spread rapidly and engulf us all. Mexicans, he charged, are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He thought Americans should be afraid. The president and his attorney general ignore the real dangers posed by most foreigners here illegally: They will fill jobs that Americans don’t want, learn English, pay taxes and stay out of trouble. Chilling, huh? The president relishes lurid tales of the criminal gang MS-13. Last year, he said: “They stomp on their victims. They beat them...
  • DHS Secretary To Democratic Senator: Fighting Illegal Immigration

    05/09/2018 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Call it what you want, but is this not a window into how far left Democrats have gone on immigration? Fighting illegal immigration is a philosophy? Well, that’s what Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said in a brief, but heated exchange with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who testified before the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday. Thank you @SenatorTester and @SenCapito for hosting me at the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee today to discuss @DHSgov budget and priorities, including the need for additional resources at the border.— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) May 8, 2018  Sen. Murray wanted to...
  • Stash house found in Laredo held 36 undocumented immigrants

    05/09/2018 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Border Patrol agents along with the Laredo Police Department responded to a request for assistance from Homeland Security Investigations on Sunday regarding suspicious activity at a residence in East Fremont Street. A total of 36 undocumented immigrants were found inside the residence. They were determined to be from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. Homeland Security Investigations is the lead investigative agency in this case.
  • Border Patrol agents arrest seven undocumented immigrants

    05/09/2018 1:40:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies - NBC Local ^ | May 9, 2018
    LAREDO,TX - Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants of different nationalities over the past few days. On Saturday, four illegal aliens from India were caught. Then, two days later on Monday, two people from Syria were found and one from Bangladesh. The individuals were caught after having cross the river illegally near the Santa Rita subdivision.
  • Trump will go forward with border wall plans in California

    05/09/2018 1:02:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 May 2018 | Reuters Staff
    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration will begin work on a section of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall in San Diego, at the request of the major California county.
  • Rural, urban, with or without papers, expanding this program would bring #Health4All

    05/06/2018 6:16:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 6, 2018 | By Ricardo Lara And Dr. Joaquin Arambula
    At first look, the city of Long Beach and county of Fresno could not seem any more different. But whether you’re a farmworker or an urban worker, there’s one struggle many people in our districts share: the human cost of being undocumented and uninsured. One in 10 California workers is undocumented, and one in six children in our state has a parent who is undocumented. Ensuring healthcare coverage for all Californians not only strengthens the health of our state’s workforce, but will move the entire state forward. Immigrants play a vital role in all aspects of California’s social, economic, and...
  • Howie Carr: Wedding bells for illegal immigrants at U.S. courthouse

    05/06/2018 6:02:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 6, 2018 | by Howie Carr
    The Moakley federal courthouse is being turned into a wedding chapel for illegal immigrant criminals desperately trying to avoid deportation from the promised land of EBT cards, Section 8 housing, Mass Health cards and Obamaphones. Last week in a U.S. District courtroom, an illegal immigrant unlicensed alleged drunk driver was married to his “fiancee,” who happens to be the mother of his 21-month-old anchor baby in, where else, Chelsea. This week, it gets even more absurd — the “advocates” want to have a photographer in a federal courtroom to take pictures of the next lovely illegal immigrant couple, or two,...
  • Illegal Immigrant to Serve Prison Time in Wyoming for Abusing Minors

    05/03/2018 11:46:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KCWY 13 - Local NBC ^ | May 3, 2018 | By Clayton Tanner
    An illegal immigrant is heading to prison today after being found guilty of abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. Thirty-six-year-old Hugo Mendoza-Cota is to spend three to seven years at the Wyoming State Penitentiary after he used his Alford Plea to plead guilty to sexually abusing his two granddaughters in late 2016. His sentenced will run concurrent and after his time is served, he will be deported back to Mexico.
  • 7 states file suit claiming Obama violated take care clause by creating DACA

    05/03/2018 7:52:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Debra Cassens Weiss
    Texas and six other states have filed a lawsuit claiming former President Barack Obama violated the Constitution’s take care clause when he created the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors. “If ever there were a violation of the president’s duty to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’ ” the lawsuit says, “this is it.” The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Brownsville, Texas, challenges the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), created by Obama in 2012. In prepared remarks, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said President Donald Trump has sought to phase...
  • Donald Trump's Border Wall Is Already a Reality in This Texas Town

    05/02/2018 10:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 1, 2018 | Nash Jenkins
    For the residents of La Lomita, President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is already here. At first glance, this lower-middle class neighborhood is a standard Texan suburban enclave: residents grill chicken on their front patios while their children shoot hoops in the driveways; spoiled pet chihuahuas nap under the parked Jeeps on the curb to keep out of the withering heat. But for the past several years, its backyards have been intersected by a stark twenty-foot-high steel fence, something not too far off from what the president has pledged to build along the border with Mexico Residents have learned to...
  • National Border Patrol Council Leader Says President Trump And Secretary Nielsen Performing Miracle.

    05/02/2018 4:34:43 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The National Border Patrol Council Leader tells Fox News that what President Trump and Secretary Nielsen have done is nothing short of a miracle. Today, Apr. 28, 2018, it is being reported that the migrant caravan is at the border demanding entry into the US as human beings to seek asylum. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen is adamant that they will be arrested if they try to enter breaking immigration laws. She bears down by saying she will enforce current laws in place, as they have been ignored. These laws have never been taken seriously, but now they will...
  • U.S. adding prosecutors, judges to process immigrants at Mexico border

    05/02/2018 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - The United States is beefing up legal resources on the Mexican border to deal with a high-profile caravan of asylum seekers trying to enter the country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday. “We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed. People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border,” Sessions told reporters. He said the Justice Department was sending 35 additional assistant U.S. attorneys and 18 immigration judges to the Mexican border.
  • Another 49 Central Americans from caravan cross U.S. border

    05/02/2018 1:29:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Delphine Schrank
    TIJUANA, Mexico - Forty-nine Central Americans from a migrant caravan that angered President Donald Trump crossed into the United States to seek asylum on Wednesday morning, while dozens more woke to a rainy, cold third day camped outside a U.S. port of entry. The 49 migrants, including a first group of mostly women, children and transgender people who had been waiting at the U.S. gate for about 15 hours, were let through by midday, according to the group’s organizers, raising the total number of migrants who had crossed to 74.