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  • Morning briefing: Paul Ryan's border visit launches push for Trump's wall

    02/22/2017 7:28:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Paul Ryan's border visit launches push for Trump's wall: Rachael Bade of Politico writes: "Paul Ryan will take his first tour of the U.S. southern border Wednesday, kicking off in earnest House Republicans’ bid to fund Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico and potentially even change laws governing the arrival of undocumented immigrants. The trip to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where more than half of all undocumented immigrants are apprehended on the southern border, is a direct nod to the president’s campaign pledge. The speaker will be joined by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Rep. John...
  • CEOs praise House GOP border tax proposal

    02/21/2017 5:01:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    thehill ^ | NAOMI JAGODA
    A group of chief executive officers are praising House Republicans' proposed border-adjustment tax as the debate escalates. Border adjustability, which would subject imports to U.S. tax and exempt exports "is consistent with the tax policies of nearly every other country in the world, and it would effectively end the 'Made in America' tax that creates an unfair advantage for foreign-based companies at the expense of U.S. jobs and economic growth," the CEOs wrote in a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday. Sixteen business leaders signed the letter, including the CEOs of Boeing, GE, McIlhenny Company, Pfizer and S&P Global. The chief...
  • STUDY: Trump’s Border Wall Could Save $64 Billion Over 10 Years

    02/19/2017 5:36:07 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Camarota offers the following conclusions from his study: There is also agreement that immigrants who come to America with modest levels of education create significantly more in costs for government than they pay in taxes. A recent NAS study estimated the lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) of immigrants by education. Averaging the cost estimates from that study and combining them with the education levels of illegal border-crossers shows a net fiscal drain of $74,722 per illegal crosser.2 The above figures are only for the original illegal immigrants and do notinclude any costs for their U.S.-born descendants. If...
  • ABC Bemoans ‘Skyrocketing’ Numbers of Refugees Illegally Immigrating to Canada

    02/19/2017 11:02:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC finally became worried about “skyrocketing” illegal immigration and the strain on resources. But it was not illegal immigration into the United States they were fretting about, but that into Canada. “Illegally crossing the border, fueled by fears after recent immigration raids and uncertainty over President Trump's executive order,” announced co-anchor Dan Harris during the opening tease, “Can Canada handle this new influx?” “Yeah, we're watching scenes of immigrants and their families, with young children, fleeing the U.S., crossing illegally, all hoping to begin the process of emigrating there as refugees,” co-anchor Paula Faris reiterated...
  • Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

    02/19/2017 9:41:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 210 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | February 18, 2017 | MITCHELL FERMAN
    MISSION — Hours before the president talked about “bad people with bad ideas” entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States senator strapped on a vest, walked through the thick Rio Grande Valley brush as Friday night turned to Saturday and found what he, President Donald Trump and many discuss in Washington D.C. The senator linked the findings to organized violent crime. “There were more than one that were large, young men with a significant percentage of tattoos that might suggest gang affiliation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday afternoon, recounting an overnight ride along with...
  • Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

    02/18/2017 5:56:55 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations...
  • RPT: Trump's Border Wall Could Save Americans Nearly $64 Billion Over 10 Years

    02/18/2017 1:08:35 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 02/18/2017 | na
    A new Center for Immigration Studies report suggests that President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could save Americans nearly $64 billion over the next 10 years if it stops half of all expected undocumented immigrants. Steven Camarota, the study's author, joined Cheryl Casone on "After the Bell" Friday to discuss his calculations. {..snip..}
  • (1994) Glow Dust To Tag Illegal Immigrants? (brilliant idea from Dr. Bill Watternburg)

    02/18/2017 9:20:26 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 1994 | Rotella (sounds like a food product)
    In a proposal likely to add to the angry debate about illegal immigration in California, a well-known scientist is calling for the U.S. Border Patrol to sprinkle fluorescent dust at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to track down illegal border-crossers. The low-cost, low-tech plan would improve border enforcement dramatically and pose no danger to people "tagged" by the glowing dust, according to an article in today's edition of Science magazine. "Twilight Zone" feeling But the somewhat surreal, politically charged image of the U.S. government exposing illegal immigrants to chemicals, then tracking them down with lasers and ultraviolet lights provoked criticism...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Mexicans form human chain along border to protest Trump's wall

    02/18/2017 4:27:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Staff
    CUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Around 1,500 Mexicans protested against U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Friday by making a human chain. "Hand in hand we show a national unity that makes no distinction between people," said Senator Armando Rios Piter as he stood with other politicians and students along the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez. "Mexico is more than a wall." Armando Cabada, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, said the human chain showed that people in the border region were more united than ever. The mayor of El Paso, Texas, just across the border...
  • Jeb Bush Mocks Trump’s Border Wall

    02/17/2017 1:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gabrielle Levy
    Jeb Bush is mocking President Donald Trump as his plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico is running up against tough political and practical obstacles. Bush, a former presidential candidate and Florida governor who took heat from Republicans for his relatively moderate stance on immigration, on Friday tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal column that said Trump's plan is "easier said than done." "Reality sets in," Bush wrote....
  • ANALYSIS: Border Wall Only Needs To Stop 9-12% Of Illegal Crossings To Pay For Itself

    02/16/2017 11:45:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Rachel Stoltzfoos
    President Donald Trump’s border wall only needs to stop about 10 percent of illegal crossing in order to pay for itself, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. The estimated $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall would quickly be offset by the savings to the government if fewer illegal immigrants arrive in the country over the next decade, CIS found. Only a small portion of the population of people who are expected to attempt an illegal crossing in the next decade — between 9 and 12 percent — would have to be stopped for the...
  • Immigration Enforcers, Unleashed By Trump, Can Finally ‘Do Our Jobs Again’

    02/15/2017 7:40:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 15, 2017 | Elise Foley, Immigration & Politics Reporter
    When Donald Trump won the presidency in November, Shawn Moran’s border patrol colleagues high-fived and hugged each other. “There was a real sense that we were going to be able to do our jobs again,” said Moran, vice president at National Border Patrol Council. “That turned out to be true.” Border Patrol and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents complained for years that then-President Barack Obama constrained their ability to fulfill their mission. Trump campaigned on a promise that he would unleash them — and vowed to make large-scale deportation of undocumented immigrants a priority. This won Trump the endorsement of...
  • Why Mexico Needs the Border Wall as Much as The USA

    02/13/2017 9:20:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2017 | Russ McSwain
    The much-needed reforms initiated by the Trump Administration are met with two types of criticisms. The first and least used is that the reform is bad policy, for one reason or another. The second often-used type is that the proposal causes negative emotions, bad vibes, and sends inappropriate messages. Nowhere is this more evident than in arguments against building a wall on our southern border and implementing stricter border enforcement. From a purely practical standpoint, increased border control is vitally important for both Mexico and the America. Both countries benefit by slowing the flow of narcotics across the border. There...
  • I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought,

    02/11/2017 7:21:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 11, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the..... or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!
  • Mexico warns citizens after US deportation of undocumented mother

    02/10/2017 2:09:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Ray Sanchez
    Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to "take precautions" and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with US immigration authorities. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, Arizona, a day earlier. Mexican consulates "have intensified their work of protecting fellow nationals, foreseeing more severe immigration measures to be implemented by the authorities of this country, and possible violations to constitutional precepts during such operations and problems with...
  • The (physical) end of the Texas/ Mexico border wall

    02/10/2017 9:40:25 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-10-17 | JR
    Comments by a worker from a local irrigation district while driving along the Texas/ Mexico border wall: "This is the wall that the Clinton administration built. The wall ends right here...where Trump is gonna finish it off. A lot of illegal aliens cross over here and hide inside the sugar cane. Anyone who is really determined can climb it. I won't climb it, there's always border patrol out here...." (2/09/17)
  • Central American migrants say Trump's border wall "can't stop us from coming"

    02/09/2017 1:46:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    America - The Jesuit Review ^ | February 8, 2017 | Jan-Albert Hootsen, Mexico City correspondent
    In the scorching afternoon heat of Mexico’s southeastern gulf coast, three men wash their clothes in former oil barrels. They laugh when asked about the border wall planned by U.S. President Donald J. Trump. “It can’t stop us from coming,” Hunley Salgado, a 24-year-old Nicaraguan, says. “We’ll just climb over it. If they make it too high, we’ll tunnel under it.” Willie Rodríguez, a tall and skinny 42-year-old Honduran, nods as he hides from the sun in the shadow of a wall across the street. “The whole point of us making this journey is that we’re trying to realize a...
  • ALERT: Border Patrol Catches Egyptian, Iraqi Nationals Sneaking Across the Border

    02/09/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly apprehended two individuals who were attempting to sneak across the border Saturday — but they weren’t the customary illegal aliens from Mexico or Central America. CBP confirmed to Breitbart Texas that one Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were detained by Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. Iraq and Egypt are hotbeds for terrorism. CBP did not confirm if the foreign nationals were men, however a source claimed they were both males.
  • Pope Francis urges Trump to not build wall

    02/08/2017 7:32:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 9, 2017 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said says society should not create 'walls but bridges' to encourage good relations among people, adding it was wrong to be spiteful and say 'I'll make you pay for that'. US President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the border with Mexico and have the Mexicans pay for it. The Argentine-born pontiff did not mention Trump or that specific wall in his comments on Wednesday. Speaking at his weekly general audience, Francis spoke of a Christian calling 'to not raise walls but bridges, to not respond to evil with evil, to overcome evil with good'....
  • State Senator seeks to legalize identity theft and social security fraud by illegals in California

    02/08/2017 7:28:55 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Feb, 7th, 2017 | By DrJohn
    California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) is quite a piece of work. He introduced a bill into the California State Senate that would make California a sanctuary state. He is the author of the bill: SB54, authored by Senate pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), is scheduled to be heard in the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee this morning. According to Senator De Léon’s website, SB54 (along with two other bills designed to provide state funds for legal defense for anyone ordered deported) is to be known as “Protecting...
  • Israeli Company Bidding Hard to Build Trump’s Wall

    02/07/2017 8:11:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | February 1, 2017 | Naomi Zeveloff
    The Israeli company that built Israel’s border fence is making a play this week to construct U.S. President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico. According to Bloomberg, the U.S.-based unit of Magal Security Systems Ltd. presented at a January 31 conference on border security attended by officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The company, whose shares have risen almost 50% since Trump’s election, showcased a fiber-optic fencing system that it says is used in airports and seaports around the world. The company also built Israel’s border fence with Gaza and the West Bank. “We have the right product and...
  • Trump's lawyer gets pounded by judges with questions about 'Muslim Ban' (tr)

    02/07/2017 4:43:39 PM PST · by Truth29 · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Full Title: Trump's lawyer gets pounded by judges with questions about 'Muslim ban' as he fights for travel restrictions to be put back in place - and says White House will take ANY part of the ban being reinstated President Donald Trump's administration says its temporary restrictions on citizens of seven terror-afflicted countries are not the equivalent of a Muslim ban - but justices on a federal bench reviewing the executive order indicated Tuesday that they're not buying it. Judges wanted to know whether the executive branch believes that Trump could bar Muslims from entering the country if he wanted....
  • Iraqi and Egyptian Nationals Caught After Sneaking Across Open Border

    02/06/2017 3:24:25 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02/06/2017 | byBrandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    One Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the individuals from terror-hotbeds had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed the concerning apprehensions to Breitbart Texas in a statement. CBP declined to confirm that the foreign nationals were men, though a source operating under the umbrella of their agency claimed they were both males to Breitbart Texas. “USBP agents [U.S. Border Patrol agents] from Lordsburg Station apprehended two individuals, one Iraqi national and the other from Egypt, while on patrol Saturday at 2:15 p.m. local time along...
  • The new underground railroad

    02/06/2017 4:56:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    MacLean's ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jason Markusoff
    Lights along the highway from farmers’ fields in Emerson, Manitoba, west of the border. The taxi stopped at the side of the I-29 interstate after cruising north for about an hour. Their $400 in the cabbie’s pocket, he dropped off Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal a two-minute drive short of the North Dakota-Manitoba line. The driver pointed the men toward a darkened prairie field and a row of red blinking lights, wind turbines in the distance. Walk toward those lights, and they could grasp freedom. “We didn’t feel any sign, but we could feel we are in Canada, because of...
  • Who cares who pays? Not having Trump's wall already costs us big

    02/05/2017 7:04:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2017 | Joseph Borelli
    “Build the wall” The chant that resonated in arenas and airplane hangers throughout the country over the course of the presidential campaign is on the brink of becoming reality, despite the fact that there’s a growing argument over who will pay, when they will pay, and how it will be paid for. Many of those now troubled about a congressional appropriation for its construction are losing site of the fact that the heroin trade through our southern border is arguably costing more in lives, money and potential than any amount the 115th Congress could approve....
  • Trudeau won't stand a chance with Trump

    02/02/2017 8:02:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Canoe ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mike Strobel, The Toronto Sun
    Memo from Justin Trudeau to all staff: “If Trump calls, I’M NOT IN!” And who could blame our plucky PM? In a dizzying few hours this week, Donald Trump has rewritten the book on American diplomacy. Rewritten? Hell, he’s ripped it up, burned it, spit on it and flung it in the swamp. There is more Marquis de Sade than Marquess of Queensberry about the Donald’s statesmanship. First, he reportedly hangs up on Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in a spat over refugees. Turnbull insists America take 1,250 folks from Syria and Iraq who are now in Australia’s off-shore island...
  • Open borders left, refugee contractors plan days of action (tomorrow)

    02/02/2017 7:17:32 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Feb 1 2017 | Ann Corcoran
    Replacing ‘old Americans’ with ‘new Americans!’ On Monday hundreds of liberal activists and refugee resettlement agency operatives (you pay their salaries with your tax dollars) held a conference call to plan political action against President Donald Trump’s order, that calls for a moratorium for 4 months on refugee resettlement, and his order to improve vetting for immigrants coming from dangerous terror hotspots around the world. (Below are some of the groups that participated.) If President Trump is cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities how about cutting off funding for resettlement agencies who could be using federal dollars to organize...
  • UN refugee summit: Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton tout Australia's immigration policy

    02/02/2017 4:52:58 PM PST · by onyx · 13 replies
    ABC.NET.AU ^ | Updated 19 Sep 2016, 10:21pm | North America correspondent Stephanie March and political reporter Stephanie Anderson
    Email UN refugee summit: Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton tout Australia's immigration policy By North America correspondent Stephanie March and political reporter Stephanie Anderson Updated September 20, 2016 15:21:12 Video: Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a UN summit about Australia's border control policies (ABC News) Related Story: 'Life jacket graveyard' in London to commemorate refugee deaths Related Story: Turnbull arrives in New York ahead of refugee summit Map: Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton have used a United Nations summit to encourage world leaders to look to Australia's strict border control policies as a way to...
  • DHS secretary: Border wall should be finished in two years

    02/01/2017 8:01:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Catherine Herridge, Matthew Dean
    MCALLEN, Texas – EXCLUSIVE: In his first television interview as Homeland Security secretary, retired four-star Marine Gen. John F. Kelly told Fox News he wants the U.S.-Mexico border wall finished in two years – setting an ambitious schedule for the project ordered last week by President Trump. "The wall will be built where it's needed first, and then it will be filled in. That's the way I look at it," Kelly said. "I really hope to have it done within the next two years." Fox News traveled with Kelly in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday where he saw first-hand the challenges...
  • NYU Professor: Mexico Should Let Drug Cartels Flood U.S. with Narcotics to Retaliate Against Trump

    02/01/2017 5:30:29 AM PST · by tony75034 · 30 replies ^ | 2/1/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Are these people insane or what? This clown is a former official of the Mexican government, and he wants Mexico to flood America with drugs to get back at Trump? WTF is wrong with these people and how long does this guy get to keep his new job at NYU? That's what I want to know. America is not putting up with these snowflake's any longer. I can tell you that for sure. More snowflake videos below to make you laugh.
  • San Diego Patrol Car Video US/Mexico Border Crossing Incident

    01/31/2017 4:18:12 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-31-17 | JR
    1-31-17: Patrol officers on route to a person allegedly stuck on the border wall in the water. Officer: "Obviously with Trump's executive order there's a lot of focus right now on the US/ Mexico border. We're heading down Monument road right near the border to check it out." At 16:24: "Three people tried to cross, one got stuck on the fence...we don't know of his citizenship." Fascinating to hear how the officers verbally process the situation and interact with dispatch. A little taste of what our excellent officers deal with on a regular basis.
  • Koch network launches effort to kill Republican border tax plan

    01/30/2017 10:05:29 AM PST · by entropy12 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 29, 2017 9 pm | Richard Cowen
    Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers' efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group founded by Charles Koch and his brother David, plans to use its network of wealthy political donors and activists to kill the proposal, which aims to raise $1.2 trillion over 10 years on goods coming into the United States, according to officials from the group, which...

    01/29/2017 2:01:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Thursday January 26th 2017 @ 3:43 pm EST by Roy Beck | Roy Beck
    As the Trump Administration rolled out the new orders on immigration enforcement yesterday, we at NumbersUSA noticed a lot of very familiar ideas. They were on our list of the 10 most important actions needed to reduce the current and future illegal population of the country. We assembled the list last summer. We looked over the dozens of actions that would be helpful and chose 10. We then arranged them in order of which ones would have the most impact on the reduction. Look below for the full list of "10 Steps to Fix Our Broken Immigration-Enforcement System". Unfortunately, the...
  • Here’s what your guacamole — and other groceries — would cost if we had a Mexico border tax

    01/28/2017 8:37:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 232 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | ELIZABETH KOH
    It was a claim that President Donald Trump repeated on the campaign trail: that he would build a wall and that the Mexicans would pay for it. In his first few days in office, Trump appeared to make good on one portion of that promise, by signing an executive order for the planning and building of that wall to proceed. But the cost for that wall will temporarily be borne by Americans, Trump said, and Mexico’s government insists it will not pay for the construction on the border. On Thursday, President Donald Trump floated a 20 percent tax on imports...
  • Netanyahu Hails Trump Decision On Mexico Wall

    01/28/2017 4:40:05 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 3 replies ^ | January 29, 2017
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Saturday to hail new US President Donald Trump's decision to build a wall on the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order telling officials to begin to "plan, design and construct a physical wall" along the 3,200-kilometre (2,000-mile) US-Mexico border, making good on a campaign pledge. In an interview with American channel Fox News on Thursday Trump justified his decision, citing Israel which, he said, had managed to "stop 99.9 percent" of illegal immigration by constructing a wall. He was referring to the more than 240-kilometre barrier Israel...
  • Fresno mayor vows his town won't become 'sanctuary city,' bucking California trend

    01/28/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith and Cindy CarcamoContact Reporters
    President Trump’s plans to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” has met with criticism from many politicians around California. But Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said Thursday that he has no plans for his city to join the sanctuary city movement, which is designed to express support and solidarity for people in this country illegally.
  • U.S. Concrete wants in on Trump's wall

    01/28/2017 1:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | January 26, 2017 | Candace Carlisle
    With lawmakers considering legislation to make President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a reality, U.S. Concrete CEO Bill Sandbrook says he's ready to get a competitive bid in on the project....
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu shuts up Trump critics: The wall WORKS!

    01/28/2017 11:32:56 AM PST · by 198ml · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/28/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu gave a shoutout to Pres. Trump that critics of the president's plan to build a southern border wall ought to take a look at.
  • Mexican President Vows to Protect Illegals Living in the US [semi-satire]

    01/28/2017 8:29:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Irate that US President Donald Trump “is upending the convivial relationship our two countries enjoyed while Obama held the presidency,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed “to do everything in my power to protect the rights of Mexican nationals living in the United States.” Peña rejected accusations that his stance was hypocritical given Mexico’s harsh treatment of illegal immigrants in his country. “Mexico has a right and an obligation to protect our resources from being consumed by those who have no right to be here,” Peña insisted. “We are a poor country with too many mouths to feed. The United...
  • Fear and rage on US-Mexico border

    01/28/2017 7:35:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2017 | Javier TOVAR
    San Ysidro (United States) (AFP) - At the busy San Ysidro border crossing between the United States and Mexico, it's hard to find anyone with positive words about President Donald Trump's vow to build a wall between the two countries. Holding true to his campaign promise, the Republican billionaire ordered US officials this week to begin constructing a barrier along the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) US-Mexico border to keep out illegal immigrants. He also announced other plans he said would strengthen security, including deporting criminal undocumented migrants. Here at the border crossing that connects the US city of San Ysidro with the...
  • Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox mocks Trump: He's a 'child'

    01/27/2017 5:53:00 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 0729 CST 27 JAN 17 | Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere
    Vicente Fox Trump acting like 'a child, a CEO': Vicente Fox 1 Hour Ago | 01:35 Former Mexican President Vicente Fox blasted President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "child" and mockingly referring to him as a corporate "CEO" rather than president of the world's most powerful country. In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," the outspoken Fox said Mexico won't pay for the wall Trump wants to build along the border, "not now, not ever." Fox also said he doesn't believe Trump is an American "in his soul and his beliefs." He added he does not understand the...
  • HE'S FIRED! Trump administration tells Border Patrol chief to pack his bags

    01/26/2017 2:07:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Daily mail ^ | 1/26/2017 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to step down from his post. News of his departure, expected within a month, comes as the Trump administration moves toward tougher enforcement of immigration laws. Two sources familiar with Morgan's departure told Reuters that he held a morning phone call with employees to say that he was not resigning – but had been asked to leave by the Trump administration. Morgan's ouster also comes the day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on...
  • How Trump can end illegal immigration right now—without a wall (For discussion purposes)

    01/26/2017 11:53:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 26, 2017 | Steven Kopits
    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised not only to 'build a wall' to seal the southern U.S. border, but to make Mexico pay for it, at a cost of some $10 billion to $38 billion. Mexico on Thursday reiterated it's refusal to foot the bill. Yet, a market-based immigration policy allowing Central Americans who passed a background check to purchase work visas at market rates (instead of paying thousands to human smugglers) could generate revenues for the federal government in excess of $40 billion, or more than enough to pay for that wall. You can read the details in...
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kerlikowski Resigns? (Vanity for Verification ...)

    01/26/2017 10:11:43 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 1/26/2017 | Uncle Miltie
    Commissioner's Blog for Kerlikowski: Leadership page, NO KERLIKOWSKI, but an Acting Commissioner: Did Kerlikowski just resign or get canned? Please verify...
  • McConnell Says Congress Moving Ahead With $12 - $15 Billion To Build Trump's Wall"

    01/26/2017 7:24:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 26, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Trump's Mexican border wall from improbable is rapidly becoming imminent. First, it was Paul Ryan telling Greta Van Susteren that he is prepared to pay $8-$14 billion for Trump's "massive wall"... Paul Ryan tells @greta “we're going to pay for” Trump's wall, confirms est. cost $8-14 billion; says lot of ways to get Mexico to contribute — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 26, 2017 ... and now he has support in the Senate, where Mitch McConneell has said Congress is moving ahead with $12 billion - $15 billion to build border wall. BREAKING: Senate leader McConnell says Congress moving ahead...
  • Mexico opposition leader urges U.N. lawsuit over Trump wall

    01/25/2017 5:49:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2017 | Anahi Rama
    TLAPANALOYA, Mexico - A leading contender for the Mexican presidency urged his government to lodge a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations for the wall he plans to build on the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. Speaking as Trump gave orders to start work on the wall along the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border with Mexico, two-time presidential runner-up and leftist opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the announcement was an insult to his country. "I respectfully suggest that the government of Mexico presents a lawsuit at the United Nations against the U.S. government...
  • Northbridge Company Eyeing Work For Trump’s Border Wall (Massachusetts)

    01/25/2017 4:10:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WBZ-AM ^ | January 25, 2017 | Beth Germano
    NORTHBRIDGE (CBS) — As President Donald Trump signed an executive order to jump-start construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, some businesses in New England have their sights set on getting in on the project. In a renovated Northbridge mill building are miles of steel and wire that Riverdale Mills believes can fill the promise. The company already has experience. In 2008 it provided the materials for 23 miles of fencing on the southern border in Arizona and says it has the capacity to cover 2,000 more miles. Its wire mesh wall would be 20 feet high and five...
  • Trump says to coordinate with DHS to begin 'immediate construction of a border wall'

    01/25/2017 12:38:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants, proceeding quickly on sweeping and divisive plans to curb immigration and boost national security. Trump signed two executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security, one ordering construction of a wall along the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border and the other moving to strip federal grant money from "sanctuary" states and cities, often governed by Democrats, that harbor illegal immigrants. Speaking at the DHS after signing the orders, Trump said he will work...
  • Trump Expected to Order Mexican Border Wall

    01/24/2017 7:10:39 PM PST · by usafa92 · 139 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/24/2017 | Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON — President Trump will order the construction of a Mexican border wall on Wednesday, White House officials said, and is mulling plans to stop Syrian refugees from entering the country and to slash immigration of refugees from “terror prone” nations, perhaps as early as this week. During an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, Mr. Trump plans to sign an executive order to direct federal funds to be shifted toward the building of a wall on the southern border that became a signature promise of his campaign. He has argued that doing so is vital to...