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  • Mexican sewage warfare blocking border enforcement, agent warns

    08/21/2017 8:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Are the Mexicans using "sewage warfare" against U.S. Border Patrol agents?  A top Border Patrol agent warns that something isn't right out there. Christopher J. Harris, senior patrol agent at the Border Patrol and a top official with Local 16 of the National Border Patrol Council, told an American Freedom Alliance conference Sunday in Los Angeles that the situation in Imperial Beach, where Mexican raw sewage is being pumped onto San Diego beaches with impunity, is more than just ruined beaches and noxious smells, as the media have reported.  It's a toxic hazard to those who serve in the capacity of...
  • ...Trump vowed to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. It never happened [L.A. SLIMES Whinefest]

    08/20/2017 5:29:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 8/18/17 | Joseph Tanfani
    Five days after President Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration — immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants. ....Seven months later, construction of the wall has yet to begin, the number of Border Patrol officers has actually dropped by 220, and immigration agents are on track to deport 10,000 fewer people this year than in President Obama’s last year in office, the latest figures show. To be sure, part of Trump’s crackdown is showing dramatic...
  • Turkey completes 556-Km border wall with Syria (4-11-17)

    08/18/2017 5:44:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 4-11-17 | Dpa/Istanbul
    Turkey has completed a 556-kilometre wall along its border with Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter feed. The wall was designed as a security measure and is made of concrete blocks. Photos from the ministry show the tops of the blocks are covered in barbed wire and there are guard towers placed at intervals. The project was done in cooperation with TOKI, the state-run public housing body. The body said the wall is about three metres high. The full length of the border is 911 kilometres. In the first years of the Syrian civil war, fighters,...
  • Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

    08/17/2017 12:03:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017 | by Anna Mehler Paperny
    The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said. Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province. The Montreal suburb of Boucherville has...
  • Deported: End of the line for undocumented Oakland couple

    08/17/2017 8:27:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    SAN FRANCISCO — The much-publicized saga of Highland Hospital nurse Maria Sanchez and her husband Eusebio, who for the last 15 years had sought to obtain green cards and remain in the U.S. legally, ended with hugs and tears Wednesday night before the undocumented couple boarded a flight bound for their native Mexico. They had booked their flight Tuesday after receiving word that a final attempt to delay their deportation had been denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The couple is now prohibited from returning to the U.S. for a decade, when they can begin the process all over...
  • Slash Immigration, and GDP Is the Victim, Research Finds

    08/15/2017 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | by MARTHA C. WHITE
    The GOP’s plan to cut the number of immigrants and increase the percentage of highly educated workers within that pool would decrease GDP by 2 percent over the long term and cost 4.6 million jobs, a new study finds. The RAISE Act, introduced by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Donald Trump, would use a “merit-based” system for evaluating applicants, prioritizing those with college degrees, English-language skills, and employment prospects, among other criteria — an approach favored by politicians in both parties. But by combining this with measures that would cut the approximately 800,000 legal immigrants...
  • American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

    08/15/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 14, 2017 | by Alberto Luperon
    On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d): "A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction". This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way....
  • Illegal Refugees Complain About Housing In Montreal

    08/14/2017 11:12:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 14, 2017 | by David Krayden
    After being bussed into sanctuary city Montreal after illegally crossing the Canada-U.S. border, illegal refugees are now complaining about lack of housing there. The illegals are provided with a tent upon entering Quebec from New York state and are then sent to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium or another temporary refuge, like a hotel or even a former convent. But the illegal migrants say they don’t like being moved around so much and are looking for accommodation in Canada’s second-largest city. Ahmed Iftikhar told The Canadian Press that he has been in three temporary shelters since he and his wife and four...
  • Half of Quebecers want to prevent illegal crossing at Canada-U.S. border: new poll

    08/14/2017 11:09:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBC.ca ^ | August 14, 2017
    About half of Quebecers surveyed in a new poll say they'd be in favour of preventing migrants from crossing illegally at the Canada–U.S. border. The numbers, gathered this week in a poll commissioned by SOM-Cogeco Nouvelles, show that 51 per cent of respondents were in favour of blocking direct access at the border. The results indicate that younger people, university-educated people and those living in the Montreal area were less likely to agree with the idea of tighter controls at the border. Meanwhile, 56 per cent of all people polled said they don't believe it's acceptable that migrants bypassing normal...
  • Canada is Sending in the Army as Illegal Migrants Cross Border – Have they Considered a Wall?

    08/11/2017 12:56:36 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As the number of migrants crossing the border illegally into Canada has increased, the well-meaning Canadians have decided to send in the troops to back up the Mounties at the New York-Quebec border. Canada announced that the 100 plus “soldiers will help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency at the site.”It is stated that they will be doing construction work on migrant centers…But does anyone actually believe that’s why they’re really there? With border crossings coming in at an estimated 250 souls per day (with a record 400 on Sunday), this is a real crisis....
  • Humboldt County leaders address undocumented citizens’ concerns

    08/11/2017 8:53:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC Local ^ | August 11, 2017
    Humboldt County leaders are shedding light on an issue that has many community members scared for themselves and their children. Sheriff Honsal and 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass attended a meeting at the Multigenerational Center in Fortuna Wednesday regarding undocumented citizens and fears of mass deportation. "There's people last night that were saying during this meeting that they were afraid to send their kids to school, they were afraid to go to the doctor, they were afraid to go out in public,” said Sheriff William Honsal, “They're in fear that one day they are going to be gone or their...
  • Undocumented immigrant back home from ICE detention, but faces deportation in 3 months

    08/10/2017 2:00:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 10, 2017 | BY ANITA CHABRIA
    A day after being released by federal immigration authorities on Tuesday, Yuba City resident Baljit Singh ran his dogs along the river, played with his sons and started thinking about what may be his last three months in America. Singh, 39, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in Sacramento during a required check-in with federal authorities on Aug. 1. After being held for a week at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center near Elk Grove, he was granted a three-month reprieve to get his affairs in order and make arrangements to leave the country. Singh, from India, is undocumented...
  • Facing deportation, Oakland family pleads for more time

    08/10/2017 1:38:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 10, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    Maria and Eusebio Sanchez are not exactly high priority targets for deportation. They aren’t drug lords, convicted criminals or the “bad hombres” the president wants to be rid of. But the couple are undocumented immigrants. And, after moving to the Bay Area in the early 1990s from a small town in Mexico, they have worked hard to embrace the American Dream. Over the years, Maria, 46, rose from being a housekeeper at an East Bay nursing home to become a registered nurse at Highland Hospital today, caring for patients with cancer, heart, and kidney disease. Eusebio, 47, graduated from construction...
  • The Tories seem totally unconcerned about securing Canada’s border

    08/09/2017 10:43:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    Canadians cannot count on the Conservative Party of Canada to do anything to secure Canada’s southern border Last week, the Canadian government released statistics on the number of illegal immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States at points other than official ports of entry. These numbers include only those who were intercepted by the RCMP while illegally entering the country. It has been estimated hundreds of illegals are walking into Canada every day. In June, the last month these statistics are available, 884 illegal border crossers were arrested coming into Canada. A whopping 781 of these “asylum seekers” crossed...
  • Millions of gallons of Mexican waste threaten US Border Patrol agents

    08/09/2017 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 08, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    Millions of gallons of toxic chemicals and raw sewage are being dumped by Mexico into the Tijuana River, surrounding valleys and U.S. beaches at the U.S.-Mexico border, sickening border patrol agents, but those on the front lines say the U.S. has done little to force Mexico to literally clean up its act. Some 59 Border Patrol agents have reported getting sick in the last three months after exposure to pollutants while at work along the border. One agent suffered severe chemical burns on his feet after toxic chemicals burned through his boots, according to documentation provided by the U.S. Border...
  • Wells Fargo accused of denying loans to immigrants in DACA program

    08/08/2017 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2017 | By Bob Egelko
    A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo bank of denying loans to immigrants who came to the U.S. as youngsters and have been allowed to remain here. Denial of loans based on citizenship status violates a federal law, passed in 1870, and a California civil rights law, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said Thursday in rejecting the bank’s attempt to dismiss the proposed nationwide class-action suit. Wells Fargo, according to the suit, has a policy of granting loans only to U.S. citizens or to noncitizens who have become permanent legal residents and...
  • (Youtube Video) NY - MONTREAL - Canada's Border Invasion Intensifies.

    08/07/2017 1:23:06 PM PDT · by johnk · 13 replies
    YouTube - Rebel Media ^ | Published on Aug 7, 2017 | Rebel Media
    Published on Aug 7, 2017 Faith Goldy reports, it's been roughly seven months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the world to claim refugee status in Canada and now more people than ever are heeding his call. Watch as Faith shares a bombshell report of what she's witnessing at the Canada-U.S. border in Quebec.
  • Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent

    08/04/2017 6:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2017 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice. The questionnaire was rolled out in May as part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, and asks for all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history. A State Department official declined to provide data on how many times...
  • Drug Cartels Fuming At New U.S. Border Truck Inspections

    08/03/2017 7:45:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    OANN ^ | 3 Aug 2017
    OAN Newsroom The Trump administration is allowing customs officers to screen all cargo trucks coming into the U.S. in an effort to crack down on Mexican drug cartels. Under the Obama administration agents would only conduct random inspections allowing cartels to run their concealed loads through the border, but border security forces will now use technology to screen every cargo truck. According to the Department of Transportation about 471,000 trucks pass through the U.S.-Mexico border on a monthly basis. Officials say cartels often use other routes to transport drugs, but their preferred method is driving through a port of entry.
  • AG Sessions threatens 2 California ‘sanctuary cities’ with loss of crime-fighting funds

    08/03/2017 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 3, 2017
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence – including Stockton San Bernardino – if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally. The Justice Department sent letters to cities struggling with gun violence, telling them they will be ineligible for a new program that aims to root out drug trafficking and gang crime unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice before releasing someone in custody who is...