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  • Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

    03/28/2017 12:14:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump's funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump's supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund government for the rest of 2017. Adding a supplemental spending bill requested by Trump to pay for military activities and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would complicate the talks and should be dealt with at...
  • Trump's Border Wall Hits Snag Among Some Republicans

    03/28/2017 8:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 28, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request. Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his party's leadership, told reporters on Tuesday that money for the wall likely would not be coupled with a spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid shutting down federal agencies whose funding expires then. Blunt said the must-do funding "comes together better" without Trump's additional request for the border wall and military programs and could...
  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

    03/28/2017 3:31:59 PM PDT · by 198ml · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/17 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump's funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump's supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund government for the rest of 2017. Adding a supplemental spending bill requested by Trump to pay for military activities and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would complicate the talks and should be dealt with at...
  • Massachusetts Sheriff: Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities

    03/28/2017 1:44:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | March 28, 2017 | by Thomas Hodgson
    A Massachusetts law enforcement official testifying before Congress on Tuesday called for leaders of sanctuary cities to be arrested. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration that sanctuary cities “have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records.” “If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson said. “Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if...
  • Mexicans Who Help Build Donald Trump’s Wall Are ‘Traitors,’ Top Archdiocese Says

    03/26/2017 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexicans who help build President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government. “Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be...
  • What L.A. People Really Think of L.A. as a Sanctuary City. Trigger Warning

    03/26/2017 1:09:13 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 40 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Mar-26-2017 | Anon51
    The forgotten American Citizens of Los Angeles take over Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Meeting on immigration, illegal aliens, and Sanctuary City status ~
  • Bidding has begun for Trump's border wall

    03/22/2017 8:23:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 20, 2017 | AP
    The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29.
  • Mexico Warns Firms That Building a Border Wall Is Not in Their Best Interests

    03/22/2017 12:43:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 21, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive. That is putting public pressure on firms to abstain from participating. "We're not going to have laws to restrict (companies), but I believe considering...
  • Denied American Dream, Returned and Deported Young Migrants Create Guatemalan Dream

    03/21/2017 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | by MARÍA MARTIN
    Brightly painted murals on high walls look down on the foreign tourists, NGO volunteers and Guatemalan nationals seated around heavy wooden outdoor tables at the Café Red Kat in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. On the face of it, Red Kat is just one more restaurant in the historic center of this growing metropolis. But in reality, this establishment — a restaurant and cultural center — is a social experiment in sustainable economic development created by Guatemalan migrants returned from the United States. The idea for this unique café originated eight years ago when a group of homesick Guatemalan immigrants...
  • Border Wall News: Hungary's Second Fence To Stop Refugees Will Be Finished By This Summer

    03/20/2017 10:58:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 19 March 2017 | Kasia Kovacs
    In 2015, Hungary received nearly 1,800 asylum applications from migrants per 100,000 people in the local population, according to BBC News, which is the most of any European nation during the refugee crisis last year. Last summer, Hungary told the European Union it would stop accepting migrants. But refugees aren’t just stopping in Hungary — they’re traveling through the country, too. Hungary serves as a stepping stone on the path from southeastern Europe to central and western European countries such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Many Hungarian nationals have been irked by the influx of migrants, and Hungary...
  • Trump border wall: Texans receiving letters about their land

    03/15/2017 7:21:55 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 151 replies
    See BS News ^ | 03/15/2017 | See BS News
    Even before Donald Trump was inaugurated, U.S. citizens who own land along the border reportedly began receiving letters from the Justice Department informing them that the federal government wants their land to build a fence (i.e. the president’s border wall), that it intends to acquire their land, and the amount of compensation the government is offering.
  • Latino firms forget politics, seek prosperity building Trump's wall

    03/15/2017 11:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    AL DÍA News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Agencia EFE, Madrid
    More than 60 Hispanic companies, all interested in constructing the controversial wall that US President Donald Trump wants to build on the Mexican border, are putting aside political and patriotic concerns for the chance to make money and create jobs. "Honestly, for us it is above all an infrastructure project and a way to create jobs, something we really need in New Mexico," Mario Burgos of the Burgos Group construction company told EFE, adding that his state has an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, the country's highest. Of Peruvian descent, Burgos said that if the family business takes part in...
  • Schumer Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

    03/14/2017 2:34:07 PM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 14, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    After Democratic lawmakers’ years of shrieking and televised temper tantrums over how shutting down the federal government somehow approximates treason, Democrats have suddenly embraced the tactic in their quest to keep the nation’s borders wide open for Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens. Democrats are threatening to force a shut-down of the government after it runs out of operating funds after April 28. Outnumbered in both houses of Congress, and facing a Republican in the White House for the first time in eight years, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats say they will oppose efforts to finance President...
  • Undocumented immigrants offered anti-deportation training

    03/14/2017 12:57:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC-TV El Paso ^ | March 13, 2017 | By DEEPTI HAJELA
    Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing else. Definitely don't sign anything. That is some of the advice being given in New York City and around the country at training sessions, put on by advocacy organizations, aimed at helping immigrants living in the country illegally get in as little trouble as possible if they encounter U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Called "know your rights" training, the sessions have been pushed by some groups as a way to prepare for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration...
  • Visa woes keep bands from South by Southwest

    03/14/2017 12:11:10 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    France24 ^ | 14 march 2017 | Wire
    NEW YORK (AFP) - At least four bands have been forced to cancel at South by Southwest after being refused entry into the United States, with some artists blaming President Donald Trump's policies. South by Southwest, the annual extravaganza of film, music and technology underway in Austin, Texas, has long been a launching point for bands seeking a break in the music industry. London-based United Vibrations, whose members include brothers Ahmad, Kareem and Yussef Dayes, said their authorizations to enter the United States were revoked. "We were looking forward to connecting with our brothers and sisters stateside to share our...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Editorial: Mexican border policy on kids is harsh yet ineffective

    03/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2017 | Editorial
    The Trump Administration seems determined to devise new forms of bureaucratic cruelty for immigrants: The latest policy proposal from the Department of Homeland Security would separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border if they’re caught trying to enter the country together illegally. The policy is intended as a deterrent, but the plan is bound to backfire, swamping agencies with children while doing nothing to address the root cause of migration. It would be both diabolical and ineffective. Under the current policy, parents (usually mothers) and their children caught at the border who want to apply for asylum are...
  • Trump's Wall Is Already Paid For

    03/11/2017 5:07:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Critics of the border wall proposed by President Trump have said the cost is prohibitive under current budget and economic conditions, that no way is Mexico going to pay for it, and shifting funds away from the TSA, Coast Guard, and FEMA are counterproductive in terms of national security.These criticisms ignore the costs to the U.S. in terms other than money -- increased crime, overtaxed law enforcement, the drain on public resources such as education, medical care, etc., and the driving down of real wages through an endless supply of cheap labor.In fact, thanks in large part to the mere...
  • Jorge Ramos says the ‘Trump effect’ is scaring away illegal aliens

    03/10/2017 12:29:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 10, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes he has found the explanation for the recent drop in illegal border crossings reported by immigration officials: fear or what he calls the “Trump effect.” In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN Thursday night, Ramos laid out his theory in detail. “Jorge, the massive drop in border apprehensions last month, the customs border protections says 40 percent, it’s down 40 percent, people trying to cross illegally. What do you make of that?” Cooper asked. “Is it possible that the tough talk on illegal immigration by Trump is working, that he deserves credit for that...
  • France rebukes construction firm's offer to help build Trump's border wall

    03/10/2017 11:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2017
    France’s top diplomat is pressing a French-Swiss cement manufacturer to rethink its bid to sell the United States material to build President Trump’s proposed border wall. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Thursday that while construction giant LafargeHolcim can do what they want as a private company, the company should consider the social responsibility it has and the fact that the move could hurt its business with other clients. "It should reflect upon what its interests are. There are other clients who will be stunned by this," Ayrault told France Info radio. "Lafarge says it doesn’t do politics. ... Very...
  • Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says

    03/09/2017 4:44:30 PM PST · by Hadean · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/09/17
    The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump’s first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February. “The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Kelly said. “Since the administration’s implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest...
  • Trump’s get-tough policies credited for sharp plunge in illegal immigration

    03/09/2017 5:59:45 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in the weeks after President Trump took office, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced Wednesday, calling the drop an early sign that Mr. Trump’s get-tough policies are working. In addition to a drop in the number of illegal immigrants nabbed while attempting to cross, Mr. Kelly said, they have seen a dramatic spike in the rates charged by smugglers paid to sneak people into the U.S.
  • 18,762 Illegal Border Crossings in February, 40% Drop From January’s 31,578

    03/09/2017 8:56:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2017 | 9:21 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hailing “a marked change” in immigration trends — a 40-percent decline in illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border between January and February; and a 55-percent decline in “inadmissibles,” who present themselves at Southwest ports of entry but are turned away. […] In February, a total of 18,762 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 31,578 in January (a 40.58-percent drop) and 43,255 in December,” CBP said. Also in February, a total of 4,808 people presented themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border and were deemed...
  • Trump administration to deploy 50 judges to immigration detention facilities: Sources (6am-10pm)

    03/09/2017 11:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    World Is One News (WION) ^ | March 10, 2017 | Reuters
    The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday. The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 am to 10 pm, split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. On Jan 25 President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed at speeding up deportations and holding migrants in...
  • NRSC chair: Trump's wall 'not the right way' (National Republican Senatorial Committee)

    03/09/2017 12:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is rejecting President Trump’s keystone proposal for border security, saying “a wall is not the right way to proceed.” During a Wednesday telephone town hall with constituents, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) said building a wall is neither the most cost-effective nor the most secure way of closing the southern border. "As far as the wall goes, I believe we have to have border security, but I do think billions of dollars on a wall is not the right way to proceed," Gardner said. "I don't support a tariff to pay for any...
  • Does border drop mean Trump's tough talk is working?

    03/09/2017 6:20:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, according to just released Customs and Border Protection numbers -- a sign that President Donald Trump's hardline rhetoric and policies on immigration may be having a deterrent effect. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly himself announced the month-to-month numbers, statistics that CBP usually quietly posts on its website without fanfare. According to CBP data, the 40% drop in illegal Southwest border crossings from January to February is far outside normal seasonal trends. Typically, the January to February change is actually an increase of 10% to 20%. The drop breaks a...
  • Trump Era: Southwest Border Apprehensions at Lowest Point in 5 Years

    03/08/2017 7:37:45 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    New information released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveals border apprehensions dropped in February to the lowest point in more than five years. Total apprehensions declined for the second straight month. These numbers cover the first full month since President Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20. cbp-southwest-border-total-apps-graph-20170308 A total of 23,589 illegal immigrants were apprehended in February by Border Patrol agents between the ports of entry, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas. The numbers represent a decline of 18,915 from January and 14,727 from February 2016. The apprehension of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) dropped by nearly...
  • Hungary’s Border Walls Pay for Themselves Through Savings on Illegal Migrants

    03/07/2017 12:06:20 PM PST · by davikkm · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The Hungarian government’s decision to rapidly construct strong border fences along their frontiers has had a positive financial effect, achieving substantial savings on the cost of illegal immigration. Zoltán Kovács, official spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, told Hungarian media last week that “the monies spent on border protection are very obviously being recouped”. Speaking to Breitbart London, the Hungarian government’s International Communications Office explained: “The Hungarian state spends a total of 5,505 forints on the daily care of each illegal immigrant. To put things in comparison, the minimum wage in Hungary is currently 127,500 forints/month, which equals to 4,250...
  • Trump’s border wall is estimated to cost $8 million to $25 million per mile [Go for it! Build now!]

    03/06/2017 11:14:03 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/6/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ... from $8 million to $25 million a mile, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said ... will ask for some money in the next couple of weeks... possibility that much of the new barrier will be fencing, rather than a complete concrete wall stretching the 1,950 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. ... steel, ... concrete, combination of concrete and steel ... supplement with different types of technologies ... Some 654 miles of the border currently have a barrier, though just 354 miles are covered by a substantive fence designed to keep out people and vehicles. Another 300 miles are...
  • Report: Border Security Programs Riddled With Mismanagement

    03/04/2017 3:26:31 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2017 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    The government does not effectively measure its border security programs well and does not know whether costly programs work, according to a new audit. A review of a more than two-decades-old comprehensive report for how to secure the southwestern border of the United States found that the Department of Homeland Security is still facing challenges in this area. An audit by the inspector general released this week analyzed a 1993 study by the Sandia National Laboratories, which is operated by the Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin that contracts with the Department of Energy. The report found that while...
  • Mexican congressman trolls Trump by climbing ‘the wall’

    03/03/2017 12:47:40 PM PST · by tekrat · 24 replies
    A Mexican congressman scaled great heights to demonstrate the “absurdity” of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. Braulio Guerra, a congressman from the state of Queretaro, tweeted photos and a video of himself sitting proudly on top of a 26-foot tall fence that separates the Mexican border city of Tijuana from the US. Guerra said he climbed the wall to illustrate the ridiculousness of the US president’s idea and point out that the futile spending would damage relationships between the two countries.
  • Undocumented Woman Arrested While Seeking Protective Order Faces 10 Years In Prison

    03/03/2017 12:15:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Melissa Jeltsen , Roque Planas
    An undocumented woman arrested in a Texas courthouse while seeking a domestic violence protective order against her ex-boyfriend is now facing up to 10 years in federal prison on immigration charges. On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted 33-year-old Irvin González, who is transgender, with one felony count of illegal reentry into the United States. She has been removed from the country five times since 2011 and has six criminal convictions on her record, according to federal authorities. It’s unclear how immigration authorities knew to find her at the county courthouse. Federal agents say that González and her ex-boyfriend, Mario...
  • Mexican congressman climbs border fence

    03/03/2017 7:20:45 AM PST · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    ny post ^ | 3/3/2107 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Mexican congressman has gone to new heights to mock President Trump’s plans for a “big beautiful wall,” in a stunt designed to show how easy it is to climb the oft-touted structure. “I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” Braulio Guerra, a representative from the state of Querétaro, said in a video, as he sat atop a 30-foot-high fence along a Tijuana beach.
  • Companies are already lining up to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall

    03/02/2017 8:54:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 2, 2017 | Chris Isidore
    Nobody knows much about the Mexican border wall -- but 300 companies have already said they'd like to help build it. Businesses will be asked to submit their proposals to design and build prototype wall structures near the United States border with Mexico starting next week, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency. Hundreds of companies have already indicated their interest in the project to the agency, which expects to award the initial contracts in April. They range from large construction firms to small fence companies and security firms. Dozens of the interested companies say...
  • Coalition wants to Trump-proof Seattle with an income tax

    03/02/2017 1:20:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    KIRO-TV Seattle ^ | March 1, 2017 | by: Essex Porter
    Seattle’s stand as a sanctuary city for immigrants could cost the city $75 million, according to Mayor Ed Murray. Plus the Trump administration has announced steep domestic budget cuts. So advocates say it’s time to “Trump-proof” Seattle with a high-earners income tax. The wealthy should be very happy to take a small percentage of their income… to support and maintain the services that make a city function well,” said Bobby Righi of the Trump-proof Seattle Coalition. “We're sort of figuring if you're making over a quarter million dollars in total income, you're probably, you're doing OK,” said coalition member Katie...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Here We Go Again – Media Create “Capitulation Narrative 3.0” on Trump’s Immigration Position

    03/01/2017 12:18:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 28, 2017 | sundance
    As Gruber famously said: “we rely upon the stupidity of the American voter“, he was talking about administration and legislative lies for ObamaCare. In the latest MSM round of let’s undermine President Trump with his supporters, immigration version 3.0, (not coincidentally following the aggregate assembly of the MSM praetorian guard at the White House today), and simultaneously create a self-fulfilling prophecy effort – the media are back off to the races selling a Trump immigration position capitulation effort. …. and, once again, the media’s success is dependent on the stupidity of the American voter.
  • More than 200 companies express interest in border wall construction

    02/28/2017 3:09:47 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2017 | Tim Devaney
    Hundreds of companies are lining up to bid on building President Trump’s controversial border wall. As of Tuesday evening, 225 companies — mostly construction and engineering firms — have expressed interest in building the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a website for contractors interested in doing business with the federal government.
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...

    02/27/2017 7:02:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 27, 2017 | Lawrence E. Carson
    A prediction: when the “Wall” along the southern border begins to be constructed, the left’s professional activists will implement an extensive disruption campaign. It will be modeled after the Keystone Pipeline protest (that involved a makeshift city of 10,000), but be more mobile and flexible, spread out along the border that marks the path of the wall. Protestors will stand in the path of construction, just at activists have, in the past, chained themselves to trees in the Northwest to stop logging. At night, other operatives will target the Wall for destructive sorties. Those may occasionally include the use of...
  • Sanctuary issue draws dueling demonstrations to Capitol

    02/27/2017 6:33:21 PM PST · by chicagolady · 11 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | 02/26/2017 | John Reynolds
    A pending bill in the Illinois House that would create sanctuary zones for undocumented immigrants drew demonstrators from both sides of the issue Saturday to downtown Springfield. Rosanna Pulido of Springfield, founder of The Illinois Minuteman Project, organized a noon rally at the Abraham Lincoln statue at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. The rally was in opposition to HB 426, which would allow schools, medical treatment and health care facilities and places of worship deny access to state and local law enforcement officers who are enforcing immigration laws, unless the officers have a court-issued warrant. "It's absolutely ridiculous," ( Chicagolady)...
  • Agents detail 'daily' border fence battle, seek post-Obama 'restart'

    02/27/2017 4:13:58 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | February 27, 2017 | Tori Richards
    In the tiny Arizona city of Douglas, a Border Patrol surveillance camera is trained on a 10-foot-high fence with Mexico. After a few seconds, footage shows a figure appearing out of nowhere and the fence suddenly opens to allow a pickup truck through. A car follows, and they speed off into adjoining neighborhoods while the makeshift gate slams shut. The Wild West still has a foothold here, more than 100 years after gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday called Douglas home. Only the outlaws are cartels and traffickers. And while President Trump is vowing to step up enforcement and seal...
  • Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots

    02/27/2017 12:33:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-US citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally. According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year. Husted’s office says the 82 non-citizens who are registered to vote and cast ballots will be immediately referred to law enforcement for further investigation and possible prosecution. “In light of the national discussion...
  • Border Patrol Helicopter At The US/Mexico Border

    02/27/2017 12:18:09 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/27/17 | JR
    2/26/17: A US border patrol helicopter hovers near the border for several minutes searching for??? Could this be Trump's new border patrol or has it been dusted off from Obama's once dormant fleet? She sure is a beauty of a machine.
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers Arrest Escaped Fugitive

    02/26/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 26, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Lukeville Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old man on Feb. 21 wanted in the state of Washington for “escape from community custody.” Zeferino Alaniz Balderas was a passenger in vehicle returning from Puerto Penasco, Mexico. When officers asked both occupants for identification, Balderas stated that his identification had been stolen. As a result, officers directed the driver to a secondary inspection area.
  • Mexico Catholic Church says government submits to Trump ‘terrorism’

    02/27/2017 12:49:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Guardian News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    MEXICO CITY: The Catholic Church in Mexico on Sunday accused the government of adopting an attitude of fear and "submission" over US President Donald Trump's immigration measures, which it labeled "terrorism." Mexican authorities "only make declarations and promises, their reactions are lukewarm and they also show fear and even worse, submission," read an editorial in the Church's From the Faith weekly. The editorial, entitled "Migrant Terrorism," criticized Trump's immigration measures, which aim to expel millions of undocumented migrants from the United States. The Trump administration issued tough new orders Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all...
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

    02/25/2017 1:15:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Sacramento Bee | AP ^ | 2/25/17 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. The spill was caused Feb. 2 during rehabilitation of a sewage collector pipe and wasn't contained until Thursday, the International Boundary and Water Commission said in its report released Friday. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side. Serge Dedina, the mayor of Imperial Beach, California, said residents of his city and other coastal communities just north of the...
  • It Begins – Trump Administration DHS Posts “Bid Contract” For Southern Border Security Wall….

    02/24/2017 2:18:05 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 166 replies
    General Services Administration via The Conservative Treehoue ^ | February 24, 2017 | General Services Administration via Sundance
    The bidding process for a Southern Border Security Wall is officially announced. Bid duration ends March 20th 2017 for initial prototype, with pricing due March 24th – and anticipated award contracts Mid-April, 2017: