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  • Trump's push to accelerate Texas-Mexico border wall project inflames Rio Grande Valley residents

    10/14/2018 7:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief
    HIDALGO — The Homeland Security Department's decision last week to speed construction of a border wall in the lower Rio Grande Valley has inflamed local residents just as the midterm election is in sight. Politically, it cuts both ways. As Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke stokes voter interest by reminding them about President Donald Trump's plans, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz also is using the issue to excite his base. At the border, where miles of gaps separate segments of wall constructed a decade ago — hardly any of it as imposing as the barrier Trump envisions — some residents are angry...
  • Hundreds of Hondurans head for US border in mass migration 'march': report

    10/14/2018 10:23:31 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/18 | Paulina Dedaj
    Hundreds of Honduran migrants are headed for the United States border, just days after Vice President Pence sat down with the Central American country’s leader, urging him to take a tougher stance on mass migrations. At least 1,300 people, including young children, left San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras on Saturday, in what some are calling the “March of the Migrant,” Reuters reported. Bartolo Fuentes, the organizer, told the news agency that the group plans to march through Guatemala and into Mexico. From there, participants will request refugee status, which would allow them to stay in the country, or they...
  • North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

    10/01/2018 3:29:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | October 1, 2018 | Staff
    Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, as part of a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In a statement, the ministry said the two sides agreed to remove all landmines in the so-called Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom within the next 20 days, with military engineers performing the hazardous task on...
  • Trump border wall going up in Texas

    09/22/2018 1:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The United States was to begin construction in Texas on Saturday of part of President Donald Trump's border wall designed to curb illegal immigration, which he calls a security threat. Running along four miles (six kilometers) of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, the new section will replace existing fencing along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. "This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants," Aaron Hull, Chief Patrol Agent in the El Paso sector, said in the statement....
  • Trump’s policies reminiscent of Operation Wetback (If only that were true)

    09/08/2018 10:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Express-News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Alfredo Torres Jr.
    I was having breakfast one early morning with a friend, who just completed his computer science degree. He was enthusiastic about his field of study and bragged about the successful opportunities awaiting in the burgeoning field of apps, smart phones, and driverless cars. We debated our career choices when he facetiously ridiculed my choice of study — history. “Why history?” he asked. “What is so interesting about studying what is dead and long gone?” It’s a common question asked by people about my profession. What my technocratic friend (and others like-minded) do not understand is that the dead sometimes have...
  • Antifa, Democratic Socialists And The New World Order All Want “No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All”

    08/13/2018 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    End of Times ^ | 08/12/18 | Michael Snyder
    No matter how globalism is repackaged, it always smells the same way in the end. For decades, the globalists have subtly (or sometimes not so subtly) been moving us toward a world in which national borders have essentially been made meaningless. The ultimate goal, of course, is to merge all the nations of the world into a “one world socialist utopia” with a global government, a global economic system and even a global religion. The European Union is a model for what the elite hope to achieve eventually on a global scale. The individual nations still exist, but once inside...
  • Republicans propose reallocating Coast Guard ship funding to Trump's border wall

    08/09/2018 7:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mariam Khan
    Despite urgent warnings of the need to bolster the U.S. Coast Guard's ailing polar icebreaker fleet – now just a single functional 42-year-old vessel – some Republicans in Congress have proposed diverting $750 million planned for a new ship to President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall. The Coast Guard currently has one working heavy icebreaker ship, the Polar Star, that’s been in service since 1976 – well past its intended 30-year service life. Due to worn-out electric motors and other problems, the Coast Guard placed the ship in “caretaker” status in 2006. It was later reactivated in 2012 after requiring...
  • A US government watchdog is warning that Trump's border wall could cost billions more than he claims

    08/07/2018 10:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Sinéad Baker
    President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall between the US and Mexico could costs billions of dollars more than estimated, a new report from a government watchdog agency said on Monday. The report from the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan group that forms part of Congress' oversight arm, said that "key information" is missing from the plans. It further concluded that the US Department of Homeland Security "faces an increased risk that the Border Wall System Program will cost more than projected, take longer than planned, or not fully perform as expected." Factors like a varying terrain and land ownership had...
  • The Midterms and Shutdown Strategy

    08/03/2018 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: So, look at this headline from the Daily Beast. It’s a left-wing publication. Headline: “Trump: Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh Want Government Shutdown Before Midterms … During yet another long, rambling rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that was ostensibly meant to bolster Republican Lou Barletta’s attempt to unseat two-term Democratic Senator Bob Casey, President Donald Trump again brought up the idea of shutting down the government over the issue of ‘border security.’ And he made it clear which advisers he was listening to as he publicly flirts with that idea.” THE PRESIDENT: We need more Republicans, but there are friends of...
  • Trump willing to shut down government over border security

    07/30/2018 7:26:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Greenfield Recorder ^ | July 29, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November election nears. Trump, however, isn’t backing away from the idea. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!” Trump tweeted. “Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of...
  • Betrayal of America! House Committee Passes Open Borders Asylum Rule

    07/29/2018 9:56:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 29, 2018 | S. Noble
    By S.Noble - July 29, 20181 FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestEmailRedditShare The House Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to allow victims of gang violence and domestic abuse to enter the United States under new asylum rules. There is no way to verify their status as victims and any foreigner could make this claim, especially those coming from the hellholes of the world. Asylum rules are not meant to take in everyone or they’re not rules. In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a decision to stop granting asylum for such claimants. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes...
  • Dems Propose “Catch-and-Release” Law [semi-satire]

    07/25/2018 7:28:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Senate Democrats Kamala Harris (Calif), Jeff Merkley (Oregon), and Catherine Cortez Mastohave (Nevada) have introduced a bill that would mandate a nation-wide “catch-and-release” policy for illegal immigrants. Under the bill’s provisions ICE would be required to release all members of families who enter the country illegally on their “own recognizance.” That is, they would be allowed to go free and asked to return for their later court hearing on whether they would be permitted to stay. This policy was the core approach used by the Obama Administration. However, only a tiny percentage of the “catch-and-release” immigrants have ever appeared for...
  • Calling Law Enforcement Terrorists Is Proof That The Left Hates America

    07/22/2018 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Keven McCullough
    Candidate Barack Obama wanted to “fundamentally transform” America. The current leadership of the societal, political, theological, and cultural left in America today want to erase it all together. They don’t just despise some historical lapses in what she has been. They despise what she has become and they wholesale want a different nation all together. This week we saw more than one example. Following her call mere weeks ago for leftist activists to “push back” against people she disagrees with, Maxine Waters found that encouraging her side to do so came with a lot of people asking for explanations from...
  • Borderline Disorder

    07/16/2018 5:59:32 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 July 2018 | Douglas Murray
    How Angela Merkel’s open borders roiled Europe and undermined her Across the chancelleries of Europe, a realization is dawning. It began at the outskirts of the continent and has now made its way to the heart of Angela Merkel’s government in Berlin. It is the realization that even Merkel is mortal. For the entirety of this century so far, Merkel has been a constant. She has been leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, when she publicly turned on her former political mentor, Helmut Kohl, over a party-funding dispute. And she has been chancellor of Germany since 2005,...
  • Legislation with Borders vs. Legislation without Borders

    07/04/2018 11:47:46 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 8 replies
    July 4, 2018 | MosesKnows
    Legislation with Borders vs. Legislation without Borders There are rumors of people supporting the notion of America without borders. Unable to make heads or tails of what possible benefit that is for a free people I dismiss the reports. However, now I am beginning to hear reports of Congressmen supporting the notion of no borders. Let me explain my dilemma. The constitutional function of Congress is Federal Government Legislation. The Constitution guaranteed to each state a Republican Form of Government. That means that ever state has the power of State Government Legislation. An American president’s job is to enforce legislation...
  • The Humanitarian Hoax of Illegal Immigrant Family Separation at the US Border

    06/23/2018 9:11:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | June 23, 2018 | Linda Goudsmit and Paul Ebeling
    Opening Comment: “If the humanitarian hoax of illegal immigrant family separation at the border is successful then leftist Democrats will have duped America into blaming President Trump for the abusive policies of Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.” The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. Children are the future of every nation and culture on earth which makes them the most valuable natural resource in the world. Water, air, land, coal, natural gas, phosphorus,...
  • Local transgender rights group holds 'We Care' rally for immigration crisis

    06/23/2018 8:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WIVB-TV ^ | June 23, 2018 | Shannon Smith
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) -- - A local transgender rights group is sending a message to lawmakers about the immigration crisis. The ‘We Exist’ Coalition says they’re rallying to give a voice to the hundreds of immigrant families and children. It was a strong message coming from the steps of Niagara Falls City Hall Saturday. “We need to have compassion, dignity and as much bravery,” said Angela Burnham, a leader with the We Exist Coalition of Buffalo. She says people need to have compassion for the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border. She says she wants...
  • Separating Families At The Border: The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts

    06/19/2018 7:34:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | 06/19/2018
    The latest outrage by the Trump administration is its policy of "ripping" children away from parents who've crossed the border illegally. As with so many other things involving Trump, there's plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. The furor reached critical mass after the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that 1,995 children had been separated from their illegal border crossing parents from mid-April through May. That number included, DHS said, cases where the adults were arrested for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct. The practice has generated a rising storm of protests,...
  • SOURCES: ILLEGALS INCREASINGLY USE OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN TO CLAIM ASYLUM

    06/18/2018 8:25:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering “family units” of adult males with children of various ages. When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children. The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent “fathers.” The law enforcement source cast doubt on the asylum...
  • Three former first ladies condemn Trump border policy

    06/18/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jane C. Timm and Alex Seitz-Wald
    Hillary Clinton said, "Jesus Christ said, 'Suffer the little children unto me' not 'let the little children suffer.'" Three former first ladies — Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama — have stepped out their political retirement to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating parents and children at the border while parents are prosecuted for illegally entering the country. Speaking at a women's group in New York City on Monday, Clinton called family separation "an affront to our values" and said she had warned Trump's immigration policy would lead to this during her 2016 presidential campaign against him. And...