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  • What happened to the Caravan??

    05/21/2018 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 30 replies
    Hennible Cobb | May 21, 2017 | vanity
    Suddenly - May 1 - there was no more news of the storied caravan parked south of San Diego. All the googling in the world provides no answer. Nothing.
  • US Air Force jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

    05/12/2018 2:04:00 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Lucas Tomlinson
    A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Defense Command) told Fox News. The approach by the two Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" aircraft marked the first time in just over a year that Russian bombers had flown that close to U.S. territory. The Russian bombers came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, but remained in international airspace, the spokesman, Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy said.
  • DHS Secretary To Democratic Senator: Fighting Illegal Immigration Is Not A 'Philosophy,'(T)

    05/10/2018 8:40:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 5/10/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Call it what you want, but is this not a window into how far left Democrats have gone on immigration? Fighting illegal immigration is a philosophy? Well, that’s what Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said in a brief, but heated exchange with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who testified before the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday. Sen. Murray wanted to know if DHS was exploring alternative methods other than detention to save taxpayer dollars concerning pregnant women who are caught at the border. Nielsen said that they utilize ankle bracelets, but added that if a pick up repeat...
  • Trump will go forward with border wall plans in California

    05/09/2018 1:02:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 May 2018 | Reuters Staff
    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration will begin work on a section of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall in San Diego, at the request of the major California county.
  • She saved thousands to open a medical clinic in Nigeria. U.S. Customs took all of it at the airport.

    05/09/2018 8:29:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 101 replies
    MSN/Wash. Post ^ | 05/09/2018 | Meagan Flynn
    Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to get there. The 59-year-old registered nurse had more than $37,000 in her carry-on bag and $4,000 in her purse. It was all cash, stowed in separate envelopes, some of it earmarked to help ill or aging family members. In her checked luggage she packed medical supplies and over-the-counter medication, which she planned to use to provide free basic care and checkups...
  • DHS Secretary Destroys Dem Senator on Illegal Immigration

    05/09/2018 7:20:14 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 8 replies
    NeedToKnow ^ | 5/8/18 | Staff
    ... Nielsen explained that no matter the method, the U.S. government will deport those caught in the United States illegally. Murray interrupted her, cutting in, “I know what your philosophy is.” “It’s not a philosophy!” Nielsen responded. “It’s a law Congress passed!” The Democratic senator continued on her tangent, calling for the end of detention of those who are caught illegally crossing into the United States.
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • Caravan arrives, Honduran flags flying, middle fingers flashing

    04/30/2018 8:46:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 4/30/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After a big buildup, the migrant caravan full of Central America's finest has finally arrived, and as screengrabs from local television broadcasts show, they gave America the bird. Seriously. Buried in a News 8 broadcast from San Diego was footage of illegal migrants and their supporters on the U.S. side breaching the U.S. fence on the border, waving a big Honduran flag, victory-style, and whipping out a big middle finger at America. In times past, arriving immigrants used to kiss the earth. Today, they wave the middle finger at us. Look at these photos, both from News 8 and the...
  • 'Caravan' weighs Mexico stay or risking US expulsion (pushing to ride the US gravy train)

    04/29/2018 4:44:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies ^ | 4/29/18 | Delphine Schrank
    TIJUANA--Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans will make hard decisions whether to risk being deported, or build a life in Mexico. US border authorities said some had been caught trying to slip through the fence, and encouraged the rest to hand themselves in to authorities. “We are a very welcoming country but just like your own house, we expect everyone to enter through our front door, and answer questions honestly,” San Diego Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott said. Most of the 400 said they intended to legally seek asylum in San Diego, but lawyers gave them stark advice - not everyone...
  • Trump floats September shutdown for 'border security'

    04/28/2018 10:34:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 28, 2018 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    President Donald Trump told supporters at a speech on Saturday that if Congress did not meet his funding demands for border security, he may support a government shutdown this fall. Trump was speaking in Washington Township, Michigan, at the same time that the White House correspondents' dinner was taking place back in Washington, DC, with some lawmakers and current and former members of his administration in attendance. During his remarks, he alluded to the appropriations deadline at the end of September. "We have to have borders, and we have to have them fast," he said. "And we need security. We...
  • Migrant ‘caravan’ gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

    04/27/2018 7:46:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | Gerardo Carrillo and Elliot Spagat 
    MEXICALI, Mexico — About 175 people in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers rested up Thursday ahead of the final leg of their monthlong journey to seek asylum in the United States, with the Trump administration warning they could be prosecuted, detained and quickly deported. The migrants — many of them women, children and transsexuals — were set to board buses in the border city of Mexicali for a two-hour drive to Tijuana to join up with about 175 others who already arrived. Lawyers planned free workshops on the U.S. immigration system on Friday and Saturday as many planned to...
  • Vicente Fox: 'Every Mexican' is united against Trump

    04/27/2018 7:19:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/18 | John Bowden
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called on President Trump to apologize to Mexico for his past comments describing some Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and murderers in a new interview with a CNBC podcast. In his interview with "Speakeasy with John Harwood," Fox, a frequent Trump critic, says Mexicans are "offended" by Trump's rhetoric and calls for a wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border. "We are not paying for that f----n' wall. That's for sure. And why should we? I mean, it's incredible. He's trying to [play] hardball to Mexico. We are offended. We're really offended," Fox says. "Every...
  • The DACA Decision and the Judicial Threat to the Rule of Law

    04/26/2018 4:38:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2018
    Of all the acts of #resistance to the Trump administration, few have been as brazen and dangerous as a series of lawless and transparently frivolous federal judicial rulings designed to thwart Trump-administration policies. Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s travel ban — a court case in which a federal judge granted standing to a state to file suit on behalf of tens of millions of citizens of foreign countries, and that featured unprecedented parsing of campaign statements to divine the “true” intent of a presidential executive order. But the travel-ban decisions — as egregious...
  • Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing

    04/26/2018 2:15:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Apr 18 | Delphine Schrank
    Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them. The timing of the migrants arrival could compromise a flurry of talks this week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap if Mexico does not crack down on the flow of Central Americans through its territory. Busloads of migrants began arriving on Tuesday at a shelter that was a five minute-walk from the border...
  • In Intense Arguments, Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban

    04/25/2018 10:15:22 AM PDT · by John W · 89 replies ^ | April 25, 2018 | Nina Totenberg
    During arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the justices seemed, by a narrow margin, to be leaning toward upholding the the third iteration of the Trump travel ban. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often the deciding vote in close cases, for example, made repeated comments suggesting that the court does not usually second-guess a president's national security decisions — even in the context of an immigration law that is seen as banning discrimination based on nationality. If the court does decide in favor of the government — a decision is expected in June — it would be a big...
  • Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch

    04/19/2018 1:12:27 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch BY Chris Sommerfeld NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:11 PM President Trump took a veiled shot at his own Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, on Tuesday, claiming that a ruling he made on immigration law perpetuates "a public safety crisis." The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling — an unusual alignment in which Gorsuch sided with the four liberal justices for the first time — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Gorsuch and the four liberal justices found that...
  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • The Need For Secure Borders

    04/11/2018 7:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (RET)
    President Trump is sending national guard troops to protect AmericaÂ’s southern border. Not only is this a great policy decision, but itÂ’s a strategic one that puts America first. The troops will help secure the border from illegal immigration, a decision that will protect the American people from foreign and domestic threats. Trump has approached the very solemn duty of protecting the American people by doing what most politicians wonÂ’t: actually defending our borders. America is a sovereign nation, one that is discernible by its identifiable borders that must be secured and defended. Countries have gone to war over border...
  • Maxine Waters Has A Theory On Why Trump Is Angry With California, It’s Mind Numbing

    04/09/2018 12:05:23 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    American News Central ^ | 9 April 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Maxine Waters has to be one of the most unhinged politicians in Washington. She’s been one of the radicals leading the collusion charge and has basically said she thinks Trump should be impeached. For what? No one really knows. It’s hysterical. Recently, Maxine Waters went on television to float a theory about why Trump and California aren’t getting along. It was ridiculous. From Breitbart: During Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she thought President Donald Trump was being “vindictive” and “taking it out” on California with his policy because he did not win there. Host Joy...
  • DHS to build 20-mile wall along border in New Mexico

    04/09/2018 10:48:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security began building a border wall in New Mexico on Monday, moving to replace vehicle barriers with a modern fence that will deter pedestrians attempting to cross in the remove desert west of El Paso. The 20-mile project has been on the books for some time and the contract was awarded Jan. 22, meaning it was finalized before the recent fight over border wall money in the new 2018 spending bill. But the administration says it wouldn’t have been built but for President Trump’s push for more border wall. “We need effective barriers to deny the entry of illegal...