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  • From Caravan To The ‘Conveyor Belt’: Massive Smuggling Operation Brings Migrants To America’s Border

    03/15/2019 7:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2019 | John Sexton
    Last year there were multiple caravans made up of thousands of Central American migrants which made their way to the border. Some of the migrants caught rides on trucks or buses part of the way, but a lot of them also walked a significant portion of the journey, making it a long and difficult trip. Today the Washington Post reports smugglers are perfecting a new approach to bring people to the southern border, one which makes the journey a lot more comfortable and treats smuggling almost as a form of tourism. Criminal organizations in Mexico have mounted a lucrative...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • DHS secretary...migrants are raped on the way to the U.S. that ICE gives EVERY girl 10 & over pregna

    03/06/2019 1:05:37 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 6 March 2019 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    DHS secretary says so many migrants are raped on the way to the U.S. that ICE gives EVERY girl 10 and older a pregnancy test – and 'recycling rings' let illegals reuse children over and over to jump the border. (Full title). DHS ... has uncovered 'recycling rings' that let trafficked adults reuse the same children over and over again to pose as family units... rape is so common among migrant caravans that every girl over age 10 who enters the U.S. without papers is given a pregnancy test. ... Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday that young female...
  • The border surge is real and an emergency: Even if a parade of 58 Deep-State idiots claim otherwise

    03/07/2019 8:52:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2019 | By John D. Dingell III
    Secretary of homeland security Kirstjen Nielsen told the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday that a surge in illegal immigration is underway at the southern border and will overwhelm U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents if they are not provided additional resources. In February, we saw a 30 percent jump over the previous month, with agents apprehending or encountering nearly 75,000 aliens[.] ... This is an 80 percent increase over the same time last year. And I can report today that CBP is forecasting the problem will get even worse this spring as the weather warms up....
  • Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions (Venezuela, Russia, Turkey)

    07/25/2018 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    AP News ^ | Mar. 19, 2018 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions.Gabriel Jimenez, 27, was catapulted to something of tech stardom in Venezuela last month when he stood alongside President Nicolas Maduro and two Russian businessmen on national TV signing a contract to position the petro, as the fledgling currency is known, among international investors."It's a company founded and led by young Venezuelan geniuses, boys and girls of Venezuela, who have one of the most technologically advanced blockchain...
  • Trans woman killed in El Salvador after U.S. deportation, rights group says

    02/21/2019 11:06:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | Gwen Avilas
    A transgender woman died this month in her native El Salvador shortly after being deported from the U.S., according to the Salvadoran trans advocacy group Asociación Aspidh Arcoiris Trans (ASPIDH). The woman, Camila Díaz Córdova, 31, joined one of the migrant caravans heading from Central America to the U.S. last year to escape violent threats, Mónica Linares, director of ASPIDH, told NBC News. Linares, who said she had known Díaz Córdova for 10 years, stated that the threats were frequent and dated back to at least 2014, when Díaz Córdova first filed a report with El Salvador’s National Civil Police....
  • Trump prevails as Mexican officials stop caravan at Texas border & ship migrants to other cities

    02/20/2019 6:43:24 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2019 | Molly HENNESSY-FISKE
    Last week, a caravan of 1,800 Central American migrants arrived in this isolated Mexican border city, where police ushered them into a makeshift government shelter surrounded by chain-link fence. As conditions at the shelter deteriorated, riots erupted. Migrants broke through security barriers and struggled with guards. Some threw pipes, tables, chairs and parts of a tent at Mexican officers. Migrant advocates and reporters were barred from the facility, which was surrounded by dozens of federal police in riot gear. On the other side of the Rio Grande, in the sleepy town of Eagle Pass, Texas, 250 troops and scores of...
  • 25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say

    02/19/2019 12:24:50 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Feb 2019 | Jacqui Heinrich
    At least 25 gang members affiliated with the MS-13 gang were deported from Mexico after they were revealed to be concealed within the caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants just across the U.S. border, immigration officials said Tuesday. The caravan first arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico, two weeks ago across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas when officials from the Instituto Nacional de Migración identified 10 gang members from Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
  • With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up

    02/16/2019 1:59:34 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 68 replies
    Pushed beyond their limits by prolonged waits in dangerous and squalid conditions in parts of Northern Mexico, thousands of caravan members who had been waiting to seek asylum in the United States appear to have given up, Mexican officials said, dealing President Trump an apparent win after a humbling week for his immigration agenda. About 6,000 asylum seekers who had traveled en masse, many of them in defiance of Mr. Trump’s demands that they turn around, arrived in Northern Mexico in late November as part of a caravan that originated in Honduras. Since then, more than 1,000 have accepted an...
  • Trump forced to declare emergency because of congressional apathy, negligence and incompetence

    02/16/2019 8:51:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Democrats are calling President Trump every name in the book and threatening multiple lawsuits to overturn his Friday declaration of a national emergency on our southern border. The president is using the declaration to enable him to shift funds already in the federal budget to border security. The shifting of money from one set of priorities to the more urgent priority of border security will allow the president to spend over $8.1 billion to build barriers along part of our border with Mexico and fund other border security measures. But listen to the angry denunciations of the president by outraged...
  • Former Honduran lawmaker denies he helped orchestrate migrant caravan

    02/14/2019 7:17:09 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Feb 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    . . . The ex-legislator debunked the charges after Fox News asked him about remarks by a Guatemalan government official speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday who named Fuentes as being the pivotal character in the organization of the tens of thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans who have joined the caravans. Mario Duarte, Guatemala’s head of intelligence, called Fuentes a key coordinator of the caravan, according to published reports. It was the most recent public accusation of Fuentes, a former Honduran lawmaker, of being an organizer of the caravans.
  • Gallup: Five Million Latin Americans Coming to U.S. in Next 12 Months

    02/10/2019 10:15:55 AM PST · by RandFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Penny Starr
    Five million Latin Americans plan to migrate to the United States in the next 12 months, and an estimated 42 million more say they want to enter the country. Those statistics were in a report from Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO at Gallup: Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move. This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S....
  • Mayor of Mexico border city dubbed 'Tijuana Trump' blasts caravan migrants, 'bums' and 'pot smokers'

    02/10/2019 6:59:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-9-19 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Mayor of Mexico border city dubbed 'Tijuana Trump' blasts caravan migrants, calls them 'bums' and 'pot smokers' Several weeks ago a Mexican federal judge ordered Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum to stop being hostile to migrants on the caravan that started in Honduras. The ruling bans Tijuana officials from “issuing statements contrary to the protection of and respect for migrant people." Gastelum, a 65-year-old attorney, is not listening. Called “Tijuana Trump,” Gastelum repeatedly has expressed his objections to the caravan and called for its organizers to be identified and prosecuted for taking advantage of desperate people and putting their lives...
  • Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say

    02/09/2019 3:34:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Health officials on Saturday confirmed seven mumps cases at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Houston. The Houston Health Department said in a press release that the cases involved seven adults who were detained during their infectious period -- meaning there was no evidence that anyone outside the facility was infected. “Since these individuals were isolated inside the facility during the period they were infectious, we do not anticipate these cases posing a threat to the community,” said Dr. David Persse, Houston’s local health authority and EMS medical director. Health officials are working with the ICE facility...
  • Migrant caravan to reach US border day before Trump's State of the Union

    02/04/2019 11:37:13 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    FOX ^ | 04 Feb 2019 | Griff Jenkins
    SALTILLO, Mexico -- More than 2,000 migrants boarded dozens of buses provided by the Mexican State of Coahuila en route to the border city of Piedras Negras, where a shelter with federal resources awaits them. The caravan will arrive at the border on Monday, a day ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union speech – and on the heels of the Pentagon’s announcement that nearly 4,000 troops will be deployed to the region in the coming weeks. (snip) ...Health officials here confirm that there are many respiratory infections, gastrointestinal conditions, five cases of chicken pox, one individual with HIV...
  • Building the wall will prevent more tragedies like the death of the Guatemalan boy at the border

    01/30/2019 11:32:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/30/2019 | Michael Goodwin
    Back in April, the Department of Justice sought to prevent illegal border crossing with a “zero tolerance” policy that involved a large expansion of criminal prosecutions. By June, holding facilities in Texas were packed, and pictures of crying children separated from parents hijacked any rational explanations, forcing President Trump to put the policy on hold. The move stopped the media feeding frenzy, but didn’t plug the porous border. Now the frenzy is back, this time over dead children. A few weeks ago, an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in custody, the second child from that country to die on the American...
  • U.S. tracking three migrant caravans, one with 12,000 people

    01/29/2019 11:26:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The U.S. government is tracking three separate migrant caravans, one of them estimated to be more than 12,000 people in size, heading north toward the U.S., a top Pentagon official said Tuesday. Defense Undersecretary for Policy John Rood told Congress that those caravans are one reason why the presence of active-duty troops is still needed on the U.S.-Mexico border. He also said military medical personnel are helping with the latest border problem, dealing with an increase in sick migrants showing up at the border and in need of immediate attention. Some 2,300 active-duty troops are still on the border, down...
  • Migrant Caravan Swells to 12,000 at Mexico’s Southern Border

    01/26/2019 5:43:34 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/2019 | robert arce
    The ranks of a new Central American migrant caravan reportedly grew in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to Mexico’s southern border. Mexican immigration officials in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, which borders Guatemala, are establishing procedures to expedite the process in which to approve one-year humanitarian visas for members of the Central American migrant caravan who are arriving daily. The one-year humanitarian visas, promised by Mexico’s new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is a newly adopted policy which allows migrants to legally travel and work during their stay in Mexico. The new...
  • The map says it all.

    01/24/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 22 replies ^ | 12/05/18 | Kris KobachSecretary of State of Kansas
    The path to McAllen is approximately 1,300 miles long; whereas the path to San Diego is approximately 2,700 miles long. So the caravan travelled more than twice as far as it needed to. Why in the world would they do that? They didn’t have their own vehicles, and they weren’t carrying enough food or resources to justify the longer journey. There are two reasons. The first reason can be summed up in two words: Ninth Circuit. The caravan members have been advised by liberal immigration attorneys all along. Not only were the migrants coached on what to say when claiming...
  • A Mexican town hurting for tourists, and blaming a caravan

    01/24/2019 10:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 01/24/2019
    On a forlorn beach, a long line of riderless horses shuffled along, their wrangler unable to spot a single sightseer who might want to hop on. The vendors selling fruit and candy, or touting massages and tattoos, had relinquished their efforts to find customers and instead sprawled on the sand. Inside the landmark Rosarito Beach Hotel, only the backdrop sound of the ocean waves interrupted the silence. The tourist town of Rosarito, Mexico, usually bustling with throngs of young Americans partying at crowded dance clubs, was desolate. While winter is not peak season, residents say business has never been this...