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  • In El Salvador, the 'coyotes' gang charged up to $ 14,000 per person(Produced "evidence" of life in "danger" to claim asylum)

    08/27/2020 1:35:13 PM PDT · by Marinario · 16 replies
    In El Salvador, the 'coyotes' strip of cobwebs costs $ 14,000 per person NBC August 27, 2020 13 people were detained who form part of a network of people, including the police, have helped in this organization. They charged between $ 8,000 and $ 14,000 for migrants to (transport to) the United States.
  • Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

    07/08/2020 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact between ancient Polynesians and Native Americans from the region that is now Colombia—something that's been hotly contested in the historic and archaeological world for decades. (snip) Before the study brought scientific evidence to the debate, the idea that Native Americans and Polynesians had crossed paths originated from a complex—both in its structure and origins—carbohydrate: the sweet potato. It turns out the sweet potato, which was originally domesticated in South and Central America, has also been known to grow in one other place prior...
  • Ministry Of Health Announces First Coronavirus Case In Belize (Last Country in America)

    04/02/2020 7:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A 38-year-old, female, Belizean national from San Pedro is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Belize, according to The Ministry of Health. The patient sought medical attention after arriving in Belize on Thursday, March 19. She arrived at the private health facility with symptoms on Friday, March 20. Prior to this visit, she travelled from Los Angeles, California and transited through Texas. Based on her symptoms and travel history, Belize’s health system was alerted, and due process and protocol was started. All necessary precautions were taken on the Ministry’s end. The sample was processed for COVID-19 and other flu...
  • Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy

    02/23/2020 5:41:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.19.20 | Monsy Alvarado
    Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy
  • Sanctuary county releases rape suspect who immediately targets victim again: ICE

    10/10/2019 10:28:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    An Oklahoma sheriff’s department defied ICE and released an accused rapist from jail this week — and within hours he was back at the door of his alleged victim, the agency said Thursday, saying the county’s sanctuary policy put the woman at risk. Antonio Ulises Perez was charged with first-degree rape on Sept. 30, and made bond early Wednesday morning. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had asked that he be transferred to the custody of deportation officers, but the sheriff’s department refused, and released him instead. “Within a few hours of being released, this illegal alien was back at the...
  • Sanctuary city jails defy ICE detainers, put dangerous criminals back on streets

    10/09/2019 5:02:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue had a chance to get Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal immigrant, off the streets in March — but a local jail defied a deportation notification request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and released him into the community. Three weeks later, police say, the 19-year-old Guatemalan, eager to join the violent Surenos street gang, took part in a murder posse that tracked down and slew a teen from a rival gang. Mr. Carillo-Lopez, who came to the U.S. as part of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) surge, is at the crossroads of the...
  • Inside Trump’s immigration tent courts: Controversial system meant to fast-track asylum backlog

    09/18/2019 12:53:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    LAREDO, Texas -- The white tents that sit here on the very edge of the U.S border, with Mexico a literal stone’s throw away, represent one of the jewels in the crown of the Trump administration’s recent efforts to get a grip on the immigration crisis. They are the temporary courtrooms set up as part of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) -- known colloquially as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, established earlier this year, involves sending migrants who are trying to claim asylum back to Mexico during their proceedings -- instead of releasing them into the U.S. while...
  • The U.N. is flying and busing migrants through Mexico back to Central America

    09/11/2019 4:31:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 30, 2019 | Molly Hennessey-Fiske
    JUAREZ, Mexico — A United Nations agency, with funding from the U.S. State Department, is transporting thousands of immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border back to Central America in a program that has drawn the ire of migrant legal advocates. The advocates question whether migrants fully understand their rights when they accept free plane and bus tickets home.
  • Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction

    08/16/2019 10:20:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2019 | Adam Shaw, Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule. Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming...
  • Baltimore TV Station Fact Check Finds White House Correct on Murder Rate

    08/05/2019 1:02:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 5, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    President Donald Trump just can't be correct about anything having to do with Baltimore, right? Well, when a Baltimore television station, WJZ, fact checked a White House claim that Baltimore has a higher murder rate than the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, perhaps they expected that assertion would be proven false. So imagine their surprise at what their fact check revealed. 
  • Well Butter My Biscuits!

    08/05/2019 5:54:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 53 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-5-19 | MOTUS
    I knew it! Citizens in countries with more butter are happier. Of course they are!Even lobsters are happier with butterThe article graphs countries’ happiness index against their butter availability and shows a clear, statistical link between self-reported levels of life satisfaction and per-capita butter supply. Interestingly, I note that the journalistic community that normally doesn’t bother to note, let alone question, the difference between causation and correlation in other crackpot “studies” they report on takes the trouble to ask here “is it causation or correlation?” Their skepticism kicks in only when one of their touchstone beliefs like “fat is bad” or...
  • Climate change is devastating Central America, driving migrants to the U.S. border

    07/08/2019 6:45:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | Georgina Gustin and Mariana Henninger
    EL ROSARIO, Honduras — On a late winter evening, the people of this remote village walked out of their tin-roofed houses and headed to the local health clinic, a small, brightly painted building that has become a lifeline and a community gathering place. Worry crossed their faces as they crammed onto wooden benches outside the clinic, shuffling dust-covered cowboy boots and plastic sandals. They had come with questions. Last year, farmers here watched helplessly as drought withered their corn and bean crops for a fifth straight year. With nothing to sell and no food supplies to feed their families, they’ve...
  • BREAKING: Nicaragua Arrests Four ISIS Terror Suspects Headed To U.S. Border, Reports Say

    06/26/2019 2:39:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 06/26/2019 | By Ryan Saavedra
    Law enforcement officials in Nicaragua have arrested four ISIS terror suspects — two from Iraq and two from Egypt — who reportedly entered the country with Costa Rican travel documents as part of a migrant group that U.S. officials say was headed north to the U.S.-Mexico border. Breitbart border experts Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz reported that "the Nicaraguan Army arrested the four men this week at an irregular crossing point known as Guacimada." Darby and Ortiz exclusively reported earlier this week that U.S. officials had warned the Mexican government that three ISIS terror suspects had arrived in Central America...
  • Washington Post Admits, Mexico Reinforcing Border Due to Trump Tariff Threat

    06/14/2019 7:08:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 14, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how much of the mainstream media was pooh-poohing Mexico's agreement to reinforce its southern border due to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs? An example was last Sunday when White House NBC correspondent Mike Viqueira discounted the agreement by claiming that nothing much was really achieved: “But a look at the details reveals that the agreement is an expansion of deals already made with Mexico and critics are calling it little more than a fig leaf.” Well, less than a week later, in Thursday's Washington Post comes a report by Kevin Sieff that completely contradicts the widely held assertion in the MSM...
  • By the Numbers: Here's How the Crisis on the Border is Getting Even Worse

    06/13/2019 7:51:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham held a hearing to go over legislation that will fix the ongoing crisis at the border. During the hearing Graham revealed new numbers showing an explosion of fraud and abuse of the asylum system, which legislation he has introduced would end. View image on Twitter Senate Judiciary âś”@senjudiciary WeÂ’re eight months in to FY19. When compared to FY18 stats from the same time period: 135% increase in TOTAL APPREHENSIONS. This includes: 74% increase in UNACCOMPANIED MINORS 463% increase in FAMILY UNITS The numbers are overwhelming. 435 1:16 PM - Jun...
  • Lindsey Graham Just Introduced New Legislation to Fix the Border Crisis, Here's What it Does

    05/15/2019 8:54:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies ^ | May 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce new legislation, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019, aimed at fixing the current border crisis and strengthening security. "Today I'm going to introduce legislation designed to deal with the crisis at our border," Graham said. “We have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children.” "What I'm trying to do is stop the flow coming from Central America to regain control of our border and stop a humanitarian crisis that I...
  • 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection

    05/06/2019 2:05:41 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 17 replies
    TeleSUR ^ | 4/6/19 | Staff
    A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). The main mission of the troops is to train for border protection to stop migrants fleeing Honduras to the U.S., especially children. This would be the second time that Honduras is allowing foreign military personnel in the territory and the first time in Israel’s history to send troops abroad. Apart from border protection, fight against drug trafficking, investigation, and counterterrorism will be offered as well.
  • Central American migrants wearing out their welcome in several Mexican towns

    04/22/2019 8:05:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2019 | Rick Moran
    Several towns in Mexico where Central American migrants have been congregating are showing the strains of taking care of the mass of humanity. In many cases, the Mexican citizens are as poor and as desperate as the migrants. That hasn't stopped them from demanding money, food, and medicine as the Mexican government struggles to deal with the crisis. Reuters: Hundreds of migrants have been camped out for weeks in Mapastepec, where locals say six migrant caravans have arrived since last Easter. By far the biggest was a group of thousands in October that drew the anger of U.S. President...
  • Lindsey Graham to introduce immigration package, toughen asylum standards

    04/14/2019 7:42:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he will be introducing a proposal to change U.S. asylum laws, saying the only way to stop the crisis at the southern border is to toughen up asylum standards. The South Carolina Republican said a wall and military personnel at the border helps control the flow of migrants coming from Central American countries, but won’t completely stop the problem. “We have to change these laws so people stop coming,” Mr. Graham told Fox News during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “Doing what we are doing is not working…the crisis has to come to an...
  • Volcanic Evidence Opens New Maya Mystery

    01/05/2016 12:43:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 30, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Potters at Maya cities on the Caribbean side of Central America fused volcanic ash with local limestone to form household and ceremonial pottery, because the ash made their ceramics easier to fire. The distinctive recipe was a hallmark of the Late Classic Period from A.D. 600 to 900, Ford said. With thousands of people living in cities such as El Pilar and Tikal, the Mayan potters burned through several tons of volcanic ash every year, Ford has estimated. But no one can figure out where the ash came from. The mystery begins with the fact that there just aren't any...