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  • More than 3,000 illegals caught in one day: DHS

    12/11/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The government snared more than 3,000 illegal immigrants in just one day last week, the administration’s top border official told Congress on Tuesday, saying the situation qualifies as a full-blown “crisis.” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said more than 1,100 of those caught either jumping the border or trying to come through a border crossing without permission were children, either traveling alone or with parents, and forced on the treacherous journey.
  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Migrant caravan: Mexico to deport group which stormed US border

    11/25/2018 4:56:07 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 25 , 2018
    Mexico will deport almost 500 migrants who attempted to storm the US border, according to its interior ministry. The group were rounded up after trying to cross the border "violently" and "illegally" on Sunday, the ministry said in a statement. Video footage shows dozens of people - including women and children - running towards the fence that separates the two countries near the city of Tijuana. They were repelled by tear gas used by US border officers. Mexico's interior ministry said all those who were identified as having tried to cross would be deported immediately. It added that, "far from...
  • Changes to public charge- [An Opportunity for YOU to support the proposed DHS rule]

    11/25/2018 12:02:09 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 4 replies
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network ^ | November 24, 2018 | Catholic Legal Immigration Network
    On Oct. 10, 2018, USCIS published its proposed rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” The public comment period is open for 60 days from Oct. 10, 2018, to Dec. 10, 2018. (Read our press release from Sep. 24 when the text of the proposed rule was posted on the DHS website.) The administration published a proposed rule that would make it much more difficult for immigrants to apply for legal immigration status in the United States. The proposed rule would drastically expand the definition of what it means to be a public charge, which could prevent an immigrant from maintaining...
  • Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

    11/21/2018 9:43:17 PM PST · by Boomer · 101 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/21/18 | Nick Miroff , Joshua Partlow and Josh Dawsey
    Full Title: Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy. Central Americans who arrive at U.S. border crossings seeking asylum in the United States will have to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed under sweeping new measures the Trump administration is preparing to implement, according to internal planning documents and three Department of Homeland Security officials familiar with the initiative.
  • Border troops authorized to use force, detain illegal immigrants: Report

    11/21/2018 9:26:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House has signed a memo granting the troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger, according to a report in Military Times. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed the memo, which allows troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants, the paper reported. The memo appears to make good on President Trump’s insistence that the military play a more active role in preventing the migrant caravans from overrunning the U.S. border, as they did a month...
  • DHS secretary sets 'record straight' on migrant caravan during San Diego visit

    11/21/2018 5:17:35 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 20, 2018 | David Hernandez & Kristina Davis
    Standing on a beach near the concertina wire-topped fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico, DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen fought back against assertions that Central American migrants bound for the United States as part of a caravan were docile women and children fleeing violence. Instead, saying she wanted to “set the record straight,” she said most of the thousands of caravan members are adult or teenage males leaving behind their home countries for economic reasons or to be reunited with family members already living here. “Wanting a job is not a basis for asylum under U.S. law,” Nielsen told reporters...
  • Federal Resources Are Paying Undercover Informants in the Migrant Caravan: Report

    11/20/2018 4:30:57 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 20, 2018 | Renae Reints
    Department of Homeland Security officials are gathering information on the migrant caravan moving through Mexico to the U.S. border via paid undercover informants and the monitoring of group text messages, NBC News reports. The migrants use WhatsApp message groups to coordinate their journey, according to the report. DHS officials have joined these groups to monitor the caravan’s size and activity, combining the information with that of paid informants and DHS officials working with the Mexican government to prepare for the migrants’ arrival. The caravan consists of roughly 4,000 migrants, mostly from crime-ridden Honduras, seeking a new life in the U.S....
  • Trump signs bill cementing cybersecurity agency at DHS

    11/17/2018 10:22:57 AM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2018 | Olivia Beavers
    President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that cements the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role as the main agency overseeing civilian cybersecurity, with a focus on securing federal networks and protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats. The cybersecurity branch known as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will now be elevated to the same stature as other units within DHS, such as Secret Service or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The bill Trump signed Friday, which unanimously passed the House earlier this week, also rebrands DHS’ main cybersecurity unit, known as National Protection and Programs...
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 131 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Trump to oust Nielsen as early as this week

    11/12/2018 9:08:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump is planning to oust Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Five current and former White House officials told the Post that Trump is planning to remove Nielsen as soon as possible. White House chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting the president on the matter, hoping to keep Nielsen in place. Kelly hired Nielsen as his chief of staff while DHS secretary and has reportedly defended her for months. Trump has berated Nielsen in public and in private since she was hired, aggressively going after her during...
  • DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule

    11/08/2018 2:22:30 PM PST · by Covenantor · 55 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to...
  • So Adrian Fontes (D) the appointed Maricopa County Recorder has decided to pull all of the...

    11/08/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by blueyon · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/06/18 | Jellen
    So Adrian Fontes (D) the appointed Maricopa County Recorder has decided to pull all of the "data packs" from the polling stations in MC to bring them in to a central location for tabulation, vs doing it in each polling station. #WhatCouldGoWrong
  • Midterms will be 'most secure' elections in US history: DHS chief

    11/03/2018 8:05:36 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 2, 2018, 1:06 PM ET | LEE FERRAN
    Tuesday’s midterm elections will be the “most secure” elections in U.S. history, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, though the U.S. government remains on high alert for any election-related mischief. “This is going to be the most secure election we’ve ever had,” Nielsen told the audience at a Council on Foreign Relations event on Friday. “But as we all know, this is a dynamic threat, it changes by the minute.” Nielsen said that “as of today,” DHS has not seen a coordinated attempt by a foreign government to interfere in American voting infrastructure, such as voter databases, polling...
  • Ex-DHS staffer says he quit over Trump administration's handling of family separation policy

    10/25/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    A former civilian staffer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wrote Thursday that he quit his job earlier this year out of a belief that the Trump administration was ignoring legal concerns about its family separation policy toward migrant children. Scott Shuchart wrote in a piece for The Washington Post that he quit his job over the summer as a senior adviser at the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in light of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which prosecuted any individual who crossed the border illegally. He claimed multiple lawyers throughout the government, such as himself,...
  • Trump: 'I am bringing out the military' to stop border crossings

    10/25/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MEGYN KELLY
    President Trump said in an early morning tweet on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to secure the border with Mexico, calling it a "National Emergency." "Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump tweeted. "MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted last week that he would use the military to stop a caravan of migrants from Central America, which has...
  • DHS Spox: Human Smuggling ‘Is a $2.5 Billion a Year Industry’ for Mexican Cartels

    10/24/2018 11:22:03 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Homeland Security Spokesperson Katie Waldman said Mexican cartels yield $2.5 billion per year by smuggling people into America at a rate of about $5,000 per person. She offered her remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday in an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. Waldman’s comments were made in the context of a discussion related to a growing caravan of migrants — originating in Central America — demanding entry to America. Waldman said, “We have an entire southwest border that is controlled by Mexican cartels. You can’t gain access to the U.S. illegally without paying a smuggler $5,000...
  • DHS Spox: If You Say the Magic Words, ‘I’m Scared,’ We Let You into America

    10/24/2018 11:14:38 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Homeland Security Spokesperson Katie Waldman said migrants seeking entry to the U.S. are essentially allowed in if they claim to have “credible fear” of unjustifiable persecution in their countries of origin. She offered her remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday in an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. Waldman said, “I can you tell you with near assurance that if you say the magic words, ‘I’m scared,’ we let you into the country.” Migrants from Mexico and South America have been coached by left-wing lawyers on how to best obtain entry to the U.S. via asylum request.
  • Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

    10/18/2018 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 11:49 AM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly 25-mile (40-kilometer) stretch of border in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the southernmost point of Texas. […] In Texas, the government wants to connect existing sections of fencing on river levees in Hidalgo County and to close other gaps in fencing in neighboring Cameron County. […] Environmental groups say DHS is wrongly using authority that...
  • Trump should prosecute Barack Obama and Eric Holder for Brian Terry’s murder

    10/04/2018 2:40:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should prosecute Barack Obama and Eric Holder for Brian Terry’s murder In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Barack Obama and Eric Holder, haven’t even been arrested or charged.In May 2016, it was reported that newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels.In September...