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  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.” A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor...
  • On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

    07/26/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For years, Mexico’s most closely watched border was its northern one, which generations of Mexican migrants have crossed seeking employment and refuge in the United States. But the sudden surge of child migrants from Central America, many of them traveling alone, has cast scrutiny south, to the 600-mile border separating Mexico and Guatemala. :snip: Last year, Mexico deported 89,000 Central Americans, including 9,000 children, the bulk of the returnees coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, officials have said. In the fiscal year that ended last September, the United States sent back 106,420 from those countries. So...
  • V. Manuel Pérez unveils immigration resolution [California]

    07/26/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | July 25, 2014 10:05pm | Dave Nyczepir
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez unveiled an immigration resolution Friday at Coachella City Hall that he plans to introduce for California to meet the humanitarian challenges faced with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border. :snip: "They need due process, and if they are found to face a threat should they be returned to their home country, they should be seen and identified as refugees." :snip: Pérez said he always felt safe and never saw violence while visiting Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, but he sensed a difference in the latter when it came to political corruption....
  • How one question changed an undocumented immigrant's fate

    02/03/2013 5:47:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Post-Standard -Syracuse.com ^ | February 03, 2013 | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    SYRACUSE -- Arely Tomas Orozco hardly ever went out.
  • Guatemalan women hail single-sex buses

    10/15/2011 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 14th 2011 | Anna-Claire Bevan
    Guatamala City has introduced women-only buses aimed at reducing instances of harassment and violence against women on public transport across the Guatemalan capital. The project came about after a congresswoman, Zury Rios Montt, started a petition to draw attention to the fact that hundreds of women were sexually harassed on buses every year. According to the Association of Transport Users in Guatemala, of the 1,500 complaints received annually about passenger abuse, more than a third of them involve the sexual harassment of women and girls. "Women have the right to travel in safety, as demanded by law," said Luis Gómez,...
  • A Zeta Narcorepublic?

    07/27/2011 6:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2011 | Staff
    Border: Mexico's Zetas have drawn a bead on Guatemala's 2011 presidential election, and former U.S. officials say the cartel is stockpiling arms to do the same to Mexico in its 2012 election. Is there a White House plan? Smuggling military-grade weapons from Fort Worth through El Paso and Columbus, New Mexico, the Mexican cartel known as Los Zetas may be doing so not just to fight other cartels but to disrupt Mexico's 2012 election, according to report quoting former officials in the El Paso Times that ran July 13. Phil Jordan, a former director of El Paso's DEA Intelligence Center,...
  • Trenton duct-tape kidnap suspect's bail doubled

    03/01/2011 7:40:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | March 01, 2011 | Artemis Coughlan
    TRENTON - Bail for an illegal alien from Guatemala accused of kidnapping, duct taping and robbing a woman was nearly doubled today by a Mercer County Superior Court judge. An illegal immigrant detainer was placed on Sergio Sarceno Cano, 30, who was charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats, criminal restraint, theft and weapons offenses for the Feb. 21 alleged assault, said Assistant Prosecutor Skylar Weissman. Cano allegedly kidnapped the victim from her Hamilton home, bound her arms, legs and mouth with duct tape and moved her around various places in the township against her will, the prosecutor said. “He taped her...
  • Mexico Building Own Wall

    09/21/2010 9:10:51 AM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 27 replies · 1+ views
    National Examiner ^ | September 19, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    The Inter-Press Sevice (IPS) is reporting that the head administrator of the Mexican Superintendency of Tax Administration, Raul Diaz, has confirmed that his government is building a wall in the state of Chiapas, along the Mexican/Guatemalan border. The official reason is to stop contraband from coming into Mexico, but as Diaz admitted: “It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.”
  • Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police (LAPD vs. Rioters...)

    09/08/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons. Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife. Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie...
  • Guatemala Protests Arrest of 3 in Florida Over Passports

    01/26/2010 12:46:28 PM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 488+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | Julia Preston
    The Guatemalan government has issued a public protest after three Guatemalans were arrested this month by immigration agents at a Federal Express office in Florida, when one of the immigrants went to pick up a package containing his newly issued Guatemalan passport. Suspecting that the passport was fraudulent, Fedex officials called ICE agents to alert them when the Guatemalans arrived to collect the package...Two of the Guatemalans were illegal immigrants who have been deported, and one is in deportation proceedings.Guatemalan diplomats said that Fedex and American officials had examined and seized legitimate passports without notifying them and had improperly disrupted...
  • Guatemala murder scandal could threaten the presidency

    05/20/2009 6:43:27 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 20, 2009 | By Ezra Fieser (Contributor) & Sara Miller Llana (Staff Writer)
    Accusations that President Alvaro Colom helped orchestrate the murder of a prominent lawyer continue to intensify – deepening divisions in a country still recovering from a 36-year civil war. Guatemala City and Mexico City The scandal surrounding accusations that Guatemala's president orchestrated the murder of a prominent lawyer is intensifying – deepening divisions in a country still recovering from a 36-year civil war. It is also, according to some analysts, handing the country its greatest threat to democracy since that war ended in 1996. Tens of thousands of Guatemalans have taken to the streets since a video emerged in which...
  • Satellites Spot Lost Guatamala Mayan Temples

    02/20/2008 7:28:52 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-20-2008 | Mica Rosenberg - Catherine Bremer - David Wiessler
    Satellites spot lost Guatemala Mayan temples Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:29pm EST GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Ancient Mayan astronomers aligned their soaring temples with the stars and now modern archeologists have found the ruins of hidden cities in the Guatemalan jungle by peering down from space. Archeologists and NASA scientists began teaming up five years ago to search for clues about the mysterious collapse of the Mayan civilization that flourished in Central America and southern Mexico for 1,000 years. The work is paying off, says archeologist William Saturno, who recently discovered five sprawling sites with hundreds of buildings using a...
  • Bush tour makes stop in Guatemala

    03/12/2007 8:14:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 410+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, March 12, 2007
    Mr Bush will speak about social justice and equality President George W Bush is in Guatemala for a one-day visit, after a stop in Colombia where he pledged his personal support to its fight against drugs. He will discuss security, trade and immigration with Guatemala's president. This is the fourth stop in Mr Bush's tour of Latin America, which has seen protests at every stage. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, has used a parallel tour of the region to speak out against what he calls the interference of the "American empire". Mr Chavez started his tour last week in Argentina,...
  • Guatemala is latest Latin American trouble spot

    01/23/2003 2:34:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies · 225+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 23, 2003 | Andres Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer Report
    If you thought that Latin America has enough troubles with the narco-guerrilla war in Colombia, escalating political violence in Venezuela and the economic collapse of Argentina, get ready to hear about another diplomatic hot spot: Guatemala. Senior U.S. officials say the three-year-old government of President Alfonso Portillo is suspected of ties to drug trafficking, corruption and human rights abuses. All of this may not only cause a suspension of the estimated $50 million annual U.S. aid to that country, but may also endanger plans for a U.S. free trade agreement with five Central American countries. Guatemala's neighbors -- El Salvador,...