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  • Mexican highwaymen kill migrants after failing to extort payment in exchange for passage....

    03/05/2019 9:19:49 AM PST · by caww · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 3/4/2020 | by Anna Giaritelli
    Two men traveling from Central America were killed and eight others wounded Sunday after a group of armed men opened fire on the migrants because they refused to pay bribes to pass through a region of southern Mexico they control, according to local media. The murders took place Sunday morning as a couple of large trucks carrying a total of 90 Central American migrants were held up by paramilitary forces in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas, which sits on the Guatemala border. The Mexican traffickers moving the dozens of migrants who each paid $7,000 to $8,000 to be smuggled into...
  • ‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border

    03/04/2019 10:34:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | 03/03/19 | Manny Fernandez
    SNIP It was the summer of 2014, and Melvin, a 36-year-old mother of three, had just completed the journey from her native Guatemala, crossing the Rio Grande on a raft before being led to the house in the Texas border city of McAllen. For weeks in that locked room, the men she had paid to get her safely to the United States drugged her with pills and cocaine, refusing to let her out even to bathe. “I think that since they put me in that room, they killed me,” she said. “They raped us so many times they didn’t see...
  • 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...
  • Will the Central American caravans continue?

    02/15/2019 11:15:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Sandra Dibble
    ...The issue of Central American caravans — who joins them, how large they are, where they are going, if more are forming — has been a pressing one for both the U.S. and Mexican governments and for communities along the way. In recent days, social media sites have been spreading word of a new caravan scheduled to leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Feb. 16. (snip) ... Mexican authorities announced they were entering a new phase that allows the Central American migrants to apply for the visas in their home countries. They said that Mexico also will begin offering residents...
  • McConnell reportedly warned Trump about emergency declaration to build border wall

    02/02/2019 2:44:13 PM PST · by rintintin · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 2 2019 | TAL AXELROD
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly warned President Trump this week that declaring a national emergency to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall could create a rift in the GOP conference. The Washington Post reported Friday that McConnell told Trump the Senate could pass a resolution disapproving the emergency declaratioN.
  • Trump Administration Begins 'Remain In Mexico' Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back

    01/29/2019 8:22:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 29, 2019
    The Trump administration began implementing a new hard-line immigration policy by sending a single asylum-seeker from Central America back to Tijuana, Mexico, to await his assigned court date later this year in San Diego. The first asylum-seeker to be returned to Mexico was a Honduran man identified as Carlos Catarlo Gomez. He appeared confused and scared by the throng of reporters waiting for him Tuesday on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro border crossing, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was whisked away by Mexican authorities. Officially dubbed "Migrant Protection Protocols," the policy was announced by Homeland Security...
  • Rubio: I Will Fight Trump Declaring National Emergency for Border Wall

    01/27/2019 12:14:58 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S. Mexico border would be a “terrible idea” and that he would fight it. RUBIO: Sure. Because I think it’s important. Look I don’t think we will have to fight. I’m not sure they will do that. I know it’s an option they looked at. But now you are at the mercy of a district court and ultimately an appellate court. It may not withstand if you look at some of the other rulings we have...
  • 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...
  • Pope condemns 'senseless' stigmatizing of migrants

    01/25/2019 9:35:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2019 12:27 PM | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said on Friday it was “senseless and irresponsible” to stigmatize migrants and see all of them as threats to society, weighing in again on one of the most divisive issues in the United States. Francis, who has made migration a key theme of his trip to Panama, spoke to several hundred thousand young people at a religious service on the waterfront of the country’s capital, one of the key events of the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day. “We want to be a church that fosters a culture that welcomes, protects, promotes and integrates; that does not stigmatize,...
  • Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

    01/23/2019 6:56:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is “making us crazy” as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. Francis was asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday on the way to Panama, where he is looking to leave the sex abuse scandals buffeting his papacy behind. Francis responded: “It is the fear that makes us crazy.” The Roman Catholic Church’s first Latin American pope and the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, Francis has made...
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • Lindsey Graham urges Trump to reopen government for 3 weeks before declaring a national emergency

    01/13/2019 4:12:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 09:59 AM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should reopen the federal government for three weeks before declaring a national emergency, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. "Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option, and I think we're almost there, I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal," the South Carolina Republican said during an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off, see if you can do it by himself through the...
  • The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On

    01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 71 replies
    NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian
    The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling. "We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News. If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread: 38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps...
  • Roughly 80% of all voters say U.S. needs secure borders, including 68% of Democrats: Harvard poll

    01/05/2019 3:19:46 PM PST · by · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    A wide-reaching poll conducted by Harvard University reveals that majorities of U.S. voters — including Democrats — appear to agree with many of President Trump's most basic beliefs about immigration. The findings reveal, for example, that eight out of 10 of all U.S. voters — 79 percent — say the U.S. needs secure borders; 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats agree with that. Another 79 percent of voters overall say immigration priorities should be granted on a person’s “ability to contribute to America”; 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72...
  • 'If it's good enough for the Pope...' Now Trump insists his border wall can NOT be 'immoral

    01/03/2019 7:30:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 3, 2019 | Tom Stickings
    'If it's good enough for the Pope...' Now Trump insists his border wall can NOT be 'immoral because the Vatican's 40ft-high walls are 'the biggest of them all' Trump said the Vatican 'has the biggest wall of them all' as he demanded funding Vatican City has walls around it but allows visitors freely into St Peter's Square The President has also pointed to defenses at the Obamas' home to justify a wall Donald Trump has said his proposed border wall cannot be 'immoral' because the Vatican City has its own 40ft defenses. Speaking at the White House after meeting congressional...
  • Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at US border

    12/29/2018 4:24:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018
    President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol medical officials amid promises of more thorough health screenings for migrant children. Instead, the president, whose administration has faced widespread criticism over the deaths, pointed the finger on Twitter at Democrats “and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally.” They were his first comments on the deaths. The president’s comments came Saturday afternoon, the same day Homeland Security...
  • The Latest: Autopsy: Dead Guatemalan boy had influenza

    12/28/2018 6:16:08 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2018
    GUATEMALA CITY The Latest on an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody (all times local): 10:30 p.m. New Mexico authorities say an autopsy performed on the 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody shows he had the flu. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator says in a statement late Thursday that more tests need to be done before a cause of death can be determined for Felipe Gomez Alonzo.
  • US says 2nd Guatemalan child has died in immigration custody

    12/25/2018 11:38:39 AM PST · by bgill · 66 replies
    cbs ^ | Dec. 25, 2018 | AP
    An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that the boy died shortly after midnight Tuesday. The boy showed "signs of potential illness" Monday and was taken with his father to a hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the agency said. There, he was diagnosed with a cold and a fever, was given prescriptions for amoxicillin and Ibuprofen and released Monday afternoon. The boy was returned to the hospital Monday evening with nausea...
  • Who is Pueblo Sin Fronteras and why are they leading migrant caravans?

    12/24/2018 6:07:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 24, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    While the issue of the migrant caravans has largely dropped off the media radar lately in the midst of the shutdown theater drama, the problem hasn’t gone away. If anything, the swelling number of migrants waiting in the Tiajuana area is festering as the migrants grow frustrated with the long wait for their claims to be processed. (American officials are processing up to one hundred per day, but there is already a waiting list in the thousands.) But surely they must have known they were going to run into these sorts of logistical problems, right?Not really. Many of them seem...
  • Invasion USA (My thoughts on the recent death at the border)

    12/19/2018 7:37:07 AM PST · by OddLane
    Youtube ^ | 12/19/18 | Gerard Perry
    I explain why we're not responsible for the egregiously stupid decisions of people trying to invade our country.