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  • Three men dead after crashing into security barrier at Robins Air Force Base

    10/05/2019 7:31:05 PM PDT · by cincinnati65 · 103 replies
    13WMAZ ^ | 10/5/19 | Becky Purser
    Three men were killed Friday night when they crashed a vehicle into a barrier activated by a security forces gate sentry at Robins Air Force Base, according to a base news release. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the FBI have been asked to help in identifying the men, said Houston Coroner Danny Galpin. The men had no identification on them, said Galpin, who was summoned to the crash scene. The incident unfolded about 9:30 p.m. when a vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate that is an entrance way onto the base, according the release. The driver failed...

    10/07/2019 1:54:40 PM PDT · by devane617 · 39 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | WARNER ROBINS (41NBC/WMGT)
    Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin identified the men as: Yanny Perez-Perez Adar Lopez-Morales Evelio Perez Galpin says 20-year-old Yanny was the only casualty with a verifiable age. Galpin also says the men were from Guatemala. Authorities say the incident happened on Robins Russell Parkway around 9:30 p.m. A press release from Robins Air Force Base states that the car failed to stop as it approached the gate. Gate security activated a barrier and the car crashed into the barrier after the driver accelerated through the gate.
  • Assembly of African Migrants in Tapachula Demands Asylum in U.S.

    09/23/2019 8:29:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 19, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Among the multitude of migrants waiting in Mexico to get asylum in the United States are thousands of Africans boldly demanding passage into the country. They are far more coordinated than their Central American caravan counterparts and have formed an official organization to spread their message and advocate on their behalf. The group accuses Mexican authorities of discrimination and racism and is ordering Mexico to grant visas that allow them to continue their trek north to seek “protection” in America. For about three months the Africans have been holed up in Tapachula, in the southeast Mexican state of Chiapas bordering...
  • Winning: Border Apprehensions Plummet Thanks to Trump Deal with Mexico

    09/09/2019 1:36:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    <p>Back in June, many on the left pooh-poohed Trump's deal with Mexico to avoid tariffs in exchange for stronger efforts by Mexico to curb the flow of immigrants through their country into the United States. While the positive impact of that deal became apparent almost immediately, we now have a much clearer picture of the impact of the deal Trump struck with Mexico as border apprehensions have plummeted the past three months.</p>
  • 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...
  • Guatemala Safe Third Country Agreement Is Pretty Much Dead

    08/14/2019 9:50:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Roughly one month ago, the White House announced that we were closing in on a safe third country agreement with Guatemala, scoring what was perceived as a major win on immigration for President Trump. At the time, we noted that there were several serious flaws in the plan which might prevent it from coming to fruition. One was the fact that the deal was being cut with a lame-duck president who was on his way out (Jimmy Morales) and we didn’t know who the next leader would be or what their view on the deal might look like. Also,...
  • Guatemala Elects Alejandro Giammattei as President (Good News)

    08/12/2019 11:06:58 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 11, 2019 | Juan Montes
    Alejandro Giammattei, a center-right businessman and former prisons director making his fourth bid for the presidency, was elected as Guatemala’s president on Sunday in a runoff election where corruption and a migration crisis were the two top issues. Mr. Giammattei, 63 years old, defeated former first lady Sandra Torres, a social-democrat, according to preliminary results by the electoral agency. With 97% of votes counted, Mr. Giammattei got 58.5% support while Ms. Torres, who is being investigated for alleged corruption.
  • ICE Air: Shackled deportees, air freshener and cheers. America’s one-way trip out.

    08/11/2019 3:08:34 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/10/2019 | Nick Miroff
    GUATEMALA CITY — About 45 minutes before descent, the guards went up and down the aisle unshackling the passengers, and the mood in the cabin began to lighten. A mother with a boy near the front was still crying, but they were the only family aboard the flight. Nearly all the other 93 deportees were men, and they began joking and talking excitedly. Soon Guatemalan territory appeared below, misty and green. A cheer rose. “You see? They’re smiling!” said Matt Albence, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who spends a great deal of time defending his agency’s...
  • Nancy Pelosi Meets with Soros-Linked Activists During Guatemala Visit

    08/09/2019 9:16:08 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 12 replies ^ | 9 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a delegation of Democrat lawmakers met with a number of left-wing activists and socialist politicians during their visit to Guatemala, some of which have links to billionaire George Soros. Pelosi and the Democrats made the trip to Guatemala just a few days before the country’s second round of elections, a move that was met with backlash from nationalists and conservatives who demanded the visit be cancelled. During her visit, Pelosi met with open borders activists such as Helen Mack, who has tiesto a multitude of liberal NGOs and who runs the Myrna Mack Foundation...
  • Apprehensions drop below 100,000 for first time in months with U.S.-Mexico-Guatemala cooperation

    08/09/2019 11:42:53 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/9/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The number of people crossing illegally into the United States has fallen below 100,000 for the first time in months, according to new government figures, signaling success by the Trump administration to solicit more cooperation in stopping migrant traffic from the governments of Mexico and Guatemala. Last month, some 82,049 people were encountered or apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a 21-percent decline over June when there 104,344 people were apprehended, and down 43 percent from May. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security reported, the number of family units and unaccompanied minors crossing the border has also...
  • 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. 
  • Illegal Immigrant Bought Baby for $80 in Guatemala to Get Priority Release in US

    07/31/2019 8:49:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 18 replies ^ | 07.30.2019 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Illegal Immigrant Bought Baby for $80 in Guatemala to Get Priority Release in USJuly 30, 2019 Updated: July 31, 2019 WASHINGTON—Children are being rented, bought, recycled, and kidnapped so that single adults, mostly men from Central America, can gain quick release into the United States after crossing the border illegally. The cost of renting a child varies. “We’ve had indications … that it could cost anywhere from a few hundred—or even in some cases, less than $100—up to $1,000 or more,” said Kevin McAleenan, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), during a congressional hearing on July 18....
  • Guatemala Avoids Trump Threat of Sanctions With New Migration Deal

    07/26/2019 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 24 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Jul 26, 2019 | VOA
    U.S. President Donald Trump said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country agreed to apply new migration measures to citizens from Honduras and El Salvador, Friday, July 26.
  • Judicial Watch Demands House Ethics Investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar [Weekly Update]

    07/26/2019 2:51:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 26, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Demands House Ethics Investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar Robert Mueller’s Latest Attempt to Smear President Trump Leftists in the State Department Sabotage Trump’s Guatemala Asylum Deal Judicial Watch Demands House Ethics Investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, is in the news often because of her racially inflammatory anti-Semitic views , including her support for a terrorist front group . But far-left views are not our concern at this moment – her alleged criminal behavior is. Earlier this week, we hand-delivered an ethics complaint to David Skaggs, chairman of the U.S. House...
  • After Trump threat, Guatemala signs immigration asylum deal

    07/26/2019 2:14:12 PM PDT · by libstripper · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Ju;lyh 26, 2109 | St4eve Holland & others
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Guatemala signed a so-called safe third country immigration asylum agreement on Friday just days after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the Central American country if it did not agree to the deal. Speaking to reporters at the White House during a signing ceremony, Trump said the agreement would allow easier access to farmer workers for U.S. farms and ranches. Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales was due to sign a deal with Trump last week that would have made the country act as an asylum buffer zone to reduce immigration to...
  • Trump Administration Considering 'Travel Ban' On Guatemalans After Asylum Snub

    07/25/2019 2:21:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 25 July, 2019 | FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
    The Trump administration is actively investigating imposing a travel ban against Guatemala unless the Central American nation takes significant steps to curb illegal migration northward. Trump charged Guatemala with backing out on an immigration deal with the United States. "If Guatemala doesn't take significant action to help protect our borders, then we will, of course, look at all manner of solutions to the serious crisis we face," a White House official told NPR, "whether it's a travel ban, significant actions on remittances and/or tariffs." ...Trump said Wednesday that the United States was planning to take "severe" action against the government...
  • Judicial Watch: Leftists in Trump State Dept. Sabotage Guatemala Asylum Deal

    07/22/2019 8:13:47 AM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 15 replies
    The sabotage of President Donald Trump’s deal with Guatemala to alleviate the illegal immigration crisis is part of a broader problem involving pervasive corruption in the Central American nation and embedded leftists in the U.S. State Department’s Western Hemisphere Division. With a compromised electoral system and a presidential election looming in Guatemala, the impoverished nation of about 16 million could easily slide into the Cuban or Venezuelan camp of failed socialist countries. Socialist Sandra Torres, a former Guatemalan first lady and radical leftist guerrilla, could become the country’s next president.
  • Trump Threatens Guatemala With Tariffs and Remittance Fees for Breaking Safe Third Agreement

    07/23/2019 8:25:15 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 18 replies
    President Trump threatened Guatemala on Tuesday with tariffs and remittance fees after the Central American country pulled out of their agreement with the Trump administration. As The Hill reported the two countries had not formally committed to such a safe third deal, which would require Guatemala to process asylum claims from migrants who set foot there first on their way to the United States. Guatemala’s Constitutional Court earlier this month blocked President Jimmy Morales from declaring the nation a safe third country. President Trump: Guatemala, which has been forming Caravans and sending large numbers of people, some with criminal records,...
  • Jesus Christ our Sustainer[charismatic Caucus]

    07/13/2019 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    My promises to you are "Yes and Amen" I AM your Sustainer and not man. Come to Me in your time of need for I AM A Loving God visiting My Blessings upon the righteous that call upon My name. I AM Lord God, King your Yahweh and Messiah. All there is to fill your cup is to Believe and Declare for such was the Faith of The Centurion and I have placed this Faith in YOU ! My Shalom(PEACE) IS yours AS YOU Speak Peace to each storm in your life. . . Guard your Heart with Loving Kindness...
  • Another Immigration Coup for Trump: Guatemala Agrees to Harbor Thousands of Asylum Seekers

    07/13/2019 12:06:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2019 | Rick Moran
    Good news for the U.S. and for thousands of asylum seekers who show up at the U.S. border. An immigration official has told the New Yorker that as the result of a deal between the U.S. and Guatemala, "asylum seekers from any country who either show up at U.S. ports of entry or are apprehended while crossing between ports of entry could be sent to seek asylum in Guatemala instead." The U.S. currently has a "remain in Mexico" policy, where the Mexican government agreed to keep several thousand migrants there, even granting work permits so that the asylum seekers could...