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  • BUILD THAT WALL!Why the World’s 2nd Deadliest War Means We Need Stronger Borders Now More Than Ever

    05/19/2017 7:54:37 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    While Syria and other far off conflicts in Asia garner most of the world’s attention, there is a war underway at our very doorstep and no one is talking about it. Mexico’s drug war claimed the lives of 23,000 people in 2016. This death toll was second only to Syria, where 50,000 died last year in its six-year long civil war. Compared to previous years, drug-related deaths in Mexico hit 17,000 in 2015 and 15,000 in 2014, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). This upward trend in casualties and the 35% year-over-year jump in casualties is cause...
  • Anxiety mounts as Italy moves to get more migrants out

    05/12/2017 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | May 12, 2017 | Olivier Baube
    <p>ROME (AFP) - Behind the high fences of the repatriation centre at Ponte Galeria, just down the road from Rome's Fiumicino airport, dozens of women sit outside, waiting for word on whether they will have to leave Italy.</p> <p>But as the government steps up its efforts to send more migrants home, many who pinned their hopes on asylum appeals are growing increasingly worried.</p>
  • SHOCK POLL: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Arizona Voters Think Trump’s Border Wall Is Unnecessary

    05/05/2017 6:58:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/5/2017 | Eric Owens
    A poll released Thursday suggests that registered voters in Arizona largely reject President Donald Trump’s plan to construct a large wall along the border separating the United States and Mexico. According to the poll, 62 percent of Arizona’s voters do not believe a border wall is necessary. Only 37 percent say a wall is needed. (One percent is undecided.) Among Republican voters in the state, the poll finds, 67 percent deem the border wall necessary and 32 percent deem the wall unnecessary — almost a mirror image of the overall results. In very large numbers, Democrats and independent voters who...
  • Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

    05/04/2017 7:46:46 AM PDT · by posterchild · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | May 3, 2017 | Mark Zdechlik
    Health officials in Minnesota have been scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened primarily Somali-American children in the state. So far health officials have identified 34 cases, still mostly in Hennepin County, and they're worried there will be more. In Minnesota, the vast majority of kids under two get vaccinated against measles. But state health officials say most Somali-American 2-year-olds have not had the vaccine — about six out of ten. As the outbreak spreads, that statistic worries health officials, including Michael Osterholm, who directs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • Compromise Spending Bill Includes 2,500 More Visas for Afghans in Program

    05/02/2017 10:33:40 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 1, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- After the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in March froze the interview process for Afghans who had supported U.S. forces due to a lack of visas, a bipartisan effort secured 2,500 more visas in the compromise spending bill up for consideration this week. The special immigrant visa (SIV) program was established in 2008 to allow Afghans who had helped the coalition as interpreters to find safe haven in the U.S. The visa criteria were later expanded to Afghans who provided "at least one year of faithful and valuable service" in support of U.S. government operations. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.),...
  • May Day: Anti-Trump Illegal Aliens Vow ‘Biggest Workers Strike in over a Decade’

    05/01/2017 4:08:49 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2017 | Penny Starr
    On Monday, International Workers Day, protesters will fill the National Mall and the streets of cities elsewhere to protest what they call the federal government’s “deportation machinery” and to demand civil rights reserved for citizens be bestowed upon illegal immigrants. The May Day protest by illegal aliens goes back to 2006 when “1.5 million people took to the streets across the country to demand immigration reform,” left-wing magazine The Nation reported on Friday. Now, protesters aren’t asking for a pathway to citizenship. “Today, no one, not even immigrants rights advocates, is calling for immigration reform anymore,” Nation contributor Julianne Hing...
  • Texas Poised To Pass 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Jail Penalty

    04/27/2017 3:31:52 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | 4-27-2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities. Although Democrats don't have the votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature to stop the bill from going to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made such a ban a priority, they vowed to fight it at every step, promising hours of emotionally charged debate on Wednesday before the Texas House votes. Under the bill, the state could withhold funding from...
  • Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

    04/26/2017 8:36:49 AM PDT · by posterchild · 17 replies
    npr ^ | Apr 25, 2017 | Hansi Lo Wang
    ... Although Mexicans still make up the largest group of unauthorized immigrants, numbers from Mexico have been on the decline since the Great Recession began in late 2007. The number of unauthorized immigrants from other countries has been on the rise since the end of the recession, hitting an estimated 5.7 million in 2016. Immigrants from Central America and Asia – largely from India and China — are two of the main drivers of that growth. ...
  • Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine

    04/26/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Staff
    Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his first public speech since leaving office, the former US President said the Irish were treated like the “other” in the 19th century just like Muslims are today. Mr Obama drew parallels between the two periods in American history and that in both immigration policy was “‘driven by biases”.
  • Border fences work

    04/25/2017 4:25:51 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 01/25/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yes, border fences work. And that is exactly why the political class is so stridently intent on opposing the construction of a full double-layered fence or any effective barrier at the border. The bipartisan open borders cartel is all in favor of discussing sundry forms of “border security,” especially if it will afford them the political cover to pass amnesty. But the one tangible form of border security they will never support, and, in fact, will pull out all stops to prevent, is the completion of the border fence. .. Border fences work … just look at San Diego and...
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • &#8202;California Prosecutor Jeff Rosen Dismisses Felony Cases to Spare Criminals Deportation

    04/20/2017 9:21:56 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 4/18/17 | Mike Cernovich
    If you’re a violent criminal in Northern California, Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen has your back. Rosen has implemented a new office policy requiring prosecutors to “plead down” violent felony cases that may lead to a criminal being deported.
  • Trump Administration Vows to ‘Devastate’ MS-13 Gang

    04/19/2017 2:08:26 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 80 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    President Donald Trump and two of his key cabinet chiefs addressed the growing problem of the violent transnational MS-13 street gang on April 18, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions even saying the gang could qualify as a terrorist organization. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the gang could qualify as a terrorist organization. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called MS-13 one of the greatest hazards the nation faces. And Trump sent out a tweet: “The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!”
  • UC Davis student leaders say American flag display should be optional at meetings

    04/17/2017 6:19:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 17, 2017 | Diana Lambert
    The UC Davis student senate has made it optional to display the American flag at its meetings, stirring up controversy on campus and conservative blogs. Senate Bill 76 passed Thursday, said Michael Gofman, a student senator who opposed the change. The bill amends bylaws that required the United States flag to be on display at every senate meeting of the Associated Students, University of California, Davis.
  • NM economy stakes stamina on immigrants

    04/11/2017 3:53:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 27, 2017 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Immigrant labor is like bread and butter to the New Mexico economy. Without it, according to economists and business owners, key industries – including oil and gas, agriculture, construction, and hotel and restaurant operations – would face major hurdles to keep the wheels turning. “Without immigrants, our labor force would essentially stop growing, making it very difficult to increase our gross domestic product,” said New Mexico State University economist Jim Peach. “I understand the desire to control our borders but, if you disrupt the ecosystem, there are going to be bad consequences.” “If the Trump administration removes...
  • 'Everyone is affected.' Immigration raids turn Oregon city into ghost town

    04/07/2017 7:24:26 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 148 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 7, 2017 | Casey Parks
    WOODBURN -- Cesar Mora's customers disappeared in waves. Every time a rumor spread, his door stopped swinging open. Mora runs Zapateria El Jalicience, a clothing store in downtown Woodburn. Men used to come in every Saturday to buy leather boots and cowboy hats for weekend parties. Then President Donald Trump signed an executive order beefing up immigration enforcement. Federal immigration agents detained 11 men at a Woodburn gas station, leaving workers afraid to go to their jobs and children terrified to attend school. Boots made of ostrich, crocodile and eel hadn't been touched in weeks. Mora's business is down 80...
  • Immigrants’ Children Assimilating To Gangs

    04/03/2017 8:46:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When advocates of immigration controls suggest that legal immigrants and their children "assimilate" to the United States, they usually mean acquiring a working knowledge of the U. S. Constitution. Unfortunately, it may be easier for these kids to acquire a working knowledge of gang warfare. "There are problems with assimilating to the gang culture," Paul Skerry, a political science professor from Boston College, said at a panel discussion organized by the Center for Immigration Statistics (CIS). "Where we live now is in a great neighborhood with great businesses but we hear the gunshots every night from the gangs," Juan Rangel,...
  • Legislator Demands Resignation Of NC Sec Of State Who Gave Notary Licenses To Illegals

    03/31/2017 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mar. 28, 2017 | Alex Pfieffer
    A North Carolina state representative is calling for the resignation of North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall after he found hundreds of cases of illegal immigrants improperly becoming notaries public. State law requires a notary public to “reside legally in the United States.” Marshall, a Democrat, has commissioned 320 individuals as notaries who are not either legal permanent residents or citizens, according to records provided to North Carolina state Rep. Chris Millis. The legislator received records from the North Carolina secretary of state’s office which showed 250 illegal immigrants who received amnesty have become notaries public. Another 72 other...
  • Federal judge extends Hawaii block of Trump’s travel ban

    03/29/2017 8:03:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | AP
    HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the written ruling Wednesday after hearing arguments.
  • Coca-Cola calls in police after human waste is found in cans

    03/29/2017 11:29:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/28/17 | Henry McDonald
    Northern Ireland factory halts production after machine became clogged with faeces, though no contaminated drinks reached shelvesCoca-Cola has called in police to investigate how human waste turned up in a consignment of its drink cans at one of the company’s factories in Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed on Tuesday it had opened an inquiry into how faeces ended up in the cans at the Helllenic Bottling Company factory in Lisburn, Co Antrim. Coca-Cola suspended night-time processing last week at the plant when machines became clogged. The soft drinks giant said it impounded all the affected cans...