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  • Report: Illegal Immigration Is Earning Billions For Smugglers

    04/24/2019 2:12:27 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    A new report estimates cartels and smuggling networks are making billions off of Central Americans who are fleeing their countries in droves thanks to America's messed-up immigration laws. If you don’t think the ongoing border crisis is benefitting criminal smuggling networks and Mexican drug cartels, you’re not paying attention. A new report from the RAND Corporation found that smugglers and cartels earned as much as $2.3 billion from Central American migrants in 2017. The report, conducted by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), which is operated by RAND, analyzed the black market for human smuggling in Central America, Mexico,...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Latest Tweets to Her Bishop: On Church Growth and Immigration

    04/24/2019 11:46:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    on Bishop Stika's Twitter Thing ^ | April 24, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    First, the provocation: Bishop Rick Stika @BishopStika I’m very optimistic about the future of the church as I see tremendous growth in the south and southwest especially with the migration of our Hispanic brothers and sisters. We forget that in the past great gr Then, the response to @BishopStika: The Cath Church once had huge numbers of converts. Now, the people leaving the Church outnumber the new converts at least six-to-one. Parishes nationwide are plummeting in membership. Importing Catholics from the Decaying North and the Desperate South will not fix this problem In the past, the growth of the Church...
  • 'Mother of all caravans' heads north: 10K migrants due in Mexico City any day

    04/24/2019 4:31:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    A massive caravan of approximately 10,000 migrants traveling through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States is expected to arrive in Mexico City this week, according to local media reports on the group's movements. The group has been described by Mexico's Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero as "caravana madre," which has been widely referred to as the "mother of all caravans" in American media. Around 90 people embarked from El Salvador the last week of March then crossed into Guatemala and then into Mexico. By March 29, Sanchez said the group was expected to exceed 20,000 members. Although the...
  • Most Illegal Immigrants In US Receive Government Benefits, Costing Taxpayers Billions: Experts

    04/22/2019 7:40:00 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-22-2019 | William La Jeunesse
    The case underscores what experts say is a growing cost to taxpayers from the surge of Central American families and unaccompanied minors. "We're talking about billions of dollars in taxpayer benefits over the next few years," said Dan Stein, director of the right-leaning think tank, Federation for American Immigration Reform. "The payout for the taxpayer is enormous and income to the Treasury is miniscule." A FAIR study in 2017 found illegal immigrants are a net consumer of taxpayer benefits worth more than $100 billion a year, not including the cost of enforcing the border. While federal benefits are supposed to...
  • FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

    04/21/2019 7:34:42 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2019 | Andrew Hay
    TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation.,.... More at link:
  • Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

    04/20/2019 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2019 | Sonia Perez D.
    Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she’d brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan, which she did two weeks ago in the capital of Tegucigalpa. The aunt said she’d have no problems, that people along the route in Mexico would help as they did for a large caravan that moved through the area in October. But this time, the help did not...
  • Armed Mexican troops question American soldiers on US side of border

    04/19/2019 5:44:37 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | 19 April 2019 | Ryan Browne
    (CNN)"On April 13, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked (CBP) vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas," US Northern Command told CNN in a statement. "The US soldiers were appropriately in US territory" during the encounter, the statement added. During the incident, the Mexican soldiers pointed their weapons at the US troops, removing a soldier's sidearm and returning it to the unmarked US vehicle, the officials said. The Mexican troops were armed with what appeared to...
  • New Mexico county (Otero) declares state of emergency (tr)

    04/19/2019 4:32:34 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-19-2019 | Bradford Betz
    "New Mexico county declares state of emergency over influx of migrants: report" (Otero County) A New Mexico county on Wednesday declared a state of emergency over an influx of immigrants crossing the border in recent months and asked the governor to send in the National Guard for protection, according to a report. ...Snip.... “If this demand is not met by the State of New Mexico in one week’s time, the County of Otero will take action itself to provide security and safety and well-being for the people in this county,”
  • Trump's army: More than 300 asylum seekers surrender to armed militia of 'New Mexico...

    04/17/2019 3:49:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | APRIL 17, 2019 | Rod Ardehali For
    FULL TITLE: Trump's army: More than 300 asylum seekers surrender to armed militia of 'New Mexico residents, veterans and ex-cops', after crossing the US border Hundreds of asylum seekers surrendered to an armed militia of New Mexico citizens last night, after trying to cross the U.S. border. A group of 300 men, women and children gave themselves up to the 'United Constitutional Patriots', a gang of vigilantes who claim to be made up of veterans and former police officers, who then handed them over to border officials. Video recorded by one of the militia, Jim Benvie, who has been camping...
  • Yuma Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Families

    04/17/2019 12:34:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Fox10 ^ | April 17th 2019 | Associated Press
    <p>YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls has declared a state of emergency to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city.</p> <p>Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just don't have the capacity to deal with so many.</p>
  • New DOJ Report: 60,000 criminal illegal aliens are in federal custody at a staggering cost

    04/17/2019 8:40:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka
    In an exclusive report on the The Ingraham Angle last evening (Fox News 10 P.M. E.T.), U.S. attorney Zachary Terwilliger broke major news about the DOJ's brand new report on the number and costs of the incarceration of illegal aliens in federal custody.  The segment, and the comments by Terwilliger, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ingraham further expose the Left's persistent lie that illegals in the U.S. commit additional crimes at a lower rate than U.S.-born citizens. Zachary Terwilliger on The Ingraham Angle, Fox News April 16, 2019.  Screen capture by Peter Barry Chowka. A brief...
  • Yuma, AZ mayor declares state of emergency as migrants inundate the city

    04/17/2019 8:37:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2019 | Rick Moran
    The mayor of Yuma, Arizona has declared a local state of emergency due to the flood of migrants, released from custody, who are overwhelming his city and is asking the federal government for help. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the crisis was overtaxing the city's ability to care for the flood of released immigration detainees - many of them families - who have filled the shelters to capacity with more coming every day. Fox News: “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,”...
  • Barr rules that asylum seekers must be detained during deportation proceedings

    04/16/2019 4:52:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2019 | Jacgueline Thomsen
    Attorney General William Barr said in a new ruling issued Tuesday that asylum seekers who are able to demonstrate a "credible fear" and are then sent to full deportation proceedings are not eligible to be released on bond. The ruling, which will go into effect in 90 days, states that a previous decision allowing for asylum seekers to be released on bond while their case is being heard by an immigration judge was incorrect. Only the Department of Homeland Security has the authority to release the asylum seekers, he wrote. “I conclude that such aliens remain ineligible for bond, whether...
  • Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

    04/15/2019 5:40:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 4/15/19 | Yeganeh Torbati and Kristina Cooke
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Arturo Balbino, a Texas construction worker, walked into his visa interview at the American consulate in the northern Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in March, he wasn't nervous. He felt good. Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return. When he...
  • “Hostile… Aggressive” Migrants Breach Mexico’s Southern Border, Join Caravan

    04/14/2019 9:21:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Just in case you were worried that we might run out of illegal aliens that the President could ship to sanctuary cities, fear not. The next caravan from Honduras and Guatemala is on the move in southern Mexico and the number of travelers is increasing. They just received hundreds of additional recruits when a mob of significant size broke through the fences at one border crossing, overwhelming police in the area and moving to join the caravan heading north. Rather than peaceful asylum seekers, authorities described them as being hostile and aggressive. (Associated Press) Mexican authorities said a group...
  • Trump:USA has the legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities

    04/13/2019 11:16:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-13-2019 | Donald Trump
    Full tweet, 947Pm: Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!
  • Hundreds of migrants form caravan in Honduras to head for the US

    04/10/2019 11:38:32 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 10, 2019
    Almost 1,000 people gathered Tuesday night in the town of San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to form a new caravan to reach the United States, police said. "There are more than 800, almost a thousand," a police official told AFP, with the Red Cross reporting the same number. The caravan, which followed a call on social media, took the authorities by surprise after similar appeals since February failed to muster numbers. Many families with children were among those gathered, and some have already started their journeys in crowded minibuses.
  • Caravan-Size Influx Of Migrants Arriving Every Week In Rio Grande Valley (50 Different Countries)

    04/09/2019 2:02:19 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-9-2019 | Adam Shaw
    A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday -- the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border. “Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.” Karisch said his sector has apprehended people from 50 different countries, including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania. “People are...
  • 92K Migrants Apprehended After Illegally Crossing Border in March

    04/09/2019 1:09:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 92,000 migrants after they illegally crossed between points of entry in March. The apprehensions represent a 35 percent increase over February’s numbers. So far this fiscal year, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 385,000 migrants. This chart from CBP depicts the total number of migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents or determined to be non-admissible by CBP officers. This chart from CBP depicts the total number of migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents or determined to be non-admissible by CBP officers. During a briefing...
  • Teen pleads guilty to plotting terror attack at Texas mall

    04/09/2019 11:49:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | Apr. 9, 2019 | AP
    A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall. A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat, state and federal prosecutors announced. The 18-year-old is eligible for parole after serving 10 years. Azizi-Yarand was arrested last May for plotting to shoot civilians and police at a Frisco mall in a rampage authorities said he was timing to coincide with Ramadan. IS has called on its supporters to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month....