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  • Part of humanitarian convoy returns back to Russia - media

    08/23/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:06 23.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 23 /Ukrinform/. Russian humanitarian convoy is unloaded in Donbas, and a part of already unloaded trucks returns to the Russian Federation. The TSN informs. "Ukrainian customs workers managed to check and make customs clearance of only 34 trucks of the Russian humanitarian convoy. The rest of over 200 trucks crossed by border absolutely illegally... According to the Ukrainian customs workers, a part of trucks has already headed back. What does this mean, where did they unload, what did they leave on the territory of Ukraine - now there are more questions than answers,” a statement reads.
  • NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis

    08/22/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Channel News Asis ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    World NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis' BRUSSELS: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a "so-called" aid convoy into Ukraine on Friday (Aug 22) as a "blatant breach" of international commitments that "only deepens the crisis". "This is a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments... and a further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia," Rasmussen said in a statement. "It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel," he said. Rasmussen poured doubt on Moscow's claim that the convoy, which had been...
  • Ukraine crisis: Russian convoy prompts Western anger

    08/22/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 | BBC
    Russia's decision to send more than 100 aid lorries into war-torn eastern Ukraine without permission has been widely condemned in the West.
  • U.S. Calls on Russia to Remove Convoy

    08/22/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    DoD News ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | DoD News
    Pentagon Press Secretary RADM John Kirby says Russia must remove a convoy from Ukraine immediately. VIDEO
  • St. Louis Community Offers Prayers For Undocumented Children

    08/20/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | August 19, 2014 | By EMANUELE BERRY
    Whether or not St. Louis will play host to migrant children who are part of the Central American border surge is still unclear. In the meantime, community members are praying. Nearly 70 people gathered at Tower Grove Park for a prayer vigil for migrant children. The vigil was hosted by a coalition of organizations that, along with St. Louis and St. Louis County, applied for federal grants to help house undocumented youth from Central America. Javier Orozco is the executive director for intercultural and interreligious affairs at the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which co-hosted the event. He says several St....
  • Immigrant children may get free legal help

    08/20/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2014 | by Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking private law firms to provide free legal help to the wave of Central American children pouring into the state. Harris has called for a sit-down Wednesday in her San Francisco office with attorneys from a dozen firms, as well as with representatives of nonprofits, legal-aid groups and charities. The attorney general's office itself is legally barred from representing the youngsters, so Harris is using her "convening power" to pull together private help. The exact number of unaccompanied children showing up at the California border is hard to come by, but we're told that...
  • From China to Albania, unaccompanied kids come to U.S. from across the globe

    08/19/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Fusion ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Ted Hesson and Kateryna Panova
    The flood of migrant children that sparked a humanitarian crisis this summer was mostly a near-shore affair. Almost all of those children — 98 percent — caught and processed by U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year came from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Mexico. But kids coming from Central America aren't the only ones trying to slip across the border. According to data obtained by Fusion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border agents have caught unaccompanied children arriving from as far away as China, India, Albania and Morocco. More than two-thirds of these kids caught and processed by U.S....
  • A Surge from the Sea [immigrants flooding Europe]

    08/18/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT · by firebrand · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 16, 2014 | The Economist
    ANOTHER weekend, another two thousand-odd immigrants rescued by Italian sailors and coastguards in the Mediterranean. On August 11th the San Giusto, an amphibious transport vessel, landed 1,698 people in Reggio Calabria, a city in southern Italy. The day before, a naval patrol vessel and a frigate disembarked 364 people at ports in eastern Sicily. The number of people arriving in Italy by sea this year may already exceed 100,000. By the end of July approximately 93,000 migrants had been rescued. The previous record for an entire year was set in 2011 when around 60,000 people reached Italian shores at the...
  • A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’

    08/15/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 14, 2014 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    “I have everything I need but peace,” Valentina Simonyenko, a retiree standing in line for water from a spring, said Thursday. Later, she said, she would buy bread. “Look around, everybody is just terrified of the bombing.”
  • ATO headquarters confirms invasion of Russian technology in Ukraine

    08/15/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:31 15.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 15 /Ukrinform/. A column, consisting of APCs (armored personnel carriers) and military trucks crossed the border of Ukraine via the checkpoint of Izvaryne, captured by separatists. According to available data, military equipment is moving towards Molodohvardiysk, Luhansk region, the headquarters of the Antiterrorist Center informs. "The intelligence has confirmed that a column of APCs and military Urals crossed the border and through the temporarily closed Ukrainian checkpoint of Izvaryne entered the territory of our country. The intelligence also confirms that license plates and markings on the technique were Russian," a statement says. The Antiterrorist Center indicated that a...
  • Timothy Ash: West may be telling Ukraine to stand on its own against Russia

    08/15/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2014, 3:16 p.m. | Timothy Ash
    The most interesting thing over the past 24 hours was the Russian military convoy passing through the border into Ukraine, witnessed and photographed by Western and even Russian media outlets. And, more remarkably, has been the muted reaction from the West and indeed from the Western media. Some 4-5 weeks ago, the White House PR machine would have been going into overdrive, and warning of new sanctions iterations in the pipeline unless Russia “de-escalated.” Thus far nothing we have seen next to nothing of note. Officially the Russian Ministry of Defense has denied the convoy exists/crossed – but the evidence...
  • Column of Russian military equipment breaks through to Luhansk - NSDC

    08/15/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 15:13 15.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 15 /Ukrinform/. A column of Russian military equipment, on Friday, crossed the border of Ukraine in the area of Izvaryne checkpoint, trying to break through to help militants in besieged Luhansk. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said, LIGABusinessInform reports. When asked why the column was not destroyed from the air, Lysenko said that this border area is not controlled by the ATO. "But I assure you that what has got here, will not be released," he said. The number of technique and composition of the column is specified, according to the NSDC. To remind, on...
  • FSB wants to evacuate to Crimea its agents from Donbas who are in desperate situation

    08/15/2014 6:13:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Friday 15 august, 2014, 11:46 | Zik TV
    Due to the lack of support from local residents and successful operation by the Ukrainian army, the terrorists have realized they are in a desperate position. It follows from a telephone conversation between a FSB agent in Donbas and his boss in Crimea intercepted by Ukraine secret service Aug. 15. “The Russians are moving their agents within the terrorist groups in Donbas to Crimea,” Ukraine SBU says, Ukrayinska Pravda reports. “When I pass some locals they keep telling me ‘Damn you!’ the FSB agent, alias Trifon, says in the conversation. “The terrorists are merely marauders. You open to them the...
  • Ukraine border guards inspect Russian aid convoy

    08/15/2014 2:15:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2014 Last updated at 05:01 ET | Steve Rosenberg
    The BBC's Steve Rosenberg says he witnessed Russian light tanks heading toward the Ukrainian border Ukraine says its border guards are inspecting a controversial Russian aid convoy parked at the frontier.
  • 9 Russian tanks passed to Donetsk over H21 highway

    08/14/2014 7:19:49 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:10 PM - 14 Aug 2014 | @21brklyn
    Multiple evidences that 9 Russian tanks headed Donetsk via H21 road.
  • Ukraine to oppose unauthorized entry of Russian convoy in Donbas

    08/14/2014 7:12:10 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Thursday 14 august, 2014, 20:39 | Zik TV
    Ukraine to oppose unauthorized entry of Russian convoy in Donbas Ukraine is making diplomatic efforts to prevent the Russian humanitarian convoy from entering Donbas without inspection by international observers and Red Cross, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andry Lysenko said Aug. 14. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army in a strongly worded statement said it will prevent the convoy from entering Ukraine. We will consider it as an enemy attack if the Russians get into Ukraine by-passing Red Cross and international observers. If this happens, the army will treat the convoy as an enemy force and will use its power to...
  • Reports: Russian Military Convoy Enters Ukraine

    08/14/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | August 14, 2014 | Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Two British newspapers are reporting that a column of Russian military vehicles has crossed into Ukraine separately from a convoy of some 250 Russian trucks that Moscow says is carrying humanitarian aid. Correspondents for “The Guardian” and “The Telegraph” reported witnessing the military convoy crossing the border near the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after nightfall on August 14. The column of about 23 armored personnel carriers was supported by logistics vehicles and used a dirt road to cross the border through a gap in a barbed-wire fence, “The Guardian” reported. The crossing occurred around 10 p.m. local time, "The Telegraph"...
  • Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

    08/14/2014 5:03:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 August 2014 | Shaun Walker
    The white trucks of humanitarian aid rumbled through Russia in a convoy stretching for miles,...But, while the trucks came to a halt well short of Ukraine's border, a different Russian convoy did make the crossing into Ukrainian territory late on Thursday evening. The Guardian saw a column of 23 armoured personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk – about 200km away from Donetsk, Ukraine.
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    08/14/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | By HOWARD BLUME
    ... Across the country over the next year, federal agencies expect to manage about 60,000 minors who entered or will arrive in the United States without an adult guardian. That figure compares with about 7,500 who came in annually before the numbers surged to 13,625 last year and about 25,000 in the current year. Many unaccompanied minors land in Southern California; here they can be cared for by relatives who are part of well-established expatriate communities from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — the impoverished and sometimes violent countries from which most have journeyed. Services for these students could be...
  • Shelter unable to be found in Appleton area for unaccompanied illegal kids

    08/13/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    WTAQ-Local News ^ | August 12, 2014
    APPLETON, WI - Leaders in the Appleton area say they cannot find room for unaccompanied children who've been crossing into the U.S. at the Mexican border. The federal government was hoping to locate up to 400 children in the Fox Valley, as they escape violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. However, the Appleton Post-Crescent says Outagamie County officials are concerned about funding and education for the youngsters. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department said federal money would pay for the shelter itself. The agency has been looking around the country for large shelter facilities within 100 miles of...
  • Nevada ranks high on child immigration program

    08/13/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 13, 2014 | By ALEXANDER COREY
    Nevada is among the states with the highest sign-up rate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to a new study of the federal initiative that gives temporary protection from deportation to some youths who are in the country illegally. In Nevada, 10,564 people have applied and 9,243 have been approved since the program began in August 2012, according to March data from from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the most recent available. Among those that are immediately eligible by meeting all requirements, Nevada has an application rate of 61 percent vs. the national average of 52 percent, according to...
  • The Irony of Writing Laws for Criminal Immigrants that Broke the Law to Get Here in the First Place

    08/12/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 12, 2014 | by Darrell Cheney
    ... What is the immigration debate mainly about – Those who want to come legally, or those who have already come illegally? This “comprehensive immigration reform,” does it focus on those who want to come legally and respect us and our laws, or does it focus on those who have shown no respect for either and broken those laws? In both cases, it is those who have broken the law that are the focus of our conversations and legislation. The irony of writing and passing laws for those who don’t follow them is apparently lost, much like it is on...
  • Coburn: Obama is releasing illegal immigrants with criminal histories

    08/12/2014 3:11:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Ramsey Cox
    Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Juan McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the Obama administration on Tuesday for releasing more than 600 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, who have criminal records. “It is baffling how an agency charged with homeland security and immigration enforcement would knowingly release hundreds of illegals with criminal histories,” Coburn said on Tuesday. “In this single action, ICE undermined its own credibility, the rule of law, and the safety of Americans and local law enforcement.” The senators cited a new report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general, which revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
  • Aug. 12, Ukraine army seizes 30 Russian paratroopers in Donbas

    08/12/2014 10:58:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Tuesday 12 august, 2014, 19:56 | Zik TV
    A group of 30 Russian special forces servicemen was captured by the Ukrainian army, NSDC spokesman Andry Lysenko said Aug. 12.
  • Lawless AZ Crowd Swarm Tucson Police, Attempt to Stop Arrest of Illegal Immigrant

    08/11/2014 9:28:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    Sunday in Tucson AZ, an illegal immigrant with no drivers license was pulled over for a routine traffic stop over an illegal right turn. However, that traffic stop led to police and Border Patrol officers being swarmed by a spontaneous protest.
  • Kendall County to feds: notify and reimburse us for any immigrant kids who might come

    08/11/2014 3:43:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 11, 2014 | BY ZEKE MACCORMACK
    BOERNE — Kendall County on Monday joined a growing number of local governments in Texas demanding more federal action to stop the arrival of undocumented immigrant children to the state and expressing concern about costs and potential health threats to localities that absorb them. Commissioner Gene Miertschin reported receiving numerous emails from resolution critics who decried it as mean-spirited, but he noted with surprise that no dissent was heard at the commissioners court meeting. In any event, he said, “The probability of any of these (immigrant) folks coming to our county is extremely low.” Some in the standing-room-only crowd didn't...
  • 34 tanks, 34 SPAGs and 2 APCs marched from Luhansk to Donetsk, eyewitness report

    08/11/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Tuesday 15 july, 2014, 14:17 | Zik TV
    July 15, 34 tanks, 34 self-propelled artillery guns and 2 armored personnel carriers moved from Luhansk to Donetsk. Their crews do not hide they are Russians, LB.ua reports, citing an eyewitness report. “I saw two columns of armor passing through my native Perevalsk. The asphalt road was destroyed. They all refuel at petrol stations, saying they are Russians. The armor with no identification marks penetrated Ukraine through the fields,” the eyewitness says.
  • Lawless Az Crowd Swarm Tucson Police, Attempt To Stop Arrest Of Illegal Immigrant

    08/11/2014 1:39:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    BREITBART! ^ | 11 Aug 2014, | n BREITBART TV
    Sunday in Tucson AZ, an illegal immigrant with no drivers license was pulled over for a routine traffic stop over an illegal right turn. However, that traffic stop led to police and Border Patrol officers being swarmed by a spontaneous protest. Two female protesters crawled underneath a vehicle in an attempt to stop the turnover of the suspect by the local police to Border Patrol agents. Border Patrol agents were forced removed the woman by pulling them out by their legs as protesters hurled insults at the officers.
  • Putin to send ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Ukraine in face of UN, USA and EU protests

    08/11/2014 2:36:24 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 11 august, 2014, 18:46 | Zik TV
    Putin to send ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Ukraine in face of UN, USA and EU protests Russia will send its humanitarian convoy to Donbas, Pres Putin declared in a telephone conversation with EU commission head Jose Manuel Barroso, Kremlin’s press service said Aug. 11.
  • PUTIN SENDS HIS 'HUMANITARIAN CONVOY' TO UKRAINE

    08/11/2014 2:33:54 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 18:45 11.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 11 /Ukrinform/. Russia at the second attempt has decided to send its "humanitarian convoy" to Ukraine. This is said in a statement by the press office of the Kremlin about a phone call of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Russian 'humanitarian' convoy nearly enters Ukraine (UPDATE)

    08/10/2014 3:41:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2014, 8 a.m | Christopher J. Miller
    DONETSK, Ukraine - A humanitarian convoy accompanied by Russian military personnel and military vehicles advanced toward the Ukrainian border with the intention of crossing into the country late on Aug. 8, but it stopped short of the frontier, a senior Ukrainian official has said. Speaking to a live audience on the "Shuster Live" TV news program, Deputy Chief of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said the transit of the convoy could have provoked a full-scale war between the two countries. He did not say where the convoy had planned to enter the Ukrainian territory. “Russia tried to make a serious...
  • White students no longer to be majority in school

    08/09/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 9 Aug 14 | KIMBERLY HEFLING and JESSE J. HOLLAND
    KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and their classroom at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, near both mushroom farms and the borough's bucolic red-brick downtown, are a subtle reminder of America's changing school demographics. For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students...
  • GA: Teen Mother Fights Home Invaders

    08/09/2014 6:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kayla Walker's Residence In Georgia, a teenage mother fought back against two home invaders. She managed to fight her way to a shotgun, and that persuaded them to retreat. Her attempt to fire was met with a very loud "click" as the firing pin connected with an empty chamber. From wnem.com: "But by the time I got in here, they was coming in and I was pushing them back out as hard as I could," she said. Walker said she immediately pushed the man out of the house, but another man behind him pushed them both back inside, knocking...
  • ACLU Warns Ohio Sheriffs On Illegal Immigrate Hold

    08/09/2014 5:19:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Buckeye Country 105.5 ^ | August 9, 2014
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sent letters to seven county sheriffs in Ohio asking them to ignore requests from the federal government to hold illegal immigrants until they can respond. The requests usually come from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the ACLU says they're unconstitutional. "ICE detainers are not legally binding if they're not accompanied with probable cause or a warrant. They're merely requests," said Shakyra Diaz with the ACLU of Ohio. The letters went to sheriff's offices in Butler, Clark, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Mahoning, Montgomery, and Warren counties. "Those were the counties that had the highest...
  • Arizona authorities arrest suspected Mexican drug cartel members

    08/09/2014 3:13:33 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jun 17, 2014
    Sheriff's deputies in Arizona have arrested eight men charged with being scouts for Mexican drug cartels and using hilltop lookouts to monitor drug shipments and illegal immigrants being smuggled through the border area, authorities say. [The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said in a statement] "The scouts would use the high vantage locations on hilltops and mountains and communicate with the guides and members of the Mexican drug cartels to let them know when law enforcement was in the area," the statement said. "They communicated by using cell phones and digitally encrypted radios."
  • Sheriff Larry Spence Says Armed Illegal Immigrants Have Been Spotted On Ranches

    08/09/2014 3:02:15 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Will Payne
    The Sheriff leading the investigation into the brutal slaying of a Border Control Agent by two illegal immigrants has revealed local farmers in his county have reported spotting gangs of armed Mexicans 'in military fatigues' marching through their fields. Spence, who has been Sheriff of Willacy County in south Texas for 29 years, said the problem on the border is reaching a crisis point. He said ranchers with land 25 miles north of the border have reported groups of men - believed to be illegal immigrants - walking single file, through farm land in military fatigues. Some were armed with...
  • What do Americans say should happen to child border crossers?

    08/07/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2014 | By Sarah Dutton, et al
    When asked what should happen to the Central American children who have recently crossed the border into the U.S. illegally, 50 percent of Americans say they should be returned to their home country as soon as possible, while 43 percent think these children should stay in the U.S. while awaiting an immigration hearing, according to a new CBS News poll. Two-thirds of Americans support legislation that would make it easier and faster to send these children back to their home countries. Support for this measure reaches 80 percent among Republicans, although majorities across the political spectrum support this, as do...
  • A Series Of Chafing Dishes

    08/07/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    At one time, the United States was the “Great Melting Pot,” the only nation on Earth where people from all backgrounds, nationalities, races, sexual orientations, pretty much any configuration of human being you can think of, came together under the banner “American.” People from every corner of the planet wanted to move here, throw themselves into that pot, become Americans and melt themselves into all the opportunity that word offered. That’s no longer the case. Thanks to the progressives’ “divide and conquer” electoral strategy, the melting pot has been thrown away and replaced with a series of chafing dishes. People...
  • NATO Fears Ground Invasion as Russia Masses Troops on Ukraine Border

    08/07/2014 9:04:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2014 10:48 am | Barbara Lewis and Maria Tsvetkova
    BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbor.
  • Putin’s Ukraine invasion threat is more than a bluff — but not his preference

    08/07/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2014 | Ian Bremmer
    As Ukraine has gained, Putin has prepared Russia for invasion: 20,000 combat-ready troops are amassed at the border. The chance that Russia invades is certainly going up. But it’s still Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Plan B. Here’s why that’s the case … and what could change his mind.
  • Stocks Plunge On Russia Invasion Threat - Give Up All Post-Payrolls Gains

    08/05/2014 11:44:48 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 05 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday, the S&P and Nasdaq bounced hard off the pre-payrolls level from Aug 1st. From the moment US cash equity markets closed yesterday, stocks have been dropping back. But now, thanks to this: SIKORSKI: RUSSIAN UNITS POISED TO PRESSURE OR INVADE UKRAINE SIKORSKI: RUSSIAN INCURSION WOULD BE HUGE ESCALATION OF CRISIS SIKORSKI WARNS RUSSIA ON IMPACT OF CONVENTIONAL WAR IN EUROPE The Dow, S&P and now Nasdaq have tumbled below yesterday's lows, eradicating all the post-payrolls gains in stocks. Treasury yields are tumbling (5bps off highs) and gold and silver and rising. All payrolls gains gone...
  • US Admits Swedish Airspace Incursion

    08/04/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local - Sweden ^ | 03 Aug 2014
    The US has confirmed that one of its reconnaissance aircraft violated Swedish airspace on July 18th, according to a media report. US authorities told the CNN news channel that the plane was conducting reconnaissance missions in international airspace when it was observed by Russian radar. Russia is reported to have scrambled aircraft to chase the US plane away. The US crew elected to exit the area by the fastest route possible, which meant passing through Swedish airspace. The flight passed over Gotland, an island off the east coast of Sweden, on July 18th in the late afternoon. A classified document...
  • Anti-immigration convoy cancels Texas event over 'death threats'

    08/03/2014 3:46:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 3, 2014 | By Rory Carroll
    A convoy of anti-immigration activists touring the border with Mexico to defend the US from “invasion” has cancelled an event in Texas because of alleged death threats. The 30-vehicle convoy aborted a planned rally in El Paso on Sunday over safety concerns, said the convoy organiser, Eric Odom. “We had to cancel that because of death threats against our crew and convoy,” he told the Guardian, speaking by phone from a New Mexico highway. “We’re not into that. We are a very peaceful convoy and we want to show that the border is very dangerous and open.” Odom said the...
  • BORDER PATROL BEGINS SURGE OPERATION TO REDUCE DEATHS NEAR FALFURRIAS TEXAS

    08/03/2014 2:54:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2014 | By Bob Prive
    FALFURRIAS, Texas—Breitbart Texas has learned the U.S. Border Patrol has begun a surge operation in the area surrounding Falfurrias, Texas where large numbers of illegal immigrants have been found dead this year. A significant number of Border Patrol agents and equipment are expected to be visible in Brooks County beginning today. "We were told to expect it to rain bodies around here," one Border Patrol Agent told the deputies. A 44 passenger Customs and Border Patrol bus was seen in the area. Breitbart Texas learned the busses, designed to carry a large number if captured immigrants, are being brought up...
  • Immigration overload - Running with the ‘coyotes’

    08/03/2014 6:51:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | August 3, 2014 | By E. Eduardo Castillo & Christopher Sherman
    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a ‘coyote’ is going to say he's a ‘coyote’?” Dressed as a migrant in shorts and sandals but speaking like an entrepreneur, he then described shipments of tens of thousands of dollars in human cargo from the slums of Honduras and highlands of Guatemala to cities across the United States. “It’s business,” he said, agreeing to speak to a reporter only if guaranteed...
  • $1.2 million later, serial suing illegal immigrant finally deported — for now, anyway

    08/03/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | August 3, 2014 | by Tom Tillison
    With the border crisis deteriorating more every day, an illegal immigrant’s recent deportation underscores how the U.S. government is failing to enforce immigration laws. Alfredo Garcia, high on cocaine, fell out of an avocado tree 18 years ago, severing his spinal cord, according to KABC-Los Angeles. Described by the local ABC affiliate as “a notorious serial plaintiff,” Garcia has made his living since that fateful day by suing businesses – 811 times — for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The litigation has brought Garcia approximately $1.2 million in payouts from American business owners, KABC reported. Despite the windfall, Garcia...
  • Young immigrants must risk deportation for chance to gain legal status

    08/03/2014 5:32:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2014 | By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
    ... When youths fail to appear, judges can order them deported. Since 2009, the number of such orders has more than doubled to 2,826 so far this fiscal year, according to court records. But the growth has been proportional to the caseload, leaving the no-show rate relatively unchanged at about 30%. They fail to appear for a variety of reasons, advocates say: Some move; others are confused, struggle to find attorneys or hide out of fear. By law, Central American youths are entitled to court hearings before they can be deported, but not to lawyers. About half of those who...
  • Republicans support immigration crisis spending (Guatemala Media)

    08/02/2014 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: WASHINGTON - The Republican legislation was approved by 223 votes in favor and 189 against on Friday night in a vote that was resolved almost according to party lines. Last minute changes supported by staunch conservatives who a day earlier had forced party leaders to pull the bill from floor debates they won. The project would increase the costs for the National Guard at the border and add immigration judges and detention facilities. Makes changes in policies so that children can be deported faster. But as the Senate and went on vacation, the project has no chance of...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Illegal Alien Invasion

    08/02/2014 7:14:18 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-2-14 | dfu
    ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION - graphics and limerick
  • Honduran children lead immigrant enrollment spike in Waukegan schools

    08/02/2014 6:22:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Lake County News-Sun (IL) ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Dan Moran
    Evidence of the Central American refugee crisis has crossed into Waukegan public schools, where 77 children from Honduras have enrolled as of the last week of July for the 2014-15 school year. According to Sharon Aguina, director of School District 60’s English Language Learners program, the Honduran influx has combined with a spike in new arrivals from Mexico and other nations to produce an overall 40 percent increase in immigrant students. Also contributing to the 40 percent increase are 289 new immigrant children from Mexico, compared to 206 new students from Mexico last school year. Aguino added that while some...