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  • Bidding has begun for Trump's border wall

    03/22/2017 8:23:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 20, 2017 | AP
    The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29.
  • Border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

    03/22/2017 9:01:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/22/17 | Katy Murphy
    Three California Democrats have a warning for contractors who sign up for President Donald Trump’s border-wall construction project between the U.S. and Mexico: Build it, and we will divest from your company. In the latest act of resistance against the Trump administration, the state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the project. “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a...
  • Is there a ‘Trump Effect’ that Increased Canadian International Student Enrollments?

    03/22/2017 7:37:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 22, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Inside Higher Ed reported that Canadian universities and colleges are experiencing a surge and spike in applications to their higher education institutions, with some staffers claiming that it is due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. This "Trump effect" will allow Canadian universities and colleges to make money with more expensive tuition charged to international students, a model that American universities heavily rely on for their budgets. Other staffers say that the rise in international student applications is on par with recent trends. American universities, as the article pointed out, are seeing a decline in their international student applications, while...
  • Mexican teen’s family awarded $1 million after he died from drinking liquid meth on (tr)

    03/22/2017 5:14:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    New york Daily News ^ | 3/22/2017 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    (Full article title: Mexican teen’s family awarded $1 million after he died from drinking liquid meth on border officers' demand) Cruz Velazquez Acevedo made a catastrophic split second decision after border officers found two bottles of liquid on him when he attempted to cross into California from Mexico. The 16-year-old Mexican national told the two officers that the bottles contained "apple juice," but they didn't buy it and asked Acevedo to take a sip to "prove" he wasn't lying, according to court records. He took a swig. Minutes later, Acevedo began sweating and screaming in Spanish about "the chemicals." "My...
  • French construction giant Vinci says 'non' to helping build Trump's wall

    03/21/2017 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 March 2017 10:47 CET+01:00
    The CEO of the French construction group Vinci said Tuesday that he would not participate in the building of any wall on the US border with Mexico, called for by President Donald Trump. “I have to take into account the reality of my company, our culture, our way of doing things and our sensitivities, not only those of my American colleagues, but around the world,” Xavier Huillard told BFM Business television. “For these reasons, and this is not at all a value judgment on the United States, we prefer not to touch this wall.” …
  • Trump's US-Mexico border wall gives Arizona town a sense of worry and hope

    03/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/2017 | Meghan Keneally JESSICA HOPPER
    John Ladd has seen just about every incarnation of the border fence separating his cattle ranch in Arizona from Mexico.
  • Spring Breakers Chant 'Build That Wall!' During Cancun Cruise

    03/20/2017 11:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, March 20, 2017 | Mike Moffitt
    A Mexican newspaper condemned American spring breakers who reportedly chanted "Build that wall!" during a family show on a tourist ship off Cancun. In an editorial Friday, the Yucatan Times called the singing during a "Pirate Ship" attraction an act of "xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country." The newspaper added that the "racist hymn" wasn't an isolated incident and that numerous complaints about spring breakers have been lodged by Mexican tourist industry workers. The paper referred to a social media post by Anaximandro Amable, a Peruvian who was aboard the ship: "Today I was with Suly, my...
  • Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

    03/18/2017 10:11:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 115 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2017 | Alicia A Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" at the Mexican border. The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29. One of the CBP contract...
  • Exclusive: Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

    03/17/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/17/2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley
    The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials. ----------------------------------------------- The targeted cities are New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona. They were chosen because they are cities which have high populations of illegal immigrants with criminal charges, the officials said. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department's Executive Office of Immigration Review, which administers immigration...
  • Salon: Open Borders ‘Only Way to Defeat Trump’

    03/15/2017 6:41:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 3/15/17 | John Binder
    Open borders are the only path to defeating President Donald Trump, a Salon writer claims.In a piece titled “Everyone’s wrong on immigration: Open borders are the only way to defeat Trump and build a better world”, Salon writer Anis Shivani claims that there is no distinction between a legal and illegal immigrant; immigration law is “racist”; and “open borders are the only way to go.” Shivani adds: We are in a situation of chaos, breeding technical illegality, because federal regulations have become too complex. Comprehensive immigration reform of any type would make these laws even more cumbersome by drastically curtailing...
  • Mass Secret Grave In Eastern Mexico Could Be Country's Largest, Official Says

    03/14/2017 12:48:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/14/2017
    Bodies are still being recovered from a clandestine grave in Mexico's Veracruz state that a local prosecutor says could turn out to be the largest in the country. Jorge Winckler Ortiz, the state attorney general of Veracruz, says that at one large site, 250 skulls have been found, with more excavation to be done. Winckler says the bodies are those of people murdered by gangs, with the complicity of the government. He added that officials had also deceived families who asked for help in identifying whether their missing loved ones might be in the graves. "Veracruz is a huge grave,...
  • Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    03/13/2017 9:20:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    npr.org ^ | December 8, 2016
    One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live. So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993 Most notably, the overall death rate for Americans increased because mortality from heart disease and stroke increased after declining for years....
  • Editorial: Mexican border policy on kids is harsh yet ineffective

    03/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2017 | Editorial
    The Trump Administration seems determined to devise new forms of bureaucratic cruelty for immigrants: The latest policy proposal from the Department of Homeland Security would separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border if they’re caught trying to enter the country together illegally. The policy is intended as a deterrent, but the plan is bound to backfire, swamping agencies with children while doing nothing to address the root cause of migration. It would be both diabolical and ineffective. Under the current policy, parents (usually mothers) and their children caught at the border who want to apply for asylum are...
  • 6 killed around Mexico resort of Los Cabos

    03/10/2017 6:16:10 PM PST · by Mariner · 45 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 10th, 2017 | Unattributed
    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors said six bodies had been found dumped on Thursday and Friday around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which has been the scene of increasing violence in recent months. The prosecutors' office said a woman's body was discovered on a road leading to the airport along with several doses of methamphetamine and marijuana. The bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo and the bodies showed signs...
  • Drug trafficking Los Zetas cartel creates ISIS-style beheading video to spread fear

    03/10/2017 6:11:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Chron ^ | March 10th, 2017 | By Fernando Ramirez
    For a few years, a wide-spread effort by the Mexican military to arrest or kill cartel leaders, most notably Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seemed to be making progress. But as Cartels began to fight for the territory of military-weakened rivals, the homicide rate once again exploded. Now, a disturbing video shows the extreme length that participants in the emerging all-out gang war will go to retain or take power. The graphic video shows two Los Zetas gunmen insulting rival gangs behind a shirtless, kneeling man. The gunmen claim that their victim is part of a rival gang who was sent...
  • 18,762 Illegal Border Crossings in February, 40% Drop From January’s 31,578

    03/09/2017 8:56:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2017 | 9:21 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hailing “a marked change” in immigration trends — a 40-percent decline in illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border between January and February; and a 55-percent decline in “inadmissibles,” who present themselves at Southwest ports of entry but are turned away. […] In February, a total of 18,762 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 31,578 in January (a 40.58-percent drop) and 43,255 in December,” CBP said. Also in February, a total of 4,808 people presented themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border and were deemed...
  • McConnell on whether Mexico will pay for border wall: ‘Uh, no’

    03/09/2017 8:33:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 3/9/17 | Cameron Joseph
    WASHINGTON — Count Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell among those rolling their eyes at President Trump's repeated promises that Mexico will pay for the construction of a border wall. "Uh, no" was McConnell's terse response when he was asked at a Politico breakfast if Mexico would pay for the wall, generating laughs from the audience.
  • Arizona Mayor Says Trump’s Wall Would Be ‘Slap In The Face’ To Mexican Neighbors

    03/06/2017 4:46:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Officials in one Arizona border town are opposed to President Donald Trump’s border wall to restrict illegal immigration. “A wall would only represent a slap to the face of our Mexican neighbors,” John Doyle, mayor of border town Nogales, Ariz., told USA TODAY. “It sends the wrong signal to the rest of the world.” Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, are separated currently by a largely ineffective border fence. Many on the U.S. side of town, including county sheriff Tony Estrada, have friendships and familial ties across the border.
  • New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws

    03/05/2017 9:31:11 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2017 | Mona Salama
    The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International. “The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”
  • Mexico launches nationwide effort in US to help migrants

    MIAMI (AP) -- Not only is the Mexican government not building a wall; it's spending $50 million to beef up its legal aid to migrants who fear deportation, a response to President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. All 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. on Friday launched legal assistance centers to form partnerships with nonprofit groups and tap lawyers to help those fearing Trump's policies. The diplomatic effort comes as the two countries are in a rift over Trump's plans for a border wall. While Trump says Mexico will pay for it one way or another, Mexico says it...
  • Texas Woman Handed Prison for Voter Fraud out on Appeal

    03/04/2017 7:09:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says she's been released as her appeal is pending. Attorney Clark Birdsall said 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega was released Thursday after posting a more than $11,000 bond. Ortega was convicted in Fort Worth last month on two felony counts of illegal voting.\
  • Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Hints At Brilliant NAFTA Negotiation Strategy – “Make Mexico Great Again"

    03/04/2017 7:34:32 AM PST · by onyx · 25 replies
    Oh, this guy is too good at this stuff. Lots of love for Wilbur the Wolverine.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hints at a strategy for NAFTA renegotiation with Mexico that completely annihilates any leftist opposition, and simultaneously drops the greatest humanitarian narrative right in the lap of the globalists. Make Mexico raise their minimum wage.Currently the minimum wage in Mexico is 80 pesos per day. Around $4 per day, and the length of the workday is up to the hiring company. The minimum wage in the U.S. for an eight hour day is $58 ($7.90/hr x 8). Additionally, almost no-one...
  • Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle 'dreamer'

    03/04/2017 7:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 11:38 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    The governors of Mexico have written to an American court to express support for a Seattle-area man who has been detained for weeks despite his participation in a federal program to protect people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The National Conference of Governors of Mexico sent the letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue, who is overseeing the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina. Ramirez, a 23-year-old Mexican, was arrested Feb. 10 in a Seattle suburb by immigration agents who initially arrived to detain his father, identified as a previously deported felon. […] Ramirez’s lawyers, who include...
  • ‘Tsunami of sewage spills’ at Mexican border ‘deliberate,’ says California mayor

    03/03/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/3/17 | Ryan Gaydos /LAT
    More than 140 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico that flowed into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side of the border. The spill, which spanned from Feb. 4 to Feb. 23, was caused during repairs to a major sewer pipe, the International Boundary and Water Commission said
  • Attacker yells, ‘Go back to your country,’ then breaks man’s nose on Brooklyn subway platform

    03/02/2017 7:57:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    WPIX, CW 11, Manhattan ^ | 05:03PM, March 2, 2017 | Aliza Chasan
    A man was repeatedly punched in the face and told to “go back to your country” on a Brooklyn subway platform Wednesday evening, an NYPD official said. The 27-year-old victim was on the southbound J-train platform at the Crescent Street station at about 5:20 p.m. when a man came up to him and punched him in the nose twice, an NYPD spokesman said. The victim’s nose was broken in the attack. The perpetrator called the victim a “****ing Mexican” and said “Go back to your country.” …
  • Father Gives Heartbreaking Plea On Anniversary Of His Son’s Murder By An Illegal Immigrant [VIDEO]

    03/02/2017 1:51:45 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2017 | Amber Randall
    A father of a son killed by an illegal immigrant spoke about how the media ignores the victims of those crimes. Jamiel Shaw Sr., a guest at President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress Tuesday, spoke on the anniversary of his son’s death. Shaw mentioned how the media ignores these crimes and the families of the victims. “In L.A. they won’t even mention when they commit crimes. They shut me down. All the news papers won’t report on anything I do,” Shaw said. “They don’t want people to know that there’s people fighting for justice. Everybody’s not an illegal alien...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Trump: 'The time is right for an immigration bill'

    02/28/2017 4:18:00 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump may urge lawmakers to pass a compromise immigration reform bill during his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.. Trump told a group of television anchors he believes a major immigration bill is necessary but would require Republicans and Democrats to make significant trade-offs. "The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides," Trump said, according to CNN's Jake Tapper. Trump envisions a proposal that would allow some undocumented immigrants to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation, but would stop short of offering them...
  • Want To Work In Mexico?

    02/28/2017 10:46:00 AM PST · by agondonter · 30 replies
    American Digest ^ | May 6, 2006 | Unknown
    <p>Before any more 'outrage' at the Arizona law (or now the temporary slowdown of refugees/workers to the US) . . . read what it's like from the other side of that fence...</p>
  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

    02/27/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 166 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” show. Bush’s comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of...
  • Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

    02/25/2017 1:15:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Sacramento Bee | AP ^ | 2/25/17 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. The spill was caused Feb. 2 during rehabilitation of a sewage collector pipe and wasn't contained until Thursday, the International Boundary and Water Commission said in its report released Friday. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side. Serge Dedina, the mayor of Imperial Beach, California, said residents of his city and other coastal communities just north of the...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Pew Poll: Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

    02/25/2017 6:30:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 02/24/2017 | Rob Suls
    As was the case throughout the presidential campaign, more Americans continue to oppose (62%) than favor (35%) building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. And while President Donald Trump has said the U.S. would make Mexico pay for the wall, the public is broadly skeptical: 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for the wall, compared with just 16% who think Mexico would pay for it. The proposal to build the wall was one of several contentious issues that loomed over a meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican officials this week to discuss immigration...
  • Mexico: We’ll Go to the U.N. to Defend ‘Human Rights’ of Mexicans in U.S.

    02/24/2017 6:51:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 102 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 4:27 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Mexico’s foreign minister says his government will seek the intervention of the United Nations if necessary to defend the human rights of its citizens caught up in the Trump administration’s tough new approach to illegal immigration. Speaking on the eve of Thursday’s meetings with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray said at a meeting with officials from the U.N. human rights office that Mexico “does not have to accept provisions that one government wants unilaterally to impose on another.” “The government of Mexico will act by all means legally...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disruptors” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. “We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families,” he...
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • JOHN HINDERAKER : CNN SAYS: OH-OH

    02/22/2017 9:23:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    POWERLINE BLOG ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are about to strike again. O’Keefe told Sean Hannity that he has “hundreds of hours of tape” that he intends to release tomorrow. The footage apparently comes from the newsroom of a Democratic Party news organization, and was given to O’Keefe by “someone on the inside.”
  • Mexico Fumes At 'Hostile' Trump Deportation Rules As U.S. Talks Loom

    02/22/2017 8:38:07 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Feb 22, 2017
    Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the United States from there, regardless of nationality. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon. He was due to be joined by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly later for...
  • Mexican migrant dies after deportation in possible border suicide

    02/22/2017 3:34:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Kate Linthicum
    <p>MEXICO CITY — A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing.</p>
  • Ryan tours Mexican border on horseback

    02/22/2017 6:08:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/22/17 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) spent part of his tour of the U.S-Mexico border on Wednesday with Border Patrol officials on horseback. Video surfaced Wednesday afternoon showing Ryan riding a horse during his visit to the southwestern border; the Speaker did not appear to be wearing a riding helmet. Alert: Paul Ryan on a horse (pretty, pretty good!) pic.twitter.com/9OddyKqR8Q — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 22, 2017 Ryan also toured the Rio Grande and surrounding areas with Homeland Security officials by boat and helicopter. ADVERTISEMENT He’s also expected to visit the McAllen Border Control Station, which patrols 53 miles of the Rio...
  • New Immigration Guidance 'Unleashes the Hound Dogs,' Says 1st (Former) Illegal Alien to Serve…[tr]

    02/22/2017 2:39:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2017 | 9:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) says he came to the United States illegally as a nine-year-old child, eventually returning to the Dominican Republic with his family to follow proper immigration procedures. He is the first member of Congress to have once been an illegal alien, and he told CNN on Wednesday morning that he objects to the Trump administration’s expanded immigration enforcement because it “unleashes the hound dogs,” expedites the removal of illegal aliens and fractures families. He noted that “many people come here” illegally because they aspire for their children to eventually become Americans. […] Espaillat said many of...
  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    02/22/2017 12:01:33 PM PST · by bgill · 59 replies
    Chron ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Deepti Hajela
    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size "Know Your Rights" guides in Spanish and English that explain what to do if they're rounded up. And in New York, 23-year-old Zuleima Dominguez and other members of her Mexican family are careful about answering the door, and get worried and start making phone calls when someone doesn't come home on time.
  • Mexico says will 'not accept' unilateral U.S. immigration policies

    02/22/2017 10:06:10 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 129 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 22, 2017
    Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals, and will not hesitate in approaching the United Nations to defend immigrants, the country's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with senior U.S. officials.
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • The Plot to Sabotage U.S. Court System With Thousands of Deportation Cases

    02/22/2017 6:15:25 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 22, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Yes I want to use the U.S. judicial system—the immigration courts in particular-- to jam, to backlog it so perhaps President Trump will change his mind and stop this ridiculous policy-- this unpleasant and hostile policy-- of deporting people..”  (Jorge Castañeda to Tucker Carlson, Fox News, 2/14/17.)   The “ridiculous policy”consists of President Trump’s executive orders to deport lawbreaking foreigners, mostly Mexicans.   In other words, this “unpleasant and hostile policy” consists of Presidential candidate Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign pledges and of President Trump’s fulfillment of his pledge with his hand on the Bible on Jan. 20th—to uphold the U.S. Constitution....
  • Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

    02/22/2017 5:46:07 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 22, 2017
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country. Previous U.S. policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as "OTMs" — Other Than Mexicans — got flown back to their homelands. Now, under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, migrants might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where they have...
  • DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS

    02/21/2017 5:28:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2017 | 3:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government’s efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims. The memo creates the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE) office, which will act as “liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” VOICE will address victims’ concerns and provide information regarding the enforcement actions and immigration status of the perpetrator. […] The memo also reallocates “any and all resources” currently used to advocate for illegal aliens and terminates “outreach and advocacy services” provided to them. …
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • Immigrants are not US’s problem and policy makers already know this [barf]

    02/19/2017 5:33:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 17, 2017 12:00 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    Let’s face it — every Irish person in New York knows someone who’s undocumented. Usually they know more than one. They also know that if weren’t for them and other immigrants half the bars, restaurants, shops and even colleges in the city would be deserted. New York has always had a special welcome for immigrants — even the undocumented ones — because it’s been the historical landing point for intending Americans since the earliest days of our national story. Welcoming immigrants is really the city’s oldest tradition. It actually makes sound financial sense. The undocumented often do the work that...
  • Suspect in RTD station murder known by ICE months before deadly shooting ( Denver )

    02/19/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – One of the teenagers formally charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Denver light rail station earlier this month was under the watch of U.S. Enforcement and Immigration officials, Denver7 has learned. Ever Valles, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was put on an ICE detainer following an arrest for vehicle theft back in October of 2016, according to an ICE official who spoke with Denver7 Friday evening. ICE will use a detainer to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported. The sole purpose is so law enforcement will notify ICE that a suspect...