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  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • Mexican, Canadian leaders reaffirm commitment to NAFTA

    10/12/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 9:56 PM EDT
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking during a state visit by Trudeau in Mexico City, the leaders dodged questions seeking their reaction to comments made a day earlier by President Donald Trump about the possibility of the U.S. seeking bilateral agreements if it walks away from NAFTA. …
  • 'Why so much hate?' Femicides plague Mexico's largest state

    10/11/2017 9:54:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 12:05 AM EDT | Gustavo Martinez
    Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was to see more patients, hit the gym and be back in time for her usual dinner with dad before he went to his night-shift job. Instead, a hospital co-worker showed up at the family’s door in the evening. She said a man had come in with a bullet wound in his leg and told doctors he had been with Sevilla when gunmen intercepted them, shot him and took off with...
  • Trump's Wall: the Movie

    10/11/2017 1:42:11 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | NY Post
    Eight different prototype designs for President Trump’s border wall are being erected in San Diego to begin testing. Each structure has to meet certain physical requirements, while also being able to withstand damage from handheld tools and other devices.
  • Man in U.S. Illegally Arrested for Murdering South Carolina High School Girl

    10/10/2017 3:35:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.09.17 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Sheriff’s Office in Greenville County, South Carolina, has confirmed that immigration services determined a man accused of shooting and killing a local high school girl was in the U.S. illegally. Officials arrested 19-year-old Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer and charged him with the murder of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez, who was found shot to death last week in a patch of woods along the 400 block of Saluda Dam Road in Easley, South Carolina. Deputies said they received a call from a friend of the victim who was “frantic” over the crime, according to Fox Carolina. At a recent press...
  • If Trump doesn’t deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown

    10/09/2017 5:51:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura
    Some House Democrats are raising the specter of withholding support for must-pass spending legislation later this year in response to President Trump’s hard-line immigration proposals — meaning the fate of roughly 690,000 younger undocumented immigrants could become a major factor in negotiations to keep the government open after December. Democrats on Monday dismissed Trump’s calls to construct a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, crack down on “sanctuary cities” and seek ways to curb Central American migrants from illegally crossing into the country. But conservative Republicans insisted that such issues must be addressed before Congress considers offering...
  • Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for 'Dreamer' deal

    10/08/2017 7:40:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    al Rooters ^ | October 8, 2017 | Joshua Roberts
    President Donald Trump, who pledged to work with Democrats to protect "Dreamers" — young people brought illegally to the United States as children — called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall and thousands more immigration officers to be part of any deal. Trump's list of immigration "principles," laid out in a document seen by Reuters, is likely to be a non-starter for Democrats, who are seeking a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Trump ended last month. The proposal includes a crackdown on unaccompanied minors who enter the United States, many...
  • Jerry Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

    10/05/2017 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California will beef up protections for undocumented immigrants beginning in January under a controversial new law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday to create a statewide sanctuary policy. Brown signed the bill and 10 other immigration-related bills on the same day as a critical deadline for immigrants aided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, who must file by Thursday for a final two-year extension before the program is phased out.
  • Volunteers Beaten, Raped, Shot While Delivering Aid After Mexican Earthquakes

    10/01/2017 1:43:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org ^ | September 28, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    Gunmen waylaid a group of volunteers bringing aid to earthquake victims in Mexico, shooting one, raping another and beating several, all for $2,000 and a few cellphones. The group of Catholic youth volunteers left Mexico City in three pickup trucks loaded with food and relief aid for communities affected by the earthquakes in Oaxaca Tuesday morning, but a group of unidentified gunmen intercepted them and shot up their cars, wounding one of the volunteers, according to Siame. The gunmen raped one of the girls, beat one of the young men so severely that he almost died, and left with the...
  • She’s a Berkeley grad teaching 7th grade math. The end of DACA puts her future in jeopardy

    09/27/2017 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 27, 2017 | By Diana Lambert
    Diana Montelongo came to the United States as a 6-year-old from Mexico, brought by her parents in search of a better education. Now a graduate of UC Berkeley, Montelongo teaches math in Natomas to middle school students. The day after the 2016 election, she decided to share her story. “I came into the classroom and students were crying and hugging each other,” Montelongo recalled. “There were students that had to be sent home because they were afraid their parents were not going to be there when they returned.” Montelongo, 23, is one of about 5,000 educators working in California schools...
  • How Democrats are failing the Dreamers

    09/26/2017 9:54:48 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2017 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    On Monday, three Republican senators unveiled a bill to deal with the DACA mess President Trump dumped in their laps earlier this month. Rather than merely keep his promise to rescind President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to grant legal status to children who were brought into the United States illegally, Trump gave Congress six months to pass a bill resolving the dilemma of the so-called DREAMers, so named because of the acronym of the original bill that promised them relief. But if they think liberals will accept anything short of the full amnesty for those kids and their families that...
  • 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

    09/23/2017 7:31:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Sep 2017
    (CNN)A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, early Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was located 4 miles from Lázaro Cárdenas in southern Oaxaca. USGS puts the depth at 32 kilometers. Developing story - more to come
  • Mexican Foreign Minister: Go Ahead And Send The Illegals Back, America’s Loss

    09/22/2017 1:57:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Kerry Picket
    NEW YORK—The U.S. southern border wall was not a topic of discussion between the U.S. and Mexico’s delegations at the United Nations. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso told reporters, “It [the border wall] was theme that was never discussed between Mexico and the United States. It was never discussed.” Videgaray Caso, however, did however give his thoughts on the current debate happening in the U.S. over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that could affect scores of Mexicans living in the U.S. He claimed that sending such individuals back to Mexico would be his country’s gain and...
  • She's Planning for College. But She'll Miss President Trump's Deadline to Avoid Deportation

    09/22/2017 1:08:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    TIME ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Maya Rhodan
    Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn't know if she'll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Because the 17-year-old Houstonian's DACA will expire on March 21, 2018, she doesn’t have any option but to wait and see if Congress passes legislation that would grant her some form of...
  • California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

    09/20/2017 1:01:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | September 20, 2017
    California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise. The border wall lawsuit set to be filed on Wednesday will allege that Trump's wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states' rights.
  • Pelosi: Dreamers’ parents ‘did a great thing’ in sneaking them into U.S.

    09/20/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that illegal immigrant parents who brought their children to the U.S. in defiance of the law “did a great thing,” giving the country an infusion of successful young people. Mrs. Pelosi’s comments strike a dissonant note from many analysts, who while saying the Dreamers are sympathetic since they had no say in the decision, say the parents do deserve blame for creating the problem. He comments came after she was shouted down by protesters earlier this week who interrupted her at an event, and demanded she do more to protect all illegal immigrants....
  • Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue

    09/20/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2017 | Whitney Eulich
    WORKING TOGETHER   On Tuesday, the capital held drills for the anniversary of its 1985 earthquake. Hours later, alarms went off again – but not for a drill. 'We've learned to jump in and help instead of waiting,' says a volunteer, one of many who rushed to help. MEXICO CITY—Baruch García stood at an intersection Tuesday afternoon after a deadly earthquake, trying to direct traffic away from a road cutting through La Condesa’s lush Parque México. On the other side of the park, hundreds of volunteers – from a young boy in a yellow soccer uniform, to a woman in...
  • Refugees are flocking to Mexico for asylum as Trump closes doors to the US

    09/20/2017 10:30:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | September 20, 2017 | Zoë Schlanger
    During US president Donald Trump’s first month in office, the Department of Homeland Security saw a 40% drop in “apprehensions and the prevention of inadmissible persons” at crossings between the border of Mexico and the US; after the Trump administration threatened to separate children from their parents at the border, the number of parents and children apprehended at crossings dropped by 93%. Up to this point, many of the people who had been trying to illegally enter the US at the southern border in recent years were not Mexicans, but refugees from other Latin American countries passing through Mexico....
  • Poll: Less than quarter of GOP lawmakers voice support for border wall

    09/20/2017 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    United Press International ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM | Ed Adamczyk
    Less than a quarter of Republicans in Congress actually voice support funding for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a new survey by USA Today said Wednesday. The USA Today poll asked all members of Congress if they approved an initial $1.6 billion in funding to begin construction of a wall According to the survey, only 69 of 292 GOP legislators responded that they approve of the plan. Three — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M.; and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas — said they oppose it. The rest didn’t directly answer the question, or simply didn’t...
  • Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump Tower protest

    09/20/2017 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 | Ray Downs   
    Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Three Democratic congressmen were arrested outside Trump Tower in New York City while protesting for immigrants' rights. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois and Adriano Espaillat of New York were arrested on civil disobedience charges. Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, and six other protesters were also arrested. "I stood in front of Trump Tower today with a whole lot of DREAMers, immigrants and Americans to say enough to Trump and his criminalization of our immigrant communities," Grijalva wrote on his official Facebook page. In a statement, Guttierez...