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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Illegal Aliens Residing in My District Are ‘My Constituents’

    03/20/2019 5:54:35 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Mar 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-CA) said during a Thursday House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that illegal aliens residing in her district were her “constituents.” Ocasio-Cortez, who led with a quote from Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his plan to add a “citizenship question” to the 2020 U.S. Census when she made the remarks about illegal aliens being her constituents. “Mr. Kobach later emailed to you on July 14 writing that the lack of the citizenship question ‘leads to the problem that aliens who do not actually reside in the United States...
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...
  • Rubio Announces He’ll Introduce Amendment To Keep SCOTUS Seats At 9

    03/19/2019 9:33:08 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2019 | Mike Brest
    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced Tuesday on Twitter his intention to introduce a constitutional amendment that would permanently keep the number of Supreme Court justices at nine. “We must prevent further destabilization of essential institutions,” Rubio tweeted. “Court packing is quickly becoming a litmus test for 2020 Democratic candidates. Therefore I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to keep the number of seats on #SCOTUS at 9.”
  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • Mexico has one gun shop. So how come all the murders?[video](anti-US slant)

    03/19/2019 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2019 | Angélica M Casas
    There were more than 33,000 killings in Mexico in 2018 - but there's only one legal gun store in the country. US weapons are feeding the crisis in Mexico - as is a high demand for drugs in the US. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-47627700/mexico-violence-with-only-one-gun-shop-how-come-all-the-murders
  • CNN Stunned to Find Pro-Trump Latinos: We Want ‘Longer and Taller’ Wall

    03/19/2019 5:15:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2019 | Tony Lee
    On Monday’s Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN’s Miguel Marquez noted that 34% of Latinos approved of Trump in a recent CNN poll. He said, as a puzzled Erin Burnett looked on, that though a majority of Latinos disapprove of Trump, there are plenty who live along the U.S.-Mexico border who support Trump, believe that there is a “national emergency” at the border, and would like to see the size of the border wall “doubled” or “tripled.” Rolando Rodriguez, who lives a mile from the border in McAllen, Texas, said he wants a 2,600-mile border wall that is “longer and taller.” When...
  • Majority of New Yorkers oppose granting drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants: poll

    03/19/2019 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Mar 18, 2019 | 1:25 PM | Denis Slattery
    New York drivers don’t want to share the road with undocumented immigrants. A new poll from Siena College found that 61% of voters in the state oppose granting driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their immigration status. […] Thousands of activists descended on Albany last week calling on lawmakers to pass the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, dubbed the Green Light bill. The bill would make licenses available to all regardless of immigration status. […] Twelve states, including Vermont and Connecticut, have passed similar legislation. However, the Siena poll found little support for the measure. “Overwhelmingly, Republicans and independents,...
  • Concertina wire stolen from border fence and used for home security in Tijuana, authorities say

    03/19/2019 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 18, 2019 | Wendy Fry
    The concertina wire installed under the Trump administration to reinforce the U.S.-Mexico border is now being stolen and used to protect Tijuana residences as the city grapples with a surge in crime, officials confirmed Monday. Thieves are stealing and selling the same concertina wire installed in November along the border by the Department of Homeland Security, and 15 to 20 arrests have already been made, city officials said.
  • Pentagon lays out $6.8 billion of projects to cut for Trump border wall

    03/18/2019 5:43:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Pentagon has a list of $6.8 billion worth of construction projects it could choose to take money from in order to build President Trump’s border wall, according to a list belatedly provided to Congress on Monday. But officials have yet to even decide how much Defense Department money they’ll use toward the wall, and so they haven’t decided which projects on the target list would actually be affected.
  • READ: Trump’s official veto message to Congress

    03/15/2019 3:09:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    KTVQ ^ | March 15, 2019
    President Donald Trump issued his first veto of his administration Friday. Below is the text of the message he sent to Congress: To the House of Representatives: I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 46, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared regarding the crisis on our southern border in Proclamation 9844 on February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act. As demonstrated by recent statistics published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and explained in testimony given by the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 6, 2019, before the House Committee...
  • Pelosi Calls For ‘Override’ After Trump Vetos Congressional Vote To End Emergency

    03/17/2019 2:16:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/16/19 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – One day after President Trump issued his first veto, Democrats vowed to override it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco Saturday talking with members of the women’s organization, The Wing. Speaker Pelosi told KPIX 5 she’s going call for an override vote on March 26, even if they don’t have the supermajority needed to overturn the veto. She said it’s a matter of putting everyone on record.
  • Jeb: ‘Our Friends No Longer Believe That They Can Trust the U.S.’

    03/16/2019 7:18:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/16/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a portion of an interview set to air on Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Axe Files,” former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised some of President Trump’s policies, but criticized his foreign policy approach as a “really dangerous” one that has undermined trust in the U.S. and “emboldened” its enemies.
  • ...Scrambling to Solve Mystery Just Miles From U.S.... Border After Gunmen Take At Least 19 People

    03/16/2019 5:26:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/16/2018
    Masked gunmen barged onto a bus in northern Mexico, carrying a list of names. They left without firing a single shot, taking at least 19 passengers with them as they sped away from the scene. And so far, they seem to have vanished without a trace. Gunmen intercepted the bus March 7 along the highway that connects San Fernando, a town in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, with the city of Reynosa, which sits across the US border from McAllen, Texas. Officials at first tried to downplay the possibility the migrants were kidnapped... Rafael Alonso Hernandez Lopez, who directs...
  • Trump stamps veto on 'reckless' attempt to stop wall construction

    03/15/2019 1:11:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump flexed his veto for the first time in his administration Friday, rejecting Congress‘ attempt to end his border emergency declaration and halt wall construction. Surrounded by “angel moms” who have lost children to illegal immigrant violence, Mr. Trump called the attempt to stop wall construction “reckless” and “dangerous.” “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said. He was moving with striking speed, rejecting the legislation just a day after it cleared the Senate on a 59-41 vote. It had previously cleared the...
  • Trump's border agency admits he has built ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months

    03/15/2019 10:56:33 AM PDT · by sailor76 · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2019 | David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Trump's border agency admits he has built ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months — as the president prepares to veto lawmakers' attempt to kill his emergency declaration and keep his signature campaign promise alive U.S. Customs and Border Protection told DailyMail.com that no new border wall has been erected President Trump has boasted that he has built new walls, a claim that appears untrue given CBP's statement on the record All the construction along the border to date has consisted of replacement and 'secondary' fencing DailyMail.com asked CBP to identify where border walls exist in places where...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • ‘They’re watching us watch them’ (NM border stories, Part 2 of 4)

    03/13/2019 12:10:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Angela Kocherga
    SUNLAND PARK – They call themselves Patriots of the Constitution, New Mexico Ops and come from different corners of New Mexico to guard the border. Mostly, they kill time. One recent morning, John Horton, national commander for the group, stepped out of his trailer and greeted an approaching Border Patrol agent. “Last night was really quiet,” Horton tells Border Patrol Agent Joe Romero. But Horton warns that several “caravans” are on the way and will cross where he and his men are camped out near the border in the rugged desert terrain near Sunland Park. “We’re always armed. We don’t...
  • 2,287 Illegal Aliens Detained for Exposure to Contagious Diseases

    03/12/2019 1:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 12, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats wax furious over anti-vaxxers, but the same yuppie millennials who lose their minds over the thought that a kindergartener might not have all their shots shrugs at the masses of illegal aliens, including their nannies, crossing the border with contagious diseases. Why do they hate science? More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases. "As of March 7, 2019, there was a total of 2,287 detainees cohorted for exposure to a detainee with a contagious condition," said ICE spokesperson Brendan Raedy in a statement.
  • Support for Trump dwindles among ICE officers

    03/12/2019 9:18:22 AM PDT · by guyman · 125 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11,2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    "ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into “overdrive.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say they’re being roped into such mundane tasks as opening the doors on vans to release immigrants already caught by Border Patrol agents. That’s dragging the officers from their usual duties of nabbing fugitives, or scouring local prisons and jails for immigrant criminals who lived illegally in the U.S. ready to be deported. The shell game...