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  • Suspect in RTD station murder known by ICE months before deadly shooting ( Denver )

    02/19/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 11 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...
  • "It's Unfair" - Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On "Day Without Immigrants"

    02/19/2017 4:28:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 18, 2017
    The manager of the ironically named "I Don't Care" Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma is hiring ... Needing experienced kitchen staff. Line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers apply now! After firing 12 staff last week for violating his "no call/no show" policy. Fox Baltimore reports that the workers are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for "A Day Without Immigrants." The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn't think it would cost them their jobs. "They feel...
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • 9 dead in shootouts with Mexican marines in border city

    02/18/2017 5:52:50 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    MYSA ^ | 18 feb 2017
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five suspects and a taxi driver were killed in two shootouts between drug cartel gunmen and marines Friday in the border city of Reynosa in northern Mexico.</p> <p>The government of Tamaulipas state, where Reynosa is located across the border from McAllen, Texas, said another three people died late Thursday in other confrontations.</p>
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Pelosi Says Border Wall 'Undermines Who We Are As a Country'

    02/17/2017 7:27:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2017 | 11:59 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Building a border wall “undermines who we are as a country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday. She said she is “opposed to the wall”—“politically, substantively, officially, spiritually, religiously, personally.” She also described recent ICE raids across the country as “another assault on our values.” “In the past week, we have witnessed ICE raids across our nation targeting parents, students and a DACA-protected dreamer...We have seen press reports that federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County courthouse and arrested an undocumented woman who had just received a protective order after suffering domestic violence....
  • Hundreds of Events Planned Nationwide for Friday’s ‘General Strike’

    02/17/2017 7:13:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/16/2017 | Mary Emily O'Hara
    Tens of thousands of people across the United States are expected to skip work and attend rallies and marches Friday as part of a "general strike" to "get our democracy back." Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing the nationwide event, which is called the "#F17 General Strike," said more than 100 public protests are expected. Event pages on Facebook indicate the potential for high participation: Nearly 20,000 people have responded to the page for a New York City march alone. It will be the second straight day of national protests, following Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" campaign, which was aimed at...
  • Agents Discover Catapult Used to Launch Drugs Over U.S. - Mexico Border

    02/14/2017 10:11:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | 2/14
    Officials with the United States Border Patrol said their agents recently found a catapult system on the U.S. - Mexico border that was allegedly used to launch drugs into the United States. According to a statement released Tuesday, agents patrolling an area east of the Douglas Port of Entry on February 10 noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as the agents approached. The system was found when the agents approached the fence.
  • Assault charge filed against man arrested in ICE raid that injured agent

    02/14/2017 4:21:05 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    statesman.com ^ | Feb 14, 2017
    Federal authorities have charged the man who was arrested by federal immigration agents last week in an incident in Northwest Austin that left one man injured. Mexican national Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez was charged with assaulting a federal deportation officer. Baltazar-Ramirez’s arrest on Friday is what alerted many in the Austin area to increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement action in an operation called Operation Cross Check that led to 51 arrests in the Austin area. The action has prompted outcry from Mayor Steve Adler and from the public through several protests in North Austin. The U.S. attorney’s office said Baltazar-Ramirez, 23,...
  • Mexico Trade War Puts 1 in 33 California Jobs at Risk

    02/13/2017 2:21:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    It’s far more than just the supply of avocados that’s at risk in any U.S.-Mexico trade war, with these international deals linked to 3.25 percent of California employment, according to one study. WalletHub used government data to evaluate the relative levels of economic ties each state had to the $600 billion-a-year trade business with Mexico. President Donald Trump has harshly criticized Mexico’s government and its trade relations with the U.S., putting the economic ties between the two nations in jeopardy. To be kind, the ideas were poorly received south of the border. The international political banter overshadows big business that...
  • Migrating North, but to Mexico, Not the U.S.

    02/13/2017 11:31:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2017 | KIRK SEMPLE
    SALTILLO, Mexico — Wendy no longer worries that when her sons leave the apartment in the morning, they may never make it to school. Memories of the gangs that haunted their lives in Honduras are slowly receding into the past. The family fled its home last year after gang members tried to recruit the boys, threatening them with death if they did not join. They received asylum in Mexico, making them among the country’s newest residents. [...] The United States has long been the dream destination for many Latin American migrants, whether fleeing poverty, political unrest, natural disaster or violence....
  • Why Mexico Needs the Border Wall as Much as The USA

    02/13/2017 9:20:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2017 | Russ McSwain
    The much-needed reforms initiated by the Trump Administration are met with two types of criticisms. The first and least used is that the reform is bad policy, for one reason or another. The second often-used type is that the proposal causes negative emotions, bad vibes, and sends inappropriate messages. Nowhere is this more evident than in arguments against building a wall on our southern border and implementing stricter border enforcement. From a purely practical standpoint, increased border control is vitally important for both Mexico and the America. Both countries benefit by slowing the flow of narcotics across the border. There...
  • Univision Anchorman Rails Against 'Useless Wall'

    02/12/2017 11:49:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2017 | Jorge Bonilla
    Immigration grievance is going to be a large component of Univision's news programming going forward, as we see on the edition of Al Punto that aired last January 29th. Host Jorge Ramos and Trump Hispanic Advisory Panel member José Fuentes Agostini, who is also the former Attorney General of Puerto Rico, went back and forth over Trump, the promised wall, and immigration policy overall. Here are two key exchanges that pretty much sum up the entire segment. In the first segment, Ramos rails against the futility of the wall itself, deeming it to be 'useless'. Fuentes countered by noting that...
  • Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

    02/12/2017 10:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    You won’t hear much about Rosa Maria Ortega after this week. Ortega is the Mexican alien who was caught illegally voting five times in American elections. Ortega is Bigfoot for those in the media, professors, and Democrats who tell us that "voter fraud is as rare as Bigfoot." The caustic radical Andrew Cohen is one of the purveyors of that lie (@JustADCohen). Unfortunately, when it comes to voter fraud, when you catch one crook, it usually means there are hundreds more hiding in the darkness. When it comes to aliens voting, it’s more like thousands and thousands. And yes,...
  • Petition calls for visas for US citizens

    As Mexico prepares for the massive deportation of citizens who are undocumented migrants in the United States, some people’s thoughts have turned to the equitable treatment of people who cross the border — into Mexico. ADVERTISEMENT With that in mind, a petition was launched two weeks ago at change.com calling on the Mexican government to impose a visa requirement on U.S. visitors. “It’s very important that international relations be bilateral and equitable with regard to rights and responsibilities,” reads the petition, which has garnered 29,000 supporters since it was launched two weeks ago. “We must be fair; the visa for...
  • Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico…

    02/11/2017 12:46:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Sundance
    There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country. Yet that’s exactly what Mexican President Peña Nieto did yesterday, when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.
  • Weekly Update: Refugee Secrets

    02/11/2017 11:33:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Files Suit For ‘Refugee Travel Loans’ Information Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border California Crony Corruption Costs Taxpayers Be Sure to Watch: ‘The Voter Fraud Crisis’ JW Files Suit For ‘Refugee Travel Loans’ Information Tightening our immigration and refugee programs is a matter of national security (despite what some out-of-control judges may think), and it is also a matter of cost. In this regard, we have filed a lawsuit against the State Department for records on the number of “Refugee Travel Loans” issued by State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration...
  • Mexican military helicopter fires on drug kingpin hideout in one of two raids that left 12 dead

    02/11/2017 8:52:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/10/17 | Patrick McDonnell
    A Mexican military helicopter gunship fired on the alleged hideout of a drug kingpin in one of a pair of raids that left 12 suspects dead, including the cartel capo, Mexican authorities said Friday. Spectacular footage of the helicopter firing late Thursday on an urban district in the city of Tepic, capital of western Nayarit state, appeared on social media and Mexican television. The video, apparently shot by a witness, shows the low-flying helicopter, its spotlight occasionally illuminating the area, pouring gunfire toward a target in the city’s Lindavista district. Shootouts between authorities and heavily armed gangs are relatively common...
  • Mexico warns citizens after US deportation of undocumented mother

    02/10/2017 2:09:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Ray Sanchez
    Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to "take precautions" and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with US immigration authorities. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, Arizona, a day earlier. Mexican consulates "have intensified their work of protecting fellow nationals, foreseeing more severe immigration measures to be implemented by the authorities of this country, and possible violations to constitutional precepts during such operations and problems with...
  • Mexico: Cartel Capo Killed In Shootout With Federal Forces

    02/10/2017 6:26:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    MEXICO CITY –  Mexican authorities say an alleged regional leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel has been killed in a shootout with federal forces.   The Interior Department says via Twitter that Juan Francisco Patron Sanchez headed up the cartel's operations in the state of Nayarit and in the southern part of Jalisco state.   The Mexican navy reports late Thursday that seven "accomplices" were also killed.   The Interior Department said more details would be released Friday.        
  • Fear spreads in L.A. after immigration ‘raid,’ advocates claim. Officials say arrests are ‘routine.”

    02/10/2017 5:45:24 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 25 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 10, 2017 | Samantha Schmidt
    The panicked emails and phone calls began streaming in from community members at about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, inundating Los Angeles immigration lawyers with far more cases than usual. Immigrant advocate groups claim that more than 100 people had been taken into custody by federal immigration officials in Southern California Thursday, indicating a “coordinated sweep” in arrests and heightening fears that Donald Trump’s promise to crackdown on deportations had begun to take effect. Police and immigration officials denied the “raids” and disputed the claim that the arrests were part of a more stringent approach, saying any detentions were simply part...
  • Protest Erupts in Downtown L.A. Following Reports of Immigration Raids...

    02/10/2017 5:41:44 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    KTLA.Com ^ | February 10, 2017 | Erika Martin and Kimberly Cheng
    While immigration advocates say more than 100 people were detained Thursday as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials conducted home raids across three Southern California counties, the federal agency insists its operations were "routine" and not part of President Donald Trump's unprecedented immigration crackdown. ICE officials have yet to release detailed information on how many people the agency arrested Thursday and where they were taken into custody, only stating that the activities were "targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to our communities," according to ICE spokesperson Lori Haley. "Examples would include known street gang members, child...
  • After Years Of Uneventful Check-Ins, Arizona Woman Is Arrested, Deported

    02/09/2017 5:53:20 PM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/9/2017 | Camila Domonoske
    An Arizona woman who has lived in the U.S. for more than two decades was arrested Wednesday night after her regular check-in with immigration officials and has been deported to Mexico. She was sent to Nogales, Mexico, on Thursday, reports Katherine Fritcke of member station KJZZ. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos' deportation — which has been protested by dozens of activists, some of whom were arrested late Wednesday — is a glimpse of how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration. She had had a deportation order against her for several years but was not considered a priority for deportation...
  • Mexico hikes interest rate to near eight-year high to fight inflation

    02/09/2017 4:00:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    rueters ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | 3:02pm EST
    <p>The central bank said it raised rates to avoid consumer price contagion following a jump in gasoline prices and to anchor inflation expectations.</p> <p>Mexican policymakers said they would closely watch for any sign that higher gasoline prices or the weak peso were fueling widespread pressures on inflation.</p>
  • Mexican leftist leader heads to US to challenge Trump (Bring It)

    02/09/2017 2:37:21 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 28 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | February 09, 2017
    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican leftist 2018 presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to visit the United States on Sunday to talk with migrants and Americans about US President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric. Lopez Obrador, who is leading in opinion polls for next year's elections, told the daily El Universal in an interview published on Thursday that Trump has shown a lack of respect for Mexico. "This campaign -- because it is very poisonous -- of xenophobia, of causing hate, must be confronted," said the two-time presidential election runner-up. "We, Mexicans, are being persecuted. It's all a political strategy,...
  • McCain regains his maverick reputation by bucking Trump

    02/09/2017 9:43:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/8/17 | S.A. Miller
    The maverick is back. Sen. John McCain once again is basking in the media spotlight as the go-to Republican on Capitol Hill for voicing opposition to the Republican in the White House. This time, he’s bucking President Trump and doing it with newfound vim. In Mr. Trump’s first two weeks in office, Mr. McCain broke with him over the decision to scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, said his proposed import tax on U.S. businesses relocated to Mexico was “insane” and took the lead in raising alarm about the reorganization of the National Security Council. He also found a reason...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

    02/09/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:29 PM EST
    A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014. Pew says the country has about 11.1 million immigrants who do not have legal status. …
  • State Senator seeks to legalize identity theft and social security fraud by illegals in California

    02/08/2017 7:28:55 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Feb, 7th, 2017 | By DrJohn
    California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) is quite a piece of work. He introduced a bill into the California State Senate that would make California a sanctuary state. He is the author of the bill: SB54, authored by Senate pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), is scheduled to be heard in the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee this morning. According to Senator De Léon’s website, SB54 (along with two other bills designed to provide state funds for legal defense for anyone ordered deported) is to be known as “Protecting...
  • 84 Lumber Super Bowl ad's creative director explains the Mexican immigration-themed spot

    02/06/2017 6:39:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | Lara O'Reilly
    84 Lumber just aired its immigration-themed Super Bowl ad, plus the conclusion of the ad's story on its website, which the construction-supply company billed as "too controversial for TV." The 90-second ad that aired on TV during the Super Bowl depicted a Mexican a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey to leave their country of origin and find a better life in the US.
  • 84 Lumber SB Commercial – Complete The Journey (Not shown during SB)

    02/06/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/2017 | 84 Lumber
    Part 2 of the 84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast. See what lies ahead as a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey continues to its moving conclusion.
  • 84 Lumber has released what will probably be the most controversial ad of the Super Bowl

    02/05/2017 5:41:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 152 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Lara O'Reilly
    Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin.
  • California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally

    02/05/2017 5:05:59 PM PST · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2017 | Tim Donnelly
    California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions. De Léon, who introduced the bill, made his remarks at a hearing in Sacramento on SB54, the bill to make California a “Sanctuary State.” He said (at 1:27:34 in the video that follows): … I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security...
  • Pelosi: Trump's Only Pursuing New Immigration Restrictions Because He's Failing to Create Jobs

    02/05/2017 9:46:15 AM PST · by tomselliott · 62 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 02/05/2017 | Grabien
    The only reason President Trump is restricting immigration from a number of Middle East countries is because he's failing to create jobs for the American people, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Sunday. It's a "diversionary tactic," she said, just like his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
  • Republican Lawmakers Balk At Trump’s Border Wall, Citing Exorbitant Costs And Futility

    02/05/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by bkopto · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Eric Owens
    Over a dozen Republicans in Congress are expressing skepticism about President Donald Trump’s plan to construct an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” along the 1,954-mile-long border between the United States and Mexico. Some of the GOP lawmakers say they will vote against any legislation funding a wall unless its potentially steep cost is wholly offset by cuts in spending elsewhere, reports CNN. Other Republicans in Congress say that the wall, if built, will fail to stem the tide of illegal immigration from Mexico as well as Central America. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker counts himself among the legislators...
  • Trump did not threaten war with Mexico, U.S. and Mexican officials agree

    02/03/2017 7:32:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/2/17 | Joshua Partlow
    MEXICO CITY — Did President Trump threaten to invade Mexico? That's the question at the heart of the new controversy over the phone call last Friday between Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, and both sides say the answer is no. Several published accounts mentioned that Trump referred to all the "bad hombres" in Mexico and said that the U.S. military might have to take care of the problem if Mexico's armed forces weren't up to the task. Mexican officials did not equate that with a threat to deploy south of the border. "It's absolutely false that the...
  • ICE 'most wanted fugitive' captured in New Jersey

    02/03/2017 6:53:06 AM PST · by RummyChick · 12 replies
    ice ^ | 2//117 | ice
    NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO's most wanted fugitives Tuesday. Javier Atlixqueno-Vaquero, 37, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested late Tuesday night after ERO identified Vaquero leaving his residence. Atlixqueno is a convicted felon for the crimes of sexual assault with a minor, felony sale of hallucinogen/narcotic controlled substance, and felony failure to appear. He was ordered removed by an immigration judge May 7, 2004 and was removed from the U.S. to Mexico May 19, 2004. Atlixqueno unlawfully re-entered the U.S. at an...
  • Sifting Through the Fake News on Trump’s Calls with Mexico and Australia

    02/02/2017 5:22:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let’s start here with the fake news, because there’s a lot of it out there today. I had a story, I was talking to the vice president yesterday on the program, and I told him that I had a list of stories, 30 fake news stories, 30 out-and-out lies in just the last five days, and that was yesterday. And, of course, we add more to them today. And it’s always a bit of a fun challenge to determine where to start with the fake news on each and every day. How about the AP report that Trump threatened...
  • Trump had heated exchange with Australian PM, talked 'tough hombres' with Mexican leader

    02/01/2017 9:36:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 38 replies
    CNN has also learned details about the Friday phone call between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who canceled an in-person visit with Trump after the US President insisted Mexico pay for a border wall between the two countries. According to an excerpt of the transcript of the call with Peña Nieto provided to CNN, Trump said, "You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with. We are willing to help with that big-league, but they have be knocked out and you have not done a good job knocking them out." Trump made an...
  • DHS secretary: Border wall should be finished in two years

    02/01/2017 8:01:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Catherine Herridge, Matthew Dean
    MCALLEN, Texas – EXCLUSIVE: In his first television interview as Homeland Security secretary, retired four-star Marine Gen. John F. Kelly told Fox News he wants the U.S.-Mexico border wall finished in two years – setting an ambitious schedule for the project ordered last week by President Trump. "The wall will be built where it's needed first, and then it will be filled in. That's the way I look at it," Kelly said. "I really hope to have it done within the next two years." Fox News traveled with Kelly in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday where he saw first-hand the challenges...
  • Trump Threatened To Send Troops To Mexico To Stop The "Bad Hombres Down There"

    02/01/2017 4:23:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 75 replies
    According to a transcript obtained by AP of the phone call which took place on Friday morning between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, and which was intended to patch things up between the new president and his Mexican peer a day after Pena Nieto called off his visit to the US, Trump threatened to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself. The excerpt of the call did not make clear who exactly Trump considered "bad hombres," - drug cartels, immigrants, or both - or...
  • Attacking Immigrants and Refugees Hurts All Working People

    01/31/2017 6:44:41 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | January 31, 2017 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement about last week’s immigration executive orders:President Donald Trump has announced three executive orders addressing immigration that are an affront to core union and American values. Building a wall on our border, scapegoating immigrants and refugees, and shutting out people of Muslim faith will do nothing to uplift working people in our country. To the contrary, these orders sow fear of raids among workers, promote racial profiling and erode core constitutional protections. As such, they are a clear attack on our members, and elevated fear is a direct obstacle to workers’ rights to...
  • President Donald Trump's First Negotiation Was A Humiliation (Barf between horse laughs)

    01/31/2017 12:38:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 27/1/17 | Lawrence O'Donnel
    .... 5:31were telling you the truth and so really 5:36now in the permanent state of shock the 5:39team Trump seems to be in every day in 5:42the White House press secretary Sean 5:44Spicer said we'll get Mexico to pay for 5:47wall by putting a twenty percent tax on 5:51goods imported to the United States from 5:54Mexico I guess they don't want to use 5:57the word tariff because if they did that 6:00might be just a little bit clearer to 6:02you that you the American consumer will 6:04be paying that tariff not Mexico when 6:07you tax Mexican goods sold in the...
  • Mayor Adler: Immigrants should feel welcome and safe (Austin, TX)

    01/29/2017 9:39:41 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    Near the end of his over hour-long speech, Adler went off script for a moment to remind those in the city his stance on immigrants coming to Austin. “In this community, they should feel welcome and safe,” said Adler. Prior to that, he said last year Austin accepted 600 refugees from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan; most of them women and children. He anticipated another over 600 refugees in the city this year, and said almost one in four Austinites weren’t born in the U.S.
  • President Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown

    01/29/2017 8:36:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries. But the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling. More than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority as of...
  • 16 Criminal Aliens From Mexico Arrested During Milwaukee Enforcement Surge

    01/29/2017 9:35:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/28/17 | Caroline May
    Immigration officials arrested 16 criminal aliens from Mexico during an enforcement surge in Milwaukee this week, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Of the criminal aliens arrested, two had been previously deported and two had outstanding orders of deportation. All 16 were living in the U.S. illegally and convicted criminals — having committed crimes like assault with a deadly weapon, battery, grand theft auto, drug possession with intent to distribute, drunk driving, and receiving stolen property. According to ICE, the two day surge was the agency’s latest effort to “prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminals living illegally in...
  • Global backlash grows against Trump's immigration order

    01/29/2017 9:13:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/17 | Maher Chmaytelli and Lin Noueihed
    A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration curbs gathered strength on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump's order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily ban travellers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. He said the move would help protect Americans from terrorism. In Germany - which has taken in large numbers of people fleeing the Syrian civil war - Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against...
  • In fight with Trump, Mexico has plenty of ways to punch back

    01/29/2017 5:58:30 AM PST · by detective · 77 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 29, 2017 | Joshua Partlow, David Agren
    If the trade war is coming, how would Mexico fare? That is the question that has preoccupied politicians and business leaders here since President Trump won the election and began pursuing his agenda to impose tariffs on goods made in Mexico and to build a wall along the border. Trump has made clear his disdain for the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has governed commerce on the continent since 1994, and Mexican leaders have said that if the terms of the renegotiation did not further their interests, they might walk away, as well. A trade dispute could have painful...
  • Fresno mayor vows his town won't become 'sanctuary city,' bucking California trend

    01/28/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith and Cindy CarcamoContact Reporters
    President Trump’s plans to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” has met with criticism from many politicians around California. But Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said Thursday that he has no plans for his city to join the sanctuary city movement, which is designed to express support and solidarity for people in this country illegally.
  • Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says a united Mexico will help the government negotiate with Trump

    01/27/2017 5:55:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/27/17 | Mike Juang
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said a united country could help the government negotiate with President Donald Trump. Mexico needs to negotiate from a position of strength, Slim said in a Friday news conference. Slim, who gained a $50 billion fortune owning mobile network America Movil, argued the clash between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has brought Mexico together. Slim urged political parties in the country to unite behind Nieto. While he called Trump a great negotiator, Slim said Friday that Mexico should not be scared of him or assume things will go badly.