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  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 4:42:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Specifically, $1 billion would provide "cash and medical expenses and social services" for illegals and refugees. Another $2.82 billion would fund the care of youths flooding across the border in historic numbers. "HHS is experiencing the highest number of unaccompanied children in care and the largest footprint of funded capacity in the program's history, and flows of unaccompanied children have continued to grow over the last months," said the administration's documents. That increase, which has shocked many immigration critics on Capitol Hill, is far more than the $1.4 billion increase the administration sought for veterans health care in the Fiscal...
  • Mexico on Carrier deal: 'Trump is telling the truth' about saving US jobs

    12/02/2016 4:07:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 2, 2016 | Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
    A Mexican official from the city that just lost out on 1,000 jobs it expected to take from an Indiana Carrier plant says that Donald Trump is "telling the truth" when he rails against U.S. job losses . Jaime Garcia Astorga, secretary of economic development of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo Leon, told CNBC on Friday that "nobody" believed the president-elect was serious when he "made a lot of declarations" to voters about keeping U.S. jobs in the United States.
  • The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout

    12/02/2016 3:09:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    One particularly tough and indigestible nugget of talk-radio stupidity afflicting the guts of conservatism is the idea that there is some sort of fundamental difference between bribing a business with tax cuts and bribing it with a wheelbarrow full of cash. The Trump-Pence bailout of Carrier’s operations in Indiana provides an illustrative case... Republicans might have had a little bit of a point in the question of general tax cuts: A tax cut and spending are different things, even if the budgetary effects are exactly the same. But in the matter of industry-specific or firm-specific tax benefits of the sort...
  • Trump Effect – Mexico’s Central Bank Chief Resigns…

    12/02/2016 7:24:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Media reports of Agustin Carstens resignation as chief of Mexico’s central bank have left MSM pundits and even business analysts scratching their heads. It appears no-one has any idea why Carstens is leaving… well, almost no-one.
  • Donald Trump’s win leaves Hispanics wondering if their influence has waned on issues

    12/02/2016 5:05:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Hispanics, who for more than a decade insisted they were the key to American politics, are now grappling with a life on the outside — stunned that a Republican managed to capture the White House without winning at least a third of their support. Immigrant rights advocates insist that Latinos did turn out in record numbers, and say they voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, doubting major media exit polls that showed President-elect Donald Trump captured some 29 percent nationally. But that leaves another conundrum: If Republicans can win without Hispanic support, that could sap the negotiating power Latinos have claimed...
  • Trump's Carrier deal worthy of 'banana' republic: Mexico official

    12/01/2016 5:04:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's intervention to stop jobs at a plant in Indiana going to Mexico is typical of what happens in countries that Americans call "banana" republics, a senior Mexican state official said on Thursday. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp , said on Thursday that state officials had pledged $7 million in tax breaks to encourage the firm to keep around 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after Trump stepped in to protect U.S. workers. A heating and air-conditioning company, Carrier said in February it would cut some 2,100 jobs in closing two Indiana plants...
  • EU border official skeptical about Trump's Mexico wall idea

    12/01/2016 4:30:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2016 2:11 PM EST | Maria Danilova
    A top European security official on Thursday expressed skepticism about President-elect Donald Trump’s idea of building a wall to prevent illegal migrants from coming to the United States from Mexico. Fabrice Leggeri, executive director of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, told reporters that building physical barriers does not solve the underlying problems that are causing migration: poverty and conflict. “This doesn’t address the root cause of this phenomenon,” Leggeri said, adding that some European Union member states have erected fences between them. Illegal migration has become a hot topic both in the United States and in Europe....
  • Grounded Surveillance Operation Nabbed 110,000 Illegal Immigrants at Border

    12/01/2016 3:22:16 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | November 30, 2016 | Kenric Ward
    While surveillance helicopters were grounded in Texas, the head of Customs and Border Protection called the flights critical to “countering illegal immigration” from Mexico. Records bear that out: A government report credited Operation Phalanx with apprehending 110,000 illegal border crossers. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske stated in a Nov. 16 letter that Phalanx “provided tangible benefits to border security.” His letter to the Department of Defense was sent two days before it was revealed that CBP’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, had quietly halted border surveillance flights in Texas’ Laredo district.
  • Border Patrol agents warming burritos, babysitting for illegals, chief says

    12/01/2016 3:10:28 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Border Patrol agents have been reduced to “professional child care providers” for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are surging across the border at an increasing rate, the agents’ frustrated chief told Congress on Wednesday. Chief Mark Morgan, who was tapped to lead the agency in June, said he has had to pull hundreds of his agents from patrolling against drugs and illegal border crossers in Arizona and California and shipped them to Texas, where they would be manning what amounts to day care holding centers, stocking baby powder and placing requisition orders for...
  • Mexico: Trump's border wall would harm the environment

    12/01/2016 3:04:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 1, 2016 | Meghana Kuru
    Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. is warning President-elect Trump that building a wall on the southwestern U.S. border would hurt the environment. "We fear that there is going to be consequences regarding environmental issues," Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, Mexico's ambassador to the U.S., said in an interview with the Arizona Republic . . . Sada on Wednesday warned that if the Trump administration forces Mexico to pay for the border wall by trying to tax remittances, there are "legal issues" at stake. "[I]f that is one of the alternatives, we will find out what we have to do in that...
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

    11/29/2016 9:29:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 186 replies
    Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet. The international team will brave sub-zero temperatures to undergo a 20-day bootcamp on the frozen continent aimed at developing their leadership skills and challenging male dominance of senior scientific roles. Women make up only 28 percent of the world's researchers and are particularly under-represented at senior...
  • Cartels Flood Remote Border Sector with Migrants, Overwhelm U.S. Agents

    11/28/2016 12:49:34 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    Border Patrol agents in the remote Texas Big Bend Sector are sounding the alarm as Mexican cartels overwhelm them with illegal immigrants ahead of President-elect Trump’s inauguration. The sector has very few agents assigned and has remained one of the most open and unsecured regions along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Mexico: Dozens of Bodies Found in Hidden Graves

    11/27/2016 8:08:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27
    Mexican authorities say an investigation that began with an anonymous tip about kidnappings led to a grisly find: 32 bodies and nine severed heads. The remains had been buried in hidden graves in a remote, mountainous area of Guerrero state, a hotbed of drug-related violence. The victims and suspects have not yet been identified, state officials said in a statement Thursday. Authorities are still combing the area to see whether there are more hidden graves at the site, the statement said. The investigation began earlier this week after authorities, acting on a tip, found a man who'd been kidnapped and...
  • Report: Nearly all, 99.8%, of illegal drugs shipped to U.S. from Mexico

    11/25/2016 11:48:36 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/16 | Paul Bedard
    Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico, a colossal cache of 8.2 million pounds since 2012 and a demonstration of the efforts by drug cartels to feed America's habit, one that is leading to increasing deaths, according to a new report.
  • Illegals advised on how to escape deportation

    11/25/2016 7:51:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 81 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met this week to address concerns about President-elect Trump's plan to deport illegals, mostly those with criminal records. Their goal: Calm the fears of illegals, help them avoid deportation, and keep the flood of money they send home going. Mexico and Guatemala announced plans to expand immigration services at their dozens of offices in the United States.
  • Central Americans surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration

    11/24/2016 5:45:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/16 | Gustavo Palencia and Sofia Menchu
    Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump's surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year. Trump won the Nov. 8 vote by taking a hard line on immigration, threatening to deport millions of people living illegally in the United States and to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Trump's tough campaign rhetoric sent tremors through the slums of Central America and the close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, with many choosing to fast-forward their plans and migrate north before...
  • Mexican cement company offers to build Trump’s wall

    11/24/2016 2:55:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/16 | Reuters
    A Mexican cement maker is ready to lend its services to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to build the wall he wants to erect on the southern border of the United States to curb immigration. “We can’t be choosy,” Enrique Escalante, Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) said in an interview. “We’re an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border.” Republican Trump campaigned vowing to build a “big, beautiful, powerful” wall across the 2,000 mile (3,200 km) frontier in order to stop illegal immigrants from Mexico, which...
  • Rocks thrown at US border agents

    11/24/2016 3:02:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 24, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Attacks against U.S. border agents have been on the rise in the last few weeks. In late October, an agent was assaulted in Calexico, Calif., when he tried to apprehend a man who had just climbed over a section of border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. And in late October, a border agent was injured when an illegal immigrant threw a block of concrete at him.
  • In a Trump presidency, uncertainty reigns over California immigrant health care

    11/24/2016 8:22:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 23, 2016 | Emily Bazar
    Health coverage and immigration status are inextricably linked for many Californians. Citizens and many lawfully present immigrants are eligible for most health care options. For other immigrants, insurance availability varies by status. If you’re an unauthorized immigrant, for instance, you can’t purchase a plan from Covered California, the state health insurance exchange, or get full access to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income residents. Your children, however, may qualify for comprehensive Medi-Cal benefits even if they don’t have permanent legal status.
  • Mexican Crime Wave, Vigilantism Prompt Calls for Citizens to Be Armed in Their Cars and Businesses

    11/22/2016 6:50:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2016 | 2:08 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A lawmaker’s proposal to loosen gun laws so Mexican citizens can arm themselves in their cars and at their businesses faces stiff opposition here despite record numbers of gun homicides and a surge in public transit robberies that has provoked a vengeful backlash by armed vigilantes. Residents of Naucalpan, a city located just northwest of Mexico City, are living in a state of “psychosis,” and “terror,” due to a wave of murders, kidnappings and robberies in recent months, according to the Mexico City daily El Universal. Armed assaults on public transit have provoked a deadly response by armed vigilantes riding...
  • IT’S REAL! Leaked Document from Trump’s Sunday Meeting Shows Plans for 1,989 Mile Wall

    11/22/2016 5:09:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 166 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach met with Donald Trump on Sunday in New Jersey. A mainstream media photographer caught the moment.Kobach is an expert on border security and legal immigration.The photographer also caught a piece of paper outlining a potential Trump immigration reform agenda.Reporters zoomed in on the paper and this is what they saw.The Kobach notes include a 1,989 Trump wall in addition to the 386 miles of existing wall.FANTASTIC!
  • Why Is Monday Night Football in Mexico City?

    11/21/2016 6:52:43 PM PST · by maggief · 76 replies
    The Heavy ^ | November 21, 2016
    EXCERPT According to Mark Waller, the NFL’s international chief, the NFL is hoping tonight’s game in Mexico will also become a recurring international game. “My goal would be similar to the U.K., where we’re able to go back at least once a year and create our piece of the Mexico City sporting calendar,” Waller said, according to NFL.com. “Mexico City has the size of NFL fan base that would rival any city in the United States. The area is 22 million people. It’s a huge and very passionate fan base.” Tonight’s game is part of the NFL’s larger effort to...
  • DHS shuts down aerial surveillance on border

    11/21/2016 4:19:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    Watchdog ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kenric Ward
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.
  • Schumer Says No to a Border Wall

    11/21/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 12:11 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told “Fox News Sunday” that he would oppose efforts to build a wall and pressed for comprehensive immigration instead, saying “this idea of a wall, we already passed.” “And this idea of a wall, we already passed — John McCain and Chuck Schumer, bipartisan, an immigration bill that was comprehensive, that did a lot and was much tougher on the border than a wall would be,” Schumer said, referring to the failed immigration bill put forth by the Gang of Eight. …
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Trump's election triggers flood of immigration questions

    11/18/2016 4:59:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2016 7:09 AM EST | Sophia Tareen
    Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents and students. Since the election, Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration has stirred anxiety nationwide among immigrants regardless of legal status. They are turning to lawyers, schools, advocacy groups and congressional offices for help. …
  • Mayor of New York warns Trump over illegal immigrants

    11/16/2016 7:28:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.17.2016 | mm/bw (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has told US President-elect Donald Trump that the city is “fearful” of his incoming administration. De Blasio said he expressed concerns about Trump’s policies towards illegal immigrants. After visiting Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday, where the billionaire president-elect is building his team to lead the country, de Blasio said he would do all he can to prevent the large-scale deportation of immigrants. Vowing to obstruct Trump’s campaign pledge to expel millions of undocumented immigrants, the liberal mayor said the billionaire’s stance “flew in the face of all that was great about New York City.”...
  • Mexican government launches plan to protect immigrants

    11/16/2016 3:15:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2016 | Rafael Bernal
    The Mexican government announced Wednesday 11 actions to protect its citizens in the United States following last week's presidential election. The measures come as Hispanic communities, including documented and undocumented Mexican immigrants, have expressed concern over an uptick in racially motivated attacks in the week since Donald Trump’s election. "Countryman, these are moments of uncertainty. Be calm, do not fall for provocations and don't let yourself be fooled," Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Claudia Ruiz Massieu said in a video posted to Twitter announcing the steps. Like Ruiz Massieu, U.S. Hispanic leaders have requested people keep calm, despite doubts over...
  • Trump May Have Won, But Ford Is Still Moving Its Small-Car Production to Mexico

    11/16/2016 5:46:17 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 145 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 16, 2016 | Charley Lanyon
    Ford’s chief executive officer Mark Fields must not respond well to threats; he admitted to Reuters on Tuesday that Ford was still planning on moving the production of its small cars from Michigan to — you guessed it — Mexico... Fields claimed that the move would not have any effect at all on American jobs because the move south will “make room for two very important products we’ll be putting back into Michigan plants.” Ford has yet to announce what, exactly, those “important products” are, but Fields is convinced that the move will lead to “no job impact whatsoever.” “It’s...
  • Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

    11/15/2016 6:55:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:32 PM EST | Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Peltz
    When New York City launched the nation’s biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported. The city has vowed to protect cardholders’ personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year. At least one state lawmaker has criticized...
  • Kevin McCarthy: We’re already laying groundwork for border wall legislation

    11/15/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress isn’t waiting for President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in to move on the issue of immigration, saying the wheels are in motion on prepping legislation needed to build Mr. Trump’s pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall. Mr. McCarthy said he has helped put a team in place “so when we’re sworn in … we are able to move the legislation needed to start building the wall.” Mr. McCarthy also said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said earlier this week that Chicago will always be a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, should focus on the security of his...
  • Another Liberal Mayor Pledges To Protect Illegal Immigrants From President Trump

    11/15/2016 5:20:20 AM PST · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised illegal immigrants living in New York City that they need not fear Donald Trump's deportations plans. He plans to resist President Trump's immigration policies at all costs, whatever that means. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is echoing De Blasio's declaration. Speaking at a press conference at the Lurie Children's Hospital on Monday, Emanuel said Chicago will "always be a sanctuary city." "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we've spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are...
  • Trump deportation wave may lead to increased joblessness, violence, income loss for Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported, and the picture is not pretty. Under proposals put forward by President-elect Donald Trump, Mexico could see millions of people streaming back with no jobs available; the country might lose some of the billions of dollars in remittances sent home annually; and some jobless deportees could swell the ranks of drug cartels, sparking more violence. Gov. Hector Astudillo of the southern state of Guerrero considered the possible scenario over the weekend. At least a million Guerrero residents live in the...
  • (Language Alert) Mexico will pay for the wall whether they like it or not! [Funny!]

    11/14/2016 9:16:23 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Celtic Anglo Press [Scotland] Tumblr post ^ | 15NOV16 | Celtic Anglo Press [Scotland]
    This is so amazingly funny. Click on the above link and watch the video! If this doesn't brighten your day nothing will!
  • Mexico moves to help migrants after Trump win

    11/14/2016 6:03:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    france24.com ^ | 11/14/16 | france24.com/afp
    MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexico is scrambling to ready its diplomats in the United States to handle millions of undocumented migrants' potential needs following Donald Trump's election, its foreign ministry said. The ministry's North American team huddled with Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu Saturday to "analyze the results of the US election and discuss concrete actions concerning the future of the bilateral relationship" between the two countries, according to a statement. The meeting follows the Republican billionaire's victory last Tuesday in a campaign which saw him call illegal Mexican migrants "rapists" and pledge to build a wall along the southern...
  • Experts: Mexico Is Not Prepared To Handle Influx Of Deported Immigrants

    11/13/2016 1:40:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 207 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    For a long time Mexico has served as a primary source for immigration to the United States — but this is likely to change under a Donald Trump presidency. El Universal, one of Mexico’s largest newspapers, reported Sunday that the nation is not equipped for this change.Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who is heavily involved with migrant’s rights, told El Universal, “Mexico is going to become a destination country, and highly cosmopolitan; in the United States now you won’t be able to live, not because of lack of work, if not because of racism, intolerance, and violence that will occur.”This year there has...
  • Yes, Trump can boost deportations and gut the Dreamer program for young immigrants (Well, Yeah)

    11/12/2016 3:03:51 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 24 replies
    The La Slimes ^ | November 10, 2016 | Brian Bennett
    As president, Donald Trump can move swiftly to gut President Obama’s signature immigration policies by ramping up deportations and ending a program that has given temporary work permits to immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Nearly a third of the 742,000 so-called Dreamers — those given protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — live in California and are potentially at risk of losing legal status. Using the same executive authority that Obama claimed to create DACA and other initiatives, Trump also can quickly fulfill his promises to severely restrict the number of refugees admitted each...
  • Carlos Slim Loses $5 Billion After Trump Victory

    11/11/2016 8:09:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2016 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The richest man in Mexico has lost quite a bit of his net worth since President-Elect Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Multi-billionaire Carlos Slim lost $4.7 billion from his fortune Wednesday as it went down to $49 billion from “$53.7 billion the day before,” the New York Daily News reported. Experts say the reason Slim lost so much from his fortune is because the peso fell 12 percent and because of poorly performing stocks, Bloomberg News reported. Bloomberg News reported that the richest people in the world lost $41 billion after Trump’s win. Slim, 76, is the “fourth-richest person in the...
  • Mexican congressional committee rejects gay-marriage bill

    11/10/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Del Rapier · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 9 2016 | AP
    MEXICO CITY -- A committee in Mexico’s lower house of congress has voted down a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. The measure seeking to enshrine in the constitution same-sex couples’ right to wed was defeated 19-8 Wednesday in the Commission on Constitutional Matters. According to a summary published online by the Chamber of Deputies, commission chairman Edgar Castillo Martinez said the vote means the matter is “totally and definitively concluded.” Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar same-sex marriage. But that decision did not have the effect...
  • President Trump's megalomaniac ideas will run his 'beloved nation' into the ground

    11/09/2016 10:01:47 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/9/2016 | Vincente Fox
    "If you want to test a man's character, give him power" – Abraham Lincoln. This is the quote the United States must now live by because of the choice they have made. Donald Trump's character will not only be tested, but will serve as a boost for his egocentric and megalomaniac ideas that will take his "beloved nation" to the ground. It's a shame that the US couldn't look beyond that dreadful idea of a wall that hasn't been built yet. The real problem is the illness that Trump has spread all across the country, a disease of fear and...
  • Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

    11/09/2016 9:26:28 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/9/2016 | MARIA VERZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy. President Enrique Pena Nieto sent a series of messages from his official Twitter account Wednesday morning, congratulating not Trump himself but the American electorate, and said he was ready to work with Trump to advance the countries' relationship. "Mexico and the United States are friends, partners and allies that must continue collaborating for the competitiveness and development...
  • Biggest Threat to Mexico’s Economy isn’t Trump but Pemex (trunc)

    11/07/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 06 November 2016 | Don Quijones
    The fear of a Donald Trump victory has reached fever pitch in Mexico this weekend, as the nation’s economists pontificate on the potentially devastating effects such an outcome would have on both the country’s currency and its broader economy. In recent weeks, Mexican financial authorities even ordered local banks to stress-test the potential impact on their balance sheets of Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. While the effects of a Trump victory on Mexico are likely to be huge, there are plenty of other reasons the country’s economy and currency are under growing pressure, including a consumer slowdown in the...
  • After crushing Trump pinatas, Mexicans hope he loses

    11/07/2016 5:05:38 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 7, 2016 | Jennifer Gonzalez Covarrubias
    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexicans have smashed Donald Trump pinatas and torched the Republican White House hopeful's effigy. Now they hope he will crash and burn in Tuesday's US presidential election. The New York billionaire became Mexico's bogeyman ever since he called migrants "rapists" and drug dealers when he launched his campaign last year. "The guy is a clown, a blowhard," said Jafet Granados, an 18-year-old biotechnology student who was standing under Mexico City's Angel of Independence monument. "If he wins, he won't do half of what he has promised."
  • Dependent on migrant dollars, rural Mexico prays for Trump defeat

    11/05/2016 3:10:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2016 | By Lizbeth Diaz
    In the small southern market town of Molcaxac, 650 miles (1050 km) from the U.S. border, Alicia Villa is praying to God that Republican candidate Donald Trump does not become the next president of the United States. Over the past two decades, as Mexico's rural economy stalled, Molcaxac and hundreds of towns like it became dependent on dollars sent by relatives who made the perilous journey north, a lifeline she fears will be cut by a Trump White House. Villa, 65, said funds sent by a daughter working illegally as a house cleaner in Sacramento, California have supported her family...
  • Border Under Siege: Top Lawmakers Demand Crackdown

    11/03/2016 10:12:19 AM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    Polizette of Lifezette ^ | 11/3/2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Four Republican lawmakers Thursday sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding a crackdown on the southwest border, where U.S. border agents have been trying to deal with a massive surge in illegal border crossings. The letter notes that border crossings are up and that the the department is currently detaining a record 40,000 illegal immigrants. “The onslaught of illegal immigration reflects continued efforts by aliens from Central America — El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — to overwhelm our limited resources at the border, which inevitably results in the release of tens of thousands of removable...
  • Bus Passenger Kills 4 Suspected Thieves Near Mexico City

    11/02/2016 3:47:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 31 October 2016 | mark stevenson
    Apparently outraged by constant robberies aboard commuter buses on the outskirts of Mexico City, an armed passenger fatally shot four men who had just held up a busload of passengers, prosecutors said Monday. The case described by prosecutors in Mexico State, which borders the capital, was the latest instance of vigilante-style killings in the crime-plagued suburban bus system. In August, local media reported that an armed passenger in another part of Mexico State shot at four thieves on a bus, killing two of them.
  • Deported crystal meth dealer complains America divided his family

    11/02/2016 5:42:40 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2016 | Ed Straker
    NPR had a broadcast yesterday about Jose Alvarez, a "non-violent drug offender" who was deported from the U.S.  He says America cruelly divided his family by deporting him. You may wonder what his nonviolent drug offense was. So unimportant was his conviction that some articles about his case like this one will not tell you what his crime was.  But NPR and other sources reluctantly admit that he was a crystal meth dealer. That's nonviolent, right?
  • Mexico's peso reels from Trump's upswing in polls

    11/01/2016 9:17:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 1:54 PM EDT
    An upswing in Donald Trump’s poll numbers appears to be squeezing Mexico’s currency with a week to go before the election. On Tuesday morning, Mexico’s peso was selling on average at 19.45 per dollar in banks. Mexico’s central bank says the peso’s interbank rate closed at 18.90 the day before. The currency has been roughed up in 2016, losing nearly 10 percent of its value. …
  • Spike In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election

    10/27/2016 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Hadean · 9 replies
    News New York/AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2016
    MCALLEN, Texas — There has been a surge of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States leading up to next month’s presidential election. CBS News reports dozens of immigrants have been streaming through the streets of McAllen, Texas, on a daily basis. They have been taken to a migrant center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they were released by Border Patrol, with ankle monitors, while they file for asylum. “The smugglers are telling them if Hillary [Clinton] gets elected, that there’ll be some sort of amnesty, that they need to get here by a certain date,” Cabrera said. “They’re...