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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October

    11/25/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Seth Robbins
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing together nearly tripled from October 2014 — from 2,162 to 6,029. The numbers spiked despite expectations of lower numbers due to the colder winter months coming, better enforcement along the border and efforts by Mexican authorities to stem the stream of Central American migrants to the U.S. Though tens of thousands of women...
  • 5 Hispanic Boys Gang Rape Girl in North Carolina

    11/25/2015 4:21:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 73 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/22/2015 | Michael Ware
    When you tell people that our society glorifies sex and power, they look at you like you have another head growing out of your neck. They look this way because they like what they watch on television. They like going to the movies They love their music These things cannot be bad, can they? I do not want you to think that I am anti any of these things. I watch T.V., go to movies, and listen to music. I am also not one that thinks that these things are ultimately responsible for our actions or the actions of others....
  • Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    11/22/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 5:39 PM EST | Steve Peoples
    Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to the far-right of the conservative movement. But racing down an Iowa highway on a snowy weekend morning, a solemn Cruz suggested some of his Republican rivals for president have amped up their rhetoric too much, especially on policy toward people who are in the U.S. illegally. "Tone matters," Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, told The Associated Press in an interview between campaign stops. "Are there some in the Republican Party whose rhetoric is unhelpful with...
  • Cross-border airport bridge opens next month

    11/22/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sandra Dibble
    Ticketed airline passengers crossing between San Diego and Tijuana will soon have a new option. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge linking Tijuana International Airport directly to Otay Mesa in San Diego is set to launch operations on Dec. 9. Users of the privately operated port of entry, called the Cross Border Xpress, will be charged for each crossing. Enrique Valle, chief executive officer of Otay Tijuana Ventures, builder and operator of $120 million facility, said Friday that the toll will be $15 for those who purchase tickets ahead of time on the website for the facility and $18 for those who...
  • Eye in the sky Aerostat system detects aerial incursions into U.S. for decades

    11/22/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — For decades, the large, helium-filled aerostat has floated silently against the horizon above Sierra Vista, time enough for both long-time residents and new arrivals to possibly lose sight of the skyborne equipment’s mission as an important link a chain of detection spanning the entire international border. The Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS, traces its origins back to the 70s and 80s, when traditional, ground fixed radar systems were being evaded by the newly airborne efforts of South American drug cartels.
  • There are actually more Mexicans leaving the U.S. than coming in

    11/21/2015 7:27:44 PM PST · by TBP · 69 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 19 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Link only -- AP article. Baed on a Pew Research study, according to the article.
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • Skulls Found In Mexico Suggest Early Americans Would Have Said 'G'Day Mate'

    09/03/2003 4:42:49 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-4-2003 | Steve Conner
    Skulls found in Mexico suggest the early Americans would have said 'G'day mate' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 04 September 2003 The accepted theory of how prehistoric humans first migrated to America has been challenged by a study of an ancient set of bones unearthed in Mexico. An analysis of 33 skulls found on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California suggests that the first Americans were not north Asians who crossed to the American continent about 12,000 years ago. The skulls more closely resemble the present-day natives of Australia and the South Pacific, suggesting that there might have been an...
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/16/2015 4:22:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/16/15
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention.His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah’s terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic...
  • Mexican Immigration to U.S. Reverses: More Leaving To Return Home Than Arriving

    11/19/2015 2:24:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/19/2015 | Miriam Jordan
    Migration of Mexicans to the U.S. has plunged to a net negative for the first time since the 1940s, bringing down the curtain on the largest wave of immigration in modern American history, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center found that more Mexicans have been leaving America to return to their home country in recent years than arriving in the U.S. It based the study on an analysis of U.S. and Mexican government data. Mexican migration has been falling for some time. But the Pew figures released Thursday suggest that the surge in legal and illegal Mexican...
  • Drug Smugglers Flow Across Our Border, Syrian Christians Don't

    11/18/2015 8:38:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Who should Americans see as worthier candidates for entering our country? Syrian Christians fleeing persecution -- and possible beheading by the Islamic State -- or smugglers moving drugs across our Mexican border? Under existing U.S. law, a Christian fleeing from regions in Syria threatened or controlled by the Islamic State could claim asylum here. A smuggler moving drugs across our border has no justification at all. Yet the way our federal government operates today, drug smugglers routinely cross our border while Christian refugees from Syria almost never do. A recent report and a data set released by the Obama administration...
  • Man Rapes Sleeping 6-Year-Old Girl in Bedroom: Police (Illegal)

    11/17/2015 3:22:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 73 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Chang
    A man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a suburban Philadelphia apartment and raped a 6-year-old girl who was sleeping in her bedroom. Oscar Rivera Herrera, 28, is charged with rape, rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats and simple assault --snip-- "He's a really great father," Dutter said. "That's what blows my mind. He has a kid of his own that same age. How could he do something like that?"
  • Texas Official Raises Terror Alarm over Border Access to Pipelines

    11/17/2015 1:16:15 PM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 17, 2015 | Deon Daugherty|
    The federal government's failure to secure the Texas-Mexico border continues to put critical oil and gas infrastructure in the state at risk, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter said in a Nov. 16 letter to the Homeland Security Department. Citing several news articles, Porter said ISIS has attacked against oil and gas pipelines in the Middle East, and to do so in Texas could be part of the terror group's plans. In 2013, the Yemeni oil minister said the destruction resulted in almost $1 billion in lost revenue. Porter was echoing sentiments he expressed in a letter last year to...
  • Most Dishonest Countries Are China and Turkey

    11/17/2015 9:43:17 AM PST · by oblomov · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    It’s a coin toss between China and Turkey for the title of least honest country, according to a new study. As part of a 15-nation honesty study, researchers from the University of East Anglia had the 1,500 subjects participate in a coin flip, telling them they’d get up to $5 every time it came up heads. The researchers theorized that if the percentage reporting heads was over 50 percent, participants were being dishonest, since heads statistically shows up only half the time. An estimated 70 percent of Chinese participants lied — the most dishonest of the bunch, according to the...
  • Your Job, Deported To Mexico

    11/16/2015 4:56:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    After washing down your depression with a shot of whiskey, pull yourself together. I'll help you get your job back from Mexico. It's natural to be depressed when you lose your job through no fault of your own. Millions of Americans like you are unemployed or underemployed. Specifically, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that around 94 million Americans are out of the workforce. No matter how many times First Lady Michelle tells us we're in a "huge recovery," this number does not mean that 94 million Americans don't want jobs. Nor would this labor participation number be lower...
  • Donald Trump: ‘O’Malley is a clown’; ‘Hillary is owned by Wall Street’

    11/15/2015 5:35:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    During Saturday's Democratic debate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." "Let's say it in our debate because you'll never hear this from that immigrant-bashing carnival barker Donald Trump," O'Malley said during a discussion on border security and immigration reform. "The truth of the matter is net immigration from Mexico last year was zero." The real estate mogul and outspoken Republican hopeful responded via his preferred medium: Twitter.
  • Trump Says Mexican Immigrants Are Just Like Hardcore Criminals Castro Sent To U.S.

    07/10/2015 2:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Trump also took credit for bringing to the publics attention the death of a San Francisco woman killed by an undocumented immigrant. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday compared undocumented Mexican immigrants to the hardcore criminals Fidel Castro sent to the United States in the early 1980s. Speaking on conservative radio, the real estate mogul addressed the controversy surrounding his characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists in his presidential announcement speech. A lot of people said, Would you apologize? I said, Absolutely, Id apologize, if there was something to apologize for, Trump told radio host Wayne Dupree on Wednesday....
  • AZ Sheriff: 67,000 Criminal Illegals ‘Have Been Released Into Our Community’

    11/13/2015 3:46:33 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 12 replies ^ | 11/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) said, “67,000 criminal illegals, the violent ones, have been released into our community” and that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s deportation plan is “logistically very difficult” in addition to stating, “we’re not going to build the great wall of Mexico” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”
  • Suspect who ran over Dallas officer is in US illegally [deported 3 times already]

    11/12/2015 2:45:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WFAA ^ | 11/11/15 | Rebecca Lopez
    Senior Cpl. Ed Lujan remains hospitalized with severe injuries from his head to his toes. The veteran Dallas police officer nearly died Monday morning when he was run over outside a Dallas nightclub.News 8 has learned that the suspect — Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios — shouldn't have been in the U.S. He habitually dodges Border Patrol."I think this is an example of why we are so concerned about securing the border," said Dallas County Republican Party chairman Wade Emmert.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to News 8 that Gonzalez-Rios has been deported three times. He was first caught in November 2004 near...
  • For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally, Rubio Favors 'Very Long Path' To Citizenship

    11/12/2015 5:07:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/15 | Steve Inskeep
    Sen. Marco Rubio clarified his view on the 11 million immigrants, who are in the United States illegally. The day after a presidential debate, which exposed a continuing divide in the Republican Party on immigration, Rubio told NPR on Wednesday that he favors a path to citizenship for some, though the prospect would be very distant. "If you haven't been here very long, or you're a criminal, you will be deported," Rubio told NPR's Morning Edition. "Otherwise, you will have to come forward, pass the background check, learn English, pay a fine, because you violated the law, start paying taxes,...
  • Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times

    11/11/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/11/2015 | Rafael Romo,
    --SNIP-- Her story highlights the brutal realities of human trafficking in Mexico and the United States, an underworld that has destroyed the lives of tens of thousands of Mexican girls like Karla. Human trafficking has become a trade so lucrative and prevalent, that it knows no borders and links towns in central Mexico with cities like Atlanta and New York. U.S. and Mexican officials both point to a town in central Mexico that for years has been a major source of human trafficking rings and a place where victims are taken before being eventually forced into prostitution.
  • Appeals court rules against Obama's plan to protect about 5 million people from deportation

    11/09/2015 5:39:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    AP via U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 9, 2015 | Kevin McGill
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barrack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally has suffered another setback in court. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a Texas-based judge's injunction blocking the Obama administration's immigration initiative. Republicans had criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.
  • A 'Donald Trump-style move' is becoming a trend across the country

    11/07/2015 6:29:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/7/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump's campaign for president drew early mockery for being nothing more than "entertainment." Almost five months later, there's little doubt that Trump has become one of the figures most responsible for shaping policy on his signature issue: immigration. Republicans from the state to federal level have worked to enact tighter immigration laws, as the issue has gained prominence on the campaign trail. "For the the longest time we saw a lot of anti-immigrant measures happen at the federal level, or complete inaction at the federal level, and then we saw the states going in the opposite direction, and seeking...
  • Hispanic Group Using Kids to Slam Trump With Profanity

    11/06/2015 12:41:22 AM PST · by wbarmy · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Todd Beamon
    A Democratic Hispanic political action committee that is protesting Donald Trump's "Saturday Night Live" appearance Thursday defended a video featuring young Latino children slamming the Republican presidential candidate in profane tirades for his views on illegal immigrants.
  • 'He was having fun': Student who stabbed Four on California university campus identified (Muslim)

    11/05/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 167 replies
    ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | Published November 05, 2015 |
    The student who stabbed four people on the campus of UC Merced was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad from Santa Clara, Calif., the university confirms to Fox News. "He had a smile on his face, he was having fun," a construction worker who helped stop the attack told CBS 47. Campus police shot and killed Mohammad, a freshman computer science & engineering major, after Wednesday's attack. Police detonated his backpack and are testing a substance inside, KGO reports. The four victims are expected to survive. Authorities are investigating a motive.
  • OK, Who Ordered the Mexican Heroin?

    11/05/2015 5:59:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Heroin use in the United States increased by nearly 80 percent between 2007 and 2012 alone, and The New York Times' main reaction to this depressing fact is to be overjoyed that the new addicts are mostly white. The important point is not that ragingly addictive drugs are sweeping small-town America, young lives are being cut short, or that we lost one of the most talented actors of his generation to a heroin overdose. What matters is that that the drug epidemic is not having a disparate impact. Excitedly reporting that "nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for...
  • Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on...

    11/04/2015 12:39:19 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on 'Kate's Law' Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sternly scolded Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Democrat objected to his motion for unanimous consent on "Kate's Law," which would implement mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrant felons.CSPANReid argued that the mandatory minimum sentencing of criminal illegal aliens would have dire monetary consequences due to the increase in people incarcerated in America's jails.In response, Cruz delivered an excoriating attack on Democrats."I'm sorry that the Democratic party doesn't want to spend the money to...
  • Leaked DHS memo shows Obama might circumvent DAPA injunction

    11/02/2015 4:54:40 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ian M. Smith
    A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November’s deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS “Regulations Retreat” last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit. The Administration has already been criticized from the bench for handing out work permits to hundreds of thousands of deferred action beneficiaries, in direct violation of a district court’s order. With the Fifth Circuit Court of...
  • Build a wall on the border? No thanks, says San Diego. (Darrell Issa too.)

    11/02/2015 4:19:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2015 | Liam Dillon
    While Trump and other GOP presidential candidates push for a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, San Diego is literally building a bridge. In December, an international group of developers, which includes real estate magnate Sam Zell, plans to open a pedestrian walkway that bypasses the regular U.S. border crossings and directly connects San Diego to Tijuanas international airport. Meanwhile, all five members of San Diegos congressional delegation, including stalwart Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, have successfully advocated for the $500 million in additional funds needed to expand the main border crossing. And the citys...
  • Paul Ryan: We Can’t Trust Obama on Immigration

    11/02/2015 8:13:05 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 26 replies
    CNS Newa ^ | 11/01;2015 | Staff
    “You told me you were in favor of an eventual path to citizenship,” Todd said, according to NBC’s transcript of the program. “Well, legal status is what I was talking about,” said Ryan.
  • Homicide Rates Cut In Half Over Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)

    11/01/2015 5:59:50 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/01/2015 | Tyler Durden
    the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000. In spite of this, Pew reports, the American public believes that homicides and gun deaths are increasing in the United States. Those who think violence is getting worse should probably watch less television and look around them instead. The murder rate in the US is currently similar to 1950s levels. Meanwhile, the number of privately owned guns (and gun...
  • Advocate For Victims Of Illegal Aliens: Trump's Message 'Resonates With All Demographics'

    10/31/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    Maria Espinoza, the passionate national director of The Remembrance Project in Houston, TX, was in Washington, D.C. recently to announce November 1 as the group’s annual memorial day for The National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens. Espinoza calls on Washington to “place Americans first” as “Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here.” Recalling what the father of slain 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson told Espinoza about his own experience, that if Americans can’t put Americans first, they should be prepared to “go home and gather your children and choose the one you will sacrifice.”...
  • Jeb Bush returns to Florida to recharge campaign

    10/30/2015 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 7:02 PM EDT | Sergio Bustos
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has returned to Florida to recharge his struggling campaign. He spoke and took selfies with supporters at an outdoor rally Friday night before attending a high school football game in southwest Florida. ...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • Mexico's Pemex Loses Nearly $10B In 3Q, 12th Loss In Row

    10/28/2015 2:39:43 PM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | October 28, 2015 | Reuters
    Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex reported a steep third-quarter loss on Wednesday of 167.5 billion pesos ($9.9 billion), well over double the 60 billion pesos loss in the same period last year, hurt by low oil prices and a weaker Mexican peso. It was Pemex's 12th consecutive quarter in the red. Accumulated losses during the first nine months totaled 352.6 billion pesos ($20.8 billion), more than double the loss for the same period the previous year. Pemex said crude output for the quarter was down 5.5 percent, and natural gas production dropped nearly 1.7 percent. Crude exports jumped 10 percent...
  • Pemex secures crude swap license from U.S.

    10/28/2015 10:58:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 28, 2015 | Associated Press
    The U.S. has given Mexico final permission to import about 75,000 barrels of light crude per day from north of the border. In return, Mexico will send heavier crude to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. The permit applies for one year.
  • Gutierrez Lies About Trump on House Floor, Rails Against SNL Appearance

    10/27/2015 12:36:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | October 27 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump is getting it from all sides now as Luis Gutierrez, our old buddy from Illinois, a Democrat member of Congress that was desperately hoping we'd have amnesty by now. He had already set up procedures for it; Obama let him down. But he's really been paving the way for it, and he's really, really, really upset that Saturday Night Live is gonna host Trump. Luis Gutierrez is leading an effort to get Saturday Night Live to rescind their invitation. He went to the floor of the House of Representatives to rail against Trump appearing on Saturday Night Live....
  • Kasich: I Brought Ford Jobs Back, Not Trump

    10/25/2015 9:16:06 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 172 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 10-26-2015 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed credit Sunday for Ford Motor Company's plans to move a production plant from Mexico to Ohio. Trump has been calling out Ford during his campaign, saying the automaker plans to move jobs from Michigan to Mexico, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, says the move from Mexico to Ohio had nothing to Trump's demands. "The truth is that Ford began moving jobs back to Ohio four years ago under the leadership of Governor John Kasich," the governor's campaign said in a statement to the press on Sunday...
  • Rep. Castro Proposes Law to Stop Government from Using Alien to Describe Foreigners

    10/26/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Rep. Joaqun Castro (D-Texas) wants the federal government to drop the word alien from laws and documents because when you use the word alien, you think of Martians and people from outer space. Castro introduced the The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act last week. The measure removes the term illegal alien and replaces it with undocumented foreign national in federal law and government documents.
  • Rubio: Trump's Immigration Plan 'Absurd' (Marco thinks it wrong to deport people not legally here)

    10/25/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/15 | breitbart
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called his rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, weak on immigration, but Rubio isn't much impressed with Trump's plan to deport all illegal immgrants, then allow those back in who don't have criminal backgrounds. "If you think about where he was six months ago, it's nothing like what he's saying now," Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Even what he's saying now borders on the absurd. He's going to deport all these people and allow back in the ones that are good. His plan makes no sense." Asked whether he agrees with former...
  • The other Fast & Furious, headed to a theatre near you

    10/25/2015 9:15:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the Department of Justice (DOJ) ill-fated Fast and Furious operation in an interview with me in 2011. Dodson explained that the U.S. government had been instructing federal agents like him to encourage gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ... Beyond Fast and Furious, similar gunwalking cases by the government were reported in numerous cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Houston to name a few. Walked guns were used by illegal Mexican bandits in an Arizona shootout that killed...
  • Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage on Mexican coast "Nature was good to us"

    10/25/2015 2:27:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | October 25, 2015 | Christopher Sherman,
    ...."We were fortunate as to where it made landfall. It was not a densely populated area," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "You and I would be having a very different conversation if this went over the top of Puerto Vallarta." He said the lack of fatalities was probably the result of the storm's narrow footprint. Category 5 winds extended 15 miles out on either side of the eye, and hurricane-force winds extended for 35 miles from the center of the storm. On Saturday, Patricia's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 30 mph...
  • Hurricane Patricia: Flood Threat for Millions But Winds Weaken to Depression

    10/24/2015 4:20:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    After Hurricane Patricia menaced Mexico as one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall, officials said early reports showed no major damage Saturday as the once-ferocious system deteriorated into a post-tropical cyclone. Howling winds had battered trees, flooded streets and ripped down power lines overnight Friday in coastal areas of southwestern Mexico but the posh tourist resorts, bustling ports and fishing villages dotting the Pacific Coast region appeared largely unscathed as the storm soaked mostly sparsely populated stretches. Rescue workers were still assessing the damage from the record-setting hurricane, and there were no immediate reports of casualties. Mexican...
  • Patricia, Strongest Recorded Hurricane with 200-mph Winds, Menaces Mexico

    10/23/2015 8:07:47 AM PDT · by Cecily · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    With 200-mph sustained winds and even more powerful gusts, Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as it bore down Friday on Mexico's Pacific coast. The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 8 a.m. advisory, warned of a "potentially catastrophic landfall in southwestern Mexico" later Friday. While its strength could fluctuate, "Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall." Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction to a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. Citing observations...
  • Hurricane Patricia Hits Category 5 En Route to Mexican Coast

    10/23/2015 2:08:35 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 145 replies ^ | 10/23/15 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    History is being made tonight in the Northeast Pacific as Hurricane Patricia churns about 200 miles off the coast of Mexico, south-southwest of Manzanillo. With its 11 pm EDT Thursday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Patricia to Category 5, with top sustained winds of 160 mph and a central pressure of 924 millibars. Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the coast from San Blas to Punta San Telmo, including Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, with a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning eastward to Lazaro Cardenas. Update: Late Thursday night, an Air Force Hurricane Hunter flight captured some of...
  • Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

    10/22/2015 5:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2015 7:30 PM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels ever dug between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday. The passage connecting warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was about 2,400 feet long and 30 feet deep. It was lit, ventilated and equipped with a rail systemhallmarks of the most sophisticated tunnels found along the border.
  • Previously deported felon caught on Interstate 8 after fleeing traffic stop

    10/22/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 18 replies
    abc15 ^ | 10/22/15 | Staff
    CASA GRANDE, AZ - A previously deported felon has been captured after fleeing from a Pinal County Sheriffs deputy on Wednesday night. The driver accelerated at a high rate of speed, estimated by the deputy to be over 100 miles per hour. The deputy stopped the pursuit after about a mile due to entering Casa Grande city limits. Officials say additional deputies responded to the area where the vehicle was last seen and located the abandoned vehicle near Casa Grande. Deputies were able to track the driver to the Living Wellness Center where they contacted the staff. Deputies contacted the...
  • Mexico Outdoes the United States for Deporting Central Americans

    10/22/2015 2:19:14 PM PDT · by Torcert · 9 replies
    Pan Am post ^ | Sabrina Martn October 14, 2015 at 10:41 am | Sabrina Martn
    According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Mexico has surpassed the United States in its number of deportations of Central American migrants: in the past 12 months, the United States deported 70,448, while Mexico sent back more than 2,000 migrants every week. Last Friday, for example, Mexican authorities found 41 Central American immigrants in a house in northern Mexico, and promptly handed them over to the National Institute of Migration (INM). In August 2014, Mexican authorities put forth their Southern Border Plan, which seeks to prevent Central American immigrants from risking their lives on La Bestia (The Beast), the network...
  • U.S. border inspector kills knife-wielding Mexican man

    10/22/2015 6:47:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO A U.S. border inspector fatally shot a knife-wielding Mexican man at a California crossing on Wednesday, and an agency official quickly defended his actions. The Customs and Border Protection officer fired his gun four times around midnight, striking the man in his chest and possibly in his neck at the port of entry in downtown Calexico, about 120 miles east of San Diego and across the border from Mexicali, Mexico, said Pete Flores, the agency's San Diego field office director.

    10/21/2015 1:26:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | October 21, 2015 | Caroline May
    Illegal immigrant students have a right to a quality, taxpayer-funded education that prepares them for college and a career, according to the Department of Education.