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  • Trump Tweets: Democrats Help MS-13, Heroin Smugglers by Opposing Border Wall

    04/25/2017 6:37:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 04 24 17 | NEIL MUNRO
    Drug smugglers are being helped by the Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to block funding for a border wall, says President Donald Trump. He is using Twitter to hit the Democrats as enablers for the criminal gangs that are smuggling deadly drugs into American cities and towns around the nation, and which are sending murderous MS-13 gang members into Americans’ neighborhoods. The strategy makes sense because it is true, and because many of the Americans who will vote in 2018 are increasingly concerned about the rising death toll from Mexican-supplied heroin and other drugs. In July 2016, Breitbart...
  • California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally (admits identity theft)

    04/24/2017 8:03:01 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 46 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | Assemblyman 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...
  • Trump sells California to Mexico

    04/22/2017 1:38:01 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 64 replies
    confidential | 4/22/2017 | self
    WASHINGTON (AP) - at 12:15pm today President Trump disclosed that he has reached an agreement with Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, which provides for the sale of substantially all of the State of California to the country of Mexico. President Trump noted that this deal, which he claims "is his largest real estate deal ever" is a win-win for everyone involved. One of the benefits he says he will highlight during a prime time address from the oval office later this evening, will include using the proceeds received by the US from Mexico to 1) pay for the Wall...
  • Kevin de León (CA) says Trump law enforcement policy based on 'principles of white supremacy'

    04/21/2017 6:14:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 04/21/2017 | Patrick McGreevy
    "Kevin de León says Trump law enforcement policy based on 'principles of white supremacy' Patrick McGreevy APRIL 21, 2017, 12:42 P.M.California officials reacted with defiance Friday to a threat by federal officials to withhold some $20 million in criminal justice grants from the state and its counties as part of the dispute over so-called sanctuary city policies. “It has become abundantly clear that Atty. Gen. [Jeff] Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy — not American values,” Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement. “Their constant and...
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • Sessions: MS-13 gang could be designated as terrorist organization

    04/19/2017 7:02:18 AM PDT · by johnk · 17 replies
    The Hill (Barf Alert) ^ | 04/19/17 08:19 AM EDT | By Rebecca Savransky
    (THE HILL - Barf Alert) Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the MS-13 gang could be designated as a terrorist organization. Asked by Fox News's Tucker Carlson on Tuesday whether he thinks the designation would be helpful, Sessions replied, “I think so, perhaps. I believe it could qualify for that." ADVERTISEMENT "There are rules that I guess the State Department does to establish that," he added. El Salvador's government has already designated MS-13 a terrorist group. Sessions called the gang "one of the most violent gangs in the history of our country." “We can devastate this gang. We’re going after them,"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled

    04/18/2017 5:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 18 Apr 2017 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled. Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former resident Obama, according to Border Patrol agents. Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager. The order demands that agents...
  • ICE ‘most wanted fugitive’ captured in Colorado following local news report

    04/14/2017 5:36:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ^ | 4/14/2017 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Denver Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO’s most wanted fugitives Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado, making a second arrest in the process.  Jose Victor Bonilla-Melendez, aka Anthony Garcia-Melendez, 48, a citizen of Honduras, was located after ERO received a tip about his whereabouts from someone who saw a social media post by the local Denver ABC affiliate regarding his inclusion among ICE’s most wanted fugitives. Bonilla–Melendez was wanted by ICE for removal from the U.S. as convicted sex offender, last seen in Aurora.Bonilla-Melendez has a...
  • Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala

    04/16/2017 4:46:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 16 April 2017 | Orsi
    Javier Duarte, the former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, was detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government graft in his country. A statement from Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office said Duarte was detained Saturday with the cooperation of Guatemalan police and the country's Interpol office in the municipality of Panajachel, a picturesque tourist town on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala's highlands. It said he is wanted on suspicion of money laundering and organized crime, and prosecutors directed the Foreign Relations...
  • Another journalist is gunned down in Mexico — the fourth in just six weeks

    04/15/2017 6:46:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Kate Linthicum
    Another journalist has been killed in Mexico — the fourth in just six weeks.Authorities said reporter Maximino Rodriguez Palacios was shot dead outside of a shopping center Friday in La Paz, a coastal city in the state of Baja California Sur. Rodriguez, 72, wrote about politics and crime for a news organization called the Pericu Collective. He had previously worked as a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office.Friday’s shooting is the latest in a string of violent attacks on journalists in Mexico that has claimed four lives since March 2 and has left several others wounded. The attacks have...
  • Fake lawn signs with anti-immigrant message turn up in LA (lying AP headline)

    04/14/2017 10:07:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2017 9:50 PM EDT
    Fake lawn signs with the city seal and an anti-immigrant message have cropped up on a weedy street median near Beverly Hills. The signs at Burton Way and Doheny Drive read: “Landscaping by L.A. City Council. We’d rather spend your taxes on welfare for illegals.” […] In a statement, (City Councilman Paul) Koretz said such messages have been turning up since, in his words: “Donald Trump empowered racists and bigots across the country.” Koretz adds: “The city of Los Angeles will never give in to these types of people.” …
  • US eyes more border prosecutions in shift for California

    04/14/2017 9:56:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2017 7:47 PM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California’s border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the U.S. illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders. That approach may face a day of reckoning under President Donald Trump. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new directive on border crimes suggests prosecutors in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas will be forced to tow (sic) a narrow line. He says each should consider felony prosecution for anyone convicted twice of entering illegally and develop plans to target first-time offenders and charge them with...
  • N.J. town votes to be 'welcoming and inclusive' on immigration (Redbank)

    04/14/2017 4:42:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    RED BANK -- The borough council voted along party lines at its meeting Wednesday night to declare Red Bank a "welcoming and inclusive community" in regards to immigration. The three Democrats on the council voted for the resolution, while the three Republican members voted against it. Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, broke the tie with a "yes" vote. The resolution acknowledges the immigrant community in Red Bank, but stops short of declaring the borough of 12,000 people a "sanctuary city
  • Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

    04/13/2017 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2017 | By Julia Edwards Ainsley
    President Donald Trump has won the first major battle in his war on illegal immigration, and he did it without building his wall. The victory was announced last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which released figures showing a 93 percent drop since December of parents and children caught trying to cross the Mexico border illegally. In December, 16,000 parents and children were apprehended; in March, a month in which immigration typically increases because of temperate weather, the number was just over 1,100. It was a remarkable decline - steeper than the 72 percent drop in overall apprehensions...
  • Dems winning fight over wall

    04/13/2017 9:54:52 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/17 10:00 AM EDT | Rafael Bernal and Mike Lillis
    Democrats are winning the war over the wall. Despite President Trump’s request for more than $1 billion to fund the Mexican border wall this year, GOP leaders are expected to exclude the money in the spending bill being prepared to keep the government open beyond April 28. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says the choice is pragmatic and the money will come later. (Where have we heard that before) But the issue has become a political thorn in the side of GOP leaders who are facing pushback from Republicans voicing concerns over the diplomatic fallout, the disruption to local communities and...
  • Mexico: body of man 'thrown from plane' found on hospital roof

    04/13/2017 8:02:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2017
    The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico’s northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region which is home to notorious drug traffickers. Sinaloa’s deputy attorney general, Jesus Martin Robles, said a body found on the hospital roof showed injuries that appeared to be related to a strong impact. The public health service official said two more bodies were reported to have been found in the town, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of Culiacán, the state capital. Local media reported...
  • Michigan capital reconsiders the word 'sanctuary'

    04/12/2017 6:18:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 6:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub and David Eggert
    Michigan’s capital could rescind its decision to deem itself a “sanctuary city” over concerns the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. The City Council was holding a special session Wednesday evening to reconsider its unanimous vote last week to call itself a sanctuary. The term “sanctuary city” has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don’t ask for people’s immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. After last week’s vote, council...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested

    04/12/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2017 | William Lajeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    EXCLUSIVE – The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News. The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC). A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and...
  • U.S. wildlife conservationists sue over proposed Mexico border wall

    04/12/2017 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 12, 2017
    A conservation group and an Arizona congressman have filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against the proposed border wall. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Tucson by the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat. Wildlife conservationists say the wall would be detrimental to rare animals such as jaguars and ocelots that are known to traverse the international line. The lawsuit seeks to require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to put together a report on construction of the wall and the environmental impact of expanded operations on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Sessions: 'The border is not open. Please don't come'

    04/12/2017 11:08:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/12/17 | foxnews.com
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday night that the Trump administration is trying to send a strong message to anyone thinking of trying to enter America illegally. "The border is not open. Please don't come." Sessions said in an interview with host Sean Hannity. "You will be apprehended if you do come and you will be deported promptly. If you’re a criminal, you will be prosecuted, and if you assault our officers, we’re going to come at you [like] a ton of bricks."