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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • We Are Hungry!' Migrants Wail at Mexico-Guatemala Border

    10/19/2018 9:50:17 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/20/2018 | AP via NYT
    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing "there are children here" while others slept on the crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico. But they were met Friday by a wall of police with riot shields on the Mexican side of the bridge. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated, joining the sea of humanity on the bridge. Police and immigration agents began...
  • Trump again attacks O’Rourke, tweets he’s ‘a lightweight’

    10/19/2018 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 3:15 PM EDT
    President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The president tweeted Friday, “Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires” of Texans. Trump added: “He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!” […] Polls have O’Rourke staying within 10 points of Cruz in deep-red Texas. …
  • Migrants break through fence at Guatemala borde

    10/19/2018 11:38:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 75 replies
    KSFY (ABC) ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Sonia Perez
    <p>12:10 p.m.</p> <p>Migrants in a caravan traveling through Central America have broken down gates at a border crossing and are streaming toward a bridge to Mexico.</p> <p>After arriving at the tall, yellow metal fence Friday, some clambered atop it and on U.S.-donated military jeeps.</p>
  • BREAKING: Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala..

    10/19/2018 11:21:58 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 214 replies
    AP ^ | 10-19-18 | AP
    BREAKING: Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico.
  • US, Mexico agree on plan to handle migrant caravan from Central America

    10/18/2018 6:11:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18,2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz, John Roberts
    U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a plan to handle the approaching migrant caravan making their way up from Central America, a senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday. over the course of several months, Mexico will request that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establish shelters along its southern border with Central America, the official said. Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez elaborated on the request, during an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report.” “Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office...
  • Trump threatens military action if Mexico doesn't stop immigration 'onslaught'

    10/18/2018 7:30:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 18, 2018
    President Trump on Thursday warned that he may take military action to stop immigrants from crossing the southern border into the U.S. if Mexico does not take action to stop the "onslaught." "I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.....," he said in an initial tweet. “In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control...
  • Trump and Mexico agreement to stop caravan

    10/18/2018 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox Business. Lou Dobbs | October 18,2018 | Hojczyk
    Trump and Mexico agreement to stop caravan.... UN to set up on Mexicos southern border
  • Trump threatens to send MILITARY to seal southern border

    10/18/2018 10:57:13 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:17 EDT, 18 October, 2018 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor and Emily Goodin
    Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to seal America's southern border with military force unless Mexico intervenes to stop the flow of illegal immigrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America. The stern, tweeted warning came as a group of more than 4,000 travels north through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States, despite having no visas or other legal papers to enter. Trump blamed his Democratic rivals for the resulting chaos, saying 'they want Open Borders and existing weak laws.' He resurrected the claim that launched his White House campaign in 2015, saying that 'this large flow of...
  • Mexico will ask UN for help handling refugee applications

    10/18/2018 1:41:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | TAL AXELROD
    The Mexican government said Thursday it would seek help from the United Nations refugee agency in coordinating efforts with other Central American governments to manage immigrants arriving to Mexico’s southern border seeking refugee status. The measure “seeks to guarantee the security and integrity of migrants, particularly minors, the elderly and women, and to avoid people being deceived by international criminal organizations dedicated to human trafficking, who put their lives in danger,” the Mexico's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Finally, the government of Mexico reiterates its commitments with the international community's efforts in favor of safe, orderly and regular migration;...
  • Mexico Moving To Stop The Migrant Caravan

    10/18/2018 12:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Something tells me that outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, having inked a new trade deal with the United States recently, is looking to score some points with President Trump. As John discussed yesterday, Trump was threatening to cut off all aid to Guatemala and El Salvador if they allow a massive caravan of migrants to pass through their countries unimpeded on their way to the United States. That may no longer be an issue as of this morning. Mexico has sent two planeloads of federal agents to their southern border with instructions to stop the caravan in its...
  • Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

    10/18/2018 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 11:49 AM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly 25-mile (40-kilometer) stretch of border in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the southernmost point of Texas. […] In Texas, the government wants to connect existing sections of fencing on river levees in Hidalgo County and to close other gaps in fencing in neighboring Cameron County. […] Environmental groups say DHS is wrongly using authority that...
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • Nancy Pelosi Details Democrats’ Plan...: ‘I Don’t See Any of Us Voting for Wall Funding’

    10/18/2018 4:55:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | John Binder
    In an interview with Politico, Pelosi detailed her plans...every Senate Democrat has signed onto Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) proposal that would abolish and end all immigration and border enforcement across the U.S.,...The Senate Democrat plan would also likely ban any and all federal arrests of illegal aliens...it allows illegal alien smugglers to freely traffic children into the U.S. without the fear of arrest.
  • Mexico dispatches two Boeing 727s full of federal cops to intercept Honduras migrant caravan

    10/18/2018 7:37:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 18, 2018 | Keith Griffiths
    Mexico dispatches two Boeing 727s full of federal police officers to intercept migrant caravan from Honduras heading to the US that has defied Trump's warnings and continues to grow Hundreds of Mexican Federal Police Officers arrived at the southern border region of Chiapas on Wednesday A column of some 4,000 Honduran migrants is marching through Guatemala towards the Mexican border Mexican police insist that they are not there to stop the entry of migrants, but to facilitate order at the border Trump has threatened to pull back international aid from any country that allows caravan to pass to the US...
  • Pres. Trump Will Close The Border!

    10/18/2018 4:43:07 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 229 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/18/18 | DJT
    I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S..... ....In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..
  • Trump threatens to close border over "onslaught" of immigrants

    10/18/2018 6:07:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | October 18, 2018
    President Trump threatened to order the U.S. military to "close" the southern border with Mexico, issuing a salvo of morning tweets that blasted Democrats, Mexico and other Latin American countries over immigration policy. The president made the comments as a caravan of Central American migrants is trying to reach the United States. Mr. Trump said leaders in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are doing little to stop the large flow of people into the U.S. "In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of...
  • Trump to withdraw from postal treaty that has let China ship cheaply to U.S.

    10/17/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 41 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 10-17-18 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from a postal treaty that has allowed Chinese companies to ship small packages to the U.S. at a steeply discounted rate...~SNIP~ Under the Universal Postal Union treaty, China and other developing countries have since 1969 been assessed lower rates than wealthier nations. The Times says the decision to withdraw was made at the urging of Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro. The National Association of Manufacturers said Trump deserved credit for his focus on eliminating what it called "the anti-U.S. manufacturer subsidy China receives from the U.S. Postal Service."
  • Mexico warns migrant caravan to avoid deportation after Trump threat

    10/17/2018 2:05:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    The Mexican government on Wednesday warned Central American migrants moving north in a caravan to avoid detention and deportation back to their home countries, a move that follows President Trump warning he could cut off aid if the caravan is not stopped. In a joint statement, the secretaries of foreign affairs and the interior stopped short of shutting the country's southern border to the Hondurans, while making clear Mexico will enforce its immigration laws. "In compliance with current national legislation, any person who enters the country in an irregular manner, will be rescued and subject to an administrative procedure and,...
  • REPORT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BY FAMILIES HITS ALL-TIME RECORD IN SEPTEMBER

    10/17/2018 1:39:53 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2018 | Will Racke
    REPORT: Illegal Immigration By Families Hits All-Time Record In September 3:03 PM 10/17/2018 | Politics Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter Illegal immigration by parents traveling with children reportedly hit an all-time high in September as thousands of families continued to pour across the southwest border, capping a record-setting year for family migration.A total of 16,658 people traveling in family units were arrested by the Border Patrol at the southwest border in September, according to unpublished Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures obtained by The Washington Post.That was the highest single-month total on record and an 80...
  • Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala

    10/16/2018 8:15:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Jorge Cabrera
    AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed "March of the Migrant," an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States. Reuters could not independently verify the number of participants, but images...