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  • Amazon takes a stand: Company releases "Our Positions" paper

    10/12/2019 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Boomer · 56 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/11/19 | Amazon
    Amazon took the extraordinary step of laying out its positions on nearly every hot-button topic in the world in a web page that unveiled Thursday, bringing new clarity to the tech company’s public policy agenda. The page, which is simply titled “Our Positions,” states where the Seattle tech giant stands on eleven issues -- several of which have a direct impact on business in America.
  • Free Trader Paul Krugman Admits Failure of Globalization for American Workers: ‘Major Mistake’

    10/14/2019 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    Economist Paul Krugman, the longtime defender of global free trade and a member of the failed “Never Trump” movement, now admits that globalization has failed American workers. In a column for Bloomberg titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” Krugman admits that the economic consensus for free trade that has prevailed for decades has failed to recognize how globalization has skyrocketed inequality for America’s working and middle class workers. Krugman, though, writes that he and his fellow free trade economists “had no way to know” that globalization of the American economy or a surge in trade deficits “were...
  • Mexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a 'human hunt'

    10/13/2019 6:15:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    A caravan of roughly 2,000 migrants bound for the United States early Saturday was halted by Mexican authorities only a few hours into their journey, according to officials. The caravan, which consisted of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, left before dawn from Tapachula, a town in southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border, Reuters reported. Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula early in the morning had been held up there for weeks or months, awaiting residency or transit papers from Mexican authorities. About 24 miles into their journey, federal police and national guardsmen blocked their path....
  • Why Africans Are Protesting and Fighting Mexican Troops: A More Fulsome Explanation

    10/10/2019 8:03:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/10/2019 | Todd Bensman
    In July, I was perhaps among the first to report that an unusually large influx of up to 35,000 African, Middle Eastern and South Asian “intercontinental” migrants, was coursing from South America through Panama’s Darien Gap toward the broken-open U.S. border to likewise get asylum claims going and gain quick permanent entry into the interior, sky high numbers that had not been seen in many years.
  • Trump policies drastically reduce number of migrants sent to South Texas shelter

    10/10/2019 7:21:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Big Country (Texas) ^ | 10 October, 2019 | Sandra Sanchez
    McALLEN, TEXAS (Border Report) — Crickets were literally heard chirping Wednesday inside the empty Humanitarian Respite Center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to help migrants. In a giant room where just two months ago upwards of 1,000 migrants could be seen on any given day... there were only volunteers cleaning unused mats and two police guards at the front entrance on Wednesday... U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol are not releasing the migrants to her center like they used to. The reason is that on July 17, the Trump administration implemented Migrant Protection Protocols...
  • Mexican mayor dragged through streets by angry villagers on truck

    10/09/2019 1:49:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday 9 October 2019 19:19, UK | Staff
    Locals were reportedly unhappy that he has failed to deliver on a campaign promise to repair an important local road. The mayor of a Mexican village is pressing attempted murder charges against locals who tied him to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets for failing to deliver on an election pledge. Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, who managed to escape without any major injuries, also wants those responsible for the incident on Tuesday to be charged with abduction.
  • Planned Border Wall Construction Breaks Ground in South Donna (Texas)

    10/09/2019 11:24:00 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    KRGV (Rio Grande Valley) ^ | 8 October, 2019 | Christian von Preysing
    There's heavy construction south of Donna. It’s the second project of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. This is the ground preparation for the construction of a new border wall. CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked Border Patrol about the contractors, agents and equipment we're seeing at this location. They referred us to an April memo announcing $145 million and a contract with SLSCO to build 13 miles of border wall in the Valley.
  • Julian Castro “Escorts” Asylum Seekers Over Border. It Doesn’t End Well

    10/09/2019 8:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    You almost have to give Julian Castro credit. In a crowded field of presidential candidates, the guy just keeps on going like the Energizer bunny and doesn’t let his almost nonexistent presence in the polls slow him down. His latest stunt to draw media attention came in the form of a trip south of the border where he rounded up a group of asylum seekers who were hoping to get a pass from the Remain in Mexico program and be allowed to await their hearing in the United States. The way it wound up playing out, however, wasn’t according...
  • Border apprehensions down for fourth consecutive month

    10/09/2019 6:12:21 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Oct, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Border officials apprehended just over 52,000 migrants at the southern border in September -- another drop in numbers for the fourth consecutive month -- as administration officials said Tuesday the numbers are proof that policies at the border are working. Total encounters, making up those apprehended or turned away, were 52,546 in September, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced. It marks a drop of almost 65 percent from the 144,000 encountered in May, and an 18 percent decline from August, when just over 64,000 were apprehended. "This represents the fourth month in a row of a steady decline in apprehensions,"...
  • A Review of "Open Borders Inc. - Who's Funding America's Destruction?" - by Michelle Malkin

    10/07/2019 8:43:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 01 October 2019 | John Wahala
    The last four decades of mass immigration did not just happen by chance. Complex social and political forces drove the demographic transformation that has added 55 million people to the U.S. population since 1980.
  • Watch – Julián Castro Escorts Migrants to Southern Border; Agents Return Them All to Mexico

    10/07/2019 6:14:02 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Binder
    Democrat presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro escorted a group of migrants to the United States-Mexico border, but they were all returned to Mexico.
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • Blue collar voters fear the Democrats have abandoned them

    10/05/2019 7:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 5,2019 | Salena Zito
    This cohort leans Republican now more than ever; a Gallup poll this year shows they favor the GOP by a whopping 25 percentage points. It was as if the Democratic Party didn’t understand how much they needed labor. Oddly, it appears they still don’t. “The working-class voters in my county tend to wonder if the party still wants them,” says Mark Hackel, the Democratic chief executive of Macomb County, Mich., where voters favored Trump over Clinton by 11 percentage points. “They’re not really sure where they fit in.” Mike Mikus, a Democratic strategist who helped guide Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
  • Romney: Trump requesting Biden investigation from China, Ukraine 'wrong and appalling'

    10/04/2019 9:46:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Friday broke sharply with President Trump's call for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, calling it "wrong and appalling." "When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated," Romney said in a statement, which he also tweeted out.
  • California isn’t doing enough to verify citizenship while registering voters, (Tr)

    10/03/2019 12:02:17 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The Sacramento Bee a Commie ^ | October 1 2019 | Bryan Anderson
    A Republican attorney filed a lawsuit on Tuesday demanding that two California agencies develop a better system to verify the citizenship of people who register to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles. In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Harmeet Dhillon alleges Secretary of State Alex Padilla is violating federal law by not verifying citizenship information from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. She wants the DMV to send Padilla more records related to citizenship to demonstrate that only eligible people are able to register.
  • Trump: the press [says] I want a Moat w' alligators & snakes & electrified fence at Southern Border

    10/02/2019 8:19:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 2, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Now the press is trying to sell the fact that I wanted a Moat stuffed with alligators and snakes, with an electrified fence and sharp spikes on top, at our Southern Border. I may be tough on Border Security, but not that tough. The press has gone Crazy. Fake News!
  • Where does Mexico really get its guns?

    10/02/2019 7:39:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 October, 2019 | Hollie McKay
    MEXICO CITY – Tucked inside a narrow wedge of a traditional open-air market is one of Mexico’s most dangerous black market operations. It’s known as the Tepito. It’s a barrio where even the police mostly remain outside. Inside, it’s under the tightly controlled thumb of the Union de Tepito, otherwise known as the Union Cartel – one of the capital city’s most violent and well-financed criminal players. Cartel “hawks” – often children – are positioned in the entry to report on any unusual visitors inside the tented tunnel. Those inside worship the Mexican folklore legend Jesús Malverde, who steals from the rich to give...
  • President Trump demanded his border wall get an alligator or snake-filled moat and officials...

    10/01/2019 5:46:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    DM ^ | 10/1/2019 | caralle
    Donald Trump floated adding a moat filled with snakes and alligators at the border and shooting border jumpers in the legs as a solution to the influx of illegal immigration coming from the south, it was revealed Tuesday. During a private March meeting with White House advisers, the president asked for cost estimates on several ideas he had that he felt would stop migrants from illegally crossing into the U.S., more than a dozen White House and administration officials directly involved in the events revealed in a new book. The book, 'Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration' by New...

    10/01/2019 9:12:01 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1 Oct, 2019 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    The Trump administration has awarded three new contracts to build about 65 miles of new (NEW) border wall across the Rio Grande Valley—the busiest sector for Border Patrol agents. According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP), the new border wall sections will be built across Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas. "The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone," the press release states. Construction of the new border wall sections is expected...
  • CBP to Deploy Anti-Drone Bubbles Along U.S.-Mexico Border

    10/01/2019 8:42:47 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    Next Gov ^ | 27 Sep 2019 | Aaron Boyd
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is putting up an invisible bubble along the southern border to stop drug-smuggling drones mid-flight. The agency signed a nearly $1.2 million contract with Citadel, a company that develops systems to counter unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones. The company will provide CBP with six Titan Counter Drone defense systems, according to a CBP spokesperson. The kits include a signal box that deploys a 3-km “bubble” around a protected area and a monitor to identify and alert the user to any drones entering that airspace. Any drones entering the bubble are commandeered by the...