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  • Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall

    04/27/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2017 | 7:18 PM EDT | Mark Browne
    Mexico’s foreign secretary is planning an all-out legal assault on any future construction of a border wall by the U.S., to include filing suits in U.S. and international courts over possible environmental, human rights and international treaty violations. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray told congressional leaders here that Mexico will neither pay for nor cooperate with the wall proposed by the Trump administration, under any circumstances. He called the wall proposal a “profoundly unfriendly” and “hostile” act. “We won’t contribute in any manner, directly or indirectly or financially or in any other form to the continuation of a construction of a...
  • Trump changes course on NAFTA, drops threat to back out

    04/27/2017 3:35:45 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 86 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 27, 2017 | Adrian Morrow
    U.S. President Donald Trump has backed off a plan to start the process of withdrawing from the North American free-trade agreement after emergency talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White House had been considering an executive order that would have taken the first step toward pulling the U.S. out of NAFTA, senior officials told U.S. media outlets. The directive, drafted by National Trade Council director Peter Navarro and chief strategist Steve Bannon, was ready to be signed later this week or early next. But after word of the order came out in the...
  • Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico Leaders (More Winning)

    04/26/2017 8:23:26 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/26/2017 | John Roberts
    President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said Wednesday night. "it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation," Trump said in a statement. "It is an honor to deal with both [Mexican] President [Enrique] Peña Nieto and [Canadian] Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better." The White House added that Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time" and that all three leaders ""agreed to proceed swiftly,...
  • U.S. public schools educating Mexicans living in Mexico

    04/26/2017 2:32:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/17 | Ed Straker
    I was reading an article about a Calexico, California, private school on the border with Mexico which has a lot of students who pay tuition and come across the border every day from Mexico, and this seemingly innocuous sentence caught my eye: Every day, the students said, they stand in border lines made longer by Mexicali youths who are illegally attending free, public Calexico schools. That's right! Mexican children are crossing the border every day and getting a free public education in America, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. These are not legal residents of the U.S.; they are not even...
  • California bill would blacklist contractors involved in U.S.-Mexico border wall project

    04/25/2017 6:27:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | April 25, 2017 | Katy Murphy
    Contractors would have to choose between building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and doing business with California under a legislative proposal that advanced in the Senate Tuesday.
  • Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports

    04/25/2017 3:41:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 April 2017 | KATE KELLY, RACHEL ABRAMS and ALAN RAPPEPORT
    The Trump administration has dropped any support for a so-called border adjustment tax on imports, according to two people who have been briefed on the matter. The tax was intended to be the keystone of a tax reform proposal developed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. But it faced immense pushback from influential companies including Walmart and Toyota. If enacted, a border adjustment tax would have effectively imposed significant levies on billions of dollars of imported goods. Retailers in particular would have been hard hit, as products ranging from tires to T-shirts, which are imported from overseas, would...
  • Suspect in sex assault of 9-year-old girl had been deported to Mexico

    04/25/2017 10:31:06 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies ^ | 4-25-2017 | FoxNews
    Oregon police were hunting an ex-con Mexican national accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Portland girl while her younger sister slept just a few feet away. Previously-deported Santiago Martinez-Flores, 48, has a decades old criminal history and already served time for assault, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a vehicle and failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was deported in March 2001 after a two-year prison sentence but made his way back to the U.S. sometime before the February sexual assault in which he’s suspected, Fox 12 reported.
  • Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress

    04/25/2017 8:46:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies ^ | 4/25/17 | Liz Goodwin
    WASHINGTON — President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded. Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government. Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the...
  • White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall

    04/24/2017 9:20:56 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 46 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 04-24-17 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and David Weigel
    The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era, as have the factional divisions over strategy and priorities that have gripped the GOP for a decade. But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new spending bill, the...
  • Sessions: Improper Tax Credit Payments to ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall

    04/24/2017 6:05:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall could be paid for with improperly paid tax credits that go to “mostly Mexicans.” ... SESSIONS: The Department of Treasury, several years ago, under the Obama administration, said that if you change the regulations and enforced it properly, you would save up to $4 billion a year. There are other things that we can do at the border to create revenue that would pay for the wall. There’s no doubt about that. STEPHANOPOULOS: But in your discussions with your counterparts in Mexico, they...
  • 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...
  • Trump Budget Chief: Spending Bill Must Have Money For Wall

    04/20/2017 8:24:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2017
    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents. Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview that "elections have consequences" and that "we want wall funding" as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week. The former GOP congressman from South Carolina also said that the administration is open, though undecided, about a key Democratic demand that the measure pay for cost-sharing...
  • DACA Protected Immigrant Who Was Deported Is Now Suing Trump Administration

    04/18/2017 10:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Jezebel's The Slot ^ | April 19, 2017 | Megan Reynolds
    Juan Manuel Montes, a Mexican national who is protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act, is suing the Trump administration after being deported to Mexico in February. According to the Los Angeles Times, Montes was deported to Mexico without explanation on February 17, despite the fact that his DACA status and work permit were valid. He was approached by Border Patrol agents in Calexico, California and prohibited from getting his wallet from a friend’s car so that he could prove his status, USA Today reports. Three hours later, he was deported to Mexico. If these claims are...
  • 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...
  • Fear of Trump Makes Migrants Disappear From Mexican Border

    04/14/2017 5:02:45 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    NOGALES, Mexico—In the 35 years Gilda and Juan Francisco Loureiro have been running a shelter in northern Mexico for undocumented immigrants, they’ve never seen a week like this one. The shelter, called Albergue San Juan Bosco, is perched on a steep hillside looking over the busy border town of Nogales, Mexico. Its walls are painted bright turquoise and tangerine, and its wide-open double doors look west over low hills and Highway 15. Since they opened it, upward of 1 million people have slept there on their way to the U.S. But on the day I visited, it was almost empty....
  • How Trump’s Threat to Separate Mothers and Children Deterred Migration (READ THIS)

    04/14/2017 1:03:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Wire ^ | April 14, 2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters
    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% 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% drop in overall apprehensions – but...
  • Man's body, seen tossed from plane, found on roof of Mexican hospital

    04/13/2017 6:39:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/13/2017 | Gabriel Stargardter
    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. The body landed on the roof of an IMSS hospital in the town of Eldorado, around 7:30 a.m. local time, said the official, who was not authorized to give his name. Witnesses standing outside the health center reported a plane flying low over the hospital and a person thrown out, the health official said. Later on Wednesday, Sinaloa's...
  • Watchtowers, drones and a toxic moat: the designs for Trump's border wall

    04/12/2017 11:03:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 10, 2017 | Oliver Wainwright
    Monorails, shipping containers and nuclear waste dumps are just some of the ways that US construction companies have interpreted Donald Trump’s call for an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful wall” to march 2,000 miles across the country’s border with Mexico. Up to 400 bidding contractors were expected to submit their schemes this week to the US Customs and Border Protection agency, in a militarised beauty pageant worthy of one of Trump’s own reality TV shows.
  • AG Sessions Vows ‘New Era’ in Border Security

    04/11/2017 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed on Tuesday to bring the “full weight” of federal enforcement and prosecution onto criminal aliens, smugglers (known as “coyotes”), and document forgers. He announced an end to the “catch and release” policy of the last administration and speedier immigration judge hiring. Sessions issued new priorities to all federal prosecutors during a border trip to Nogales, Ariz., on April 11. Attorneys General nationwide are expected to charge anyone in relation to the transportation and harboring of aliens. “As you know too well, this is a booming business,” Session said. “No more. We’re going to shut...
  • Will Mexico get half of its territory back?

    04/08/2017 6:31:47 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 93 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/6/17 | ENRIQUE KRAUZE
    MEXICO CITY — The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again. Among the many lies that he has constructed, none is more ridiculous than his attempt to contradict history by presenting the United States as a victim of Mexico, a country that supposedly steals jobs, imposes onerous treaties and sends its “bad hombres” across the border. To confront this fake history, some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American...