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  • Donald Trump pleads for approval to build wall as violent anti-immigration protests erupt

    11/19/2018 9:03:24 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 26 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gerrard Kaonga
    TENSIONS turned to violence as Tijuana police attempted to manage protesters to the Migrant caravan hoping to claim asylum in the US. As the migrant caravan draws closer to US it has become more pressing in both Mexican and American politics. Donald Trump tweeted about Mexico’s inability to deal with the many migrants staying and passing through the country. He said: “The Mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, just stated that the city is ill-prepared to handle this many migrants, the backlog could last 6 months. “Likewise, the US is ill-prepared for this invasion and will not stand for it, they are...
  • Trump’s Nationalist Rhetoric Has Trickled Down To Mexico — And Turned People Against The Caravan

    11/19/2018 8:34:57 AM PST · by OddLane · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/18/18 | Karla Zabludovsky
    The sun beat down on Rebeca Escala’s hands as she gripped a sign at a roundabout in this border city: “Tijuana, home of immigrants.” Around her, about a dozen people waved multicolor flags and handwritten placards denouncing xenophobia. Suddenly, the small group dispersed. About 100 anti-immigrant protesters who had gathered at another traffic circle down the block, many of them wearing black, were making their way toward them, yelling, “Out, Hondurans! We don’t want you here!” At times sprinting and eventually growing to nearly 300 total, the self-described nationalist demonstrators reached the perimeter of the shelter, where 2,526 recently arrived...
  • The Migrant Caravan Becomes Tijuana’s Problem

    11/19/2018 5:17:10 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Don’t go away mad, Brenda Snipes, just…well, you know the rest. – In what is a loss from which the dimwitted people of Broward County who kept re-electing her will never recover, Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her formal resignation on Sunday. It is hard to understand what could have possibly motivated this action on Snipes’s part, given her stellar reputation and the fact that she had performed so well in her job for so many years. Hah, hahahahahaha!!! Ok, I’m kidding. Seriously, is there anyone in America who needed firing...
  • Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

    11/18/2018 11:40:42 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2018 | Yesica Fisch
    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000. U.S. border inspectors are processing...
  • 'We don't want you here': Mexicans protest against migrant caravan (Video 1:24)

    11/18/2018 8:31:15 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    The Guardian /Reuters ^ | November 18, 2018
    Hundreds of residents of the Mexican border city of Tijuana protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in the hope of starting a new life in the US. On Sunday, local residents waved Mexican flags, sang the national anthem and chanted 'Out! Out!' At one point, police formed a barrier between the Central American migrants and protesting locals. Protesters have called the migrant caravan an 'invasion' and are accusing the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They are concerned Mexican taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait, possibly...
  • Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL (Canada wants pipeline)

    11/09/2018 12:36:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/18 | Timothy Cama
    Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “We are committed to supporting our energy sector and the hard-working Canadians it employs. Our government has always supported the Keystone XL project, and we are disappointed by this decision,” Vanessa Adams, spokeswoman for Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, said in a statement. “It is important for good, middle-class jobs in Canada and for a successful energy export market. The project has received all necessary approvals in Canada,” she said. Adams said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government “is taking...
  • GOP lawmakers protest LGBT protections in new NAFTA deal

    11/18/2018 3:56:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A group of 38 GOP lawmakers is protesting the inclusion of protections for LGBT workers in the newly negotiated U.S. trade proposal with Mexico and Canada. The House GOP members are calling on Trump to drop language protecting workers from "discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity" from the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal, as first highlighted by Politico. “A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy,” the lawmakers wrote in a Nov. 16 letter. “It is especially inappropriate and insulting to our sovereignty to needlessly submit to...
  • Migrant caravan faces opposition from angry Tijuana residents

    11/18/2018 11:31:25 AM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2018 | Hollie McKay
    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has referred to the arrivals as “bums” and questioned whether a referendum in the city of 1.6 million is needed to determine whether or not they should be allowed to stay. “Human rights should be reserved for righteous humans,” Gastelum lamented
  • Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

    11/18/2018 4:01:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 11/17/2018 | JULIE WATSON
    <p>TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.</p>
  • Mexican Protesters in Tijuana March to Kick Out Migrant Caravan

    11/18/2018 4:12:21 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    Mexican protesters took to the streets on Sunday to protest the growing influx of Central American migrants who have made their way to the border city of Tijuana. In the most recent protest, groups of Tijuana residents want to evict the migrants from a shelter where approximately 2,000 Central Americans are staying. The Tijuana government set up the shelter as the city witnessed a reported buildup of federal and state police forces while the numbers of migrants continue to climb. In two videos shared online by U.S. journalist Emily Green, dozens of protesters, some wearing wrestling masks and bandanas, can...
  • Man who fled Texas trial captured in Mexico, returned to US

    11/18/2018 1:58:26 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Nov. 18, 2018 | AP
    Hidalgo County officials say 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. During the 2008 trial in Edinburg, prosecutors presented evidence that Rodriguez in 2005 broke into the McAllen home of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend, Nydia Maldonado, and killed her. She was strangled and stabbed multiple times.
  • PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION: Cut Legal Admissions by Two-Thirds (Harry Reid op-ed, 1994)

    11/18/2018 11:46:10 AM PST · by rintintin · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 10, 1994 | U.S. Senator Harry Reid
    The federal government has been grossly irresponsible in its neglect of mounting immigration problems, even as these problems place unbearable burdens on states like California. It is regrettable that states have reached a point where the only avenue they have for justice is the courts. It is even more regrettable that this Administration and this Congress stand by and allow the federal courts to decide the nation's immigration policies. Taxpayers simply cannot continue to sustain new populations the size of San Diego or the state of Nevada every year. California is sending up the red flag tat Washington should heed.Unprecedented...
  • Dozens of House Republicans object to gay rights language in NAFTA replacement deal

    11/18/2018 12:03:35 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/16/2018 | Sean Higgins
    A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were "deeply concerned" by the inclusion of "sexual orientation and and gender identity language" in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade. The representatives said the inclusion was "inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty" and urged Trump to remove the language. The letter suggests the president may loose some key Republican support when the deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, comes before before Congress for approval next year. "A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy," the GOP lawmakers wrote,...
  • Migrant mother in caravan pleads for Trump to 'open the doors for us'

    11/17/2018 4:10:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/18 | Aris Folley
    A mother who said she is fleeing persecution in Nicaragua and hopes to receive political asylum in the United States pleaded with President Trump to “open the doors for us.” "I would get on my knees and beg,” Idenia Molina Rocha told CBS News in a report published on Saturday. "Don't send us back," she continued. "We're walking and scared. You say you will militarize the border but I pray to God that with our evidence of persecution you won't send us back. I fear for my family's life. Please Mr. Trump, open the doors for us, I beg you."...
  • Cutting razor wire, caravan migrants make a new case for a border wall

    11/17/2018 9:24:32 AM PST · by rktman · 105 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After a big public relations buildup about razor wire being installed at the border to keep illegal migrants out, caravan migrants are at it again, this time cutting the newly installed razor wire: Customs and Border Patrol has a video of the crime in San Diego. Here's video of another one at the the border in Arizona. Both happened on the exact same day, Nov. 14. Obviously, it's coordinated, and by a very canny organized group (cartels?) that wants to send a message to the U.S. that its border efforts are useless. Tactically, it's striking first and striking hard, right...
  • Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

    11/17/2018 10:01:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    WRAL (AP) ^ | 11/16/2018 | Julie Watson
    <p>SAN DIEGO — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.</p> <p>That's because U.S. military troops are prohibited from carrying out law enforcement duties.</p>
  • American traveler missing in Mexico was killed by Sinaloa cartel, officials say

    11/17/2018 8:23:10 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 16, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    The family of a North Carolina teacher missing in a remote part of Mexico received the news on Thursday that Patrick Braxton-Andrew was killed by drug cartel members in late October.
  • TIJUANA MAYOR DENOUNCES ‘HORDE’ OF CARAVAN MIGRANTS, CALLS FOR SWIFT DEPORTATION

    11/16/2018 5:46:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:47 PM 11/16/2018 | Will Racke
    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Thursday that caravan migrants arriving by the hundreds are no longer welcome, an increasingly common sentiment among residents of the Mexican border city. Gastelum described the caravan of Central American migrants as a “horde” that has been infiltrated by criminals who now threaten the community, in an interview with Milenio Television. “Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don’t want them in this way,” the mayor, a member of the conservative National Action Party, said. “It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn’t a horde, pardon...
  • Migrant Caravan Gets Violent At Border, Faces Wrath Of Border Patrol

    11/16/2018 7:24:51 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    the federalist papers ^ | November 16, 2018 at 5:47am | Carmine Sabia
    Members of the Honduran migrant caravan have arrived at the border and they did not get the warm welcome they wanted. Not only was the red carpet not rolled out for them by America, Mexicans on the other side of the border engaged in fights with the new migrants. President Donald Trump warned them not to come and told them there would be consequences, but they did not listen. Now they are facing the consequences of their actions at the hands of the United States Border Patrol, Fox News reported. More than a dozen members of the migrant caravan were...
  • Paloma for TRUMP Tijuana was live-streamed about 12:30 a.m.

    11/16/2018 12:18:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    Paloma for TRUMP ^ | 11-16-2018 approx 12:30a.m. | Paloma
    Ms. Paloma reporting Trump is already protecting the border. He doesn't have his "big, beautiful wall, but he is already taking action." More buses will be arriving 8a.m. Tijuana resident do not want immigrants there. The Mexican gov't is hiding them in different shelters because the Mexican gov't never imagined the Tijuana people would stand up against them. Apparently, toll booth workers said 19 buses arrived at 4a.m. morning of 11-15-2018 [approx 4,000-5,000 have already arrived in Tijuana. The immigrants are protected by Mexican gov't, escorted by police [one police car in fromt and behind every bus], and hidden from...