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  • FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

    04/21/2019 7:34:42 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2019 | Andrew Hay
    TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation.,.... More at link:
  • Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

    04/20/2019 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2019 | Sonia Perez D.
    Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she’d brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan, which she did two weeks ago in the capital of Tegucigalpa. The aunt said she’d have no problems, that people along the route in Mexico would help as they did for a large caravan that moved through the area in October. But this time, the help did not...
  • U.S. Soldiers Are Disarmed, Held At Gunpoint By Mexican Troops In Texas

    04/20/2019 7:20:22 PM PDT · by · 120 replies ^ | 4-20-2019 | Tom Gantert
    Clint, TX - Two U.S. soldiers were held at gunpoint and disarmed by Mexican troops on American soil on April 19. CNN reported that five to six Mexican military personnel questioned the two U.S. soldiers who were conducting border support operations. A U.S. Northern Command statement confirmed that the U.S. soldiers were "appropriately in US territory" during the encounter, according to CNN. The Mexican soldiers not only pointed their weapons at the U.S. troops, but also removed a soldier’s sidearm and returned it to the unmarked U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle, U.S. military officials said. CNN reported that the...
  • F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

    04/20/2019 5:59:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 20, 2019 | Simon Romero
    The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics. Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr. Balderas said in a statement that Mr. Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon. “This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr. Balderas said. “Today’s arrest...
  • Trump's army: asylum seekers surrender to armed militia

    04/19/2019 8:58:58 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 43 replies
    DAily Mail ( UK) ^ | 17 April 2019 | Rod Ardehali
    Hundreds of asylum seekers surrendered to an armed militia of New Mexico citizens last night, after trying to cross the U.S. border. A group of 300 men, women and children gave themselves up to the 'United Constitutional Patriots', a gang of vigilantes who claim to be made up of veterans and former police officers, who then handed them over to border officials. Video recorded by one of the militia, Jim Benvie, who has been camping out on the New Mexico-Chihuahua border for two months, shows the asylum seekers walking on a dirt road having crossed through a fence gap in...
  • New Mexico county (Otero) declares state of emergency (tr)

    04/19/2019 4:32:34 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-19-2019 | Bradford Betz
    "New Mexico county declares state of emergency over influx of migrants: report" (Otero County) A New Mexico county on Wednesday declared a state of emergency over an influx of immigrants crossing the border in recent months and asked the governor to send in the National Guard for protection, according to a report. ...Snip.... “If this demand is not met by the State of New Mexico in one week’s time, the County of Otero will take action itself to provide security and safety and well-being for the people in this county,”
  • Trump Campaign Eyes Chances To Vie For Minnesota, Other States Lost In 2016

    04/14/2019 7:45:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    See BS local ^ | 4/13/19
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic “blue wall.” For 2020, he’s looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive. Trump on Monday visits one of those states, Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016. The campaign also is targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire, all states where Trump fell short by under 100,000 votes. The...
  • Trump: We demand [illegals] be taken care of by California known for poor management & high taxes!

    04/13/2019 8:46:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 13, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!
  • Business owners have mixed reactions to Dallas County DA's new policies

    04/12/2019 5:40:47 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 80 replies
    Fox4News ^ | 04/11/2019 | Fox4News
    Dallas County's new district attorney announced his office will no longer prosecute "theft of necessary items" up to $750. The announcement drew an immediate reaction from small business owners who are worried that word of the policy will encourage shoplifting. While the Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot tried to clarify his new policy on Friday, some business owners are worried about what the DA's new policy will mean for them.
  • The Latest: Court allows return of asylum seekers to Mexico.

    04/12/2019 6:12:12 PM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 4/12/19 | Ap
    1 of 3 A girl from the Mexican state of Guerrero passes rows of tents as her family waits at a shelter of mostly Mexican and Central American migrants to begin the process of applying for asylum Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Trump administration is asking an appeals court to let it continue returning asylum seekers to Mexico hours before a U.S. judge's order was set to go into effect Friday afternoon reversing the unprecedented change to the U.S. asylum process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a court ruling that would have...
  • Exclusive–Steve Camarota: Every Illegal Alien Costs Americans $70K Over Their Lifetime

    04/12/2019 11:13:46 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    Every illegal alien, over the course of their lifetime, costs American taxpayers about $70,000, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steve Camarota says. During an interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Camarota said his research has revealed the enormous financial burden that illegal immigration has on America’s working and middle class taxpayers in terms of public services, depressed wages, and welfare. “In a person’s lifetime, I’ve estimated that an illegal border crosser might cost taxpayers … maybe over $70,000 a year as a net cost,” Camarota said. “And that excludes the cost of their U.S.-born children, which gets...
  • President Trump just tweeted this!

    04/12/2019 9:49:17 AM PDT · by workerbee · 135 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/12/19 | The President
    Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.... ....The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
  • 'Hungry' & 'confused' migrants (sic. illegals) aided by N.M. Baptists

    04/11/2019 12:57:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Baptist New Mexican ^ | April 10, 2019 (y | Daniel Porter & Joy Pittman
    'Hungry' & 'confused' migrants aided by N.M. Baptists by Daniel Porter & Joy Pittman/Baptist New Mexican, posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers prepare food for migrants from Central and South America staying at an Albuquerque-area motel. photo ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- At the request of municipal and federal agencies, faith-based organizations in Albuquerque, N.M., including the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, are helping to house and feed more than 400 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America. "This is a different kind of response for us," said Ira Shelton, director of New Mexico Baptist...
  • Pentagon awards first border wall contracts using diverted funds

    04/09/2019 2:52:46 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 50 replies
    CBS ^ | APRIL 9, 2019 | GRACE SEGERS
    The Department of Defense has awarded nearly $1 billion in contracts to two companies for construction related to a wall along the southern border, the first such contracts to be awarded since President Trump declared a national emergency. According to a notice on the Pentagon's website, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $789 million contract to the company SLSCO Ltd., from Galveston, Texas, for "border replacement wall construction" in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Barnard Construction Co. Inc., of Bozeman, Montana, was awarded a contract worth $187 million for "design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement" in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Hit the Immigration Issue Hard, Mr. President

    04/08/2019 3:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | April 8, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey. Here I am back at it, folks, and great to be back here with you on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network, Rush Limbaugh here. The telephone number, as always, if you want to appear, 800-282-2882. And the email address, All right. So Kirstjen Nielsen is out. You know, folks, my impression of her was that she was loyal and that she was tough and that she was out there begging for support. And so I was one, I don’t know of how many, that was surprised when I found out she was leaving. Do we know yet...
  • Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

    04/07/2019 4:24:24 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2019 | Jill Colvin and Colleen Long
    “We may go a different way. We may have to go a very tough way,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox & Friends Weekend” that aired Saturday. “It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. So, as I say, and this is our new statement: The system is full. Can’t take you anymore.” He went on to flatly declare: “Our country is full.”
  • POTUS, WH Praise ‘Brave’ Border Law Enforcement for Protecting Country Amid Crisis: ‘THANK YOU’

    04/06/2019 8:40:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies ^ | 06 MARCH 2019 | Madison Summers
    Amid the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, as law enforcement battles with the increased number of immigrants trying to come into the U.S. illegally, President Donald Trump traveled to the border and thanked the “brave” officers for protecting the country. On Friday, the president visited law enforcement and toured the border in Calexico, California, where he was welcomed by many with signs and cheers. Watch the video below:
  • Immigrant surge leads U.S. toward half billion people

    09/02/2007 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 142 replies · 2,153+ views
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 08/30/2007 10:35:45 PM PDT | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - Immigrants and their children will account for more than half the country's population growth over the coming half-century, according to a study released Thursday. The examination of new census figures by the Center for Immigration Studies found U.S. population levels, currently around 300 million, will shoot up to 468 million by 2060. California alone could be home to more than 60 million. Immigrants - both legal and illegal - as well as their descendants are expected to make up about 105 million, or 63 percent, of the national increase. "It's important to understand where we're headed in population...
  • Immigration Could Add 100M to U.S. by 2060

    09/01/2007 8:36:35 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 50 replies · 512+ views
    NewsMax ^ | ,August 31, 2007 | Randy Hall
    If both legal and illegal immigration continues at its current pace, the U.S. population will grow by 1.25 million per year and reach a net total of 468 million by 2060, according to a report issued Thursday by a Washington think tank. That increase of 167 million people over the next 53 years "is equal to the combined populations of Great Britain, France and Spain," said Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), during a news conference at the National Press Club. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Camarota wrote in his report, "100...
  • 6 States And District Of Columbia Sue Over School Lunches

    04/03/2019 10:55:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    AP via WBAY ^ | 04/03/19
    <p>Six states and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when it relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year.</p> <p>The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary and capricious manner.</p>