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  • Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration to Enforce ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule

    01/27/2020 1:48:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/27/2020 | Janita Kan
    The Supreme Court has voted to allow the Trump administration to enforce its new rule that restricts the eligibility of new immigrants who are deemed to likely become “public charges” if they receive visas.The top court justices voted 5-4 on Monday to grant a stay on nationwide injunctions issued by a lower court, allowing the Trump administration to enforce its “public charge” rule across the country, except for Illinois, while the appeals play out in court. A separate injunction ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois remains in effect but only in that state.Justices...
  • By turning back caravans, Mexico is acting as Trump’s border wall, critics say

    01/26/2020 10:17:38 AM PST · by granite · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | JAN. 24, 2020 3:21 PM | By PATRICK J. MCDONNELL, KATE LINTHICUM
    On its southern border, Mexico is detaining record numbers of migrants. Human rights advocates complain of dismal conditions in overcrowded detention centers, where migrants are forced to sleep outside or in kitchens or hallways. Among López Obrador’s major policy shifts in immigration was to bow to U.S. demands that Mexico house asylum-seekers from Central America and elsewhere who are awaiting hearings in U.S. immigration courts. The arrangement was a Trump administration request that López Obrador’s widely unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peńa Nieto, had flatly rejected. More than 50,000 non-Mexicans seeking asylum or other relief in the United States have been expelled...
  • DNA Tests at Border Reveal Many Cases of Deception by Illegal Immigrants

    01/24/2020 7:29:01 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    epoch times ^ | 1/24/2020 | CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
    Posing as a family used to be a surefire way for illegal immigrants to gain quick release into the United States. But measures at the border are slowly shutting down the illegal immigrants’ tactics and ferreting out fake families. Children are being rented, sold, and recycled by smuggling organizations to circumvent a loophole in U.S. law that requires anyone with a child to be released within 20 days. A recent case in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, demonstrates the evolving tactics of those trying to easily get into the United States. Border Patrol agents were processing a woman with a...
  • Trump’s Best Means for Stopping Migrants Is Mexico’s Government. Mexican leader cracks down on caravans from Guatemala, fueling criticism at home, praise in U.S.

    01/24/2020 4:17:02 PM PST · by karpov · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2020 | José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
    MEXICO CITY—Three years after President Trump vowed to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico to stop illegal immigrants, a much more effective obstacle has emerged: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Earlier this week, Mexico deployed hundreds of troops from its new National Guard to halt a caravan of some 2,000 Central American migrants who crossed a shallow river on Guatemala’s border with Mexico seeking to make their way to the U.S. Mexican television broadcast video of the guardsmen using plastic shields and tear gas to break up the migrant caravan. On Thursday, a phalanx of guardsmen...
  • United Nations says concerned about Mexico's actions against migrants

    01/24/2020 10:09:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2020 | by Lizbeth Diaz
    MEXICO CITY - The United Nations said in a post on Twitter on Friday it is concerned about the impact Mexico’s migrant operation is having on children and vulnerable people, saying the country had a right to protect its borders but not to use excessive force. Mexican authorities have adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 who had entered Mexico from Guatemala seeking to reach the border with the United States.
  • Mexico is the wall: president faces pressure over migration clampdown

    01/24/2020 10:05:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2020 | by Anthony Esposito and Raul Cortes
    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing a barrage of criticism at home that he is doing U.S. President Donald Trump’s bidding after erecting a “wall” of security forces near the Guatemala border to keep out Central Americans. Mexico has bowed to demands from Trump, under the threat of punitive tariffs, to contain mass movements of migrants, most of them from Central America, who have been crossing through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border. Lopez Obrador was questioned at his daily morning news conference for a second day in a row about how the...
  • Mexico Begins Deporting Migrants Who Rushed The Border Monday

    01/21/2020 7:11:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday a caravan of roughly 2,500 migrants stopped trying to cross Mexico’s southern border by bridge and instead waded across the river and attempted to get past a line of Mexican National Guardsmen waiting on the other side. That led to some rock-throwing by both sides but hundreds of migrants wound up being taken into custody by the Mexican authorities. Today, those migrants are already being deported by bus and by plane: …1,000 had tried to enter illegally Monday…and hundreds of them were apparently detained by Mexican National Guardsmen and immigration agents. Immigration officials estimated Monday night that 500...
  • All's Quiet(er) On The Southern Front: Illegal Border Crossings Plunge In Arizona

    01/20/2020 2:38:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Not that you’d generally be able to tell by watching CNN or MSNBC, but there’s actually been quite a bit of good news lately. And it’s not just retail sales, Wall Street and historic low unemployment. In a surprising reversal of recent trends, the number of illegal border crossings observed in Arizona this winter is down. And I mean way down. We’re talking a reduction of more than 90 percent over the previous year during the same period. (Associated Press) Illegal crossings plummeted across the border after the Trump administration made more asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in...
  • Mexico Halts Honduran Migrant Caravan At Guatemala Entry Point: Safe Third Country Agreement In Effect

    01/19/2020 7:06:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2020 | Karen Townsend
    A new caravan formed in Honduras with about 2,500 migrants traveling toward the U.S.- Mexico border. Saturday the Mexican National Guard stepped up and honored the “safe third country” agreement. The migrants were denied entry into Mexico at the Guatemala-Mexico border. Last November the Trump administration entered into a series of regional agreements with countries including Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The goal is to reduce the burden of Central American migrant caravans arriving at the U.S. border. Migrants are being returned to Guatemala, sent back to their home country, or allowed to enter the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)...
  • Pro-Amnesty Southern Baptist Convention Is in Damage Control After Pushing Open Borders and Its Ties To Soros Are Exposed

    01/18/2020 10:01:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/13/2020 | Alicia Powe
    The world’s most wealthy, communist financier, a notorious atheist, is stealthily coordinating the deconstruction of America’s sovereignty and dismantling of our sovereign borders by infiltrating the nation’s most historically conservative channel: The Christian Church. The Southern Baptist Church (SBC), the largest Evangelical and Protestant denomination in the United States, is in damage control mode attacking conservative publications for exposing its ties to political puppet master billionaire George Soros. Breitbart News revealed the SBC’s links to Soros in a December report warning the Soros-funded Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of Evangelical Christian organizers that support amnesty for illegal aliens and open...
  • Lawmen zero in on cartels smuggling fentanyl into US, taking guns back into Mexico

    01/17/2020 6:42:53 PM PST · by bakkentom · 18 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jan 17, 2020 | Julian Resendiz
    Fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic drug primarily manufactured and shipped from China, is now blamed for nearly half of all overdose deaths in the United States. Mexican criminal groups like the Sinaloa cartel and the Cartel Jalisco New Generation are now heavily involved in smuggling the drug into the United States, according to experts.
  • Illegal immigrants blocked at border pray for Trump’s defeat, ‘I want Trump out’

    01/17/2020 6:13:49 PM PST · by justme4now · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2020 01:27 PM | Paul Bedard
    Latin American migrants eager to enter the United States but held in Mexico are praying for President Trump’s election defeat in 2020, believing that a Democratic president will open the borders again. “I want Trump out,” said Honduran Katherine Cabrera, who is being held in Tapachula, Mexico, with her baby. “Once Trump is defeated, and the Democrats take over, things are going to get better,” added El Salvadoran Brenda Ramos. The comments from Ramos and Cabrera and others were included in a Center for Immigration Studies border report on the attitudes held by migrants under the U.S.-Mexico initiative to stop...
  • Private border wall going up in South Texas

    01/16/2020 7:53:02 AM PST · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    KXAN (Mission, Texas) ^ | Jan 15, 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    For his 50th birthday on Sunday, Tommy Fisher got his ultimate wish: His construction crews began building in earnest three miles of border wall on private property in South Texas... “Once you galvanize and put that zinc coating on regular steel, it will bond for 100 to 125 years. And we paved the concrete road, so there’s no dust if you’re driving. So that’s why we like to call our whole system a ‘no rust, no dust’ solution to border security,” Fisher said. Most importantly, Fisher says, building the wall so close to the river creates an immediate barrier to...
  • BREAKING: CBP Issues Alert for ‘Four Nationals of Iran Possibly Carrying Explosives’ Into California From Mexico

    01/16/2020 1:36:19 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 75 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.16.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    The entire border needs a wall. Without the entire border walled, the illegal invaders can come through the unwalled areas and, once here, have the freedom of movement throughout the rest of the lower 48 states. President Trump’s plan to place a huge wall on our southern border is starting to carry out, but it is difficult to be completed because the Dems are having different opinions. Today we have very important news that justifies the idea of a huge wall on our southern border As (KYMA, KECY) reported Mexicali Police Chief Maria Elena Andrade confirmed that a red alert...
  • Democratic lawmakers call on ICE to release transgender migrants

    01/16/2020 10:03:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 16, 2020 | By Tim Fitzsimons
    A group of 45 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday demanding the agency release all transgender migrants in its custody. “This already vulnerable population faces a heightened and unique set of injustices while in immigration detention,” the letter stated. “Transgender migrants and asylum seekers are particuarly vulnerable to sexual harassment, solitary confinement, physical assault, and medical neglect.” At least two transgender migrants have died in ICE custody in the past two years. Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, a Honduran, died of complications from untreated HIV in 2018. Rodriguez did not receive antiretroviral therapy while...
  • Judge rules Trump administration within authority in separating families at border

    01/15/2020 5:24:55 PM PST · by · 3 replies ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexican border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw indicated he was uncomfortable second-guessing government decisions to separate children on grounds that parents were considered unfit or dangerous, or in other limited circumstances like criminal history, communicable diseases and doubts about parentage. He found no evidence that the government was abusing its discretion. "It is an invitation that is potentially massive in scope, invades an...
  • Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty

    01/15/2020 5:49:49 PM PST · by · 49 replies ^ | January 14, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    There are a lot of statistics Mark A. Morgan, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, uses to show how Trump policies have helped to cut illegal immigration into the United States. But there are two that he feels really make clear the victory his agency has had in the past year, and he highlighted them in a small meeting Tuesday. First is daily apprehensions, a number that hit 4,600 at the height of the latest crisis in May. That has now dropped to 1,300. What's more, he said, the 21-daily average is below 1,000, a 78% cut. "That's a...
  • 100s of migrants gather in Honduras to attempt new caravan

    01/15/2020 1:58:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018. Some migrants waved Honduran flags and shouted slogans against President Juan Orlando Hernández as they set out for the Guatemalan border. Some reached the Guatemalan border by early afternoon. Most attempts at forming caravans in 2019 were broken up by police and the national guard in Mexico, which has come under increased U.S. pressure to prevent migrants from arriving at the U.S. border. In his...
  • AP Exclusive: ICE subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

    01/15/2020 1:00:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2020 | By COLLEEN LONG
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other locations. It’s an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities. If the city officials don’t respond, ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge, who can order compliance and find them in contempt if they don’t comply. “Since we have no cooperation at the Denver justice center, we are modifying our tactics to produce...
  • Fed's Kaplan says immigration, trade are opportunities for faster growth

    01/15/2020 11:28:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2020 | by Jonnelle Marte
    The growth of the U.S. workforce is declining and new immigration policies are needed for the economy to grow at a faster rate, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said Wednesday in New York. An aging population is shrinking the workforce and putting a drag on GDP growth, Kaplan said at an event organized by the Economic Club of New York. “Unless we change policies, it is our view that workforce growth is going to be sluggish,” Kaplan said, adding that immigration, trade and globalization are opportunities for faster growth. Fed officials voted unanimously to keep key U.S. interest...