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  • Group seeks $100M for woman killed by US border agent

    05/24/2019 2:14:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 24 May 2019 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    HOUSTON — Advocates demanded $100 million in damages Thursday on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year.
  • Trump border emergency foes close in on needed Senate votes

    02/28/2019 7:05:20 PM PST · by blueplum · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border moved within a hair Thursday of having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested he risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn't change course. Trump's move would "turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis," veteran Sen. Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor. But he stopped just short of saying he'd support a resolution blocking the president's move. Had Alexander pledged his vote, it would probably be enough for the Senate to pass a measure repealing the...
  • Who's in the caravan? Survey profiles Central American migrants stranded in Tijuana

    01/27/2019 12:12:26 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 26 Jan 2019 | Sandra Dibble
    Five weeks after a Central American caravan arrived in Tijuana last November, a majority of those stranded in the city were male, young, Honduran — and still hoping to cross to the United States, according to a newly released survey from the International Organization for Migration. The report found that 68 percent of respondents “continue to contemplate and search for the most suitable way, from their perspectives, to enter the United States.” Another 22 percent “prefer to seek employment in Mexico,” it stated. Only a small proportion, four percent, were considering the possibility of seeking asylum...{snip} But the questionnaire also...
  • Body of girl who died at US border returns to Guatemala

    12/24/2018 8:16:19 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Sonny Figueroa
    The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye... No family members were on hand. Domingo Caal, the girl's grandfather, told The Associated Press that the family didn't have money to travel from their poor hamlet to Guatemala's capital... Domingo Caal said his son has a Jan. 3 court date in the United States to determine his migratory status.
  • Bad hombres found in migrant caravan approaching America

    10/28/2018 1:02:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | October 28, 2018 | Karen Townsend
    It won’t be a shock for you to read that some really bad hombres have been discovered to be among the migrant caravan, some 7,000 strong, walking towards the southern border of America. The folks at Judicial Watch have interviewed some who have previously been deported and are now trying to get back in and some more nefarious characters, like human traffickers. They’ve also met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. Judicial Watch has obtained exclusive information and photos from Guatemalan authorities revealing that they have recovered seven unaccompanied minors from human smugglers working inside the caravan. The children have been...
  • Publicity, transport, food: migrants flock to more caravans after Trump broadsides

    10/23/2018 5:27:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 23 Oct 2018 | Delphine Schrank
    TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - For years, an annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border received modest publicity until President Donald Trump condemned it in April, pitching the procession into the glare of the world’s media - and into the homes of thousands of potential migrants. Though only a fraction of the 1,500 migrants made it to the United States, coverage of their trek in vehicles and on foot inspired many considering the journey to see caravans as a safer way to travel than the perilous trip many had for years undertaken alone, dozens of...
  • 100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

    10/19/2018 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2018 | Staff
    Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education. A terrorist could have...
  • Migrant families overwhelm detention capacity in Arizona, prompting mass releases

    10/09/2018 9:14:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Nick Miroff
    A sudden influx of Guatemalan families into Arizona has overwhelmed detention facilities there and forced the government to release hundreds of parents and children over the past several days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday...Large groups of 100 or more have been turning themselves in to agents and requesting humanitarian refuge. “We are seeing record numbers of family units coming across,” said one Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the trend. The department has not published border arrest totals for September, but the number of parents who arrived with children is expected...
  • Why Are Parents Bringing Their Children on Treacherous Treks to the U.S. Border?

    06/23/2018 1:06:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 46 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. — When Luis Cruz left behind his wife, four of their children and the house he’d built himself, he’d heard that American officials might split him from his son, the one child he took with him. But earlier this month, the two of them set out from Guatemala anyway. The truth, he said this week, moments after they arrived at a cream-colored migrant shelter in Tucson, was that he would rather be apart from his child than face what they had left behind. “If they separate us, they separate us,” said Mr. Cruz, 41. {snip} “This is the...
  • Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

    02/06/2018 9:53:26 PM PST · by blueplum · 30 replies
    Time via AP via Yahoonews ^ | 03 Feb 2018 | staff
    (GUATEMALA CITY) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S., European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation. The study estimates that roughly 10 million people may have....
  • Does Sheila Jackson Lee Know The Person She's Accused Of Racism For Airline Fiasco

    12/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, I bet you’ve heard about the airline incident between a woman and Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Katie wrote about it. In all, Jean-Marie Simon was booted from her first class seat on a United flight for Lee. Simon was obviously upset, voiced her objections, and was even threatened with being forced off the flight. She was eventually given a $500 voucher for her pre-paid seat and relocated to economy class. She alleges that United gave the Texas Democrat preferential treatment. The saga got even worse when Lee accused Simon of racism regarding this matter. I noted that this...
  • Guatemala follows in Trump's footsteps, announces embassy move to Jerusalem

    12/24/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well...No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.
  • Guatemala's comedian president offers Trump 'cheap labor' to build his border wall

    05/20/2016 10:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 19, 2016
    While Mexican leaders have emphatically denounced Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s call to build a wall along the United States’ southern border, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales is offering a helping hand. In a Spanish-language interview with the New York Times en Español, Morales – a TV comedian before getting elected to the country's highest office – said that he is offering the billionaire businessman bargain workers to build his proposed wall. "To the gentleman who wants to build a wall, I offer cheap labor," Morales said during the interview, according to the Hill. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build...
  • Guatemala President Offers Trump 'Cheap Labor' to Build Border Wall

    05/18/2016 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 19, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    The president of Guatemala has offered Donald Trump "cheap labor" to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build," President Jimmy Morales said in a Facebook Live interview conducted by The New York Times en Espanol, reported The Hill. "Tell us the dimensions, and we know how to do it," said Morales.
  • 2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump (Calderon, who built the Guatemala wall)

    02/27/2016 7:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 10:02 PM EST
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he thought Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. "I think his logic of exalting white supremacy isn't even acting against immigration - Donald Trump is the descendant of migrants - it is acting and speaking against immigrants who have a different...
  • Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Is Jailed Hours After Resigning Presidency

    09/03/2015 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | By AZAM AHMED and ELISABETH MALKIN
    GUATEMALA CITY — Just hours after tendering his resignation as president of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina was sent to jail to await the conclusion of a hearing examining his role in a multimillion dollar customs fraud case that has shaken the nation and sent reverberations throughout the region. The decision to jail Mr. Pérez Molina highlighted the seismic change sweeping through Guatemala after the corruption accusations in April, and offered a dramatic validation of a growing street demonstration movement demanding his ouster and prosecution. For much of Guatemala’s violent history, marked by dictatorship and military repression, such a scene would...
  • Guatemala Decides to Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

    12/25/2017 8:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 25, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite all the backlash the United States received for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, another country has decided to follow suit. The president of Guatemala announced Sunday that his country plans to move their embassy to Jerusalem as well. "Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We discussed the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel," President Jimmy Morales wrote on his official Facebook account."One of the most important topics...
  • Parliamentarians request transfer of Guatemalan embassy

    12/11/2017 12:08:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    Ten Guatemalan parliamentarians signed a letter to the president of Guatemala in which they requested to transfer their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel Hayom. The letter was also reportedly given to MK Haim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who visited the Guatemalan parliament last week with MK Yifat Shasha-Biton (Kulanu). The letter joins yesterday's report that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said Guatemala supports President Trump's statement ...
  • U.S. Embassies Around World Still Refuse to Hang Trump Portrait, Swamp Still in Control

    11/04/2017 1:28:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    In multiple embassies around the world, particularly those staffed entirely by career Foreign Service officers, no portrait of President Trump or Vice-President Pence has been hung. Up until last week, the swamp had an excuse – there was no official portrait and the swamp refused to go to the trouble to find unofficial ones. But it’s not just the entrances to embassies where it seems the 2016 election never happened. All throughout the government, Obama-holdovers who rabidly oppose President Trump and his policies still hold positions of extraordinary power. The swamp is alive and well. Consider the National Security...
  • TWILIGHT ZONE: Mexicans Are Upset About Immigrants Bringing Crime To Their City

    05/10/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Residents of a Mexican city are upset about immigrants causing crime, according to a Tuesday report from El Universal. The report said that there was a press conference was held in Tapachula by a leader of a local group called: “For a different Mexico.” The group’s president, Victorino Alvarez Fuentes, said that immigrants were also masturbating in public and sexually assaulting women and minors. Tapachula is near the Guatemalan border and besides immigrants from Central American countries, there has been a recent influx of African immigrants entering Mexico seeking to eventually get to the U.S. The El Universal story centered...