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  • Dominican Republic announces plans for Haiti border fence

    02/28/2021 3:22:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 28, 2021
    The president of the Dominican Republic has announced plans to build a fence along its border with Haiti, which extends for about 380km (236 miles). Luis Abinader said the barrier would help curb illegal immigration, drugs and the flow of stolen vehicles between the two countries, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Mr Abinader said work on the barrier would start later this year. Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Relations between the two neighbours have been historically difficult. Mr Abinader said the barrier in some "conflictive" sections would include a double-fence along with...
  • Pelosi’s Capitol security: $100 million for officers, more walls to keep out 75 million white supremacists

    02/27/2021 9:23:20 AM PST · by Candor7 · 63 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | - February 26, 2021 | M. Dowling
    Speaker Pelosi’s Capitol security plans recommend adding more fencing around the building, as well as more than 1,000 Capitol Police officers, two sources with direct knowledge of the findings told CNN. This is ridiculous. Unhinged retired Lt. General Russel Honoré is reviewing security around the Capitol after the January 6th riot. Pelosi had said Honoré’s review was to focus on “security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control.” $100 MILLION TO PROTECT THE CAPITOL FROM 75 MILLION TRUMP SUPPORTERS The additional 1,000 personnel, which could cost nearly $100 million, would include roughly 350 officers and expanded staffing in...
  • Capitol review to recommend adding more fencing, 1,000 officers: report

    02/26/2021 4:48:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 02/26/21 06:15 PM EST | JORDAN WILLIAMS
    A review of Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riots is going to recommend adding more fencing around the building, as well as more than 1,000 Capitol Police officers, two sources with direct knowledge of the findings told CNN. The draft proposal of recommendations comes just over a month after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tapped retired Lt. General Russel Honoré to review security around the Capitol in the wake of a mob of former President Trump’s supporters laying siege to the building in an attempt to prevent the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory. At the time, Pelosi said...
  • Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Cancel Arguments on Border Wall, Asylum Policy (paywall)

    02/01/2021 6:08:11 PM PST · by KingofZion · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2021 | Brent Kendall
    The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to cancel coming oral arguments on two pillars of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border and the “Remain in Mexico” program that barred U.S. entry to many asylum applicants while their cases were considered. The filings are among the first of many the Justice Department is expected to make as the Biden administration changes direction on immigration, LGBT protections, voting rights, the Affordable Care Act and other policies. In both cases, acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, who represents the federal government at...
  • Mexican soldiers rescue toddler abandoned in Rio Grande

    02/01/2021 7:32:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | January 31, 2021 | by AP
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican soldiers and immigration agents rescued a 2-year-old girl from Chile after she apparently fell into the Rio Grande and the adults who were with her left her and crossed the river into the United States, officials said Sunday. The National Immigration Institute said the incident occurred Saturday as a group of migrants was crossing the river near Ciudad Acuna, across from Del Rio, Texas. The adults made gestures, pointing out the toddler to soldiers and immigration agents, who then waded into the river to rescue her, the agency said. Somehow the girl remained afloat. The adults...
  • They 'Don't Give a S*** About Us': The Early Effects of Joe Biden Halting Border Wall Construction

    01/29/2021 8:48:43 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2021 1120 hrs est | Julio Rosas
    US-MEXICAN BORDER — "I'm not going to get in trouble am I? Oh wait, it's my last day...so what are they going to do, fire me?" one construction worker told me on Thursday while we climbed into his vehicle next to the border wall system so I could get a tour of what was being built before President Joe Biden issued an executive order halting further construction. Biden signed the executive order to fulfill his campaign promise of stopping the construction of the new border wall system that was being implemented by former President Donald Trump's administration. While some areas...
  • The Average Investor Strikes Back - It isn’t just GameStop: Here are some of the other heavily shorted stocks shooting higher

    01/27/2021 12:05:42 PM PST · by srmanuel · 75 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 01/27/21 | Market Watch
    I don't know how many of you are invested in Stocks or follow the news on Wall Street on a daily basis, but consider this....Gamestop the retailer who bought/sold/traded Computer Games was selling at less that $20/share two weeks ago...today in trading the stock was selling or over $350/share....what happened was a group of Major Wall Street Hedge Funds shorted the stock and forced it down hoping to make billions, at the same time a big group of individuals on Reddit noticed what was happening and proceeded to lead a campaign to buy the stock forcing it up to unprecedented...
  • Biden Kills More Jobs & Risks National Security: Stops Border Wall Builders

    01/21/2021 11:56:08 AM PST · by Ebenezer · 30 replies
    Walton And Johnson ^ | January 21, 2021 | Kenny Webster
    Day one of the Biden presidency was bad news for thousands of working class families all over Texas. Most conservative estimates suggest the border wall created over 10,000 jobs. Daniel Friend reports: Shortly after being sworn as the 46th president, Joe Biden signed an executive order to end the declaration of a national emergency that authorized former President Donald Trump to divert funds from other military construction projects to finance the construction of a new border wall. Trump’s emergency declaration was set to expire in February, but before leaving office, he extended the declaration an additional year. “Like every nation,...
  • Joe,my man, Don't start screwing up right out of the gate

    01/20/2021 5:40:25 PM PST · by simka · 18 replies
    1/20/21 | self, opinion
    Joe,my man, Don't start screwing up right out of the gate
  • Joe Biden’s DHS Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas Will Not Commit to Not Tearing Down Border Wall

    01/19/2021 1:40:31 PM PST · by wildcard_redneck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2021 | John Binder
    During his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, would not commit to not tearing down existing border wall built by President Trump’s administration.
  • Troops, Blockades and Eerie Quiet Pervade a Locked-Down Washington

    01/18/2021 1:21:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2020 | Julie Bykowicz, Ted Mann, and Andrew Restuccia
    The scores of crisp American and District of Columbia flags sailing above Pennsylvania Avenue are a traditional sign of a coming presidential inauguration. This year, there are some new indicators: Thousands of armed troops and police officers, blocked-off streets and miles of barricade fencing. The bustle of the nation’s capital before an inauguration has been replaced with the eerie quiet of a city in lockdown. The deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump has turned pre-inaugural Washington into a secured encampment, one that has drawn comparisons with Baghdad’s Green Zone where foreign embassies are...
  • PHOTOS: Capitol fortified, laced with razor wire before Biden inauguration

    01/14/2021 5:14:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 151 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/21
  • Child’s remains found in wall of Pacolet residence, coroner says [SC]

    01/04/2021 5:52:26 AM PST · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | January 3, 2021 | Sophia Radebaugh and Emily Smith
    PACOLET, S.C. (WSPA) – An investigation is underway after a child’s remains were found in the wall of a home in Pacolet on Saturday. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said his office responded Saturday night to the home, located on Milliken Street, regarding possible remains being found within a wall of a residence. Clevenger said the house was being remodeling when the remains were found. In his 30 years as the Spartanburg County Coroner, Clevenger said this is unlike anything he’s ever seen. “It does shock the conscience of most people,” Clevenger said. “I would say 99.9% of the people,...
  • CBP Reports Significant Decrease in Border Crossings, Drugs in Sections with New Border Wall

    01/02/2021 1:21:48 AM PST · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Dec 2020 | BOB PRICE
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported significant decreases in illegal border crossings and drug smuggling in sections where new barriers were built. Some sections reported nearly a 90 percent decrease in illegal entries compared to last year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan tweeted a series of videos highlighting new sections of border walls. The commissioner said the completion of new walls decreased drug and human smuggling by significant numbers in these sections were no infrastructure previously existed.
  • Congress to approve $1.375 billion for border wall in 2021

    12/20/2020 7:37:06 PM PST · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/20 | NIV ELIS
    Congress will approve $1.375 billion for a wall along the southern border as part of the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill for the next fiscal year, according to GOP sources. Congress is expected to pass the measure on Monday along with a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The White House signaled Sunday evening that President Trump would sign it... Budget law requires the government to spend appropriated funds, but it is unclear whether President-elect Joe Biden will seek a way to circumvent the law or whether Congress would take action to enforce the law. The funding for the wall in...
  • Is Biden really going to reverse Trump's border policies? Realistically, Slow Joe Can't Do Much

    12/19/2020 9:49:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    On Thursday, I had a long phone conversation with a politician in Mexico. Forgive me for using "a source familiar with the situation" rather than giving you his name. Trust me that this guy knows the situation, and I cannot give you his name. We discussed the potential change from President Trump to Biden regarding U.S.-Mexico policies. Let me summarize the conversation by saying my friend is sure that a President Biden is going to get an earful from President Andrés López-Obrador about the border. In other words, Mexico is very happy that they've shut down their southern border and...
  • Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

    12/17/2020 6:50:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2020 | By ANITA SNOW
    GUADALUPE CANYON, Ariz. - Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ends next month. Each blast in Guadalupe Canyon releases puffs of dust as workers level land to make way for 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) steel columns near the New Mexico line. Heavy machines crawl over roads gouged into rocky slopes while one tap-tap-taps open holes for posts on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property. Trump has expedited border wall construction in...
  • Question about the Wall

    12/05/2020 7:32:08 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    6th Decembver 2020 | Ennis85
    So I've been checking up time to time on the progress on the construction of the borderwall https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-wall-system Overall despite the Set backs and hurdles it looks like Trump has kept his promise for the most part on getting the wall built, a good bulk of it is now up(415 miles at this time of writing) although it looks like it isn't all going to be finished by the time he leaves office. So I'm just curious how much of the wall actually need to be put up? As I understand not all the US-Mexico border is porous, a good...
  • Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

    12/05/2020 4:21:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 4, 2020 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT
    <p>HOUSTON - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.</p><p>A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for Human Rights did not have the standing to challenge President Donald Trump’s redirecting funds from more than 100 military construction projects, including a $20 million road project at a base located in the city. The appeals court found that neither the county nor the Border Network proved it was directly harmed by Trump’s move. The court reversed a December 2019 ruling by U.S. District Judge David Briones.</p>
  • Border wall construction to continue past Inauguration Day

    12/04/2020 8:46:59 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/4/20 | Paul Bedard
    Thanks to congressional funding rules, the construction of President Trump’s border wall will continue into next year, no matter what the final outcome of the Electoral College election is.