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  • Mexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a 'human hunt'

    10/13/2019 6:15:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    A caravan of roughly 2,000 migrants bound for the United States early Saturday was halted by Mexican authorities only a few hours into their journey, according to officials. The caravan, which consisted of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, left before dawn from Tapachula, a town in southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border, Reuters reported. Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula early in the morning had been held up there for weeks or months, awaiting residency or transit papers from Mexican authorities. About 24 miles into their journey, federal police and national guardsmen blocked their path....
  • 2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

    10/09/2019 11:12:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/19
    BBC Video At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen's targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur. One suspect was captured but with a manhunt ongoing for other perpetrators, security has been tightened in synagogues in other eastern German cities while Halle itself was in lockdown. "Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired," police said on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors. Police said the...
  • Julian Castro “Escorts” Asylum Seekers Over Border. It Doesn’t End Well

    10/09/2019 8:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    You almost have to give Julian Castro credit. In a crowded field of presidential candidates, the guy just keeps on going like the Energizer bunny and doesn’t let his almost nonexistent presence in the polls slow him down. His latest stunt to draw media attention came in the form of a trip south of the border where he rounded up a group of asylum seekers who were hoping to get a pass from the Remain in Mexico program and be allowed to await their hearing in the United States. The way it wound up playing out, however, wasn’t according...
  • Muslim migrant assaults 21 random people, mostly women, “motive remains unclear”

    09/29/2019 5:13:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | SEP 29, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sweden: Muslim migrant assaults 21 random people, mostly women, “motive remains unclear” SEP 29, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Here is a possible motive: “O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness.” (Qur’an 9:123) But of course Swedish authorities, like authorities all over the West, know that such passages of the Qur’an never, ever incite Muslims to commit acts of violence against Infidels. Only the greasiest of Islamophobes would ever dare think otherwise. “Sweden: Military-aged Somali migrant arrested for assaulting 21 people,” by Arthur Lyons, Voice of...
  • Trump Administration Takes Drastic New Step To Keep Out Migrant Families

    09/24/2019 6:39:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 24, 2019 | Marina Fang
    The Trump administration is ending a federal immigration policy that allows migrant families seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in the country while their applications are pending, which it has derisively referred to as “catch and release.” Under the new rule, set to go into effect next week, most migrant families applying for asylum will be sent to Mexico while awaiting immigration proceedings.
  • Assembly of African Migrants in Tapachula Demands Asylum in U.S.

    09/23/2019 8:29:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 19, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Among the multitude of migrants waiting in Mexico to get asylum in the United States are thousands of Africans boldly demanding passage into the country. They are far more coordinated than their Central American caravan counterparts and have formed an official organization to spread their message and advocate on their behalf. The group accuses Mexican authorities of discrimination and racism and is ordering Mexico to grant visas that allow them to continue their trek north to seek “protection” in America. For about three months the Africans have been holed up in Tapachula, in the southeast Mexican state of Chiapas bordering...
  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • Swedish No-Go Zone Police Say Criminals ‘Laugh at Our Laws’

    09/21/2019 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2019 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Police working in the notorious no-go Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby have decried the situation in the area, claiming criminals laugh at Swedish laws. Hanif Azizi, a member of the regional police in Rinkeby, expressed his frustration with the situation in the suburb, which has become notorious for its riots and high levels of crime, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. He told the broadcaster: “If you have worked for a long time to prosecute people and see that there are no consequences, that the criminals even laugh at us. It is frustrating.” ——— Policing the area, which also has a high population...
  • Inside Trump’s immigration tent courts: Controversial system meant to fast-track asylum backlog

    09/18/2019 12:53:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    LAREDO, Texas -- The white tents that sit here on the very edge of the U.S border, with Mexico a literal stone’s throw away, represent one of the jewels in the crown of the Trump administration’s recent efforts to get a grip on the immigration crisis. They are the temporary courtrooms set up as part of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) -- known colloquially as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, established earlier this year, involves sending migrants who are trying to claim asylum back to Mexico during their proceedings -- instead of releasing them into the U.S. while...
  • 20 Arrested, 18 Charged In Brutal Downtown Minneapolis Robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twenty people arrested, 18 of them now charged — all connected to brutal robberies in downtown Minneapolis. The attacks were caught on surveillance video, taking place in August. Police say groups of people would target one person, assault them often to take their cellphone and wallet. The 18 suspects range in age from 15 to 27.
  • Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

    09/14/2019 11:16:18 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    Big Country (Texas) ^ | 14 Sep 2019 | MARÍA VERZA, Associated Press
    <p>Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that has support of the country’s foreign secretary...</p> <p>“In these 90 days, Mexico has become President Trump’s border wall,” the letter (from migration activists) added...</p>
  • Trump’s starting to win big on controlling the southern border

    09/14/2019 10:46:09 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    To listen to most Democrats, they’ve got President Trump on the run when it comes to immigration... But anyone who believes sanctuary-movement backers and Dems seeking to decriminalize illegal immigration are beating the president needs a reality check. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to permit the administration to go on refusing to accept applications for asylum from migrants who have passed through another country without being denied asylum there... That comes on the heels of the court’s decision in July to allow Trump to use money from the defense budget to build the border wall... a sign that the...
  • Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

    09/13/2019 7:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Sept 13, 2019 | By COLLEEN LONG and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases.... Juan Carlos Perla, 36, said Friday that many asylum seekers from his native El Salvador have returned, including cousins who have stayed with him in a rented two-room house with donated furniture on the distant outskirts of Tijuana. “People know that they aren’t going to be allowed in. They’re desperate. Many don’t like it here. Life here isn’t easy,” he said.... It...
  • Large numbers of migrants giving up on U.S. asylum, Mexican officials say

    09/13/2019 6:22:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Your Central Valley (El Paso, Texas) ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Julian Resendiz and Julian Resendiz
    About half the people who signed up to initiate asylum claims at an El Paso port of entry are no longer showing up when called, Mexican officials say. Those officials interpret this as a sign many Central Americans and others are returning home or exploring alternatives to escape the violence, poverty or persecution that drove them out of their countries. “We know this is going on because when they are called to meet with CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) to request asylum, we call, for example, 10 people and we are able to go down 30 to 40 numbers...
  • Media blackout - Somali gang assaults white man in Minneapolis on video.

    09/13/2019 7:46:48 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/2019 | Me
    Police in Minneapolis have arrested more than a dozen suspected gang members, some as young as 13, accused of preying on drunk people and robbing them of their cellphones and valuables in a series of violent attacks.
  • Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

    09/12/2019 6:39:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    ap ^ | 9/12/2019 | JULIE WATSON and CEDAR ATTANASIO
    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum.“The United States is the only option,” Dunea Romero, a 31-year-old Honduran, lamented with tears in her eyes at a shelter in Tijuana. She said she packed a bag and fled her homeland with her two boys, ages 7 and 11, after learning that her abusive ex-husband, a powerful gang leader, was going to have her killed.The new U.S....
  • Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

    09/12/2019 11:16:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    AP ^ | 09/12/19 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico’s government doesn’t agree with an “astonishing” U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. Speaking at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily news conference, Ebrard said that Mexico has a different policy when it comes to asylum seekers and would never implement such a rule. “Our policy of refuge, of asylum is a tradition in Mexico,” he said. “The United States has a very hardline immigration policy,” Ebrard continued. “The court’s decision is astonishing in the impact...
  • Read Sonya Sotomayor’s “Blistering” Dissent On Asylum Rules

    09/12/2019 8:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    John Sexton wrote last night about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the White House’s new asylum rules. By a seven to two margin, the justices agreed that the rule, which essentially acts as a safe third country agreement (without Mexico’s participation) could remain in effect while the case continued through the appeals process.The two dissenting justices were Sotomayor and Ginsburg, with the former writing the dissent. As Newsweek points out, Sotomayor was rather blunt in her objections, but I can’t help wondering precisely what it was she was objecting to. “Once again the Executive Branch has issued a rule...
  • The Supreme Court just let Trump close the Mexican border to nearly all migrants seeking asylum

    09/11/2019 5:56:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    VOX ^ | Sept 11, 2019 | By Ian Millhiser
    The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order on Wednesday evening that effectively closes the United States’ southern border to nearly all Central American asylum seekers. The decision stays a lower court decision blocking a Trump administration policy that seeks to halt nearly all asylum applications from these migrants and allow the US government to require them to seek asylum in countries they travel through. The government will now be allowed to enforce the policy while legal challenges move ahead. The administration’s rule, issued on July 16, says that almost any foreign national who arrives at the southern border may not...
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...