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  • Investigators: Drug trafficking suspect has been deported 8 times

    01/17/2019 10:22:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 15, 2019 | by SIMONE FRANCIS
    UTAH COUNTY – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared more information about an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Detectives said a man recently arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking was living in the United States illegally and had been deported eight different times. On January 12, the detectives with the Utah County Special Enforcement Team arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez. Detectives recovered $850,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine following a search of his car. Lopez was booked into jail on two first-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...
  • In latest reversal, Gillibrand now supports letting illegal immigrants get driver's licenses

    01/17/2019 8:01:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Louis Casiano
    After initially opposing the idea of her home state granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has had a change of heart. “I think we have to make it possible for people to provide for their families,” the New York Democrat said Wednesday, as she was leaving to attend her 2020 presidential campaign kickoff event. Gillibrand's new stand on the issue is in contrast from the position she took during her days in the House, when she opposed then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s controversial 2007 plan to allow illegal immigrants living in New York to obtain driver licenses.
  • Sara Carter on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (VIDEO): Urgent, Border Wall Needed

    01/16/2019 10:38:29 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Jennie Taer
    The national security implications along the southern border with Mexico has existed for decades, Sara Carter told Lou Dobbs on Tuesday. “This is the first time we have a president who is willing to do the right thing,” said Carter.“We only know about the people we catch not about the people we don’t catch.” Carter reported from the border in McAllen, TX last week where she encountered two Special Interest Aliens from Bangladesh, who agreed to speak with her about their arduous journey. The two men were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents shortly thereafter
  • Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

    01/16/2019 1:46:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Nelson Renteria, Gustavo Palencia
    SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA - At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such ‘caravans’ that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week. On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the country’s border with Guatemala, waiting to cross en-route to the United States, local police chief Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters. Several hundred Honduran migrants already...
  • Border Patrol Plans to Light Up Butterfly Refuge Like a ‘War Zone’

    01/16/2019 10:57:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | by Gus Bova
    Trump's wall is headed for a 100-acre butterfly sanctuary in Texas. CBP officials are just now providing basic information to the refuge's leaders In mid-December, eight Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials met with the leaders of the National Butterfly Center, a private 100-acre nature and wildlife sanctuary set to be bisected by Trump’s border wall as soon as February. The group met atop an earthen river levee that runs through the refuge, the precise location of the proposed 30-foot wall. In a 2-hour conversation, officials revealed alarming new details about the wall’s environmental footprint and likely impact on tourism....
  • Opinion: Want to unclog roads, lower rents? Stop attracting illegal immigrants

    01/16/2019 10:14:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    KIRO Radio - Seattle ^ | January 16, 2019 | BY DORI MONSON
    What if I told you that I could virtually eliminate gridlock in this region? That I could lower housing prices, especially for the poor and working class? And that I could raise wages, especially for the poor and working class? What if I told you I could do all of that, and it wouldn’t cost one penny in tax dollars? If you would just have the wisdom to put me in charge, I could do all of that. What is this magic formula, you might ask? I’m willing to say things that people aren’t willing to say in this politically...
  • Illegal immigrant found not guilty in Kate Steinle’s killing wants gun conviction dropped

    01/16/2019 9:56:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Bradford Betz
    The lawyer for the undocumented immigrant who was found not guilty in November 2017 for the 2015 fatal shooting of a woman on the San Francisco pier-- but convicted for illegally possessing a weapon-- has appealed the conviction, arguing that he had fired the gun by accident and "momentary possession" of a gun is not a crime. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 46, a previous felon and undocumented immigrant who served nearly two years for felony re-entry into the U.S. from Mexico, was sentenced to three years in prison for the gun conviction while he awaits deportation. Garcia Zarate was acquitted...
  • News Releases VIDEO: Senator Murray: “It’s up to President Trump to do the right thing...

    01/15/2019 5:29:26 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Jan 15 2019 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    News Releases VIDEO: Senator Murray: “It’s up to President Trump to do the right thing…
  • Furloughed feds won’t be RIFed if government shutdown extends past 30 days, OMB says

    01/15/2019 5:42:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Agencies won’t need to consider targeted layoffs, otherwise known as reductions-in-force (RIFs), if the current partial government shutdown continues for another few days. While federal statute typically instructs agencies to RIF targeted groups of employees who have been placed on furlough status for 30 days or more, the regulations don’t apply to emergency furlough situations, the Office of Management and Budget confirmed Tuesday. Some astute Federal News Network readers had questioned whether their agencies could RIF furloughed employees if the current government shutdown, now at 25 days and counting, hits the 30-day mark. There are two kinds of furloughs. “Administrative...
  • ANGEL MOMS and Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence at Pelosi’s Office Chant “Build the Wall!”

    01/15/2019 2:11:41 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: VIDEO: ‘ANGEL MOMS’ and Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence Storm Speaker Pelosi’s Office – Chant “Build the Wall!” A group of Angel Moms stormed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday in Washington DC. Angel Families are a group of families of children or family members who were killed or murdered by illegal aliens. Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to meet with any of the family members whose loved ones were killed by illegal aliens. Pelosi doesn’t care.
  • VIDEO: ‘ANGEL MOMS’ and Victims of Illegal Immigrant Violence Storm Speaker Pelosi’s Office

    01/15/2019 7:18:57 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01-15-2019 | Jim Hoft
    A group of Angel Moms stormed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday in Washington DC.
  • Freshman Democrats Turn on Pelosi Over Border Wall, Seek Deal with Trump

    01/15/2019 8:47:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several freshman Democrat members of the new House of Representatives majority have turned on Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her steadfast refusal to fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and are instead seeking for Democrats to cut a deal on the wall with Trump. The ongoing partial government shutdown, which affects a quarter of the federal government and is now the longest shutdown in the history of the United States, began late last year just before Christmas. It dragged through New Years into the new Congress, and Pelosi–after she won the Speakership vote after fending...

    01/15/2019 4:17:59 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 15, 2019 | CivilWarBrewing
  • El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

    01/15/2019 3:40:20 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    MSN/NYT ^ | 1-15-2019 | Alan Feuer
    Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from international drug traffickers, according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo. The stunning testimony was delivered Tuesday in a New York courtroom by Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian drug lord who worked closely with Mr. Guzmán from 2007 to 2013, when they were hiding from the authorities at one of the kingpin’s remote ranches in the Sierra Madre mountains. “Mr. Guzmán paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peña Nieto?” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Mr. Guzmán’s...
  • Free pet food for federal workers

    01/15/2019 1:57:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fox News - Tampa Bay ^ | January 14, 2019 | by FOX 13 News staff
    The partial government shutdown has thousands of federal workers in Florida living without a paycheck right now. Without money coming in the bank, many of them are faced with a difficult decision: feed themselves or their pets. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is making sure that no federal worker has to make that call. The shelter is giving away free pet food to qualified federal workers. The Humane Society says the food assistance program for federal workers helps in more ways than one. Federal workers would need to provide proof before taking home food for their cats and dogs....
  • 1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help

    01/15/2019 1:37:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Doug Criss (D-CNN)
    The pleas on GoFundMe come from people across all walks of life. A single mom. A librarian. A Border Patrol agent. Even an artist. But their stories all have something in common: They reveal the human toll of the partial government shutdown that's now the longest in US history. In recent days more than 1,500 campaigns have been set up on the crowdfunding site by furloughed government employees looking for help, GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told CNN. Together, the campaigns so far have raised more than $300,000. Anna Cory, a furloughed research librarian for the Environmental Protection Agency, said the...
  • Furloughed mom faces choice of buying insulin or making mortgage payment

    01/15/2019 12:57:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Chip Reid (D-CBS)
    Lynette Gabourel has been a federal employee for 38 years, including 10 years in the Navy. She said she has always been committed service. But now she's stuck, having been furloughed from her job at the International Trade Commission amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. A single mother of three grown children, two of whom live with her, Gabourel is worried about paying her mortgage and her diabetes medications. "For this month, I'm good," she said. But if her situation continues into February, she said she's going to have to make a choice between insulin and her mortgage...
  • Trump’s Visit To Texas Proved How Effective Border Walls Can Be

    01/15/2019 6:17:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Lt Gov. Dan Patrick
    Here in Texas, we know that border walls are effective. President Trump saw that firsthand on Thursday, but the ones who really need to see it are the Democrats.The President has shown incredible fortitude in holding out to get us the 234 miles of barriers that law enforcement professionals tell us are necessary to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.I was proud to welcome him to Texas when he came to tour an existing section of the border wall. I only wish he had been here to celebrate Democrats in Congress doing the right thing and providing the funding to build the...
  • Judge denies 'essential' federal workers' request to be paid during the shutdown

    01/15/2019 12:39:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 15, 2019 | by JEFFREY COOK
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from unions representing air traffic controllers and other employees required to work through the government shutdown that they either be paid or have the option to skip work while missing paychecks. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled to keep the status quo, saying that an order allowing employees considered essential to skip work would be "chaotic" in a best-case scenario and "catastrophic" at worst. Lawyers for the labor unions, including National Treasury Employees Union, argued withholding pay while forcing labor is unconstitutional and violated U.S. labor laws. Leon said only Congress can appropriate...
  • Democrats boycott White House border security meeting

    01/15/2019 9:15:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 15, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Congressional Democrats on Tuesday rejected President Trump's invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House to discuss border security, in the latest sign that both sides of the government shutdown standoff remain entrenched in their positions with no compromise in sight. A senior administration official told Fox News that the president had invited Democrats to join his lunch with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room shortly after noon. But moments before the session, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that nobody took them up on the offer. "The President has a proposal on the...