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  • Trump poised to win $5 billion to build border wall

    09/14/2018 1:13:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14,2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump and congressional leaders have agreed to a border wall funding showdown after the upcoming November midterm elections and if he plays his cards right, it could result in $5 billion, more than twice what the White House initially sought. While appropriations bills are moving at the fastest pace in over 20 years, with many expected to be approved by Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, Homeland Security funding for the wall is likely to be delayed, said officials. Plans are already underway to approve temporary, “stopgap,” funding that will cover Homeland until its new spending is...
  • 'Really Unthinkable': AZ Sheriff Calls Out County Board for Rejecting $1.4M Border Security Grant

    09/13/2018 5:34:01 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Fox News Insider Fox and Friends
    The sheriff of Pima County, Arizona said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" that the rejection by county officials of a $1.4 million federal grant to strengthen border security is puzzling. The board reportedly voted to reject funding from Operation Stonegarden, a program that would bolster cooperation on border security between the federal and local government. Sheriff Mark Napier said that the same board of supervisors accepted the same grant the previous 12 years, and that the vote against it is jeopardizing public safety.
  • Assaults on ICE, Border Patrol surge as illegal immigrants get more violent

    09/08/2018 8:42:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Assaults on ICE agents reached a decade high in 2017, and assaults on Border Patrol agents have also surged in recent years, according to new government numbers that seem to back up agents’ claims that illegal immigrants are increasingly looking to fight rather than flee. The new numbers, reported by Homeland Security’s inspector general, could even be underselling the problem, investigators said, because the government doesn’t do a good job of tracking incidents, and agents and officers don’t always report them properly. But the report does signal renewed danger particularly on the southwest border, where agents say a surge in...
  • Mattis extends troop border deployment through September 2019

    08/31/2018 1:39:46 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Ellen Mitchell
    Defense Secretary James Mattis has authorized up to 4,000 National Guard troops to remain deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border until next fall, according to the Pentagon. Mattis earlier this week gave a 12-month extension of the current deployment order, set to expire at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30, said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis. The guardsmen are authorized to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through Sept. 30, 2019. “Nothing changes. It’s going to be the same amount of people in the same places,” Davis told The Hill. President Trump in April signed an executive...
  • U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

    08/30/2018 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 76 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Aug 29, 2018 | Kevin Sieff
    U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen. His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard. But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government’s response floored him. In a letter, the State Department said it didn’t...
  • Uncontrolled Immigration Seemingly Baked into System

    08/26/2018 9:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 26, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    One of the great joys of writing my column comes when I get to interact with real experts on issues. Sometimes they educate me and sometimes I have a tete-a-tete that defines a significant difference on a major policy point. I had that with a noted policy person on the issue of immigration. My positions on immigration have been clearly delineated in the column previously. I, like almost every American, treasure the benefits we derive from most all our immigrants. The problem is too many people have merged “legal” and “illegal” into the issue of immigration. I am against illegal...
  • India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers, pay smugglers up to $25G

    08/23/2018 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 10, 2018 | By William Lajeunesse
    The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans. But one of the fastest-growing groups of illegal immigrants come not from the barrios of South America or the slums of Africa, but mega-sized cities in India – 8,000 miles away from the tiny town of El Centro, California, where a handful of Indian nationals are illegally entering the U.S. every day, officials say. Unable...
  • The Politicians Who Killed Mollie Tibbetts

    08/23/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 22 Aug 18 | George Rasley
    There’s a saying among gun owners that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The same thing might be said about illegal aliens – illegal aliens don’t kill Americans, the politicians who let them in and let them stay here kill Americans, like Mollie Tibbetts. They, and we’re talking about you Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Marco Rubio, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Deputy Mollie TibbettsHouse Majority Whip Patrick McHenry, and yes Democrats like you Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer and California Governor Jerry Brown are the ones who...
  • SECURITYHomeland Security Budget for 2019 Does Not Include Border Wall Funding

    08/22/2018 1:33:06 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 08/21/2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    “So what about the $5 billion allegedly for a wall that members are falling over each other to tweet about?” Lyng asked. “While most other funding for DHS must be doled out within a year, House GOP members deliberately stretched out the $5 billion through September 30, 2023, five long years down the road.” “How can we trust them, especially since the bill never mentions the wall or a barrier? Doing the math, and assuming (foolishly) that $1 billion each year will be allocated for Trump’s wall, it will take 25 years to complete.” Further, the bill includes an amendment...
  • Muslim Dem Candidate for Congress: Abolish ICE; Won’t say Border Security Needed – Video 8/13/18

    08/13/2018 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian
    Here is radical Leftist Democrat Candidate Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, running for Congress in Michigan on CNN today where she advocated for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When pressed on whether she wants America to have Border Security – she would NOT say she does. Folks, THIS is today’s Democrat. This is the Democrat Party now. It’s not the Party of FDR, JFK, Harry Truman anymore. It’s a collection of radicals whose policies are dangerous for America. . . .
  • Kasich: People Supporting Family Separation at the Border Do Not Understand Religion

    08/13/2018 5:28:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/12/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said American who agree with President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that caused the separation of families “have not come to understand what faith is.” Kasich then cited Biblical doctrine of loving your neighbor. Kasich said, “The reason why I did not go to our convention and support Donald Trump as president is I’m not for a divider. I’m not for people who say the reason you don’t have something it’s because somebody else took your stuff that’s told victimization. I don’t believe in that.”
  • Border Jumper Breaks Both Legs in California After Falling Off New 30-Foot High Border Wall (VIDEO)

    08/10/2018 6:30:43 AM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Life is not without a sense of irony, as we just got word about an illegal alien who broke both of his legs as he was trying to enter the land of the free, home of the brave by jumping over a brand-new (and beautiful) thirty foot high wall. Who said that border walls don’t work? This unpleasant yet symbolic incident took place in the Golden sanctuary State of California on Sunday night, east of San Diego. The Border Patrol caught the incident on video, which shows the perpetrator laying on the ground after jumping over the bollard style border...
  • Joe Manchin Backs Funding Trump’s Border Wall in Fall Spending Bill

    08/08/2018 4:58:45 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 - 8 - 18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) office told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that he supports funding $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in the fall spending bill... Sen. Manchin has become the second red-state Democrat to support funding President Trump’s border wall in the September spending bill, following on Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
  • Man severely injured after falling off 30-foot border wall

    08/06/2018 10:10:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 120 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | Crystal Bedoya
    A man was found severely injured by Border Patrol agents after he fell from the international border wall behind the Gran Plaza Outlet Mall in Calexico Sunday evening... the man fell from the 30-foot border wall while he attempted to illegally enter the United States... suffered bilateral femur fractures to both legs and a possible back injury. The man was airlifted to a medical center in Palm Springs.
  • New Mexico: Police Find 11 Starving Children in Compound

    08/06/2018 12:04:13 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 32 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | BBC Staff
    Police in the US state of New Mexico have rescued 11 malnourished children who were being kept in squalid conditions in a remote desert compound. They said the children, aged one to 15, had no shoes, were wearing rags and "looked like Third World refugees". Five adults were found at the scene, including two heavily armed men. Police searched the site after receiving a message from a third party that read: "We are starving and need food and water." It is not clear how the group ended up at the compound in Amalia, near the state's border with Colorado. Police...
  • Ivanka Trump calls border separations a 'low point' for the administration

    08/02/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 2, 2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Ivanka Trump broke with her father’s administration on Thursday, calling President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border a “low point” during her time in the White House, and saying she "vehemently" opposed the policy. “That was a low point for me as well. I feel very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children, so I would agree with that sentiment,” she said when asked about the policy at Axios’s “Conversation on Workforce Development” Forum. “I think immigration is incredibly complex as a topic," she added....
  • Our Border Security is a Joke and I'll Shut Down the Government to Change It

    07/30/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Hostage · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House Monday, President Donald Trump doubled down on closing the government over border security. "As far as the border is concerned and personally, if we don't get border security after many many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown. It's time we had proper border security," Trump said. "We're the laughing stock of the world. We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world." "We need border security. Border security includes the wall but it includes...
  • DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan won’t Answer whether Dems would Abolish ICE – Video 7/29/18

    07/29/2018 7:01:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 29, 2018 | Brian
    Here is Democrat Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who is the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee Chair (DCCC), on “This Week” today. Martha Raddatz pressed him on whether Democrats really want to abolish ICE. Listen to how he tried to avoid the question twice. At the end, Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers pointed out to Martha that Lujan did not answer the question, to which Raddatz agreed. Republicans need to hammer this home from now to November – Democrats want Open Borders and oppose Law and Order. . . .
  • Border Wall Fight Likely Pushed To After Midterms

    07/28/2018 5:05:38 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:39 PM 07/28/2018 | Molly Prince
    Securing funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall once again seems to be getting punted further down the road by congressional leadership. During a radio interview with WHAS on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will likely not make it into the next funding legislation, which must be passed by the end of September in order to avoid another government shutdown. When directly asked if the funding of the border wall would have to wait until after midterm elections, the Republican senator replied “probably,” noting that it is “something [Democrats and Republicans]...
  • Senate to ignore $5 billion border wall plan in the House

    07/20/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Trump administration this week cheered a new House bill to spend $5 billion on a Southern border wall, but its passage is highly unlikely because Senate Republicans are already prepared to cut that number by more than two-thirds. The fiscal year 2019 House Homeland Security Appropriations spending bill would give a major boost to border wall funding. Beyond the billions of dollars in funding for 200 miles of "new physical barrier construction" along the U.S.-Mexico border, it would also provide funding for improvements aimed at achieving “100 percent scanning” of the border within five years. The measure will soon...