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  • Sen. Kamala Harris draws comparison between ICE and KKK

    11/15/2018 9:53:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan Thursday, saying the agency’s deportation officers have earned an evil perception among “many” people, and it’s up to the acting chief to change that. “Do you see any parallels?” Sen. Kamala Harris asked of Ronald D. Vitiello, the acting director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, during a confirmation hearing for his nomination to become permanent director.
  • Second Border Wall Contract Awarded as Migrant Caravan Touches Line

    11/15/2018 7:49:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | 15.11.2018 | 16:13 | Mehr Nachrichten von AFX News
    MEXICO CITY (dpa-AFX) - The US government has awarded a $167-million contract to a Galveston, Texas-based construction company to build a levee wall in south Texas along the United States' border with Mexico to prevent the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the country. The contract was awarded the day hundreds of U.S.-bound Latin American migrants, who started their grueling journey on foot from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, arrived at the border fence that separates Mexico from California. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday that as per the contract, SLSCO will build an 8-mile stretch of...
  • Border Patrol stops almost 500 undocumented immigrants in 48 hours [650+]

    11/15/2018 3:26:13 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Tucson news ^ | November 9, 2018
    YUMA, AZ (Border Patrol) - Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station apprehended over 400 [now 650] illegal aliens who surrendered..., including two huge groups of Central American nationals... Just before midnight, a Border Patrol camera operator observed ... illegal aliens illegally crossing into the United States by traversing over the legacy landing mat border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry. A majority of the illegal aliens were family units from Guatemala ... The illegal alien ... was observed digging a shallow hole underneath the same older portion of wall to gain access into the United States......
  • Watch–Caravan Migrants Arrive at Southern Border, Scale Fence

    11/13/2018 5:34:05 PM PST · by Revel · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/18 | John Binder
    Video footage released by various Mexican news agencies show the first group of migrants with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 Central Americans have arrived at the United States-Mexico border. In live video footage by Televisa Tijuana Oficial and FRONTERA, Central American migrants reportedly with the caravan can be seen scaling a border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California. The footage can be viewed here: (video at link)
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 130 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Midterms: Paul Ryan’s Republicanism Tanks at the Ballot Box. Again

    The night before the midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted “tax reform 2.0,” the economy, and the rebuilding of the United States military as the agenda accomplishments of the Republican-controlled Congress. “Frankly, our members feel pretty good because they have a really good message … I mean look at what we’ve just been able to achieve in Congress with the President in the last two years,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “A record economy, the military being rebuilt, people feeling better about things … wages growing faster than they have since before the recession.” The accomplishments of the...
  • What the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting taught me (vanity)

    11/11/2018 2:53:44 PM PST · by Optimist · 6 replies
    vanity | 11/11/18 | self
    Once again Liberals are shown to be blind to their own hypocrisy. Although the following comments can be attributed to liberals of all stripes, in this case I specifically refer to Jews due to a) the Tree of Life massacre being against Jews specifically, b) my being Jewish and my constant amazement at the disconnect of those around me, c) my observances of the congregation, members and the Rabbi before and after the Pittsburgh massacre, and d) their ongoing attacks on everything conservative and Trump. Fact: Most Jews are Liberals guided more by "social justice" and liberal policy than facts,...
  • Mexican officials help caravan migrants find rides to U.S. border

    11/11/2018 1:42:30 PM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2018 | Marco Ugarte and Christopher Sherman
    Local Mexican officials were once again Sunday helping thousands of Central American migrants find rides for the next leg of their journey toward the U.S. border. At a toll plaza to the west of the central Mexico city of Queretaro, where the group spent Saturday night, police helped find trucks to take migrants and prevented them from trying to stop drivers themselves. . . A day earlier a similar scene played out as the migrant caravan exited Mexico City. Dedicated metro trains moved them across the capital before dawn and at a toll plaza north of the city they formed...
  • 450 Central American Migrants Apprehended at AZ Border in 48 Hours

    11/11/2018 1:13:40 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/18 | Bob Price
    Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 450 migrants, mostly from Central America, who illegally crossed the border on Tuesday and Wednesday. The migrants exploited weaknesses in older technology to cross over and burrow under the existing barrier. During a two-day period beginning on November 6, agents assigned to the Yuma Station apprehended large groups of migrants who illegally crossed the border east of the San Luis Port of Entry. The nearly 45o migrants who mostly travelled to the U.S. from Central America ranged in age from two-years-old to 48, according to information provided to Breitbart News by Yuma Sector Border...
  • U.S. troops arrive at San Diego border well ahead of migrant caravan

    11/10/2018 11:52:48 AM PST · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9 November 2018 | Kristina Davis
    Troops from Camp Pendleton and Texas reported for their first day of work Thursday along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego... Much of the focus, at least initially, will be on strengthening the border barrier... So far, some 1,300 troops have been assigned to support operations along the California-Mexico border... The Defense Department said another 1,500 troops have been deployed in Arizona and 2,800 in Texas. The total number of troops is expected to grow to more than 7,000.
  • Trump Orders Catapults Be Placed Along Border To Expedite Deportations (SATIRE)

    11/09/2018 7:53:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Breaking Burgh ^ | November 9, 2018 | staff
    President Trump said today he is determined that deportations of those who enter the United States illegally proceed quickly, without waiting for court proceedings motorized transportation. “We’re going to use catapults because that’s the fastest way. It’s going to be so fast. Very very fast.” Trump insisted that he would not repeat the mistakes of the past that caused a huge backlash, even from the occasional Republican. “I have ordered that families be launched together, but if they separate while still on a parabolic trajectory through the air that’s not on me.” Others, however, have cast suspicion on claims that...
  • 24 Hours After Replacing Sessions, Whitaker Ends Asylum for Illegals at Southern Border

    11/09/2018 10:40:12 AM PST · by little jeremiah · 139 replies
    The Western Journal Conservative Tribune ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2018 AT 8:33AM | CILLIAN ZEAL
    Matthew Whitaker’s tenure as acting attorney general may only be able to be measured in hours, but he’s already made a huge impact in how asylum-seekers are processed at the southern border. According to a new interim final rule from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, those who enter the country illegally and are captured will no longer be able to claim asylum and will instead be returned to their country of origin on an expedited basis. “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United...
  • Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States

    11/09/2018 8:27:51 AM PST · by little jeremiah · 34 replies
    The White House ^ | November 9 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The United States expects the arrival at the border between the United States and Mexico (southern border) of a substantial number of aliens primarily from Central America who appear to have no lawful basis for admission into our country. They are traveling in large, organized groups through Mexico and reportedly intend to enter the United States unlawfully or without proper documentation and to seek asylum, despite the fact that, based on past experience, a significant majority will not be eligible for or be granted that benefit. Many entered Mexico unlawfully — some with violence — and have rejected opportunities to...
  • Immigrant deportation filings hit record high in 2018, new report shows

    11/08/2018 11:49:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 8, 2018 | by Kate Smith
    A record high number of immigrants were ordered to be removed from the U.S. in 2018, a new report shows. The report comes after President Trump made immigration a central focus of the midterm election campaign. Immigration officials ordered 287,741 new deportations in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, according to a new report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). TRAC obtained the data from the Department of Homeland Security through Freedom of Information Act requests. It's the highest number of new removal filings since the group began tracking deportation orders in 1992. Just over 5 percent...
  • U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program

    11/08/2018 10:38:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2018 | by Tom Hals
    A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration must continue a program begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. The decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals preserves the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced in 2012 that has shielded from deportation a group of immigrants dubbed “Dreamers” and given them work permits, though not a path to citizenship. The ruling represented another legal defeat for Trump over DACA, although he has won...

    11/08/2018 10:37:57 AM PST · by rebuildus ^ | 11-8-18 | Patrick Rooney
    I appeared on The Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss Tuesday’s elections. We dealt with two of the key reasons the Democrats took the House of Representatives—brainwashed millennials and the immigration invasion. It was a good conversation, and we even had a little fun too (I prefer laughter to tears!).
  • Lawyers for migrant caravan members give them stark advice: ‘It’s going to be difficult’

    11/07/2018 11:57:43 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    FOX ^ | November 7, 2018 | William La Jeunesse
    MEXICO CITY – The park hosting some 7,000 migrants looks like something out of a renaissance fair, with small tents giving shoes or offering a host of services, like dental work, medical care, telephones, haircuts, food and, perhaps the most important product – legal advice. ...outside the Institute for Women in Migration... a circle around U.S. attorney Anna Joseph... “We are telling them it’s going to be difficult,” she said. "... this administration is not amenable to asylum, so even though many have legitimate claims, they’re going to be up against a very tough system due to orders from above.”...
  • Motel 6 to pay $7.6 million for giving guest lists to U.S. immigration

    11/06/2018 8:55:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2018 | by Jonathan Stempel
    Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed the lawsuit after the Phoenix New Times said ICE agents had arrested 20 people over six months at Motel 6s in Arizona, using guest lists to target people by national origin. “Motel 6 fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and accepts full responsibility for both compensating those who were harmed and taking the...
  • US Military Refuses Trump's Order to Build Migrant Camp at Southern Border

    11/06/2018 5:30:19 AM PST · by LoicW · 153 replies
    NN ^ | 11/5/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The US military has refused a White House request to build migrant detention camps at the Southern Border crossing as thousands march through Mexico toward the United States, according to reports. The Pentagon's apparent rejection, which was disclosed to Reuters by unnamed officials, highlights the constant resistance against the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border against invasion from illegal immigrants.
  • Caravan splits up, rips Mexico for directing migrants toward 'route of death'

    11/05/2018 9:34:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2018 | Sonia Perez D.
    ISLA, Mexico — A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico split up into several groups with one spending the night in a town in the coastal state of Veracruz and other migrants continuing toward the country’s capital. The divisions came during a tense day in which tempers flared and some migrants argued with caravan organizers and criticized Mexican officials. They were upset that Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes had reneged on an offer late Friday to provide buses on Saturday to leapfrog the migrants to Mexico City. The migrants trekked to the town of Isla, about...