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  • Senate to ignore $5 billion border wall plan in the House

    07/20/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 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...
  • Senate Democrats Push National Catch-and-Release Bill

    07/19/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 18 | Neil Munro
    Senate Democrats are rallying behind a “family reunification” bill which promises a policy of catch-and-release for nearly all migrants who bring their children over the border. The bill would allow the migrant parents to stay in the United States until their children’s legal pleas are finally resolved. That legal stay could last for several years if the courts’ existing two-year backlog of 700,000 cases is increased by many migrants eager to accept the Democrats’ catch-and-release invite. snip The Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act, is sponsored by California Sen. Kamala Harris, Oregon Sen. Jeff...
  • Ellison: Not Allowing People to Cross Border Freely Creates ‘Injustice’

    07/18/2018 2:38:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    During an interview with the editor-in-chief of Tikkun Magazine, Rabbi Michael Lerner‏, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said it was an “injustice” that corporations are allowed to cross borders seeking low wage workers but workers are not allowed to cross the border seeking higher wages. Ellison said, “An undocumented worker is an exploited worker. We just have to say the 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to be. They want them to do the work but they don’t want them to have any rights, they don’t want to pay them fairly, they don’t...
  • House bill funds $5 billion for wall, adds ICE and Border Patrol agents

    07/18/2018 8:36:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    A fiscal 2019 spending measure was introduced in the House on Wednesday that provides $5 billion for a southern border wall and additional funding for border security that aims to achieve “100 percent scanning” of the border within five years. The Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee measure would fund more than 200 miles of “new physical barrier construction” along the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation also includes $223 million to add 375 additional border patrol agents above the Trump administration request, including 140 canine teams, that, according to the House Appropriations Committee, will “initiate a five-year strategy toward achieving 100 percent scanning...
  • Government says parents of nearly HALF of kids younger than 5 taken at the border ...

    07/13/2018 6:17:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12 July 2018 | David Martosko
    'Traffickers know how it works,' he claimed; 'They are just using children!' Homeland Security Department has cited 'many instances where human traffickers have used children to cross the border to gain illegal entry' Of the 103 minors in the youngest age group, the administration has reunited 57 with parents, but the other 46 are 'ineligible,' the Justice and Homeland Security Departments reported.
  • Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

    07/11/2018 8:06:34 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | COLLEEN LONG
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor's office flatly denied the allegation.-snip-According to the letter, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed a group on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Tornillo, Texas, Port of Entry, taking photos of the holding facility. The agent asked if anyone from Border Patrol or public affairs was there...
  • 'Children' at border included murderers, rapists: Obama HHS

    07/11/2018 5:21:10 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 13 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | Art Moore
    Incident reports offer sharper, troubling profile of unaccompanied minors
  • Get ready for a surge of illegal migration courtesy of Mexico's new president

    07/10/2018 7:34:26 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Coasting to victory on promises to reign in rampant corruption, Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent shock waves through the Americas. Few realize that his election is likely to increase the number of low-income, low-skill illegal aliens coming to the United States.
  • No One REALLY Cares About The Kids At The Border

    07/07/2018 1:39:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-07-18 | SAM
    It’s time we all faced a cold reality: no one actually “cares-cares” about those kids separated from their families at the border.  Oh, we all feel the emotions: sickening sadness, sympathy, national embarrassment, frustration, and anger.  Those feelings, however, aren’t really because “kids are kept in cages,” but rather because Trump put kids in cages. Look, the reason we study history is so that we can learn from it.  Our 21st Century history tells us that 99.999% of the American people don’t freak out whenever kids are kept in cages or separated from their parents.   It’s happened for centuries.  Almost...
  • HHS Secretary: No Confusion at Border: DNA Tests Under Way to Match Kids With Parents

    07/05/2018 10:56:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    Contrary to reports of mass confusion at the Southwest Border, where the Department of Health and Human Services is under a court order to reunite children with the parents who brought them here illegally, "there is no confusion whatsoever," HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Fox News Thursday morning. Azar said his department is working against a court-imposed deadline to reunite the 11,800 children with the people who are claiming to be their parents. The process includes DNA testing. "Every child is accounted for," Azar said. "We know every child, where they are. We know the record -- the last time...
  • Illegal Immigrant Song, by The Cigar Wrappers

    07/04/2018 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 29, 2018 | Jay James
    A song about Illegals
  • Nationwide Manhunt for Three Illegal Aliens Accused of Kidnapping, Raping Teen Sisters

    07/04/2018 9:32:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 04, 2018 | John Binder
    A nationwide manhunt is underway for three illegal aliens who are accused of kidnapping and raping two underage, teenage sisters in Bowling Green, Ohio. According to WISTV10, four illegal aliens are alleged to have kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister at a Days Inn near Wooster Street in Bowling Green. The teen sisters allegedly escaped the four illegal aliens after being held against their will and sexually assaulted, and were quickly taken to the hospital by their mother and stepfather. Already in custody is 24-year-old illegal alien Simon Juan Thomas from Guatemala. Thomas was arrested and...
  • The Bible and the red-hot border issue [difference between stranger, trespasser]

    07/04/2018 11:19:36 AM PDT · by donna · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2018 | Joseph Farah
    I’ve noticed the Bible is being invoked by many unlikely sources in connection with the raging controversy at America’s southern border. The secular press is quoting Scripture. The Democratic Party is quoting Scripture. Radical left-wing activists are quoting Scripture. It’s always good when people consider the moral implications of public policy. So, the Bible is a good place to start exploring the right and wrong of immigration laws. But seizing on one or two out-of-context verses in the Bible does not make for the kind of comprehensive moral case you would expect of those urging various remedies, from “comprehensive immigration...
  • Media Fail: Trump’s Approval Rating Improved During Manufactured Border Outrage

    07/03/2018 9:43:03 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2018 | John Nolte
    President Trump’s job approval rating improved by five points during the establishment media’s manufactured outrage over Trump continuing the Obama administration’s policy of separating illegal alien adults from children at the border. According to the Real Clear Politics poll of polls, on June 8, Trump’s approval rating rounded out to an average of 42 percent, while his disapproval rating averaged 54 percent — a 12 point gap. As of Monday July 2, after two weeks of being pounded by the entire media over border enforcement, Trump’s approval rating has climbed to 44 percent, and his disapproval rating has dropped to...
  • Amber Heard slammed for warning nannies and landscapers about ICE checkpoint

    07/03/2018 11:54:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Page six ^ | July 3, 2018 | By Francesca Bacardi
    Amber Heard faced massive backlash on Twitter when she tried to warn neighbors of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoint near her home. “Just heard there’s an ICE checkpoint in hollywood, a few blocks from where I live. Everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight…,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. Twitter users were swift to call her out. Modal TriggerAmber Heard's tweet about ICE checkpoints Twitter “damn amber u think this sounds woke huh,” tweeted one user. “hi, amber. i love you so much so i’m gonna say this to you: not all...
  • I’m Not Playing the New Game of ‘Deny Trump to Prove Your Love for Jesus’ and You Shouldn't Either

    07/03/2018 9:29:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-3-2018 | Michael Brown
    We hear this on a daily, if not hourly basis. Evangelicals have hurt their witness by voting for Trump. Evangelicals have lost their credibility by supporting Trump. Evangelicals can no longer be taken seriously because they're in bed with Trump. And on and on it goes. It doesn't matter who he appoints to the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter if he improves the economy. Or strengthens the military. Or helps stabilize the Middle East. Not at all. Trump is a heartless, misogynistic, immoral, narcissistic, xenophobic monster, and whoever voted for him (or continues to support him) is not worthy of...
  • Comparing Border Children To U.S. Foster Kids Proves The Outrage Is Disgustingly Selective

    07/02/2018 1:15:57 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2018 | Donna Carol Voss
    A civilized and decent society protects the vulnerable, and nothing is more vulnerable than a young child. All hurting children deserve our compassion and, if necessary, righteous anger. All children. Why, then, do we anguish over migrant children separated from their parents at the border, but ignore the plight of American children in foster care? Unless you have a heart of stone, you’ve ached for the 2,053 children who were forcibly separated from their parents at the border since May. The national outcry and outrage was so intense that President Trump issued an executive order that families be detained together...
  • Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good and Biblically Justifiable Action

    07/02/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2018 | Wayne Grudem
    Is building a wall on our border a morally good action? As a professor who has taught biblical ethics for 41 years, I think it is – in fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protective walls with favor. WALLS GIVE PEACE AND SECURITY In the world of the Old Testament, people built walls around cities to protect themselves from thieves, murderers, and other criminals, and from foreign invaders who would seek to destroy the city. People could still enter the city, but they had to do so by the gate, so that city officials would have some control over who...
  • Poll: 3-in-4 Swing Voters Oppose Democrat Plan to Abolish ICE

    07/01/2018 11:27:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1,2018 | John Binder
    The latest Harvard/Harris Poll, though, reveals that swing voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the Democrats’ plan to end all immigration enforcement across the U.S. Nearly 3-in-4 swing voters, about 73 percent, of swing voters said they do not want ICE to be disbanded. Less than 30 percent of swing voters said they support the abolishment of ICE. Likewise, Americans in general oppose the Democrats’ plan to abolish ICE. Nearly 70 percent of Americans polled in the Harvard/Harris Poll said they do not support ending ICE and thus all immigration enforcement. Abolishing ICE, as Breitbart News reported, would have allowed more...
  • Stop Whining About Discord When You Are Causing the Discord

    07/01/2018 5:37:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 1, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The level of verbal discourse in this country has reached a new low with the issue of illegal immigrants entering the country’s consciousness because some have been separated from their children. This issue is worthy of a discussion to have as a country. That being said, the level of debate has reached a demeaning and harmful low as some are invoking language and taking actions that are not only improper, but downright uncivil and un-American. This column does not debate the issues, but rather confronts the behavior of certain individuals. We can all agree that families showing up at our...