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  • Deceptive quiet: IDF prepares for conflict with Gaza

    07/08/2020 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/20 | Kobi Finkler
    The IDF remains vigilant on the Gaza border six years following Operation Protective Edge. Reconnaissance operations take place at all hours of the day, including technologically advanced intelligence gathering and air force activity. Arutz Sheva toured IDF positions along the Gaza border to see those preparations.Soldiers at the IDF observation tower can see Hamas positions only a few hundred meters away, just across the security fence. Traveling along the border with Gaza reveals how advanced and significant the fence is. The barrier extends dozens of meters above and below ground to prevent the construction of cross-border attack tunnels. While the...
  • Trump and (mexico's) Lopez Obrador will talk long-term solution to illegal immigration....(Today)....

    07/08/2020 9:38:38 AM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 7/7/2020 | Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    “The historic work that both of these administrations — led by the two presidents — have done stemming from one, the USMCA, which is something that we are going to obviously highlight … but also our historic cooperation on migration" a official told reporters. “Illegal migration is now down 85% of mostly from Central American countries that would not be possible without the help of President Lopez Obrador with the Migrant Protection plan that we worked together on and the 25,000 National Guardsmen men and women that he has put forward to the northern and southern borders to protect people...
  • China Begins Pulling Back Troops Near Site of India Border Clash, Indian Sources Say

    07/06/2020 11:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NEW DELHI/BEIJING—China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on July 6, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night of June 15, with some falling to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan river in the western Himalayas. China has yet to confirm whether it suffered casualties. The Indian deaths are the highest along the border in more than five decades, a dramatic escalation that led to weeks of talks...
  • Mexico closes border in Arizona as coronavirus cases in both countries surge

    07/03/2020 1:45:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 03 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The Northern Mexican state of Sonora — which borders Arizona and a small portion of New Mexico — is toughening border restrictions this weekend as both regions experience a surge in coronavirus cases. In anticipation of the Fourth of July weekend, the state government announced plans to place filters at Sonora's main border cities to turn back tourists and those traveling for other nonessential purposes. “We are all going to be on alert at this time to prevent them from coming, whether they are Mexicans living in the U.S., Americans or those who want to come to spend the weekend...
  • Judge strikes down Trump administration rule denying asylum to most migrants at southern border

    07/01/2020 7:07:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 01 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal judge late Tuesday night struck down a Trump administration rule that banned most migrants from receiving asylum at the southern border with Mexico. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly said the administration failed to follow the procedural law governing how regulations can be implemented, which requires advance notice and a period for the public to comment on the proposal. "These procedures are not a mere formality," Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, said in his opinion. The rule was implemented last year by the Justice Department and Homeland Security in an attempt to crack down on migrants...
  • Baja Border an 'Achilles Heel' for COVID-19 Control Hospital chiefs plead with HHS to start medical checks for thousands who cross from Tijuana daily

    06/30/2020 12:38:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | April 29, 2020 | Cheryl Clark
    SAN DIEGO -- With counts of COVID-19 patients now rising rapidly just north of California's border with Mexico, hospital executives here are asking federal officials to move "immediately" to screen the tens of thousands of people crossing every day from densely populated Tijuana, a city of 2 million people, and other parts of the Baja peninsula.Chief executives of two major California healthcare systems sent a sent a letter late Tuesday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. They worry their systems will be overrun, not only from local San Diego cases, but from people who traverse the border unknowingly...
  • People with Coronavirus are crossing the US-Mexico border for medical care; Most of these are Americans

    06/29/2020 12:39:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN via ^ | 06/29/2020 | By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    (CNN) - Chris Van Gorder says he's seeing a telling trend in the hospitals he runs. Coronavirus patients are showing up in emergency rooms after calling 911 from the US-Mexico border. "They'll literally come to the border and call an ambulance," says Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health, a hospital system in southern California. The rise in ambulance traffic from the border, which several officials described to CNN, is a symptom of the pandemic's spread in the region -- and a sign of the many connections between communities in both countries. "There just is not a wall for...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • Mounting Evidence Points to Covid Refugees from Mexico as a Major Factor in Border-State Spikes

    06/28/2020 8:25:58 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | By Todd Bensman
    Evidence continues to mount that spikes in Covid cases in U.S. border states are due to successive waves of infected people fleeing Mexico's dysfunctional and overwhelmed hospitals to get American medical care at least as much, if not more than, to the re-opening of those states' economies. This matters because officials in border states are beginning to base policy decisions for partial lock-downs on grounds that lifting them is what caused the spikes. Although the states and hospitals do not release nationality or immigration status information, several Border Patrol agents told the Center for Immigration Studies that, per policy, they...
  • Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules

    06/26/2020 11:50:57 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 73 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 26, 2020 | Maura Dolan
    A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Friday that the Trump administration violated the law when it used military funds to build a wall on the Mexican border. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the power of the purse belongs to Congress, and the administration lacked constitutional authority to transfer the military money. Two Democratic appointees were in the majority. A Trump appointee dissented.
  • Pentagon Will Deploy 4,000 Troops to Southern Border, Starting in October

    06/25/2020 5:53:26 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 25, 2020 | Carla Babb
    The Pentagon will put up to 4,000 troops at the U.S. southern border with Mexico from this October through September 2021, a move that will decrease the overall number of troops there (20%) while extending the mission another year. “Secretary [Mark] Esper has approved a request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and authorized the deployment of up to 4,000 DOD personnel to the southern border,” Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Christian Mitchell said Thursday. As of late April, the total number of U.S. military forces deployed to the border was about 5,000, according to the U.S. Northern...
  • MSNBC's Soboroff Frets New Wall Will Inconvenience Illegal Immigrants

    06/25/2020 7:06:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 25, 2020 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday morning, correspondents on both CNN and MSNBC While CNN's John Harwood tried to downplay the significance of the new wall by noting that most of it was replacing a barrier that was already there, MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff went in the opposite direction as he predicted that it would have "drastic effects" as it would "force" illegal immigrants to cross into the U.S. in "more dangerous and deadly territory."
  • Horowitz: Most serious surge in virus cases? Coming across the Mexican border

    06/24/2020 8:18:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    CR ^ | · June 23, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    We were told that the governmental interest in ensuring that hospitals aren’t overrun with too many COVID-19 patients was so strong that it superseded the Bill of Rights. All businesses had to be shut, masks must be worn, church services had to be canceled. As Chief Justice John Roberts said in upholding California’s ban on church services, “When those officials ‘undertake to act in areas fraught with medical and scientific uncertainties,’ their latitude ‘must be especially broad.’” The very first action one would expect a government to undertake to stem the tide of a virus is to not purposely admit...
  • Ladakh Standoff to End Soon? India Wants Peace Along Border at Earliest, China Says Taking Action to Ease Tension

    06/11/2020 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies ^ | 06/11/2020 | Edited by Manmath Nayak
    A day after holding ‘positive talks’ at the military-level discussions over the Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that peace along the border is essential for further development of bilateral ties. Also Read - Jamia Millia Islamia Secures 6th Spot in QS World University Rankings Despite Broiling in Political Controversies Issuing a statement, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that two sides are maintaining military and diplomatic engagements to peacefully resolve the situation at the earliest. Also Read - Border Dispute: Amid Talks, Nepal Says ‘Will Get Back Kalapani From India Through Diplomatic Efforts’ “Both the...
  • The U.S. gave her refuge from gangs. But her 13-year-old daughter was expelled under Trump's new border policy

    06/10/2020 1:43:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 10, 2020 | By Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    After refusing to give in to the demands of a ruthless gang and some of her fellow police officers in El Salvador, Magdalena fled to the U.S. in 2013 and was ultimately granted legal refuge. Years later, members of the same gang threatened her 13-year-old daughter, who journeyed north in search of the safe harbor her mother found on U.S. soil. But Magdalena's daughter met a starkly different fate at America's southern border. In April, someone who was apprehended by border officials alongside her daughter informed Magdalena that her child was receiving medical care after falling into the Rio Grande...
  • Laredo to allow access for border wall surveys

    06/06/2020 4:36:24 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | June 6, 2020 | Julia Wallace
    (Laredo, TX) City Council reaches agreement with government providing right of entry for 982 acres along the Rio Grande. The city is the largest landowner in the Laredo area to have been sued over this right of entry, the first document the federal government needs signed by any property owner with land that could be impacted by a border wall. If a landowner does not agree to sign this form, the Department of Justice will pursue a condemnation case against them in federal court. A landowner has never won a right of entry case against the government... The agreement, which...
  • Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge

    05/30/2020 3:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 | by Laura Gottesdiener
    MEXICALI, Mexico/EL CENTRO, Calif., - Coronavirus cases are surging in a scorching hot desert region straddling south California and a city near Mexico’s Tijuana, leading to saturated hospitals, a cross-border overspill of patients and airlifts from rural U.S. clinics. Mexicali, capital of the Mexican state of Baja California, has the third-highest number of confirmed COVID cases in Mexico, with its main hospitals at four-fifths capacity, state health department data shows. Only a few miles beyond the border fence, Imperial County, California, is coping with the most COVID hospitalizations per capita in the state - well over twice the rate of...
  • Donald Trump has built just THREE MILES of entirely new border wall where no barrier existed before, Department of Homeland Security reveals

    05/27/2020 10:14:03 AM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/2020 | Nikki Schwab
    President Trump has built just three miles of primary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border where no barrier existed before, a new report from Customs and Border Protection said. The report, obtained by The Washington Post, found that while 194 miles of wall have been built the vast majority of 'new' wall was replacing old wall. Only 16 miles of the 194 represent construction in places a wall didn't exist, and of that tally, 13 miles were new secondary wall, while three were primary.
  • The Facts on the Crisis at our Border, and How to Fix It

    05/27/2020 4:42:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | May 27, 202 | Tom Homan
    For the past 18 months we have seen a concerted effort to vilify the Trump administration for declaring a national emergency on the southern border and all the actions that have been taken in support of that declaration. The left continues to talk about “cages” and “family separation.” They say that all these actions were mean-spirited, racist, and xenophobic. They say it was inhumane and there was no reason to do it, so it must be about hatred toward immigrants. It has been their battle cry to demonize President Trump, the Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It...
  • As Xi Jinping escalates border crisis to divert attention from China's economic woes, India should steer clear of missteps in 1962 at Galwan Post

    05/22/2020 1:36:40 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 8 replies
    FIRSTPOST ^ | May 22, 2020 10:57:57 IST | Praveen Swami
    Five thousand five hundred metres above sea level, the Indian Air Force Mi4 medium-lift helicopter fought its way over the great ice sheets shrouding Ladakh, its single radial engine rendered asthmatic by altitudes its Soviet designers had never designed it to perform. Evading bursts of small-arms fire sent their way by People’s Liberation Army patrols perched along the Galwan river, the pilots slowly made their way to the Indian Army’s eastern-most outpost in Ladakh. There was, the pilots would report that morning of 21 October, 1962, no sign of life: Galwan Post, India’s most remote outpost in Ladakh, had been...