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  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    06/17/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 30 replies ^ | June 17th 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  • GOP fears midterms backlash from breaking up families at the border (fake)

    06/17/2018 6:42:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/16/18 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's policy of taking immigrant children from their parents at the southern border may have been designed to push Democrats to the negotiating table in Congress — but it could end up costing Republican lawmakers. "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!" Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday. "This is why we need more Republicans elected in November." But the policy, which has separated some 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks, could have the opposite effect as anxious Republican lawmakers fear...
  • 'This is harassment and racial profiling!' California woman forces Border Patrol agents off

    06/15/2018 2:15:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 6/15/18 | Chris Pleasance
    Full title................'This is harassment and racial profiling!' California woman forces Border Patrol agents off a Greyhound bus using the Fourth Amendment after they demanded to see everyone's documents......................The incident took place at a border post which used to be used to check for fruit being brought into California because of an invasive species of fly. But on this occasion when the bus stopped, Smalls said the driver announced: 'We are being boarded by Border Patrol. Please be prepared to show your documentation upon request.' Smalls said she stood up and began shouting: 'This is a violation of your Fourth amendment...
  • University Finds that Illegal Aliens Feel They Are Discriminated Against “Due to Being Undocumented”

    06/15/2018 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Immigration ^ | June 14, 2018 | By IRA MEHLMAN
    Ever wonder why going to university nowadays can leave parents broke, or kids with a mountain of debt? If you or your kid is planning to attend Rice University in Houston, be prepared to pony up $46,600 for tuition. If your kid needs to eat and prefers to sleep indoors, your total tab for the year will be $61,350. But you can rest assured that your life’s savings will be put to good use by Rice University, funding such important research as the forthcoming report, “Kicks Hurt Less: Discrimination Predicts Distress Beyond Trauma Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants.” Sorry, no hyperlink...
  • Austria Police, Army to Stage Border Defence War Games as Balkans Warn 80,000 Migrants Headed North

    06/13/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    Austrian troops will carry out exercises preparing the nation’s border defence against a migration influx later this month after Balkans police warned 80,000 third-world migrants are heading towards Western Europe. With up to 1,000 police officers, soldiers, and riot police set to take part in June, the drill will be Austria’s largest ever border patrol exercise, according to Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s best-selling newspaper. The announcement came following a security conference in Slovenia at which police chiefs from countries along the Balkans migration routes warned they had seen a significant upsurge in the number of border crossings. Speaking after the conference,...
  • Border Patrol: Agent wounded in shooting in southern Arizona

    06/12/2018 2:22:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-12-2018 | AP
    The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. A Border Patrol statement says the agent was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning for treatment but provides no information on the agent's injuries or the circumstances of the shooting. The statement says the shooting happened south of the community Arivaca (ayr-uh-VAH'-kuh) at 4:30 a.m. and that several people referred to as subjects of the investigation were taken into custody.
  • U.S., Mexican Border State Start Cartel Intelligence Sharing Operation..

    06/08/2018 12:25:30 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 6/8/2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    U.S. authorities and the border state of Tamaulipas kicked off a new program that creates a 'U.S. based' tip-line for callers from Mexico to provide information on the cartel members and their activities. In the past, the Tamaulipas government tried to implement a tip line targeting three Gulf Cartel bosses who at the time were responsible for most of the violence in Reynosa, Breitbart Texas reported. The new program allows for those who may not trust law enforcement in Mexico to share information to a U.S. line. The new program is 'the first time' that multiple U.S. agencies under the...
  • Inside The Trial Of 3 Guatemalan Mothers Separated From Their Children

    06/08/2018 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | June 7, 2018 | by John Burnett
    Three young Guatemalan women went on trial this week at the red-rock federal courthouse in Alpine, Texas. It's about 70 miles from the spot in the border town of Presidio where they waded across the Rio Grande three weeks ago, with their eight- and nine-year-old sons in tow. One of the women, Emilia Figueroa, testified during the trial that she believed if she brought her boy with her, the two of them would be released to live in the United States until their immigration court date. But, to their horror, the opposite occurred. Agents booked the Guatemalan mothers for unlawful...
  • Tax break for undocumented immigrants pushed by California Democrats

    06/08/2018 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 7, 2018 | BY ADAM ASHTON
    The California state budget could extend a tax break to low-income families of undocumented immigrants. Assembly Democrats want Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit in such a way that people who do not have Social Security numbers can apply for it. The proposal is meant to help poor Californians recover some of their state income tax. Last year, a household with two children and an adjusted gross income of up to $22,309 would have been eligible for a tax credit. The maximum credit for a family of that size is $2,467, according to the Franchise...
  • Dem bill would block feds from charging some illegal immigrants with crimes

    06/08/2018 2:09:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats announced legislation Friday to prevent authorities from separating children from their parents at the border, in a move that would likely punch a hole in the middle of the Trump administration’s new zero tolerance border policy. Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the bill is the first major concrete effort to try to push back against the zero tolerance policy. “The United States must not be a country that traumatizes young children by separating them from their parents,” the California Democrat said. Homeland Security says it’s a misguided attempt. “We don’t have a policy of separating families. If you...
  • Israel to brief DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on border security next week...

    06/08/2018 11:45:30 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/8/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be traveling next week to Jerusalem, where she will receive a briefing on Israel’s border infrastructure technology and security. DHS said Nielsen would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan...Nielsen will be participating in the International Homeland Security Forum Seventeen different countries will participate in the forum, which will focus on counterterrorism and how the U.S, Israel, and other international allies and partners can combat threats.
  • No evidence prosecutions deter illegal border crossings, report says

    06/07/2018 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 7, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of people who cross the southwestern border illegally, but a judicial reform group said there's no evidence that such prosecutions will deter illegal immigration. The Vera Institute of Justice, in a report issued Wednesday, said its analysis of a previous attempt to use prosecutions to stem immigration - known as Operation Streamline - shows that prosecutions and incarceration do not deter migration. Instead, the prosecutions clogged courts, shifted resources from more serious cases and robbed people of due process. Operation Streamline was implemented in 2005 under the George W. Bush administration and required...
  • Illegal immigrant found guilty of killing Kansas mom, kidnapping her 6-day old baby

    06/06/2018 1:19:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 6, 2018 | By Travis Fedschun
    A woman who faked a pregnancy for several months was found guilty on Tuesday of killing her former co-worker and kidnapping the victim's newborn baby with the intent to raise the child as her own. Yesenia Sesmas, 36, an illegal immigrant who was living in Dallas at the time, drove to Wichita, Kan. to shoot 27-year-old Laura Abarca on Nov. 17, 2016, and kidnap 6-day-old Sophia Gonzales. The baby was found safe two days later in Sesmas' Dallas apartment and was returned to relatives. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours on Tuesday and found Sesmas guilty of first-degree premeditated...
  • Construction begins on San Diego border wall with ‘anti-climbing plate’

    06/02/2018 7:09:22 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/18 | John Bowden
    Construction on a section of President Trump's planned border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border began Friday in San Diego, according to local media. Local news affiliate Fox 8 reported that a section of border wall that features an "anti-climbing plate" will replace about 14 miles of improvised border fencing created from scrap metal. The section of the wall will begin about a half a mile from the Pacific Ocean, Fox reports, and will stand between 18-30 feet tall. Rodney Scott, chief of Customs and Border Patrol for the San Diego area, told Fox 8 that the construction will improve public...
  • Man who allegedly killed teen in Houston crash had been deported 3 times

    06/01/2018 10:51:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 31, 2018
    The man accused of killing a teenage girl in a car accident in Houston had previously been deported from the United States three times, federal records show. Edy Lopez-Hernandez, 27, was arrested after crashing into another vehicle and fleeing the scene Sunday. He was later determined to be under the influence of unspecified narcotics when he was driving "at a high rate of speed" and crashed into the rear of another car, according to Houston police. A 17-year-old girl in the back seat of the vehicle that he hit died on impact. Lopez-Hernandez, who is from Guatemala, got out of...
  • Transgender migrant from Honduras dies in U.S. custody

    05/30/2018 11:35:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 30, 2018 | by Annie Rose Ramos
    A transgender Honduran woman, who was part of the caravan of Central American migrants that arrived at the U.S. border earlier this month, died in detention on Friday. Roxana Hernandez, 33, died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from what appeared to be cardiac arrest. Hernandez was first admitted to a hospital more than a week ago “with symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration, and complications associated with HIV,” according to a statement from ICE. Immigration officials identified the woman as Jeffry Hernandez, but LGBTQ rights advocates and caravan organizers said...
  • Graphic: Cartel Gunmen Dump Bodies of Six Women into Ravine in Mexican Border State

    05/27/2018 5:07:14 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 24 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 May 2018 | Cartel Chronicles
    The ongoing fight for territorial control between rival cells of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN or Northeast Cartel) and Zetas Vieja Escuela escalated over the weekend in the capital of this border state. Officials found six women — executed at the hands of the cartel and subsequently thrown into a deep ravine. Two of the victims were pregnant. The women had been kidnapped by a team of gunmen from the restaurant where they worked. The restaurant is located on a road called Rumbo Nuevo in the southeastern part of the Tamaulipas capital of Ciudad Victoria. Ciudad Victoria is disputed by...
  • Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country...

    05/25/2018 10:39:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 73 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 26, 2018 | Megan Sheets For
    FULL TITLE: Border Patrol officer shoots dead a 19-year-old illegal immigrant trying to enter the country in shocking moment caught on video - then the agency flip flops on the reason why A 19-year-old Guatemalan immigrant has been shot dead by a US Border Patrol agent. Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez died on Wednesday in Rio Bravo, Texas, after an unidentified agent came across her and three others whom he suspected had entered the country illegally. As he tried to take the group into custody they reportedly charged at him and tried to attack him 'using blunt objects'.
  • Former Douglas border agent's 'attitude of dishonesty' leads to 3-month prison term (AZ)

    05/24/2018 4:22:16 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 24, 2018 | Curt Prendergast
    Depositing $500,000 into Mexican bank accounts and repeatedly lying on background checks led to a three-month prison sentence for a former Douglas-based Border Patrol agent. Oscar Cornejo, 39, pleaded guilty in September to making false statements about previous criminal charges filed against him and about his border-crossing history, U.S. District Court records show. Cornejo, who was fired after 15 years as an agent and rising to be a supervisor with a six-figure income, also admitted to concealing assets from a bankruptcy court. But he said the $500,000 came from cyclically depositing his paychecks into ATMs in Arizona and withdrawing the...
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under fire for saying schools can report undocumented students

    05/24/2018 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 24, 2018 | By KENDALL KARSON
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos set off a furor over comments she made to members of Congress suggesting that schools should decide whether or not to report undocumented students and their families to federal immigration authorities. "I think that is — that is a school decision," DeVos said during her testimony before the House Education and Workforce Committee after Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., pressed her on the issue of undocumented students. "It's a local community decision and again I refer to the fact that we have laws and we also are compassionate and I urge this body to do its...