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    10/06/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 10-6-2015 | BRANDON DARBY
    Border Patrol agents and others operating under the umbrella of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must now consider not only the sex of the criminal they are detaining, but the “gender identity” of the individual and how they feel and identify. The terms “illegal alien” or even “illegal immigrant” do not appear at all in a new 31-page instruction document. The new rules were published by CBP and according to the agency, “includes language on gender identity, which was not previously included in the individual component policies. Specifically, whenever feasible, officers and agents who conduct a search or are present...
  • Border Fence - India's border fence at night

    10/05/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | Oct 05, 2015 | Subuhi Parvez
    NASA posted a photo of the border between India and Pakistan as seen from outer space on Facebook on Sunday. The photo was taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station and shows the familiar outline of the north-western segment of India picked out in glowing lights. The astronaut who took the photo was "looking north across Pakistan's Indus River valley." The thread of orange that separates the two countries is lit by security lights that glow orange. The brightest spot visible is Karachi which faces the Arabian Sea. The Indus Valley is also dotted with lights. This is...
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border

    10/04/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    The Arizona Border Recon - made up of veterans former private security officers - guard the US-Mexico border They stop illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and human trafficking while providing intelligence to border agents Photographs were captured by Johnny Milano, who followed the men as they patrolled near the town of Nogales

    09/22/2015 8:04:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-22-2015 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Published on Sep 22, 2015
  • Hungary's armoured vehicles sent to the border after Croatia sends bus-loads of refugees

    09/19/2015 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/19/15 | Russell Myers
    <p>It was like a scene from an army homecoming. Yet it was a show of military might from a country unable to deal with Europe’s worsening migrants crisis.</p> <p>I witnessed a convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles transporting several hundred soldiers waved and cheered on by locals in Hungary today.</p>
  • Migration activists hope Pope Francis will push US deportation reform

    09/18/2015 5:29:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 18, 2015 | Tom Dart
    Entwined by history, geography and culture, Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona, are the gateway towns to what marketers like to call the Sun Corridor. To deported migrants, though, Nogales is a dark and disturbing place – an exit, not an entry.
  • ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Is an Immigration Hardliner – But Even He Has Words on Trump

    09/12/2015 1:14:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    IJ Review ^ | September 11, 2015 | Maegan Vazquez
    "..When it comes to Trump’s idea for a mass deportation of 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., [Sheriff Joe Arpaio] said: “If the illegals don’t get caught or do anything wrong they’re not going to get deported. They got a pass. You’re not gonna go into their house for no reason other than you think that they’re here illegally. I’m not for that.” The Sheriff has consistently been a proponent of tough-on-immigration laws, supporting bills like Arizona’s S.B. 1070 back in 2010..."
  • AZ Sheriff: 'Obama Has Led The Largest Prison Break In U.S. History'

    09/11/2015 1:01:13 PM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/11/15 | Caleb Howe
    VIDEO: On Fox Business Network on Friday, Sheriff of Arizona's Pinal County Paul Babeu was on to discuss illegal immigration and illegal immigrant crime, when he dropped a rhetorical bomb on the President's policies to date: "A lot people talk about the 12 to 20 million illegals who are here. Let's talk about the 67,000, the smaller portion of criminal illegals who've committed serious, violent crimes in our country who have been released. President Obama has led the largest prison break in U.S. history releasing these criminals." A hard line indeed. Babeu points out the common sense and obvious point...
  • Israel Builds New Security Fence On Border With Jordan [Isaiah 28]

    09/08/2015 12:01:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/7/2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    One month ahead of its scheduled start date, Israel began to build a new security security fence on its eastern border with Jordan on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced after a cabinet meeting. “Today, we are starting to build a fence on our eastern border,” Netanyahu announced. “In the first stage, we will build it from Timna to Eilat in order to protect the airport being built there.” The 20 mile-stretch between the two cities encompasses the southernmost part of Israel, which is located just a handful of miles from the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia–two known hotbeds...
  • INS Puts Beacons on U.S-Mexico Line

    05/28/2002 7:46:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies · 57+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 24, 2002 | Anonymous
    May 24, 2002 PHOENIX- As summer heat descends on the U.S.-Mexico border, the INS is adding search and rescue teams and new high-tech equipment in an effort to curb the death toll among illegal border crossers. In the past decade, more than 300 illegal migrants have died each year while attempting to cross the 2,000-mile border - most from exposure or drowning. On Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the discovery of 14 illegal immigrants who died of exposure in the vast, barren desert in southwestern Arizona, Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James Ziglar announced that six 30-foot-tall safety beacons have...

    09/08/2015 4:04:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | September 8, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Israel has begun construction on a wall along its eastern border with Jordan in order to keep out any illegal immigrants and terrorists wanting to infiltrate the country. The wall will eventually encompass Israel’s whole border, as far as possible.
  • Poll: Grassroots Conservatives Want Congress To Secure The Border

    09/07/2015 3:51:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | David Bossie
    As Congress prepares to return from summer recess this week, my organization, Citizens United, conducted a poll of a cross-section of our national membership asking what issue lawmakers on Capitol Hill should focus on next. We followed that query up with a question regarding congressional term limits. The results of the poll should be both a roadmap and a warning sign for House and Senate leadership as they plot their upcoming strategies for the fall.
  • Donald Trump and James A. Traficant, Jr.–Soulmates?

    09/06/2015 2:51:52 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Consider This By JD ^ | 10 August 2015
    It wasn’t obvious at first, but then it dawned on me. Donald Trump and James A. Traficant, Jr., though they may be different in one sense, are very much alike. In case you don’t recall, Traficant was a Congressman from Youngstown, Ohio, who was expelled from the House in 2002. (SNIP) Trump can afford to hire a battalion of America’s best attorneys. Traficant represented himself in 1987 in a tax evasion case. And won. Trump is always dressed to the nines. Traficant always looked like he just walked out of a thrift store. Standard garb was cowboy boots, skinny ties...
  • Three (illegal aliens) charged in Sterling (Virginia) murder (of 17-year old)

    09/05/2015 3:41:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Loudon Times-Mirror ^ | 09/05/2015 | Crystal Owens and Kate Murphy
    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has charged three males in connection with the Friday murder of 17-year-old Danny Centeno-Miranda, a student of Park View High School. A 17-year-old male from Sterling is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in connection with a felony. His name is not being released at this time because he is a juvenile. However, Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman said today that his office will seek to try the 17-year-old as an adult. “He will be brought into court on Tuesday for arraignments and advised to his right to counsel, undoubtedly appointed an...
  • Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers

    09/03/2015 5:35:46 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/3/2015 | Dan Williams
    Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt. Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary inquiries about buying the Israeli-designed fences, according to an Israeli business source who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the discussions. Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly...
  • Jeb Bush On The Attack, Claims There’s A Big Problem With Trump’s Wall Idea

    08/31/2015 7:10:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Tom Tillison
    A large part of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s stance on immigration involves building a wall along the southern U.S. border — a wall the real estate tycoon insists will be paid for by Mexico. But not so fast says GOP rival Jeb Bush. The former governor of Florida said over the weekend Trump is promising to build “a wall that can’t be built,” the Washington Examiner reported. It’s a determination Bush said he made after talking to mayors and law enforcement on the Texas-Mexico border, who he said told him a wall can’t be built because of the rugged...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/27/2015 5:25:25 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 55 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Referring to Donald Trump and his proposals for a wall and immigration, Bush said, “How are you going to stop all of the remittances without violating their civil rights? This guy is now the front runner, he should be held accountable as I am, he should be asked how he should pay for it. Why don’t you prove to me it’s practical?” “I’ll tell you what they say on the border,” Bush continued, “it would tear apart their community, would hurt their economic activity, and it’s not needed, and there are better ways to deal with this…”
  • Confronted by Jorge Ramos [Trump:"I have a bigger heart than you, I want them to become legal"]

    08/26/2015 12:46:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 129 replies
    CNN Video ^ | August 25, 2015
    When Jorge Ramos [Univision] is invited back after being escorted out because he wouldn't stop interrupting, he and Donald Trump had an interesting exchange. Be sure to watch. 4:48 Video: Donald Trump Confronted by Univision Jorge Ramos at Iowa Press Before Rally Speech " Donald Trump explains that he will get rid of the gangs [which is the only group he says he will deport (if you've read it) in his plan] and then says to Ramos, "You're going to like this," "I will be humane" "I want them to come back" because "I have a bigger heart than you"...
  • What Americans want to do about illegal immigration

    08/24/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by glenduh · 17 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | Sara Kehaulani Goo
    The debate over the future of the nation’s estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants is on the political front burner once more. President Barack Obama set the stage in November when he announced new executive actions (now tied up in court) to prevent the deportation of millions of unauthorized immigrants, expanding 2012’s original program aimed mostly at providing relief to those brought to the United States as children. Illegal immigration has dominated the Republican presidential campaign, particularly after Donald Trump’s call for deporting all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Others have called for...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Current Border Fence "Certainly Woudn't Keep Me Out"

    08/21/2015 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    NACO, Arizona — As a motorcade carrying GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson down to a service road behind part of the border fence that was built here, there were no Border Patrol agents in sight. The fence—which local law enforcement from the Cochise County sheriff’s office confirms could easily be cut through with a blow-torch, something illegal aliens do quite frequently—ends a few miles up the road.
  • Mexico "Getting House in Order" By Cracking Down on Border Security

    08/21/2015 7:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news. While the Mexican government accuses Americans who want a wall, illegal alien criminals to be deported from U.S. cities and increased security along the southern border of being scared bigots, they're cracking down on Americans and other foreigners walking in an out of their country. From AP (bolding is mine):  Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. Pedestrians and motorists have generally entered Mexico unencumbered along the 1,954-mile border with the United States. Now, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose...

    08/20/2015 3:30:49 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19Aug15 | Matthew Boyle
    FLORENCE, Arizona — “Nobody does,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Breitbart News when asked who has operational control of this region of the United States of America. Babeu was on a helicopter tour of Mexican drug cartel scout locations in caves in the side of mountains throughout the desert about 70 miles inside the U.S. border. Essentially, that means U.S. sovereignty is gone for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of square miles throughout the American southwest.
  • Donald Trump tweets about our borders, and Sgt Tahmooressi (Wow! From 2014)

    08/19/2015 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies
  • It's the message, not the messenger: Why Trump leads

    08/18/2015 8:00:46 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 60 replies
    8/18/15 | me
    When Fox News, GOPe or any garden variety entity/person/party, goes after Trump, they are attacking the MESSAGE, not the messenger. We who like what Trump is saying (and I'm a Cruz girl)are under attack by all the voices out there that claim we shouldn't be listening to him. This includes Glenn Beck and his team. When they attack the messenger, they're really attacking the message and when they attack the message they're attacking us, those that believe in the message. This is why every single candidate that has attacked Trump has swirled down the drain. The harder they swing at...
  • The border wall Donald Trump wants (mostly) exists.

    08/16/2015 11:50:51 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 77 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/16/2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Newsflash to both Donald Trump and Ann Coulter: that wall you’re saying the U.S. needs to build along its border with Mexico…it mostly exists. There aren’t any lasers, a shark-filled moat, or auto-turrets, but it’s there. Don’t believe me? Here it is in Mexicali, California. And Arizona. And New Mexico.
  • Glenn Beck absolutely befuddled by pro-Trump Republican entertainers (Coulter and Co.)

    08/15/2015 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/2015 | T. Becket Adams
    Many Republican entertainers are clearly smitten with former reality TV star Donald Trump, but for conservative commentator Glenn beck, this makes no sense. Trump, a longtime crony capitalist, supports many liberal positions, including increased gun control and single-payer healthcare. ... "I get it if you are tired of politicians, A Republican progressive, or you are only about winning," Beck wrote in a message posted at Facebook [link at URL]. "Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don't carte how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have...
  • Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump?

    08/14/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015
    Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump? Glenn Beck wants to stage a conservative intervention. The former Fox News host and prominent conservative commentator is confounded that so many Republican voters are attracted to Donald Trump. And Beck is particularly bewildered by the conservative pundits who are hooked on the bombastic real estate mogul. "Why are big name 'conservatives' supporting him?" Beck asked wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Beck went on to name names, calling out some of Trump's biggest boosters in conservative media: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. "I am not talking...
  • Mexico: No, Donald Trump, we won't pay for a border wall

    08/13/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 155 replies
    CBS News ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Turns out the Mexican government isn't so keen on Donald Trump's assertion that he will make Mexico pay for a wall along America's southern border. "Of course it's false," a spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said of Trump's claim in a Bloomberg interview published Wednesday. "It reflects an enormous ignorance for what Mexico represents, and also the After firestorm over his comments about illegal immigrants, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump travels to the U.S.-Mexico border. CBS News C... Trump, a billionaire businessman who's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, has said repeatedly that the U.S. must build a wall...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Scott Walker Lays Out Plan To Secure Border, Stop Immigration Insanity In New Interview

    08/13/2015 1:11:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon & Matthew Boyle
    In a new exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker—a 2016 GOP presidential candidate—walked through his plan to secure the U.S. border with Mexico and detailed how he believes in protecting the wages of American workers when it comes to setting the levels of how many people to bring into the United States. Walker also walked through his concerns with radical Islam, how he would go after Planned Parenthood by not just defunding it but by stripping its tax-free status, and how he’s fought against cronyism and corruption throughout his career as a public servant. We print the...
  • Is Glenn Beck the only top 10 Talk Radio Host to attack Donald Trump?

    08/08/2015 7:35:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    From Limbaugh, Savage, Ingraham, Hannity, Mark Levin and even Alex Jones do nothing but impartial reporting of the Trump campaign. Where does Medved and that other RINO fit in the ratings? There aren't enough Fox News viewers or Fox News loyalists to bring down Trump. Most of these Debate viewers aren't voting in the primaries. Who will gain the most from Erickson's demise in his regular radio slot?
  • Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Murdering Co-Worker, Setting Her Body on Fire

    08/07/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-6-15 | katie mchugh
    An illegal alien from Mexico, Juan Jimenez-Olivera, pled guilty on Wednesday to strangling 30-year-old Sviatlana Dranko in her home, stealing $6,000 from her, setting her body on fire, and lying to police about his crimes in April 2014. The two worked together in a pizza parlor; little did Dranko’s employer know, he or she would have blood on his or her hands for hiring an illegal alien in defiance of federal law. On April 29, New Jersey police and firefighters responding to a call found Dranko severely burned with a pillowcase pulled over her head. Investigators determined she had died...
  • Donald Trump's immigration policy is insane. But at least he has one.

    08/05/2015 12:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | August 5, 2015 | Paul Waldman, senior writer, The American Prospect & contibutor, The Washington Post
    Donald Trump is many things, but a deep thinker with a nuanced grasp of the complexities of public policy is not one of them. Yet he stands firmly at the front of the GOP presidential pack largely because of one issue: immigration. And before you dismiss his thoughts on the subject as the rantings of a simple-minded xenophobe, understand that more than any other candidate, he's offering Republican primary voters some actual concrete ideas for how to address this challenge. That isn't to say that those ideas aren't insane and impractical, because they most certainly are. Trump wants to build...
  • Editorial: The Donald wearing thin

    08/04/2015 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    One thing about Donald Trump, you don’t have to guess what he’s really thinking … if you can call it that. Republican-for-now presidential candidate Trump has set himself apart – and ahead in the polls – from the crowded field of GOP candidates with his candid tell-it-like-he-sees-it pronouncements, particularly regarding the hot-button issue of immigration – certainly a topic presidential contenders should address. There are an estimated more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and more than 451,000 deportation cases in U.S. immigration courts. After calling some Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, Trump has now proclaimed that all...
  • Immigration Bill: Landlords 'must evict' illegal immigrants

    08/03/2015 5:57:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail, ministers say. Landlords will also be required to check a migrant's status in advance of agreeing a lease. Repeat offenders could face up to five years in prison. Financial support for failed asylum seekers will also end under the plans. Some 10,000 currently continue to receive a taxpayer-funded allowance of £36 a week, despite their applications having been rejected, because...
  • Human Smugglers Running Wild in Texas Border City

    08/01/2015 7:39:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies ^ | 08/01/2015 | ldefonso Ortiz
    LAREDO, Texas — In the most open area of the Texas border, human smugglers are running wild in their efforts to circumvent U.S. Border Patrol Agents. Earlier this week, border patrol agents arrested 10 suspected human smugglers in connection with various conspiracies to smuggle more than 75 illegal aliens in total. Breitbart Texas researched the court records for the 10 suspected smugglers who have all been formally charged in federal court in this border city. One of the most dramatic cases came on July 25, when Raymond Segura, a member of the prison gang Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos, was arrested along...
  • U.S. Customs and Coast Guard seize eight tons of cocaine in small submarine in Pacific Ocean

    07/31/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2015 | By Craig Hlavaty
    A small semi-submersible vessel containing four people and eight tons of cocaine was discovered by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on July 18 in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The self-propelled craft was first spotted off the coast of El Salvador by a Navy maritime patrol aircraft flying overhead. The semi-sub was hundreds of miles offshore in international waters. The U.S. Coast Guard was called in to assist with intercepting the craft. Four individuals were detained by the Coast Guard boarding team in the process. Roughly274 bales of cocaine were found in the semi-sub, weighing...
  • Mark Steyn : Pathway to Codswallop

    07/29/2015 10:37:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    In a thoughtful review of Ann Coulter's splendid new book, iconoclastic Democrat Mickey Kaus lists the open-borders advocates in American politics: ...the entire Democratic party, half the Republican party, half (secretly) of the politicians who claim to represent the other half of the Republican party, virtually the entire press (including Fox), virtually all of business, and virtually all big money political donors (including the Kochs!). The bit I've bolded helps explain the Trump bump in the GOP polls. A significant part of the Republican base thinks half their candidates are just schmoozing them to get through primary season, genuflecting toward...
  • Steve King says Boehner wing of party is to left of Bernie Sanders on immigration

    "Bernie Sanders is closer 2 my position on immigration than a wing of GOP. Avowed socialist is opposed 2 open borders."
  • Undocumented Steinmetz grad to attend White House summit

    07/23/2015 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | BY JORDYN HOLMAN
    A couple of missed calls, a voicemail — even a Snapchat — from his teacher notified Steinmetz College Prep graduate Cesar Bustos, 18, that he was headed to the White House. Bustos, who was at work when he got the news, is one of 130 students selected to attend first lady Michelle Obama’s Beating the Odds Summit on Thursday. The summit is part of the first lady’s Reach Higher initiative, which is intended to get more U.S. students to continue their education after high school. “The experience sounds so surreal,” Bustos said. “Being undocumented, I never believed I would ever...
  • Briefing Highlights Positive Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

    07/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | July 23, 2015 | National Council of La Raza
    A briefing today at NCLR (National Council of La Raza) addressed new data from The George Washington University (GW) which show that most U.S. voters have positive views of undocumented immigrants. Most voters surveyed consider undocumented immigrants "family and community oriented" (71%) and agreed they "fill jobs Americans don't want" (67%). A majority disagreed that undocumented immigrants "are 'cheaters' here just to help themselves" (59 percent), "belong to gangs and commit many crimes" (56 percent), or "threaten our traditional American culture" (56 percent). "Among American voters today, there is a substantial, multidimensional and widespread favorable attitude toward undocumented immigrants," said...
  • Up to 87 pct. of undocumented migrants could stay in U.S., study says

    07/23/2015 3:48:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | July 23, 2015
    Up to 87 percent of undocumented immigrants will be able to remain in the United States if the executive action measures on immigration taken by President Barack Obama are implemented without modifications, according to a study published by the Migration Policy Institute. The report by the independent immigration study center said that the net effect of the new policies will be a reduction in deportations from the United States. In all, 5.2 million immigrants would benefit from these immigration relief measures, but the MPI notes that the implementation of new guidelines for law enforcement and immigration authorities would broaden the...
  • Hungary building anti-migration fence despite international protests

    07/23/2015 2:23:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/23/15
    Despite international protests, Hungary has begun building a huge anti-migration fence along its 175-kilometer (109 miles) border with Serbia. Some 900 soldiers are involved in the project using materials provided by inmates. Hungary's government says it is crucial to stem the flow of migrants choosing the Balkans route to reach Europe as an alternative to the dangerous boat trips that have killed many. In tropical temperatures, troops managed to erect the first part of the four-meter-high (13 feet) fence. They arrived in armored vehicles turning the area into a war zone. Several police officers are also in the neighborhood, adding...
  • Republicans Pass 'Donald Trump Act' As Obama Vows Veto

    07/23/2015 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2015 | By BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    Donald Trump may be thousands of miles from Washington on the Texas-Mexico border, but on Capitol Hill he's center stage in the fight over illegal immigration. The bill, which is formally called the "Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act," would block states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they have so-called “sanctuary city” practices in place, blocking the enforcement of certain federal immigration laws. It passed today in the House with overwhelming Republican support in a 241-179 vote, with only six Democrats joining the majority. Democrats have pejoratively labeled the legislation “The Donald Trump Act,” tying...
  • Trump: Washington Ordered Border Patrol to Cancel Our Tour – We Will Show the Evidence

    07/23/2015 1:45:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | Jul 23rd, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump arrived in Laredo at the US border with Mexico today. Trump met with reporters before his tour of the border. He told reporters the Border Patrol invited him and then backed off because they didn’t want to get involved. Donald Trump: The reason they invited me was because of the tremendous problem and tremendous crime. And all of the things you’re talking about. So they invited me and then at the last moment, I mean we were virtually in the air, and they said, we can’t get involved. And I heard they got those orders from Washington. Reporter:...
  • Video: Donald Trump Speaks To Border Patrol & Police at Border

    07/23/2015 1:27:40 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 17 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 7-23-15 | Donald Trump
    July 23, 2015: Donald Trump Speaks To Border Patrol and Police In Laredo, TX at a press conference near the U.S. Mexico Border. There's also a pretty funny moment when he scolds a Mexican reporter for asking a stupid question- "You're done."
  • Donald Trump's Full Press Conference In Laredo at Border

    07/23/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 7-23-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump's full press conference today in Laredo, TX at the border...
  • Laredo mayor: ‘We welcome Donald Trump’ (video)

    07/23/2015 11:37:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies ^ | Jose Diaz-Balart
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  • AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents

    07/22/2015 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Will88 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
  • American Coyotes: Texas border towns divided over deployment of Guard, state troopers (Part 4 of 7)

    07/22/2015 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 22 July 2015 | Carl Prine
    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – When then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry deployed a battalion of the state’s National Guard troops here last August, he called them the “tip of the spear” against Mexican cartels that trafficked dope and illegal immigrants. Critics, especially here in the Rio Grande Valley, derided Perry’s decision as expensive political theater that “militarized” the border and antagonized Mexico. Perry’s supporters defended the move as a long overdue “surge” of police and soldiers against an influx of tens of thousands of undocumented and unescorted juveniles, mostly from Central America, that would fill gaps in federal border security. What’s...