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  • Israel Goes Full Trump on Gaza: Massive Concrete Wall Above And Below Ground Along Entire Border

    06/16/2016 6:40:40 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along the entire border with the Gaza Strip. The barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the country’s defense ministry. Yedioth’s affiliated website, Ynetnews, has the details:
  • Secure Our Border and Our Freedom

    06/15/2016 11:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    One of the fundamental questions facing Americans today is: Will our government ever secure our border? Judging by recent history, the answer would be: No. This is one place America must change. "We need a secure border to stop potential terrorists from entering the nation," House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said last Thursday at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (and televised by CSPAN) at which Republican congressional leaders discussed their national security plans. The need to secure the border, of course, is obvious. It is also obvious that for years this nation's elected political leaders...
  • Texas Congressman to Trump: Shove Border Wall "Up Your...

    06/06/2016 11:32:54 AM PDT · by proust · 181 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/6/2016 | Abby Livinston
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela took a poison pen to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday morning. "Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass," the Brownsville Democrat wrote in a lengthy missive to the real estate magnate.
  • Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunks

    05/06/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Bedard, Sean Langille
    Latin America's toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
  • Mexico’s top diplomat goes silent on Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 12:20:35 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    SACBEE ^ | 0505/16 | Alexei Koseff
    <p>Two months ago, Mexico’s top diplomat made international headlines for calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s policies “ignorant and racist.”</p> <p>“When an apple’s red, it is red. When you say ignorant things, you’re ignorant,” Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu told The Washington Post. She added that Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was “absurd” and “not a proposition we would even consider.”</p>
  • Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall

    05/05/2016 8:47:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies
    Introduction: The provision of the Patriot Act, Section 326 - the "know your customer" provision, compelling financial institutions to demand identity documents before opening accounts or conducting financial transactions is a fundamental element of the outline below. That section authorized the executive branch to issue detailed regulations on the subject, found at 31 CFR 130.120-121. It's an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year. There are several ways to compel Mexico to pay for the wall including the following: On day 1...
  • Trump to Apologizing Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for

    05/05/2016 5:21:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 178 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said. "We'll get it straightened out."
  • Border Patrol Group’s President: Cartels Cut Hole in Unmanned Border Fence, Drove Through

    03/23/2016 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 23, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Wednesday that cartels cut a hole in a 10-mile stretch of border that had been unmanned for two days and drove two vehicles through it. “Yesterday, I received an email from an agent in Arizona, and that email said that there was a 10-mile stretch for two days — and this is documented on the reports from the Border Patrol management — 10 mile stretch of border that was unmanned for two days,” Judd said. “Criminal cartels were able to go to the fence, cut...
  • 2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump (Calderon, who built the Guatemala wall)

    02/27/2016 7:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 10:02 PM EST
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he thought Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. "I think his logic of exalting white supremacy isn't even acting against immigration - Donald Trump is the descendant of migrants - it is acting and speaking against immigrants who have a different...
  • 'We will encircle all of Israel with a security fence' (Netanyahu)

    02/09/2016 1:03:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:14 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu toured on Tuesday the route of the fence being built along Israel's eastern border with Jordan. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Southern District commander Eyal Zamir also participated in the tour along the route of the anticipated 30-kilometer fence. So far, five kilometers of the border fence have been erected. [...] The Prime Minister expressed his opinion that all of Israel should be surrounded by some sort of border fence. "At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it...
  • Did Donald Trump get the idea for a border fence from Ted Cruz? (the opposite is true)

    01/04/2016 6:48:02 AM PST · by Isara · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump claims that Ted Cruz is copying his idea of building a border fence, but the reality may be the opposite. First, here's what Trump says:...But if we go back to May 9th, 2013, we find that Ted Cruz was not only speaking in favor of a border fence, he was pushing hard for it legislatively:...And what was Donald Trump talking about during this time? Not a border fence, that's for sure. Instead, just a few months earlier Trump was saying that Mitt Romney's self-deportation program was "mean spirited," further adding...In fact, as recently as June of 2015 Trump was still...
  • EU presses African nations to accept migrants back

    11/11/2015 4:18:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:31 PM EST | Lorne Cook and Eldar Emric
    The European Union pressed African leaders on Wednesday to take back thousands of people who do not qualify for asylum, as overwhelmed Slovenia began building a razor-wire border fence to keep migrants at bay, raising tensions with neighboring Croatia. Sweden, struggling to manage the influx too, became the latest EU nation to announce the introduction of temporary border controls, as of Thursday. According to the International Organization for Migration, almost 800,000 people have entered Europe by sea this year. The EU predicts that three million more could arrive by 2017. ...
  • Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza’s tunnel business

    11/04/2015 12:52:25 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    One America News Network ^ | November 4, 2015 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Egypt's pumping of salt water from the nearby Mediterranean into the tunnels is not only creating a mess as it rises to the surface. Palestinian officials say it is also contaminating water supplies as well as threatening to wreck farmland and spread disease. Local residents say that at the peak of the tunnel business, after Hamas Islamists seized the Gaza Strip in 2007 and Israel tightened a closure of its crossings into the enclave, nearly 2,500 underground passages snaked under the border with Egypt. The direction of traffic was mainly into Gaza. Commercial goods - and weapons smuggled in separate...
  • Build a wall on the border? No thanks, says San Diego. (Darrell Issa too.)

    11/02/2015 4:19:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2015 | Liam Dillon
    … While Trump and other GOP presidential candidates push for a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, San Diego is literally building a bridge. In December, an international group of developers, which includes real estate magnate Sam Zell, plans to open a pedestrian walkway that bypasses the regular U.S. border crossings and directly connects San Diego to Tijuana’s international airport. Meanwhile, all five members of San Diego’s congressional delegation, including stalwart Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, have successfully advocated for the $500 million in additional funds needed to expand the main border crossing. And the city’s...
  • HUNGARIAN BORDER FENCE SO EFFECTIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOW AT PRE MIGRANT-CRISIS LEVELS

    10/30/2015 9:20:23 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 41 replies
    The Hungarian border fence has been a remarkable success, according to new figures made public by Viktor Orban’s homeland security chief this week. The new border fences, which closed off Hungary from Serbia in September and continued around the border, finally cutting the country off from unwanted incursions from Croatia earlier this month have been so successful the number of illegal migrants has dropped off the charts. While last month up to 10,000 migrants a day illegally crossed into Hungary, now border controls have been fully implemented, that number has fallen to dozens per day. Dr. Gyorgy Bakondi, chief adviser...
  • Austria Stops Criticizing Hungary for Building Border Fence, Build Own Border Fence

    10/29/2015 9:47:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not that long ago, Austria's Nazi collaborationist party was accusing Hungary of being Nazis for the whole border security thing. Now Austria appears to have had enough and has caught fence fever. Austria on Wednesday said it plans to build a fence at its main crossing with Slovenia, the first such barrier between two members of Europe’s document-free travel area, in one of the clearest signs to date of how Europe’s migrant crisis is undermining Europe’s institutions and sowing discord across the bloc. News of the plan, aimed to slow the stream of migrants headed toward Germany via Austria,...
  • 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...
  • Hungary’s army can shoot rubber bullets and tear gas at refugees

    09/22/2015 7:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    EuroNews ^ | September 21, 2015
    "Hungary is violating the human rights of refugees by blocking their access to a meaningful asylum procedure on its territory."Hungry’s parliament has authorised its army to shoot rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, (flashbangs), net guns and tear gas grenades at migrants. They say that the use of the so-called non-lethal weapons will help Hungary’s military handle the migrant crisis. As Hungary rushes to finish building a fence along its border with Croatia, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the police needed the army’s help to secure Hungary’s borders with Serbia and Croatia. “The migrants are not only banging on our doors...
  • SURPRISE: Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only One Problem: It’s in Africa.

    09/19/2015 9:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 19, 2015 | Mac Slavo
    In 2005 then-Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano famously said that building a wall on the southern border of the United States to stem the flow of illegal immigration would be ineffective. “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works,” she argued. That deep seeded focus on domestic security was apparently enough for President Obama to eventually appoint her as head of the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the safety of the American people. An actual wall designed to keep unknown individuals and potential terrorists out of...
  • India seals itself off from Bangladesh (a 2000 mile fence!)

    06/27/2007 7:31:58 AM PDT · by voletti · 34 replies · 941+ views
    Chron (AP) ^ | 6/27/07 | Tim sullivan
    SUJATPUR, Bangladesh — Everyone knew it was out there somewhere, an invisible line that cut through a cow pasture and, at least in theory, divided one nation from another. But no one saw it as a border — it was just a lumpy field of grass, uneven from the hooves of generations of cattle, and villagers crossed back and forth without even thinking about it. Today, no one can ignore the line. In a construction project that will eventually reach across 2,050 miles, hundreds of rivers and long stretches of forests and fields, India has been quietly sealing itself off...
  • India fences off Bangladesh to keep out Muslim terror

    11/12/2005 6:06:56 PM PST · by saquin · 9 replies · 500+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 11/13/05 | Dean Nelson
    INDIA is accelerating the construction of a 2,500-mile fence to seal its border with Bangladesh amid growing fears that its Muslim neighbour could become “a new Afghanistan”. Indian officials and western diplomats have been alarmed by an increase in terrorist attacks by militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda and by the Dhaka government’s failure to crack down on them. One group said to have links with the government claimed responsibility for 500 synchronised explosions in 63 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts in August. India’s cabinet has decided to speed up work on the 8ft security fence, which is intended to keep out...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. – It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasich’s town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. “Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals?” asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to “finish the wall” along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. “If they’ve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay,” he...
  • Fmr. AZ Gov. Jan Brewer: Trump’s Telling It Like It Is

    07/10/2015 8:51:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/2015 | Michelle Moons
    2016 Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump is “telling it like it really, truly is,” former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer told CNN’s Don Lemon, despite on-going attacks on Trump for comments he has made on immigration.... Trump has not backed down from comments on drug and crime issues surrounding illegal immigration since he announced his candidacy. Since then Americans have seen the horrific shooting death of Kathryn Steinle allegedly, at the hands of a five times deported, seven time convicted felon.
  • SHOCK: ARIZONA PAPER DECRIES BORDER FENCE AS TOO HIGH FOR MEXICANS TO SAFELY JUMP

    07/06/2015 9:48:48 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/2015 | Brandon Darby
    A mainstream Arizona newspaper is decrying the small section of the Arizona-Mexico border that has a 14-foot-high primary fence because it is too high for illegal immigrants to safely cross. The article, “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones,” includes the claim that sections of the border with a 14-foot-high fence are “as tall as a two or three-story house” and tells the stories of several women who broke bones and were treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. The writer never mentions any lives directly lost as a result of there notbeing a border fence in most...
  • Egypt floods Gaza tunnels, cut Palestinian lifeline

    02/14/2013 4:26:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013
    Up to 200 smuggling tunnels shut since Egyptian President Morsi took office; some 30% of all goods reach Gaza through tunnels. Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel for more than seven years. Reuters reporters saw one tunnel being used to bring in cement and gravel suddenly fill with water on...
  • ISRAEL LAUNCHES GAZA MOAT PLAN

    06/17/2004 7:20:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 66 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/17/04
    JERUSALEM, June 17 (Reuters) - Israel set in motion a plan on Thursday to dig a moat along the Gaza-Egypt border, inviting contractor bids for the project meant to prevent arms reaching Palestinian militants through tunnels. The Defence Ministry published the bid notice 11 days after the cabinet approved in principle a Gaza withdrawal plan, under which Israel would keep a narrow corridor on the Egyptian frontier pending possible security arrangements with Cairo. Inviting bids by July 12, the ministry said the southern Gaza Strip "canal" would be 15 metres (50 ft) to 25 metres (80 ft) deep and stretch...
  • Israel may build canal to separate Gaza from Egypt

    05/16/2004 1:13:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 20 replies · 153+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 16, 2004 | Dan Izenberg
    alestinian sources report large IDF forces in the southern Gaza Strip ahead of expected operations to widen the Philadelphia corridor. Meanwhile, some 3000 Palestinians fled their homes in Rafah on Sunday following the High Court of Justice's turning down of a petition filed by 13 Palestinian residents against the IDF's decision to demolish houses adjacent to the Phildelphia Route in Rafah, Ynet reported. Advertisement The IDF revealed plans Sunday to create a 60 meter wide underground canal, 20 meters deep that is aimed at preventing the forging of arms-smuggling tunnels from the Egyptian side of Rafah to the Palestinian side....
  • The Egyptian Underground - Rooting out the terrorists

    10/29/2003 9:24:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 115+ views
    NRO ^ | October 29, 2003 | Jonathan Schanzer
    The roadside bomb that killed four Americans recently had to have been imported into the Gaza Strip from someplace. Odds are, it came from underground tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Countless other weapons used in terrorist attacks against Israelis in recent years have also arrived via those same subterranean routes. So, while Egypt may not be directly responsible for the attacks that take place in Gaza, it has indirectly allowed Gaza's terrorists to arm themselves. In other words, it's time for Cairo to see the light, and put an end to the tunnels. Over the last ten years,...
  • Donald Trump vows to build border wall, says Mexico will pick up tab

    07/01/2015 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that if elected president he will erect a wall along the country’s southern border and said that taxpayers won’t have to pay a dime for it. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall,” Mr. Trump said. He did not provide any details on how he would get Mexico to go along with his plan.
  • Egypt Creating Buffer Zone Along Gaza Border

    02/15/2014 9:03:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/14 | Elad Benari
    <p>Egypt is continuing its crackdown not only on Sinai terrorism but on Gaza’s Hamas rulers as well.</p> <p>The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported that Egyptian border forces destroyed 10 tunnels and seven homes in the Sinai on Saturday, as part of new campaign to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza that would extend 500 meters in some places.</p>
  • Israel To Build Moat On Border With Egypt

    06/17/2004 6:52:13 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 242+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-18-2004 | Inigo Gilmore
    Israel to build moat on border with Egypt By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem (Filed: 18/06/2004) Israel has announced plans to build a saltwater moat along the Gaza-Egypt border in a move greeted with shock and bemusement. The moat is intended to deter the smuggling of weapons through tunnels under the frontier from Egypt into Palestinian areas. Israel's defence ministry published a request for bids after the cabinet approved, in principle, a Gaza pullout plan, under which Israel would keep a narrow corridor on the Egyptian frontier pending possible security arrangements with Egypt. The moat will be 2.5 miles in length,...
  • Egypt proposes water barrier and kilometer wide sterile zone in Philadelphi Corridor

    02/23/2007 4:59:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Yediot Ahronot: Egypt proposes water barrier and kilometer wide sterile zone in Philadelphi Corridor Dr. Aaron Lerner 23 February 2007 Yediot Ahronot correspondent Alex Fishman reported in the 21 February edition that Egypt proposed to Israel to dig a deep trench on the Philadelphi Corridor to be flooded with water from the Mediterranean in order to prevent smuggling from Sinai into the Gaza Strip. According to Fishman, the Egyptians raised the proposal during meetings with IDF officials and U.S. General Dayton along with a proposal to create a sterile cleared kilometer wide band on the Egyptian side of the Philadelphi...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 3:43:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 194 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015 | Neil Munro
    New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence...
  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/21/2015 2:28:11 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 01/21/2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between Mexico and the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. “Where the double-layer fence has been put in, it has worked spectacularly....
  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: 600-Mile Barrier on Iraqi Border to Keep ISIS Militants Out

    01/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2015 | Samuel Smith
    In response to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group, the royal family of Saudi Arabia is having a 600-mile barrier constructed to completely block the Iraqi portion of the Saudi northern border, hoping to prevent ISIS militants from infiltrating the kingdom. The planned fence structure will span the entire distance of the Iraq-Saudi border, from Jordan to Kuwait. The border barrier system will feature five layers of barbed wire fencing, a ditch, a patrol road, 240 rapid response vehicles, underground motion sensors, 40 watchtowers, radar, day/night cameras, seven command centers, 28 communication towers, 32 military response...
  • A Documented American Stands Up Against Fences

    12/20/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    To make the White House more secure from undocumented visitors who are just seeking the same kind of freedom to be harassed by a government agency with guns that all Americans enjoy, a blue ribbon panel is suggesting that a better fence be built around the White House. “An executive summary of the review released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department,” reports the Associated Press, “also concluded that the Secret Service needs more uniformed officers and plain clothes agents, better fencing at the White House and more training for officers.” The report comes on the heels of several undocumented visits...
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    12/01/2014 7:41:51 AM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 13 replies
    11/15/14 | Joe Lynch
    Comprehensive immigration reform: 1. Secure our borders and ports and provide verifiable metrics 2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment 3. Make eVerify mandatory and enforce it with large fines 4. Reduce legal immigration quotas and end chain migration 5. Deport illegals upon contact with any law enforcement agency 6. No local, state or federal government benefits of any kind 7. Any health and/or other care billed back to the home country 8. Lifetime ban on path to citizenship for anyone who entered illegally 9. Make illegal entry a felony
  • Saudis building 560 mile long border fence to keep out ISIS infiltrators

    09/08/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Undeterred by political correctness, Saudi Arabia is taking a step that makes common sense, yet has been difficult to accomplish in America: building a border fence. Israel National News reports: Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT. The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier,SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence. The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was...
  • Pentagon: No evidence of ISIS at border

    08/22/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border. Perry, who is weighing another run for the president in 2016, made the assertion Thursday during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "There's the obvious great concern that, because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure, and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing]," he said....
  • Build the Border Fence Already!

    08/22/2014 7:55:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Most of us, even many Democrats these days, are beginning to acknowledge the complete foreign policy failure of our president (for an overview see Bret Stephens’ The Meltdown in Commentary), but we still have to deal with over two years of Obama and we have a serious problem that needs to be handled immediately. We could die. Not all of us but a lot of us. And our society as we know it could be destroyed. Sound apocalyptic and a little overwrought? Well, it is apocalyptic, but not so overwrought. Surely you saw the Islamic State video with that...
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Uncle Sam's Unfenced Swimming Pool

    07/16/2014 8:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool. While Sam is personally not very fond of children -- he supports abortion on demand and believes the government should force all employers to offer female workers free sterilizations -- he nonetheless lives in a neighborhood that teems with little ones. The children are particularly attracted to Sam's beautiful pool -- and, on those rare occasions when Sam is actually in his backyard, he frequently finds himself shooing these children away. Worried relatives have repeatedly...
  • Journalist Handcuffed by ICE Agents for Photographing U.S. Border Fence in New Mexico

    07/11/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Andrew Meyer
    Andy Beale’s goal was to create a photo project comparing the fence between the U.S. and Mexico and the wall between Israel and Palestine. On June 6, 2014, Beale arrived at the Santa Teresa border checkpoint in New Mexico with a friend to take pictures of the fence. As Beale started taking pictures, a Federal Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) officer drove up and asked Beale what he was doing, and for identification. ICE agents then escorted Beale and his friend inside the immigration building, and promptly handcuffed the two of them to a bench. For the next three hours,...
  • Krauthammer: "If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around The White House?"

    07/02/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    BILL O'REILLY: How do you secure the border, Charles? CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Alright, here's what I've been on for years. You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the mid 90's and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90% and people ended up going through other places like Arizona. If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House? If they don't work, why is it that the...
  • KRAUTHAMMER: 'IF FENCES DON'T WORK, WHY IS THERE ONE AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE?'

    07/02/2014 12:28:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-2-14
    On Tuesday's broadcast of "The O'Reilly Factor," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer gave his solution to the crisis at the southern United States border: a fence. He argued that securing the border with a fence is a proven method and he pointed to other places where it has worked, including at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. "Alright, here's what I've been on for years," Krauthammer said. "You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the...
  • Border Fencing: One Tool among Many -- We need fences in some places, and not in others.

    03/28/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    Out in the West Texas town of El Paso We need a fence on the Mexican line. But to the south where the land is forbidding, Agents and cameras and sensors are fine. (with apologies to Marty Robbins) The border fence with Mexico looms large in the ongoing debate over immigration. The Secure Fence Act of 2006, the “Where’s the Fence?” ad in 2007, John McCain’s “Complete the Danged Fence” ad in 2010, and the meretricious Corker-Hoeven amendment to last year’s Senate amnesty bill all point to the importance of border fences in the popular mind and the policy discussion....
  • Obama Judge: Mexican Border Fence May Have “Disparate Impact” on Minorities

    03/20/2014 10:29:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 20, 2014
    A Homeland Security initiative to put fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border could discriminate against minorities, according to an Obama-appointed federal judge who’s ruled that the congressionally-approved project may have a “disparate impact on lower-income minority communities.” This of course means that protecting the porous—and increasingly violent—southern border is politically incorrect. At least that’s what the public college professor at the center of the case is working to prove and this month she got help from a sympathetic federal judge. Denise Gilman, a clinical professor at the taxpayer-funded University of Texas-Austin, is researching the “human rights impact” of erecting a barrier...
  • Breitbart's Brandon Darby Exposes Hole in Border Fence

    07/29/2013 11:38:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Breitbart.com
    Breitbart News’s Brandon Darby walks viewers from the Rio Grande River into a U.S. neighborhood, revealing just how unsecured the U.S./Mexico border really is. Darby walks viewers through the unfinished “Border Fence,” which had no gate or security of any kind. The location was west of Penitas, Texas.
  • Israel: Say, that border fence on the Sinai is coming in handy, huh?

    07/07/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It seems as though everyone has an opinion on what the Egyptians should do with their country and government. Iran wants the Muslim Brotherhood restored to power; Russia is worried about civil war; most of the West wants new elections and an end to military rule. The US is currently debating on whether to call the coup a coup at all, as that designation would force a suspension of American aid to the Egyptian military. The Obama administration demanded the restoration of “a democratically elected civilian government” rather than “the democratically elected civilian government,” a nuance that was not lost...