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  • Pro Bernie-Sanders AZ Vote Recorder Was Attorney for Fast and Furious Gun Buyer

    11/14/2018 12:13:36 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2018 | Michelle Moons
    The Maricopa County vote recorder employing controversial vote-counting practices was the defense attorney for an accused Mexican cartel gun straw purchaser. Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes defended Manuel Celis-Acosta in 2011 after an arrest for involvement in the Fast and Furious government gun-running scandal. “Before he was elected in 2016 as Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes was an attorney representing clients in narco-terrorism and firearms scandals,” Fox News reported. Celis-Acosta reportedly transferred thousands of guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. This included the firearm used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

    11/09/2018 1:13:45 AM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Nov 2018 | Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border, caravan organizers said. The decision was made late Thursday in a Mexico City stadium where roughly 5,000 migrants have spent the past few days resting... It came shortly after caravan representatives met with officials from the local United Nations office and demanded buses to take them to the border. Caravan coordinator Milton Benitez told the migrants that they were still waiting for a response....
  • Border Patrol cancels exercise near voting site after criticism

    11/06/2018 1:46:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/18 | Rafael Bernal
    The U.S. Border Patrol cancelled a scheduled "crowd control" exercise Tuesday at a port of entry in a Hispanic neighborhood of El Paso, Texas, amid concerns over the drill's timing on Election Day. The exercise was scheduled as part of a "mobile field force demonstration" ahead of the potential arrival of Central American migrant "caravans." But the timing and relative proximity to polling stations drew the ire of civil rights activists and Democrats, who accused the Border Patrol of voter intimidation. A Border Patrol representative told The Hill that the exercise had been postponed "out of an abundance of caution...
  • Asylum seekers turned away from border bridges ahead of caravan [ACLU WATCH]

    10/31/2018 9:22:16 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    LA Times via msn ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    [Creepy Immigration Lawyer Alert] EL PASO, Texas - Migrants arriving at the U.S. border to seek asylum are routinely subjected to tactics that immigration rights advocates say are designed to drive them away in violation of their rights under federal law. The tactics include forcing them to wait at the border indefinitely or sending them back into Mexico to join a backlogged list maintained by Mexican immigration officials. The Trump administration says such measures are necessary because it is not equipped to deal with a large increase in the number of asylum seekers, many of them from Central America. Last...
  • Border Patrol chief says Army can’t stop migrant invasion, only new laws and ‘a wall’ can

    10/26/2018 3:59:19 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 62 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/26/18 | USA Features
    Build It: The head of the National Border Patrol Council approves of POTUS Donald Trump’s efforts to boost border security ahead of the expected arrival of thousands of mostly Central American migrants at the southwestern U.S. border in the coming weeks, but he doesn’t think deploying the military is the answer. Rather, council president Brandon Judd said, what needs to happen is that Congress must pass new laws and provide funding for the president’s promised border wall. “It’s going to help, but not for the reason that people think,” said Judd regarding the president’s instructions to the Pentagon to send...
  • Trump: 'I am bringing out the military' to stop border crossings

    10/25/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MEGYN KELLY
    President Trump said in an early morning tweet on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to secure the border with Mexico, calling it a "National Emergency." "Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump tweeted. "MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted last week that he would use the military to stop a caravan of migrants from Central America, which has...
  • Trump declares national emergency over US-bound migrant caravan

    10/22/2018 6:38:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 389 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 22, 2018
    Donald Trump has ordered the military to be on alert over a US-bound migrant caravan as he declared a national emergency. Referring to the caravan from Honduras, the president tweeted: "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. "I have alerted Border patrol and Military that this is a National Emergency." He added that the US would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing aid" to three Central American countries.
  • Trump Claims ‘Criminals and Unknown Middle Easterners’ Are in Caravan of Migrants [and he's right]

    10/22/2018 1:16:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    ...On Monday, the president did not elaborate on the “unknown Middle Easterners” that he suggested are traveling among the migrant families seeking asylum in the United States. But the phenomenon is not a new one, though it has not proven to be a significant problem over the years. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when lawmakers pursued measures to close immigration loopholes, the notion of Middle Eastern smuggling rings penetrating American borders became part of a list of fears about the country’s vulnerabilities. But there have not been any instances of attempted terrorism plots
  • Texas Border Patrol Chief Begs For Help as Over 12,000 Illegals Caught in Last Three Weeks (tr)

    10/21/2018 8:43:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 132 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 21, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Thousands of illegal aliens are swarming the Texas border this month in advance of the migrant caravan marching through Mexico, prompting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr., the Customs and Border Patrol Sector Chief of the Rio Grande Valley, to beg for help dealing with the onslaught of illegal aliens, gang members and drug cartel smugglers. Just on Saturday over 700 illegal aliens were caught, with over 12,000 caught in the past three weeks. In addition, safe houses have been busted and drug smugglers intercepted by the overstretched CBP in the Rio Grande Valley. 16,000 “family units” were reported caught...
  • Migrant families overwhelm detention capacity in Arizona, prompting mass releases

    10/09/2018 9:14:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Nick Miroff
    A sudden influx of Guatemalan families into Arizona has overwhelmed detention facilities there and forced the government to release hundreds of parents and children over the past several days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday...Large groups of 100 or more have been turning themselves in to agents and requesting humanitarian refuge. “We are seeing record numbers of family units coming across,” said one Department of Homeland Security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the trend. The department has not published border arrest totals for September, but the number of parents who arrived with children is expected...
  • Border Patrol arrests DACA recipient accused of smuggling over $34G worth of meth

    10/03/2018 8:52:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | By Paulina Dedaj
    A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient was arrested in California near the Mexico border Tuesday morning and accused of smuggling over $34,000 worth of meth into the U.S., officials said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 22-year-old man, who is originally from Mexico, approached the El Centro Sector checkpoint on Highway 86 at approximately 11:20 a.m. in a grey Kia Optima. Agents called for a secondary inspection of his vehicle, during which a canine team alerted to something suspicious in the trunk, investigators said. Agents recovered 14 vacuum-sealed packages, weighing over 17 pounds in all, that...
  • ICE struggled to pay its bills long before administration took money from FEMA

    09/26/2018 1:11:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | Bryan Lowry, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    {snip}Jennifer Elzea, an ICE spokeswoman, told McClatchy that forecasting the ICE budget was an imprecise science. "Predicting detainee population is a complex challenge that takes into account variables like migration flows, geo-political climate, and immigration policy...{snip} ...The June decision to shift the money to ICE came two months after the GAO found ICE repeatedly made errors during its budgeting process and required multiple fund transfers to covers its bills between the 2014 and 2017 fiscal years - a period that spans both the Obama and Trump administrations...{snip} ...The shifting of dollars to ICE may have been overlooked in past years,...
  • Illegal U.S. northern border crossings up 142 percent from last year

    08/09/2018 7:06:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2018 | CBS News
    CBS News has learned the number of people caught illegally crossing the United States' northern border is up 142 percent. Border Patrol agents apprehended 445 people entering the U.S. from Canada during the first six months of 2018; that compares with 184 during the same period last year. The northern border is very easy to cross, which was actually the original intention. But it also makes it very difficult to secure. An unguarded metal fence is the only thing keeping smugglers from entering a remote corner of New York State – a small part of the physical security infrastructure along...
  • Martha McSally picks up border patrol endorsement as immigration takes center stage in primary fight

    08/08/2018 7:27:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 08, 2018 | Al Weaver
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., took home a key endorsement Wednesday from the National Border Patrol Council as she looks to show off her immigration credentials and break free from a contentious GOP Senate primary battle set for Aug. 28. McSally, a two-term congresswoman from Tucson, was flanked by national and local border officials who heaped praise on her work to curb illegal immigration and as the only person in the race to be a consistent voice for these issues. She won the endorsement over Dr. Kelli Ward, a chief critic of McSally, who has tried to make...
  • Man severely injured after falling off 30-foot border wall

    08/06/2018 10:10:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 120 replies ^ | August 6, 2018 | Crystal Bedoya
    A man was found severely injured by Border Patrol agents after he fell from the international border wall behind the Gran Plaza Outlet Mall in Calexico Sunday evening... the man fell from the 30-foot border wall while he attempted to illegally enter the United States... suffered bilateral femur fractures to both legs and a possible back injury. The man was airlifted to a medical center in Palm Springs.
  • 500 detained fathers and sons to go on strike after being separated

    08/01/2018 6:43:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 01 Aug 2018 | Amanda Holpuch
    More than 500 migrant fathers and sons detained in Texas after being separated from each other for weeks and months have launched a strike against unfair conditions. The fathers plan to resist orders and refuse food at three sites at Karnes detention center, while the sons are set to refuse to participate in school activities. The demonstrators are asking US officials to expedite their immigration cases {snip} ...government officials have said Karnes is being used to temporarily hold families facing imminent deportation, according to court documents.
  • Massive court filing says illegal immigrant families suffered from U.S. food, chill, disease

    07/30/2018 7:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant families are furious at the treatment they received after being detained at the border, complaining of bad burritos, cold soups, being forced to drink water out of toilets and contagious disease outbreaks that have swept through the facilities. The complaints are detailed in a massive court filing on behalf of illegal immigrant children that claims the government is breaking its promise to provide quality care for juveniles who end up in the custody of the Homeland Security Department. “We had to drink the water from the toilet to keep hydrated,” said one mother, identified only by her first...
  • Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families

    07/22/2018 5:42:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Tom Hals
    (Reuters) - A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made “very promising” progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration. {snip} Nearly 850 parents had been interviewed and cleared for reunification as of Thursday and another 229 parents had been deemed ineligible because of criminal records, or because they “waived” reunification or for other reasons, the report said. The rest are pending review. More than 850 parents are facing final deportation orders, government lawyers told the court on Friday.
  • Trump's immigration policies were supposed to make the border safer. Experts say (trunc)

    07/20/2018 3:13:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Ray Sanchez, Nick Valencia and Tal Kopan,
    Experts say the opposite is happening. Before US immigration authorities detained him and took his son, the Honduran migrant said he spent three days in the hands of armed men who identified themselves as members of the Gulf Cartel. Christian, who did not want his full name used, said he was traveling to the US border with his 7-year-old ..."They told us if we didn't pay that they were going to kill us," recalled Christian, who said he was freed three days later after relatives wired money {snip} . The smugglers prefer migrants with family in the US. They know...
  • Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

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