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  • Man Drowns After Making an Illegal Entry into the United States

    12/09/2018 4:40:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | December 7, 2018 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector recovered the body of a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. after he drowned on Wednesday night just after 9:00 p.m.
  • Inside the capture of a drug kingpin’s cocaine submarine

    12/07/2018 6:16:44 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | Emily Saul
    Jurors in drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial Thursday watched footage of the first-ever US Coast Guard interception of a cocaine-packed submarine. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Todd Bagetis, who took part in the September 2008 seizure, said his crew had been patrolling international waters when they came across the semi-submersible, some 350 miles east of Guatemala. Using night-vision goggles, his team boarded the submarine — where an irate crew immediately tried to sink the boat and toss off the lawmen. “They put the vessel in [reverse] and tried to throw my crew off. My crew were hanging onto the...
  • Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Else...

    12/01/2018 2:30:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Elsewhere California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom has long been at odds with President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Now, he's looking at pulling the state's National Guard from the border because he believes their services can be better used elsewhere. “I have every desire to pull those Guardsmen back and assist in other capacities,” Newsom said . “It’s my intention today, but every day conditions change, and so I want to caveat that with that understanding.” Newsom also said he planned to discuss the border situation...
  • Jobs in Mexico replace American dream for some caravan migrants

    12/01/2018 1:07:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | December 1, 2018 | AFP
    Tijuana(Mexico): Stranded on the US-Mexican border with little hope of entering the United States, thousands of people from a migrant caravan are letting go of their American dream and settling on a Mexican one. Under a work programme set up by the Mexican government, 2,250 migrants in the northern border city of Tijuana -- out of the roughly 6,000 who trekked here in the caravan from Central America -- have signed up to get jobs, visas and social security benefits in Mexico. The programme is designed to induce them to stay here, rather than press on to the United States,...
  • Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January

    11/28/2018 9:37:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | November 28, 2018 | Bill Chapell Tom Bowman
    President Trump is expected to extend the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border into January rather than withdrawing the personnel in the middle of December, Pentagon officials tell NPR. The move would further extend the rare deployment of active-duty troops at the Mexico border, rather than just National Guard personnel. The deployment orders for active-duty troops had been scheduled to end on Dec. 15. But defense officials tell NPR that the much of the active-duty troop deployment is expected to be extended into January and that part of the force may also be switched out for...
  • Caravan deniers look stupid now

    11/28/2018 8:32:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2018 | Marc A. Scaringi
    The migrant caravaners are here! And leading figures in the media from CNN's Jim Acosta to political leaders like former president Barack Obama – who made all sorts of false or baseless claims about them – have egg all over their faces. In his now infamous confrontation with President Trump during a White House news conference just after the midterm elections, Acosta admonished the president that the migrants were "hundreds and hundreds of miles away." CNN screen grab. It turns out that over 5,000 of them started showing up in Tijuana, the Mexican town opposite San Diego, just days later;...
  • Yes, the Democrats Are for Open Borders

    11/27/2018 6:20:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mark Krikorian
    Although Democrats routinely deny that they’re for open borders — dismissing the very suggestion as an outrageous slur — their reaction to Sunday’s violence by some of the Central American illegal aliens in Tijuana suggests otherwise. If Democrats criticize DHS for trying to prevent storming of the border, and for responding to attacks on its agents with non-lethal crowd-control measures like tear gas, then what border-control measures can they possibly be for? The border clash was the culmination of a series of policy choices by Democrats over the past several years, asymptotically approaching open borders. Although things are lousy in...
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • Yuma Sector Agents Assaulted by Claimed Caravan Member

    11/25/2018 10:30:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    US Customs and Border Protection ^ | November 24, 2018 | Press Release
    Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans. On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discovered footprints from a subject who had illegally crossed from Mexico into the United States just east of the Andrade, Calif. port of entry. Agents radioed for a CBP Air and Marine helicopter to assist and it responded a short time later. The agents tracked the suspect for almost a mile until he was encountered...
  • CBP: Border Patrol agents attacked by member of migrant caravan

    11/24/2018 5:00:04 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 30 replies
    KOLD News (Ariz.) ^ | 11/24/18 | Staff
    YUMA, Ariz. – Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans. On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discovered footprints from a subject who had illegally crossed from Mexico into the United States just east of the Andrade, Calif. port of entry. Agents radioed for a CBP Air and Marine helicopter to assist and it responded a short time later. The agents tracked the suspect for almost a mile until...
  • First caravan-related violence reported in U.S. as rocks thrown at Border Patrol

    11/24/2018 4:58:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Border Patrol reported the first major instance of migrant caravan-related violence Saturday, saying a Honduran man threw rocks at agents to try to keep from being arrested Friday in Arizona. The 31-year-old, whom authorities didn’t name, had climbed a tree to try to avoid capture, then lit the tree afire and began to throw rocks at the agents as well as a helicopter called in to help track him. Neither the agents nor the helicopter were hit by the projectiles. The man was eventually arrested, and agents said he told them he was part of the migrant caravan that...
  • Trump holds all the cards in caravan Mexico dealings

    11/25/2018 8:59:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The Trump administration is attempting to negotiate a deal with Mexico over the thousands of Central American caravan migrants camped out in Tijuana and Mexicali, and last night, announced there was one , with asylum applicants having to wait out adjudication of their claims in Mexico, not the U.S. The idea was to disincentivize junk asylum claims from applicants whose real aim is to work in the U.S. for a couple years and remit the earnings until courts get around to dismissing the claims and deports them. Well, until Mexico said there wasn't a deal. Which is about par for...
  • Yes, Trump really has authority to use military force at the border.....

    11/24/2018 10:21:33 PM PST · by caww · 46 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/2018 | Tom Rogan
    There should be very little legal controversy in the military's employment to defend the border against an unlawful incursion by foreign nationals. The defense of territory and persons is the primary responsibility of the Department of Defense. Other authorities also relevant specifically, the provisions under federal law as vested under Title 10, Chapter 13 of the U.S. code: That whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he...
  • San Ysidro crossing is shut down [readiness exercise]

    11/22/2018 2:30:37 PM PST · by SteveH · 131 replies
    it is apparently all over mexican tv right now...
  • White House Authorizes Lethal Force At The Border

    11/21/2018 3:56:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Blacklisted news ^ | 22nov18 | Tara Copp
    President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly signed a memo late Tuesday allowing troops stationed at the border to act in a law enforcement capacity and use lethal force, if necessary, according to Tara Copp of Military Times. The new “Cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, not President Donald Trump. It allows “Department of Defense military personnel” to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory...
  • Border troops authorized to use force, detain illegal immigrants: Report

    11/21/2018 9:26:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House has signed a memo granting the troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger, according to a report in Military Times. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed the memo, which allows troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants, the paper reported. The memo appears to make good on President Trump’s insistence that the military play a more active role in preventing the migrant caravans from overrunning the U.S. border, as they did a month...
  • United States Seeks to Reject Asylum Seekers by Designating Mexico a Safe Third Country

    11/20/2018 8:25:49 AM PST · by gattaca · 30 replies
    American Immigration Council ^ | June 1, 2018 | American Immigration Council
    For generations, the United States has opened its doors to individuals from around the world seeking safety and protection. The process of seeking asylum in the United States is rigorous and well-established under U.S. law. But in a cynical attempt to reject asylum seekers who present themselves at ports of entry along the U.S. southern border, the Trump administration is working towards a system that forces them to seek asylum in Mexico instead. Individuals generally must make their claim for asylum in the first country they enter after fleeing persecution if that country is considered a “safe third country.” If...
  • What You Need To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s New Asylum Policies

    11/19/2018 12:30:55 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    This morning a federal judge will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s recently announced changes to the rules governing asylum. The changes came mere days after the midterm election and in response to the Central American caravan’s continued approach to the U.S. border. On November 9, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen jointly issued new regulations governing asylum claims. Those regulations provide that individuals who enter the United States in contravention of the presidential proclamation suspending entry of aliens through the southern border with Mexico, other than at a port of...
  • Judge bars US from enforcing Trump administration’s asylum ban

    11/20/2018 2:16:49 AM PST · by be-baw · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2018 | Edward DeMarche
    A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally, likely prompting a legal challenge from the White House. Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco.
  • 'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of

    11/17/2018 7:10:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11/17/18 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title.......................'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing, while Tijuana's mayor says the influx of migrants could last SIX MONTHS......................Donald Trump claimed it was 'ironic' that migrants were waving the flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing from to seek asylum in the US. The President claimed the migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US border in search of asylum is a 'BIG CON' which the American taxpayer is paying for. In a series of fiery tweets tonight, Potus claimed:...