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  • In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids

    04/24/2019 7:02:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    Portland Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 24 April 2019 | MARK STEVENSON AND SONIA PEREZ D.ASSOCIATED PRESS
    (Mexican) Police have dissolved a caravan of some 3,000 Central Americans, leading them to hitch a ride north on a freight train known as 'The Beast.' ...about a week ago, a longtime migrant rights activist, the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, noticed a change: Large numbers of migrants started getting off the train in Ixtepec, the Oaxaca town where his Brothers on the Road shelter is located. Many had waited weeks for Mexican visas that never materialized, and simply decided to head north without papers. Others were part of a 3,000-person migrant caravan that was broken up in a raid Monday by...
  • Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

    04/23/2019 1:32:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 22 Apr 2019 | Staff AP
    PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000 migrants who were making their way through the southern state of Chiapas with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. As migrants gathered under spots of shade in the burning heat outside the city of Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed by in patrol trucks and vans and forcibly wrestled women, men and...
  • Caravan-Size Influx Of Migrants Arriving Every Week In Rio Grande Valley (50 Different Countries)

    04/09/2019 2:02:19 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-9-2019 | Adam Shaw
    A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday -- the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border. “Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.” Karisch said his sector has apprehended people from 50 different countries, including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania. “People are...
  • Mexico won't block caravans from entering through Guatemala, top official says

    04/01/2019 5:50:33 PM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/1/18 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Mexico's top immigration official said Monday the country will not order the militarization of the border with Guatemala as caravans of residents from Central American countries make their way north. Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said Mexico will regulate and provide security to migrants from Central America, El Universal newspaper reported. She added that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's government is "not repressive" and won't militarize its southern border "under any circumstances." Sánchez Cordero's comments follow López Obrador's vow to respond with "peace and love" to U.S. threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump vowed in recent days to...
  • DHS to redeploy up to 2,000 officers to border crisis

    04/01/2019 11:29:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will transfer up to 2,000 officers away from the ports of entry to assist the Border Patrol, Homeland Security Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, escalating the all-hands approach to trying to stop the massive illegal immigration surge. Ms. Nielsen also ordered Customs and Border Protection to speed up its plans to make migrants wait in Mexico while they demand asylum in the U.S. She said the moves were stopgaps, and the real solutions must come from Capitol Hill. But they do offer a chance to dent the surge of migrants that is reaching unprecedented levels of children...
  • Three Previously Deported Hondurans Caught Running Salt Lake City Drug Ring

    03/31/2019 10:13:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Three previously deported illegal aliens have been charged by the Utah Attorney General's Office with running a drug ring throughout Salt Lake City in addition to other felonies, reports KSL.com . "Melvin Arrazola-Raudales, 41, Rene Leonardo Trejo-Raudales, 26, and Richer Brayan Valle-Raudales, 23, were each charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of drug distribution, a second-degree felony, and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony," writes Pat Reavy. All three men told authorities they had been previously deported but snuck back in through the Texas border. via KSL : Arrazola-Raudales has a history...
  • Obama’s DHS Secretary Says: ‘We Are Truly In A Crisis’ At The Border

    03/29/2019 2:59:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2019 | John Sexton
    Ed’s most recent post focused on Trump DHS Secretary saying we have a crisis at the border. Today she was backed up by former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson who served under the Obama administration. Johnson appeared on Morning Joe and said he can’t imagine how overtaxed the system is now given the sheer number of people arriving at the border every day.“When I was in office at Kirstjen Nielsen’s job, at her desk, I’d get to work around 6:30 in the morning and there’d be my intelligence book, sitting on my desk,” Johnson said. He continued, “The PDB and...
  • Liberal Author Reveals Democrat Endgame: Replace Republican ‘Evangelical Cult’ with Immigrants

    03/21/2019 10:30:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    We all knew why Democrats support open borders. We all knew their goal was more imported dependent voters. Finally one Democrat pundit comes clean. The goal of the modern day Democrat Party is to replace Americans with foreigners and drive the GOP to extinction. Sadly, several Republicans in the Pretend Party (12 last week) support this plan. Liberal David Atkins posted a thread on the Democrat Party’s plan for domination — replace Americans and capture the vote forever. David is a contributor at the Washington Monthly and far left Rolling Stone.
  • AG Barr Defends Trump in Oval Office “Your Declaration of Border Emergency is CLEARLY AUTHORIZED”

    03/15/2019 2:45:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3/15/19 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Attorney General Bill Barr sided with President Trump. Barr said the president “absolutely has the right to declare a national emergency on the southern border there. He says the veto is the right thing to do. And the declaration will hold up in a court of law. AG Bill Barr: Mr. President your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent… The humanitarian and security crisis that we currently have right now on the border is exactly the type of emergency that presidents are permitted to address....
  • The Latest: Pelosi says Trump defying Constitution with veto

    03/15/2019 2:51:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2019 | The Associated Press
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's veto of legislation blocking the national emergency he's declared at the Mexican border shows he's defying "the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people." The California Democrat says the House will vote March 26 on overriding Trump's veto. The chamber seems certain to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. That means his emergency declaration would survive, but it still faces several legal challenges....
  • Trump stamps veto on 'reckless' attempt to stop wall construction

    03/15/2019 1:11:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump flexed his veto for the first time in his administration Friday, rejecting Congress‘ attempt to end his border emergency declaration and halt wall construction. Surrounded by “angel moms” who have lost children to illegal immigrant violence, Mr. Trump called the attempt to stop wall construction “reckless” and “dangerous.” “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said. He was moving with striking speed, rejecting the legislation just a day after it cleared the Senate on a 59-41 vote. It had previously cleared the...
  • Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

    03/12/2019 1:17:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    reuters ^ | MARCH 10, 2019 | Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke
    (Reuters) - Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum. Then he was quarantined. In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other detainees on lockdown. “When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays,” Mejia, 19, said in a phone interview from the Pine Prairie center describing weeks without visits and access to the library and dining hall. His attorney was not...
  • Caravans of illegal aliens are at pace for nearly one million crossing border this year

    03/11/2019 1:57:16 PM PDT · by cowpoke · 19 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 3/11/2019 | Frank DuBois
    ...In 2010, Lt. Col. (retired) Oliver North visited the ranch where Ashurst lives. He was working on documentaries called “War Stories.” He was accompanied by Chuck Holton, a freelance war correspondent and former U.S. Army Ranger who has worked with North on his films and books. When the caravans of illegal immigrants began forming last year in southern Mexico, Holton was sent there to report on them. Ashurst shared some of the information he received from Holton. The migrants are not being paid to join the caravans, but they are being supported and encouraged to join by opposition political elements...
  • Record-breaking migration is overwhelming border agencies

    03/05/2019 4:42:57 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 5 2019 | Colleen Long
    As the number of migrant families crossing the southwest border was again breaking records, officials said Tuesday they were building a new facility to manage them, while warning the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were families coming in ever-increasingly large groups — there were 70 groups of more than 100 people in the past few months, and they cross illegally in extremely rural locations with few agents and staff. There were only 13 large groups...
  • Two Caravans A Week: 70,000 Detained Along The Southern Border In February

    03/04/2019 7:48:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2019 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post reports the number of migrants detained after entering the United States along the southern border was up sharply in February, possibly setting the stage this spring for the highest number of migrants seen crossing the border in a decade: A group of 64 parents and children had waded through a shallow bend in the Rio Grande to turn themselves in to the agent on the U.S. side…Groups like this arrived again and again in February, one of the coldest and busiest months along the southern border in years. U.S. authorities detained more than 70,000 migrants last...
  • Will the Central American caravans continue?

    02/15/2019 11:15:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Sandra Dibble
    ...The issue of Central American caravans — who joins them, how large they are, where they are going, if more are forming — has been a pressing one for both the U.S. and Mexican governments and for communities along the way. In recent days, social media sites have been spreading word of a new caravan scheduled to leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Feb. 16. (snip) ... Mexican authorities announced they were entering a new phase that allows the Central American migrants to apply for the visas in their home countries. They said that Mexico also will begin offering residents...
  • Cartels using mini-migrant caravans to sneak drugs into U.S.: Border official

    02/08/2019 3:38:46 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigration ticked down at the border in January, but officials said Friday the trends are still worrisome, with the number of families trying to sneak into the U.S. still near all-time highs. They’re increasingly coming in massive groups, which the cartels use to overwhelm Border Patrol agents — then send a shipment of drugs across the border in a nearby location, confident that the agents are occupied feeding or performing medical checks on the illegal immigrants and won’t be able to respond. “They’re using these large groups to facilitate the crossing of narcotics because they know they’ve tied up...
  • Immigrant rights attorneys and journalists denied entry into Mexico

    02/04/2019 5:14:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb 01,2019 | Kate Linthicum, Cindy Carcamo and Molly O'Toole
    Two U.S. immigrant rights attorneys and two journalists who have worked closely with members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana said they had been denied entry into Mexico in recent days after their passports were flagged with alerts by an unknown government.
  • Pentagon announces nearly 4,000 additional troops heading to US-Mexico border

    02/03/2019 1:25:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    Nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to the southern border to assist Customs and Border Protection, the Pentagon announced Sunday. CNN reported that 3,750 troops will head to the border for 90 days to aid in placing razor wire along the border, as well as with mobile surveillance operations. The deployment will bring the number of active-duty forces in the area to roughly 4,350. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said last week that the department would send "several thousand" additional troops to the border, but declined to be more specific. The Hill has reached out to the Pentagon...
  • Who's in the caravan? Survey profiles Central American migrants stranded in Tijuana

    01/27/2019 12:12:26 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 26 Jan 2019 | Sandra Dibble
    Five weeks after a Central American caravan arrived in Tijuana last November, a majority of those stranded in the city were male, young, Honduran — and still hoping to cross to the United States, according to a newly released survey from the International Organization for Migration. The report found that 68 percent of respondents “continue to contemplate and search for the most suitable way, from their perspectives, to enter the United States.” Another 22 percent “prefer to seek employment in Mexico,” it stated. Only a small proportion, four percent, were considering the possibility of seeking asylum...{snip} But the questionnaire also...