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  • Undocumented Population Up In Texas, Despite Nationwide Decline

    01/18/2019 10:40:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Elizabeth Trovall
    Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies. Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center. Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India. “The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren. The report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying...
  • House Majority Leader Breaks With Pelosi: 'A Wall That Protects People Is Not Immoral'

    01/17/2019 6:11:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 17, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Border security is an issue where the Democratic Party is suffering from schizophrenia. They were for it before they were against it. Donald Trump winning the 2016 election caused that, despite some very prominent Democrats, like Barack Obama, supporting border barriers in times past. Now, the war cry is that “a wall is an immorality.” That is coming from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Walls are immoral. So, what about illegal aliens who murdered American citizens? Apparently, that’s not a concern; dreams of amnesty and expanded Democratic voter rolls have clouded the liberal mind. Pelosi: ‘A wall is an immoralityYet, House Majority...
  • Investigators: Drug trafficking suspect has been deported 8 times

    01/17/2019 10:22:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 15, 2019 | by SIMONE FRANCIS
    UTAH COUNTY – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared more information about an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Detectives said a man recently arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking was living in the United States illegally and had been deported eight different times. On January 12, the detectives with the Utah County Special Enforcement Team arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez. Detectives recovered $850,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine following a search of his car. Lopez was booked into jail on two first-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...
  • In latest reversal, Gillibrand now supports letting illegal immigrants get driver's licenses

    01/17/2019 8:01:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Louis Casiano
    After initially opposing the idea of her home state granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has had a change of heart. “I think we have to make it possible for people to provide for their families,” the New York Democrat said Wednesday, as she was leaving to attend her 2020 presidential campaign kickoff event. Gillibrand's new stand on the issue is in contrast from the position she took during her days in the House, when she opposed then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s controversial 2007 plan to allow illegal immigrants living in New York to obtain driver licenses.
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

    01/16/2019 1:46:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Nelson Renteria, Gustavo Palencia
    SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA - At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such ‘caravans’ that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week. On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the country’s border with Guatemala, waiting to cross en-route to the United States, local police chief Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters. Several hundred Honduran migrants already...
  • Opinion: Want to unclog roads, lower rents? Stop attracting illegal immigrants

    01/16/2019 10:14:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    KIRO Radio - Seattle ^ | January 16, 2019 | BY DORI MONSON
    What if I told you that I could virtually eliminate gridlock in this region? That I could lower housing prices, especially for the poor and working class? And that I could raise wages, especially for the poor and working class? What if I told you I could do all of that, and it wouldn’t cost one penny in tax dollars? If you would just have the wisdom to put me in charge, I could do all of that. What is this magic formula, you might ask? I’m willing to say things that people aren’t willing to say in this politically...
  • Illegal immigrant found not guilty in Kate Steinle’s killing wants gun conviction dropped

    01/16/2019 9:56:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2019 | By Bradford Betz
    The lawyer for the undocumented immigrant who was found not guilty in November 2017 for the 2015 fatal shooting of a woman on the San Francisco pier-- but convicted for illegally possessing a weapon-- has appealed the conviction, arguing that he had fired the gun by accident and "momentary possession" of a gun is not a crime. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 46, a previous felon and undocumented immigrant who served nearly two years for felony re-entry into the U.S. from Mexico, was sentenced to three years in prison for the gun conviction while he awaits deportation. Garcia Zarate was acquitted...
  • Free pet food for federal workers

    01/15/2019 1:57:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fox News - Tampa Bay ^ | January 14, 2019 | by FOX 13 News staff
    The partial government shutdown has thousands of federal workers in Florida living without a paycheck right now. Without money coming in the bank, many of them are faced with a difficult decision: feed themselves or their pets. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is making sure that no federal worker has to make that call. The shelter is giving away free pet food to qualified federal workers. The Humane Society says the food assistance program for federal workers helps in more ways than one. Federal workers would need to provide proof before taking home food for their cats and dogs....
  • 1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help

    01/15/2019 1:37:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Doug Criss (D-CNN)
    The pleas on GoFundMe come from people across all walks of life. A single mom. A librarian. A Border Patrol agent. Even an artist. But their stories all have something in common: They reveal the human toll of the partial government shutdown that's now the longest in US history. In recent days more than 1,500 campaigns have been set up on the crowdfunding site by furloughed government employees looking for help, GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told CNN. Together, the campaigns so far have raised more than $300,000. Anna Cory, a furloughed research librarian for the Environmental Protection Agency, said the...
  • Furloughed mom faces choice of buying insulin or making mortgage payment

    01/15/2019 12:57:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Chip Reid (D-CBS)
    Lynette Gabourel has been a federal employee for 38 years, including 10 years in the Navy. She said she has always been committed service. But now she's stuck, having been furloughed from her job at the International Trade Commission amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. A single mother of three grown children, two of whom live with her, Gabourel is worried about paying her mortgage and her diabetes medications. "For this month, I'm good," she said. But if her situation continues into February, she said she's going to have to make a choice between insulin and her mortgage...
  • Judge denies 'essential' federal workers' request to be paid during the shutdown

    01/15/2019 12:39:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 15, 2019 | by JEFFREY COOK
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from unions representing air traffic controllers and other employees required to work through the government shutdown that they either be paid or have the option to skip work while missing paychecks. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled to keep the status quo, saying that an order allowing employees considered essential to skip work would be "chaotic" in a best-case scenario and "catastrophic" at worst. Lawyers for the labor unions, including National Treasury Employees Union, argued withholding pay while forcing labor is unconstitutional and violated U.S. labor laws. Leon said only Congress can appropriate...
  • Democrats can’t back down on the wall because we called it racist, freshman Dem admits

    01/15/2019 8:34:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Eddie Scarry
    Cable news should keep booking as many freshman Democrats as possible. It seems they’re the only ones capable of telling the truth about their party’s intention on immigration. In an interview Monday on CNN, freshman Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., admitted that she’s in favor of building some new southern border wall barrier, but that her Democrat colleagues in Congress are refusing to offer any funding for it because it would force them to go back on their repeated claim that the wall is racist. Asked by anchor John Berman what she would say to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who...
  • Trump's shutdown gamble now hinges on a wall many Republicans were never truly sold on

    01/14/2019 1:02:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Noah Rothman
    For two years, the GOP had many opportunities to fund Trump’s wall both in part or in whole and it declined on every occasion. On Friday, January 11, a dubious milestone was reached. We are now living through what has become the longest government shutdown in American history. This seemingly intractable stalemate has created the illusion of partisan consensus. Democrats seem united in opposition to President Donald Trump’s demand for a small amount of funding that would be used to construct portions of the president’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans, meanwhile, are posturing as though they have always...
  • BREAKING LIVE: #LauraLoomer and Illegal Aliens Seek #Sanctuary at @SpeakerPelosi’s CA Mansion

    01/14/2019 12:40:38 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies ^ | 14 JAN 2019 | UNITE AMERICA FIRST
  • Lindsey Graham urges Trump to reopen government for 3 weeks before declaring a national emergency

    01/13/2019 4:12:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 09:59 AM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should reopen the federal government for three weeks before declaring a national emergency, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. "Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option, and I think we're almost there, I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal," the South Carolina Republican said during an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off, see if you can do it by himself through the...
  • The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On

    01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 71 replies
    NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian
    The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling. "We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News. If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread: 38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps...
  • Humanitarian Crisis At Our Southern Border. I Just Got Back And It Is A Far Worse Situation

    01/11/2019 8:19:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/11/19 | Donald J. Trump
    Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....
  • Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate

    01/10/2019 8:36:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies ^ | 1/9/19 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Full title........Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate change A national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could wind up hurting Republicans, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Wednesday. The Florida Republican contended that Trump was elected on the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the president has to “keep that promise.” But “we have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power,” he added. “I’m not prepared to endorse that right now.” Such a declaration would set a precedent, Rubio...
  • Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

    01/10/2019 7:31:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    AP News ^ | January 10, 2019
    The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked last year, to see what money could be diverted to the wall as part of a declaration. That’s according to a congressional aide and administration official...