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  • Mexican leftist appeals to "anti-establishment" Trump, seeks NAFTA deal (AMLO-President-elect)

    07/22/2018 10:38:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | July 23, 2018 | Sharay Angulo, Julia Love, Peter Cooney and Paul Tait, Reuters
    Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent U.S. President Donald Trump a letter calling for a swift conclusion to NAFTA negotiations and pledging his wish to reset relations between the two countries, Mexican officials said on Sunday. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent U.S. President Donald Trump a letter urging a swift end to NAFTA negotiations and suggesting the leaders could work well together due to their shared anti-establishment style, Mexican officials said on Sunday. The letter was delivered during a recent meeting in Mexico with senior U.S. officials, and details were disclosed once Trump had received it, said...
  • In letter to Trump, Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    07/22/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 22 JULY 2018 | AP
    President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate. "There will be many changes," he promised in the letter. "And in this new atmosphere of progress with well-being, I'm sure we can reach agreements to confront together the migration phenomenon as well as the problem of border insecurity." Lopez Obrador also suggested the two countries draft a development plan backed by public funds and invite...
  • Majority of young people not planning on voting in midterm elections, says survey

    07/22/2018 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/22/18 | Adam Sabes
    Only 28 percent of young adults ages 18-29 say they are “absolutely certain” of voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new survey. On the other hand, the Public Religion Research Institute (PPRI) and The Atlantic also found that 74 percent of seniors said they are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, in what the survey-takers described as a “massive” generational gap in voting intent. Overall, half of Americans are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, which is about the same compared to the 2014 midterm elections. According to the poll, young adults are...
  • NIH Funds $772,060 Study on How Well Mexican-Americans on Border Sleep

    07/22/2018 6:21:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 19, 2018 | 10:35 AM EDT | Melanie Arter
    The University of Arizona received $772,060 in taxpayer funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2018 to study the sleep health of Mexican-Americans on the U.S.-Mexico border. [] Short sleep duration, insomnia disorder, and sleep apnea are highly prevalent in the population. These conditions are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, daytime functioning problems, and poor mental health, [the grant description] stated. The studys researcher noted that there are disparities in sleep health in racial and ethnic minorities, including Mexican-Americans. Furthermore, social-environmental factors at the US-Mexico border may play an important role in sleep health disparities. According...
  • WaPo Basically Admits That Mexico Is A S***Hole Country

    07/21/2018 7:38:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    To their credit, the WaPos editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands. They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was flummoxed by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014. But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference. Weve had a safe third country agreement with Canada since 2004. Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the...
  • Colombia asked Trump to urge end to Russian support for Venezuela

    07/21/2018 7:24:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Colombia Reports ^ | July 16, 2018 | Adriaan Alsema
    Colombias President Juan Manuel Santos asked his American counterpart Donald Trump to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to stop supporting Venezuelas government. Santos took to Twitter on Saturday to ask Trump to address Russias support for the authoritarian government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The governments of both Colombia and the United States fiercely oppose Maduro. Russia, however, has been accused of helping Venezuela evade sanctions imposed by Washington DC. Furthermore, Venezuelas military appears to have received thousands of Russian surface-to-air missiles, according to news agency Reuters. To contribute to the crisis in Venezuela I am asking President Trump to...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • Gallup: Record Percentage Say Immigration Top Problem for USA

    07/19/2018 10:07:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 19, 2018 | 12:33 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A record 22 percent of Americans said this month that they believe immigration/illegal aliens is the most important problem facing the United States, according to Gallup polling numbers released on Wednesday. The 22 percent of Americans in July who say immigration is the top problem is up from 14 percent in June and is the highest percentage naming that issue in Gallup's history of asking the most important problem question, Gallup Editor in Chief Frank Newport said in an analysis of the survey. The previous high had been 19%, Newport said. [] Immigration reached 19 percent of mentions as the...
  • Ann Coulter: Putin Is Killing Millions Of Americans

    07/19/2018 8:01:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 18, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    I don't know what Trump said during that two hours when he met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but like so many in the media, I know what I hope he said: Mr. Putin, I need you to publicly admit your complicity in our illegal alien problem. Only if Putin owns up to deploying a vast network of Russian assets to personally direct the movements of millions of illegal aliens across the Sonoran Desert, through dozens of checkpoints and into our country, in fulfillment of his master plan to attack America's financial viability, national security and future prospects, will...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: We Have to Mobilize

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the Abolish ICE banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum

    07/18/2018 6:50:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | Raul A. Reyes
    Go away. Thats the message the Trump administration is sending to migrants at our southern border. Under a new policy being implemented, fear of domestic or gang violence will no longer be accepted as grounds for asylum. This follows a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that people making such claims will be turned back by border officials before they can plead their case in court. Announcing the decision last month, Sessions said it restores sound principles of asylum and long-standing principles of immigration law. Actually, this move by the Trump administration further guts the right to asylum. It goes...
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • There will be no more spying on opponents, president-elect declares

    07/16/2018 4:51:14 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 5 replies
    There will be no more internal spying on opposition politicians, incoming president Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador said on Saturday, recalling that he was tailed for years by federally-employed spies. There will be no more Center for Investigation and National Security (Cisen) either, following its dissolution as part of the new governments austerity measures. The newly-appointed public security secretary, Alfonso Durazo Montao, announced the move on Saturday. Cisen disappears because it has been discredited due to the political use that was made of it, Durazo said. The incoming secretary said a new organization, the National Intelligence Agency, will replace it. Lpez...
  • Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

    07/16/2018 4:05:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicos president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.Lopez Obrador, who handily won this months presidential election on pledges to fight corruption and cut government waste, said there had been plans to pay 26 billion pesos ($1.36 billion) for the helicopters to be used by Mexicos navy. This purchase is going to be canceled because we can not make this expenditure, Lopez Obrador told reporters on Wednesday after meeting with incoming legislators from his MORENA party. Lopez Obrador is...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopezs slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schoolers family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • Zia Zafar: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/14/2018 8:49:09 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 6 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kate Prengel
    Zia Zafar is the California man who shot, and tried to kill, a US diplomat in Mexico last year. Zafar, a 32-year-old US citizen, put on a wig and glasses before he stalked, and eventually shot, the vice consul at the US Consulate in Guadalajara. The consul, Christopher Ashcraft, survived the attack, which happened outside the parking lot of a gym last January.
  • El Paso Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member previously deported 4 times (El Salvador)

    07/14/2018 8:05:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KVIA ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jose Villasana
    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso sector arrested two MS-13 gang members this week. Early Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents working at the Texas Highway 62/180 checkpoint in between El Paso and Carlsbad began tracking a group of nine subjects attempting to walk around the checkpoint. Border Patrol agents caught up to the group after about four hours of trailing them through the desert. The people in the group admitted to entering the U.S. illegally ... one of the men in the group as 25-year-old William Amaya-Ortiz, an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha...
  • Chainsaw Attack Suspect Was Removed from US 11 Times: ICE ( California )

    07/14/2018 6:52:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Channel 7 - San Diego ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | R. Stickney
    The man arrested and accused of using a chainsaw to attack his wife had been removed from the U.S. 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested in Chula Vista, California on allegations he tried to kill his wife with a chainsaw in front of their three children at the couple's home in Whittier. "Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Alvarez-Villegas is a serial immigration violator who has been removed from the United States 11 times since 2005," a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said. ... Alvarez was found...
  • Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

    07/12/2018 7:27:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    ap ^ | July 12th 2018 | COLLEEN LONG
    11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read "World Atlantic." Greeted by first lady Patricia Marroquin, they lined up on the tarmac, shuffling - their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. U.S. immigration officials handed over paperwork in manila envelopes to Guatemalan officials. The immigrants walked single-file into a squat gray building at the country's military base to be processed back into their country, along with dozens of others also deported. Chartered flights full of deportees from...
  • How a Brand-New Executive Order Could Seat Judges Who Are Eager to Deport People

    07/12/2018 6:07:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Rewire.news ^ | July 11, 2018 | Lisa Needham
    The Trump administration on Tuesday issued an executive order on the seemingly mundane topic of administrative law judges (ALJs) and competitive service selection. ... ALJs provide judicial services in the administrative law setting. They oversee proceedings that range from informal hearings to full trials, but their jurisdiction is limited to the agency to which theyre attached...Currently, ALJs are selected via what is known as the competitive examination and service selection procedures. In a competitive hiring setting, applicants must prove they are the best candidate for the job, and the jobs are open to everyone who meets the minimum qualifications. There...