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  • Are Glenn Beck and Company Funding Lawlessness in the Name of Jesus?

    07/12/2014 10:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Glenn Beck has set up Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help illegals coming into the United States. He’s already raised $600,000.Beck stated that Obama would not have to step in and ask for $3.7 billion if private charities would pick up the slack and give to the swarm of illegals crossing the border. Is he kidding?  Do we really need more churches and non-profits enabling this blatant attack on America? Rich people and liberal elite billionaires have no skin in the game when it comes to the consequences of illegal immigration so what do they care?...
  • McConnell: Obama wants blank check for border crisis

    07/11/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014, 10:37 am | Ramsey Cox
    July 10, 2014, 10:37 am McConnell: Obama wants blank check for border crisis By Ramsey Cox Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans are looking at President Obamas $3.7 billion proposal to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants, but they wont give him a blank check. This is a real crisis. So were taking a hard look at the proposal the president sent over, McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. What he appears to be asking for is a blank check one that would allow him to sustain his current failed policy. ADVERTISEMENT Lawmakers have grown...
  • Yes, the Mexican Government is Facilitating the Immigrant Influx from Central America

    07/11/2014 1:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You see where the first lady of Guatemala went to visit the US-Mexico border. Well, she went to the Rio Grande river. That's where the US border used to be. She's not afraid of doing photo-ops. She's not afraid of doing theater. She showed up. Oh, speaking of that, we ended the program yesterday, we had a woman call and wanted to know how in the world all of these kids from El Salvador and Guatemala and Ecuador made it through the Southern Mexico border with no problem whatsoever. And of course her theory was that there...
  • Now What? What is our moral and legal obligation to these children being used as political pawns?

    07/11/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/11/2014 | Carol Brown
    What do we do about this massive flood of people entering the United States illegally? Like many, I am turning this question over in my mind as I witness the lawless chaos that is unfolding at the border, and beyond. We have legal channels for people to immigrate to America. Were not operating in a vacuum. There is no reason for those in power to ignore our immigration laws. Unless, of course, you want to fundamentally transform America. When the rule of law is not enforced, where does that leave us? [SNIP] Congressman Louie Gohmert has reminded us that another...
  • Dont Blame the Border Crisis on a Bush-era Law: Obama's Hands are Not Tied By It

    07/11/2014 7:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jessica Vaughan
    The surge of Central American families and unaccompanied children into south Texas has focused public attention on one of the few recent revisions of immigration law, the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, or TVPRA, also known as the Wilberforce Act. Championed by congressional Democrats such as Senator Dianne Feinstein, the law was a hastily written attempt to improve the handling of trafficked children who came into the custody of immigration authorities, either at the border or within the country. In the face of public alarm over the Obama administrations massive catch-and-release operation dispersing tens of thousands of illegal border...
  • Police rescue 165 kidnapped migrants in Mexican border state

    07/10/2014 10:53:19 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 15 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | July 10, 2014 | Lizbeth Diaz
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican state police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while traveling to the United States in the crime-ridden border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday. The migrants, mostly from Cuba, Honduras, and El Salvador, said they were beaten and in some cases sexually abused, the Tamaulipas state government said in a statement. Some of the migrants, who had been held captive for up to three weeks, reported watching kidnappers kill a couple and their child, the state government added. State police detained three men for the alleged crimes
  • 40% of Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 Were in Districts on Mexican Border

    07/10/2014 5:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Whether measured by the number of criminal cases filed by U.S. attorneys or the number of guilty verdicts they ultimately secured in cases in U.S. district courts, 40 percent of the federal crimes documented by the Justice Department in fiscal 2013 took place in the five U.S. court districts (out of the total of 94 U.S. court districts) that sit on the U.S.-Mexico border. These five U.S. court districts contiguous with the Mexican border were also the five where the largest numbers of individuals were convicted of federal crimes in fiscal 2013. In the Western Texas district alone--which saw more...
  • Beast Derails: 'Death Train' Strands 1,300 Migrants Making Trip to US Border

    07/10/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Tony Lee
    On the day President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis, at least 1,300 migrants were stranded when the so-called "Death Train" derailed in southern Mexico. Reuters reported that "a cargo train" nicknamed "the Beast," which is "used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border," derailed on Wednesday in Oaxaca, Mexico." About 1,300 migrants, many of whom were "young people," were reportedly stranded but not injured while riding what others have referred to as "El Tren de la Muerte," or Death Train. As Breitbart Texas has reported, "children who travel...
  • Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.

    07/10/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 136 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 9, 2014
    A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said. Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train nicknamed "the Beast" came off the tracks, a spokesman for local emergency services said.
  • Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S. (da Beast)

    07/10/2014 12:00:39 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein
    (Reuters) - A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said. Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train nicknamed "the Beast" came off the tracks, a spokesman for local emergency services said.
  • Mexican judge sends Marine Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison

    07/10/2014 10:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/10/2014 | Joseph J. Kolb
    A Mexican federal judge sent Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up more than three months ago for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public. The next hearing...
  • Send Them Home (Obamas plan -- spend lots, accomplish little)

    07/10/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2014 | The Editors
    President Obama has asked Congress for billions of dollars to address a crisis that is in part the product of his own policies policies he would like to expand, in fact. Yes, there are fundamental forces pushing Central Americans, including a startling number of unaccompanied children, to try to cross our borders illegally. But Obamas non-enforcement of our immigration laws, his amnesty for illegal-alien children, and his vigorous push for immigration reform with a much broader amnesty as its central element have played a big role in creating our current crisis. So its hardly surprising that his proposal supposedly...
  • Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant to remain in custody on gun charges

    07/09/2014 9:02:29 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public.
  • Gen. Michael Hayden: Treat Immigration Crisis Like Insurgency

    07/09/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09 Jul 2014 12:19 PM
    Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 12:19 PM By Courtney Coren Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and CIA, said the constant flow of illegal immigrants should be treated like an insurgency. "It's not an insurgency. I mean an insurgency has a political aim to overthrow the government," Hayden said on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum." "This is a criminal enterprise that's so big and so powerful that as a byproduct, it actually threatens the government." Urgent: Don't Underestimate Your Risk for Heart Disease. Free Online Test Now Story continues below video. Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV...
  • Mexico made deal to send more illegal aliens to the U.S

    07/09/2014 6:09:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 7/09/14 | Dave Gibson
    On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico. The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico's border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north. The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor's Card, according to El Universal.
  • Obama's Impossible Immigration Promise

    07/09/2014 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | by Laura Murray-Tjan, Director, Federal Immigration Appeals Project
    I possess almost mystical patience. I must: I'm an immigration lawyer. Twice I voted for President Obama. I donated to his political campaigns and rejoiced in his inaugurations. Even as other supporters started abandoning him because of policy disagreements, I remained a believer. Finally, however, Obama has torn my patience to shreds. How? By spouting immigration law nonsense. When it comes to immigration, Obama is like a deer in headlights. He doesn't know which way to turn or whom to appease. This week, he's an immigration conservative, assuring the country that most of the young, desperate migrants who recently crossed...
  • Mexicos cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border

    07/09/2014 3:23:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Global Post ^ | 08 July 2014 | Ioan Grillo
    Armed residents are taking on the feared Zetas cartel in Tamaulipas state. One desperate towns mayor applauds them ___ HIDALGO, Mexico The gunmen nabbed watermelon farmer Jesus Manuel Guerrero as he drove from his ranch to buy supplies and held him for five painful days in the trunk of a car. When family members finally paid a $120,000 ransom and they released him, he was urinating blood. Hes just one of hundreds of victims of a wave of kidnapping thats swept this once peaceful farming town, about 130 miles south of Texas. But almost three years after his brutal...
  • Groups: Immigrant minors lack legal representation

    07/09/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | July 9, 2014
    SEATTLE (AP) - A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups is suing the federal government over the fact that few minors have legal representation during deportation proceedings. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle on behalf of eight plaintiffs, all minors. The plaintiffs are from Mexico and Central America, and they range in age from 10 to 17.
  • Kids Overwhelming US Border, Officials Acknowledge

    07/09/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | By ERICA WERNER, AP
    Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America. "We have not been what I would say successful yet", FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. "The children continue to come across the border. It's a very fluid situation," Fugate said. "Although we have made progress, that progress is oftentimes disrupted when we see sudden influxes of kids coming in faster than we can...
  • General Calls Border Crisis An Existential Threat

    07/09/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The general in charge of U.S. Southern Command says America's porous southern border poses as much a threat as any foreign power, with gangs and terrorist groups hiding among the tidal wave of illegals. If Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, keeps warning about the crisis at our southern border, he may soon join the long list of generals and admirals sacked by this administration as it decimates the military. "In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and (undocumented immigrant) flow are frequently...
  • After 100 days in Mexican prison, Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi to get day in court

    07/08/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolp
    On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. Because of delays prompted by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and Tahmooressi's trouble settling on a lawyer, the hearing will be the first time a judge gets to hear directly from the 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan. Although his new lawyer is urging caution, Tahmooressi's mother said the family hopes federal Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo will free him. "Andrew expressed his hope to be released on Wednesday as the judge will...
  • No, Illegal Is Not Like the N-Word: Suppressing language does not change objective reality.

    07/08/2014 12:30:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2014 | Walter Hudson
    The Blaze brings our attention to recent commentary by CNN columnist Sally Kohn on the topic of illegal immigration. She claims that describing immigrants that way, as illegal, is like using the n-word to describe black people. Kohn writes: During the civil rights era, Alabama Gov. George Wallace was asked by a supporter why he was fixated on the politics of race. Wallace replied, You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about n*ggers, and they...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

    07/08/2014 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8 2014 | Steve Holland and Richard Cowan
    (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It was Obama's most substantive response to date as he struggles to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico. The money would both pay to care for the children and accelerate a return to their home countries. The funding move will test Obama's ability to negotiate effectively with Republican lawmakers who have blocked much...
  • UN to U.S.: Why not treat these illegals crossing your border as refugees?

    07/08/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The bad news for illegals: Even if you qualify as a “refugee,” winning an asylum case in federal court is difficult under current law. The good news: The guy in charge right now isn’t a stickler about legal procedure. And besides, the “refugee” label is more of a political weapon under these circumstances than a legal one. It’s one thing to turn a blind eye to illegal immigrants streaming across the border, but who could be so hard-hearted as to deport a “refugee”?Don’t fret much about the label, though. Most of these kids will never report to their immigration...
  • White House: Most kids at border wont stay in US

    07/08/2014 2:20:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2014 6:08 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries. The pointed warning came as the White House finalized a spending request to Congress detailing the additional resources President Barack Obama wants in order to hire more immigration judges and open additional detention facilities to deal with the border crisis. White House officials said they planned to send the more than $2 billion request to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

    07/08/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce and Marcos Aleman
    United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees.
  • Why Lie? We are at War with Mexico

    07/07/2014 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Katz
    Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are Mexican. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are old to enough to even know what's happening to them. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are looking to do Americans harm, nor are they carrying diseases or have gang affiliations. But every illegal invader has gained access through Mexico, and Mexico has allowed the attacks on our border. It's clear. We are at war with Mexico. Drug cartels have long since run amok and with abandon, driving further into US soverign...
  • Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico

    07/07/2014 2:56:49 PM PDT · by deport · 9 replies
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile (2 kilometers) north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9. The quake was felt across a broad swath of southern Mexico and as far away as Mexico City, but officials...
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

    07/07/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2014 | Andrew J. Ireland
    Expert warns Middle East turmoil could sting U.S. WASHINGTON A top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush says ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen sooner rather than later. At a time when thousands are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally each day, the risks might never be higher, said Michael Maloof, now a senior staff writer for WND and expert on the Middle East. He said there are risks to the economy and the nations health. And he warned the Iraq...
  • Coyotes coordinated by Facebook (Google Translate)

    07/07/2014 10:39:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Guatemala Free Press (Prensa Libre) ^ | July 7, 2014 | BY LUIS ANGEL
    George is not George, but well ask them to call you. He is a smuggler, but rather called "dream facilitator", a phrase that seems rehearsed rhetoric, because people like him known colloquially as the coyotes. Jorge has been modernized: for a while now uses internet tools to organize the logistics of moving an average of a hundred people a month to the U.S. and stay in touch with members of his group in Mexico and the United States. "If you buy a card of 20 pesos in Mexico just enough to have a minute to Guatemala, so we have the...
  • Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

    07/07/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno told ABC 10 San Diego that he has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the state of the southern border from getting out to the public. Zermeno said that the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border.
  • Is Trek of Undocumented Immigrant Children Safer Than Staying Home?

    07/06/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | BY MIGUEL ALMAGUER AND ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Pulitzer Prize winning author who followed the treacherous trip of a young Honduran boy to the United States said many of the children crossing the border today are refugees and should be treated as such. Sonia Nazario, who won the Pulitzer for a 2002 L.A. Times piece which eventually became the book "Enriques Journey," retraced the trek from Honduras through Mexico of the young boy who, without a dollar to his name, spent months on the tops of freight trains on a quest to find his mother in the U.S. Having personally physically held on to the sides...
  • Sen. Durbin: Fed Up with House GOP Criticizing Admin over Immigration (VIDEO)

    07/06/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 6 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer Sunday morning that hed had enough of congressional Republicans criticizing the Obama administration over immigration policies when theyd refused to take up the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. I am really getting fed up with some of the critics of this administration, particularly from House Republicans, Durbin said. They had the opportunity for one solid year to call the immigration reform bill, and yet they refused to. Now theyre arguing we need more enforcement at the borders and a lot of other things? When...
  • Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

    07/06/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6 2014 | Joseph Lawler
    Texas governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care." Perry explained that he'd warned the Obama administration two years ago about the increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the Texas border. The situation unfolding now is a "failure of diplomacy, it is a failure of leadership from the administration in Washington, D.C.," he said. Perry referenced his 2010 request for National Guard troops to protect the border and allow the Border Patrol to train more agents. He...
  • YES WE CAN!

    07/05/2014 12:07:02 PM PDT · by kitchen · 17 replies
    DML Daily ^ | Jul 5, 2014 | DML
    YES WE CAN! DML Daily By DML Jul 5, 2014 THIS NOTE WAS SENT TO ME FROM ONE OF MY RELIABLE SOURCES at the TEXAS BORDER PATROL. I cannot validate the authenticity of the picture. But I can say the agent who sent this to me is among a handful of agents who has sent me accurate information over the past few months. Dennis Michael: These pictures were taken from a friend who works at the processing center in ________, Texas. These are being worn by an illegal who will soon be released into the general public. For people who...
  • New York Newsday's Lane Filler: We should let immigrant kids in

    07/05/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Newsday ^ | 07/03/2014
    Each time I think about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the U.S. southern border, often without adult companions, three thoughts skitter across my mind: What would Sir Nicholas Winton think? What is the purpose of America? And what is the meaning of life? Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday in London recently, surrounded by about 100 guests. Most were offspring of the 669 children he saved from the Nazis in 1938 and 1939. Last week, many people in Bethpage and throughout Long Island erupted in outrage the federal government might consider an old Grumman facility...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Says US Must Send Immigrant Children Back Home to Send a Message

    07/05/2014 7:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | BY MELISSA BARNHART
    Perry Asks for 1,000 National Guard Troops Until 3,000 New Border Patrol Agents Are Trained; Texas Has Fewer Agents Than Any Other Border State. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry told members of the U.S. Homeland Security Committee Thursday afternoon that the illegal immigrants who've flooded the border since October must be sent back home. Perry told committee members who toured a facility in McAllen and other centers in the state, where immigrants are being housed temporarily, that returning the children and adults who are entering the U.S. illegally will send a message to others to not embark on the dangerous...
  • In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle

    07/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    In Southwest Arizona, where the U.S. and Mexico borders meet, the U.S. Border Patrol has made huge strides in capturing border crossers and seizing drugs from Mexican cartels, but there is one stretch of land along the border that has made life a daily hell for a tribe of Native Americans. The Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American reservation about the size of Connecticut, is located in the Sonoran Desert, about 60 miles south of Tucson, Ariz., right on the U.S. border with Mexico. Here, there is no barbed-wire high fence, but open desert, with only a vehicle barrier meant...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 318 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Radioactive material stolen in Mexico: officials (Recovered)

    07/04/2014 11:56:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/4/14 | AFP
    Radioactive material stolen in Mexico: officials Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government warned Friday that a vehicle containing radioactive material has been stolen, and issued a dire warning to the thieves against taking the potentially deadly material from its protective container. Federal civil defense officials said the vehicle had been transporting deadly iridium-192, a radioactive substance used in making some industrial products. The substance "can be dangerous for human health if removed from its container," the officials said in a statement, adding that the material can be lethal even if handled for only a brief time. The theft in...
  • Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border

    07/04/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2014 4:56 PM EDT | Julie Pace and Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America. If he doesnt come to the border, I think its a real reflection of his lack of concern of whats really going on there, declared Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016. The White House said Thursday that Obama currently has no plans to visit the border when he...
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint (Murrieta)

    07/04/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2014 3:05 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. The citys mayor has become a hero to those seeking stronger immigration policies with his criticism of the federal governments efforts to handle the thousands of immigrants, many of them mothers and children, who have flooded the Texas border. Some of those immigrants were flown to California and were supposed to be processed at a Border Patrol facility in...
  • No Independence For Andrew Tahmooressi

    07/03/2014 5:57:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border Justice: While armed Mexican police and military have crossed the border hundreds of times in recent years, sometimes firing at U.S. agents, a Marine with PTSD spends his Fourth of July in a Mexican jail. Lately it seems that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine who has done two tours in Afghanistan, is the only one President Obama doesn't want crossing into the United States from Mexico. We tolerate armed incursions by Mexican authorities and a flood of unaccompanied minors and other illegal aliens but are quite content to let a Marine with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who made a...
  • Why Democrats Are So Confident

    07/03/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Ronald Brownstein
    It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that House Republicans had officially shelved immigration reform. Both disputes reaffirmed the GOP's identity as the champion of the forces most resistant to the profound demographic and cultural dynamics reshaping American lifeand Democrats as the voice of those who most welcome these changes. And both clashes captured a parallel shift: While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident...
  • The worst massacres and mass graves in Mexicos drug war

    07/03/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 00:51 | Ioan Grillo
    The worst massacres and mass graves in Mexicos drug war Timeline: Drug violence has left the front pages here, but grisly discoveries keep adding to Mexicos map of horror. Mass graves, like this one in Juarez, have scarred Mexico from the Rio Grande southward. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ALLENDE, Mexico The ranch houses of cinder blocks and tin roofs look like thousands of others that dot the Mexican countryside. But in February, when police got information that the farmstead hid a dark secret, they dug up the grounds to find a stunning 500 body parts, belonging to an unknown number...
  • BMW's $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave

    07/03/2014 12:59:02 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/03/2014 | Alexandra Alper
    (Reuters) - Luxury car maker BMW (BMWG.DE) revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of major automakers to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market. BMW outlined plans to build a factory near San Luis Potosi, central Mexico, in a move that will reduce the German company's dependence on higher-cost plants at home. The plant will begin assembling unspecified models in 2019 with an initial workforce of 1,500 and annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles, the company said. "Mexico is an ideal location for...
  • 14 buses arrive with returnee children from Mexico (Google Transate)

    07/03/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    This said yesterday the First Lady, Ana Hernandez, during the hosting of 14 buses with 271 immigrants, including 167 children and 104 parents accompanying certain small that they came deported from Mexico to the office of village of Corinth border with Guatemala of this jurisdiction. "Many children are victims of abuse; there are girls who have been raped, but many smaller ones are used for organized crime, that part nobody and nobody has that many coyotes or criminals who are profiting from that business, "he lamented. Also present at the arrival of a new flight that landed at the Ramon...
  • Mexico's Pemex to Spend $6B to Maintain Output at Cantarell

    07/03/2014 6:13:56 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | July 1, 2014 | Reuters
    Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex will launch a $6 billion investment in 2017 aimed at maintaining current levels of production at its once-supergiant Cantarell field over the next decade, a Pemex official said on Tuesday. Discovered in 1976, output from the offshore Cantarell field once supplied over 2 million barrels per day (bpd), or more than half of Mexico's total crude production. But output at the field has fallen more than 80 percent since 2004 to hover around 340,000 barrels per day (bpd). The investment will counteract the natural decline of Cantarell by squeezing out an additional 100,000 bpd per...
  • Obama's Open Borders Put Nation's Health At Risk

    07/02/2014 6:01:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Border: Doctors and nurses at an alien detention camp are threatened with arrest if they talk about the risk of contagion from the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S. Give us your poor, your tired, your infected. Last weekend, at least two confirmed cases of the swine flu virus were detected in minors being held in two separate detainment facilities in South Texas, a stark reminder that the conditions created by President Obama's orchestrated invasion of the U.S. are ripe for viral outbreaks that jeopardize the health of American citizens. It was reported last week that at least one...