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  • NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Brian Stelter and Frank Pallotta
    NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for next January. Both pageants were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," the company said in a statement on Monday. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." Speaking to reporters after...
  • He's Fired! NBC Severs Ties with Donald Trump [For insulting remarks about Mexicans]

    06/29/2015 1:43:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Cape Code Times ^ | 06/29/2015
    NBC has severed all ties with Donald Trump after his insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the network said in a statement. "To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice on...
  • NBC Cutting Ties to Donald Trump Over ‘Derogatory’ Remarks About Immigration

    06/29/2015 11:57:52 AM PDT · by John W · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Nor will he return to host “Celebrity Apprentice.” In a statement, NBC said: At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
  • Univision's Attack on Donald Trump Backfires

    06/29/2015 9:33:43 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 94 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 6/29/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The scene comes to mind with the news that Univision has abruptly told Donald Trump that they will no longer carry the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant. Why? It seems that the network is displeased that in his announcement speech. And while all this was going on? Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos sent a handwritten note to Trump asking - yes - for an interview. Or in other words? We’re going to break your contract and call you a racist but would you like to sit down for a chat? So. As a result of Univision’s decidedly unthought-through stab at partisan politics...
  • Donald Trump on Hispanic Voters: 'Latinos Love Trump, And I Love Them' [Video]

    06/26/2015 4:42:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Selena Hill
    SNIP Following his attack on Mexican immigrants, Trump claimed on Tuesday to have great relations with the Hispanic voters and his Latino employees. "I do great with Latino voters," Trump told reporters during a press conference for the re-opening for his new 18-hole "Championship Course" by the Potomac River. "I employ so many Latinos. I have so many people working for me. I'm a job creator. I create jobs. I'm a master job creator. No politician knows how to create jobs. They're all talk, they're no action. They don't know what they're doing," he said. "The Apprentice" television host then...
  • Donald Trump Bans Univision Staff From His Miami Golf Resort

    06/26/2015 3:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | DYLAN BYERS 6/26/15 | DYLAN BYERS 6/26/15
    Donald Trump sent a letter to Univision CEO and president Randy Falco on Friday informing him that "no Univision officer or representative" is allowed to use his Trump National Doral, the resort and golf club immediately adjacent to Univision offices in Miami, the On Media blog has learned. The move is the latest in a public dispute that started Thursday when Univision announced it would end its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal, based on what it described as Trump's "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" during the launch of his presidential campaign....
  • Putin promises 40 new nuclear missiles in 2015

    06/17/2015 2:04:08 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 30 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | Updated June 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM | By Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday Russia's nuclear arsenal would be would increase by 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Speaking at Army-2015 Expo, an international military trade show near Moscow, Putin said the new missiles could "overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems," adding a new long-range early-warning radar "to monitor in the western direction" was also being prepared. It was a reference to plans by NATO to permanently place troops and heavy armaments in Poland, a Russian neighbor and former Warsaw Pact country. In reference to apparent plans to reinforce NATO's...
  • Donald Trump: I'm Suing Univision for Hundreds Of Millions Over Miss USA

    06/25/2015 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 112 replies
    TMZ ^ | 25 June 2015 | TMZ Staff
    Donald Trump has a vision for Univision ... it involves a courtroom, a jury and a bank account that will be bled dry. Trump tells TMZ, he will sue Univision for "hundreds of millions of dollars" for breaching what he says is a binding, 5 year deal to air the Miss USA pageant. The Donald says Univision had no legal right to back out of the deal Thursday, based on his comments about Mexico and Mexicans, saying many of them who come here are drug dealers and rapists. Trump tells us, the contract, which was signed in January of this...
  • Univision Ends Miss Universe Deal After Trump’s Immigration Comments

    06/25/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | 06/25/2015 | Whitney Friedlander
    Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump, the organization’s part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month. “Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,” the company said. “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants...
  • US says truck hijacked in Mexico, visas stolen

    06/24/2015 8:38:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Jun 2015
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a truck carrying visas was hijacked in northern Mexico and the visas stolen. The embassy says in a statement Wednesday that the theft occurred on June 7 "in northern Mexico," without specifying where. The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara. Some approved border crossing cards also were stolen. An electronic alert has been issued so that the stolen cards cannot be used to cross the border.
  • A modest proposal: Let’s ban the Mexican flag.

    06/24/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 86 replies
    June 18, 2015 | Anonymous
    So-called “liberals” are proudly displaying their disdain for Liberty calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from our midst. They say that the losers in a war shouldn’t get to fly their flag, and they’ve arbitrarily decided it ‘represents racism’ not to mention it was right there with the Charleston Church shooter…. Okay, let’s apply that rationale to the flag of Mexico – they lost a war with the US and as for racism, we should check with ‘La Raza’ on that score. In addition the Mexican flag represents a clear and present danger to US sovereignty via...
  • Mexico may pull out of Miss Universe pageant because of Donald Trump's comments

    06/23/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by South40 · 61 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 23 JUN 2015
    The woman in charge of the organization that chooses Miss Mexico said she is considering pulling the country from the Miss Universe pageant because of Donald Trump's controversial comments last week. Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, who became the first Mexican to win the crown in 1991, said on Twitter that she is concerned about her country’s participation in the annual competition after the presidential candidate said during his campaign launch that Mexico doesn't send its best to the U.S., instead the country sends drugs, crime and rapists. Jones is national director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico, which chooses its country's...
  • Armed robbers kill 10 workers at Mexico beer distribution center, authorities say

    06/21/2015 4:38:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Denis Slattery
    Armed robbers slaughtered 10 people during a robbery at a beer distribution center Friday in Mexico, authorities said. The attackers, who targeted the warehouse on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, got away with a paltry 10,000 pesos in cash, or $650, sources close to the investigation said.
  • Hillary, Liberal Media Sites Squirm at Trump's Inconvenient Truths on Immigration and Crime

    06/20/2015 4:51:23 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 38 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2015 | Jeffrey Lord |
    The truth hurts, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that better illustrated than in the liberal media’s treatment of Donald Trump’s presidential announcement. Not to mention the reaction of Hillary Clinton. Mediaite is up in arms about Donald Trump, specifically his views on illegal immigration and Mexico. In his announcement speech Trump had the audacity to say this of illegal immigrants coming over the southern US border: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.” Suffice to say, Mediaite did not approve. The site headlined a furious story by Matt Wilstein this way:...
  • Artist creates Donald Trump piñata for angry Mexicans

    06/20/2015 4:04:41 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 33 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | 6/20/2015 | Fox News Latino
    MEXICO CITY – After Donald Trump's Mexico-bashing comments this week, Mexicans are engaging in a little Trump-bashing of their own. Artesan Dalton Avalos Ramirez created a Trump piñata after the outspoken mogul bashed Mexico on Tuesday during a speech when he announced he was running for president. During his kickoff speech, Trump accused Mexico of illegally sending drugs, crime and rapists across the border. Avalos Ramirez, who lives and works in Reynosa, Mexico said Mexicans on both sides of the border are quite angry at his comments and are embracing the new piñata gladly.
  • Watch ABC News David Muir Interview Jeb Bush Completely In Spanish

    06/19/2015 3:51:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Latin Times ^ | June 17, 2015
    David Muir is the anchor of ABC World News Tonight, which usually broadcasts in English. Tonight, the news personality had a sit down interview with the Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush that was completely conducted in Spanish. Republicans know that Latinos are a major force and they are going after our vote to secure the White House. Muir was direct and asked what would be Jeb's top priority within the first hundred days, if he wins the race. "The most important thing is to clear up the atmosphere in Washington where problems are beginning to get solved behind political lines and...
  • Facing uphill battle in Iowa, Bush turns to immigration

    06/19/2015 3:42:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/18/15 | Steve Holland
    Facing an uphill battle in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush urged conservatives to accept his more welcoming position on immigration as a way to increase their chances of winning the White House in 2016. Iowa Republicans so far are leaning toward the conservative Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, as their choice when the state holds the first nominating contest next Feb. 1. Recent polls put Bush farther back in the pack, and one problem he has is his support for granting legal status for illegal immigrants. Conservatives like Iowa Republican Representative Steve King call this amnesty. Bush’s challenge...
  • Trump for President – Sorry, Nope!

    06/19/2015 2:52:27 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 66 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 6/19/2015 | Martin Armstrong
    QUESTION: Do you hear anything that would indicate that Donald Trump would make a positive difference in the “Big Bang” should he become president? He says he will jawbone Ford Motor Co/ to not build a plant in Mexico and that he will use some form of tariff to “fix” the trade balance between China and the U.S. ANSWER: Trade is not our problem, debt is. The Donald knows all about debt since his corporations have filed for bankruptcy twice. Donald Trump has become infamous for his TV show yelling, “You’re fired!” every week on primetime television. Yet, after Trump’s...
  • George P. Bush in Las Vegas: 'The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda'

    06/19/2015 11:01:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/18/15 | Matt Finn
    Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, made what he called his “first appearance” on his father’s behalf in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Bush, the Texas land commissioner, spoke to a crowd of about 40 people at the locally-owned Mexican restaurant, Mundo. He talked about the importance of the Latino vote in Nevada and across the country. “The Hispanic agenda is the American agenda, it’s an aspirational community that I happen to be a part of,” Bush said to the attendees. “We want better schools, a brighter economic tomorrow, a strong national defense, it’s a patriotic community.” Bush said his...
  • Why Donald Trump Isn’t A Real Candidate, In One Chart (Majority of 'Own'Party Dislikes)

    06/19/2015 10:52:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | JUN 16, 2015 | HARRY ENTEN
    At FiveThirtyEight, we like to celebrate outliers. LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers may end up losing in the NBA Finals, but James’s performance has been outlandishly good. In the same vein, I want to congratulate Donald Trump, who reportedly will declare today that he is running for president. Trump is the anti-LeBron — popularity is performance in politics, and Trump is the first candidate in modern presidential primary history to begin the campaign with a majority of his own party disliking him. A whopping 57 percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to an average of the three...
  • Undocumented UC San Diego student waves Mexican flag at graduation, unfurls controversy

    06/19/2015 12:19:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 34 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 18 JUNE 2015 | Matthew T. Hall
    University graduates routinely show great emotion (spontaneous and sometimes scripted) as they stand in front of crowds to mark momentous occasions. Onlookers clap and cheer, hoot and holler, and then wait to see what the next student (or student body) will do. But one UC San Diego student's Mexican flag-waving exuberance has sparked a conversation that's transcended her brief moment Sunday. Indira Esparza, a 22-year-old undocumented student who moved to the U.S. when she was 2, proudly unfurled the green, white and red flag of Mexico as she walked across the stage.
  • Mexico deports more Central Americans than the United States

    06/18/2015 8:25:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2015 4:32 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson and Alberto Arce
    Mexico now deports more Central American migrants than the United States, a dramatic shift since the U.S. asked Mexico for help a year ago with a spike in illegal migration, especially among unaccompanied minors. Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. That was a huge reversal from the same period a year earlier, when the wave of migrants and unaccompanied minors from Central America was building. From October 2013 to April 2014, the United States...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘Mexican Rapists’ Rhetoric Will Keep the Republican Party Out of the White House

    06/18/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17 | Jonathan Capehart
    In the 45-minute “festival of narcissism” that was Donald Trump’s rambling presidential announcement, one particularly nasty passage proved him to be a menace to the Republican Party. It was the one about Mexican immigrants. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. [Applause] Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Bishops Perform ‘Great Exorcism’ on Entire Mexican Nation

    06/16/2015 1:10:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an extraordinary act of spiritual warfare, several bishops and exorcist priests have performed what is being called a “Magno Exorcismo” (great exorcism) of the entire country of Mexico following a series of events that the bishops see as linked to the presence and influence of Satan. On May 20, the former Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, the Archbishop of San Luis Potosi, Carlos Cabrero, as well as several exorcist priests from various Mexican dioceses held a closed-door exorcism ritual at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Luis Potosí. The well-known Spanish exorcist Father José Antonio Fortea acted as...
  • Gay Marriage Now Legal In Mexico

    06/15/2015 7:15:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    Mexico’s supreme court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages. But the court’s ruling is considered a “jurisprudential thesis” and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually. Given the ruling, judges and courts would have to a
  • With Little Fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    06/14/2015 1:33:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2015 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and PAULINA VILLEGAS
    MEXICO CITY — His church turned him away, his family discouraged him from a public fight and the government of the state where he lives vowed it would never happen. But it did. Hiram Gonzalez married his boyfriend, Severiano Chavez, last year in the northern state of Chihuahua, which, like most Mexican states, technically allows marriage only between a man and a woman. Mr. Gonzalez and dozens of other gay couples in recent months have, however, found a powerful ally: Mexico’s Supreme Court. In ruling after ruling, the court has said that state laws restricting marriage to heterosexuals are discriminatory....
  • Mexican Space Agency to Send Payload to Moon on Astrobotic Lander

    06/13/2015 7:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 77 replies
    Parabolic Arc ^ | June 10, 2015 | Doug Messier
    Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM) and Astrobotic Technology Inc. are pleased to announce a joint effort to facilitate the development and delivery of the first payload from Latin America to the Moon. Astrobotic and AEM have entered into an agreement outlining a commitment by both organizations to enable a Mexican payload to the Moon. Through this partnership, AEM will take its first step to another planetary body. "Opening access to the Moon is precisely at the core of Astrobotic's mission," said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. "AEM's rising space science and exploration community is yet one more example of the immense...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    06/11/2015 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 63 replies
    MyWay ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it's up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries. The law was initially written at the behest of northern...
  • U.S. Created 16x as Many Jobs in Mexico as Mexico in U.S.

    06/12/2015 4:30:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/12/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    .S.-majority-owned multinational enterprises employed 1,106,700 in Mexico in 2012 (the latest year on record), according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, but Mexican-majority owned enterprises employed only 68,800 in the United States that year. That means that U.S.-controlled multinationals employed 1,037,900 more people in Mexico than Mexican-controlled multinationals employed in the United States. Put another way, multinational enterprises that had a majority U.S. ownership employed 16 times as many people in Mexico as Mexican-controlled multinationals employed in the United States. Forty-nine percent of the jobs--546,500 of 1,106,700--that U.S.-controlled multinationals maintained in Mexico in 2012 were in...
  • In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    06/12/2015 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States. In the runup to the Turkish election, speculation in English-speaking publications centered on whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party would get a large enough majority in the parliament to amend the constitution without a popular referendum. The AKP, usually described as mildly Islamist, has been in power since 2002. In some respects it has compiled a record that compares favorably with those...
  • Oil company Pemex has biggest exploration success in 5 years

    06/11/2015 5:32:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 11, 2015 | Jude Webber
    Mexican state oil company Pemex announced five new shallow­water discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in what it said was its biggest exploration success in five years. Emilio Lozoya, Pemex chief, made the announcement at the inauguration of a national oil and gas conference one month before Mexico’s historic first oil and gas tender. The July 15 auction, of 14 shallow­water exploration blocks in the same area as the new discoveries, is expected to signal the start of billions of dollars in private investment flowing into the sector. “The certain prospect of 200,000 extra barrels of production is very good...
  • Obama on His Amnesty: ‘The Law Is on Our Side’

    06/07/2015 6:53:44 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 41 replies
    CNSNews.Com ^ | June 7, 2015 | CNS News Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking in his weekly address yesterday, President Barack Obama defended his unilateral actions that would allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States, work, and receive federal benefits. The “law is on our side,” Obama said. Administration action on that amnesty is currently forbidden by an injunction issued by a federal court and upheld by a federal appeals court. “Last fall, I took action to provide more resources for border security; focus enforcement on the real threats to our security; modernize the legal immigration system for workers, employers, and students; and bring more undocumented immigrants out of...
  • Sheriff Joe: Democrats using illegals for votes

    06/07/2015 11:48:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    WND ^ | June 7, 2015 | Staff
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Sunday Democrats are mostly interested in immigration reform because the newly legalized residents will eventually obtain voting rights and will vote for Democrats.[snip] As WND ( previously reported,)Medina is the current secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Medina and Gutierrez served on Obama’s National Latino Advisory Council. During the interview, Arpaio urged Republican president candidates to discuss the issue of drug trafficking when talking about border security. “Ninety-nine percent” of those arrested for bringing drugs into Maricopa County, Arizona are illegal aliens,” according Arpaio.]snip] Stated Arpaio: “Everyone...
  • Police seize manure-masked marijuana.

    06/06/2015 5:48:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — An attempt to smuggle several bales of marijuana hidden inside a horse trailer was thwarted by a sharp-nosed Sierra Vista Police K-9 on Friday morning. It was about 9:15 a.m. when officers conducted a traffic stop on the white pickup truck hauling the trailer. A department narcotics-detective dog was brought to the scene and alerted to the presence of illicit drug inside the vehicle, prompting a search. Inside a hidden compartment within the trailer, investigators located 19 bales of marijuana covered in manure in an apparent attempt to mask the drug’s smell. A total of 482 pounds...
  • **UPDATES** BREAKING: US CBP Chopper Down at Texas Border, Fired on from Mexico

    06/05/2015 10:21:43 PM PDT · by exbrit · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/15 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has learned that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border
  • First Undocumented Immigrant '[bleep]ing Finally' Allowed To Practice Law In New York

    06/04/2015 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Roque Planas
    The courts in New York have allowed an undocumented immigrant to practice law for the first time. Cesar Vargas, a leading voice in the immigrant rights movement, received the OK to practice his profession in a decision handed down Wednesday by a New York appeals court. "We find that the undocumented status of an individual applicant does not, alone, suggest that the applicant is not possessed of the qualities that enable attorneys to vigorously defend their client's interests within the bounds of the law," the ruling says, "nor does it suggest that the applicant cannot protect, as an officer of...
  • Sun-News: Court records: Employee stole data from voter rolls (Old Mexico/New Mexico)

    06/03/2015 7:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Court records indicate sensitive personal data for an unknown number of Doña Ana County voters — particularly those ages 19 or 20 — was compromised in a binational identity theft and check-cashing scam allegedly spearheaded locally by a county clerk's office document technician. Maria Ceniceros, 42, of Anthony, New Mexico, admitted to federal agents that she'd picked through the Doña Ana County voter registration database records on her work computer to glean "names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers" to supply to scam organizers in Mexico, according to court records. Federal authorities believe the data was then...
  • Dabiq: ISIS Could Transport Nuke from Nigeria into U.S. Through Mexico

    06/03/2015 1:29:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Breitbar ^ | 6/3/15 | Edwin Mora
    The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), in the latest edition of its propaganda magazine, indicated that it could purchase a nuclear weapon in Pakistan, take it to Nigeria, and then smuggle it into the U.S. through Mexico by using existing trafficking networks in Latin America. In an op-ed article published in the ninth edition of ISIS’ Dabiq magazine released in late May, the jihadist group claims it could transport a nuclear device in the same way illicit drugs are smuggled into Europe through West Africa, adding that Boko Haram’s presence in Nigeria could facilitate the transaction. The Nigeria-based Islamic terrorist group, Boko...
  • Hurricane Blanca explodes into category 4, earliest second major hurricane on record

    06/03/2015 11:00:55 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3 at 11:43 AM | Angela Fritz
    Hurricane Blanca already became the earliest second hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific ocean when it reached category 1 status on Tuesday. Now the storm is undergoing a period of rapid intensification over very warm ocean waters, and has the potential to max out at a category 5 over the next couple of days. Blanca formed fast on the heels of Hurricane Andres, which surged to category 4 status on Sunday. Andres has since weakened to tropical storm-strength, but Blanca is quickly filling its shoes. The hurricane is the second of the season, the second major hurricane of the...
  • Chris Christie: No Border Fence

    06/02/2015 7:21:42 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    US News ^ | 06/02/2015 | David Catanese
    It's a popular refrain of Republican candidates when they're presented with the problem of illegal immigration: Secure the border with a fence. But it's not a tune Chris Christie is singing. The New Jersey governor said Tuesday he's against erecting a fence along the nearly 2,000 miles of U.S. border with Mexico as a way to stymie immigrants from illegally entering the country.
  • Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts

    06/01/2015 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2015 4:03 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court landed the final blow against an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and are charged with certain felonies, marking the latest in a series of state immigration policies that have since been thrown out by the courts. The nation’s highest court on Monday rejected a bid from metro Phoenix’s top prosecutor and sheriff to reinstate the 2006 law after a lower appeals court concluded late last year that it violated civil rights by imposing punishment before trial. While a small number of Arizona’s immigration laws have been upheld, the...
  • Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    05/31/2015 12:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 26, 2015 | Hayley Richardson
    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms - the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it "absolutely necessary" that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January. In response, Chechnya's parliamentary speaker Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. has "no right" to advise Russia...
  • Now it makes sense

    05/30/2015 10:22:06 AM PDT · by pgobrien · 25 replies
    30MAY15 | pgobrien
    Why would a country at war with islamic terrorists, indiscriminately import thousands of potential problems? Why would that SAME country also allow a porous, if not inviting, border for 'potentially hostile refugees' on the southern border while keeping the northern border hypersecure from people of a historical alliance? You can't solve a problem till there IS a problem, and it's way easier to solve if you created the problem. Remember Rahm, “never let a serious crises go to waste” Fast & furious and the porous southern border/importation of muslim refugees. It seems to be the same strategy of creating a...
  • Jeb Bush Backed Path to Citizenship in 2009

    05/28/2015 5:41:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    A recent report reveals Republican presidential hopeful and brother of former president George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, backed a path to legalized citizenship for undocumented immigrants in 2009. Bush, who has not yet announced his intention to run in 2016, is one of the most forward-looking Republicans concerning the issue of immigration reform. However, he still needs to appeal to a Republican base wary of anything that may hint at "amnesty," in their eyes. Bush has treaded carefully, phrasing his support for reform as one that includes "earned" legal status. However, Buzzfeed News uncovered a 2009 letter in which the...
  • Federal appeals court sides with Texas against Obama on immigration

    05/26/2015 3:54:28 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    Washington (CNN)A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Justice Department lawyers to allow President Barack Obama's controversial immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal. The decision is a victory for Texas and 25 other states that are challenging the Obama administration's actions, which were blocked by a District Court judge in February. Tuesday's decision means that while the issue is appealed, eligible undocumented immigrants will be unable to apply for the programs aimed at easing deportation threats. "Because the government is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its appeal of the injunction, we deny the...
  • A Proposal for an Immigration Executive Order to Build a Border Wall

    05/26/2015 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 10 replies
    Attorney Website ^ | May 26, 2015 | James C. Wolf
    President Obama can flex his presidential power issuing Executive Orders regarding immigration. I propose the most urgent presidential mandate should be to build a border wall. As an immigration attorney based in California, I would benefit from the government ignoring the border and creating millions of new clients for my firm. But as an American, I want the Government to protect our soil and my family from threats coming across our southern border. Drug mules and Islamic State terrorists should not be able to waltz into the US. Therefore I have drafted a proposal, and an effectively free funding plan,...
  • Massive protests erupt in Mexico over Uber, company responds by offering free rides

    05/26/2015 9:58:24 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 26, 2015 | By David Agren
    MEXICO CITY – Taxi drivers in Mexico City often complain of “pirate” cabs, which prowl the capital’s streets without the proper permits and allegedly plow illegal profits into political campaigns. On Monday, they parked their taxis and protested another kind of alleged “pirate” cutting into their business: Uber and other application-based ride services, which are expanding in Mexico’s major cities and upending an industry not known for service, comfort or safety. “(The local government) hasn’t wanted to understand that opening the door to Uber and Cabify continues opening the door to illegality,” said taxi driver José Luis Ramírez at a...
  • Recovering Paradise: The Struggle of Mexicans Against Drug Trafficking

    05/26/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | Monday, May 25, 2015 | Valor
    Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat In January 2014, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a conflict known as the rising up of the autodefensas breaks out. Citizens, farmers, and civil professionals tired of the abuses from drug traffickers and the obvious complicity of government structures, decide to take up arms and form a community police in order to address the problem directly. A group of them decided to move towards the coast, but they are not alone, they are accompanied by two independent journalists, Rafael Prime (México) and Nicolás Tapia (Chile). Everything that happened during those turbulent days...
  • New Candidate Jolts Mexican Politics

    05/26/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 22, 2015 | Dudley Althaus
    A maverick former mayor known as El Bronco is mounting a serious bid to become Mexico's first independent candidate to win a governorship, buoyed by voter mistrust of the country's traditional political parties. Waging a social media campaign on a shoestring -- paid for largely with the crumpled bills supporters press into his hands on the stump -- Jaime Rodríguez is shaking up politics in Nuevo León, the conservative northern border state that includes the industrial powerhouse of Monterrey, and jolting politicians nationwide. An opinion poll published Friday in El Norte, Monterrey's leading newspaper, puts Mr. Rodríguez ahead of his...