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  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • Tropical Storms Bear Down On Mexico From Both Coasts

    09/02/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Reuters
    Two separate tropical storms closed in on Mexico from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on Tuesday, risking a double hit on the country a year after a pair of storms converged to cause major flooding that killed over 100 people. Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday, is likely to strengthen slightly in the next 24 hours until it reaches the mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The severe weather has already forced the closure of two of the major crude oil export terminals used by Mexican state-run oil company Pemex....
  • FEDS ENCOURAGING DEPORTED ILLEGAL ALIENS TO COME BACK TO US

    09/01/2014 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States. An agreement outlining the new settlement was announced in late August, according to the Los Angeles Times. The plan, which only applies to Southern California, was reportedly drawn up in response to a lawsuit that was filed last year by the American Civil Liberties...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • Pro-Amnesty Groups Sue U.S. Gov’t for Pushing Illegals through ‘Deportation Mill’

    08/29/2014 7:46:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2014 - 4:50 PM | Katherine Rodriguez
    The ACLU, the American Immigration Council and other pro-amnesty groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government because they claim the Obama administration’s policies are unconstitutional. The groups filed on behalf of mothers and children deported from a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico for policies that would ensure “rapid deportations” and create “countless hurdles” according to the ACLU for people who illegally crossed the border. …
  • More Than 134,000 Petition Obama Admin. to Demand Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi — Here’s the Response

    08/29/2014 5:03:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    More than 134,000 people signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. Tahmooressi, who is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been imprisoned for nearly five months after being arrested for unintentionally crossing into Mexico with firearms. The White House responded to the popular petition on Friday, calling for Mexican authorities to handle the Marine’s case “expeditiously” rather than demanding his release.
  • Houston Leads Nation for Illegal Immigrant Minors' Destination

    08/29/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Kristin Tate
    many unaccompanied alien children (UAC) were set free in various counties across the country. More were released in Texas' Harris County--in which Houston is located--than any other county in the nation. ... Dallas County received the second most UAC in Texas ... Educating the foreign minors will not be cheap; David Anderson, the Texas Education Agency General Counsel, recently pointed out that due to cultural differences and language barriers, it will be more costly to education immigrant children than it is to educate students who are U.S. citizens. In Texas, more than $45 million will be spent educating the UAC...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: GOP Won’t Shut Down Govt Over Immigration

    08/29/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Aug 2014 12:17 PM | John Blosser
    Without passage of a spending bill by Sept. 30, the federal government will run out of money and grind to a halt, but leading Republicans, facing the November midterm elections, say they will block any attempt by the party’s conservative wing to force a self-defeating amnesty confrontation with the White House. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told CNN that despite Democrats’ hopeful predictions and right-wing threats that another shutdown is looming, it’s not going to happen. Asked whether he would favor a government shutdown, McConnell told CNN, “Of course not. I’m the guy that’s gotten us out of shutdowns...
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 270 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

    08/29/2014 6:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/28/2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. "I'm supposed to do this in 30 seconds?" he joked, noting the issue's complexity. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said, "between now and the end of this Congress, I'm a little less sanguine about it." It has been a question heard repeatedly by lawmakers this month in "town hall"...
  • Illegal Aliens Storm the Beach in San Diego, Second Attempt Thwarted

    08/28/2014 12:22:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | August 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM | By Craig Bannister
    Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore - but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them. Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city Seven of the illegal aliens were spotted by helicopter and later apprehended several blocks from the beach; the CBP is still looking for at least ten...
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    08/28/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:07 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say. The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn’t even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books. With roughly 11.5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally—far more than the government could reasonably deport—the White...
  • MEXICAN PRESIDENT PEŃA NIETO DECLARES UNITED STATES 'THE OTHER MEXICO'

    08/27/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 26, 2014 | tony lee
    Forget so-called "Mexifornia." How about the United States of Mexico?  On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peńa Nieto called on other states to "evolve" like California so the United States can be more like his home country.  Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peńa Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration. "This is the other Mexico," Peńa Nieto reportedly "said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants," according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Luis Gutiérrez Is Basically Giggling with Excitement about Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plans

    08/25/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    National Review's "The Corner" ^ | August 25, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    “Huge,” “bold,” and “unprecedented” is how a thrilled Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) described reports that the Obama administration is considering granting legal status to up to 5 million illegal immigrants. He’s especially excited, he said, because the White House is actually trying to downplay the significance of the huge measure. “It’s music to my ears” said Gutiérrez, one of the leading voices in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, on MSNBC. Last month, he predicted that as many as 5 million people might gain status if President Obama opts to take unilateral action. Gutiérrez urged communities to take...
  • Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border

    08/25/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/25/2014 | By Anita Kumar
    The Obama administration has quietly abandoned its aggressive months-long search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop. At the same time, three facilities at military bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma set up as shelters no longer are housing children from Central America. An official with the Department of Health and Human Services, which led the search for shelters, said there has been a decrease in the number of children apprehended at the border and an increase in those sent to live with families or friends. “We...
  • Calif. Lawmaker To Protest Mexican President's Visit Because Of U.S. Marine Jailed In Mexico

    08/25/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/22/2014 | Fox News Latino
    A California state assemblyman plans to stage a protest outside the governor’s mansion next week to demand that Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto, who is to be honored at luncheon there Aug. 26, ensure the release of a U.S. Marine held captive in Mexico. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who recently lost in a bid to become the Republican nominee in the gubernatorial election in November, declined an invitation to the luncheon and assailed Gov. Jerry Brown for hosting the luncheon in honor of the Mexican president. "I am writing to decline your luncheon invitation,” read the letter Donnelly sent Brown, which...
  • Mexico Has Deported 93 Percent Of The Unaccompanied Minors Detained At Its Border

    08/25/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 08/25/2014 | John Stanton
    exican officials have deported more than 13,000 of the 14,000 undocumented, unaccompanied minors who have been caught at Mexico’s southern border, a rate significantly higher than in the United States, according to government sources familiar with the situation. Additionally, Mexican authorities have deported more than 64,000 of the estimated 69,000 adults that have been detained along their southern border this year. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to the deportation of minor immigrants from the United States: None of the more than 60,000 Central American minors detained this year have been deported. According to a Department of Homeland Security spokesman,...
  • TEXAS BORDER BUST: CASH, WEAPONS AND GRENADES SEIZED

    08/24/2014 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol agents seized more than $650,000 in cash that had been left behind near the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. The seizure was made Thursday night when U.S. Border Patrol Agents following a set of footprints near Sullivan City ended up coming across four backpacks filled with bulk cash and a little more than a kilo of cocaine, an agency news release shows. Inside the four backpacks the agents ended up finding a mixture of dollars and pesos that added up to $650,000 as well as the cocaine which had a value of...
  • Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    08/23/2014 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.” …
  • Dmocrat Leader Calls Republicans Bigots and Illegal Immigrants "the Backbone of our Economy"

    08/23/2014 10:47:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | August 23, 2014 | Staf
    The leader of the Democrat Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is at it again. This time in an interview with Jorge Ramos of Fusion she decides to call House Republicans bigots. The conversation is about illegal immigration, and Wasserman Schultz knows exactly where she’s at… so she panders. She calls illegal immigrants the “backbone of our economy” and says that House Republicans decision to stand against illegal immigration is basically because they are horrible racists. “This isn’t about politics at all. It’s not about politics for the president, nor is it about politics for any of us who care… They [illegals]...
  • Poll: Hispanics, Blacks Call for Tighter Borders, Access to Illegals’ Jobs

    08/22/2014 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 - 2:15 PM | Craig Bannister
    Strong majorities of both Hispanics and Blacks think the government should do more to secure the border and give job-hungry Americans the chance to do jobs currently taken by illegal aliens, a new national poll of likely voters shows. Fully 63% of Hispanics and 57% of Blacks say the government is not doing enough to enforce U.S. immigration laws, according to the survey by The Polling Company, Inc. Likewise, 78% of Whites and 74% of all respondents want tighter border security. What’s more, 71% of Blacks and 63% of Hispanics believe the government “has a responsibility” to protect job-hungry Americans...
  • Rick Perry: It’s entirely possible that ISIS has already crossed the southern border

    08/22/2014 5:19:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Signal. Easy prediction: This soundbite will inspire lots of scoffing and sneering without even a bare attempt at an argument on the merits for why he must be wrong. “There’s the obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing the border] — and I think there is a very real possibility that they may have already used that,” he said…“We have no clear evidence of that...
  • Pro-Immigration reform Billionaires silent on immigration after big push

    08/21/2014 1:43:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Politoc ^ | 08/21/2014 | By ANNA PALMER
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Citigroup exec Carlos Gutierrez gave immigration reform firepower last year when they lent their money or names to the cause. But roughly two months before Election Day, the three groups the business titans helped launch are all but silent on the campaign trail. None of the three has purchased airtime for ads on immigration reform this fall. Their virtual absence comes as Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting “amnesty,” leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely...
  • There Is 'A Very Real Possibility' ISIS Forces Have Crossed US-Mexican Border

    08/21/2014 12:22:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) may have already sent militants across the U.S.-Mexican border. Perry was directly asked about this prospect Thursday afternoon after he gave a border-security speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who spent much of the speech castigating ISIS after the group brutally executed an American journalist earlier this week, said there was "a very real" risk they were already inside the U.S. "There’s the obvious great concern that because of the condition of...
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (Fast and Furious)

    08/21/2014 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2014 8:19 PM EDT | Pete Yost
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure. …
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Mexico protests Texas National Guard troops on US border

    08/16/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 16,2014 | AFP
    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's foreign ministry late Friday protested Texas Governor Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops to the southern US border to halt the surge of child migrants.Mexico "reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure," read a statement from the foreign ministry.
  • Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities

    08/14/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Mexican drug cartels, whose trafficking efforts into the U.S. have grown bolder amid the border crisis, are increasingly utilizing a frightening weapon in their arsenal: the hand grenade. Whether packed with explosives, hollowed out and filled with steel to give them authentic heft or even used to deliver handwritten death threats, grenades are turning up in greater frequency in encounters with suspected cartel members, according to law enforcement authorities and border experts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed to FoxNews.com that they’ve seen a “trend increase” involving the devices along the entire southwest border, although details were not disclosed...
  • Williams: Get Ready for Denials

    08/11/2014 10:17:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 13, 2014 | Walter Williams
    Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge." Republican Rep. Todd Rokita and his Indiana delegation have been criticized for suggesting the possibility that Latin American children pouring across our southern border are carrying deadly diseases. Some of them have already been discovered to be carrying lice and suffering from disease. We've yet to find out what kind of communicable diseases they...
  • James O’Keefe as Osama bin Laden crosses border from Mexico to US

    08/11/2014 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/11/14 | James O'Keefe
    In a Project Veritas investigation released on Monday, James O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States disguised as Osama bin Laden.
  • Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings In New Mexico, Arizona Expected To Draw Hundreds

    08/10/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    KRWG ^ | August 8, 2014 | Center for Biological Diversity
    Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug. 11 in Pinetop, Ariz., and Aug. 13 in Truth or Consequences, N.M., will be the final opportunity for verbal testimony on proposed changes to management of the endangered Mexican gray wolf population in the two states. Public hearings last year in Albuquerque and Pinetop drew a total of around 1,000 people, most of whom were not allotted time to speak. ... The Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to...
  • Border Patrol Agent's Murder Shows Open Border Danger

    08/07/2014 6:31:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: Two illegal immigrants charged with killing an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent had been arrested and deported before. Now the agent's family faces a humanitarian crisis all its own. Javier Vega Jr. was shot to death Sunday in front of his wife, his two kids and his parents while they were fishing in Santa Monica, Texas. His alleged assailants are illegal aliens who have crossed our porous southern border with Mexico repeatedly and have, between them, been arrested and deported half a dozen times. Remember Agent Vega's name, for it's unlikely to fall from the lips of President Obama...
  • Lack of immigration reform could hurt baby-boomer retirees, Graham says

    08/07/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | 8/7/14 | Schuyler Kropf
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says America's retirement system could be at risk unless the nation's immigration problems get fixed. In a speech to a Charleston business group, Graham said the U.S.'s graying population means there will be fewer workers in the job stream to keep stocking stressed government budget and benefit accounts, including Social Security. And if the future economy includes millions of illegal workers who don't pay in, then benefits that a growing numbers of Americans will depend on for retirement will become even more drained, he said, pointing at an expected "tsunami" of retirements by 80 million Baby...
  • Mexican lawmakers approve overhaul ending Pemex monopoly

    08/07/2014 12:23:57 PM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 6, 2014 | Robert Grattan
    The Mexican Congress has passed sweeping legislation intended to revitalize the country’s anemic energy industry by opening it to private competition and ending a 75-year state monopoly. After weeks of debate and a constitutional amendment, legislators approved this week the majority of the new laws and are expected to finalize the remaining items in the coming days. The energy overhaul is the most sweeping of a broad set of economic measures promised by Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto. Mexico’s oil and gas industry has been largely left out of the latest oil boom, despite the general consensus that the country...
  • Border Patrol Agent: Federal Government Releasing Murderers Into U.S.

    08/07/2014 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 08/07/2014
    A Border Patrol agent claims that the federal government is allowing murderers from Central America to be released into the U.S. Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, agent Chris Cabrera stated that these teenage gang members crossing the border are being released to family members in the U.S. “If they have family in the United States, they’ll release them to the family, even if they’re admitted gang members,” Cabrera explained to Fox News. “We’ve had a couple that had admitted to murders in their home country. They were 17 years old, 16 years old, and the United States government thought...
  • Yes, the border crisis began after Obama started messing around with executive amnesties

    08/06/2014 3:38:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2014 | AllahPundit
    Characteristically excellent work by John Sexton in tracing the timeline on when, and why, kids from Central America started streaming north. Democrats are in a weird position on this point. On the one hand, they insist endlessly to American audiences that Obama’s 2012 amnesty for DREAMers (a.k.a. DACA) had nothing to do with drawing illegals here. That’s crackpot nonsense, the sort of stuff you’ll find (gasp) Ted Cruz pushing. On the other hand, the White House is quietly putting the word out in Central America that whatever they’ve heard about the U.S. handing out “permisos” to young illegals lately...
  • DOJ Report: Nearly Half of Fed Crimes Near Mexican Border

    08/05/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2014
    Crime is so high along the Mexican border that nearly half of all the criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors in the United States last fiscal year were concentrated in a handful of districts located in that region, according to the U.S. government’s figures. It’s not as if this is new, but to see it spelled out in a government report with a detailed breakdown is truly alarming. The statistics illustrate that the Mexican-border region is a cesspool of crime that’s costing American taxpayers a chunk of change not to mention loads of grief. There are 94 federal court districts...
  • Rubio in Iowa: Immigration Reform ‘Good for the Country’

    08/04/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 6:09 AM | Susan Jones
    “I continue to believe that we have to reform our immigration laws. I think that’s good for the country. I wouldn’t say that because of politics,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The possible presidential hopeful was speaking to “Fox News Sunday”—from Iowa. Although he favors immigration reform, Rubio says he’s changed his mind about doing it all at once, in one bill—even though he was one of 14 Republican senators who voted for such a bill one year ago. …
  • Leaked report: open border attracting people from all over the world

    08/04/2014 7:20:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It isn’t just adorable little tykes from Central America that are making long and perilous journeys to the United States, attracted by a border whose guards are busy changing diapers and offering care to those who already ignored our laws. People from almost every country on earth have been streaming into the United States, according to a leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that was obtained by Breitbart Texas.The report, available below, is actually only a partial accounting of the invasion, as it does not include data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but only the Office of...
  • Perry, Rogers: More Aliens From Terror-Linked Countries Are Being Apprehended at Southwest Border

    08/04/2014 12:02:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 2:03 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of illegal aliens being apprehended coming across the southwest border who hail from countries with “substantial terrorist ties” is at a record high, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday in comments backed up by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Perry rejected the notion that his decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border was related to a prospective 2016 presidential bid. “It hasn’t got anything to do with anything other than those numbers of individuals who are coming across the border,” he said. “And when you think...
  • Mexican Judge Who Freed Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman's Son Under Investigation

    08/03/2014 6:23:33 AM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/2014 | Dolia
    If you wonder what’s wrong with Mexico–a nation that despite decades of economic and democratic reforms is often seen as a collection of stereotypes associated with drug-related violence–take a look into its judicial system. With one of world’s highest rates of impunity (estimated by Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission at 99 % in 2008), Mexico has a dysfunctional judicial system, marred by corruption, cronyism, incompetence and crime. Mexican Judges, notorious for letting criminals off the hook and releasing drug lords from prison, are rarely prosecuted or investigated. At best they are sanctioned or relieved from duties. Yet an exception to...
  • Obama approval drops to new low over Border crisis

    08/03/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 2,2014 | By Thomas Lifson
    There is very bad news for President Obama and the Democrats in a new poll released last night by Investor’s Business Daily. John Merline writes: President Obama's approval rating dropped to his lowest levels as the public hammers him on his handling of each of the major crises facing the country, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll, released on Friday. The survey, taken the last week of July, found that only 38% of the public approves of the job Obama is doing as president, while 53% disapprove. That's a 10-point negative swing in just the past month. Breaking out the...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Minors With Legal Counsel Show Up for Immigration Court, Likely to Stay in US

    08/02/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 08/02/2014 | Michail Oleaga
    According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 57,525 undocumented immigrant children under the age of 18 and traveling without a parent or guardian were apprehended between Oct. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. For 2015, the White House said up to 150,000 undocumented children will enter the U.S. With many undocumented immigrant children being apprehended to detention centers, they have the opportunity to make their case to stay in the U.S. at an immigration court hearing. As Latin Post reported, the Department of Justice noted that the U.S. immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases, approximately 50,000 more cases...
  • Obama Has Room to Maneuver on Immigration Changes

    08/02/2014 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are some limits under federal law, and anything the White House ultimately decides to do may be challenged in court as unconstitutional. But leading legal experts say the White House almost certainly could delay indefinitely efforts to deport millions of immigrants already in the U.S. illegally, and it could give them official work permits that would allow them to legally find jobs, obtain driver's licenses and pay income taxes. Here is what Obama could not do without approval from Congress:...
  • Illegal immigrant kids exposed fed agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis & chicken pox, report says

    08/01/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. In two cases, the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parents’ exposure to unaccompanied children with chicken pox, according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities. The report, the first in a series, is based on 87 unannounced visits to 63 detention centers being used to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Texas, Arizona...
  • Honor Air launches campaign to help free Marine imprisoned in Mexico

    08/01/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Henderson Lightning ^ | 08/01/2014 | Bill Moss
    HonorAir founder Jeff Miller is launching a fundraising effort aimed at helping to free the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico after crossing the border in a vehicle that contained legally registered weapons. Miller said Thursday that he wanted to help raise money for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, but wanted to get the family's blessing. He got that on Wednesday when he heard from Tahmooressi's mother, Jill Tahmooressi, who lives in Florida and has been fighting for her son's release for four months. "We're very appreciative," she said. Jill Tahmooressi said she welcomed the fundraising, which has a large following among...
  • Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants (in the country illegally)

    08/01/2014 1:08:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 2:12 AM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    Colorado will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they hope will add a degree of legitimacy to their residency in Colorado. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the next 90 days to get the documents, with more getting scheduled every day. Both people in the country illegally and those who have temporary legal status will qualify. The demand for the licenses...
  • Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico

    07/31/2014 8:33:08 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7-31-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    July 31, 2014 Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico Sharyl Attkisson Just a coincidence that on the day it’s announced that a federal court has ordered the Justice Department to initiate the process of turning over withheld Fast and Furious documents, the Justice Department announces another defendant in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder has been extradited to face charges.According to a Justice Department news release, Ivan Soto-Barraza was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico today to face first degree murder charges in Terry’s December 14, 2010 shooting near Nogales, Arizona just north of the Mexico border. Of six...
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...