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  • ISIS, Mexican Drug Cartels Teaming Up?

    08/21/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism has long existed, and can take many forms depending on the goals and needs of each party. Sometimes hybrid criminal-terrorist organizations form in which terrorist groups become involved in the drug trade to fund operations, purchase equipment, and pay foot soldiers. In return, they provide safe passageways for the drugs and give traffickers tips for circumventing customs and security forces. Other times a localized criminal organization or terrorist group lacks expertise, so increased contacts and business with major drug cartels helps advance the sophistication of their operation. Ultimately, though, both have logistical needs...
  • Former CIA Officer: ‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels

    08/21/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Former CIA covert operations officer Mike Baker said that he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels given past efforts by al Qaeda to do likewise on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “We’ve had good intel over the years about al Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels...in an effort to try to exploit our southern border” he reported, adding that a terrorist group like ISIS “absolutely” knows about the lack of security on the border. Baker stated he believes there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug...
  • Watch Giant Crocodile Chase Boy Swimmer

    08/17/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014
    This video footage captures a boy swimming with a huge crocodile chasing him. The incident is believed to have happened in Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 37,000+ Unaccompanied Minors Ready To Enroll in U.S. Public Schools

    08/16/2014 1:15:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM | Paul Lagarde
    Public school systems around the country preparing to begin a new school year will be facing the added burden of enrolling more than 37,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. illegally. According to the Administration for Children & Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, 37,477 alien children have been placed with relatives or other sponsors around the country so far this year while their immigration cases are being processed in court. In the meantime, they are entitled to attend U.S. public schools, which have dropped out of the top 20 in global rankings for math, reading and science. …
  • 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...
  • Protest to bring home Marine jailed in Mexico gets heated

    08/10/2014 6:38:56 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 08.09.2014 | Nadia Galindo
    protest soon turned heated between two groups who had different agendas. The Movimiento del Valle and a local group of U.S. Defenders, with support from the Border Convey, both held their protests at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge around 10 a.m. Saturday. About 20 to 30 members of the U.S. Defenders protested to bring home U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi jailed in Mexico. The group told Action 4 News they believe Sgt. Tahmooressi is being unjustly held. Tahmooressi made international headlines when Mexican police in Tijuana arrested him with three guns in his truck back in March 2014. He...
  • Mexico stops migrants from climbing 'Beast' train

    08/09/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 9, 2014 | AFP
    Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexican authorities have launched operations to block Central American migrants from illegally heading to the United States, stopping them from hitching rides on a freight train known as "The Beast." The operations came after officials pledged to take action to stem a wave of unaccompanied child migrants who have flooded into the United States in record numbers in recent months. Migrant rights activists and a consular official from a Central American nation said Mexican federal police and immigration agents conducted patrols late Thursday along the train tracks in the southern state of Chiapas, which borders...
  • The 8 Superstitions Every Latino Grew Up Believing

    08/07/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Agelica Leicht
    Growing up in a Latino household meant that there were a lot of hardcore superstitions running rampant throughout daily life. Superstitious beliefs go together with Hispanic homes in the way that rice and beans and chanclas do. They just fit. From purses on the floor to itchy palms, we've gathered the top eight superstitions every Latino grew up with, and put them in a list, of course. And here they are. Don't Put Your Purse on the Floor Listen, you like your money, right? Well you won't have any if you put that purse on the floor. So pick it...
  • Border Patrol agent claims armed illegal immigrants in military fatigues... on Texas ranches

    08/08/2014 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/2014 | Will Payne
    Sheriff Larry Spence of Willacy County spoke to MailOnline after murder of off-duty Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. who was allegedly gunned down by two illegal immigrants who had been deported six times Sheriff Spence said ranchers had reported illegal immigrants walking through the brush in single file, armed with rifles in military fatigues Spence said he used to not show a weapon but now he has 'two or maybe three' because of the increasing 'criminal element' He added: 'It’s not like it was years ago when people were just looking for a job or something to eat' MailOnline...
  • 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...
  • Sgt. Tahmooressi home, or NAFTA dead!

    08/07/2014 6:05:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 27 replies
    FAcebook ^ | Aug 9, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Sgt. Thamooressi home, or NAFTA deadhttps://www.facebook.com/TahmooressiHomeorNAFTADead 'nuff said.
  • Jeb Bush quietly ramping up potential presidential bid

    08/06/2014 7:13:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Ian Mohr
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been traveling to New York in the past month to quietly meet with high-flying business leaders to ramp up interest in a potential presidential bid, sources tell Page Six. “He’s been meeting with groups of up to 15 people at private homes to tell them about some of his moderate points of view,” a source said.
  • 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...
  • Colonizing America in the 21st Century: Illegal Immigration from Mexico, The "Reconquista"

    07/30/2014 10:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Less Gov is the Best Gov.com ^ | February 2011 | Scott Rohter
    In the 1930’s and 1940’s the German Nazi Party coined the phrase “Lebensraum” to describe their doctrine that the German people needed more room to expand and grow. They needed more room in which to work and live. In the German language they needed more "raum tzu arbeit und leben". Hence the term "Lebensraum" came to be used to describe their yearnings for world-wide domination. They believed it was their eventual destiny to re-populate the lands of other countries around them, especially those in eastern Europe and Russia. In practice however they really weren’t too picky about whose country they...
  • Illegal Alien And Serial Plaintiff Millionaire Alfredo Garcia Finally Deported (Unreal)

    08/04/2014 3:05:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 3, 2014 | Mara Zebest
    Alfredo Garcia is an illegal alien with a long list of felonies on his arrest record. Garcia also fell out of an avocado tree while high on cocaine and sustained a spinal injury 18 years ago. Since the injury, Garcia uses the Federal ADA laws to pilfer money from honest hard-working American business owners. In addition to extorting money from American businesses, Garcia claims to be poor so that the American taxpayer will pick up the tab for his legal expenses. Estimated law suit settlements total at least $1.2 million, and legal fees paid by the taxpayer approximately $213,502. The...
  • Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels

    08/03/2014 1:50:59 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | 7/21014 | Grillo
    ENLARGE Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez says "Narcoland" reaches the highest level of government. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY — It is not easy for any reporter to cover drug trafficking in Mexico, a country where more than 80 journalists have been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned to death or decapitated since 2006. But despite the risks, journalist and author Anabel Hernandez not only covers the issue, but also levels accusations of narco corruption in the country’s most powerful institution: the presidency. In articles and books, she has alleged links between kingpins such as Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and a series of Mexican presidents,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse (how Mexico treats illegals)

    08/02/2014 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/01/2014 | Carrie Kahn
    Like the United States, Mexico is dealing with a substantial increase of Central American migrants, including unaccompanied minors, crossing its borders. Earlier this month, Mexico's president announced plans to crack down on the illegal flow and strengthen security along the southern border with Guatemala. That has human rights advocates worried. They say the country's already strained immigration service has a long reputation of migrant abuse. With the recent rise in immigrants traveling through Mexico, reports of human rights violations are climbing, too.
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Prejudiced Against Mexicans

    08/02/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 29,,2014 | Melissa Clyne
    President Barack Obama's unilateral decision to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants — and the threat of doing the same for countless more — is altering the nation's landscape, but not in the way the Founding Fathers intended, Rep. Louie Gohmert told Newsmax TV on Tuesday. "Holy smokes, this guy truly is fundamentally transforming America, but not into anything that the Founders ever dreamed," he said on "America's Forum." "These are people who are being given amnesty who will eventually be able to vote if they're not already, who have no idea what it takes to maintain...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'A lot of people die out here' and 'all this blood...is on Obama's hands'...

    08/01/2014 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8/1/2014 | David Martosko
    Dead bodies of illegal immigrants are turning up in south Texas as Central Americans pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, and a veterinarian who ranches cattle 70 miles from ground zero has the photos to prove it. Dr. Mike 'Doc' Vickers of Brooks County, Texas showed some of the grisly images to MailOnline, all of them far too grotesque to publish unedited. One picture shows a corpse propped up against a tree near his ranch in Brooks County, his eyes missing and dried blood cascading down his shirtless body. 'This guy, obviously, had to lay down up against that tree, and...
  • 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...
  • John McCain: ‘Cornyn and I are’ Going to Introduce House Border Bill in the Senate

    07/31/2014 2:07:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain and Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) will likely introduce the House border legislation in the Senate, according to the Arizona Republican. “Cornyn and I are [going to introduce] whatever the House passes,” McCain told National Review Online Wednesday afternoon. “I think that’s what we’re talking about; we aren’t fully committed, but that’s what we’re talking about.”
  • Ohio Sheriff Bills Mexico for Illegals, FBI Warns Him Mexican Drugs Cartels Will Kill Him

    07/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 15 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 7/26/2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Yes, this is OHIO. Full title: Ohio Sheriff Bills Mexico for Illegals in His Jail – FBI Warns Him Mexican Drugs Cartels Will Kill Him He sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto charging him for the cost of each illegal alien housed in his jail. According to Sheriff Jones, "We've had horrendous crimes here in this community. We had a senior citizen, an elderly lady, molested by a teenager that came over from Mexico. We had another one molested – an eight year old girl. We've had drugs pouring in, more so than before the government said...
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.” A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor...
  • Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration

    07/30/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking “any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis. “I’m not for government by executive order. He needs to have statutory authority before he acts,” said Pryor. Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, “this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action.” Additionally, Democrat Senators Landrieu of Louisiana and Begich of Alaska are also urging Obama to act with restraint. “We want him...
  • Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

    07/30/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2014 7:36pm EDT | Dan Whitcomb
    <p>Cruz was taken into custody on Monday night during a traffic stop in the community of Lamont, California, about 15 miles north of Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said.</p> <p>"We took him to Kern Medical Center and had him admitted there, under guard," Pruitt said.</p>
  • On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

    07/26/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For years, Mexico’s most closely watched border was its northern one, which generations of Mexican migrants have crossed seeking employment and refuge in the United States. But the sudden surge of child migrants from Central America, many of them traveling alone, has cast scrutiny south, to the 600-mile border separating Mexico and Guatemala. :snip: Last year, Mexico deported 89,000 Central Americans, including 9,000 children, the bulk of the returnees coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, officials have said. In the fiscal year that ended last September, the United States sent back 106,420 from those countries. So...
  • Sheriff Sends Mexican President a Bill for Illegals in His Jails, What Happened Next is NUTS

    07/26/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsOhio Sheriff Richard Jones was interviewed by Dana Loesch after he sent a bill to the Mexican President for the illegals that are in his jail. What he said he got in return was stunning.Jones said he got a letter from the federal government stating that the Butler County Sheriff had violated a treaty from 1790, and that his life was being threatened by drug cartels.This is just crazy.WATCH:
  • Rick Perry Too Timid with the National Guard? [Texas lawyers get it wrong]

    07/26/2014 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The American people cheered – starved for any crumb of leadership and faithfulness to constitutional duties – at the news of Governor Rick Perry calling out the Texas National Guard to patrol the Texas-Mexican border. Then, within the hour, Texas officials conceded that the inadequate contingent of 1,000 guardsmen will not actually do anything but stand around. Texas officials now admit that the 1,000 guardsmen will simply be a “visual deterrent” – for appearances only. The Texas government argues that the Texas National Guard will not have authority to arrest anyone under the Posse Comitatus law. But that is absurd....
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Man with tuberculosis shuns treatment, eludes police

    07/25/2014 11:43:18 AM PDT · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 07/25/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    STOCKTON, Calif. — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital’s emergency room in March, complaining of a severe cough. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, medical staff told him to stay in a Stockton motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But officials say he took off. County health officials asked prosecutors to seek the warrant, in part,...
  • Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect Faces Murder Charges

    07/25/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    KGO ^ | 7/21/14 | Tiffany Wilson
    A Stockton teenager was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A 19-year-old Stockton man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and shootout. A judge read a total of 35 felony counts to defendant Jaime Ramos involving the robbery on Wednesday at a Bank of the West in Stockton. -snip-...
  • They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law

    07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ... In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR § 208.13 (b) (1), “An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.]” (Emphasis...
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Dramatic Video: Border Patrol shootout with alleged gang member

    07/23/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    KETKNBC.com ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:37am | Staff
    La Joya (KNVO) — It was a terrifying situation in a Texas border town as authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect. Border patrol agents were under fire as they tried to arrest a man in La Joya, on the Rio Grande River near the Gulf of Mexico. Two law enforcement officers were shot, but both are expected to recover. Authorities said the man was wanted for a murder in Edinburg. He was also believed to be a member of the notorious "Texas Syndicate" prison gang. The gunman had barricaded himself in an apartment and fired at sheriff's deputies and...
  • The Bowe Bergdahl/Andrew Tahmooressi Fail

    07/23/2014 10:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | 07/23/2014 | Mark Politi
    If conscious thinking Americans have followed the news over the last three months, they would have read, or at least heard about two stories involving two American servicemen who were, in one manner or another, captured and held in foreign countries. However, the similarities of those apprehensions end right there. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a member of the United States Army was either captured by, or surrendered to, the Taliban in Afghanistan in June 2009, while Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, was apprehended by Mexican authorities this past March for mistakenly crossing into...
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free him, We the People must.

    07/21/2014 10:20:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/21/2014 | Oliver North
    <p>When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” He was subsequently accused of violating a law requiring him to notify Congress thirty days before releasing any Gitmo detainees.</p>
  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free Tahmooressi...

    07/20/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2014 | Oliver North
    When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” Sergeant Tahmooressi completed two combat tours and received two meritorious promotions for battlefield service in Afghanistan. This spring, the honorably discharged 26-year-old veteran was planning to relocate from his home in Florida to California. Late on March 31, disoriented by poorly-lighted, graffiti-covered traffic signs, he inadvertently drove his pick-up truck, loaded with all his possessions – including three legally purchased firearms -- into Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry...
  • Glenn Beck rips Breitbart, Fox News border coverage

    07/19/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 166 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    <p>Talk radio host Glenn Beck criticized Fox News and Breitbart for their reporting of his plan to visit the border to bring food, soccer balls, and teddy bears to illegal immigrants on the southern border.</p>
  • Texas may have it all, but they won’t get Santa Anna’s leg - (Illinois vs. Texas)

    07/18/2014 8:47:55 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 22 replies
    Illinois Watchdog ^ | June 9, 2014 | Scott Reeder
    First those Texans took our jobs. Then they took our money. Well, to be precise, Mexican Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna’s leg. A group of Illinois soldiers stole it fair and square – back in 1845. During the U.S. war with Mexico, Santa Anna skedaddled from the battle on a donkey and left his prosthetic leg behind in a carriage along with a bag of gold and a freshly cooked chicken. A group of Illinois soldiers ate the chicken, gave the Army the gold and kept the leg. One of the soldiers traveled about Illinois charging 10 cents for...
  • REPORT: MS-13 GANG MEMBER ARRESTED WITH CAR FULL OF ILLEGAL RECRUITS

    07/16/2014 3:58:53 PM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/2014 | Pam Key
    Rio Grande Valley ABC affiliate KRGV reported on Wednesday a La Grulla, Texas police officer was confronted by an illegal migrant member of the notorious MS-13 gang with a car full of illegal aliens he was recruiting.
  • National Day Of Protesting Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge

    07/16/2014 12:13:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Facebook.com | 07/16/2014 | Facebook
    On July 18th and 19th, grassroots activists around the country will be protesting illegal immigration and the handling of illegal border-crossers by the Obama Administration. There are a handful of pro-enforcement organizations coordinating the events and more than 300 locations on the list of protests. The list is updating daily and can also be found on one of the organizing group's website here. For more information, contact the group organizers by visiting the events on the Facebook link.