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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

    02/16/2019 6:33:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    SJ-R ^ | Feb 16, 2019 | AP
    <p>JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ” Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state’s new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports .</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez Slams The 'Racial Injustice' Of The Cannabis Business As White Men Profit

    02/16/2019 10:51:18 AM PST · by Mariner · 155 replies
    Huffpost iva Yahoo ^ | February 16th, 2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) earned praise from “drug justice” advocates after criticizing a growing marijuana legalization and business model that is paving the way for white male investors to reap major profits after minorities spent decades in prisons for selling pot. She made her comments during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing this week on banking services for the burgeoning cannabis industry as more states legalize the sale and use of marijuana. She suggested the growing industry was “compounding the racial wealth gap” by allowing wealthy white-dominated companies to gain a quick advantage in the industry. She complained that communities...
  • Experts: Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

    02/16/2019 7:37:32 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Alison Frankel and Tom Hals
    Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said. After being rebuffed by the U.S. Congress in his request for $5.7 billion to help build the wall that was a signature 2016 campaign promise, Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers given to the president under a 1976 law. The move, according to the White House, enables Trump to bypass lawmakers and redirect money...
  • DHS official: Border security bill does not contain ‘amnesty’ poison pills

    02/15/2019 6:22:43 PM PST · by WWG1WWA · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/19 | Maxim Lott
    foxnews.comImmigration hawks slammed the border security compromise President Trump signed into law Friday for containing last-minute provisions that they argued give "amnesty" to many – but a Department of Homeland Security official insisted to Fox News that’s a misunderstanding of the bill.
  • Fake Family Units at the Border

    02/15/2019 7:23:01 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | February 15, 2019 | Andrew R. Arthur
    the Border Patrol does not photograph or take the fingerprints of migrants under the age of 14. This is a serious mistake, and one that risks the safety and dignity of those children. Since the start of the fiscal year, in the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector alone, agents have identified 260 false family units; that is, aliens who did not honestly identify their familial relationships. The existence of such false family units is not exactly news, ... Border patrol agents say they are alarmed by the growing number of migrants illegally crossing the border with children — who are not...
  • Immigration Landmines in the Funding Bill

    02/14/2019 2:30:49 PM PST · by rintintin · 67 replies
    NRO ^ | Feb 14 2019 | Mark Krikorian
    The text of the funding bill was released last night/this morning, and lawmakers are expected to vote on the 1,169-page measure as early as this evening. The bill is disappointing in many respects, but if it had been as advertised earlier, it might have been tolerable. But my fears that senators Durbin and Leahy would trick the Republican conferees (none of whom knows the first thing about immigration policy) were realized. Standing out among the many distasteful provisions are two poison pills that I hope the Republican committee members either didn’t know about or didn’t understand. The first regards the...
  • (NM State) Senate narrowly approves gun purchase background check bill

    02/14/2019 5:03:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 4:19pm | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE — A bill expanding background check requirements for New Mexico gun sales cleared a key stumbling block Thursday, as members of the Senate voted 22-20 to pass the measure after more than three hours of debate. The legislation, along with other gun bills pending at the Roundhouse, have drawn opposition from most county sheriffs statewide and prompted at least two New Mexico counties — Quay and Socorro — to adopt ordinances suggesting they would not enforce the law.
  • US crude oil production expected to hit records this year and next

    02/12/2019 2:12:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    U.S. oil production is anticipated to break records in the next two years — and prices are primed to increase slightly, according to an energy study released Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday that crude oil production is expected to rise to an average of 12.4 million barrels a day in 2019 and 13.2 million barrels per day in 2020. That’s up from January’s average of 12 million barrels a day and December’s 90,000 barrels a day. The expected increases will come from the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico, according to EIA. The U.S. last September...
  • Voter-registration bills head to House floor (Would guarantee Dem Power in New Mexico)

    02/12/2019 4:26:23 PM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 11, 2019 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE — Two proposals moving through the House are aimed at making it easier for New Mexicans to register to vote. Both proposals, sponsored by Democratic lawmakers, passed the House Judiciary Committee on Monday and are heading next to the House floor. One measure, House Bill 84, would automatically register people to vote when they get their driver’s license or ID at the Motor Vehicle Division, unless they opt out or are ineligible. The other proposal, House Bill 86, would allow people to register to vote on Election Day or at early voting sites. Under the current system, the...
  • 65 People Line Up for Beto O’Rourke — 22,000 Line Up to See Trump in TEXAS (VIDEO)

    02/11/2019 5:23:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight. Tremendous crowd! See you later! Prior to departing Joint Base Andrews, President Trump said to the press about his rally in El Paso, “We’re going there for a reason, we’re going there to keep our country safe … without a wall, it’s not going to work.” Trump told reporters that 75,000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in El Paso, but the arena only holds 8,000.
  • 330 more migrants taken into custody at A[n]telope Wells on Monday (NM)

    02/11/2019 2:19:22 PM PST · by CedarDave · 36 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | ABQ Journal News Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At 12:01 a.m. Monday another group of migrants, this one made up of 330 adults and children, was taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in southern New Mexico. This the 28th large group of over 100 people since October in this Border Patrol area alone in the El Paso Sector, official said in a news release. Similar sized groups have been crossing at other area locations. This particular group was made up mainly of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles, officials said,...
  • Appeals court sides with Trump in border wall prototype dispute

    02/11/2019 11:36:53 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Lydia Wheeler
    A California-based federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Trump administration in lawsuits brought by state and environmental groups brought challenging the U.S. government’s authority to expedite construction of barriers along the border with Mexico. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling said the Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 gives the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to construct the border barriers and waive environmental laws in the process. The ruling affirms a district court's decision that allowed the federal government to construct wall "prototypes” in San Diego and replace primary fencing near...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom to pull National Guard from California's border with Mexico

    02/11/2019 12:17:13 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    DNC vetted then the Los Angeles Times ^ | 2-11-19 | Jazmine Ulloa and Taryn Luna
    As a second partial government shutdown looms in Washington over border discussions, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will order the removal of roughly 360 National Guard members from California’s southern boundary with Mexico, repudiating President Trump’s characterization of a recent influx of Central American refugees and migrants as a national security crisis. The announcement comes just one day before the governor delivers his first State of the State address Tuesday, setting the stage for Newsom to counter Trump’s State of the Union address from last week.
  • Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall

    02/10/2019 6:10:12 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 8, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall How the legalization of illegal migration and homelessness is leading to a new wave of disease outbreaks. February 8, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.  The media recently reported that Los Angeles County’s ongoing typhus epidemic had infected Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood.  "Who gets typhus? It's a medieval disease that's caused by trash,” she wondered. Greenwood is partially correct. The typhus outbreak, like the hepatitis outbreak, was directly caused by social...
  • Ex-New Mexico priest arrested on child rape charge (New Mexico)

    02/10/2019 5:52:27 PM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 8, 2019 | Steve Terrell
    An 81-year-old former priest who the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office says raped a 6-year-old student at Holy Cross Catholic School in Santa Cruz during the mid-1980s was arrested Friday. Marvin Archuleta has been the subject of civil lawsuits accusing him of sexually abusing minors, and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 2017 included him on a list it released naming priests, deacons and brothers who had been credibly accused of sexual misconduct. State law enforcement agents arrested Archuleta at an Albuquerque apartment complex based on a criminal complaint filed in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court charging him with criminal...
  • Border Patrol arrests 290 migrants near New Mexico crossing

    02/10/2019 5:37:42 PM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Associated Press | Associated Press
    ANTELOPE WELLS — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally near a port of entry in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico. Customs and Border Protection said the migrants arrested early Friday near Antelope Wells, 122 miles west of El Paso, were from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras, and they included a boy who appeared to be ill and who was taken to a hospital for treatment. CBP said over 27 groups of more than 100 people have been apprehended in the area in the fiscal year that started Oct. 1.
  • Chaos at the Capitol as House passes gun legislation (NM - Dems control Gov and Legislature)

    02/10/2019 5:27:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 9. 2019 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE – Procedural warfare erupted on the floor of the state House late Friday – as legislative staffers locked doors to the chamber and chased down missing lawmakers – before Democrats pushed through legislation that would require a background check on nearly every firearm sale in New Mexico. Chaos ensued as the proposal, House Bill 8, passed on a 41-25 vote. House Bill 8 would make it a crime to sell a firearm without conducting a background check, with certain exceptions. Sales between two law-enforcement officers, for example, would be exempt from the requirement. Federally licensed firearms dealers already...
  • Migrants fall for false promises (ABQ Journal article)

    02/10/2019 5:06:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 10, 2019 | Angela Kocherga
    CIENEGA GRANDE, Guatemala – Martina Alvarez sat at a wooden table in her small tortilla shop and lamented the exodus of families from Guatemala headed for the United States, including some of her own relatives. “They left eight days ago,” Alvarez said. “They said they are going to turn themselves in to immigration authorities there, to ask for help.” Deep poverty and violence – including extortion by street gangs, impunity and government corruption – are real factors influencing Guatemalans to migrate. But these days there is another driving force: smugglers actively promoting their services with the promise that parents who...
  • LA City Hall may remove carpets amid downtown typhus outbreak

    02/07/2019 2:22:47 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/ 2019 | Alexandria Hein
    Los Angeles officials are potentially exploring ripping out all the carpet at City Hall amid reports of the building being overrun by rats and fleas as a typhus outbreak plagues the downtown area. Council President Herb Wesson, who filed the motion Wednesday and at one point moved his staff to another location over the rodent infestation, also asked officials to investigate the “scope and vermin of pest control issues.” He cited a case involving a city employee who possibly contracted the flea-borne illness while at work. “Employees shouldn’t have to come to work worried about rodents,” ... The California Department...
  • Beta O'Rourke to join El Paso rally opposing Donald Trump appearance at border

    02/09/2019 10:31:29 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    KRCO ^ | 2-10-2019 | ABC Radio
    It’s still uncertain whether Beto O’Rourke will stand opposite President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential campaign, but O’Rourke confirmed he will stand up to Trump at the Texas border Monday. The former congressman said Friday he will attend a rally in his hometown of El Paso meant to counter Trump’s appearance in the city on the same night. O’Rourke will speak at the event at 7 p.m., the same time the president takes the stage. The O’Rourke rally, according to organizers, will “show the country the reality of the border — a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates...