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  • Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S. (da Beast)

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

    07/10/2014 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle. ^ | 7/10/14 | Dale Lezon.
    The capital-murder suspect in the shooting deaths of six members of a family at their Spring home apparently posed as a delivery man to gain entry to the house, authorities said Thursday.
  • Cool Obama taunts Republicans on illegal child immigration and says ....

    07/10/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    they must 'rediscover the concept of negotiation and compromise' to approve his $3.7 BILLION funding requestPresident Barack Obama coolly taunted congressional Republicans on Wednesday for dithering on his demand for billions to handle a flood of illegal immigration children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time he flatly denied that his own policy decisions have led to the rapidly expanding human tragedy. Calling the deluge a 'humanitarian situation on the border,' not an emergency or crisis, he parried claims that a 2012 executive order delaying the deportation of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants .... incentivized children in...
  • Panama Canal Widening to Hit California Port Revenue (Another nail in coffin of the liberal state)

    07/10/2014 5:25:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/10/14
    Texas stands to take a bite out of California’s lucrative port business according to the Wall Street Journal. The widening of the Panama Canal, due for completion in early 2016, will divert a significant portion of the lucrative container shipments that currently pass through the Port of Los Angeles and other West Coast ports. The canal’s widening will allow much larger container ships to transit the canal and deliver their goods to the Port of Houston and other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts. The WSJ reports: Because of cheaper per-unit shipping costs, as much as 25% of West-bound...
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

    07/09/2014 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 9, 2014
    Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting The children ranged in age from 4 to 15, Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect surrendered to authorities after a standoff that lasted more than three hours while he sat in a car at the edge of a cul-de-sac. He is believed to be the children's uncle, Hickman told The Times.
  • Six killed, including four children, in Houston-area shooting: police

    07/09/2014 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | by Jon Herskovitz
    (Reuters) - At least six people were shot to death, including four children, in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, on Wednesday, with the suspected gunmen in a standoff with dozens of police after going on a slow-speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Houston media reports said the incident resulted from a domestic dispute in a normally quiet area of detached houses with tree-lined streets in Spring, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Houston.
  • Littlefield prison tapped to possibly house immigrant children in U.S. illegally

    07/09/2014 4:40:23 PM PDT · by thestob · 12 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | July 9, 2014 | STEVIE POOLE
    While the nation’s spotlight is on the thousands of children illegally entering the United States, Littlefield has been tapped to potentially house the growing number of immigrant detainees. Thousands of undocumented children are being crammed into Texas military bases for processing while the government searches for a more permanent solution. The Bill Clayton Detention Center may be it. The West Texas town officials have been in talks with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for about two years and touched base with the federal department last week, Littlefield City Manager Mike Arismendez said. “We’ve been in communication with them about...
  • Mexico’s cartel-fighting vigilantes get closer to the Texas border

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

    07/09/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC Local News ^ | July 9, 2014
    As officials from three government agencies toured a vacant Houston, Texas middle school, residents from the surrounding neighborhood showed up to express their anger. The Houston Independent School District's Terrell Middle School is being considered as a possible temporary shelter for unaccompanied Central American children. "I'm sorry that the parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever is going on out there, I don't care," said resident Bernadette Lancelin. "I care about what's going on right here, in my own backyard, my neighborhood." "What's going to keep them from escaping here and just moving around? Around Houston, around...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's letter to President Obama on border security

    07/09/2014 1:28:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
    Letter dated May 4, 2012, details problems in Texas related to an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the state's border with Mexico.
  • Ted Cruz: Border Crisis a ‘Disaster of the President’s Own Making’

    07/09/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called the crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding the border a “disaster of the president’s own making.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Cruz denounced the president for his refusal to visit the border during his trip to Texas, despite his own administration designating it a humanitarian crisis: “President Obama today is down in the state of Texas but sadly he’s not visiting the border. He’s not visiting the children who are suffering as a result of the failures of the Obama policies. Instead, he’s doing fund-raisers . He’s visiting Democratic fat cats to collect checks and...
  • Judge orders young daughter of slain mother be returned to Honduras (TX)

    07/09/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/08/2014 | Lomi Kriel
    A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a 7-year-old Honduran girl who has been stuck in legal limbo since her mother was gunned down in January will be returned to her father in her native country this week. Sheyli Galvez, who came to Houston illegally with her mother last year, was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services on Jan. 21 when her mother was killed.
  • Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film

    07/09/2014 9:01:17 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The July 9 fundraiser will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series demonized a politician (Robert De Niro) who sought tight border control as well as a Minuteman-style American who delighted in shooting a pregnant Mexican woman.
  • Six formations are responsible for surge in Permian Basin crude oil production

    07/09/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation's most prolific oil producing area. Six formations within the basin have provided the bulk of Permian's 60% increase in oil output since 2007. Crude oil production in the Permian Basin has increased from a low point of 850,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2007 to 1,350,000 bbl/d in 2013. Largely as a result of this growth, crude oil production from Permian Basin counties has exceeded production from the federal offshore Gulf of Mexico region since March 2013, making the Permian the largest crude oil producing region in the United...
  • ‘I Feel Like Killing Someone’: Police Say Man Beaten To Death In Front Of Crowd At Amtrak Station

    07/09/2014 6:16:30 AM PDT · by mykroar · 55 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 7/8/2014 | CSB Houston
    A man was beaten to death in front of a crowd of people at an Amtrak Station Thursday. San Antonio Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Joseph Fobbs for approaching a man sitting on a bench alone and fatally beating him. The 56-year-old man was waiting to board a bus when the incident happened. Police said that Fobbs paused for a few moments and said, “I feel like killing someone,” and then continued to beat the man with his fists until he killed him, KENS 5-TV reported.
  • Surge of industrial projects could lift U.S. gas demand by 19 percent

    07/09/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows. After shale gas flooded U.S. markets, chemical makers and other firms planned enough gas-intensive industrial projects – now under construction or obtaining permits – to boost daily industrial gas demand from 19.6 to 23.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day in 2020, according to the University of Texas’ Center for Energy Economics. All told, that’s an $83 billion venture. If all 144 proposed industrial projects are built,...
  • Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something

    07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa
    Today on Slate’s feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a “win for America?” Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added: Now, for all the support Davis’ campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhere—former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her “Joan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the country”—she’s still running for governor of a deeply red state....
  • 'Army of Christians' Ready to Help Migrant Children

    07/08/2014 3:28:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 72 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Heather Sells
    'Army of Christians' Ready to Help Migrant Children By Heather Sells CBN News Reporter Tuesday, July 08, 2014 McALLEN, Texas -- Some churches in Texas are frustrated because they want to help the flood of immigrant children that have crossed the border into America this year. But they're still waiting to hear just how the federal government will use them. Many churches in the Lone Star State, especially those on the border, have known for months about the tidal wave of immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Patrol agents have already detained more than 50,000 kids this year. Children...
  • Kris Krok on WBAP says that 10,000 illegal migrants are coming to Dallas County.

    07/08/2014 2:17:57 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    WBAP 820 AM ^ | 7/8/14
    Chris Krok stated that Dallas County commisisoner Mike Cantwell said that the actual number of illegals coming to Dallas County, due to Obama lackey, Clay Jenkins is 10,000 illegals, instead of the originally stated 2,000.
  • Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

    07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms. Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed. "The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

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

    07/08/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 10 replies
    KBTX.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steve Fullhart
    Federal officials have been considering the old Army Reserve Center in Bryan as one of a number of sites to temporarily house youths who have recently crossed the border. Now, protesters are lining up outside the facility to make their opinions known. Numbering, they say, about a dozen at this time, the group has vowed to stay outside the facility 24/7 as long as there's a question about the Central American children coming to Bryan, young people they say they feel sorry for, but believe should be moved back to their country instead of to here.
  • Obama Offers to Meet Texas Governor Perry Over Border Issue

    07/08/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 53 replies
    Reuters via KDAL610.com ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama has offered to meet Texas Governor Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis during a visit to Texas after the governor declined a brief meeting when the president arrives in Austin, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. "The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas," White House aide Valerie Jarrett wrote to Perry. Jarrett also invited Perry to participate in a session to discuss the border situation with local faith leaders and elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday that has been added to president's schedule. Jarrett's letter, dated Monday, was first reported...
  • Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac...

    07/08/2014 2:30:53 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Rick Perry Rejects Obama’s Offer to Shake His Hand on the Tarmac — Here’s the Texas Governor’s Counteroffer Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has reportedly rejected President Barack Obama’s offer to briefly shake hands when Air Force One lands in Austin on Wednesday. Instead, the governor came back with a counteroffer. “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama. “I...
  • UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

    07/08/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce and Marcos Aleman
    United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees. …
  • Laredo Mayor: No Taxpayer Money to Help Illegal Immigrants (Won't raise taxes on citizens)

    07/07/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 27 replies
    KRGV Rio Grande ^ | 07/07/2014 | Staff
    LAREDO - City leaders in Laredo say they will not use taxpayer money to help illegal immigrants released from Border Patrol custody. Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas said the city has to look out for its own citizens. Laredo's position runs counter to those of cities like McAllen, which has spent thousands in tax dollars helping Central Americans released from Border Patrol custody.
  • Anti-Government Citizen Militia Groups Want to 'Secure the Border' In Texas

    07/07/2014 6:47:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 30 replies
    The Houston Chronic ^ | July 7, 2014 2:45PM | Kolten Parker
    A slew of anti-government groups -- many of which participated in the standoff at Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch -- are recruiting armed volunteers to travel to the Texas-Mexico border as a citizen militia to participate in "Operation Secure Our Border," which aims to stop the surge of immigrants into the country. The groups, who identify themselves as "Patriots," "Oathkeepers" and "Three Percenters," are using social media, blogs and a 24-hour hotline to recruit and mobilize volunteers that will travel to Laredo, carry firearms and attempt to assist law enforcement agencies on the border. However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said...
  • Want to get hung up on about illegal immigration, call Grand Prairie, TX.

    07/07/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 63 replies
    7/7/14
    Called Grand Prairie, TX, local govt. about their decision to house 2000 illegal immigrants, and I talked to the secretary Lydia and she said that the Fed govt. ordered that Grand Prairie ISD take them in, and then I asked her why doesn't Grand Prairie invoke the 10th amendment and she hung up on me. I called many more times and got the runaround and finally talked to Grand Prairie city Manager Tom Hart, and asked him him his political affiliation and then he hung up on me.
  • In Deep South Texas, a Daily Tide of Poor Migrants

    07/07/2014 1:45:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, AP
    The influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has grown so large that it now requires its own transportation system: government buses that spend each night idling on a Texas roadside, awaiting the latest arrivals. The buses, joined by a fleet of Border Patrol vans, illustrate the immense and grindingly routine task facing Border Patrol agents in the 5-mile slice of deep South Texas that has become the epicenter of the recent surge in illegal immigration. An AP reporter recently spent several days in this arid terrain, revealing a daily tide of migration that sends impoverished families into a harsh...
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

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

    07/07/2014 11:41:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/7/2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama will head to Texas later this week for Democratic fundraising events in Austin and Dallas, but he will not visit the southern border where unaccompanied minors are streaming across that frontier in record numbers. “Schedules sometimes change and if they do we’ll let you know, but right now there is no plan to visit the border while he’s in Texas,” said White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest last week, bristling over the impertinence of the suggestion that Obama should take time out of his fundraising schedule to see the scale of this emerging refugee crisis for himself....
  • "Sorry Obama for illegally entering" Honduran in U.S. (Google Translate)

    07/07/2014 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Texas, United States -- Two Honduran who crossed the border from Mexico to the United States apologizes to President Barack Obama for illegally entering the country. "We want to apologize to the president (Obama) for entering without documents to your country, we come not to steal or to be a burden, we come to work; Also we thank the president for giving us the opportunity to stay and we say that we will take advantage and we will not disappoint, "said Elvira Hurtado, single mother, who is heading to the state of California. Elvira Hurtado, 44 ​​and Judith Artica Jeny...
  • Border Patrol union claims scabies ‘outbreak’ threatens agents, public

    07/07/2014 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jukly 7, 2014 | Judson Berger
    A Border Patrol union claims that illegal immigrant minors are coming into the U.S. with "active scabies and other illnesses," claiming one of its agents already has contracted the mite-borne skin infection and warning it could spread into surrounding communities if precautions are not taken. The union's warning comes amid claims of tuberculosis at one camp in San Antonio and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's testimony last week of a confirmed case of H1N1, or swine flu.
  • Letter: Illegal Aliens Who Exposed Border Patrol Agents to Scabies May Have Been Released into...

    07/07/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Letter: Illegal Aliens Who Exposed Border Patrol Agents to Scabies May Have Been Released into Population Illegal aliens presumed to have exposed border patrol agents in San Diego, California, to scabies may have been released into the general population, according to a July 4 letter from Ronald Zermeno, director of Health and Safety of a local chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents. “We do not know exactly which detainee was infected and processed at Brown Field that resulted in the agent contracting this disease," the letter, sent to Paul Beeson, Chief Patrol agent...
  • Immigration Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps

    07/07/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    SNIP The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS -- the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma. More than 7,000 children have been processed through the two camps, according to a BCFS official. They allege that only 119 children have been treated for lice, 22 for scabies, and one for the H1N1 Flu. BCFS says the most common illnesses seen...
  • Unaccompanied Minors Continue Flood Into Texas

    07/07/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas—Breitbart Texas witnessed the apprehension of 11 unaccompanied minors in the past 24-hours. The apprehensions occurred near ground zero of the current border crisis as the minors turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents less than a quarter-mile from the Rio Grande River. The minors ranged from about four to 17-years-of-age.
  • Not on Obama’s Texas Itinerary: The Border

    07/07/2014 9:10:37 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 31 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Fund
    San Diego — President Obama will visit Texas this week for three political fundraisers. One place he will not visit while in Texas: the Mexican border. A border visit is apparently not necessary, in Obama’s view, to monitor the crisis that has seen thousands of migrants — including unaccompanied children — flood into the United States. White House spokesman Josh Earnest bizarrely says that people criticizing Obama’s failure to visit the border would “rather play politics than actually try to address some of these challenges.” The president, it seems, will “lead from behind” once again. All this has been too...
  • Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

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

    07/07/2014 4:56:15 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    CBSDFW11 ^ | 7/5/14
    SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) - A North Texas small business has stepped up to help the children set to be housed in Dallas County. Dynamic Travel Cruises is holding a toy drive and asking for new or used dolls, balls, stuffed animals or any other simple toy to give to kids. Owner Steve Cosgrove says he got the idea after seeing protestors block buses full of immigrant women and children who were flown to California from overwhelmed Texas facilities. “I saw the protest against the kids out in California and I thought that screaming at a bus load of 10-year olds or...
  • Former Grand Prairie [TX] School May Soon House Immigrant Children

    07/06/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 7-4-14 | Ray Villeda
    The border crisis could reach the front doorsteps for dozens of neighbors in a Grand Prairie community. That’s because the old Lamar Alternative school on Walnut Street has been placed on a short list of three locations in North Texas that could house some of the 2,000 children expected to be brought up to DFW from the border. It’s a plan that would build a fence around the school building to keep the children in, and one that has folks on both sides of that fence. “It’s ironic it’s 4th of July, I mean how desperate are we that we...
  • BREAKING: Texas and California Militia Unite to Defend the Border

    07/06/2014 10:06:04 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 46 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 6 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The lack of action on border security from the Obama administration has prompted a wide variety of responses. State officials close to the situation in Texas and Arizona have called for federal assistance but have received little response, leaving them to do what they can with their own resources. Civilian protestors have coordinated to challenge the transportation of illegal immigrants throughout the country by Department of Homeland Security agents. Other civilians, organized into militia groups, have moved troops to Arizona and Texas to assist in closing a border that the federal government seems content to leave open despite the growing...
  • Elizabeth Warren: "I support illegal immigration and free college tuition"

    04/03/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    MassGOP ^ | 4/3/12
    We released a new web video today, entitled “Out of Touch,” exposing Elizabeth Warren’s weak stance on illegal immigration. The video highlights Warren’s opposition to the border fence and her support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. From her Ivory Tower and the comfort and safety of her multi-million dollar home, Professor Warren insists that Massachusetts taxpayers turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and even subsidize college tuition for illegal aliens.
  • Ron Paul Was Implicated In Failed White Supremacist Island Invasion

    01/20/2012 12:26:20 PM PST · by mnehring · 99 replies
    In 1981, a lawyer tried to subpoena Ron Paul to testify in the trial of Don Black, a Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan who would later go on to found the white supremacist, neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. Black was charged along with two other Klansmen with planning to violently overthrow the small Caribbean country of Dominica in what they called “Operation Red Dog.” While a judge refused to subpoena Paul, Don Black would come back to haunt him many years later. In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue...
  • President Obama in Austin this week for two-day fundraising trip

    07/06/2014 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    KENS-TV San Antonio ^ | July 6, 2014
    AUSTIN -- Prepare for more traffic than normal when President Barack Obama returns to Austin this week for two political fundraisers. Officials say that the president will attend fundraising events on July 9 and 10 in Austin. Texas filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will host the first event on July 9 at his Austin home. Tickets for the Rodriguez-hosted fundraiser range from $5,000 to $32,400. Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Rosario Dawson and Danny Trejo are slated to make appearances at the event. The president will stay overnight in Austin and appear at a July 10 fundraiser and roundtable discussion hosted by Aimee...
  • City Leaders Shut Out Of Plan To Shelter Immigrant Kids (Dallas)

    07/06/2014 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | July 5, 2014 | Brian New
    GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) - As Dallas County prepares to help with the overwhelming number of unaccompanied children crossing the border, one local city says it’s being left out. “We are just totally in the dark,” said Grand Prairie Mayor Pro Tem Tony Shotwell. A week ago, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins publicly welcomed as many as 2,000 unaccompanied border children to North Texas. Two days ago, he announced three possible locations to house the children once they arrive. One of which, the old Lamar Alternative Education Center, is located within the Grand Prairie city limits. However, City of Grand Prairie...
  • Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

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

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's economic development strategy is simple: Have the federal government do what is constitutionally mandated and then get out of the way of the states. Let them compete, he says. The companies will go to the states that are the most nimble, with the right mix of regulations and taxes, the ability to educate workers and incentives that lessen risk, he said. "Competition is uncomfortable," he said Wednesday in Rock Hill. "But it's what has allowed America to maintain its edge." Perry stressed his philosophy with several different examples Wednesday before business leaders from York, Chester and...
  • Immigrants screened at West Texas hospitals

    07/05/2014 8:18:57 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 42 replies
    ValleyCentral ^ | July 5, 2014 | Action4News/Staff
    EL PASO (AP) -- The Border Patrol in West Texas will use local hospitals to perform health screenings of immigrants apprehended crossing the border. Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero told the El Paso Times that they've met with local hospitals to find "the most ideal process of handling any undocumented immigrants flown into El Paso from South Texas."
  • Immigrants run across highway to avoid being captured

    07/05/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 7-4-14 | Nadia Galindo
    Fresh footprints, sightings on residents streets, if you look close enough, the signs are everywhere. "They are not trying to hide or remain concealed anymore," Rio Grande City Police Officer Jose Garcia said. Action 4 News did a ride-along with Rio Grande City Police to see how the immigration surge is affecting residents in the area. Officer Garcia spends more than half of his day tracking down undocumented immigrants. Illegal immigration is nothing new to the border town but has recently become more visible. "People are forgetting that aside from the fact that families and woman are giving themselves up,...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Says US Must Send Immigrant Children Back Home to Send a Message

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