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  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • PELOSI PANICS: Nancy SHOCKED at the ‘OBNOXIOUS’ HEIGHT of Trump’s Border Wall

    03/15/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    HANNITY ^ | 3-15-18
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on Democrats previous threats to block funding for President Trump’s border wall Thursday, telling journalists during her weekly briefing that the physical barrier has no place in “civilized society.” [snip]“First of all, I think the border: Did you see it? How high it is … I mean, really? In a civilized society, we do something like that? As obnoxious as it is. You know, that’s a community there with a border running through it? Okay, we have a difference of opinion on that, but a wall that big separating people? I mean really?” Pelosi...
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • Undaunted by Trump's wall, migrants vow to go over it

    03/13/2018 5:05:21 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Yahoo News and AFP ^ | 13 Mar 18 | Yemeli ORTEGA
    A man jogs on the Mexican side of the Mexico-US border in Tijuana, from where prototypes of the wall that US President Donald Trump wants to build are visible Eladio Sanchez is unimpressed by the eight border wall prototypes looming over his house in Tijuana, Mexico, almost within spitting distance of where US President Donald Trump will visit Tuesday. At age 30, he has already snuck over the border several times, and doesn't expect Trump's wall will have much effect on undocumented migrants like him. Pointing to the only prototype with an angular barrier at the top -- a concrete...
  • Trump to make first trip as president to defiant California

    03/11/2018 11:31:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 03/10/2018 | Veronique Dupont
    US President Donald Trump is heading to California, a state at the forefront of resistance to his anti-immigration agenda, for what is almost certain to be a contentious trip. Trump's first trip to California as president, on Tuesday, comes at a time of high tensions between his Republican administration and the Democratic-leaning most populous US state, especially on immigration issues.
  • Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall

    03/11/2018 4:14:16 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3-10-18 | Paul Sperry
    (Skip) If a wall stopped just 200,000 of those future crossings, Camarota says, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, refundable tax credits and other benefits currently given to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America. If a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings, he says, it would save American taxpayers a whopping $64 billion — almost four times the wall’s cost — to say nothing of the additional billions in federal savings from reduced federal drug interdiction and border-security enforcement. (Skip) Therefore, illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of more...
  • Israel erects wall to protect Jews in east Jerusalem

    10/18/2015 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 18, 2015 | AFP
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police on Sunday began erecting a wall in east Jerusalem to protect a Jewish neighbourhood subject to firebomb and stone attacks launched from an adjacent Palestinian village. The wall would effectively divide Palestinian Jabel Mukaber and Jewish Armon Hanatziv, raising criticism among the government's opposition, which considered the move a de facto division of Jerusalem. As of Sunday, police had placed six slabs below Jabel Mukaber, each about 2.5 metres (yards) high and two metres long. Black lettering in Hebrew at the bottom of the slabs read "temporary mobile police barrier". The municipality said the wall...
  • Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels

    11/19/2014 4:49:20 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 5 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Paul Alster
    Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind. Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters -- and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza. And unlike the fierce resistance and...
  • When Egypt Has More Guts Than America

    10/30/2014 8:14:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Karin McQuillan
    Egypt responded strongly to a Hamas jihadi terror attack that killed 30 Egyptians soldiers, with helicopter strikes, a curfew of 100,000 people, and the announcement they are going build a security wall.  to control the border with Gaza.  Unlike President Obama, Egyptian President Al-Sisi has no trouble identifying the enemy and didn’t feel the need to assure people that Islamic terrorists are lone wolves, representing nothing and no one.  Instead he asserted the attack was supported by foreign forces.  He vowed to protect the lives of Egyptian military at home and to pursue an “extensive war” against the jihadists,...
  • Egypt Cancels Israel-Hamas Talks, Shutters Rafah, Plans Anti-Smuggling Wall After Mass Car Bombing

    10/27/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 26, 2014
    After a terror attack on Friday killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai, Cairo has declared a state of emergency in the area, closed down the Rafah crossing from Gaza, canceled indirect cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas, and now says it will build a wall to block smuggling with the coastal enclave, Israel’s NRG News reported. Egyptian air force helicopter forces said they had killed five militants in strikes in the vicinity on Sunday, Israel Radio reported. Additionally, there in a sunset to sunrise curfew in the area affecting over 100,000 residents, according to Army radio....
  • Egypt rethinks Philadelphi Corridor moat (US, German advisors assisting them)

    01/11/2009 5:06:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 904+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 12, 2009 | Yaakov Katz
    Egypt is considering a range of proposals on how to stop weapons smuggling through tunnels along the Philadelphi Corridor into Gaza, including the construction of a moat along the border that separates the Sinai desert from the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Israel has destroyed close to 150 tunnels since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead but estimates that there are at least another 150 tunnels along the 14-kilometer corridor. On Sunday, the Air Force bombed close to 30 tunnels that it said were used by Hamas to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip. Amos Gilad, the head...
  • Israel to build anti-terrorist moat: Canal along Gaza-Egypt border to stem flow of arms

    06/18/2004 1:48:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 152+ views ^ | Friday, June 18, 2004 | Aaron Klein
    Friday, June 18, 2004 TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LANDIsrael to build anti-terrorist moatCanal along Gaza-Egypt border to stem flow of arms through tunnels Posted: June 18, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2004 Israel announced yesterday a plan to dig a moat along the Gaza-Egypt border, inviting contractor bids for the project designed to prevent Palestinian terrorists from continuing to smuggle arms through tunnels. The Defense Ministry published a notice in the Hebrew daily Haaretz inviting bids by July 12 to build a canal along a 2.5 mile periphery of the Rafah refugee camp. The ministry will allow contractors to...
  • DuPage County judge who fired gun in his home is acquitted of misdemeanor charge

    03/02/2018 6:16:06 PM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/02/2018 | Clifford Ward
    A DuPage County judge who fired a bullet through his apartment wall and into a unit next door was acquitted Friday of misdemeanor reckless conduct charges. The case against Patrick O’Shea was tossed out at the midpoint of trial by Kane County Judge Keith Johnson. The judge agreed with O’Shea’s attorney, Terry Ekl, that prosecutors had failed to meet their legal burden of proof and filed a complaint against O’Shea that was legally deficient. “There was no evidence that there was anyone even in the building when the gun went off, so it could not be reckless conduct, and he...
  • ‘This Is Your Daughter? When Was She Born?’ U.S. Border Agents Test Migrants’ Claims of Family Ties

    03/02/2018 6:13:24 AM PST · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/2/18 | Laura Meckler, Alicia A. Caldwell and
    When 10 Central Americans illegally crossed the Rio Grande into Texas recently, they immediately went looking for the U.S. Border Patrol, hoping their tales of fleeing gang violence back home would earn them asylum. “This is your daughter?” an agent asked José Alfaro, 42, a street vendor from El Salvador, who said he came to the U.S. with his 3-year-old girl after gang members tried to kill him for the third time. “Yes,” Mr. Alfaro murmured. “When was she born? What date?” Mr. Alfaro hesitated. “She’s your daughter but you don’t know when she was born?” the agent asked. Since...
  • Federal judge rules against challenge to Trump border wall

    02/27/2018 2:57:12 PM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2018 | Alex Pappas
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against an environmental challenge to President Trump’s border wall, delivering a win to the Trump administration in a decision that allows construction plans to move forward. In a 101-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel wrote that both Congress and the executive branch “share responsibilities in protecting the country from terrorists and contraband illegally entering The case involved the Trump administration’s ability to ignore environmental laws in the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project had been challenged by several environmental groups and the state of California. The ruling will...
  • Trump Plotting Victory on The Wall

    03/01/2018 10:59:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    There is no denying that the promises of illegal immigration crackdowns and a secure border wall were behind a large portion of President Trump’s votes. He got regular folk excited by the idea of being able to properly protect the nation’s borders, but up until now, despite some good progress, he has not yet managed to get the wall built nor effectively deal with Sanctuary Cities. However, a look at recent events shows that the ducks are being lined up nicely. On Tuesday, US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, ruled against blocking parts of a border wall being built in California....
  • US Awards $73M Contract for Border Wall Work in New Mexico

    03/01/2018 1:20:20 AM PST · by BeauBo · 77 replies
    AP via US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday. Existing vehicle barriers west of the Santa Teresa port of entry will be replaced with taller bollard-style barriers.
  • Judge blasted by Trump over Mexican heritage backs his border wall

    02/28/2018 8:26:57 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge Donald Trump once denigrated for his “Mexican” heritage handed a big legal victory to the president on Tuesday by green-lighting his border wall with Mexico. US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in lawsuits that challenged the environmental waivers for the wall granted by the Department of Homeland Security. The Trump administration praised the legal victory and touted the effectiveness of border walls in stopping drugs and people from illegally crossing into the United States. “Simply put – walls work,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “(DHS)...
  • Trump will block border wall 'sections' in California until 'the whole wall' is approved

    02/28/2018 6:23:42 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 45 replies
    President Trump said Wednesday he would block portions of the border wall that California wants built now until the funding for the entire southern wall is approved and funded. “I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!,” Trump tweeted.
  • ...sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall...

    02/28/2018 4:40:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 28, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY! 7:29 AM - 28 Feb 2018