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  • Turkey completes 556-Km border wall with Syria (4-11-17)

    08/18/2017 5:44:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 4-11-17 | Dpa/Istanbul
    Turkey has completed a 556-kilometre wall along its border with Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter feed. The wall was designed as a security measure and is made of concrete blocks. Photos from the ministry show the tops of the blocks are covered in barbed wire and there are guard towers placed at intervals. The project was done in cooperation with TOKI, the state-run public housing body. The body said the wall is about three metres high. The full length of the border is 911 kilometres. In the first years of the Syrian civil war, fighters,...
  • Elizabeth Warren To Trump: ‘Never, Ever, Going To Build Your Stupid Wall’ [VIDEO]

    08/12/2017 5:07:07 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/12/2017 | Chuck Ross
    In a fiery speech on Saturday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren went after President Trump and the wall he has pledged to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Mr. President, we are never, ever going to build your stupid wall!” Warren shouted during her speech at the 17th annual Netroots Nation conference. The progressive lawmaker, who many believe has plans to run for president in 2020, rattled off a litany of grievances she has with the Trump administration and Republicans. At one point, Warren went after her former Senate colleague, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling him “a man too racist to become...
  • Canada is Sending in the Army as Illegal Migrants Cross Border – Have they Considered a Wall?

    08/11/2017 12:56:36 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    As the number of migrants crossing the border illegally into Canada has increased, the well-meaning Canadians have decided to send in the troops to back up the Mounties at the New York-Quebec border. Canada announced that the 100 plus “soldiers will help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency at the site.”It is stated that they will be doing construction work on migrant centers…But does anyone actually believe that’s why they’re really there? With border crossings coming in at an estimated 250 souls per day (with a record 400 on Sunday), this is a real crisis....
  • Fight over Trump wall could lead to shutdown

    08/06/2017 4:27:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 56 replies
    Axios ^ | August 6, 2017 | Jonathan Swan
    [snip] Bottom line: The wall is no metaphor to Trump. He will accept no substitutes to a huge, long, physical wall, which he believes his voters viscerally want. He told GOP Hill leaders in June he wants it to be 40 to 50 feet high and covered with solar panels. Hill Republicans privately mocked that idea, but some of those same people now recognize that Trump's big, beautiful — and in their minds, ridiculous — wall could be the thing that brings the U.S. government to its knees.
  • The Energy 202: Trump to waive environmental rules to construct border wall

    08/02/2017 8:37:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2 at 9:24 AM | By Dino Grandoni
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Tuesday that it will use its authority under a George W. Bush-era law to bypass environmental rules in order to construct a section of President Trump's promised border wall. The announcement underscores the commitment from DHS -- now without a permanent leader after John Kelly's ascended to become White House chief of staff -- and theTrump administration more broadly making good on the president's signature campaign promise, despite not yet having a plan for the wall in place nor funding for its construction approved by Congress (though that is in the pipeline)....
  • DHS waives environmental laws to begin building Trump border wall

    08/01/2017 8:38:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2017 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security triggered a waiver Tuesday allowing the department to bypass environmental and other land protection laws in order to begin building and testing President Trump’s new border wall. The waivers apply to San Diego, where officials already plan to upgrade miles of existing fence, but where they’ll also stage a competition this summer to build and test prototypes for Mr. Trump’s wall. It’s the first in what’s likely to be a series of waivers that will be needed as wall construction ramps up. Officials insisted they will still try to be mindful of local impacts as they work on...
  • ‘They don’t even try’: Hungary’s new border fence called ‘spectacular success’

    07/27/2017 1:44:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 45 replies
    World Tribune ^ | May 2, 2017 | World Tribune Staff
    Skeptics who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary. On the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering Hungary went down from 6,353 one day to 870 the next. For the remainder of that month, illegal border crossings were steadily below 40 per day, officials said. Border patrols prevent dozens of crossings every day and catch migrants who make it into Hungary within the first few miles of the border, according to authorities. /Reuters “They don’t even try,” a local border...
  • French protesters build wall to block migrants from entering new shelter

    07/26/2017 10:02:50 AM PDT · by protest1 · 7 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | Wed, Jul 26, 2017 | Laura Mowat
    PROTESTERS have built a wall in an attempt to stop migrants from using a shelter. A 59-feet long and six-feet tall wall has been constructed in front of a hotel, which is set to welcome 85 migrants. The French government has sent migrants based in Paris and Calais to welcome centres across the country. But residents of Semeac in the French Pyrenees constructed a barrier around the disused Formula 1 hotel as they believe that their small town will not be able to cope with the number of new arrivals.
  • 9 Die In Immigrant-Smuggling Attempt In Sweltering Truck

    07/23/2017 4:28:16 PM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    CBS DFW CHANNEL 21 ^ | July 23, 2017 | CBS DFW
    At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.Thirty-nine were inside when rescuers arrived, and the rest were believed to have escaped or hitched rides to their next destination, officials said. Some of the survivors told authorities they were from Mexico, Homan said.[SNIP]...investigators were still gathering evidence from the tractor-trailer, which had an Iowa license plate and was registered to Pyle Transportation Inc. of Schaller, Iowa.
  • Bill allocates $1.6 billion for Trump’s border wall

    07/12/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/11/17 | BY NIV ELIS
    The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released a bill allocating $1.6 billion to begin construction of a physical barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico, one of President Trump’s central campaign promises. The bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for fiscal year 2018 also negates one of Trump’s central promises, that Mexico would pay for the construction of the wall. Earlier in the day, DHS spokesman David Lapan said that the requested funding would be crucial to moving the project beyond current repairs, replacements and prototype projects. “On the DHS side it’s clear that we’ve gotten a direction...
  • House GOP allocates $1.6 billion for Trump border wall in 2018

    07/11/2017 2:24:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans said Tuesday they’ve included $1.6 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall in their new homeland security spending bill, setting up fight with Democrats who have vowed to block any wall funding — even if it means sending the government into a partial shutdown. GOP leaders said the $1.6 billion fully meets Mr. Trump’s request to begin wall construction, which includes 32 miles of new border fencing in Texas, 28 miles of levee wall along the Rio Grande Valley, also in Texas, and 14 miles of replacement fence in San Diego. The bill also adds 500 new...
  • Mark Meadows Draws Line in the Sand: Next Spending Bill Must Fund President Trump’s Border Wall

    07/10/2017 2:10:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/17 | Matthew Boyle
    House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News exclusively that the next government spending bill must fund President Donald Trump’s promised border wall, or there will likely be a government shutdown. In a phone interview on Monday morning, Meadows—the chairman of the most influential group of House conservatives in Congress, the House Freedom Caucus—said that there are enough members in Congress to hold the line against any funding bill that does not explicitly provide for the beginning of construction of President Trump’s border wall. What’s more, Meadows says, his conversations with President Trump indicate that the president...
  • Cojones! Trump tells reporters he 'absolutely' still wants Mexico to pay for his border wall [tr]

    07/07/2017 7:42:53 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2017 | David Martosko
    Cojones! Trump tells reporters he 'absolutely' still wants Mexico to pay for his border wall – and Mexico's leader is right next to him listening President Donald Trump reiterated on Friday that he still wants Mexico to pay for a lengthy border wall separating America from its southern neighbor. And he did it with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sitting just an arm's length away. Reporters had a few moments to pepper the two leaders with questions as their bilateral meeting on the margins of the G20 summit got underway. 'Mr. Trump do you still want Mexico to pay for...
  • Paris to Build a ‘Wall’ Around Eiffel Tower as Terrorism Becomes Mundane in Europe

    06/30/2017 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    Americans are still waiting for a border wall, but France is set to get a wall of their own by the end of the year. Unlike the American iteration, this barrier won’t be erected on the French border. It’s set to surround the Eiffel Tower to shield it from terrorist attacks. Last month, the Paris city council approved a $20 million bulletproof glass wall, just over 8 feet high, that will surround the iconic tower. In a country proudly obsessed with art and beauty, this will be an obnoxious eyesore and a reminder that war and violence is just a...
  • Crews Build Controversial ‘Homeless Wall’ In San Jose (kali-fornia)

    06/24/2017 1:25:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-19-17 | John Ramos
    Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment. Caltrans has repeatedly cleaned up the large encampment under I-280, but the homeless keep returning. While this new solution has some homeowners pleased, it is generating a lot of anger in the community. Laura Nunez, who has lived on Macredes Avenue in San Jose most of her life, said everything changed on her street when homeless people began using the rickety chain link fence at the end of the block as a doorway to their encampments along I-280. “Every time Caltrans...
  • Trump now says SOLAR will pay for the wall

    06/23/2017 9:09:51 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 28 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 06/23/2017 | Frank Andorka
    t’s clear once again that Trump doesn’t really understand how solar works. From his words, he appears to believe the mere production of energy will somehow generate revenue, ignoring the fact someone has to buy the energy it produces. He didn’t explain who would be dong that – was he planning to sell the power to Mexico? The poor residents of south Texas border towns? Who will be purchasing the electricity and at what price?
  • Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border

    06/22/2017 1:40:19 PM PDT · by johnk · 79 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | by EDWIN MORA
    ... WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. immigration officers keep apprehending and deporting members of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, but they keep sneaking back across the southwest border into the United States, a high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told lawmakers. .... “We know they’re gang members. We know they’re criminals, but if the county or the city does not allow us to get into the jail to make that final determination, to process that individual for removal and take custody of that person, then they’re released back into the community to re-victimize,” he said. “We are not asking...
  • Trump pitches solar-paneled border wall to GOP leaders (vidoe showing what wall would look like)

    06/22/2017 10:52:31 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/9/2017 | Fox News
    Bruce Blakeman of Sustainable Technology, Inc. provides insight
  • Germany's Merkel mocks Trump for wanting a Wall while in Mexico (who has a Wall).

    06/12/2017 5:50:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Twitter @/po/News Forever ^ | 6/12/2017 | PolNewsForever
    Germany's Merkel mocks Trump for wanting a Wall while in Mexico (who has a Wall). Here's a chart showing effectiveness of Hungary's
  • Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated

    06/11/2017 7:22:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 6/11/17 | Office Blue
    War On Police Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated By Officer Blue On June 11, 2017 34 Comments Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped And Tortured, According To Reports Doña Ana County, New Mexico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that a Border Patrol agent was recovered after being badly injured. Reports coming in from various news outlets say that the agent was tortured and horrifically mutilated. On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released...