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  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • U.S. Government Might Shut Down Over Border Wall

    04/22/2017 10:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Street ^ | 04/21/2017 | Emily Stewart
    A fight over whether to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border could shut down the government next week. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday that money for President Trump's proposed border wall must be part of the spending bill Congress must pass by April 28 to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. Democrats, however, aren't going for it. The former South Carolina congressman said in an interview with the Associated Press that the wall is a "tremendous priority" for the Trump administration and will be a top request on the White House wish...
  • Lawyer: Detained immigrant to be deported without hearing

    03/03/2017 6:03:31 AM PST · by RightGeek · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2017 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The attorney for a young woman who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after speaking at a news conference about immigration says she's been told the woman will be deported without a hearing. Abigail Peterson, an attorney for 22-year-old Daniela Vargas, tells news outlets that authorities informed her Thursday that Vargas' case will be handled as a "visa waiver overstay," which means she won't be given a hearing and will be flown back to her native Argentina.
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • False Stories About ICE Sweeps & Checkpoints Spark Fear In New York’s Immigrant Communities (NYC)

    02/24/2017 7:40:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    CBS2 NY City ^ | 2/23/17 | CBS2
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration is reverberating in New York’s melting pot. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reports, false stories about widespread immigration sweeps are going viral across social media and creating a climate of fear. It looked like a ghost town inside the Mexican restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez along Port Richmond Avenue on Staten Island. “It has been very slow,” he said. Rodriguez said his business is down more than 50 percent since bogus reports of widespread Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoints at places like subway stations started popping up on social media....
  • Number of migrants illegally crossing Rio Grande sharply rises

    11/28/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 11/27/2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    Apprehensions of migrant families have increased 150 percent over the same period in 2014 The number of unaccompanied children caught by Border Patrol has more than doubled The new flows come after a year of declines in illegal crossings across the southwest border MISSION, Texas -- The numbers of migrants crossing the Rio Grande illegally have risen sharply in recent weeks, replaying scenes from the influx of Central American children and families in South Texas last year. Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across...
  • Suspect in Raleigh fatal hit-and-run deported in 2011

    11/03/2014 2:56:44 PM PST · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11/3/2014 | Uncredited
    Raleigh, N.C. — The man charged in the hit-and-run deaths of two Wake Technical Community College students on Friday night has a history of driving while impaired and was deported in 2011 from the United States, according to prosecutors. At a first court appearance Monday afternoon, a judge raised the bond for Mateo Guzman-Palacios, 32, to $510,000. He faces two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop at a red light and two counts of felony hit-and-run. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also issued a detainer for Guzman-Palacios to notify local...
  • Asylum seekers say they were tricked by navy (Australia)

    01/17/2014 8:55:17 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 1/17/2014 | Michael Bachelard
    Australia has for the first time used one of its new lifeboats to send a group of 56 asylum seekers back to Indonesia in a move that is likely to plunge the bilateral relationship to a new low.Fairfax Media has interviewed a large group of would-be refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh who scuttled their wooden vessel six days ago in an attempt to avoid being pushed back to Indonesia.Instead they were picked up by an Australian Navy vessel, HMAS Stuart, and kept overnight before being transferred to a Customs and Border Protection vessel.The men said they were tricked into thinking...
  • Alaska Rep. Don Young rebuked over slur

    03/29/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 29, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON - One of the House of Representatives’ longest-serving Republicans now says he meant “no disrespect” when he used the term “wetbacks” to describe migrant workers his family once employed. His comment, which drew a strong rebuke from the House speaker, flies in the face of his party’s effort to improve outreach to minority groups.
  • Regarding Immigration Proposals, Beware of Your Opponents’ Motivation

    01/29/2013 4:37:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/28/2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    The subject of immigration (and evidently, illegal immigration) has proven to be a divisive issue for conservatives. There are divergent opinions as to which policies should be pursued vis-Ă -vis the 12 million illegal immigrants who reside in the country. However, as conservatives, there are certain fundamental goals and red lines that we should all unite behind as we commence debate on this issue. Any so-called comprehensive immigration reform proposal that is worth more than a bucket of spit must ensure the following: â– we are not saddled with 12 million new consumers of the welfare state; â– we donÂ’t have 12 million...
  • Californians Are The New Wetbacks Headed For Mexico

    11/30/2012 6:29:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    chrissstreetandco ^ | 11/30/12 | Chriss W. Street
    President Obama met with the newly elected President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday. While the press focused on the Administration’s talking points for discussions on a wide range of issues from energy to climate change, the real concern is that the Mexican economy is far out performing the U.S. and the new immigration concern is increasingly from Americans illegally moving to Mexico. Nowhere is this trend more challenging than in California, which was just awarded the booby-prize by 24/7 Wall Street survey, as the “Worst Run State” in the United States. The State has unemployment: 10.1% (2nd highest), Budget...
  • "Robust" US Catholic Growth in 2008

    02/21/2011 10:52:36 AM PST · by Titanites · 60 replies
    Catherine of Siena Institute ^ | Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:10 | Sherry
    The 2010 Yearbook from the National Council of Church USA is out and the news continues to be good for Catholics. The Catholic Church, the nation's largest at more than 68 million members, reported a slight membership loss in 2009 (for the year 2007) but rebounded . . . with a robust growth of 1.49 percent in 2008. Other groups that posted significant gains were the Mormon Church (Latter Day Saints) which grew 1.71 percent to 5,873,408 members and the Assemblies of God grew 1.27 percent to 2,863,265 members. The big losers: mainline Protestants continue their slide Presbyterian Church (USA),...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    "The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government." Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Again, slumlords are Overlooked!

    04/28/2010 10:25:47 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 4 replies · 239+ views
    04/28/2010 | self
    Once again, the "border jumper issue" writers are IGNORING the Slumlords. The Media & "team Pelosi/Reid/Obama want to ignore the Fact that "illegals" ARE moving into our Slums. The Slumlords, that Welcome and prey on "Wetbacks", aren't Freepers or Republicans.
  • Mexican Gangsters Converting America’s National Parks Into Gigantic Marijuana Patches

    11/14/2008 12:06:01 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 83 replies · 3,215+ views
    The Two Macontents ^ | 14 Nov 2008 | Brenda Walker
    Vast tracts of our most treasured public lands, supposedly set aside in perpetuity for Americans, are no longer controlled by the United States government. Instead, they have been invaded and taken over by Mexico’s violent criminal drug organizations to grow marijuana. Even more shocking: Mexican cartels have been growing marijuana for at least 10 years in Sequoia National Park, one of the crown jewels of the system. Nature-loving hikers are compelled to accept that parts of Sequoia are "no go zones" during the growing season. These Mexican marijuana messes are an ecological disaster. They are not innocent little plots that...
  • Judge Bans Use Of “Illegal” and “Aliens”

    11/10/2008 9:39:40 PM PST · by WaveMan · 26 replies · 493+ views
    Arizona’s Supreme Court chief justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Association’s demands of banning the terms “illegal” and “aliens” in all of the state’s courtrooms. Claiming that the terms are inflammatory, the president of Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, (known as Los Abogados) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of judicial bias. In a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Abogados’ president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and...
  • Council member won't resign despite his slur[used the "W" word]

    03/22/2008 12:08:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies · 941+ views
    AUSTIN - A proposed detention facility for suspected illegal immigrants was labeled a "holding pen for wetbacks" on a public meeting agenda written by a rural city council member.Charles Laws, 75, apologized Thursday for using the derogatory term but defied calls from state lawmakers and officials in nearby Austin for him to resign as Mustang Ridge's mayor pro tem and as general manager of a local water supply company. "If I hadn't been in such a hurry I would have said ‘illegals' or something like that, but that's a term that I grew up with out here and everybody said...
  • Can Mexico Win Its Drug War?

    05/17/2007 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 16 replies · 678+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 17 May 2007 | Staff
    Drug War: Mexico's battle against drug traffickers is getting dicier by the day. Officials there have asked for U.S. aid, and we should give it to them. But they must be serious about victory. Late last year, Mexico's new president, Felipe Calderon, made an impressive start by tackling drug traffickers as soon as he was sworn in. His boldness was a direct response to Mexican voters, who told IBD on election day that nothing mattered to them more. It wasn't hard to see why. Like a rat infestation, Mexican drug dealers had grown strong in an earlier atmosphere of ineffectual...
  • Mexico's 'Migrant Mountain' (theme park simulates illegal immigration)

    02/25/2007 1:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 763+ views
    British Broadcasting Corp. ^ | February 23, 2007 | Duncan Kennedy
    Millions of migrants have crossed illegally from Mexico into the United States. Their experience could hardly be more real. But now at a controversial theme park in Mexico, tourists can pretend to be an illegal migrant. Torch, check. Heavy boots, check. Willingness to hide under bushes, check. Ability to see in the dark, an advantage. Preparation for what, you might think? A hike across Dartmoor? Try a night out in a theme park. But when I say theme park, do not think Alton Towers or Disneyland. Think, instead, illegal migrants. Because now you can pretend to be an illegal migrant...
  • Sat Nav for Mexicans illegally entering US

    01/01/2007 11:54:13 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 140 replies · 3,341+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2006 | Justin Stares
    Illegal immigrants planning to cross the desert and enter the US on foot are to be given hand-held satellite devices by the Mexican authorities to ensure they arrive safely. Those who get lost or fall sick during the dangerous four-day crossing will be able to activate the device, to alert frontier police on both sides of the border. The satellite tracking service will require would-be illegals to register their intentions before setting off — a paradoxical move, given that secrecy is necessary for success — but Mexican authorities are predicting that about 200,000 devices will be handed out when the...