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  • A Grand Compromise on Immigration

    03/24/2019 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 March 2019 | Peter King and Tom Suozzi
    A bipartisan deal to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadows, and pay for a secure border. Americans are frustrated by the inaction of their federal government on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. So are we. We both represent districts on Long Island, and we have both worked on immigration-related issues for over 25 years — one of us, Representative Suozzi, from the perspective of immigrant’s rights as a mayor, as a county executive and now as a member of Congress; the other, Representative King, from the perspective of border security as a former county comptroller, and now...
  • Mexicans Are Stealing Border Wall Materials, Using Them For Home Security (Frito Banditos!)

    03/23/2019 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Huffington Post / AP ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ryan Grenoble/Gregory Bull
    <p>Cars lined up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, are seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry. Thieves have been taking the wire and selling it in Tijuana for home security.</p>
  • Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’

    03/22/2019 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 94 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 21, 2019 | Molly O’Toole
    The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” In two internal memos, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the “unplanned/unbudgeted” deployment along the border that President Donald Trump ordered last fall, and shifts of other funds to support border security, had forced him to cancel or reduce planned military training in at least five countries, and delay urgent repairs at bases. The border deployment and funding transfers, as well as...
  • Road Rage Suspect who killed Deputy was in US illegally

    03/21/2019 8:45:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    SeattleTimes ^ | 2-21-2019 | Nicolás Geranios
    The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff’s deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, 29, was a citizen of Mexico who entered the United States in 2014 at Laredo, Texas, on a temporary agricultural worker visa. The agency had no record that Flores Del Toro left the U.S. or extended his visa after it expired.
  • Church volunteers say they are overwhelmed, as more migrants are dropped off by ICE in Phoenix

    03/19/2019 10:39:36 PM PDT · by donna · 52 replies
    FOX 10 ^ | 03/19/19
    PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- ICE has dropped off another busload of migrants at the corner where the Greyhound bus station is located in Phoenix. Greyhound no longer allows them to wait inside their terminal without a ticket, so hundreds of children and families sat outside in the parking lot. It's something the Valley has seen on a regular basis. Some migrants had tickets to leave town right away, but many others were taken to Valley churches, as they wait for sponsors to make travel arrangements for them. Now, churches are begging city and county officials to help them keep families...
  • 'We Truly Are in System Meltdown': DHS Sec'y Nielsen Says Congress Must Act on Border Crisis

    03/19/2019 8:26:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-19-19
    'The president has made this a priority,' Nielsen says. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the debate over President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border boils down to "pretty simple calculus." Twelve Senate Republicans joined the Democrats' effort last week to block Trump's emergency declaration, including the party's 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The resolution, which the president vetoed the following day, would have blocked Trump from seizing billions of dollars intended for other projects in order to pay for his long-promised border wall. "Did the president have authority to issue the emergency? He did. It's...
  • Concertina wire stolen from border fence and used for home security in Tijuana, authorities say

    03/19/2019 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 18, 2019 | Wendy Fry
    The concertina wire installed under the Trump administration to reinforce the U.S.-Mexico border is now being stolen and used to protect Tijuana residences as the city grapples with a surge in crime, officials confirmed Monday. Thieves are stealing and selling the same concertina wire installed in November along the border by the Department of Homeland Security, and 15 to 20 arrests have already been made, city officials said.
  • Pentagon lays out $6.8 billion of projects to cut for Trump border wall

    03/18/2019 5:43:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The Pentagon has a list of $6.8 billion worth of construction projects it could choose to take money from in order to build President Trump’s border wall, according to a list belatedly provided to Congress on Monday. But officials have yet to even decide how much Defense Department money they’ll use toward the wall, and so they haven’t decided which projects on the target list would actually be affected.
  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 30,466+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’DonnellFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • ...Scrambling to Solve Mystery Just Miles From U.S.... Border After Gunmen Take At Least 19 People

    03/16/2019 5:26:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/16/2018
    Masked gunmen barged onto a bus in northern Mexico, carrying a list of names. They left without firing a single shot, taking at least 19 passengers with them as they sped away from the scene. And so far, they seem to have vanished without a trace. Gunmen intercepted the bus March 7 along the highway that connects San Fernando, a town in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, with the city of Reynosa, which sits across the US border from McAllen, Texas. Officials at first tried to downplay the possibility the migrants were kidnapped... Rafael Alonso Hernandez Lopez, who directs...
  • These 3 videos from CBP show EXACTLY why there’s a crisis on the southern border

    03/16/2019 8:41:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 8:42 am on March 16, 2019 | Greg P.
    Is there a crisis on the southern border? You be the judge. . . 52 Central American migrants cut through the fence in Imperial Beach, California and after a “2-hour foot chase,” all were apprehended.” And then, after trying to evade capture for 2 hours, they all claimed asylum: No big deal, just smugglers using little girls thrown over the fence as a decoy so others can enter America illegally: Is 700 people getting caught in one day a lot? Note: This is where Beto O’Rourke says we don’t need a border wall of any kind:
  • Barr defends POTUS' veto of bill blocking his emergency border declaration - 'authorized, precedent'

    03/16/2019 9:18:29 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    https://thenationalsentinel.com/2019/03/16/ag-barr-defends-potus-trumps-veto-of-bill-blocking-his-em | 3/16/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Lawmakers who voted last week to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border will have a tough legal hurdle to overcome after a Friday statement by Attorney General William Barr. Following Congress’ rejection of the president’s declaration, POTUS issued his first veto on Friday, claiming authority under the law to make the designation. “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it,” the president said. Barr, who has a stellar reputation among members of both parties, issued a strong statement in...
  • Trump was right to veto resolution blocking his national emergency declaration

    03/15/2019 8:00:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2019 | Gov. Jan Brewer
    President Trump’s veto Friday of a resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border showed that he understands he wasn’t elected to appease career politicians in the Senate. He was elected, in part, to secure the southern border and protect American lives. Despite 12 Republican defections in Thursday’s vote to overturn his declaration of a national emergency, the president is standing firm on his promise to build a wall and secure the border.
  • AG Barr Defends Trump in Oval Office “Your Declaration of Border Emergency is CLEARLY AUTHORIZED”

    03/15/2019 2:45:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3/15/19 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Attorney General Bill Barr sided with President Trump. Barr said the president “absolutely has the right to declare a national emergency on the southern border there. He says the veto is the right thing to do. And the declaration will hold up in a court of law. AG Bill Barr: Mr. President your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent… The humanitarian and security crisis that we currently have right now on the border is exactly the type of emergency that presidents are permitted to address....
  • READ: Trump’s official veto message to Congress

    03/15/2019 3:09:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    KTVQ ^ | March 15, 2019
    President Donald Trump issued his first veto of his administration Friday. Below is the text of the message he sent to Congress: To the House of Representatives: I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 46, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared regarding the crisis on our southern border in Proclamation 9844 on February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act. As demonstrated by recent statistics published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and explained in testimony given by the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 6, 2019, before the House Committee...
  • Border Security Vote – McConnell Unleashes Two-Thirds of Decepticon Caucus to Keep Borders Open…

    03/15/2019 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 14, 2019 | sundance
    Delivering a targeted message from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Dohonue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unleashed twelve members of his Decepticon caucus to rebuke the border security efforts of President Donald Trump. Doing what he does best, Leader McConnell held back (protected): John Thune, John Cornyn, John Barasso, Mike Crapo, Ben Sasse, Thom Tillis & Cory Gardner. However, the remaining dozen (see below) were permitted to vote against the President for Joint Resolution (H.J. Res. 46 ):   (See Full Vote Here) The support for the U.S. Chamber’s open-border initiative is McConnell’s strongest showing yet that he controls almost enough votes...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

    03/14/2019 12:06:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | 3/14/19 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    ‘MAKE NO MISTAKE: AN EMERGENCY ABSOLUTELY EXISTS ON THE BORDER, AND IT IS A NATIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER’ March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all too well, there is one. “This was a difficult vote. I understand my colleagues’ real concerns regarding the vast emergency powers...
  • Senate Republicans Stand With Democrats, Betray American People

    03/14/2019 11:38:33 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | 3-14-19 | Todd Starnes
    A growing number of Senate Republicans have announced they will stand with the Democrats in opposition to President Trump’s national emergency declaration. The latest to betray the American people is Sen. Mitt Romney. “This is not a vote against border security. In fact, I agree that a physical barrier is urgently needed to help ease the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, and the administration already has $4.5 billion available within existing authority to fund a barrier – even without an emergency declaration,” he said. The senator is foolish. Today’s vote is indeed a vote against border security. Here’s the...