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  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Trump: Border wall 'pays for itself in two months'

    12/04/2018 5:03:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 01:51 PM EST | RAFAEL BERNAL
    President Trump called on Democrats on Tuesday to vote to fund his proposed border wall, saying the project would pay "for itself in two months." In a tweet, Trump claimed "our Country losses 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration." Trump's appeal to Democrats comes ahead of a homeland security spending fight to avoid a partial government shutdown originally slated for Friday. House Republicans filed a stop-gap bill to move the deadline for a partial shutdown to Dec. 21 to accommodate for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday. That bill is likely to be...
  • 63% of Non-Citizen Households Access Welfare Programs

    12/03/2018 2:31:06 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies ^ | 12/2/2018 | Steven A. Camarota
    New "public charge" rules issued by the Trump administration expand the list of programs that are considered welfare, receipt of which may prevent a prospective immigrant from receiving lawful permanent residence (a green card). Analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) shows welfare use by households headed by non-citizens is very high. The desire to reduce these rates among future immigrants is the primary justification for the rule change. Immigrant advocacy groups are right to worry that the high welfare use of non-citizens may impact the ability of some...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenge to Trump's border wall

    12/03/2018 7:26:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Dec 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump’s administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies. The justices’ declined to hear the groups’ appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in California rejecting their claims that the administration had pursued border wall projects without complying with applicable environmental laws. The groups are the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife. Their...
  • Pelosi, Dems to pass DREAM Act in next congress. It's their first order of business

    12/03/2018 8:51:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Rick Moran
    The probable incoming speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement on Saturday that one of the first orders of business for the new Democratic majority in the House would be to pass a DREAM Act, putting millions of children of illegal aliens on a path to citizenship. Pelosi was responding to a letter from House Democrats eager to get the DREAMers legalized as soon as possible. CBSNews: "America draws strength from our long, proud heritage as a nation of immigrants.  In the Majority, Democrats will work to reverse the Republicans' destructive anti-immigrant agenda," Pelosi said in a statement Saturday,...
  • State of Texas: Lawmaker targets Texas DREAM Act

    12/03/2018 7:03:45 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Madison Heve
    A Texas lawmaker filed a bill to repeal a law that allows college students, who came to the U.S. illegally, to pay in-state tuition. Right now, students are eligible for in-state tuition under the Texas DREAM Act if they’ve lived in Texas for three years, are seeking legal status and if they graduated from high school or received a GED. State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) says he filed the bill because taxpayers are paying for students that are not Texas residents. “We’re giving taxpayer funding to those people that came here illegally, that broke the law,” said Biedermann. “That’s just...
  • Border Patrol Official: Caravan Migrants Pushed Women and Children to Front of Clash While...

    11/26/2018 3:27:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2018 | Neil Munro
    FULL TITLE: Border Patrol Official: Caravan Migrants Pushed Women and Children to Front of Clash While Assaulting Officers Forty-two caravan migrants broke into the United and were arrested on Sunday, while organizers pushed women and children to the front of the melee, a top border patrol agent told CNN. “Forty-two [caravan migrants] crossed the border and were arrested … there were numerous people that actually made it across the border,” said Rodney Scott, Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector of the border. The caravan’s organizers also pushed women and children to the front of the clash, Scott said...
  • US shuts down portion of Mexico border as groups of migrants clashed with authorities

    11/25/2018 2:16:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 25, 2018 | Ellen Cranley
    Authorities clashed with groups that are believed to be from the Central American migrant caravan Sunday after a group estimated to be in the hundreds stormed a US port of entry. Migrants walked from a makeshift shelter in Tijuana, Mexico to head to San Ysidro, the largest port of entry on the southern US border to confront border authorities and make asylum claims.The confrontation comes less than a day after President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are approved by a judge. Authorities clashed with members of...
  • LIVE: Migrant caravan reaches bridge near U.S. border

    11/25/2018 2:01:25 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/25/2018 | Global News
    The migrant caravan making its way from South America has reached a border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
  • No Bueno: Mexican Officials Deny 'Remain in Mexico' Caravan Agreement Has Been Met

    11/25/2018 1:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Is this another case of fake news or is the incoming left-wing populist government simply trying to play hardball with Seńor Trump? Hours after the Washington Post reported that a supposed deal had been met to keep the Central American migrant caravan in Mexico as the United States sorts through asylum applications, Mexico's incoming foreign minister denied that any agreement had been reached and that conversations are still continuing. According to the BBC, "Marcelo Ebrard denied reaching an agreement which would see asylum seekers waiting in Mexico while their claims were processed in US courts." Likewise, the man who will serve in president-elect...
  • US agents fire tear gas at migrants in start of border clashes with Mexico

    11/25/2018 1:29:33 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies ^ | 11/25/18 | Nikki Schwab
    US agents fire tear gas at migrants in start of border clashes with Mexico U.S. Customs and Border Protection closed a section of the southern border with Mexico on Sunday and fired tear gas at a group of migrants that tried to breach a fence separating the two countries. CNN reported that road and pedestrian bridge access at the San Ysidro port had been closed. This major artery connects San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. Video footage from journalists on-site shows hundreds of migrants rushing toward the U.S. border.
  • LIVE Coverage of Border invasion

    11/25/2018 1:02:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    BREAKING: Caravan Arrives as Hundreds of Migrants Rush U.S. Border In San Diego; Situation Escalating as Agents Fire Tear Gas
  • U.S. closes border at San Isidro as migrant caravan reaches California

    11/25/2018 12:51:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 11/25/18 | Patrick Timmons
    TIJUANA, Mexico, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The United States closed the San Isidro Point of Entry on the California-Mexico border Sunday, as thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan from Central America arrived. The migrants were waiting to cross the border when U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced via loudspeaker that the port of entry was closed. Pandemonium ensued, with many migrants storming through downtown Tijuana, looking for another way over the border. Thousands more people who were marching in support of the caravan added to the confusion in the crowds. Mexican authorities were overwhelmed. U.S. Navy and CBP helicopters...
  • Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California POE, as Trump threatens to close entire border

    11/25/2018 12:44:39 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | November 25, 2018 | Greg Re
    Images and videos posted on social media Sunday afternoon appeared to show hundreds of migrants from the leading Central American caravan pushing past Mexican riot police and rushing the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif., in a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have suspended northbound and southbound vehicle and pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro POE, ...and tear gas was apparently being fired from the U.S. side of the border. It was not immediately clear if any of the caravan made it past the port...
  • US Customs and Border Protection shuts down San Ysidro border crossing

    11/25/2018 12:31:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 25, 2018 | Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
    The US Customs and Border Protection office in San Diego has closed road and pedestrian bridges in both directions at the San Ysidro port of entry. San Ysidro is one of the largest land border crossings between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The agency said it has also deployed extra personnel to the border crossing. "Due to the multiple planned demonstrations on both sides of the border, CBP deployed additional personnel to the San Ysidro port of entry on Sunday," the agency said.
  • 1,000+ Illegals Storm Past Riot Police, Across Tijuana River. San Ysidro. Crossing closed.

    11/25/2018 12:21:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 230 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-25-2018 | Annie Rose Ramos/Twitter
    "Over 1,000 migrants have stormed past riot police to get to the US border through the Tijuana River" Also: "Migrants from the #MigrantCaravan trying to get to the US border - have left their shelter saying conditions are intolerable and they want to be admitted into the US to seek asylum and are being stopped by riot police"
  • Changes to public charge- [An Opportunity for YOU to support the proposed DHS rule]

    11/25/2018 12:02:09 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 4 replies
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network ^ | November 24, 2018 | Catholic Legal Immigration Network
    On Oct. 10, 2018, USCIS published its proposed rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” The public comment period is open for 60 days from Oct. 10, 2018, to Dec. 10, 2018. (Read our press release from Sep. 24 when the text of the proposed rule was posted on the DHS website.) The administration published a proposed rule that would make it much more difficult for immigrants to apply for legal immigration status in the United States. The proposed rule would drastically expand the definition of what it means to be a public charge, which could prevent an immigrant from maintaining...
  • Trump warns Mexico it 'would be very smart' if they stopped caravans before they reached the...

    11/25/2018 11:20:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 25, 2018 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For In West Palm Beach, Fla. and Leah Mcdonald
    FULL TITLE: Trump warns Mexico it 'would be very smart' if they stopped caravans before they reached the border as Mexican officials say no deal with the president that they would keep asylum seekers out of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Mexico it 'would be very smart' if the country stopped migrant caravans 'long before' they get to the U.S. border and said there would be 'no crossings!' 'Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a...
  • Trump holds all the cards in caravan Mexico dealings

    11/25/2018 8:59:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The Trump administration is attempting to negotiate a deal with Mexico over the thousands of Central American caravan migrants camped out in Tijuana and Mexicali, and last night, announced there was one , with asylum applicants having to wait out adjudication of their claims in Mexico, not the U.S. The idea was to disincentivize junk asylum claims from applicants whose real aim is to work in the U.S. for a couple years and remit the earnings until courts get around to dismissing the claims and deports them. Well, until Mexico said there wasn't a deal. Which is about par for...
  • ‘Enrolled to fight in Mideast’, not defend borders? NYT roasted over anti-Trump cartoon of US troops

    11/24/2018 11:34:34 AM PST · by MNDude · 36 replies
    A New York Times editorial cartoon mocking US President Donald Trump’s orders to send troops to the Mexican border instead of fighting wars in the Middle East has drawn ire from Americans calling it elitist and out of touch. The cartoon, published Friday, shows a line of US troops in desert camouflage uniforms being ordered by Trump to the border with Mexico. One of the soldiers leans over and whispers to another, “I enrolled to fight in the Middle East… not in the midterms.”