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  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown ‘stupid’, may happen [McCarthy]

    12/13/2018 6:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks “going into a shutdown is stupid,” but he offered no immediate plan...
  • Mexico cracks down on illegal entry at southern border: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'

    12/12/2018 5:51:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | ap
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday the government will close off illegal entries at its southern border with Guatemala, but didn’t say how the country plans to do it. Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero also said the migrant caravans that crossed the southern border in October “is no longer an issue.” “Do you know why it is no longer an issue? Because in five days this administration solved the issue, five days,” she said, referring to the first week since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office Dec. 1. “The United States was impressed.” The new administration...
  • Migrant group demands Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report

    12/12/2018 9:08:53 AM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/12/2018 | Louis Casiano
    Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure...
  • Schumer: There will be shutdown if Trump sticks to his $5 billion demand for the Wall

    12/11/2018 10:24:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jeremy Diamond
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Tuesday in front of the White House that there will be a government shutdown if President Donald Trump refuses to budge from his demand for $5 billion of wall funding. He spoke after the tense meeting with President Trump.The bottom line is simple. The President made clear that he wants a shutdown. His position, if he sticks to his position for a $5 billion wall, he will get no wall and he will get a shutdown. The bottom line is very, very simple. That is, we want border security. We offered him border security....
  • More than 3,000 illegals caught in one day: DHS

    12/11/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The government snared more than 3,000 illegal immigrants in just one day last week, the administration’s top border official told Congress on Tuesday, saying the situation qualifies as a full-blown “crisis.” Kevin K. McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said more than 1,100 of those caught either jumping the border or trying to come through a border crossing without permission were children, either traveling alone or with parents, and forced on the treacherous journey.
  • Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

    12/11/2018 8:16:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.” Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with Trump at the White House in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21, when funding for some agencies is scheduled to expire. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump...
  • Guatemalan teens scaling 18-foot U.S. border wall ‘severely injured’ in fall, agents say

    12/11/2018 6:07:37 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jared Gilmour
    Two teenagers from Guatemala were “severely injured” in Arizona Friday after they fell while scaling an 18-foot border wall that separates the United States and Mexico, federal officials said.
  • 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...
  • Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

    12/10/2018 9:01:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2018 | Amira El Masaiti and Jamey Keaten
    Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has proven to be a pivotal test of the U.N.-led effort to crack down on the often dangerous and illegal movements across borders that have turned people smuggling into a booming worldwide industry. “Unregulated migration bears a terrible human cost: a cost in lives lost on perilous journeys across deserts, oceans...
  • Knights of Malta Chief: Migrant Deaths Represent ‘Greatest Mass Grave Since WW2’

    12/08/2018 11:59:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Tablet ^ | December 7, 2018 | Elise Harris
    Albrecht von Boeselager, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, has said Europe cannot ignore its high number of migrant deaths, and stressed the importance of seeking a multilateral solution as nations prepare to adopt the U.N. global compact on migration in Morocco. “It has an effect on the soul of Europe if just across the border we have the greatest mass grave since World War II,” Boeselager said Dec. 5, speaking of the Mediterranean. “I cannot believe that it will leave the soul of Europe unaffected, and the situation, though there is less attention to it, has not become...
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says [FAKE NEWS!]

    12/08/2018 9:55:44 AM PST · by Bon mots · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | Maggie Fox
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick...
  • Nancy Pelosi rejects 'Dreamers' for wall money deal

    12/06/2018 3:23:00 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday flatly rejected the idea of approving funding for President Trump’s border wall in exchange for protections for illegal immigrant “Dreamers.” “They’re two different subjects,” the California Democrat said. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are searching for a solution to a budget impasse, with Mr. Trump’s demand for $5 billion in border wall money the major hurdle right now. The president has suggested he would force a partial government shutdown unless he gets the money he’s asking for. GOP leaders on Capitol Hill are interested in delivering, but Democrats, who maintain veto powers thanks to...
  • Caught on camera: Small children dropped from border wall near Yuma

    12/05/2018 1:22:23 PM PST · by walford · 7 replies
    AZ Family dot-com ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | David Baker
    NEAR YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection released video on Monday of what it said was a person from Mexico dropping at least two children over the border wall near Yuma.The group of six from Guatemala were going over the border wall near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning. One person in Mexico was helping the adults over the wall and then dropped the two young children while the family members waited below, BP said. The person in Mexico then took off.The wall is 18 feet high. The group of six was a...
  • Caravan mostly standard illegal immigrants, not refugees fleeing violence

    12/05/2018 5:57:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Central Americans surging into the U.S. and claiming asylum look a lot more like regular illegal immigrants, eager for better jobs or to reunite with families, than traditional refugees fleeing persecution or violence back home, according to a new report Wednesday that challenges conventional wisdom on the migrants’ motives. And while they are often referred to as asylum-seekers, few of the migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — the chief sending countries — are likely to end up winning asylum in the U.S., according to the study by academics at the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis...
  • Small Children Being Dropped From Border Wall In Arizona, Disturbing New Video Shows(Video)

    12/03/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by Revel · 44 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 12/03/18
    YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, traversing over the border wall with assistance, near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning. The children were dropped from the 18-foot wall, which was observed by a Yuma Sector camera operator. The group of six from Guatemala was a family unit, including three children: a 2-year-old, a 7-year- old, and a 10-year-old. All surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol agents who arrived on scene. One child suffered a facial injury, and was treated by agents. All were taken into custody.
  • Tijuana Closes Caravan Shelter, Moves Migrants Further From Border

    12/02/2018 2:55:44 PM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    For some time now, the advance guard of the caravan has been sheltered in the Tijuana sports complex, where officials have been providing them with food and basic medical attention as best they can. That came to an end this weekend. While officials in Tijuana had said that they didn’t plan to forcibly move anyone, they are now shipping the migrants to a concert venue ten miles further from the border. Apparently, the conditions inside the stadium had become too grim to bear. (Washington Times) The conditions inside that stadium definitely sound grim. It doesn’t help that the venue had...
  • Mexico Closes Migrant Shelter Near U.S. Border [Tijuana]

    12/02/2018 1:26:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    VOA news ^ | December 2, 2017 | AP-
    The city government of Tijuana announced that it has closed a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans ... the migrants were being moved to a former concert venue farther from the border....the sports complex shelter was closed because of unsanitary conditions. Experts had expressed concerns about unsanitary conditions that had developed at the partly flooded sports complex, where the migrants had been packed into a space adequate for half their numbers. Mud, lice infestations and respiratory infections were rampant. Farther from the border ... the new shelter about...
  • Jobs in Mexico replace American dream for some caravan migrants

    12/01/2018 1:07:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | December 1, 2018 | AFP
    Tijuana(Mexico): Stranded on the US-Mexican border with little hope of entering the United States, thousands of people from a migrant caravan are letting go of their American dream and settling on a Mexican one. Under a work programme set up by the Mexican government, 2,250 migrants in the northern border city of Tijuana -- out of the roughly 6,000 who trekked here in the caravan from Central America -- have signed up to get jobs, visas and social security benefits in Mexico. The programme is designed to induce them to stay here, rather than press on to the United States,...
  • Migrants announce plan to rush border (sat) to embarrass new Mexican president......

    11/30/2018 11:00:48 PM PST · by caww · 116 replies
    .kusinews/sandiego ^ | 11/30/2018 | John Soderman
    SAN YSIDRO (KUSI)- Reliable sources tell KUSI an organized plan for migrants to rush the San Ysidro border like they did last Sunday is in the works for tomorrow. The timing is noteworthy because Mexico’s new president, who has been working with the Trump administration., will be inaugurated tomorrow. Organizers of the planned rush of the border want to embarrass him with the world watching. KUSI’s John Soderman is live at the San Ysidro port of entry with the latest.
  • Illegal immigrant pulls gun on Border Patrol agent VIDEO

    11/30/2018 9:30:34 PM PST · by · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Violence against Border Patrol agents continued to spiral with authorities reporting one agent held at gunpoint by an illegal immigrant in California, and two agents in Arizona facing attacks by hand. California agents responded to two illegal immigrants detected crossing the border on foot. The first man was apprehended without problem, but the second, Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, aimed a loaded Star Echeverria pistol at the agent. The agent and Rodriguez struggled for the gun, and even the help of two other agents was not enough to pry the weapon from Rodriguez's hand. Finally, one agent used his taser, who dropped the...