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  • 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

    12/14/2018 10:17:49 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    KXAN ^ | Dec. 12, 2018 | AP
    A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in on Dec. 6. It's unknown what happened to the girl during the eight hours before she started having seizures and was flown to an...
  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 205 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • US Geological Survey Discovers Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resources Texas-New Mexico

    12/06/2018 3:29:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    GP ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    This is terrific news for American workers and consumers… Unless, of course, Democrats ever regain control of government. Science Daily reported: Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin province contain an estimated mean of 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This estimate is for continuous (unconventional) oil, and consists of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources. “Christmas...
  • Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History

    12/06/2018 2:26:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.” “Christmas came a few weeks early this year,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said of the new reserve, which is believed to have enough energy to fuel the U.S. for nearly seven years. In all, the new reserve is said to contain 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 46.3 billion barrels of oil, and 20 billion barrels of natural-gas liquids, the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenge to Trump's border wall

    12/03/2018 7:26:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 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...
  • He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

    12/02/2018 10:56:36 AM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Dec 2018 | Kim Barker, Nicholas Kulish and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, now houses more migrant children than any other in...
  • New Mexico 'passport'? Confused marriage license clerk doesn't believe southwestern state is in US

    11/30/2018 8:14:02 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A New Mexico resident didn’t just have to prove his love before getting married – he had to prove New Mexico is actually a state. When Gavin Clarkson and his future bride applied for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, he was told he needed to provide an international passport to be approved. A New Mexico resident didn’t just have to prove his love before getting married – he had to prove New Mexico is actually a state. When Gavin Clarkson and his future bride applied for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, he...
  • Dispute flares as vote results are certified (NM election results)

    11/28/2018 5:38:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 27th, 2018 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – New Mexico’s midterm election results were certified Tuesday, but not before a dispute over the legality of online absentee ballots applications roiled a meeting of the State Canvassing Board and prompted questions from Gov. Susana Martinez about whether Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver had overstepped her legal authority. While the secretary of state, a Democrat, staunchly defended the program’s legal moorings and the integrity of this year’s general election results, Martinez, a Republican, and others suggested the online absentee ballot requests could open the door to voter fraud. “This is a statutory process, and the statute...
  • New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of outdated abortion ban

    11/28/2018 5:29:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 18, 2018 | Morgan Lee, AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are preparing plans to ensure legal, safe access to abortions in case regulation of the procedure is returned to states. State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said she plans to introduce legislation for the next session that removes the state’s criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide. She said her cause has taken on new urgency with the addition of Republican-appointed justices under President Donald Trump. A 1969 New Mexico statute made it a felony for...
  • The Girls Next Door (Illegal Alien Slavery)

    01/23/2004 2:57:23 PM PST · by sarcasm · 38 replies · 1,047+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2004 | PETER LANDESMAN
    he house at 1212 1/2 West Front Street in Plainfield, N.J., is a conventional midcentury home with slate-gray siding, white trim and Victorian lines. When I stood in front of it on a breezy day in October, I could hear the cries of children from the playground of an elementary school around the corner. American flags fluttered from porches and windows. The neighborhood is a leafy, middle-class Anytown. The house is set back off the street, near two convenience stores and a gift shop. On the door of Superior Supermarket was pasted a sign issued by the Plainfield police: ''Safe...
  • 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...
  • Analyzing H.R. 7059, the 'Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018'

    11/26/2018 1:00:18 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | November 2, 2018 | Dan Cadman
    It took several days after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) publicly announced introduction of a new bill to fund the border barrier and implement important immigration measures before the text of the proposed legislation became available. The bill McCarthy announced was the "Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018", H.R. 7059,(1) which was described in the media as a "new get-tough immigration bill that would build the rest of President Trump's border wall, punish sanctuary cities and stiffen penalties on repeat illegal immigrants."(2) The legislative language of the bill may not completely live up to its media...
  • How I’d Handle The Caravan

    11/26/2018 8:55:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Medium.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | <s>Roberts</s>Beto O'Rourke
    It should tell us something about her home country that a mother is willing to travel 2,000 miles with her 4-month old son to come here. Should tell us something about our country that we only respond to this desperate need once she is at our border. So far, in this administration, that response has included taking kids from their parents, locking them up in cages, and now tear gassing them at the border. People are leaving violent countries where they fear for their lives. Without money, they are subsisting on hope for their kids, for themselves, that they can...
  • 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...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Child Rapists, Killer Busted near Texas Border

    11/24/2018 6:07:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped several criminal aliens and three gang members from making their way successfully into the U.S. interior. Those arrested included two child rapists, two killers, a member of the 18th Street gang and two MS-13 gang members. On the day before Thanksgiving, McAllen Station agents arrested a man who illegally crossed the border from Mexico near the town of Hidalgo, Texas. During processing at the station, agents discovered the man is a Honduran national and a confirmed member of the 18th Street gang. Later that same day, other agents working near...
  • Deal with Mexico paves way for asylum overhaul at U.S. border

    11/24/2018 9:32:39 AM PST · by NRx · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-24-2018 | Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff
    <p>MEXICO CITY — The Trump administration has won the support of Mexico’s incoming government for a plan to remake U.S. border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts, according to Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team.</p>