BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITIONS - 12/2018

 

 

12/7/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

Opinions
Mexican Poll: 7 in 10 Negative About Caravan
Ken Cuccinelli: Here's how Trump can be even more aggressive in protecting our border
OP-ED: Ensuring that jobs are offered to American workers first
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US Congress
Sen. Inhofe Has a Great Suggestion about Wall Funding
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DHS
Homeland Security chief Nielsen has saved her job — for now
Trump now praising Kirstjen Nielsen after border drama
Report: Kirstjen Nielsen Could Remain DHS Secretary Despite Soaring Illegal Immigration
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Border Patrol
Firm with $297 Million Government Contract to Boost Border Patrol Hires Only 15 Agents
A Border Patrol Media Officer Had To Remind His Agency Not To Describe Immigrants As #CatchOfTheDay
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Lonnie Scwartz
Border agent Lonnie Swartz won't face a third trial in deadly shooting
U.S. Government Drops Case Against Border Patrol Agent In Arizona
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DoS
US Issues New Travel Warning for 5 States in Mexico
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DoJ
DOJ Charges Hotel with Discrimination for not Hiring Immigrant in Fraud-Infested Asylum Program ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ICE
Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near
Nearly 60 detained in New England immigration raids
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Immigration
Extreme anti-immigrant views are now part of the mainstream political debate __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
VISAS
H-1B Proposal Increases Preference for U.S.-Educated Foreign Workers
Republicans in Congress Cut a Deal to Double H-2B Guest Workers
OP-ED: Ensuring that jobs are offered to American workers first
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Illegal Immigration Policy
Border wall came at high cost and low benefit to U.S. workers: Economists ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
lllegal Immigration
Number of U.S. undocumented immigrants falls to lowest number in a decade, new study finds
Illegal immigration surges in Texas as feds focus on migrant caravan
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Birthright Citizenship/Anchor Babies
Birth of Migrant Anchor Baby Raises Birthright Citizenship Issue Again
Birthright Citizenship as a Magnet  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Central American Migrants
Mexico says it would deport U.S. border-rushers
Were women and children or a “mob” tear-gassed at U.S. border?
Over 400 Migrants Apprehended Near El Paso
Dramatic video shows Central American migrants crawl under Mexico border fence into San Diego as CBP reports 'slight uptick' in illegal crossings
Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border

After Pregnant Caravaner Jumps Border, America Gives Her “A Big Reward
Birth of Migrant Anchor Baby Raises Birthright Citizenship Issue Again
Obama Granted Soros-Tied Group $310M to Help Migrants Avoid Deportation
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Asylum Claims

Asylum Denials Hit Record High in FY2018
Federal judge blocks Trump order limiting asylum
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Non-Citizen Welfare
63% of Non-Citizen Households Receive Welfare
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DACA

Pres. Trump Says No DACA Until After Court Review
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Tunnels
Report: Hezb'allah 'tunnel terrorist' trained with Mexican cartels on US border

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US Military
Pentagon yet to sign off on longer deployment of troops on Mexican border
Military troops to remain at border through January, says Defense Secretary James Mattis
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Refugees/Asylum/Migrant Children
New proof surfaces that family separation was about deterrence and punishment
About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US, AP finds
Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near
Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim  
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NAFTA
Are The U.S. And Mexico Still Amigos?
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US/MX
A Different Story Along the Border
Mexico’s new president plans to work with U.S., Canada for migration crackdown
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Honduras
Honduran President’s Brother Charged for Trafficking Tons of Drugs with Help of National Police & Politicians
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El Chapo
El Chapo Trial: U.S. does a U turn with evidence attributed to Mochomo Beltran Leyva
El Chapo Trial: Update on Emma's Cell-Gate and How Borderland Beat "enters the trial"
'El Chapo' consort opens up about cartels' ruthlessness
El Chapo Trial: Chupeta admits to 150 murders, some in the U.S. including a N.J. family
El Chapo Trial:coked out captain hallucinates ghosts and Coast Guard, sinks ship with 20 Tons of Cocaine
El Chapo Trial: Rosero turned himself in to U.S. authorities....but he wasn't wanted...till then
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Cartels
First Journalist of Dec Murdered in Tépic, Nayarit
Hitmen of Familia Michoacán Responsible for Attack on Guerrero Red Cross
Former Attorney for Los Zetas Assassinated
Jalisco: 6 police agents killed and 6 critically injured in CJNG ambush
CJNG Puebla Cleansing: 5 Assassinated in Possible Ambush
Chetumal, Q Roo: Plane Abandoned with 1.4 Tons of Cocaine
Guanajuato in Flames: 19 Murdered in less than 24 Hours
CDN ambushed by CDG in Mier Tamaulipas, 5 dead
Sierra Tarahumara: 4 Executed w Heads Left in Coolers
Canadian executed in Mexico City mall parking structure
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Attack On U.S. Consulate In Mexico
Guadalajara: CJNG denies accountability of U.S. Consulate attack
GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Firefight Kills Five near Texas Border
GRAPHIC — Cartel Boss Found Hanging in Mexican Border State Prison
CDN's "El Gafe" is found hanged in Cd. Victoria prison, in what appears to be a retaliation for Z12's murder
Watch: Mexican Cartel’s Trash Leads to Discovery of Smuggling Routes on Arizona Border
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Opium
UNODC Report: Poppy Cultivation up 21%
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GOM
Mexico’s new president creates yet another national police force – but it will struggle to stem the bloody crimewave
Mexico's new president criticized for militarizing police
Mexico readies sale of former president's luxurious plane
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Mexican Military
450 Troops Ordered to Chihuahua
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Politics
Will President Trump Shut Down the Government for Lack of Border Wall Funds?
The Democrats’ Immoral Border Security Plan
FAIR Calls Recent ADL Report a Thinly-Veiled Effort to Control What the Public Hears on Immigration
Kinzinger: Pelosi is not interested in fixing immigration
Trump's Blocking of Caravan Appeals to Most Midterm Voters' Preference
Obama Granted Soros-Tied Group $310M to Help Migrants Avoid Deportation
U.S. Subsidizes Soros Radical Leftist Agenda Worldwide, New Judicial Watch Special Report Shows
Trump says the US loses $250 billion on illegal immigration every year. We checked. It doesn’t. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Selected Incidents
Over 400 Migrants Apprehended Near El Paso
Border Patrol Thwarts Smuggling Attempt, Detains 10 illegal aliens
CBP Arrests MS-13 Gang Member in Arizona Headed to Los Angeles
Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized Following Contact with Powdery Substance
120 Migrants Caught at Central Arizona Border in One Day
Toddler injured after being dropped from Arizona border fence
WATCH: Migrants Land Boat on California Beach 100 Miles from Border
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Books
Double Wide ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Insight Crime News
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·         Why Can’t Argentina Control Its ‘Barras Bravas’?

·         Colombia Drug Mules Swallowing Dirty Money for Transport

·         Gang Prevention in Central America: A Lost Battle Against State Indifference?

·         ‘Narcos Mexico’: Netflix’s Clues About Today’s Criminal World

·         Venezuela Coastal State Could Be Hot New Drug Trafficking Route

·         New Brazil Cabinet Sets Up Tug of War Between Military and Judiciary

·         Colombia Sees Booming Market for Synthetic Drugs at Home and Abroad

·         ‘Drug regulation must be tackled at the regional level’: Ricardo Lagos

·         Colombia’s Criminal Evolution 25 Years After Pablo Escobar’s Death

·         Guilty Verdict in Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras is Partial Justice

·         Ecuador ‘Legalizes’ Gangs and Slashes Murder Rate

·         Government Mafia Structures Plague Venezuela Emigration Process

 


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From ICE Acting Director Homan:

Excerpt from:
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/blame-congress-rapid-rise-illegal-border-crossings

REFORM THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT (TVPRA) -- Commonly referred to as the William Wilberforce Act, TVPRA prohibits Border Patrol from quickly removing unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries who attempt to cross the border illegally. UACs from Mexico and Canada can be quickly returned once Border Patrol is able to determine that they're not victims of human trafficking. But for minors from countries outside of Mexico and Canada, minors must be turned over to Health and Human Services, allowing them to stay in the country indefinitely.

REFORM THE ASYLUM PROCESS -- Under existing law, anyone apprehended at the border who makes a credible fear claim that passes the initial screening is released. Since 2008, there's been a 1700% spike in the number of credible fear claims made at the Southern border, and 80% pass the credible fear screening. However, only 20% of those who pass the credible fear screening are granted asylum by a federal judge.

MANDATE E-VERIFY -- Foreign nationals cross the border illegally because they can obtain jobs in the U.S. Homan said requiring all employers to use E-Verify would discourage most illegal immigration to the United States and dramatically reduce the number of illegal border crossings.

END SANCTUARY CITIES -- At last count, more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions exist across the country, including California which recently passed legislation making it a sanctuary state. Jurisdictions that protect illegal aliens from removal encourages illegal border crossings because illegal aliens know they have hundreds of safe-havens to choose from once they get here.

TERMINATE FLORES AGREEMENT -- The spike in the apprehension of family units is a result of the Flores Agreement, which restricts the period of time that Border Patrol can detain family units. The Flores Agreement encourages illegal border crossers to cross with children, knowing that Border Patrol has to release them after a certain period of time. If BP were able to hold family units until their court date, family units would be less likely to cross the border illegally.

All of Homan's policy recommendations are included in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, but not surprisingly, none are part of the ongoing DACA amnesty negotiations between House Republicans.

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Opinion

 

ICE and Ignorance

 

Each year we make the journey from Arizona to our lake cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin.  During the last trip I was shaken from my boredom by flashing red lights in my rear view mirror. The look on my wife’s face was a reminder this wasn’t a new experience. As the officer approached, I kept my hands on the steering wheel until he asked for my license and insurance card.  Before he went to his car, I motioned toward my handgun mounted partly hidden but within reach. He smiled, nodded his head, returned to his car and soon returned with my documents but no speeding ticket.  While thanking him for his service as a law officer I was stunned by him thanking me for “carrying.” His words were spoken as he walked away.  As close as I recall he said, “We’re going to need you as much as you’ll need us.”  Additional words weren’t needed; I’d heard them before. Our nation is rapidly approaching the precipice of a monumental conflict between two factions of its citizens.  The balance of this column is one of many reasons the Sheriff and I agreed a symbolic match has been lit by the leftist.

 

In my last column, “Can we survive the divide” I wrote about the rise of Progressive politics from raw Communism as promoted by Saul Alinsky’s and his book “Rules for Radicals.”  Progressivism / Socialism is the genesis of today’s Leftist activities. The failing of Hillary Clinton’s guaranteed presidency destroyed the leftist plans and threw them into an uncontrollable rage against anything pro President Trump. There is even a name for this, “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, Childlike they could not accept defeat and began attacking the President and anything Conservative.

 

ICE is a powerful protector and defender of our nation, however, it not as well known as other branches of government.  It was carefully assembled after the 911 tragedy to better protect us from expected terrorist attacks. Their activities have been expanded greatly where needed.  With a decade of involvement in the Nogales Border Patrol Station as a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Board, I know the incredible importance of the ICE agency. Following is a very recent update of various types of duties and successes ICE performs to protect our nation.

 

If ICE had not been active, 981,000 pounds of the deadliest drugs would still be on our streets.  If ICE had not been charged with checking visas, over 800,000 individuals would not have been refused entry and stopped at our border. The protection of our citizens and country must come first.  900 children would still be in the hands of sex traffickers if ICE hadn’t searched and found them. 2,000 sex predators would be on our streets. More than 10,000 children would still be in the hands of foreign criminal organizations or still locked in semi-trailers or automobile trunks desperately trying to survive. Without ICE and DNA technology, 900 of 2,500 children would still be with an adult, possibly an unknown adult, posing as a parent. There are many other ICE challenges such as apprehending illegal aliens who have somehow made it past the limits of the Border Patrol Agents.

 

If those wishing to come to our country, why would they not go directly to a port of entry?  Many are U.S. Citizens who have gone to Mexico, where they committed crimes, and are trying to return back to the USA, their homeland,

 

In a year’s tally it is not unusual for more than seventy different countries to be represented by ICE apprehensions of their citizens crossing illegally. Russians, Chinese, Iranians and Syrians are just a few.

 

The MS-13 criminal gang members from El Salvador cross our borders to start deadly gangs. These bloodthirsty criminals literally butcher innocent citizens, especially young children for no apparent reason. Select ICE agents are assigned to these killers.

 

Criminals regularly attempt to cross with children posing as family members.  Later it’s found that the children have been forced to swallow balloons containing drugs, and will often turn them into child prostitutes.

 

One of the most common reasons for crossing our border are pregnant women who are near the time for birth so their children will become American citizens under the 14th amendment to the Constitution. Of course that permits them to claim benefits from our country. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the deadliest drug lord in history is now in our maximum security prison. No more than a few years earlier his wife flew to California, gave birth to twins and returned to her home in Mexico.  We must attempt to understand why two of El Chapo’s children were born and became citizens because of our misinterpretation of an amendment to our Constitution.  The added amendment was primarily included for freed slaves to be included as U.S. Citizens.

 

Those who are uninformed are certain President Trump created the separation of children from their parents by himself.  Actually the President followed the law.  President Clinton happily signed the law sent to him from Congress in 1996. That law separates children from parents who had entered the country illegally.  President Bush used the law as well. President Obama followed suit enforcing the same law throughout his terms in office.  Of course thousands of illegal aliens came across during those years.

 

 I had the opportunity to visit one of the centers when a great number of children from numerous countries reunited with parents. ICE and the Border Patrol worked as expeditiously as possible to aid and attend to everyone’s needs.  Contrary to the leftist’s propaganda, “cages” is a terrible stretch of the imagination. Large areas were divided by link fences very much like those used around tennis courts. They were separated from other groups for obvious reasons. In one particular case TV’s were brought in and wired so everyone could watch with some enjoyment.  I was told the TV’s in most cases were brought from the agents homes.  

 

Looking back to the previous terms of Clinton, Bush and Obama where was the gnashing of teeth, where were the hateful chants and more specific, where were the moronic threats from leftist politicians who would threaten to abolish ICE?  Of course none of that occurred until President Trump came to office. 

 

When I see children and childlike adults carrying ABOLISH ICE placards during a protest it causes me to wonder if the ability to read or think somehow avoided them. Personally I can’t imagine anyone waving a placard that displays so clearly one’s ignorance.

 

President Reagan had a similar opinion of childish liberals. “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”


Mexico

Here’s How Mexico Treats Illegal Immigrants

Authored by: Matt Palumbo

While combating illegal immigration has long been a bipartisan issue, the so-called anti-Trump “resistance” has decided that guilt tripping anyone who supports a sensible immigration policy is a viable political strategy. We’ve all heard the arguments; that opposing illegal immigration is preventing people from “just looking for a better life,” or over the past few months, is “separating families.” And of course there’s the most common insult, that enforcing immigration laws is “racist.”

But are America’s immigration laws, or our treatment of illegal immigrants uniquely awful?

To answer that question, let’s examine the situation in another nation: Mexico.

Mexico Rejects More Asylum Requests than the U.S. 

Speaking of the rise in asylum request rejections under Trump, a writer at the American-Statesman noted a “dramatic” change. They write, “Immigration judges, who are employed by the Justice Department and not the judicial branch like other federal judges, rejected 61.8 percent of asylum cases decided in 2017, the highest denial rate since 2005.”

Meanwhile in Mexico, nearly 90 percent of asylum requests are denied (and the figures are similarly high for other Latin American countries, such as El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

Mexico Regulates Immigration Based on Race

I only bring this up, because for all the rhetoric about Trump’s supposed racism or disdain for certain immigrants, there is one country that does regulate their immigration flows by race, and that’s the country Trump is most accused of being racist against.

In Article 37 of Mexico’s General Law of Population, we learn that their Department of the Interior shall be able to deny foreigners entry into Mexico, if, among other reasons, they may disrupt the “domestic demographic equilibrium.” Additionally, Article 37 also states that immigrants can be removed if they’re detrimental to “economic or national interests.”

Mexico Deports More Central American Illegal Immigrants than the United States

In July 2014, former Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto and former president of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina, announced the start of a migration security project called Plan Frontera Sur (Southern Border Plan). The U.S. has committed at least $100 million towards this plan to help aid Mexican border security, because it’s mutually beneficial. Both Mexico and the U.S. want to keep out Central American illegal immigrants (and they have to pass through Mexico to reach the U.S.)..

Since Plan Frontera Sur, Mexico has deported more central American illegal immigrants than we have in the U.S. Even CNN had to acknowledge that:

According to statistics from the US and Mexican governments compiled by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, Mexico in 2015 apprehended tens of thousands more Central Americans in its country than the US did at its border, and in 2015 and 2016 it deported roughly twice as many Central Americans as the US did.Since migrant children are the hot-button topic in the American immigration debate currently; In 2014 there were 18,169 migrant children were deported from Mexico, and 8,350 deported to Central America the year before. From January 2015 to July 2016, 39,751 unaccompanied minors were put in the custody of Mexican authorities.

A report this year from Amnesty International concluded that “Mexican migration authorities are routinely turning back thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to their countries without considering the risk to their life and security upon return, in many cases violating international and domestic law by doing so.”

Mexico Has Their Own Southern Border – and Invisible Wall

For us much as Donald Trump is criticized by the political class in Mexico for wanting to beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, as previously mentioned, Mexico has accepted our help in enforcing their immigration laws on their own southern border with Guatemala. While they don’t have a literal border fence, they do have checkpoints, patrols, raids, etc. According to NPR:

Rather than amassing troops on its border with Guatemala, Mexico stations migration agents, local and federal police, soldiers and marines to create a kind of containment zone in Chiapas state. With roving checkpoints and raids, Mexican migration agents have formed a formidable deportation force.
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14 killed in shooting attacks in Mexican border city

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64717234.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_cam____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________In Homan's conversation with CIS's Jessica Vaughan, he identified five actions that Congress can take to end the surge of illegal border crossings.


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The Current "Wall" Images

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NEW BOOK by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton: Clean House: Exposing Our Government's Secrets and Lies

Judicial Watch: Open Records Laws and Resources ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Leo Banks is a Tucson-based reporter who covers border-related issues.

New Book
Double Wide
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Leo W Banks

End of 12/7/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

12/14/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

Opinions
Commentary: Want to stop illegal immigration? Allow more legal immigrants 
OP-ED: Ensuring that jobs are offered to American workers first ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

US Congress
Lawmakers oppose border wall funding near Arizona bombing range
House Freedom Caucus Looks to Plug Loopholes: A lame-duck Hail Mary?
Sens. Menendez, Rubio, Durbin and Leahy Introduce TPS Bill for Venezuela
Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with Rep. Bob Goodlatte
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The "Wall"
Re-Branding the Wall
Trump's border wall -- how much it will actually cost according to a statistician

Why President Trump's 'newly built walls' on US-Mexico border aren't new walls
Construction of border walls exploding around the world, as Trump demands billions for barrier at Mexico line 

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DHS
DHS partners with United Airlines to fight human trafficking
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CBP

CBP: Illegal Families Crossing Border at a Rate That Will ‘More Than Double Last Year’s Record Number
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CBP-OFO
Border Agents Fail to Delete Personal Data of Travelers After Electronic Searches, Watchdog Says
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Border Patrol
Border Patrol Press Release Masks Aliens' Desperation — and Cluelessness
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USCIS
Claims of Fear:CBP Southwest Border and Claims of Credible Fear Total Apprehensions/Inadmissibles  (FY2017 - FY2018) 
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ICE
Worksite Enforcement Surged in FY18
ICE arrested 170 immigrants seeking to sponsor migrant children
MASSIVE ICE Bust Of Illegal Aliens Nabs Child Abusers, MS-13 Member, Internationally Wanted Criminals
El Paso County Sheriff Can't Honor ICE Hold on Inmates Eligle for Release, Judge Rules
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Immigration
Electronic Barriers
Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Acting AG Whitaker Promotes 'Lawful' Immigration __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Illegal Immigration Policy

Claims of Fear:CBP Southwest Border and Claims of Credible Fear Total Apprehensions/Inadmissibles  (FY2017 - FY20188 Million People Are Working Illegally in the U.S. Here’s Why  That’s Unlikely to Change____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
lllegal Immigration
Four U.S.-Bound Iranian Migrants Underline National Security Concerns about Migration from Special Interest Countries
US Border Crisis: 100,000 Illegal Immigrants in 60 Days
CBP: Illegal Families Crossing Border at a Rate That Will ‘More Than Double Last Year’s Record Number
Video Shows Teen Migrants Severely Injured After Climbing AZ Border Wall
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E-Verify
Electronic Barriers 
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Illegal Immigrants
'Unemployed For A Reason'? When should policy give up on sidelined workers? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Central American Migrants
Media Buries Key Facts to Conceal Migrant Health Threat—TB, Hepatitis, HIV
AMLO does a Trump
So Trump was right all along about the criminals in the caravan...

DHS tells migrants to go home after extortion attempt

The Caravan Is A Threat To Americans In More Ways Than One
US Border Crisis: 100,000 Illegal Immigrants in 60 Days
Migrant Child Dies from Dehydration, Fever, Shock in U.S. Custody as Border Agents Overwhelmed
Kosovan Joins Central American Migrant Group Surrendering at Texas Border

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Terrorism
Have Terrorists Crossed Our Border?
CIS in Panama and Costa Rica: How America Filters Potential Terrorists in Distant Lands ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pima County
ACLU: Cross-Certification Used to Profile Immigrants
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DACA

DACA Amnesty Would Render Border Wall Useless, Cost Americans $26B
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Judicial
Mexican national Gets 11 Years For Smuggling Fentanyl into Texas
El Paso County Sheriff Can't Honor ICE Hold on Inmates Eligle for Release, Judge Rules
9th Circuit Blocks Trump Effort to Deny Asylum for Illegal Aliens

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USCG
USCG Brings in Lots of Weed and Traffickers
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Refugees/Asylum/Migrant Children
Watch: Migrant Families Cross Texas Border Seeking Asylum ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Arivaca
On the border, Trump's wall pledge casts long shadow
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US/MX
Mexican president says he and Trump discussed joint program on migration
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El Chapo
Obama’s Mexican Gunrunning Op Could Help Sinaloa Drug Lord’s Defense
Obama’s Mexican Gunrunning Op Could Help Sinaloa Drug Lord’s Defense
El Chapo’s Cartel: Killings, Jealousy and Shifting Alliances
El Chapo Trial: Chapo ran "Cocaine Trains" to NYC, says Tirso Martinez __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cartels
Magdalena, Sonora: Violent Confrontation Leaves 2 Dead, Vehicles Burned
EXCLUSIVE: Inside Look at the Arrest of a Mexican Cartel Boss Wanted by U.S.
Exclusive — Mexican Cartel Boss to Be Extradited to U.S. for Role in Texas Assassination
Terror Continues it’s Reign in Reynosa
San Jose, CA: Police Arrest 4 in Organized Crime Ring
3 prison guards killed after hanging of el gafe
Honduran President’s Brother Charged for Trafficking Tons of Drugs with Help of National Police & Politicians
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Huachicoleros
50 Armed Huachicoleros Steal Fuel in Chihuahua; Police Arrested
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GOM
AMLO does a Trump
Mexico Echoes Trump’s Crackdown on Illegal Immigration — They’re Shutting Down Their Own Southern Border
Mexico to Fight Illegal Immigration by Closing Guatemala Border
Mexico is Finally Cooperating in the Fight Against Illegal Immigration
Mexico pledges $30 billion in development aid in part to deter migration
Mexico's solution to the Border Crisis
Testimony: Mexico’s ‘narco’ crisis
Guerrero: Community Police Take Over Security from Petatlán Municipal Police __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Selected Incidents
Smuggler packs 19 Migrants into Pick-up Truck Near Texas Border
Border Patrol Near Ajo Encounter Large Groups Of Central Americans
240 Migrants Apprehended in 48 Hours by One Border Patrol Station
2 Illegal Teenage Girls Severely Injured After Falling Off Border Wall
Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest 2 violent felons
Records: Cellphone helped police track murder suspect to Mexican border
Remains of Two Migrants Discovered in Texas — 80 Miles from Border
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MISCELLANEOUS
FBI Report: Human Trafficking in
2017 Crime in the United States
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Books
Double Wide ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Insight Crime News
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·         Colombia Legal Changes Jeopardize Future of FARC Agreement

·         Homicides Down, Disappearances Up: El Salvador’s Conflicting Numbers

·         Impact of Puntilla Death Likely Limited in Colombia Underworld

·         Tenoch Huerta on Playing Nuanced Caro Quintero in ‘Narcos Mexico’

·         More Venezuela Drug Plane Seizures Signal Trafficking Increase

·         From Prison in Argentina, Monos Leaders Show Power

·         Will Targeting CJNG Finances Help Mexico Break Powerful Crime Group?

·         FARC Dissidents and the ELN Turn Venezuela Into Criminal Enclave

·         ‘Cash Luna’ Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion

·         Why Can’t Argentina Control Its ‘Barras Bravas’?

·         Colombia Drug Mules Swallowing Dirty Money for Transport

·         Gang Prevention in Central America: A Lost Battle Against State Indifference?

 


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From ICE Acting Director Homan:

Excerpt from:
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/blame-congress-rapid-rise-illegal-border-crossings

REFORM THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT (TVPRA) -- Commonly referred to as the William Wilberforce Act, TVPRA prohibits Border Patrol from quickly removing unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries who attempt to cross the border illegally. UACs from Mexico and Canada can be quickly returned once Border Patrol is able to determine that they're not victims of human trafficking. But for minors from countries outside of Mexico and Canada, minors must be turned over to Health and Human Services, allowing them to stay in the country indefinitely.

REFORM THE ASYLUM PROCESS -- Under existing law, anyone apprehended at the border who makes a credible fear claim that passes the initial screening is released. Since 2008, there's been a 1700% spike in the number of credible fear claims made at the Southern border, and 80% pass the credible fear screening. However, only 20% of those who pass the credible fear screening are granted asylum by a federal judge.

MANDATE E-VERIFY -- Foreign nationals cross the border illegally because they can obtain jobs in the U.S. Homan said requiring all employers to use E-Verify would discourage most illegal immigration to the United States and dramatically reduce the number of illegal border crossings.

END SANCTUARY CITIES -- At last count, more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions exist across the country, including California which recently passed legislation making it a sanctuary state. Jurisdictions that protect illegal aliens from removal encourages illegal border crossings because illegal aliens know they have hundreds of safe-havens to choose from once they get here.

TERMINATE FLORES AGREEMENT -- The spike in the apprehension of family units is a result of the Flores Agreement, which restricts the period of time that Border Patrol can detain family units. The Flores Agreement encourages illegal border crossers to cross with children, knowing that Border Patrol has to release them after a certain period of time. If BP were able to hold family units until their court date, family units would be less likely to cross the border illegally.

All of Homan's policy recommendations are included in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, but not surprisingly, none are part of the ongoing DACA amnesty negotiations between House Republicans.

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Opinion

 

ICE and Ignorance

 

Each year we make the journey from Arizona to our lake cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin.  During the last trip I was shaken from my boredom by flashing red lights in my rear view mirror. The look on my wife’s face was a reminder this wasn’t a new experience. As the officer approached, I kept my hands on the steering wheel until he asked for my license and insurance card.  Before he went to his car, I motioned toward my handgun mounted partly hidden but within reach. He smiled, nodded his head, returned to his car and soon returned with my documents but no speeding ticket.  While thanking him for his service as a law officer I was stunned by him thanking me for “carrying.” His words were spoken as he walked away.  As close as I recall he said, “We’re going to need you as much as you’ll need us.”  Additional words weren’t needed; I’d heard them before. Our nation is rapidly approaching the precipice of a monumental conflict between two factions of its citizens.  The balance of this column is one of many reasons the Sheriff and I agreed a symbolic match has been lit by the leftist.

 

In my last column, “Can we survive the divide” I wrote about the rise of Progressive politics from raw Communism as promoted by Saul Alinsky’s and his book “Rules for Radicals.”  Progressivism / Socialism is the genesis of today’s Leftist activities. The failing of Hillary Clinton’s guaranteed presidency destroyed the leftist plans and threw them into an uncontrollable rage against anything pro President Trump. There is even a name for this, “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, Childlike they could not accept defeat and began attacking the President and anything Conservative.

 

ICE is a powerful protector and defender of our nation, however, it not as well known as other branches of government.  It was carefully assembled after the 911 tragedy to better protect us from expected terrorist attacks. Their activities have been expanded greatly where needed.  With a decade of involvement in the Nogales Border Patrol Station as a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Board, I know the incredible importance of the ICE agency. Following is a very recent update of various types of duties and successes ICE performs to protect our nation.

 

If ICE had not been active, 981,000 pounds of the deadliest drugs would still be on our streets.  If ICE had not been charged with checking visas, over 800,000 individuals would not have been refused entry and stopped at our border. The protection of our citizens and country must come first.  900 children would still be in the hands of sex traffickers if ICE hadn’t searched and found them. 2,000 sex predators would be on our streets. More than 10,000 children would still be in the hands of foreign criminal organizations or still locked in semi-trailers or automobile trunks desperately trying to survive. Without ICE and DNA technology, 900 of 2,500 children would still be with an adult, possibly an unknown adult, posing as a parent. There are many other ICE challenges such as apprehending illegal aliens who have somehow made it past the limits of the Border Patrol Agents.

 

If those wishing to come to our country, why would they not go directly to a port of entry?  Many are U.S. Citizens who have gone to Mexico, where they committed crimes, and are trying to return back to the USA, their homeland,

 

In a year’s tally it is not unusual for more than seventy different countries to be represented by ICE apprehensions of their citizens crossing illegally. Russians, Chinese, Iranians and Syrians are just a few.

 

The MS-13 criminal gang members from El Salvador cross our borders to start deadly gangs. These bloodthirsty criminals literally butcher innocent citizens, especially young children for no apparent reason. Select ICE agents are assigned to these killers.

 

Criminals regularly attempt to cross with children posing as family members.  Later it’s found that the children have been forced to swallow balloons containing drugs, and will often turn them into child prostitutes.

 

One of the most common reasons for crossing our border are pregnant women who are near the time for birth so their children will become American citizens under the 14th amendment to the Constitution. Of course that permits them to claim benefits from our country. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the deadliest drug lord in history is now in our maximum security prison. No more than a few years earlier his wife flew to California, gave birth to twins and returned to her home in Mexico.  We must attempt to understand why two of El Chapo’s children were born and became citizens because of our misinterpretation of an amendment to our Constitution.  The added amendment was primarily included for freed slaves to be included as U.S. Citizens.

 

Those who are uninformed are certain President Trump created the separation of children from their parents by himself.  Actually the President followed the law.  President Clinton happily signed the law sent to him from Congress in 1996. That law separates children from parents who had entered the country illegally.  President Bush used the law as well. President Obama followed suit enforcing the same law throughout his terms in office.  Of course thousands of illegal aliens came across during those years.

 

 I had the opportunity to visit one of the centers when a great number of children from numerous countries reunited with parents. ICE and the Border Patrol worked as expeditiously as possible to aid and attend to everyone’s needs.  Contrary to the leftist’s propaganda, “cages” is a terrible stretch of the imagination. Large areas were divided by link fences very much like those used around tennis courts. They were separated from other groups for obvious reasons. In one particular case TV’s were brought in and wired so everyone could watch with some enjoyment.  I was told the TV’s in most cases were brought from the agents homes.  

 

Looking back to the previous terms of Clinton, Bush and Obama where was the gnashing of teeth, where were the hateful chants and more specific, where were the moronic threats from leftist politicians who would threaten to abolish ICE?  Of course none of that occurred until President Trump came to office. 

 

When I see children and childlike adults carrying ABOLISH ICE placards during a protest it causes me to wonder if the ability to read or think somehow avoided them. Personally I can’t imagine anyone waving a placard that displays so clearly one’s ignorance.

 

President Reagan had a similar opinion of childish liberals. “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

 


Mexico

Here’s How Mexico Treats Illegal Immigrants

Authored by: Matt Palumbo

While combating illegal immigration has long been a bipartisan issue, the so-called anti-Trump “resistance” has decided that guilt tripping anyone who supports a sensible immigration policy is a viable political strategy. We’ve all heard the arguments; that opposing illegal immigration is preventing people from “just looking for a better life,” or over the past few months, is “separating families.” And of course there’s the most common insult, that enforcing immigration laws is “racist.”

But are America’s immigration laws, or our treatment of illegal immigrants uniquely awful?

To answer that question, let’s examine the situation in another nation: Mexico.

Mexico Rejects More Asylum Requests than the U.S. 

Speaking of the rise in asylum request rejections under Trump, a writer at the American-Statesman noted a “dramatic” change. They write, “Immigration judges, who are employed by the Justice Department and not the judicial branch like other federal judges, rejected 61.8 percent of asylum cases decided in 2017, the highest denial rate since 2005.”

Meanwhile in Mexico, nearly 90 percent of asylum requests are denied (and the figures are similarly high for other Latin American countries, such as El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

Mexico Regulates Immigration Based on Race

I only bring this up, because for all the rhetoric about Trump’s supposed racism or disdain for certain immigrants, there is one country that does regulate their immigration flows by race, and that’s the country Trump is most accused of being racist against.

In Article 37 of Mexico’s General Law of Population, we learn that their Department of the Interior shall be able to deny foreigners entry into Mexico, if, among other reasons, they may disrupt the “domestic demographic equilibrium.” Additionally, Article 37 also states that immigrants can be removed if they’re detrimental to “economic or national interests.”

Mexico Deports More Central American Illegal Immigrants than the United States

In July 2014, former Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto and former president of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina, announced the start of a migration security project called Plan Frontera Sur (Southern Border Plan). The U.S. has committed at least $100 million towards this plan to help aid Mexican border security, because it’s mutually beneficial. Both Mexico and the U.S. want to keep out Central American illegal immigrants (and they have to pass through Mexico to reach the U.S.)..

Since Plan Frontera Sur, Mexico has deported more central American illegal immigrants than we have in the U.S. Even CNN had to acknowledge that:

According to statistics from the US and Mexican governments compiled by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, Mexico in 2015 apprehended tens of thousands more Central Americans in its country than the US did at its border, and in 2015 and 2016 it deported roughly twice as many Central Americans as the US did.Since migrant children are the hot-button topic in the American immigration debate currently; In 2014 there were 18,169 migrant children were deported from Mexico, and 8,350 deported to Central America the year before. From January 2015 to July 2016, 39,751 unaccompanied minors were put in the custody of Mexican authorities.

A report this year from Amnesty International concluded that “Mexican migration authorities are routinely turning back thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to their countries without considering the risk to their life and security upon return, in many cases violating international and domestic law by doing so.”

Mexico Has Their Own Southern Border – and Invisible Wall

For us much as Donald Trump is criticized by the political class in Mexico for wanting to beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, as previously mentioned, Mexico has accepted our help in enforcing their immigration laws on their own southern border with Guatemala. While they don’t have a literal border fence, they do have checkpoints, patrols, raids, etc. According to NPR:

Rather than amassing troops on its border with Guatemala, Mexico stations migration agents, local and federal police, soldiers and marines to create a kind of containment zone in Chiapas state. With roving checkpoints and raids, Mexican migration agents have formed a formidable deportation force.
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14 killed in shooting attacks in Mexican border city

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64717234.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_cam____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________In Homan's conversation with CIS's Jessica Vaughan, he identified five actions that Congress can take to end the surge of illegal border crossings.


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12/24/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

Southwest Border Tour, Spring 2019: Hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies
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US Congress

How area members of Congress voted
Ratcliffe: We need to take border wall funding as far as we can until Republicans no longer have control of the House
Sen. McConnell Introduces 7-Week Spending Bill
President Trump Backs Away from Threat to Shut Down Government Over Wall Funding
Who are the Odd Eight in the House That Crossed Party Lines on the Wall ?
House Passes Spending Bill with Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms
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The "Wall"
Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof
FAIR: Trump Should Veto Any Spending Bill Without Wall Funding
President Trump Backs Away from Threat to Shut Down Government Over Wall Funding
Devil in details blocks agreement on Trump border wall -- or fence
BRILLIANT! Ted Cruz Calls For $14 Billion Seized From El Chapo To Fund Border Wall
Ted Cruz Is Right: Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall

We need Trump’s border wall plus other measures to reduce illegal immigration

US Government in partial shutdown after Trump unveils ‘beautiful’ border wall design
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GoFundMe for the "Wall"
We The People Will Fund The Wall
Meet the man with Arizona ties who has raised $16 million for Trump's border wall
GoFundMe account looks to buy 'ladders' to scale Trump's border wall
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DHS
From accountability to medical care, critics cry for serious reform of border agency
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DoS

State Department Announces New Public-Private Foreign Assistance Partnership for Southern Mexico and Central America: Will it be effective and taint-free?
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USCIS
No Billion-Dollar Immigration Slush Fund? It Already Exists
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Border Patrol
Teen migrant accused of hitting Arizona Border Patrol agent with rock
Border officer pleads guilty to lying about citizenship
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UltraLights
2 Chinese illegally dropped off in US from Mexico via ultralight aircraft
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New Mexico
On remote New Mexico border, a flood of migrants
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Immigration
Avoiding the Quicksand of the Global Compact on Refugees __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Illegal Immigration Policy
New DHS Policy will keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico
Immigration Groups To Challenge Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy
New Asylum policy could invite more illegal border crossings
New asylum policy comes with few details, many questions ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
lllegal Immigration
A Child's Death in the Boot Heel: And the recriminations that have followed
Migrant Drowns in Rio Grande River – No Border Barrier
A Talk with an Iranian Migrant in Costa Rica en Route to the U.S. Border
An Interview with a Bangladeshi in Costa Rica en Route to the U.S. Southwest Border
A Rare Interview with a Pakistani Migrant in Costa Rica en Route to the U.S. Border
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VISAS
Disappointing New H-1B Rules: A Bonanza for Employers
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Illegal Immigrants
Fact check: how much does illegal immigration cost the US?  
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Pueblo Sin Fronteras

Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutiny
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Central American Migrants
The Mexican Border as Refugee Camp
Asylum-Seekers to be Returned to Mexico Pending Decision; Pompeo Foresees ‘Historic Drop in Illegal Immigration’
Mexico is unprepared for the deal it made with the US on asylum-seekers, immigration chief says
Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to enforce asylum crackdown

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Terrorism
Canada Gets Royal Assent to Share Border Entry and Exit Data with the U.S.  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
US/Canada
Canada Gets Royal Assent to Share Border Entry and Exit Data with the U.S.
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Deports
Recalcitrant Countries Accepting More Criminal Repatriates
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Judicial
Judge Sullivan Takes Control of Asylum Law: A result Congress never intended
Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to enforce asylum crackdown
Federal Judge Strikes Down Sessions' 'Credible Fear' Ruling

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US/CG
How US foreign policy in Central America may have fueled the migrant crisis
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Refugees/Asylum/Migrant Children
United States | United States Action To Confront Illegal Immigration
New DHS Policy will keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Arivaca
Off the Frontlines, Veterans Find Purpose in Defending a Remote Arizona Border
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US/MX
Sanders: ‘Sad Day in America’ When Mexico Does More to Protect the Country Than Senate Dems
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El Chapo
Obama’s Mexican Gunrunning Op Could Help Sinaloa Drug Lord’s Defense
BRILLIANT! Ted Cruz Calls For $14 Billion Seized From El Chapo To Fund Border Wall
El Chapo's 7-year-old twin daughters attended his trial for the first time since it started 6 weeks ago __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cartels
WATCH: Cartel Gunman Throws Grenades at U.S. Consulate in Mexico
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mexican Coastal State Cartel Turf War Kills 10 in One Day
Mexican Cartel Leaves Severed Head at Border State Newspaper’s Office
EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Gulf Cartel Taunts Trump with Caricature on Dope Load
"La Mora" Detained in Nuevo Leon, Being Extradited to the US
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Politics
No Billion-Dollar Immigration Slush Fund? It Already Exists
Trump HUD Keeps Funding Obama Plan to Revamp Slums, La Raza Group Gets Millions
Does Trump think there are actual coyotes coming over the border?
Dem Rep. Gutierrez berates Kirstjen Nielsen for 6 minutes, leaves room when she tries to respond __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
GOM
SESNSP Report 2018: The Bloodiest, Most Violent Year in Recent History
Juárez Forced to Re-Deploy Military as Cartel War Rages on Border __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Selected Incidents
Ultralight aircraft drops meth, getaway bike across US-Mexico border
306 Illegal Aliens Surrender To Border Patrol Near Tucson
Illegal Alien Assaults Border Patrol Agent

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Books
Double Wide ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Insight Crime News
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·         Venezuela and Turkey Unite to Profit from Amazonian “Blood Gold”

·         The Corrupt Alliance of Two Former Presidents in El Salvador

·         The Funes and Saca Tapes in El Salvador: A Plot Revealed

·         Soccer Corruption Hits Peru With Leading Arrest

·         FARC Dissidents Growing Faster Than Colombia Can Count

·         Morales Orders CICIG Agents To Leave Guatemala

·         Marielle Franco Insights Show Grim Banality of Brazil Violence

·         Inside the Mafia-Run Cocaine Network Shattered by European Police

·         Costa Rica Remains Peaceful In Fight Against Crime

·         Cali Deaths Keep Dropping, City Still Worst in Colombia

·         Colombia Legal Changes Jeopardize Future of FARC Agreement

·         Homicides Down, Disappearances Up: El Salvador’s Conflicting Numbers

 


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From ICE Acting Director Homan:

Excerpt from:
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/blame-congress-rapid-rise-illegal-border-crossings

REFORM THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT (TVPRA) -- Commonly referred to as the William Wilberforce Act, TVPRA prohibits Border Patrol from quickly removing unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries who attempt to cross the border illegally. UACs from Mexico and Canada can be quickly returned once Border Patrol is able to determine that they're not victims of human trafficking. But for minors from countries outside of Mexico and Canada, minors must be turned over to Health and Human Services, allowing them to stay in the country indefinitely.

REFORM THE ASYLUM PROCESS -- Under existing law, anyone apprehended at the border who makes a credible fear claim that passes the initial screening is released. Since 2008, there's been a 1700% spike in the number of credible fear claims made at the Southern border, and 80% pass the credible fear screening. However, only 20% of those who pass the credible fear screening are granted asylum by a federal judge.

MANDATE E-VERIFY -- Foreign nationals cross the border illegally because they can obtain jobs in the U.S. Homan said requiring all employers to use E-Verify would discourage most illegal immigration to the United States and dramatically reduce the number of illegal border crossings.

END SANCTUARY CITIES -- At last count, more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions exist across the country, including California which recently passed legislation making it a sanctuary state. Jurisdictions that protect illegal aliens from removal encourages illegal border crossings because illegal aliens know they have hundreds of safe-havens to choose from once they get here.

TERMINATE FLORES AGREEMENT -- The spike in the apprehension of family units is a result of the Flores Agreement, which restricts the period of time that Border Patrol can detain family units. The Flores Agreement encourages illegal border crossers to cross with children, knowing that Border Patrol has to release them after a certain period of time. If BP were able to hold family units until their court date, family units would be less likely to cross the border illegally.

All of Homan's policy recommendations are included in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, but not surprisingly, none are part of the ongoing DACA amnesty negotiations between House Republicans.

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Mexico

Here’s How Mexico Treats Illegal Immigrants

Authored by: Matt Palumbo

While combating illegal immigration has long been a bipartisan issue, the so-called anti-Trump “resistance” has decided that guilt tripping anyone who supports a sensible immigration policy is a viable political strategy. We’ve all heard the arguments; that opposing illegal immigration is preventing people from “just looking for a better life,” or over the past few months, is “separating families.” And of course there’s the most common insult, that enforcing immigration laws is “racist.”

But are America’s immigration laws, or our treatment of illegal immigrants uniquely awful?

To answer that question, let’s examine the situation in another nation: Mexico.

Mexico Rejects More Asylum Requests than the U.S. 

Speaking of the rise in asylum request rejections under Trump, a writer at the American-Statesman noted a “dramatic” change. They write, “Immigration judges, who are employed by the Justice Department and not the judicial branch like other federal judges, rejected 61.8 percent of asylum cases decided in 2017, the highest denial rate since 2005.”

Meanwhile in Mexico, nearly 90 percent of asylum requests are denied (and the figures are similarly high for other Latin American countries, such as El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

Mexico Regulates Immigration Based on Race

I only bring this up, because for all the rhetoric about Trump’s supposed racism or disdain for certain immigrants, there is one country that does regulate their immigration flows by race, and that’s the country Trump is most accused of being racist against.

In Article 37 of Mexico’s General Law of Population, we learn that their Department of the Interior shall be able to deny foreigners entry into Mexico, if, among other reasons, they may disrupt the “domestic demographic equilibrium.” Additionally, Article 37 also states that immigrants can be removed if they’re detrimental to “economic or national interests.”

Mexico Deports More Central American Illegal Immigrants than the United States

In July 2014, former Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto and former president of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina, announced the start of a migration security project called Plan Frontera Sur (Southern Border Plan). The U.S. has committed at least $100 million towards this plan to help aid Mexican border security, because it’s mutually beneficial. Both Mexico and the U.S. want to keep out Central American illegal immigrants (and they have to pass through Mexico to reach the U.S.)..

Since Plan Frontera Sur, Mexico has deported more central American illegal immigrants than we have in the U.S. Even CNN had to acknowledge that:

According to statistics from the US and Mexican governments compiled by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, Mexico in 2015 apprehended tens of thousands more Central Americans in its country than the US did at its border, and in 2015 and 2016 it deported roughly twice as many Central Americans as the US did.Since migrant children are the hot-button topic in the American immigration debate currently; In 2014 there were 18,169 migrant children were deported from Mexico, and 8,350 deported to Central America the year before. From January 2015 to July 2016, 39,751 unaccompanied minors were put in the custody of Mexican authorities.

A report this year from Amnesty International concluded that “Mexican migration authorities are routinely turning back thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to their countries without considering the risk to their life and security upon return, in many cases violating international and domestic law by doing so.”

Mexico Has Their Own Southern Border – and Invisible Wall

For us much as Donald Trump is criticized by the political class in Mexico for wanting to beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, as previously mentioned, Mexico has accepted our help in enforcing their immigration laws on their own southern border with Guatemala. While they don’t have a literal border fence, they do have checkpoints, patrols, raids, etc. According to NPR:

Rather than amassing troops on its border with Guatemala, Mexico stations migration agents, local and federal police, soldiers and marines to create a kind of containment zone in Chiapas state. With roving checkpoints and raids, Mexican migration agents have formed a formidable deportation force.
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14 killed in shooting attacks in Mexican border city

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64717234.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_cam____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________In Homan's conversation with CIS's Jessica Vaughan, he identified five actions that Congress can take to end the surge of illegal border crossings.


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The Current "Wall" Images

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NEW BOOK by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton: Clean House: Exposing Our Government's Secrets and Lies

Judicial Watch: Open Records Laws and Resources ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Leo Banks is a Tucson-based reporter who covers border-related issues.

New Book
Double Wide
A novel by
Leo W Banks

End of 12/24/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

 

12/29/2018 BORDER NEWS WATCH SPECIAL EDITION

 

Southwest Border Tour, Spring 2019: Hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies
Read Accounts and View Pictures of Past Tours:
Unrest in the Rio Grande Valley
Diligence on a Changing Canadian Border
Constant Activity on the California Border
Holding Steady in West Texas
A Washington Narrative Meets Reality
Sunshine, Saguaros, and Smugglers
Reflections from the Border ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

US Congress
Border wall impasse awaits senators returning to Washington
House Passes Spending Bill with Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms

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Opinion
A wall is not immigration reform
Immigration: America as an 'attractive nuisance'
Nowrasteh: US government is not financially or morally equipped to keep migrants detained for long periods of time
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The "Wall
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Border Security Is Far More Than A Wall

Here are 5 reasons Trump’s border wall isn’t just a bad idea — it’s an embarrassing joke of a policy
Marijuana Legalization Would Eliminate Drug Smuggling Better Than Trump’s Wall
Sheriff: Border Fence Helped Cut Crime in Yuma by 91 Percent
President Lopez-Obrador and the wall
Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof
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GoFundMe for the "Wall"
Go fund the wall
We The People Will Fund The Wall
Meet the man with Arizona ties who has raised $16 million for Trump's border wall
GoFundMe account looks to buy 'ladders' to scale Trump's border wall
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DHS
Sec. Nielsen: Border Systems Pushed to "Breaking Point"
Open Borders’ Advocates Are Pushing Immigration System to ‘Breaking Point,’ Says DHS

Nielsen to travel to border to review deaths of migrant children
Department Of Homeland Security Promises Changes To Protect Migrant Children

DHS chief slams immigration system in wake of 2nd migrant child death, orders more medical exams of kids in custody
Why the unique medical needs of children aren’t met at border detention centers
New policy will return some immigrants to Mexico during processing
Shunting asylum seekers to Mexico doesn’t absolve the U.S. of its duty to them
DHS Secretary: Migrants Must Await Immigration Court Decision in Mexico
Trump meeting with DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen on border security amid government shutdown
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DoS

State Department Announces New Public-Private Foreign Assistance Partnership for Southern Mexico and Central America: Will it be effective and taint-free?
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USCIS
No Billion-Dollar Immigration Slush Fund? It Already Exists
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CBP
CBP Releases Timeline In Guatemalan Boy’s Death ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ICE
Report: ICE Released Almost 600 Asylum Seekers in El Paso
ICE keeps dropping off busloads of migrants at Phoenix-area churches
Christmas Gift From ICE: More Murderers Deported
More migrants left by ICE in Downtown El Paso on Christmas; 2,000 expected by week's end
ICE drops off large group of migrants at El Paso bus terminal, police say
Hundreds more migrants may be released in El Paso on Christmas, officials say ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tucson
Arizona Man Finds Girl's Wish List From Across the Border ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

HUD
Trump HUD Keeps Funding Obama Plan to Revamp Slums, La Raza Group Gets Millions ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Illegal Immigration Policy
Best of 2018: 10 Immigration Reads to Prepare for 2019
FAIR: Trump Should Veto Any Spending Bill Without Wall Funding
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lllegal Immigration
CBP: 2018 record year for Bangladeshis at US/Mexico border
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Cocaine/Fentanyl
DEA Warns of Deadly Fentanyl Laced Cocaine Ahead of New Year's Celebrations
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Marijuana
Marijuana Legalization Would Eliminate Drug Smuggling Better Than Trump’s Wall
Marijuana Legalization Means Safer Borders And Less Smuggling, Study Shows
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Drug Smuggling
At the Border: 18 of the Biggest Busts of 2018
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Illegal Immigrants
Illegal immigrant arrested in the murder of California police officer Ronil Singh had been previously arrested for DUI
Video: Panama and Costa Rica Governments Are Doing Smugglers' Job for Them
'We've seen this coming': Why migrant children are dying in Border Patrol custody
How the Border Wall is Dividing the Country

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California
California Police Officer Killed by Alleged Illegal Alien Was a Legal Immigrant
Illegal immigrant arrested in the murder of California police officer Ronil Singh had been previously arrested for DUI
Surenos street gang tied to accused California cop killer has history of murder, extortion, trafficking
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Central American Migrants
Local shelter now housing migrants needs donations
New Migrant Caravan? 15,000 Hondurans Are Expected to Arrive in Mexico in Coming Days, Reports Say
US says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody
Migrant caravans stall on border with no leaders and little hope
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Pueblo Sin Fronteras
Group that escorts migrant caravans to U.S. border draws scrutiny
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Refugees/Asylum/Migrant Children
ICE keeps dropping off busloads of migrants at Phoenix-area churches
Border Patrol Kicked, Punched Migrant Children, Threatened Some With Sexual Abuse, ACLU Alleges
Cuts In Refugee Admission Defended As Necessary, Decried As ‘Disastrous’

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Merida Initiative
10 Years of the Mérida Initiative: Violence and Corruption ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ultralights
'Disturbing' new tactics: Mexican cartels use ultralight aircraft to smuggle illegals into U.S. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Deports
Recalcitrant Countries Accepting More Criminal Repatriates
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Judicial
Lawless Judge Strikes Down Trump's Asylum Policy
Local Media Ignore Immigration Status of Convicted Killer
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VISA Waiver Program: Malta
Pitfalls of the Visa Waiver Program
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DACA
A Year After Its Supposed Demise, DACA Renewals Struggle Along
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Worksite Enforcement
Constant Reports of a Worker Shortage That Isn't
What Happened to Worksite Enforcement?: History of failed immigration reform looms over today's debate
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AMLO
President Lopez-Obrador and the wall
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Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot
Sheriff: Border Fence Helped Cut Crime in Yuma by 91 Percent ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
El Chapo

4 Takeaways So Far From the US Trial Against ‘El Chapo’

Obama’s Mexican Gunrunning Op Could Help Sinaloa Drug Lord’s Defense
BRILLIANT! Ted Cruz Calls For $14 Billion Seized From El Chapo To Fund Border Wall
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Cartels
GRAPHIC — Cancun Wraps 2018 with At Least 540 Homicides
Two Mexican Cartel Gunmen Killed in Rolling Shootout near Texas Border
EXCLUSIVE — Mexican Cartel Gunmen Shoot Five at Bakery Christmas Party
Baja, Ca: Decapitations and "Entambados" and "Encobijadas"
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Politics
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Chuck Schumer speaks with forked tongue on illegal immigration

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GOM
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From ICE Acting Director Homan:

Excerpt from:
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/blame-congress-rapid-rise-illegal-border-crossings

REFORM THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT (TVPRA) -- Commonly referred to as the William Wilberforce Act, TVPRA prohibits Border Patrol from quickly removing unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries who attempt to cross the border illegally. UACs from Mexico and Canada can be quickly returned once Border Patrol is able to determine that they're not victims of human trafficking. But for minors from countries outside of Mexico and Canada, minors must be turned over to Health and Human Services, allowing them to stay in the country indefinitely.

REFORM THE ASYLUM PROCESS -- Under existing law, anyone apprehended at the border who makes a credible fear claim that passes the initial screening is released. Since 2008, there's been a 1700% spike in the number of credible fear claims made at the Southern border, and 80% pass the credible fear screening. However, only 20% of those who pass the credible fear screening are granted asylum by a federal judge.

MANDATE E-VERIFY -- Foreign nationals cross the border illegally because they can obtain jobs in the U.S. Homan said requiring all employers to use E-Verify would discourage most illegal immigration to the United States and dramatically reduce the number of illegal border crossings.

END SANCTUARY CITIES -- At last count, more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions exist across the country, including California which recently passed legislation making it a sanctuary state. Jurisdictions that protect illegal aliens from removal encourages illegal border crossings because illegal aliens know they have hundreds of safe-havens to choose from once they get here.

TERMINATE FLORES AGREEMENT -- The spike in the apprehension of family units is a result of the Flores Agreement, which restricts the period of time that Border Patrol can detain family units. The Flores Agreement encourages illegal border crossers to cross with children, knowing that Border Patrol has to release them after a certain period of time. If BP were able to hold family units until their court date, family units would be less likely to cross the border illegally.

All of Homan's policy recommendations are included in Rep. Bob Goodlatte's H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act, but not surprisingly, none are part of the ongoing DACA amnesty negotiations between House Republicans.


Mexico

Here’s How Mexico Treats Illegal Immigrants

Authored by: Matt Palumbo

While combating illegal immigration has long been a bipartisan issue, the so-called anti-Trump “resistance” has decided that guilt tripping anyone who supports a sensible immigration policy is a viable political strategy. We’ve all heard the arguments; that opposing illegal immigration is preventing people from “just looking for a better life,” or over the past few months, is “separating families.” And of course there’s the most common insult, that enforcing immigration laws is “racist.”

But are America’s immigration laws, or our treatment of illegal immigrants uniquely awful?

To answer that question, let’s examine the situation in another nation: Mexico.

Mexico Rejects More Asylum Requests than the U.S. 

Speaking of the rise in asylum request rejections under Trump, a writer at the American-Statesman noted a “dramatic” change. They write, “Immigration judges, who are employed by the Justice Department and not the judicial branch like other federal judges, rejected 61.8 percent of asylum cases decided in 2017, the highest denial rate since 2005.”

Meanwhile in Mexico, nearly 90 percent of asylum requests are denied (and the figures are similarly high for other Latin American countries, such as El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

Mexico Regulates Immigration Based on Race

I only bring this up, because for all the rhetoric about Trump’s supposed racism or disdain for certain immigrants, there is one country that does regulate their immigration flows by race, and that’s the country Trump is most accused of being racist against.

In Article 37 of Mexico’s General Law of Population, we learn that their Department of the Interior shall be able to deny foreigners entry into Mexico, if, among other reasons, they may disrupt the “domestic demographic equilibrium.” Additionally, Article 37 also states that immigrants can be removed if they’re detrimental to “economic or national interests.”

Mexico Deports More Central American Illegal Immigrants than the United States

In July 2014, former Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto and former president of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina, announced the start of a migration security project called Plan Frontera Sur (Southern Border Plan). The U.S. has committed at least $100 million towards this plan to help aid Mexican border security, because it’s mutually beneficial. Both Mexico and the U.S. want to keep out Central American illegal immigrants (and they have to pass through Mexico to reach the U.S.)..

Since Plan Frontera Sur, Mexico has deported more central American illegal immigrants than we have in the U.S. Even CNN had to acknowledge that:

According to statistics from the US and Mexican governments compiled by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, Mexico in 2015 apprehended tens of thousands more Central Americans in its country than the US did at its border, and in 2015 and 2016 it deported roughly twice as many Central Americans as the US did.Since migrant children are the hot-button topic in the American immigration debate currently; In 2014 there were 18,169 migrant children were deported from Mexico, and 8,350 deported to Central America the year before. From January 2015 to July 2016, 39,751 unaccompanied minors were put in the custody of Mexican authorities.

A report this year from Amnesty International concluded that “Mexican migration authorities are routinely turning back thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to their countries without considering the risk to their life and security upon return, in many cases violating international and domestic law by doing so.”

Mexico Has Their Own Southern Border – and Invisible Wall

For us much as Donald Trump is criticized by the political class in Mexico for wanting to beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, as previously mentioned, Mexico has accepted our help in enforcing their immigration laws on their own southern border with Guatemala. While they don’t have a literal border fence, they do have checkpoints, patrols, raids, etc. According to NPR:

Rather than amassing troops on its border with Guatemala, Mexico stations migration agents, local and federal police, soldiers and marines to create a kind of containment zone in Chiapas state. With roving checkpoints and raids, Mexican migration agents have formed a formidable deportation force.
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14 killed in shooting attacks in Mexican border city

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64717234.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_cam____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________In Homan's conversation with CIS's Jessica Vaughan, he identified five actions that Congress can take to end the surge of illegal border crossings.


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