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May 2, 2017

KRWG          
New Mexicans Launch Campaign To Block Trump's Mass Deportation Plans
Today --- wearing their emblematic orange and yellow shirts with messages stating #HereToStay & #FightBack– immigrant youth, families and children staged a mock “immigrant detention center” outside the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court to denounce the racist, anti-immigrant attacks being carried out by the Trump administration across the country through senseless deportations, family separations, and militarization of our southern border. -- Community members rallied together to showcase the power of community protection networks and empower more immigrants and people of conscience to join in the fight for sanctuaries of safety for all.......

KRGV        
Mayor Addresses Security Prospects from Border Wall Completion 
One Rio Grande Valley mayor wants the government to finish the job they started. He said gaps in the border fence are leading dangerous smugglers into his town. -- Los Indios Mayor Rick Cavazos is talking about gaps where gates were supposed to be installed on the border fence. He said out of eight gaps in Los Indios, designed for gates to be installed, there are five yet to be built. -- A simple phone call opens the gate on the border fence near Los Indios. Cavazos said there's about six miles of fencing along Highway 281 near the town.......

Washington Times          
Spending deal has border wall money after all, says Trump budget chief 
President Trump didn't get funding for a brick-and-mortar border wall in the spending deal with Democrats — but he got money to build a 20-foot-high steel wall, the White House budget chief said Tuesday. -- “That's what we got in this deal and that's what Democrats don't want you to know,” Mick Mulvaney, director of the president's budget office, said at the daily White House press briefing. -- “There's several hundred of millions of dollars for us to replace cyclone fencing with 20-foot high steel wall,” he said, pointing to a photograph of an existing stretch of the towering steel barrier along the southern border.......

TWC News        
Some 20 Protesters Charged After Texas 'Sanctuary City' Sit-In 
Austin City Councilman Greg Casar was among the about 20 people charged with criminal trespassing after staging an hours-long sit-in at a state building to protest 'sanctuary cities' legislation. -- More than 100 people marched to the Texas Department of Insurance offices Monday. They chanted against a proposed measure that would require local police to enforce federal immigration law. -- The protesters crowded into the lobby and said they'd stay there until Governor Abbott agreed to veto the bill. -- "The fight is not over, it is in fact just beginning and so we're taking the fight to the streets and to the courts and we're ready to go,” said Amy Fischer.......

Breitbart          
Mexican Authorities Arrest Sinaloa Cartel's New Boss 
Mexican authorities have arrested one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel who is believed to have taken power by force after the arrest of El Chapo. -- On Tuesday morning, Mexico's Attorney General's Office confirmed the arrest of Damaso “El Licenciado” Lopez, in Mexico City during an operation in the early morning hours. For the arrest, federal police officers and military forces raided a series of luxury apartments in the Anzures neighborhood in the Miguel Hidalgo sector of Mexico City, a locale where public officials continue to deny the presence of drug cartels. Details of the arrest have not yet been released. ......

Breitbart          
John Kelly slams Democrats, media for celebrating lack of border wall funding 
Homeland Security John Kelly slammed Democrats and the media for "rejoicing" in the fact that money for President Trump's wall along the border with Mexico isn't in the omnibus spending bill. -- Kelly said the spending bill, which if passed before Friday will fund the government until the end of September, represents the biggest investment in border security in a decade. However, Kelly's ire was piqued by Democrats, though he didn't mention the opposition party by name, who celebrated that funding for the wall was not a part of that investment.......

NY Daily News         
White House says budget deal provides border-wall funding --- but it does not appear to 
President Trump on Tuesday claimed that the bipartisan budget deal reached over the weekend contains funding for his promised border wall. -- There's only one problem --- it doesn't. -- Trump, giving impromptu remarks in the White House Rose Garden during a ceremony to award the U.S. Air Force Academy with the Commander-in-Chief trophy, bragged that the bipartisan deal reached Sunday night by Congress to avert a government shutdown would provide "enough money to make a down payment on the border wall." -- "The Democrats didn't tell you that," Trump said.......

Breitbart          
Twice-deported Honduran Admits to Kidnapping, Raping Woman 
An illegal immigrant, who had already been deported out of the U.S. twice, admitted to kidnapping and raping a woman while he traveled from Missouri to New Jersey. -- José Amaya-Vasquez, 32, pleaded guilty in a Camden, New Jersey, federal court for one count of kidnapping his former girlfriend and a second count for “interstate domestic violence,” according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) news release.......

America Now         
Judge Doesn't Deport Refugee Who Beat Wife With Hammer 
A man was allowed to stay in the country after he beat his wife with a hammer because she forgot to cook him dinner. -- Mohsin Akram beat his wife while he was drunk, smashing her with two hammers while shouting, "you've had your chance to be a good wife." She begged him to stop, saying that he was hurting her. -- Akron reportedly met his wife on Facebook and married her to get a visa, then treated her like a prisoner in their home. ......

Washington Times         
Immigration courts say 12 percent of inmates can be deported: DOJ report 
Immigration courts have authorized the deportation of approximately 12 percent of inmates currently incarcerated with the Bureau of Prisons, according to figures released Tuesday by the Justice Department. -- Of the approximately 189,000 federal inmates in BOP custody, the data shows 41,554 are foreign nationals and another 3,939 were foreign-born but became U.S. citizens. Of those, final deportation orders have been issued for 22,541 foreign-born inmates, so they will be deported from the country once they complete their prison sentences.......

KRGV        
Hidalgo Co. May Change Stance on Border Wall 
A possible change to Hidalgo County's position on the border wall is expected to be announced soon. -- Hidalgo County staff drafted a letter in opposition to any kind of wall for commissioners to sign. It could mean a reversal of the county's support for a kind of border wall that doubles as a concrete levee and helps with flood control. -- The Hidalgo County Drainage District came out in favor of a levee wall this February.......

WUSFS          
Florida House Bill Barring Sanctuary Policies Lands In Senate  
Legislation banning so called sanctuary policies has passed the Florida House. But it's unclear whether the Senate will advance the bill in the final week of session. -- Legislation by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, suspends state funding to local governments that don't comply with federal immigration officials. But critics said the bill raises serious constitutional concerns. -- Rep. Evan Jenne, D-Hollywood, said the measure doesn't define what a sanctuary policy is. He added only the federal government can regulate immigration laws under the US Constitution. ......

Sacramento Bee         
Sacramento may start paying for legal defense of illegals 
Sacramento leaders are poised to spend up to $300,000 to boost the city's status as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even as the federal government threatens to crack down on jurisdictions providing such immigrant protections. --The City Council will vote Thursday on a proposal to invest in an education and legal defense network for undocumented immigrants, with the money coming out of a general fund that supports most core city services. The plan under consideration would also strengthen Sacramento's status as a sanctuary city by turning into law privacy policies that prohibit city employees – including police – from making inquiries into immigration status.......

KXL -- Portland, Oregon        
25 Arrested After May Day March Turned Into A Riot 
What started with a peaceful rally and march, ended with flash bang grenades and several arrests. -- Portland's annual May Day rally and march started about 2pm Monday with the gathering in the Park Blocks. Several hundred people gathered to hear speeches from workers right groups along with immigrant rights groups. -- About 3:30 p.m. the group started their permitted march through the streets of downtown Portland. Police on bikes where there to help guide the group and try to keep them heading in the right direction. -- The march was lead by several groups that brought families and it was peaceful. However in the back to the march was the anarchist group who seemed to have a different idea in mind....... [Related]

Breitbart          
LA Times: Trump Should 'Revive' Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill 
The Los Angeles Times editorial board is requesting President Donald Trump to “revive” the infamous ‘Gang of Eight' amnesty legislation that would have legalized some 12 to 30 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. -- In the L.A. Times editorial, Trump's current immigration enforcement measures were blasted as “bullying” and the deportation of illegal immigrants was slammed for allegedly creating “more problems than it solves.”......

Glenn Spencer      
Conservatives don't have a clue
Those conservatives who are complaining about President Trump's failure to get funding for his "wall' in this "old" budget, don't have a clue as to real border politics. The president is doing exactly what needs to be done to reach his goal of securing the border.

May 1, 2017

Breitbart          
Audit: UC President Napolitano Hid $175 Million While Raising Tuition 
The California State Auditor issued a scathing report last week alleging that University of California President and former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raised tuitions while her office hid $175 million. -- The cover page for State Auditor Elaine Howle's 167-page audit report states bluntly that the UC president's office “Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading.”......

Fox News          
Spicer: 'Make No Mistake,' the Border Wall Will Be Built  
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reiterated today that the U.S.-Mexico border wall is going to be built. -- Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News asked whether the wall is still an "urgent" priority for President Trump, noting the lack of funding in the latest $1.07 trillion federal spending package. -- "What is the timetable and deadline that he has in mind?" he asked. -- "Make no mistake, the wall is going to be built," Spicer answered, adding that funding for the wall will be a "major priority" in October, the start of the 2018 fiscal year.......

IndyStar.com         
Illegals call for "equality" at May Day protest 
"My name is Maria and I'm not ashamed to clean toilets," said the Indianapolis custodian, in her native Spanish, standing on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. -- Maria Segovia, a Mexican immigrant, was one of more than 700 protesters, including low-income workers, union organizers, communists, a hodgepodge of progressive types and passersby, who took to the streets of Downtown Indianapolis on Monday afternoon.......

Breitbart          
Illegal Alien Flees to Avoid Trial on Food Stamp Scam 
Law enforcement authorities are searching for a foreign national who they say cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet right before he was set to go to trial. The Dominican national allegedly fled to avoid charges involving a fraudulent $1.5 million food stamp racket. -- Martin B. Santiago, a 49-year-old from the Dominican Republic did not show up for his criminal trial in Essex Superior Court on Thursday. He faces charges of fraudulently selling food stamps and laundering money out of his three stores in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reported. The local newspaper reported Santiago to be an “illegal immigrant.”......

East Bay Times        
Grief fuels California father's fight to end illegal immigration 
Don Rosenberg is a lifelong liberal who may have only one thing in common politically with President Donald Trump: his battle against illegal immigration. -- Rosenberg became an activist on the issue after his 25-year-old son, Drew, was killed in a 2010 collision in San Francisco with a Honduran immigrant who had entered the country illegally, but been granted temporary immigration status. The Westlake Village resident now spends much of his spare time firing off letters to journalists, sounding off on TV programs such as Fox News' “Fox & Friends” and pressing government agencies to release data related to illegal immigration.......

Breitbart          
Angel Mom Slams Sanctuary Cities: 'This Is Why I Support Trump' 
Wednesday on Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends,” the mother of a police officer who was killed by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant Mary Ann Mendoza reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions threats to cut grants for cities who don't follow immigration law. -- “This is why I support Trump,” she declared. -- “It's almost like a war is being brought against Americans by these very elected officials.” -- She continued, “These are illegal aliens who have invaded our country and illegal alien equals criminal. So don't keep calling them immigrants and our immigrant communities because that isn't what they are.”......

KABC-TV         
1 arrested in downtown LA after burning American flag 
At least one person seen burning an American flag was arrested in downtown Los Angeles, where the nation's largest May Day workers' rights marches were underway. -- President Donald Trump supporters held their own rally in downtown as tens of thousands of May Day marchers walked the streets to fight for minorities and workers' rights on Monday. -- The Trump rally, however, was disrupted by masked protestors who burned at least one American flag. One of the suspects, who was not identified, was arrested by officers at the scene, near City Hall.......

Reuters
Congress to fund more detention beds despite drop in border crossings 
Congress has agreed to fund an additional 5,300 detention beds for illegal immigrants, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee said on Monday, less than half the number requested by President Donald Trump. -- The additional detention space was negotiated by Republican leaders with Democrats as part of a spending package Congress will vote on later this week to fund the government through September, according to two congressional sources familiar with the agreement. ......

Breitbart          
DREAMer Faces Deportation after Drug Allegations 
An illegal immigrant who was once protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is now expected to be deported after being hit with alleged drug and trespassing charges. -- Juan Manuel Martinez, 19, will soon become one of a few DACA recipients, often referred to as ‘DREAMers,' who will be deported back to his native country after run-ins with the law, according to the Mercury News.......

Oye! Times -- Canada       
Even Cato Agrees: A Mexico Border Wall Can Pay for Itself 
In a recent report published by the Center for Immigration Studies, I examined the fiscal costs of illegal immigrants who cross the border based on estimates developed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). I then estimated how many illegal border-crossers a wall would have to stop or deter to pay for itself. -- Last week Cato Institute authors Alex Nowrasteh and David Bier published a blog post criticizing my analysis. For the most part, their comments reflect their opinions concerning the marginal impact of things like the cost of more Border Patrol agents......

Daily Caller         
Border Patrol Could Use Volunteer Force To Help Secure Border 
An auxiliary force could help the Border Patrol overcome manpower issues, according to a report Monday from the Center for Immigration Studies. -- The Border Patrol is at its lowest staffing levels in seven years and President Trump ordered the hiring of 5,000 additional officers in a January executive order. Hiring these agents will cost billions of dollars and many years to achieve.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agents Bust Hearse Full of Weed 
Border Patrol agents found tens of thousands of dollars-worth of marijuana stashed inside a hearse. -- Willcox Border Patrol Agents arrested a 28-year-old U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle 67 pounds of marijuana into the United States from Mexico on Saturday evening, CBP Arizona reported. -- Agents working at the State Route 80 Immigration Checkpoint near Tombstone stopped the hearse and after further investigation, decided to inspect the vehicle. During questioning, agents noticed several inconsistencies in the suspect's story at which point they decided to bring in a Border Patrol K-9 to check the vehicle for possible narcotics.......

Breitbart          
LA Illegal Immigration Activists' Illegal Alien Mother To Be Deported 
Immigration activists in Los Angeles are enraged after the mother of a prominent open borders activist is expected to be deported. -- Following a massive drug raid by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency at an apartment complex, Teresa Vidal-Jaime, an illegal immigrant, was detained and now is facing deportation, according to the L.A. Times. -- Vidal-Jaime has been living in the U.S. since 2001 and her husband, Hugo Rueda, was arrested for drug possession by officials in the raid, where Rueda's car allegedly had 33 pounds of cocaine in it, and the couple's apartment had $600,000 cash inside, along with an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.......

Washington Times         
Socialist, immigrant groups plan May Day events, marches 
Socialists, immigration advocates and others are planning May Day demonstrations across the state. -- Organizers including Make the Road Action in PA say hundreds of immigrants will protest Trump Administration immigration policies at Pennsylvania's capitol. -- Similar groups are planning two marches in Pittsburgh, including one starting at the City-County Building's steps at 2 p.m. -- Temple University students led by Philadelphia Socialist Alternative, Temple Socialists and various activist groups also plan a walkout and will demand the campus be declared a sanctuary for immigrants.......

Breitbart          
May Day: Anti-Trump Illegal Aliens Vow 'Biggest Workers Strike in over a Decade' 
On Monday, International Workers Day, protesters will fill the National Mall and the streets of cities elsewhere to protest what they call the federal government's “deportation machinery” and to demand civil rights reserved for citizens be bestowed upon illegal immigrants. -- The May Day protest by illegal aliens goes back to 2006 when “1.5 million people took to the streets across the country to demand immigration reform,” left-wing magazine The Nation reported on Friday.......

KPCC          
Thousands expected in downtown LA for May Day march 
There was the Women's March, the Tax Day March, the March for Science and the Peoples Climate March. Next up, advocates for immigrant rights and organized labor will hit the streets of Los Angeles for a May Day rally. -- Organizers of the Resist Los Angeles march believe the event could draw as many as 100,000 demonstrators to downtown L.A. on Monday, May 1st, also known as International Workers' Day.......

Sierra Vista Herald / Review      
Unfinished cross-border tunnel uncovered in Naco 
An incomplete cross-border tunnel was uncovered by a construction worker clearing old fencing near Naco. -- According to Christopher Sullivan, a public information officer and Border Patrol agent based out of the Tucson sector, the construction worker contacted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents at the Brian A. Terry Station to report a “possible smuggling tunnel.” Following an investigation, agents discovered the unfinished tunnel. -- “The tunnel was approximately 15 feet deep and extended into the United States about four feet from the international boundary fence,” he said. “The tunnel has no ventilation or lighting.”......

April 30, 2017

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican sex offender near Progreso 
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican sex offender Friday near Progreso. -- Agents arrested 27-year-old Ramon Alejandro Cuenca-Aguilar near Progreso, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Cuenca is a moderate-risk sex offender registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety.......

ImmigrationReform.com     
Florida House Gearing Up To Ban Sanctuary Policies 
The Florida House of Representatives is gearing up to ban sanctuary policies in the state after the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill (HB) 697 on April 25. HB 697, also known as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act,” was introduced by Representative Larry Metz (R-32) earlier this year. The measure will ensure the state fully participates in immigration enforcement and will eliminate policies that impede enforcement efforts in the state. -- Specifically, HB 697 requires all state and local entities to comply with and support immigration enforcement to the full extent permitted by law.......

Washington Times       
Sessions: Secure borders, recruitment prevention key to fighting gangs 
Secure borders and efforts to deter gang recruitment will be key to the Justice Department's strategy to reduce gang violence like that wrought by MS-13, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday during a visit to Long Island, New York. -- Gang members' ability to sneak across the border and to entice new recruits once they enter the United States are undermining efforts to keep communities safe, said the attorney general, highlighting the MS-13 gang-related homicides that had recently occurred in the Central Islip area he visited.......

LA Times        
Villaraigosa pledges to restore 'a little luster' to the California dream in a campaign stop in the Inland Empire 
Antonio Villaraigosa argued Friday that he is best suited to be California’s next governor because he had been tested when he was Los Angeles’ mayor during the recession, and had proven that he could make politically unpopular decisions in the best interests of the people. -- “Look at the track record. I’ve not been afraid to take on my friends. I’ve not been afraid to say no,” Villaraigosa told a couple hundred people at a luncheon at an automotive school in Rancho Cucamonga. He noted that he furloughed 37,000 city employees and laid off 1,000 workers during the recession to stave off bankruptcy, and challenged the city’s school district and teachers union because he believed they were failing students.......

Breitbart          
More than 69 pounds of liquid meth seized at Progreso bridge 
A Fort Worth woman was arrested after she attempted to smuggle more than 69 pounds of liquid methamphetamine across the Progreso International Bridge, according to a news release. -- On April 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 22-year-old U.S. citizen to a secondary inspection. -- Officers and a canine team discovered 69.31 pounds of alleged liquid meth hidden within 27 bottles of juice and milk containers, according to the news release.......

LA Times       
Trump lawyer says sanctuary city directive is 'narrow' 
A lawyer for the Trump administration told a federal judge Friday that an executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities and counties was “narrow” and would not result in a loss of massive funds to governments that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities. -- During a hearing on lawsuits filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara County challenging the administration, acting Asst. Atty. Gen. Chad A. Readler said Trump’s Jan. 25 order was intended merely to highlight an issue the president cares deeply about and would apply “only to a limited range of grants” from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.......

April 29, 2017

Breitbart          
Mexican Nationals Arrested in Sex-for-Money With Underage Girls Bust 
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), human trafficking unit, busted two Mexican nationals for allegedly having sex with two teenage females (ages 14 and 17) in exchange for money. -- Breitbart Texas contacted the Carter County jail and verified that the men are Mexican nationals with no U.S. identification documents. Breitbart Texas also contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to determine if enforcement officers issued an immigration detainer and the immigration status of the two suspects. Officials could not immediately respond to this inquiry.......

Breitbart          
Tribal Leader Threatens Protest If Border Wall Is Built 
A tribal leader is threatening protests if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins construction of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. -- During a meeting of Native American tribal leaders, the Tohono O'odham Nation's Vice Chairman Verlon Jose threatened protests similar to those known as ‘Standing Rock,' where environmentalists protested the Dakota Access Pipeline, if Trump's wall is built, according to AZ Central........

LA Daily News       
Gubernatorial candidate Villaraigosa on jobs, small business and the 'California Dream' 
Antonio Villaraigosa spent a lot of time speaking about California's next governor on Friday. He's hoping it will be him. -- “The next governor has to restore a little luster to the shine” of the Golden State, the former Assembly speaker and Los Angeles mayor said. -- “Jobs are up here” in the Inland Empire, beating the state average, “but we still have work to do when San Bernardino is the ninth-poorest city in the nation.”......

AP         
AG Sessions Talks Tough on Immigration, NY Gangs  
The latest on efforts to thwart violence by the street gang MS-13, which has been blamed for 11 deaths on Long Island since last year (All times local): -- 2:40 p.m.: The parents of two Long Island teenagers slain in a suspected MS-13 gang killing say they're pleased with their meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. -- Evelyn Rodriguez's 16-year-old daughter, Kayla Cuevas, was killed last September near her home in Brentwood. She says the attorney general listened intently as she and others expressed concerns for their children's safety. Killed with Kayla was her 15-year-old friend Nisa Mickens.......

KSAT        
Alleged leader of violent 'La Linea' gang captured along Texas-Mexico border 
Mexican prosecutors say they have captured the alleged leader of the "La Linea" gang, the group they say is responsible for most of the recent executions in the border city of Ciudad Juarez. -- La Linea is a violent gang that has long acted as enforcers for the Juarez drug cartel. -- The Attorney General's Office said Thursday the suspect and another top member of the gang were caught with guns and drugs.......

Union Tribune          
Coronado and Imperial Beach residents to march Saturday against dirty conditions due to Mexican sewage 
People in Coronado and Imperial beach are teaming up this Saturday to call attention to sewage pollution that has plagued their cities' shorelines at staggering rates.-- The residents plan to march in Imperial Beach starting at 3 p.m., ending at the Imperial Beach Pier, to call attention to contamination from Tijuana's aging and often overwhelmed wastewater system. At times, the sewage flows have fouled beaches as far north as the iconic Hotel del Coronado.......

KUSA          
Could a border wall cause flooding? 
Mexican engineers are raising concerns about President Trump's proposed border wall. -- They say a new wall could cause flooding along the border. In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Antonio Rascón, the chief Mexican engineer on the International Boundary and Water Commission, said the wall could violate a 47-year-old treaty that governs the shared waters of the Rio Grande. -- He's talking about the 1970 Boundary Treaty that lays out the precise border between the two countries, part of which runs through the middle of the river. It says if structures are built that could impact the flow of the Rio Grande, or its flood waters, then both countries must agree before there is any construction.......

Breitbart          
Texas House Passes Bill to Jail 'Sanctuary' Sheriffs, Police Chiefs 
The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails. -- Senate Bill 4 finally passed the Texas House Thursday afternoon by a vote of 94-53 along party lines.......

CIS.org         
Central Americans Choose Mexico over the United States 
The arrival of President Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. appears to be having a deterrent effect on Central Americans. -- Tabasco Hoy, a Mexican news daily, highlights the story of one of these Central Americans. Per the article, Cinthya Marisol Pereira is a 20-year-old who left Honduras due to "insecurity." Her goal was to reach Mexico and seek asylum there --- not in the United States. -- Pereira left Honduras on March 30 and arrived in Mexico on April 2. Upon her arrival, she went to a shelter an hour from the Guatemala-Mexico border, where she asked for help to obtain her refugee status, "Upon arriving at 'la 72' I asked for help to obtain the refugee credential. Today I have it, it will be a start for me."......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in March 2017 
The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes. -- The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is unambiguously revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship. -- Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from March 25, 2017.).......

April 28, 2017

National Review        
Sanctuary Creep 
The Left is determined to make the whole of the United States into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement (Gail Heriot and Kirsanow dissenting) remonstrating ICE for arresting illegal immigrants at courthouses. The Commission's ostensible rationale is that “[c]ourthouses are often the first place individuals interact with local governments... for resolution of civil matters, including family custody issues, housing, public benefits, and numerous other aspects integral to an individual's life.” By that standard no illegal immigrant should be arrested at the DMV, health clinic, local housing authority, or police station either.......

KRGV      
Audit Deems ICE Management on Immigration Cases Ineffective 
A new report is casting doubts on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's ability to ramp up deportations of people in the country illegally. -- A Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General's report on deportation operations highlighted mismanagement and insufficient training issues. Their focus was on people who are no longer in detention. -- The nearly 20-page report shed light on work inside ICE field offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., St. Paul, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington.......

Arizona Republic         
Border Patrol agents discover abandoned tunnel near Douglas 
Border Patrol agents discovered a collapsed tunnel between Mexico and an Arizona border crossing on Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. -- Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents found the tunnel near a suspicious opening near the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry, near Douglas, officials said. -- Based on assessments, the tunnel extended from Mexico, and nearly 60 yards into the United States, and was adjacent to a sewer line, officials said.......

Breitbart          
House Oversight Testimony: 'America Has Spoken -- We Want the Wall Built Right Away 
The National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee held a hearing Thursday on President Donald Trump's signature election pledge of a wall on the southern border. -- Five witnesses, four speaking in favor of the wall's construction and one against, testified before the Subcommittee. -- Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), framed the issue before the testimony of the witnesses. “A central issue of the President's 2016 campaign was the promise to build ‘an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall,'” he said.......

LifeZette        
Immigration Hawks Grade Trump's First 100 Days 
No other issue more distinguished President Donald Trump as a candidate than immigration, but after nearly 100 days in office, views of hard-liners on his performance vary wildly. -- Trump, who hits the symbolic milestone on Saturday, has fulfilled some campaign promises and flip-flopped on others. -- Opposition from the courts and Congress have slowed progress in some areas, and his administration simply has not yet acted one way or the other on a number of items.......

RGV Proud        
Congressman Vela: "I'd Bulldoze" Existing Border Fence, Rejects Trump's Wall 
Friday, Congress must pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. -- While President Trump would like to keep his campaign promise to build a border wall, the White House says he'll sign with or without the funds needed to make it happen and is reportedly open to delaying funding until September. -- President Trump's border wall promise have never sat well with Rio Grande Valley representatives; Congressmen Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28). ......

NewsMax         
Rep. Marsha Blackburn: California Proves that Border Walls Work 
The wall erected at the San Diego-Mexico border has had stunning success and proves such barriers work in halting the tide of illegal immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told Newsmax TV. -- "You go into San Diego and look at that mile-and-a-half stretch of border wall that they put up," Blackburn told host Bill Tucker on Thursday's "America Talks Live." -- "It has made those communities safer and they saw almost an immediate impact."......

Townhall.com        
Public University Hires Coordinator to 'Protect' Illegal Alien Students  
The University of Maryland has created a position to aid illegal immigrant students in the Trump era. -- The “undocumented student coordinator” job is full time and was developed in response to a demand by student group ProtectUMD for a staffer that will “advocate for, advise, represent, and protect undocumented and DACAmented students,” reports The Diamondback. -- A spokesperson for the university said a university staffer will now fulfill the duties of the new coordinator position.......

ImmigrationReform.com         
Don't Fall For the Mainstream Media's "Polling" on Immigration 
This past week, an ABC News/Washington Post survey revealed that, if the election took place again today, Donald Trump would still win, and possibly by a wider margin. Many in the mainstream media, including ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, expressed disbelief by these results. But it shouldn't take them by surprise. If members of the media are truly surprised, it's because they are deceived by the biased language of many polls. -- Polling on immigration exemplifies an inherent bias that produces skewed results. Over the past few weeks, media outlets have touted the idea that Trump's immigration policies counter the will of the people because “support for immigration is at an all-time high.”.......

Washington Times        
ACLU: Arrests of immigrant activists attempt to 'intimidate' 
Two advocates for dairy farm workers were released on bond Tuesday following their arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement about two weeks ago. -- Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, who are in the United States illegally, said they were still fighting for the release of a third activist, who remained behind bars. -- Palacios and Balcazar, leaders of immigrant rights group Migrant Justice, were arrested by plainclothes ICE officers over immigration violations. They don't have criminal records and weren't charged with criminal offenses. They said they believe ICE targeted them because they are activists.......

April 27, 2017

OC Register         
Man and son he's suspected of abducting from California believed to be in Mexico 
Police were searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of taking his 10-year-old son from his Mission Viejo school on Wednesday, April 26. -- Deputies contacted the father on Thursday on his cell phone and believed the pair to be in Mexico. -- Orange County sheriff's deputies said Thursday that the father, Jaime Zepeda, picked up his son, Jaime Huerta, from Linda Vista Elementary School at about 1 p.m.......

KRGV        
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican man just 10 days after the government deported him 
Border Patrol agents have arrested a Mexican man just 10 days after the federal government deported him. -- Agents arrested Juan Carlos Moreno Martinez near Roma on Saturday. -- "Records checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on April 12, 2017, through Del Rio, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Moreno apparently returned to the United States just 10 days later.......

LifeZette
Illegal-Alien Burden on Taxpayers Dwarfs Cost of Deportation 
CNN reported this week that the U.S. government spends more than $10,000 on average to deport each illegal alien, the implication being that taxpayers pay a heavy price for the removal of those in the country illegally. -- But a group that advocates for enforcing immigration law says the cost of removal is a bargain. -- “What we need to do is start removing the incentive for people to stay here.” -- “It costs a lot more to allow people to remain here,” says Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).......

Breitbart          
Sweden Cracks Down on Illegal Workers After Latest Terror Attack 
Sweden on Thursday announced tougher measures against illegal immigration, weeks after the main suspect behind the deadly Stockholm attack was identified as an Uzbek who had ignored a deportation order. -- Slammed for having failed to expel 39-year-old Rakhmat Akilov, who had gone underground after being denied a residency permit in 2016, the government vowed to take action.......

Vocativ        
Israeli Firm That Fenced In Gaza Envisions A U.S.-Mexico Non-Wall 
The run-up to Donald Trump's 100th day as President is being marked by a retreat from one of his hallmark promises from the campaign trail: building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. -- “Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him,” Kellyanne Conway, the president's counselor, said on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, adding that the plan's funding would be left off a budget measure that must pass by Friday in order to avert a government shutdown. “We also know that that can happen later this year and into next year. And in the interim, you see other smart technology and other resources and tools being used toward border security.” White House spokesperson Sean Spicer told reporters “there's obviously a lot of components to that. You've got fencing and drones.”......

KGBT          
Government wants to deport Mexican man for the sixth time 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained a Mexican man at the Hidalgo County jail on Friday --- and wants to deport him for the sixth time. -- Officers booked Arturo Pedraza Martinez, 54, of Pharr at the Hidalgo County jail on March 3, according to Sheriff's Office records. -- Pedraza was booked on charges of abandoning or endangering a child, engaging in organized criminal activity and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, according to Sheriff's Office records. All three charges were dismissed.......

KGBT          
Immigration officers arrest Mexican man with intoxication manslaughter conviction 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a Mexican man with an intoxication manslaughter conviction last week. -- The Harlingen Fugitive Operations Unit arrested Martin Omar Mata-Escamilla, 47, a Mexican citizen who lived in Alamo, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Mata pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in February 2005, according to Hidalgo County court records. A judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison.......

Tulsa World        
Legislator proposes using seized assets from Oklahoma to fund Mexico border wall  
A Republican legislator from Cleveland County wants to use money from civil asset forfeiture seizures in Oklahoma to help pay for President Donald Trump's planned border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. -- State Rep. Bobby Cleveland announced Thursday that he plans to author an amendment diverting money from the seizures to help pay for construction of the wall, according to a news release from the Oklahoma House of Representatives -- Oklahoma statute allows law enforcement officers to seize property when there is a suspicion of criminal activity. If the person who was holding money seized by officers cannot prove that it wasn't involved in a crime, the cash often stays with the seizing agency and may be used to supplement the department's funds. ......

Glenn Spencer      
WIRED'S WIERD BORDER TECH REPORT
Last January we ripped into a Wired Magazine story about border technology. -- Weird Wired Report. --Yesterday, Wired Magazine posted a report on the use of technology along with President Trump's wall.: TRUMP'S WALL IS WORTHLESS IF HE DOESN'T BACK IT UP WITH TECH -- This time the stuff is even worse. For example, they say:
A predecessor to the Integrated Fixed Towers program, known as the Secure Border Initiative, was an example of a border tech project that blew through its budget and faced delays. By contrast, the Fixed Towers program has used $23 million of its total slated $145 million so far, and Customs and Border Protection reported to Congress last year that the towers being tested were functioning as intended. Overall, the agency has consistently argued that it favors a "virtual wall."
Did anyone tell Wired that last year, six of the Integrated Fixed Towers were installed near Nogales, Arizona, at a cost of $145 million?-- Did anyone tell Wired that eight more of the towers are being built near the Coronado National Forest at a cost of $148 million --- but that the project appears to have been halted? --That's a total of nearly $300 million --- not $23 million and the camera towers may be in the wrong places!

NY Daily News         
Mexican who sought refuge in Colorado church detained by immigration agents 
A Mexican man who once sought sanctuary from deportation in a Colorado church was detained by federal immigration agents Wednesday morning as he went to a warehouse to get tile to install on a job, his wife said Wednesday. -- Arturo Hernandez has one daughter who is a U.S. citizen and a second protected from deportation under an Obama administration program for people brought to the country illegally as children. His detention comes as the Trump administration charts a more aggressive approach to deportation than its predecessor.......

Washington Times         
NYC to pay for lawyers for illegals 
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio has earmarked more than $16 million in city taxpayer funds to pay for lawyers to help illegal immigrants fight deportation as part of his 2018 budget. -- The money is to be used to pay for “legal representation for immigrant New Yorkers facing deportation and other immigration challenges,” the mayor's office said as he released his proposal Wednesday. -- Mr. DeBlasio's move follows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise of $10 million in taxpayer funds earmarked for the same purpose statewide.......

Newser          
Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricks  
The scene was so typical of Mexico's long-dominant ruling party that it could have happened a half century ago: poor women lined up under a blazing sun, waiting for a politician to show up hours late for a rally they had been obliged to attend under threat of losing benefits from an anti-poverty program. -- But unlike a half-century ago, there were a couple of independent media outlets interviewing the women, who were hot, tired and outraged that a government program would be used for political purposes.......

WXTF        
Illegal alien accused of sexual assaulting 14-year-old girl: Feds 
A soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl is in the country illegally, according to federal authorities. People who know him are standing behind the coach. -- "This good man. You say he's a good man? Yes." Yasmin Lopez is defending the man who she says coached her son in soccer. -- 39-year-old Francisco Prado-Contreras is not only facing sex charges for allegedly impregnating a 14-year- old girl but federal authorities confirm he is also in the United States illegally.......

LA Times         
Berkeley braces for 'riot-like' protests even without Ann Coulter 
After weeks of debate, conservative commentator Ann Coulter won't speak at UC Berkeley. -- But protesters are still expected to be out in force. Here's what could happen today: UC Berkeley Police Capt. Alex Yao said authorities expect extremists to arrive on campus “to have violence against each other.” He said students should expect a heavy police presence Thursday and “a very, very low tolerance of violence.”......

Liberty News Now        
Overwhelmed U.S. Deportation Officers Lose Track of Thousands of Criminals 
The federal agency responsible for deporting illegal immigrants is in serious trouble, with overwhelmed officers that can't keep up with monstrous workloads and repeatedly lose track of hardcore criminals inside the United States. Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens with criminal records have been released by authorities in the U.S. and the Homeland Security agency responsible for keeping track of them, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is doing a miserable job, according to a new audit made public this week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General. -- As of August 2016, ICE was supervising about 2.2 million aliens released into communities throughout the nation. Officially they are known as appearing on the “non-detained docket.” About 368,574 are convicted criminals, the watchdog report states.......

Breitbart          
RNC Chair: GOP Base Will 'Walk Away' in Midterms If Border Wall Is Not Built 
Wednesday on the Laura Ingraham's nationally syndicated radio show, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said if Congress doesn't help President Donald Trump begin to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, voters will walk away from the GOP in 2018. -- Ingraham asked, “The President comes out yesterday and says there's going to be a wall. So what is the RNC doing specifically to push the Trump agenda and help it get traction in Congress?”......

David Olen Cross          
Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report 
It has been an interesting fourth full week in the month of April when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest. -- This week we take a look at for your radio listeners for a second time this month illegal aliens who transport illicit drugs up Interstate-5 (I-5). -- On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 an Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper stopped a 1996 Ford Taurus with a California license plate for a turn signal violation on I-5, near mile post 243, which is located in Marion County, Oregon. The two occupants of the Ford Taurus were the driver Arturo Lua Carbajal, age 47, and the passenger Ernesto Chavez-Cruz, age 54.......

Ann Coulter         
Not Building the Wall IS a Government Shutdown 
The media flip back and forth on who's to blame for a government shutdown depending on which branch is controlled by Republicans. But the “shutdown” hypothetical in this case is a trick question. -- A failure to build the wall IS a government shutdown. -- Of course it would be unfortunate if schoolchildren couldn't visit national parks and welfare checks didn't get mailed on time. But arranging White House tours isn't the primary function of the government. -- The government's No. 1 job is to protect the nation. -- This has always been true, but it's especially important at this moment in history, when we have drugs, gang members, diseases and terrorists pouring across our border. The failure of the government to close our border is the definition of a government shutdown.......

April 26, 2017

KGBT          
Smugglers run from Border Patrol agents --- right into the Rio Grande 
Border Patrol agents foiled a brazen smuggling attempt Friday afternoon near Brownsville. -- Agents watched a Ford Ranger loaded with bundles float across the Rio Grande near Brownsville, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When the Ford reached the riverbank, the driver headed north. -- Border Patrol approached the Ford, prompting the driver to reverse --- straight into the river.......

KCBD         
With tensions flaring, Texas House debates "sanctuary" legislation 
House Democrats have done everything from warn Republicans against heckling them to shedding tears during floor speeches in what has already been a contentious debate on Senate bill 4, which would ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions throughout Texas. -- As of 2 p.m., the Texas House had only considered five amendments --- all submitted by Democrats --- which were all voted down along party lines. But before debate on actual policy started, Democrats tried their best to tug at Republican heartstrings in hopes of diluting what they labeled an “intentionally” racist proposal.......

Breitbart          
Mexican Border Mayoral Candidate is Brother of Los Zetas Cartel Boss 
Piedras Negras, Coah. -- One of the leading mayoral candidates in the upcoming election in this border city is the brother of a top boss in the ruthless Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel, while other of his relatives have spent time in U.S. federal prison on drug trafficking offenses. Piedras Negras sits immediately across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. -- Lorenzo Menera Sierra is currently running as an independent candidate for mayor in the upcoming election in this border city. The businessman turned politician claims to be running a grassroots campaign aimed at cleaning up Piedras Negras.......

Blasting News       
Donald Trump firm on the need for the Mexico border wall 
In the course of his presidential election campaign, #Donald Trump had promised to build a #border wall and had also indicated that Mexico would bear its cost. The intention of the wall was to prevent entry of illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico. However, the president has now admitted that funding will not come from Mexico at the moment, and U.S. taxpayers will have to chip in to make the wall a reality. -- According to Washington Times, some lawmakers have brought out a relevant point about the need for the border wall because, as per information available, there has already been a drastic drop in the number of people trying to cross over through the southwestern border. In the opinion of the Trump administration, this drop is a result of the firm stand taken by President Donald Trump. His attitude has forced illegal immigrants from Latin America to reconsider their decisions, but the wall would still be needed to maintain the momentum.......

WNYC        
When Prosecuting Illegals, Brooklyn District Attorney Aims to Shield Them from Deportation 
Brooklyn is taking steps to protect immigrants charged with low-level crimes from being deported. -- Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a new policy Monday that asks prosecutors to consider the immigration consequences when dealing with charges that are misdemeanors in New York, but could affect someone's citizenship application or warrant deportation on a federal level. -- "A plea bargain that would have a disparate impact on undocumented or documented people here, non citizens, is unfair," Gonzalez said.......

Washington Times         
Illegal aliens coached on deportation protection 
A massive anti-deportation infrastructure has emerged to try to protect illegal immigrants from President Trump's crackdown, with advocacy groups coaching potential deportees on how to massage encounters with police, and lawyers and judges working to shield them from charges that would make them priorities for deportation. -- A video released Monday by a coalition of advocates instructs illegal immigrants not to open the door to federal agents, what proof to demand if they are being arrested and what to say if accosted outside their homes.......

Washington Examiner         
95 criminal illegal aliens nabbed in Southeast Texas 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 95 illegal immigrants with criminal records in Southeast Texas as part of a four-day operation that ended April 21, the agency said Monday. -- Fifty-seven were in Harris County, which includes all of Houston. Montgomery County, just north of Houston, had the second-highest number of arrests with 13. The other illegal immigrants were taken into custody from Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Matagorda and Wharton counties. Eight women and 87 men were among those picked up. -- The operation targeted criminals, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, which President Trump said in a Jan. 27 executive order were a priority for deportation.......

Fox News        
Border wall talk leads top Mexican official to float American entry fee 
A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump's call for a border wall. -- Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico's top legislators, called Trump's plan an "unfriendly, hostile" act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee. -- "We could explore --- not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico --- but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry,” Videgaray said. “This is something that I'm sure will be part of our discussion, and I believe we can find points of agreement."......

Washington Times         
DHS to open office for victims of crimes by illegal aliens 
Homeland Security on Wednesday will officially open its office to assist victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, making good on a promise President Trump made during the campaign. -- Mr. Trump has identified victims of illegal immigrant crime as a forgotten population in the immigration debate and has given parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants an unprecedented platform to make their case for stiffer enforcement.......

CBN      
Arizona Border: Why a Barbed Wire Fence Isn't Cutting it to Keep Bad Guys Out 
On his 50,000-acre ranch in southern Arizona, Jim Chilton watches over some 900 cows and bulls while keeping a close eye out for the thousands of drug smugglers and illegal immigrants that cross his land every year. The surveillance cameras he has mounted across the ranch tell the story. "I have evidence, hard evidence," he tells CBN News, "of people coming through and they're mainly drug packers bringing into the U.S. --- marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin." -- The video Chilton watches on his dining room table shows group after group of young men, often dressed in camouflage, wearing backpacks and slipping across Chilton's ranch.......

Politico         
Trump blames 'fake media' as he insists he's not backing off border wall
President Donald Trump on Tuesday aggressively pushed back against the idea that he's easing away from his pledge to build a massive border wall, imploring his Twitter followers to not “let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL.” -- A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, paid for by the Mexican government, was a foundation of Trump's campaign, and his overall hard-line stance on immigration became a rallying cry for his supporters, who often chanted “build that wall” at his events.......

Defense One        
DHS Chief: Without Localities' Help, 'We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods' to Find Illegal Aliens 
Against a dusty backdrop, the sound of heavy truck traffic riding a hot breeze from a nearby Mexican highway, Department of Homeland Security chief John Kelly said Friday that the department would continue its controversial practice of arresting undocumented immigrants in places like courthouses or places where those people might go to seek services, report crimes, or even file paperwork to postpone deportation. -- “The best place for us to pick up these illegal criminals is in jails and prisons. It is inconceivable to me that an elected official at any level would prefer these types of men and women to be released into the community,” Kelly said.......

KXL      
Illegal Alien Named Suspect In February Child Rape Case
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office released the name of Santiago Martinez-Flores Monday as the man suspected of breaking into an apartment and sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. -- The 48-year-old has also been known to use the aliases “Felipe Coeto” and “Isidro Ramos Flores.” -- Martinez-Flores has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1994 and was deported to Mexico in March of 2001 after serving about two years in the Oregon Department of Corrections. ......

My AJC        
Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from El Chapo to fund border wall
As President Donald Trump struggles to persuade Congress to pay for his oft-promised border wall and Mexico continues to insist it will not spend a dime on the project, Sen. Ted Cruz has come up with another idea. -- The Texas Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that would use assets seized from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other drug lords to pay for the wall and bolster border security. -- The proposal, first reported by Axios, would repurpose $14 billion in assets that the government is seeking from the notorious Mexican drug kingpin to complete the wall......

The Week          
Mexico calls Trump's border wall a 'hostile' act 
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Tuesday that Mexico considers President Trump's proposed border wall a "hostile" act and he emphasized again that the country will not contribute to the cost of the wall in any way, Reuters reports. -- Earlier in April, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Videgaray, but admitted they did not have a conversation about the wall. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who supports the wall, has said flatly that "Mexico's not going to pay" despite Trump's repeated promises.......

Breitbart          
64 Percent of DEA Fugitives are from Mexico, Figures Show 
A review of the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) wanted fugitive list revealed that less than 16 percent of DEA fugitives are from the United States. -- The review of the DEA's wanted fugitive list took place from April 18 to April 21, 2017, in which all 21 DEA divisions were analyzed. -- The 21 DEA divisions that oversee the United States had a total of 902 listed fugitives. The place-of-birth of 115 of the 902 fugitives is unknown.......

Fox News         
AZ Ranchers Fire Back After Pelosi Calls Border Wall 'Immoral' & 'Unwise' 
In a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said President Trump's planned border wall is "immoral," "expensive" and "unwise." -- Pelosi argued that "the president is expressing a sign of weakness" by wanting to a wall to slow the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. -- "Democrats do not support the wall," Pelosi said. "Republicans in the border states do not support the wall."......

WFPL         
Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding 
As the White House pushes Congress to fund President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, a new wrinkle has emerged that could stymie parts of the massive project. -- Mexican engineers believe construction of the border barrier may violate a 47-year-old treaty governing the shared waters of the Rio Grande. If Mexico protests, the fate of the wall could end up in an international court. -- Antonio Rascón, chief Mexican engineer on the International Boundary and Water Commission, said in an interview with NPR that some border wall proposals he has seen would violate the treaty, and that Mexico would not stand for that.......

ABC7          
SUV leads Border Patrol on chase in South Bay 
Seven people were taken into custody following a chase in the South Bay involving U.S. Border Patrol agents ended in a rollover crash. -- The pursuit began at about 11:45 p.m. when Border Patrol agents tried to pull over a red SUV on northbound state Route 125 near Otay Mesa Road, according to authorities. However, the SUV fled from agents, prompting a pursuit. -- The chase ended minutes later when the SUV tried to turn onto an access road but struck a guardrail. The collision sent the SUV rolling down an embankment before it came to rest in a riverbed.......


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