Border crisis

A left-wing “Border Resistance Convergence” is looking to descend upon El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 1 to “shut down ICE” and stage “10 days of trainings and direct actions” — and is “calling on affinity groups everywhere to come together and help us address U.S.-funded genocide and local concentration camps.” Here’s some related artwork: Image
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has objected to nearly every single proposal from Republicans and President Donald Trump meant to alleviate the ongoing border crisis. However, newly re-surfaced video from 2008 shows that Pelosi once supported the principles she suddenly now opposes. “We have a couple of different issues we are talking about,” Pelosi said
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) claimed Saturday that Americans accept migrant children being treated “worse than a dog” because they are racist. Speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, Omar alleged the Trump administration, her colleagues in Congress, and Americans in general do not understand why migrants are coming to the U.S., which results in racist behaviors.
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Republicans are striking back against “sanctuary cities” by sponsoring legislation that would allow victims of illegal alien crime to sue cities with those controversial policies. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina announced the legislation in a press release. “The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing
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The Trump administration is prepared to deport up to 1 million illegal immigrants, a top official revealed Sunday. Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has final removal orders for approximately 1 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. “[ICE is]
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed the power of high-profile freshman lawmakers like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in an interview published Saturday. Now, Ocasio-Cortez is firing back. What did Pelosi say? In an interview with the New York Times, Pelosi criticized Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, along with Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna
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A Tennessee pastor who visited a migrant detention facility over the weekend revealed Monday that living conditions at the facility he toured do not compare to the inhumane conditions described by Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has described the detention centers as “concentration camps.” Pastor Kevin Wallace of Chattanooga was among a
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed Monday that female migrants at border detention centers are being forced to access drinking water from toilet bowls. However, the freshman lawmaker fled from a local reporter who questioned the seriousness of her claim. Speaking with media outside a detention center Monday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed she witnessed immigration authorities telling female
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan revealed Friday the government expects a massive drop in illegal immigrant border apprehensions — potentially up to 25 percent — in June compared to May. McAleenan attributed the “significant” drop in apprehensions to a deal President Donald Trump struck with Mexico just weeks ago, in addition to a new
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a scathing statement warning Democrats they passed a Republican bill for border funding while the media spotlight focused on conditions at migrant detention camps. “The passage of the Senate supplemental bill is a betrayal of our American values,” the statement read. “This bill — opposed by the Hispanic Caucus and
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House Democrats introduced “emergency” legislation last week to address the growing migrant crisis at the southern United States border. However, there was a glaring hole in the bill: it includes no funding for border security. While the bill includes nearly $1 billion for “processing facilities, food, water, sanitary items, blankets, medical services, and safe transportation”
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Mark Morgan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, revealed Saturday that the ICE raids planned for Sunday morning were cancelled because of government leaks and the media’s subsequent reporting on key operation details. “The media got ahold of some operational specifics, and they reported it. It’s just egregious, and it puts the lives of
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have quarantined more than 5,000 immigrant adults who were potentially exposed to contagious viral diseases at immigrant detention centers. Immigrant adults at 39 detention centers nationwide were ordered under quarantine after being exposed to mumps and chicken pox, CNN reported. The majority of the immigrants, 4,276, were exposed to mumps
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The Mexican military has deployed and is taking action against migrants after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador struck a deal with President Donald Trump to prevent the implementation of tariffs on Mexican imports. What are the details? The Mexican National Guard is targeting migrants just north of the Guatemalan-Mexican border, where migrants hitch a
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A new report substantiates warnings that the weak enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border could make Americans vulnerable to groups like ISIS plotting terror attacks. The study from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism documents a plot intended to send a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad through smuggling routes from Mexico
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A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s plan to fund construction of border wall along the southern U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam — who was appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama — stopped President Donald Trump from using $1 billion in reallocated Department
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Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants stranded at the United States-Mexico border and throughout Mexico, the Vatican announced Saturday. The news comes as media attention surrounding the border crisis wanes, likely due to the 2020 presidential election kicking into high gear. What are the details? The Vatican said funds will be distributed between
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Mexican authorities say a large group of migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemalan-Mexican border on Friday, illegally entering the country in order to join a larger caravan of migrants making their way north to the United States. What are the details? Mexico’s National Immigration Institute announced that about 350 migrants broke
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Local San Diego news station KUSI-TV said Saturday it is standing by its report alleging CNN “declined to hear” from them — after CNN previously requested local perspective about the border crisis — because the news station provided CNN with a perspective that did not fit the mainstream media narrative. What happened? The Associated Press
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