Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan submitted his resignation to the White House on Friday, after serving in the post since April. What are the details? President Donald Trump confirmed initial reports on McAleenan’s departure on Twitter, saying the outgoing official “has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security,” and
On Saturday, a man armed with a rifle and Molotov cocktails or flares, according to reports, and angered by “”factually inaccurate portrayal” of the facility, according to the company operating the facility, attempted to set fire to an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington. In a subsequent confrontation with police, the Antifa activist was killed.
Beto O’Rourke spoke in Wisconsin this weekend in his apparently still active campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Talking to reporters, he outlined his plan to make sure that no one is criminally prosecuted for “being a human being.” As campaign promises go, that seems pretty easy to keep, broadly speaking. Watch the clip
Vice President Mike Pence visited a border detention facility this week, along with members of the press, and he spoke with CNN about it at length in an interview afterward. But CNN didn’t air everything, Pence suggests, and instead manipulated what they showed in order to skew the report against the Trump administration and border
Rep. Rashida Tlaib appeared on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday and faced a tough interview from Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz on the issue of the border and immigration. Tlaib not only quintupled (or more) down on her fellow upstart Dem Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “concentration camps” rhetoric, but got noticeably agitated and flustered when faced with tough questions.
While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her friends in the media, are quintupling down on comparing American detention facilities to concentration camps, a survivor of the real concentration camps in Nazi Germany is livid, and speaking out. Ed Mosberg is 93 years old, and is one of the few people still alive who survived the Nazi camps.
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
Authorities say a member of the U.S. military was found dead in southern Arizona over the weekend, and is the second service member to die this month while patrolling the U.S. border with Mexico. What are the details? The Associated Press reported that officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, issued a
Multiple men, women, and children became unscheduled guests on Fox News, and of Border Patrol, when they attempted to cross the border during host Maria Bartiromo’s live broadcast. And not only did the cameras capture the apprehensions, they did so as she was interviewing President Trump about the border. Bartiromo’s show from the border between
Current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning her position after a previously unremarked but scheduled meeting at the White House on Sunday. Nielsen has faced criticism over the last year, and has been a subject of recent critical segments from Fox’s Lou Dobbs regarding her actions or, as some see it, perceived
Very white Democrat Beto O’Rourke had a rally in El Paso this weekend, spawning another round of the media’s latest favorite hobby: fawning over Beto O’Rourke. In the case of the Associated Press, it seems the exuberance overwhelmed reality, and ‘Beto’ was identified as a “native” Spanish-speaker in an article that was of course syndicated
A backlash on social media isn’t a reliable gauge of whether a person or story is correct or a take is good or bad, but sometimes even the internet mob gets it right. That is the case with the tremendous negative response to a story that was tweeted by CBS News over the weekend praising
Canada announced Tuesday it will boost spending on border security in an effort to clamp down on asylum-seekers crossing into its country from the U.S. What are the details? The Canadian government is committing an additional $902 million over the next five years in an attempt to stem the flow of asylum-seekers from nations like
VICTORIA RAZO/AFP/Getty Images by John Binder2 May 2018Washington, D.C.0 2 May, 20182 May, 2018 As more than 50 Central Americans traveling with a caravan in an effort to gain entry to the United States begin having their asylum claims processed by immigration officials, the foreign nationals inch closer to living freely in the U.S. The
The Department of Justice is sending 35 more prosecutors and 18 immigration judges to quickly process illegal immigrants and asylum claims at the border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. “We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed,” Sessions told reporters at the Main DOJ building in Washington, DC. He added: People are
The seven-state coalition that filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama is asking the judge to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction. “Last September, President Trump agreed to phase out DACA by March 5 after Attorney General Paxton led a 10-state
Photo: Getty Images David McNew by John Binder1 May 2018Washington, D.C.0 1 May, 20181 May, 2018 BuzzFeed News published ineligible claims for asylum made by partially identified asylum-seekers in the migrant caravan at the California border, say immigration experts. BuzzFeed News’ immigration reporter Adolfo Flores and photographer Kate Bubacz published the article on Monday showing a photo
Some migrants from Mexico and other asylum seekers who have been at the border for more than a week are reportedly getting angry that illegal immigrants in the migrant caravan are jumping in line ahead of them to enter the United States. Rene Garcia, who is reportedly from Michoacan in Mexico, told the San Diego Union-Tribune
A human rights group is reporting that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have begun processing asylum requests from “caravan migrants.” The group claims officials have processed eight people seeking asylum at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. “After more than 26 hours, Customs and Border Patrol has finally begun to process eight individuals
Photo: David McNew/Getty Images by Neil Munro29 Apr 20180 29 Apr, 201829 Apr, 2018 United States border officers are limiting asylum applications from the Honduran migrant caravan to a few dozen people per day, so helping avoid a rush of migrants that would trigger “catch and release” policies. Full statement from CBP: we have
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped a Mexican national who allegedly attempted to smuggle nearly $600,000 in cash across the Arizona border into Mexico. CBP officers conducting outbound inspections discovered bundles of cash inside a spare tire of a Chevy truck attempting to enter Mexico a the Port of San Luis. A Mexican national
Migrants associated with a “Central American Caravan” showed up at the United States border Sunday reportedly seeking asylum from gang violence, but many decided to “tie the knot” upon hearing news from their legal counsel that they may face separation when entering the U.S. Several migrant couples who showed up at the border between Tijuana,
Bill Ingalls / NASA / Getty by Joel B. Pollak29 Apr 20180 29 Apr, 201829 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump attacked California Governor Jerry Brown in a speech Saturday in Macob County, Michigan, mocking him with the nickname “Moonbeam” and criticizing his state’s “sanctuary” policies. .@realDonaldTrump taunts California’s @JerryBrownGov in Michigan speech: “Moonbeam!” @CSPAN https://t.co/IqBOr98RBW
NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — A series of raids by Mexican military forces in the downtown area of Nuevo Laredo uncovered a cache of military-grade weapons. Those weapons include rocket launchers, grenades, dynamite sticks, machine guns, rifles, and several cloned Mexican infantrymen uniforms and vest. The raids began this week when soldiers of the Mexican Army
Coahuila Government by Cartel Chronicles28 Apr 20180 28 Apr, 201828 Apr, 2018 SALTILLO, Coahuila — A Mexican court sentenced two police officers from the city of Saltillo to prison for their role in a string of armed robberies and rapes. The attacks occurred as the cops claimed to be carrying out police raids. The victims in
YouTube screengrab by Robert Arce25 Apr 20180 25 Apr, 201825 Apr, 2018 A series of five cartel attacks on state ministerial and municipal police occurred in less than 24 hours in Chihuahua last week, beginning after midnight on April 19. The attacks left two state police wounded and resulted in the arrest of numerous suspects
Facebook/Pueblo Sin Fronteras by Charlie Spiering23 Apr 20180 23 Apr, 201823 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump put pressure on Mexico to use its immigration laws to block illegal immigrants from Central America from crossing into the United States. “Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into
Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector reported assaults on four agents in separate incidents in a one-week period. Fortunately, none of the agents were seriously injured during the attacks. “Our agents are trained to deal with a wide variety of situations,” Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement
Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty by Michelle Moons16 Apr 2018Washington, DC0 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 Days after California Governor Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump’s offer of additional National Guard troops to secure the U.S. southern border, uncertainty remains as to what the troops would be doing when and if they are deployed.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott told members of the state’s National Guard that their presence will strengthen border security and make a meaningful difference. The governor ordered 1,400 Texas National Guardsmen to the border in response to President Donald Trumps call for additional security measures. “The security of our southern border is a top priority, and Texas