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Apr 23

Mexican Agents Raid Migrant Caravan

On Monday, Mexican federal agents conducted a surprise raid on the rear-guard elements of a 3000-member migrant caravan in Pijijiapan, in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas.  Approximately 500 of the group were detained and driven away in buses and will presumably be deported. The remainder, many of whom soon armed themselves with stones and sticks, …

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Apr 21

UCP Leader Arrested by FBI

Anarcho-Tyranny: A system where we refuse to control real criminals so we control the innocent instead. — Sam Francis We are seeing an example of such “anarcho-tyranny” today in the Southwest. As we reported yesterday, the United Constitutional Patriots are a citizen’s militia dedicated to aiding the over-loaded U.S. Border Patrol in capturing illegals sneaking …

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Apr 20

Citizen Militia Detains Border Crossers

With the Border Patrol slammed with unprecedented numbers of migrant families crossing into the U.S.,  citizen militia groups have stepped up to defend the border. In March the number of “asylum seekers” apprehended by the Border Patrol reached 92,000, prompting President Trump to declare, “Our country is full.” Yet the border crossers still come. In …

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Apr 19

How Social Media is Fueling Migrant Caravans

An article in today’s Miami Herald describes how would-be migrants in Central America are using social media applications such as Facebook and WhatsApp to organize caravans to the U.S. Whereas such potential migrants once had to make costly phone calls to friends and relatives already in the United States to plan the safest and most efficient …

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Apr 18

Rasmussen: Why Trump Keeps Winning on Immigration

Pollster Scott Rasmussen explains on the Real Clear Politics website how President Trump keeps winning on the immigration front in his war against the Democrats (and some others). He reports that while Trump’s proposal to release illegals in sanctuary cities garners only 46% nationwide, it is nevertheless a winner for his 2020 re-election chances because …

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Apr 17

Illegals to Sanctuaries? NIMBY, Says de Blasio!

As reported here a couple of days ago, President Trump has threatened that, if forced to release captured illegals, he will send them to cities that have proclaimed themselves “sanctuaries.” His threat is having a range of effects on the left. Out in Los Angeles, where every celebrity is a policy expert, Cher bristled Twitterly …

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Apr 16

Trump to Focus on Visa Overstays

Perhaps one half of the undocumented aliens in this country (45% according to a Pew Research Center estimate), maybe more,  are here not because they sneaked across the border. They simply came legally, usually by air and on short-term travel visas, and stayed. Homeland Security counted 701,900 such overstays in 2017 alone. President Trump noted the problem in …

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Apr 10

It’s Miller Time on Immigration

As speculated here, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, an immigration restrictionist, has assumed authority over an immigration policy that Trump is taking in a “tougher direction.” Part of that tougher direction is the ongoing shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security where acting deputy secretary Claire Grady, who would ordinarily have been next in the …

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Apr 09

What’s Up Next in the Immigration Swamp?

As we have reported here, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned and the nomination of  Ronald Vitiello to head ICE has been withdrawn. Both of these actions are seen as a toughening of the Trump administration’s stance on illegal immigration and the border crisis and at least some progress on Trump’s promise to “drain the …

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Apr 08

Nielsen Out at Homeland Security

Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). After a tumultuous year and a half at DHS, she announced yesterday that she was resigning because, “I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside.” President Trump has named Kevin McAlneenan, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and …

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