Few have been more effective in halting the Trump administration’s efforts to secure the southern border than the cabal of San Francisco-based judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of these judges – US District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, appointed to the bench by Obama in 2014 – sided with the ACLU and other groups on Friday ruling that two border-wall related construction projects shouldn’t be allowed to proceed. This, despite the fact that even Trump’s fiercest opponents in Congress have acknowledged that the crisis at the border is very, very real.
The Department of Homeland Security has constructed 42 miles of border wall that has mostly replaced existing barriers rather than extending the physical infrastructure at the nearly 2,000-mile long United States-Mexico border.
Kevin McAleenan, the acting director of the Department of Homeland Security, has made few changes to the policies set by former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say current and former agency officials.
DHS management teams have deliberately sidetracked, stalled, and stopped policies sought by President Donald Trump. Those policies, which were promised by his 2016 presidential campaign, were intended to end illegal immigration, build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and empower the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to remove illegals from the U.S.
A U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas has forced a temporary closure.
“The Rio Grande Valley Sector has temporarily suspended intake operations at the Centralized Processing Center. Individuals apprehended will be held at other locations until this situation is resolved,” a Border Patrol spokesman said last night in a prepared statement.
President Donald Trump has picked Ken Cuccinelli, the guy that led the effort to strip the President of delegates during the 2016 presidential primaries. What better person for the President to select than a GOP-establishment swamp-rat to implement and coordinate his immigration policies and decisions?
The following is one of the most biased articles I’ve had the misfortune to come across. Because it’s so entertaining, I’m sharing it with you. From the Business Insider, quoting that paragon of journalistic excellence, the New York Times:
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is in the running to be an “immigration czar” within the Trump administration, and as part of his application he made a list of demands that he’d require if the White House chose him, three unnamed people familiar with the matter said in a New York Times report published on Monday afternoon.
Guatemala’s towns are emptying-out as a growing number of migrants head north to accept the Democratic Party’s offer of open-border loopholes and low-wage jobs.
Roughly one percent of Guatemala’s population has migrated to the United States border since September 2018, according to the Department of Homeland Security. One-third of those migrants come from the neighboring rural districts of Huehuetenango and San Marcos.