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At Border Patrol, Trump lifts morale that was at an all-time low

Joseph J. Kolb, A thick fog recently blanketed the U.S.-Mexico border along Imperial Beach, Calif., a prime opportunity for border crossers to probe vulnerabilities in both the fence and the beleaguered agency patrolling it. In SUVs or ATVs, Border Patrol agents with video surveillance equipment and binoculars spent hours, as they do every day, scanning

Trump’s Mexican Wall Already Making Money for Investors

It’s a go. The construction of the wall on the Mexican border, dividing the country from the U.S., will begin now as President Trump makes good on another campaign promise. “We will begin immediate construction of a border wall. It is so badly needed. This will also help Mexico by deterring illegal immigration from central

Showdown looms between Trump administration, sanctuary cities

William La Jeunesse, Beth Sullivan As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, a major showdown looms between his administration and cities across the country over one of his hallmark campaign issues: illegal immigration. At the Southern border, agents are on pace to apprehend almost 600,000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in eight years. The

How Marijuana Could Be Trump’s Political-Vice

Bryan Crabtree, Twenty-six states, including the District of Columbia, have legalized marijuana in some form. Seven states have laws that legalize marijuana for recreational use. This includes California, Massachusetts and Nevada who passed referenda in the 2016 election cycle.  Last week, 20 marijuana activist snuck through security in the capital with enough marijuana to roll

Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with

‘A real problem’: Children crossing Mexican border nearly doubled in ’16

Brooke Singman,  The number of unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. from Mexico nearly doubled this year, a key lawmaker said Wednesday, citing Border Patrol figures that could drive swift action by the incoming Trump administration and even prompted a Democrat to acknowledge the need for “strong borders.” Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,

Human traffickers telling migrants to get to U.S. before Trump sworn in

The foreign ministers of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met earlier this week in Guatemala City to discuss ways to protect tens of thousands of migrants who every year attempt to reach the border with the United States and enter illegally. But, they also warned, the U.S. should be ready for another surge in

Activists Call for Obama to Free Illegal Aliens Before Donald Trump Assumes Office

Katie McHugh, Activist groups have called on outgoing President Obama to free thousands of illegal aliens in the U.S. trying to claim asylum before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. There are some 4,000 illegal aliens, many of them children, who flocked to the U.S. after leaving Central America, now waiting in detention facilities in Texas and

Is the FBI ready to prevent Putin’s Russia from rigging the 2016 election?

Lis Wiehl, Like millions of Americans, I’m profoundly disturbed that, according to the FBI, the Russians have used cyber tools to hack into the Democratic National Committee and are continuing to use them to attack other organizations and individuals. Vladimir Putin’s goal seems inescapable: He wants to destabilize our democracy in the long term and

Obama administration not taking border surge ‘seriously,’ lawmaker charges

The surge of unaccompanied children pouring across the Mexico border has spiked in recent months, putting the kids in danger and jeopardizing the safety of U.S. citizens, a powerful lawmaker told the Department of Homeland Security in a blistering letter earlier this week. The Obama administration is not taking the matter of “shocking” and “alarming”

Unaccompanied minors swelling ranks of American gangs, say experts

A surge of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border could be swelling the ranks of one of America’s most dangerous gangs, either as fresh recruits or hardened sleepers, according to federal authorities. Some 227,149 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the border over the last six years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. They

Mexico Wants To Build Trump’s Wall To Stop Illegal Immigration #BuildtheWall

Mac Slavo, It turns out that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is not such a bad idea after all. Though Mexico’s current and former Presidents have both lambasted Trump for implying that a wall would curb immigration, it turns out that Mexicans like the idea. There is one small caveat, however. Mexicans don’t want