Mexico deports 91 Cubans after U.S. ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’

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A Cuban stranded in Mexico watches the news at a hotel after fellow nationals were deported in Tapachula, Mexico January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Torres

Mexico’s government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday.

The repeal of the longstanding policy last Thursday by former U.S. President Barack Obama left hundreds of Cubans who were seeking a new life stranded in Mexico and Central America countries.

The 71 men and 20 women were flown to the Caribbean island by Mexican federal police jet from the southern city of Tapachula, Mexico’s National Migration Institute said.

The Cubans were in Mexico “irregularly,” the institute said in a statement, though they had applied for a permit to remain temporarily in the country.

Cuban officials had long sought an end to the policy, arguing that the promise of U.S. residency was fuelling people-trafficking and encouraging dangerous journeys.

The policy let Cubans who fled to the United States pursue residency if they reached the mainland, but not if they were picked up at sea before reaching the shore.

Obama entered into detente in 2014 with Cuban President Raul Castro, and the two governments continued to sign cooperation agreements this week to wrap up a range of issues before Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president on Friday.

Trump has vowed to scrap Obama’s policy toward Havana unless Castro’s government makes further concessions, although he has not specified what those should be.

WATCH: HISPANIC ACTIVIST TELLS ‘WHITE MINORITY’ THEY HAVE ‘FIVE YEARS LEFT’

The issue at hand was whether or not Rialto should become a “sanctuary city” for criminal illegal aliens

Chris Menahan Information LiberationJANUARY 19, 2017

An alt-left, Mexican supremacist with the ACLU told elderly white folks at a city council meeting in Rialto they should have no say in how the town their forefathers founded is governed because they’re a dwindling minority that only has “five years left.”

The issue at hand was whether or not Rialto should become a “sanctuary city” for criminal illegal aliens.

Elderly white Californians came out in droves to oppose the plan, while Luis Nolasco, “a community engagement and policy advocate for the ACLU of Southern California,” spoke in favor of it.

As The Daily Caller reports:

Nolasco said, “This is my town.”

He said that the important part of the sanctuary city discussion is “who are the people we are talking about.”

The ACLU official said that “the people in this room are not representative of Rialto. Sorry to break it, but growing up here white people were the minority.”

“The reality is that black and Latinos are the majority of the city, and that is representative of the city, and that’s going to continue to be the case for future generations,” Nolasco, 26, added.

The city of Rialto is 72.4 percent Latino, according to a 2015 Census estimate.

“It’s kind of mean for me to say it but these people have probably like five years left,” Nolasco said while gesturing to the white attendees at the meeting. A video of the meeting shows that several of them were elderly.

The ACLU official said that Latinos and blacks are “the future,” and that “we don’t want to see an America that is hateful.”

“Hateful,” simply means white.

The ACLU defended Nolasco statements, though they said they were not “consistent with [their] stated policy”:

The ACLU of Southern California told The Daily Caller Tuesday that Nolasco’s comments were not consistent with the ACLU’s stated policy but they support his right to freely express his opinion.

“Everyone in America has a Constitutional right to free speech, and the employees of the ACLU of Southern California are no exception. However, we wish to make clear that Luis Nolasco was not speaking on behalf of the ACLU at the Rialto City Council meeting and his statements are not consistent with our stated policy. Nevertheless, we support his right to freely express his personal opinion to his elected representatives,” the civil liberties group said.

According to his LinkedIn, Nolasco has been with the ACLU of Southern California since 2014 and is also the co-founder of the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition.

Imagine if a white person got up and said blacks and Hispanics should have no say in how their city is governed because they’re minorities.

They’d lose their jobs and be hounded by the media. The ACLU would look to file a suit against them.

Instead, since white people are the target, the ACLU defended Nolasco and acted as though the issue was whether or not he has “free speech.”

Bigger picture, this is “the Reconquista” movement in action, whereby the Southwestern United States is “reconquered” and turned back into Mexico.

Rather than being performed through an actual war, it’s simply being done through demographics. And as Luis Nolasco shows, it’s being done with utter contempt.

Former US/Mexico border.

“Hispanic share of the population by county, from 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2011.” [Via CityLab]

“Counties where the Hispanic population is now the largest in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011.”

Luis Nolasco’s comments make clear that Mexican supremacists like himself, who are fully backed by the ACLU and other globalist groups, have no interest in living peacefully together in a “multicultural,” “diverse” society. Rather, they view themselves as a conquering force here to retake “their” land from evil, “hateful” white people whose time is limited.

 

Amnesty For Illegals First, Graham, Gutierrez Introduce DACA Replacement

BY RICK WELLS

With the upcoming inauguration and its associated distractions taking center stage, it’s easy to miss a couple of bills being offered by a few pro-amnesty, open border Lawmakers. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have reintroduced legislation to provide protection from law enforcement to illegal alien anchor children. It’s not their fault they’re here, we’re told, and, by the way, they’ll be petitioning to allow the illegal alien parents that brought them here to stay as well, once they’re given status. You heartless Americans wouldn’t actually break up families, would you?

The Bridge Act, having nothing to do with bridges and everything to do with those cute names they like to give to bull crap legislation to make it more attractive, is a legislative version of DACA, the executive order amnesty dictated by Hussein Obama. It’s an acronym for the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act. If they don’t dream or if our economy remains stagnant, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a catchy name. Bar the removal of illegals would have been more accurate, but it’s not politically correct enough.

The bill provides “temporary” relief from deportation and work authorization to foreign youth who have documents in the country they belong in and cannot correctly be referred to as undocumented. They’re illegals or illegal aliens, not undocumented. Usual suspects Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis “the Roach” Gutierrez (D-IL) have companion legislation in the House.

In pitching his amnesty plan, Graham said, “It’s my firm belief most Americans want to fix a broken immigration system in a humane manner. In my view, the DACA Executive Order issued by President Obama was unconstitutional and President-elect Trump would be right to repeal it.  However, I do not believe we should pull the rug out and push these young men and women — who came out of the shadows and registered with the federal government — back into the darkness.  Our legislation continues to provide legal status to them for three years as Congress seeks a permanent solution.”

The two-headed beast of the corporate and political establishment, anti-American forces who demand cheap foreign labor never rests. They value their bottom lines more than the quality of life of middle-class Americans working in their own country at a decent wage and standard of living. Our individual prosperity and that of our nation aren’t important to them. The access to illegals as a substitute for American workers is the priority.

They will continue to push this addiction to foreign labor until they either run us to a poverty level where we make no more than the bargain-basement imports, eliminating the middle class that built this nation, or they will be defeated, through physical barriers, enforced legislation and the ballot box. These legislators don’t work for us, they work for those who benefit from cheap labor. They’re “just doing their job,” which includes killing all of ours.

LAST CALL BEFORE WALL! ILLEGALS FLOOD IN

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Migrants warm themselves next to a campfire near train tracks in Sonora state, Mexico close to the border with the United States

BY YEMELI ORTEGA

Sasabe (Mexico) (AFP) – Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards’ drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs.

But these challenges are nothing compared to their bigger fear: that someday soon, US President-elect Donald Trump will build a wall to keep them out altogether.

So before Trump takes office on Friday, they are racing against time, riding a freight train up to the border to look for a way across.

In the town of Caborca near the frontier, a group of Hondurans warm themselves by a fire of trash in the early morning cold.

One of them, Wilson, a 48-year-old builder, missed the birth of his daughter to make the journey. Getting to the United States before Trump takes control was more important.

“When I saw that man on the television saying how he hated migrants and was going to build a wall, I thought: ‘It’s now or never,” said Wilson, who would not give his last name.

“So we all spent Christmas and New Year traveling to try to get here in time. We want to beat him to it.”

Mexican authorities are arresting thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of undocumented migrants each month, according to government figures.

Governors of several northern states this week called for extra resources to deal with the surge.

Laura Ramirez, a local charity activist, has been serving more than 200 free lunches a day to migrants.

“There are more and more migrants coming,” she says.

– Walk like a cow –

In the border town of Sasabe, marks in the rust on the border fence appear to show a spot where migrants climbed over, says Sergio Flores, leader of a government migrant task force.

“They have been getting sophisticated” in their efforts to get across undetected, he says.

Nearby on the sand lies a bottle of water, painted black — a common trick to stop the plastic shining in the sun and catching the eye of border guards.

That is just part of the typical migrant survival kit, Flores says.

The migrants wear soft-soled slippers so as not to leave footprints in the sand, along with camouflage clothes and masks.

Some have even made soles for their shoes that make their footprints look like cows’ hooves.

Some put sanitary pads in their socks to cushion their feet on long walks.

In their rucksacks they carry anoraks, remedies for snake bites, alcohol for lighting fires, talcum powder for their feet and painkillers.

They buy their supplies in the shops on the town square in the local village of Altar — an area dubbed “Migrants’ Wal-Mart.”

– Coyotes and mules –

The migrants pay about $1,000 each to so-called “coyotes” — people traffickers — to bring them here from their native countries.

On arrival, some traffickers tell the migrants they must pay another $5,000 to get across the border.

“It’s big business,” Flores says.

Some who cannot pay the traffickers instead cross the border as drug “mules,” with 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of marijuana on their backs.

“You have to bring your own water, food and blanket,” says one such “mule,” a Honduran migrant who called himself El Guero.

“They don’t pay us. The payment is being allowed to cross.”

– Not welcome –

Trump sparked outrage during his election campaign when he branded immigrants from Mexico criminals and rapists.

The insult rankles with the migrants on the migrant trail.

“That racist man is panicking,” said El Guero. “Our only sin is being born in an impoverished country and not having enough money to pay the gangs.”

Just across the US border in the town of Arivaca, Arizona, locals mistrust the migrants.

“We cannot deny that they bring trouble,” says a waiter in the town, who asked not to be named.

“I just think they shouldn’t be here. This is not their home.”

Last week, in his first press conference since winning the election, Trump reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall along the border.

In Caborca, Wilson gazes towards the north, where he hopes soon to cross over to a better life.

“I trust God will soften Trump’s heart,” he says.

Mexican Threatens to Kill Donald Trump and As Many of His Supporters As Possible

An anti-Trump Mexican posted a video online urging his fellow Mexicans to kill Donald Trump and as many of his supporters as possible. Media analyst Mark Dice has been documenting these kinds of repeated threats for the entire 2016 election, and in this video he breaks down this latest disturbing incident. © 2016 by Mark Dice

Berzerk Af

Assholes like these are what make us Mexicans look bad. This is why other races dont like us. omfg.
paulette barrow

Why are these people not being arrested and going to jail
Rea Ality

To get a reaction like this, Trump must be doing something right.
LUMINATI _CLG

this kid is stupid can’t even speak right…. I’m Mexican American and I vote DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT 2016
Rooster

See all the people who say “kill trump supporters” don’t realize that we have those liberal pussies outnumbered.
marlene katz

HEY,, WETBACK – I support Trump. So bring it on a-wipe!
Kendall Navstar

Why does he urge other people to kill Trump? Is he too much of a joto to do it himself?

PAUL RYAN: ILLEGALS CAN STAY…

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WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans are working with the Trump transition team on a solution for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.

Hundreds of thousands of these immigrants gained temporary protections and work permits from President Obama. While campaigning for president, Donald Trump promised to undo those protections, putting the immigrants at risk of deportation, although he said last month he hoped to “work something out” to help them.

Ryan didn’t detail what Congress and Mr. Trump would do about the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. But when questioned on a CNN town hall by a woman who identified herself as a DACA recipient with a young daughter, Ryan told her he did not want to see her deported.

“I can see you love your daughter, you are a nice person who has a great future ahead of you, and I hope your future is here,” Ryan said.

“What we have to do is find a way to make sure that you can get right with the law, and we’ve got to do this in a good way so that the rug doesn’t get pulled out from under you and your family gets separated.”

Host Jake Tapper pointed out that Mr. Trump, during the campaign, promised a “deportation force” to round up the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. Ryan dismissed that idea.

“I’m here to tell you in Congress, it’s not happening.”

Instead, Ryan said Mr. Trump has asked lawmakers to focus on two priorities with respect to illegal immigration: securing the border and deporting immigrants who are violent, repeat criminals.

House GOP lawmakers and aides have also said recently they’re working on how to pay for border security to make good on Mr. Trump’s promise of building a wall on the border with Mexico, although at least initially taxpayers would foot the bill – not Mexico, as Mr. Trump promised.

DACA has extended work permits and temporary deportation relief to more than 700,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as youths since its creation in 2012. Mr. Trump has said it and other Obama executive actions are unconstitutional, since they involved going around Congress, a position Ryan repeated Thursday.

DACA permits need to be renewed every two years, so Mr. Trump could cancel out the program over time by ordering agencies to stop processing new applications and renewals. There is high anxiety in immigrant communities about what he will do.

“We have to figure out how to have a humane solution to this very legitimate, sincere problem and respect the rule of law,” Ryan said.

Deportations Hit 10-Year Low as Obama Prepares Exit

BY BOB PRICE

Deportation of illegal immigrants hit a 10-year low during President Obama’s last full fiscal year in office. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also appeared to be cutting back on information provided about all three of its law enforcement agencies.

The administration waited until the last Friday of the year to release its final FY 2016 report on Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal operations.

“It’s no wonder that they waited for a day when hardly a soul was paying attention; the numbers for ICE are abysmal, even worse than 2015,” Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughn reported this week. If there were an award for government reports that aim to obfuscate and spin, I would nominate this one.”

Vaughn wrote that the annual reports have historically provided basic statistics from all three of the department’s law enforcement agencies. This year, the report sneaked out by DHS officials on the last working day of the month normally, in two versions, was scaled back to provide only a fraction of the information normally disclosed. The reported is compiled by the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) which has a new director, Marc Rosenblum.

Vaughn listed the following as key findings from the annual report:

  • Deportations credited to ICE in 2016 increased by 2 percent. All of the increase came from cases of aliens arrested by the Border Patrol, not interior enforcement.
  • Interior deportations fell from 69,478 in 2015 to 65,322 in 2016, out of a population of illegal aliens now estimated at 12 million.
  • Deportations of criminal aliens fell from 63,127 in 2015 to 60,318 in 2016, out of an estimated population of two million.
  • The total number of deportations under the Obama administration is not easily comparable to prior administrations because of the number of border cases included, but it certainly is not record-breaking, as Obama has claimed.
  • DHS maintains that CBP arrests have always been a large share of ICE deportations, but in fact this is a new development under the Obama Administration. In prior administrations, only a third of deportations credited to ICE were border cases; now about two-thirds are.

One of the priorities of the Obama Administration was supposed to be deporting criminal aliens and others designated under the Priority Enforcement Program introduced in November 2014. Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby dubbed the program “Catch and Release 2.0” in an article published in January 2015.

“Before these changes,” a federal agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Breitbart Texas at the time, “all illegal aliens arrested by Border Patrol were required to enter the deportation system where they would be scheduled for a deportation hearing at a future date. Under this new system, the illegal aliens are not even required to show up for a hearing ever.”

“Not only are we releasing these people with no hearings scheduled, no notice to appear, but the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] is forcing Border Patrol to prepare the initial paperwork for the illegal aliens’ work permits.” The source added, “Americans really need to think about the terrorism-related implications of this. Illegal aliens who are suspected of having terrorism ties, but not convicted, could be permitted to stay in the country.”

The impact of the new program has been dramatic in a negative way. The charts below show the dramatic decline of interior deportations (called removals by the DHS) and the removal of criminal aliens from the U.S.:

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Vaughn reported that 98 percent of all interior deportations were convicted criminals. This means that other migrants who have been crossing the border in massive numbers for the past several years are simply allowed to stay.

Even though the removal of criminal aliens made up nearly all of the interior deportations, the numbers of criminals being deported also continued to fall from previous years. This is not because the country is running out of criminal aliens to deport.

“The main reason for the decline is the Obama administration’s prioritization scheme that has steadily narrowed the types of cases that ICE officers are permitted to pursue.

The total number of removals (deportations and voluntary returns) increased by less than 5,000 in FY 2016 compared to FY 2015. However, the total deportation number of 240,000 aliens is 41 percent lower than the peak FY 2012 numbers.

“Obama has the lowest rate of deportations since the Nixon Administration,” Vaughn stated. “The administration and its allies frequently point out that more than two million removals have occurred since 2009, an accomplishment that they characterize as record-breaking.”

Vaughn explains why this is not true:

But counting only removals as deportations presents a misleading picture of the level of enforcement. Removals are just one form of the deportation process that can be executed by any of the three DHS enforcement agencies (ICE, Border Patrol, and CBP officers at the port of entry). All three enforcement agencies also can process deportable aliens as a return (sometimes known as voluntary return), which is a lesser consequence. In general most border deportations are processed as returns and most interior deportations are processed as removals, but in recent years many more aliens apprehended at the border have been turned over to ICE for a brief period of detention and then removed in recent years, in a departure from the traditional “you catch ’em, you clean ’em” policies, where the arresting agency typically handles the deportation process. In addition, illegal border-crossers who have been removed previously, or who are prosecuted for smuggling or other crimes are turned over to ICE for processing. Under these scenarios, the Border Patrol will count the case as an apprehension, which is their marquee enforcement metric, and ICE will count the case as a deportation.

Under Obama, a much larger number of Border Patrol cases were transferred to ICE for processing than had been the case under prior administrations. In 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, just over a third of deportations credited to ICE were border cases, and two-thirds were interior cases. In 2016, more than two-thirds of the deportation cases credited to ICE were border cases, and less than a third were interior cases.

Rather than using removals as the measurement, Vaughn suggests that a more “apples-to-apples” comparison can be made by examining interior deportations and border removals separately. “Neither the Border Patrol nor CBP publishes the total number of deportations executed, and many of the cases are transferred to ICE, so year-by-year comparisons of border deportations alone are impossible using open source statistics,” she stated.

Using these methods, Vaughn concluded that the Obama Administration has completed a total of 5.3 million deportations (both interior and border removals. That number represents about half of those same actions under the administration of then-President George W. Bush. It is not the Obama Administration that holds the record for deportations. Rather, it is the Clinton Administration record with 12.3 million deportations reported.

The following chart provided by the CIS reveals the average number of deportations reported annually:

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Vaughn was extremely critical of the content of the new annual report released by first-year Director Rosenblum. ”The first set of reports prepared under the tenure of new OIS Director Marc Rosenblum, formerly of the Migration Policy Institute, are of dubious value,” she stated. She explained that the previous year’s reported provided numerous data tables and explanatory materials providing a more neutral view of actions taken by the department. Typically, those reports would provide data covering multiple years for comparison.

“The new reports include only one set of actual enforcement statistics with only five numbers drawn from DHS systems — repeat, five enforcement statistics,” Vaughn reported. “Specifically, OIS is reporting: the number of inadmissibility determinations at the port of entry; the number of Border Patrol apprehensions; the number of ICE arrests, the number of book-ins to detention, and the total number of deportations. No numbers are provided for prior years, but percentage changes from 2015 are reported.”

Vaughn concluded that the immigration issue will continue to be one of the most important and contentious policy matters facing the new President and his administration. “The incoming Trump administration and Congress must insist that DHS return to a relatively standardized and apolitical manner of publishing the vital statistics of the immigration agencies in order to support this discussion.”