Why We Need the Wall (Border Crossing Video)

There’s no fence and no wall and not even a creek to wade across at the spot along the Mexican border featured in this video.

In five minutes, you’ll get a feel for the hot, dry, dusty terrain and the Mexicans who live along that part of the border.

Published on May 8, 2017

In a display of just how lax border security is between Mexico and the United States, Joe Biggs and David Rodriguez traveled to the border between Anapara, Mexico and Sunland Park in New Mexico. This is a report for Borderland Alternative Media

NC School Confiscates Yearbooks Over “Build that wall” Comment

The PC police have victimized the entire senior class of a small town North Carolina high school. A senior white girl made the mistake of quoting President Donald J. Trump, which triggered the liberal school administrators.

Daily Mail

A North Carolina high school has confiscated all its senior yearbooks and is reprinting them because it believes a white female student’s ‘build that wall’ quote was inappropriate.

Richmond Early College High School is a predominantly white public school in Hamlet, North Carolina, with 214 students.

Its staff recalled its senior yearbooks this week after a screenshot of one female student’s photograph and quote appeared on social media, sparking accusations from critics that the state is ‘racist’.

The blonde student, who beamed in her posed-for photograph wearing a string of pearls, gave the Trump campaign slogan as her quote for the book and attributed it to the president.

Teachers now say that the remark amounted to ‘inappropriate conduct’ which it would not ‘tolerate’.

It recollected the 22 yearbooks which had already been distributed among students and is reprinting them.

The decision had divided opinion among residents on social media. Some agreed with the decision while others said it infringed on the girl’s first amendment rights.

The student did not face any disciplinary action and it is not known what her new quote will be.

In a statement, Richmond County Schools said there were also ‘errors’ in the yearbooks which had been put together by students.

‘Earlier this week, it was discovered by school administration that Richmond Early College yearbooks had errors and inappropriate comments.

The principal immediately collected the distributed yearbooks.

‘We regret that this incident has occurred and are currently working with the yearbook’s publisher to make corrections.

‘As a district, we do not and will not tolerate inappropriate conduct toward any of our students.

‘In each situation, our goal is to provide for the well-being of all of our students and prevent recurrences of inappropriate conduct,’ it said.

Some welcomed it, claiming the quote, which refers to President Trump’s plan to construct a wall along the Mexican border, is offensive to the school’s Hispanic students.

‘When one has a negative connotation to a huge majority of the school then it’s a problem,’ said one female student.

But others accused the school of trying to censor the the girl’s beliefs.

‘When did the first amendment become inappropriate? It’s pathetic that students approaching graduation are not mature enough to handle words on a page,’ one critic said.

‘It’s a cryin’ shame that a white person can’t even quote the President in their yearbook without being called racist.

‘Funny how a few years ago all you saw was “my president is black”. What is this world coming to!’ another said.

The principal and other administrators and teachers responsible for the violation of individual rights must be punished. This story has had plenty of publicity. A conservative free speech group that specializes in lawsuits should take this one to court. Meanwhile, parents should always vote against school bond issues and against school board members who support this shredding of the Constitution.

This is Why We Need Trump’s Wall

I was going to post the image results of a Google search related to Mexican violence, but the results were so horrifically repulsive that I couldn’t bring myself to do it to you, the reader. Thus, the photo above is of Mexican guns, not dead and mutilated Mexicans. God only knows how many the arrested Mexicans in the photo killed.

What we do know from what is probably reliable data is that Mexico is one of the deadliest countries on earth. To me, it’s a losing proposition to even think about being an American tourist in Mexico.

Excerpt from Zerohedge

Why can’t brain dead liberals understand the need for a wall after seeing these statistics?

How can we have an unsecured border with a failed third world state, where murder and drugs are the two biggest imports?

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Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016

(CNN) It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.

As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico’s drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 — second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war.

“This is all the more surprising, considering that the conflict deaths [in Mexico] are nearly all attributable to small arms,” said John Chipman, chief executive and director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which issued its annual survey of armed conflict on Tuesday.

“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan claimed 17,000 and 16,000 lives respectively in 2016, although in lethality they were surpassed by conflicts in Mexico and Central America, which have received much less attention from the media and the international community,” said Anastasia Voronkova, the editor of the survey.

Rising death toll
Voronkova said the number of homicides rose in 22 of Mexico’s 32 states during 2016 and the rivalries between cartels increased in violence.

“It is noteworthy that the largest rises in fatalities were registered in states that were key battlegrounds for control between competing, increasingly fragmented cartels,” she said.

“The violence grew worse as the cartels expanded the territorial reach of their campaigns, seeking to ‘cleanse’ areas of rivals in their efforts to secure a monopoly on drug-trafficking routes and other criminal assets.”
Mexican drug cartels take in between $19 billion and $29 billion annually from US drug sales, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Rivalries between the cartels wreak havoc on the lives of civilians who have nothing to do with narcotics. Bystanders, people who refused to join cartels, migrants, journalists and government officials have all been killed.

Not on news agenda
Jacob Parakilas, assistant head of the US and the Americas Programme at London-based think tank Chatham House, said part of the reason for the relative lack of attention paid to Mexico in the international media is “it’s not a war in the political sense of the word. The participants largely don’t have a political objective. They’re not trying to create a breakaway state. It doesn’t come with the same visuals. There are no air strikes.

“Also this has been going on since the beginning of the modern drug trade in the Americas. It’s not news in that sense. And Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist. They are intentionally targeted in Mexico, which puts a dampener on the ability to report on this.”

Disappointing $1 Trillion Spending Bill Omits Funding for Trump’s Wall

HAPPY MONSTERS.

The shutdown of the United States government has been averted. Is that good news or bad? It might depend on your perspective. An extended shutdown might prove that for the average person, we don’t need the federal government.

To avert a shutdown, the Republican party has jettisoned Trump’s Wall and his crackdown on sanctuary cities.

Fox News

Republican and Democratic lawmakers forged a $1.07 trillion spending package that would fund the government through the end of September, but does not include some of President Trump’s cornerstone promises including funding for a border wall or funding cuts to sanctuary cities.

The proposed legislation has no funding for Trump’s oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but does set aside $1.5 billion for border security measures such as additional detention beds. It does give Trump a $12.5 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, a figure which could rise to $15 billion should Trump present Congress with a plan for fighting the Islamic State terror group. The proposed $15 billion amounts to half of Trump’s original $30 billion request.

Trump said at nearly every campaign stop last year that Mexico would pay for the proposed 2,000-mile border wall, a claim Mexican leaders have broadly rejected. The White House sought nearly $1.4 billion in taxpayer dollars for the wall and related costs in the spending bill, but Trump later relented and said the issue could wait until September.

With language about the border wall omitted, Democratic leaders praised the effort.

“The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren’t used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle class relies on, like medical research, education and infrastructure,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed Schumer’s praise, saying in a separate statement “the omnibus does not fund President Trump’s immoral and unwise border wall or create a cruel new deportation force.”

The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from sanctuary cities that do not share information about people’s immigration status with federal authorities.

The House and Senate have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to approve the bill, which would avert a government shutdown. If passed, the catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump’s short tenure in the White House. The measure is assured of winning bipartisan support in votes this week, but it’s unclear how much support the measure will receive from GOP conservatives and how warmly it will be received by the White House.

Democratic votes will be needed to pass the measure even though Republicans control both the White House and Congress. The minority party has been actively involved in the talks, which appear headed to produce a lowest common denominator measure that won’t look too much different than the deal that could have been struck on Obama’s watch last year.

Bloomberg focuses on the nuts and bolts of the law rather than the politics of it.

An excerpt:

GOP leaders eager to focus on health-care and tax overhauls bowed to Democratic demands to eliminate hundreds of policy restrictions aimed at curbing regulations, leaving the Trump administration with few victories.

The White House sought funding to begin building the border wall, as well as $18 billion in cuts to domestic agencies, and both demands were rebuffed. The spending deal includes money for Planned Parenthood, despite Republican demands to defund the group over its provision of abortions.

Trump will be able to point to a $15 billion boost for the Pentagon, although $2.5 billion of that money is contingent on the administration delivering a new plan to fight Islamic State. It also falls well short of the $30 billion he had originally requested.

Trump will get $1.5 billion for border security, but it can’t be used for the border wall or additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to one congressional aide. There are also no new restrictions on money going to so-called sanctuary cities that don’t fully enforce federal immigration laws.

Very disappointing, indeed. I think Paul Ryan is the culprit here. But it’s not a done deal. The votes may not be there for passage.

While Republicans control the House, Senate and the White House, congressional Democrats held some leverage in the talks because their votes will be needed in the Senate, and likely the House, for passage of the bill.

The Senate needs 60 votes to advance legislation, meaning the 52 Republicans will need help from at least eight Democrats.

In the House, passing a spending bill for the remainder of fiscal 2017 was always going to be a challenge. A solid bloc of fiscal conservatives regularly oppose big spending bills, and House Republicans have had to rely on some Democratic votes consistently since taking over the majority in 2011. Sixteen House Republicans on Friday voted against the one-week extension of current spending that kept government open.

Senator Ted Cruz Proposes that Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Pay for The Wall

Yay Ted Cruz. You are the man.

Ted Cruz has pulled a nice little stunt with his El Chapo bucks (see above) and his proposed law that would use money forfeited by alleged drug kingpin El Chapo to pay for Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise.

UPI

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has introduced the “El Chapo Act,” a bill that would use the estimated $14 billion in assets owned by Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to build a border wall.

“Today I introduced the El Chapo Act, which reserves billions in forfeited assets to pay for border security,” Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act — or the El Chapo Act — makes reference to Guzmán, who was extradited from Mexico to the United States in January.

Guzmán pleaded not guilty to 17 criminal charges related to his drug empire — including corruption, murder, conspiracy, drug importation and money laundering.

Cruz said that, if convicted, Guzmán’s forfeited expansive wealth would be redirected for use to build a border wall and to enforce border security, instead of for use by the U.S. Department of Treasury for unspecified reasons — a standard procedure when assets of drug traffickers are seized.

Cruz said that forfeited funds from other drug cartels could also be used.

“Senator Cruz estimates one drug lord alone may be worth $14 billion in confiscated funds. That would be good start toward paying for wall,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a statement. “Ted Cruz is exactly right to focus on confiscating Mexican drug money to pay for the wall. What a grand and fitting irony.”

Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel is credited with dominating the illegal drug market in nearly the entire United States. “El Chapo” — meaning “The Short One” or “shorty” — so dubbed because of his 5-foot-6-inch frame, was detained in Guatemala in 1993 and then extradited to Mexico to face murder and drug trafficking charges.

He escaped from prison in 2001 by hiding in a laundry cart after bribing prison guards, and was re-captured in February 2014. He was captured a second time in the city of Los Mochis in his home state of Sinaloa on Jan. 8 after escaping from Mexico’s Altiplano Federal Prison on July 11, 2015.

Donald Trump has some fun last year at Ted Cruz’s expense in this video compilation. Enjoy.

Mestizo Self-Deports Over Fear of ICE Raids

IGNACIO GARCIA-PABLO. CLAIMS TO HAVE SELF-DEPORTED BECAUSE OF TRUMP.

The Trump effect has already been reported widely. Border crossings are down because of the small crackdown on illegals initiated by President Donald Trump.

This tale of a Central American illegal is unverified. It has the ring of truth about it, especially the illegal’s promise made in the last sentence of the story.

OPB.org

Ignacio García-Pablo, 21, came to America five years ago. It took him about a month to travel the more than 3,000 miles from Guatemala to Oregon, he says.

He rode a dangerous cargo train known to locals as La Bestia, or the Beast. Then he traveled by car and hired a coyote to smuggle him across the U.S.-Mexico border.

But he says it was worth it: there’s opportunity in the U.S. — something he doesn’t have at home, where drought, crime and political corruption have made prospering nearly impossible.

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Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’

Democrat Nancy Pelosi has condemned Trump’s Wall along the Mexican border as immoral.

She has no special qualifications to judge morality that I can tell. Moreover, very few politicians should be making judgments about morality. Especially Catholics like Pelosi who support abortion.

She is a dingbat, however. The evidence for that is strong and compelling. Her infamous declaration that we have to pass Obamacare to see what’s in it will live forever as an example of her stupidity.

NBC News

WASHINGTON — While a deal to fund the government this week won’t necessarily include funding for the construction of a complete border wall, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be “enough to get going” — even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it “immoral.”

Asked by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview whether the Trump administration would push a government shutdown if border wall funding is not included in a bill to fund the government this week, Priebus said, “it will be enough in the negotiation for us to either move forward with either the construction or the planning or enough to get going with the border wall.”

Members of Congress are returning to the nation’s capital this week with a nearing deadline to work on a deal to continue government funding and avoid a government shutdown.

Democrats meanwhile are standing firm against funding construction of a border wall.

“Democrats do not support the wall,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said on “Meet The Press.”

“Republicans in the border states do not support the wall.”

“The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise, and when the president says, ‘Well, I promised a wall during my campaign.’ I don’t think he said he was going to pass billions of dollars of cost of the wall on to the taxpayer,” she added.

Pelosi argued that “the president is expressing a sign of weakness” by wanting a wall to stem the flow of illegal immigrants from crossing the southern border.

Priebus said the administration expects “the priorities of the president to be reflected” when Congress makes a deal on funding government operations.

“We expect a massive increase in military spending, we expect money for border security in this bill, and it ought to be because the president won overwhelmingly and everyone understood that the border wall was part of it,” he said.

Despite Priebus’ claim, Trump infamously lost the popular vote, and, since Richard Nixon’s election in 1972, only two presidents — George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter — have received fewer electoral votes than Trump in a general election.

Late Sunday morning, Trump took to Twitter to speak on the wall, first claiming that the wall is needed to stop “MS 13 gang members,” then saying that “Mexico will be paying, in some form” eventually.