Friday, December 9, 2016

Mexico

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mexico

When Trump announced his presidency from Trump Tower, he made the Mexicans angry, but now Trump won, guess what they want to do?

They want to “modernize” NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump spent a lot of time on the campaign trail the last few months talking about how bad NAFTA is, and even called it one of America’s worst trade deals.

Hillary was blamed by Trump for NAFTA, because her husband, Bill Clinton, was the one who signed NAFTA into law. See the clip from the debates below.

Now that Trump has won the “most historic election in American history”, countries like Mexico are starting to fall in line.

It was easy for Mexico to play tough during the election, they thought Hillary would win like everyone else in the world.

When almost 60 million Americans voted Donald Trump as President, Mexico realized that they would be in a lot of trouble if they don’t start playing nice now.

President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that he and the new president-elect would meet before the inauguration.

Mexico doesn’t want to end NAFTA, but they want to “modernize” it to make it better for all involved. They know that NAFTA benefits Mexico more than the U.S. and they want to salvage any part of NAFTA they can.

If Trump can say what he said about Mexicans and building the wall during the campaign, and then they come around to wanting to work with Trump, that is a big deal.

It shows that Trump might actually be able to get some things done as president and even the countries that were supposedly “against” Trump are realizing that America is standing with him and it is time to renegotiate.

Now that the election is over and things are settling down, we are seeing that even some of his most ardent detractors are coming around and willing to work out our issues. That says a lot about Trump and the other countries.

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Trump's wall

After Donald’s visit to Mexico, some thought he might backtrack on Trump’s wall but instead he doubled down and wants this group to pay for it.

The Donald Trump camp is coming up with alternative ways to get the wall built without making Mexico pay for it directly.

One idea that Trump and his team is toying with is using the seized assets from drug busts to fund the construction.

Millions and millions of dollars worth of cars, property, TV’s and all sorts of assets are seized during major drug busts.

Team Trump is trying to come up with a way that won’t hold Mexico directly accountable, but with something they will support.

Watch as the crowd cheers for Trump’s wall.

By attacking the drug lords and using their assets to pay for the wall, both sides might be able to get on board.

Mexico isn’t totally against the wall because most of immigrants going to America are passing through Mexico and causing trouble along the way.

One of Trump’s senior advisors stressed to reporters on Thursday that the drug money idea is just one of many that the team is considering.

The plan has been dubbed the “make the cartels pay” plan and it makes sense. The drug cartels and human smugglers are the ones that benefit the most from the open borders.

They are not here to start a life and give their children a better future, but the drug dealers and human smugglers are hear to profit and they don’t care who gets hurt on the way.

Something needs to be done, and the wall was already approved by congress just after 9/11/2001. The project was never funded, so Trump just needs to find a way to fund the wall and he can start it on day one.

Trump’s wall has been a major talking point for both sides during this election, and from the sound it, the wall talk isn’t going away anytime soon.

Do you think making the cartels pay is a good way to build the wall? Let us know in the comments below.

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African

Herds of African immigrants are being housed in shelters in the Mexican border town of Tijuana while they await entry into the United States under what appears to be a secret accord between the Obama administration, Mexico and the Central American countries the Africans transited on their journey north.

A backlog of African migrants is overwhelming limited shelter space in Tijuana and Mexican officials blame the slow pace of U.S. immigration authorities in the San Isidro port of entry for granting only 50 asylum solicitations daily.

Details about this disturbing program come from Mexico’s immigration agency, Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM), and appear this week in an article published by the country’s largest newspaper. “Mexico is living through a wave of undocumented Africans, due to a humanitarian crisis on that continent, that has saturated shelters in Tapachula, Chiapas, and generated pressure on shelters in Tijuana, Baja California,” the news article states.

The African migrants’ journey begins in Brazil under a South American policy that allows the “free transit” of immigrants throughout the continent. Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama facilitate the process by transferring the concentration of foreigners towards Mexico based on an agreement that Mexico will help them gain entry into the U.S. so they can solicit asylum.

The Africans are mostly entering Mexico through the southern state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala. This week alone 424 Africans arrived at the Chiapas immigration station, which is situated in Tapachula.

Shelters in Tijuana currently have 154 migrants from African countries waiting on their U.S. asylum solicitations, according to figures provided by the INM. “The undocumented don’t want to stay in Mexico,” the news article clarifies.

“They want to make it to U.S. territory to solicit asylum based on the life conditions that prevail in the continent.” Authorities in Tijuana are offering support to migrants from El Congo, Somalia, Ghana and Pakistan to facilitate entering the U.S. through the San Isidro crossing, according to the news story. San Isidro is the largest land border crossing between San Diego, California and Tijuana.

The Obama administration has done a great job of promoting its various back-door amnesty programs, which include perpetually extending a humanitarian measure designed to temporarily shield illegal immigrants from deportation during emergencies.

It’s known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and in the last few years migrants from several African countries have received it so the new influx is not all surprising. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone got TPS back in 2014 over the lingering effects of the Ebola Virus and earlier this year Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson extended it.

The administration cited the “continued recovery challenges” the African countries face for the extension.

Last summer Johnson extended a TPS for Somalians until March 17, 2017, which could have served as a driving force behind the sudden surge via Latin America. A notice in the Federal Register says the extension was warranted because the conditions in Somalia that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met.

“There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in Somalia due to ongoing armed conflict that would pose a serious threat to the personal safety of returning Somali nationals, as well as extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country that prevent Somali nationals from returning to Somalia in safety,” the notice states. “The Secretary has also determined that permitting eligible Somali nationals to remain temporarily in the United States is not contrary to the national interest of the United States.”

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Mexican

The Obama administration’s failure to protect the southern border has allowed Mexican cartels to smuggle record amounts of drugs into the United States, especially heroin, which is increasingly popular in the U.S.

Once the drugs get smuggled north Mexican traffickers use street, prison and outlaw motorcycle gangs to distribute them throughout the country much like a legitimate business enterprise.This has been going on for years and there seems to be no end in sight, according to a disturbing new report published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with policy and legal analysis.

“Mexican transnational criminal organizations are the major suppliers and key producers of most illegal drugs smuggled into the United States,” the CRS states in its new report.

“They have been increasing their share of the U.S. drug market—particularly with respect to heroin.” The bulk of the heroin smuggled into the United States transits across the Southwest border, the CRS writes, revealing that “from 2010 to 2015 heroin seizures in this area more than doubled from 1,016 kg to 2,524 kg.”

The trend mirrors the increase in overall seizures throughout the U.S., the CRS figures show. For instance, federal arrests and prosecutions of heroin traffickers have skyrocketed with 6,353 heroin-related arrests in 2015. Additionally, the number of individuals sentenced for heroin trafficking offenses in federal courts has increased by almost 50%, the report says.

There are at least eight major Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating in the United States with the Sinaloa Cartel being the most active, the CRS reveals. “Mexican transnational criminal organizations (MTCOs) remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group can challenge them in the near term.”

They operate sophisticated enterprises, using nearly 100 U.S. gangs in their cross-border crimes, government figures show.

Because the Mexican cartels move their drugs through the Southwest border, western states have become part of what’s known as the “heroin transit zone,” the CRS report says. “In addition, as the Mexican traffickers take on a larger role in the U.S. heroin market, and expand their operations to the East Coast, authorities have seen black tar heroin emerge in the Northeastern United States, where it had rarely been seen,” the report states.

Large quantities of a synthetic opioid known as Fentanyl are also entering the U.S. primarily via the Mexican border, though the drug also comes from China. Fentanyl is 25-40 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine.

Undoubtedly, there’s an epidemic of drug abuse in the U.S. but cutting off the source would obviously improve the crisis. This may seem like common sense, but the CRS gently reminds legislators to consider it. “Policymakers may examine U.S. efforts to combat heroin trafficking as a means of combatting opioid abuse in the United States,” the CRS writes in its report.

“Policymakers may also look at existing federal strategies on drug control, transnational crime, and Southwest border crime to evaluate whether they are able to target the current heroin trafficking threat.”

Among the common-sense suggestions listed in the document is “securing U.S. borders.” It comes from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which has made disrupting drug trafficking and production a priority.

The impact of Mexican drug cartels has been well documented for some time in a number of government audits, even as the Obama administration insists the southern border is secure.

Less than a year ago the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a report confirming that the majority of illegal drugs in the United States come from Mexico and Mexican traffickers remain the greatest criminal threat to the United States.

They’re classified as Transitional Criminal Organizations (TCOs) by the government and for years they’ve smuggled in enormous quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

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Muslim Terrorists

Corroborating what Judicial Watch uncovered years ago, a U.S. military intelligence report discloses that Muslim terrorists are being smuggled into the country through Mexico. The government calls them Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and Latin American smuggling networks are helping them cross the border, according to information obtained from a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Intelligence dispatch.

Located in Miami, Florida SOUTHCOM is one of nine unified combat commands in the Department of Defense (DOD). It’s responsible for providing contingency planning operations and security cooperation in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. The internal assessment on SIA smuggling has not been made public, but a conservative Washington D.C. online newspaper obtained key points from the command’s J-2 intelligence directorate. A SOUTHCOM Army colonel told the paper that in 2015 more than 30,000 migrants who entered the U.S. through the southwestern border were from countries of “terrorist concern.”

The new SOUTHCOM report specifically mentions Sunni extremists, the news article states. The terrorists are using a known alien smuggling network in Latin America to reach the U.S. but the network has not been identified by military officials. “Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for SOUTHCOM and other interagency security partners who support our country’s national security,” a SOUTHCOM Army Colonel, Lisa A. Garcia, says in the story.

“There are major hubs that serve as entry points into the region for migrants from those areas of concern attempting to enter the U.S. along our border with Mexico.”

Judicial Watch has reported for years on the critical national security threats created on the southern border by Islamic terrorists teaming up with Mexican drug cartels to infiltrate and attack the U.S. As part of an ongoing investigation Judicial Watch has interviewed local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as military sources on both sides of the border. Our reporting confirmed that ISIS has a training cell just a few miles from El Paso, Texas in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. We also verified that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links to stash areas in a rural Texas town called Acala. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just across a state road several dozen miles from El Paso.

Earlier this year Judicial Watch uncovered State Department records confirming that “Arab extremists” are entering the U.S. through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells.” Among them is a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. The government documents also reveal that some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the State Department records, via a September 2004 cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez, as Adnan G. El Shurkrjumah.

In December, 2014 Shukrijumah was killed by the Pakistan Army in an intelligence-borne operation in South Waziristan. But before he died Shukrijumah helped plan several U.S. attacks, including plots to bomb Oprah Winfrey’s studio and detonate nuclear devices in multiple American cities. For years Shukrijumah appeared on the FBI’s most wanted list and, despite being sought by the agency, he crossed back and forth into the U.S. from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas. Back in 2014 Judicial Watch reported that, as one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Shukrijumah piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico.

In 2014 Judicial Watch also exposed a plot by Islamic terrorist groups operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez. Judicial Watch’s high-level law enforcement and intelligence sources specifically identified ISIS in the plot and confirmed that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border had been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies were placed on alert and Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, increased security measures. Military experts contacted by Judicial Watch said the increased security at a key Army base near the Mexican border indicates the facility was a target. Military installations in the U.S. only make changes to security measures when there are clear and present threats, according to the senior military officials.

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Banking

Amid the discord ignited by Donald Trump’s idea to block money transfers to Mexico until it funds a wall it’s important to note that a U.S. government program is largely responsible for the billions in remittances flowing south of the border from illegal immigrants.

The program is called “Directo a Mexico” (Direct to Mexico) and the Federal Reserve, the government agency that serves as the nation’s central bank, launched it nearly a decade ago. Judicial Watch investigated the outrageous taxpayer-subsidized initiative and obtained government records back in 2006. It was created by President George W. Bush following the 2001 U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, undermines our nation’s immigration laws and is a potential national security nightmare. The goal was to provide low-cost banking services to illegal immigrants and facilitate the process for those sending money home. Remittances are transferred through the Federal Reserve’s own automated clearinghouse linked directly to Mexico’s central bank (Banco de Mexico).

At the time Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that most of the Mexicans who send money home are illegal immigrants so a Mexican-issued identification is the only requirement to use the government banking service. A colorful brochure promoting “Directo a Mexico” offered to help immigrants who don’t have bank accounts and assured the best foreign exchange rate and low transfer fees. A frequently asked question section posed this:

“If I return to Mexico or am deported, will I lose the money in my bank account?” The answer: “No. The money still belongs to you and can easily be accessed at an ATM in Mexico using your debit card.”

In short, the U.S. created this special banking system specifically for illegal aliens and tens of billions of dollars have flowed through it, according to figures obtained by JW from Banco de Mexico.

This is worth noting because news coverage of Trump’s plan to fund a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has omitted this important information, instead focusing on the negative impact to the Mexican economy if remittances are cut. In fact, the mainstream newspaper that first published the Republican presidential candidate’s idea wrote that it “could decimate the Mexican economy.”

Another article, published by a national newswire, said “any move to target payments sent home by people living in the United States could have a crushing financial effect in Mexico, the leading recipient of U.S. remittances.” Various other reports have focused on the devastating effects that cutting remittances will have on poor Mexicans that depend on their U.S. relatives to survive.

Under the Republican presidential candidate’s plan, an anti-terrorism law would be used to halt remittances made by illegal aliens unless Mexico makes a payment of $5 billion to $10 billion for a wall along the southern border. President Obama called it a “half-baked” plan that would create turmoil within the Mexican economy and would result in more Mexicans fleeing to the U.S. looking for work, according to a news report.

Mexico’s largest newspaper writes this week that Trump has shaken up that country’s government and his hostility towards Mexicans has threatened to make the U.S. a nightmare for all Mexicans, even if the billionaire businessman doesn’t win the presidential election.

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illegal-immigration

The Mexican government has told Texas that they had better start issuing birth certificates to the children of illegal immigrants–or risk lousing up the entire relationship between the U.S. government and Mexico.

Mexico has accused Texas of trying to deny citizenship to the so-called “anchor babies”–children born in America to illegal immigrants, who should automatically receive citizenship at birth because of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In order to obtain a birth certificate in Texas, a parent has to show two forms of identification.

But while illegal immigrants may have a Mexican passport, their other form of government-issued ID is a “matricula,” a special identification card given to illegal immigrants by the Mexican consulate.

But Texas does not recognize matriculas as a valid form of identification. Some Texas country registrars offices are even refusing to accept anything short of a U.S. visa or a U.S. ID card in order to obtain a birth certificate.

Right now, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of six children by their illegal parents, who came from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.

The lawsuit alleges that Texas is violating the Fourteenth Amendment by denying citizenship to children born on U.S. soil.

But Texas claims the ability to choose which IDs to accept is a state issue, and has claimed that not accepting consulated-issued ID cards, like matriculas, is a long-standing policy.

Attorney Jennifer Harbury, who is representing the illegal immigrant families, said that the issue isn’t just whether or not matriculas should be accepted–but whether or not Texas is being fair.

“The argument is ‘what will you take that people can actually get?’” she said. “They have to take something. [The children] were born here. They are U.S. citizens.”

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coworker-set-on-fire

An illegal alien pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing a coworker in her home, stealing $6,000 from her, and then lighting her body on fire.

Juan Jimenez-Olivera, 30, met Sviatlana Dranko, also 30, when they were worked at the same pizza parlor in New Jersey–until April 29, 2014, when New Jersey police found the burned remains of Dranko after responding to a fire call.

Jimenez-Olivera allegedly raped Dranko–though that charge was dropped as part of his plea deal–and then strangled her.

In an attempt to cover up his crime, he placed a pillow case over her head and lit her on fire using a lighter.

Jimenez-Olivera sits in a county jail and will be sentenced in mid-September. He faces a recommended 30-year sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder count.

But if Jimenez-Olivera does manage to get a sentence that allows for parole, he might wind up a permanent resident of the United States in his old age: apparently Mexico might refuse to take him back.

Jimenez-Olivera’s sentence comes on the back of other high-profile murders by illegal aliens–including Kate Steinle, a 30-year-old San Francisco woman who was gunned down by an illegal alien while walking through a touristy plaza with her dad.

It also comes after controversial comments made by Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who pointed out that–despite the narrative on the Left, about the so-called “DREAMers,” illegal adults who came over as children–many illegal aliens do not come over with the purest intentions.

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hijacked-van

Earlier this month, a truck departed the U.S. Logistics Center in Brownsville, Texas, on its way to resupply U.S. Consulates located in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico – but it never arrived.

Instead, the truck was intercepted by armed hijackers that law enforcement on both sides of the border believed to be members of a violent Mexican Gulf Cartels – one of many involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, gun running, identity theft, kidnapping, robberies and other crimes.

And this was no ordinary resupply truck. Rather, the embassy bound truck was carrying 11,500 border crossing cards and non-immigrant temporary visas that allow Mexican nationals to easily cross back and forth over the border for business and pleasure reasons.

The U.S. government had assigned the visas to pre-screened and approved recipients in Mexico.

But now that 11,500 border-crossing cards are now in the hands of the cartel, they will likely be used by cartel members themselves or sold to people looking for a way to cross the border into the United States without notice.

According to Breitbart, the Gulf Cartel was heavily involved in facilitating the massive surge across the border by illegal immigrants last year and purportedly earned roughly $38 million in just a few short months for its efforts.

U.S. consular officials claimed they had flagged the stolen cards acknowledging that criminal elements could use the cards could to cross the border illegally.

That’s not all. The thieves could also smuggle the cards back into the United States where cartel members and illegal immigrants already there could use them for identification purposes.

Law enforcement has discounted the “identification theory” because identification cards for illegal immigrants to remain in the United States indefinitely have been available from the Obama administration for years just for the asking.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, almost one million illegal aliens have received work permits under the Obama administration from 2009 to 2014.

470,000 of these work permits went to illegal immigrants who overstayed tourist visas while 532,000 work permits went to foreign students who may not have had their enrollment in an accredited college or university verified.

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nuclear-materials

In addition to being unable to control drug cartels, stem gun running, stop or even slow the exodus of its citizens to the north and its’ status as a world class economic basket case, we can now add Mexico’s inability to secure nuclear fuel, radioactive waste and industrial grade X-Ray equipment from the nation’s nuclear industry from theft.

So says the U.S. State Department in a statement confirming an alert issued by Mexico’s National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards last week that thieves stole iridium-192 from Cárdenas, a city in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco. The theft led Mexico’s government to issue several alerts and warnings to citizens about the theft.

Construction and fabrication companies use iridium-192 to perform X-Ray tests that verify the integrity of materials, welds and other industrial processes involved in the building and manufacturing sectors. The radioactive material poses a health hazard and could poison anyone exposed to the substance.

According to a report in the Washington Free Beacon (WFB) on Friday, US officials said:

“Mexican authorities informed us on April 16 that a container with iridium-192 used for portable industrial x-ray analyses was stolen from a truck in Tabasco State…” The United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are now “in contact with Mexican officials about the incident…” and “We stand ready to provide support if requested by the Mexican government.”

Quoting again from WFB:

The materials are reported to be “very hazardous to health,” according to Spanish language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center. The theft prompted the Mexican government to issue several warning alerts throughout at least five Southern municipalities including “Comalcalco, Cunduacan, Huimanguillo and Reforma…”

Mexico’s Civil Protection agency also warned:

“…if the radioactive source is not handled with [the correct] technical safety conditions or without physical safety protections, it could cause permanent injuries to the person manipulating or maintaining contact with it for a brief (minutes to hours) period of time…” The materials could “prove fatal to be near to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days…”

Mexican officials speculate that the thieves were motivated by car theft and did not realize that dangerous radioactive materials were stored in the vehicle.

This dovetails badly with menacing reports in recent weeks that the terrorist Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is operating on the ground in Mexico just miles from America’s southern border – reports the State Department dismissed as “unfounded.”

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