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Why Are Latin American Citizens Counted in Our Census?

A little over a year ago I wrote about another Trump administration immigration policy failure. Trump wanted to add a census question that asked if the respondent was a citizen of the USA. Adding that question should have been a simple administrative procedure since conducting the census is an executive branch function. But nothing is simple where Trump is concerned. ...

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FBI Arrests Couple Allegedly Involved In Cross-Border Kidnappings, Murder

An American woman and her boyfriend were arrested and charged for allegedly collecting ransom money as part of their involvement in a deadly kidnapping conspiracy of U.S. residents in Tijuana, Mexico. Leslie Briana Matla, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen who lived in Mexico, and her boyfriend, Juan Carlos Montoya Sanchez, a 25-year-old resident of Tijuana, were arrested by U.S. authorities pursuant ...

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Mexico Deports Over 2,000 Caravan Migrants Back To Honduras

The Mexican government announced it has so far deported more than 2,000 members of the latest migrant caravan, demonstrating the immensity of the country’s newfound enforcement of illegal immigration. Mexico deported roughly 2,303 Honduran migrants between January 18 and 27, the National Migration Institute — the department in Mexico that manages immigration — reported on Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies, ...

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The Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans All The Way To Guatemala 

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The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican nationals, according to internal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents reviewed by Reuters. ...

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Mexican Cop Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

In a shocking development in the hunt to locate those responsible for the massacre of nine U.S. citizens at the hands of cartel gunmen, authorities have arrested a Mexican police chief. Federal authorities arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, the police chief of Janos, a small town in the state of Chihuahua, earlier this week, Mexico’s Public Security Ministry announced on Friday. ...

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At Least 20 People Killed After Cartel Shootout Near Southern Border

At least 20 people were killed after cartel gunmen stormed a Mexican border town and attacked government buildings. Mexican security forces chased them down the following day via helicopters. It’s not clear why the gunmen, apparently belonging to the Northeast Cartel, attacked the town of Villa Unión, which is less than 50 miles away from the Texas border.  The massacre ...

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Trump To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorist Groups

President Donald Trump revealed that he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move that will give the U.S. government a range of new authorities to crack down on their activity. In a newly released interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump told the former Fox News host that he is working to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist ...

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Mexico Is Urging The Supreme Court To Stop Trump’s Bid To End DACA

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The government of Mexico filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to stop President Donald Trump’s attemp to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Mexican consular officials have helped many of its nationals obtain protected status under DACA, according to the brief. The justices will hear arguments in the dispute Tuesday. ...

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Suspect Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

Mexican authorities have arrested one suspect in connection to the killing of nine women and children traveling near the U.S.-Mexican border. The Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigations, a Mexican federal agency tasked with combating organized crime, announced on Tuesday that it has detained one person believed to be involved in the massacre of nine people who were driving through the ...

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Mexico Deports Hundreds Of Indian Migrants Back To Their Home Country

Mexico announced that it deported over 300 Indian nationals via airplane, an unprecedented type of repatriation by the Mexican government as it continues to crack down on illegal immigration. The National Immigration Institute, the department that manages Mexico’s immigration affairs, announced late Wednesday that it flew 311 Indian nationals from Toluca, Mexico to New Dehli, India. The move is being ...

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Mexican National Guard Stopped, Turned Back Migrant Caravan Headed For US

Mexican authorities stopped a caravan of about 2,000 migrants heading north for the United States, the latest action by their government to crackdown on illegal immigration. In the southern Mexican town of Tapachula, a caravan of Central American, Caribbean, and African migrants embarked on foot for the U.S. on Saturday morning. After traveling for about 20 miles, however, they were greeted ...

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Mexican Government Rebukes Trump Admin After It Asks Them To Do More On Immigration

Hours after Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan publicly called on Mexico to do more to stem the immigration crisis, a top Mexican official declared that his country will never become a “safe third country.” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who has been involved in nearly all of the recent backroom negations between the White House and President ...

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Medical Migrants Head to Mexico

There’s hope for price competition in healthcare, but so far only with companies that self–insure by paying for all employee’s medical costs. I do my part by advocating price transparency for hospitals to create competition and put downward pressure on insurance rates. Simply require hospitals that accept federal money to post binding prices for the 25 most common inpatient surgeries; ...

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African Migrants Stuck In Mexico Fight Authorities, Demand Passage To US: Report

People from various African countries stuck in southern Mexico have formed the Assembly of African Migrants, leveling racism charges and demanding the right to travel northward. Mexico, faced with Trump’s threats, have dramatically stepped up illegal immigration enforcement, and have kept thousands of illegal aliens in the city of Tapachula.  The African migrants have grown frustrated over their prolonged detention, ...

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