Tag: U.S.-Mexico border

5 Ways Mike McCaul Earned His Nickname ‘No Wall McCaul’

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) has been infamously dubbed “No Wall McCaul” by immigration reformers who want to see an end to illegal immigration and frivolous cheap labor programs. Despite this, McCaul remains on the list for the top job at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Cuban Migration Plummets to Zero in April

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) did not intercept a single Cuban national attempting to enter the U.S. in the month of April, which the Commandant says is a significant drop from a year ago.

Admin Touts Border Fence Improvements as Border Wall Failure Looms

Two top Trump Administration officials took to the White House press briefing podium on Tuesday to push back against Democrats spiking the football on the new spending bill and criticism that the bill doesn’t fund the new border wall that was promised during the President’s election campaign.


DHS Chief: Obama Did ‘Nothing’ to ‘Truly’ Secure Border

The U.S.-Mexico international boundary, under former President Barack Obama, was a “very, very open border almost” and illegal aliens “understood” they could enter the United States and blend into the population, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly tells CNN, noting that is no longer the case.

People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities." (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

Hirson and Jahangiri: Instead of Pressuring Mexican President Peña Nieto, We Have a Solution to Fund the U.S.-Mexico Wall

The huge infrastructure project in question is the approximately 2,000-mile-long wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico. This project has been estimated to cost somewhere between $10-20 billion. While the project is supported by many Americans, it’s not a burden the American taxpayer is going to want to shoulder, or a project we should financially burden our ally and neighbor with.

Santa Fe Leaders Narrowly Defeat Resolution Rejecting Trump Wall

The Santa Fe City Council narrowly failed to pass a controversial resolution that denounced many of the policies of the incoming presidential administration and would have defiantly resolved that the City would “continue to be a sanctuary city.” The resolution also expressly rejected the idea of building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico Border, and mentioned President-Elect Donald Trump by name. The vote was 4-4 with one abstention.

San Ysidro (Josh Denmark / CBP.gov)

Mexican Gas Protests Repeatedly Close Border at San Diego

For the second night in a row Sunday night, demonstrators protesting gas price hikes in Mexico blocked south traveling vehicle traffic at the busiest land port of entry in the western hemisphere, where vehicles leave the United States at San Diego to enter Mexico.

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DEA: 224 Mexican Cartel Border Tunnels Found Since 1990

U.S. authorities have uncovered and destroyed 224 tunnels used to smuggle bulk quantities of illicit drugs along the U.S.-Mexico border since 1990–including 22 discovered in the last two years alone–reports the DEA in its latest National Drug Threat Assessment.

916 Illegals From Terror-Linked Countries Apprehended Since 2014

The number of illegals from terror-linked countries, officially known as Special Interest Aliens (SIAs), arrested along the U.S.-Mexico border has nearly doubled to 462 in 2015 alone, from 255 in 2011, the last year for which the government released data without a FOIA request.


Israeli Anti-Tunnel System Could Put End To Smugglers, Migrants From Mexico

TEL AVIV – The U.S. is cosponsoring an Israeli-invented tunnel detection system that could prevent drug smugglers and illegal migrants from cross-border passage with Mexico, ISRAEL21c reported. The technology, which is being heralded as the underground Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, was behind the IDF’s recent discovery of a 1.5 mile-long Hamas terror tunnel from Gaza and into Israeli territory.