Julian Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary under Barack Obama, has announced his presidential bid to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership because it’s time for new energy and it’s time for a new commitment to make sure that the opportunities that I’ve had are available to every American,” the 44-year-old said in San Antonio on Saturday, where he once served as the mayor of the city. “Mine is an immigrant story… It’s an American dream story,” Castro said two days before the announcement, describing himself as “the antidote to Donald Trump.” The rising star of the Democratic Party is set to challenge the Republicans on a number of issues, but most importantly on immigration, a highly controversial topic amid ongoing tensions at the southern border. The Mexican-American is not the only Democrat that is set to challenge the … [Read more...] about Mexican-American Julian Castro announces 2020 run as Democratic ‘antidote to Trump’
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The need to allocate more troops to secure the US southern border against caravans of illegal aliens will likely stretch beyond the announced deployment figure, the Pentagon said, as the first 1,000 troops arrived at the frontier. While the Pentagon still has little clue about the composition of the so-called migrant caravans heading to the US from Central America via Mexico, the US Northern Command is willing to throw in more power to achieve their objective. “I can tell you 5,239 is not the top line,” General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Commander of US Northern Command told reporters on Tuesday. “What I can confirm is that there will be additional force over and above the 5,239.” “The magnitude of that difference I don't have an answer for now because we don't know what that answer is,” the general added. Read more Operation Faithful Patriot commenced on Monday with the deployment of US military personnel to the southwestern border to help roughly … [Read more...] about ‘5,239 is not the top line’: Pentagon promises to send even more troops to seal Mexico border
Hundreds of Hondurans have headed toward the American border fleeing poverty and violence, Reuters reported on Sunday, days after Washington pushed Latin American presidents for tighter borders. The number of marchers is reportedly around 1,300 people, including families and women carrying babies. However, the Nicaraguan newspaper El Nuevo Diario says that their number exceeds 2,000. According to Bartolo Fuentes, the organizer and former MP, the caravan, dubbed "March of the Migrant," departed from the northern Honduran town of San Pedro Sula and plans to cross over into Mexico through neighboring Guatemala. READ MORE: Satellite Pics Show Quadrupling of US Migrant Child Detention Tents — Activists Once in Mexico, the migrants plan to seek asylum to remain in the country or request a visa to cross the US border. In a similar desperate move in April, hundreds … [Read more...] about Thousand-Strong Migrant ‘March’ Walking Toward US Border
REGINALD D Hunter’s Songs of the Border is hitting our screens this evening, but who is he and what’s it all about? Here’s everything you need to know about the musical documentary. What time is Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border on BBC Two? Reginald D Hunter will be taking us with him on a 2,000-mile road trip along the border between the US and Mexico, exploring how music has gone beyond the “Iron Curtain”. It starts tonight at 9pm on BBC Two. The show goes up against Gino's Win Your Wish List and The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. Who is Reginald D Hunter? Reginald D Hunter is an American stand-up comedian. He was born in Albany, Georgia in 1969 and was the youngest of 9 children. The stand-up comic came to the UK aged 27 to study at theatre RADA, but soon discovered his love for comedy – he became a professional comedian after delivering his first set as a dare. He has made many appearances on The Unbelievable Truth on BBC … [Read more...] about What time is Songs of the Border on BBC Two tonight, who is Reginald D Hunter and what’s the show about?
They know the skyscrapers of Manhattan better than this small village in rural Mexico, but these 18 children are here to meet their extended families and learn about the world their parents left behind. Born in the United States, they have made the trip without their parents, who remain undocumented immigrants and -- unlike their US citizen children -- cannot travel back to Mexico for fear of being detained and deported by American border authorities. But the children wanted to meet their grandparents and other relatives for the first time back in their parents' native Teopantlan, a remote village of modest brick houses tucked into the hills of central Mexico. "My little niece, the four-year-old, keeps talking to me in English. But I don't speak a word of it," said 57-year-old Maria with a smile after meeting her four nieces. The trip was organized by charitable organizations, which got the parents' permission to take their children out of the country. After a long and winding trip … [Read more...] about Children of undocumented Mexicans retrace parents’ steps in reverse