“My mom’s story is like a fairy tale,” the boy said before he fell asleep on the living room sofa. His mother calls him her little angel. They live together in an unpainted shack at the back of a dirt cul-de-sac among trailers and birds of paradise on the outskirts of Houston. Sunshine filtered through the window. The light was at once welcome and bitter, because the rain had only just lifted after Hurricane Harvey in September and much of the city was still flooded. Water had not forced them out of the house, and the boy’s mother, a 42-year-old undocumented woman who requested anonymity for fear of being deported, thanked God aloud; had the floods come, she doesn’t know where they would have gone. She has already been deported to Honduras once before and lost her asylum case upon returning to Houston three years ago. Every time she sees someone in uniform, she said she thinks she might never see her son again. “Recently, a cop stopped me, and I felt … [Read more...] about How Trump moved the Mexican border north
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US President Donald Trump has called on the National Guard to defend the border with Mexico. The order - in the form of a signed memorandum - follows months of frustration for the president as he struggles to fund his long-promised wall and follows his expressing concern over a "caravan" of 1,000 migrants from Central America that he believes is in pursuit of a better life in the US. President Trump has warned that the problem of illegal immigration into the US from Mexico is reaching a "crisis point" and threatened to withdraw foreign aid to Honduras - the country of origin of many of the convoy's participants. The signed on Wednesday evening states that "the security of the United States is imperilled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border". Citing his predecessors George W Bush and Barack Obama summoning the National Guard to the southern border in 2006 and 2012 respectively, Trump's memo reads: "The crisis at our southern border once … [Read more...] about Mexico border wall: Why is Donald Trump deploying the National Guard?
It was the kind of story destined to take a dark turn through the conservative news media and grab president Donald Trump’s attention: a vast horde of migrants were making their way through Mexico toward the United States and no one was stopping them. “Mysterious group deploys ‘caravan’ of illegal aliens headed for US border,” warned FrontPage Magazine, a site run by David Horowitz, a conservative commentator. The Gateway Pundit, a website that was most recently in the news for spreading conspiracies about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, suggested the real reason the migrants were trying to enter the United States was to collect social welfare benefits. And as the president often does when immigration is at issue, he saw a reason for Americans to be afraid. “Getting more dangerous. ‘Caravans’ coming,” a Twitter post from Mr Trump read. Read more Donald Trump ‘wants the military to pay’ for his Mexico border … [Read more...] about Mexican border wall: How a caravan of ‘illegal aliens’ sent Donald Trump and right-wing conspiracy theorists into a tailspin
Donald Trump will deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border as soon as tonight, the Secretary of Homeland Security has said. Over the past few days, Mr Trump has been ramping up his rhetoric on immigration and border security, calling on Congress to change the US’s “very weak” border laws. He also said he wanted to send the military to guard the border “until we can have a wall and proper security” – plans that will now come to fruition. Read more Mexico ‘formally asks for clarification’ on Trump’s border statements “The president has directed that the Department of Defence and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy the National Guard to our southwest border,” said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking at the White House. ”The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to deploy National Guard to the Mexican border ‘as soon as tonight’
President Donald Trump is planning to deploy the US National Guard to the Mexican border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and violent gangs, the White House said in a statement, Sputnik reports. "Today, he [Trump] received a follow up briefing to discuss his administration’s [immigration] strategy, which includes the mobilization of the National Guard," the statement said on Tuesday. The move is part of the administration’s plan to address "the growing influx of illegal immigration, drugs and violent gang members from Central America," according to the statement. Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal entry in the United States. "The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the president's statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department," Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez told CNN International. "I do expect that in … [Read more...] about White House confirms Trump to deploy US National Guard to Mexican border