Tag: El Salvador

Donald Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border if Democrats Fail to Fund Border Security

President Donald Trump threatened to close the Southern border on Friday if Democrats continued blocking funding for border security. “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled […]

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State Department Pledges $10 Billion to Develop Central America, Southern Mexico

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it is pledging more than $10 billion to help strengthen the economies of Central America and Southern Mexico to stem the flow of thousands of migrants surging into the country. “The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development […]

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Over 95% DACA Applications, Renewals for Illegal Aliens Approved Under Trump

More than 95 percent of illegal aliens who applied for or renewed their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status — which provides temporary amnesty — received approval in the past two years of President Trump’s administration. Newly released data on the DACA program reveals that approval and renewal rates for the almost 700,000 DACA-enrolled […]

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A Conflicted War: MS-13, Trump and America’s Stake in El Salvador’s Security

SAN SALVADOR — On a cloudy afternoon, Mayra Ayala shepherded her family along the winding footpaths of a hillside cemetery in Ilobasco, a town about 35 miles from the capital. The group of nine clambered over dozens of brightly painted mausoleums while descending to a purple tomb topped with three […]

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Six MS-13 Gang Members Accused of Butchering Massachusetts Teen

Six members of the MS-13 gang are accused of butchering a Massachusetts teenager with a knife as if they were “chopping wood.” The gang members were charged in a Boston federal courtroom Wednesday with racketeering in connection with the August 2 slaying of 17-year-old Herson Rivas. Authorities discovered the teen’s body in a wooded area […]

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Send Judges to the Border, Not Troops

Trying to stop immigrants as the Trump administration is doing — unilaterally, at the border and with tear gas and troops — is a sign of only one thing: failure. In fact, the administration’s response to the migrant caravan from Central America that recently arrived at the border with Mexico […]

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Establishment Media Admit Caravan Migrants Looking for Jobs, Not Asylum

The establishment media are admitting in multiple reports that Central Americans with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 migrants are not eligible asylum-seekers, but rather looking for jobs and escaping violence. One caravan migrant interviewed by the Daily Beast admitted he is fleeing gang violence — which is not an eligible asylum claim in the […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing […]

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Trump Dreams Up Another Immigrant Crisis

Public safety, national security and the rule of law are among the incantations the Trump administration likes to chant when rolling out one of its deliberately and pointlessly cruel immigration policies. It evidently hopes that repetition will somehow insulate its actions from public or judicial scrutiny. President Trump’s newest proclamation, […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Kobach: The Caravan Is a Consequence of Rewarding Illegal Immigration

Once again, a massive caravan of aliens is coming north to demand entry into the United States.  This one is even bigger than the last.  The number of migrants is over 7,000 and growing. The open-borders Left and their talking heads in the media are falsely describing the caravan’s trek as a “humanitarian crisis.”  But […]

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Caravan Migrants: ‘What Are We Supposed to Do in Honduras If There’s no Work?’

Migrants traveling with the 7,000-strong caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system are admitting that they are merely foreign workers looking for jobs. Migrants with the caravan — many of whom are previously deported illegal aliens — recently admitted to the Washington Post in interviews that they are […]

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Donald Trump Challenges Media to Bring Cameras and Investigate Caravan

President Donald Trump challenged the media on Monday to bring their cameras to the caravan of over 7,000 migrants, currently pressing through Mexico towards the United States. “Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search,” Trump told reporters at the White House. He claimed that they would find MS-13 gang members […]

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Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to block the migrant caravan heading for the United States border. “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump wrote on […]

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Suspect in 1995 DC homicide extradited from El Salvador to face charges

WASHINGTON — Following a lengthy extradition process, the main suspect in a decades-old homicide in the District is now back in D.C. where he is being held without bond. Authorities were able to transfer Raul Rodriguez, 45, from El Salvador to face a first-degree murder charge. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District […]

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What My 6-Year-Old Son and I Endured in Family Detention

The author wrote on the condition of anonymity because of the gang-related threats she and her family face in the United States and in El Salvador. I came to this country from El Salvador in 2014 seeking safety for myself and my son. Instead, I found myself locked in a family immigration detention center. It’s […]

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How the G.O.P. Built Donald Trump’s Cages

In the administration’s budget proposals, it has sought deep cuts in aid to these countries — something Congress has wisely ignored. Removing a financial lifeline from nations already in chaos is hardly a recipe for progress. At the same time, Mr. Trump’s move to kick out as many people who are from these countries as […]

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Sessions Says Domestic Violence Is Not Grounds for Asylum

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that fear of domestic violence is not legal grounds for asylum in a closely watched immigration case that could have a broad effect on the asylum process, women who have endured extreme violence and the independence of immigration judges. Mr. Sessions reversed a decision by a […]

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The Immigration Forces Beyond Trump’s Control

Last December, the Trump administration celebrated what it thought was a major accomplishment: a 24 percent drop in arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2017 fiscal year. The 310,531 arrests made, a 46-year low, marked a significant decrease in one of the key indicators that measures unauthorized crossings into the United States. U.S. immigration […]

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When Democracy Isn’t Enough

When the early returns of the November 26 presidential election in Honduras began coming in, supporters of the leftist opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, had cause to celebrate. With 57 percent of polling stations counted, he had a five-point lead, a seemingly irreversible advantage. But then the vote-counting system went dark, victim of a computer glitch. […]

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