Mexico to let migrants remain while US asylum claims proceed

ㅤ"’They will not be able to disappear into the United States,’ Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen said on Thursday in remarks before the House Judiciary Committee. ‘They will have to wait for approval. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America. If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries.’"

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 12/20/18. See "immigration, asylum, mexico."

More Than 70,000 Americans Died Of Drug Overdoses In 2017. That’s A New Record

ㅤ"The CDC’s 2017 data shows that 70,237 Americans died of drug overdoses. That represents a nearly 10 percent increase from 2016, when 63,632 Americans died of drug overdoses. West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania were the states hardest hit in 2017.
ㅤAnalysts warned that a growing amount of drugs are laced with dangerous substances like the synthetic opioid fentanyl when the CDC released preliminary 2017 overdose statistics in August.
ㅤProvisional numbers suggest that 2018 will see a similar number of drug overdose deaths as in 2017, according to the CDC.
ㅤDeaths involving fentanyl, its analogs and the opioid tramadol jumped 45 percent from 2016 to 2017 alone, according to CDC data. 2017 saw more than 28,000 deaths involving fentanyl or similar synthetic opioids.
ㅤFentanyl is most common in the eastern and midwestern U.S., where the opioid epidemic is most concentrated. Illicit fentanyl is often made in Mexico or China and cut into supplies of heroin or cocaine as it is stronger and cheaper than both of those substances."

Full story at The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posted here on 11/29/18. See "drug overdoses, mexico, fentanyl."

Mexico agrees to Trump policy forcing migrants to wait in Mexico as asylum requests processed: report

ㅤ"Mexican officials and senior members of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team told The Washington Post that the incoming administration accepted the plan, called ‘Remain in Mexico,’ in a sharp change to long-standing asylum rules that allowed migrants to file asylum claims after entering the U.S. either legally or illegally.
ㅤ’For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,’ Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister and the top domestic policy official for the President-elect, told The Post, calling it a ‘short-term solution.’
ㅤ’The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,’ Sánchez Cordero added. ‘Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine, one caravan after another after another, that would also be a problem for us.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/24/18. See "migrants, mexico, asylum."

Donald Trump warns Congress not to 'interfere' in his revised NAFTA deal

ㅤ”‘Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off,’ Mr. Trump tweeted. ‘There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out.’
ㅤMr. Trump notified Congress Friday that he was moving ahead with a U.S.-Mexico deal to replace NAFTA, possibly without Canada, signaling that talks with Ottawa had bogged down. Congress will be asked to ratify the deal after 90 days.
ㅤThe President said Saturday that the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada ‘was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made.’
ㅤ’The U.S. lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs,’ Mr. Trump tweeted. ‘We were far better off before NAFTA – should never have been signed. Even the Vat Tax was not accounted for. We make new deal or go back to pre-NAFTA!'”

Full story at The Washington Times – 9/1/18. See “nafta, canada, mexico, trade.”

Trump hits EU, Canada, Mexico with steel tariffs

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ㅤ"President Trump on Thursday slapped a 25 percent tariff on steel imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, moving to punish what he saw as unfair competition after leaders from the two regions were unable to convince him otherwise. He also imposed a 10 percent tariff on aluminum."ㅤ

Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 5/31/18. See "steel imports, canada, mexico."ㅤHome

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Mexico: Nearly 8,000 People Murdered In Just 3 Months

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ㅤ"According to Yahoo News, approximately ‘7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.’"


Full story…at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 4/23/18. Tags: drug war, mexico, conservative, politics. 𑗉

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Texas adding more National Guard members to border

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Pictured: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott during a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Dallas.


Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 4/4/18. Tags: texas, national guard, mexico, greg abbott. 𑗉

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1,500-Person Caravan Headed Toward U.S. Gets Bad News, Report Says

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ㅤ”On Monday, the 1,500-person caravan headed through Mexico toward the United States received bad news as the Mexican government is now reportedly going to be breaking up the group of people before they can reach the U.S. border.
ㅤAdolfo Flores, national security correspondent for immigration at BuzzFeed News, tweeted: ‘Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas.'”


Full story at The Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 4/3/18. Tags: mexico, caravan, adolfo flores, central america. 𑗉

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What is the migrant caravan that Trump is tweeting about?

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ㅤ”‘They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws,’ the President said on Twitter.”


Full story at The Hill, image from npr(.org) – 4/2/18. Tags: caravans, migrants, mexico, honduras, people without borders. 𑗉

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Trump: Tariffs will ‘come off’ if Mexico, Canada sign ‘new & fair’ NAFTA deal

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ㅤ”‘We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A.,’ the President wrote on Twitter.
ㅤ’Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed.'”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/5/18.ㅤTags: tariffs, trade deficits, mexico, canada, nafta.

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Here’s Trump’s Plan For Getting Mexico To Pay For The Wall

ㅤ”‘They can pay for it indirectly through NAFTA,’ the President explained, adding ‘we make a good deal on NAFTA, and, say, I’m going to take a small percentage of that money and it’s going toward the wall. Guess what? Mexico’s paying.'”

Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, donald trump, national security, potus, president, trump, nafta, mexico) – 1/11/18.

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