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Yuma mayor declares emergency, warns of ‘imminent threat’ from release of migrant families

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls issued a proclamation of emergency, saying the continued mass release of migrants directly into his border community had become an “imminent threat” to life and property in the area. The city lacks the resources it needs to handle the migrants, he…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Border Patrol leader says ‘caravan-equivalent numbers of migrants’ reach southwest border ‘every seven days’

Rodolfo Karisch, the U.S. Border Patrol chief of the Rio Grande Valley Sector, says every week he witnesses migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border in numbers similar to high-profile caravans of asylum-seekers from Central America.  “In my thirty years as an agent, I have never witnessed…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s Mexican border or large sections of it next week, a potentially drastic step affecting both nations’ economies, if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once. “It could mean all trade” with Mexico,” Trump said…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

US border officials predict the number of migrants attempting to cross the southern border could reach as high as 1 million this year

U.S. border authorities are predicting the number of undocumented migrants stopped at the southern border could reach as high as 1 million by the end of the year, potentially doubling last year’s level, federal officials told ABC News on Tuesday. The estimate, which includes illegal…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New migrant caravan receives cooler welcome in Mexico

A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern Mexico, headed for the US border, facing greater heat – and a much cooler welcome – than last year’s caravans. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.

A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday. The National Migration Institute said the migrants were already inside Mexico when they opted to form a caravan…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 25, 2019

Caravan mostly standard illegal immigrants, not refugees fleeing violence

The Central Americans surging into the U.S. and claiming asylum look a lot more like regular illegal immigrants, eager for better jobs or to reunite with families, than traditional refugees fleeing persecution or violence back home, according to a new report Wednesday that challenges conventional…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trump: ‘Grabber’ migrants used children as human shields at border

At a Monday night roundtable in Mississippi on his bipartisan criminal justice reform effort, President Trump charged that some migrants he identified as “grabbers” who rushed the San Ysidro, Calif., point of entry on Sunday essentially used children as human shields at the border. “We’ve…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Trump: ‘Grabber’ migrants used children as human shields at border

At a Monday night roundtable in Mississippi on his bipartisan criminal justice reform effort, President Trump charged that some migrants he identified as “grabbers” who rushed the San Ysidro, Calif., point of entry on Sunday essentially used children as human shields at the border. “We’ve…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Trump tells Mexico to ship migrants home or see border permanently closed

President Trump offered Mexico some advice on deporting migrants massed in Tijuana and threatening to storm the U.S., telling the neighboring nation in a tweet to send them “back to their countries” by plane or by bus – or face a permanent closure of the…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, November 26, 2018

Caravan furor stokes wall fight

President Trump and Republicans have made illegal immigration a central issue in the homestretch to the 2018 midterm elections, setting up a showdown over the U.S.-Mexico border in December. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) forestalled a fight over Trump’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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