Monday, October 14, 2019

Trump suggested shooting “migrants in the legs to slow them down”

According to a new book, President Trump suggested shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down once they cross the southern border. The president reportedly suggested in March during a meeting where he also called for the entire border with Mexico to be closed. The New York Times printed an excerpt of the book, […]

Ocasio-Cortez says the Trump administration is running ‘Concentration Camps’ at the border

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is accusing the Trump administration of establishing concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants are “brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.” In a Tuesday morning tweet, the congresswoman pointed to the analysis of journalist and author Andrea Pitzer, an expert on the history of concentration camps. In an Esquire article […]

Trump plans to declare national emergency in order to impose tariffs on Mexico

President Trump is planning to declare a new national emergency in order to implement sweeping tariffs on Mexico over the flow of Central American migrants to the U.S., according to a draft document of the declaration reviewed by The Hill. According to the document, the new emergency is necessary due to “the failure of the […]

Joaquín Castro says Trump’s tariff plan will “tank our economy”

Texas Democratic congressman Joaquín Castro slammed President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on all goods coming to the U.S. from Mexico, calling them economic sanctions that will “tank our economy.” “Congress cannot allow this president to tank our economy and our relationships with our neighbors to further demonize immigrants fleeing violence,” Castro said in a […]

Trump personally pushing for GOP donor’s construction company to get border wall contract

President Trump has personally pushed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give a GOP donor and frequent Fox News guest’s construction company a border wall contract, according to the Washington Post. Trump has repeatedly urged leaders at the Army Corps and the DHS to award the contract to North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, according […]

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Graham after Holocaust Museum comments

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back Monday evening at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in a war of words over immigration. Ocasio-Cortez was responding to a tweet from Graham telling her to “take a tour of the Holocaust Museum” after she compared Central American migrants to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany. “This administration has jailed children and violated human […]

Growing caravan proceeds on its journey to the US border

  The Central American migrants moving their way through Mexico as part of a controversial caravan — one President Donald Trump is pushing hard as a midterms’ election issue — is forging ahead in its long journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. The first waves of migrants, who U.N. officials estimate may be as high as 7,200 […]

The Honduran caravan gets closer to the US-Mexico Border

The first Honduran immigrants from a caravan heading toward the U.S. border reached Mexico yesterday. A group of as many as 4,000 migrants is traveling from Honduras through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S.-Mexico border to flee poverty and violence in their home country. The Mexican government has warned migrants participating in the caravan to turn around to […]

Michelle Lujan Grisham pushes back against border wall legislation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) is pushing back against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) recently proposed legislation aimed at fully funding a wall along the southern border. “Despite evidence showing the negative economic and environmental impact of Trump’s border wall and overwhelming opposition by border communities and national security experts, Republicans […]

Hispanic Caucus demands answers on detention of immigrant children

The leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) called yesterday for the top federal official in charge of refugee resettlement to explain the administration’s policies on detention of immigrant minors. In a letter to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd obtained by The Hill, the CHC asked for a meeting with its members “to discuss […]