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Trump’s Deal With Mexico Continues To Save American Taxpayers

Posted by  | October 14, 2019

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Trump’s plan once again pays off. Mexico is still holding up its end of the bargain and keeping the massive caravans at bay. This time an additional 2k were trying to come here from a variety of countries. This plan with Mexico benefits us on multiple fronts we don’t have to worry about further straining our border agents as they work to process people, and the caravans are being dealt with so far from our border, that these migrants won’t even have the chance to cross into our country illegally.

Mexico’s military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States, according to Reuters witnesses.
The migrants had departed before dawn from Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas near Guatemala despite an ongoing crackdown on migration on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Around 500 members of Mexico’s National Guard military police in helmets and tactical vests blocked the highway on both sides, according to a Reuters witness, and some pursued migrants who fled into neighboring fields.
Officials from Mexico’s national immigration institute detained most of the group, putting them on buses back to Tapachula. About 150 migrants decided to return on foot.
President Trump, who frequently described the caravans an “invasion,” brokered a deal with Mexico in June, promising to avert tariffs on imports if Mexico clamped down on U.S.-bound migration.”
Mexico’s export-driven economy is highly dependent on commerce with the U.S., and the government has become far less hospitable to migrants.

Mexico has offered refugees the possibility of obtaining work and residency permits to stay in southern Mexico, far from the U.S. border. But those asylum permits are slow-coming in an overstretched immigration system.”

But I am sure the MSM will be all over this story ready to praise Trump for saving taxpayers and keeping us safe…

Democrat Leader Planning To Use Mexican Money To Eliminate Your Vote

Written by Staff Writer August 21, 2019

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Democrat Leader Planning To Use Mexican Money To Eliminate Your Vote

The devious head of the DNC and Obama lackey Tom Perez is going south of the border to Mexico according to multiple news agencies to raise money for Democrat candidates. Since the DNC has struggled to raise funds inside the USA Perez is headed to Mexico to meet with US nationals that are living in Mexico.

According to invitations obtained by Bloomberg news student entry is $25 and dinner tickets range from $1,000 to $15,000.

According to reports:

DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirmed that Perez will be holding the events. Perez will participate in three events in the Mexican capital on Sept. 28, according to invitations obtained by Bloomberg News. The events range from happy hour drinks with a $25 minimum student entry to a dinner where tickets range from $1,000 to $15,000. The registration form on the DNC website require that attendees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enter passport or green card numbers.

Of course, I’m sure (sarcasm) no Mexican Nationals will be involved in any way shape or form and nothing devious will happen. It’s not like Mexico is a corrupt country or anything (complete sarcasm).

It looks to me like the only party committing collusion is the DNC.

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New Report Shows Leprosy on the Rise in Los Angeles County

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Thank you, Democrats, Without your open borders, leprosy would still be on the decline in the United States.

But a recent report shows that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles.

The report found that the majority of leprosy patients are Hispanic with most of them coming from Mexico.

My idea would be to force Democratic politicians to house illegal aliens for 30 days as a quarantine period.

That way if someone does catch a disease coming through our porous borders, it will be those responsible for them and not the innocents who don’t live behind walls.

Medscape reported:
By Will Boggs MD
August 15, 2019
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email. Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions). Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up. Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

“Early diagnosis is very important,” Dr. Ochoa concluded, adding that “we need to fight the stigma” associated with the disease.

In a related paper, also online August 7 in JAMA Dermatology, Dr. Victor S. Santos of the Federal University of Alagoas, in Arapiraca, Brazil, and colleagues report the results of their systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for physical disability in patients with leprosy. They identified male sex, MB leprosy, leprosy reactions and lepromatous presentations as significant independent risk factors for physical disability.

Dr. Santos told Reuters Health, “The WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2010-2020 aims to accelerate action toward a leprosy-free world, with a focus on the early detection of cases, before disabilities occur, and the prevention and early detection of disabilities among higher-risk groups by conducting active case-finding campaigns in highly endemic areas or communities. In this sense, our findings provide information to stakeholders regarding the characterization of high-risk patients that should be prioritized and targeted to receive preventive interventions for the early detection and reduction of grade 2 disability in endemic areas.”

“As leprosy has been a neglected disease with a high potential to cause deformities, especially when it is not treated properly, I would like to reinforce the need for early identification of cases in the community with the adoption of active case search and screening of household and social contacts from all index cases,” he said. “Such measures could minimize leprosy-related problems, as physicians and other health professionals could better care for these patients.”

Dr. M. Ramam from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi, who wrote an accompanying editorial, told Reuters Health by email, “I would like physicians to recognize that leprosy is still here and likely to stay. They should continue to consider it in the differential diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and anesthetic macules and plaques, particularly (but not exclusively) in people who currently live in or previously lived in countries where the disease is prevalent.”

The editorial summarizes the 2018 evidence-based WHO guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy. Patients should generally receive three drugs (dapsone, clofazimine and rifampicin), but those with rifampicin- or quinolone-resistant leprosy require different regimens. Leprosy contacts should receive a single dose of rifampicin.

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Cite this: Leprosy Persists in Los Angeles County, and Elsewhere – Medscape – Aug 13, 2019.

Mexico HINTS at Doing what Democrats Won’t

Written By Kevin Jackson |

Democrats refuse to work with President Donald Trump on addressing a multitude of issues. So the president must be creative in getting things accomplished.

Apparently, the president knows the game. So with respect to immigration, he again put Democrats in their place.

President Trump’s Chief of Staff announced that the President was “deadly serious” about imposing a 5% tariff on Mexican imports. Trump made this statement based on Mexico’s refusal to illegals from crossing into the U.S.

Leftists blasted the president’s statement, with many claiming the move would backfire on the president.

As The Hill reported, Obama’s ambassador to Mexico criticized Trump’s move. A former U.S. ambassador to Mexico is criticizing President Trump’s latest threat to levy tariffs on all imports from Mexico.

“I don’t think mixing immigration and trade tariffs is a good approach to things,” Earl Anthony Wayne, a career diplomat who served as ambassador to Mexico from 2011 to 2015 under the Obama administration, told Hill.TV on Monday.

President Trump announced last week that he would place a 5-percent tariff on Mexican imports starting June 10, saying the tariffs would rise each month to as high as 25 percent until Mexico stops the influx of Central American migrants at the southern border.

But Wayne warned that Trump’s latest threat against Mexico could potentially sabotage his new trade deal that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“We just negotiated a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, which we’re trying to get the three Congress in each country to approve,” he said. “So then you have this going forward and then all of a sudden you have an unprecedented mixing of you’re not performing on immigration, so we’re going to impose new tariffs.”

Wayne said Trump should have taken a more consistent and conciliatory approach with Mexico over immigration.

“What I would have liked to have seen was several months ago, calling a meeting of ministers from both countries setting up a process for intense negotiations,” he said, adding that Trump’s diplomatic relations with Mexico on the whole have been “episodic.”

So much for what this clown knows.

What did Obama accomplish with Mexico during his tenure? Millions more illegals, and a growing trade deficit. During Obama’s tenure, the trade gap with Mexico hovered at around $60 billion annually. Not once did Obama discuss easing illegal entry into the United States, though he touted the border crisis multiple times.

Is Trump’s strategy working?

The Associated Press reports that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador “hinted his country could tighten migration controls.” Of course this move directly responds to President Trump’s plan, as Obrador said he plans on engaging the White House in talks this week.

It’s important to understand the speed in which Mexico set up the meetings. Further, Obrador added that he hopes talks will be fruitful.

The White House noted that Democrats have consistently ignored any request from the them to approve the emergency funding to handle the massive numbers of illegals. Democrats politicized what should be a bipartisan effort to curb illegal immigration and help true asylum-seekers.

President Trump made it clear (in a tweet) in no uncertain terms that he was serious about tariffs.

People have been saying for years that we should talk to Mexico. The problem is that Mexico is an “abuser” of the United States, taking but never giving. It has been this way for decades. Either they stop the invasion of our Country by Drug Dealers, Cartels, Human Traffickers….

Clearly President Trump sees what Mexico does for what it is; a slap in the face of the United States. So what better time than now to get Mexico to do what Democrats refuse to do.

Listen to Obama’s rhetoric, then ask yourself what he actually accomplished:

I said all along that America’s economy will be the president’s “trump card”, pun not intended. Mexico has known for some time that years of trade abuse would be paid back not only with trade balance, but also with penalties for allowing years of abuse from illegals.

President Trump now holds Mexico accountable where Obama and others intentionally failed.

Are We About to See an ‘Arab Spring’ in Mexico? Ep 398

Published Apr 24, 2019 12:04 PM

Mexico is worse off than you think, and it’s holding on by a thread. Our government’s lack of regard for defending our sovereignty will have devastating consequences if the Mexican government officially collapses, according to our special guest.

Today, I am joined by Col. Dan Steiner (@coldan11), a retired Air Force veteran who served as the director of joint operations for the Texas Military Forces until 2010. He directed coordination between the Texas Military Forces and NORTHCOM for many years and also served at CENTCOM. Mexico is a nation on the edge, and it’s time we finally concoct a strategy to deal with it, warns Col. Steiner. Mexico could be on the precipice of an Arab Spring-style uprising, which could induce mass migration from Mexico itself, adding to the Central American migration.

Steiner warns that now is the time to close the border, create a buffer zone, and begin engaging militarily rather than treating the Mexico issue as untouchable. He also discusses the looming threat of subversion from other enemies through the chaos in Mexico as well as the threats from terrorism coming through the border. Be sure to take notes on this indispensable briefing!

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Trump Sends Warning to Mexico After Its Soldiers Draw Guns on US Troops in US: ‘Better Not Happen Again!’

Reported By Jack Davis | Published April 24, 2019 at 10:21am

President Donald Trump sent Mexico a warning Wednesday in response to an incident in which Mexican troops reportedly pointed their weapons at U.S. troops.

“Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

On April 13 near Clint, Texas, two U.S. Army members were conducting an operation very close to the Rio Grande, which marks the official border between the two countries.

“[F]ive to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations in an unmarked [Customs and Border Protection] vehicle near the southwest border in the vicinity of Clint, Texas,” the Department of Defense told CNN.

Although the American troops were on U.S. soil, they apparently drove past a border fence that the Mexicans thought marked the boundary, while the incident actually took place just north of the official border. The foreign soldiers pointed weapons and confronted the Americans, even temporarily disarming them. The confrontation was resolved peacefully, officials said.

“After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area,” Northern Command said in a statement, according to Army Times. “The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said there was probably more to the story than a simple geographical mixup, according to Fox News.

“These things don’t just happen by accident,” he said. “I don’t know one Border Patrol agent that is going to accept that story that the Mexican military thought that these national guardsmen were in Mexico.”

“We have hundreds upon hundreds incursions by the Mexican military into the U.S., yet we have very few incursions by Border Patrol agents into Mexico,” he said.

The Washington Examiner reported that the incident has triggered a review of the rules for American forces patrolling along the Southern Border. An official whose name was not given said the incident “will help us modify any instructions that we’re giving the troops” about unexpected encounters with Mexican soldiers.

Trump on Wednesday also demanded Mexico take action to block a caravan of migrants from ever reaching the U.S. border.

“A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico. It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is still coming. Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military. The Coyotes & Cartels have weapons!” Trump wrote.

Mexico said Monday that it detained 371 migrants. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said human traffickers have infiltrated migrant caravans, requiring an active response from Mexican officials.

“We don’t want for them to just have free passage, not just out of legal concerns but for questions of safety,” he said.



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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

Homeland Security: Number of Illegals Apprehended at Southern Border Nearly Doubles

Reported By Jason Hopkins | Published February 20, 2019 at 11:16am  | Modified February 21, 2019 at 5:44am

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A metal fence marked with the US Border Patrol sign prevents people to get close to the barbed/concertina wire covering the US/Mexico border fence, in Nogales, Arizona, on February 9, 2019. (Ariana Drehsler / AFP / Getty Images)

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection — a subset agency of the Department of Homeland Security — reported a total of 47,893 apprehensions of illegal migrants in January at the Southwest border, a region of the U.S.-Mexico border that is the most active. The number marked an increase of nearly 22,000 arrests, or 84 percent, from January 2018.

The huge uptick could suggest more illegal immigrants will try to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2019 than originally anticipated.

Princeton Policy Advisors — a group that analyses immigration trends — is currently forecasting 606,000 apprehensions for the entire year, but they left the door open to increase this projection.

“The January numbers don’t yet warrant an upward revision in our forecast of 606,000 apprehensions in 2019. But we are on notice,” Steven Kopits, president of Princeton, stated to the Washington Examiner. “Buckle your seat belts: 2019 could be a wild ride at the southwest border.”

The January numbers reflect a growing trend at the U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly 467,000 apprehensions took place at the U.S. Southern border in 2018, more than any other calendar year since at least 2012, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. The spike in arrests was led in large part by migrant families attempting to reach the U.S. illegally at the tail end of 2018. While rising apprehensions can be indicative of more migrants attempting to enter the U.S., the numbers also reflect an evolving strategy among illegal migrants.

Many illegal immigrants reach the border with the intention of getting caught by border patrol where they can then make an asylum claim. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for example, recorded 78,564 asylum requests in 2017, a huge increase from the 13,880 requests made in 2012.

“Remember, the problem right now isn’t people crossing the border illegally. It’s people presenting themselves to border patrol agents – people who want to get apprehended so they can lodge a frivolous asylum claim,” RJ Hauman, director of government relations for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, stated to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“They know we don’t have the detention space, so we just release them into the interior of the country.”

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