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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive medical procedure, and the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow it to continue using federal funds to build its border wall. Those were the two main stories from the court on Wednesday, and Amy Howe has the details on both of them. Ginsburg was back in the hospital for a common, non-surgical procedure to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed last year, and she expects to be released from the hospital by the...
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Judge Blocks Trump Admin. Rule on Third-Country Asylum Seekers

A federal judge has overturned a Trump administration policy mandating that asylum seekers first apply for asylum in countries they pass through on their way to the U.S.-Mexico border.The policy was aimed at deterring illegal immigration from Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., a Trump appointee, said that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting the policy. The APA r...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, El Salvador, Trump, APA, Kelly, U S Mexico, Honduras Guatemala, Timothy J Kelly, U S Immigration Customs


North American Realtors® Applaud First Steps of USMCA Implementation

Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta, together with Canadian Real Estate Association President Costa Poulopoulos and Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios President Roberto Barrios, reiterated their support of the new U.S., Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement after the White House announced steps to implement the deal will begin this week. “Effective trade agreements keep the economy strong and help sustain r...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, White House, America, Radio, Canada, North America, Malta, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, U S Mexico, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc


How Hollywood Can Help Communities of Color Amid the Pandemic

Amid the increase of anti-Asian racism and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on American communities of color, Endemol Shine North America’s diversity and inclusion committee, launched last year, held its first virtual event for its offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil to discuss how the entertainment industry can address these issues. The panel featured […]
Tags: News, Brazil, U S Mexico, Endemol Shine North America, COVID


Elizabeth Warren defends Amy Klobuchar for forgetting the name of Mexico's president

Last week, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was asked by a reporter if she could name the president of Mexico, and after thinking about it, responded, "No." This came back to haunt her during Wednesday's Democratic debate, but a fellow candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), had her back.Klobuchar said that she doesn't believe "that momentary forgetfulness actually reflects what I know about Mexico and how much I care about it," and reminded the audience that she is "the one person on th...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bloomberg, Chuck Todd, Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, South Bend Indiana, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, U S Mexico, Buttigieg, Sen Amy Klobuchar D Minn


What GAO Found A 1944 treaty designated the Inter...

What GAO Found A 1944 treaty designated the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) and authorized it to resolve water and boundary issues along the U.S.-Mexico border, including providing wastewater treatment. IBWC's two sections—the U.S. Section (USIBWC) and the Mexican Section, negotiated agreements to construct, manage, and operate two wastewater plants in Nogales, Arizona, and San Ysidro (South Bay), California, to resolve ongoing water quality problems stemming from sewage flow...
Tags: Congress, California, Mexico, United States, Arizona, GAO, Tijuana River Valley, U S Mexico, Nogales Arizona, IBWC, USIBWC, International Boundary and Water Commission IBWC, San Ysidro South Bay California, International Wastewater Plants, Santa Cruz River Basin


Sanders Says He Would ‘Immediately’ Renegotiate USMCA

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Bernie Sanders said he would “immediately begin renegotiating” the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada on his first day in office as president.Sanders has long opposed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, which President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday. The Vermont senator was the only candidate to say he opposed the deal during the last debate...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, Mexico, White House, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Canada, House, Amy Klobuchar, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP


Thousands Camp Out in Guatemala as Mexico Blocks Migrant Path

(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) — The bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala was open again for business on Sunday, but few migrants were crossing after a failed attempt to barge through by thousands of Central Americans the previous day. More than 2,000 migrants spent the night in Tecun Uman, on the Guatemalan side of the border, uncertain of their next steps. Mexico, pressured by the U.S. to halt the northward flow of migrants, is offering those who turn themselves over t...
Tags: News, Mexico, Uncategorized, United States, Guatemala, National Guardsmen, U S Mexico, MARIA VERZA, Camarena, Onetime, TECUN UMAN Guatemala, Suchiate River, Tecun Uman, Alfredo Camarena, Rodolfo Robles, Vicente HernAndez


'I'm Kidnapped': A Father's Nightmare on the Border

REYNOSA, Mexico -- He remembers being on his knees, gagged and blinded with duct tape, his hands tied behind his back. One of his captors struck his left thigh with a bat and scraped his neck with an ax, threatening to cut him.His 3-year-old son watched and wailed."Tell the boy to shut up. Make him shut up," one of the men barked, ripping the duct tape from his mouth.A few hours earlier, the 28-year-old migrant from Honduras, whose name is Jose, had been walking with his son down a street in Rey...
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A look back at 2019: A tale of two terms?

Any review of a calendar year at the Supreme Court necessarily includes two different terms: the term that ends in June and the new one that begins in October and will run into the following year. But a look back at 2019, in particular, reveals two very different terms. In the wake of the June 2018 retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who for many years had been the court’s “swing justice,” and the contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy’s successor, the term tha...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, White House, Lgbt, New York City, Alabama, Department Of Defense


WestJet Canada All Systems Go Seat Sale: Save Big on Every Destination!

WestJet Canada has All Systems Go Seat Sale available now! Save Big on Every Destination. Save on anywhere Westjet fly. Book by: November 20, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MT) Travel: November 19, 2019 – June 15, 2020. Blackout dates: For travel from Canada to Europe: April 9-13, 16-19, May 14-16, and May 18, 2020. For travel within Canada, and from Canada to the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean: No blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply. Lowest fares can be found on the following travel days per region...
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WestJet Canada: No Bull, Just Savings Seat Sale

WestJet Canada has No Bull, Just Savings Seat Sale available now! Save on anywhere Westjet fly for a limited time only. Book by: November 6, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MT) Travel: For travel within Canada, and from Canada to the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean: November 5, 2019 to June 15, 2020 For travel from Canada to London: Now – June 15, 2020 For travel from Canada to Paris: March 12, 2020 – June 15, 2020 For travel from Canada to Barcelona: May 8, 2020 – June 15, 2020 For travel from Canada to Dubl...
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WestJet Canada Flights Tickets Sale: Save on Fall Travel to Canada

WestJet Canada has a new sale available now! Save on something your future self will thank you for. With savings on anywhere we fly for travel into 2020, you can go here, there and everywhere, for less. Book by: October 11, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MT) Travel: For travel to Canada, the U.S., Mexico or the Caribbean: October 4, 2019 – April 30, 2020. For travel between Canada and Europe: October 5, 2019 – June 20, 2020 Blackout dates: For travel to Canada, the U.S., Mexico or the Caribbean: October 4...
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Justices reverse in part on Indiana abortion law

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. After considering the case at 15 consecutive conferences, the justices finally acted on a petition by Indiana, which had asked the court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit striking down a law regulating abortions in that state. Today the justices handed the state a partial victory, reversing the lower court’s decision with respect to one provision of the law but leavin...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Court, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, Circuit, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, Mike Pence, Sonia Sotomayor, The Supreme Court, Howe, Ginsburg


Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others to volunteer to support a buildup of federal agents along the border who are dealing with waves of migrants. Rep. Debbie Lesko, […]
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Washington, Nation, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Trump, U S Mexico, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Debbie Lesko


Trump administration prepares to release Central American migrants 'across the entire nation'

With more than 4,500 people being caught each day crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency has run out of room in the four border states.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Trump, U S Mexico


4 missing after migrant raft overturns in Rio Grande

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border agents are searching for three children and an adult after their raft flipped on the Rio Grande as they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a law enforcement official says. The missing included a 10-month-old baby, a 7-year-old boy and another child and a man. The number of migrant families crossing […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Rio Grande, U S Mexico


US government to give DNA tests at border to check for fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin DNA testing in cases where officials suspect adults are fraudulently claiming to be the parents of children as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border together. Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday the testing will be limited and voluntary. A pilot program will begin soon, but […]
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Court Orders Administration To Identify Separated Migrant Children Within 6 Months

The government lost track of thousands of kids it had separated from families trying to cross at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now the administration has six months to find them.(Image credit: Matt York/AP)
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Border Militia a Reaction to Government Betrayal

Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Inves...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Border, Militia, John F Kennedy, CBP, States, New Mexico, Resistance


Court Documents Mention Border Militia's Alleged Plan To Assassinate Obama, Clinton, Soros

Documents unsealed in a New Mexico courtroom Monday revealed more troubling allegations involving a militia group based along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tags: News, New Mexico, U S Mexico, Obama Clinton Soros


FBI Arrests Leader Of Militia Stopping Immigrants In New Mexico

Reuters: The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. [ … ] “We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), blaming his arrest on political pressure from Lujan Grisham. Hopkins is the “national commander” of the UCP, which has had around half a dozen members camped out on a rotati...
Tags: Mexico, Immigration, Cnn, Fbi, Military, United States, CBP, New Mexico, Customs, San Antonio, Reuters, U S Army, U S Marine Corps, U S Mexico, Clint Texas, Larry Hopkins


FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico's Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation. Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint c...
Tags: News, Fbi, New Mexico, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hopkins, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, U S Mexico, Larry Hopkins, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Johnny Horton, Sunland Park New Mexico


Revised NAFTA Deal Would Offer Modest Economic Benefits, Report Says

The renegotiated trade pact among the U.S., Mexico and Canada would modestly boost the U.S. economy, most notably in the auto industry, according to the International Trade Commission's report.
Tags: News, Canada, Nafta, U S Mexico, International Trade Commission


Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

Out-of-state militias have arrived to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, raising tensions and fear in tiny Arivaca, Ariz.(Image credit: Dominic Valente for NPR)
Tags: News, U S Mexico, Arizona Border Town, Arivaca Ariz Image, Dominic Valente


USMCA: A trade framework for the digital age

When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1992, the global economy and the world looked a lot different than they do today. There was no such thing as a web search engine. Most people didn't know what email was (let alone use it). And to participate in international trade, a business needed big financial resources, offices and staff around the world, and lots of fax machines.Thanks to the internet, that's all changed. Today, even the smallest of businesses can be global ...
Tags: Youtube, Canada, North America, Nafta, U S Mexico, Public Policy, Missouri Star Quilt Company, USMCA, U S Mexico Canada Trade Agreement USMCA


U.S-Mexico border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

The waits are a reminder that even though President Donald Trump walked back his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border, the administration has created significant impediments for truckers, travelers and shoppers with its redeployment of customs agents.
Tags: Business, News, Mexico, International Trade, Nation, Donald Trump, U S Mexico, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Mexico says it won't react to Trump threats over border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign relations secretary said Friday his country won't react to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border, and its president even held a sort of impromptu poll on whether to respond.
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Nielsen: DHS Mission Is Shifting To Also Confront Emerging Online Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat terrorism, but its mission is shifting to also confront emerging online threats. China, Iran and other countries are mimicking the approach that Russia used to interfere in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and continues to use in an attempt to influence campaigns on social media, she said. Under threat are Americans’ devices and networks. “It’s not just U.S. troo...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Russia, Ap, Dhs, Homeland Security, State Department, Nielsen, Donald Trump, U S Mexico, China Iran, Summer Concepcion, Kirstjen Nielsen, AP story


WestJet Canada Seat Sale: Great Savings!

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