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Re: South of the Border

Postby desertrat » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:45 am

The search for Mexican moonshine
Besides a little bacanora (served from an empty, plastic Pepsi bottle), they also enjoy a delicious brain taco!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby shadylady » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:35 am

A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo
This video came out early enough to give everyone plenty of time to prepare for the festivities!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby panamint_patty » Sun May 08, 2016 7:16 am

El Chapo's Prison Transfer Could Make Extradition Easier
The saga continues...
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Re: South of the Border

Postby James Sel » Sun May 08, 2016 3:18 pm

:diablo: Maybe when/if he makes it here a fellow inmate will give him the shank.
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Re: South of the Border

Postby MojaveMike » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:01 am

Got Shorty: Inside the Chase for El Chapo :roll2:
Sounds like they're selling this story for all it's worth and more!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby dilbert » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:21 pm

Trump is taking a big risk with Mexico visit
The Donald going south of the border for a quick siesta and Hillary is whining about it!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby surfsteve » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:57 am

Published on Sep 1, 2016

That idea that Donald Trump is softening his immigration policy: Not going to happen.
The Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday re-upped the harsh immigration rhetoric that electrified his primary campaign, vowing "no amnesty" for undocumented migrants living in the United States and promising to build a "beautiful" and "impenetrable" border wall that Mexico would pay for -- hours after that country's president vowed that it wouldn't.

"This election is our last chance to secure the border, stop illegal immigration, and reform our laws to make your life better," Trump said in Phoenix at the end of a dizzying day in which he made his first foray into international diplomacy with a visit to Mexico City, then baited a fired-up crowd with red-meat rhetoric.
On what might have been one of the most important days of his presidential campaign, Trump appeared to be recommitting his electoral fate in November to the white conservative base voters who swept him to victory in the GOP primary rather than seeking to broaden his base to a wider coalition of Americans.

Still, adding to the uncertainty that has clouded his immigration plan in recent days, Trump did not give a definitive answer about what he would do with most of the 11 million undocumented people who are not criminals, leaving open the possibility they would have to continue to hide in the shadows.
But it was the tone of Trump's speech that was most notable.
"This is it. We won't get another opportunity -- it will be too late," he said in a speech that recreated the vision of a dystopian, crime-riddled nation on the edge of an existential crisis that he deployed in his convention speech in Cleveland in July.
He vowed to create a "deportation task force" within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division "focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal aliens in America." He said he would boost the ranks of enforcement agents to enforce existing laws. He vowed that any undocumented immigrants who are caught crossing into the US will be "detained until they are removed from our country" and sent back to their country of origin. And he promised to repeal President Barack Obama's executive orders shielding some younger undocumented people, including those born in the United States -- so called Dreamers, from deportation.

Fate of 11 million undocumented immigrants uncertain
Trump left the fate of most of the 11 million undocumented people who are not criminals in the country murky.
He did not commit to deporting every undocumented immigrant living in the US as he previously had, but vowed that immigrants living in the US illegally would never have a path to legal status under his presidency.
What Donald Trump has said about Mexico and vice versa
"For those here today illegally who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and only one route: to return home and apply for re-entry under the rules of the new legal immigration system."

But later, Trump said that once a new immigration system is in place, "we will be in a position to consider the appropriate disposition of those who remain."
In his speech, the billionaire repeatedly called attention to the crimes of some undocumented immigrants and drew on stories of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants, bringing parents of some of those victims on stage to share their graphic and heart-wrenching tales of loss.
Consistent with the law-and-order theme he has emphasized, Trump vowed a "zero tolerance" policy toward criminals living in the US illegally.
As he painted a picture of a country besieged by "illegal alien" crime, Trump accused Washington politicians and the media of underplaying the dangers posed by illegal immigration and warned voters that the stakes this election will never be higher.
"If we can save American lives, American jobs and American futures, together we can save America itself," Trump said.

A quieter Trump in Mexico
Trump's hard-line speech contrasted strikingly with his more moderate tone in Mexico City hours earlier when he put on a restrained and respectful performance, even as he publicly disagreed with President Enrique Peña Nieto, who had invited him and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to Mexico for talks.
The visit was an apparent attempt to portray Trump in a statesmanlike light and to counter Clinton's claims that he is temperamentally unfit to be President. Trump's campaign will likely be pleased that he got a photo-op with a foreign leader and appeared to avoid any damaging gaffes as he stood soberly on stage, beside an interpreter.
But the risks of such a visit -- Trump's first official encounter with a foreign leader -- were underscored when the stagecraft began to unravel over the issue of the wall on the Mexican border.

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Re: South of the Border

Postby dilbert » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:05 am

Mexican People Try Taco Bell For The First Time
The older people seem more tolerant of Americanized fast food versions of traditional Mexican foods, while the younger people seem to have adopted the trendy attitude of complaining about anything that isn't authentic. I don't like Taco Bell, but complaining in order to fit in with your trendy peers is just dumb!
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Re: South of the Border

Postby desertrat » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:42 am

Trey Gowdy slams Obama's senior advisor virtue signaling with illegal immigration
This is an interesting exchange and it brings up the question of why the hell don't we have someone like this running for president. He seems to be clear-minded and intelligent... something lacking in both Clinton and Trump.
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Re: South of the Border

Postby MojaveMike » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:17 am

Is a wall along the US-Mexico border realistic?
It can be done, but is it worth it? Of course, if we make Mexico pay for it, who cares? But seriously, what might be the unintended consequences of such a project?
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