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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:00 PM

They didn't want SHITLER at the border, don't want the wall, he didn't invite the mayors (Blue parts



Congressmen Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Vicente González (D-TX) introduced on Wednesday the This Land Is Our Land Act to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security or Department of Defense from constructing any new border barriers, including walls or fences, on federal land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior. The bill would also prohibit the administration from using eminent domain to force construction of a border barrier on private property, and it would clarify that Defense Department funds could not be used under a “national emergency” for constructing a barrier of any kind on the southern border. “Since his inauguration, President Trump has subjected Congress, federal employees and, most importantly, the American people to uncertainty and harm in pursuit of an unnecessary wall along the southern border,” said Espaillat. “The President’s wall is nothing more than an ill-conceived campaign tactic and a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars.” González added, “I am proud to join Congressman Espaillat in supporting the This Land is Our Land Act. Let’s put a stop to the president’s wasteful project and pursue pragmatic solutions to protect our communities, our land, and our rights.” Read the text of the bill here.

Brownsville left out of border security discussion

.... This afternoon, Senator John Cornyn and other politicians hosted a roundtable discussion where they allowed various city and county officials to voice their concerns. According to Brownsville Mayor, Tony Martinez, he was not given the opportunity to be a part of the discussion as he was not invited.

"I think if you believe in good government and if you believe in having the people speak and believe in having the largest community among region they may want to hear your voice," expressed Martinez.

Residents like the Cortez family, believe a new wall would not make a difference. They have lived in Brownsville for over 40 years and say that since the border fence was installed on a portion of their backyard, it has not stopped any activity from coming across the border. ....

"As you can see we have the border close to us and they should also listen to the concerns of residents here in Brownsville," the Cortez family expressed.

Mayor of McAllen, Texas, where Trump is visiting, doesn't support the president's border wall

McAllen, a city of roughly 142,000 people that's located along the Rio Grande, has a strong economic relationship with the Mexican border city of Reynosa right across the river. Darling told Reuters a wall would make daily life difficult in this regard.

"We have tens of thousands of people go back and forth every day," Darling said. "You can't just shut this place down."

Darling hopes that Trump's visit to McAllen will help him see that a wall is not a viable option. ....

Darling is not the only elected official in Texas who questions the logic surrounding Trump's push for a wall. Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who represents more of the southern border than any of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, is also opposed to building a wall.


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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:20 PM

1. Maybe this is why he (his string pullers) didn't invite the mayors:

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. ANNnnd, another map:


Conservative Host’s Push to Support Border Wall May Have Revealed Inconvenient Truth

.... In making his plea for conservative solidarity with Trump’s government shutdown-fueled wall push, however, Erickson appears to have revealed an inconvenient truth about how Americans who live on and near the U.S.-Mexico border actually feel about the alleged border crisis and President Trump’s would-be steel solution. ....

Border-dwelling and border-adjacent Americans being fairly nonplussed by the alleged border crisis has been observed before.

Texas ranchers have long dismissed any talk of a border crisis allegedly caused by undocumented immigrants or their families and have been mostly unfazed by all the “border crisis” rhetoric emanating from the White House.

The mayor of Brownsville, Texas–one of the largest cities athwart the U.S.-Mexico border–was similarly dismissive of the claims about immigrants and immigration coming from Washington, D.C. Last summer Mayor Tony Martinez said:

There is not a crisis in the city of Brownsville with regards to safety and security. There’s no gunfire. Most of the people that are migrating are from Central America. It’s not like they’re coming over here to try to take anybody’s job. They’re trying to just save their own lives. We’re doing fine, quite frankly.


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