US adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has been quietly adding military surveillance cameras at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though fewer people appear to be crossing illegally. It’s the latest move as operations at the U.S.-Mexico border have become increasingly militarized and secretive. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough stands against order for face masks, makes clear it won’t happen, as President Trump temporarily ends immigration into United States

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough stands against order for face masks, makes clear it won’t happen, as President Trump temporarily ends immigration into United States

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” took a stand against mandating the wearing of face masks in a video announcement from his office in Conroe on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, Washington, D.C. – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” took a […]

President Trump vows to ‘suspend immigration’ to US because of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning to a divisive issue at a time of national crisis, President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the Wuhan coronavirus. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs […]

Justices seem divided over court access for asylum seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday over whether the government can deport people who fail initial asylum screenings without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The court heard arguments in the case of a man who said he fled persecution as a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority, […]

New acting DHS head takes over; hard-liner named as deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest official to lead the Department of Homeland Security has been sworn in and has named as his deputy a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies who had been in the running for the top job himself. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, the fifth person to head the agency under […]

Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement agreement that requires the government to release immigrant […]

Cuccinelli emerging as Trump’s leading voice on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is emerging as the public face of Trump’s immigration policies. Ken Cuccinelli tells the AP in an interview that he was mandated by President Donald Trump to aggressively communicate policies, and that’s what he’s doing. But he remains a polarizing figure. His agency […]

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five justices who actually follow the law and the Constitution, as opposed to the liberals who seek to legislate […]

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America. The new rule, expected to go into […]

More bad spending stuff slated for Tuesday, June 11 Commissioners Court

Conroe, June 11 – In addition to the horrible agenda item 9.F.1, the proposal by Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack to allow Commissioners to hire, fire, and create new positions in their departments without external scrutiny of the citizens they’re supposed to serve, there are at least three other bad action items on […]

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