Governor Abbott extends illegal alien disaster declaration for 43 Texas counties, as Mexican government ironically takes more action than Biden Administration

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 1 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended his disaster declaration for 43 Texas counties in response to the ongoing border crisis on Monday, August 30, 2021. The Governor originally issued a disaster declaration in late May for 34 counties along the border and then amended the declaration in late June […]

Mexico president justifies release of kingpin targeted by US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday defended the 2013 ruling that freed one of the drug lords most wanted by U.S. authorities, even though Mexico’s Supreme Court later ruled it was a mistake. Rafael Caro Quintero walked free while serving a 40-year sentence for the torture-murder of U.S. Drug […]

Mexico limits non-essential travel on southern border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) —The Mexican banks of the Suchiate river dawned Sunday with a heavy presence of immigration agents in place to enforce Mexico’s new limits on all but essential travel at its shared border with Guatemala. Dozens of immigration agents lined the riverside asking those who landed on the giant innertube rafts that […]

Emergency sites for migrant children raising safety concerns

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has stopped taking immigrant teenagers to a converted camp for oilfield workers in West Texas as it faces questions about the safety of emergency sites it is quickly standing up to hold children crossing the southern border. The Associated Press has learned that the converted camp has faced […]

Mexican lawmakers advance bill to legalize recreational pot

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower chamber approved a marijuana legalization bill Wednesday, setting the country on the path to becoming one of the world’s largest legal marijuana markets. Deputies approved the legislation in general terms, but continued debating details late into the night. The approved legislation, which needs to return to the Senate, would […]

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The government commission for natural protected […]

Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a […]

US drops drug trafficking charges against ex-Mexican general

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary, a decision that came after Mexico threatened to cut off cooperation with U.S. authorities unless the general was sent home. A judge in New York City approved the dismissal of charges, capping […]

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 […]