Exec Is In Hot Water For Sharing Offensive Photo Comparing Trump To THIS Person

Following a speech in which Donald Trump expressed criticism of Mexico for its role in exacerbating America’s border crisis, the 2016 presidential candidate began a public battle with Spanish language network Univision.

The first blow came from Univision, which announced it would no longer partner with or air any content from the Miss Universe Organization. Trump owns a stake in the company along with NBCUniversal.

Trump struck back, however, by announcing his intention to sue the network for breach of contract. He went even further in a letter to Univision President and CEO Randy Falco. In it, Trump explained that all network employees are now banned from the National Doral golf resort he owns in Miami, Fla.

As an added gibe, Trump included the following postscript:

Please congratulate your Mexican Government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States. However, inform them that should I become President, those days are over. We are bringing jobs back to the U.S. Also, a meaningful border will be immediately created, not the laughingstock that currently exists.

Univision President of Programming and Content Alberto Ciurana escalated the feud exponentially, however, with an Instagram post comparing Trump to Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof.

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He has since offered a bilingual statement on the matter, stating that he was “upset by Mr [sic] Trump’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants,” but acknowledging that he “should not have re-posted the photo.”

Trump followed that statement with one of his own.

“Apology not accepted,” he asserted. “I call for his resignation as president of Univision and Univision should not be allowed to host the Presidential debate. It is a total conflict of interest.”

h/t: IJReview

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U.S. Embassy Reveals These Important Items Were Just Stolen From A Truck In Mexico

The United States Embassy to Mexico said Wednesday that a truck carrying border-crossing cards for temporary travel for Mexican residents to and from the U.S. was hijacked.

According to a statement obtained by the The Associated Press, the incident occurred on June 7 somewhere “in northern Mexico”:

The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara.

As U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notes, a Border Crossing Card (BCC) “is acceptable as a stand-alone document (by itself) only for travel from Mexico by land, or by pleasure vessel or ferry. Together with a valid passport, though, it meets the documentary requirements for entry at all land, air, and sea ports of entry (to include travel from Canada).”

An electronic alert was issued so stolen cards cannot be used at the border, and the AP pointed out that cards were re-issued for their targeted holders. They were also advised of the incident in the event of any attempted identity theft.

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Shocking Statistic: Mexico Deports More Illegals Than The US Does

As the United States’ borders have become weaker in recent years, the southernmost Mexican border has become more fortified than our border along Mexico. In fact, the border along the southern portion of Mexico is so much stronger than ours that Mexico is now beating the U.S. at deporting people from the borders.

Mexico deported 92,889 Central American individuals between October 2014 and April 2015. That is the number of “other than Mexican” illegals that Mexico sent back to their homelands. The U.S. only detained 70,226 “other than Mexican” illegals trying to get across our borders. These numbers are a stark contrast to what they were a year ago. From October 2013 to April 2014, the U.S. detained 159,103 “other than Mexican” individuals, while Mexico only detained 49,893 Central American illegals.

The big switch came about because the U.S. asked Mexico to be actively involved in stopping unaccompanied minors from Central America from coming illegally into the U.S. Out of that request came a new Mexican task force. Mexico’s New Southern Border program is working well in several major ways. It sent 5,000 federal police to its southernmost border and checked borders at the highways coming into Mexico from Central America.

Why has the Mexican government been more successful than the U.S. at deporting in the first place?

Mexico has had more success at deportation due in part to its very stringent immigration laws. In fact, Mexico considers entering the country illegally a felony. The idea of languishing in a Mexican prison is enough to convince most illegals to avoid being caught there. In fact, most Central American people trying to flee their homeland are not looking to stay in Mexico. They are just trying to pass through to the United States.

Mexico also has greater success at deportation than the U.S. due to how fast the turnover is for illegal persons in their country. The process for anyone caught crossing the border into Mexico is rather speedy and with no lengthy red tape. People are held long enough to confirm their identity, and then they are promptly sent back to their country of origin. In the U.S., when a person is detained for crossing our borders illegally, he/she waits indefinitely for the proper paperwork to deport them; or, if one should claim asylum, it could take years for him or her to either be granted or denied asylum to the states. However, illegals are permitted to stay in the U.S. while they wait to be seen by an immigration judge.

In 2014, there were 449,000 pending asylum cases in the U.S. Mexico had 1,525. Out of that number, Mexico granted 247.

Mexico is pushing for the U.S. to loosen existing laws regarding Mexicans crossing the borders into our country. In the meantime, it apparently has no intentions of loosening their laws about illegal aliens crossing its borders.

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Exposed: Donald Trump’s Circus Act

Poor Jeb.

He’s Donald Trump’s first Republican victim, but he won’t be his last.

On Monday, Bush officially declared he was a Republican candidate for president, something everyone knew was coming.

Jeb gave a serious, by-the-book announcement speech, explaining his many qualifications, making his claim that he’s a true conservative and promising to make America great again.

It was boringly Bush, and maybe a little too moderate for hardline conservatives. But it was mature and dignified. Presidential even.

The mainstream media gave Jeb token coverage for about a day. Some were especially impressed by his fluency in Spanish.

But then on Tuesday, the one-man, one-ring, Donald Trump circus rolled into Republican town.

The Donald wasted no time proving to everyone why he should not be president. He also proved why he’s going to spell trouble for the GOP primary process.

Winging it without a written speech or a Teleprompter, Trump mangled lots of facts about the economy, attacked Republicans Jeb and Marco Rubio, offended the Mexican nation, and admitted proudly that he was absurdly rich and ready to spend millions electing himself.

Entertaining and scary at the same time, Trump was a speeding political train wreck before he got a chance to leave the station.

He said horrible and untrue things about illegal Mexican immigrants, saying they were mostly criminals and murderers while admitting only “some of them may be good people.”

Yet Trump surely hit some nerves when he said we’ve become a country of losers because our leaders are a bunch of losers who can’t get it right in Iraq, Iran, Washington, or anywhere else.

And who’s going to argue with the Donald when he says the Chinese are winning every trade deal we make with them? Or that we’re stuck with crumbling Third World airports like LAX and LaGuardia.

It was Trump in all his self-powered glory.

The media began bashing and mocking him immediately, mainly by merely repeating some of the dumb or outlandish things he blurted.

Trump is not the Ross Perot of 2016. Perot was a serious businessman who wanted to fix the economy and balance the federal budget.

Trump is a vanity candidate. He’s also the wild-and-crazy GOP guy the liberal media have been praying for.

Jon Stewart — whose progressive shtick on the “Daily Show” usually reflects the worst ideas and values of the Democrat faithful — thanked the heavens for Trump’s decision to run.

The Donald is a gift that will keep Hollywood’s comedy sector supplied with a steady stream of material guaranteed to get laughs and always reflect poorly on Republicans.

Another thing. When Trump’s on the stage, he becomes the center of attention and sucks the air out of the room with his wild and crazy personality.

Trump might actually possess some right answers for dealing with the legacy of problems the Obama gang will leave behind.

But he will not be able to get anything done because to fix things in government, you have to know how to work with other people.

Trump doesn’t. He’s a solo act, an ego in chief, an order-giving business exec. He isn’t used to negotiating or working with others.

Everyone knows Trump can’t win. He knows it too. He’s a dangerous distraction and a stain on the GOP brand, but conservatives stuck with him.

For him, the 2016 GOP primary is just another TV reality show. But this time, it’s a show with real consequences, domestically and internationally.

He’ll create lots of late-night laughs. He might even force substantive candidates to address important subjects they’d prefer to dodge, like immigration reform.

But as long as Trump’s in the race, he can only hurt the Republican cause, whether it’s by making the party’s primary process look like a clown convention or bumping someone smart and fiery like Carly Fiorina off the TV debate stage.

The Donald and his multi-billions have crashed the GOP’s exclusive 2016 party for now. But in the long run, he’ll be the joker who’ll be trumped.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

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Texas Takes Huge Step To Secure Border (Since Obama Won’t)

More than 100,000 active gang members are a dangerous plague on the people of Texas — many of those gang members associated with cross-border crimes such as human smuggling and illegal drug trafficking. So says the get-tough governor of the Lone Star State, Greg Abbott, according to a report on Breitbart News. That’s one of the reasons Abbott just signed what the Breitbart article describes as “the toughest and most comprehensive border security plan of any state in the United States of America.”

“We are doing this because border security has turned out to be a real challenge for the people of this state, not just on the border region but across communities across the entire state of Texas,” Abbott said.

An Associated Press article shared on the ABC15 website notes that the Republican governor — citing the Obama administration’s failure to do what it should to help keep Texas residents safe — has approved $800 million for border security over the next two years.

That extraordinary expenditure will give Texas law enforcement a number of new personnel, plus high-tech tools to combat the violent drug cartels and illegal border crossings. Already in the big Texas tool box are six high-speed gunboats with weapons that can fire 900 rounds per minute.

The AP article notes:

On Texas’ shopping list is a second $7.5 million high-altitude plane to scan the border, a new border crime data center, a 5,000-acre training facility for border law-enforcement agencies and grants for year-round helicopter flights. The state also wants to hire two dozen Texas Rangers to investigate public corruption along the border and 250 new state troopers as a down payment on a permanent force along the border.

Instances of criminal activity associated with illegal immigrants have become so prevalent in Texas that the state legislature has sent the governor a number of measures to give residents greater rights in arming and defending themselves. As KXAN-TV noted in a recent report, Gov. Abbott made the expansion of gun rights a top priority of his first legislative session as the state’s chief executive:

Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else…

He says the laws mean Texans can be sure their Second Amendment rights will be stronger and more secure than ever before.

The Texas governor says he will press the Obama administration to pick up the tab for the enhanced border security measures, seeking reimbursement from the federal government for the hundreds of millions of dollars the state has to spend to handle what Gov. Abbot contends should have been a federal responsibility in the first place.

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