35 Burst results for "Border Wall"
Our Future in November Will Depend on the Debt Situation
"All right this is from at Craig Chamberlain on truth Is a landslide in November enough to change the current negative momentum or as too much damage been done You know Craig I've thought about this question often I wonder to myself is this really it Like if we crossed that event horizon into the black hole right I think of it specifically with relationship to our debt There are other situations that are a problem too The immigration crisis but we can fix it actually would not be that difficult to stop that We could finish the border wall We could fund our border patrol We could fund ice and we could fund immigration courts and we could deport anyone who came here illegally We wouldn't get everyone but it would send a message around the world that the United States is open to legal immigration When it comes to the inflation crisis there's a way to fix that We could stop printing as much money to finance debt We can't afford And we could get control over our fiscal situation And then monetary situation and things would clean up in a couple of years probably no longer than a decade Our military situation could be fixed rather easily I think by investing in our military but we've got the left committed to sequestering our military and doing things like that that are anti national security But what bothers me the most is the debt situation We have an economy that produces between 22 to 27 trillion worth of goods I say that because with inflation you don't know and really the nominal numbers probably irrelevant at this point given the rate of inflation We have 30 trillion in debt I mean compare that to your household on a micro scale If you were making a $100,000 a year and you add a $150,000 in debt you may be making a lot of money or a decent amount of money but you're in so much debt ladies and gentlemen you're never going to pay that off We're in that situation now with a macro scale
Ukraine vs. Border Wall: What's the Better Investment for America?
"Play another piece of tape here. Senator bob Menendez predicted quote strong bipartisan support for $13 billion of humanitarian military aid to Ukraine, play cut one 15. Today, I hope, on the Senate floor, we will pass a 13 plus $1 billion Ukraine bill that will give them more lethal assistance as well as we see from the pictures that just took place on your program. Humanitarian assistance, and I believe there will be strong bipartisan support for that as well. And then finally, we need to keep finding every way to tighten the noose around Putin's neck so that this barbaric war can stop. So you hear that, senator bob Menendez says we need to spend the $13 billion of this barbaric war can stop. I agree we should try to stop the war. How does supply more weapons stop a war to a weaker opponent? That prolongs a war. And that might be the right choice. Maybe, you know what? We need to make sure Ukraine fights Russia forever till Russia leaves. They're probably not going to leave. Putin has no choice. He's only going to further escalate this. What's the off ramp or our leaders thinking of how we could try to broker peace or try to broker further conflicts of defense contractors can make more money? I just want to play a tape here that just really frustrates me if I could be perfectly honest. Okay. It's from a couple years ago and some people say Charlie, this is unrelated. It's totally related. It's president Trump saying, quote, we're talking about a wall for our country for at most $20 billion. I could do it cheaper. I need about at most $15 billion. And it'll be better than anyone could ever see. So president Trump with a Republican House and Senate was asking for the same amount of money nearly the same amount of money that our Republicans rushed and were enthusiastic to go send to a country in a far distant land that we do not have an allegiance or an alliance to that is corrupt, laundress money and full of oligarchs, and yet when Trump asked for it, no Republican leader was willing to fund a southern border wall as we saw 2 million people cross into our country illegally last year. Play cut one 18. And we're talking about a wall for 20 billion, 15 billion. I could even do a cheaper. I have to. And it'll be better than anybody's ever seen a wall. And so Trump was asking for $20 billion. And ask yourself, what is a better return on the investment for the American people? $14 billion to Ukraine? Or $20 billion for a wall? Which is
Trish Responds to Biden's State of the Union
"Anyway, that was quite a State of the Union. I'll give them this. You know what I'm going to give them this. He started out decent. He started out saying some of the right things, putting Putin in his place, all those Russian cronies, all those oligarchs, putting them on notice, saying, and I quote, we are coming for your ill begotten gains. He warned those Russians, those oligarchs that are here in the U.S. live in the high life that he's preparing with allies to track down their assets and quote seizure yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets. Okay, that's good. By the way, why haven't we done it yet? Just asking, we should have. We did. Finally, close the U.S. airspace to Russian airlines, good stuff. We need to do that. And we are apparently sanctioning Russia's largest banks. This is all good, but you know what? It needs to be more because none of this is going to change Putin's mind, especially, or stop the bombings, especially when we're not all hands on deck. We're doing what we always do, and that's putting sanctions in a very, you know what, half, you know, what way? I mean, China says it's not going to sign on to these sanctions. India is not signing up. I mean, had Mexico for goodness 6 Mexico right there on our border is not signing under the sanctions. Yeah, that border wall. That better go up pretty soon for the simple reason, not allowing not just the lawlessness and the constant flow of illegals into this country, but actually just the pure reality that national security reality that we need to defend ourselves, especially if Russia decides to suddenly start sending troops in there to Mexico. They're big buddy now. This is not good, everyone, okay?
Justin Olson Makes Case to Win Arizona Senate Race
"You a little AOC yesterday. Cut number 14 for Justin Olson. He fought tooth and nail for the inclusion of undocumented people in relief packages, stimulus checks, fema, assistance, and we've actually helped huge amounts of undocumented families in our districts get federal relief that many others were trying to lock them out of. So Justin Olson should undocumented families have qualified for stimulus payments. Not at all. That's what's wrong with the radical left. Our enticing folks to put themselves in harm's way and they're creating what's the humanitarian crisis. You know, I mean, it breaks my heart to see young infant children being dropped over the border wall and abandoned by smugglers. This should not be happening in the United States of America. And it's because of the failed policies of the Biden administration and abled by folks like senator Mark Kelly in the Senate and AOC. When we
Texas, Missouri Attorneys General File Border Wall Lawsuit
"Now, attorney general, let's turn to the other case, which is the unregulated release of people who've entered the country illegally by the Biden administration. What do you attempting to accomplish as attorney general of Missouri in the courts? Well, it's been a disaster. So Missouri partnered with Texas in SAO de lawsuit against the remain in Mexican, the Joe Biden changed the remain in Mexico policy the president. Trump, which was very successful, which basically said, if you're coming here seeking asylum and by the way, 9 out of ten of those claims are bogus, but if you're coming here, Mexico is the waiting room because we don't want to just release you into the interior of the United States never to see you again. That's what Biden reversed Trump's policy did that. We took that all the way to the Supreme Court last fall in one. Now we're fighting with the Biden administration to actually implement that. We've also filed a lawsuit to complete the border wall. Congress has appropriated $4 million to do it. The president does not have the authority to not spend that money on that. So we filed a lawsuit on that as well.
The Left's Lawless Immigration Policies
"So I want to talk about three small wins and I also want to talk about a very telling admission by Mallorca himself. So here's the first win and that is that the big uproar about all those Haitians who were descending on American shores. Obviously, these are not people at the southern border. They're showing up from Haiti. And they're showing up because the estes poverty in Haiti, but there's poverty in many parts of the world. Our immigration policies are not based upon your poor, therefore you have a right to come to America. So here were the Haitians and they were basically being seen on mosque coming across the southern border huge public relations scandal horrific images for Americans. Who are these people and even though the Biden administration tried to turn the tables? Look at these Texas Rangers rounding them up on horseback cowboy style. Nevertheless, the Biden people realized this is a very serious problem, and so they began to then deport the Haitians. Expelling thousands of them in sending them back home where they, of course, belonged. Victory number one. Here's victory number two the Biden administration as I mentioned on this podcast a couple of times was getting ready was on the verge of making gigantic financial settlements to families that said, oh, we were families who were separated at the border, even if the separations were brief, even if they were temporary. Oh, they were so traumatic. Why not use to this at all? This is emotional hardship and pain. We need to be paid $450,000 each. Not even for family. Per person. And the biodiversity was like, oh, yeah, you know, this song's reasonable. Yeah, yeah, I think giving family is taking taxpayer money and giving America Mexican families a $1 million here a $1 million there so they can basically go hit the Mexican casinos. They thought this was kind of a fair settlement. Well, once again, the public outrage over this. Made it impossible politically for them to go forward with this. And so they have ended those court negotiations over these financial compensation, victory number two. Victory number three is a court victory coming out of Texas and Texas. I have to say, has been the center of the resistance to Biden's immigration policies just a flurry of lawsuits filed by taxes really by attorney general, Ken Paxton, who's been on the show, and this is forced Biden to reimpose, even though not fully Trump's remain in Mexico policy. It's even forced Biden to continue some border wall construction, which is to say to close some gaps in the wall not to build new sections of the wall which they flatly refuse to do, but at least to patch up the wall in places where they were sort of gaping holes. Now, let me turn to the statement by orcas. We have fundamentally changed immigration enforcement in the interior for the first time ever our policy explicitly states that a non citizens unlawful presence in the United States will not by itself be a basis for the initiation of an enforcement action. Now this I think is really significant, you've got a top Biden official basically saying, it is our stated policy that we will not enforce the law. If you've got a guy in the United States illegal, you know, he's illegal. He admits he's illegal. But he doesn't have other violations. He's not a gang member. He doesn't have a criminal record. He's just an illegal. Not by itself, is not sufficient to initiate return or deportation proceedings. So what we have here is a truly lawless administration in the clinical sense of the term, there is a law system says if you don't like a law try to change it, they can change the law they're using the technique of quote enforcement to say, we're going to enforce it here, but not over there in effect what they're saying is we're going to at least in these important respects,
What AZ Senate Candidate Jim Lamon Would Do to Stem Immigration
"Talk a little bit more about the immigration issue. What are some of the specifics? Because it seems that there's been a lot of promises made. So for example, president Trump, who you and I both admire greatly and you supported generously throughout the campaign and bundled a lot of money for him. He was not able to get the Senate partners to build his border wall. Is that something that you would openly support? Absolutely. And talking with Brandon, number one is remaining Mexico policy. And really enforce it, not just speak to it, but really enforce it. Number two, complete the remaining 124 miles of the wall that we need. Third mandatory, a verify, and then forth and sanctuary cities. So deep in a policy understanding of that goes much deeper with Brandon and the guys, but helping me to understand that in depth. And it's just a fact that people are coming from around the world. This is not a humanitarian issue of our friends and neighbors in Mexico. This is out of
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Launches Construction of State Border Wall
"Texas is building its own border wall. And this is good news. I got to give kudos to governor Abbott. Texas is officially started construction on a border wall. Let's remember, this is the border wall that the Biden administration has refused to carry through on. The government, by the way, paid for all kinds of construction materials. They're just sitting there, and the Biden people have not only said that we're not going to use them, even though we paid for them, but we're not going to let Texas use them. So think of how malicious these people are, even though the funds have been expended, they are trying to block the idea of Texas moving forward. But Texas is saying, listen, we're going to build a wall, we're going to fill gaps in the wall that are there now. And we're going to do it starting now. Bill melligan, the reporter from Fox News, who has been Fox News LA, I believe. He's really been on this issue. And he points out in reporting on this that Texas is going to be using they're not going to use federal funding. They're going to use Texas funding. So we, the Texas taxpayers are going to pay for this. And apparently, governor Abbott is using the exact same contractor that the federal government had contracted with to build these walls. The wall panels are going up starting in star county in the Rio Grande valley. And this is what Abbott calls operation lone
GOP Congressional Candidate Joe Kent Discusses the Immigration Crisis
"The immigration crisis at the southern border if you win this congressional seat listen yeah it's a seat where only people in the congressional district in Washington can vote for you Obviously But you're voting on national issues It's not a state Senate seat It's on a state seat It is a federal seat You're take on immigration What's going on at the border given that we learned last night from Bill meluan on Fox that the Biden administration is doing a de facto Amnesty Joe what they're doing is they're using parole and parole doesn't mean what it does in the criminal system It means like taking people in from a foreign country giving them a reason to be here They're doing it on a mass scale your thoughts on what's going on at the southern border and they factor Amnesty Yeah it's just insanity I mean the crisis on our border is going to affect every single American city So I'm here in Pacific Northwest geographically where far away from the border but we're essentially a border town because we're surrounded by a sanctuary city I got Portland to our south Seattle to our north I 5 quarter going up and down I talked to our local law enforcement We had a massive uptick in crime We recently had a sheriff's deputy killed doing a counter narcotics mission to protect community out here And that's all directly linked to the lack of a border wall And then the Joe Biden opening up our southern border So the woman I'm running against he's a Republican Jamie Herrera butler She voted to stop the construction of the southern border wall with the Democrats Over the first two years we had Republicans in the House and the Senate when Trump was in charge We had a mandate from the American people to build that wall into secure our border and to do what's right for our people We had Republicans like Jimmy her butler crossed the island betray us So we have to get the military down there I think finish the wall really even go after the cartel that's on the border to defend our borders And then we have to have a full immigration moratorium I mean really the massive amount of labor immigration that's going to come across the border is really an attack on the American
Will Americans Finally Turn Away From Interventionism?
"Could all of this could covert of gannets down the border. Could we finally find a return to a place where you know in the not intellectual fashion but in the gut reaction americans. Lean away from interventionism where it's more high infant maecenas and it's it's less big government could could could the experience of the last two years finally shake people a little to understand that no government isn't the answer. Is that possible trish regan. Well i hope so. I mean i hope so. I think that this has been a giant wakeup call and miss again. Let me just point out. It's not even partisan and when you look at the polling data what you see. Is that many people. Independence are just disgusted by what happened and many in the in the democrat party or are likewise disgusted. I mean this was uncalled for in afghanistan. But when when you think about you know the trust that we have put in government. I think people are starting to say. Wait a second. You know what. Maybe this isn't right. Maybe we need to be a little bit. More focused. A little more inward. You mentioned the border wall. Our border protecting ourselves. I mean you know. Heck i i i'm thinking to myself this. Us dollar this year dollars in bad shape given all the money printing. That's been going on. Who else around the world is getting it right. What is switzerland doing. For example that we're not switzerland swiss frank not just the central banking policy but even just the policies that they've adopted as a country. And you wanna talk about a quarter. I mean like they're very very serious about their border. It's actually a crime to even unintentionally help anyone To illegally cross that border or to stay legally in the country. I mean they they take these things very seriously and and i just think everything from you think about our semi conductor industry are semiconductor industry. We are dependent on taiwan which therefore means to have this military you relationship and protect taiwan. Because we can't do it ourselves. I mean i think this is the opportunity. It really isn't america first agenda and nobody should see that as overly. I get that it's political but come on. It's just it's frankly it's just common sense. Put you yourself your family. Your loved ones your country. I
President Trump on the Deterioration of His Southern Border Wall
"Since i last saw you in trump tower new york l. Let's talk about another connected issue. The situation on the southern border has escalated. It's even worse than it was a couple of months ago. Talk to us about what you're witnessing and how it it is different from what you did for all the american people when you were the commander in chief so i left. We had the strongest border southern border. In the history of our country we had built almost five hundred miles of wall Mostly finished all had to finish. Certain areas have could have taken a month and he said he's not gonna do it and it's shocking but it still helped and we had the best numbers we ever had and they ought to finish that wall. It would take a month and they got a paint. The wall doesn't sound very glamorous. But you paint it or address and we're all set to start and then we had a rigged election and the numbers. I mean it's so ridiculous. What happened in that election intellectual was totally rigged it was rigged it was stolen or wis corrupt. The most we've ever seen in our country and the history. I mean more corrupt and most other elections in third world countries so we had a rigged election and things changed and they took over and as soon as they took over they opened up our country to prisoners to convict to drug dealers and drug addicts and they opened it up to murderers and traffickers human traffickers. Mostly women as soon as they took over they destroyed. It took them two months now yesterday. We had a big victory in the supreme court where the stay in mexico. I had everybody staying in mexico. Couldn't come into the country but we're stay in. Mexico was just upheld and it was a big big
Looking Back at the Secure Fence Act
"This october will mark fifteen years. Since president. George w bush signed the secure fence act of two thousand and six bill. I'm about to sign is an important step. In our nation's efforts to secure our border and reform immigration system congress approved the act with bipartisan support authorizing nearly seven hundred miles of new barrier along the southwestern border with mexico up until this point just a few dozen miles of border wall had been built and that happened under democratic president. Bill clinton under president george w. bush the secure fence act would focus on militarizing the nearly two thousand mile long border with mexico the act allowed vehicle. Barriers checkpoints increased uses of satellites cameras and other technologies order. Property owners would soon received letters from the federal government asking them for permission to enter and survey their land. This would lead to legal battles and property seizures with many of these moving into new administration's today reporter aaron nelson takes us to a university in brownsville. Texas we're dr. juliet. Garcia led a legal battle against border wall construction. This case is a reminder of the fights. Many continue to wage against an opponent almost impossible to defeat. Here's earn nelson. One overcast morning and late spring. Dr juliet garcia stands at the wild entrance of a defunct golf course overgrown palm palm fronds obscure the welcome sign where the university of texas brownsville. Golf team was headquartered. The golf course was popular with retirees and young golfers hosting tournaments for local high schools countless thousands of rounds of golf every year. If it's part of what we're trying to build here but that's gone now. What lies beyond the wall. Today is a no-man's-land. An outcome of goliath versus david kind of battle. This story begins in late. Two thousand seven a few months after the secure fence act became law the federal government targeted. Utd's land and other private land to try and build a border wall as president of the university. Dr garcia was forced to step away from the classrooms and into the forefront of an unexpected fight to protect the institution. She had helped create. Nobody wants to take on an issue like this. You know. I mean. I'd jobless to hire faculty not fight department of homeland security.
"border wall" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Can decide to devote a good portion of their lands to the some form of climate adaptation and people get engaged in that way. Skylines has been supporting whether it's four service or the park service in respiration mitigation other such things. That's just not how it happens here. A lot of effort in mexico has been focused on trying to connect with ranchers landowners to somehow provide information that they can use in technical expertise. They can use to improve. Their cattle husbandry practices in their land stewardship practices to face increased droughts increasing increases in temperature etc in a way that benefits both the ranching operation and wildlife. This approaches is definitely different. There are of course other things that have been done. Historically different mexican. The united states a notable example is fire management and the as a result of climate change. The united states has seen some really catastrophic fires in recent times which are also the result of longstanding policy of of fighting every single fire. Mexico never quite approached wildfire in the same manner so the fire dynamics that naturally occurred on landscapes that are very similar. Were allowed to kerr made so there. We don't have many places the the massive buildup of fuel that that the us hasn't so adapting to drought and increased. Potential for fire is is probably not as difficult. I would say as Proving to be united states. Do you have a favorite spot. In the sky island region that would probably be the northern jaguar reserve. I have i was like i mentioned very much. Involved in the establishment of that reserve fifteen years ago and its management for a number of years. I no longer am but never faces there. That are so so remote and feel so wild at you. Walk around you sitting next to a clear pool of water and it feels like no. Jaguar could just walk by not even notice you acid goes on. Its way that would be. That would be the place i pick. Gosh it'd be just the coolest Name of a place to work possible. Jaguar reserve now and just to have that in the title. That would be pretty amazing. Well one carlos it's been up treat chatting with you and learning about what's going on the mexico side of the border with with the alliance is doing what what you're doing and thanks for coming on thank you doug and thanks for your just in the sky islands of your your love okay. We're back in. I am back with louise. And we had that field trip. And i've talked to other people that are part of the alliance and doing some really cool work. It's been such an awesome journey. Just learning what you guys are up to but just really quickly what stood out for you on that field trip. We did yeah so it was wonderful to to be standing in this. But we like to call the path of the jaguar down there this important corridor for wildlife and see that it's still part of it is still open for wildlife to move back and forth across the us mexico border that lifts my heart seeing on the ground and it's been unimportant. Focus of our work for the last year we also saw the impacts of the drought for sure so we visited a spring that we've been seeing water out for over a year. Now that's gone dry on. We're seeing a lot of stress in the oak trees turning brown and the habitat just looking very stressed from the drought. So that's a tough to see and definitely concerning and an important part of what will be focusing on to try and help ecosystems adapt in the coming years. Okay so the things that we did on that field trip we're going to. I wanted to a little bit about climate adaptation as an organization you had mentioned earlier in the episode about climate. Change being such an important driver and when you think about even what we did with the border wall or the springs how climate change is playing into that induce e. Even the work that you're doing on the border wall is being adaptation work. And i would argue that the the wall was put up because people seem to think that migration from other countries is a big problem. And you need to put up this wall. And there's talk of kind of change could drive even more migrations. You see that as part of your organization is your adaptations even when it comes to issues like the border wall naso. Climate change adaptation is important to us in a big part of our conversation in our conservation investments. Because we certainly understand that. There's gonna be.
"border wall" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"What's good for human communities. It's good for what clean water and wildlife and that's really vital when that's in place. We have no legal tools to stop this. None of the usual endangered species act clean water. Act we don't have those tools in the toolbox louis. We are looking at the spectacular view but also something very disturbing. What are we looking at. Yes so. We're looking out toward the san pedro river from the what you mountains at montezuma pass and we can see the beautiful landscape and mountains on both sides of the border and running right down the middle of it. We can see this border. Wall still bollards wall dividing the landscape cutting through the river and we can also see these large areas where land has been completely bladed clear for staging areas for construction of of additional border wall. So what we're looking at is actual national park land right where they actually cleared the land to do the work on the border wall. People don't realize a lot of that's happening. Yes so we're looking at an area on national park. Land net coronado national memorial were. they've bladed land. And don additional wall construction and then where we can see the green cottonwood ribbon of the san pedro river that spiel inland. It's the san pedro ripe area national conservation area where they've also put in state a staging area. I think the staging area there might be private land but they have built wall across the river now on public land. So we're at. The top of this passage is beautiful location high up in the mountains and this is where it stopped. We visited some areas words. Much more permeable fence. This is where it stopped but the goal was to continue to build this high type fence in. Its stopped right here. Yes so just behind us. A beyond the peak are additional roads and area where they started constructing road to put in the wall but it has stopped so yes when win. By the biden administration halted border wall construction. This was an area that were construction was in the in the works and stopped. There's a potential. We could see some of this fence ripped up. We hope so. And.
"border wall" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"And that is that that speaks of how unique places in terms of habitat in terms of wilderness until space any consideration efforts so dc sending credible. Important detailed i think a lot of people don't don't pay attention to hate actors here. I am at the mexican. Us border looking down this long road with this fence. Really just a remarkable landscape getting to interview some of these skyline alliance staff members. They are doing such fantastic work. It is the breathtaking landscape into seagrass lands. And what typically you think is more of a desert environment is really cool and literally. I'm putting my hand through the fence. And i'm on the mexican side and so much controversy in recent years here. It is just a quiet win. Swept location with some amazing wildlife and some of the amazing landscapes. Louis oh here. We are at the border. Could you just describe the surroundings for us. Sure were standing in the san rafael valley state natural area so were in some really beautiful native grassland. And we're at an area along the border where there are vehicle barriers that were standing next to and these are pretty permeable to wildlife so wildlife can get over and under them so this is a really important corridor that's still open to wildlife and then on either side of us were surrounded by the patagonia mountains to the west and the watch yuka mountains to the east. So we're in this special grassland spot in between a couple of skyline and mountains now what's wildlife might not be able to pass through here yes so most wildlife can pass through here Actually pronghorns which are here in the san rafael valley do have trouble with. There's actually a vehicle barrier and barb wire fence right behind it that does give some animals trouble along the border but for the most part large mammals and and small mammals can get through here. So i am seeing. And i see the bob wire in. It looks pretty permeable but the expectation is that they want to build a more solid wall in. That's the threat right now. And with with this area become that sort of wall depending on the policies that the federal government has yeah. So that's what we've been worried about for the last year here. They've been trying to build a border wall which is thirty foot. Steel bollards are really impossible to all kinds of wildlife. I'll in this area for the last year. However things have changed recently and the money that was allocated for this. Construction is no longer. So there's really good signs that this is gonna stay for now. Permeable to wildlife so guys. We've been here at the border for close to thirty minutes and i've yet to see a single person cross so that really isn't such a big avenue for people crossing over the border is it now. He's not i. And i would say that data wireless cameras across the entire place. Listen support that either. Yeah so all of this talk of an emergency at the border you can. You can see who's out here. It's birds and Standing hair but you know there. There's no emergency here. We're way out in the middle of nowhere in a lotta ways and this is where the wildlife is and that's who should be. What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what's going on at the border. Well one really big one. Is that a lot of people. Think of this area. In as the sonora and chihuahua desert when they think of a desert they think of an empty sandy ecosystem. Without a lot of what's going on here with the beautiful mountains.
"border wall" Discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
"Yeah we began to watch this section of the border and its wildlife community out of the imminent threat of border wall construction and because construction has approached our study area from both the east and the west but not actually cut it off in the middle. We now find ourselves watching one of the last remaining passable wildlife quarters in southeast arizona. How does this study work. Walk me through a typical day. In the field we haven't array of fifty eight cameras that are each spread to kilometers. Apart our field crew goes out and visit about eight cameras in a single day. We go and make sure that the camera hasn't been moved. We have a lot of cattle on this range. Land that will bump the cameras and move them and be replaced batteries and collect the memory cards from the cameras and put new ones once. We have those memory cards in hand that is like gold and we rushed them back to look and see what sort of animals have been popping up on our cameras. And we count the number of detections. We have of each species over time. Okay powell with that information relates to like you. Now have this data. How are you going to use it just beyond looking at seeing. What's showing up. How's it useful to you. Aside from just knowing the diversity of the community we also want to know what are some of the trends voting time and space. So what kind of animals are we seeing. Where and when did he change. And why do we see those for instance. So he's not just about it can be about climate we can also be about photography can also be about human activity for example right and all. Those things are important because in this particular area now that we are just this is the bottle or the the funnel were most of the species can actually move through is really putting that we can understand more about their behavior in about their their patterns. So that would that can help us. Inform conservation efforts in the future on both sides of the border right. This is also something that will help mexican authorities and mexican profits to improve their management so understanding the in. Why are we seeing those species at that moment in that particular place. It's really important in. That's one of the reasons why we been doing budgeting service for example around our cameras both from space using satellite imagery but also on the ground so that we know exactly what canete habitat. How much of rock or bare ground or we seen an all dad helps us muddle the texture of species in different at different time points in different places. Okay so that's great. You can out what species are coming to the border wall but does this data and actually having this footage trigger any legal mechanism. So like oh. Here's an endangered species to someone like the us fish and wildlife service. Are they interested in information. Are you sharing these policy. Triggers that factor into what. You're doing well. were interested. Certainly to understand if they're threaten and endangered species in this area we certainly know that this is designated habitat for jaguar. Where we're standing yawkey spraying is a place where there are also a lot in the past unfortunately because of the real i d act that was established in twenty five. We have a massive problem. That's all there are tremendous number of federal laws and statutes totaling eighty four different laws and statutes that have been waived because of that the federal laws including the environmental protection laws. Do not apply here at the border. So even though we might find detections of species that should weren't protection. There is not currently illegal mechanism for that to stop construction. Is there anything.
Texas Begins Jailing Border Crossers on Trespassing Charges
"This state of Texas is cracking down on migrants crossing the border by hitting them with trespassing charges around a dozen arrests have already been reported in an effort announced last month by Republican governor Greg Abbott he says he needs to take steps to slow the number of border crossings and is not only arresting migrants but also planning to build more of the border wall a Texas county attorney says all those arrested so far have been single adults men and that he doesn't think people arriving as a family unit will be taken into custody U. S. officials reported for the month of June they didn't countered almost fifty six thousand families with children at the southern border I'm Jackie Quinn
Donald Trump Visits Texas to Tour Unfinished Border Wall on U.S.-Mexico Border
"Donald Trump has been on the Texas Mexico border today with Governor Greg Abbott. Criticizing the current White House for reversing his policies on immigration and border security. Do they really want open borders or are they incompetent? There's only two things you're either incompetent or for some reason you have a screw loose and you want to have open borders Governor Abbott says the situation is growing worse every day. I cannot tell you the number of stories that I've heard from people who have had guns put to their heads or guns brandished and their ranches in their homes in their neighborhood. They're afraid to have their Children go play in their yards. The ranchers have their homes invaded their fences ripped up their lives. Like lost it is a far more dangerous situation has ever been Abbott thanks several other Red states for sending additional law enforcement and other resources while he prepares to use state taxpayer money to finish parts of the wall, halted by Biden, a
South Dakota to Send National Guard Troops to Texas
"The governor of South Dakota is joining the growing list of Republican leaders who are sending law enforcement resources to the southern border with Mexico with large numbers of migrants showing up at the U. S. border with Mexico the states of Florida Nebraska Iowa and now South Dakota are sending police officers and military personnel to assist the governor of Texas south Dakota's Kristi Noem says she's contributing fifty National Guard troops Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott announced plans to build more barriers along the border vowing to use two hundred fifty million dollars in state funding and soliciting donations through crowd funding sources former president trump who campaigned on expanding the border wall is expected to visit the region this week I'm Jackie Quinn
Donald Trump to Visit Texas Border Wall
"President. Trump is set to visit the US Mexico border this week, just days after Vice President Kamala Harris made her own visit to Texas. Both trips come at a time when many Republicans are describing the situation at the border as a quote crisis with unauthorized crossings at their highest level in decades. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and joins us now. Hi, Joel. Hey, Sarah. What do we know about Trump's upcoming visit? Well. He's expected to visit the Rio Grande Valley in Texas on Wednesday, along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a group of congressional Republicans, and they're essentially trolling the Biden administration by highlighting the high number of border crossings this year. Here's some of what Trump said last night at a rally in Ohio Illegal aliens are Overrunning their borders. Nobody's ever seen anything like it. Our poor borders was so perfect. They were so good. The rhetoric from that rally should sound very familiar to anyone who's followed former President Trump and the way he often talks about immigrants as a threat. And a burden. He is still very much on that message. It
Border Patrol Chief Who Supported Trump's Wall Is Forced Out
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting the border patrol chief who was a supporter of the trump border wall is being replaced Rodney Scott who was appointed by president Donald Trump in January twenty twenty has been forced out as chief of the U. S. border patrol during a call Wednesday Scott told top agency officials he was given sixty days to decide whether to accept reassignment or retire according to an official with direct knowledge who spoke on condition of anonymity Scott headed through Z. ask Liam braced then president trump's policies including building a wall along the US Mexico border he had refused to comply with the vibe administration directive to stop using terms like illegal alien in favor of descriptions like migrant Mike Rossio Washington
Texas Gov. Abbott Wants to Finish the Border Wall
"border wall" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"The border wall is becoming quite an issue again in texas because now the governor says if the feds won't do it we will and we wanna do it with public money and he's going to give a press conference a little bit later today. Here's neville joining us. Now live with more on the story. Good morning clayton. good morning. Yeah we should find out a little bit later today. More details on this border wall from governor avid. We heard a little bit last week in some more yesterday. From governor just little teases that the american public is going to be able to shift in and make donations to this wall Through state established funds now again. We'll have more information on that later today but that one of several announcements related to the wall that were expected to hear About three o'clock this afternoon. Is this legal for the state to do. Well there are a lot of questions about that. it will depend on what some of the details are and exactly how it's going to be used. I guess the proof will be in the details through all of this Former president trump did something similar to this but believe he set it up to a private account not through the state so that would be the difference. Here it's those details that there will be legal challenges. Sports sure you can Promise that But we'll find out more information about the legality when this thing takes forum. Yeah speaking of trump. He's he's saying that he's gonna show up down there with the governor right did was he invited or did he invite himself. Yeah no. He says he was invited. My governor abbott and that he accepted in fact even got a date. Looks like this is going to happen. On thirtieth Still waiting on exactly where but it will be on the texas mexico border Del rio could be spot. Possibly brownsville They'd go paso but we'll see you don't want to speculate on. Where but that will happen. On june thirtieth. Can you give us the latest on the urquhot situation as they continue to tell texans to conserve power. Yeah i spoke with an uppercut spokesperson last night. And she told me that things are going. Well i guess as well as they could be given the fact that they have asked customers or texans. I should say to conserve energy. So what they did was asked that you're in peak hours which is in the afternoon. You don't put your thermostat any lower than seventy eight degrees and some of the other things they said yesterday that it looks like texans have responded to the call and they're going to continue the request through friday but it continues to look promising on the front of that they are not going to have to force any outages. All right clayton. Thank you very much appreciate your reports. There's klif's clayton neville adult You know what's going to say and just keep worrying us and people hoping that they'll get together and get these things fixed one thing that i didn't know and i don't think you know either. Is that some parts of wet west texas and parts of the panhandle where added. Yeah the state's grid. We just learned that this morning and this is part of the problem. it's well it's adding to the drain. Course excuse me whichever whichever generators produce the power for those people the other thing i think it's important for us to remember that a lot of people in texas who do not have air conditioning. They don't need to conserve. As far as i'm concerned and We should keep them in mind. Because if the power goes out Guess what they're gonna have the same day they were expecting. You're going to be living in misery. So i don't know i'm i can't go along with the idea of keeping the thermostat to eighty florida's eighty two when you're sleeping that's crazy. It is crazy is not good for you and you won't be able to sleep so that's not helpful. Commonsense whatever happened to common sense oral just gotten crazy. Well i know we're commonsense. Is it lives in charles barkley. Yeah he calls it like he sees it doesn't he and i don't know anybody that has that ever disagreed on anything. Chuck says and he says things you know that are that are socially related. He says things that are politically related and he just make sense every time he starts talking. Yeah he recently joined. Dc's one oh six point seven the fan and he was the one who actually brought up the topic of cancel culture On one of the shows that he was on their grant and danny and he delivered a message to the quote jackasses as he calls them trying to cancel everyone out there and he also revealed that he's planning to retire in a couple of years when he turned sixty he'd been talking about that a little bit lately saying you know what i'll have. I'll have to sit in front of tv cameras money. Yeah he's a nowadays the pcp overboard. I can't imagine you guys. Meaning grant and danny doing a show every day. How crazy it is for you. It's gotten so out of hand right now. He said you can't even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you cancelled and things like that just having fun talking about sports. He's at having to hang on for a couple more years until him sixty and then they can kick my kiss. My ass kiss my. He said i'm only working until sixty. I've already told them that. I'm not working till the day i die. That's just stupid. And if i don't have enough money bhai now in idiot anyway. He's gonna turn sixty in february of twenty twenty three and Hope he gets to do what he wants to do. But i also hope that he stays in the public Public limelight from time to time. Just make just says what is on so many people's mind. I'll tell you what he was like this even even when he wasn't talking when he was just a basketball player he was so he was so darned entertaining. Even when he wasn't in the game. I always found my went to a lot of games. Where charles was playing for the phoenix suns maybe philadelphia. At one point. At any rate. I used to find myself just enamored by watching him on the sidelines. If he wasn't even in the game he was talking to the fans. He was talking to his teammates. Up the officials you know. He's just he's is something of a national always like i've had friends who they they they tell you the truth. I mean they're honest about everything. And i and i kind of. That's kind of cool and i find myself being more that way as i get older. And the thing about it with charles's these not being offensive to anybody he saying come on. Let's get real about this. There was that other sound bite that we had earlier this morning. Him saying he said. I think he said i think most white people and black people are wonderful people and the politicians who are dividing us right. Yeah he says they do that intentionally. Hard to disagree. Here's another one. Comedian kevin hart who has just surpassed jerry seinfeld as the highest grossing. Comedian of all time. He was talking about cancel culture. He said if somebody has done something truly damaging than absolutely a consequence should be attack Attached but when you just talk about nonsense when you're talking somebody said they need to be taken down. Shut the f up. what.
"border wall" Discussed on Here & Now
"Of people in more than a dozen countries have been arrested in a global sting operation involving an encrypted communications platform developed by the fbi trojan shield targeted drug gangs and people with links to the mafia around the world. The federal police. Commissioner in australia reese kershaw says more than two hundred people were arrested. There collectively these alleged offenders facing child terms that could turn could run into hundreds of years and some of the charges that facing carry life imprisonment. The bbc's damien mcguinness is following this story and he joins us now from berlin on skype damian. Welcome thank you be here good to have you and before we get to how this operation work. Let's talk about the results. The scale pretty enormous in terms of the number of people arrested and the drugs and the cash and the weapons seized absolutely. Peter this is. I think fair to say unprecedented in scale and i'm bishen. It really is like something out of a movie to be honest so we're talking more than three hundred criminal groups in over one. Hundred countries have been infiltrated by this operation. Which is essentially a sting operation a trap if you like the really involved monitoring communications between alleged criminals on an app and the results have been staggering. We're talking about to launch range of criminal plots being foiled from drug smuggling illegal weapons trade also a number of murder plots including a suspected potential mass shooting as australian cafe. That's police say was prevented us nation of family of five and as you say large amounts of cash drugs weapons luxury. 'cause know hundreds of millions of dollars of cash we're talking here so it's watershed moment. It sounds like it but help me understand how they did it. How did they get this app into the hands of these criminal gangs and then convince them to use it. Yeah this is where. I really going to movie plot territory because it is quite incredible. What happened so it started back in two thousand eighteen when a police source agreed to work with the fbi that please source agreed to persuade of his criminal associates. In the gang. He was working at the time. To use a specially encrypted mobile phone that's been given to by the fbi with a special app to communicate with other gang members so the gang members all this communication was completely secure. They also thought that that trusted associates had given them. Some could use what happened over the next few years at this phone this encrypted phone with this app which remember had been hacked by the fbi was passed on for suspected criminals. Criminals suspected criminal but while the suspected criminals didn't know is that all this was a trap while they communicate with each other thinking it was encryption. Secure the fbi together with other police. Other countries were monitoring and recording or communications so they heard criminals arrange mode is or drug deals and even in some cases photos and videos of stashes of drugs and weapons were sent. Wow a constant stream of evidence just flowing into the police but what does it say to you that this operation spans the globe australia. The united states many countries in europe. How rare is something like that. Yeah i think the scale of this sort of cooperation is unprecedented. That's what officials are indicating. Here it was also very legally difficult because different countries have different laws when it comes to passing on data so there are lots of logistical challenges. But it does seem that the will was there to target these criminal gangs because even though police services tend to be national criminal gangs of course not and that was the challenge. Please across the world found. It does seem that they have successfully managed that not all of the suspects have been arrested though. There's one suspect who's now on the run. He was someone who helped pass on these phones. Police have said well. He better turn himself into the authorities because he is himself at risk now because he's compromises associates so we're talking and incredibly elaborate sting operation with massive recalls some big consequences looking at law enforcement operations in the future as well globally. Certainly the bbc's damien mcguinness reporting from berlin. Thank you very much. Thank you pisa. Well farmers are a buzz about a new technology. That protects raised bs from deadly pesticides. It's a particle with an enzyme about the size of a grain of pollen and it gives b.'s immunity almost like a b. vaccine with ninety eight percent of the country's hives contaminated by the least six different pesticides and a third food relied on these beasts ripon nation beekeepers and farmers are taking note. We've been losing about forty percent of honeybee colonies in the us annually. This idea was developed by twenty-seven-year-old cornell student james webb who co authored a study about his findings in the journal nature food so promising. That cornell is licensing web. The technology for his newly founded be munity company. So james congratulations. Thank you appreciate it and take us through this. How did you come up with this. I mean he's so tiny we know that be colonies are being wiped out by different things including pesticides. We mentioned vaccines. It sounds like the ideas that you have something. That's a carrier of something that will protect them. Explain how this works exactly. We identified this enzyme which can break down these pesticides. Bees might consume and we we basically put it in this tiny microchip politics and we found that we could successfully breakdown these pesticides and save the bees from death or any of the other kind of implications when they're exposed to pesticides. It's a horrible death. I mean it leaves them starving mobile. We understand these pesticides. But i'm trying to picture these beezer tiny. You're in a lab. It's not like your tweezers pollen into their mouths. How did how did you do this. Or we can microparticles in a sugar feed or even pollen supplement and they'll happily it up but in addition to the protection that uses the enzymes. We also understand. You're working on one that uses a special absorbed of oil which also instead of breaking down the insecticides would soak them up and the be would eliminate them right right. Our first design that was addressing one group of pesticides the iphone face and are there are pretty considerable group of pesticides round up his classic and group but we wanted to try to improve this design to see if we can talk even pesticides and we found a design which could sequester them in the micro posh coup and be kind of go to the bathroom and Get rid of them in the pesticide away. From the kind of the brain cells of the beef the targets. I mean how effective is the one that you actually have published a paper about about so effective that we understand one hundred percent of the bees that gave that enzyme to lived on one hundred percent of the bees that you didn't give it to die right. Yeah so yeah. I mean it was pretty effective going by that statistic anyway and you know it depends on the dose of facade that the be is encountering and also the joseph treatment that we're giving them and all trials giving them pretty intense lethal doses of pesticides and seeing whether they could survive without treatment. And it also depends on the timing of when a abi comes into contact with these pesticides so if it's a very severe dose and we have to get treatment just before or just after be As to contact then it might not work as well but based on a beekeepers feeding practices. We can do a pretty good job of protecting bees in time when this might happen. Well it's just terrific because we depend on bees to survive. But you say that the one drawback. Perhaps i've been comparing it to vaccines. You might need more than one. You might need a booster right exactly. So it's not a one. And done you would need to reapply this thing to make sure that any precise continually coming in our detox but we can use these technologies tashi. Detoxify the hive rather than just to be. This really is a foundation where we can see that without pesticides coming good comeback by the way one of the things that we learn from you and who knew is that a b doesn't go to the bathroom for three weeks when they do when they do. They're releasing this protective enzyme that you've given them and so they might need a booster look. I've mentioned that you know. We depend on bees for survival for pollination. Tell us how bad the problem is. Right now in america we rely on a lot of managed pollination beekeepers that travel around the us visiting areas via coach and bringing that bees into into those fields to pollinate different crops. So you're almonds cherries tomatoes. They heavily rely on manage pollination service but the beekeepers. I do that. Losing up to half they call me and typically around forty percent year on year because if the concentrations of pesticides are being applied in these areas of agriculture. It's a pretty bad situation. If you're a beekeeper because you're constantly having to replenish your assets and it's becoming.
"border wall" Discussed on The Takeaway
"You for having me on townsend. Miles how would you characterize the physical environment and landscape of the borderlands will the borderlands. I think are often misunderstood by people who don't live in them. I think that the perception is usually that it's a desert wasteland and flat and sandy. You know like you know picture. You know lawrence of arabia the sand dunes blowing across the desert but nothing could be further from the truth. It's a highly varied landscape that ranges from low desert scrub with wpro. Cat the conic species you see in the west arranging up to ten thousand foot mountain peaks with douglas fir and open sprucing ponderosa pine and then of course between we have vast grasslands which you know bison still romance between she wa in new mexico and then there's a great diversity of mammals reptiles and plant species in the area some of the highest biodiversity levels on north american continent. How threatened are Is this region right now because of the border wall. Miles this is the most extreme threat and the greatest impact ecological impact that we've ever seen here Essentially what's going on is that we're conducting. Society is the trump administration in advertently on an ecological experiment. Because what's happening is that we're dividing the north american continent by a border wall. And that's simply never occurred in did of luminary history of north america. So essentially what we're doing is that we are inhibiting the movement of many animals from a lot of their home range and also their migration and dispersal routes between the us and mexico. What about flora of the borderlands the plant life that you described the cactuses are they also at risk yes. In a place specifically organ pipe cactus monument and that's in western arizona on the mining it was established for the protection of the organ pipe cactus which re reaches its northern limit from mexico in in this area. What they've done. They started doing this last year as they raised a sixty foot wide road on the north side of the border known as the roosevelt easement and the roosevelt easement was set aside by theodore roosevelt a sixty foot buffer between the border in mexico so they began bulldozing the cactus. And you know all the vegetation along this strip and what makes this particularly troubling is that they don't have to do any environmental review. There's no environmental impact statement. Required noah nisha nipah process. Which is the national environmental policy. Act out so the department of homeland security can essentially wave all laws in order to build border walls and that's Specifically what they've done For this entire strip along the border miles the construction crews have also come very close to if not have destroyed sacred indigenous sites. Can you tell us about that. Yeah exactly and that's in the organ. Pipe cactus national warning area. There's a place called monument hill and this was the on traditional burial ground one of the burial grounds for the toronto autumn nation and The tribe ancestral land and current lands spanned both sides of the border in the us and mexico so so they were essentially divided by the border. Now there's an expression here in the borderlands that say weedon crossed the border the border crossed us so what they did was To build the border wall is they blasted through monument hill and To really add insult injury. This occurred chairman dead. Norris was actually testifying on the hill about this issue. The day that they were blasting through this so it everybody who's been following the what's happening on the border In what the trump administration is doing and its contractors. it's just you can't ignore that. It appears as though there's a degree of spiked in this and that's the really sad part. Is that you know. The border wall was entirely unnecessary when we had levels of immigration at their lowest in decades and they essentially shut off most migration illegal immigration and drug smuggling through electronic means and surveillance and ground scanning radar and night vision So this is all just really come as a as a horrible shock on to watch the destruction of our borderlands for such an unnecessary reason. Miles is all of the land. That's being worked on right now. Going to be used for the wall. We don't think so. And this is particularly sad. Because currently they are blasting you know mountains in wilderness areas and protected areas areas of critical environmental concern in order to build access roads for a border wall. So a lot of this region The mountainous portions are inaccessible to a vehicle in effect. Some of these slopes are so steep that a person couldn't even walk them so instead of incorporating the the natural features like they basically did with the great wall of china during the ming dynasty. In we're blowing up these landscapes and essentially providing more access for illegal activity were it to occur and On the ground right now. Border patrol agents are reporting that smugglers are already taking advantage of these newly carved routes in two places that were previously inaccessible. Tell us a little bit about what water sources like the rio grande and even parts of the colorado river how they might be affected. Well the rio grande. The colorado river will not be terribly affected in terms of a water withdrawals on some of the issues that We may see in the lower. Rio grande valley is that they've constructed walls in places in the flood plain and so there could be catastrophic devastating floods that occur After the next hurricane comes around but the real problem with the borderlands region is the withdrawal of groundwater specifically in arizona and The first place to really be impacted by this was kito bikita springs at organ pipe. Cactus national monument and it's been there for thousands of years and it's a traditional watering source for indigenous people and for wildlife miles went about legal challenges from the environmental advocates and indigenous communities The construction of the wall. How far have gotten well. I'd have to see that. We won our cases on the southern border communities coalition and the sierra club along with other environmental groups along with a separate lawsuit that was enjoined to that lawsuit. That was filed by the state of california attorney. General heavier sarah and On thousand nine other states Those lawsuits prevailed in the ninth district court and the ninth circuit court of appeals so they basically said that it was illegal to take funds from the department of defense when congress did not allocate those funds so basically the trump administration was not happy with the fact that congress had only allocated one point eight seven five billion dollars for border wall construction so Trump declared a state of emergency and rob the dod of their funds. So despite the fact that the courts ruled in Put forth injunctions then summary judgments with injunctions. The supreme court stayed those injunctions and In legalese a stay means that they basically lifted the injunction and allowed construction to proceed until they decide the case so the supreme court is scheduled to hear this case in the spring of twenty twenty. One in that's just entirely too late because you know as we're speaking right now. They are detonating mountains and wilderness areas with dynamite. There is an incoming biden administration miles Are you hopeful that that might be something that will change the trajectory In advance of the legal fights that you're saying might be too late. Yes i am. And we all urge the biden administration to halt border wall construction on january twentieth when he takes office and to not build any more border wall and in fact beyond that there are places where we really need to remove these structures because they're going to halt the flow of many species some of which are endangered a some of which are common everyday residents but never before like i said earlier. Have we seen a barrier. That's been placed across the north american continent that has the ability to just alter the entire evolutionary history of the content miles trap. Hagen is the borderlands program coordinator for wildland network and a tribal.
"border wall" Discussed on PRI's The World
"What are you seeing across? Ethnicities and cultures has been the same. Does just a family that they've missed out on this and it's a disservice on. They actually feel really. was the weather excited by leading something? Not This because I guess when you're confronted with noon edge can make comfortable at the same time. If you're learning about your own identity in your own culture, I think is really powerful. When we've seen students literally literally tell us like I. Know More about my history, a my culture and it's a shame that this was hidden for me. I want to do more I remember back in September, Ron, one of the best pilot workshops, a young boy, came back to us and said that he started his own back. Participant Club. Falling from what It's been really positive. I know you're also pushing for black British history to be a nationwide requirement in the UK but I gather that just today. You receive some disappointing news from the government. What did they tell you what we were asking on them? That black tissue needs to be an explicit an integral part of the curriculum. Because at the moment there are no clear examples of feeds into the lack of teaching. After the response, basically said the teachers the flexibility to do what they want and yet blackie, she can be woven with the freedom that schools have, but again just takes us back to why we're doing what we're doing is. That got issues not seen as an addition by. It's an integral part of our culture is British history is not just for black people, and it's not just about that. People is about the nation on the future of Britain as well. So with the killing of Gorge Floyd and the world, bringing a lot of attention to racial justice and inequality right now. How much momentum do you think there is for changing the way? Histories taught in schools on an institutional nationwide level I mean. Do you think that momentum is still there despite what you've heard from the government today? I think it will never forget it I really do I really think that this was such a key moment within experiences that it really left an imprint on us about how black lives are treated globally. I think is so vital that the momentum that we have amendment is sustained by long lost in policy change. Their resumes him, but it just needs to be more of a willingness from government from people in power to make sure that these is lost in changes stay. Standard is the founder of the black curriculum an initiative to expand the teaching of black history in British schools Lavonia. Thank you very much for your time. I don't think he. We're glad to have you with us every weekday exploring stories that connect you to people and places around the world. The stories that really stay with you take a moment to share them. Follow us on twitter where you can find some of the stories you hear on the show and connect with the journalists who report them. We are on twitter at the world. Statues have become potent symbols in the fight for racial equality. Now a monument to Winston Churchill in London is reviving his backstory. He was always a controversial figure, even during his own lifetime, and actually relished that role racist product of his time war, hero, or all of the above rethinking symbols of history ahead here on the world. I'm Marco Werman. This is the world we are co production of the BBC World Service W. G. B. H.. NPR X.. Robert e Lee Christopher Columbus Andrew Jackson figures in American history that are getting new recent scrutiny for what they symbolize statues in their honor have become targets in that reassessment in the United Kingdom. It's happening with Winston Churchill, a monument in central London to Britain's World War Two prime minister has become a flash point between black lives, matter demonstrators, and far right protesters activists spray painted the word racist on the base of that Churchill Statue. Some are it for it to be taken down, so why is Winston? Churchill stirring up such emotion from London. Here's the world's ORLA Barry. This isn't the first time the statue of Winston Churchill in London's parliament. Square has been targeted by protesters over the last two decades, demonstrations, protesting the war in Iraq brags university fees and capitalism itself have all defaced Churchill Monument, but this time round protest at the statue by anti racism. Activists also brought counter demonstrations..
"border wall" Discussed on PRI's The World
"And bought this to Britain. I think we can enjoy these things today, but we don't really understand. The context behind us is about is is about bridging history with contemporary themes today. I'm just curious. What reaction has the block curriculum gotten from any range of students black white church any ethnicity? What are you seeing across? Ethnicities and cultures has been the same. Does just a family that they've missed out on this and it's a disservice on. They actually feel really. was the weather excited by leading something? Not This because I guess when you're confronted with noon edge can make comfortable at the same time. If you're learning about your own identity in your own culture, I think is really powerful. When we've seen students literally literally tell us like I. Know More about my history, a my culture and it's a shame that this was hidden for me. I want to do more I remember back in September, Ron, one of the best pilot workshops, a young boy, came back to us and said that he started his own back. Participant Club. Falling from what It's been really positive. I know you're also pushing for black British history to be a nationwide requirement in the UK but I gather that just today. You receive some disappointing news from the government. What did they tell you what we were asking on them? That black tissue needs to be an explicit an integral part of the curriculum. Because at the moment there are no clear examples of feeds into the lack of teaching. After the response, basically said the teachers the flexibility to do what they want and yet blackie, she can be woven with the freedom that schools have, but again just takes us back to why we're doing what we're doing is. That got issues not seen as an addition by. It's an integral part of our culture is British history is not just for black people, and it's not just about that. People is about the nation on the future of Britain as well. So with the killing of Gorge Floyd and the world, bringing a lot of attention to racial justice and inequality right now. How much momentum do you think there is for changing the way? Histories taught in schools on an institutional nationwide level I mean. Do you think that momentum is still there despite what you've heard from the government today? I think it will never forget it I really do I really think that this was such a key moment within experiences that it really left an imprint on us about how black lives are treated globally. I think is so vital that the momentum that we have amendment is sustained by long lost in policy change. Their resumes him, but it just needs to be more of a willingness from government from people in power to make sure that these is lost in changes stay. Standard is the founder of the black curriculum an initiative to expand the teaching of black history in British schools Lavonia. Thank you very much for your time. I don't think he. We're glad to have you with us every weekday exploring stories that connect you to people and places around the world. The stories that really stay with you take a moment to share them. Follow us on twitter where you can find some of the stories you hear on the show and connect with the journalists who report them. We are on twitter at the world. Statues have become potent symbols in the fight for racial equality. Now a monument to Winston Churchill in London is reviving his backstory. He was always a controversial figure, even during his own lifetime, and actually relished that role racist product of his time war, hero, or all of the above rethinking symbols of history ahead here on the world. I'm Marco Werman. This is the world we are co production of the BBC World Service W. G. B. H.. NPR X.. Robert e Lee Christopher Columbus Andrew Jackson figures in American history that are getting new recent scrutiny for what they symbolize statues in their honor have become targets in that reassessment in the United Kingdom. It's happening with Winston Churchill, a monument in central London to Britain's World War Two prime minister has become a flash point between black lives, matter demonstrators, and far right protesters activists spray painted the word racist on the base of that Churchill Statue. Some are it for it to be taken down, so why is Winston? Churchill stirring up such emotion from London. Here's the world's ORLA Barry. This isn't the first time the statue of Winston Churchill in London's parliament. Square has been targeted by protesters over the last two decades, demonstrations, protesting the war in Iraq brags university fees and capitalism itself have all defaced Churchill Monument, but this time round protest at the statue by anti racism. Activists also brought counter demonstrations..
"border wall" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Celebrating we have. One. Two hundred miles a wall belt says trump now it's only three miles of new all about two hundred miles of replacement will think of it as an upgrade from the materials used from the Obama Bush and Clinton eras with me to talk about. The Wall is Michelle. Marie Cocco K. J. Z. Z.. In Phoenix, it's all this thirty foot. High has anti ramming segments that are buried several feet into the ground, and the administration's goal of course is to finish four hundred and fifty miles before the twenty twenty elections. So, it's a really mixed history of materials and and wear these walls actually appear along that border. Wha, what is the latest news on actual border crossings, Mitchell? Illegal immigration has plummeted. There's a few measures in place economies last summer. The trump administration work with countries like Mexico and I'll salvator to try to stem the flows of asylum seekers coming up to. To the border at this point, illegal immigration at the at the south western border has dropped to levels, not seen since president trump I took office, and when you compare that for example last year last year, when the when the border patrol kept saying that it was overwhelmed with asylum-seekers with families with children coming up by themselves. This year is a fraction. So just to be clear I mean doesn't immigration policy have more to do with that drop in numbers as opposed to any length of wall. Yes, there's always this argument about deterrent I, feel like we've been having this conversation for going back about twenty years now a whether or not, the Border Patrol's enforcement strategies at the border are actually a deterrent, or whether they actually just sort of skirt people to other areas along the border right now. The conversation as I said President Trump wants to finish four hundred and fifty miles before November to do that. His going to have to build walls for nothing existed before. That's much heart so. So this is you know eminent domain fights. This is areas that are incredibly rugged where no wall should have gone in the first place because it's just too hard to do so areas infrastructure at that point what happens with undocumented immigrants, do they do? They died trying to skirt around those laws over those walls or under them. You know there's a lot of questions about what happens with the future of immigration. If we look at what's going on during the pandemic sort of an anomaly Mitchell, it also occurs to me that this wall construction has been happening through the pandemic right I mean have precautions been taken? How's that been working? Well we know that some border wall workers in south. Central Arizona have actually contracted the coronavirus. There have been numerous complaints in areas in southern Arizona from small town members saying that border wall workers aren't respecting any sort of social distancing or not taking precautions overall the construction of the border. Waldo has gone on at even faster rate since pandemic again. This is a year when they're really trying to finish it, so it hasn't slowed them down. Mitchell Mary Schiavo a senior editor at cage as easy in Phoenix with the frontier desk, and a to the world's every thirty seconds series. Thanks very much with us. Hey, thank you, president. Trump's underscored another part of his immigration policy this week starting tomorrow, the trump administration will temporarily block certain immigrants from entering the US on some employment based visas. The restrictions also expand a ban on green cards for family members of US citizens to break this down for Julia Gillette joins us from the by Gration Policy Institute in Washington, Julian part of this new order. Effects Families family basically. Explain the impact here on families. In how many families are we actually talking about? Yesterday's proclamation will extend ban that had been in place for most legal permanent. Coming from abroad and most of that is I family based Green Cards. We estimate that about one hundred fifty eight thousand people will be blocked from coming green cars to the United States so this means people will be blocked from their adult children, their parents, and even their spouses and minor children for green card holders so that. Is Over one hundred thousand people who will have to wait longer to reunify with their family in the United States, and they may already have been waiting for quite a while for green cards to become available for processing delays, and now they face additional six month ban. So the other part of this order suspends varies work visas which visas are we talking about? So? We're talking about the H. One B. Visa, which is for high skilled workers, mostly those who work in the IT industry, also the H., two beatty visa, which is for temporary, usually lower skilled workers, other than agriculture that involves a lot of people in working in jobs like landscaping or greenhouses, also some people who work in food industries like in fisheries in the crab industry while also talking about else. The visas for people who are transferring from A. A foreign location of a company to a US office. They're called in truck company transfers, and then Jay visas which are exchange visitors, and in particular. This is blocking. People who are coming to be interns, trainees, Teachers Camp Counselors Oh pairs and would that be happening anyway? Because of travel restrictions and consulates, issuing visas are closed because of covid nineteen. Yes, in the short term US consulates abroad are not giving interviews for visas right now, so it's likely people. have been able to come anyway. However, once these officers do you open than this presidential action will take force, and it will block people from coming to the United States who otherwise would have been able to come. Given the US economy is in a recession. What is the current need for visas? It depends a bit on who we're talking about, so the H. One B. Visa mostly goes to people who work in IT industries and we're seeing very low unemployment in those industries, as many Americans are working from home, and even socializing from home employers of H. One B.. Workers probably still want them to come for some of the visas. For example, the Jays the jobs that they would have failed may no longer be there in summer camps or summer, resorts or other related to the travel industry. That's taken such a hit with the recession that we're in right now, so it's a bit of a mixed picture depending on which visa category which jobs we're talking about. White House officials say this move. This action will open up more than half a million jobs in the US I mean these are specialized job visas, though often high tech, as you pointed out, which is the whole point of the H., one B. Visa Program. So how real is that? Half a million jobs estimate I I'm not quite sure where they got that number, but more importantly. Importantly there's not a fixed number of jobs in the United States. It's not the case that each job in the US either goes to an immigrant worker or US born worker. We have a really dynamic economy, and when immigrants come, they use goods and services, sometimes they start businesses, and they create jobs as well as filling jobs, so blocking immigration does not necessarily open jobs for US workers. Julia July with the Migration Policy Institute in. Washington thanks very much. Thanks for having me. As. We just heard part of the immigration slowdown can be attributed to lockdown, so let's now turn to the pandemic. The outbreak is surging in some states and across parts of the globe, but other spots from here in Boston. To London to Singapore are continuing to reopen looking at the world map. It's a confusing picture to say the least the world's Alana Gordon covers global health for the show has been looking into this very mixed picture. So, Alana where we at well Marco, if you take the global view over the weekend on Sunday, the WHO recorded its highest single-day total recorded cases of covid nineteen, the agency is actually warned that the world is entering a new dangerous phase of the pandemic, and that the upticks match and acceleration in outbreaks, not Amir increase in testing so I just WanNa..
"border wall" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"For the border wall on the Brady, Fox News. But the latest action by the acting defense chief could spur renewed debate in congress. Fox's John decker is live at the White House. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has signed off on a plan to spend an additional one and a half billion dollars to build eighty more miles of wall along the US Mexico border in March Shanahan approved the first transfer of defense department funds to help build nearly sixty miles of wall. Numa Arizona and El Paso, Texas. Many democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill raised objections to the move two months ago, accusing Shanahan of not seeking approval to reprogram the money without congressional authority. Pentagon officials claim they did not need to get permission from congress despite the objections from lawmakers Lisa meantime, John the house passes disaster aid to help flood and hurricane recovery. But did not include billions more requested for border enforcement and final agreement with the Senate remains. Doubt most House Republicans back President Trump's urging to oppose nineteen billion dollar disaster relief Bill, including house minority leader Kevin McCarthy. But I want you to know where my heart is we will be back here next week, and we will make law, and we will solve this measure would provide assistance to farmers and military bases washed out by floods, but it's the Puerto Rico a that has stalled legislation in the Senate Republican leaders, there stigma hope for a resolution before Memorial Day, Jared Halpern on the hill. The US treasury chief and trade Representative visiting the White House to brief the president on the latest round of trade talks. They would not say much Mnuchin with a quick comment saying they were constructive discussions between both parties. That's all we're going to say, thank you his Chinese counterpart, the vice premier Leo who said that talks went well John Roberts at the White House. Bottom line, no deal and China's still frightening to.
"border wall" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Let's talk about how the Democrats have shifted their position in the wake of the president's state of the union speech. Well, he'll be delivering and just a little less than three hours. Recent CBS news poll. Found that. Just twelve percent. Democrats Puerto border wall. Twelve percent. It was not always the case. At one time. Let's just five years ago. Twenty thirteen. ABC news Washington Post poll found two-thirds sixty five percent of all American support at building a seven hundred mile fence along the border with Mexico and adding twenty thousand additional border patrol agents twenty thirteen. A slim majority in two thousand thirteen fifty two percent still favored building a wall. Even when told it would cost forty six billion dollars that's substantially higher than the twenty five billion dollars that President Trump estimates. This wall is going to cost and certainly much higher than the five point seven billion dollar down payment that the president is seeking that was in two thousand thirteen. In twenty. And twenty.
"border wall" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"With us from Washington is David nakimora. He's White House reporter for the Washington Post. David good to talk to you again after so long. Hey, david. Thanks. I appreciate as a former sports writer, your use of the Heisman metaphor doing what it can for you. We also have here from Washington. Natasha Bertrand staff writer for the Atlantic covering national security, politics, and so much more. She joins us from DC Natasha. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having me, David and from Hanover, New Hampshire on point news analyst, Jack Beatty joins us. Hello, jack. David and the tasha in David. I just want to start by playing another clip of somebody directly affected by this air, traffic controller Melissa Hamson. She's a single mom who works in the Washington DC area. She talked NPR's morning edition addition today. And she said she resents not receiving a paycheck for working some of the busiest airspace in the world. Working Air Force One. I'm not getting paid. I know a secret services and getting paid. I know he's flying on the border of the TSA isn't getting paid. I know that the people on that airplane are getting paid. And all that makes you think like what what's the problem? Why is my paycheck being withheld? David nakimora you cover the White House. The big heat in that particular clip of refers, of course, the President Trump a lot of people feeling the pain. Who's who else is feeling the pain right now, you know, President Trump appeared last week with border patrol agents as part of his public plea to get this border wall built these these were some of the leaders of the union, and they were saying they agree that a wall is necessary but border patrol agents are getting paid. And there's another union that is suing the administration because their agents are not getting paid and are expected to work. I mean, this is the pressure is mounting on the president and congress to come to some sort of resolution here. The public polls show that President Trump is taking more of the burden. He he and he's the leader of the government's chief executive, and he said very publicly in. Revis meeting we know just before the shutdown that he would be proud to shut down the government in the name of border security the president's doubling down during his trip yesterday the border. He believes that he's winning this shut down. But I don't I don't think the public polls necessarily show that the touch Bertrand. This is headed we're on the precipice of being the longest shutdown in American history. It's a partial shutdown but shut down nonetheless. Is there any way in which there's an a way out of all this? Well, the only way out of this potentially right now unless they come to some kind of compromise is for the president to declare national emergency. And we don't, you know, think that that would be the end of it necessarily either because it would probably be challenged in the courts, and there would just be a whole slew of consequences, and it could reopen the government, but it could also have detrimental impacts on. You know, I in terms of the partisan divide right now in this country. And you know, I think it's really important to point out that this has really profound impact on national security. I mean, the FBI agents association came out yesterday with a really strong statement saying look you need to fund us you need to restore funding or else all of our investigations and projects are going to be severely limited. We can't really operate with these budget cuts are agents aren't getting paid which could affect their ability to pay back.
"border wall" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"A border wall. We are more from White House correspondent, Greg Clugston. Vice president Pence says the White House counsel's office is evaluating the issue and that no decision has been made about a national emergency declaration. However, the Trump administration is repeatedly referring to the border situation as a humanitarian and national security crisis pens tells reporters that Democrats refused to negotiate on the border funding issue, and he also says tax refunds will be issued as planned despite the partial government shutdown. Greg Clugston, the White House. President Trump will also address the nation on the border crisis. Tomorrow night at nine pm eastern time tight authorities say they will let an eighteen year old Saudi women stay in Thailand. While her case for asylum is evaluated by the UN refugee agency RAF Muhammad alpine on says, she fled her family over alleged abuse barricading herself in an airport hotel and sending pleas for help on social media. She says she fears for her life if she were sent back to Kuwait or her homeland correspondent, Mike Kemp and reports. Cream court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met today to hear arguments Kuenssberg has been recovering at home after she had to cancerous growths removed from her left lung the week before Christmas. It's not known wind chill return to the court, which will hear more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday and begin next week in two thousand nine she was at the court for argument's eighteen days after surgery for pancreatic cancer. Kevin Spacey's legal team has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to charges the actor assaulted an eighteen year old busboy in a Massachusetts barn. Two thousand sixteen Spacey was arraigned on a charge of felony indecent assault and battery during.
"border wall" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Furloughed or working without pay. In addition to contractors, I want you to take a listen to one of the furrowed workers from Colorado. Show. Her name's Andrea pope, Elka nNcholas. When something like this happens, and you're not going to get your next check. It's like. Okay. What do I do? I'll have to make a choice between paying my untilities or going and buying groceries. The President Trump is his demand for border wall. Funding is the reason that there is this impasse right now. Does he understand the real world consequences of the shutdown? The fact that there are people like Andrei who has to make a choice between paying her utilities or buying grows. A couple of different things certainly the president understands that there's no question that the shutdown has cost which is why we've been Goshi eating or trying to negotiate now since before the shutdown began, but you just said something I have to push back on a little bit. Which is that the president's demand is the reason the government is shutdown. That's certainly one side of the coin, but keep in mind takes two to Tango. In this town. I could just as easily say that it's the Democrats refusal to give the necessary money for border security that is the cause of the shutdown. We get all of that. We're not interested in laying any blame the president really does believe that you could solve this in ten minutes. We're asking for five points. Six billion dollars. They're offering us zero. It sounds like we're simply arguing about one variable. Just how much are we going to spend on that barrier on the southern border on the wall on the steel slat fence, whatever you wanna call it. This should be relatively simple. I think I'm forced to back to the conclusion again. And again that the Democrats for better for worse think that they are winning this battle politically, and they're really not interested in opening the government because they think the president is paying a price politically, and that's unfortunate. Well, the reason I described it the way I did is because the Senate as you know, which is Republican controlled passed a clean spending Bill government spending Bill which included no wall money because they were under the impression that that was going to be good enough to get the White House signature, and then President Trump said, no. And then he said he would own the shutdown, and he said he would gladly own the shutdown and as recently as Friday, I believe he said he was proud to be doing what needed to be done. He is proud to be doing. What's being to be? What is needed to be done because we do need to defend the southern border one of the most? Frustrating things Jake about the meeting that we had yesterday was that we can't even agree on the basic facts. The DHS secretary cures to Nielsen tried to point out that we'd arrested seventeen thousand criminals at the southern border. So far actually just last year and Nancy Pelosi Pelosi simply refused to accept that. Fact. She said those are your facts in front to make the point. There are not your facts in my facts, there are just facts if you can't even have a basic understanding of the facts, it's going to be very difficult to come to an agreement. Well, when you talk about the crisis at the border, which President Trump is talking a lot about. Republican congressman will her of Texas retired say officer his district in southern Texas includes more than forty percent of the border more than eight hundred miles of it. And he said quote building a wall from CD shining. See would be the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border true. Border security demands, a flexible defense in depth strategy. That includes a mix of personnel technology in changing tactics all of which come at a lower price tag than a border wall. That is a loyal Republican congressman who knows from American security having been a former CIA officer and knows the border. And he's saying this wall is not a good use of money, right? Go back and me just comment from seats shining. See the president has long ago said look recognizes the fact that there are places where technology is actually better than a barrier..
"border wall" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"This is CNN. Breaking news. Breaking news two weeks into the government shutdown President Trump wars, it couldn't go on for months or even years without money for his border wall after delivering that threat to congressional leaders the president launched into a rambling state in a news conference saying is border barrier. Could be a cease for wall made out of steel and that he couldn't use national emergency powers to order the building of the wall while Democrats call the White House meeting contentious your president calls it productive. And while some newly empowered House Democrats are openly calling for impeachment. The president says quote, you can't impeach someone. Who's doing a great job off speaker democratic Senator, Ben Cardin, and our correspondents in specialists are also standing by with full coverage. Let's get right to the breaking news are CNN White House. Correspondent Caitlyn college. The Stanley by Caitlyn if president is talking tough, he's threatening potentially to go alone. On the wall yet wolf the president are merged with that meeting to say that it was productive. But he also threatened that the government could be shut down for not just weeks, not just months but years, and he also threatened to use emergency powers to get his border wall built if it came down to that now while there are still questions about both of those. What's clear is that to our meeting with those congressional leaders in the situation room did not result in any kind of break in this deadlock, and right now, we're no closer to ending the government shutdown. And I could do it. If I want President Trump amping up his threats over funding for his border wall tonight declaring he's considering using emergency powers to build it. I may do it. But we could call it a national emergency and build it very quickly after a two hour meeting with congressional leaders that Democrats described as contentious Trump threatened to leave the government shutdown for years if it comes down to it. Absolutely. I said that if we have to stay out for a very long period of time, we're going to do that asked if he still owns the government shutdown. The president said he's no longer calling at one very proud of doing what I'm doing. I don't call it a shutdown on the campaign trail, Trump promised his supporters at concrete wall paid for by Mexico now with the government shutdown over a demand from his administration that the American taxpayer funded. He says it could be made of steel. So how can you say you're not failing on that promise to your supporters? We just made a trade deal, and we will. Take in billions and billions of dollars far more than the cost of the. Well, the wall is peanuts. Compared to what the value of this trade deal is to the United States as far as concrete. I said I was going to build a wall. I never said I'm going to build a concrete. I started going to build a wall, even though he did, no windows. No, nothing pre cast concrete going very high. Let's see about a little higher than that. But the president continued steel is stronger than concrete if I build this wall or fence or anything the Democrats need to call it because I'm not into names I'm into production. Thank you, claiming the recently re-negotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico will pay for the wall. Even though it hasn't passed congress yet. And he didn't explain why the government is shut down. If US MCA is paying for it a redo in the rose garden after Trump took no questions from reporters during his first appearance in the briefing room yesterday. The pr. The president describing his meeting with Democrats as productive though. That's not what they said. We really cannot resolve this until we open up government, and we've made that very clear to the president Friday ending with no solution to the government shutdown insight. But the president said he's assigned a team to huddle with hill staffers over the weekend asked about his message to those federal employees who won't receive a paycheck during the shutdown. Those people in many cases are the biggest fan of what we're doing. All right. Major go ahead. And while hundreds of thousands of federal workers are going without pay during the partial shutdown new documents reveal that hundreds of the president's political appointees are slated to receive annual raises of around ten thousand dollars tomorrow, including cabinet secretaries deputy secretaries and even the vice president..
"border wall" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Border wall. Newsradio KLBJ AM Austin five ninety AM and K two five nine AJ. Austin ninety nine point seven FM. Plea for the border wall. We'll Lisa Brady, Fox News. President Trump plans to make his case to congressional leaders this afternoon on day twelve of the partial government shutdown over his demand for wall funding. He's been holding a cabinet meeting. I calling five point six billion dollars a small price to pay for border security. He's scheduled to meet a few hours from now with key lawmakers. Fox's Jared Halpern live on Capitol Hill, top Republicans and Democrats in the house and Senate eight lawmakers in total had been invited to a briefing on border security in the White House situation room. President Trump will join that briefing along with homeland security officials. It's the first direct talks between Democrats and the president since a partial government shutdown was triggered before Christmas. When Democrats take control of the house tomorrow, they intend to move legislation that would reopen the government, but that spending plan does not provide new border wall funding demanded by President Trump. Lisa. Meantime, Jared during his remarks at the cabinet meeting in the past hour, the president also sounding optimistic about resolving the trade dispute with China saying negotiations or coming along very well that dispute part of what continues to worry Wall Street. There was a selloff earlier today though, right now the Dow is turning higher up eighteen points nearly a week after an American ex-marine was detained in Russia. US consular officials have been given access to him today, Paul Whalen, forty eight a former marine is now head of global security for an auto parts supply in Michigan brushes. FSB's state security agency says he was caught spying in Moscow. But gave no further. Details. Waylon was charged with the crime of espionage for which he could be sentenced to at least twenty years in prison. Benjamin hall Whalen was discharged marines for bad conduct ten years ago. His brother says he was in Moscow for a friend's wedding. This.