Category Archives: Immigration

Donald Trump Unveils Design Of Border Wall Between U.S. And Mexico

img_9318WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – True to his campaign promise, Donald Trump has given the go-signal to start the construction of his Great Wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

Today, he unveiled the winning design for the wall at an impromptu press briefing at the South Lawn of The White House.

The 40-foot wall design was chosen from thousands of submissions from certified Republican artists.

Advertisements

About These ICE ‘Checkpoints’

img_9188LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – After a series of immigration raids across Southern California last week, social media has been buzzing about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) checkpoints in Van Nuys. 

From Friday through Monday, there were multiple reports on Twitter urging users to “spread the word” about an undocumented immigrant checkpoint at Van Nuys Boulevard and Oxnard Street.

Similar Twitter and Facebook warnings were posted about ICE checkpoints in Northern California, like one at the Richmond Costco.

But ICE officials said there were no checkpoints.

“Our agency doesn’t utilize them,” said ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice on Monday.

The Adobo Chronicles can now confirm that the only ICE presence we found at Costco were one-pound and five-pound bags of ice in the freezer section.

They’re also available at all 7-Eleven stores.

Trump Adds Dominican Republic In New Travel Ban Executive Order

img_9113WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – After a stinging loss at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he is going back to the drawing board and will issue a new travel ban Executive Order shortly.

While Trump’s announcement is not surprising — considering the fact that he is a man that does not take defeat lightly — what shocked even his close advisers is that he is including a non-Muslim country in the new order. That country is the Dominican Republic.

Large-scale migration from the Caribbean country to the United States began in the 1960s, in the wake of economic and political turbulence that occurred after dictator Rafael Trujillo was killed by rebels in 1961 and the U.S. military and other government agencies intervened.

As of 2012, it is estimated that  960,000 immigrants from the Dominican Republic resided in the United States, constituting 2 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population of 40.8 million.

But the number of immigrants has nothing to do with Trump’s new draft order. Rather, it is in retaliation for a Dominican Republic front-page newspaper article about the U.S. and Israel.

img_9111The photos of both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump appeared in that article in El Nacional. Alas, the paper used a photo of Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Alec Baldwin impersonating the U.S. president.

Upon seeing a copy of the newspaper, Trump was reportedly mad as hell. So he decided to include The Dominican Republic among the new countries in his new travel ban which will focus not on religion but on national security.