‘BUILD THE WALL!’: Oregon student sues high school that suspended him for wearing pro-Trump t-shirt

Hillsboro, Ore. (Infowars) — An Oregon high school student has filed a lawsuit against his school district after he was suspended for wearing a pro-Trump T-shirt.

Back in January, Liberty High School senior Addison Barnes, 18, decided to wear the shirt to his People and Politics class knowing immigration would be a topic covered that day.

The shirt featured a construction worker in front of a wall and text reading, “Donald J. Trump Construction Co.” It also contained the famous Trump catchphrase, “The wall just got 10 feet taller.”

The vice principal at the school in Hillsboro pulled him out of class and asked him to cover up the shirt, while another teacher was reportedly offended.

Barnes at first abided by the school official’s wishes, but later decided to stand up for his First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

“I decided, you know this isn’t right,” Barnes told Fox affiliate KPTV. “I have my First Amendment, and it’s not right what they’re doing.”

After again displaying the shirt, a security officer was sent to escort Barnes from class, requesting he remove the shirt or go home – so he went home.

The school marked Barnes’ absence as a half-day suspension, however it was rescinded and Barnes was ordered not to wear the shirt again.

Speaking to the school administrators, Barnes and his father were told students and faculty who had first claimed they were “offended” by the shirt actually felt “threatened” by it.

“Defendants’ actions censoring Barnes’ political speech violate his First Amendment rights,” states the lawsuit filed last Friday.

“The high school, ironically named Liberty High School, had violated his free speech rights,” the lawyer representing Barnes, Mike McLane, said.

Barnes is hopeful his lawsuit will bring about a wider discussion about First Amendment rights in the school district.



‘WE MUST BUILD THE WALL’: Trump responds to murder of border agent stoned to death by illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump responded angrily late Sunday to news of a U.S. border patrol agent’s death at the hands of an illegal immigrant.

Venting his frustrations on Twitter, Trump referred to Rogelio Martinez’s death at the hands of two illegal immigrants as further proof of the need to build a wall dividing the United States from Mexico.

“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” the president tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”

The attack, which occurred Sunday in Texas along the U.S. border to Mexico, fueled rage on social media, with many of the president’s supporters demanding that action be taken.

While specific details on what occurred remain unclear, law enforcement specialists say they believe Martinez was beaten to death with rocks.

“We strongly believe rocks were what was used,” NBPC Vice President Art Del Cueto told El Paso affiliate KTSM (http://www.elpasoproud.com/news/border-patrol-agent-dies-near-van-horn/860106591).

“(Martinez and his partner) were out there responding to a censor and one agent was murdered,” said Del Cueto. “I know people don’t want to jump to conclusions and say stuff but the reality is but you hear the talk about individuals trying to get a better life and enter this country to get a better life but the reality is they will stop at nothing including killing a federal agent — including taking someone’s life which is what happened.”

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday sent condolences to the fallen border patrol agent’s loved ones.

“On behalf of the quarter of a million frontline officers and agents of DHS, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Agent Martinez and to the agent who is in serious condition,” acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said in a statement.

Martinez’s partner, who has not yet been identified, survived the attack but remains in serious condition.

Building a wall along the country’s southern border was an issue that then-candidate Donald Trump campaigned heavily upon during the 2016 election. According to The White House, completion of the wall before his first term ends remains one of the president’s “top priorities”.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security announced late Monday Trump administration orders to waive environmental rules so extra barriers can be built to bar illegal immigrants from crossing the Mexican border into San Diego.

A DHS spokesperson says the move was necessary because the area is one of the busiest U.S. border sections with Mexico and is the sight of some of the highest volume of illegal entries.

“The sector remains an area of high illegal entry for which there is an immediate need to improve current infrastructure and construct additional border barriers and roads,” the DHS said.

According to DHS reports, more than 31,000 illegal aliens were taken into custody at the location and more than 9,000 pounds (4,000 kg) of marijuana and 1,317 pounds (597 kg) of cocaine were seized in the area in 2016.

“CBP officers maintain a strong work ethic and are committed to combating drug trafficking at our ports of entry,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego, in a statement. “The drug trafficking organizations attempt to deceive us but we remain vigilant and will continue to apprehend those who attempt entry with contraband.”

The barriers, which will encompass about 15 miles of the frontier extending east from the Pacific Ocean, are part of President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Government estimates put the cost of the wall at about $21 billion, an amount that President Trump insists he will force Mexico to cover, but thus far Mexico has refused to comply.

Environmentalists and anti-border activists have been quick to cry foul over the waiver despite a 2005 mandate that gives Homeland Security broad authority to waive any law that could impede expeditious construction of barriers and roads.

American Oversight, a watchdog committee that has sued the Trump administration over similar issues, said the DHS statement was “proof” that Trump will “barrel ahead” with his plan to build the wall, no matter the cost to environment.

“Given the widespread skepticism towards the effectiveness of the border wall by leaders in both parties … effective safeguards are more important than ever,” American Oversight’s executive director, Austin Evers, said in a released statement.

Despite the protests a Trump administration spokesperson said the president has no plans on backing down on his highly touted campaign promise to build the wall and said the waiver is just the first further proof of the president’s intent to keep his word.

The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a $68 billion spending package that includes funds to begin the wall’s construction.



OMAHA, NEBRASKA — An illegal immigrant who police say was responsible for a fiery DUI crash in Nebraska last week had unlawfully entered the United States on at least seven occasions, say police.

Court documents filed by Douglas County prosecutors on Tuesday reveal that Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, was deported to Mexico in 2009, again in 2011 and left the U.S. to return to his home country on at least five other occasions before deportations could be finalized. Garcia-Velasco was also convicted of falsely claiming U.S. citizenship in 2005.

Douglas County Prosecutor Ryan Lindberg on Tuesday asked the judge presiding over the case to set a high bail for Garcia-Velasco because he feared the man might again flee, escaping justice.

“If this is someone who bonds out, I don’t think we’ll see Mr. Garcia-Velasco again,” Lindberg told the judge.

As reported by The Omaha World-Herald (http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/police-say-driver-was-drunk-when-he-crashed-van-at/article_398b1b60-646d-11e7-93c5-c3c3868c64dc.html), police allege Garcia-Velasco was driving while drunk on July 5 when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram van. Police estimate Garcia-Velasco was speeding, going over 100 mph when his van hit a bridge abutment before it rolled and caught fire at around 1 p.m.. Silvano Torres, 58, a passenger in the van, died as a result of his injuries. Another passenger, Jesus I. Gonzalez, 16, was hospitalized and released later the same day.

Garcia-Velasco reportedly told officers that he had consumed 12 beers in the hours leading up to the crash.

Garcia-Velasco’s arrest is just the latest in a series of high profile tragedies that president Donald Trump has cited in his argument for the need to build a wall between the United States in Mexico in an effort to cut down on crime and injury to American citizens.

According to recently published reports (https://rebekahworsham.org/2017/07/11/gettin-outta-dodge-more-illegals-self-deporting-amid-fear-of-trump-administration-says-report/), Trump’s tough talk as led to a trend in which immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally are voluntarily “self deporting” themselves back to their home countries rather than face the sanctions vowed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has promised tough penalties for those caught in the U.S. without authorization.