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  • Senate GOP to Back Trump on Border Wall, Risking Shutdown Fight

    10/17/2017 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    AG Web ^ | Oct 17, 2017
    Senate Republicans have drafted a Homeland Security spending bill that includes the full $1.6 billion President Donald Trump wants for a wall at the Mexican border, increasing the chances of a shutdown fight before current government funding runs out Dec. 8. Bill author Senator John Boozman of Arkansas told reporters Tuesday the border wall funds would be resolved in a giant trillion-dollar spending bill in December, along with the issue of whether to continue work permits for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers. "That will be part of the negotiations," he said. "I think at...
  • ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

    10/17/2017 6:42:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/17/17 | Chriss W. Street
    The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents.Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,” according to the Santa Rosa...
  • Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right

    10/16/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-16-2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right Kristine Marsh October 16, 2017 Over the weekend, liberal online magazine Salon put out a highly mockable list of their top “25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following on Twitter.” The story made a splash on social media, because it seemed Salon’s only criteria for being a “worthy conservative” is that you had to be an outspoken “Never-Trumper” and a fierce critic of the right. Brownie points if you support Obamacare and spew profanities at the president. What didn’t count? Actually being a smart, thoughtful commentator on conservative...
  • If Liberals Truly Cared About Gun Control, They Would Support Closing U.S. Borders

    10/16/2017 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 16, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, liberals in Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and the news media have been demanding stricter gun-control laws. Some, including The New York Times’ Bret Stephens, has even called for repealing the Second Amendment as the “only way” to reform an industry “that most of the developed world rightly considers nuts.” The debate is often cast by those on the left as one between those who don’t care about murder, death, and destruction and those who want to stop it tomorrow with “common sense” gun-control laws. But upon closer examination, it’s clear liberals know the kind of...
  • US immigration population hits record 60 million, 1-of-5 in nation

    10/16/2017 6:43:45 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/2017 | Paul Bedard
    A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report. And when their U.S.-born children are added, the number grows to over 60 million, making the immigrant community nearly one-fifth of the nation's population, according to federal statistics reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies. snip The new report does not break down the percentage of legal and illegal immigrants in the U.S., although there are an estimated 12 million undocumented aliens in the country. It found that since...
  • They have one-way tickets, paid for by Washington

    10/13/2017 7:48:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Catherine E. Shoichet
    Behind the scenes on an ICE Air deportation flight. Alexandria, Louisiana - The men shuffle in a line across a lonely tarmac, one by one. Chains around their ankles clank with each step, a steady beat punctuating the engines' roar. Some men walk in sneakers without laces. Some sport navy blue prison-issue shoes. One wears work boots, still stained with paint. This may be the last time they touch US soil. The Boeing 737 beside them is bound for Guatemala City. In about 30 minutes, the screening process is over and 116 passengers have boarded the plane — first men,...
  • Public university funds students’ DACA renewal application fees

    10/12/2017 1:24:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 12, 2017 | by DREW VAN VOORHIS
    San Diego State University has set aside a large chunk of money to pay for its students’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals application renewal fees. Officials at the the public university allocated $130,000 to fund the renewal application fees, which run $495 apiece. “This is a one time funding allocation not to exceed $130,000 and will be given to the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team. This could fund up to 262 student DACA renewals which we are told by the University would be sufficient,” D. Hayden Willis, vice president of financial affairs at SDSU, wrote in a Sept. 25 memo...
  • Trump's Wall: the Movie

    10/11/2017 1:42:11 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | NY Post
    Eight different prototype designs for President Trump’s border wall are being erected in San Diego to begin testing. Each structure has to meet certain physical requirements, while also being able to withstand damage from handheld tools and other devices.
  • BOOK: GOP Senators ‘Laughed Out Loud’ at Notion Border Wall Would Get Built

    10/11/2017 12:51:03 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2017 | rebecca mansour
    During a private meeting of the most senior Republican senators, GOP leaders “laughed out loud at the idea that Trump’s border wall would ever be built.” The explosive revelation comes from Laura Ingraham’s new book, Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. Ingraham reports that her source “was there in the room” when it happened and that the sordid episode is “a reminder that the populist movement that delivered Trump into office must remain vigilant and keep the heat on the GOP Establishment.”
  • Santa Clara County and its employees sue Trump over DACA

    10/10/2017 12:38:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 10, 2017 | By TATIANA SANCHEZ
    Following suit with the city of San Jose and jurisdictions across the country that have vowed to protect young “Dreamers,” Santa Clara County and its employees on Tuesday will announce a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Officials with Santa Clara County and the local Service Employees International Union will announce the lawsuit at the county government center later today. It’s the first lawsuit in the nation filed jointly by an employer and a labor union on behalf of DACA beneficiary employees, according to the county. There were 1,740 DACA recipients...
  • Nancy Pelosi won’t rule out voting against spending bills to strike DACA deal

    10/09/2017 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | By Ed O'Keefe
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed President Trump’s new hard-line immigration proposals as “a complete non-starter” Monday, adding that her caucus may withhold support for must-pass spending bills later this year if Congress can’t reach agreement on how to protect “dreamers” from deportation. “I fully intend to use every possibility” to strike a deal on the status of young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Pelosi said. But, she added: “We’re not at that place yet. Right now, we’re trying to get Republicans to vote on what we believe.” House Democrats are pushing an up-or-down...
  • White House Sends Congress Plans for Immigration Enforcement (‘complete construction’ of...)

    10/08/2017 5:30:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    White House Sends Congress Plans for Immigration Enforcement Document calls for funding sufficient to ‘complete construction’ of Southern border wall, move to detain asylum applicants By Laura Meckler Updated Oct. 8, 2017 8:05 p.m. ET 18 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The White House sent Congress an expansive set of principles that would sharply increase immigration enforcement at the border and inside the U.S. and would limit new legal arrivals, demanding a high price for legislation under consideration to help so-called Dreamers. The document arrives as lawmakers are considering whether to legalize young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, often called “Dreamers.’’...
  • Jerry Brown signs California immigration bills into law

    10/05/2017 12:47:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 5, 2017 | By KATY MURPHY
    ... A sampling of immigration bills signed into law: ‘Sanctuary state’: aims to prevent local law enforcement officers from assisting with a promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Landlords and housing: will make it illegal for landlords to use someone’s real or perceived immigration status against them. Workplace raids: would require an employer to require proper court documents before allowing immigration agents access to the workplace or to employee information. ‘Dreamer’ and student protections: prevents schools from collecting information about the immigration status of students or their families. Immigration detention centers: places a moratorium on new or renewed contracts between local...
  • Jerry Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

    10/05/2017 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California will beef up protections for undocumented immigrants beginning in January under a controversial new law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday to create a statewide sanctuary policy. Brown signed the bill and 10 other immigration-related bills on the same day as a critical deadline for immigrants aided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, who must file by Thursday for a final two-year extension before the program is phased out.
  • House Lawmakers Move Border Wall Closer to Reality

    10/05/2017 10:32:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    Life Zette ^ | Updated 05 Oct 2017 at 6:34 AM | Brendan Kirby
    The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday took an important step toward building President Donald Trump’s wall, advancing legislation containing money for the barrier, along with beefed-up border security. The committee, on a party-line 18-12 vote, sent the Border Security for America Act of 2017 to the full House of Representatives. It has $10 billion for “tactical infrastructure,” including physical barriers where appropriate. It also provides for the hiring of 5,000 additional customs officers and 5,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents. In addition, the legislation would spend $5 billion to improve ports of entry and would fully implement an entry-exit system...
  • Undocumented and unbothered

    09/29/2017 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Daily Illini - University of Illinois ^ | September 28, 2017 | by James Boyd
    In Ana Rodas’ room, right next to her closet, she’s pinned a quote that reads, “With God all things are possible.” The small decoration is just one element of a space that is not only adorned with words of encouragement but also pictures, letters and anything else Rodas holds dear to her heart. Rodas, senior in FAA, has made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point. As an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, she is now within less than a year of graduating from the University. Rodas has spent 15 years living in the United States, and although she...
  • ICE's 'Operation Safe City' results in more than 100 arrests of undocumented immigrants in Philly

    09/29/2017 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | September 28, 2017 | by Joe Kopp
    Federal immigration officials arrested 107 undocumented immigrants living in Philadelphia during a four-day operation that targeted sanctuary cities, where local law enforcement agencies are not complying with federal immigration orders. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement teams arrested 498 individuals from 42 countries as part of a national operation dubbed "Safe City." More individuals were arrested in Philadelphia than in any of the other nine municipalities where the operation took place. Nationwide, the individuals arrested included 317 people with criminal convictions, 68 immigration fugitives and 104 people who had previously been deported. An additional 18 people were known gang members. Among...
  • She’s a Berkeley grad teaching 7th grade math. The end of DACA puts her future in jeopardy

    09/27/2017 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 27, 2017 | By Diana Lambert
    Diana Montelongo came to the United States as a 6-year-old from Mexico, brought by her parents in search of a better education. Now a graduate of UC Berkeley, Montelongo teaches math in Natomas to middle school students. The day after the 2016 election, she decided to share her story. “I came into the classroom and students were crying and hugging each other,” Montelongo recalled. “There were students that had to be sent home because they were afraid their parents were not going to be there when they returned.” Montelongo, 23, is one of about 5,000 educators working in California schools...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump's border wall IS being built - with work under way

    09/26/2017 1:44:12 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 141 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 27, 2017 | AP
    BREAKING NEWS: Trump's border wall IS being built - with work under way on first prototypes of barrier at special site in San Diego Customs and Border Protection say the first building work on prototypes of the border wall is now under way in San Diego Each prototype will be up to 30 feet high and 30 feet long, with four made of concrete and for in 'other materials' California's Democratic attorney general is suing to stop construction saying it breaches environmental laws Work is now under way with a 'free speech zone' being built to accomodate protesters The federal...
  • Repealing DACA Will Have Big Consequences for Fashion

    09/22/2017 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Racked ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY NADRA NITTLE
    On Valentine’s Day, the WhiteBox art gallery in New York City hosted a runway show with a political twist. The diverse group of models featured in “Illegal Fashion” wore dresses made of canvas, linen, burlap, and recycled paper. Painted with splotches of bold colors, the garments bore provocative phrases like “I am illegal,” “deport me,” and “ICE me.” Artist Maria de Los Angeles curated the show with Juan Puntes de Los Angeles also designed the dresses modeled. The 29-year-old has a personal connection to the garments, as well as to the messages painted on them. “I’m undocumented,” she says. “So...