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  • ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

    02/16/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it’s a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails. That means agents and officers have to go out into the community, said Thomas D. Homan, the agency’s deputy director.
  • ICE immigration sweep in California puts employers and families on edge

    02/16/2018 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 16, 2018
    Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday morning shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family business the Poindexter Nut Company near Fresno, California. He says most Americans don't want these labor-intensive jobs. "We hire people all the time. They show up, they work two days and they leave," Poindexter said. His company is now being audited by ICE. "We've had somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of our workforce quit voluntarily just...
  • In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

    02/16/2018 6:24:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 15, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student. A lawyer for Dennis Rivera Sarmiento, 19, said his client was bullied by the 15-year-old girl and retaliated only after she taunted him with racial slurs, threw a full bottle of Gatorade at him and confronted him. "He's very fearful of being deported to Honduras," said Rivera's attorney, Brandon Roché. On Wednesday, students at Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston staged a lunch hour walkout to...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans moving to the left of Obama on immigration, will lose majority

    02/15/2018 8:05:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that if Republicans pass an immigration plan that allows citizenship they will lose the majority in Congress this November. “Mark my words, if Republican majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people, do amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both houses of Congress,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on Fox News.
  • Acapulco: The resort killed by drugs, guns and gangs

    02/15/2018 6:14:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 15, 2018 | By Stuart Ramsay
    The American government has issued a stark warning to all potential tourists to Mexico: "Don't go." It comes after the country revealed nearly 30,000 people were murdered last year - the highest number in 20 years. The CIA says the violence levels are comparable with the war zones of Iraq and Syria. The resort city of Acapulco, a former playground of the rich and famous, is now at the centre of a crime wave that has swept across the country. Extortion, kidnapping and murder are daily events. I joined the Mexican Federal Police on patrol in what is now one...
  • Undocumented immigrant commits suicide over fears he'd be deported

    02/14/2018 11:54:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Phil Shuman
    His family says he was so petrified of being deported that a minor traffic accident sent him to suicide. We may never know for certain. Now they are mourning his loss and getting out the message of what they say living in fear can do to a person. His friends called him 'Trippy', his name was Luis Castenada, a 40-year-old father of two originally from Guatemala. The story is he came, one of eight kids, as an undocumented immigrant to this country as a young boy. His story ended this past Friday night in the San Fernando Valley when he...
  • Man could be deported after calling 911 for help

    02/14/2018 11:48:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | February 14, 2018 | by RACHAEL PURL
    TUKWILA, Wash. - A man who called 911 for help could now be deported. Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno called police last week when he thought someone was breaking into his home in Tukwila, Washington. When officers arrived, they discovered Macarreno is an undocumented immigrant and also has an outstanding warrant for a non-criminal offense. He is currently being held at a facility in Tacoma and could be deported back to Honduras.
  • Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’

    02/14/2018 11:08:47 AM PST · by rxsid · 23 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 02.14/2018 | By Shaun Boyd
    Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’ February 13, 2018 at 11:59 pmColorado would have it’s own version of a “green card” under legislation at the state capitol. It would be called a “purple card.” Some state lawmakers say if Congress won’t reform the immigration system, they will. Their bill would allow anyone who has paid state taxes for at least two years and hasn’t had a felony in three years to be eligible for legal status....Omar Gomez is leading the purple card movement, which he says is good for everyone. “It benefits the state...
  • Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/14/2018 8:32:29 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Politco ^ | February 13, 2018 | ERIC POSNER and GLEN WEYL
    The raw emotions generated by immigration policy—provoked by heartrending stories of families torn apart by deportation, or citizens murdered by illegal immigrants—have scrambled political allegiances and confused public debate. Republicans, usually the champions of family values and small government, now want to restrict family reunification and give bureaucrats the power to screen people who want to enter the country. Democrats, traditionally the allies of the working class, want big business to select immigrants and have given scant attention to the legitimate interests of working-class natives. The only way to end this politically charged debate is to think carefully about benefits...
  • Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program

    02/13/2018 1:34:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Dan Levine
    A second U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, cannot end in March as planned, a victory for state attorneys general and immigrants who sued the Republican administration. The plaintiffs had argued that the administration violated federal law by cutting off a program that hundreds of people relied on with little explanation. In the ruling on Tuesday, Garaufis said the Trump administration could...
  • Court orders full restoration of DACA program

    02/13/2018 1:32:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 215 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must fully restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty and accept brand new applicants as well as renewals, throwing a potential wrench in the ongoing debate over the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said the administration does have the power to revoke DACA, but it must give a sound reason for doing so — and the Homeland Security Department’s September 2017 rationale fell far short of what is required in that regard. He becomes the second judge to rule President Trump’s aides bungled the phaseout...
  • Senator brings snowboarder Chloe Kim and her gold medal into immigration fight

    02/13/2018 12:59:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Abby Hamblin
    On the same day that Long Beach-born, Korean-American superstar Chloe Kim jumped, flipped and twisted her way to a golden medal in the halfpipe competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the U.S. Senate barreled ahead with a long-awaited debate on the fate of young, unauthorized immigrants in America. Now she and her gold medal are being sucked into the immigration fight unfolding in Congress. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, went as far as to bring a victorious photo of Kim to the Senate floor on Tuesday as he shared the immigration story of her father. “Today, all...
  • 'Grossly impaired' illegal immigrant blamed for crash that killed toddler

    02/13/2018 12:29:59 PM PST · by gubamyster · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/13/2018 | Robert Gearty
    <p>An unlicensed illegal immigrant was “grossly impaired” when he crashed into an ambulance and killed a 3-year-old boy, court papers say.</p> <p>The boy, from Wise, Va., died Monday, a day after the crash. He was with his mother in the ambulance when it was struck and rolled over in Winston-Salem, N.C. Lyndsay Ann Oakes, 27, suffered minor injuries. The boy was not identified.</p>
  • Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

    02/13/2018 11:27:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By JOY RESMOVITS
    Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding. The deadline to apply for aid through the California Dream Act is March 2, just about two weeks away. As of Monday, 19,141 students had applied. That's a little more than half of last year's total. "We're 20,000 students behind," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state...
  • Deportation of Kenyans increasing under Trump administration

    02/12/2018 2:02:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | February 12, 2018 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    More than 100 Kenyans were deported from the United States in 2017, a sharp increase during Donald Trump's first year as president. The rise in the number of Kenyans removed from the US — from 63 in 2016 to 103 last year — reflects an overall increase in deportations of Africans. US authorities expelled a total of 2, 134 individuals from sub-Saharan countries in the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2017. Somalia, one of eight countries targeted in the latest iteration of Mr Trump's selective ban on immigration, accounted for the sharpest increase in African removals. A...
  • Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records Skyrocketed in 2017

    02/12/2018 1:48:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 12, 2018 | By Benjamin Hart
    When President Trump took office more than a year ago, many feared that his administration would create a mass deportation force to round up millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. That hasn’t happened. But the reality has still been sobering. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 37,734 undocumented “noncriminal” immigrants in the 2017 fiscal year, more than double the amount in 2016. This category of people includes those facing charges and those with no criminal records at all. ICE also arrested 105,736 immigrants who had been convicted of crimes, a...
  • Mexican woman trying to cross into U.S. falls off cliff, breaks spine

    02/11/2018 9:26:09 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Fox News
    A 22-year-old Mexican woman plunged off a 20-foot cliff while trying to cross the border into the U.S. illegally, landing her in the hospital with a fractured spine, investigators said last week. U.S. Border Patrol agents around 9 p.m. on Thursday spotted a man on surveillance footage walking near Highway 98 near Ocotillo in California. The man was detained for processing. The woman will get sent back to Mexico once she’s out of the hospital, officials said.