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  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Los Angeles officials urge ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police

    02/25/2017 6:41:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Doug Smith
    Los Angeles’ top elected officials are urging federal authorities to stop the practice of immigration officers identifying themselves as “police” in their search for people living in the country illegally. Citing a practice disclosed this week in The Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Atty. Mike Feuer and City Council President Herb Wesson cosigned a letter to the directors of the immigration services “to urge in the strongest possible terms that ICE immediately cease this practice in our city.”
  • AG Sessions Is Now In Session: Orders Prison Utilization Increase To Handle All-New ICE Roundups

    02/25/2017 6:24:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | layla velasquez
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a decision to overturn a memo to end the use of private prisons, the Huffington Post reports. About ten years ago, when the prison population was exploding, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sought out private companies to build and operate prisons. In 2013, the prison population reached its highest ever at 220,000 inmates. But, by 2016, the population began to decline for the first time in over thirty years accounting for only 195,000 inmates. This had to do with changes in how inmates are sentenced. As a result, the need for private prisons was reconsidered.
  • More than 50 detained in immigration raids at Asian restaurants in Mississippi

    02/25/2017 5:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 73 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.”
  • Rape investigation leads to arrest of undocumented workers in Palmerton [PA]

    02/25/2017 4:54:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | Dan Sheehan
    A sexual assault allegation against two undocumented immigrants in Palmerton led to the arrest of three other men who were also in the country illegally, officials said. Jose Antonio Corripio Martinez, 36, of Jim Thorpe, and Rafael Alberto Escobar Garcia, 29, of Palmerton, were charged Wednesday with assaulting an 18-year-old woman at a party in mid-December.
  • Texas man faces deportation after years of protected status [ordered years earlier to leave]

    02/25/2017 3:42:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    WRAL ^ | Posted 3:49 p.m. yesterday
    HOUSTON — Immigration officials began deportation proceedings this week against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants. Jose Escobar, a 31-year-old construction worker, was arrested Wednesday when he went to federal offices in Houston to provide immigration officials with an annual update on his work status. His wife, Rose Marie Ascencio-Escobar, said although her husband is not a citizen, he was in good standing with immigration authorities as long as he appeared for an annual review. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement counters that...
  • ICE detainee in Georgia sentenced for threatening federal officials

    02/25/2017 3:36:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/23/2017
    Lumpkin, Georgia, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Feb. 14 for threatening a federal official during an immigration court hearing regarding his status. According to court documents, Delroy Anthony McLean, 42, threatened to “bash the head” of a federal immigration judge and also threatened the life of the judge’s husband during court proceedings. McLean was convicted of threatening a federal official after a jury trial Oct. 4-5 in Columbus. In addition to threatening a federal immigration judge, McLean also previously threatened ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers and contract staff assigned to the Stewart...
  • Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping [once deported for felonies]

    02/25/2017 2:32:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    news4jax/CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | LAUREN DEL VALLE
    (CNN) - An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin's mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Early Friday, a fight broke out after Aylin's mother, Nidia Gonzalez, 26, and the other...
  • Jerry Brown Funds Student Illegals, Cuts Middle-Class Scholarships

    02/24/2017 11:20:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 22, 2017 | David Krayden
    California Governor Jerry Brown won’t touch scholarship funding for illegal immigrant students while he cuts scholarship funding for middle-class U.S. citizens enrolled in higher education institutions, Campus Reform reports. Awash in another budget deficit expected to hit $2 billion by this summer, Brown decided to trim education expenses — but spending on scholarships for illegals will continue to increase. The 2017-18 Governor’s Budget detailed Brown’s intention of phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program, which assists students who come from households with a combined income of $156,000 or less with 40 per cent of their tuition costs.
  • ICE confirms four 'illegally in U.S.' detained in Ypsilanti [Michigan]

    02/24/2017 7:49:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers took four individuals "who were illegally in the United States" into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Ypsilanti. ICE Spokeswoman Rachel Yow said the targeted enforcement took place Wednesday morning, in a statement to The Ann Arbor News. "ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) officers conducted targeted enforcement actions in the area of Ypsilanti on Wed. morning, Feb. (22)," Yow said in a statement. "During the course of action, ERO officers encountered multiple persons who were illegally in the United States. Four individuals were taken into custody and are currently...
  • ICE rounds up four Guatemalans with criminal records in Trenton

    02/24/2017 7:08:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | 02/23/17 | David Foster
    TRENTON >> The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made an unannounced visit to the capital city on Thursday. The agency left with four undocumented immigrants from Central America who carry some extra baggage. “We made four arrests in Trenton today,” ICE spokesman Alvin Phillips said. “They’re Guatemalans.” Phillips did not know if the immigrants were charged with any crimes and where they were picked up. The news surprised Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, who previously called for a stop of ICE raids last year in the city. “We received no notification at all,” Jackson said Thursday. A little later in...
  • ICE Uses Gary Airport Weekly For Deportations

    02/24/2017 6:47:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    indianapublicmedia.org ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Barbara Brosher
    The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration. Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation. When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana. Every week families say their goodbyes – not knowing when they’ll see each other again.
  • Fear And Panic Grows Among [Illegal] Immigrant Communities

    02/24/2017 6:56:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Oren Peleg
    For the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants around the United States, the new immigration and deportation policies of the Trump administration have caused a growing sense of stress and panic. Now, following a late February release of new immigration enforcement guidelines, immigrants are creating new routines to protect their lives. "We got over 1,000 phone calls in three days about the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] raids," Cristina Parker, immigration programs director for Grassroots Leadership, said, reports the Associated Press. "And certainly a lot of those were people who wanted information about the raids saying, 'I'm scared, I'm worried, what can...
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • Just Another Old White Guy

    02/22/2017 6:39:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2017 | MOTUS
    We’ve seen up-close and personal the face of the “Not My President Day” crowd, where anti-Trump protesters took the opportunity to bitch about whatever struck their fancy:Yeah babes, we can hardly waitMake mine the Carmel Brownie Blizzard, and yes, I would like fries with that order. And I’m sure you remember the yooge impact of the stupid Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants boycott:I know one family who sincerely wishes that Monday had been a Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants.Meet the perp: Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently...
  • State by State: The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

    02/21/2017 10:22:32 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    bolog of Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 2-21-17 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book? In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens! You may also access FAIR’s State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information. Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ movement is reportedly spreading across the country

    02/15/2017 4:36:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Fusion.net ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rafi Schwartz
    Reports are surfacing about a potential national strike by immigrants this week—the latest in a growing movement to highlight the role immigrants play in the face of Donald Trump’s increasingly harsh crackdown. According to Washingtonian magazine, a number of local restaurants and other businesses have begun bracing for a national strike on February 16, in which immigrants—particularly those from Latinx communities—have been urged to stay home from work. The grassroots protest has seemingly been organized by word of mouth and across Latinx social media channels. “One of our delivery men who’s Latino told our kitchen about it, and then it...
  • N.J. Democrats say state should pay to protect 'sanctuary cities' from Trump

    02/13/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Democratic lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that would protect so-called sanctuary cities in the state from financial hits if President Donald Trump follows through with a promise to cut funding to them. State Sen. Brian Stack, who represents Union City, sponsored the legislation (S2007) that would require the state dole out grants to any municipality or county that has its federal dollars cut for being a sanctuary for unauthorized immigrants.
  • Migrating North, but to Mexico, Not the U.S.

    02/13/2017 11:31:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2017 | KIRK SEMPLE
    SALTILLO, Mexico — Wendy no longer worries that when her sons leave the apartment in the morning, they may never make it to school. Memories of the gangs that haunted their lives in Honduras are slowly receding into the past. The family fled its home last year after gang members tried to recruit the boys, threatening them with death if they did not join. They received asylum in Mexico, making them among the country’s newest residents. [...] The United States has long been the dream destination for many Latin American migrants, whether fleeing poverty, political unrest, natural disaster or violence....
  • Videos: Violent Anti-Trump Protesters in Austin Wave Latino Flags as They Block Traffic

    02/12/2017 1:22:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 12, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Not an American flag to be seen in videos of a violent protest in Austin, Texas Saturday night against the recent ICE raids and the immigration policies of President Donald Trump and Governor Greg Abbott. Flags from several Latin American countries were strung together and held across a major intersection by protesters blocking traffic. A similar protest was held the night before at the same intersection. A couple motorists blocked by the protesters got out of their cars to complain, only to be attacked and forced back into their cars. One driver returned on foot and after heated words were...
  • [Vanity] Are more citizens giving info on illegals to ICE?

    02/11/2017 8:02:45 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 42 replies
    2/11/17 | vladimir998
    I noticed earlier several statements on Twitter and Youtube posted by people claiming to have turned in information about illegals to ICE in just the last few days. Anyone hear any rumors or information about a groundswell of citizens giving info about illegal immigrants to the authorities?
  • More Sanctuary Cities Caving To Trump

    02/11/2017 6:10:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    n today’s feel good news: Several more cities have joined Miami in rejecting sanctuary city status in fear of losing federal funding.Fox News reports: Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump’s threat to pull funding, and abandoning their “sanctuary” pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

    02/10/2017 9:09:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2017 | Amy Taxin and Alicia A. Caldwell
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are rounding up people in large numbers around the country as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. They say a roundup in Southern California was especially heavy-handed and cite arrests in places such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina that have rattled immigrants. The government says it's simply enforcing the laws and conducting routine enforcement targeting immigrants in the country illegally with criminal records. Authorities say it's no different than what happened during the Obama years on a regular basis. The truth...
  • February 9: SENATOR Barak Obama On Immigration

    02/09/2017 8:57:15 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    KSFO.com ^ | 2/9/17 | KSFO Morning Blog
    [Video] The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws.
  • 84 Lumber and the big-budget Super Bowl ad to nowhere

    02/07/2017 2:54:41 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Thomas Heath
    Building supplies company 84 Lumber tackled a heap of controversy over the weekend with its carefully-crafted — yet inconclusive — 90-second Super Bowl ad featuring a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on a difficult journey north that left the viewer wondering where they ended up. At the end of the ponderous tale, script appears on the screen: “The will to succeed is always welcome here.” That wasn’t the full story. The Super Bowl ad asked viewers to visit the 84 Lumber website if they wanted the rest of the story. The website version included a five-minute “director’s cut” version that...
  • Assembly Democrats push for New York as a sanctuary state

    02/06/2017 6:18:43 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    WXXI ^ | February 6, 2017 | Karen DeWitt
    The New York Assembly moved Monday to establish New York as a sanctuary state, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the state Senate. Assembly Democrats are backing measures that would give the entire state sanctuary status for immigrants.
  • Watch: 5 Most Politicized Super Bowl Ads

    02/06/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 5, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Super Bowl LI on Sunday night was as close to a politics-free experience as a football fan could have hoped for, with even halftime performer Lady Gaga eschewing political talk in favor of high-energy showmanship — but several big-name brands couldn’t help but include overt political messaging in their Big Game advertising.
  • 84 Lumber SB Commercial – Complete The Journey (Not shown during SB)

    02/06/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/2017 | 84 Lumber
    Part 2 of the 84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast. See what lies ahead as a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey continues to its moving conclusion.
  • California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally

    02/05/2017 5:05:59 PM PST · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2017 | Tim Donnelly
    California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions. De Léon, who introduced the bill, made his remarks at a hearing in Sacramento on SB54, the bill to make California a “Sanctuary State.” He said (at 1:27:34 in the video that follows): … I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security...
  • Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

    02/04/2017 3:20:59 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 136 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/04/2017 | Brian Bennett
    When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade. Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation, according to calculations by the Los Angeles Times... {..snip..}
  • Watch Tucker Carlson demolish this illegal immigration activist

    02/02/2017 11:50:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    Tucker Carlson shredding illegal immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas. At this point, I’m not really sure why progressives continue to appear on Tucker Carlson Tonight. I mean, they must know what’s coming, right? They’re going to make some ridiculous, barely coherent, argument. Tucker will listen politely. Then, they’ll be utterly obliterated, and made to look like fools.
  • New Valve in Santa Rosa (All Mexican Crew)

    02/01/2017 4:48:30 PM PST · by rey · 9 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 1 Feb 2017
    Not that this is an important article, but the video of the men installing the valve are all Mexican and all work is done in Mexican (I hesitate to say Spanish as I speak Spanish). Why in my country is a city/county job not done in the language of the host nation?
  • Mother Of Son Killed By Illegal to Pelosi: Which Of Your Children Is Expendable For An Illegal?

    01/31/2017 7:29:00 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 31, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    At a CNN townhall Tuesday night, Nancy Pelosi was asked by a sobbing mom who lost her son to an illegal immigrant, who she said brutally tortured him before death, which one of her grandchildren she would be give up to make room for an illegal foreigner. Transcript at link...
  • Where was LEFTY, Democrat Outrage when Bill Clinton Called for End of Illegal Immigration

    01/30/2017 7:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    GP ^ | 01/20/17 | Red
    HEY DEMOCRATS, YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY …   Over the weekend in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on illegal immigration, the LEFT, Democrats, Hollywood and moonbats alike all lost their collective minds in horror and outrage at such actions.   But where were they when their own Democrat president Bill Clinton called for the very same things during his 1995 State of the Union address? What happened to the LEFT’s notion that we are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws? So does the Democrat party no longer think...
  • DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers

    01/30/2017 4:20:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2017
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome." Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday's "State of the Union" if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump's executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario. "Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New...
  • Immigrants here illegally believe life is about to get a lot tougher

    01/27/2017 4:36:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2017 | By Ruben Vives, Cindy Carcamo, Dakota Smith and Corina Knoll
    Inside a Maywood laundromat, Hector Cruz waited amid the whir of spin cycles with his infant son. Although the 25-year-old arrived from Mexico without documents, he found a job at a car wash and feels safe within the tiny town that proclaimed itself a “sanctuary city” a decade ago. Now the emergence of President Trump’s long-anticipated crackdown on illegal immigration has Cruz envisioning immigration raids, deportation, a fractured family. Once places of refuge, so-called sanctuary cities have become targets, where residents worry that any concern for their welfare could be trounced by their community’s need for government funds. But while...
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration [“HPD is not the INS"]

    01/27/2017 5:02:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Houstonia Magazine ^ | 1/26/2017 | By Katharine Shilcutt
    ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to ”end sanctuary cities.” On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called ”Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States." Among other actions outlined in the order, cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement agents “are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.” In addition, the order restored both the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) and the Secure Communities Program, which are used to compel...
  • Cuomo: Deport Me First

    01/26/2017 5:40:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/26/17 | Cortney O'Brien
    Liberal mayors and governors across America are pushing back at President Trump's immigration orders. The president took executive action on Wednesday to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase the number of ICE agents who work to find and deport illegal immigrants, and end sanctuary cities. Mayors like Rahm Emanuel said not on their watch. Chicago, he insisted, will remain a sanctuary city. Other liberal leaders pledged to protect illegal immigrants in their states. "If there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "If we're going to deport...
  • Mexican President demands ‘respect’ from Trump, threatens to cancel meeting - Trump calls his bluff

    01/26/2017 9:52:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 100 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Robert Laurie
    No leverage Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after President Trump signed executive orders aimed at immigration, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ...well ...he kind of freaked out. Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders to curb illegal immigration, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto promised Wednesday night to protect Mexicans in the United States.
  • Walsh blasts Trump, vows to open City Hall to illegals

    01/25/2017 4:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2017 | Dan Atkinson
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would open City Hall as a sanctuary and "safe space" to illegal immigrants -- promising to house them in his office -- in the wake of President Trump's executive order to halt federal funding for "sanctuary cities," and said Boston would not accept federal money if it was tied to toeing Trump's line on immigration. "If people want to live here they'll live here, they can use my office, they can use any office in this building," Walsh said of his promise today to illegal immigrants who are "targeted unjustly," adding "any place they...
  • Woman Gets 6 Years In Prison For Enslaving Illegal Immigrants

    01/25/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2017 | Caroline May
    A woman who controlled her victims by claiming to be the voice of God has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for harboring two illegal immigrants from Mexico and forcing them to work for her without pay. She was also ordered to pay $795,000 in restitution to her two victims. Olga Sandra Murra has been in federal custody since her conviction in August on two counts of forced labor and two counts of harboring illegal aliens. The Justice Department announced her sentence this week. ...more...
  • Trump says to coordinate with DHS to begin 'immediate construction of a border wall'

    01/25/2017 12:38:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants, proceeding quickly on sweeping and divisive plans to curb immigration and boost national security. Trump signed two executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security, one ordering construction of a wall along the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border and the other moving to strip federal grant money from "sanctuary" states and cities, often governed by Democrats, that harbor illegal immigrants. Speaking at the DHS after signing the orders, Trump said he will work...
  • Soros And MasterCard Join Forces To Profit From Immigration

    01/24/2017 10:47:49 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 25, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    The radical billionaire helped create the immigration crisis; now he wants to reap the rewards. Radical currency speculator George Soros is scheming to profit from the illegal immigration crises in the United States and the European Union that he was instrumental in creating. Soros traffics in revolution and human misery. His devious business deals have brought the financial systems of the United Kingdom and Malaysia to their knees. .. He acknowledged having orchestrated coups in Croatia, Georgia, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia. Soros hates America. ... Now the preeminent funder of border-busting campaigns in the U.S. and overseas has entered into a...
  • Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported

    01/24/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 157 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country. Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, is scheduled to be deported to Spain this week after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to her husband, Giovani Jimenez. “We are devastated,” said Jimenez, who lives in Fredericksburg, Va., with their American-born children, Alex, 13, and Lucia, 7. “My children are crying, but we know there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • Paul Ryan Tells Illegal Immigrant She Won’t Be Deported This Year

    01/13/2017 11:42:19 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told an illegal immigrant Thursday night that she shouldn’t “worry” about getting deported this year. A 32-year old illegal immigrant living in Oklahoma named Angelica asked Ryan during a CNN town hall if he thinks she should be deported. Angelica was brought to the United States when she was 11, and thus is protected under President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as minors. The woman has an American-born daughter and wondered if someone in her situation should be deported.
  • Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Jerry Knowles vowss to stop "sanctuary campus" movement.

    01/02/2017 4:25:26 PM PST · by Rod Rammer · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | Rod Kackley
    Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Jerry Knowles wants to put a stop to the sanctuary campus movement in his state. He circulated a co-sponsorship memo in December in an effort to find like-minded lawmakers to help push a bill that would cut off state funding to any institution of higher education that sets itself up as a “sanctuary campus” to protect illegal immigrants. Knowles’ memo followed by only a few days the news that two Pennsylvania schools — Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania — had pledged to refuse to allow federal authorities on campus without a warrant. They directed their...
  • Bill could aggravate state-federal standoff on immigration

    01/01/2017 8:36:11 AM PST · by Regulator · 21 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | december 30, 2016 | Kate Morrissey
    bill introduced by California legislators this month could heighten a standoff between the state and federal government over immigration enforcement policy that has been growing since at least 2013.