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  • Trump’s budget takes aim at illegal immigrants by limiting tax credits

    05/22/2017 10:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 22, 2017 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump’s budget proposal will limit eligibility for two tax credits, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Monday, as the administration attempts to convince Congress to overhaul programs benefitting poorer Americans. According to documents released by the White House in advance of the full budget on Tuesday, Trump’s budget would limit eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to recipients “who are authorized to work in the U.S.” The EITC is a benefit for people with low to moderate income, and the child tax credit similarly benefits low-income households....
  • ICE Forced to Release 600 Sex Offenders in One Year (nations of origin refuse to take them back)

    05/21/2017 4:26:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Polizette ^ | May 20, 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    ICE was forced to release nearly 600 illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes in the fiscal year 2015, first reported by the Washington Examiner on Friday. A total of 564 illegal alien sex criminals were released for various reasons, including the refusal of their home countries to take them back. [Snip] The report states that 194 of the criminal illegal aliens were convicted of "sexual assault," 95 were convicted of a "commercialized sexual offense," and 275 were convicted of "other sexual offenses."
  • De Blasio: It's 'Distressing' ICE Is Arresting 'Law-Abiding' Illegal Immigrants

    05/21/2017 4:43:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that it is "distressing" that non-criminal illegal immigrants are being arrested. [Snip] In New York City, ICE arrested 156 non-criminal illegal immigrants, more than double the amount for the same period last year. De Blasio said in a radio interview with WNYC that "it's very distressing, Brian, to hear that ICE is picking up people who are law abiding and contributing to the community."
  • A Moreno Valley man went in for a green card, but was deported instead

    05/20/2017 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | May 19, 2017 | By ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    Ramon Ruiz Ortiz of Moreno Valley went to San Bernardino’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office at 10 a.m. May 11 to interview for a green card giving him permanent residency. By 7 p.m., he’d been deported to Tijuana. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, officials said he applied using a false name and that he had been removed previously and then had returned here illegally, making him ineligible for a green card, according to ICE. Now, his family and an attorney representing the Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino are trying to figure out what happened to the man...
  • ICE Agents Staked Out Near Church Raise Concerns In Sacramento

    05/20/2017 8:05:07 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 38 replies
    CBS Sacramento Via Drudge ^ | May 18, 2017 | Lemor Abrams
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Fears of deportation have placed a cloud over a Sacramento church. The Del Paso church La Vida serves as a sanctuary for the local Hispanic community. Federal immigration agents were caught staking out at the church during services. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a policy to avoid sensitive places, including houses of worship. Pastor Alex Vaiz’s Sacramento church is a safe place for people from all walks of life. “A good number of our church are immigrants,” said he said. But Vaiz says that sanctuary is now threatened, after federal immigration agents staked out across...
  • Man racing to marry high school sweetheart in detention center before she's deported

    05/19/2017 4:52:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | Andrea Blanford
    A Durham man in a race against the clock to marry his high school sweetheart before she's deported to El Salvador, woke up Thursday believing he was too late. After flying to Louisiana to visit his fiancé at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center where she was moved two weeks ago, Robert Paulino got word ICE officials had taken her to the airport. Once he reached the detention facility though, Paulino discovered that while officers took Wendy Miranda to the airport around 3 a.m., they ended up bringing her right back.
  • Desperate Parents Pull Children Out of School Over Fears of MS-13 Gang

    05/19/2017 1:22:53 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 13 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 17, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Schools have become the crucible for intimidation and recruitment into the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang on Long Island and around the country. One Long Island mother, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from MS-13, said she and several other parents have taken their teenagers out of the local high school because they’ve become targets of the gang. Some children are being homeschooled and, in a few extreme cases, sent to stay with relatives out of the state. “I am scared to death,” the mother said. “It’s a crapshoot. I feel like we’re rolling the dice here,...
  • Three undocumented immigrants arrested in kidnapping of Orange County attorney

    05/19/2017 11:21:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    12newsnow.com ^ | May 16, 2017 | Troy Kless
    Bearden, Jr. was abducted May 8 from his home off of 1442 in Orange County. He was awakened by two masked intruders. The men tied him up and took several items from his home including guns and electronics. The men then forced Bearded into his own car and drove him to Port Arthur. Bearden was then forced to withdraw cash from a bank. Afterwards he was released with his vehicle. Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division were able to identify the two suspects that entered the house, and a third suspect who was driving a vehicle...
  • Municipal court judge placed on leave for not being U.S. citizen

    05/19/2017 8:07:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    kiiitv.com ^ | May 17, 2017 | Brian Burns
    3News confirmed Wednesday that Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett was placed on unpaid administrative leave by City Council after they discovered that she is not a U.S. citizen. Mayor Pro-Tem Lucy Rubio read the following statement to Council Tuesday following an executive session: "The City Council has discovered that one of its municipal court judges, Young Min Burkett, does not meet the statutory requirements for status as a municipal court judge of the U.S. citizenship and status as a qualified voter. Ms. Burkett did not make any misrepresentations in seeking appointment. Instead, the City did not ask the question...
  • Report: Illegal Aliens Forego Food Stamps to Stay off Trump’s Radar

    05/19/2017 7:38:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 May 2017 | AWR HAWKIN
    Illegal aliens in San Francisco have reportedly begun abstaining from food stamps in the belief it will help them avoid being detecting by the Trump administration. In fact, so many residents have turned against food stamps that “the city is concerned.” According to the San Francisco Chronicle, local Human Services Agency director Trent Rhorer has noted that “households with one illegal” are wondering how much information will reach administration officials if they use food stamps, also known as CalFresh. Eligible families also wonder “whether the administration will cut food stamp benefits to immigrants.” Rhorer is upset by the tension. He...
  • Pope Francis says he will stand up to Donald Trump on immigration and climate change

    05/14/2017 12:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Independent | May 14, 2017 | Samuel Osborne
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/pope-francis-donald-trump-immigration-climate-change-meeting-vatican-preach-a7735361.html
  • High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

    05/14/2017 7:37:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations. Some of those cases could be decided as early as Monday, when the court is meeting to issue opinions in cases that were argued over the past six months. The outcomes could indicate whether the justices are retreating from long-standing decisions that give the president and Congress great discretion in dealing with immigration, and what role administration policies, including the proposed ban on visits to the...
  • Border agency says it has picked finalists to design wall

    05/13/2017 8:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KHOU-TV ^ | May 12, 2017 | The Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The federal government says it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won't identify them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it will notify finalists over the next several days. It won't say how many there are, but it has said previously that it would pick up to 20....
  • Naples man dials 911, asks to be deported (MAGA)

    05/13/2017 1:20:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    With all of the controversy surrounding the move to deport illegal immigrants, imagine the surprise when 911 dispatchers in Collier County received a call from a man asking to be deported. Now he's in trouble with the law and just may get his wish. Emily Swarts knows how important it is to be able to reach 911 dispatchers during an emergency. “I was a little concerned. I called 911 and I’m not getting through. It's ringing, ringing, ringing, ringing,” Swarts said.
  • DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Previously Deported 15 Times

    05/13/2017 9:20:46 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 11 May 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    An illegal immigrant accused of a hit-and-run while driving under the influence in San Diego, an incident over the weekend that left a six-year-old boy severely injured, had been deported from the U.S. 15 times since 2002, authorities told The San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday.
  • California military base construction workers detained by ICE

    05/13/2017 9:48:24 AM PDT · by ssaftler · 51 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 5/13/2017 | TATIANA SANCHEZ and CASEY TOLAN
    Hugo Mejia grabbed the lunch his wife made for him early in the morning May 3 and took off for his job at a new construction project on the Travis Air Force base in Fairfield. But the 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael didn’t return home. Mejia and a coworker, Rodrigo Nuñez from Hayward — both undocumented immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico who have been in the United States for more than a decade — were detained on the base after a military official discovered they did not have valid social security numbers during a routine identification screening and reported...
  • Libya: African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya

    05/12/2017 9:27:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service | Baher Kamal 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) had already sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia. They described 'slave markets' tormenting hundreds of young...
  • Arrest Record Puts Activist DREAMer on ‘Priority’ Deportation List

    05/12/2017 6:28:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2017 | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal immigration activist who became a poster-child for the open borders lobby is now facing deportation to Mexico. Activist Jessica Colotl has been notified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that her protected status under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program had been revoked, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. Colotl’s attorney gave FOX 5 a document signed by officials with ICE which stated that her revoked DACA status was “Due to respondent’s criminal history,” citing that “she is an enforcement priority…” The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now requesting that an immigration judge deport...
  • Chinese investors spent $24B on "golden visas" in U.S. and elsewhere

    05/12/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    BEIJING - When the sister of White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper to investors in Beijing earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. Over the last decade, more than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion into "golden visa" programs across the world, an Associated Press analysis has found. These programs offer residence in exchange for investment in a country's businesses. Nowhere is Chinese demand greater than in the United States, which has taken in at least $7.7 billion...
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.12.2017

    05/12/2017 6:30:45 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX
    DB Daily Update ^ | 5.12.2017 | David Blackmon
    - Tired of winning yet? Part I.: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported on Thursday that its recent sweeps have resulted in the rounding up of more than 1,300 members of Mexican drug and human trafficking gangs. The main talking point the Democrats and fake reporters in the fake news media were able to agree on was to focus on the fact that more than 800 of those arrested were U.S. citizens, as if anyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities gives a flying rat’s ass. - Tired of winning yet? Part II.: The Labor Department reports that new...