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  • CRUZ: If I’m Elected President the Federal Government Will Stop Releasing Violent Criminal...

    10/12/2015 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | 10/12/15
    Speaks with WHO’s Jan Mickelson regarding Sanctuary CitiesHOUSTON, Texas– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with Jan Mickelson regarding immigration, Syria refugee crisis and 2016 presidential race.Below is an excerpt featuring the Senator’s remarks on stopping sanctuary cities and enforcing immigration law. Full interview​ can be listened to below:Listen to the Audio.MICKELSON: You are in the right place, right time to talk about sanctuary cities, you’ve introduced along with David Vitter, the Stop Sanctuary Policies Protect American’s Act. Talk to us about that:CRUZ: Well the Senate is going to vote on that next week, I’ve joined with David Vitter of...
  • ‘Sanctuary cities’ divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over “sanctuary cities” is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate — and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • 41 new sanctuary cities in just 4 months

    10/09/2015 2:28:42 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of sanctuary cities has exploded since July, when the issue came into the national spotlight after a young woman was gunned down by an illegal criminal immigrant on a pier on San Francisco. In July, there were 276 sanctuary cities and counties. Now there are 340, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies citing data from the Department of Homeland Security. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at CIS and author of the report, said the reckless actions of these cities and counties have resulted in the release of an average of 1,000 criminal...
  • Cruz Cosponsors Bill to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration. “In light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,” Cruz said in a statement.  Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kate’s Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed in July...
  • Eighteen Democrat Voter Plantation cities beg for new voters to fill their fieldhouses

    09/28/2015 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now the Democrats who booed God want to use the Pope’s words to refill their Voter Plantations with Syrian “refugees.” Last week brought news that Chicago’s government school system has experienced a sharp drop in enrollment numbers. This means trouble for the Democrat overseers who run the Windy City Voter Plantation. Like Democrats who run other Voter Plantations, to stay in power they need to fill their barracks with greedy voters who will perpetually vote Democrat. These cities are emptying out and that means fewer fraudulent and even occasionally honest Democrat voters. The solution the Voter Plantation overseers in Chicago...
  • Ed Lee, San Francisco's Very Establishment Mayor

    09/27/2015 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    To the naked eye, San Francisco City Hall appears to be a hotbed of progressive experimentation. The Board of Supervisors has flirted with allowing 16-year-olds to vote in some city elections, opposed banning sex-selection abortions and unanimously approved the infamous "Due Process for All" ordinance, which directs local law enforcement not to honor federal immigration officials' detainer requests unless an inmate has a violent felony conviction in the past seven years. Take a closer look, however, and you see The Special City has a conservative side. Mayor Ed Lee is running for re-election, yet he faces no serious opposition. And...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Jindal hints at leaving the GOP over Planned Parenthood

    09/16/2015 6:02:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/16/15 | Curt Mills
    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called on people to consider leaving the Republican Party if congressional Republicans fail to defund Planned Parenthood this fall. "If we can't defund Planned Parenthood now, if we can't stand for innocent life after these barbaric videos, it is time to be done with the Republican Party," he said in reference to the controversial Planned Parenthood videos uncovered and released this summer. "We defunded them in Louisiana, let's defund them in D.C.," said Jindal, who is number 11 in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings. "There's no point in being cheaper Democrats, no point for having...
  • Jindal: 'Jail' mayors for allowing sanctuary cities

    09/16/2015 4:51:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/16/15 | Al Weaver
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used the Wednesday GOP debate on CNN to rail against mayors in America who allow sanctuary cities and crime by illegal immigrants. Jindal, 11th on the Washington Examiner's power rankings, argued that mayors and council members who allow sanctuary cities should be prosecuted and put behind bars. The Louisiana governor made the remarks while discussing immigration and pushing back against former Sen. Rick Santorum on the issue. "What I have always said is secure the border. I've said after that is done, the American people will deal with the folks pragmatically and compassionately," Jindal said. "And...
  • In Wake of Pier 14 Shooting, Homeland Secretary Blasts San Francisco's Sanctuary City Policy

    09/16/2015 3:09:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | September 15, 2015 | Associated Press
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Kate's Parents Strike Back

    09/06/2015 5:49:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We're here not only for Kate, to keep her memory alive, but to have something done," a shellshocked James Steinle pronounced at a Tuesday news conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. On July 1, Steinle, his daughter, Kate, and a friend were taking an evening stroll on Pier 14. Kate Steinle, 32, took a selfie. Moments later, a bullet pierced her aorta. She died in a hospital. The San Francisco district attorney charged an immigrant who was here illegally and who had seven felony convictions and five prior deportations with first-degree murder. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who was...
  • Donald Trump: Undocumented Immigrants 'Have to Go'

    08/15/2015 3:57:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 103 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/15/15 | ALEXANDRA JAFFE and NBC NEWS
    Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," he said in the interview, which will air in full on NBC's "Meet the Press" this Sunday. Pressed on what he'd do if the immigrants in question had nowhere to return to, Trump reiterated: "They have to go." "We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country, or we don't have a...
  • Sanctuary State Is a Haven for Criminals

    08/13/2015 6:35:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there is a blood trail to Marilyn Pharis' bedroom," Santa Maria, California, police Chief Ralph Martin charged last week. On July 24, two burglars allegedly broke in to Pharis' home as she slept. They sexually assaulted and beat her. Pharis, 64, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died in the hospital Aug. 1. It turns out that one of the two men charged for the crime, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, is an undocumented immigrant against whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer in 2014. Ramirez has pleaded...
  • Illegal Immigrant MSNBC Guest Jabs Jeb For Opposing Sanctuary Cities

    08/08/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If a woman announced on live national TV that she had shoplifted an iPhone, there'd presumably be a cop at the studio door to greet her. So why is it that someone can blithely announce on national TV that she's in the country illegally, and far from fearing any repercussions, have her views on the American presidential election respectfully solicited? It happened this morning, when MSNBC invited Erika Andiola, who described herself as "an undocumented Mexican woman," onto the Up show to give her take on the GOP candidates' comments on immigration during Thursday's debate. Andiola was disappointed in general...
  • Amid Surge in Illegal Alien Crimes State Pushes for Broad Sanctuary Law (MA)

    08/07/2015 1:58:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2015
    A surge in serious crimes by illegal immigrants—many repeat offenders—who have been shielded by sanctuary laws isn’t stopping legislators in Massachusetts from quietly pushing for a measure that would protect undocumented aliens statewide. The move could not have come at a worse time, as the nation reels from a series of atrocious crimes committed by illegal aliens who long ago should have been deported. Instead, they were protected by sanctuary laws despite their criminal histories and illegal status in the U.S. A recent example is the gruesome July 4 San Francisco murder of a young woman by an illegal immigrant...
  • Sanctuary Cities Actually Make Us Safer (Obama Logic)

    08/06/2015 4:25:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 08/04/2015 | RAUL A. REYES
    --snip-- "Sanctuary cities" is a misleading label that has caused a great deal of confusion. The term is a misnomer for those cities and towns that prefer that the federal government handle immigration enforcement. It is wrong to attack sanctuary cities: Their policies actually help make our cities and towns safer. A sanctuary city is a city that has decided to leave immigration enforcement to the federal government so that its own police force can concentrate on fighting crime. That's hardly a radical idea; it is a principle that the Supreme Court affirmed in Arizona v. U.S. (2012), which found...
  • Open Borders Dem. Gutierrez Calls murder of Kate Steinle by Illegal "A Little Thing That Happened"

    08/04/2015 6:49:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies ^ | 8/3/2015 | Jim Hoft
    SICK! Open Borders Democrat Gutierrez Calls Murder of Kate Steinle by an Illegal a “Little Thing That Happened” (VIDEO) Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal alien in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. She died in her father’s arms. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez The Obama administration never called the family to offer condolences. Chicago Democrat and open borders advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) told Spanish channel Telemundo the murder of Kate Steinle by a criminal illegal alien was “a little thing” that happened. Via NewsBusters: The mothers of children murdered by illegals want Rep. Gutierrez censored for his outrageous comments....
  • Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities As Accessories To Illegal Alien Crime

    08/03/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is calling on mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested as accomplices to the crimes illegal aliens receiving special treatment in their cities commit. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice,” Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning, as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities. “Make them criminally culpable. I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victims’ families could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court...
  • Bobby Jindal: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities Should Be Arrested

    08/03/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue.
  • Sanctuary Cities for Conservatives? With the way things are going, it's going to be needed.

    08/01/2015 6:47:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | Gary Bauer
    “Sanctuary cities” have been in the headlines for weeks. Late last week, the House of Representatives voted to strip federal funds from sanctuary cities, which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. And in early July, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies shot and killed a young woman while she was walking with her father and a friend along a pier in San Francisco, a city famous for its sanctuary policies. Sanctuary cities have existed for decades – the first one was established in Los Angeles in 1979 – as places...
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Jindal: Hold Sanctuary City Mayors Accountable for Illegal Aliens' Crimes

    07/30/2015 10:53:13 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Presidential contender Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing a proposal that would hold sanctuary city mayors and other officials accountable for the crimes of illegal immigrants.
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • ICE, ICE, Baby! Michigan GOP Ready to Erase ‘Sanctuary City’ Concept

    07/25/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Most of America thinks of Detroit as Motown, or the Motor City, and Ann Arbor as the home of the storied Big Ten football program and world-class medical research facilities of the University of Michigan.Illegal immigrants look at those towns differently. They see Detroit and Ann Arbor as “sanctuary cities,” communities where local law enforcement has a policy of not cooperating with federal immigration agents.Michigan Republicans, led by state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, want to erase the concept of “sanctuary cities” from the lexicon of municipal leaders in the state.“I am strongly opposed to any Michigan cities...
  • The ‘Donald Trump Act’ Just Passed The House By A Landslide, And Obama Doesn’t Like It One Bit

    07/24/2015 8:31:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 07/24/2015 | James Beattie
    H.R. 3009 passed easily in the lower chamber 241 to 179.James Beattie July 24, 2015 at 6:22pm Share on Facebook29k Tweet260 Email The House passed a bill Thursday which would punish cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration law.H.R. 3009 passed easily in the lower chamber 241 to 179, The Hill reported. The bill would force local law enforcement agencies to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they have an illegal immigrant in custody; otherwise, certain federal law enforcement grants would be withheld. Advertisement Related Stories The ‘Donald Trump Act’ Just Passed The House By A Landslide, And Obama Doesn’t...
  • President Obama's Sanctuary For Killers?

    07/24/2015 5:24:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Border Policy: President Obama vowed to veto a House bill to pull cash from cities that flout federal immigration laws. He's given a lot of odd excuses, but in the end he's siding with criminal illegals who now plague the U.S. There was the wrenching testimony of Jim Steinle, who just this month was walking down a San Francisco tourist pier with his daughter Kate in broad daylight as she was gunned down at his side by a five-times-deported illegal alien. The gunman, Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, told investigators that he lived in the city because its sanctuary city policies shielded him...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Are Escaping Deportation, Not Having to Join Sex Offender Registry

    07/24/2015 12:58:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/24/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by a seven-time felon and five-time deportee has sparked a nationwide debate about sanctuary cities and immigration policy.We recently learned that in one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions. Of those, three thousand were felons and 62 percent had a prior criminal record. Nineteen hundred were later rearrested a total of 4,300 times on 7,500 different offenses.But this debate over sanctuary policies has brought attention to another horrifying result of the federal government’s refusal to enforce our immigration law: the failure to deport convicted...
  • Republicans Pass 'Donald Trump Act' As Obama Vows Veto

    07/23/2015 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2015 | By BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    Donald Trump may be thousands of miles from Washington on the Texas-Mexico border, but on Capitol Hill he's center stage in the fight over illegal immigration. The bill, which is formally called the "Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act," would block states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they have so-called “sanctuary city” practices in place, blocking the enforcement of certain federal immigration laws. It passed today in the House with overwhelming Republican support in a 241-179 vote, with only six Democrats joining the majority. Democrats have pejoratively labeled the legislation “The Donald Trump Act,” tying...
  • Some ‘sanctuary cities’ fear lawsuits

    07/24/2015 12:23:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 3:04 AM EDT | Amy Taxin
    The term “sanctuary city” has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities. The reality behind the phrase is that while some cities actively thumb their noses at federal immigration policies, many refuse to enforce them not because of any moral obligation to immigrants; they fear lawsuits. Since the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier allegedly by an immigrant who was released from jail even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sought to deport him for...
  • Politico: Trump Reinvigorates Flagging Border Security Movement

    07/23/2015 8:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The border security movement had been losing steam, but is being reinvigorated by the focus of presidential candidate Donald Trump, Politico reports. The Republican Party, hoping to lure more Hispanic voters, had not planned to focus on illegal immigration or border security during the 2016 election cycle, but that changed when Trump uttered the now infamous words about Mexican immigrants during his June 16 entry into the GOP race. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems … They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some,...
  • House votes to punish sanctuary cities

    07/23/2015 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities. The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation. Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times. Critics of the sanctuary laws say such policies encourage people to immigrate to the U.S. illegally...
  • “DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Has No Idea Who Kate Steinle Is”

    07/23/2015 10:21:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    By Katie Pavlich Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer “Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified on Capitol Hill [on July 14th] about a series of ongoing immigration, illegal immigration and security issues. When asked about whether the Obama administration had reached out to the family of Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was killed in San Francisco two weeks ago by an illegal alien who had been deported five times, Johnson had no idea who she was. ‘Has the administration reached out to the Steinle family, to your knowledge?’ Rep. Steve Chabot asked Johnson. ‘To who?’...
  • White House defends sanctuary cities, threatens to veto crackdown bill

    07/23/2015 9:13:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Says legalization is best way to deal with criminalsThe White House vowed Thursday to veto a bill to punish sanctuary cities, instead calling on Congress to legalize illegal immigrants as the way to solve the problem of criminals who shouldn’t be on the streets. The threat came just hours before the House was expected to pass a bill that would withhold money from states or localities that don’t abide by a federal law that requires them to cooperate when federal immigration authorities request help identifying illegal immigrants. But the White House Office of Management and Budget said that “threatens the...
  • Republicans Insist They’re Tackling ‘The People’s Priorities,’ But Illegal Immigration Is Not…

    07/22/2015 11:23:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2015 | 12:06 PM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Here in the House, the people’s priorities continue to be our priorities,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told a news conference on Wednesday—one day after the father of Kate Steinle, a murdered San Francisco woman, urged Congress to pass legisation that would take felonious illegal aliens off America's streets for good. “We feel if Kate’s Law saves one daughter, one son, a mother, a father, Kate’s death won’t be in vain,” Jim Stienle told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. But on Wednesay, Boehner listed “the people’s priorities” as entitlement reform; human trafficking; veterans’ health care; free trade, EPA regulations;...
  • Police sergeant shot and killed in California traffic stop

    07/22/2015 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:58 PM EDT
    Authorities say a San Francisco Bay Area police sergeant was shot and killed during an early-morning traffic stop. Hayward Police Wednesday morning identified the officer as Sgt. Scott Lunger. Lunger was shot about 3:15 a.m. after he stopped a white Chevrolet pickup that was swerving on the road. […] Police later discovered a truck in Oakland with bullet holes. It matches a description of the truck involved in the incident. It was not clear if the driver has been arrested. …
  • Beneficiaries of Sanctuary Cities Warn of Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

    07/21/2015 1:48:21 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Beneficiaries of sanctuary cities warn of crackdown on sanctuary cities posted at 3:21 pm on July 21, 2015 by Jazz Shaw In case you missed it in the flurry of other political entertainment news, the House has begun looking over a bill to impose penalties on so called “sanctuary cities” by cutting off their funding. It’s being sponsored by Duncan Hunter of California, with a similar bill having already been introduced in the Senate. Strangely, there doesn’t seem to be as much of an appetite in either chamber to advance the legislation as one might expect after the death of...
  • Mother: Son’s Murder by Illegal Alien Was ‘Our Family’s 9/11 Attack by a Foreign Invader’

    07/21/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes
    Laura Wilkerson, a mother whose 18-year-old son Joshua was murdered by an illegal alien in 2010, passionately appealed to Congress Tuesday to put an end to so-called “sanctuary city” policies and begin enforcing immigration laws, adding that “we are at war right here in this country” against criminal aliens who are a threat to public safety. “This was our family’s 9/11 terrorist attack by a foreign invader, whether you want to recognize it or whether you do not,” Laura Wilkerson told members of Congress, speaking of her son's death nearly five years ago.
  • House to take up bill blocking money for 'sanctuary cities' in wake of San Francisco shooting

    07/21/2015 1:48:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    US News ^ | 07/20/2015 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities. The move follows the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco this month, allegedly by an immigrant with a criminal record and without legal status. San Francisco authorities had released the man despite a request from federal officials to keep him in custody. That was in line with a practice by San Francisco and other jurisdictions that have begun refusing to cooperate with federal immigration orders amid concerns over their legality and their...
  • House to vote on blocking federal grants to sanctuary cities

    07/20/2015 4:00:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2015 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    The House will vote this week on legislation that would deny funding to “sanctuary cities” that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation. Sanctuary cities largely refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies. Such laws have come under heavier scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle's death last month in San Francisco. Steinle, 32, was fatally shot while walking with her father along San Francisco's waterfront. The police have charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant with a history of felony convictions who had been deported five times, with the crime. Legislation authored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)...
  • ANN COULTER: Book Discussion on "ˇ Adios, America ! "

    07/20/2015 12:34:37 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 4 replies ^ | Ann Coulter
    Whatch this: Book Discussion on Adios, America ( 1:00:05 ) Garden Grove, California, Anaheim Marriott Suites, JULY 13, 2015 C-SPAN2 BOOKTV.ORG Ann Coulter talked about her book Adios, America, in which she argues that immigration is the greatest issue facing the United States. In her book, she contends that America's immigration policy is deeply flawed and that amnesty will lead to a greater influx of liberal voters, who according to the author, will hurt the economy as well as the country's public and foreign policy.
  • Advocates for Immigrant Rights Brace for Backlash

    07/19/2015 10:11:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Immigrant-rights advocates predicted 2015 would be a banner year for their cause, with new breakthroughs that would make the Golden State more welcoming. For the first time in more than two decades, illegal immigrants can apply for driver's licenses. Prospects were good for a sweeping package of bills to expand protections for people in the country illegally. And Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to spend millions on free health care for low-income immigrant children -- and even create a new position in his administration: director of "immigrant integration." But all that optimism quickly dimmed July 1, when an illegal immigrant from...
  • Report: 2.5M New Illegal Immigrants Have Entered U.S. During Obama Administration

    07/20/2015 2:31:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | Joel Gehrke
    About 2.5 million people have immigrated to the United States illegally since President Obama took office, 790,000 of them in the last two-and-a-half years, according to a new analysis of immigration and census data. The data marks an improvement over illegal immigration rates from 2000 to 2006, when 500,000 to 600,000 people entered the country illegally each year. But it nevertheless shows just how far the country still is from stemming the tide of illegal immigrants, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which conducted the new analysis. “While the level of new illegal immigration is lower than a...
  • South Florida Baked Goods

    07/19/2015 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “They found extra ballots,” said U.S. House of Representatives Candidate Tod Mowery (R-Fl) who took umbrage with a 912 Values Voter who still maintains he (Mowery) had something to do with Allen West losing the big vote recount to current Representative Patrick Murphy (D-Jupiter), now a Florida Senatorial candidate. Clearly, the Allen West recount incident and all of the drama that went with it is still on voters’ minds and certain Conservatives aren’t buying the official explanation. Mowery gave this reporter a very reasoned and specific explanation and time line of events of the Saturday night into Sunday morning recount...
  • Union Files Grievance Against Sheriff Mikarimi Over Handling of Pier 14 Shooting Suspect

    07/17/2015 11:24:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/17 | Mark Matthews
    San Francisco’s deputy sheriffs have joined the fight over the department’s handling of deportation requests. The deputy’s union is filing a grievance against the sheriff demanding that he rescind his non-cooperation policy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is running for re-election. His campaign has been hit from all sides over his handling of the Pier 14 shooting suspect, and now his own deputies are entering the fray. Mirkarimi told reporters the deputy union’s complaint is no surprise. "Exactly, it’s politics," he said. The deputy sheriffs' grievance says the sheriff’s policy of non-cooperation with ICE "...recklessly compromises...
  • USA Today editors call for an end to “sanctuary cities”

    07/16/2015 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot ^ | July 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The case of Kate Steinle, the young woman shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, has prompted a heated debate over immigration policy and so-called “sanctuary cities.” San Francisco set Steinle’s killer free before the murder because of its adoption of “sanctuary city” status. This movement began a few decades ago as a symbolic protest against enforcement of immigration law, but now the real-world consequence of setting repeat offenders loose has finally caught up with one of those cities — not to mention the Steinle family, who had nothing to do with it. USA Today’s editorial board calls for an...
  • Bush: End sanctuary cities for immigrants in US illegally

    07/15/2015 4:15:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    KSL AP ^ | 7/8/15 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that blocking federal police money to cities that harbor immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be a way to corral those who have committed crimes. During a campaign event at a VFW hall in southern New Hampshire, Bush said it's not inconsistent for him to support allowing immigrants who overstayed visas to pursue activities that allow them to remain in the U.S., while also stepping up policies to root out criminal offenders who are also immigrants. "We ought to eliminate sanctuary cities," Bush told more than 300 people at an evening town hall...
  • Jeb Bush, campaigning in Council Bluffs, paints himself the anti-Trump

    07/15/2015 3:43:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 7/15/15 | obynn Tysver
    Jeb Bush says Republicans can’t win if they become the angry party. The Republican presidential candidate accused his GOP rival, Donald Trump, of “preying upon people’s fears” to divide the county along racial and ethnic lines for political gain in the battle over illegal immigration. Bush argued that that is a losing strategy. “We need to stop tearing — separating — ourselves by race and ethnicity and income. We need to focus on the things that tie us together,” said Bush, who is one of the few Republican presidential candidates who supports a pathway to legalization, although not full citizenship,...
  • Trump’s popularity spikes among Republicans (Bush more popular with Hispanics than Whites)

    07/15/2015 8:00:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/15 | Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement
    Donald Trump's popularity has surged among Republicans after dominating several news cycles with his anti-illegal immigration rhetoric, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Nearly six in 10 -- 57 percent -- Republicans now have a favorable view of Trump, compared to 40 percent who have an unfavorable one. That marks a complete reversal from a late-May Post-ABC poll, in which 65 percent of Republicans saw Trump unfavorably.
  • Sanctuary cities beyond federal control,DHS chief Jeh Johnson says(What? These are in USA)

    07/15/2015 5:14:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/14/15 | s dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson admitted Tuesday that the administration goofed in releasing an illegal immigrant to sanctuary city San Francisco ahead of a shocking murder earlier this month, but said there’s little the government can do to pressure sanctuary communities to change their minds. Facing lawmakers for the first time since the slaying of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old killed while out walking with her father, Mr. Johnson said he’s made personal appeals to San Francisco to rethink its refusal to let police cooperate with federal immigration agents, and will try again in the wake of the killing.