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  • CNN's Jake Tapper Presses Slippery Hillary Aide Robby Mook on Sanctuary Cities

    09/25/2016 7:21:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    He slips! He slides! He dodges every which way and even Jake Tapper can't pin Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, down on whether she supports sanctuary cities. To give Tapper credit, he tried to pin Mook down twice but the Clinton campaign manager managed to slip away without giving anything resembling a yes/no answer on this morning's State of the Union on CNN. Before Mook was even finished uttering his first sentence you just knew there was no way he was going to really answer Tapper's question.
  • Citizen Sanctuaries, not Sanctuary Cities

    09/10/2016 6:26:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/16 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Our elected officials need to start doing the right thing for all residents, for all CITIZENS. Cites must be sanctuaries for citizens, for there is no city without citizens After eight years of Obama’s immigration lawlessness, sanctuary cities like San Francisco are facing severe scrutiny. For too long, they have proudly refused to cooperate with federal authorities to deport illegal aliens. Until recently, elected officials delayed enforcement. The American people want enforcement. As U.S. Senator Ted Cruz announced on the floor of the Senate during the 2013 Gang of Eight deliberations, the American People should not have to barter for...
  • Chris Cuomo Calls Out Tim Kaine on Sanctuary Cities Existence

    09/03/2016 7:50:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sanctuary cities? What are they? I never heard of them. They must be phantoms. Such was the feigned ignorance of Democrat vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine on CNN's New Day on Thursday. It was so embarrassing in its pretense that even host Chris Cuomo had to call Kaine out on it as you can see:
  • Trump Vows to End ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ Clinton VP Tim Kaine Claimed There Were No Such Cities

    09/02/2016 2:08:55 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    AIM ^ | September 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    What a contrast, huh? Donald Trump’s campaign blasted the existence of ‘sanctuary cities’ while Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, was in denial of their existence. Trump’s campaign said the following: “Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump has been consistent in his calls to end illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border. He is the only candidate in this race who will stop illegal immigration, secure our border, end sanctuary cities, enforce our existing laws and stop American employers from hiring illegal workers. These reforms will not only put an end to our illegal immigration epidemic...
  • Tim Kaine Dismisses Sanctuary Cities As a 'Phantom'

    09/02/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) shrugged off the reality of sanctuary cities in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, calling them a “phantom.” “When Donald Trump kind of goes after these phantom sanctuary cities and talks about how bad they are, basically what he’s going after is police chiefs. And I trust police chiefs, in terms of knowing what should be done to keep their communities safer — and police departments and mayors a lot more than I trust Donald Trump.” […] Trump repeatedly has criticized sanctuary cities on the campaign trail: “I have met...
  • New IRS Scandal Documents (Weekly Update)

    08/06/2016 11:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Compromised Integrity of IRS Scandal InquiryBreaking the Law is an Obama Administration Policy New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Following up on some mega disclosures last week, this week we released 105 pages of newly obtained FBI “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in...
  • California risks $135M in federal grants over 'sanctuary city' policy

    07/29/2016 4:38:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>California state and local law enforcement agencies may have to choose between more than $100 million in federal aid and the “sanctuary city” immigration policies that supporters say are humane, but critics say fuel crime.</p> <p>The policies, whether in writing or just in practice, preclude local law enforcement from working with federal authorities when they catch an illegal immigrant who by law faces deportation. The laws have sparked a national controversy in the wake of dozens of murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants who local law enforcement did not report to the Department of Homeland Security.</p>
  • Justice ends funding to 'sanctuary cities' in huge House GOP victory

    07/08/2016 5:47:59 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/07/2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Finally acting on a promise made to House leaders, the Justice Department on Thursday shut off funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" that ignore federal laws and protect illegal immigrants wanted for crimes. "Today, the DOJ notified local and state law enforcement agencies across America that they will no longer be eligible for federal law enforcement grants unless they certify under oath that their local or state laws do not interfere 'in any way' with requests for immigration information from federal authorities," according to Texas Rep. John Culberson who demanded action earlier this year. Justice sent Culberson a letter detailing the...
  • Reid: Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities Would 'Undermine' Local Law Enforcement

    07/08/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.” “Senator Toomey”s bill will undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety. It would deny millions of dollars of critical community and economic development funding to cities and states that refuse to target immigrant families,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) bill, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,...
  • Republican-Controlled Senate Blocks Kate’s Law, Bill Defunding Sanctuary Cities

    07/07/2016 6:07:22 PM PDT · by bushwon · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2016 | Kate McHugh
    The Republican-controlled Senate failed to advance legislation defunding sanctuary cities and increasing minimum punishments for previously-deported illegal aliens caught breaking back into the U.S. on Wednesday, gaining only 53 and 55 votes, respectively; 60 were needed to proceed w/both bills. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, bill would have stripped funding from jurisdictions refusinh to cooperate w/federal immigration authorities when arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing further crimes and work to prevent lawful deportation proceedings. Immigration enforcement advocates have called Kate’s Law, introduced by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, “mainly symbolic,” with Center for Immigration Studies president Mark Kirkorian...
  • New North Carolina bill establishes the opposite of sanctuary cities

    07/03/2016 11:58:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 07/02/2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    If North Carolina was tired of all the controversy surrounding HB2 there’s no better way to move the conversation than by passing yet another bill which gets liberals up in arms. That seems to be what’s happening with the passage of HB100, an addition to the existing Protect North Carolina Workers Act. This legislation is aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants and ensuring that jobs go to citizens rather than paving the way further for law breakers, while putting penalties in place for any nascent “sanctuary cities” that don’t comply. An article by Tanvi Misra at Route Fifty exemplifies the...
  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    07/01/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/16 | Gillian Flaccus - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, has no significant prior criminal convictions, but ICE asked Oregon authorities to turn him over to them if he's released from custody in the current case, the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday. Oseguera-Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder Tuesday in Marion...
  • ICE Underreported 13,288 Criminal Convictions of Aliens Released in 2014

    06/23/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT | Jeannette Richard
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) underreported 13,288 criminal convictions of aliens who were released by the agency in 2014, according to new information released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. “The Obama Administration’s record of releasing criminal aliens has gone from bad to worse,” Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) said in a statement, adding that “there’s no excuse for this large discrepancy.” …
  • How to Make Sure There's Another Kate Steinle

    06/05/2016 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco resident Kathryn Steinle, 32, her father and a friend were strolling in July along Pier 14, when a bullet struck Steinle in the chest. Two hours later, Steinle died. For Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan, the shooting presented every parent's nightmare. For the city of San Francisco, the shooting devolved into bad press. It became clear that the apparent shooter, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon and undocumented immigrant who had been deported to Mexico five times, was free because of San Francisco's sanctuary city policies. Steinle and Sullivan have filed a lawsuit against San Francisco, former...
  • Family of Pier 14 Shooting Victim Kate Steinle Sues SF, Feds, Former Sheriff

    05/27/2016 12:03:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The family of Kate Steinle, a woman shot and killed on San Francisco's Pier 14 last July, Friday filed a federal lawsuit against city and federal officials alleging that a series of policy failures and negligent acts led to her death. The lawsuit, which names the city of San Francisco, former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, alleges that officials allowed Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a history of drug offenses, to go free and obtain the gun that killed her. "The Steinle Family hopes that their actions today...
  • Trump says ‘sanctuary cities’ should lose funding

    05/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PDT · by Theo · 75 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dave Workman
    In an on-air interview with KVI-AM’s morning host John Carlson in Seattle on Wednesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted the idea of so-called “sanctuary cities,” and said that as president, he would withhold funding from those cities. He called such cities “a haven for criminals.” “We have to have law and order in our country,” Trump said. “We have no law and order. When you look at the people who are pouring in and the borders are so porous. “I want people to come into the country a hundred percent,” he explained, “but they have to come in legally....
  • Exclusive — Donald J. Trump to San Francisco: Sanctuary Cities ‘Unacceptable,’ A ‘Disaster’

    05/17/2016 5:32:18 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Donald J. Trump to San Francisco: Sanctuary Cities ‘Unacceptable,’ A ‘Disaster’ Creating ‘Safe-Haven for Criminals’ Donald J. Trump, the billionaire businessman and presumptive 2016 GOP presidential nominee, told Breitbart News that he is shocked that San Francisco’s local government would entertain the possibility of expanding its sanctuary status for illegal aliens after what happened to Kate Steinle last year. “Sanctuary cities are a disaster,” Trump said when questioned. “They’re a safe-haven for criminals and people that should not have a safe-haven in many cases. It’s just unacceptable. We’ll be looking at sanctuary cities very...
  • House Passes “Donald Trump Act” Which Punishes Sanctuary Cities for Not Following the Law

    05/15/2016 3:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 61 replies
    Stumpin for Trump ^ | July 23, 2015 | By 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...
  • San Francisco to Expand ‘Sanctuary City’ Law — Even After Steinle Murder

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Elected leaders of the city that harbored an illegal alien-turned-killer last year are voting Tuesday on whether to pass an ordinance that would make San Francisco an even more hospitable sanctuary city for illegally present foreign nationals. The Board of Supervisors is considering the measure, which would further tie the hands of local law enforcement, effectively preventing their ability to give an inmate’s personal information or release date to federal immigration officials, according to KQED radio. Supervisor John Avalos introduced the proposed pro-Sanctuary City change.
  • The Nihilism of Sanctuary Cities

    05/02/2016 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2 May 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There are an estimated 300 or so jurisdictions -- entire states, counties, cities, and municipalities -- that since the early 1980s have enacted “sanctuary city” laws, forbidding full enforcement of federal immigration law within their jurisdictions. Most of these entities are controlled by Democrats in general and liberals in particular. Sanctuary officials feel that federal enforcement of the southern border is either unnecessary or immoral, and thus they have decided that there is no real crime in entering and residing in the United States unlawfully. While the majority of illegal aliens are no doubt law-abiding and have avoided public dependence,...
  • No Sanctuary (American Victims Of Open Borders)

    04/19/2016 7:33:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Judiciary Committee ^ | April 19, 2016 | Subcomitte On Immigration and Homeland Security
    The American victims our our government’s reckless immigration policies speak out. Watch the complete hearing live. That’s some nice lying, Congresswoman Lofgren.
  • Homeland Security names illegal immigrant to 10 most wanted fugitives list

    03/31/2016 6:33:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security officials Wednesday named an illegal immigrant whom police accuse of killing a young woman in a drunken-driving accident to their list of 10 most wanted fugitives, hoping to capture a man who’s become a black eye for immigration agents. Agents failed to respond in February to pick up Eswin Mejia, 19, after he was charged with vehicular homicide by Omaha, Nebraska, authorities. . . . ICE Director Sarah Saldana appeared to stumble in testimony to Congress about the incident, saying that agents would have responded if the victim of the crash, 21-year-old Sarah Root, had already died, rather...
  • Sanctuary Cities: Anatomy of a Disaster

    03/17/2016 4:07:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 17, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Sanctuary Cities: Anatomy of a Disaster            A look at the origins and consequences of a policy rooted in phony “compassion.” March 17, 2016 John Perazzo    The late Kathryn Steinle, an innocent young woman who was gunned down and killed on a San Francisco street by an illegal alien with seven felonies and five deportations already on his resumé, is just one of many Americans who are lying in their graves today as a direct result of the “sanctuary” policies that have turned hundreds of U.S. cities into safe havens not only for lone-wolf sociopaths, but also for...
  • The Fight to Keep Sanctuary Cities for Undocumented Immigrants in Wisconsin

    03/10/2016 7:56:57 AM PST · by RC one · 29 replies
    vice ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kalee Thompson
    Jesus Leza Lopez brought his family to the United States from Mexico more than 20 years ago. He spent six years working at a factory in Illinois before moving to Wisconsin after finding a better job in the state's dairy industry. For more than a decade, Lopez—who was in the country illegally—worked 12-hour shifts, milking cows and caring for veal calves. When he first moved to Wisconsin, Lopez was able to get a driver's license. But in 2005, a state law was passed that required drivers to have a Social Security number or proof of legal immigration status. So in...
  • Culberson: Use Power of the Purse to Pressure DOJ to Block Fed Grants to Sanctuary Cities

    03/07/2016 6:01:33 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://culberson.house.gov/ ^ | Feb 1 2016 | John Culberson
    Today, Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after writing Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter expressing his opposition to sending Federal funding to sanctuary cities. He urged the Attorney General to change the Federal grant process so that no additional Department of Justice (DOJ) funding is provided to jurisdictions that either refuse to honor Federal detainers, harbor illegal aliens, or refuse to share information about criminal illegal aliens with federal authorities. "Sanctuary city policies across the country prevent State and local law enforcement from notifying the Department of Homeland Security when an illegal alien is released from their...
  • Rep. John Culberson forces the Justice Department to crack down on Sanctuary cities

    02/24/2016 2:27:16 PM PST · by Marcus · 12 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Washington Times is reporting that Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas has forced the Justice Department to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities are places where the local government has forbidden its police department to cooperate with Homeland Security and ICE where illegal aliens are concerned. Thus far the Obama administration has taken a laissez faire attitude toward the practice.
  • Justice Department promises crackdown on sanctuary cities

    02/24/2016 9:44:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal Bureau of Prisons will now try to deport illegal immigrants rather than turn them over to sanctuary cities, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday in a bid to solve the situation that may have led to the death of Kathryn Steinle last summer. Ms. Lynch also said she'll begin an audit of sanctuary cities to see if they're violating federal law, and those that are found to be actively stymying immigration agents' work could lose grant funding.
  • Illegal Alien Killer Protected by Nebraska 'Sanctuary City' Vanishes After Paying Bond

    02/22/2016 4:45:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Febraury 18, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    The Honduran Mejia, 19, killed 21-year-old Sarah Root while allegedly street racing on January 31, rear-ending her so hard she succumbed to her fatal injuries that same night. Police found Mejia's blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit, and the alien had "a suspended driver's license." Root had graduated from Bellevue University with a 4.0 GPA just the day before. Although Mejia faced up to 20 years in prison for killing Root, Judge Jeffrey Marcuzzo set Mejia's bond at $50,000. Mejia's brother paid the necessary $5,000-ten percent–and the illegal promptly disappeared, rubbing salt in the mourning Root family's wounds....
  • Fear and faulty facts on ‘A Day Without Latinos’

    02/19/2016 8:51:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-18-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Billed as "A Day Without Latinos," Thursday's demonstrations at the Capitol were marked by passionate speeches, plenty of hyperbole, and a lot of fractured facts to count. The rally against legislation that Latinos believe to be anti-immigrant drew some 20,000 demonstrators in and around the Capitol grounds, according to Madison police. Many of the protesters were bused in by rally organizers, principally the left-wing Voces de la Frontera. State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, called the demonstrations a "beautiful celebration of who we are as a state," and that Wisconsin must "value and celebrate the diversity of the...
  • Assembly passes voter integrity, 'sanctuary city' penalty bills (WI)

    02/18/2016 8:26:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-17-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Calling it a victory for truth, justice and voter integrity, Republican lawmakers hailed Assembly passage of two bills Tuesday tied to immigration issues. In party-line votes, the Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit local identification cards, such as those proposed in Milwaukee County, from being used for voting. The Republican majority also approved legislation banning "sanctuary cities" in Wisconsin from receiving state funding. State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, co-author of the municipal ID bill, said opponents attempted to derail the proposal by "purposefully spreading misinformation, but in the end, truth prevailed." "By passing Senate Bill 533 and providing...
  • Immigration arrests in Princeton prompt response from town

    02/17/2016 4:27:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    nj.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Kevin Shea
    ICE officers arrested two individuals for immigration violations. One had a drunken driving conviction and the other was a recent border entrant, he said. Both are considered ICE enforcement priorities . . In the statement issued after the recent arrests, Princeton urges similar tips. For example: "Do not carry your home country passport or your consular card. This is best to kept away as it can raise flags if that document is provided to an ICE agent as form of identification," the statement says. And anyone stopped by a federal agent and asked for identification is advised to "Please show...
  • Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

    02/08/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Anjali Shastry
    It's unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate -- and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders. The House cleared a bill Monday that would require prisons and jails to honor all requests to transfer illegal immigrants to federal custody, as long as they aren't asked to hold the aliens beyond the time they'd normally be released....
  • GOP Rep. Culberson: No Justice Dept. Funding Without Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

    02/01/2016 8:18:53 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/1/16 | c burke
    A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents. Texas Rep. John Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, warned Attorney General Loretta Lynch he'll use his budget authority if she doesn’t move to shut down sanctuary cities, the Washington Times reports. A Republican lawmaker is vowing to tighten the purse strings on the Justice Department to make sure the Obama administration denies grant money to sanctuary cities that refuse...
  • Kenney restores 'sanctuary city' status

    01/05/2016 4:04:52 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/05/2016 | Michael Matza
    Mayor Kenney on Monday barred almost all cooperation between city law enforcement and federal immigration agents, reverting to a policy that made Philadelphia one of the nation's "sanctuary cities.
  • Sanctuary cities put law-abiding citizens at risk

    12/08/2015 1:46:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    San Francisco and other cities across the United States have created so-called "sanctuaries" for illegal aliens. These municipalities are defying federal immigration law, just like some Southern jurisdictions that defied federal civil rights laws in the 1960s. But unlike that earlier era, today's sanctuary cities are creating safe havens for known criminals. Their policies have victimized innocent Americans, enabling illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes that would not otherwise have occurred. There is no question that sanctuary policies violate federal immigration law. One provision of the law (8 U.S.C. 1373) bans local governments from preventing law enforcement or other...
  • Reporter asks Ted Cruz four times: “How do you define amnesty?”

    12/01/2015 10:41:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 358 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/01/2015
    The best part is when she asks the obvious follow-up -- is a path to legalization "amnesty"? -- and he won't even make eye contact. There's a spectrum of answers to this question on the right, of course: 1. Amnesty is citizenship without preconditions. That's the strictest definition, and naturally the one preferred by Beltway Republicans like Marco Rubio in his Gang of Eight days. (Marco Rubio circa 2010 had a different view.) As long as you're forcing illegals to jump through some sort of hoop, be it learning English, paying back taxes, going to the back of the line,...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Limbaugh: TRUMP'S POPULARITY CONTINUES TO SOAR FOR 1 REASON

    11/14/2015 7:20:58 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 82 replies
    WND ^ | 11/14/2015
    How much higher can Donald Trump’s popularity rise? Trump has leaped ahead 17 percentage points among likely Republican voters since Nov. 6, when he was tied with Ben Carson at 25 percent. Despite what many saw as a poor-spirited attack on Carson about the retired surgeon’s “pathological temper,” Trump continues to surge ahead in the polls. “The Republican establishment has long expected the outspoken billionaire to fade,” suggested Yahoo News, “and he has yet to give it the satisfaction. Trump has consistently held more than 25 percent of the support among all Republicans in the Reuters/Ipsos rolling poll for more...
  • Trump Just Got The Best News He’s Received In A Long Time- His Opponents Will Cringe

    11/12/2015 11:00:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    When it comes to the topic of immigration, you may not be surprised to find that a new poll discovered that Republicans trust Donald Trump more than any other candidate on the issue. A new YouGov poll found that Trump was far and away the most trusted candidate concerning immigration among the still large field of GOP candidates for president. About half of of those polled, 49 percent, said that Trump had the right ideas on immigration. These findings are significant considering months of attacks by the mainstream media trying to tear Trump down over the immigration issue. His ratings...
  • Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol

    11/09/2015 5:18:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | November 9, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources. As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.
  • Ted Cruz’ most excellent day

    11/05/2015 9:29:36 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Conservative Republican News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Kent Kellar
    There must have been an old school phone booth somewhere near Ted Cruz' D.C. office, as the Senator from Texas seemed to have gone into superhero mode on Nov. 4. Let's recap the loquacious one's most excellent day.In the morning, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz grilled Stuart Delery, Obama's nominee for U.S. Associate Attorney General, who in his current role at the Justice Department approved the Operation Choke Point initiative that sought to deny banking services to gun dealers and other businesses.Cruz explained his opposition to Delery's nomination because of this political weaponization of Obama's Justice...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • San Francisco "sanctuary City" Sheriff Loses Re-Election

    11/04/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2015
    The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over 'sanctuary city' policies on Tuesday lost his bid for re-election amid a host of local controversies. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32 year old Kate Steinle...
  • Conflicted San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff

    11/04/2015 7:45:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s something strange going on in the City by the Bay after yesterday’s municipal elections, but I suspect that it’s far too early to get very excited about it. San Francisco voters went to the polls and rejected their sheriff who had become something of the face of the so called “sanctuary city” and they did so by a wide margin. (Fox News) Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy on illegal immigration.Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated...
  • Hey Dems, 'Kate's Law' is Popular With Americans

    11/03/2015 12:40:20 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 03, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco this summer. After the tragedy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) introduced Kate's Law to punish criminals who have been deported numerous times.The legislation didn't get far before Democrats stopped the effort on the Senate floor. A new Rasmussen Reports survey, however, proves they acted against the majority of Americans. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters favor a five-year mandatory prison sentence for illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies who return to America after being deported. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% oppose such legislation, while...
  • North Carolina figures out the sanctuary city problem

    11/01/2015 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Every once in a while somebody comes along with a solution that makes you smack yourself on the forehead and say, why didn’t I think of that? We’ve now seen such a piece of innovative thinking coming out of North Carolina where Governor Pat McCrory has just signed a new bill into law which will effectively outlaw the idea of so called “sanctuary cities” in his state. One down, 49 to go. (Fox News) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Wednesday that bans any policy that interferes with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.The Protect...
  • New Sanctuary City law could force Charlotte to change civil rights resolution

    10/30/2015 2:23:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WBTV ^ | 10/29/15 | Steve Harrison
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory's signing Wednesday of a bill that would prohibit N.C. municipalities from becoming "sanctuary cities" may force Charlotte to remove language in a civil rights resolution that prohibits police from asking about immigration status. House Bill 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, could also affect Charlotte's efforts to create a municipal ID. Under the new law, municipalities can create their own IDs, but they cannot be recognized by local governments. One exception is that police can use the ID if it's the only way to identify someone. Charlotte council members support a Charlotte-specific ID...
  • Sanctuary City Policies Will No Longer Be Tolerated In Texas Say Gov. Abbott

    10/26/2015 10:40:59 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2015 | Bob Price
    Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision announced earlier this month to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her announcement was reported by Breitbart Texas on October 12. “’Sanctuary City’ policies like those promoted by your recent decision to implement your own case-by-case immigrant detention plan will no longer be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott began in his letter attached below. “Your decision to not fully honor U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) requests to detain criminal immigrants poses a serious danger to...
  • Paul Ryan Officially Running for Speaker

    10/22/2015 4:53:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Paul Ryan announced Thursday that he is officially running for speaker of the House, and he is likely to be elected next week. "I never thought I'd be speaker," Ryan said in a statement. "But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve -- I would go all in. After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team. And I am ready and eager to be our speaker."
  • Democrats Unite to Protect Lawlessness as Ted Cruz Blasts Sanctuary Cities!

    10/22/2015 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 22 October 2015 | Onan Coca
    In a speech before Congress on Tuesday Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) excoriated his fellow politicians for not listening to the American people on illegal immigration. He also ripped into President Obama for “acting like an emperor” and forcing amnesty upon the American people without their consent or the work of Congress.Senator Cruz spoke in support of the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, which he is cosponsoring, demanding that the government enforce our already existing immigration laws and acting against liberal Sanctuary Cities who continue to flout our laws.“This class of illegal aliens has a special disregard and disdain...