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  • Reno City Council Adopts Welcoming City Resolution

    03/24/2017 1:25:13 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 13 replies
    http://www.ktvn.com ^ | 03/23/2017 | unknown
    The Reno City Council will consider adoption of a Welcoming City Resolution at its Wednesday meeting. At the direction of Council, staff has prepared a report and draft Resolution. The Resolution is an expression of the Council's values as a body. "The Resolution would confirm the City of Reno's intent to be a community where all of our residents feel welcomed, safe and able to fully participate in our economic and social life," Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado said. Delgado and At-Large Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien requested that staff work on the Resolution, direction to the City Manager that Council...
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Rockville Considers Declaring Itself A Sanctuary City Amid Immigrant Rape Scandal

    03/20/2017 6:00:59 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    Rockville, Md., the city home to the recent immigrant high school rape scandal, is considering declaring itself a sanctuary city to hide illegals. Although Rockville police have had a long-standing policy neither to question suspected illegals about their immigration status, or to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, the city is now considering the process of formalizing that informal standard by becoming a sanctuary city. Rockville City Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr introduced an ordinance in early March in response to President Donald Trump’s pledge to beat back illegal immigration.
  • 2 suspected MS-13 gang members charged in ‘satanic’ slaying of teen girl appear in court

    03/08/2017 4:51:09 AM PST · by Fedora · 19 replies
    NewsFix ^ | 03/03/2017 | NewsFix staff
    HOUSTON — Prosecutors unveiled startling details in the sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping of two teenage girls as two suspected gang members went before a judge Thursday morning in probable cause court. The men were arrested in connection to the death of one the victims.The Houston Police Department was investigating the aggravated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl who claims she was kidnapped and repeatedly molested by members of the MS-13 gang at an apartment in the 2900 block of Gessner Road.Investigators said the teen went to an apartment on Glenmont Drive after running away from school Feb. 2. When...
  • New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws

    03/05/2017 9:31:11 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2017 | Mona Salama
    The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International. “The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”
  • Sanctuary bill in Pa. could cost Westmoreland County up to $65 million

    03/04/2017 1:51:38 PM PST · by 198ml · 5 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 3/4/17 | RICH CHOLODOFSKY
    Continuing to refuse federal immigration detainees at the Westmoreland County Prison could cost $65 million in state funding under a pending sanctuary cities bill being considered in Harrisburg, county officials said. “This is really a horrible piece of legislation,” Commissioner Ted Kopas said of the proposed law overwhelmingly passed by the state Senate in February and now being considered in the House. “We don't have an immigration policy because that is not our job.” The law, if passed, would slash hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that refuse detention requests from U.S. Immigration and...
  • ‘Sanctuary state’ bill puts Nevadans at risk

    03/03/2017 11:48:57 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 2, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    Forget sanctuary city. Some Nevada politicians want to make Nevada a sanctuary state. That’s what Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, has proposed in SB223, which would make it illegal for state and local law enforcement officers to help or even share information with federal immigration officials except in the narrowest of circumstances. It’s not like Nevada is aggressive about immigration enforcement right now. If someone reports a crime, the Metropolitan Police Department doesn’t ask about immigration status. Metro doesn’t conduct immigration raids. It’s not until someone is booked into jail that Metro starts working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Suspect at large after 2 Houston police officers shot. (Officer critical condition.)

    02/28/2017 12:57:58 PM PST · by Strac6 · 13 replies
    A shooting in Houston wounded two police officers Tuesday, one critically, as investigators engaged in a frantic hunt for one suspect. Officials urged people in the area, in the city's southwest, to shelter in place, Fox 26 reported. An additional suspect was killed in the gunfire, according to KTRK. Police were approaching a home in a burglary call when shots rang out, sources told Fox 26. One officer was in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center but injuries were unclear. The officer officer was recovering in stable condition at Ben Taub Hospital. Aerial video from the scene showed...
  • Sanctuary issue draws dueling demonstrations to Capitol

    02/27/2017 6:33:21 PM PST · by chicagolady · 11 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | 02/26/2017 | John Reynolds
    A pending bill in the Illinois House that would create sanctuary zones for undocumented immigrants drew demonstrators from both sides of the issue Saturday to downtown Springfield. Rosanna Pulido of Springfield, founder of The Illinois Minuteman Project, organized a noon rally at the Abraham Lincoln statue at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. The rally was in opposition to HB 426, which would allow schools, medical treatment and health care facilities and places of worship deny access to state and local law enforcement officers who are enforcing immigration laws, unless the officers have a court-issued warrant. "It's absolutely ridiculous," ( Chicagolady)...
  • Sanctuary City Sets Illegal Immigrant Criminal Free — US Citizen Pays the Ultimate Price…

    02/23/2017 9:20:21 AM PST · by Hadean · 45 replies
    Denver Post Independent Journal Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Roughly six months ago, Ever Valles was arrested by Denver police on charges of illegal possession of a weapon and vehicle theft. The suspect was reportedly flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an “immigration enforcement priority," given his known gang affiliation. A detainer request was put on Valles, asking the city of Denver, a so-called “sanctuary city” to notify them before he was released, so they could take him into custody. However, Denver released Valles December 20, and ICE claims they were not properly notified. Almost two months later, tragedy struck. On February 17, Valles was charged with first-degree...
  • Black Trump Supporter Explains How “Sanctuary Cities” Hurt African Americans

    02/22/2017 10:33:47 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 02/22/2017 | Rusty Weiss
    During a town hall meeting in Cudahy, California, a black Trump supporter unleashed her anger on the concept of ‘sanctuary cities’ saying they’re “racist” and praising God for President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the unlawful practice.
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Weekly Immigration Report: Virginia Passes Bills to Increase Security, but McAuliffe Promises Vetos

    02/16/2017 9:07:09 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 2/16/2017 | Virginia Free Citizen
    Virginia | Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto bills that will protect Virginia citizen's lives and jobsIn a blatant abuse of power, Richmond Mayor Stoney issued a mayoral directive establishing Richmond as a sanctuary to harbor illegal aliens and Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto any anti-sanctuary legislation. These two collaborated actions have usurped the rights of the Virginia citizen and placed our communities at both criminal and financial risks.  The lawless vs the lawful.  Join us by circulating petitions in your area!  Richmond City Resident Petitions click here State-Wide Resident Petitions click here Read the full press release click here  ...
  • Phoenix turns down petition to adopt sanctuary city status (More winning! Snowflakes wail!)

    02/15/2017 6:08:35 PM PST · by Az Joe · 14 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/15/17 | Astrid Galvin
    The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council. The council voted after hours of testimony from about 30 people that often became rowdy and emotional. A majority of people who spoke before the council favored adopting the policy, and many chanted "shame on you" after the council voted against it.
  • TX Gov blocks funding over sanctuary policy

    02/02/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · by tekrat · 18 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | REID WILSON
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has cut funding to Travis County, the home of the city of Austin, following through on a threat to block state grants over a new sheriff’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Abbott’s office said Monday it would cancel $1.8 million in grants to law enforcement programs in the county, the state capital and the University of Texas’s flagship campus. The governor said he is asking state agencies to identify other grants to the county that he could also block.
  • (Texas Gov.) Abbott carries out threat to yank state funding (for Austin) in 'sanctuary' dispute

    02/02/2017 5:38:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | February 1, 2016 | Tony Plohetski
    In a major escalation of the state's battle against local governments refusing to comply with federal immigration laws, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday moved to immediately carry out his promise to withhold grant money to Travis County because of a new jail policy he contends makes Texas' capital a "sanctuary city." [Snip] Abbott's announcement comes as Hernandez enacted a new policy Wednesday under which she will detain inmates on behalf of federal immigration officials only when they are charged with murder, sexual assault or human smuggling. The new policy changes a longstanding agreement that allowed agents from U.S. Immigration and...
  • Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks

    02/01/2017 6:38:31 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    http://ktar.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | KTAR.com
    PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council will be asked to vote in two weeks on the issue of becoming a sanctuary city, a councilman said Wednesday. “A citizen dropped off a petition requiring a public vote on whether or not the city of Phoenix is going to vote on becoming a sanctuary city,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio said, who also tweeted the news.
  • In California, sanctuary cities may just give way to a sanctuary state

    02/01/2017 1:17:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This may be one of those good news, bad news stories. The good news is that Donald Trump may not have to worry about sanctuary cities in California any more. The bad news is that the left coast denizens may just turn the whole darn thing into a sanctuary state. At least that’s the latest word coming from their state legislature. (Associated Press) Democrats in the California Senate ramped up their fight Tuesday against President Donald Trump, advancing bills that would create a statewide sanctuary for people in the country illegally, provide money to pay lawyers for immigrants facing...
  • Cincinnati Mayor: We Are Now a Sanctuary City

    01/31/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/17 | JOHN BINDER
    The mayor of Cincinnati has declared his municipality to be a sanctuary city, which will now protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officers. Mayor John Cranley announced, alongside Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, that his city would “stand in solidarity with the immigrant community,” and declare itself a sanctuary city, despite the threat of losing federal funding under President Donald Trump’s administration. “This city stands with immigrants,” Cranley said during the live press conference. “This city stands with Muslims. This city stands with Syrian refugees yearning to break free.” “This city opposes executive orders to halt refugee resettlement and...
  • Abbott expands threat to cut funding to Travis County (TX) over ICE policy

    01/29/2017 11:00:23 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Findell
    Abbott previously said he is preparing to deny Travis County $1.8 million in grants administered through his office, in response to new Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy of honoring only some requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants booked into the jail. But in a memo from state Budget Director Steven Albright, Abbott’s office asked all state agencies to account for all funds — including federal funds — administered to Travis County. Last year, Travis County received $10 million in federal grants, many of them passed through state agencies, plus $4.8 million from the state.
  • Fresno mayor vows his town won't become 'sanctuary city,' bucking California trend

    01/28/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith and Cindy CarcamoContact Reporters
    President Trump’s plans to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” has met with criticism from many politicians around California. But Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said Thursday that he has no plans for his city to join the sanctuary city movement, which is designed to express support and solidarity for people in this country illegally.
  • Activists gather at Fresno City Hall to protest mayor's "sanctuary city" decision (Another one)

    01/28/2017 2:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KFSN-TV ^ | January 27, 2017 | Jason Oliveira
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A couple hundred people showed up at Fresno City Hall Friday to demand the mayor reverse his decision and they want a response by March 16. It was a peaceful protest fueled by emotion and solidarity. Fresno mayor Lee Brand's announcement to not make Fresno a "sanctuary city" drew organized criticism Friday. Activists gathered in front of city hall to express their displeasure and protest the mayor's decision. "He is our representative," protest organizer Ariana Martinez Lott said. "He's representing us, so, we as a people, are telling him one of the platforms was that he...
  • Boston banner unfurled: Una dia sin immigrantes

    01/26/2017 5:27:09 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    via twitter ^ | 1/16/17 | WFXT
    NEW: Protestors unfurling a banner that says "un dia sin inmigrantes" on a pedestrian bridge near the Sumner Tunnel
  • Austin Becomes Ground Zero For Sanctuary City Battle As Texas Governor Vows To Cut State Funding

    01/25/2017 12:53:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Late last week, according to the Austin American- Statesman, the newly elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, Sally Hernandez, vowed to limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials saying that she would only honor immigration holds for suspects booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and "continuous smuggling of persons". Traditionally, the county has honored nearly all requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold a suspect booked into jail when agents have wanted to investigate their status further. However, effective Feb. 1, sheriff's officials will honor so-called immigration holds...
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Most Californians want 'sanctuary city' policies ended

    01/23/2017 2:04:17 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 27 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | January 20, 2017 | Ted Hilton
    An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended; 65 percent of Hispanics, 70 percent of independents, 73 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans.
  • Gov. Abbott: Travis County Sheriff’s ICE policy frivolous, reckless

    01/23/2017 12:44:34 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Calily Bien
    Gov. Greg Abbott is doubling down on his stance on how Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez plans on dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. On Friday, Sheriff Hernandez released a statement outlining the policy changes and describing how she will prohibit Travis County deputies and jailers from inquiring about someone’s immigration status. Gov. Abbott quickly responded in a Tweet by saying he will cut funding for Travis County for adopting “sanctuary policies.” On Monday, Gov. Abbott sent a letter to Sheriff Hernandez stating her actions are “frivolous” and “reckless.” Gov. Abbott goes on to say that Sheriff Hernandez should...
  • Ryan: Sanctuary Cities ‘Are a Violation of the Rule of Law,’ ‘You’ve Got to Enforce the Law’ ...

    01/13/2017 8:21:05 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    Ryan said on sanctuary cities, “Donald and I agree completely on that. There is no daylight between us on that. so, what do I mean that? Sanctuary cities are a violation of the rule of law and they are not to be tolerated. We agree with that 100%. And that means if you want federal assistance, you’re not going to get it. You’ve got to enforce the law.” He added that Congress is working on two things: “to secure the border, and to enforce our laws with respect to criminal — violent criminals who are illegal aliens.” Ryan said on...
  • Immigrants Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

    01/12/2017 9:10:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/12/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
  • Corrupt Politician Exposed: Citizens Demand Sanctuary in Their Own Country

    01/02/2017 12:32:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    The phrase “sanctuary city” should be redundant. Cities should be sanctuaries for citizens. Period.The surrounding walls of a community kept inhabitants safe from marauding tribes in the Middle Ages. To this day, Vatican City has its ancient surroundings. Israel has a fence, with a cement wall in key sections, to protect their citizenry from Islamic terrorists and West Bank agitators. Those cities are safe, or at least safer.American citizens, though, are finding less safety in their cities. In California, there are at least 35 sanctuary cities in the lawless sense: illegal aliens can live and work in these areas, and...
  • (Mayor Sylvester) Turner Pledges to Protect Immigrants, But Avoids Calling Houston "Sanctuary City"

    12/24/2016 7:53:43 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Houston Press ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 8 A.M. | MEAGAN FLYNN
    In the wake of the presidential election, Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking steps to promise undocumented immigrants or newly arrived refugees that he will strive to keep them safe and respect their rights in Houston. The election of a certain someone, whom he did not name, will not change Houston's commitment to welcoming all walks of life and valuing diversity, Turner pledged at a press conference Monday morning. To demonstrate this pledge, Turner has created the Office of New Americans, to help immigrants and refugees integrate into their new communities and access services they may need. He has also launched...
  • VA Politician Demands Public Schools Be "Sanctuary Institutions"

    12/22/2016 4:29:58 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 17 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | December 22, 2016
    A far-left politician today published an article in the Falls Church News-Press calling for the Fairfax school board to name FCPS a "sanctuary institution" for illegal aliens. Kaye Kory, a Democrat who was a member of the school board from 1999 to 2009, repeated unverified, speculative, and now-discredited statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC), a liberal activist group. The claim that there has been a spike in hate crimes committed by Trump supporters was pushed by the fake news media for weeks after the election, almost exclusively based on a report by the $PLC. However, the $PLC report......
  • What A Seceded California Might Look Like

    12/22/2016 7:20:50 AM PST · by rhett october · 106 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-22-2016 | Rhett October
    Secession in the United States has been attempted before. It ended in the Civil War with the southern states being forbidden from seceding. Texas has talked about it. California is talking about it now and even says it has its own embassy in Moscow, Russia (this according to secession supporters and not state officials). But what would an independent California country actually be like? All we can do is look at current California policies and political leanings and attempt to project how they might operate as a country on their own. Entitlement Spending California's state government has a reputation for...
  • The fate of dispossessed liberals

    12/17/2016 2:14:22 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Wicked Local Newton MA/Newton Tab ^ | 12/16/16 | Tom Mountain
    Comes now Maura Healey with the revelation that Trump supporters are so consumed with hate for immigrants, Muslims, gays, women in yarmulkes, guys with green hair and girls with nose rings, she's set up an emergency hotline for the above victims to report any Trump ruffians who so much as look askance at any post-Nov. 8 liberal still wallowing in their double lattes and tofu burgers at the defeat of Madam Mao ... I mean, Hillary. The state attorney general is so convinced that the Make America Great Again crowd is on the verge of a blue collar pogrom of...
  • Sanctuary House (Humor)

    12/08/2016 6:14:10 PM PST · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 12/7/2016 | Michael Henry
    On Thanksgiving Day, I stopped by the palatial home of my longtime friend and lawyer, E. Hobart Calhoun, a fellow Mensa member, bon vivant, and part-time oenophile. He was burning leaves in his front yard. I jumped out of my reconditioned hybrid Ford Falcon and raced to stomp out the flames, feverishly checking for any sign of the EPA death squads routinely patrolling our neighborhoods these days. “Have you lost your mind?” I asked E. as I stepped out of my rugged Duluth steel-threaded overalls, which had caught fire in spite of Duluth’s guarantee that they were flammable or inflammable,...
  • How to Deport Millions of Illegal Aliens, Without Employing a Single Stormtrooper.

    12/08/2016 8:23:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Greg Penglis
    Sanctuary City policies encourage human trafficking of illegal aliens and whether mayors, supervisors and complicit law enforcement officers are also complicit in those crimes? Every time the issue of illegal aliens or deportation comes up, the Left, argues against something they know isn’t going to happen. But the reason the Left always brings the conversation to the line, “how are you going to round up and deport 15 million undocumented immigrants?” is not to get an answer, It is to get you to feel bad for even thinking about deporting anyone. Because they know it isn’t going to happen the...
  • The democrats who helped kill Kate Steinle now want a safe space from accountability

    12/07/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-16 | DrJohn
    Kate Steinle was a 32 year old woman walking with her parents in an Francisco in 2015 when she was killed by an illegal alien who had been deported five times previous to the murder. Juan Lopez-Sanchez had been taken into custody by local authorities but released a month before the murder because San Francisco is a sanctuary city and the it refuses to cooperate with the Feds. The sheriff, Ross Markirimi issued a memo specifically ordering his deputies not to cooperate with ICE. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued a detainer request to the sheriff’s department asking...
  • Petition to Declare The University of Texas at Austin a Sanctuary for Undocumented Students

    12/01/2016 6:28:42 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    Care2 Petitions ^ | unknown | Madeline Hsu
    North Texas Univ. and Texas Woman's Univ. also petitioning for sanctuary campuses: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2016/11/30/students-want-declare-unt-twu-sanctuary-campuses-unauthorized-immigrant-classmates-staff Texas State Univ. petition for sanctuary and minorities and LGBTQIA students - http://www.kvue.com/news/local/hays-county/texas-state-students-sign-petition-to-make-school-sanctuary-campus/358331110
  • Sanctuary City’ Philly Released Dominican Accused of Child Rape

    11/26/2016 8:55:48 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | John Binder
    An accused child rapist and Dominican national was released out of custody by Philadelphia police, ignoring federal immigration officials’ request to hand over the man. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a news release describing how 40-year-old Winston Enrique Perez Pilarte, also known as Josue Duran-Cortes, was released by Philadelphia officials back in 2015 after failing to “honor” their detainer on Pilarte. “After confirming his identity using biometric data, an ICE detainer was lodged against Perez Pilarte while he was detained at the Philadelphia Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility in July 2015,” ICE stated in the release. “On Nov. 25, 2015,...
  • San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

    11/25/2016 10:12:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 73 replies
    SF Bay Times ^ | 11/25/16 | Lunatic Board
    WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls; and, be it
  • Enemies of Language

    11/24/2016 4:10:30 AM PST · by randita · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>What would happen if conservatives started to change the words we use for political ends?</p> <p>Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.</p> <p>And now here we go again, with another effort — spearheaded by the media and universities — to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends.</p>
  • All Sanctuary City Mayors Are Violating Their Oath Of Office to Uphold the Law & Should Be Punished

    11/23/2016 2:53:25 PM PST · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | Novermber 23, 2016 | Stayfree
    Most oaths of office contain language to uphold the Constitution and the law. If such a severe breach of that oath as to openly refuse to uphold the law is not in of itself a violation of law, it should be. At the very least it is perjury (which is lying under oath). Obama has violated his oath of office more times than he has used the word "I".....
  • New York to remain a ‘sanctuary city’ for immigrants: de Blasio

    11/20/2016 11:27:38 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    New York will remain a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants, Mayor de Blasio promised on Friday — even if Donald Trump makes good on his threats to yank federal funding in retaliation. In fact, the city will reject federal aid that comes with objectionable “strings attached,” such as requiring local cops to turn over people they learn are here illegally, an action that, as a sanctuary city, New York won’t allow, he said. “That may be a choice we have to make,” de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.
  • Congressman Danny Davis grandson fatally shot over shoes in Chicago

    Davis said in a statement that a 17-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy forced their way into the home and after an argument the 15-year-old shot Wilson in the head. Davis said Wilson's mother was not at home, but Wilson's uncle and three siblings were.
  • The I-10 Bus Crash Driver (trunc.)

    09/01/2016 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 17 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 08/31/2016 | Scott McKay
    Information is dribbling out about Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, the illegal alien from Honduras who crashed a party bus into a traffic pileup on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish on Sunday, killing two people and injuring some 40 others – and none of it is good. And Amaya’s lengthy history as an illegal running wild outside the law now promises to make a few of Louisiana’s more high-profile public officials look like clowns. At present, there is a major dust-up afoot between Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu over the issue, as yesterday...
  • GOP Senator Slams Sanctuary City That Released Illegal Accused of Child Rape

    08/11/2016 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2016
    GOP Senator Slams Sanctuary City That Released Illegal Accused of Child Rape An illegal immigrant whom Philadelphia police released from custody last year and is now charged with raping a child under the age of 13-years-old should be a wake up call for the city to end its sanctuary policies, according to Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA). “Too many Americans have fallen victim to crime due to dangerous sanctuary city policies,” Toomey said in a statement Tuesday. “Tragically, a young child in Philadelphia has now been added to the list.” Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras was arrested late...
  • Senate to Vote on Bill Punishing ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

    07/02/2016 2:55:51 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 06/30/2016 | Josh Siegel
    The Senate will vote next week on legislation that would block congressional funding to cities and municipalities that don’t comply with immigration-related requests from the federal government. Since the killing in San Francisco last July of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle and the arrest in her death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico with multiple deportations, Republicans in Congress have sought to punish local jurisdictions that have “sanctuary” policies limiting their cooperation with requests from federal immigration officials. Police charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with Steinle’s murder. The San Francisco sheriff at the time of Steinle’s death, Ross Mirkarimi, carried out a policy...
  • Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier

    05/27/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016
    Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers. The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city's sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally. The...
  • Shameful: Sanctuary City Protections Remain in San Francisco Even After Kate Steinle Death

    05/25/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a slap in the face to the family of Kate Steinle, a young woman who last year was killed by an illegal immigrant, San Francisco has decided to retain its status as a sanctuary city. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that upholds the city's policy on limiting law enforcement from providing assistance to federal immigration authorities aiming to apprehend or deport individuals. The board's decision allows illegal immigrants like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez to escape proper punishment. Sanchez, who had been deported five times before, shot and killed Steinle last summer while she was walking along the...
  • 'Sanctuary City' bill would penalize New Orleans

    05/17/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.wwltv.com/ ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Murphy, WWL
    New Orleans is one of two cities in Louisiana identified by some as a so called "Sanctuary City." The other is Lafayette.A Sanctuary City is defined as a city with policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters.NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says immigration is a federal matter and it should be enforced by federal authorities."Many chiefs around the country, I stand with them and they stand with us that immigration is not a local police department issue to enforce," Harrison said. " A...