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  • California poised to become 'sanctuary' state. But do such policies work?

    09/13/2017 3:30:10 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 13, 2017 | Jessica Mendoza
    POLITICAL VALUES     The California Assembly is expected to pass State Bill 54, which would take statewide 'sanctuary' policies on immigrants who are in the US illegally. As loud as the calls for and against these laws have become, hard data on the impact they've had at the local level is still scarce. LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND, CALIF. —California is one step closer to calling itself a “sanctuary state.” On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and state Senate leader Kevin De León struck a deal on Senate Bill 54, or the California Values Act, making the state potentially the...
  • Suspected Mexican Cartel Kidnapper Linked To Massacre Of Hundreds Extradited From Chicago

    09/08/2017 10:58:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 9/7/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    An alleged member of one of the most violent Mexican drug cartels was found in an American sanctuary city and turned over to Mexican officials on Tuesday. Coahuila state police officers traveled to the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo where they took custody of Juan Rafael “El Cubano” Arredondo Oviedo. U.S. authorities arrested Arredondo, a “foot soldier” in the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel, at an immigration court in Chicago, Illinois, a sanctuary city, where he sought to be a protected as a witness from the Los Zetas cartel who he said is going to kill him.
  • As A Sanctuary City, Denver Sides With Illegal Immigrants Over Citizens

    09/01/2017 6:49:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 1, 2017 | William Perry Pendley
    In August, the Denver City Council proposed an ordinance to reduce its cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security to bolster its bona fides as a "sanctuary city." Denver's latest progressive hectoring, prideful virtue signaling, and puerile chest-thumping is icing on the cake.By whatever delineating characteristics are applied—there is no legal definition—Denver has been a sanctuary city for about 20 years. Soon it will be held accountable for its irresponsible conduct, either by the Trump administration or by a growing legion of crime victims.Although some Americans harbor wistful fantasies on what it means for a city or county—out of compassion,...
  • DoJ Scores A Court Win Over Sanctuary City Grant Policies

    08/23/2017 1:52:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Ever since the Attorney General made it crystal clear that President Trump really wasn’t kidding when he said he would cut off DoJ funding to sanctuary cities, the response has been frantic. More than a dozen cities and counties, along with the state of California, have begun legal action challenging the right of the federal government to determine what the qualifications are to receive such grant money. Most of them will take quite a while to sort out, but the City of Richmond, California was one of the first out of the gate and managed to get their case...
  • Man attempted to sexually assault woman in Van Nuys while witnesses did nothing, police say

    08/18/2017 3:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    Los Angeles police are searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman outside her Van Nuys apartment while people walked by and cars slowed down without intervening, authorities said. At about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, the woman was walking to her apartment in the 14000 block of Vanowen Street when she was confronted by a man trying to speak to her in Spanish, which she does not speak, authorities said. She told police he smelled of alcohol. ... The woman kept the struggle in full view of security cameras, which captured the attack, authorities said. Surveillance video shows...
  • Kushner’s Lawyer is Part of the Fight Against Trump Immigration Policies ( Jamie Gorelick )

    08/08/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Law Newz ^ | August 8th, 2017 | Ronn Blitzer
    The City of Chicago is engaged in a legal battle against the Trump administration over the Justice Department’s policies towards sanctuary cities, and they’ve hired a firm that’s quite familiar with the President. Well, his family, anyway. The city is being represented by the law firm WilmerHale, with one of the attorneys on the case being Jamie Gorelick. Yup, the same Gorelick who up until recently was representing Jared Kushner in the Russia investigation, and still serves as his counsel (and Ivanka Trump‘s) for issues including security clearance and ethics compliance. Gorelick also served as Deputy Attorney General under President...
  • L.A. Sheriff Lobbies White House to Protect $132M from Sanctuary City Ban

    08/06/2017 9:04:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/2017 | Michelle Moones
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has been lobbying the Trump administration in an attempt to keep funding that the region stands to lose over its sanctuary city policies. McDonnell has made multiple trips to Washington, D.C. to ask the government not to withhold federal funds, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The Sheriff complained to the outlet that loss of the federal grant funds would “would have a negative impact on public safety in L.A. County and Southern California.” However, instead of working toward cooperation with federal immigration officials that could keep the funding intact, the Sheriff appears...
  • When Twenty Deportations Aren't Enough

    07/31/2017 4:37:15 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 31, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The news of the day concerns a repeat offender, so we will begin with the news, then move on to the analysis: Sergio Jose Martinez, age 31, having been deported twenty times previously, was arrested in Portland, Oregon on July 24, having broken into the home of a 65-year-old woman, where he raped and beat her, then stole her car, a 2011 Toyota Prius. Now held on two million dollars bond, the police and prosecutors are gathering evidence for trial. Mr. Martinez’ long criminal record includes both felony and misdemeanor convictions over the years, such as repeated border-jumping, burglary, and...
  • Jail Releases 20-Time Deported Felon Without Telling ICE [tr.]

    07/31/2017 11:51:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Blue Lives Matter News ^ | July 30. 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Sergio Martinez was wanted by federal immigration authorities. But he was released by local authorities in Portland without notifying the feds and he went on to commit two assaults. Portland, Oregon – The city of Portland released a man that had a federal immigration hold on him and had been deported at least 20 times who then went and allegedly assaulted two women, including a 65-year-old woman. Portland has declared itself a sanctuary city which means it doesn’t cooperate with the federal government in terms of enforcing the immigration law. Sergio Martinez attacked a woman in the basement of a...
  • House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

    06/29/2017 2:45:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Fox News
    House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them. One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. Kate's Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes. Kate's Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by...
  • San Francisco Awards Illegal $190K For Breaking Sanctuary Policy

    06/29/2017 11:45:38 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 26 replies
    The Politician Insider ^ | 2/29/2017 | Ann
    San Francisco taxpayers could soon pay $190,000 in a lawsuit settlement with an undocumented immigrant who claimed he was reported to federal immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary city ordinance, the City Attorney’s office confirms to KPIX5.
  • Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

    04/27/2017 7:23:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    AP ^ | April 27, 2917 | Will Weissert
    The Republican-controlled Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" early Thursday, empowering local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so with jail... An entity that fails to follow the law could be subjected to a civil penalty of $1,500 for a first offense and $25,500 for any subsequent violation.
  • Judge Blocks Trump Order On Sanctuary City Funding After NY Joins CA In Sanctuary State Stupidity

    04/25/2017 3:04:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 66 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    A federal judge on Tuesday, the 25th blocked a Trump administration order withholding funding from communities that fail to enforce federal immigration law or cooperate with US immigration authorities in another big blow to the Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again.” This news is just breaking today so more to come on this most recent roadblock. An April 18 blog post on Judicial Watch titled, “New York Towns, Cities Follow AG’s Order to Adopt Illegal Alien Sanctuary Laws,” detailed the stupidity being enacted by liberal lawmakers in New York, joining others such as California in confronting the Trump administration....
  • Lansing, Michigan rescinds 'sanctuary' status after criticism from businesses

    04/13/2017 8:59:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 4/13/17 | ap
    The city council in Lansing, Mich. voted Wednesday to rescind its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary" city for illegal immigrants after concerns from the businesses that the status would draw unwelcome attention to the city. The term "sanctuary city" generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. Council members voted 5-2 to reverse last week's 6-0 vote to give the city "sanctuary" status. Immigration advocates in the crowd called called council members...
  • Michigan capital reconsiders the word 'sanctuary'

    04/12/2017 6:18:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 6:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub and David Eggert
    Michigan’s capital could rescind its decision to deem itself a “sanctuary city” over concerns the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. The City Council was holding a special session Wednesday evening to reconsider its unanimous vote last week to call itself a sanctuary. The term “sanctuary city” has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don’t ask for people’s immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. After last week’s vote, council...
  • Oregon Rep. Esquivel, feels Trump administration’s stance on immigration is long overdue.

    04/12/2017 3:36:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Full Measure. video ^ | April 7, 2017 | Sheryl Atkisson
    Transcript For Oregon Representative Sal Esquivel, a Republican who has served in the statehouse for 12 years, the Trump administration’s hard line immigration stance is long overdue. Sal Esquivel: This is America. We have borders. We have laws. We're a nation of laws, so therefore we should adhere to those laws, and we should not ignore the laws that we don't want to adhere to. Sal Esquivel: The state needs to get its act together. And comply with federal law. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made clear, federal law requires cities and counties to work with immigration authorities. Full...
  • Seattle mayor denies child sex abuse claim, vows to stay in race

    04/08/2017 4:42:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2017
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Friday denied as "simply not true" allegations in a civil lawsuit that he once paid a homeless, drug-addicted teenager for sex in the 1980s, and he vowed to press on with his re-election campaign. Appearing briefly at the downtown office of his private attorney, Murray, 61, a Democrat who began his first term in 2013, shed no light on the identity of his anonymous accuser while challenging the man's credibility. "I understand the individual making these accusations is troubled, and that makes me sad as well," he said.
  • Sanctuary City Mayor Battles Tucker: Policing 'Easy For White Men Like Us'

    04/06/2017 7:31:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Mayor Virgil Bernero (D) of Lansing, Michigan debated Tucker Carlson on the legitimacy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to withhold federal funds from cities that won't enforce federal immigration law. Carlson reported that despite Sessions' warnings, Lansing voted to become a sanctuary city, and he asked Bernero when it was OK to defy any federal law in such a way. Bernero said that it is never proper to do so, and added that his executive order on the topic abides by federal law. He invited Sessions and President Trump to advise him anytime on how to increase public safety...
  • Following AG Jeff Sessions' Threat, New York City No Longer A Sanctuary City

    04/03/2017 3:09:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/03/2017 | Authored by John Banzhaf via
    In the wake of an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would cut off funding if so-called sanctuary cities did not begin cooperating with the federal government regarding illegal aliens, it has been reported that the New York City Police Department [NYPD] alerts Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] agents if immigrants facing deportation are due to appear in Criminal Court, thereby making it easier for them to be detained by the federal government.Although many cities loudly proclaimed that they would not yield to these threats and yield even one inch on their sanctuary status, some observers, including...
  • Texas Gov. Lays Down The Law Against Sanctuary City Sheriffs

    04/03/2017 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The guardians of sanctuary cities may soon be facing jail-time in the Lone Star State Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s itching to sign state legislation that could imprison county sheriffs in the Lone Star State if they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement authorities. Abbott is an avowed foe of the so-called sanctuary movement, which is a key component of today’s left-wing activist repertoire. Its supporters are the soft-headed souls who carry protest signs emblazoned with the red-herring of a slogan “no human being is illegal” and who apply all the usual smear-adjectives – including racist, xenophobic,...