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  • More California Cities Seek to Defy ‘Sanctuary State’ as Revolt Spreads

    03/21/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21st, 2018 | by Joel B. Pollak
    More California cities may consider defying the state’s “sanctuary state” laws, after the city council of Los Alamitos passed an ordinance defying the state’s controversial new legislation preventing cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Leaders of Los Alamitos, in Orange County, passed the ordinance 4-1 and instructed the city attorney to file an amicus brief in the ongoing Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California. The lawsuit challenges the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); and the California Values Act (SB 54). The Orange County Register reports...
  • No Obamacare Funding, No DACA, Some Border Security in Emerging Budget Deal

    03/21/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 21, 2018 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE - It looks like a deal has been reached, with Democrats sounding pretty darned happy about it. Paul Ryan also seems upbeat. But what, exactly, will this monster of a spending snowball include? Details are just beginning to emerge, but thus far it looks like Obamacare doesn't receive funding, and DACA has not been addressed -- but President Trump got at least some of his border security money: Philip Klein ✔ @philipaklein Ds and Rs finalizing $1.2 trillion spending deal -- No Obamacare funding or DACA, but has border security money, @susanferrechio reports … 11:08 AM - Mar...
  • Illegals, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes [TS]

    03/21/2018 2:19:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    Full Title: Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said. snip ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, in the four-day sweep but said that hundreds more escaped because of Schaaf’s warning. But on Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were...
  • Paul Ryan BLOCKS Trump's Border Wall in New Spending Bill - Time To Go

    03/21/2018 5:24:29 PM PDT · by MNDude · 183 replies
    House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) has introduced one of the largest spending bills in the history of the United States of America's government with nearly a trillion dollars in expenses - but has failed to produce the necessary $25 billion President Trump has required for his Border Wall proposal. Included in the massive waste of spending is nearly $30 billion for Obamacare markets, that will “fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years,” according to the Washington Examiner. The influx of cash for the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can't deny 'dreamers' driver's licenses

    03/20/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 67 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Howard Fischer
    ... The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey has left in place. The justices gave no reason for their ruling. ... It was shortly after Obama’s action that Brewer directed the Arizona Department of Transportation to deny licenses to DACA recipients. She cited a 1996 Arizona law that saysstate licenses are available only to those whose presence in this country is “authorized by federal law.” “Obviously, they trampled...
  • Tucker: Demographics Are Changing Fast — ‘Without Any Real Public Debate On The Subject’

    03/20/2018 4:00:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/2018
    “A recent piece in National Geographic tells you a lot about demographics in America, and about how bewilderingly fast they’re changing without any real public debate on the subject,” The Daily Caller co-founder said. “The magazine profiles the small coal mining town of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, Hazleton’s population was 2 percent Hispanic. Just 16 years later, Hazleton is majority Hispanic. That’s a lot of change. People who grew up in Hazleton return to find out they can’t communicate with the people who now live there. And that’s bewildering for people. That’s happening all over the country. No...
  • Mass Deporting of Dreamers and Other "Illegals" Would Help No One and Hurt Everybody

    03/20/2018 3:55:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 97 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | March 20, 2018J | Reasonmclucus
    Mass deportations of Dreamers and other illegal immigrants would be irrational because it would involve substantial economic cost without providing any economic benefit. The closest thing to a benefit the action would provide is that it would provide some happiness to those psychological misfits who are obsessed with obeying laws regardless of the consequences. "Illegal" immigrants are fully integrated in the economy, The economy is partly dependent on their spending. If an epidemic or a military attack were to kill 10, million Americans the economic impact could be devastating. The deportation of a similar number of people would have the...

    03/20/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018: President Trump will host a roundtable event with members of law enforcement to discuss sanctuary cities across the US.
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Republicans propose billions in new Obamacare funding

    03/19/2018 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Drago · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-19-2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Congressional Republicans unveiled legislation on Monday that would funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets, and hope the provision can be attached to the long-term government spending that's due Friday. The new bill would fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 141 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Jeff Sessions made ‘error’ in DACA legal memo, says Justice Department

    03/15/2018 11:48:42 AM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department said in court Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an “error” in his memo laying out the legal problems with the Obama-era DACA program, as a federal judge repeatedly blasted the Trump administration for weak reasoning in revoking the deportation amnesty. Government lawyers say the error isn’t enough to sink their case, arguing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful and the risks of trying to defend it in court were enough to justify the six-month phase out the acting Homeland Security secretary initiated last year.
  • Whistleblower Says Illegal Aliens Have ‘Taken Over Every Trade’ in CA Construction (T)

    03/15/2018 6:09:14 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 March 2018 | John Binder
    A whistleblower in the southern California construction industry says illegal alien workers have “taken over every trade” in the business while driving down wages by an estimated 40 percent. ... Blaine Taylor, the whistleblower, said the construction industry in California once offered a starting wage of about $45 an hour in the late 1980s. Fast-forward to 2018 — nearly two decades into when illegal aliens began flooding the industry — he now says that wages have fallen by more than half, standing at just $11 an hour.
  • Change to CA Election Voting Proceedures

    03/14/2018 9:29:09 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 23 replies
    14 Mar 18 | hapnHAL
    CA Election Changes for 2018 (SB 450) Get ready for a new era of voting in California: Senate Bill 450, which passed in 2016, does away with neighborhood polling places and replaces them with elections conducted primarily by mail. In 2018, some counties in California will close many neighborhood polling locations in favor of consolidated vote centers. It represents another effort to boost sagging voter participation. Under the system, which Sacramento is among the first counties to adopt, every registered voter will receive a mail ballot. Drop-off locations will be available up to four weeks before election day, and temporary...
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • Bay Area members of Congress move to protect work permits for H-1B visa holders’ spouses

    03/14/2018 6:45:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 104 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Six Bay Area members of Congress have signed onto a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security to scrap a plan to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from obtaining work permits. The department in December announced the plan, citing President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, and said it would carry out the plan this year. The work-permit program for H-1B holders’ spouses was initiated in 2015 under former President Barack Obama.
  • Should ICE Monitor CA Polling Places?

    03/13/2018 9:42:07 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 22 replies
    13 March 18 | hapnHAL
    In order to curtail voter fraud by non-citizen illegals, should ICE be present at CA voter polling facilities. Remember back in 2008 the New Black Panthers were present at Philadelphia polling places. Voter fraud must be stopped by illegals in California.
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • Trump to Congress: Stop Giving Money to Sanctuary Cities

    03/13/2018 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Total Conservative ^ | March 11, 2018 | Admin
    In a speech to Pennsylvania voters this Saturday, President Donald Trump asked for Congress’s help in confronting one of the major scourges preventing his administration from enforcing the law: Sanctuary cities. “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives,” he said. “The funding bill should not give precious and massive taxpayer grants to cities aiding and abetting criminals. It’s what they do.” Trump was not the only member of the executive branch speaking out against sanctuary cities this weekend. In a speech at Georgetown University on Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed “activist...
  • BREAKING: Court of appeals upholds ‘sanctuary cities’ ban SB4

    03/13/2018 4:46:15 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 78 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 03/13/2018 | Philip Jankowski
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 4, the state’s so-called sanctuary cities ban, can remain the law of the land in Texas for now, stating that the cities that challenged the law will likely lose in their federal court suit. Plaintiffs in the case include Austin and most of Texas’ other large cities, which sought to overturn the controversial law. It requires cities and counties to enforce detention requests placed on local jail inmates suspected of illegal immigration.