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  • Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

    11/30/2018 6:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    Texas’ attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities” and sought millions of dollars in sanctions. The lawsuit Ken Paxton filed in state court was a rare enforcement action of Senate Bill 4, passed last year by the Texas Legislature and mostly upheld by a federal appeals court. SB4 is one of the toughest state laws targeting illegal immigration. It prohibited law enforcement agencies from refusing “detainer” requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, doing anything to stop an officer from asking about a suspect’s...
  • After Local Authorities Ignored an ICE Detainer, an Illegal Alien is Now Accused of Killing 3

    11/11/2018 12:12:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    An illegal alien previously detained by a sanctuary city in New Jersey has been accused of killing three individuals in Missouri, but federal authorities argue that these crimes could have been prevented if better cooperation existed between immigration officials and local enforcement. According to Fox News, "Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a native of Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding two others on Nov. 1 and fatally shooting a woman the next day."Perez had previously been detained by Middlesex County, NJ authorities on domestic violence charges. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a detainer on the illegal alien, which...
  • New Penn prof Jeb Bush discusses 'tribal tendencies' of partisan politics at College Hall

    10/19/2018 8:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Courtney Daub
    In a packed room in College Hall on Wednesday night, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush gave his first talk at Penn since being named the second Presidential Practice Professor. Bush addressed the partisan nature in politics today and the lack of dialogue that exists across the aisle, urging conservatives to return to the idea that America is the land of opportunity. The event, co-hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and Penn Political Union, focused on the state of American democracy and what Bush calls increased “tribal tendencies” in partisan politics in a time of...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘Democrats Are for Securing Our Borders’

    10/11/2018 2:48:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2018 | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) declared yesterday that “Democrats are for securing our borders”--in the context of making an argument for why Americans should support her in opposing one of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
  • Kellyanne Conway: U.S. Cities ‘Should Be Sanctuaries for Law-Abiding Americans’

    09/08/2018 7:56:47 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/18 | Penny Star
    Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said at a rally on Friday on Capitol Hill held to honor Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens that cities across the country should not be sanctuaries for criminals but safe places for Americans. “American cities should be sanctuaries for law-abiding Americans, not criminal aliens,” Conway said at the Angel Families gathering outside of the Capitol.
  • The Bees Have Taken Over A Hot Dog Stand In Times Square

    08/28/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 28, 2018 | Ben Yakas
    A big swarm of bees has gathered on top of a hot dog stand in Times Square this afternoon. Or as real estate agents might put it, the bees have signed a lease on a luxury one umbrella studio with great views of the artisanal Walgreens. Vegeta's Pride (1080p HD) @xacbranch Bees: Bees are dying at an alarming rate Also bees: Let’s group in the thousands on top of a hot dog stand umbrella 2:04 PM - Aug 28, 2018 The NYPD have roped off part of 43rd Street near the scene, and are now in the process of literally...
  • Portland Mayor Denies Assistance to ICE, Violates City’s Equal Protection Policy

    08/28/2018 8:53:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2018
    During aggressive protests by criminal Occupy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rioters at federal facilities in Oregon, Portland’s Mayor implemented dangerously restrictive police procedures that ordered officers to ignore calls for help from federal law enforcement personnel under attack. Instead of proactive support, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) were limited to a passive “liaison” role with the Federal Protection Service (FSP). According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, PPB officers were only allowed to respond to life-threatening attacks and 911 calls made by ICE agents and FPS officers. Portland’s Mayor, Ted Wheeler, also serves as the city’s Police Bureau Commissioner. Wheeler...
  • Homeless again, Johnny Bobbitt can’t get his GoFundMe money

    08/26/2018 4:25:19 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 54 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/242/18 | By Barbara Boyer
    Johnny Bobbitt, famously rescued from the streets of Philadelphia last October after word of his kindness to a stranger went viral and led to a $400,000 GoFundMe campaign, is once again homeless, drug-addicted — and panhandling for money. The couple who started the fund-raiser say that in helping Bobbitt, they've spent or given him more than half of the money donated by thousands of people around the world and they are withholding the roughly $200,000 balance. Bobbitt says he fears that the couple, Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, squandered much of the money. He worries there may be...
  • New Haven Mass Overdose: 30+ Overdoses, Arrest Made (CT)

    08/15/2018 1:51:23 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 79 replies
    The Patch ^ | 8/15/2018 | Rich Sinto
    Reports of overdoses continue to skyrocket as the day progresses. A Public health alert has been issued. NEW HAVEN, CT — Emergency crews are responding to a mass overdose at the New Haven Green Wednesday. Overdoses have now spread to other parts of the city as well and are pushing emergency crews to the limit. Overdose reports continue to come in rapid fire; there were two additional reports during the span of a short late morning press conference. The city has declared a public health alert after more than 30 overdoses. A local man believed to be connected to at...
  • Sacramento Police Clear Occupy ICE Protest, Seize Gear

    08/01/2018 3:08:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    https://sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | 7/31/18 | Lemor Abrams
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Police officers clad in riot gear raided an immigration protest on Tuesday. Officers temporarily shut down N Street between Sixth and Seventh streets and got right to work, lifting heavy pieces of furniture including beds and couches, and it all up into truck beds. “We’ve had complaints of their presence noise and inability to get through the sidewalk,” said Sacramento Police Capt. Norm Leong.Police say they collected what’s been “illegally stored” for the last five days. But activists say they were just protesting President Trump’s immigration policies, and claim what may have looked like a campsite...
  • Trump Calls for Voter ID: 'Only American Citizens Should Vote in American Elections'

    08/01/2018 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 134 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2018 | 5:32 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Donald Trump has made it clear that immigration will be a major campaign issue for him, in both the midterm elections and in his own re-election bid, and that was evident at the president’s rally in Florida on Tuesday. “Republicans want strong borders and no crime. Democrats want open borders, which equals massive crime,” he said. “And on top of that, the Democrats…they’ve launched outrageous attacks on our incredible law enforcement officers and on ICE and our Border Patrol — can you believe it? People that keep us safe.” Trump said Democrats, in their pursuit of open borders, also...
  • San Diego Blacklisting Companies That Work On The Wall

    07/31/2018 9:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    One major part of the President’s recent shutdown showdown announcement was a dispute over funding to continue construction of the border wall. And the word “continue” is important here because portions of the project are already underway, in addition to the previous submissions of wall design samples. Much of that work took place in Southern California and now the city of San Diego has a message for all of the construction contractors who have taken part in the effort. Don’t bother applying for any more city contracts because you’re going to be on their blacklist. (Free Beacon) As President...
  • Philly launches another attack on ICE

    07/28/2018 5:36:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t have much love for federal immigration officials, but they apparently love them some illegal aliens. The city’s new mayor announced this week that a contract which allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to access a database of municipal arrest information as it happens will not be renewed. He went on to complain that the agency was “misusing” the information to persecute people unjustly or something. (Associated Press) Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which...
  • In San Francisco, any reasonable brakes on sanctuary for illegals are bullied down

    07/20/2018 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2018 | Monica Showalter
    To get a whiff of how bad things are in San Francisco – not in its aromatic streets, but in its sanctuary city status – consider two cases both going on around the issue of reasonable modifications toward the city's extremist succor for illegal aliens. First, Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of the city who's now the frontrunner for the California governor's job. The Sacramento Bee has the goods: As mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom in 2008 spearheaded a citywide policy requiring law enforcement officers to report juvenile undocumented immigrants [sic] to Immigration and Customs Enforcement when charged with...
  • ‘Rideshare Rapist’ (illegal alien) charged in SF with posing as driver, assaulting passengers

    07/17/2018 11:05:57 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2018 | Meagan Flynn
    It was always the same M.O.: The man disguised as a ride-share company driver would pull up outside a bar in San Francisco, approaching a woman who appeared to be looking for her ride. The car would have ride-share tags on it. But when the woman got in, the driver would not take her home. Instead, he would take her elsewhere and violently rape her. It happened first in 2013. Police were able to obtain forensic evidence from the sexual assault — the suspect’s DNA — and promptly entered it into the FBI’s national database known as CODIS. But there...
  • Austin [Texas] Skirting Sanctuary City Law

    06/22/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 21, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    Texas’ capital city is once again thumbing its nose at the state government, this time by defying Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature’s recently passed ban on sanctuary cities. Last week, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a pair of “Freedom City” resolutions that target racial disparity in Austin Police Department arrests and how police officers are to react to illegal immigrants. While the first is largely eye-roll worthy (par for the course as far as Austin City Council resolutions go), it does instruct officers to refrain from arresting minority individuals for “low-level offenses” such as smoking marijuana, possession...
  • San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Pushing To Repeal Sanctuary City Policy?

    06/05/2018 10:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    San Francisco is one of the pusling, beating hearts of the #RESIST movement, right? I mean, we all know that. It’s a given. Or… maybe not?The City by the Bay is preparing to elect a new mayor this year and candidates are lining up to prove their liberal, progressive bona fides to win over the voters. This is especially true when it comes to illegal immigration policy, where both the city and the state have been in a running battle with President Trump. But there’s one notable exception to the rule. One city attorney named Angela Alioto is running...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary city lawsuit against Trump administration

    04/19/2018 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2018 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on President Donald Trump’s Justice Department Thursday to hand over grant money to Chicago, after a panel of federal judges said the funds can’t be withheld from so-called sanctuary cities. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a nationwide injunction prohibiting Attorney General Jeff Sessions from requiring cities give immigration agents access to undocumented immigrants in their lock-ups in order to get certain public safety grants. Emanuel quickly called an afternoon news conference at City Hall to trumpet his latest win in the city’s lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from withholding the money....
  • West Palm Beach Sheds Sanctuary City Status, Will Share Information With ICE

    03/27/2018 2:19:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    After a settlement with the Department of Justice, the city of West Palm Beach, Florida has rescinded its sanctuary city status and will comply with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This includes honoring I.C.E. detainers by temporarily holding criminal aliens in local detention facilities, providing I.C.E. agents with information about the location of aliens who have committed violent crimes and citizenship status of any individual. "All personnel are reminded that you may share -- and it is consistent with City Resolution 112-17 and federal law to share -- with federal authorities, including the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, any...