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  • Washington State Trooper Under Investigation For Notifying ICE Of Deported Felon

    02/19/2017 8:05:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 34 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cowgirl
    Tacoma, WA – A Washington State Patrol Trooper is the focus of an investigation because he notified ICE about a criminal illegal immigrant, just as he had been trained to. According to Q13 Fox, the incident began on February 9th when the Trooper, who was not identified, did a routine check of a driver’s license during a traffic crash on I-5.  That driver’s license belonged to Armando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Corona’s driver’s license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 38 replies
    gutierrez.house.gov ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • VDH: The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:16:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    hoover.org ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    This shift from the ideal of the melting pot to the triumph of salad-bowl separatism occurred, in part, because the Democratic Party found electoral resonance in big government’s generous entitlements and social programs tailored to particular groups. By then, immigration into the United States had radically shifted and become less diverse. Rather than including states in Europe and the former British Commonwealth, most immigrants were poorer and almost exclusively hailed from the nations of Latin America, Asia, and Africa, resulting in poorer immigrants who, upon arrival, needed more government help. Another reason for the shift was the general protest culture...
  • Illegal Immigrant Family Shocked at Immigration Laws Being Enforced

    02/20/2017 4:16:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 87 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    The family of an illegal immigrant arrested during a recent roundup of criminal aliens seems shocked that immigration laws are being enforced. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested Miguel Angel Torres, an illegal immigrant living in Austin, Texas, for the past fourteen years, during the recent Operation Cross Check roundup of criminal aliens. It appears immigration officers arrested Torres while they were looking for his brother-in-law, a previously deported illegal alien, the Texas Tribune reported. “[My husband] is a person who’s never done anything wrong and who complies with the law,” Irma Perez, the wife of the illegal immigrant,...
  • [La Ironia:] Dozens of illegals fired for skipping work on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2017 | Ed Straker
    Dozens of workers, presumably illegal aliens, were fired from their jobs for skipping work to engage in a "day without immigrants." More than 100 people were suddenly out of work across the country this past week after they participated in Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" protest. As numerous restaurants across the country closed their doors in solidarity with the cause, other employers were decidedly less understanding. Eighteen of those who were fired worked at Bradley Coatings Inc., which had warned employees they would lose their jobs if they didn't come to work. In Lexington, South Carolina, 21 workers were fired from Encore Boat Builders after they...
  • Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of a crime (Tr.)

    02/20/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-19-2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump may put all of the USA's illegal immigrants in ICE's crosshairs with two new orders that could allow for anyone to be deported, regardless of whether they have committed a crime in the US. The first memo, which says all illegals are subject to deportation, is concerned with internal immigration control. It orders ICE agents to disregard President Obama's order to focus on criminal immigrants and recent arrivals. Instead, the order says, they should switch their focus and prioritize migrants who have been charged with crimes but not yet convicted. It also broadens the scope of ICE powers...
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk...
  • DHS Authorizes Hiring 10K Immigration Officers

    02/20/2017 10:22:11 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-20-2017 | Bob Price
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly authorized the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and enforcement officers. The move by DHS delivers on a promise made by President Donald Trump to increase enforcement–particularly in removing criminal aliens inside the borders of the U.S. Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission...
  • Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests

    02/20/2017 8:19:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 20, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    As numerous restaurant employees were given leave on Thursday to march in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests, others returned to their posts Friday to discover that they were out of a job. Across the U.S. employers fired hundreds of protesters who skipped work to participate in rallies.
  • Canadians Starting to Worry Over Increase of Asylum Seekers (Priceless Video, EH. Butts puckering)

    02/19/2017 9:33:49 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 19, 2017 | Mary Chastain
    “It’s about to blow. I think there’s going to be confrontations.” A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed his executive order that halted immigration for only a few months and from only seven countries until the government could develop a better vetting process. These countries have high Islamic terrorism occurrences, so it makes sense for our national security, right? The left pounced on him, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put on a big show countering Trump’s actions. Trudeau said Canada will welcome everyone no matter their faith and blah blah blah. Well, the welcoming spirit has started to...
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • STUDY: Trump’s Border Wall Could Save $64 Billion Over 10 Years

    02/19/2017 5:36:07 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Camarota offers the following conclusions from his study: There is also agreement that immigrants who come to America with modest levels of education create significantly more in costs for government than they pay in taxes. A recent NAS study estimated the lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) of immigrants by education. Averaging the cost estimates from that study and combining them with the education levels of illegal border-crossers shows a net fiscal drain of $74,722 per illegal crosser.2 The above figures are only for the original illegal immigrants and do notinclude any costs for their U.S.-born descendants. If...
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • Immigrants are not US’s problem and policy makers already know this [barf]

    02/19/2017 5:33:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 17, 2017 12:00 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    Let’s face it — every Irish person in New York knows someone who’s undocumented. Usually they know more than one. They also know that if weren’t for them and other immigrants half the bars, restaurants, shops and even colleges in the city would be deserted. New York has always had a special welcome for immigrants — even the undocumented ones — because it’s been the historical landing point for intending Americans since the earliest days of our national story. Welcoming immigrants is really the city’s oldest tradition. It actually makes sound financial sense. The undocumented often do the work that...
  • Long-hidden Winston Churchill essay on aliens surfaces

    02/19/2017 4:12:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | James Rogers
    A fascinating essay that lay hidden for decades reveals Winston Churchill’s views on alien life. The never-published essay has been in the archive of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri since the 1980s, when it was given to the museum by the wife of Churchill’s publisher, who had died. Last year the museum invited Israeli astrophysicist Mario Livio to review the essay, which he discusses in an article published in the science journal Nature. Livio notes the British wartime leader’s passion for science and technology in the 1939 essay, as well as Churchill’s thoughts on extraterrestrials. Apparently influenced by...
  • Enforcement of the laws to serve the national interest

    02/19/2017 2:39:34 PM PST · by RedStateRocker · 3 replies
    Mcclatchy News Service ^ | Secretary John Kelly
    ....D. Establishing the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents. Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender' s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice. Accordingly, I am establishing the Victims ofImmigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office within the Office...
  • Why Corporate America Has Conniptions about Trump’s H-1B Visa Reform

    02/19/2017 1:35:05 PM PST · by Tours · 48 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 2/6/2017 | Wolf Richter
    “This is now standard practice in the technology industry.” US tech companies, and other companies with large IT departments, are having conniptions about President Trump’s immigration policies, particularly the leaked draft of an executive order that includes references to reforming the H-1B visa program for foreign tech workers. In light of the 85,000 foreign tech workers allowed to be brought into the US annually under the H-1B visa program – a limit tech companies have been clamoring to raise – here’s a stunning forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to...
  • ABC Bemoans ‘Skyrocketing’ Numbers of Refugees Illegally Immigrating to Canada

    02/19/2017 11:02:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC finally became worried about “skyrocketing” illegal immigration and the strain on resources. But it was not illegal immigration into the United States they were fretting about, but that into Canada. “Illegally crossing the border, fueled by fears after recent immigration raids and uncertainty over President Trump's executive order,” announced co-anchor Dan Harris during the opening tease, “Can Canada handle this new influx?” “Yeah, we're watching scenes of immigrants and their families, with young children, fleeing the U.S., crossing illegally, all hoping to begin the process of emigrating there as refugees,” co-anchor Paula Faris reiterated...
  • ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records

    02/18/2017 4:27:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the past couple of days, immigration enforcement agents have round up almost 700 illegal aliens—75 percent of which had criminal records. Rep. Nancy Pelosi disputed the claim, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed the figure released by the Department of Homeland Security. IJ Review’s Joe Perticone had more: The claim that an overwhelming majority of immigrants targeted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids last week were convicted criminals is correct and backed by hard numbers, despite skepticism from House Democrats. […]Independent Journal Review obtained a copy of the list of various criminal offenses provided to the members...
  • Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

    02/19/2017 9:41:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 198 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | February 18, 2017 | MITCHELL FERMAN
    MISSION — Hours before the president talked about “bad people with bad ideas” entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States senator strapped on a vest, walked through the thick Rio Grande Valley brush as Friday night turned to Saturday and found what he, President Donald Trump and many discuss in Washington D.C. The senator linked the findings to organized violent crime. “There were more than one that were large, young men with a significant percentage of tattoos that might suggest gang affiliation,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday afternoon, recounting an overnight ride along with...
  • Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants'?

    02/19/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    WND ^ | February 17, 2017 | Art Moore
    Establishment media widely reported Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest against President Trump’s enforcement of immigration laws, but how much of an impact did the boycott actually have? “It was a big deal for the reporters, who are paid to cover this sort of thing,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “I don’t think the rest of the American public really noticed all that much,” he told WND.
  • What Would It Take to Stop the Ice Raids? (New Left-wing strategy?)

    02/19/2017 2:28:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 17, 2017
    Over the past week, nearly 700 people have been rounded up in a wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps across the US. In response, people have blockaded roads and ICE vans and organized massive demonstrations. But what would it take to stop the raids altogether? The Assault In some parts of the US, the ICE assault involved brutal militarized raids in which officers smashed windows and set off flashbang grenades inside residential homes. In other places, everything happened so quietly as to go virtually unnoticed: here a bureaucratic change in the status of a prisoner, there the transfer...
  • Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

    02/18/2017 5:56:55 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trump’s Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trump’s executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states’ rights and Congress’ rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...
  • Join Bishop David Zubik at a prayer service with immigrants and refugees

    02/18/2017 7:38:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    “Becoming One-Standing Together,” is an interfaith gathering of prayer and celebration with immigrants, refugees, and allies. This worship event will take place on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Moor Roman Catholic Church, 1500 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219. It will bring together leaders from faith communities who will lead prayers and read sacred scriptures, as well as immigrants and refugees who will tell their personal stories.
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • ‘You and your family are fired ... Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest

    02/18/2017 3:45:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    The State ^ | GREG HADLEY
    In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. It is unclear, however, how many people participated in the strike, according to ABC News. Still, around five dozen people say their participation in the protest cost them their employment...
  • State trooper in hot water over calling ICE

    02/18/2017 6:33:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Jeremy Lott
    A politician in Washington state wants to know why cooperating with federal immigration authorities landed a state trooper in hot water. Steve O'Ban, R, a state senator from Tacoma, Wa., sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, D, Friday expressing "serious concerns" over an administrative review the Washington State Patrol may be undertaking at the governor's request. An unnamed state trooper is being grilled for telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement about one of their suspects last week, wanted on a felony warrant and found after a traffic accident on I-5. That man is Armando Chavez Corona, who ICE says was...
  • Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    02/18/2017 10:01:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Christina Muschi
    Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP...
  • Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly in November election, AP finds

    02/18/2017 10:32:57 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    An ...analysis of roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in Texas' largest counties found at least 500 instances in which voters were allowed to get around the law by signing an affidavit and never showing a photo ID, despite indicating that they possessed one.... One affidavit from Hidalgo County, along the Texas-Mexico border, read: "Did not want to 'pander' to government requirement." In Tarrant County, an election judge noted on an affidavit: "Had photo ID but refused to show it."
  • CA Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare,Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens

    02/18/2017 10:17:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk about universal health care.’”
  • Associated Press Promotes FAKE NEWS, Says Trump Will Use National Guard To Deport Illegals

    02/18/2017 6:17:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    On Friday morning that Associated Press sent out a series of tweets that were quickly shot down as completely false by the White House and Department of Homeland Security. The first tweet sent out said: “BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. — The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017 That was followed up by a tweet saying “Memo obtained by AP shows Trump considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up unauthorized...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • National Guard memo is ‘reminiscent of what led up to World War II,’ a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were “outrageous” and “very reminiscent of what led up to World War II.” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was “not a White House document” and that “there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • Trump wouldn’t be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement

    02/17/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 11 replies
    Mcclatchy News ^ | February 17, 2017 | TERESA WELSH
    ....In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences. In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border...
  • Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

    02/17/2017 2:21:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus and Olga Grigoryants
    A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000 people responded to...
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California — including an archbishop — denounced President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. “They’re playing with people’s emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right,” said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • 18 People Fired After Participating In "A Day Without Immigrants"

    02/17/2017 7:11:39 PM PST · by Hadean · 133 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A total of 18 people were fired from one business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants." Thousands of people participated in the movement across the country, including people in Middle Tennessee. In Nolensville, nearly 20 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated told their supervisors on Wednesday they'd be taking part as well. Then, on Thursday they were told they no longer had jobs. "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee...
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • Anti-Trump energy lags during a second day of protests (Real News)

    02/17/2017 7:01:52 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    /kathmandupost ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Reuters
    Feb 18, 2017- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organising Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000...
  • Grant County Sheriff details savage murder [Illegal Aliens Kill Mother of 4 in Washington State]

    02/17/2017 6:02:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    KXLY-TV ^ | 2/7/17
    Grant County Sheriff's detectives called it one of the most savage murders they've ever investigated. Jill Sundberg, the mother of four children, kidnapped by five men who were living here in the United States illegally.
  • RUMBLINGS: ‘National Guard Fake Memo’ Was Ploy To Smoke Out The Leaker

    02/17/2017 3:47:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 157 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Christina Laila
    The Associated Press released a story on Friday claiming the Trump administration considered a proposal to round up illegal immigrants using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops. Now sources are saying perhaps several different versions of this memo were drafted up to smoke out the leaker.
  • ome immigrants, fearful of political climate, shy away from Medi-Cal

    02/17/2017 1:16:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Bazar
    Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government officials, immigration attorneys and health care advocates. Others worry they will be penalized in the future for using public benefits such as Medi-Cal, the state’s version of the federal Medicaid program that provides health coverage to low-income residents.
  • 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....
  • Durbin Statement On Reports Of National Guard Deportation Force

    02/17/2017 11:56:15 AM PST · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    United States Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/17/2017 | United States Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, released the following statement after a leaked pre-decisional memo outlining a Trump Administration plan to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants. The reports are being denied by the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “The reported Trump Administration plan to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants would be a frightening exercise of police state tactics."Trump executive orders have re-defined criminal activity so as to make undocumented immigrants with traffic...
  • Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Immigrants

    02/17/2017 12:34:46 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    The Failing NY Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    <p>First came the anxious calls in the days after the election of President Trump. Now, people begin lining up before 8 a.m. and crowd the waiting rooms inside the Mexican Consulate here.</p> <p>Mexican citizens come to renew passports that have been unused for more than a decade. They desperately ask lawyers if they can do anything to help them stay in the United States. They register their children for Mexican citizenship, just in case they are sent back and decide to move their whole family with them.</p>
  • Immigrant families fear raids in Donald Trump's crackdown

    02/17/2017 12:40:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 51 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/17/2017 | Hannah Thomas-Peter
    Over the last two weeks the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has arrested nearly 700 people. The new Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said: "These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation's immigration laws."He went on: "...including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judge."But despite the description of these action as "routine" and "targeted", they have caused great fear in some of the country's immigrant communities who fear the raids will intensify and...
  • Majority of Refugees Coming from Terror-Exporting Countries After Judge Strikes...

    02/16/2017 5:58:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/16/17 | Katie McHugh
    Most of the refugees imported into the U.S. since a district judge halted President Donald Trump’s executive order freezing refugee resettlement and restricting travel from seven terror-exporting countries come from five of those countries, new data shows.After a federal district judge issued an unusual, nationwide, emergency order halting President Donald Trump’s refugee resettlement freeze on Feb. 3, 2,576 refugees arrived. Of those, 1,549—or 60.1 percent—are from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Sudan, according to CNS News. Trump’s order banned all refugee resettlement from Syria, froze all refugee resettlement for 120 days, and restricted all migrant travel from seven countries for 90...
  • It takes three DUIs to deport a legal immigrant. Why?

    02/16/2017 6:15:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | 2-9-17 | Randy Travis
    LILBURN, Ga. - Even if a foreign-born person is in this country legally, they can still be deported if they break the law. But there's one law they're allowed to break multiple times and still stay here. The FOX 5 I-Team discovered dozens of cases in Gwinnett and Cobb where immigrants were only referred to immigration authorities after their third DUI conviction. "They shouldn't be here," agreed Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck. "The reality is if you've been convicted more than once for a DUI, you should be gone." The rule for immigrants here illegally is a lot tougher. As...