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  • Trump may get tax cut bill with more generous credits for illegal immigrants

    12/10/2017 7:06:00 PM PST · by 4Runner · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package. Illegal immigrants have been collecting the payoff from the “refundable” tax credit for years because of an IRS interpretation of how the rule was drafted. The Republican-controlled Congress this fall had a chance to correct that in the tax code overhaul that in the Senate version doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 and expanded eligibility.
  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • New Supreme Court Ruling A Boon To Trump’s Bid To Defend DACA Cancellation

    12/09/2017 6:05:05 PM PST · by x1stcav · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/17 | Kevin Daley
    A closely divided Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to shield documents relating to the cancellation of DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as children. The Court divided five to four along ideological lines in a late Friday ruling that temporarily permits the administration to conceal records relating to the program. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from the decision, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The ruling is likely a boon to Trump’s efforts to defend DACA’s termination. “The Department of Justice is pleased...
  • No American Should Be Separated From Their Loved Ones Because Of Preventable Crime

    12/09/2017 7:23:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    President Trump via Twitter ^ | 12/09/17 | Donald J. Trump
    No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Every Senator and Congressman will have to make a choice: do they want to protect American citizens or do they want to protect criminal aliens? (Video at link) https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/939680422493073408  
  • MS-13 foiled in attempt to kidnap, kill teen boy on Long Island

    12/09/2017 2:07:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2017 | Fox News/AP
    Long Island police say they foiled an MS-13 kidnapping and murder plot when they saw the intended 16-year-old male victim being lured into a van. Plainclothes officers arrested five members and associates of the notorious immigrant street gang on conspiracy charges after Wednesday’s takedown in Brentwood, Newsday reported. President Trump went to Brentwood in July and vowed to crush MS-13, while pledging a tougher approach on immigration. "They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields," he said about the gang. "They're animals." Officers told Newsday that two of the suspects, Vidal Contrera-Ortiz, 18, and Miguel...
  • Why is the NFL Funding OPEN BORDERS?

    12/09/2017 11:39:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 41 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 8 Dec 17 | Bethany Blankley
    In addition to protesting the National Anthem, the National Football League is now funding left-wing advocacy groups, including Dream Corps, a George Soros organization, led by a former Obama advisor, Van Jones. Jones states that he is a communist and two of the goals of Dream Corps is to advocate for the “Clean Power Plan” and open borders. The NFL recently agreed to pay $73 million over seven years to various groups that the NFL Players Coalition supports. The coalition was created in 2016 as a way to “respond to perceived institutional bias among law enforcement agencies.” Its members are...
  • ICE Takes Down 27 Illegal Immigrants In Michigan During Day-Long Operation

    12/08/2017 4:09:07 PM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 27 foreign nationals in a day-long operation in West Michigan, federal agents announced Friday. ICE claimed that 21 of the 27 nationals had prior criminal convictions, according to MLive.com. Among those arrested were a Mexican national who had a prior conviction for assaulting a police officer. Others had convictions including larceny, assault and battery DUI, domestic violence, as well as retail and welfare fraud. Five of those arrested will face felony prosecutions for re-entering the country after being deported, which carries a 20-year sentence. “Operations like this one demonstrate ICE’s continued focus on...
  • Supreme Court says Trump administration can withhold DACA docs for now

    12/08/2017 5:59:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    In a 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to withhold documents pertaining to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. A federal court in California had ordered the government to turn over the documents in October, but the Trump administration requested a stay.
  • Poll: 43 Percent of GOP Voters Want Government Shutdown to Build Trump-Promised Border Wall

    12/07/2017 7:54:25 AM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump’s base of supporters wants the federal government to shut down unless a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is constructed as promised. A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows that roughly 43 percent of Republican voters say they would like to see the GOP-led Congress stand firm on the border wall by shutting down the government unless the project is fully funded so that it can be quickly constructed. Americans were promised at Trump’s swearing-in that a border wall would be constructed on the southern border to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking by a number of Mexican cartels....
  • Pelosi: We're not leaving town without DACA

    12/08/2017 7:43:20 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/2017 | Greg Nash
    Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Pelosi said Democrats will insist on safeguards for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the holiday recess, suggesting Republicans will be on their own to prevent a government shutdown if that language is excluded. "We will not leave here without a DACA fix," Pelosi said.
  • Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights

    12/07/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Alexander Bolton
    TITLE SHOULD BE: DEMS READY TO SHUT DOWN US GOVT UNLESS DREAMERS ARE LEGALIZED. The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation. Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year. The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue. Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the...
  • Alternate juror in Kate Steinle trial: ‘He couldn’t be found guilty of murder’

    12/06/2017 10:35:57 PM PST · by KJC1 · 42 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12-06-2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    An alternate juror in the Kate Steinle case said the jury made the right decision in acquitting the defendant of murder, manslaughter and assault charges after San Francisco prosecutors failed to prove he had intended to shoot anyone. Phil Van Stockum, a 33-year-old San Francisco resident who is co-founder of a technology company in San Mateo, did not take part in deliberations as the jury weighed charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a homeless undocumented immigrant whose attorneys argued an accident was behind the killing on Pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (snip) Van Stockum said prosecutors presented no motive...
  • Number of Refugees Into U.S. Drops 83 Percent Under Trump

    12/06/2017 6:20:24 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/06/2017 | Mark Tapson
    During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had promised to “stop the massive inflow of refugees” in order to safeguard the country from terrorists. According to Fox News, only 3,108 refugees came to the U.S. in October and November. In the same period last year, under Barack Obama's reign, 18,300 refugees were admitted. That's a jaw-dropping decline of 83 percent.
  • How Trump turned tide of illegal immigration in first year: Border crossing hits 45-year low

    12/06/2017 6:27:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 5, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Illegal border crossing tumbled to a 45-year low and interior arrests of illegal immigrants soared in 2017, according to data released Tuesday that showed President Trump’s enforcement crackdown netted tangible results during his first year on the job. The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 310,531 apprehensions nationwide in fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. Nearly all of the Border Patrol...
  • As Dreamers protested outside Marco Rubio’s office, a U.S. Border Patrol truck showed up

    12/06/2017 6:41:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    As immigrant advocacy groups rallied outside Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s offices in Doral Monday, protesters say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck circled around the group. “@ICEgov just sent a truck to intimidate the dreamers fasting outside of the offices of Senator @marcorubio and Congressman @MarioDB. #CleanDreamAct #DreamActNow,” posted Florida Immigrant Coalition’s Tomas Kennedy. The protest was organized to demand the protection for Dreamers, those who were brought by their families to the United States as children even though they were undocumented immigrants. Many of those participating— some elderly — launched a week-long hunger strike...
  • When Illegal Immigrants Vote, It Cancels Out the Vote of a Genuine Law-Abiding American Citizen

    12/06/2017 7:39:29 AM PST · by pinochet · 25 replies
    The Republican Party has been falsely accused of disenfranchising blacks by requiring voter ID in order to vote. Voter ID limits the ability of illegal immigrants to vote. When an illegal immigrant votes, the vote of an American citizen who is eligible to vote is cancelled out. We have a problem in which illegal immigrants are voting illegally, which weakens the political power of black Americans. An experienced lawyer told me that people who come to America illegally, are not supposed to get green cards and American citizenship, unless they go back to their home countries. They should then go...
  • GOP Tax Reform Still Lets Illegal Immigrants Receive Child Credit Subsidy

    12/05/2017 7:49:17 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Will Racke
    The Republican tax reform bill would still allow illegal immigrants to claim a key tax credit, despite earlier calls from conservative lawmakers to end what they say is a multi-billion dollar annual reward for lawbreakers. Under both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, illegal immigrants with taxpayer identification numbers may claim the child tax credit for any of their U.S.-born children. The original version of the Republican tax bill introduced in the House Ways and Means Committee stipulated that the refundable credit would not be available unless the “taxpayer includes the taxpayer’s Social Security...
  • New immigration, gun charges filed against illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle trial

    12/05/2017 6:08:08 PM PST · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/05/17 | Foxnews
    Federal officials filed a new set of immigration and gun charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant found not guilty last week in the murder...
  • Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect

    12/04/2017 1:23:34 PM PST · by abb · 152 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect. Two of the nine justices dissented
  • Department of Justice Just Filed Arrest Warrant for Kate Steinle's Killer. Jose Garcia Zarate

    12/01/2017 4:21:25 PM PST · by Bobalu · 185 replies
    Twitter CBS NEWS ^ | 12-1-17 | various
    Justice Just Filed Arrest Warrant for Kate Steinle's Killer