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  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

    02/25/2017 2:27:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    It may not yet be the mass deportation that activists have been warning about. But it appears inevitable that many more undocumented immigrants will be swept up by the Trump administration’s more aggressive enforcement. The groups at risk of deportation have been expanded dramatically by President Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 executive orders and the enforcement memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes – a perfectly appropriate step and the focus during most of the Obama years – federal agents will prioritize people guilty of any crime and...
  • Study shows value of undocumented immigrants [fake news]

    02/25/2017 3:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    As President Donald Trump prepares to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally, a new national study shows undocumented workers pump billions of dollars into Connecticut’s economy each year. The New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders who support “sensible” immigration reform, found that the nearly 130,000 undocumented Connecticut residents pay $397 million in annual federal, state and local taxes, account for $3.1 billion in household income and represent $2.7 billion in spending power. “This research proves what we’ve known for years: Immigrants are a boom to our local economy and in every community in America,”...
  • Tom Cotton: ‘The Powerful and Elite Reap the Benefits of a Constant Influx of Low-Skill Labor’

    02/25/2017 6:08:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton responded to New York Times columnist David Brooks over his claims that curbing mass immigration would cripple the U.S., tweeting that an influx of low-skilled labor hurts the employment prospects of young Americans, minorities, and established immigrants. Cotton has sponsored a bill cutting annual immigration flows into the U.S. by half, by limiting entry to 500,000 foreign workers each years. It’s a popular position for a wide swath of voters: 54 percent want immigration halved or reduced to zero, including 22 percent who want a total moratorium. That includes 68 percent of Republicans and 45...
  • AG Sessions Is Now In Session: Orders Prison Utilization Increase To Handle All-New ICE Roundups

    02/25/2017 6:24:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | layla velasquez
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a decision to overturn a memo to end the use of private prisons, the Huffington Post reports. About ten years ago, when the prison population was exploding, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sought out private companies to build and operate prisons. In 2013, the prison population reached its highest ever at 220,000 inmates. But, by 2016, the population began to decline for the first time in over thirty years accounting for only 195,000 inmates. This had to do with changes in how inmates are sentenced. As a result, the need for private prisons was reconsidered.
  • Previously Deported Illegal Goes On Murderous Rampage Days After CT Gov Refused To Work With ICE

    02/25/2017 8:15:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 2/25/2017 | Chris Menahan
    Just days after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ordered police not to co-operate with ICE in enforcing immigration laws, a previously deported illegal alien went on a murderous rampage killing a mother and stabbing her friend. From The Hartford Courant: A convicted felon, who was previously deported, fatally stabbed a woman and abducted their 6-year-old daughter from a Bridgeport home, triggering an Amber Alert and multi-state search that ended after a highway police chase and crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Though the child, Aylin Hernandez, did not suffer serious physical injuries, police said her 26-year-old mother, Nidia Gonzalez, was dead. Another...
  • Weekly Update: Sanctuary City Outrage

    02/25/2017 10:19:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day Participate in CPAC With Us Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens A crackdown on dangerous sanctuary policies for illegal immigrants can’t come a moment too soon. As with our most recent court challenge to San Francisco, Judicial Watch has been a leader (and often the only) legal opponent to sanctuary policies that ignore federal and state laws concerning illegal immigration at the expense of the public’s safety, the rule...
  • Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls'

    02/25/2017 10:01:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 6:35 PM EST | Franklin Briceno and Joshua Goodman
    The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers “bridges to walls,” sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a U.S.-educated former Wall Street banker, has emerged as an unlikely leader in Latin America, taking a strong stand against Trump’s “America First” agenda while many in the region remain silent. Kuczynski, 78, characterized his meeting with Trump as “cordial and constructive” and said he told Trump he was interested in the free movement...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Mexico: We’ll Go to the U.N. to Defend ‘Human Rights’ of Mexicans in U.S.

    02/24/2017 6:51:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 102 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 4:27 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Mexico’s foreign minister says his government will seek the intervention of the United Nations if necessary to defend the human rights of its citizens caught up in the Trump administration’s tough new approach to illegal immigration. Speaking on the eve of Thursday’s meetings with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray said at a meeting with officials from the U.N. human rights office that Mexico “does not have to accept provisions that one government wants unilaterally to impose on another.” “The government of Mexico will act by all means legally...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disruptors” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. “We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families,” he...
  • AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

    02/24/2017 2:29:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    <p>A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.</p>
  • It Begins – Trump Administration DHS Posts “Bid Contract” For Southern Border Security Wall….

    02/24/2017 2:18:05 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 139 replies
    General Services Administration via The Conservative Treehoue ^ | February 24, 2017 | General Services Administration via Sundance
    The bidding process for a Southern Border Security Wall is officially announced. Bid duration ends March 20th 2017 for initial prototype, with pricing due March 24th – and anticipated award contracts Mid-April, 2017:
  • WATCH: Foreigners Vow to Defend Themselves

    02/24/2017 1:15:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    eNCA ^ | Friday 24 February 2017
    Tensions are running high in Pretoria amid the anti-illegal immigrant march. Residents from the townships are marching to the Pretoria CBD against what they say is the proliferation of illegal immigrants taking their jobs and committing crime. They are due to hand over a memorandum to the Department of Home Affairs in a march against illegal immigration. The march follows attacks on foreigners in Pretoria West and other townships in the capital. For several weeks pamphlets have been circulated by Mamelodi residents pointing out the social ills and high unemployment rates that they attribute to illegal immigrants. Earlier this week...
  • Trump to CPAC: Border Wall 'Way, Way, Way Ahead of Schedule'

    02/24/2017 10:39:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- President Trump promised attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington today that construction of a wall along the southern border is "way, way, way ahead of schedule" and building would "start very soon." Federal agencies are wrangling over how many miles of the border a new barrier would cover, and what would be the composition of a fence or wall. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress earlier this month that law enforcement on the border are telling him they'd rather have a border barrier they can see through. "We're not going to be...
  • Jerry Brown Funds Student Illegals, Cuts Middle-Class Scholarships

    02/24/2017 11:20:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 22, 2017 | David Krayden
    California Governor Jerry Brown won’t touch scholarship funding for illegal immigrant students while he cuts scholarship funding for middle-class U.S. citizens enrolled in higher education institutions, Campus Reform reports. Awash in another budget deficit expected to hit $2 billion by this summer, Brown decided to trim education expenses — but spending on scholarships for illegals will continue to increase. The 2017-18 Governor’s Budget detailed Brown’s intention of phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program, which assists students who come from households with a combined income of $156,000 or less with 40 per cent of their tuition costs.
  • New “travel pause” EO delayed until next week

    02/24/2017 7:04:13 AM PST · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Recrafting the executive order that invoked a pause on admissions from seven high-risk countries will take a little more time than first predicted, The Hill reported last night. The White House signaled that the new EO will not get signed until next week, leaving the current limbo in place for a little longer. “Fundamentally you’re going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country,” White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said on Fox News on Tuesday night. He said the new order will largely resemble the old one, but that the changes will be “mostly minor technical differences.”...
  • **VANITY** When Will Birthright Citizenship Be Addressed?

    02/24/2017 8:11:58 AM PST · by Ancesthntr · 52 replies
    Self | 2/24/2017 | Ancesthntr
    Many of you know this, but some do not: When someone is born in the US, they are automatically a citizen, regardless of the degree of contact that the parents of the child have with the US. There have been a few court opinions (DC Circuit, IIRC) where one or more well-respected judges basically said that if the Congress were to pass a bill that stated that, for purposes of the 14th Amendment, the United States would have no jurisdiction over any person born in the United States or any of its territories if at least one of that person's...
  • ICE confirms four 'illegally in U.S.' detained in Ypsilanti [Michigan]

    02/24/2017 7:49:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers took four individuals "who were illegally in the United States" into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Ypsilanti. ICE Spokeswoman Rachel Yow said the targeted enforcement took place Wednesday morning, in a statement to The Ann Arbor News. "ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) officers conducted targeted enforcement actions in the area of Ypsilanti on Wed. morning, Feb. (22)," Yow said in a statement. "During the course of action, ERO officers encountered multiple persons who were illegally in the United States. Four individuals were taken into custody and are currently...
  • LA churches ready underground network of safe houses for illegals

    02/24/2017 7:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Rick Moran
    <p>Apparently, that well known piece of advice from the Bible is falling on deaf ears in southern California.</p> <p>A network of churches is organizing resistance to the new immigration enforcement policies of the federal government by developing a network of "safe houses" to shelter illegal alien families from deportation.</p>
  • False Stories About ICE Sweeps & Checkpoints Spark Fear In New York’s Immigrant Communities (NYC)

    02/24/2017 7:40:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    CBS2 NY City ^ | 2/23/17 | CBS2
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration is reverberating in New York’s melting pot. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reports, false stories about widespread immigration sweeps are going viral across social media and creating a climate of fear. It looked like a ghost town inside the Mexican restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez along Port Richmond Avenue on Staten Island. “It has been very slow,” he said. Rodriguez said his business is down more than 50 percent since bogus reports of widespread Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoints at places like subway stations started popping up on social media....
  • Connecticut governor to cops: Don't follow Trump immigration orders

    02/23/2017 7:04:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/17 | Reid Wilson
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor is telling state and local law enforcement they do not have to comply with federal requests to detain residents who are in the country illegally, a day after the Trump administration detailed plans that could lead to millions of deportations. In a memo to state law enforcement and school district officials Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said Connecticut officials should not detain anyone solely on the basis of their immigration status. Federal immigration detainer requests do not constitute orders or warrants, Malloy’s memo says. Law enforcement officials should not give federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers access...
  • 'We're Not Standing in the Way': CT Gov, Tucker Spar Over Illegal Immigration

    02/23/2017 7:53:06 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2017
    On Thursday, Tucker Carlson debated Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) on his response to President Trump's order that states comply with federal immigration laws when dealing with illegal immigrants.This week, Malloy issued a memo to law enforcement and school officials, telling them they do not have to abide by federal immigration laws or fully cooperate with ICE. CT Gov. Tells Officials Not to Follow Federal Immigration LawCT Proposes Quadrupling Gun Permit Fees as Part of New Budget PlanCT Budget Proposal Could Cut 21-Gun Salute from Military Funerals "The president can't order [the state] to do federal work," Malloy said, "We're not...
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • Schools Country-Wide Ordered to Stop Immigration Agents from Entering Schools Without Warrant

    02/23/2017 9:07:41 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Schools around the country have decided to take a stand against President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The Chicago Public School District have told principals in the state to stop immigration agents from entering schools without a criminal warrant, the Daily Mail reported. Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the nation, took one of the boldest stances against Trump’s immigration policies out of the school districts in the country that have announced measures to protect students who are living in the United States illegally.
  • Letter To Parents, Chicago PS Promise To Obstruct ‘The Enforcement Of Immigration Law’

    02/24/2017 4:39:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Snyder
    Chicago public school system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law”. In fact, the letter actually says that federal officials will not even be allowed “to access CPS facilities”. In essence, every Chicago public school has now officially been declared to be a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants. If you would like to see the original document,...
  • Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees? Leftist commentators manipulate scripture

    02/24/2017 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Peter Heck
    Who would have thought that just a month into the Trump presidency and the progressive left would be demanding our society ask itself what Jesus would do about foreign refugees? Apparently on some issues, that wall between church and state they’re always harping about is almost as porous as our southern border. But before we get caught up in appropriating Jesus to our side of a political issue, I think it is important to be wary of those who prefer selective application of Biblical principle when it comes to the great moral issues of our day. If God’s word should...
  • Underground Network Readies Homes To Hide Undocumented Immigrants

    02/24/2017 4:48:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2017 | Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon
    <p>A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room.</p> <p>But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles is no ordinary home.</p>
  • Border Patrol: DACA recipient detained for alien smuggling

    02/24/2017 6:37:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    scpr.org ^ | February 24, 12:23 AM | Leslie Berestein Rojas
    A 22-year-old man who has been living and working in Los Angeles under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been detained because he is suspected of alien smuggling, federal officials said Thursday. U.S. Border Patrol officials said they arrested Jesus Alonso Arreola Robles of North Hollywood in San Diego County on Feb. 12. Arreola is now detained in a Georgia facility and faces deportation.
  • ICE Uses Gary Airport Weekly For Deportations

    02/24/2017 6:47:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    indianapublicmedia.org ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Barbara Brosher
    The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration. Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation. When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana. Every week families say their goodbyes – not knowing when they’ll see each other again.
  • ICE rounds up four Guatemalans with criminal records in Trenton

    02/24/2017 7:08:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | 02/23/17 | David Foster
    TRENTON >> The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made an unannounced visit to the capital city on Thursday. The agency left with four undocumented immigrants from Central America who carry some extra baggage. “We made four arrests in Trenton today,” ICE spokesman Alvin Phillips said. “They’re Guatemalans.” Phillips did not know if the immigrants were charged with any crimes and where they were picked up. The news surprised Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, who previously called for a stop of ICE raids last year in the city. “We received no notification at all,” Jackson said Thursday. A little later in...
  • Fear And Panic Grows Among [Illegal] Immigrant Communities

    02/24/2017 6:56:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Oren Peleg
    For the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants around the United States, the new immigration and deportation policies of the Trump administration have caused a growing sense of stress and panic. Now, following a late February release of new immigration enforcement guidelines, immigrants are creating new routines to protect their lives. "We got over 1,000 phone calls in three days about the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] raids," Cristina Parker, immigration programs director for Grassroots Leadership, said, reports the Associated Press. "And certainly a lot of those were people who wanted information about the raids saying, 'I'm scared, I'm worried, what can...
  • Sweden’s Anti-Mass Migration Leader in Wall Street Journal: ‘Trump Is Right’

    02/23/2017 1:16:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | OLIVER JJ LANE
    The leader of the poll-topping anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats (SD) party Jimmie Åkesson has written an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal strongly criticising those who dismissed out of hand President Trump’s remarks on the dire security and migration situation. Lamenting the rise in violence and anti-Semitism that has accompanied the migrant wave that saw Sweden take more migrants per captia than any other European nation, Mr Åkesson remarked that sex crimes in the country had doubled in a year. Reeling off a list of damages done to Sweden by mass migration in the opinion piece co-authored with fellow...
  • Jorge Ramos says Trump should use his ‘big heart’ to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants

    02/23/2017 9:03:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 23, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used the recent occasion of President Trump saying that “DREAMers” should be treated with a “heart” to advocate that all 11 million illegal aliens should be legalized while the president has both chambers of Congress under his party’s control. He made the comments on CNN with Anderson Cooper Thursday. “In the shadow of the expansion of immigration enforcement,” Cooper asked, “the Trump administration, they’re leaving in place the protections they say were put in place for ‘DREAMers’ and documented parents of U.S. citizens. What do you make of that decision? Does that, do you think that...
  • Social Security paid a billion dollars to people with no SS numbers

    02/23/2017 8:15:02 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Here's a tale of government waste involving all the usual suspects: incompetence, indifference, and laziness. The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people who had no Social Security numbers.  The benefits were paid to "representative payees" – people who were accepting benefit checks on behalf of another because the beneficiary was unable to manage his Social Security payments by himself. Seventeen percent of these representative payees were illegal aliens, according to the audit. Washington Times: Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions.   Inslee’s order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.   The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • Minister blasts Sweden Democrats' Wall Street Journal op-ed: 'They're lying about Sweden'

    02/23/2017 8:49:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 February 2017 18:30 CET+01:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s justice and migration minister has accused anti-immigration party leaders of lying about Sweden after they wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was right in his comments about immigration. He spoke hours after Sweden Democrat bosses Jimmie Åkesson and Mattias Karlsson wrote in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems” when he falsely suggested that immigration had sparked a rising crime wave in the country. […] Sweden’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson told The Local on Thursday that the government would submit its...
  • Trump Executive Orders Simply Enforce Immigration Law

    02/23/2017 4:46:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now to immigration. “The Department of Homeland Security to Expedite deportation proceedings by not using Judges.” This is in The Daily Caller today. “With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. … ‘It is in the national interest to detain and expeditiously remove from the United States aliens apprehended at the border, who have been ordered removed after consideration and denial of their claims for relief...
  • Immigrants hide, fearing capture on ‘any corner’

    02/23/2017 2:11:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | February 23, 2017 | Vivian Yee The New York Times
    No going to church, no going to the store. No doctor’s appointments for some, no school for others. No driving, period — not when a broken taillight could deliver the driver to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.It is happening in the Central Valley of California, where unauthorized immigrants pick the fields for survival wages but are keeping their children home from school; on Staten Island, where fewer day laborers haunt street corners in search of work; in West Phoenix’s Isaac School District, where 13 Latino students have dropped out in the past two weeks; and in the horse country of northern...
  • Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible

    02/23/2017 12:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 23, 2017 | Ryan Devereaux
    On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released a pair of memos laying out how the agency intends to implement President Donald Trump’s executive orders on domestic immigration enforcement. In addition to calling for a massive increase in the number of immigration agents and the deputizing of local and state law enforcement across the country — described in the documents as a “force multiplier”— the memos dramatically expand the range of people who can be deported without seeing a judge. “I see now what the plan is,” Greg Siskind, a Tennessee-based immigration attorney and a member of the American Immigration...
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • Mexican Government Fear Both Policy and Media Optics During T-Rex and General Kelly Visit…

    02/23/2017 11:27:26 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Sundance
    The Mexican government is strongly controlling the optics of a visit today by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary General John Kelly. [An upcoming press conference live stream is embedded below ] Mexico fears the projection of U.S. strength will undermine their position. President Trump is taking a hard-line approach with Mexico’s central policies that have allowed, and in many cases facilitated, vast numbers of economic migrants to travel into the U.S. Trump’s pending policies are going to be weighted heavily on the feedback he receives from T-Rex and General Kelly’s visit.
  • Pasadena City Manager Will Not Renew Police Agreement w/ ICE

    02/23/2017 11:56:55 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 7 replies
    In an unexpected move which took local activists by surprise, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell announced at Wednesday evening’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he would not execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pasadena Police Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement which is up for renewal. The long-standing, but only recently publicly revealed, agreement technically mandates the Pasadena Police Department to assist federal immigration authorities with “any investigation or joint operation” within the City’s borders. Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez said Sunday, however, that previous versions of the agreement have never been acted upon, and that the Police Department maintains...
  • Yes, Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    02/23/2017 12:27:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mark Ellis
    It was 1967. The local music store had an ink-blue Mosrite Ventures solid body electric guitar, and I wanted it badly. Cost: $500. My family was not poor, but neither could they drop five bills on one of four children. My first guitar was a $29.99 Stella acoustic from Sears. There was only one way to get the guitar of my dreams: a summer job. Complication: I had long hair, and even in the psychedelic sixties, few legitimate employers wanted that at their front counters or even their back rooms. All the head shop jobs were taken. We lived in...
  • NYC police head reminds officers not to help in deporting immigrants unless public safety at risk

    02/23/2017 12:32:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    abcnewsgo.com ^ | 2/23/17 | Aaron Katersky
    The Trump administration’s pursuit of unauthorized immigrants may have hit a wall in New York City. City Police Commissioner James O’Neill told officers in an internal memo that the department would not enforce administrative warrants issued by federal immigration agents. "It is critical that everyone who comes into contact with the NYPD, regardless of their immigration status, be able to identify themselves or seek assistance without hesitation, anxiety or fear," O’Neill wrote in the memo obtained by ABC News. "The NYPD does not conduct civil immigration enforcement," the memo to rank-and-file officers said. "Specifically, this department does not enforce administrative...
  • Cal State Univ Chancellor Thumbs Nose at Immigration Laws

    02/23/2017 10:18:57 AM PST · by doragsda · 24 replies
    The Daily Titan ^ | 2/23/2017 | Micah Augimeri-Lee
    The Chancellor of the California State University 23 campus system (the largest public university in the world) issued a memorandum yesterday in which he thumbs his nose at federal immigration laws.
  • Cyrus Vance Talks Sanctuary Cities

    02/23/2017 10:20:30 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 23, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    The man you see (indistinctly) in the photo below is Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who spoke before a packed crowd at the Women’s National Republican Club last night on a variety of subjects. Although the invitation I responded to billed the evening as a discussion of sanctuary cities, Vance did not address the topic until prompted by an audience member during the question and answer session, approximately 40 minutes or so after he began speaking. I can’t say I was surprised by his reluctance to address the subject, despite its topicality. The New York County District Attorney’s office...
  • Illegal aliens here making plans in case they have to go home

    02/23/2017 8:53:55 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies
    Local sources of information | 23 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens in this part of Texas are making plans (including financial plans) to leave and go home should the actions taken by the government make it necessary. This comes from those working in financial institutions locally who deal with this demographic on a daily basis. Apparently, the recent raids by ICE are having an impact. Should anything major (like a large roundup at some company at which they are working) happen, more than likely thousands will start to self-deport.
  • Sanctuary City Sets Illegal Immigrant Criminal Free — US Citizen Pays the Ultimate Price…

    02/23/2017 9:20:21 AM PST · by Hadean · 45 replies
    Denver Post Independent Journal Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Roughly six months ago, Ever Valles was arrested by Denver police on charges of illegal possession of a weapon and vehicle theft. The suspect was reportedly flagged by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an “immigration enforcement priority," given his known gang affiliation. A detainer request was put on Valles, asking the city of Denver, a so-called “sanctuary city” to notify them before he was released, so they could take him into custody. However, Denver released Valles December 20, and ICE claims they were not properly notified. Almost two months later, tragedy struck. On February 17, Valles was charged with first-degree...
  • ICE crackdown: Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit

    02/23/2017 7:29:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Ed Straker
    President Trump's promise of increased enforcement of immigration laws is already having an effect. Mexican restaurants are experiencing a downturn of business. Cesar Rodriguez, who runs a tamale restaurant on Staten Island with his mother, says customers are staying away. On a good Sunday, the Staten Island tamale restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez and his mother makes $3,000. Since the start of the year, it has averaged only $1,500, and this past Sunday only $700. Mr. Rodriguez, who was brought to New York when he was 13 and has temporary protection from deportation under an Obama-era program called Deferred Action...