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  • (Harvard Harris) Poll - Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities

    02/21/2017 3:43:36 PM PST · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities. The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities. A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with. As it stands, hundreds of cities across the nation — many with Democratic mayors or city councils —...
  • King of Prussia man charged with smuggling aliens into U.S

    02/21/2017 12:36:18 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Times Herald (Montgomery County, PA) ^ | 02/21/2017 | Digital First Media Staff
    Three Turkish nationals — including a Montgomery County man — have been charged in federal court with conspiring to smuggle undocumented Turkish aliens into the United States for private financial gain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Izzet Kurt, 53, of King of Prussia, Ozcan Kose, 34, of Rize, Turkey, and Oguz Kose, 35, of Rize, Turkey, were indicted by a grand jury --snip-- Upon the arrival, the government alleges, they were coached on how to avoid detection by U.S. Customs officials, and at times provided with fake IDs with the names of crew members.
  • BIG LEAGUE: ICE Agents Officially Ordered To Begin Arresting and Deporting More Illegals

    02/21/2017 2:03:10 PM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    ICE agents have officially been given the green light to begin making more arrests and deportations of illegals according to a report released by The Washington Times on Tuesday. From The Washington Times: Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises… …Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants...
  • Trump team outlines new plan to crack down on illegal immigrants

    02/21/2017 11:58:38 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    The US can give the boot to virtually every illegal immigrant in the country, and those caught crossing the southern border will be busted or sent packing, according to memos issued Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules reflect the Trump Administration’s get-tough stance on illegals and are an about-face from the Obama administration’s “catch and release” policy — which let non-criminal undocumented immigrants remain in the US even after being caught. The memos put into practice policies outlined in two executive orders President Trump signed last month. “The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories...
  • US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

    02/21/2017 12:12:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/2017 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities.
  • Americans rally for impeachment of 'travel ban' judges

    02/21/2017 12:32:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Americans are already planning at least 51 pro-Trump rallies across the nation in the coming weeks, but at least one crowd of protesters in Memphis, Tenn., will meet March 4 to also demand impeachment of the two federal judges who blocked President Trump’s travel ban. “People I talk with want President Trump to know that we stand with him; and that we, too, see that the judiciary is coming off the rails. Furthermore, we are ready to do something about it,” said rally organizer and Memphis Tea Party founder Mark Skoda in a press release posted to Facebook.
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • Trump Immigration Crack Down Is Exactly What He Promised

    02/21/2017 12:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No surprises here in the Trump administration’s outline of its plan to crack down on undocumented illegal immigrants. “The Department of Homeland Security [today officially] laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.” As I say, there are no surprises here. This is exactly what Trump said he was gonna do during the campaign. There’s gonna be panic galore, but it’s nothing that Trump did not telegraph. He said he was gonna do it. And, by the way, this has been in...
  • Paroled gang member kills California officer responding to traffic accident: police

    02/21/2017 9:29:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/20/2017 | Robert Jablon
    A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was wounded when they answered a report of a traffic accident in the eastern Los Angeles County suburb. A motorist pointed out the location of the car that had rear-ended his vehicle, and the officers approached the driver. "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they...
  • DHS dumps Obama immigration policies as new orders expand deportation

    02/21/2017 10:06:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/21/17 | Robert Laurie
    Grown-ups back in charge Cue the left-wing cries of “racism, roundups, and jack-boot-thuggery” because President Trump has decided it’s time to start enforcing the law again. He promised increased immigration enforcement on the campaign trail, and now Department of Homeland security chief John F. Kelly has made it official. While the DACA will remain in effect, other Obama-era orders have been rescinded, the pool of deportable-illegals has expanded, and law enforcement is being un-shackled.
  • State by State: The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

    02/21/2017 10:22:32 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    bolog of Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 2-21-17 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book? In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens! You may also access FAIR’s State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information. Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:
  • CBS: Trump to keep DACA in new immigration policy?

    02/21/2017 8:06:24 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on how one defines “keep.” Donald Trump argued against Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration, including the DAPA and expanded DACA programs, both of which got put into limbo by federal courts. When asked in last week’s press conference about DACA and the so-called “dreamers” — children brought into the country illegally by their parents — Trump replied that his immigration policy would show “great heart” in those cases. Today, CBS reports that Trump’s new immigration policy keeps DACA in place. Or perhaps better put, it doesn’t explicitly eliminate it: A source with knowledge of DHS planning said...
  • DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations

    02/21/2017 7:49:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.
  • Paroled gang member fatally shoots Calif. officer after car crash

    02/20/2017 5:23:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/20/17 | ap/foxnews
    "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they can see he's got tattoos all over his face and all over his neck," Corina said. The man then pulled a semi-automatic handgun and opened fire at the officers, who were wearing bulletproof vests and shot back, Corina said. Boyer, a 25-year police veteran, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Hazel and the alleged gunman were hospitalized in stable condition, Corina said.
  • CEOs praise House GOP border tax proposal

    02/21/2017 5:01:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    thehill ^ | NAOMI JAGODA
    A group of chief executive officers are praising House Republicans' proposed border-adjustment tax as the debate escalates. Border adjustability, which would subject imports to U.S. tax and exempt exports "is consistent with the tax policies of nearly every other country in the world, and it would effectively end the 'Made in America' tax that creates an unfair advantage for foreign-based companies at the expense of U.S. jobs and economic growth," the CEOs wrote in a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday. Sixteen business leaders signed the letter, including the CEOs of Boeing, GE, McIlhenny Company, Pfizer and S&P Global. The chief...
  • Teacher ‘Reassigned’ After Praising Trump Action On Immigration

    02/21/2017 6:04:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    EAG News ^ | 02/21/17 | VICTOR SKINNER
    NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday.   Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.   “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation....
  • Teacher ‘reassigned’ after praising Trump action on immigration

    02/21/2017 6:09:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 16 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/21/2017 | VICTOR SKINNER
    An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday. Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation. “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks...
  • Suspect in RTD station murder known by ICE months before deadly shooting ( Denver )

    02/19/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – One of the teenagers formally charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Denver light rail station earlier this month was under the watch of U.S. Enforcement and Immigration officials, Denver7 has learned. Ever Valles, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was put on an ICE detainer following an arrest for vehicle theft back in October of 2016, according to an ICE official who spoke with Denver7 Friday evening. ICE will use a detainer to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported. The sole purpose is so law enforcement will notify ICE that a suspect...
  • Suspect in Denver murder was wanted for deportation [Denver Sheriff's Dept lies about notifying ICE]

    02/20/2017 10:09:09 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Fox 31 Denver
    ICE had a detainer on him, but claims Denver Sheriff's Dept didn't notify them. Denver claims they did, but their "proof" is a 2-page PDF of a FAX showing they released him on 12/20/16 11:30pm, yet the FAX is dated 12/20/16 11:35PM! Liars. You released him close to midnight and faxed ICE 5 minutes later. And notice this is the 3rd Denver Light Rail incident in the past month or so. One was a Muslim convert (had jihadi lit at home) murdering an employee who was giving directions to 2 women. Other was video of a TDS black woman screaming...
  • Teacher placed on leave after encouraging people to “report illegal aliens”

    02/20/2017 12:35:24 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 59 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | February 18, 2017 | Miles Jay Oliver
    PROSSER, Wash. -- A Prosser elementary schoolteacher was placed on leave Friday after the school district said she posted a Facebook message that could be considered hostile or offensive on the basis of national origin. The post generated a number of emails, phone calls and visits from “concerned citizens and parents” that the school district described as “angry and concerning.” “Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of this incident by the district,” the Prosser School District said in a...
  • 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 · 39 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 · 37 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 · 88 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 · 99 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 · 43 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 · 45 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 · 32 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 · 40 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 · 51 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 · 49 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 · 208 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 · 63 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."