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  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • Swedish No-Go Zone Police Say Criminals ‘Laugh at Our Laws’

    09/21/2019 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2019 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Police working in the notorious no-go Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby have decried the situation in the area, claiming criminals laugh at Swedish laws. Hanif Azizi, a member of the regional police in Rinkeby, expressed his frustration with the situation in the suburb, which has become notorious for its riots and high levels of crime, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. He told the broadcaster: “If you have worked for a long time to prosecute people and see that there are no consequences, that the criminals even laugh at us. It is frustrating.” ——— Policing the area, which also has a high population...
  • Inside Trump’s immigration tent courts: Controversial system meant to fast-track asylum backlog

    09/18/2019 12:53:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    LAREDO, Texas -- The white tents that sit here on the very edge of the U.S border, with Mexico a literal stone’s throw away, represent one of the jewels in the crown of the Trump administration’s recent efforts to get a grip on the immigration crisis. They are the temporary courtrooms set up as part of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) -- known colloquially as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. That policy, established earlier this year, involves sending migrants who are trying to claim asylum back to Mexico during their proceedings -- instead of releasing them into the U.S. while...
  • 20 Arrested, 18 Charged In Brutal Downtown Minneapolis Robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twenty people arrested, 18 of them now charged — all connected to brutal robberies in downtown Minneapolis. The attacks were caught on surveillance video, taking place in August. Police say groups of people would target one person, assault them often to take their cellphone and wallet. The 18 suspects range in age from 15 to 27.
  • Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

    09/14/2019 11:16:18 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    Big Country (Texas) ^ | 14 Sep 2019 | MARÍA VERZA, Associated Press
    <p>Under growing pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one promising to help migrants to another characterized by militarized enforcement that has support of the country’s foreign secretary...</p> <p>“In these 90 days, Mexico has become President Trump’s border wall,” the letter (from migration activists) added...</p>
  • Trump’s starting to win big on controlling the southern border

    09/14/2019 10:46:09 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    To listen to most Democrats, they’ve got President Trump on the run when it comes to immigration... But anyone who believes sanctuary-movement backers and Dems seeking to decriminalize illegal immigration are beating the president needs a reality check. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to permit the administration to go on refusing to accept applications for asylum from migrants who have passed through another country without being denied asylum there... That comes on the heels of the court’s decision in July to allow Trump to use money from the defense budget to build the border wall... a sign that the...
  • Trump official says asylum changes will drive down backlog

    09/13/2019 7:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies ^ | Sept 13, 2019 | By COLLEEN LONG and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration immigration official defended the effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly all migrants, saying Friday it was necessary to drive down a massive backlog of immigration cases.... Juan Carlos Perla, 36, said Friday that many asylum seekers from his native El Salvador have returned, including cousins who have stayed with him in a rented two-room house with donated furniture on the distant outskirts of Tijuana. “People know that they aren’t going to be allowed in. They’re desperate. Many don’t like it here. Life here isn’t easy,” he said.... It...
  • Large numbers of migrants giving up on U.S. asylum, Mexican officials say

    09/13/2019 6:22:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Your Central Valley (El Paso, Texas) ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Julian Resendiz and Julian Resendiz
    About half the people who signed up to initiate asylum claims at an El Paso port of entry are no longer showing up when called, Mexican officials say. Those officials interpret this as a sign many Central Americans and others are returning home or exploring alternatives to escape the violence, poverty or persecution that drove them out of their countries. “We know this is going on because when they are called to meet with CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) to request asylum, we call, for example, 10 people and we are able to go down 30 to 40 numbers...
  • Media blackout - Somali gang assaults white man in Minneapolis on video.

    09/13/2019 7:46:48 AM PDT · by CtBigPat · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/2019 | Me
    Police in Minneapolis have arrested more than a dozen suspected gang members, some as young as 13, accused of preying on drunk people and robbing them of their cellphones and valuables in a series of violent attacks.
  • Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

    09/12/2019 6:39:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    ap ^ | 9/12/2019 | JULIE WATSON and CEDAR ATTANASIO
    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum.“The United States is the only option,” Dunea Romero, a 31-year-old Honduran, lamented with tears in her eyes at a shelter in Tijuana. She said she packed a bag and fled her homeland with her two boys, ages 7 and 11, after learning that her abusive ex-husband, a powerful gang leader, was going to have her killed.The new U.S....
  • Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

    09/12/2019 11:16:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    AP ^ | 09/12/19 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico’s government doesn’t agree with an “astonishing” U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders. Speaking at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s daily news conference, Ebrard said that Mexico has a different policy when it comes to asylum seekers and would never implement such a rule. “Our policy of refuge, of asylum is a tradition in Mexico,” he said. “The United States has a very hardline immigration policy,” Ebrard continued. “The court’s decision is astonishing in the impact...
  • Read Sonya Sotomayor’s “Blistering” Dissent On Asylum Rules

    09/12/2019 8:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    John Sexton wrote last night about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the White House’s new asylum rules. By a seven to two margin, the justices agreed that the rule, which essentially acts as a safe third country agreement (without Mexico’s participation) could remain in effect while the case continued through the appeals process.The two dissenting justices were Sotomayor and Ginsburg, with the former writing the dissent. As Newsweek points out, Sotomayor was rather blunt in her objections, but I can’t help wondering precisely what it was she was objecting to. “Once again the Executive Branch has issued a rule...
  • The Supreme Court just let Trump close the Mexican border to nearly all migrants seeking asylum

    09/11/2019 5:56:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    VOX ^ | Sept 11, 2019 | By Ian Millhiser
    The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order on Wednesday evening that effectively closes the United States’ southern border to nearly all Central American asylum seekers. The decision stays a lower court decision blocking a Trump administration policy that seeks to halt nearly all asylum applications from these migrants and allow the US government to require them to seek asylum in countries they travel through. The government will now be allowed to enforce the policy while legal challenges move ahead. The administration’s rule, issued on July 16, says that almost any foreign national who arrives at the southern border may not...
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...
  • Supreme Court Authorizes Trump to Deny Asylum to Central Americans

    09/11/2019 3:54:43 PM PDT · by billorites · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 11, 2019 | Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin
    Washington - The Supreme Court authorized the Trump administration for now to deny asylum to Central Americans who cross through other countries on their way to the U.S., a boost for White House efforts to tighten the southern border. The court, in a brief written order, stayed the effect of lower court rulings that barred the administration from enforcing the asylum restrictions. One of those injunctions was issued just this week by a federal judge in California. The policy, one of several measures the Trump administration has taken to deter immigration from Latin America, demands that refugees seek asylum in...
  • Supreme Court allows nationwide enforcement of new Trump asylum rules

    09/11/2019 3:24:33 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2019 | Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer
    Just a banner so far.
  • Injunction against Trump policy lifted in asylum case

    09/11/2019 5:52:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/11/2019 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s effort to deny asylum to immigrants who enter the U.S. after passing through another country. Acting at the request of the Trump administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay Tuesday night that put on hold the injunction issued Monday by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar. The temporary hold implemented while the appeals court considers a longer stay essentially restores the legal situation that existed prior to this week, with Trump’s policy blocked only in the Ninth Circuit, which includes...
  • Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

    09/09/2019 12:54:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 41 replies
    Seattle pi (AP) ^ | September 9, 2019 | Elliot Spagat
    A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration's plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration's policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the policy in July after a lawsuit by groups that help asylum seekers. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals limited the impact of Tigar's injunction to states within the area overseen by the appeals court. That meant the policy was blocked in the border states of California and...
  • France: Knife attack leaves one dead, nine wounded

    08/31/2019 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/19
    Two men carried out a stabbing attack in a suburb of Lyon, France, killing one person and wounding nine others. One of the attackers was armed with a knife, while the other carried a skewer. Police have arrested one of the attackers,...
  • Government seeks emergency relief on asylum rule (Supreme Court)

    08/27/2019 1:48:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | August 26, 2019 | Amy Howe
    The battle over immigration through the southern border of the United States came to the Supreme Court today (Monday, 26 Aug). The federal government asked the justices for permission to enforce a new rule that would bar most migrants from seeking asylum in this country if they pass through another country before arriving in the United States... The government’s request went to Justice Elena Kagan, who handles emergency requests from the 9th Circuit. Although Kagan could rule on the request herself, she is more likely to refer it to the full court. Kagan has first called for the groups to...