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  • AG Sessions: Sanctuary Cities May Lose Federal Dollars

    03/27/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned states and localities that claim to be sanctuary cities and refuse to comply with federal immigration laws that they risk being deemed ineligible to receive money from the central government. “Today, I'm urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws, including 8 U.S.C. Section 1373. Moreover, the Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with 1373 as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. He added that the policy “is entirely consistent with the Department of Justice's Office...
  • Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

    03/25/2017 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 9:17 AM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she’ll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouse’s congregation had offered sanctuary. She was hesitant in 2015 because of the unknown legal and insurance risks, but this time she agreed immediately. There is growing fear in the city’s immigrant community as President Donald...
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to “resist ICE”

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed...
  • Fairfax Co. [VA] officials worry immigration fears have chilling effect

    03/21/2017 4:22:53 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | March 21, 2017 4:52 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Leaders in Fairfax County, Virginia, worry that concern in the immigrant community about being deported could threaten public trust in local police. People not being afraid to report crime, ask for help or provide police information help make Fairfax County the safest county for its size in the nation, according to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova. “We have a very low crime rate,” Bulova said. “If we don’t have that trust, then we jeopardize the safety of our community.” Officials discussed the issue at Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting.
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Former Democratic Mayor Pleads Guilty To Felony Drug Distribution [Fairfax, Va.]

    03/14/2017 4:35:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 13, 2017 | Nick Bolger
    Former Democratic Mayor of Fairfax, Va. Richard "Scott" Silverthorne pleaded guilty to a felony drug distribution charge on Monday. The former elected official was arrested in August on the charge according to USA Today. Silverthorne was arrested on August 4 after selling $200 worth of methamphetamine to undercover officers in exchange for a group sexual encounter. "We entered a plea of guilty today, because that's what the evidence would have shown," Silverthorne's attorney says The ex-mayor will be held in custody until his sentencing hearing. The charge against him carries a maximum of a $500,000 fine and 40 years in...
  • 14 Freeloaders ARRESTED for $16 MILLION in Welfare Fraud (Muslims - Baltimore)

    03/13/2017 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 48 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Sept 2016 | staff
    Welfare fraud is a bigger problem than liberals want you to believe. Food Stamp benefits costed $74.1 billion in 2014 and supplied roughly 46.5 million Americans with benefits, which comes out to an average of $125.35 for each person per month in food assistance. Even a fraud rate of under 5% amounts to billions in wasted funds. The most popular method of food stamp fraud isn’t fraudulently claiming benefits, it’s recipients trading in their cards for a fraction of their face value for cash. Luckily, the government has actually made some wise steps in counteracting that kind of fraud. Back...
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • Trump’s crackdown on immigration focuses new attention on Clayton {Clayton County,Georgia}

    03/07/2017 5:30:04 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 02, 2017 | By Tammy Joyner
    In November 2014, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announced it would no longer honor the federal government’s request to hold detainees facing possible deportation beyond their scheduled release date on local charges. The decision, in effect, made Clayton Georgia’s sole sanctuary community. Clayton’s policy largely went unnoticed and unchallenged during the past couple of years. But this week, the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has focused new atttention on Clayton’s claim, which is also at odds with state law. News that Clayton may be a safe harbor for undocumented workers broadsided local leaders who now are scrambling to determine...
  • Churches could offer sanctuary from mass deportations, says Sacramento bishop

    03/02/2017 6:11:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 1, 2017 | Stephen Magagnini
    If the Trump administration orders mass deportations, undocumented immigrants could take refuge in Catholic churches with the support of local parishioners, said Sacramento’s Roman Catholic Bishop Jaime Soto on Ash Wednesday.
  • Did Democrats Just Begin an Electoral Comeback by Winning in Delaware?

    The $64,000 question for Democrats seeking to fight back against Donald Trump and a Republican Congress between now and the 2020 elections is whether their recent problems in turning out their voters, especially in nonpresidential contests, can be changed by the energy of a burgeoning anti-Trump resistance. The first real answer to that question may have occurred this weekend in a special state-senate election in the “First State,” Delaware. And though it would be unwise to assume it to set a reliable pattern, in this one case Democrats passed the test. The contest was over a seat in a state-senate...
  • Over A Murder A Day In Baltimore For 2017

    02/27/2017 1:05:11 PM PST · by RC one · 22 replies
    cbs local ^ | 2/10/17
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is averaging a murder a day in 2017. And there seems to be no end in sight to the bloodshed. While there’s progress between police and the community, the number of killing continues to soar. In some parts of Baltimore, the number of killings is out of control. The city has seen more than one murder every day this year.“Back in the 90s, I could sit in my living room with the door open and wouldn’t have to worry about somebody running through the kill me or nothing,” says Jason Brooks, who’s lived in west Baltimore...
  • ‘Anti-Racism’ Preschool in Seattle Will Teach Toddlers Social Justice

    02/27/2017 6:34:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 2-25-2017 | Ian Cheong
    “We’re looking to create the confidence that when these kids go into predominately white schools that they can bring counter narratives to the school,” said Gore in an interview with King5 News. The two teachers say that that preschool education must go beyond singing songs and reading picture books. Instead, they plan to carry the discussion of race and racism all throughout the course of the children’s time at the preschool. The curriculum will include telling “the stories that are untold” and the earnest teachers will strive to actively change whatever pre-existing biases the children might have.
  • Massive chair-hurling brawl breaks out in Bronx Seafood City family eatery

    02/27/2017 5:37:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Multiple people used chairs to viciously beat one another at a Bronx, New York, family restaurant, according to police and video footage of the incident. Video captured the chaos at Seafood City on City Island Avenue. The fight kicked off at 9:45pm on Thursday night, police said. People can be seen tossing and using chairs as shields in the restaurant's large dining room.
  • Miami-Dade, Broward To Maintain Protections For LGBTQ Students

    02/23/2017 9:22:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/23/17
    ....plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to a student’s gender identity has drawn vocal criticism – both on a local and national level. ....Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said students in the district do not need to be worried. On social media, the superintendent pointed out that the district had gender identification protections in place before the Obama administration’s directive and they would remain in place under the Trump administration’s retraction of it.
  • Why is Marin County So White?

    02/21/2017 5:05:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KQED ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | Ericka Cruz Guevarra
    Take a trip through some pivotal moments in Marin history that contributed to its demographics today. Bay Curious is a podcast from KQED that answers your questions about the Bay Area. Six years ago, Henry Ma moved to the Bay Area with his wife from New York City. They settled in San Rafael — the perfect location between both of their jobs. Bay Curious is a podcast from KQED that’s all about answering your questions about the Bay Area. Find us on iTunes, NPR One or your favorite podcast platform. When they had two girls, he started to notice something...
  • Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results

    02/14/2017 6:13:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2017 8:56 AM EST | Steve Peoples
    Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation’s largest city. After an independent review found that New York City’s voting lists contained people who were dead or in prison, elections officials began an aggressive purge in 2014 and 2015 that eliminated more than 200,000 supposedly invalid registrations. The result? A record number of complaints during the 2016 presidential primary from legal voters who turned up to cast a ballot, but found that...
  • Nudists march in San Francisco streets for Valentine's parade(yewwwww!)

    02/13/2017 8:28:10 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 2/12/2017 | Dianne de Guzman
    The sunny weather worked in favor of a group of nudists who took to the streets on Sunday for the second annual Nude Valentine's Day Parade. The parade began at noon in the Castro District, with the crowd making its way from Jane Warner Plaza to City Hall.
  • Hesperia City Council considers adopting sanctuary city ban (Will NOT harbor criminals)

    02/12/2017 8:27:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hesperia Star ^ | February 12, 2017 | Rene Ray De La Cruz
    HESPERIA — Mayor Paul Russ said he wants to send a message to State legislators that his town will not become a sanctuary city. During Council comments on Tuesday, Russ told staff he'd like the City of Hesperia to explore the possibility of adopting an "anti-sanctuary" resolution, declaring the city will not protect unauthorized immigrants who face prosecution for violating federal immigration laws. "This resolution would only pertain to those people who are known criminals," Russ told the Daily Press. "This is not about going into businesses, schools and homes and removing immigrants, it's about not allowing criminal activity in...
  • (NYC)

    02/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | BY EMMA WHITFORD IN NEWS ON FEB 10, 2017 12:00 PM
    (Snip)in a possible effort to chip away at this number, the New York Times reports that all five borough district attorneys are considering striking thousands of open warrants from the record. The group has reportedly agreed to purge 200,000 warrants that were issued at least 20 years ago, while Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark push for a larger purge: all 800,000 warrants written 10 or more years ago.New York immigration attorneys and advocates say these warrants are increasingly dangerous for non-citizens, as one of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders targets any non-citizen with an...
  • Duncan Hunter, Calif. congressman, to deny funding for sanctuaries in his district

    02/12/2017 8:14:46 PM PST · by T Ruth · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A prominent congressman said Thursday that he won’t help advance any funding requests from sanctuary cities, saying he’s taking a personal stand in trying to stop jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate in deporting illegal immigrants. Counties, cities and school boards line up each year to beg their members of Congress to put in a good word for them when the federal government is working on its annual spending bills, hoping to garner a piece of the federal pie. But Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, said he won’t be involved in any request filed by a jurisdiction that tries to thwart...
  • Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise [ 96% of Gunmen never arrested]

    02/12/2017 8:18:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it? In response to such low numbers, officials at the BPD and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office smile and claim they’re doing just fine. Non-fatal shootings are tough cases to solve, they argue, usually occurring outdoors, where it’s difficult to locate physical evidence. The task is made even harder, police say, because witnesses generally refuse to cooperate and help identify shooters. No matter how you parse the numbers, though, one thing has become alarmingly clear:...
  • "We Are A Nation of Laws", But "Sanctuary Cities" Are OK?

    02/11/2017 6:05:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    Right after the 9th Circuit Court ruled against President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said, “We are a nation of laws, and as we have said those laws apply to everybody in our country." When he was uttering these words, he seemed to ignore the fact that right in his home state, Washington, its largest city, Seattle, is one of those "sanctuary cities" which refuses to enforce federal immigration laws. The mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, is one of the staunchest defenders of Seattle's "sanctuary city" policy, even after police charged five illegal...
  • Baker's doing the Massachusetts shuffle on Trump

    02/10/2017 6:26:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 2/10 | peter lucas
    If Gov. Charlie Baker really wants to prove his anti-Donald Trump street cred, he'll open the State House to illegal immigrants. That way he can help deal with the overflow of all the illegals who will seek sanctuary from deportation in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's City Hall. The mayor, who went ballistic over the temporary initiation of extreme vetting of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, invited threatened illegal immigrants to seek safety in City Hall
  • Museum shuts down Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit

    02/10/2017 6:56:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Carl Campanile
    A Queens museum said Friday it is shuttering its controversial anti-President Trump exhibit dreamed up by actor Shia LaBeouf, conceding that the installation has become a “flashpoint for violence,” The Post has learned. A webcam mounted on a wall outside Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image — titled “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” — began filming on Inauguration Day, and was to be in place 24/7, for the duration of Trump’s presidency.
  • The biggest potheads aren't who you'd guess

    02/07/2017 9:17:47 AM PST · by HLPhat · 94 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    They are the city’s new pot-smoking professionals — ganja-puffing teachers... ...A Brooklyn teacher told The Post that it’s a good thing city education officials don’t randomly test school workers for the drug. “If they did . . . they’d probably have to fire about 85 percent of their staff,” she said. Today’s pot puffers say they’re no head cases...
  • De Blasio’s Staff Afraid They Might Be ‘Sacrificed’ to Prosecutors in Probe

    02/06/2017 12:18:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's staffers are afraid that he will "sacrifice" one or more of them to federal prosecutors investigating potential corruption at City Hall. A source in City Hall told the New York Post on Monday of the anxiety being experienced by aides who fear de Blasio will throw one of them under the bus over allegations that he and his office gave illegal favors to the mayor's campaign donors from 2013. De Blasio is expected to meet with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the next few days. "Folks in the mayor's office are very...
  • Win or lose, will Atlanta burn tonight?

    02/05/2017 8:16:09 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 79 replies
    02-05-2017 | Me
    I don't see this happening in Foxboro should the Pats win but I do see the potential in Atlanta...win or lose. If I had a shoe store in downtown Atlanta, I'd already have a UHAUL backed in loading up all my inventory and moving it to a safe sight. Wait, what about flat screen TV stores? LOL
  • Report: Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year

    02/03/2017 1:21:57 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 3, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sanctuary cities receive over $27 billion each year from the federal government, giving President Donald Trump significant leverage over cities such as New York and San Francisco to enforce immigration law, according to a new report. OpenTheBooks.com identified 106 sanctuary cities in the United States in their oversight report, released Friday. In all, cities that ignore federal law by harboring illegal immigrants are receiving $27.741 billion in grants and direct payments in fiscal year 2016. Twenty-two percent of the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States live in just 12 American cities, according to the report. Those cities,...
  • LA won’t stand for Muslim travel ban: (Mayor) Garcetti Denounces Trump

    02/01/2017 7:34:21 PM PST · by Innovative · 32 replies
    My News LA ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Stephanie Michaud
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders appeared at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Koreatown Wednesday to denounce President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations and offer their support for travelers affected by it. “We must always protect our country and our people from harm, and should take every necessary measure to secure the homeland,” Garcetti said. “But banning people based on religion or country of origin is not only un- American, it is dangerously counter to our national security. There are effective, rational, humane and constitutional strategies to keep Americans safe — and...
  • In "sanctuary" fight, Abbott cuts off funding to Travis County

    02/01/2017 8:12:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 45 replies
    texas tribune ^ | 2/1/17 | PATRICK SVITEK
    Gov. Greg Abbott has followed through on his threat to cut off state funding for Travis County over its new "sanctuary" policy. Abbott's office said Wednesday it has canceled criminal justice grants it usually administers to the county, whose sheriff, Sally Hernandez, recently announced her department would reduce its cooperation with federal immigration authorities when they request an inmate be flagged for possible deportation. The policy was set to go into effect Wednesday. The move appears to target about $1.5 million Travis County was due to receive this year from the criminal justice division of the governor’s office. The division...
  • Live Protest at JFK demanding release of illegal immigrants

    01/28/2017 2:23:47 PM PST · by seastay · 60 replies
    We are here at JFK airport demanding that visa holders and refugees JFK has detained are released! We will be here until all people detained are released. #Terminal4 arrivals. #NoMuslimBanJFK #NoBanNoWall
  • Crackdown On Immigrants Could Hurt Denver Restaurants

    01/28/2017 12:31:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    CBS4 ^ | January 28, 2017 | Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver restaurants are facing an employment crisis with the crackdown on immigrants from south of the border. It has estimated that at least 20 percent of those who work behind the scenes in restaurants are illegal immigrants.
  • President Trump’s 10-Year-Old Son Barron Is The Target of Chicago Political Comedy Play

    01/28/2017 11:31:33 AM PST · by Bratch · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 27th, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    A play scheduled to open Saturday night in Chicago targets Barron Trump, the ten-year-old son of newly sworn in President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. The play, titled, “Barron Trump Up Past Bedtime”, stars comedian Shannon Noll as Barron and is set for the Revival Theater in Hyde Park, the neighborhood of Trump’s predecessor former President Barack Obama. Melania Trump will also be targeted in character on stage. But the main target, of course, is President Trump. After eight years of presidential children being off limits (to the point news articles about them disappeared after White House warnings), they...
  • After Trump criticism on Chicago violence, Emanuel touts police smarts

    01/27/2017 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart, Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
    Two days after President Donald Trump told a national television audience that Mayor Rahm Emanuel needed to "smarten up and toughen up" on fighting gun violence, the mayor held a carefully-orchestrated news conference to discuss Chicago's "smart-policing strategy." As Emanuel summoned a swarm of cameras to the 7th District Police Station in Englewood Friday to highlight new police cameras and gunshot tracking technology, sources said the Police Department's top brass was busy carrying out an order to flood the city's most violent neighborhoods with extra officers this weekend. In a Tuesday night tweet in which he said he "will send...
  • Trump orders weekly publication of crimes committed by illegals in sanctuary cities

    01/25/2017 8:48:19 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 45 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | January 25, 2017 | KYLE OLSON
    In order to better inform Americans about the impact illegal aliens are having on crime rates in sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump today ordered the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegals. In an executive order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” Trump directed Secretary John Kelly to be transparent with citizens. “To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public...
  • De Blasio Suggests NYC Won’t Help Deport Thieves, Because They’re Family ‘Breadwinners’

    01/26/2017 7:05:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this weren’t so infuriating, it might be funny . . . Appearing on CNN this morning to discuss President Trump’s plan to cut funds to sanctuary cities, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio implied that the city will not cooperate in the deportation of thieves who don’t use violence because they might be the “breadwinners” of their families. Message to the mayor: thieves aren’t bread “winners.” They are bread stealers. They’re taking bread from the mouths of children whose family earned it legally. In this theater of the absurd, de Blasio held up a list of crimes for which NYC...
  • De Blasio threatens lawsuit over Trump's move on sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:10:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is threatening to sue President Trump's administration in response to an executive order signed Wednesday to strip federal grants from "sanctuary" cities, Politico reported. "President Trump issued an executive order today and it's purported purpose was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation this executive order could in fact undermine public safety,” de Blasio said during a press conference at City Hall. De Blasio said the "potential funding cuts suggested in the executive order would first and foremost fall on the NYPD." There...
  • Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies.
  • Austin Becomes Ground Zero For Sanctuary City Battle As Texas Governor Vows To Cut State Funding

    01/25/2017 12:53:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Late last week, according to the Austin American- Statesman, the newly elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, Sally Hernandez, vowed to limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials saying that she would only honor immigration holds for suspects booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and "continuous smuggling of persons". Traditionally, the county has honored nearly all requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold a suspect booked into jail when agents have wanted to investigate their status further. However, effective Feb. 1, sheriff's officials will honor so-called immigration holds...
  • White House: Trump executive order will 'defund' sanctuary cities

    01/25/2017 11:33:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/17 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump will direct his secretary of homeland security to examine ways the administration can suspend grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," or areas where law enforcement agents do not enforce immigration laws, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "What the executive order does is, it directs the secretary to ... look at funding streams that are going to these cities ... and figure out how we can defund those streams," Spicer said of an executive action Trump was expected to sign later in the day. Spicer dismissed suggestions that Trump would seek to deport children who were brought...
  • Trump Warns Chicago: I'll 'Send In The Feds' If Violence Rises

    01/25/2017 7:35:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/24/17 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump on Tuesday evening threatened to send government officials to the Windy City if the Democratic mayor and city police cannot turn around the city's rocketing homicide rate. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" Trump tweeted around 9:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. Gun-related violence in Chicago is outpacing the same period in 2016, which was one of the most deadly years for the city in recent history. From Jan. 1 through Monday, 37 people were killed and 250 people were...
  • President Trump Says he Is Open To Using Feds to Fix Chicago Violence

    01/24/2017 6:32:50 PM PST · by drewh · 171 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6 minutes ago | POTUS
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago More If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Most Californians want 'sanctuary city' policies ended

    01/23/2017 2:04:17 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 27 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | January 20, 2017 | Ted Hilton
    An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended; 65 percent of Hispanics, 70 percent of independents, 73 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans.
  • Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'

    01/23/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 5:01 PM EST | Paul J. Weber
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin’s liberal sheriff that her jail would become the first in the state to lose taxpayer money over so-called “sanctuary cities” policies unless she reverses plans to curtail working with federal immigration authorities by February. President Donald Trump made similar vows as a candidate, declaring that his “Day One” priorities would include stopping all federal dollars to places where local officials rebuff federal agents and don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the country illegally. Several big cities, including New York and Chicago, already have formal sanctuary policies on the books. Newly...
  • 42-year-old Asim Kieta accused of trying to blow up Boston Police cruiser

    01/22/2017 4:12:51 PM PST · by lescrane · 30 replies
    Masslive ^ | 1/22/2017 | lescrane
    Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on charges he tried to blow up a Boston Police cruiser Friday morning. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced Sunday that police arrested Asim Kieta on arson, assault with intent to murder and other charges Saturday night in Charlestown. Police said Kieta is homeless but is from the Dorchester area. Investigators are now working on a possible motive. "We're not clear on the motive," Evans said. "He has a lengthy criminal past. He's been in and out of jail. The commissioner said police are trying to determine "whether there is a hatred for police...
  • $10K bail for man accused of pushing cop off bike during Trump protest (Chicago)

    01/21/2017 11:06:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 21, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A man accused of shoving a police officer from his bicycle during a demonstration to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president Friday night was ordered held on $10,000 bail. The incident started a few blocks away from Trump Tower in the first block of West Kinzie Street about 11 p.m. when the officer told Matthew J. Jennings he was not allowed to walk in the street and asked him to move to the sidewalk, according to a police report. Jennings, 22, then pushed the officer off his bicycle, causing the officer to fall and hit the ground and suffer minor...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'

    01/22/2017 2:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.” Trump’s speech hit many of the populist...