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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Houston, touts crackdown on immigrants suspected in crimes

    08/10/2018 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | 10 AUGUST 2018 | GABRIELLE BANKS
    Hewing to the Trump administration's key talking points about fortifying the border, dismantling international crime rings and banning sanctuary cities, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers in Houston Friday he had their backs and urged the public to support what he called "common sense" measures to reduce gang violence. "This should be obvious: if we want to reduce violent crime we should reduce illegal immigrant crime," Sessions said. "If you're not prepared to lock up dangerous criminals to protect the public, you're not fulfilling your responsibility."
  • Illegal U.S. northern border crossings up 142 percent from last year

    08/09/2018 7:06:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2018 | CBS News
    CBS News has learned the number of people caught illegally crossing the United States' northern border is up 142 percent. Border Patrol agents apprehended 445 people entering the U.S. from Canada during the first six months of 2018; that compares with 184 during the same period last year. The northern border is very easy to cross, which was actually the original intention. But it also makes it very difficult to secure. An unguarded metal fence is the only thing keeping smugglers from entering a remote corner of New York State – a small part of the physical security infrastructure along...
  • Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

    08/07/2018 7:14:09 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 71 replies
    NBC news ^ | Aug.07.2018 | Julia Ainsley
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News. The move, which would not need congressional approval, is part of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller's plan to limit the number of migrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year. Details of the rulemaking proposal are still being finalized, but based on a recent...
  • Illegal U.S. northern border crossings up 142 percent from last year

    08/06/2018 2:41:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2018
    CBS News has learned the number of people caught illegally crossing the United States' northern border is up 142 percent. Border Patrol agents apprehended 445 people entering the U.S. from Canada during the first six months of 2018; that compares with 184 during the same period last year. The northern border is very easy to cross, which was actually the original intention. But it also makes it very difficult to secure. An unguarded metal fence is the only thing keeping smugglers from entering a remote corner of New York State – a small part of the physical security infrastructure along...
  • Federal judge orders Trump admin to restart DACA program

    08/03/2018 2:34:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 177 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge on Friday said the government must restart the entire DACA deportation amnesty, including accepting brand new applications — but gave the administration a chance to appeal before his ruling takes effect. The ruling by Judge John D. Bates is a major blow to President Trump, and creates even more confusion about his immigration policy. Judge Bates said Mr. Trump and his Homeland Security Department do have the power to revoke the Obama-era DACA program, but they cut too many corners in the way they tried to do it.
  • Cory Booker’s Israel Faux-Pas Exposes Stunning Depths Of Liberal Hypocrisy On Border Security

    08/06/2018 7:51:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    We all know most liberals are hypocrites, but they can’t help it, not really. After all, hypocrisy is intertwined into the very essence of holding to policy positions so utterly nonsensical on their face that defending them requires pretzel-shaped distortions of reality that would make a circus acrobat shudder. But among a sea of hypocrites, some are more hypocritical than others. Enter Senator Cory Booker, who was recently photographed at Netroots Nation - that gathering of Lenin wannabees, each of whom hoping to top the last one’s efforts to come up with a nuttier way to purge the kulaks for...
  • Immigration Will Not Make America Great Again

    08/05/2018 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 5, 2018 | Spencer P. Morrison
    The underlying growth potential of any economy is shaped not only by productivity, or output per worker, but also by the number of workers entering the labor force. . .What makes America great is, therefore, less about productivity than about population, less about Google and Stanford than about babies and immigrants. Although the "progressive left" fetishizes open borders for its own sake, they nevertheless festoon their arguments with economic ornamentation in an attempt to convince fiscally-minded fence-sitters. Usually, their ploy fails. But every once in a while a seemingly convincing argument is made.  Ruchir Sharma's piece in the New York...
  • White House Weighs Another Reduction in Refugees Admitted to U.S.

    08/01/2018 4:36:10 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08/01/2018 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    The White House is considering a second sharp reduction in the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States, picking up where President Trump left off in 2017 in scaling back a program intended to offer protection to the world’s most vulnerable people, according to two former government officials and another person familiar with the talks. This time, the effort is meeting with less resistance from inside the Trump administration because of the success that Stephen Miller, the president’s senior policy adviser and an architect of his anti-immigration agenda, has had in installing allies in key positions...
  • Trump administration warned of ‘traumatic psychological injury’ from family separations...

    07/31/2018 4:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | July 31, 2018 | Joshua Barajas
    A top health official told lawmakers Tuesday that the Trump administration was warned about instituting “any policy” resulting in family separations because of the effects such separations could have on the wellbeing of immigrant children. The official’s response came after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asked every federal immigration official at Tuesday’s hearing over family separations to answer a particular question: “Did anyone on this panel say, maybe [separating families] wasn’t such a good idea?” After a pause, Blumenthal directed his question first to Commander Jonathan White of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who said he and the Office...
  • Gingrich: Dems have swung TOO far to the Left on immigration; predicts GOP will retain Congress

    07/31/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Party of Lunacy: Since Barack Obama became the Democratic standard-bearer, his party has moved steadily to the Left, while at the same time adopting political positions that are not just ‘outside the mainstream’ but completely bonkers. Who would have ever thought the party of JFK would back the abolition of the nation’s foremost immigration enforcement agency? Or support socialism and Marxism? Or support any political philosophy that promotes hate and intolerance, no borders, no corporate profits, and violence? That’s the modern Democratic Party — the Party of Hate and Lunacy.
  • Kris Kobach - Gop Dem asylum rules an open door to female suicide bombers

    07/31/2018 5:08:34 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/2018
    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/30/kris-kobach-gop-dem-asylum-rules-an-open-door-to-female-suicide-bombers/
  • Trump willing to shut down government over border security

    07/30/2018 7:26:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Greenfield Recorder ^ | July 29, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November election nears. Trump, however, isn’t backing away from the idea. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!” Trump tweeted. “Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of...
  • Arizona Democratic Candidate Booed For Supporting ICE

    07/21/2018 7:33:21 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    A Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona was booed at a debate Thursday after expressing support for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE). Ann Kirkpatrick, one of several Democratic candidates in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, raised her hand Thursday when the debate moderator asked if any candidates “would have declared [their] support for ICE agents without any increased oversight.”
  • Trump's immigration policies were supposed to make the border safer. Experts say (trunc)

    07/20/2018 3:13:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Ray Sanchez, Nick Valencia and Tal Kopan,
    Experts say the opposite is happening. Before US immigration authorities detained him and took his son, the Honduran migrant said he spent three days in the hands of armed men who identified themselves as members of the Gulf Cartel. Christian, who did not want his full name used, said he was traveling to the US border with his 7-year-old ..."They told us if we didn't pay that they were going to kill us," recalled Christian, who said he was freed three days later after relatives wired money {snip} . The smugglers prefer migrants with family in the US. They know...
  • Bush-appointed Judge Announces End to National Borders, Suspends Deportations

    07/17/2018 6:23:38 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We all knew this feigned outrage over separating families had nothing to do with separating families, but with ensuring a steady flow of poor and dangerous elements into our country to be released into our communities and never heard from again. Now we have the proof. After the Trump administration marshalled all its security resources away from our border priorities in order to reunite the families, district Judge Dana Sabraw has now placed a halt on their deportations, even as unified family units... Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee, is the same judge who legislated from the bench that the...
  • National Guard deployment led to more than 10,000 arrests of illegal immigrants, says CBP

    07/16/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    The National Guard's deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 "deportable alien arrests" of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday. Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out. The National Guard's presence also helped lead to the interception of more than 3,300 others who were turned back before they crossed into the U.S., CBP press secretary Corry Schiermeyer said in an...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration..

    07/13/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration stanceRepublicans have the chance to secure a major victory and expand their 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections – largely because Democrats are advocating radical, impractical and unpopular immigration positions. As more and more Democrats throw their support behind so-called sanctuary cities, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and promoting open borders, more and more Americans are expressing their vehement opposition to these positions. Most recently, in their fervor over the child-detention issue, every Senate Democrat scrambled to...
  • George W Bush: ‘I’m Disturbed’ by Immigration ‘Debate Taking Place’

    07/13/2018 5:28:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 158 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/12/2018 | John Binder
    Former President George W. Bush says he’s “disturbed” by the immigration debate occurring under President Trump, where after decades, Americans are speaking out against mass immigration to the United States. During a panel discussion alongside former President Bill Clinton, Bush said the current immigration debate “doesn’t recognize” the “valuable contributions” of foreign nationals. “I’m disturbed by the debate that’s taking place because I think it undermines the goodness of America,” Bush said. “I think it doesn’t recognize the valuable contributions that immigrants make to our society. And it obscures the fact — the rhetoric does — that the system is...
  • Democrats break with left on ICE

    07/10/2018 3:38:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18 | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18
    Senate Democratic candidates are breaking with progressives who are calling for the abolishment of ICE. The push to nix Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has gained steam among the party’s resurgent liberal base in response President Trump’s immigration policies that led to the separation of thousands of immigrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought the issue into the national spotlight with her shocking defeat of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) in last month’s New York primary. And some of the party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have rallied behind the...
  • Judge 'very encouraged' by Trump's 'progress' reuniting separated illegal-immigrant families

    07/09/2018 6:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9, 2018 | Gregg Re
    U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on Monday said he was "very encouraged" by the Trump administration's "real progress" in reuniting illegal-immigrant families separated at the border. More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday's court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, and the families will then be released into the U.S., a government attorney said Monday. That's only about half of the 100 or so toddlers covered by the order, but Sabraw said the news so far has been encouraging. "There's no question that the parties are meeting and conferring," Sabraw said...