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  • Girl Raped, Murdered After ‘Ignoring’ Catcall From Convict Released Early From Prison

    11/27/2019 8:29:27 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | NOVEMBER 27TH, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    REPORT: Teen Girl Raped, Murdered After ‘Ignoring’ Catcall From Convict Released Early From Prison; Victim’s Christian Mom Releases Incredible Statement ... On Saturday morning, 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago honor student Ruth George was reportedly raped and murdered after she ignored advances from a paroled convict. Twenty-six-year-old Donald D. Thurman was formally charged with first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault of George on Monday, CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reported. ... Thurman was released from prison in December 2018 for armed robbery. He was sentenced to 6 years, but only served two and is currently on parole ... According...
  • DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear

    06/11/2019 10:22:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings. “It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” he said, telling Graham that DHS recently conducted a pilot program with family units....
  • EXCLUSIVE:Border Patrol Whistleblower Provides An Inside Look At America's Broken Immigration System

    05/25/2019 5:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies ^ | May 25, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    For years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Border Patrol have said their facilities are overwhelmed and the system is severely broken. Politicians in Washington, D.C. have debated the issue, but one thing they can't debate is the cold hard facts. And the fact is we have people from around the world taking advantage of loopholes in our immigration system, a Border Patrol whistleblower told Townhall. Central American caravan riders have overwhelmed the Border Patrol since last fall when they began coming to the United States en masse. Mexico established a system to help the U.S. deal with the...
  • FLASHBACK 2010: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    06/01/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | JULY 26, 2010 | JASON ALLARDYCE AND TONY ALLEN-MILLS
    THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya. Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison. The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer. The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens...
  • US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS

    03/20/2019 5:40:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 20, 2019 8:16 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS, advocates for global jihad John Walker Lindh was captured while fighting alongside the Taliban against U.S. troops. If that isn’t treason, what is? This jihadi says he wants to move to Ireland, but if the Irish aren’t stupid enough to let him in, he will likely become a hero of the Muslim victimhood circuit in the U.S., speaking at CAIR and ISNA conferences, demonizing the United States and slyly recruiting for jihad. “John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islamism,” by...
  • Border chaos: Mom is separated from son, deported, but returns illegally for a reunion a year later

    02/28/2019 5:50:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Michael Miller
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —The first time Jeny Amador fled Honduras for the United States, she tried to enter the country legally: She presented herself at an El Paso border checkpoint in early 2018 and asked for asylum. Amador instead was separated from her 10-year-old son. Authorities accused her of being a smuggler. She was detained for months until she agreed to be deported — without her boy, who went to live with relatives here in the Midwest. (snip) ...When Amador tried to enter the country again in February, she found a shocking about-face. She was turned away from the same checkpoint...
  • The History of the Flores Settlement ["Catch and Release" for Families with Children]

    02/12/2019 9:16:38 PM PST · by zeestephen · 4 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 11 February 2019 | Matthew Sussis
    Why, just a few years after a sweeping Supreme Court victory, did the Clinton administration agree to the Flores settlement? The stated reason was that the government was looking to finally put an end to over a decade of litigation that began in 1985....The settlement, however, seemed like a major concession by the winning side, and certainly one that could (and later did) crack the door open further for open-borders groups to exploit asylum laws for minors.
  • Teen charged in MS-13 killing had avoided deportation

    12/03/2018 12:22:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2018 | AP
    BOSTON – A Massachusetts teen facing charges in the killing of a 17-year-old boy had been allowed to remain in the country despite being identified by police as an active member of MS-13, recently filed federal court documents show. Homeland Security officials told an immigration judge this summer 19-year-old Henri Salvador Gutierrez should be deported to his native El Salvador because he was a "verified and active member" of MS-13 with multiple weapons-related arrests, prosecutors said in a filing last week. But the judge deemed the information against Gutierrez inconclusive and ordered him released on June 30, just weeks before...
  • Trump Deputies Release Rule Closing Obama’s ‘Flores’ Catch-and-Release Loophole

    09/07/2018 1:56:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 9/6/18 | Neil Murno
    President Donald Trump’s deputies released a draft regulation which will shut the 2015 Flores catch-and-release loophole, and largely end the migration of unskilled Central American laborers into the United States. The regulation will help Trump fulfill his campaign promise to block illegal migration because it will allow officials to quietly detain migrant families together while judges assess their legal claims. Few migrants can win their immigration or asylum claims, so the no-release process will likely deter many poor migrants — such as Guatemalan David Xol — from paying smugglers to help them seek jobs in the United States. The 2015...
  • Trump Admin Releases Rule We’ve Been Waiting Years For: Obama’s Catch-and-Release Loophole ...

    09/07/2018 6:11:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    YoungConservatives ^ | 9/7/18 | Andrew Mark Miller
    """Trump Admin Releases Rule We’ve Been Waiting Years For: Obama’s Catch-and-Release Loophole Finally Closing""" Donald Trump is president because of his immigration platform. There are other reasons but there’s no doubt that immigration was the issue that he was strongest on. Republicans and rational Democrats believe in securing our border, enforcing our laws, and protecting the American worker. Those aren’t radical ideas. 10-20 years ago we all believed that pretty much. Sadly, liberals have become more and more radical on the issue and it’s gotten to a point where open borders, ignoring the law, and eliminating the agency that’s in...
  • Senate Democrats Push National Catch-and-Release Bill

    07/19/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 18 | Neil Munro
    Senate Democrats are rallying behind a “family reunification” bill which promises a policy of catch-and-release for nearly all migrants who bring their children over the border. The bill would allow the migrant parents to stay in the United States until their children’s legal pleas are finally resolved. That legal stay could last for several years if the courts’ existing two-year backlog of 700,000 cases is increased by many migrants eager to accept the Democrats’ catch-and-release invite. snip The Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act, is sponsored by California Sen. Kamala Harris, Oregon Sen. Jeff...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 246 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • From 9/11 to Spygate: The National Security Deep State

    06/14/2018 9:37:14 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 4, 2001, Robert Mueller took over the FBI. At his confirmation hearings, fraud had overshadowed discussions of terrorism. And as FBI Director, Mueller quickly diverged from the common understanding that the attacks that killed 3,000 people had been an act of war rather than a crime. In 2008, Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, who had been unleashed from Guantanamo Bay, carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. Al-Ajmi had been represented by Thomas Wilner who was being paid by the Kuwaiti government. Wilner was a pal of Robert Mueller. And when the families were having dinner together, Mueller got up...
  • On immigration, Democrats again give Trump the upper hand

    06/28/2018 9:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Journal Star ^ | June 28, 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    Democrats just can’t help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the southern border. Americans of all political persuasions were horrified by the images of children in cages separated from their parents. Despite President Trump’s efforts to blame Democrats for the catastrophe, polls showed that a plurality of Americans placed the blame squarely on the president’s shoulders. Evangelical Christian leaders — who stood with Trump through Stormy Daniels and the “Access Hollywood” tape — began to publicly criticize the family separations. The Rev. Franklin Graham called family separations “disgraceful,” and the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution...
  • Poll: 3:1 Public Support for Trump’s Push to End Catch-and-Release

    06/21/2018 12:42:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrats are converting their emotional protests against “family separation” into unpopular calls for the catch-and-release of many Central American migrants into ordinary Americans’ jobsites and schools. The pre-election, pro-migration push is a huge risk, according to a poll by The Economist and YouGov which shows 3:1 public opposition to the Democrats’s catch-and-release policy. That opposition to catch-and-release was reinforced by President Donald Trump’s June 20 Executive Order to keep families together in detention until their appeal is decided by a judge. Many Democrats are pushing their demand that migrants caught at the border be quickly released into Americans’ workplaces and...
  • NYC sanctuary policy sends 'hundreds' of criminals back onto streets: DHS

    06/01/2018 2:56:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Dozens of illegal immigrants shielded by New York City’s sanctuary policy this year have already gone on to be arrested for still other crimes including drug and theft, the federal government said Friday, looking to pressure the city to change. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement flagged more than 440 people in New York’s jails as deportation targets from January to April. But city officials would only hold those the mayor’s office deemed to have committed egregious crimes, ICE said, meaning dozens were shielded from deportation and set free. Of those, “hundreds” were released and 40 have already been arrested for...
  • Illegal Immigration Surges 230 Percent In April On Southwest Border

    05/15/2018 12:12:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03 May 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigration along U.S.-Mexico border surged 230 percent in April compared to last year, according to new numbers released Thursday that experts said expose major loopholes in American immigration law...Perhaps 75 percent of all migrants caught by Border Patrol agents are given catch and release, said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents line agents.
  • Trump signs memo ending 'catch and release' immigration policy

    04/06/2018 6:54:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday ordering the end of a policy, known as “catch and release,” in which illegal immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a court hearing on their status. As part of the memo, Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants.
  • Wimberley man detained by ICE after traffic stop in Hays Co. released from custody (TX)

    02/22/2018 5:46:53 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | cbs
    A Wimberley man being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a traffic stop last month has been released. Kyle Police arrested Victor Alejandro Avendano-Ramirez on January 30 for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. He had two warrants for his arrest for charges of driving without a license and violating promise to appear in court, both Class C misdemeanors. While he was being booked, police say Avendano told them he was not a US citizen and was born in Mexico. The sheriff's office then informed ICE of his status, and their agents took custody of...
  • Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to ‘say goodbye’ to family

    01/29/2018 1:32:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants snared by deportation officers have “the freedom to say goodbye” to their families, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday, ordering the government to release a prominent activist to his family. Judge Katherine B. Forrest, an Obama appointee to the bench...