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  • 22-year-old DREAMer detained and told she would be deported after holding...

    03/11/2017 4:25:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 11, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: 22-year-old DREAMer detained and told she would be deported after holding anti-Trump press conference is released from ICE custody The attorney for a young woman who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after speaking at a news conference about immigration says she's been released from custody on Friday, according to ABC News. Daniela Vargas, 22, was arrested by ICE last week and informed that she would be deported back to her native Argentina without a hearing. Abigail Peterson, her lawyer, said that authorities informed her that Vargas' case will be handled as a 'visa waiver overstay,' which...
  • Is Steve Bannon The Guy In The White House Who Is Protecting DREAMers?

    03/09/2017 10:01:58 PM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | March 9, 2017 | streff
    Relying upon a technique rarely seen in political journalism these days, anonymous and nebulously described sources, BuzzFeed, hot off its tour de force in releasing the Trump “dossier” now has another scoop? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — which Trump said he would rescind on day one — is rough political terrain for the White House. Conservative media and elected officials see it as a rare hardline immigration promise the administration hasn’t kept, and the White House is kicking it down the road for as long as officials can. But according to two sources who regularly speak with...
  • Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle 'dreamer'

    03/04/2017 7:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 11:38 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    The governors of Mexico have written to an American court to express support for a Seattle-area man who has been detained for weeks despite his participation in a federal program to protect people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The National Conference of Governors of Mexico sent the letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue, who is overseeing the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina. Ramirez, a 23-year-old Mexican, was arrested Feb. 10 in a Seattle suburb by immigration agents who initially arrived to detain his father, identified as a previously deported felon. […] Ramirez’s lawyers, who include...
  • MS-13 Gang Members Arrested In Connection With Brentwood Teen Murders

    03/02/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs2newyork ^ | March 2, 2017 4:40 PM | Carolyn Gusoff
    Ten Suspects Were In The Country Illegally, Officials Say A broader 41-count indictment against 13 members of MS-13 includes charges connected to seven murders, attempted murders, assaults, racketeering, obstruction of justice, arson, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and related firearms and conspiracy charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. “Ten of those defendants are illegal aliens, two are U.S. citizens and one is a green card holder,” U.S. District Attorney Robert L. Capers said. ... On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th birthday, Nisa Mickens’ brutally beaten body was found on a tree-lined street. The next day, the beaten...
  • Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal

    03/01/2017 3:00:05 PM PST · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1 Mar 2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Illegal Immigrant Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal, Then Is Promptly Detained By ICE (FULL TITLE) An illegal immigrant decided to speak publicly at a news conference about her immigration status Wednesday. She was later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained in Jackson, Miss. shortly after speaking at the press conference, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Vargas, an Argentine national who arrived in the U.S. at age 7, was previously protected under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Her DACA status, however, recently expired. Vargas’ attorney Abby Peterson told The Clarion-Ledger...
  • Border Patrol: DACA recipient detained for alien smuggling

    02/24/2017 6:37:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    scpr.org ^ | February 24, 12:23 AM | Leslie Berestein Rojas
    A 22-year-old man who has been living and working in Los Angeles under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been detained because he is suspected of alien smuggling, federal officials said Thursday. U.S. Border Patrol officials said they arrested Jesus Alonso Arreola Robles of North Hollywood in San Diego County on Feb. 12. Arreola is now detained in a Georgia facility and faces deportation.
  • Jorge Ramos says Trump should use his ‘big heart’ to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants

    02/23/2017 9:03:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 23, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used the recent occasion of President Trump saying that “DREAMers” should be treated with a “heart” to advocate that all 11 million illegal aliens should be legalized while the president has both chambers of Congress under his party’s control. He made the comments on CNN with Anderson Cooper Thursday. “In the shadow of the expansion of immigration enforcement,” Cooper asked, “the Trump administration, they’re leaving in place the protections they say were put in place for ‘DREAMers’ and documented parents of U.S. citizens. What do you make of that decision? Does that, do you think that...
  • Just Now: Limbaugh Caves on Dreamers

    02/22/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by Arm_Bears · 127 replies
    vanity | FEB 22 2017 | Arm_Bears
    Apparently, according to Rush, there's a price to be paid for following the law. It seems that price is always paid by law-abiding citizens.
  • 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...
  • Seattle judge won’t immediately release ‘Dreamer’ from detention center

    02/17/2017 10:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Nina Shapiro
    Lawyers for detained “Dreamer” Daniel Ramirez Medina went to court Friday seeking his immediate release and calling his arrest in a Des Moines apartment unconstitutional. A federal magistrate ruled he wasn’t empowered to free Ramirez before an immigration judge gets a chance to weigh in. But in a case that he said had far-reaching implications about federal policy regarding Dreamers, and which has drawn the concern of the Mexican government and immigration activists nationwide, Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue took the unusual step of requiring that a bond hearing in immigration court be held within a week. U.S. District Court...
  • The White House has found ways to end protection for 'Dreamers' while shielding Trump from blowback

    02/17/2017 2:21:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Brian Bennet and Michael Memoli
    hile President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints. An executive order has already been drafted to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows hundreds of thousands of the immigrants to live and work openly in the U.S. Trump used that legal mechanism to great fanfare to expand deportation authority and restrict entry to the U.S. But with the president showing less willingness to sign such an...
  • Joaquin Castro: 'President Trump has started his mass deportation plan'

    02/16/2017 5:12:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw,
    In a flurry of tweets Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, accused President Donald Trump of putting a "mass deportation plan" into place. Castro's tweetstorm came shortly after an intense Trump press conference, during which the president discussed his electoral college win, Russia, former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and the media, among other topics. Castro railed on questions that remain after a meeting with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "After attending the ICE meeting it's hard not to conclude that President Trump has started his mass deportation plan," Castro tweeted. "Only dreamers with no offenses,...
  • US gov't: Arrested Seattle 'dreamer' admitted gang ties

    02/16/2017 3:30:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday. Ramirez "stated 'no, not no more,' when asked if he is or has been involved with any gang activity," the government said in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, called the allegation "wholly fabricated." The court documents also said Ramirez, who is Mexican and arrived in the U.S. at age 7,...
  • 'There Is No Plan': Dreamers Fear Deportation After DACA Arrest

    02/14/2017 9:11:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ATTN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Charles Davis
    The Trump administration says the hundreds of undocumented immigrants it picked up in a nationwide sweep represent the worst of the worst, but a quarter of those arrested had no criminal record. And now Reuters reports that at least one person still detained had been granted legal permission to stay and work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, or DACA. Over 680 people were arrested last week as part of a five-day “enforcement surge” carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE says the raids targeted criminals, but the agency has failed to release...
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Emergency Intervention Needed in California NOW!

    02/13/2017 8:25:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    I have waited for this moment for two years. US Senator Jeff Sessions has become our chief law enforcement officer. In his own right he will stop illegal immigration and right our country’s national interests in full. Sessions would have been a great Senate Majority Leader. But Attorney General is just fine. What a fight it has been. Of course, the Democrats wasted themselves trying to stop Education Secretary/Reformer Betsy DeVos. They could not stall our nation’s top law enforcement officer next. My pro-immigration enforcement colleagues here in California can’t wait for Attorney General Sessions to get busy. Since...
  • Trump tells senators he’s open to reviewing a Gang of Eight style comprehensive immigration b[fake]

    02/09/2017 3:37:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2017 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    The first hysterical report about this from Politico this afternoon set off an earthquake among media Twitter. The original tweet: !!!!! Trump told senators he is open to Gang of 8 immigration bill, per Manchin. Lamar brought it up during meeting and need for reform— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) February 9, 2017 “Open” sounds very bad indeed, enough so for Trump superfan Ann Coulter to quip, “I wish he’d go back to attacking Nordstrom.” Then came this clarification from the White House: White House says Manchin brought up Gang, Trump told him it was fine for them to get...
  • Rep. Steve King: Trump should've repealed DACA on Day 1

    02/09/2017 9:57:06 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/09/2017 | Chris Massie
    Republican Congressman Steve King said Wednesday that President Donald Trump should have repealed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), on his first day in office. Enacted by President Barack Obama, DACA shields undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation and makes them eligible for driver's licenses and work permits. Trump pledged to repeal the program during his presidential campaign, but has not yet taken action on it. King, who holds one of the most hardline stances on immigration of any Republican in the House, criticized the new presidential administration's inaction on the "Larry O'Connor...
  • February 9: SENATOR Barak Obama On Immigration

    02/09/2017 8:57:15 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    KSFO.com ^ | 2/9/17 | KSFO Morning Blog
    [Video] The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws.
  • 84 Lumber has released what will probably be the most controversial ad of the Super Bowl

    02/05/2017 5:41:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 152 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Lara O'Reilly
    Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin.
  • Mercy for the 'Dreamers'

    02/01/2017 7:28:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy. On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived illegally to the United States as minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides a two-year window to shield these people from deportation and allow them to work. They must have been under 16 when they arrived, be in school or have completed school, and have no criminal record. The order produced consternation on two fronts. First, the nature of the action. Many feel that immigration policy, legal...
  • Starbucks Announces Plans To Hire 10,000 Refugees

    01/29/2017 7:00:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 161 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29JAN17 | Tyler Durden
    With a relentless barrage of corporate executives taking veiled, and not so veiled, shots at Trump's immigration policies, moments ago Starbuck's outgoing CEO Howard Schultz went one better, and in a letter to employees, the CEO announced plans to hire some 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries in which Starbucks does business, and furthermore added that “our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact” with employees affected by President Trump’s immigration ban."He outlined different plans to not only hire refugees, but also on how the company will support “Dreamers” in the country, “building bridges, not walls” with Mexico...
  • Critics: Trump’s Deputies Break His Cheap-Labor Immigration Promise on Day One

    01/24/2017 9:22:19 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-23-2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have yet to stop the Department of Homeland Security from printing more of President Obama’s work permits for younger illegals who claim they were brought into the United States when they were younger than 16. This inaction is in violation of one of Trump’s most prominent campaign promises, and it also gives away bargaining power that Trump needs to make the GOP-led Congress implement his popular campaign promises on immigration reform, warns Mark Krikorian, head of the Center for Immigration Studies. “It is an explicit betrayal of a promise he made — Point number five in...
  • No, President Trump Does Not Need To Take Immediate Action on DACA – Here’s Why…

    01/24/2017 12:00:10 PM PST · by RedWulf · 54 replies
    There are multiple voices raising concern about President Trump not taking immediate Executive Action to reverse former President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. To those voices this message is intended. trump-portraitillegal aliens major Now is not the time to address DACA. The UniParty and the UniParty friendly media are trying to bait President Trump into jumping into a politically charged issue they will use to slow, if not destroy, the larger agenda. There are two Obama executive action constructs, DACA and DAPA. ♦ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as “The Dreamers” executive order which...
  • Trump administration signals no immediate reversal on Dreamer program

    01/23/2017 4:29:05 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | January 23, 2017 | Josh Gerstein
    Applications from so-called Dreamers seeking to renew their immigration status and work permits are being processed normally, despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the program set up by President Barack Obama is illegal, a government spokesman said Monday. A spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told POLITICO Monday that there was no immediate change to how the agency handles applications and renewals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Obama set up in 2012. "We are still accepting/processing DACA requests under existing policy," USCIS spokesman Steve Blando said Monday. It's unclear precisely how many applications USCIS approves...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Whatever Trump does, Dreamers likely to be deported soon

    01/22/2017 3:57:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 117 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 22nd, 2017 | By Franco Ordońez
    WASHINGTON - Young immigrants currently protected from deportation will be quickly removed from the country by President Donald Trump’s plan to boost deportations, even if the new president doesn’t target them directly, according to a former senior immigration official in the Obama administration. Democratic leaders and advocates within the immigration community are bracing for Trump on Monday to eliminate several of Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including the deferred action program, known as DACA, that protects an estimated 750,000 immigrants brought here illegally as children. Trump is not expected to immediately launch raids targeting the students, but fears among so-called...
  • Trump’s team examines records of undocumented immigrants

    01/10/2017 10:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | January 11, 2017
    United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. According to New York’s Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo states that the president-elect’s team is “poking around the agency” for information about recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. President Barack Obama started the programme through an executive action in 2012 as a way for undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements to achieve...
  • DHS secretary says Trump could alter 2012 amnesty

    01/06/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that the next administration could reverse his promises and use the information illegal immigrants have voluntarily turned over to the department as part of a 2012 amnesty to now target them for deportation. Mr. Johnson, in an interview with Univision, said he hoped the Trump administration wouldn’t take that stance, but the secretary said there are no legal blocks to doing so. “By its nature, executive action is not legal action, and it can be changed by the next administration,” Mr. Johnson said in the interview, airing Sunday on “Al Punto with Jorge...
  • Trump Tells DHS To Prepare For Border Wall Construction

    01/03/2017 11:56:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    A memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which was recently reviewed by Reuters, suggest that the Trump administration plans to hit the ground running on the construction of that U.S.-Mexico border wall when they move into the White House later this month. The memo apparently summarized a meeting held between DHS officials and Trump's transition team on December 5th in which requests were made for an assessment of "all assets available for border wall and barrier construction." In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to...
  • A Rally In Solidarity With New Yorkers Anxious About Trump Policies

    12/26/2016 7:50:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News India Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Staff
    Less than a month before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, New Yorkers, including elected officials, community organizations and civil rights advocacy groups, marched from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations to Trump Tower on the International Migrants Day Dec. 18, to support New York’s immigrants and to protect them from the anti-immigrant policies repeatedly spoken about by Trump during his campaign. Thousands of New Yorkers came out on the streets on the International Migrants Day to attend the “March for Immigrant New York”, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition and sponsored by 85 organizations, including Chhaya CDC...
  • Ice Rinks, Schools and Gangs: Liberals don’t really want to fix problems…

    12/13/2016 7:09:53 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-13-16 | Vince
    As Donald Trump seeks to throw a wrench in the works of how government works... or more often, doesn't, we should be prepared to listen to Democrats and liberals wail at every move.  Just look at the cries that welcomed the nomination of a climate change skeptic to run the borg known as the EPA.  Remember, Trump's the guy who, after NYC wasted $13 million over two years failing to renovate Wollman Rink, went in and accomplished the task in 4 months for $2.25 million... The reality is, Democrats and liberals rarely want government to actually improve things or solve...
  • Fearing Trump Crackdown, "Dreamers" Advised to End Travel

    12/11/2016 11:17:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 12, 2016 | Claudia Torrens, The Associated Press
    Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are not traveling abroad when Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20. Some advocates, lawyers and universities are concerned that Trump might immediately rescind an Obama program that had allowed these young immigrants to work and travel for humanitarian, educational or employment purposes. That could lead, they fear, to some people traveling abroad being barred from re-entering the U.S....
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • Democrats urge Obama to pardon 750,000 young undocumented immigrants

    12/07/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by granada · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    More than 60 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who signed up for his deferred action program before he leaves office next month. “You have pardoned hundreds and hundreds of people convicted for drug offenses,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said at a Wednesday press conference in Washington. “We want you to use that same pardon power for hundreds of thousands of young people who came forward because you asked them to come forward. You asked them to come forward.” “With that comes responsibility, Mr. President,” he added. The White...
  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 1:35:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/07/2016 | Bill Ruthhart
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday morning, using the discussion to urge Trump to reconsider his positions on immigration. During his 45-minute meeting with the president-elect in his personal office high above Manhattan in Trump Tower, Emanuel hand-delivered a letter from the mayors of some of the nation's largest cities urging Trump to continue protections offered to young immigrants instituted under President Barack Obama's administration. The two-page letter asked Trump to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the provision that protects young, so-called Dreamers who came to the country before the age...
  • Graham Reaching Out To Gang Of Eight Members For Bill To Block Deportations For Youths

    12/02/2016 7:05:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Thursday he is in the process of reaching out to former “Gang of Eight” members to help him craft legislation that would protect immigrants who illegally entered the country as children from deportation. Graham and other Gang of Eight members — Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet — crafted immigration legislation in 2013 that passed the Senate but was never...
  • Janet Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students

    12/01/2016 11:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of California system announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws. Police officers at the UC’s 10 campuses will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school system said in a statement. The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Democrat Luis Gutierrez Threatens War If Trump Enforces Immigration Law

    11/16/2016 6:00:25 AM PST · by Strategy · 186 replies
    Downtrend ^ | November 15, 2016 | By Brian Anderson
    <p>There have been a lot of crazy reactions from the democrats now that Donald Trump has won the presidency but none as insane as this one from US Representative Luis Gutierrez. The shit-talking homeboy from Illinois is threatening to go to war with Trump, ICE, DHS, and the entire federal government if the next president dares to enforce our country's immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens. Did I say insane? I meant treasonous.</p>
  • Daily Rattle: NYC Edition

    10/14/2016 5:10:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 14, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Taking a break from the towering inferno that is our presidential election, it’s worth noting some disturbing, yet sadly predictable, developments in our own backyard. The ad you see below is now plastered over subway cars taken by straphangers traveling to and from their jobs, which they have obtained legally in most cases. Even though the Obama administration’s attempt at unilaterally rewriting federal immigration law was rejected by the Supreme Court, the Jacobins who run the Mayor’s Office Of Immigrant Affairs never call it quits. In addition to helping illegal aliens take advantage of a federal program of dubious constitutionality,...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court denies Obama rehearing on US v Texas immigration fight

    10/03/2016 9:42:32 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 44 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 10/03/2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    The White House lost on its fight over Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration when the Supreme Court had nine members, and it won’t get a second chance with the eight remaining. ... the high court denied a rehearing request in US et al v Texas et al, the biggest fight between Washington and the states on enforcement of immigration statutes: The Supreme Court refused Monday to reconsider President Obama’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s immigration system following a tie vote in June that blocked its implementation. The eight-member court’s order shut the door on a plan that already seemed...
  • Tim Kaine calls for immigration fairness at Orlando roundtable

    10/01/2016 2:24:09 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 27 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Sept 26, 2016 | Steven Lemongello
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine stressed the importance of Hispanic voters and fair immigration policies in Orlando on Monday, part of a multi-day campaign swing through Florida. The Virginia senator appeared at a roundtable discussion with Latino religious leaders at the Hispanic evangelical church...where he said the U.S. should not be a "deportation nation." "We should be a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws," Kaine said. "Our focus shouldn't be on deportation en masse, it should be on people who pose serious safety challenges." Kaine was introduced by Claudia Contreras, a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant... Contreras is one...
  • Hillary Clinton Vows To ‘Stop The Raids And Roundups’ of Illegal Immigrants

    09/16/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16,2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Hillary Clinton vows she would dramatically reduce the deportation of illegal immigrants if elected president, and expand President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. “We’re going to end family detention, close private detention facilities, and stop the raids and roundups,” she said during a speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. Clinton vowed to defend Obama’s two executive amnesty programs DAPA and DACA, and promised to expand it if elected president. DACA gives amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children and DACA gives amnesty for their parents. But Clinton touted additional cases where she would unilaterally...
  • Judge Hanen Retains Jurisdiction To Enforce Unstayed Injunction During Pendency of Appeal

    09/06/2016 8:54:15 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | 9/6/2016 | Josh Blackman
    During the hearing in Unites States v. Texas, the attorney representing MALDF and Jane Does explained that because the motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court is still pending, Judge Hanen lacks jurisdiction to enforce his sanctions order that was issued in May. I don’t think that is correct. Under Supreme Court Rule 44, before the mandate is issued, the lower court proceedings are stayed. But that does not affect the court’s inherent authority to enforce an injunction that is not stayed.(Here, the 5th Circuit declined to stay the injunction, and inexplicably, the government did not seek a stay from...
  • Update from Hearing in United States v. Texas

    09/05/2016 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | 8/31/2016 | Josh Blackman
    Today I took a quick detour to Brownsville, Texas for the latest hearing in United States v. Texas (although I did not cross the border as planned). After following this case so closely over the past two years, I wanted to finally see Judge Hanen in action. This hearing was originally put on the calendar as a status conference, but in light of the sanctions order, and the currently pending petition for rehearing before the Court. First, all of the parties agreed that while the petition for rehearing was pending, under Supreme Court Rule 44, Judge Hanen should put the...
  • CT: Immigration groups to hold service events Friday, Saturday

    09/01/2016 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 7 replies
    Immigrant rights organizations are organizing free events this week to provide numerous services, including enabling some undocumented youths to apply for a work permit, a Social Security number, and a driver’s license.
  • New Front Opens In Ongoing Legal Battle Over Obama's Immigration Actions

    08/27/2016 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | 8/25/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    In a not unexpected move, immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday taking on a federal court ruling that blocked President Obama's 2014 executive actions providing deportation relief to certain undocumented immigrants. The lawsuit argues that the federal judge who blocked the implementation of the programs -- Andrew Hanen, a conservative in southern Texas -- did not have the authority to impose a nationwide injunction. Because the Supreme Court was evenly divided when Hanen’s order was appealed to the eight justices, the new lawsuit could open the door for Obama's actions to go back into effect for at least some undocumented...
  • LAWLESS HILLARY Recruits Illegal Aliens to Register Voters

    08/15/2016 12:10:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | August 14, 2016
    The law means nothing to these people. Hillary Clinton announced a new program to recruit illegal aliens to register voters. Will the media ignore this like her other scandals and crimes? The Examiner reported: Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday announced a program to recruit undocumented “Dreamers” into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote. Celebrating the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Clinton launched “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote), to rally and “secure commitments” from immigrants who can vote. The DACA program created so-called “Dreamers,” the children...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/17/2016 4:00:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/16 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a Defense Department spending bill. The amendments failed narrowly with votes of 207-214 and 210-211, respectively.
  • Judge delays request for feds to release names of 50K immigrants

    06/07/2016 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | 6/7/2016 | Frank Garza
    U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen – the Brownsville federal judge who halted President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration – has permitted a stay of the Court’s order that would have required the Department of Homeland Security to produce a list of tens of thousands of immigrants who benefited prematurely from the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) policy. Hanen has given the Department of Justice until Aug. 22 to produce evidence showing that he was not deliberately misled by the administration’s attorneys regarding when the government would begin accepting applications for DAPA...
  • Dreamers face nightmare of Trump’s deportation force

    05/30/2016 1:14:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton and Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald Trump’s deportation force. It’s still an open question whether the shorthanded court will ultimately determine that Obama has the authority to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. And until it gives its answer next month, his administration isn’t allowed to prepare for the possibility by hiring staff or creating forms. White House officials have told immigrant advocacy groups it’ll take about two months to get everything up and running — which would put the first applications for...