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  • Microsoft goes to bat for DREAMERs: Windows giant sues Uncle Sam to block staff deportations

    11/07/2017 3:20:58 PM PST · by dayglored · 65 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft is suing the US government to prevent the deportation of immigrants – including at least 45 of its own staffers – who are in America under the now-dying DACA program.The Redmond giant has signed on to a lawsuit filed by Princeton University on behalf of one of its students seeking an injunction against the Department of Homeland Security and its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows for children who entered the US illegally to obtain protection from being snatched and kicked out of the country by deportation officials.Microsoft and Princeton, along with...
  • Feds: Cock-fighting ring 'coordinator' was in U.S. illegally, faces 2nd deportation

    11/06/2017 11:11:12 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/06/17 | By Julie McMahon,
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A man accused of being the "coordinator" of a large-scale cock-fighting ring in Herkimer County was in the U.S. illegally, federal officials said. Radhames Perez, 37, was sentenced to two years in prison today for illegally re-entering the United States. He will likely be deported a second time after serving his prison term. Perez, who lived in Utica before his arrest, was caught by immigration enforcement officials after the cock-fighting ring he allegedly ran was busted earlier this year. Perez, who also went by "Cesar" and "Edwin," is a citizen of the Dominican Republic. A Manhattan court...
  • DACA students weigh the value of speaking out when deportation is at stake

    11/01/2017 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 7 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 30, 2017 | Gretel Kauffman
    EQUALED   Some 'dreamers' have been inspired to share their stories for the first time, viewing their voices as the most powerful tool for advocacy. Others stay quiet, out of a perception of growing hostility toward undocumented immigrants. WILLIMANTIC, CONN.—Stefanny Amorim almost didn't appear in this article. When Ms. Amorim, a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University, first opened the email from an advisor asking for undocumented students to speak to a reporter about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), she hesitated to volunteer. She’d avoided publicly exposing herself as undocumented in the past, cautioned by her mother and deterred...
  • Jeff Flake Mourns: ‘Traditional Conservative’ That Values Immigration, Free Trade Can’t Win

    10/24/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his decision to retire from the Senate rather than seek re-election in 2018, citing the new tone and political values that President Donald Trump brought to Washington, DC, as the reason. “When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Flake said sorrowfully as he stood up in the Senate for his announcement. “Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.” Flake said that he no longer could serve as a conservative in a party that no longer valued free trade or...
  • This Dreamer Could Become The First Undocumented DNC Member

    10/20/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | October 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Saturday could mark a historic moment for the undocumented community in the United States. The Democratic National Committee could appoint Ellie Pérez to be its first undocumented member in history, a move that would potentially allow the 26-year-old Dreamer from Mexico to take part in the 2020 presidential nomination process. Pérez has been nominated to be a DNC member for the next four years, which includes the next presidential election cycle. If appointed, she could potentially become a superdelegate and get to cast a vote for the party's nominee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. "This nomination, this appointment to...
  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • 3 African Nationals Facing Charges In Western Pa. Internet Fraud Scheme

    05/31/2017 4:15:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    SLIPPERY ROCK (KDKA) – Three African nationals from Cameroon are facing charges in an organized, intra-national internet fraud scheme uncovered in western Pennsylvania. According to police, large amounts of money were wired through Western Union and MoneyGram at various locations in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. Authorities say among the allegedly crimes, the men were selling boxer puppies online out of a student housing complex in Slippery Rock. Police say the total is at least $20,000, but it is expected to grow. “We have at least 10 victims, and we’re expecting a lot more,” said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James...
  • Man in U.S. Illegally Arrested for Murdering South Carolina High School Girl

    10/10/2017 3:35:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.09.17 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Sheriff’s Office in Greenville County, South Carolina, has confirmed that immigration services determined a man accused of shooting and killing a local high school girl was in the U.S. illegally. Officials arrested 19-year-old Daniel De Jesus Rangel Sherrer and charged him with the murder of 18-year-old Diana Martinez-Gonzalez, who was found shot to death last week in a patch of woods along the 400 block of Saluda Dam Road in Easley, South Carolina. Deputies said they received a call from a friend of the victim who was “frantic” over the crime, according to Fox Carolina. At a recent press...
  • Ivanka makes hard push to protect Dreamers

    10/10/2017 5:31:41 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 122 replies
    N O Q Report ^ | 10/09/2017 | Jesseb Shiloh
    Enter Ivanka Trump. She’s not helping. Monday night at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, she essentially undercut the GOP position by not only speaking her mind on the subject but also declaring that the President shared the same perspectives. “This is a very complicated issue that needs a long-term congressional fix,” Trump said. “I personally am of the opinion— and the president has stated this— that we have to figure out a good solution that protects these innocent people, many of whom were brought to this country as children.”
  • If Trump doesn’t deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown

    10/09/2017 5:51:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura
    Some House Democrats are raising the specter of withholding support for must-pass spending legislation later this year in response to President Trump’s hard-line immigration proposals — meaning the fate of roughly 690,000 younger undocumented immigrants could become a major factor in negotiations to keep the government open after December. Democrats on Monday dismissed Trump’s calls to construct a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, crack down on “sanctuary cities” and seek ways to curb Central American migrants from illegally crossing into the country. But conservative Republicans insisted that such issues must be addressed before Congress considers offering...
  • Trump's Proposals for 'Dreamers' Deal Include Border Wall, Crackdown on Unaccompanied Minors

    10/09/2017 8:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. In a list of "principles" laid out in documents released by the White House, the Trump administration also pressed for a crackdown on unaccompanied minors who enter the United States, many of them from Central America. The plan, which was delivered to leaders in Congress on Sunday night, drew a swift rebuke from Democrats, who are seeking a legislative fix for...
  • Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for 'Dreamer' deal

    10/08/2017 7:40:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    al Rooters ^ | October 8, 2017 | Joshua Roberts
    President Donald Trump, who pledged to work with Democrats to protect "Dreamers" — young people brought illegally to the United States as children — called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall and thousands more immigration officers to be part of any deal. Trump's list of immigration "principles," laid out in a document seen by Reuters, is likely to be a non-starter for Democrats, who are seeking a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Trump ended last month. The proposal includes a crackdown on unaccompanied minors who enter the United States, many...
  • Trump lists immigration demands that could derail 'Dreamers' deal

    10/08/2017 7:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2017 | Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey and Ted Hesson
    President Donald Trump laid out his immigration principles for Capitol Hill on Sunday — a list of hardline policies that could seriously complicate the prospects of striking a deal with Democrats over the future of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. “The priority for Congress ought to be to save American lives, protect American jobs and improve the well-being of American communities. These reforms accomplish that,” a senior administration official told reporters on Sunday night. “They live up to the president’s campaign commitment to have an immigration system that puts the needs of hardworking Americans first.” The broad parameters...
  • Jerry Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

    10/05/2017 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California will beef up protections for undocumented immigrants beginning in January under a controversial new law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday to create a statewide sanctuary policy. Brown signed the bill and 10 other immigration-related bills on the same day as a critical deadline for immigrants aided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, who must file by Thursday for a final two-year extension before the program is phased out.
  • U.S. Taxpayers Have Spent More Than $80 Billion on ‘Dreamers’

    10/03/2017 3:58:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 09/26/2017 | Margaret Menge
    K-12 education, WIC, Medicaid for illegal immigrants brought as children adds up to large price tag! On his Fox News show last week, Tucker Carlson took on the illegal immigrants who shouted down House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at her press conference, saying most are “benefiting in a lot of ways from U.S. society, which is the richest in the world.” “I never hear a single person say thank you. Why not?” he asked his guest, an illegal immigrant activist. On a Facebook page called DACA Dreamers Only, several young adults who are in DACA insist they’ve worked for everything...
  • Trump administration backs citizenship path for 'Dreamers': official

    10/03/2017 12:42:44 PM PDT · by qam1 · 111 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/3/2017 | Yeganeh Torbati and Richard Cowan
    The Trump administration would support legislation allowing illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to gain lawful permanent status and eventually citizenship, a Department of Homeland Security official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday. The Trump administration last month ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which began in 2012 under former President Barack Obama and offered nearly 800,000 young people who came to the United States illegally as children protection from deportation and the right to work legally in the United States. The administration said it ended DACA because Obama overstepped his constitutional authority...
  • Robbing Peter to Pay Pablo

    09/29/2017 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/17 | Megan Barth
    Donald Trump: "We must remember that American children dream too" Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders. That’s 11 million people living in the shadows whom we know next to nothing about. —Congressman Steve Israel, D-NY A “Fair Share” for the Shadows Progressives consistently claim that many American’s aren’t paying their fair share. Eating the Rich supposedly solves income inequality in every socialist utopia, yet as Jerry Brown and his progressive comrades have proven, eating the rich through higher taxes and progressive economic and open-border policies, have equalized income by making more Californians poor and dependent. One...
  • The growing Democratic divide

    09/25/2017 10:43:47 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 22, 2017 | Linda Feldmann
    PATTERNS OF THOUGHT   Shut out of power in Washington, Democratic leaders have been looking for ways to work with President Trump on key issues - but they risk raising the ire of a base that is shifting leftward. WASHINGTON—Nancy Pelosi likely never dreamed that the DREAMers would turn on her. But that’s what happened. Days after the top House Democrat and her Senate counterpart struck a deal with President Trump to help young illegal immigrants gain legal status, several dozen immigration activists overwhelmed a press conference she was holding on the subject. “All of us or none of us,”...
  • GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

    09/24/2017 5:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | September 24, 2017 | Franco Ordoñez and Brian Murphy
    Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.” The North Carolina Republican and cosponsor James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, will pitch the plan as “merit-based” relief that must be earned — and, critically, not “amnesty,” according to Republican talking points obtained by McClatchy. But unlike other merit-based immigration proposals that limit new immigrants from entering the country based on their job skills, this proposal would limit who can remain in the country...
  • Why Should We Care About ‘DREAMers”?

    09/24/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I know Democrats really want us to care about the so-called “DREAMers,” illegal aliens brought to the country as children by their illegal alien parents. And the media desperately wants us to care about them, too. It trots out hand-picked illegals to tell their sad tales of woe, detailed stories designed to tug at heartstrings and trigger emotion to override logic. But one question remains: Why should we care?To be honest, I don’t. I know that’s not socially acceptable to say. Politicians in both parties are falling all over themselves to be seen caring about the fate of these 800,000...