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  • JACK SMITH AT THE BAT (Rockville Superintendent)

    03/23/2017 7:20:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 3-23-17 | DFU
  • This Woman Voted For Trump But Now The Government Is Deporting Her Husband

    03/23/2017 3:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | March 23, 2017 | David Mack
    A Mexican man who entered the United States illegally almost 20 years ago is set to be deported on Friday, amid an uptick in detentions by immigration agents emboldened by President Donald Trump — whom the man’s own wife voted for. Roberto Beristain, 43, has been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers since he was detained on Feb. 6 in Indianapolis, department spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa told BuzzFeed News. The Mexican national, who owns a steak restaurant in the Indiana town of Granger, arrived in the country in 1998 before being detained two years later and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Nebraska Democrats include voter registration forms in 'refugee welcome baskets'

    03/23/2017 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 23, 2017 | By: Chris Pandolfo
    he Nebraska Democratic Party is welcoming refugees with open arms, welcome baskets … and voter registration forms. A donation drive organized by the NDP collected some 50 gift baskets for refugees. Each contained items like diapers and kitchen utensils, a welcome letter from the Nebraska Democratic Party signed by its chairwoman Jane Kleeb, and a voter registration form, according to a video posted to Facebook by the Nebraska Democratic Party. The video, posted Saturday March 18, discusses the details of the “Refugee Welcome Basket” project and was recorded at the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Spring Meeting.
  • High School Gang Rape Isn’t Slowing Maryland Sanctuary Bill

    03/23/2017 11:38:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Two illegal alien students rape a 14-year-old and no one on the Left cares —Front Page Mag: Maryland is moving forward with “sanctuary state” legislation shielding illegal aliens even after the rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegals in a Maryland high school bathroom during school hours last week outraged state residents from Hagerstown to Ocean City. In a state under siege by the MS-13 criminal organization, largely made up of ethnic Salvadorans, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) promised to do “everything we can” to quash the legislation while it is before lawmakers and said he would veto it immediately...
  • Outraged parents sound off over Rockville school rape: ‘Safety Not Sanctuary!’

    03/22/2017 3:05:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    EAG News ^ | 3/22/17 | Victor Skinner
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Hundreds of outraged parents pressed Montgomery County, Maryland school officials for answers during a recent meeting at Rockville High School, where police allege two illegal immigrant students brutally raped a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom last week.Media was banned from the school property Tuesday evening as parents, grandparents and other community members packed the meeting to express outrage by the tragedy, which school officials characterized as an “event.”(video at link)Virtually everyone who streamed out of the meeting said school officials did little to alleviate their concerns about safety, and repeatedly dodged questions about the dangers of illegal...
  • (Illegal Alien) Man, 19, arrested in El Paso County teen murders

    03/21/2017 4:28:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 30 replies
    ABCNEWS13 ^ | Mar 20 2017 | Holly Morrison
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A 19-year-old has been arrested for his connection to the murders of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16. Gustavo Marquez has been booked on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping. Marquez is also facing one count of child abuse resulting in death because Greer was only 15 years old. The arrest is a step forward in the case that began when the teens' bodies were found on the shoulder of Old Pueblo Road about 3/4 of a mile south of Hanover Road on March 12....
  • Denied American Dream, Returned and Deported Young Migrants Create Guatemalan Dream

    03/21/2017 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | by MARÍA MARTIN
    Brightly painted murals on high walls look down on the foreign tourists, NGO volunteers and Guatemalan nationals seated around heavy wooden outdoor tables at the Café Red Kat in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. On the face of it, Red Kat is just one more restaurant in the historic center of this growing metropolis. But in reality, this establishment — a restaurant and cultural center — is a social experiment in sustainable economic development created by Guatemalan migrants returned from the United States. The idea for this unique café originated eight years ago when a group of homesick Guatemalan immigrants...
  • 30 Countries Are Refusing To Take Back Illegal Immigrants Convicted Of Serious Crimes

    03/19/2017 3:23:50 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3.18.2017 | Russ Read
    Approximately 30 countries are refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar. While these countries are refusing to accept the deportations of these criminals, the U.S. government is still issuing visas and student visas to citizens of those countries, according to the Texan congressman. There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it. “We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing....
  • Philadelphia's Largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration Canceled in Fear of Immigration Crackdown

    03/19/2017 9:12:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | march 19, 2017 | Brian X. McCrone and Rita Portela
    One of Philadelphia’s most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called “the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community.” The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.
  • Two Rockville High students arrested for allegedly raping classmate at school (illegals)

    03/17/2017 8:17:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    <p>A 14-year-old girl was pushed into a boys bathroom at Rockville High School on Thursday morning and raped by two other students during school hours, according to Montgomery County District Court records filed Friday.</p> <p>Police arrested two ninth-graders, Henry E. Sanchez, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, who appeared in court Friday and were ordered held without bond.</p>
  • Undocumented immigrants offered anti-deportation training

    03/14/2017 12:57:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC-TV El Paso ^ | March 13, 2017 | By DEEPTI HAJELA
    Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing else. Definitely don't sign anything. That is some of the advice being given in New York City and around the country at training sessions, put on by advocacy organizations, aimed at helping immigrants living in the country illegally get in as little trouble as possible if they encounter U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Called "know your rights" training, the sessions have been pushed by some groups as a way to prepare for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration...
  • Number of sanctuary cities nears 500: Report

    03/14/2017 11:40:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump’s election. The Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee (http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp) has added more than three dozen new cities and counties to its list in 2017 alone, as jurisdictions rush to try to shield illegal immigrants from what they expect to be a new push for deportations under Mr. Trump. “More will be coming,” said Steve Salvi, founder of...
  • Editorial: Mexican border policy on kids is harsh yet ineffective

    03/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2017 | Editorial
    The Trump Administration seems determined to devise new forms of bureaucratic cruelty for immigrants: The latest policy proposal from the Department of Homeland Security would separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border if they’re caught trying to enter the country together illegally. The policy is intended as a deterrent, but the plan is bound to backfire, swamping agencies with children while doing nothing to address the root cause of migration. It would be both diabolical and ineffective. Under the current policy, parents (usually mothers) and their children caught at the border who want to apply for asylum are...
  • Trump administration to deploy 50 judges to immigration detention facilities: Sources (6am-10pm)

    03/09/2017 11:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    World Is One News (WION) ^ | March 10, 2017 | Reuters
    The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday. The department is also considering asking judges to sit from 6 am to 10 pm, split between two rotating shifts, to adjudicate more cases, the sources said. A notice about shift times was not included in the letter. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. On Jan 25 President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed at speeding up deportations and holding migrants in...
  • CELEBRITY BURGLARIES JUST PART OF L.A. CRIME EXPLOSION

    03/07/2017 11:29:10 AM PST · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/7/17 | tmz
    Hollywood celebrities are being hit left and right by burglars ... but as far as the crooks are concerned they're nobody special, because high-end break-ins are out of control this year. TMZ broke the story, Dodgers star Yasiel Puig was the latest to be hit, with thieves making off with more than half a mil in jewelry. Other celebs hit include Alanis Morissette, Cesar Millan and Derek Fisher. Law enforcement tells us ... they believe the celebs were not targeted because they flaunted their jewelry and other riches on social media. The sources say these celebs all live in ritzy...
  • Carr: Maine, N.H. govs’ gaffes: Getting real on dealers

    03/06/2017 1:00:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 5, 2017 | By Howie Carr
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu committed a gaffe this week. He told the truth. As Michael Kinsley once pointed out, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” In a speech and later radio interview, Sununu pointed out what everyone knows, that “there’s no doubt” illegal immigrants are fueling the drug trade that is ravaging the nation, and that they hide out in “sanctuary cities” like, say, Lawrence. “So you have undocumented drug dealers that are dealing these drugs,” Sununu said. “They are getting arrested, they are being given bail...
  • Illegal border crossings down 50 percent

    03/06/2017 7:26:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since the media and academia are not that interested in crimes committed by illegal aliens, it is hard to get news out of either one on what is actually happening on our southern border. Fortunately, some people with hard information are interested. "I was just out with the border patrol, by air and by gunboat on the Rio," U. S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "They tell me that since Inauguration Day, illegal crossings across the Rio Valley are down 50 percent." In a free flowing discussion with radio talk show host Mark...
  • Big Survey Shows Firm Majority Support For Donald Trump’s Refugee Reform

    03/04/2017 3:48:54 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-4-2017 | Neil Munro
    No matter how the poll questions are asked, a clear majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s January reform of the nation’s refugee policies, says a large new survey of 22,000 people. “Overall, 54 percent of registered voters approved of the [Jan. 25 refugee] executive order and 40 percent disapproved … Six percent did not have an opinion either way,” according to the February survey by Morning Consult. The survey asked slightly different questions to subgroups within the huge survey. But public opinion barely budged when different terms were used, Morning Consult said; There was no difference in results when...
  • Did Judge Help Immigrant Escape ICE Agents Waiting Outside Courtroom?

    03/04/2017 8:08:27 AM PST · by RideForever · 17 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 3/3/2017 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    "Williams decided he wouldn’t open a criminal investigation or pursue an ethics complaint, according to the Willamette Week. Instead, Williams and officials with ICE and the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility met with court personnel to discuss the issue over lunch."
  • Undocumented Woman Arrested While Seeking Protective Order Faces 10 Years In Prison

    03/03/2017 12:15:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Melissa Jeltsen , Roque Planas
    An undocumented woman arrested in a Texas courthouse while seeking a domestic violence protective order against her ex-boyfriend is now facing up to 10 years in federal prison on immigration charges. On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted 33-year-old Irvin González, who is transgender, with one felony count of illegal reentry into the United States. She has been removed from the country five times since 2011 and has six criminal convictions on her record, according to federal authorities. It’s unclear how immigration authorities knew to find her at the county courthouse. Federal agents say that González and her ex-boyfriend, Mario...
  • Lawyer: Detained immigrant to be deported without hearing

    03/03/2017 6:03:31 AM PST · by RightGeek · 77 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2017 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- 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 told the woman will be deported without a hearing. Abigail Peterson, an attorney for 22-year-old Daniela Vargas, tells news outlets that authorities informed her Thursday that Vargas' case will be handled as a "visa waiver overstay," which means she won't be given a hearing and will be flown back to her native Argentina.
  • 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...
  • Coalition wants to Trump-proof Seattle with an income tax

    03/02/2017 1:20:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    KIRO-TV Seattle ^ | March 1, 2017 | by: Essex Porter
    Seattle’s stand as a sanctuary city for immigrants could cost the city $75 million, according to Mayor Ed Murray. Plus the Trump administration has announced steep domestic budget cuts. So advocates say it’s time to “Trump-proof” Seattle with a high-earners income tax. The wealthy should be very happy to take a small percentage of their income… to support and maintain the services that make a city function well,” said Bobby Righi of the Trump-proof Seattle Coalition. “We're sort of figuring if you're making over a quarter million dollars in total income, you're probably, you're doing OK,” said coalition member Katie...
  • Trump establishes new office to support victims of crimes by illegals--What exactly does that mean?

    03/02/2017 10:19:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Risk of mission creep high On the surface, it’s hard to see how anyone could have a problem with this. President Trump says he will create an office within the Department of Homeland Security to advocate on behalf of those who are victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. There’s so much to root for there, it’s tempting to simply trumpet it as another fantastic idea that will leave liberal heads exploding. Here’s how the Daily Signal summarizes the proposal, which Trump highlighted on Tuesday night in his address to Congress:
  • CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND THE REFUGEE PROBLEM

    03/01/2017 7:10:51 PM PST · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://standamerica.us/ ^ | February 1, 2017 | E.W. JACKSON
    America is in the midst of an ideological civil war. The division is deep and wide and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm. Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical. The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open door refugee policy are appealing to Christian morality, calling it unchristian not to let them all in. When the left starts appealing to Christian morality, it is worth taking note. These are the people who want to banish Christianity from every aspect of American culture. Their leader and former President Barack...
  • Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots

    02/27/2017 12:33:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-US citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally. According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year. Husted’s office says the 82 non-citizens who are registered to vote and cast ballots will be immediately referred to law enforcement for further investigation and possible prosecution. “In light of the national discussion...
  • ITIN: The Massive Tax Loophole Allowing Illegal Aliens to Defraud American Citizens

    02/27/2017 12:00:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Megan Barth & ExHuntress
    One year in Atlanta, GA, in excess of $46 million in ITIN refunds were sent to a single address by the IRS for 24,000 illegal aliens who reportedly listed that same address on their tax returns In 1996, the IRS began issuing a new type of tax identification number, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are assigned to U.S. taxpayers, predominately illegal aliens and their dependents, who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number. The primary purpose of ITIN’s was to capture the previously untapped source of new federal tax revenue from undocumented workers.
  • Underground network readies homes to hide illegal aliens

    02/26/2017 11:52:09 AM PST · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2017 | Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon, CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN)A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room. But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home. "It would be three families we host here," Valiente says. By "host," she means provide refuge to people who may be sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. The families staying here would be undocumented immigrants, fearing an ICE raid and possible deportation.
  • Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    02/26/2017 7:56:12 AM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON
    In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters. At Kennedy International Airport in New York, passengers arriving after a five-hour flight from San Francisco were asked to show their documents before they were allowed to get off the plane. The Trump administration’s far-reaching plan to arrest and deport vast numbers of undocumented immigrants has been introduced in dramatic fashion over the past month. And much of that task...
  • Study shows value of undocumented immigrants [fake news]

    02/25/2017 3:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    As President Donald Trump prepares to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally, a new national study shows undocumented workers pump billions of dollars into Connecticut’s economy each year. The New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders who support “sensible” immigration reform, found that the nearly 130,000 undocumented Connecticut residents pay $397 million in annual federal, state and local taxes, account for $3.1 billion in household income and represent $2.7 billion in spending power. “This research proves what we’ve known for years: Immigrants are a boom to our local economy and in every community in America,”...
  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • False Stories About ICE Sweeps & Checkpoints Spark Fear In New York’s Immigrant Communities (NYC)

    02/24/2017 7:40:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    CBS2 NY City ^ | 2/23/17 | CBS2
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s tough talk on immigration is reverberating in New York’s melting pot. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reports, false stories about widespread immigration sweeps are going viral across social media and creating a climate of fear. It looked like a ghost town inside the Mexican restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez along Port Richmond Avenue on Staten Island. “It has been very slow,” he said. Rodriguez said his business is down more than 50 percent since bogus reports of widespread Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoints at places like subway stations started popping up on social media....
  • Yes, Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    02/23/2017 12:27:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mark Ellis
    It was 1967. The local music store had an ink-blue Mosrite Ventures solid body electric guitar, and I wanted it badly. Cost: $500. My family was not poor, but neither could they drop five bills on one of four children. My first guitar was a $29.99 Stella acoustic from Sears. There was only one way to get the guitar of my dreams: a summer job. Complication: I had long hair, and even in the psychedelic sixties, few legitimate employers wanted that at their front counters or even their back rooms. All the head shop jobs were taken. We lived in...
  • Illegal aliens here making plans in case they have to go home

    02/23/2017 8:53:55 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies
    Local sources of information | 23 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens in this part of Texas are making plans (including financial plans) to leave and go home should the actions taken by the government make it necessary. This comes from those working in financial institutions locally who deal with this demographic on a daily basis. Apparently, the recent raids by ICE are having an impact. Should anything major (like a large roundup at some company at which they are working) happen, more than likely thousands will start to self-deport.
  • Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without SSN.

    02/22/2017 3:31:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 47 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 02/22/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves. The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file. Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7% Of State Budget

    02/22/2017 4:23:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    In light of Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, it’s worth looking at the facts—how many illegal immigrants are there, and what do they cost America? This article focuses specifically on California, which is home an estimated 27% of America’s illegal aliens. Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.29 Billion A Year Illegal immigrants and their children cost California at least $30.29 billion a year in net costs—$7,352 per alien. For context: given that California’s state budget is $171 billion, this means that illegal immigration would cost 17.7% of this spending (although much of the costs are absorbed locally). At this point,...
  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    02/22/2017 12:01:33 PM PST · by bgill · 59 replies
    Chron ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Deepti Hajela
    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size "Know Your Rights" guides in Spanish and English that explain what to do if they're rounded up. And in New York, 23-year-old Zuleima Dominguez and other members of her Mexican family are careful about answering the door, and get worried and start making phone calls when someone doesn't come home on time.
  • Trump Administration Strips Funding For Illegal Aliens, Reallocates Money to Victims of Their Crimes

    02/21/2017 6:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House briefing room Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump's recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books. "This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed," Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign...
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • Americans rally for impeachment of 'travel ban' judges

    02/21/2017 12:32:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Americans are already planning at least 51 pro-Trump rallies across the nation in the coming weeks, but at least one crowd of protesters in Memphis, Tenn., will meet March 4 to also demand impeachment of the two federal judges who blocked President Trump’s travel ban. “People I talk with want President Trump to know that we stand with him; and that we, too, see that the judiciary is coming off the rails. Furthermore, we are ready to do something about it,” said rally organizer and Memphis Tea Party founder Mark Skoda in a press release posted to Facebook.
  • Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of a crime (Tr.)

    02/20/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-19-2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump may put all of the USA's illegal immigrants in ICE's crosshairs with two new orders that could allow for anyone to be deported, regardless of whether they have committed a crime in the US. The first memo, which says all illegals are subject to deportation, is concerned with internal immigration control. It orders ICE agents to disregard President Obama's order to focus on criminal immigrants and recent arrivals. Instead, the order says, they should switch their focus and prioritize migrants who have been charged with crimes but not yet convicted. It also broadens the scope of ICE powers...
  • ‘You and your family are fired ... Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest

    02/18/2017 3:45:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    The State ^ | GREG HADLEY
    In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. It is unclear, however, how many people participated in the strike, according to ABC News. Still, around five dozen people say their participation in the protest cost them their employment...
  • Immigrant families fear raids in Donald Trump's crackdown

    02/17/2017 12:40:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 51 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/17/2017 | Hannah Thomas-Peter
    Over the last two weeks the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has arrested nearly 700 people. The new Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said: "These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation's immigration laws."He went on: "...including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judge."But despite the description of these action as "routine" and "targeted", they have caused great fear in some of the country's immigrant communities who fear the raids will intensify and...
  • ome immigrants, fearful of political climate, shy away from Medi-Cal

    02/17/2017 1:16:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Bazar
    Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government officials, immigration attorneys and health care advocates. Others worry they will be penalized in the future for using public benefits such as Medi-Cal, the state’s version of the federal Medicaid program that provides health coverage to low-income residents.
  • Black Trump Supporter Goes off on Racist Sanctuary Cities at Town Hall, “Thank God for Trump!

    02/17/2017 12:35:35 PM PST · by GraceG · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | Amy Mek
    Where is the MEDIA Now? #DayofFacts PREACH 🙌🏻 Black Trump Supporter Goes off on Racist Sanctuary Cities at Town Hall, “Thank God for Trump! Twitter Video Link: https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/832686152280727552
  • Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say All Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

    02/16/2017 8:32:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News Latino ^ | February 16, 2017 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Members of Congress expressed alarm that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are at risk of deportation. They said this was made clear to them in a meeting Thursday with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she and other lawmakers left a meeting with ICE Acting Director Tom Homan with a sense that with changes ordered by President Donald Trump through his executive orders, "all immigrant communities are at risk." Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., said in a statement that, "in...
  • 'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences

    02/16/2017 4:20:58 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 16, 2017 | Karen Yi
    NEWARK -- Along parts of Ferry Street on Thursday, doors remained shuttered, chairs were stacked and newspapers left uncollected on doorsteps at restaurants and businesses. Some had a message for passers-by: They were closed to support "A Day Without Immigrants," a national boycott meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the economy. Storefronts posted signs in English, Spanish and Portuguese that read "Nos unimos a un dia sin immigrantes, CLOSED!" or "We are joining the day without immigrants, CLOSED!"
  • ‘I am ashamed’ — Store owner who voted for Trump closes amid ‘Day Without Immigrants’

    02/16/2017 1:27:37 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 84 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2017 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Rahban Algazali of San Leandro regrets the decision he made Nov. 8, which his friends and family have not let him forget. After the Yemen native and Muslim American voted for Donald Trump, and after Trump tried to ban citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., Algazali sent a rather ordinary photo of his son dressed in traditional Yemeni garb to family members.
  • A Day Without Immigrants Protests Planned for Thursday. Up Next, a Day Without Women.

    02/15/2017 5:42:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | BRIAN MURPHY
    Immigrant organizers are planning a general strike Thursday, A “Day Without Immigrants” protests are planned across the United States, in response to Trump’s promises to build a wall across the country’s Southern border and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. Some schools and restaurants are planning to close Thursday to allow the students and workers to participate. Celebrity chef Jose Andres plans to close his five restaurants, he told NPR. “It was an easy decision,” said Andres, who emigrated to the United States in 1991 from Spain and is now a citizen. “It seems immigrants, especially Latinos, it seems we are...
  • "Without Us, Your Country Is Paralyzed" - Undocumented Workers Plan Boycott "Day Without Immigrants"

    02/15/2017 5:54:41 PM PST · by blam · 92 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-15-2017 | Tyler Durden
    As we noted over the weekend, one of the immediate consequences of the Trump immigration executive order - and one which has so far gone largely unchallenged - has been a crackdown against illegal immigrants residing in the US. Following reports that first surfaced over the weekend that US immigration officials had launched countrywide raids and arrested hundreds of illegal aliens across the nation as a result of that immigration executive order, President Trump weighed in on Twitter, stating that "the crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are...