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  • Study shows value of undocumented immigrants [fake news]

    02/25/2017 3:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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...
  • What's So Different About Trump's Immigration Raids?

    02/13/2017 8:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ATTN ^ | February 13, 2017 | Charles Davis
    Immigrants rights activists are saying this month's raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement are a new development, and a concerning sign of things to come. ICE, for its part, says the fears are misplaced, insisting that the arrest of hundreds of undocumented immigrants across the country was business as usual, with the agency targeting convicted criminals just like it did under President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is taking credit for rounding up what he claims are dangerous criminals. "We’re taking people with very big problems and we’re getting them out.," Trump told reporters following a joint press conference...
  • This senseless inhumanity is what 62,985,106 of you voted for (Grab a pail)

    02/12/2017 11:01:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2017 | Will Bunch
    Donald Trump said many, many memorable things on the campaign trail as he unbelievably became our 45th president over the course of 2015 and 2016. But nothing stuck as much as what he had to say about Mexican migration on Day One, moments after he and Melania glided down the fancy elevator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," Trump said on June 16, 2015, adding: "They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And...
  • Immigrants wait with 'dreadful sense of fear' after raids ("white guy with a clip board")

    02/12/2017 4:08:49 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 12, 2017 | Claire Galofaro, Juliet Linderman The Associated Press
    Pstor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail. Parishioners did not smile as on any other Sunday morning. They stared down at their feet. Others didn't attend at all. "There is a dreadful sense of fear. It's more than palpable. It's radiating. People are terrified," said Morris, whose United Methodist mission is in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Los Angeles. "They were just sitting there in stunned silence." For days, fear and confusion...
  • More Sanctuary Cities Caving To Trump

    02/11/2017 6:10:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    n today’s feel good news: Several more cities have joined Miami in rejecting sanctuary city status in fear of losing federal funding.Fox News reports: Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump’s threat to pull funding, and abandoning their “sanctuary” pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being...
  • 5 immigrants from Mexico in Staten Island arrested in ICE raids: source

    02/11/2017 5:49:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 11, 2017 | Katherine Lam and CNN Wire
    STATEN ISLAND — Five Staten Island residents from Mexico were arrested in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that have been conducted nationwide this week. The people were arrested in ICE raids that began on Feb. 3 and ended this Wednesday, a source told PIX11 news. Four of the residents were arrested at their homes while another was arrested outside a courthouse in Staten Island, according to the source....
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus requests meeting with ICE officials after raids

    02/11/2017 2:33:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    © Greg Nash The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is requesting a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials over recent raids on undocumented immigrants. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), who chairs the caucus, sent a letter to ICE asking for “an open and candid discussion” on the enforcement changes, saying the raids "have struck fear in the hearts of the immigrant community.” “It is critical that we meet with you in person immediately to discuss the impact these raids have had on our communities as well as obtain clarifying guidance on how ICE policies will differ from...
  • Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico…

    02/11/2017 12:46:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Sundance
    There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country. Yet that’s exactly what Mexican President Peńa Nieto did yesterday, when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.
  • ICE Rounds Up 44 Criminal Aliens in Texas Capital

    02/11/2017 12:20:04 PM PST · by libstripper · 19 replies
    BreitbRT.COM ^ | Feb. 11,2017 | Bob Price
    AUSTIN, Texas — Enforcement actions underway in Texas as part of the nationwide Operation Cross Check have landed 44 criminal aliens in federal detention this week.
  • Fearing deportations, Mexico warns its citizens in the U.S.

    02/11/2017 7:27:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/10/17 | Patrick McDonnell et al
    The much-publicized deportation of an immigrant who had been living illegally in Arizona prompted the Mexican government on Friday to urge its nationals in the United States to “take precautions” amid a “new reality” for the immigrant community.The expulsion of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a Mexican citizen and mother of two U.S.-born children, “illustrates the new reality of the Mexican community living in the United States in the face of more severe application of migration controls,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.The ministry urged its citizens to “stay informed about immigration matters”’ and keep in touch with the...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

    02/10/2017 9:09:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2017 | Amy Taxin and Alicia A. Caldwell
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are rounding up people in large numbers around the country as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. They say a roundup in Southern California was especially heavy-handed and cite arrests in places such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina that have rattled immigrants. The government says it's simply enforcing the laws and conducting routine enforcement targeting immigrants in the country illegally with criminal records. Authorities say it's no different than what happened during the Obama years on a regular basis. The truth...
  • CA State Senate Head Threatens Police, Public Over ICE Raids

    02/10/2017 7:13:48 PM PST · by doragsda · 56 replies
    Press Release ^ | 2/10/2017 | Kevin Deleon
    Kevin DeLeon, head of the California State Senate, release the linked press release today. In the last paragraph, he threatens the Police and Public: “If you want to ensure ongoing safety of the public and law enforcement personnel, my recommendation is to drop the mass deportation threats roiling our communities and instead focus strictly on dangerous felons.”
  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states (Great day!)

    02/10/2017 4:43:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/17 |
    Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, confirmed that agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids. But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the past 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York;...
  • How Long After Deportation Must I Wait Before Returning to the U.S.?

    02/10/2017 3:37:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies ^ | Feb 2017 | Jonathan Shaw
    DFU NOTE: for those here illegally, it may be a good idea to self deport and then get in line. If you are forced to be removed, there are waiting periods to apply to come back. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ How Long After Deportation Must I Wait Before Returning to the U.S.? Depending on the reason you were ordered deported, you will have to wait a set amount of time before trying to return. By Jonathan Shaw If you were ordered removed (or deported) from the U.S., you must remain outside of the country for five, ten, or 20 years, and in some...
  • Mexico warns citizens after US deportation of undocumented mother

    02/10/2017 2:09:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Ray Sanchez
    Mexico warned its citizens living in the United States on Friday to "take precautions" and remain in contact with consular officials a day after the deportation of an undocumented mother following a routine visit with US immigration authorities. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, was deported Thursday after she checked in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, Arizona, a day earlier. Mexican consulates "have intensified their work of protecting fellow nationals, foreseeing more severe immigration measures to be implemented by the authorities of this country, and possible violations to constitutional precepts during such operations and problems with...
  • Why Bill Kristol Thinks We Need Illegal Immigrants

    02/09/2017 3:42:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | February 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Where is this Bill Kristol story? You know what? I’m gonna find it, take a break. I don’t know what to make of this Kristol story. I had it here prominently. He retired from the Weekly Standard and he went and made — was it Brookings, AEI? I’ll find it during the break. I’m not so sure he meant this, but there are others — well, he might have been facetious. I’m not sure. But what he basically said was that he agrees with John Adams, that after two or three generations of successful capitalism in our society, what...
  • (9th Circus) Court Of Appeals Rules Against Reinstating Trump's Immigration Executive Order

    02/09/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 9, 2017
    The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is out, and it has found against the Trump Administration, choosing to uphold the nationwide restraining order against Trump's immigration action. APPEALS COURT KEEPS U.S. DOORS OPEN DURING IMMIGRATION FIGHT Developing
  • White House: Trump not open to 'Gang of Eight' immigration bill

    02/09/2017 2:05:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Thursday disputed reports that President Trump is open to considering a sweeping 2013 immigration bill that offered a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Reports emerged Thursday that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told journalists on Capitol Hill that Trump told a bipartisan gathering of lawmakers he is receptive to the so-called Gang of Eight bill. “He is open to reviewing the piece of legislation. He says, ‘Well, you’ve got to start working on it again.’ And I says, ‘Absolutely, we will,’ ” Manchin said of Trump, according to NBC News. But White House press secretary Sean...
  • The new underground railroad

    02/06/2017 4:56:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 57 replies
    MacLean's ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jason Markusoff
    Lights along the highway from farmers’ fields in Emerson, Manitoba, west of the border. The taxi stopped at the side of the I-29 interstate after cruising north for about an hour. Their $400 in the cabbie’s pocket, he dropped off Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal a two-minute drive short of the North Dakota-Manitoba line. The driver pointed the men toward a darkened prairie field and a row of red blinking lights, wind turbines in the distance. Walk toward those lights, and they could grasp freedom. “We didn’t feel any sign, but we could feel we are in Canada, because of...
  • DML Op-Ed: CNN Publishes Positive Video About Trump’s Temporary Refugee Ban (Video)

    02/06/2017 12:37:38 AM PST · by LUV W · 7 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch Website ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dennis Michael Lynch [DML]
    DML Op-Ed: CNN Publishes Positive Video About Trump’s Temporary Refugee Ban (Video) Written by DML CNN has taken an absolute beating by President Donald Trump and his supporters. We take shots at the pro-Hillary news network every chance we get because we feel they report false information that fits the liberal narrative. News agencies like CNN are supposed to be objective in their reporting. Years ago, CNN was an objective news network, but not anymore. They, like so many other mainstream media outlets, lean so far left it’s hard to believe they haven’t tumbled over....... [However] CNN claims it received...
  • Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

    02/04/2017 3:20:59 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 136 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02/04/2017 | Brian Bennett
    When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade. Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation, according to calculations by the Los Angeles Times... {..snip..}
  • Colorado Republican Wants To Let Crime Victims Sue Politicians For Sanctuary City Policies

    01/31/2017 10:44:56 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    A Colorado state representative announced a bill Monday that would allow victims of certain crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue state and local politicians who defy federal immigration authorities seeking to enforce the law, multiple news outlets are reporting. Republican state Rep. Dave Williams, who is Hispanic, said he wants to strip the “immunity” from Democratic politicians who “place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue to implement,” the Denver Post reported. Read more:
  • Illegal Voting by the Numbers

    01/30/2017 4:24:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | 1/30/17 | William M Briggs
    How many votes in the past presidential election were cast illegally or fraudulently? Some say none to few. Others, such as President Trump, say a couple of million. The mainstream press insist there is “no evidence” for systemic problems in the electoral process. Yet evidence does exist, only that evidence is disputed or ignored.Here is the story so far. President Trump lost the popular election by more than two million votes, apparently due largely to the massive number of blue votes concentrated in California and New York. Yet shortly after the election, he said, “In addition to winning the Electoral College...
  • Hundreds of lawyers descend on airports to offer free help

    01/29/2017 4:00:36 PM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2017 | Elise Viebeck and Michael Laris
    Hundreds of attorneys descended on U.S. airports all over the country this weekend to offer free legal help to the travelers and family members of loved ones detained under President Trump’s executive order. The spontaneous rush to help, spurred in part by social media, echoed the protests that arose against Trump's ban on travelers from seven countries at numerous airport terminals, cities and the White House. "The organic outpouring of support has been extraordinary," said Deborah Axt of social justice group Make the Road New York to reporters Sunday. "Attorneys are out en masse mobilizing like organizers."
  • Fresno mayor vows his town won't become 'sanctuary city,' bucking California trend

    01/28/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith and Cindy CarcamoContact Reporters
    President Trump’s plans to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” has met with criticism from many politicians around California. But Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said Thursday that he has no plans for his city to join the sanctuary city movement, which is designed to express support and solidarity for people in this country illegally.
  • Multnomah County officials issue statement condemning immigration tactics (Barf)

    01/28/2017 2:32:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Allan Brettman
    Rumors of detentions of people by immigration officials at the Multnomah County Courthouse building have swirled this week. (Oregonian file) Unconfirmed reports of a immigration crackdown at Oregon's busiest courthouse in Portland prompted condemnation from defense attorneys and a joint statement from top Multnomah County officials expressing "grave concern" about the resulting fear. Here's the joint statement issued Saturday: Like many of you, late Friday we heard reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detaining people who come to the Multnomah County Circuit Court Courthouses. We immediately reached out to court officials. In the past two weeks, there has...
  • Notre Dame Faculty Senate Demands ‘Sanctuary Campus’

    01/26/2017 7:49:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 1/26/17 | Anthony Gockowski
    * The University of Notre Dame’s Faculty Senate passed a controversial resolution urging the school’s president to declare the university a sanctuary campus and refuse cooperation with ICE.* The resolution calls for a halt to all voluntary cooperation with federal immigration enforcement efforts, and demands that ND continue to admit illegal immigrant students regardless of whether DACA is repealed or curtailedThe University of Notre Dame’s Faculty Senate passed a controversial resolution urging the school’s president to declare the university a sanctuary campus and refuse cooperation with ICE. A copy of the resolution, obtained by Campus Reform, employs the school’s Catholic...
  • HE'S FIRED! Trump administration tells Border Patrol chief to pack his bags

    01/26/2017 2:07:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Daily mail ^ | 1/26/2017 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to step down from his post. News of his departure, expected within a month, comes as the Trump administration moves toward tougher enforcement of immigration laws. Two sources familiar with Morgan's departure told Reuters that he held a morning phone call with employees to say that he was not resigning – but had been asked to leave by the Trump administration. Morgan's ouster also comes the day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on...
  • Elizabeth Warren responds to Trump's executive orders: Why not declare January 25 as ...

    01/26/2017 6:49:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 25, 2017 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Complete Headline: Elizabeth Warren responds to Trump’s executive orders: Why not declare January 25 as 'Anti-Immigrant Day?' In the wake the early local backlash to President Donald Trump's executive orders Wednesday, Massachusetts's most outspoken Trump critic waited until the evening to make a statement. And when it came, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's remarks were delivered in the form of biting sarcasm. “Why not just declare January 25 as the Trump Administration’s First Anti-Immigrant Day?” Warren asked rhetorically, referring to Trump’s actions to fulfill his aggressive campaign pledges on immigration. "None of President Trump's actions today will make us safer," the Democratic...
  • Mexican president rejects Trump's border wall -- and says he won't pay for it

    01/26/2017 1:39:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 25, 2017 | Kate Linthicum
    Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto said he rejects and condemns U.S. President Trump's plan to immediately begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a televised address Wednesday night, Peńa Nieto said Mexico "does not believe in walls." His voice rising, Peńa Nieto repeated his promise that Mexico "will not pay" for construction of a border barrier. Peńa Nieto is facing considerable pressure from other Mexican leaders to boycott a planned meeting with Trump in Washington next week.