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  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ movement is reportedly spreading across the country

    02/15/2017 4:36:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Fusion.net ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rafi Schwartz
    Reports are surfacing about a potential national strike by immigrants this week—the latest in a growing movement to highlight the role immigrants play in the face of Donald Trump’s increasingly harsh crackdown. According to Washingtonian magazine, a number of local restaurants and other businesses have begun bracing for a national strike on February 16, in which immigrants—particularly those from Latinx communities—have been urged to stay home from work. The grassroots protest has seemingly been organized by word of mouth and across Latinx social media channels. “One of our delivery men who’s Latino told our kitchen about it, and then it...
  • N.J. Democrats say state should pay to protect 'sanctuary cities' from Trump

    02/13/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Democratic lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that would protect so-called sanctuary cities in the state from financial hits if President Donald Trump follows through with a promise to cut funding to them. State Sen. Brian Stack, who represents Union City, sponsored the legislation (S2007) that would require the state dole out grants to any municipality or county that has its federal dollars cut for being a sanctuary for unauthorized immigrants.
  • Migrating North, but to Mexico, Not the U.S.

    02/13/2017 11:31:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2017 | KIRK SEMPLE
    SALTILLO, Mexico — Wendy no longer worries that when her sons leave the apartment in the morning, they may never make it to school. Memories of the gangs that haunted their lives in Honduras are slowly receding into the past. The family fled its home last year after gang members tried to recruit the boys, threatening them with death if they did not join. They received asylum in Mexico, making them among the country’s newest residents. [...] The United States has long been the dream destination for many Latin American migrants, whether fleeing poverty, political unrest, natural disaster or violence....
  • Videos: Violent Anti-Trump Protesters in Austin Wave Latino Flags as They Block Traffic

    02/12/2017 1:22:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 12, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Not an American flag to be seen in videos of a violent protest in Austin, Texas Saturday night against the recent ICE raids and the immigration policies of President Donald Trump and Governor Greg Abbott. Flags from several Latin American countries were strung together and held across a major intersection by protesters blocking traffic. A similar protest was held the night before at the same intersection. A couple motorists blocked by the protesters got out of their cars to complain, only to be attacked and forced back into their cars. One driver returned on foot and after heated words were...
  • [Vanity] Are more citizens giving info on illegals to ICE?

    02/11/2017 8:02:45 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 42 replies
    2/11/17 | vladimir998
    I noticed earlier several statements on Twitter and Youtube posted by people claiming to have turned in information about illegals to ICE in just the last few days. Anyone hear any rumors or information about a groundswell of citizens giving info about illegal immigrants to the authorities?
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • February 9: SENATOR Barak Obama On Immigration

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

    02/07/2017 2:54:41 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Thomas Heath
    Building supplies company 84 Lumber tackled a heap of controversy over the weekend with its carefully-crafted — yet inconclusive — 90-second Super Bowl ad featuring a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on a difficult journey north that left the viewer wondering where they ended up. At the end of the ponderous tale, script appears on the screen: “The will to succeed is always welcome here.” That wasn’t the full story. The Super Bowl ad asked viewers to visit the 84 Lumber website if they wanted the rest of the story. The website version included a five-minute “director’s cut” version that...
  • Assembly Democrats push for New York as a sanctuary state

    02/06/2017 6:18:43 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    WXXI ^ | February 6, 2017 | Karen DeWitt
    The New York Assembly moved Monday to establish New York as a sanctuary state, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the state Senate. Assembly Democrats are backing measures that would give the entire state sanctuary status for immigrants.
  • Watch: 5 Most Politicized Super Bowl Ads

    02/06/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 5, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Super Bowl LI on Sunday night was as close to a politics-free experience as a football fan could have hoped for, with even halftime performer Lady Gaga eschewing political talk in favor of high-energy showmanship — but several big-name brands couldn’t help but include overt political messaging in their Big Game advertising.
  • 84 Lumber SB Commercial – Complete The Journey (Not shown during SB)

    02/06/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/2017 | 84 Lumber
    Part 2 of the 84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast. See what lies ahead as a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey continues to its moving conclusion.
  • California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally

    02/05/2017 5:05:59 PM PST · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2017 | Tim Donnelly
    California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions. De Léon, who introduced the bill, made his remarks at a hearing in Sacramento on SB54, the bill to make California a “Sanctuary State.” He said (at 1:27:34 in the video that follows): … I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security...
  • 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..}
  • Watch Tucker Carlson demolish this illegal immigration activist

    02/02/2017 11:50:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    Tucker Carlson shredding illegal immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas. At this point, I’m not really sure why progressives continue to appear on Tucker Carlson Tonight. I mean, they must know what’s coming, right? They’re going to make some ridiculous, barely coherent, argument. Tucker will listen politely. Then, they’ll be utterly obliterated, and made to look like fools.
  • New Valve in Santa Rosa (All Mexican Crew)

    02/01/2017 4:48:30 PM PST · by rey · 9 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 1 Feb 2017
    Not that this is an important article, but the video of the men installing the valve are all Mexican and all work is done in Mexican (I hesitate to say Spanish as I speak Spanish). Why in my country is a city/county job not done in the language of the host nation?
  • Mother Of Son Killed By Illegal to Pelosi: Which Of Your Children Is Expendable For An Illegal?

    01/31/2017 7:29:00 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 31, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    At a CNN townhall Tuesday night, Nancy Pelosi was asked by a sobbing mom who lost her son to an illegal immigrant, who she said brutally tortured him before death, which one of her grandchildren she would be give up to make room for an illegal foreigner. Transcript at link...
  • Where was LEFTY, Democrat Outrage when Bill Clinton Called for End of Illegal Immigration

    01/30/2017 7:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    GP ^ | 01/20/17 | Red
    HEY DEMOCRATS, YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY BABY …   Over the weekend in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on illegal immigration, the LEFT, Democrats, Hollywood and moonbats alike all lost their collective minds in horror and outrage at such actions.   But where were they when their own Democrat president Bill Clinton called for the very same things during his 1995 State of the Union address? What happened to the LEFT’s notion that we are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws? So does the Democrat party no longer think...
  • DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers

    01/30/2017 4:20:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2017
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome." Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday's "State of the Union" if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump's executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario. "Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New...
  • Immigrants here illegally believe life is about to get a lot tougher

    01/27/2017 4:36:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2017 | By Ruben Vives, Cindy Carcamo, Dakota Smith and Corina Knoll
    Inside a Maywood laundromat, Hector Cruz waited amid the whir of spin cycles with his infant son. Although the 25-year-old arrived from Mexico without documents, he found a job at a car wash and feels safe within the tiny town that proclaimed itself a “sanctuary city” a decade ago. Now the emergence of President Trump’s long-anticipated crackdown on illegal immigration has Cruz envisioning immigration raids, deportation, a fractured family. Once places of refuge, so-called sanctuary cities have become targets, where residents worry that any concern for their welfare could be trounced by their community’s need for government funds. But while...
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration [“HPD is not the INS"]

    01/27/2017 5:02:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Houstonia Magazine ^ | 1/26/2017 | By Katharine Shilcutt
    ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to ”end sanctuary cities.” On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called ”Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States." Among other actions outlined in the order, cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement agents “are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.” In addition, the order restored both the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) and the Secure Communities Program, which are used to compel...
  • Cuomo: Deport Me First

    01/26/2017 5:40:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/26/17 | Cortney O'Brien
    Liberal mayors and governors across America are pushing back at President Trump's immigration orders. The president took executive action on Wednesday to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase the number of ICE agents who work to find and deport illegal immigrants, and end sanctuary cities. Mayors like Rahm Emanuel said not on their watch. Chicago, he insisted, will remain a sanctuary city. Other liberal leaders pledged to protect illegal immigrants in their states. "If there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "If we're going to deport...
  • Mexican President demands ‘respect’ from Trump, threatens to cancel meeting - Trump calls his bluff

    01/26/2017 9:52:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 100 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Robert Laurie
    No leverage Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after President Trump signed executive orders aimed at immigration, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ...well ...he kind of freaked out. Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders to curb illegal immigration, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto promised Wednesday night to protect Mexicans in the United States.
  • Walsh blasts Trump, vows to open City Hall to illegals

    01/25/2017 4:46:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2017 | Dan Atkinson
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would open City Hall as a sanctuary and "safe space" to illegal immigrants -- promising to house them in his office -- in the wake of President Trump's executive order to halt federal funding for "sanctuary cities," and said Boston would not accept federal money if it was tied to toeing Trump's line on immigration. "If people want to live here they'll live here, they can use my office, they can use any office in this building," Walsh said of his promise today to illegal immigrants who are "targeted unjustly," adding "any place they...
  • Woman Gets 6 Years In Prison For Enslaving Illegal Immigrants

    01/25/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2017 | Caroline May
    A woman who controlled her victims by claiming to be the voice of God has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for harboring two illegal immigrants from Mexico and forcing them to work for her without pay. She was also ordered to pay $795,000 in restitution to her two victims. Olga Sandra Murra has been in federal custody since her conviction in August on two counts of forced labor and two counts of harboring illegal aliens. The Justice Department announced her sentence this week. ...more...
  • Trump says to coordinate with DHS to begin 'immediate construction of a border wall'

    01/25/2017 12:38:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants, proceeding quickly on sweeping and divisive plans to curb immigration and boost national security. Trump signed two executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security, one ordering construction of a wall along the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) U.S.-Mexico border and the other moving to strip federal grant money from "sanctuary" states and cities, often governed by Democrats, that harbor illegal immigrants. Speaking at the DHS after signing the orders, Trump said he will work...
  • Soros And MasterCard Join Forces To Profit From Immigration

    01/24/2017 10:47:49 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 25, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    The radical billionaire helped create the immigration crisis; now he wants to reap the rewards. Radical currency speculator George Soros is scheming to profit from the illegal immigration crises in the United States and the European Union that he was instrumental in creating. Soros traffics in revolution and human misery. His devious business deals have brought the financial systems of the United Kingdom and Malaysia to their knees. .. He acknowledged having orchestrated coups in Croatia, Georgia, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia. Soros hates America. ... Now the preeminent funder of border-busting campaigns in the U.S. and overseas has entered into a...
  • Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported

    01/24/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 157 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country. Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, is scheduled to be deported to Spain this week after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to her husband, Giovani Jimenez. “We are devastated,” said Jimenez, who lives in Fredericksburg, Va., with their American-born children, Alex, 13, and Lucia, 7. “My children are crying, but we know there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • Paul Ryan Tells Illegal Immigrant She Won’t Be Deported This Year

    01/13/2017 11:42:19 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told an illegal immigrant Thursday night that she shouldn’t “worry” about getting deported this year. A 32-year old illegal immigrant living in Oklahoma named Angelica asked Ryan during a CNN town hall if he thinks she should be deported. Angelica was brought to the United States when she was 11, and thus is protected under President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as minors. The woman has an American-born daughter and wondered if someone in her situation should be deported.
  • Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Jerry Knowles vowss to stop "sanctuary campus" movement.

    01/02/2017 4:25:26 PM PST · by Rod Rammer · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | Rod Kackley
    Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Jerry Knowles wants to put a stop to the sanctuary campus movement in his state. He circulated a co-sponsorship memo in December in an effort to find like-minded lawmakers to help push a bill that would cut off state funding to any institution of higher education that sets itself up as a “sanctuary campus” to protect illegal immigrants. Knowles’ memo followed by only a few days the news that two Pennsylvania schools — Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania — had pledged to refuse to allow federal authorities on campus without a warrant. They directed their...
  • Bill could aggravate state-federal standoff on immigration

    01/01/2017 8:36:11 AM PST · by Regulator · 21 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | december 30, 2016 | Kate Morrissey
    bill introduced by California legislators this month could heighten a standoff between the state and federal government over immigration enforcement policy that has been growing since at least 2013.
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Made Extraordinary Progress’ Over the Past 8 Years

    01/01/2017 6:01:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama reflected on his time in office and touted the “extraordinary progress” the country has made over the last eight years. Transcript as Follows: “Happy New Year, everybody. At a time when we turn the page on one year and look ahead to the future, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you’ve done to make America stronger these past eight years. Just eight years ago, as I prepared to take office, our economy teetered on the brink of depression. Nearly 800,000 Americans were losing their jobs each month. In...
  • (Mayor Sylvester) Turner Pledges to Protect Immigrants, But Avoids Calling Houston "Sanctuary City"

    12/24/2016 7:53:43 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Houston Press ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 8 A.M. | MEAGAN FLYNN
    In the wake of the presidential election, Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking steps to promise undocumented immigrants or newly arrived refugees that he will strive to keep them safe and respect their rights in Houston. The election of a certain someone, whom he did not name, will not change Houston's commitment to welcoming all walks of life and valuing diversity, Turner pledged at a press conference Monday morning. To demonstrate this pledge, Turner has created the Office of New Americans, to help immigrants and refugees integrate into their new communities and access services they may need. He has also launched...
  • L.A.'s legal defense fund for immigrants will only embolden Trump supporters

    12/23/2016 10:22:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2016 | Victor Ramos
    To the editor: Like the vast majority of Latinos, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump. But for Los Angeles city and county leaders to use $5 million in taxpayer funds for the legal defense of the undocumented is mind-boggling. It is overreaching decisions like this one by mega-liberals that awoke the rest of the country and got Trump elected in the first place. (“Responding to Trump, L.A. proposes $10-million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation,” Dec. 19) The rationale used by City Atty. Mike Feuer, who said the funds would ensure “more fairness and more effectiveness in...
  • VA Politician Demands Public Schools Be "Sanctuary Institutions"

    12/22/2016 4:29:58 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 17 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | December 22, 2016
    A far-left politician today published an article in the Falls Church News-Press calling for the Fairfax school board to name FCPS a "sanctuary institution" for illegal aliens. Kaye Kory, a Democrat who was a member of the school board from 1999 to 2009, repeated unverified, speculative, and now-discredited statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC), a liberal activist group. The claim that there has been a spike in hate crimes committed by Trump supporters was pushed by the fake news media for weeks after the election, almost exclusively based on a report by the $PLC. However, the $PLC report......
  • What A Seceded California Might Look Like

    12/22/2016 7:20:50 AM PST · by rhett october · 106 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-22-2016 | Rhett October
    Secession in the United States has been attempted before. It ended in the Civil War with the southern states being forbidden from seceding. Texas has talked about it. California is talking about it now and even says it has its own embassy in Moscow, Russia (this according to secession supporters and not state officials). But what would an independent California country actually be like? All we can do is look at current California policies and political leanings and attempt to project how they might operate as a country on their own. Entitlement Spending California's state government has a reputation for...
  • At the Southern Border, a Do-It-Yourself Tack on Security

    12/21/2016 8:56:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 21, 2016 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    His radio crackled. “Can you hear it?” a veteran Army soldier named Tim Foley asked one weekend afternoon while traversing the remote trails off the remote community of Sasabe, a dot along a busy drug-smuggling corridor in southern Arizona. “They’re pushing something through,” he said. “And they’re not too far.” When the housing market collapsed and Mr. Foley, 57, lost his construction job and then his home, he moved to Sasabe, on the United States-Mexico border, to start his own citizens’ border patrol. Mr. Foley prefers to call his group, Arizona Border Recon, a nongovernmental organization, but others label it...
  • LA County Considers $1 Million in Taxpayer Funds to Help Illegals Fight Deportation

    12/19/2016 4:30:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Los Angeles County supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis are asking their colleagues to join them in setting aside $1 million in county funds that can be used to help illegal immigrants fight deportation. It is estimated that LA County’s illegal immigrant population is over 800,000, and the $1 million in funding would come from taxpayers’ pockets. Hahn’s spokeswoman Liz Odendahl explained that “The idea is to set up the legal fund with $1 million in the first year, then obtain matching funds from public or private donors.” The move is a preemptive one, aimed at short-circuiting President-elect Donald Trump’s...
  • Life Is About Priorities

    12/11/2016 7:43:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    < Life is about priorities. We have only a finite amount of time on this planet, so how we choose to spend that time says a lot about us as individuals. As does how we choose to allocate our resources, because unless your last name is Zuckerberg or Gates, your resources are limited. When it comes to government, you’d think both were limitless, so the order things are addressed is the best way to tell what matters most to those in power. The new city council in Baltimore was sworn in on Thursday, and its first order of business was...
  • The coming sanctuary cities crackdown

    12/09/2016 9:44:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel begs President-elect Trump for leniency Chicago is one of the best places to live in America if you’re one of the millions of illegal aliens present in the country — and free-spending, lawbreaking Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying his best to keep it that way. Emanuel (D), who used to be a congressman and then President Obama’s chief of staff, dropped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.
  • California Democrat Vows to ‘Fight in the Streets’ Over Illegal Immigration

    12/08/2016 5:29:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's Sanctuary Cities California’s new Democrat supermajority used Monday’s usually congenial legislative swearing-in ceremonies to ram through Assembly and Senate resolutions insisting President-elect Donald Trump abandon his immigration deportation policies—at least in California. California is home to the largest illegal-alien population in the country, with 35 sanctuary cities. President-elect Trump has vowed to build a border wall and deport immigrants that have a criminal record, which he estimates to be two-three million.
  • 13 Minnesota churches eye ‘underground railroad’ for those facing deportation

    12/06/2016 6:53:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 70 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Frederick Melo
    The rhetoric on immigration during the presidential campaign season has struck fear into the hearts of many foreign-born families, and a new network of Minnesota churches is mobilizing to respond. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on St. Paul’s Dale Street already maintains 22 shelter beds for the homeless in its basement, where families with no other place to go often spend the night on a temporary basis. The Rev. James Erlandson said those beds may soon serve a different purpose: offering sanctuary to those facing deportation. “That’s a moral stand that we’ve taken,” Erlandson said. “We want to say: ‘Don’t increase...
  • UConn campus police won't enforce immigration laws

    12/06/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The University of Connecticut says campus police will continue to steer clear of enforcing immigration laws. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that campus police formally adopted a longstanding policy of not inquiring individuals about their immigration status, not detaining people based solely on their citizenship status and not making arrests based on warrants from federal immigration authorities. She also said the university will continue admitting qualified students regardless of their immigration status and offering qualified undocumented students the in-state tuition rate, as state law requires. Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a "sanctuary campus" as colleges including Wesleyan University...
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • Lindsey Graham Working on Bill to Protect Dreamers if Trump Revokes Obama Executive Actions

    11/30/2016 5:09:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions, which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported. One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in...
  • Immigrants are in a state of panic

    11/26/2016 11:42:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 26, 2016 | The Editorial Board
    Immigrant communities across the country — including South Florida — are in a state of panic. We can’t blame them. They have a right to be fearful of what the future holds under President-elect Donald Trump and the encouragement he offered to the kind of haters who seem to enjoy shouting the mantra “deport ’em all.” The atmosphere of hate that came into the open during the campaign has exploded since Mr. Trump’s victory. In a six-day period beginning Nov. 9, the day after the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 437 reports of hateful intimidation and harassment, 136...
  • Obama's DOJ Fines Denver Sheriff Department For Not Hiring Non-Citizens

    11/22/2016 10:49:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    President Obama’s Justice Department is penalizing the Denver Sheriff Department for making U.S. citizenship a requirement for applicants. The sheriff’s department will now have to pay a $10,000 fine for its hiring practices in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, the DOJ is requiring them to comb through old applications for those who were disqualified for being a non-citizen and consider those people for future positions. “The Justice Department’s investigation found that from approximately Jan. 1, 2015, until approximately March 23, 2016, the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated based on citizenship status by requiring applicants for deputy sheriff positions to be U.S. citizens...