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  • Mass. State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Immigrants To Imminent ICE Raids

    03/28/2017 1:46:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/17 | Christian Datco
    Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area. In the post, DuBois wrote, “ICE raid in Brockton (MA) on 3/28.”
  • California chief justice blasts immigration crackdown, says rule of law is ‘being challenged’

    03/28/2017 2:13:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Derek Hawkins
    Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California’s chief justice, is fast emerging as one of the Trump administration’s most vocal critics in the judiciary. Her main concern is the controversy surrounding President Trump’s immigration policies. Earlier this month, she criticized federal immigration authorities for using courthouses as “bait” to arrest undocumented immigrants. Days later, she assailed the president’s disparaging comments about federal judges who ruled against his travel ban. And on Monday, Cantil-Sakauye used her annual State of the Judiciary address to argue that the rule of law was being “challenged” amid the administration’s immigration crackdown. Without mentioning Trump by name, she told the...
  • AG Sessions: Sanctuary Cities May Lose Federal Dollars

    03/27/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned states and localities that claim to be sanctuary cities and refuse to comply with federal immigration laws that they risk being deemed ineligible to receive money from the central government. “Today, I'm urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws, including 8 U.S.C. Section 1373. Moreover, the Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with 1373 as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. He added that the policy “is entirely consistent with the Department of Justice's Office...
  • Los Angeles blocks airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration

    03/25/2017 12:58:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ekin Karasin
    Los Angeles has blocked airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration agents. The latest directive is the city's most aggressive bid yet to oppose President Trump's tough crackdown and protect illegal immigrants from immigration officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti declared it was 'un-American' to 'demonize' their neighbors simply because they are foreign, as the city beefed up its 'sanctuary city' status. The Los Angeles Police Department already prohibits police from asking for the legal status of a suspect even if they have probable cause. 'In Los Angeles, we don't separate people from their families because it's inhumane,' Eric Garcetti...
  • California files brief supporting challenge to Trump's threat

    03/24/2017 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Regulator · 13 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | March 22 2017 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a brief in support of a Santa Clara County lawsuit challenging President Trump's executive order targeting "sanctuary" cities that refuse to help federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The amicus brief cites Trump's threat to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities and counties as well as the state's interest in protecting state laws and policies that promote public safety and protect the constitutional rights of residents, Becerra said.
  • Pop Quiz: Civics

    03/24/2017 6:38:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-17 | MOTUS
    Pop Civics Test1. Which is worse: a) The Russians “hacking” the election as they have since the beginning of the Cold War orb) Your own government hacking the campaign of the of the sitting President’s political opponent(s)? If you think this is a tough question you’re probably a liberal and can’t correctly define “fascism” either.Hint: one presents a Constitutional crisis, the other doesn’t. 2. Is “sanctuary” status for illegal aliens who have committed crimes sanctioned by the Constitution? Or even by common sense? a) Yes b) NOc) HELL NO Correct answer to #1 is b, why do you even ask?...
  • Trump’s Wall Costs $21.6 Billion; Illegal Immigration Costs $148.3 Billion Per Year

    03/23/2017 11:11:16 PM PDT · by Thalean · 19 replies
    "There are 3 basic types of costs I included in this estimate. 1. Federal Expenses: $31.9 Billion Expenses incurred at the federal level total $28.6 billion, according to the FAIR report. This number includes things like educational subsidies ($2.1 billion), healthcare costs ($5.9 billion, of which $750 goes to Obamacare subsidies), and justice costs etc. 2. State & Local Costs: $93.3 Billion This category includes a much broader range of expenses which I won’t go into here. Again, you can get a sense of what this looks like by reading my cost analysis on California. Once adjusted for inflation, as...
  • 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...
  • Ann Coulter: We Have Now Hit Full-On Crazy

    03/22/2017 6:06:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | ANN COULTER
    Liberals are ecstatic that a judge in Hawaii is writing immigration policy for the entire country, and that policy is: We have no right to tell anyone that he can’t live in America. (Unless they’re Christians — those guys we can keep out.) As subtly alluded to in the subtitle of Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, the goal of liberals is for the poor of the world to have a constitutional right to come here whenever they want. I can’t help but notice that the Third Worlders aren’t moving to liberals’...
  • Tattoo Removal Business Booming As Fears Of Deportation Mount

    03/20/2017 8:16:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    SAN PABLO (KPIX 5) — An East Bay tattoo removal clinic says they’ve treated a record number of clients since the election. Some in the Latino community worry ICE agents will use their tattoos as an excuse to stop them and check immigration status. The number of customers has doubled. Typically, people go in to remove an ex-lover’s name or get rid of tattoos for job interviews. But the fear of deportation is a new reason. “A lot of people don’t want to be a moving target or even seen as a target,” says Nora Ruiz of the San Pablo...
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Chaz Bono’s Mexican Houskeeper Has an Illegal Alien Butler

    03/12/2017 4:00:00 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    Put this in the ‘you-can’t-make-this-up‘ file. Taking the concept of limo-liberalism to new stratospheric heights of modernity, Chaz Bono’s housekeeper has an illegal “helper”. We have now reached a period of exponential Fabian Socialism where the carefully designed “underclass” are so enlightened they actually have their own secondary “underclass” of conscripted illegal alien assistants. OK. I know, take a minute, let that sink in.
  • A look at Mexico’s Immigration Laws - Who Knew?

    03/11/2017 7:43:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    A look at Mexico’s Immigration Laws - Who Knew? 1Aug 10, 2014 Source: What the west could learn from Mexico’s Immigration law: Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests….” This only applies one way ..naturally! From here to there ... but not from there to here. Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt...
  • 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...
  • Flashback Friday: Harry Reid, 1993 — 'No Sane Country' Would Give Illegal Immigrants Citizenship

    03/03/2017 12:33:32 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2017
    Harry Reid — in a 1993 speech on the Senate floor — insinuated the United States was insane for providing a pathway for illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship. In his speech, the former Nevada senator hypothetically posed that “if making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t easy enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” “No sane country would do that, right?” he continued. “Guess again.” “If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with citizenship and guarantee a full access to...
  • A Multnomah County Judge Allegedly Helped an Undocumented Immigrant Escape ICE Through Her Courtroom

    03/02/2017 10:45:25 AM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 | Corey Pein
    A young man's daring escape from capture by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, apparently with the assistance of a local judicial referee, has shocked and divided the Portland legal community. Multnomah County court referee Monica Herranz is under internal review and the target of complaints from a federal prosecutor after allegedly helping the undocumented immigrant elude ICE last month by exiting the courtroom through an employee door. The getaway didn't ultimately keep the man from being snared by immigration officials after pleading guilty to a DUII. But it demonstrates how everyday court proceedings have mutated, and how tensions have...
  • Latina vs. Focus Group: I Came To U.S. To Work, People Coming Are Not Working, Taking Welfare

    03/01/2017 6:55:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 28, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    A Frank Luntz focus group on President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress erupted when a first generation Latina immigrant said she came to America for an opportunity but people who come to the U.S. now "they have [a] kid and they start collecting money."
  • Local judge may have help illegal immigrant Viod ICE agents

    02/28/2017 10:05:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    katu ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Keaton Thomas
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland says someone in a courtroom at the Multnomah County Justice Center helped an undocumented immigrant avoid capture by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Diddier Pacheco-Salazar was in a court hearing on Jan. 27 at the Justice Center for DUII and Reckless Driving, according to his defense attorney, John Schlosser. Schlosser said he was waiting for his client to get out of the courtroom, along with four ICE agents. Billy Williams, the U.S. Attorney in the District of Oregon, said those agents targeted Pacheco-Salazar for his criminal history. They had his...
  • Activist: ICE agents detain 10 workers near Woodburn [Oregon]

    03/01/2017 4:09:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    AP/KGW ^ | February 28, 2017 | Andrew Selsky
    SALEM, Ore. — Federal immigration officers stopped two vans carrying 19 workers headed to a forest in Oregon to pick an ornamental shrub and took 10 of them away, an activist said Tuesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers made the traffic stops in Woodburn and on a highway just outside town early Friday, said Pedro Sosa of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group. He said most of the workers are Guatemalan and at least one is Mexican. Sosa said Tuesday that four or five of the workers remained in detention and may be in Tacoma, Washington. The...
  • A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate

    02/28/2017 4:14:54 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 15 replies ^ | 2-28-17 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought. “Why is there is so little crime in Japan?” I asked. Without taking a moment to reflect, she responded, “Because we don’t allow immigration.” Anyone who visits Japan is struck by the ethnic homogeneity of the nation. If you meet a Caucasian, a black or a Hispanic in Japan, you can be all but certain that the person is visiting or studying there, not a citizen. Likewise in the...
  • Trump Invites Families Of Those Killed By Illegal Immigrants To Speech

    02/28/2017 12:18:15 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | February 28, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump has invited the family members of those killed by illegal immigrants and the widow of Justice Antonin Scalia to attend his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Maureen McCarthy Scalia will attend the speech, along with Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver — both widows of California police officers killed by an illegal immigrant in 2014. The president is expected to highlight his campaign to deport illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the United States.
  • Trump-Backers Rally Against Sanctuary Status in New Jersey

    02/28/2017 3:10:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Lifezette ^ | February 28, 2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    RED BANK, N.J. — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump held a rally in a New Jersey town late Monday afternoon to show their support for the new administration and their opposition to a nearby borough’s consideration of becoming a sanctuary city. Some Trump supporters ended their rally in nearby Red Bank on the steps of Borough Hall as a committee meeting to discuss the issue was called to order on Monday night. They were met by hundreds of Hispanics who have made the borough their home. “I feel strong that we have to support our president … Although I welcome immigrants who...
  • Illegal immigration dropped 27 percent in January: Reports

    02/28/2017 3:01:48 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in January, compared to December, as the flow of both illegal immigrant families and children traveling alone dried up, according to numbers released by Customs and Border Protection on Monday. The numbers are still high compared to past years — indeed, it’s the worst January in records dating back to 2012. But total apprehensions of migrants trying to sneak across the border fell 27 percent on a month-to-month basis, to 31,575. And the number of inadmissible migrants who showed up at the southwest’s ports of entry fell 28 percent, to 10,899. Apprehensions are...
  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • Pretend journalist, Jorge Ramos, says illegals who commit identity theft do so to ‘benefit our lives

    02/27/2017 8:08:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Robert Laurie
    Feel free to steal Ramos's identity No doubt you remember Jorge Ramos - the perpetually outraged, virtue-signaling, illegal immigration activist who pretends to be a journalist - from that time President Trump had him thrown out of a press conference. After it happened, Ramos enjoyed a few extra minutes of fame, made the anti-Trump media rounds, then faded back to his previous level of mid-range notoriety. Unfortunately, with the illegal immigration issue still front-and-center, Ramos rears his head every so often.
  • [Maricopa County AZ] Sheriff Penzone backtracks on releasing undocumented inmates

    02/26/2017 6:26:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    12 News ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | Brahm Resnik, KPNX
    PHOENIX - After releasing at least 58 undocumented inmates over the last week, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone reversed course Friday night and allowed federal immigration authorities to pick up inmates inside his jails. The undocumented inmates were being held on charges ranging from assault to extreme DUI. Many are immediately deportable under new priorities set by President Donald Trump. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said five of the released inmates had been arrested. Even Penzone conceded the released inmates could be a danger to the community. "That does not make me feel good," the sheriff said in an interview...
  • Mississippi Governor Says He Will Assist Trump in Illegal Immigration Crackdown

    02/26/2017 3:51:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is ready to assist in President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, but some of his fellow Republicans are less than eager to cooperate. Bryant contends that beefed up enforcement at the federal level can only help states. “The federal law is the federal law,” Bryant told Newsmax while visiting Washington for the National Governors Association winter meeting this weekend. “You see now that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is simply enforcing the federal laws. I like to remind people, if we are going to ignore these laws, they need to tell us what other laws we...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Los Angeles officials urge ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police

    02/25/2017 6:41:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Doug Smith
    Los Angeles’ top elected officials are urging federal authorities to stop the practice of immigration officers identifying themselves as “police” in their search for people living in the country illegally. Citing a practice disclosed this week in The Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Atty. Mike Feuer and City Council President Herb Wesson cosigned a letter to the directors of the immigration services “to urge in the strongest possible terms that ICE immediately cease this practice in our city.”
  • AG Sessions Is Now In Session: Orders Prison Utilization Increase To Handle All-New ICE Roundups

    02/25/2017 6:24:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | layla velasquez
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a decision to overturn a memo to end the use of private prisons, the Huffington Post reports. About ten years ago, when the prison population was exploding, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sought out private companies to build and operate prisons. In 2013, the prison population reached its highest ever at 220,000 inmates. But, by 2016, the population began to decline for the first time in over thirty years accounting for only 195,000 inmates. This had to do with changes in how inmates are sentenced. As a result, the need for private prisons was reconsidered.
  • More than 50 detained in immigration raids at Asian restaurants in Mississippi

    02/25/2017 5:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 73 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.”
  • Rape investigation leads to arrest of undocumented workers in Palmerton [PA]

    02/25/2017 4:54:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | Dan Sheehan
    A sexual assault allegation against two undocumented immigrants in Palmerton led to the arrest of three other men who were also in the country illegally, officials said. Jose Antonio Corripio Martinez, 36, of Jim Thorpe, and Rafael Alberto Escobar Garcia, 29, of Palmerton, were charged Wednesday with assaulting an 18-year-old woman at a party in mid-December.
  • Texas man faces deportation after years of protected status [ordered years earlier to leave]

    02/25/2017 3:42:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    WRAL ^ | Posted 3:49 p.m. yesterday
    HOUSTON — Immigration officials began deportation proceedings this week against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants. Jose Escobar, a 31-year-old construction worker, was arrested Wednesday when he went to federal offices in Houston to provide immigration officials with an annual update on his work status. His wife, Rose Marie Ascencio-Escobar, said although her husband is not a citizen, he was in good standing with immigration authorities as long as he appeared for an annual review. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement counters that...
  • ICE detainee in Georgia sentenced for threatening federal officials

    02/25/2017 3:36:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/23/2017
    Lumpkin, Georgia, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Feb. 14 for threatening a federal official during an immigration court hearing regarding his status. According to court documents, Delroy Anthony McLean, 42, threatened to “bash the head” of a federal immigration judge and also threatened the life of the judge’s husband during court proceedings. McLean was convicted of threatening a federal official after a jury trial Oct. 4-5 in Columbus. In addition to threatening a federal immigration judge, McLean also previously threatened ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers and contract staff assigned to the Stewart...
  • Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping [once deported for felonies]

    02/25/2017 2:32:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    news4jax/CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | LAUREN DEL VALLE
    (CNN) - An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin's mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Early Friday, a fight broke out after Aylin's mother, Nidia Gonzalez, 26, and the other...
  • Jerry Brown Funds Student Illegals, Cuts Middle-Class Scholarships

    02/24/2017 11:20:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 22, 2017 | David Krayden
    California Governor Jerry Brown won’t touch scholarship funding for illegal immigrant students while he cuts scholarship funding for middle-class U.S. citizens enrolled in higher education institutions, Campus Reform reports. Awash in another budget deficit expected to hit $2 billion by this summer, Brown decided to trim education expenses — but spending on scholarships for illegals will continue to increase. The 2017-18 Governor’s Budget detailed Brown’s intention of phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program, which assists students who come from households with a combined income of $156,000 or less with 40 per cent of their tuition costs.
  • ICE confirms four 'illegally in U.S.' detained in Ypsilanti [Michigan]

    02/24/2017 7:49:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers took four individuals "who were illegally in the United States" into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Ypsilanti. ICE Spokeswoman Rachel Yow said the targeted enforcement took place Wednesday morning, in a statement to The Ann Arbor News. "ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) officers conducted targeted enforcement actions in the area of Ypsilanti on Wed. morning, Feb. (22)," Yow said in a statement. "During the course of action, ERO officers encountered multiple persons who were illegally in the United States. Four individuals were taken into custody and are currently...
  • ICE rounds up four Guatemalans with criminal records in Trenton

    02/24/2017 7:08:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | 02/23/17 | David Foster
    TRENTON >> The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made an unannounced visit to the capital city on Thursday. The agency left with four undocumented immigrants from Central America who carry some extra baggage. “We made four arrests in Trenton today,” ICE spokesman Alvin Phillips said. “They’re Guatemalans.” Phillips did not know if the immigrants were charged with any crimes and where they were picked up. The news surprised Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, who previously called for a stop of ICE raids last year in the city. “We received no notification at all,” Jackson said Thursday. A little later in...
  • ICE Uses Gary Airport Weekly For Deportations

    02/24/2017 6:47:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Barbara Brosher
    The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration. Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation. When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana. Every week families say their goodbyes – not knowing when they’ll see each other again.
  • Fear And Panic Grows Among [Illegal] Immigrant Communities

    02/24/2017 6:56:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Oren Peleg
    For the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants around the United States, the new immigration and deportation policies of the Trump administration have caused a growing sense of stress and panic. Now, following a late February release of new immigration enforcement guidelines, immigrants are creating new routines to protect their lives. "We got over 1,000 phone calls in three days about the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] raids," Cristina Parker, immigration programs director for Grassroots Leadership, said, reports the Associated Press. "And certainly a lot of those were people who wanted information about the raids saying, 'I'm scared, I'm worried, what can...
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • Just Another Old White Guy

    02/22/2017 6:39:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2017 | MOTUS
    We’ve seen up-close and personal the face of the “Not My President Day” crowd, where anti-Trump protesters took the opportunity to bitch about whatever struck their fancy:Yeah babes, we can hardly waitMake mine the Carmel Brownie Blizzard, and yes, I would like fries with that order. And I’m sure you remember the yooge impact of the stupid Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants boycott:I know one family who sincerely wishes that Monday had been a Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants.Meet the perp: Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently...
  • State by State: The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

    02/21/2017 10:22:32 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    bolog of Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 2-21-17 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book? In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens! You may also access FAIR’s State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information. Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...