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  • Westchester County Executive Vetoes Bill to Protect Illegal Immigrants

    08/17/2017 8:18:54 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/16/2017 | Joseph De Avila
    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Wednesday vetoed legislation aimed at protecting illegal immigrants because he believes it could result in the county being labeled as a sanctuary municipality, risking millions in federal funds. Mr. Astorino said the legislation would jeopardize public safety and cost taxpayers $13 million. “If you end up in our jail for committing a crime, and you’re not here legally, we’re not providing a sanctuary for you,” Mr. Astorino said.
  • Man faces deportation after leaving puppy in hot car, police say

    08/09/2017 7:51:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    WSBTV ^ | August 8, 2017 | Tony Thomas
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A man could be forced to leave the country after police say he left his puppy in a hot car. The puppy was spotted Sunday night panting in the back seat of an SUV in Lawrenceville. A witness said the dog had been in the SUV for at least a half hour and was struggling. “The external temperature outside was about 82 degrees. However when they put a thermometer inside the car, they determined the temperature inside the SUV was 94 to over 100 degrees,” said Cpl. Michele Pihera with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Police...
  • Internet hoax drives Haitian asylum seekers over US border to Canada

    08/07/2017 9:04:33 PM PDT · by kevao · 18 replies
    Times Newspapers Limited ^ | August 8, 2017 | Ben Hoyle
    It started with a WhatsApp message that read like an answer to the prayers of thousands of immigrants fearing deportation by President Trump. Canada wanted them, it promised — a revelation that filled Haitians across the United States with hope and helped to encourage an exodus to the north. There was just one problem: the information was false.
  • Why shouldn’t US immigration law be good for the US?

    08/04/2017 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2017 | F.H. Buckley
    The immigration reform bill that Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced Wednesday — the RAISE Act — won’t become law anytime soon. But it’s a milestone that’s going to change the way we think about immigration, and will be the biggest issue in 2018 and 2020. There are two simple principles behind the bill. We’re going to admit people on the basis that they’ll make Americans better off. And amnesty is off the table. The bill would reduce the number of family-preference immigrants, people who come here because they have an immediate relative in the country. Right now two-thirds...
  • LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare payouts in just 2 years

    08/04/2017 1:58:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/3/2017
    Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News. The data was obtained from the county Department of Public Social Services -- which is responsible for doling out the benefits -- and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies. The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county ​in the nation, according to a study from the Migration...
  • Illegal Alien Rapes & Robs 65 Year-Old Women, Had 20 Deportations, Removals

    07/29/2017 12:54:07 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 41 replies
    Despite being deported several times over the years and found guilty of a pletheora of previous crimes, Sergio Jose Martinez walked freely in Portland, Oregon, and went on yet another crime spree. He broke into the homes of two women, where he raped them, robbed them of cash and other items, and stole one of their cars. He’d previously been deported TWENTY times. He is currently being held on charges of two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, Kidnapping in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of...
  • He was brought to Virginia as a toddler, deported at 19 (TR)

    07/26/2017 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 20117 | Maria Sacchetti, Moriah Balingit and Fenit Nirappil
    One of the undocumented immigrants who died in a stifling tractor-trailer here Saturday was a 19-year-old who grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from a Fairfax County high school before getting in trouble with the law and being deported to his native Guatemala, according to court records and government officials. He was sneaking back into the United States. Frank G. Fuentes was one of at least six Guatemalans packed into a poorly ventilated truck with scores of other migrants who had crossed the border illegally, said Cristy Andrino, the consul of Guatemala in McAllen, Tex. Frank G. Fuentes was...
  • New York, California Moving to Permit Illegal Aliens to Practice Law?

    07/24/2017 8:56:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled"Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break," detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true. Actually, they've been headed that way for some time. John Feere, previously a legal policy analyst here at the Center, wrote about California's efforts clear back in January of 2014, and commented on the back flips achieved by the California...
  • Border Patrol union chief praises 'miraculous' drop in illegal immigration under Trump

    07/17/2017 9:47:39 AM PDT · by SanchoP · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 17, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is "nothing short of miraculous," National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on C-SPAN Monday. "As far as the Trump administration's efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on," he said. "At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have."...
  • Lawmakers in Oregon Pass Bill Reducing Penalties for Cocaine, Heroin, and Meth Possession

    07/11/2017 5:48:40 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    Oregon’s legislature reduced penalties for drug possession in a new bill with the stated goal of hoping to reduce radical profiling by law enforcement agencies. The bill, H. B. 2355, was able to pass the House and Senate and reduces drug possession charges of illegal drugs to misdemeanors, as opposed to felonies so long as the individual in question does not have any prior drug convictions. A press release from Oregon’s AG Ellen Rosenblum states the following regarding the bill: Profiling (HB 2355): Implements 2015 law enforcement anti-profiling laws, and provides new levels of transparency in policing in Oregon by...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost Illinois $3.85 Billion A Year—State On Verge Of Bankruptcy

    07/05/2017 2:51:14 PM PDT · by Thalean · 25 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | July 4, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    illegal immigration costs Illinois $3.85 billion per year. This number is a low estimate in a particularly low year because of the budget crisis happening in Illinois currently. So let’s put that number in perspective. As mentioned above, Illinois is in a budget crisis and on the verge of bankruptcy. Their state debt is upwards of $64 billion. Their credit rating is a BBB-, which is one notch above a junk/non-investment rating. They are also projected to have their credit further downgraded. Illinois also has unpaid bills upwards of $15 billion (with $800 million per year just in interest payments)...
  • Most American voters support limited travel ban: poll

    07/05/2017 1:20:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2017 | by Jonathan Allen
    Six in 10 American voters support the new ban on people from six countries from entering the United States unless they can show they have a close relative here, according to opinion poll results released on Wednesday. The Politico-Morning Consult poll found 37 percent of voters said they "strongly supported" the new U.S. State Department guidelines that would deny visas to citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen who do not have close relatives in the United States. Another 23 percent of voters said they "somewhat support" the guidelines. The partial ban was most strongly supported by Trump's...
  • NYC to Pay $16M for Illegals’ Lawyer Fees, Subways Held Together with Zip Ties

    07/03/2017 8:33:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | Adam Shaw
    NEW YORK CITY — As left-wing Mayor Bill de Blasio designates millions of dollars of taxpayer money to pay the lawyer fees of illegal immigrants, New York’s failing subway system is falling into greater disrepair — with a state of emergency being declared by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and one straphanger spotting that her subway train was being held together with a zip tie. De Blasio earmarked $16 million in his budget proposal in April to pay the legal fees of people in the Big Apple illegally — part of a broader push from de Blasio to remove any...
  • Texas Demands Feds: Stop With DACA, or 10 States Will Sue

    07/02/2017 7:40:10 AM PDT · by Oatka · 23 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 30, 2017 | Geller Report Staff
    Tough-talking Texas, via its attorney general, took the lead in a 10-state letter to the federal government to warn that if the Barack Obama-era DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — doesn’t come to an immediate end, they’ll sue. Among the states joining the threat: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisana, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia — and of course, Texas. They gave the President Donald Trump administration a deadline of September 5 to stop issuing and granting new DACA applications. From NBC News: “The attorneys general said if new DACA permits and renewals were ended by the...
  • House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

    06/29/2017 2:45:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Fox News
    House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them. One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. Kate's Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes. Kate's Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by...
  • San Francisco To Pay Undocumented Immigrant $190K For Violating Sanctuary Policy

    06/29/2017 8:21:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | Joe Vazquez
    San Francisco taxpayers could soon pay $190,000 in a lawsuit settlement with an undocumented immigrant who claimed he was reported to federal immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary city ordinance, the City Attorney’s office confirms to KPIX5. The settlement is expected to be confirmed by San Francisco supervisors in future hearings. Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno walked into the police station on December 2, 2015 to recover his stolen car. When he left the station, he was immediately taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A document from federal immigration authorities released by his attorneys indicates that a San...
  • Why Trump Is Earning Latino Support

    06/26/2017 5:16:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2017 | Steve Cortes
    One of the little-told stories of the 2016 election was Donald Trump’s 28 percent take of the Hispanic vote, besting Mitt Romney’s 2012 showing. We on Team Trump won’t throw parades for winning less than one-third of the Latino vote nationally, but lessened enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton among Hispanics represents a key reason, perhaps the primary reason, she was ultimately uncompetitive in Florida. Why did Latino support for Trump massively outperform expectations? For one thing, millions of Hispanics rejected the relentless mainstream media narrative that Trump is an anti-Mexican racist. In addition, only U.S. citizens can vote, and according to...
  • Family Appeals Father’s Deportation, Says It Violates Their Religion

    06/20/2017 10:05:13 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6.20.17 | Joshua Gill
    For the first time in U.S. history, attorneys for an illegal immigrant in Houston are appealing to federal religious freedom laws to annul his impending deportation. Lawyers representing Juan Rodriguez filed a lawsuit Monday on the unprecedented grounds that Rodriguez’s deportation would violate his family’s religious beliefs, specifically a Seventh Day Adventist requirement that requires families to remain together. Rodriguez’s lawyers hope that their lawsuit will be upheld based on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which “ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected.” Rodriguez is represented by Raed González and receives legal counsel from three other members...
  • Op-Ed: California may have just boosted Trump's chances of winning in 2020

    06/20/2017 11:05:38 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/20/17 | Jake Novak
    The anti-Trump resistance is real. And if you're a taxpayer in California, it's really costing you. The Golden State has decided to take its opposition to President Donald Trump 's crackdown on illegal immigration beyond defending sanctuary city policies. The Democrat-dominated state legislature has just approved nearly $50 million for a program that will provide legal services and representation for illegal immigrants. Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you get 8 years of President Trump instead of just 4. No, California isn't likely to go from blue to red in the next election over this. But as the rest of...
  • Ann Coulter Unleashes on Trump for 'Zero' Progress on Border Wall

    06/16/2017 1:25:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 16, 2017
    Ann Coulter was a big supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, but so far she's been underwhelmed by the Trump presidency. On Friday, Coulter unleashed a series of tweets, ripping Trump for his lack of progress on building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing illegal immigration and halting the flow of Middle Eastern refugees into our country....