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  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • STUDY: Trump’s Border Wall Could Save $64 Billion Over 10 Years

    02/19/2017 5:36:07 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Camarota offers the following conclusions from his study: There is also agreement that immigrants who come to America with modest levels of education create significantly more in costs for government than they pay in taxes. A recent NAS study estimated the lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) of immigrants by education. Averaging the cost estimates from that study and combining them with the education levels of illegal border-crossers shows a net fiscal drain of $74,722 per illegal crosser.2 The above figures are only for the original illegal immigrants and do notinclude any costs for their U.S.-born descendants. If...
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 37 replies
    gutierrez.house.gov ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • Immigrants are not US’s problem and policy makers already know this [barf]

    02/19/2017 5:33:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 17, 2017 12:00 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    Let’s face it — every Irish person in New York knows someone who’s undocumented. Usually they know more than one. They also know that if weren’t for them and other immigrants half the bars, restaurants, shops and even colleges in the city would be deserted. New York has always had a special welcome for immigrants — even the undocumented ones — because it’s been the historical landing point for intending Americans since the earliest days of our national story. Welcoming immigrants is really the city’s oldest tradition. It actually makes sound financial sense. The undocumented often do the work that...
  • ABC Bemoans ‘Skyrocketing’ Numbers of Refugees Illegally Immigrating to Canada

    02/19/2017 11:02:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC finally became worried about “skyrocketing” illegal immigration and the strain on resources. But it was not illegal immigration into the United States they were fretting about, but that into Canada. “Illegally crossing the border, fueled by fears after recent immigration raids and uncertainty over President Trump's executive order,” announced co-anchor Dan Harris during the opening tease, “Can Canada handle this new influx?” “Yeah, we're watching scenes of immigrants and their families, with young children, fleeing the U.S., crossing illegally, all hoping to begin the process of emigrating there as refugees,” co-anchor Paula Faris reiterated...
  • Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants'?

    02/19/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 61 replies
    WND ^ | February 17, 2017 | Art Moore
    Establishment media widely reported Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest against President Trump’s enforcement of immigration laws, but how much of an impact did the boycott actually have? “It was a big deal for the reporters, who are paid to cover this sort of thing,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “I don’t think the rest of the American public really noticed all that much,” he told WND.
  • What Would It Take to Stop the Ice Raids? (New Left-wing strategy?)

    02/19/2017 2:28:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 17, 2017
    Over the past week, nearly 700 people have been rounded up in a wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps across the US. In response, people have blockaded roads and ICE vans and organized massive demonstrations. But what would it take to stop the raids altogether? The Assault In some parts of the US, the ICE assault involved brutal militarized raids in which officers smashed windows and set off flashbang grenades inside residential homes. In other places, everything happened so quietly as to go virtually unnoticed: here a bureaucratic change in the status of a prisoner, there the transfer...
  • "It's Unfair" - Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On "Day Without Immigrants"

    02/19/2017 4:28:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 18, 2017
    The manager of the ironically named "I Don't Care" Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma is hiring ... Needing experienced kitchen staff. Line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers apply now! After firing 12 staff last week for violating his "no call/no show" policy. Fox Baltimore reports that the workers are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for "A Day Without Immigrants." The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and 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...
  • Join Bishop David Zubik at a prayer service with immigrants and refugees

    02/18/2017 7:38:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    “Becoming One-Standing Together,” is an interfaith gathering of prayer and celebration with immigrants, refugees, and allies. This worship event will take place on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Moor Roman Catholic Church, 1500 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219. It will bring together leaders from faith communities who will lead prayers and read sacred scriptures, as well as immigrants and refugees who will tell their personal stories.
  • Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

    02/18/2017 5:56:55 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations...
  • A quarter of all AISD students were absent on ‘Day Without Immigrants’ (Austin, TX)

    02/18/2017 10:33:01 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    Feb. 17, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    Exactly 20,008 students were absent in the school district Thursday, compared to only 4,216 the previous day. AISD says they have 83,591 students in 130 schools — that’s almost 24 percent of their students marked as absent...Pflugerville ISD say they experienced a higher than normal number of absences Thursday. While they are still gathering their attendance data, only a handful of schools had attendance below 70 percent. Friday, students in Manor walked out of classes and caused traffic delays while protesting on US 290. The district said around 50 students at Manor High School were part of the protest; no...
  • Increased ICE arrests could benefit for-profit detention center companies

    02/18/2017 10:11:40 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Jordan Bontke|
    Weeks following Election Day, stocks for two of the biggest for-profits detention center companies, GEO and CoreCivic, increased between 20 and 40 percent. Libal attributes the rising stock to President Trump’s tough enforcement of immigration laws. “That’s because investors believe that Donald Trump is going to increase deportation and detention of immigrants,” he said. “The longer someone sits at a detention center, the more money the private prison corporation makes.”
  • Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    02/18/2017 10:01:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Christina Muschi
    Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP...
  • Company fires 18 employees after they participated in 'A Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 9:56:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | WTVF Web Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants." The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they'd be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs. "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee said. The former employee asked to remain anonymous but had this...
  • (1994) Glow Dust To Tag Illegal Immigrants? (brilliant idea from Dr. Bill Watternburg)

    02/18/2017 9:20:26 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 1994 | Rotella (sounds like a food product)
    In a proposal likely to add to the angry debate about illegal immigration in California, a well-known scientist is calling for the U.S. Border Patrol to sprinkle fluorescent dust at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to track down illegal border-crossers. The low-cost, low-tech plan would improve border enforcement dramatically and pose no danger to people "tagged" by the glowing dust, according to an article in today's edition of Science magazine. "Twilight Zone" feeling But the somewhat surreal, politically charged image of the U.S. government exposing illegal immigrants to chemicals, then tracking them down with lasers and ultraviolet lights provoked criticism...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • State trooper in hot water over calling ICE

    02/18/2017 6:33:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Jeremy Lott
    A politician in Washington state wants to know why cooperating with federal immigration authorities landed a state trooper in hot water. Steve O'Ban, R, a state senator from Tacoma, Wa., sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, D, Friday expressing "serious concerns" over an administrative review the Washington State Patrol may be undertaking at the governor's request. An unnamed state trooper is being grilled for telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement about one of their suspects last week, wanted on a felony warrant and found after a traffic accident on I-5. That man is Armando Chavez Corona, who ICE says was...
  • National Guard memo is ‘reminiscent of what led up to World War II,’ a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were “outrageous” and “very reminiscent of what led up to World War II.” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was “not a White House document” and that “there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • Associated Press Promotes FAKE NEWS, Says Trump Will Use National Guard To Deport Illegals

    02/18/2017 6:17:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    On Friday morning that Associated Press sent out a series of tweets that were quickly shot down as completely false by the White House and Department of Homeland Security. The first tweet sent out said: “BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. — The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017 That was followed up by a tweet saying “Memo obtained by AP shows Trump considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up unauthorized...
  • Trump wouldn’t be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement

    02/17/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 11 replies
    Mcclatchy News ^ | February 17, 2017 | TERESA WELSH
    ....In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences. In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border...
  • Day Without Illegals Becomes a Political Dud

    02/18/2017 4:36:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2017 | Neil Munro
    The much-ballyhooed “Day Without Immigrants” turned out to be a day without many protestors or any political impact, but with many Mexican flags, angry slogans, and a muted social-media response by amnesty advocates.
  • Mexicans form human chain along border to protest Trump's wall

    02/18/2017 4:27:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Staff
    CUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Around 1,500 Mexicans protested against U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Friday by making a human chain. "Hand in hand we show a national unity that makes no distinction between people," said Senator Armando Rios Piter as he stood with other politicians and students along the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez. "Mexico is more than a wall." Armando Cabada, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, said the human chain showed that people in the border region were more united than ever. The mayor of El Paso, Texas, just across the border...
  • Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

    02/17/2017 2:21:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus and Olga Grigoryants
    A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000 people responded to...
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • Pope Francis encourages meeting of popular movements in California [George Soros Ties]

    02/18/2017 12:57:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    CNA ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | CNA/EWTN News
    Stockton, Calif., Feb 17, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and community leaders participating in a meeting of popular movements being held this week in California. “It is the Church, the Christian community, people of compassion and solidarity, social organizations. It is us, it is you, to whom the Lord Jesus daily entrusts those who are afflicted in body and spirit, so that we can continue pouring out all of his immeasurable mercy and salvation upon them,” Pope Francis said in his Feb. 17 message to...
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California — including an archbishop — denounced President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. “They’re playing with people’s emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right,” said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • Anti-Trump energy lags during a second day of protests (Real News)

    02/17/2017 7:01:52 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    /kathmandupost ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Reuters
    Feb 18, 2017- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organising Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000...
  • Trump month one: Success for his supporters; Has already done what Reagan couldn't

    02/17/2017 5:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/17/trump-executive-orders-elite-popular-polls-muslim-ban-immigration-column/97920456/
  • RUMBLINGS: ‘National Guard Fake Memo’ Was Ploy To Smoke Out The Leaker

    02/17/2017 3:47:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 157 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Christina Laila
    The Associated Press released a story on Friday claiming the Trump administration considered a proposal to round up illegal immigrants using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops. Now sources are saying perhaps several different versions of this memo were drafted up to smoke out the leaker.
  • New Mexico’s Bishops: Trump immigration draft act of ‘war’ (AP fake news stirs illegal's supporters)

    02/17/2017 3:50:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 17, 2017 | AP
    Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation’s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants. He says using the National Guard on a peaceful population would be like declaring a war within the U.S. borders.
  • The White House has found ways to end protection for 'Dreamers' while shielding Trump from blowback

    02/17/2017 2:21:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Brian Bennet and Michael Memoli
    hile President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints. An executive order has already been drafted to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows hundreds of thousands of the immigrants to live and work openly in the U.S. Trump used that legal mechanism to great fanfare to expand deportation authority and restrict entry to the U.S. But with the president showing less willingness to sign such an...
  • Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Immigrants

    02/17/2017 12:34:46 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    The Failing NY Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    <p>First came the anxious calls in the days after the election of President Trump. Now, people begin lining up before 8 a.m. and crowd the waiting rooms inside the Mexican Consulate here.</p> <p>Mexican citizens come to renew passports that have been unused for more than a decade. They desperately ask lawyers if they can do anything to help them stay in the United States. They register their children for Mexican citizenship, just in case they are sent back and decide to move their whole family with them.</p>
  • Pelosi Says Border Wall 'Undermines Who We Are As a Country'

    02/17/2017 7:27:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2017 | 11:59 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Building a border wall “undermines who we are as a country,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday. She said she is “opposed to the wall”—“politically, substantively, officially, spiritually, religiously, personally.” She also described recent ICE raids across the country as “another assault on our values.” “In the past week, we have witnessed ICE raids across our nation targeting parents, students and a DACA-protected dreamer...We have seen press reports that federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County courthouse and arrested an undocumented woman who had just received a protective order after suffering domestic violence....
  • 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...
  • Border bishops call for dignity regardless of "migration (aka illegal aliens) condition"

    02/16/2017 7:46:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | February 16, 2017 | Rhina Guidos
    In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation." The Feb. 14 statement was read at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in Texas after a visit by the bishops to an immigration detention center as well as to a humanitarian respite center at Sacred Heart Parish in McAllen, Texas, in the Brownsville Diocese. The...
  • Rally at City Hall demands ICE leave Richmond (Virginia)

    02/16/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Village News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte, Capital News Service
    After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was called to support immigrants who fear they may be the next target of ICE. People at the event represented several human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Southerners On New Ground. Speakers at the demonstration called for Richmond to be an “intersectionally” inclusive sanctuary city. Their words were translated into either Spanish or English so that all...
  • Parents lash out as daycare closes in support of immigration strike

    02/16/2017 4:27:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 16th, 2017 | By Liz Farrell, Mandy Matney
    BLUFFTON, S.C.- Lauren Malphrus pulled up to the Little Steps Daycare and Preschool in Bluffton around 7:30 a.m. Thursday with her 3-year-old son, Asa, and saw that the windows were darkened. Confused, she turned back to her car, and soon found that the daycare had closed for the day in support of “A Day Without Immigrants,” a national strike in which immigrants are boycotting work, school and businesses in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration stance and in an effort to show their economic influence in the community. “Why didn’t they tell me?” she asked loudly. “Why didn’t they call...
  • ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse (Tr)

    02/16/2017 11:05:14 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/16/2017 | Katie Mettler
    FULL TITLE: ‘This is really unprecedented’: ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse A hearing in El Paso County in Texas went from ordinary to “unprecedented” last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she accused of abusing her. The woman, a citizen of Mexico who was living in El Paso had been driven to the courthouse by a victim’s advocate from the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse where...
  • Day Without Immigrants Post closings here thread

    02/16/2017 8:20:17 AM PST · by Gasshog · 31 replies
    Self | 2-16-2017 | Gasshog
    Post closings from your area or other reports connected with the bogus You'll Be Sorry efforts of this misguided Day without Cheap Labor.
  • It’s time for the duplicitous “DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS”

    02/16/2017 7:55:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    If you happen to be in Washington DC, New York City or a few other major metropolitan areas today you may find some of your favorite restaurants and watering holes closed. No, it’s not a national holiday that you forgot about which is causing either the doors to be closed or the facilities to be on reduced service schedules. Activists who oppose the president have started yet another online “movement” in an attempt to disrupt normal services. In a highly dishonest and misleading campaign, they have declared today to be “a day without immigrants.” (New York Times) In a...
  • Chelsea Clinton Supports Six Time Deported, Violent Convicted Criminal Illegal Alien

    02/16/2017 4:51:45 AM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Chelsea Clinton voiced her outrage Wednesday night to her over 1.49 million followers on Twitter over a report that a six time deported illegal alien man from Mexico with a lengthy criminal record that includes a convictions for domestic violence and assault was detained by ICE last week in Texas. The complaint lists eight criminal convictions in the U.S. for Gonzalez from 2010 through 2015. Gonzalez was sentenced to around a total of four years for the various offenses. Convictions included assault, domestic violence and false imprisonment. This is who Chelsea Clinton and the liberal media want to hold up...
  • Undocumented family man with criminal past faces deportation under Trump administration

    02/16/2017 12:05:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jay Dow
    MANHATTAN – A stark realization within certain segments of New York City's immigrant community is that life in the Trump administration will be rife with uncertainty. "I cannot plan anything more than two weeks ahead," said "Larry." "Because at any moment I believe that the immigration officers." Larry - that's not his real name, as he requested PIX11 to conceal his identity. He tells us he's terrified the way the Trump administration enforces its immigration policies will ultimately lead to his deportation back to his home in the Caribbean. All stemming from a more than 15-year-old white collar federal fraud...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • Many Twin Cities businesses closing Thursday for 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/15/2017 7:36:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/15/17 | Mary Lynn Smith
    A growing number of Twin Cities businesses will close Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide protest dubbed a “Day Without Immigrants.” The one-day boycott, organized through social media, urges immigrants — whether citizens or not — to not go to work, open their businesses, spend money or send their children to school in reaction to President Trump’s views and actions on immigration. The idea is to send a message that the “country is paralyzed” without immigrants, who do everything from run corporate boardrooms to clean them. In the Twin Cities, primarily Hispanic-owned businesses posted Facebook messages saying they will close,...
  • Hispanic Caucus on Trump’s Deportations: “We’re Creating an Immigration Police State”

    02/15/2017 7:20:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ryan Devereaux
    Lawmakers representing Hispanic communities across the country are demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security following a series of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations that led to hundreds of arrests in multiple states last week — so far, the elected officials say, they aren’t getting them. On Tuesday, ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, cancelled a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in which he was to provide details on the more than 680 people arrested across the country last week and explain the guidance given to his agents in conducting the operations. ICE had described the...
  • ICE Agents Arrest Men Leaving Alexandria Church Shelter

    02/15/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Julie Carey
    Some are questioning the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are handling arrests in Fairfax County after at least two men were arrested near a church shelter. Oscar Ramirez said he had just left the hypothermia shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia, when about a dozen ICE agents surround him and other Latino men. "'Stop right there. Stop right there. Stop right there. Stay by the wall, where we can see your hands,'" the agents said, according to Ramirez. The group of men had left the shelter about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8...
  • Asplundh Tree Execs Charged With Running Undocumented Workers Scheme

    02/15/2017 3:11:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 89 replies
    Phillymag.com ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Victor Fiorillo
    Willow Grove-based Asplundh Tree Expert Co. is huge, privately owned corporation with more than 36,000 employees and estimated annual sales of $3.5 billion, according to Forbes, which counts it as one of America’s largest private companies. But now, Asplundh finds itself the recipient of some very unwelcome attention thanks to charges just filed in federal court. An Asplundh vice president, Larry Gauger, 45, of Wayne, has been charged with visa fraud and conspiracy relating to his work at the company. Two other Asplundh managers have been charged as well, according to the Department of Justice, but their names have yet...
  • Federal appeals court rules immigrants have no right to lawyer in expedited cases

    02/15/2017 11:19:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jurist Twenty ^ | February 8, 2017
    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Tuesday that immigrants who are caught entering the US illegally have no right to legal representation in an expedited hearing. A law passed in 1996 allows Customs and Border Protection officers to use a process of "expedited removal" to remove immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid documentation. Immigrants who are subject to expedited removal are not given a lawyer, nor do they receive a trial. The appeals court upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was returned to his country the day...