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  • Philly's 'undocumented' live in fear of deportation under Trump

    05/23/2017 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 23, 2017 | by The Inquirer Editorial Board
    It is not just irresponsible but ludicrous that Congress and the president would ignore the need for comprehensive immigration reform even as government agents round up and deport scores of the undocumented who deserve an avenue to legal residency in this country. In a special report titled “The Undocumented,” staff writer Luis Ferré Sadurni shared stories of immigrants who entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas and are now living in fear that any day might bring their arrest by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These are men and women living otherwise law-abiding lives...
  • An Immigration Memo From a ‘Deplorable’ Catholic to Trump for His Meeting With Pope Francis

    05/23/2017 6:07:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 23, 2017 | John Zmirack
    Mr. President, as a Catholic conservative who endorsed you in the election, I’d like to make a few suggestions before you meet with our spiritual leader, Pope Francis. Just a few facts and arguments that might come in handy. You probably don’t know too much inside Catholic baseball. So you might have a wrong impression of the authority and power of the pope. You also might feel put on the defensive. This pope questioned your credentials as a Christian during the campaign. The worst outcome of all that might come of this meeting? That you might think that the pope’s...
  • State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

    05/23/2017 11:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 23, 2017
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range of services for the new arrivals. Throughout the ongoing probe Judicial Watch has found a striking difference on how government lawyers use an exemption, officially known as (b)(4), to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold records. All the cases involve public funds being used to resettle...
  • Stronger "March for Life" in Rome -- The Hush About it Begins in the Church

    05/23/2017 10:01:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | May 22, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Stronger "March for Life" in Rome -- The Hush About it Begins in the Church (Rome) This year's March for Life took place in Rome on Saturday. Tens of thousands of participants once again put a strong appearance for the right to life of unborn children. Since the March for Life in Italy has evolved into a major event within a few years, the mainstream media have moved to a new strategy. Since it is not possible to make fun of the March for Life because of lack of success, it is silenced - because it is too successful. Daily newspapers and television, which, when politically appropriate, report about...
  • Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

    05/22/2017 9:54:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22 May 2017 8:26pm ET | GENEVA SANDS
    More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday. Of the more than 50 million foreigners that entered the U.S., 1.47 percent -- or 739,478 people -- stayed in the country past the length of their visa. That includes those who stay one day over their allowable time, as well as people who have no intention of ever leaving the U.S. {snip} Of the total number of overstays last year, 628,799 people or 1.25 percent...
  • Trump’s budget takes aim at illegal immigrants by limiting tax credits

    05/22/2017 10:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 22, 2017 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump’s budget proposal will limit eligibility for two tax credits, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Monday, as the administration attempts to convince Congress to overhaul programs benefitting poorer Americans. According to documents released by the White House in advance of the full budget on Tuesday, Trump’s budget would limit eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to recipients “who are authorized to work in the U.S.” The EITC is a benefit for people with low to moderate income, and the child tax credit similarly benefits low-income households....
  • Governor Calls Taxpayers "Freeloaders" [semi-satire]

    05/22/2017 9:40:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2017 | John Semmens
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) lashed out at opponents of recent state tax increases calling them "freeloaders." "I've had it with then," Brown complained. "They think that they have a champion in Trump whose 'siren song' of self-reliance as the way to prosperity is leading so many away from their responsibility to the human collective. The reluctance to pay taxes is selfish. It is everyone's obligation to carry their fair share of the burden. It is the government task to determine what that share is for each individual. Once that determination is made refusal to cooperate is anti-social." The State's...
  • Was This Cal State LA Student Detained by Border Patrol Because of Her Activism? (Deport!)

    05/21/2017 6:11:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies ^ | May 21, 2017 | Jenifer Van Laar
    Cal State Los Angeles student and "undocumented" immigrant Claudia Rueda, 22, got up Thursday morning to move her family's car (you don't want your car parked on the street on street cleaning day), and when she exited the car she was met by Border Patrol agents and detained . By Friday night, Rueda had been transferred to ICE custody for removal proceedings. That much of the story is not in dispute. Rueda's attorney and friends say the actions are retaliatory and that she was individually targeted Thursday because she's an activist for (illegal) immigrant rights. Rueda's mother was detained...
  • More Than 7 Million Voter Registrations Are Duplicated in Multiple States

    05/21/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 88 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 18, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    More than 7 million voter registrations appear to be registered in two states simultaneously, according to data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The new voter data was gathered from the Kansas-run interstate voter registration crosscheck program... The program began in December 2005 and conducted its first crosscheck in 2006. It is administered by the office of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was tapped recently to help lead President Trump's voter fraud commission....
  • Pope to talk immigration, climate change in Wenders doc

    05/21/2017 1:04:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 20 May 2017 12:56 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis will offer his thoughts to the camera in a new documentary by Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders, its backers have announced at the Cannes film festival. “A Man Of His Word” will see the Argentine pontiff respond to questions submitted from people around the world, with US production company Focus Features billing the film as “the first in which a Pope addresses the audience directly, discussing topics such as ecology, immigration, consumerism and social justice”. German director Wenders, who has been nominated for three Oscars including for his Cuban music documentary “Buena Vista Social Club”, said Francis was “a...
  • Illegal immigrant who went to UConn is arrested for 103 counts of anti-Trump vandalism

    05/19/2017 6:57:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2017 |
    A former University of Connecticut student has been arrested after vandalizing several buildings around campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, was charged with 103 counts of criminal mischief. Police caught him after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism from December 2016 to March 2017.
  • Washtenaw sends strong message to immigrants with $145K aid fund

    05/19/2017 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 8 replies
    Mlive ^ | 5-18-2016 | Ryan Stanton
    ANN ARBOR, MI - Washtenaw County is sending a strong message to all immigrants to let them know they're welcome here. And they're putting money behind that message. The County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday night, May 17, to give final approval to three resolutions that lay out new county policies related to immigration matters and dedicate taxpayer funds to help immigrants, including those targeted for deportation by the federal government. Regardless of citizenship or immigration status, county officials say, everyone should feel comfortable making contact with county government, including the Sheriff's Office, whether that's to report crimes or access...
  • 55 arrested in Arizona in connection with gangs, homicide, kidnapping

    05/14/2017 6:40:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    PHOENIX — A six-week nationwide gang operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) concluded this weekend with 1,378 arrests across the U.S., 55 in Arizona – the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date. The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering. Arizona arrests included 48 U.S. citizens, seven foreign nationals, 16 confirmed gang members, and seven gang associates. Numerous state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), participated in the...
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...
  • California military base construction workers detained by ICE

    05/13/2017 9:48:24 AM PDT · by ssaftler · 51 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 5/13/2017 | TATIANA SANCHEZ and CASEY TOLAN
    Hugo Mejia grabbed the lunch his wife made for him early in the morning May 3 and took off for his job at a new construction project on the Travis Air Force base in Fairfield. But the 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael didn’t return home. Mejia and a coworker, Rodrigo Nuńez from Hayward — both undocumented immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico who have been in the United States for more than a decade — were detained on the base after a military official discovered they did not have valid social security numbers during a routine identification screening and reported...
  • LA Public Schools Passed A Resolution Making Campuses SANCTUARIES For ILLEGALS

    05/12/2017 4:45:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is just too much ignorance to deal with at one time. Do the lawmakers in this Country really believe that America should disown its’ own youth in order accept those who are in this Country illegally? I do not understand this mentality of creating “sanctuary” cities for those who do not respect the American peoples or their laws. Are the American youth being sacrificed to these Liberals, who seek to destroy the foundation of America? President Trump’s recent travel ban had people doing desperate things without much thought beyond just wanting to defy our bold leader. A number of...
  • ACLU warns travelers to stay away from this state

    05/11/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 9, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Don’t mess with Texas — no, really, says the American Civil Liberties Union. The nonprofit legal group is warning travelers to stay away from the Lone Star State after it passed a law that allows cops to ask about a person’s immigration status during routine stops. “We plan to fight this racist and wrongheaded law in the courts and in the streets. Until we defeat it, everyone traveling in or to Texas needs to be aware of what’s in store for them,” said ACLU of Texas executive director Terri Burke in a statement. “The Lone Star State will become a...
  • Los Angeles schools offer to blatantly break the law in opposing ICE

    05/11/2017 6:59:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The folks on the left coast may want to kick those Calexit talks into high gear because the state of California is acting more and more like their own country at this point anyway. The latest shot fired in the race to “Resist! Trump!” and thwart the efforts of law enforcement to protect our borders comes from one of the largest school systems in the nation… Los Angeles. The school board enacted new policies this week which go far beyond simply “refusing to cooperate” with immigration enforcement agents, declaring that they will actively move to prevent ICE officers from...
  • TWILIGHT ZONE: Mexicans Are Upset About Immigrants Bringing Crime To Their City

    05/10/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Residents of a Mexican city are upset about immigrants causing crime, according to a Tuesday report from El Universal. The report said that there was a press conference was held in Tapachula by a leader of a local group called: “For a different Mexico.” The group’s president, Victorino Alvarez Fuentes, said that immigrants were also masturbating in public and sexually assaulting women and minors. Tapachula is near the Guatemalan border and besides immigrants from Central American countries, there has been a recent influx of African immigrants entering Mexico seeking to eventually get to the U.S. The El Universal story centered...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Spent Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Sending Officials To Tolerance Seminar

    05/10/2017 10:07:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jonah Bennet
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spent tens of thousands of dollars to send its officials to a “tolerance seminar” put on by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a group known for opposing immigration control efforts. Documents provided by ICE to the Immigration Reform Law Institute in response to a FOIA request indicate that several dozen ICE officials attended a Simon Wiesenthal Center seminar in Los Angeles. The documents state that the training cost about $1,500 for each official.