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  • DHS to start building border wall prototypes this summer

    06/27/2017 7:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2017 | John Bowden
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin building prototypes for President Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border this summer, authorities said on Tuesday. Agency officials said at a news briefing that the department is ready to begin testing designs on land that is already owned by the government. Four to eight designs will be built and tested, but officials didn't say when the process would actually begin. “We own that land, have access to it and it’s a good place to start testing in a real-world environment,” acting deputy commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello told reporters at the briefing....
  • Mark Levin book condemning media, progressives, debuts No. 1 Amazon

    06/27/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Mark Levin's new book, "Rediscovering Americanism," an assault on the media and progressives and a call for Americans to take back their country, debuts today at No. 1 on Amazon. Showing the draw of the New York Times bestselling author and top syndicated radio host, his book is already on the way to becoming another big seller. "My new book covers a lot of territory — philosophy, history, economics, law, culture, etc. And I look deeply into what is meant by Americanism, republicanism, individualism, capitalism. What do we mean by natural law, unalienable rights, liberty, and property rights? From where...
  • Illegal Immigrants in Mexico Are Now Using Uber to Cross Border Points Undetected

    06/26/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Pan Am Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Elena Toledo
    Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said that transporters of undocumented immigrants are using the private ride-sharing service to cross border points without being detected. “Traffickers of people going to the United States diversify their operations and now use private vehicle services like Uber to transport undocumented people,” he said. The statements were made last week after four Uber cars were stopped in the state of Zacatecas on their way to Durango. Cases like these have become more common, officials said, as it becomes increasingly complicated...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Restaurant Owner Says 30 Employees Left Due To ICE Crackdown

    06/26/2017 4:46:31 PM PDT · by canalabamian · 106 replies
    SeeBS Baltimore ^ | June 26, 2017 5:18 PM | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The owner of one of Canton’s most popular waterfront restaurants, The Boathouse, says more than 30 immigrant workers left in fear after a Department of Homeland Security worker hand-delivered a letter demanding documentation of their immigration status. That stunned the eatery’s customers. “It seems like terrorizing people who are trying to work at the restaurant,” says customer Michelle Zhang. “It’s not only bad for for the business but it’s bad for the families.” “If that many left… are they not following the policy?” asks Ryan Horan, another customer. “Are they not doing it the way they should...
  • For Grieving Parents, Trump Is ‘Speaking for the Dead’ on Immigration

    06/25/2017 8:16:24 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 June 2017 | Vivian Yee
    The families could reel off all the times they had called the media and written to Washington, but after all that trying, they had never heard anyone who mattered say anything like it: Most Mexican immigrants, Donald J. Trump declared in his first campaign speech, were “rapists” who were “bringing drugs, bringing crime” across the border. Now he had come to meet them, the families of people killed by undocumented immigrants, and they wanted to tell him he was right. One son had been struck by a truck, another shot just around the corner from home. Different causes of death,...
  • Local vigil held for slain Muslim teen

    06/25/2017 8:29:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KION ^ | Jun 25, 2017 | Maya Holmes
    The fatal attack of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen has sparked heavy conversations and vigils all over the country, including Garfield Park Community Church in Santa Cruz.
  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

    06/25/2017 3:14:21 PM PDT · by Hildy · 87 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles. Now, the 85-year-old who called himself America’s toughest sheriff will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio’s trial starts Monday on a criminal contempt-of-court charge for prolonging the patrols for nearly a year and a half. The judge later...
  • IRS Report: Illegal Aliens Using Stolen Social Security Numbers of

    06/25/2017 6:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Tax season may be over, but next year’s taxes will be due before we know it—and at least 1.4 million Americans won’t know that their Social Security numbers are being used by illegal aliens. An Internal Revenue Service report that this is roughly the number of illegal aliens who are impersonating citizens when it comes to file taxes. To make things more maddening, they’re not allowed to work with the Department of Homeland Security on finding the identities of these people. Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times had more: Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal...
  • If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe

    06/24/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 123 replies
    http://www.bostonglobe.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Cullen
    They came for John Cunningham on a sunny evening last week, showing up at his house in Brighton like early dinner guests. They were federal immigration agents, and they were there to throw John Cunningham out of the country he has called home for 18 years. John Cunningham, 38, has an electrical contracting business. He has paid taxes. He has done much to improve the lives of those around him.
  • Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border

    06/22/2017 1:40:19 PM PDT · by johnk · 79 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | by EDWIN MORA
    ... WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. immigration officers keep apprehending and deporting members of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, but they keep sneaking back across the southwest border into the United States, a high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told lawmakers. .... “We know they’re gang members. We know they’re criminals, but if the county or the city does not allow us to get into the jail to make that final determination, to process that individual for removal and take custody of that person, then they’re released back into the community to re-victimize,” he said. “We are not asking...
  • “Most Courageous” Parish Priest . . . Plans To Start Retired Life As “Hermit Monk” In Maui [CatCauc]

    06/22/2017 8:42:23 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | June 21, 2017 | Dexter Duggan
    A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard Perozich, sometimes involved in news events reported in The Wanderer, gave a farewell talk in early June to about 30 members of Ecclesia Militans of San Diego, conservative lay Catholics for whom he served as spiritual adviser. Perozich’s final assignment as pastor, ending at the close of June, is at Immaculate Conception Church in...
  • Caring For Undocumented Patients Is Even Harder In The Trump Era (Quick, grab a Kleenex)

    06/22/2017 3:04:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | June 22, 2017 | Leila Haghighat
    “ˇQueremos ayudarle!” I shout. I’m trying to reassure my restless patient in the medical intensive care unit that we want to help. Nurses tie his flailing arms and legs to the bed rails. He is only several hours from his last drink, meaning worse agitation is to come as his alcohol withdrawal progresses. The nurses strategize out loud, but the English that fills the room is incomprehensible to him. Within minutes, security guards arrive. The patient's eyes bulge when he sees their dark blue uniforms and the intercoms strapped to their shoulders. This, I realize, could easily seem like his...
  • Man Charged With Killing Muslim Teenager Entered United States Illegally, Authorities Say

    06/21/2017 10:28:21 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | MATTHEW HAAG
    A 22-year-old man accused of killing a Muslim teenager with a baseball bat in Virginia on Sunday is an undocumented immigrant who entered the United States illegally, federal authorities said on Tuesday. The man, Darwin Martinez Torres, who was charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, is believed to be from El Salvador, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said. The agency said it issued a so-called detainer on Monday with the Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, Va., where Mr. Torres is being held without bail, to keep him in custody in the event that he could...
  • In Freeing Illegal Alien Gang Member Obama Judge Says U.S. Violated Rights of Due Process, Family...

    06/20/2017 12:29:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 20, 2017
    Full title: In Freeing Illegal Alien Gang Member Obama Judge Says U.S. Violated Rights of Due Process, Family Unity An Obama-appointed federal judge in Virginia ordered an illegal immigrant member of a violent street gang released from prison because immigration authorities supposedly violated his rights when he entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico. The Honduran teen crossed the Rio Grande during the influx of illegal alien minors a few years ago and turned himself into the U.S Border Patrol, according to a lengthy mainstream newspaper article , after acknowledging his gang history. The feds held him without a hearing in...
  • Judge didn't violate rules in letting immigrant leave through back door, review finds (barf)

    06/19/2017 6:39:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 19, 2017 | Aimee Green
    Multnomah County Circuit Court administrators have determined that Pro Tem Judge Monica Herranz didn’t violate any rules of judicial conduct when she allowed an undocumented criminal defendant to leave her courtroom through a back door as immigration agents waited in the hallway. Trial Court Administrator Barbara Marcille investigated Herranz's actions from Jan. 27 and found that Herranz didn’t knowingly help impaired-driving defendant Diddier Pacheco-Salazar elude capture. Marcille listened to an audio recording of the hearing, viewed video footage and interviewed 10 people who were in and around the courtroom that day -- including Herranz, her staff and courthouse deputies. Those...
  • ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth!

    06/18/2017 8:55:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Truth Or Fiction ^ | May-June, 2017 | Staff
    The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on more than a dozen of convenience stores in the St. Louis area, and 35 men were arrested on charges related to selling illegal cigarettes and synthetic drugs. Reports about the arrests surfaced in local St. Louis-area media reports immediately after ICE convenience store raids in May 2017, and those reports filtered into fringe publications after a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release a list of 35 people with Arabic names who were indicted.Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the raids were also tied to the illegal sale of...
  • Law and Order: ICE Chief Says All Illegals Should Fear Deportation

    06/17/2017 6:13:37 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    If you are in a country illegally, breaking the laws of the country you are in, shouldn’t you be afraid of being found and deported? Well that’s what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Thomas Homan said Tuesday in response to a growing cry from liberal activists complaining about ICE agents enforcing federal law. Anyone in the country without authorization can be arrested at any time. And those who have been ordered deported by judges and who did not show up for hearings (which happened countless times during the Obama years) must be removed from the country if those laws...
  • ICE Director Thomas Homan Brings Atomic Sledgehammer of Truth…

    06/16/2017 6:18:14 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 16 June 2017 | sundance
    President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcer doubled down Friday on recent comments that undocumented immigrants “should be afraid” under the Trump administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan said in an interview today that he has “zero regrets” about his remarks before Congress this week, expanding on them. “It needed to be said,” Homan told CNN on the sidelines of a Central American prosperity and security conference. “And by me saying you should be worried, you should be afraid — if you lie on your taxes, you’ve got to be worried, ‘Is the IRS going to audit me?’ …...
  • Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

    06/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 16, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump has officially reversed his campaign pledge to deport the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children. The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday night that it would continue the Obama-era program intended to protect those immigrants from deportation and provide them work permits so they can find legal employment. A fact sheet posted on the department’s website says immigrants enrolled in the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “will continue to be eligible” to renew every two years and notes that “no work permits will be...