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  • Shattuck: Pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio the right move

    08/15/2017 5:50:50 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-15-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Arizona’s Joe Arpaio became Maricopa County sheriff in 1993 and thus began the dark ages for the bad guys. “It’s not a country club,” Sheriff Joe said about his jail. He wasn’t kidding. When more room was needed, he did it on the cheap by erecting an infamous “tent city” out in the Arizona heat. In 2003, when inmates complained about temperatures over 100 degrees, Sheriff Joe was unimpressed.
  • American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

    08/15/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 14, 2017 | by Alberto Luperon
    On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d): "A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction". This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way....
  • UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

    08/15/2017 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Aug 2017 | John Binder
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration hearings in the United States, Reuters reported. “The Working Group is of the view that all administrative detention, in particular of immigrants in an irregular situation, should be in accordance with international human rights law; and that such detention is to be a measure of...
  • Immigrant deportations up sharply under Trump’s hard-nosed policies

    08/14/2017 6:43:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    www.ncnewsonline.com ^ | By Kery Murakami
    WASHINGTON — Before President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies took effect early this year, thousands of undocumented residents were given a break from being deported. Government immigration officials would hold off if the illegal immigrants were married to American citizens or longtime residents of the U.S., gainfully employed and had committed no crime other than being in the country illegally. It was, said immigration lawyer Heather Prendegast of Cleveland, the “government’s attempt to be nice.” The cordiality ended when Trump officials instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to get tough on illegal immigration, according to a study by the...
  • Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland

    08/14/2017 2:56:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12 Aug 17 | JACK HEALY
    Edith Rivera loved her life in Hampton, Iowa, but for many undocumented immigrants like her, this summer has been a season of fear or flight. It was quitting time. Edith Rivera took one last lunch order, dropped off a basket of tortilla chips and set off from work, heading out to the farm roads where other immigrants feared to drive. Like them, Ms. Rivera, 33, had no legal status in the country where she had lived for 18 years. She had no driver’s license, apart from the long-expired North Carolina identification she held safe, like a talisman, in her wallet....
  • Starbucks shoots down viral rumor that it's giving away free coffee to undocumented immigrants

    08/07/2017 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Kate Taylor
    Starbucks has shot down rumors that the coffee giant was planning to offer discounts to undocumented American immigrants. "All undocumented Americans will receive any item on the Starbucks menu 40% off," reads a fake coupon that claimed to promote "Starbucks DREAMer Day" that has been being shared online over the last week.
  • Border Bishop Blasts Pro Life Officials For Opposing Amnesty

    08/12/2017 6:03:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chritopher Manion
    On July 3, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, published a nationally distributed op-ed blasting nine state attorneys general and one governor for insisting that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions enforce U.S. immigration law. The officials, led by Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas, had addressed specifically DACA, the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” policy announced by the Obama administration on June 15, 2012, which gave some 1.1 million “Dreamers” — aliens who entered the U.S. illegally when they were 16 or younger — the opportunity to avoid deportation under certain circumstances.
  • Irishman arrested by horseback mountain patrol in Montana seeking to enter US illegally

    08/12/2017 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 11, 2017 05:04 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A 47-year-old Irishman has been arrested by Border Patrol agents in Northwest Montana for attempting to enter the United States illegally. Agents encountered the Irishman, carrying a large backpack, along the international border near the northeast section of Glacier National Park. He had previously overstayed his US visa and was prohibited from re-entering the United States for an extended period, according to Michael Rappold, public affairs officer for the Havre Sector Border Patrol Station. According to the authorities, the Irishman entered the United States from Canada by walking southbound, through the woods, to avoid detection. Rappold told the press he...
  • ACLU: Feds using bogus gang accusations to deport illegal immigrants

    08/11/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 11, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit Friday charging that the Trump administration is wrongly accusing young illegal immigrants of gang affiliations as a way to short-circuit their rights and force them into speedy deportations. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in California, opens yet another legal front against President Trump’s goal of stepped-up immigration enforcement, with advocates hoping to blunt a new effort by Homeland Security to find and deport some of the Central Americans who jumped the border during the Obama era. Immigrant-rights advocates said the government has started to fabricate broad accusations of gang membership or...
  • Humboldt County leaders address undocumented citizens’ concerns

    08/11/2017 8:53:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC Local ^ | August 11, 2017
    Humboldt County leaders are shedding light on an issue that has many community members scared for themselves and their children. Sheriff Honsal and 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass attended a meeting at the Multigenerational Center in Fortuna Wednesday regarding undocumented citizens and fears of mass deportation. "There's people last night that were saying during this meeting that they were afraid to send their kids to school, they were afraid to go to the doctor, they were afraid to go out in public,” said Sheriff William Honsal, “They're in fear that one day they are going to be gone or their...
  • Asylum Seekers Flee America But Canada Sends Soldiers To Stop Migrant Border Crossing

    08/11/2017 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 10, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Asylum Seekers Flee America But Canada Sends Soldiers To Stop Migrant Border Crossing
  • L.A. County hands $1.3B — Billion! — to illegals for welfare

    08/10/2017 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/9/2017
    llegals living in Los Angeles County were handed almost $1.3 billion in welfare payouts between the months of 2015 and 2016, Fox News reported, citing data. That’s billion with a capital “B.” That’s a quarter of what the county distributed to its entire needy population in those same months. Liberals and government elitists always like to make the case that citizens ought to support some cheap-sounding fee- or tax-paying cause by grandly pronouncing, “It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee,” or “If everyone just gave up their Starbucks lattes, it’d pay for itself.” Well, guess what $1.3 billion...
  • Feinstein rips Trump administration over deportation that splits Oakland family

    08/10/2017 2:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2017 | Hamed Aleaziz
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein called Thursday for the federal government to reverse the deportation of an Oakland nurse and her husband, saying their removal after more than two decades in the country revealed the “cruel and arbitrary nature” of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Responding to a front-page Chronicle story about the couple — who plan to leave for Mexico on Tuesday with their 12-year-old son, while leaving behind three older daughters who have legal status — Feinstein’s office set up a meeting Thursday between the California Democrat and the family to discuss their plight. “These are the kind...
  • Facing deportation, Oakland family pleads for more time

    08/10/2017 1:38:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 10, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    Maria and Eusebio Sanchez are not exactly high priority targets for deportation. They aren’t drug lords, convicted criminals or the “bad hombres” the president wants to be rid of. But the couple are undocumented immigrants. And, after moving to the Bay Area in the early 1990s from a small town in Mexico, they have worked hard to embrace the American Dream. Over the years, Maria, 46, rose from being a housekeeper at an East Bay nursing home to become a registered nurse at Highland Hospital today, caring for patients with cancer, heart, and kidney disease. Eusebio, 47, graduated from construction...
  • In New York State, a surprising flow of illegal emigrants

    08/09/2017 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 9,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, migrants who came to the U.S. from across the globe — Syria, Congo, Haiti, elsewhere — arrive here where Roxham Road dead-ends so they can walk into Canada, hoping its policies will give them the security they believe the political climate in the United States does not. “In Trump’s country, they want to put us back to our country,” said Lena Gunja, a 10-year-old from Congo, who until this week had been living in Portland, Maine. She was traveling with her mother, father and younger sister. “So we don’t want that to...
  • Marco Rubio: Trump's immigration bill is 'not going to pass' the Senate

    08/07/2017 5:53:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., thinks a new bill implementing a merit-based point system for foreigners seeking legal permanent status will never pass the Senate, even though it has President Trump's backing. "That bill's not going to pass," told CBS 4 in an interview Sunday. "I think the White House knows that you don't have 60 votes for that in the Senate."
  • Wells Fargo accused of denying loans to immigrants in DACA program

    08/08/2017 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2017 | By Bob Egelko
    A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo bank of denying loans to immigrants who came to the U.S. as youngsters and have been allowed to remain here. Denial of loans based on citizenship status violates a federal law, passed in 1870, and a California civil rights law, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said Thursday in rejecting the bank’s attempt to dismiss the proposed nationwide class-action suit. Wells Fargo, according to the suit, has a policy of granting loans only to U.S. citizens or to noncitizens who have become permanent legal residents and...
  • No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

    08/07/2017 4:28:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy. The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws. The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal...
  • Even Judge Napolitano Thinks Trump’s Sanctuary City Policy Will Lose in Court

    08/07/2017 3:57:36 PM PDT · by be-baw · 46 replies
    lawnewz.com ^ | August 7, 2017 | Aberto Luperon
    On Monday, Fox News Senior Judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano weighed-in on Chicago’s pending lawsuit over the federal government’s sanctuary city policy. [snip] “The courts will stop him [Attorney General Jeff Sessions],” he said. [snip] Napolitano pointed out this grant money isn’t the Trump administration’s money to take, however. That grant was from the Obama-era, and at the time, there were no strings attached in the original bill that Congress passed related to helping the feds with immigration. [snip]
  • California Bans ICE Agents from State Labor Offices to Protect illegal Workers

    08/06/2017 7:55:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Aug 2017 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    California Labor Commissioner Julie Su has ordered state employees to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from entering the department’s offices without a warrant. According to the Sacramento Bee, Su issued the directive last month, ostensibly to protect illegal aliens reporting employee abuse at the hands of employers. One Democrat Assemblyman from San Francisco is pushing it one step, further the Bee reports, proposing a law to limit ICE accesses to workplaces: “The atmosphere of fear created by Trump and ICE’s expanded dragnet hurt all California workers,” said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, who sponsored the bill that would...