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  • Immigrants hide, fearing capture on ‘any corner’

    02/23/2017 2:11:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | February 23, 2017 | Vivian Yee The New York Times
    No going to church, no going to the store. No doctor’s appointments for some, no school for others. No driving, period — not when a broken taillight could deliver the driver to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.It is happening in the Central Valley of California, where unauthorized immigrants pick the fields for survival wages but are keeping their children home from school; on Staten Island, where fewer day laborers haunt street corners in search of work; in West Phoenix’s Isaac School District, where 13 Latino students have dropped out in the past two weeks; and in the horse country of northern...
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • Yes, Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    02/23/2017 12:27:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mark Ellis
    It was 1967. The local music store had an ink-blue Mosrite Ventures solid body electric guitar, and I wanted it badly. Cost: $500. My family was not poor, but neither could they drop five bills on one of four children. My first guitar was a $29.99 Stella acoustic from Sears. There was only one way to get the guitar of my dreams: a summer job. Complication: I had long hair, and even in the psychedelic sixties, few legitimate employers wanted that at their front counters or even their back rooms. All the head shop jobs were taken. We lived in...
  • Pasadena City Manager Will Not Renew Police Agreement w/ ICE

    02/23/2017 11:56:55 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 7 replies
    In an unexpected move which took local activists by surprise, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell announced at Wednesday evening’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he would not execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pasadena Police Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement which is up for renewal. The long-standing, but only recently publicly revealed, agreement technically mandates the Pasadena Police Department to assist federal immigration authorities with “any investigation or joint operation” within the City’s borders. Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez said Sunday, however, that previous versions of the agreement have never been acted upon, and that the Police Department maintains...
  • Is it really Racist to be Pro-America?

    02/23/2017 10:45:22 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | Erik Rush
    he current controversy over the immigration policies of President Donald Trump prompted me to engage in some rather deep thinking and introspection vis-à-vis the issue of immigration. In context, of course, this means illegal immigration and border control and the effects thereof in recent decades, which obviously played a significant part in Mr. Trump’s election. When I was a young man, I actually thought I might be something of a racist, and quite honestly, I didn’t have a problem with that. Leaving aside certain popular fallacious definitions of racism (such as the notion that nonwhites can’t effectively be racists since...
  • Cal State Univ Chancellor Thumbs Nose at Immigration Laws

    02/23/2017 10:18:57 AM PST · by doragsda · 24 replies
    The Daily Titan ^ | 2/23/2017 | Micah Augimeri-Lee
    The Chancellor of the California State University 23 campus system (the largest public university in the world) issued a memorandum yesterday in which he thumbs his nose at federal immigration laws.
  • The Labyrinth of Illegal Immigration

    02/23/2017 5:08:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Activists portray illegal immigration solely as a human story of the desperately poor from south of the border fleeing misery to start new, productive lives in the U.S. -- despite exploitation and America's nativist immigration laws. But the truth is always more complex -- and can reveal self-interested as well as idealistic parties. Employers have long sought to undercut the wages of the American underclass by preference for cheaper imported labor. The upper-middle classes have developed aristocratic ideas of hiring inexpensive "help" to relieve them of domestic chores. The Mexican government keeps taxes low on its elite in part by...
  • Democrats Attack Trump For Enforcing Their Own Immigration Law

    02/23/2017 4:12:58 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/22/2017 | Staff
    Immigration: The deportation rules announced this week by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were greeted with the expected outrage from the usual suspects. But since when is enforcing the law a crime? In this case, the law that Kelly plans to enforce is the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which was approved by 52 Democrats in the Senate and 202 Democrats in the House in a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by President Johnson, a Democrat. That hasn't stopped today's Democrats from decrying the DHS memo as obscene and horribly un-American. New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez...
  • Just what really IS going on in Sweden?

    02/22/2017 9:13:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Article from Sweden's DN.sthlm reposted on Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Article from Sweden's DN.sthlm reposted by Taylor Millard
    So what is going on in Sweden? Fox News and other sites make it sound like Sweden has burst into chaos with immigrants going nuts at a police arrest, and no go zones for police. The New York Times and The Washington Post claim Rinkeby, the site of the riot, is economically depressed, but the entire situation is a blip on the radar. The Swedish media…well it depends on the outlet.Two other major Swedish outlets seem more interested in the fact the American press went nuts over the riots. Expressen had an entire article dedicated to the American coverage...
  • Lawyer Says ICE Agents Waited Outside Pasadena Courtroom for His Client, Then Confronted and Arreste

    02/22/2017 5:53:59 PM PST · by Republic Rocker · 117 replies
    [Updated Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:50 a.m.] In an unusual incident which has prompted concern among area lawyers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested a man federal officials said was a previously deported Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking at the Pasadena Courthouse on Tuesday. According to Virginia Kice, Western Regional Communications Director/Spokesperson for ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations officers arrested the unidentified man at the courthouse after earlier efforts to locate him at a residence or place of employment proved unsuccessful. The man’s attorney, Los Angeles criminal lawyer Octavio Chaidez, said the immigration...
  • Accused Hit and Run Killer Had Been Deported

    02/22/2017 2:59:46 PM PST · by gubamyster · 27 replies
    KFI AM 640 (CA) ^ | 02/22/2017 | Eric Leonard
    A man booked on suspicion of murder - after he allegedly killed a woman in North Hills while fleeing the scene of another car crash - had been removed from the United States to Mexico five times between 1998 and 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Estuardo Alvardo, 45, was arrested Sunday afternoon after the fatal crash at Sepulveda and Plummer Streets and was being held in lieu of $1,050,00 bail, according to jail records. Prosecutors were expected to consider filing charges Wednesday. The LAPD said Alvarado was initially involved in a minor wreck at Lassen St....
  • Mexican migrant dies after deportation in possible border suicide

    02/22/2017 3:34:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Kate Linthicum
    <p>MEXICO CITY — A Mexican man who had just been deported from the United States fell to his death Tuesday from a bridge near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing.</p>
  • Panic, fear spread after Trump Admin expands deportation targets

    02/22/2017 4:11:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | February 22, 2017
    NEWARK -- She crouched in her bathroom, barely audible as she told a reporter her biggest fear.  "My grandson is 10 years old, I live with the fear that when he comes home from school his family won't be here," an undocumented woman told NJ Advance Media hours after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced its crackdown on illegal immigration.  "I'm terrified that they will disintegrate my family," she said on the phone in Spanish, whispering over her sobs so her family wouldn't hear. The 47-year-old single mom lives with her two older daughters and grandson in Newark.  She requested her name not be published out of fear she'd...
  • Mexico ‘will not accept’ Trump’s new immigration ban

    02/22/2017 5:01:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/22/2017 | Mark Moore
    A defiant Mexican official on Wednesday said the country “will not accept” a new immigration plan from the White House and will even take the issue to the UN, according to a report. “I want to make it clear in the most emphatic way that the Mexican government and the people of Mexico do not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on another,” said Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray, according to his translated remarks reported by Reuters.
  • Democratic Governor Tells Cops Not to Obey Trump Immigration Policy

    02/22/2017 5:36:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, told local police and law enforcement that they basically don’t have to abide by federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants. On top of that, he pretty much encouraged them not to cooperate with federal agents all together. “ICE detainer requests are requests, they are not warrants or orders and this should only be honored as set forth in Connecticut law, unless accompanied by a judicial warrant,” Malloy said in a letter sent to local law enforcement on Wednesday. Malloy’s letter was sent a day after the Trump administration issued sweeping guidelines that targeted millions of...
  • Mexican man commits suicide after being deported from US

    02/22/2017 2:26:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Fox News
    A Mexican man who had a few days ago been deported from the U.S. took his life by jumping off a bridge near a border crossing that connects Tijuana and San Diego. Mexican authorities identified the man as Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, and said he had been deported from the U.S. three times.
  • In Defiance of Federal Order, NYC Allows Known MS-13 Gang Member to Walk Free from Rikers

    02/22/2017 2:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    In a stunning idiotic display of defiance against the federal immigration laws, the city of New York has released a known member of the violent street gang ‘Mara Salvatrucha’ (MS-13), placing innocent citizens at risk instead of simply complying with a ICE petition to hold the prisoner for deportation. The head scratching decision to Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez left many across the country enraged and comes as part of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Sanctuary City‘ law which promises safe harbor to those that have entered the United States illegally. According to reports, Velasquez was serving time at the Rikers...
  • CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Principals Told Keep Out Immigration Agents Without Warrant

    02/22/2017 2:16:01 PM PST · by PBRCat · 40 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick
    As the Trump administration expands its deportation policy, Chicago Public Schools told its principals that they should not let any agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into schools without a criminal warrant. “To be very clear, CPS does not provide assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law,” chief education officer Janice Jackson wrote. The district also distributed palm cards in English and Spanish from the National Immigrant Justice Center containing such legal advice as not opening doors to immigration officials. President Donald Trump campaigned on building a wall to keep...
  • How Can You Compare America to East Germany?

    02/22/2017 2:00:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, last night on Fox, the Fox News Channel, there was a town hall on Trump’s immigration ideas and so forth and stuff in Jacksonville, Florida. And the first sound bite we have was obviously Florida residents, or we think it was Florida residents. I mean, the way the Democrats pack these things, you don’t know. But Fox says it’s a group of Florida residents about Trump’s immigration policy. And one resident, Hatiche Iaconangelo was the guest or was one of the attendees. And so the question was asked, “So what do you think about what you’re hearing here...
  • Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

    02/22/2017 12:01:33 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    Chron ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | Deepti Hajela
    In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size "Know Your Rights" guides in Spanish and English that explain what to do if they're rounded up. And in New York, 23-year-old Zuleima Dominguez and other members of her Mexican family are careful about answering the door, and get worried and start making phone calls when someone doesn't come home on time.
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

    02/22/2017 5:46:07 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 22, 2017
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country. Previous U.S. policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as "OTMs" — Other Than Mexicans — got flown back to their homelands. Now, under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, migrants might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where they have...
  • Immigration advocates denounce DHS plan to implement Trump executive orders

    02/22/2017 6:35:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Caitlin Dickson
    Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. “In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters. In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the president’s immigration policies. Those directives included a push to...
  • Russia Today: Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row

    02/22/2017 6:05:48 AM PST · by Salman · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Russia Today staff writer
    A Swedish police investigator triggered a media tsunami with a Facebook post linking violent crimes with immigrants. Peter Springare received an outpouring of support from fellow officers and common Swedes, as well as some accusations of racism.
  • Where in the World is Gov. Jerry Brown?

    02/22/2017 5:46:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Katy Grimes
    California is in a crisis. Actually, California has many crises taking place, including a crisis of leadership The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.—Dwight D. Eisenhower California is in a crisis. Actually, California has many crises taking place, including a crisis of leadership. This lack of leadership has led to glaring misplaced priorities, and now, a crisis of tremendous proportions of aging and severely damaged infrastructure.
  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • Trump Immigration Crack Down Is Exactly What He Promised

    02/21/2017 12:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No surprises here in the Trump administration’s outline of its plan to crack down on undocumented illegal immigrants. “The Department of Homeland Security [today officially] laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.” As I say, there are no surprises here. This is exactly what Trump said he was gonna do during the campaign. There’s gonna be panic galore, but it’s nothing that Trump did not telegraph. He said he was gonna do it. And, by the way, this has been in...
  • Cyclist girl gets revenge on catcalling van drivers (video)

    02/21/2017 11:56:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Live Leak ^ | February 21, 2017
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=10a_1487703806
  • Trump has a point. Go ahead. Google it.

    02/21/2017 10:53:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-17 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump raised a lot of left wing eyebrows about a statement he made about Sweden. “We’ve got to keep our country safe,” he said. “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.” CNN jumped all over it: President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night...
  • State by State: The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

    02/21/2017 10:22:32 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    bolog of Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 2-21-17 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book? In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens! You may also access FAIR’s State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information. Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:
  • CBS: Trump to keep DACA in new immigration policy?

    02/21/2017 8:06:24 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on how one defines “keep.” Donald Trump argued against Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration, including the DAPA and expanded DACA programs, both of which got put into limbo by federal courts. When asked in last week’s press conference about DACA and the so-called “dreamers” — children brought into the country illegally by their parents — Trump replied that his immigration policy would show “great heart” in those cases. Today, CBS reports that Trump’s new immigration policy keeps DACA in place. Or perhaps better put, it doesn’t explicitly eliminate it: A source with knowledge of DHS planning said...
  • DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations

    02/21/2017 7:49:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.
  • Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

    02/21/2017 4:29:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2017
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby. One officer was slightly injured when hit by a rock. No arrests were made. Bystrom says one officer fired his gun, not as a warning shot but because he was "in a situation that demanded he used his firearm."
  • Trump's Immigration Pause was a Setback that can Still Become his Greatest Accomplishment

    02/20/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-19-17 | Brother Bob
    I know, in the President Trump era a two week old story is what now qualifies as "old news" given how many subsequent meltdowns we've had from the press, but something about this story had been bugging me, and then it hit me. First off, let's get out of the way the basic arguments - the pause was legal and a smart idea, as Dr. John laid out a few weeks ago.But let's face it, the way it was done was a bit rushed and clumsy, and made it easier for the Radical Left to fight against. That said, I'm...
  • Your Children are Likely to be Very Hungry in the Future:and It’s All Down to Immigration

    02/20/2017 3:27:02 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A stark look at the reality your children and grandchildren face is rarely discusses. Politicians may extol the virtues of mass-immigration and couch it in terms of GDP and economic boom, but the over-populated future the next generation will have to deal with is not bright. First, let’s check out some figures: World population 2016: 7.3 billion World population 2050 (projected): 9.6 billion (UN estimates) U.S population 2016: 325 million U.S population 2050 (projected): 438 million
  • Children in Sweden Abused, Trafficked and Missing; But Apparently “Donald Trump is Wrong”?

    02/20/2017 12:39:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    More than 35,000 unaccompanied children turn up in Sweden each year* (2016 figures, rising from around 400 per year during the Iraq war) Many face dangers from child rapists, drug dealers, pimps, Gangmasters and Jihadists (in fact, Swedish government programs were infiltrated for Jihadi recruitment according to the Swedish government). Children of all ages arrive in Sweden, predominantly fro Afghan and Somalia (followed by Syrians, Ethiopians and Iraqis), mostly boys. the cost of care for each child is £160 per day. So just the cost of last year’s children who arrived totals more than £2 trillion per annum (£160 x...
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk...
  • Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of a crime (Tr.)

    02/20/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-19-2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump may put all of the USA's illegal immigrants in ICE's crosshairs with two new orders that could allow for anyone to be deported, regardless of whether they have committed a crime in the US. The first memo, which says all illegals are subject to deportation, is concerned with internal immigration control. It orders ICE agents to disregard President Obama's order to focus on criminal immigrants and recent arrivals. Instead, the order says, they should switch their focus and prioritize migrants who have been charged with crimes but not yet convicted. It also broadens the scope of ICE powers...
  • DHS Authorizes Hiring 10K Immigration Officers

    02/20/2017 10:22:11 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-20-2017 | Bob Price
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly authorized the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and enforcement officers. The move by DHS delivers on a promise made by President Donald Trump to increase enforcement–particularly in removing criminal aliens inside the borders of the U.S. Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission...
  • [La Ironia:] Dozens of illegals fired for skipping work on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2017 | Ed Straker
    Dozens of workers, presumably illegal aliens, were fired from their jobs for skipping work to engage in a "day without immigrants." More than 100 people were suddenly out of work across the country this past week after they participated in Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" protest. As numerous restaurants across the country closed their doors in solidarity with the cause, other employers were decidedly less understanding. Eighteen of those who were fired worked at Bradley Coatings Inc., which had warned employees they would lose their jobs if they didn't come to work. In Lexington, South Carolina, 21 workers were fired from Encore Boat Builders after they...
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 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...
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 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."
  • Dems Plan to Block Trump's Immigration Policy [semi-satire]

    02/19/2017 9:44:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    In a move likely to prove even more futile than the repeated GOP Congress' attempts to repeal Obamacare while Obama was president, Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would negate Trump's executive order to toughen up enforcement against those in the country illegally. The bill's sponsors, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev), Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill) and Sen. Mazie Hironio (Hawaii), characterized the proposed law as a measure "to keep immigrant families intact." Speaking for the trio, Sen. Cortez Masto complained that "the assumption that a deportation program focused on removing those with criminal records is something no one could object...
  • 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 · 39 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...
  • Washington v. Trump: A Disturbing Eruption of Judicial Lawlessness

    02/19/2017 6:36:05 PM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 11 replies
    Official Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | February 20, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    Dear readers, President Trump recently released an Executive Order banning the travel to the United States of citizens of several terror-infested nations (1). Federal Judge James Robart of Seattle issued a temporary restraining order in response to the EO, and a 9th Circuit panel subsequently ruled against the government's attempt to have it lifted (2). For those unfamiliar with federal immigration law and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the statutory provision giving the President the authority to exclude foreigners from the United States is 8 U.S. Code Section 1182. More specifically: (f)Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by...
  • Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

    02/19/2017 3:25:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 19 February 2017
    The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say. The blast - which ripped through shops and food stalls - is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month. No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects. On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president's supporters. Sheikh Hassan Yaqub said that anyone who collaborated with the new president - who he described as evil-minded - would be at risk of attack by the Islamist group.
  • How Sweden became an example of how NOT to handle immigration

    02/19/2017 3:07:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 9/2016 | Tove Lifvendahl
    <p>For a British boy to be killed by a grenade attack anywhere is appalling, but for it to happen in a suburb of Gothenburg should shatter a few illusions about Sweden. Last week’s murder of eight-year-old Yuusuf Warsame fits a pattern that Swedes have come slowly to recognise over the years. He was from Birmingham, visiting relatives, and was caught up in what Swedish police believe is a gang war within the Somali community. Last year, a four-year-old girl was killed by a car bomb outside Gothenburg, another apparent victim of gang violence.</p>
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records

    02/18/2017 4:27:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the past couple of days, immigration enforcement agents have round up almost 700 illegal aliens—75 percent of which had criminal records. Rep. Nancy Pelosi disputed the claim, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed the figure released by the Department of Homeland Security. IJ Review’s Joe Perticone had more: The claim that an overwhelming majority of immigrants targeted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids last week were convicted criminals is correct and backed by hard numbers, despite skepticism from House Democrats. […]Independent Journal Review obtained a copy of the list of various criminal offenses provided to the members...