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  • 'Super Sanctuaries' list: DC, NYC, Chicago, California....

    01/15/2019 10:52:00 PM PST · by caww · 24 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/15/2019 | Paul Bedard
    There are over 300 “sanctuary” communities that protect criminal undocumented immigrants from federal deportation authorities, but a new list highlights the “super sanctuaries” that hide millions. That list is led by the Washington, D.C. area, Chicago, New York City, and all of California, which is threatening to expand protections for immigrants in the United States illegally. “Not satisfied with keeping ICE out of jails and courthouses, some sanctuaries are taking it a step further,” said a report from the Center for Immigration Studies. “Many jurisdictions, often major cities, are NOW USING TAX PAYER FUNDS TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT AND ASSIST ILLEGAL...
  • Some Texas lawmakers see less appetite for divisive measures

    01/07/2019 3:26:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2019 | Paul J. Weber
    Texas’ last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people. More than a year later, comes a test: whether a humbling 2018 for Texas Republicans will soften one of the most conservative statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns Tuesday, and unlike places such as Colorado and Minnesota where Democrats seized control of legislative chambers in November’s midterm elections, Republicans remain firmly in power. They’re ringing in a 20th consecutive year of controlling...
  • Roughly 80% of all voters say U.S. needs secure borders, including 68% of Democrats: Harvard poll

    01/05/2019 3:19:46 PM PST · by · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    A wide-reaching poll conducted by Harvard University reveals that majorities of U.S. voters — including Democrats — appear to agree with many of President Trump's most basic beliefs about immigration. The findings reveal, for example, that eight out of 10 of all U.S. voters — 79 percent — say the U.S. needs secure borders; 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats agree with that. Another 79 percent of voters overall say immigration priorities should be granted on a person’s “ability to contribute to America”; 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72...
  • Deaths of police officers on duty on the rise in the US

    12/28/2018 7:34:16 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    abc11 ^ | december 28, 2018 | abc11
    WASHINGTON -- More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017, according to data released Thursday. The most common cause of death was gunfire, and vehicular accidents claimed nearly as many officers' lives. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a report that 144 federal, state and local officers have died so far in 2018. That figure represents roughly a 12 percent increase from the 129 who died in 2017.
  • Sheriff blames sanctuary laws in officer's death

    12/28/2018 6:48:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    KION ^ | Dec 28, 2018 | Ashley Keehn
    The sheriff leading the investigation into the shooting death of a California police officer took aim at state sanctuary laws that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson told reporters Friday that the suspect was in the country illegally and that if he had been deported for previous DUI arrests, Cpl. Ronil Singh would still be alive.
  • Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

    11/30/2018 6:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    Texas’ attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities” and sought millions of dollars in sanctions. The lawsuit Ken Paxton filed in state court was a rare enforcement action of Senate Bill 4, passed last year by the Texas Legislature and mostly upheld by a federal appeals court. SB4 is one of the toughest state laws targeting illegal immigration. It prohibited law enforcement agencies from refusing “detainer” requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, doing anything to stop an officer from asking about a suspect’s...
  • Federal judge in New York rules against Trump in sanctuary cities case

    11/30/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    A federal judge on Friday ruled against the Trump administration's move to withhold grant funding from law enforcement agencies of so-called sanctuary cities, saying it was illegal and unconstitutional. Judge Edgardo Ramos, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said the government “did not have lawful authority” to make states alert federal agents when an undocumented immigrant is going to be released from state or local custody and allow federal agents to question immigrants in custody about their legal status in order for states and cities to receive funding. In his ruling, Ramos blocked the...
  • US midterms 2018: Why has migration become a CRUNCH topic that could swing US midterms?

    10/25/2018 7:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Express ^ | October 24, 2018 | Kat Hopps
    THE US midterms on November 6 are shaping up to be among the most anticipated general US elections for years - but why has migration become such a hot topic among voters and how could it shape the result? American voters have the chance to affect President Donald Trump’s presidency and his ability to pass future legislation in the upcoming midterms. The midterms are general elections held every four years in the middle of a US president's office. They decide which US politicians will sit in Congress, the body responsible for law-making in the United States. Congress is made up...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • The Radical Left’s Sex Crimes Hypocrisy-attacked Judge Kavanaugh - while shielding criminal aliens

    10/12/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Cutler
    The issue of sexual assault has become the latest focus for the leaders of the increasingly radical Democratic party.  Make no mistake, sexual assault is a terrible crime that may prove to be life-altering for the victim of such crimes and for members of the victim’s family. However, the question that must be asked, is whether or not the Democrats really care about preventing sexual assault or in simply exploiting this horrific crime for political purposes. Consider how so-called “Sanctuary Cities” shield aliens from detection and apprehension by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents including aliens who have been convicted...
  • Court strikes down Native American adoption law, saying it discriminates against non-Native...

    10/10/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Washington Post / MSN ^ | October 10, 2018
    The landmark law governing adoptions of Native American children, designed to keep them within Native American families, has been struck down as unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas. In an Oct. 4 ruling that has stunned Native American rights advocates, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor found that the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 illegally gives Native American families preferential treatment in adoption proceedings for Native American children based on race, in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee. Additionally, O’Connor ruled that the law violated the 10th Amendment’s federalism guarantees, specifically the so-called “anti-commandeering” principle established by...
  • Projected ‘sanctuary’ costs debunked by additional stats

    10/07/2018 11:59:07 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    Times Standard (Eureka CA) ^ | Oct 7, 2018 | Shomik Mukherjee
    An upcoming ballot measure to make Humboldt County a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants has stirred controversy and drawn criticism from a variety of local officials after the county government published inflated cost estimates, but those costs rely on made-up assumptions not supported by existing data, the Times-Standard has learned. The cost estimates, revealed at a Sept. 4 board of supervisors meeting, assume that five to 10 times per year, the local Department of Human Health and Services will need to find children housing based on the wishes of their deported parents. That alone would take between $34,000 and 46,000 from...
  • Lefty judge orders DOJ to give $28m, previously withheld for sanctuary city status, to California

    10/07/2018 1:12:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 6, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    A left-wing federal judge with a history of ruling against the Trump administration ruled against it again Friday by revoking its right to enforce federal immigration laws in California and demanding it funnel a total $28 million in unpaid grant money to “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco. The ruling by William Orrick concerned a decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year to revoke funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” unless they began abiding my federal immigration laws.
  • 'Murphy Brown' Badgers Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'Why Do You Lie?'

    10/05/2018 2:42:40 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 70 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2018 11:29 PM | Karen Townsend
    The second episode of CBS’s rebooted version of the political comedy Murphy Brown aired October 4 and the chosen hot-button issues to punch were: bashing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ honesty and the introduction of a DACA student. If it were not for lame liberal talking points, this show would have no dialogue.
  • Washington Post Chronicles Hardships of Iowa’s Immigrants in Wake of Mollie Tibbetts’ Murder

    09/03/2018 4:31:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    In the wake of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts’ alleged murder by an illegal alien, the Washington Post profiled the small community of Brooklyn, Iowa, which has been shaken by the crime, focusing primarily on the hardships of the town’s immigrants. As Breitbart News has reported extensively, 24-year-old illegal alien Cristhian Bahena-Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death after police say he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary cities, as Breitbart News noted, and worked on a dairy farm using...
  • Robocalls and graffiti after Mollie Tibbetts' death worry Iowa Latinos

    09/02/2018 4:41:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Artemis Moshtaghian
    The paint on the road near a predominantly Latino community near Des Moines read, "Deport Illegals." The sprayed-on sentiment didn't last the day, but some officials in the Iowa city are worried it's indicative of a simmering resentment for immigrants that has become more public recently. The red paint defaced both directions on a two-lane road on the city's south side on Thursday. "These actions are unfortunate and not consistent with Des Moines' spirit of compassion," Mayor Frank Cownie said. "Such actions have no place in our city." A city worker painted over the words later in the day. The...
  • Suspected MS-13 member broke into sleeping girl’s bedroom, raped her: cops

    09/01/2018 9:36:15 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | Larry Celona and Amanda Woods
    A purported member of the MS-13 gang broke into the bedroom of a sleeping 11-year-old Brooklyn girl and raped her in her bed, cops said Saturday as the suspect was taken into custody. The horrific crime happened at 11:30 p.m. Wednes­day in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, officials said.
  • 16 county sheriffs: Vote to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law

    08/28/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies ^ | August 27, 2018 | KOIN 6 News Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Fifteen Oregon county sheriffs endorsed a message from Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin on Monday that called for voters to repeal the state's sanctuary law in light of Mollie Tibbets' murder. Measure 105, which aims to repeal the law "limiting use of state and local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws," qualified for the November ballot with over 111,000 signatures. Sheriff Bergin, citing "respect for the law," hopes voters will pass the measure this fall. "The statute undermines respect for law in significant ways," Bergin wrote in regard to the state's sanctuary law, which...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats Want America to Be ‘One Big Fat Sanctuary City for Criminal Aliens’

    08/21/2018 7:01:08 PM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump criticized Democrats on Tuesday for blocking his efforts for tough immigration enforcement. “The Democrats want to turn America into one big fat sanctuary city for criminal aliens,” Trump said during a rally in West Virginia with a group of supporters. The crowd booed the Democrats loudly as Trump continued. “Honestly, they are more protective of the criminal aliens than they are of the people,” he said. Trump said he was committed to deporting criminal illegal immigrants, but that Democrats wanted to do the opposite. He criticized Democrats for calling for the abolishment of ICE, while ICE officers...
  • Poll: Lou Barletta and Bob Casey in Dead Heat in Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/20/2018 3:31:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) are in a dead heat in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday. A Commonwealth Leaders Fund poll found that Sen. Bob Casey leads by only two points, with Casey at 47 percent, Barletta at 45 percent, and 6.1 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided. The poll had a 3.6-point margin of error, making the Pennsylvania Senate race a virtual toss-up. The poll also weighted heavily for a significant Democrat turnout that outpaces previous “Democratic waves.” The poll suggested that Democrats will have a five-point turnout advantage over...