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  • Fear Grips Communities as MS-13 Gang Proliferates

    04/12/2017 9:35:55 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 19 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    At first, Evelyn Rodriguez thought her teenage daughter had forgotten to charge her phone—it kept going straight to voicemail. Or maybe she had just lost track of time. But Kayla Cuevas and her best friend Nisa Mickens never blew through their 9 p.m. curfew, especially without checking in. “She would call me if she was going to be two minutes late,” said Rodriguez. Sept. 13 was a typical Tuesday in Brentwood, New York, and the girls had gone for a walk while it was still daylight. Earlier in the evening, Cuevas, who had turned 16 two months prior, and Mickens...
  • Illegal Border Crossings at Lowest Point in Years

    04/05/2017 11:40:14 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    The number of illegal border crossings has declined for its fifth straight month, according to new data. If the trend continues, fiscal year 2017 is on track to having the lowest number of apprehensions per year since the 1960s. Fewer than 16,600 people were apprehended by Border Patrol trying to enter the country illegally in March, Customs and Border Protection statistics show. More than 18,700 were apprehended in February...
  • County Sheriffs Oppose California ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

    03/27/2017 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Sarah Le
    LOS ANGELES—A fast-tracked state Senate bill is awaiting a vote that could turn California into a "sanctuary state." But county sheriffs say it goes too far.Senate bill (SB) 54 goes beyond California's 2014 Trust Act, which prevents local jails from holding people for extra time based on their immigration status, except for those who have committed certain crimes, such as murder, robbery, rape, or kidnapping. SB 54 prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources—including facilities, equipment, and personnel—for immigration enforcement purposes without a court warrant. It also prohibits local agencies from sharing important information and leasing jail...
  • Illegal Alien Allegedly Beheads Mother In North Carolina

    03/08/2017 2:43:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    An 18-year-old man who beheaded his mother in a small North Carolina town on Monday is an illegal alien, The Daily Caller has learned. Oliver Mauricio Funes Machado was taken into custody after police say he decapitated his 35-year-old mother, Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado, in their home in Franklin County. Machado, a Honduran national, was found holding a large butcher knife in one hand and his mother's head in the other. "When they arrived, he was with the decapitation in his hand and it was a gruesome scene," Franklin Co. sheriff Kent Winstead told WRAL, a local news station. Machado...
  • Underground network readies homes to hide illegal aliens

    02/26/2017 11:52:09 AM PST · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2017 | Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon, CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN)A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room. But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home. "It would be three families we host here," Valiente says. By "host," she means provide refuge to people who may be sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. The families staying here would be undocumented immigrants, fearing an ICE raid and possible deportation.
  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    02/22/2017 5:45:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 20 February 2017 22:08 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Christian organizations in Norway plan to join a campaign to employ undocumented migrants, despite the threat of fines and imprisonment. Tor Berger Jřrgensen, the former bishop of Sřr-Hĺlogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people “in a hopeless situation”. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organizations across Norway, asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in Norway. He told the newspaper he was “optimistic” that his...
  • Undocumented mom facing deportation takes sanctuary in Denver church

    02/15/2017 10:33:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | CNN Wire
    An undocumented immigrant is taking refuge at a church in Denver while she fights to remain in the country. Jeanette Vizguerra, a mother of four, was scheduled to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday morning. She wanted to extend the stay on her deportation order, which expired last week, while she applies for a special visa. It was denied. She now faces separation from her American-born children, the youngest of whom is just 6. Vizguerra’s attorney appeared in court for her, saying she probably would have been taken into custody if she appeared. She is now taking...
  • Santa Rosa school board votes to protect undocumented students

    01/14/2017 7:02:46 PM PST · by rey · 34 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Jan 2017
    The trustees overseeing Santa Rosa City Schools voted unanimously this week to declare the district a “safe haven” for immigrant families, meaning no federal immigration officers will be allowed on campus without the written approval of district Superintendent Diann Kitamura. The move on Wednesday has been in the works since the day after the November election, said Jenni Klose, the board president, who said it was prompted by fears and anxiety generated by President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign trail promises to build a wall between the United States and Mexico and vow to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. “There were first-graders...
  • New Sheriff Who Defeated Arpaio (With Help of Soros) Calls Illegal Aliens “Guests”

    01/06/2017 5:10:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 January 2017 | Warren Mass
    New Sheriff Who Defeated Arpaio (With Help of Soros) Calls Illegal Aliens “Guests” Newly sworn-in Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Penzone, in a January 4 interview with Phoenix TV station ABC 15, referred to illegal aliens as “guests.” Penzone , who assumed office on January 1 after defeating six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November, said during the interview: We will need to work with the guests who are here in our nation and are pursuing citizenship and separate that from those who are committing crimes and make sure that we a caring community that is serious about public safety. While...
  • Democrats urge Obama to pardon 750,000 young undocumented immigrants

    12/07/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by granada · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    More than 60 Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to protect the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who signed up for his deferred action program before he leaves office next month. “You have pardoned hundreds and hundreds of people convicted for drug offenses,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said at a Wednesday press conference in Washington. “We want you to use that same pardon power for hundreds of thousands of young people who came forward because you asked them to come forward. You asked them to come forward.” “With that comes responsibility, Mr. President,” he added. The White...
  • Obama says illegals can vote without fear (Obama actively encouraging VOTE FRAUD!)

    11/08/2016 10:55:16 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6 , 2016 | Dr. Gina Loudon
    This is from a segment on Fox Business News with Charles Payne. Obama is actively encouraging felonious voting by non-citizens (undocumented). I believe the original 6:53 minute Obama interview took place on or about November 4, 2016. Originally posted on FR November 5th here: EXCLUSIVE: Gina Rodriguez Interviews President Obama - mitú
  • Man guilty of being undocumented immigrant in possession of gun

    09/08/2016 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/8/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 34-year-old Mexican citizen arrested in Mandeville pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 7) to possessing a gun while in the U.S. illegally, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans. Salvador Acosta-Salas, also known as Jamie Gonzales Jr., faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Acosta-Salas' charge -- possession of a firearm by an undocumented immigrant -- stemmed from a July 30 speeding stop in Mandeville, court documents show. When pulled over, Acosta-Salas got out of his vehicle and produced a Mexican identification card for Mandeville police, but he did...
  • Library of Congress continues work on scrubbing “illegal alien” from the records

    07/23/2016 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in March we talked about the decision by the Library of Congress to stop using “offensive terms” like illegal alien to refer to, er… illegal aliens. Shortly thereafter, Republicans in Congress moved to attach language to the pending appropriations bill which would require the Library of Congress to stick to terminology as it exists in current federal law. But since it hasn’t passed yet, the Library is moving forward with the changes and keeping up the debate in the media. (New York Times) “There is no other way to put this: the library has bowed to the political pressure...
  • Justice Sotomayor's Vocabulary of Immigration

    04/11/2016 11:55:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jerry Kammer
    In 2009, when Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote her first opinion as a member of the high court, she used the term "undocumented immigrant" to refer to persons who are in the United States illegally. It is believed to have been the first such usage in the history of the court, where the term "illegal immigrant" had previously been used. In an interview for last week's NPR program Latino USA, Justice Sotomayor explained her decision. She told host Maria Hinojosa: "Illegal immigrant" has a sense, I think, in people's minds, that immigrants are all criminals and criminals in...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • Cruz: Rubio would be better president than Trump

    02/26/2016 2:09:51 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said late Thursday that rival Marco Rubio would make a better president than Republican front-runner Donald Trump. "Marco is not my enemy, Marco and I are friends. Marco and I would both make a much better candidate and a much better president than would Donald," Cruz told CNN's Jake Tapper after Thursday's Republican debate. "I like Donald personally. He's a charming guy, although he can turn on you in an instant," Cruz continued.
  • 'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

    12/17/2015 2:14:33 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 17, 2015 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: "undocumented Democrats." Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls."Proponents of the Gang of Eight were being hypocrites. They were not telling the truth," he said. "What they claimed they were interested in was not in fact what they were interested in. What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters. There's a...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • [UMD] Public College: Refer To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    12/11/2015 4:21:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/15 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as “undocumented citizens.”The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy office, an official organ of the university, is running the campaign. The posters tell students that “words have power” and people should be cautious, lest they offend people with the terms they use.“Would you say [illegal alien] if you knew I am an undocumented citizen?” the poster asks passersby.Nicole Mehta, the...
  • Rep. Castro Proposes Law to Stop Government from Using ‘Alien’ to Describe Foreigners

    10/26/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) wants the federal government to drop the word “alien” from laws and documents because “when you use the word ‘alien’, you think of Martians and people from outer space.” Castro introduced the The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act last week. The measure removes the term “illegal alien” and replaces it with “undocumented foreign national” in federal law and government documents. …