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  • Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren’t convinced

    09/23/2018 5:53:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    President Trump lashed out at Congress on Thursday for failing to deliver his long-promised border wall, unleashing a tweet that accused Democrats of “obstructing” border security and demanded that “REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!” The trouble for Trump is that it’s his own GOP allies — not just his political opponents — who have been standing in the way. The same Republican lawmakers who rushed through the tax bill Trump wanted, confirmed his first Supreme Court pick and are fighting to defend his second, and have remained largely deferential amid multiple scandals, have taken a far different approach when it...
  • Illegal Aliens On A Texas-Sized Crime Spree

    09/23/2018 3:32:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 9 replies
    Immigration ^ | 17 September 2018 | Bob Dane
    According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), more than 264,000 criminal aliens were booked into local jails between June 1, 2011, and Aug. 31 of this year. Of those, some 177,000 were classified as illegal aliens by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security....Texas is the only state that publishes convictions of illegal aliens for specific crimes.
  • Trump admin formally proposes to limit legal immigration to those not dependent on public benefits

    09/23/2018 3:20:16 PM PDT · by caww · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/23/2018 | by Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration formally announced late Saturday a long-anticipated proposal to change a public rule to potentially favor legal immigrants in the United States who are applying for green cards and those applying to enter the country on visas who have not used or do not have plans to use public benefits, including Medicaid, food stamps, and public housing. “Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the United States must show they can support themselves financially,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. “This proposed rule will implement a law passed by Congress intended to promote...
  • No love for Trump during citizenship ceremony in Oakland

    09/23/2018 11:18:46 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    It was quite an emotional scene earlier this month at Oakland’s Paramount Theater, where several hundred immigrants from 80 nations and their families gathered to take their oaths as naturalized American citizens.
  • Overwhelmed: U.S. Border Patrol Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 days

    09/23/2018 8:21:44 AM PDT · by PFW · 19 replies
    McAllen Station agents are being inundated with migrant families and unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico. Once across the border, the migrants turn themselves in to the first Border Patrol agents they can find, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. “The continued flow of migrants turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents is creating an unsustainable situation,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement. “The transnational criminal organizations exploit family units and unaccompanied children populations and create diversions for agents, leaving...
  • US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

    09/22/2018 11:20:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 11:20 PM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules detail a broad range of programs that could disqualify them. The Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered “a heavily weighed negative factor” in granting green cards as well as temporary stays. […] Coming less...
  • Portland grants $500K for immigrants' attorney fees (OR)

    09/22/2018 9:06:06 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/21/2018 | Gordon Friedman
    The council approved a $500,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Oregon, which will use the money to hire attorneys and paralegals to represent potential deportees. A minimum of 60 people are to receive attorney help under the grant, according to the agreement. At least 50 of those "will receive a screening for service eligibility," though no eligibility conditions are listed.
  • German politics fragment as support for big parties erodes

    09/22/2018 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.21.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    For most of Germany’s postwar history, the conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) were the undisputed twin poles of German politics. Known as Volksparteien, literally “popular parties,” these big-tent associations of interests have led every government since 1949. They were the German equivalents of the Republicans and Democrats in the United States or Tories and Labour in the United Kingdom. But their popularity is eroding alarmingly. In the words of venerable German political scientist Herfried Münkler, the Volksparteien look increasingly like “last year’s models.” The most recent Deutschlandtrend survey, published on September 20, put support for the CDU/CSU at...
  • ICE arrests take Madison officials by surprise (Sanctuary City, WI)

    09/22/2018 6:34:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies ^ | Abigail Becker
    Madison officials believe six people were taken into custody Friday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a targeted effort in the city. The arrests came as a surprise to city and police officials and few details are known about the situation. Mayor Paul Soglin reaffirmed at a Friday news conference that ICE’s actions are “contrary to city policy.” “We want to find out everyone who was taken by ICE, so we can make contact with them and do our best job to ensure that their rights are protected,” Soglin said. “That’s the first and highest priority.” Ald. Shiva Bidar, District...
  • Beto O’Rourke blames Black Americans not working for illegal aliens working [video]

    09/20/2018 10:11:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    THE HAYRIDE.COM ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Bethany Blankley
    Beto O’Rourke blames Black Americans not working for illegal aliens working [video] September 20th, 2018 Bethany Blankley Beto told a black Texan that he and other Americans created the need for illegal aliens working because they are not working a cotton gin. Yes, he said this– in public– on video. During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support for illegal aliens. O’Rourke then compared the aliens from Central America and Mexico to the modern version of...
  • Border wall effort getting boost from US sheriffs' crowdfunding site

    09/20/2018 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Pollard · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | sep 20, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    With the effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border seemingly stalled in Washington, the National Sheriffs' Association is looking to help break the logjam by raising funds for the project. The group has launched a crowdfunding website that it announced during a White House meeting attended by President Trump and 43 sheriffs from 35 states, the Charlotte Observer reported. We wanted to clear up some confusion - we received a couple emails regarding a possible GoFundMe account for the border wall associated with the National Sheriffs' Association. The ONLY NSA-affiliated fund for border security is at
  • Illegal immigration creating monster trash crisis

    09/20/2018 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Unknown
    While anti-border wall activists see a coming eco-apocalypse, some border-wall proponents already see one caused by unchecked illegal immigration. The problems linked to illegal immigration have had much attention lately: the criminals and potential terrorists entering without permission, the young children needing care and workers taking jobs that Americans, in fact, would do. Then there’s the burden on taxpayers for all the social services as well as the possibility that lax state laws let them vote. Now a new one has begun getting attention: the millions of pounds of garbage left by those traveling through southwest America’s deserts illegally. “Perhaps...
  • Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

    09/20/2018 7:58:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/18 | Christina Cooke and Reade Levinson
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration courts fall under the Department of Justice and the attorney general can rewrite opinions issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Sessions, a Republican former U.S. senator appointed by President Donald Trump, has been unusually active in this practice compared to his predecessors.
  • Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, etc.

    09/18/2018 1:37:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, Drug Distribution, Immigration and Firearms Violations US DOJ - Nashville, Tenn. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 17, 2018 An illegal alien and MS-13 gang member from El Salvador was convicted today by a federal jury of using physical force to tamper with a witness; being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm; illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported; multiple counts of cocaine distribution; and multiple counts of other firearms violations, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.
  • 3 in 10 illegal immigrant family units cut off ankle bracelets after being released from custody

    09/18/2018 11:03:20 AM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9.18.2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Nearly 3 in 10 family units are cutting off their ankle bracelets at the beginning of the process when they've been released from our custody within days or weeks so they're not even going to get to that point where they could get the final removal order," Matthew Albence, executive associate director for ICE, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Those waiting to hear if their asylum cases are approved or denied were more likely to keep their monitors in tact and show up for court, but once their cases were denied, they were not likely...
  • 16 Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Fresno on Drug Conspiracy, Assault Charges: DOJ

    09/16/2018 6:24:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | 03:15PM, September 16, 2018 | Kristina Bravo, Updated at
    Sixteen suspected members of the transnational gang MS-13 have been indicted in Fresno on assault and drug trafficking charges, authorities announced Friday. The indictment by a federal grand jury includes two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, two counts of being an alien in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, the Department of Justice said. Fourteen of the defendants lived in Mendota, one resided in Los Angeles and the other in San Bernardino, according to the agency.
  • US Border Patrol agent arrested in 4 deaths described as serial killer

    09/16/2018 3:18:05 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/18 | Ed Lavandera and Amir Vera,
    (CNN)A US Border Patrol agent who authorities are calling a serial killer was arrested Saturday in the deaths of four people after a would-be fifth victim narrowly escaped harm and alerted a police officer. Juan David Ortiz, 35, confessed to killing four people between September 3 and September 15, according to a criminal complaint filed in Webb County, Texas. Ortiz was charged with four murder charges and one unlawful restraint with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro R. "Chilo" Alaniz. The bodies of four victims were found over the past two weeks, sheriff's...
  • H-1B spouses: Bay Area tech workers fear they’ll have to leave

    09/14/2018 7:27:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Kriti Agrawal was chasing the American Dream. She and her husband came to California from India three years ago with their young son. They landed good jobs in the Bay Area, she as a senior manager for a pharmaceutical company, he as a product manager in a financial-technology startup.
  • MS-13 victim’s mother fatally struck by car at site of daughter’s memorial service

    09/14/2018 5:36:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies ^ | 9/14/18 | Andrea Cavallier
    BRENTWOOD, Long Island — The mother of a teen killed by alleged MS-13 gang members in Brentwood was fatally struck by a vehicle at the site where a memorial service was about to be held for her daughter on Friday, officials confirmed. Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of Kayla Cuevas, was killed at the same spot on Stahley Street where her daughter was found dead in September 2016. Congressman Peter King says it happened about an hour before a planned memorial service at that location for her daughter. Suffolk County police say they are investigating.