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  • Biden promises moratorium on deportations as both candidates pledge lax enforcement of immigration law

    03/16/2020 6:08:07 AM PDT · by karpov · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 16, 2020 | Byron York
    At his one-on-one debate with Bernie Sanders Sunday night, Joe Biden said that if he becomes president, his administration will not deport anyone -- no one, under any circumstances -- during his first 100 days in office. After that, Biden said, he will only deport those who have committed felonies in the United States. "In the first 100 days of my administration, no one, no one will be deported at all," Biden said during the debate televised by CNN. "From that point on, the only deportations that will take place are commissions of felonies in the United States of America."...
  • Trump Administration to Collect DNA From Immigrants Taken Into Custody. Rule will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of people a year

    03/06/2020 7:16:10 AM PST · by karpov · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 6, 2020 | Michelle Hackman
    The Trump administration plans to begin taking DNA samples from migrants crossing the border or held in detention for use in a federal criminal database, a significant expansion of immigration laws that is certain to raise privacy concerns. The new rule, posted by the Justice Department on Friday and set to take effect in April, will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants taken into federal custody each year, including migrants at the border and people asking for asylum. The move, which is sure to face court challenges, injects...
  • ICE arrests illegal immigrant accused of raping Brooklyn teen after city cut him loose

    03/03/2020 5:59:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | March 3, 2020 | Larry Celona, Andrew Denney and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    An illegal immigrant accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn was cut loose thanks to New York’s “sanctuary city” policy and the Brooklyn District Attorney — despite a request by immigration officials that he be detained. Guatemalan national Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, 20, was arraigned Friday on a 20-count criminal complaint for allegedly raping the girl five times in 2018. But Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office didn’t ask the judge to set bail, and Criminal Court Judge Hilary Gingold agreed to let him go on supervised release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had issued a detainer asking the city to nevertheless...
  • Supreme Court Gives States Greater Rights to Prosecute Undocumented Immigrants. Justices split over the case, which concerns identity theft by undocumented immigrants who provide false social security numbers on job applications

    03/03/2020 11:56:16 AM PST · by karpov · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2020 | Brent Kendall
    A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday boosted the ability of states to prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft when they provide false social security numbers or other information on job applications. The court, in a 5-4 opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, reinstated convictions obtained by Kansas prosecutors against three restaurant workers for using other people’s social security numbers on forms given to their employers. The central question in the case, Kansas v. Garcia, was whether such state prosecutions were barred by a provision of federal immigration law that says any information submitted with federal work-authorization forms can’t be used for...
  • A Mexican Exodus Is Helping Shrink the Undocumented Population. The number of unauthorized residents in the United States is down to its lowest point in more than 15 years. Mexicans, Poles and South Koreans are all among those leaving.

    02/26/2020 7:42:33 AM PST · by karpov · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2020 | Miriam Jordan
    LOS ANGELES — José cared for the bottle-fed babies, 700 of them in all. He knew a calf was healthy if her eyes were bright and her appetite hearty. Droopy ears were a bad sign. He was attuned to calf coughs. “His job was to do all things a mom would do to look after her young,” said Mary Kraft, who employed José and his brother, Juan, both undocumented immigrants from Mexico, for a decade at her Quail Ridge Dairy in Colorado. Then about a year ago, the brothers informed Ms. Kraft that they were returning to Mexico. They had...
  • Pregnant Woman Who Entered U.S. Illegally Gives Birth at San Diego Border Patrol Station: Officials

    02/19/2020 2:26:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/19/2020
    The 27-year-old woman and her family were spotted walking about a mile east of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. It is believed they used a ladder to get over the border fence, said Border Patrol spokesman Jarrett Decker. Once they got to the Chula Vista station, the woman, the baby’s father and two children were being examined for a routine medical assessment when the woman went into labor, officials said.
  • DHS chief: SWAT-like teams wouldn't be needed if sanctuary cities would help ICE

    02/18/2020 6:08:55 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on Tuesday that SWAT-like teams would not be needed to back up Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) efforts in so-called sanctuary cities if local officials there would help with immigration enforcement. “What we found in these sanctuary jurisdictions is that local law enforcement does not work with the department,” Wolf told Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “So what used to take one or two officers going into a jail setting and picking up an individual that's on a final order of removal, we now have to go into communities with many, many officers.”...
  • Trump slams LA mayor for 'urging illegals to beat the system'

    02/18/2020 2:00:08 PM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    President Trump slammed the mayor of one of America's biggest cities after he tweeted a video assuring illegal immigrants of their constitutional rights. Trump is visiting Los Angeles as part of a three-day West Coast tour that includes plans to speak with the organizers of the 2028 Olympic Games. On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted his support for illegal immigrants, reminding them that the LA Police Department "does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement." "No matter their immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know their rights and how to exercise them," Garcetti said. "Remember,...
  • A Latino Worker, a Risky Construction Site and a Family in Mourning. Construction workers, many of them undocumented, continue to die on the job in New York City, despite safety regulations.

    02/17/2020 2:56:24 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2020 | Andrea Salcedo and Derek M. Norman
    A week before the accident, Segundo Huerta’s wife said, her husband had complained to her that the boss at the Bronx construction site where he was working was pressuring his laborers, berating them for working too slowly. Mr. Huerta’s wife, Maria Guazhco, said her husband had told her that after 17 years with the company, he would try to find another job. Nonetheless, she said, he returned to the site the next week. “And then,” Ms. Guazhco, 39, said, “everything collapsed.” Mr. Huerta, 46, was killed on Aug. 27 after the third floor of the building where he was working...
  • Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities. Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country.

    02/14/2020 1:30:57 PM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 14, 2020 | Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
    The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement. The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York to boost the enforcement power of local ICE officers, according to two officials who are familiar with the secret operation. Additional agents are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, N.J. The move reflects President...
  • House Democrats' immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America

    02/13/2020 8:05:22 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2020 | Nolan Rappaport
    Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García’s (D-Ill.), “New Way Forward Act,” H.R. 5383, was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on Jan. 30. It is cosponsored by 43 of Garcia’s fellow Democrats, four of whom are on the subcommittee, including Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), the Vice Chair. The bill is supported by more than 145 advocacy groups. It is also the most ill-advised immigration legislation I have ever seen. Garcia claims his bill would correct racial and anti-immigrant injustices embedded in our immigration laws, but the bill’s main provisions would simply protect aliens who are subject to deportation because they...
  • Bloomberg ad used Obama-era migrant detention footage to criticize Trump

    02/09/2020 1:09:06 PM PST · by karpov · 12 replies
    AFP Fact Check ^ | February 7, 2020 | W.G. Dunlop
    The ad was tweeted by the candidate, posted on YouTube, and shared here and here on Facebook. “America demanded change,” a narrator says at the start. “And change is what we got.” It then shows a series of clips and images that illustrate hot-button issues including immigration, the border wall, gun violence, and Trump’s relationships with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. AFP used reverse image searches of screenshots of the ad to gather information about the material it contains. Most of it is from Trump’s presidency, but a brief part of the immigration-related footage -- showing...
  • BREAKING: House Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Sue Employers

    02/07/2020 5:41:05 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 74 replies ^ | Feb 7 2020 | David Rufful
    On Thursday, House lawmakers passed a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to be able to sue their employer for damages if their labor rights are violated but rejected a measure that would prevent the possibility of unions from recruiting other illegal immigrants.
  • Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement. Commercial database that maps movements of millions of cellphones is deployed by immigration and border authorities

    02/07/2020 5:23:22 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2020 | Byron Tau and Michelle Hackman
    The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The location data is drawn from ordinary cellphone apps, including those for games, weather and e-commerce, for which the user has granted permission to log the phone’s location. The Department of Homeland Security has used the information to detect undocumented immigrants and others who may be entering the U.S. unlawfully, according to these people and documents....
  • ICE: Hundreds of illegal aliens charged with rape, other crimes after release from Southern California jail

    02/06/2020 11:24:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6 2020 | Sam Dorman
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported on Wednesday that hundreds of Orange County Jail inmates on whom the agency had active detainers were re-arrested over the past two years on charges including rape, assault with a deadly weapon and child sex offenses -- after local authorities released them without notifying ICE. According to county data, officials at the Southern California jail didn't notify ICE when it released 2,121 inmates with detainers on them over 2018 and 2019. Over that same period, another 1,315 were released "to ICE upon completion of their local sentences in accordance with" California's sanctuary regulations...
  • OC Sheriff Blames Sanctuary State Law For Increase In Repeat Crimes By Undocumented Immigrants

    02/06/2020 8:03:49 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2020
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Since California became a sanctuary state in 2017, the number of inmates with immigration detainers being arrested again after being released from jail has jumped, according to a new report from Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes. SB 54 restricts most notifications to ICE upon an inmate’s release to the most seriously violent offenders. It became law in 2017 despite heavy opposition from the state’s law enforcement community. “SB 54 has made our community less safe. The law has resulted in new crimes because my deputies were unable to communicate with their federal partners about individuals who...
  • Deputies seize 18 pounds of meth in ‘Operation Fallen Angel’

    02/04/2020 11:44:41 AM PST · by devane617 · 12 replies ^ | 02/04/2020 | S. Brady Calhoun
    LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County Sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday that they seized 18 pounds of meth during a narcotics operation. The investigation into a local drug ring began in early 2019 and the first seizure of what would become 18 pounds of meth, $75,000 and 13 guns took place in November. Investigators named Ulises Perez as the drug ring’s leader and said he was deported from the United States four times on previous drug charges.
  • Trump’s Best Means for Stopping Migrants Is Mexico’s Government. Mexican leader cracks down on caravans from Guatemala, fueling criticism at home, praise in U.S.

    01/24/2020 4:17:02 PM PST · by karpov · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2020 | José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
    MEXICO CITY—Three years after President Trump vowed to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico to stop illegal immigrants, a much more effective obstacle has emerged: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Earlier this week, Mexico deployed hundreds of troops from its new National Guard to halt a caravan of some 2,000 Central American migrants who crossed a shallow river on Guatemala’s border with Mexico seeking to make their way to the U.S. Mexican television broadcast video of the guardsmen using plastic shields and tear gas to break up the migrant caravan. On Thursday, a phalanx of guardsmen...
  • Joe Biden Promises Sanctuary for Drunk-Driving Illegals

    01/21/2020 5:27:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jan 2020 | Neil Munro
    Joe Biden told Vice News that he would not seek to deport drunk driving illegal migrants. Immigration agents should “only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that’s committed [in the United States], and I don’t count drunk driving as a felony,” Biden told his interviewers Jan. 20. “We’re not going to deport anybody who has not — in this country — committed a felony in this country. In this country, committed a felony,” he said. But many Americans have been killed by drunk-driving illegals, and DUIs are commonplace among illegals. For example, In fiscal 2019, the Immigration...
  • ‘Her Death Is On YOU’: Police Union Blames NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Sanctuary Policy For Homicide

    01/20/2020 11:07:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), a police union representing the city’s active and retired sergeants, blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for the death of a 92-year-old woman. A 92-year-old woman, Maria Fuentes, was sexually assaulted and murdered on the streets of NYC earlier in January. The man suspected of killing her, Reeaz Khan, is an illegal alien who had been arrested by the New York Police Department in November 2019, but was released and never handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because of the city’s strict sanctuary policy. The SBA on Sunday said Fuentes would...