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  • Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States (Why aren't they welcoming their Brown brothers & sisters into their midst?!)

    08/08/2022 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 11 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 03/22/2022 | Jessica Vaughan, Bryan Griffith
    The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers. A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume...
  • Being a sanctuary city is all fun and games until the migrants actually show up

    08/05/2022 4:11:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/04/22 | David Freddoso
    Good grief! Get a load of today's immigration story in the New York Times. It is some of the best unintentional comedy of this election cycle. First, some context: The Biden administration, with its incoherent immigration policy, has been causing a humanitarian disaster that is completely overwhelming border communities in Texas and Arizona. At resident Joe Biden's direction, the Border Patrol is now forced to process and release thousands of illegal border crossers into small towns and cities in South Texas, such as Del Rio and Laredo. These municipalities are completely unequipped to deal with this Biden-generated crisis. **SNIP** At...
  • Philly's Dem Mayor Wants Out After Overseeing Record-Setting Crime Surge

    07/05/2022 9:10:32 AM PDT · by lightman · 50 replies ^ | 5 July A.D. 2022 | Spencer Brown
    Amid the nationwide crime crisis that has arisen out of woke Democrat policies and the so-called "progressive prosecutor" movement, Philadelphia has been especially hard-hit — and its mayor is apparently tired of leading and looking forward to being out of office after overseeing the city's record-setting crime spike. On Independence Day, two law enforcement officers were hit with gunfire at Philly's July Fourth festivities from an unknown suspect or suspects — authorities are still trying to identify those responsible and determine their motive. Thankfully, both officers were discharged after being treated for their wounds. Video of the chaos that followed...
  • What a post-Roe America will look like: Blue states will set themselves up as sanctuary states for abortion seekers.

    05/05/2022 9:36:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2022 | Sally Zelikovsky
    I don’t believe as many red states will outright ban abortion as left-wing pundits, politicians, and activists suggest. More likely, a handful will enact blanket bans; a majority will permit abortion to some limited extent; and most, if not all, true-blue states will make abortion so permissible that Ralph Northam style post-birth murder will be state sanctioned and applauded. National abortion-promoting organizations that have the support of millions and billions of Benjamins, will divert those funds and their efforts to providing round-trip transportation to abortion states for women residing in anti-abortion states. Expect a cottage industry of abortion tourism to...
  • All Kiev Churches Open for Shelter from Shelling and Bombing

    02/25/2022 6:26:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 2/25/22
    With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, all Kiev churches are ready to offer shelter from shelling and bombing in their basements, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Also with the primate’s blessing, all dioceses and monasteries of the Ukrainian Church will organize comprehensive assistance to refugees and victims. For example, in the Vinnitsa Diocese, a humanitarian aid center has been opened at the Holy Trinity Convent in Brailov. The monastery is also ready to accept anyone who may lose their homes. Refugees are also being housed in monasteries and centers...
  • Sanctuary State: Six-Time Deported Illegal Alien Guilty of Triple Murder

    02/14/2022 5:16:28 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    A six-time deported illegal alien has been found guilty of murdering three individuals in the sanctuary state of Oregon. On June 27, 2016, illegal alien Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez arrived at a housing unit where he had been living with fellow employees for a nearby blueberry farm. While in the kitchen of the residence, Gonzalez fired a loaded gun at Edmundo Amando-Bajonero before shooting Refugio Modesto De La Cruz, Katie Gildersleeve, and Rigoberto Reyes-Mendoza. While De La Cruz survived, Amando-Bajonero, Gildersleeve, and Reyes-Mendoza all died at the scene. Even as Gildersleeve tried to flee, Gonzalez chased her into the driveway, trying to...
  • Maryland Legislature Overrides Governor's Vetoes of Sanctuary Bills

    12/10/2021 5:50:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Federation for American Immigration Reform ^ | December 2021 | David Jaroslav
    The Maryland General Assembly convened on December 6 for a special session. The main focus of the special session is the redistricting process that states must complete every decade after the census. However, in addition to redistricting, the legislature voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s (R) veto of a bill that bans immigration detention and makes Maryland a sanctuary state, as well as one that restricts sharing information with immigration authorities. House Bill (HB) 16, the so-called “Dignity Not Detention Act,” sponsored by Delegate Vaughn Stewart (D-Montgomery County) was initially solely a ban on immigration detention contracts. However, on the...
  • California considering becoming an abortion sanctuary state

    12/08/2021 1:52:44 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 8, 2021 | The Associated Press
    BREAKING: California unveils plan to become an abortion "sanctuary" if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The proposal would include paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states who want to have an abortion.
  • Biden’s DHS Chief: Sanctuary Country Orders Ensure ‘Majority’ of Illegal Aliens Not Deported

    11/30/2021 8:01:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 29, 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the agency’s new so-called “sanctuary country” orders will ensure that the “majority” of illegal aliens living in the United States are not deported. On Monday, Mayorkas announced that the administration has started implementing its latest sanctuary country orders that protect most criminal illegal aliens by barring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting and deporting them. “Today is an important step forward in ensuring that our workforce is empowered to exercise its prosecutorial discretion and focus its enforcement efforts on those who pose a threat to our...
  • Video shows buck taking shelter inside Michigan church on state's first day of hunting season

    11/18/2021 3:02:37 AM PST · by blueplum · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 16 November 2021 | uncredited
    A 10-point buck sought sanctuary inside a southern Michigan church on opening day of the state's firearm deer hunting season. Pastors at Grace Christian Fellowship in Sturgis encountered the buck inside the church's auditorium on Monday before it leapt through a window and back into the wild. A video the church posted on Facebook shows the buck wandering around the church. [video at link]
  • Maryland Government Officials Worked With Open Borders Activists To Draft Sanctuary Law

    11/04/2021 7:37:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 3, 2021 | Alana Goodman
    Law blocked Montgomery County police from working with ICE to detain illegal immigrants charged with crimes Maryland government officials sought approval from an open borders activist group while they drafted a controversial 2019 sanctuary law that critics now say was responsible for a spike in violent crimes by illegal immigrants, according to internal emails obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute. CASA de Maryland, a group that advocates for decreased border restrictions and once accepted $1.5 million from the Hugo Chávez regime, in 2019 was in close contact with officials in Montgomery County, Md., to draft the "Promoting Community Trust...
  • Obama, Bush Judges Greenlight Biden’s ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders for Illegal Aliens

    09/16/2021 3:26:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 15 Sep 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    A three-judge panel on Wednesday halted a Texas judge’s order that blocked President Joe Biden’s so-called “sanctuary country” orders that have forced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release criminal illegal aliens back into the United States. On Wednesday, two judges appointed by former President Barack Obama and a judge appointed by former President George W. Bush put the brakes on Judge Drew Tipton’s order last month that struck down Biden’s orders that prevent ICE from arresting and detaining most criminal illegal aliens. Judge Gregg Costa writes that the panel’s “main concern” with Tipton’s injunction “is that we believe...
  • DOJ Warns States About Second Amendment Sanctuaries-Meanwhile immigration sanctuary policies are lauded and emulated

    06/23/2021 5:54:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 22, 2021 | Michael Cutler
    On June 17, 2021 AOL published an Associated Press report under the title, Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws. This report began with this excerpt: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments...
  • Missouri governor signs bill prohibiting state police officers from enforcing federal gun laws

    06/14/2021 7:55:26 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 41 replies
    Newsthud ^ | 6/15/2021 | Paul Goldberg
    Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republicans has signed a bill that prohibits police officers within the state from enforcing federal gun laws. “It is our time to protect the Second Amendment,” Parson declared. “This is exactly what this bill does, and it’s time to get this thing signed and get it into law.” Mike Brown, co-founder of Frontier Justice shooting range said, where the legislation was signed said “While some people may not spend a lot of time thinking about the Second Amendment, it’s critical to the preservation of our republic.” Meanwhile, Democrats in Missouri were not happy about the...
  • Biden's CBP nominee defended sanctuary cities, criticized police working with immigration authorities

    04/15/2021 7:10:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson
    foxnews ^ | Evie Fordham
    President Biden's expected pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, has a record of defending sanctuary cities and resisting Trump administration orders about undocumented immigrants. Magnus is currently police chief in Tucson, Arizona, where he made headlines for rejecting federal border security grant money from Operation Stonegarden in 2020 — a decision that earned him criticism from Tucson Police Officers Association head Tony Archibald. "For years, this federally funded grant has paid for officer overtime to do proactive, on-site activity in high crime areas," Archibald said . "The Stonegarden deployments have resulted in hundreds of arrests that...
  • Montana governor signs law banning sanctuary cities in the state

    04/01/2021 1:40:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 01, 2021 | Michael Lee
    Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation outlawing sanctuary cities in the state. “We are a nation of laws, and immigration laws will be enforced in Montana. Criminal, illegal aliens who pose public safety threats to our communities have no sanctuary in Montana,” Gianforte said before signing the bill. The legislation, HB200, prohibits local jurisdictions in the state from adopting sanctuary city policies and outlines penalties for cities that do not comply with the law. The state’s legislature had passed similar legislation in 2019, but that effort was vetoed by Democratic former Gov. Steve Bullock. The move comes as a growing...
  • Arizona House Passes Law to Nullify Biden’s Federal Gun Control

    03/05/2021 7:57:44 PM PST · by Candor7 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 4, 2021 | Richard Moorhead
    The Arizona House passed a law to nullify federal gun control measures last last month, establishing the state as a Second Amendment sanctuary. State Rep. Leo Biasiucci’s Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Act would nullify any new federal gun control laws restricting gun rights, citing the unconstitutionality of the Biden administration’s support for “assault weapons” bans, attacks on online firearms transactions, and forced registry of semiautomatic rifles as NFA items. The law passed the Arizona State House in a 31-29 party line vote in February. “We’re Second Amendment friendly. We love our law-abiding citizens, gun owners,” Biasiucci told the Epoch Times....
  • Former ICE Official: 'Biden Has Declared the Entire Country a Sanctuary Jurisdiction'

    02/10/2021 2:56:04 PM PST · by · 13 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | February 10, 2021 | Grant Atkinson
    Many people have already warned of the grim consequences that President Joe Biden’s radical immigration policies could have. Now, an expert on the topic is weighing in. Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Tom Homan painted a worrying picture of the country under Biden’s policies in an interview with Fox News. “President Biden has declared the entire country a sanctuary jurisdiction,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. VIDEO While the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force says there is no single definition of “sanctuary jurisdiction,” it typically refers to a place where illegal immigrants can feel safe from deportation.
  • Governor Abbott Says Texas Should Be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

    01/15/2021 5:03:56 PM PST · by DFG · 39 replies
    The Texan ^ | 01/15/202 | Daniel Friend
    One year ago, a wave of Texas counties began declaring that they were “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” Now Governor Greg Abbott has said that he wants the entire state to be a gun rights haven. “I want to make sure that Texas becomes a Second Amendment sanctuary state so that no government official at any level can come and take your gun away from you, despite those people who said, ‘Heck yes, we’re going to take your gun,’” said Abbott during the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 2021 Policy Orientation. “We’re gonna say, ‘Heck no, you cannot take people’s guns away in...
  • Sanctuary Nation? Santa Clara County shows where we might be headed in tolerating illegal-immigrant crime.

    12/23/2020 3:27:17 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    CIty Journal ^ | December 22, 2020 | Dave Seminara
    The powers that be in California’s Santa Clara County have forbidden contact sports—including San Francisco 49ers games, which will be held in Arizona—for the remainder of the season, due to rising Covid-19 cases. Such overreach in California’s sixth-largest county, justified by claims to enhance public safety, is ironic, given Santa Clara’s lax sanctuary policies, which have recently resulted in tragic deaths. Last month, a thrice-deported illegal immigrant with a long history of violent crime stabbed five people, killing two, John Paulson, 45, and Kimberly Susan Fial, 55, at the Grace Baptist Church in San Jose. The suspect, Fernando De Jesus...