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  • Trump administration preparing targeted ICE arrests in sanctuary cities: report

    09/29/2020 5:47:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 29 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The Trump administration is preparing a series of immigration enforcement actions targeting sanctuary cities leading up to the November general election, sources told the Washington Post on Tuesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation is known informally as the “sanctuary op” and could reportedly begin as soon as this week in California and eventually move to cities including Denver and Philadelphia. So-called sanctuary cities have policies in place the extent to which local law enforcement cooperate with federal immigration officials. The president and other Republicans have strongly criticized those cities and their often Democratic mayors. Acting Secretary of the...
  • Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities

    07/13/2020 7:56:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 13 2020 | Justine Coleman
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities, affirming previous rulings in the state. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said its ruling that the Justice Department cannot block police funds from cities not enforcing immigration laws does not extend nationally, Bloomberg News reported. The decision follows rulings from three other regional federal appeals courts against the administration. But a New York court unanimously ruled in February that the department had the authority to withhold funds from the cities that do not comply with federal authorities' enforcement of...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear Trump challenge to California sanctuary law

    06/15/2020 9:43:32 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 149 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2020 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the administration’s challenge to California’s main sanctuary city law protecting illegal immigrants, dealing a significant blow to President Trump’s hopes of forcing jurisdictions to cooperate with ICE. The justices did not offer comment on their decision, though two — Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — said they wanted to hear the case. It takes four justices to put a case on the court’s calendar......."
  • Supreme Court denies petition to hear 'sanctuary' case

    06/15/2020 8:34:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Rafael Bernal
    The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by the Trump administration to review California's so-called sanctuary laws, which limit cooperation between state and local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Two justices, conservatives Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, were listed by the court as having been in favor of reviewing the law, which was upheld last year by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. With the denial, the Supreme Court let stand the lower court's resolution in favor of three California sanctuary laws, which limited law enforcement cooperation on immigration and banned state and local authorities from using their...
  • ICE chief rips ‘dangerous’ move by New York to make sharing illegal immigrant driver data a felony

    05/28/2020 7:49:29 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/2020 | Adam Shaw
    The original law went a step further than similar laws in other states by forbidding state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) agencies from sharing data with immigration authorities like ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). But the new amendment goes even further and makes it a class E felony for officials to share such information.
  • Gov. Cuomo Quietly Makes It a Felony For N.Y. Officials to Share Illegal Alien Driver Info With ICE

    05/28/2020 1:41:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    News Wars ^ | 05/27/20 | Dan Lyman
    New York State officials who provide information about illegal alien drivers to federal immigration enforcement agencies can now face felony charges.An amendment to the highly controversial ‘Green Light Law,’ which went into effect in December and cleared illegal aliens to apply for New York State driver’s licenses, was slipped into the state’s 2020 budget bill and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.It is now a Class E felony for state officials, such as law enforcement officers, to disclose DMV records with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP).“Border Patrol for example,...
  • Andrew Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure projects

    05/26/2020 9:45:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Brett Samuels
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will travel to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a meeting with President Trump to discuss economic revival efforts. The governor said during a news conference on Tuesday that he hoped to discuss how infrastructure projects could be leveraged to kickstart the economy, which has cratered due to the coronavirus pandemic. "You want to restart the economy, you want to reopen the economy, let’s do something creative, let’s do it fast, let’s put Americans back to work, and let’s make America better," Cuomo said. "It is common sense." "You have an infrastructure that’s crumbling, you...
  • California: Give Us Money Or We'll Fire Cops and Firefighters

    05/19/2020 11:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Front Page ^ | 05/1/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    Governor Newsom is behind in the Most Loathsome Governor in America race, largely because he hasn't managed to kill as many nursing home residents as rivals like Cuomo and Murphy. But here he is trying to take first responders hostage. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that the federal government has a "moral obligation" to provide funding for states in its next coronavirus relief bill, noting that police officers, health care workers and firefighters will be the first ones laid off as a result of massive budget deficits. Really?Cops and firefighters are the most...
  • CA Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has ‘Moral’ And ‘Ethical’ Obligation to Financially Support States

    05/17/2020 3:50:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2020 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) said federal lawmakers have a “moral” and “ethical” obligation to provide emergency relief to states amid the coronavirus pandemic. Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: So, the position of the White House seems to be that any money for states would be premature. What’s your response, sir? NEWSOM: Well, it’s not charity. I mean, a year ago, Jake, we were running a $21.5 billion surplus. And here we are at $54.3 billion budget deficit that is directly COVID- induced. We have been managing our budget effectively, efficiently, paying down our...
  • California announces disaster relief assistance for undocumented adults

    05/14/2020 6:19:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KION ^ | May 14, 2020 | Avery Johnson
    The California Department of Social Services announced that it will be providing state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented immigrants through the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Project.
  • Court ruling a win for safe communities over sanctuary chaos

    05/14/2020 9:10:36 AM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2020 | tom homan
    As our nation continues to regain stability during the global pandemic, there was a news item recently that should encourage those seeking a return to law and order, process, and safe communities. District Judge Michael E. Hegarty of the U.S. District Court of Colorado ruled on April 20 that the city of Denver will have to turn over personal and work addresses, emergency contact information, information about current criminal charges and address details from bond records of three illegal aliens who went through the city’s jail system. Denver authorities had refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers,...
  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Activists, Reinstates Ban on Encouraging Illegal Aliens to Stay in US

    05/12/2020 1:24:09 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 37 replies
    NTD ^ | May 11, 2020 | Matthew Vadum
    The Supreme Court unanimously resurrected a federal law struck down by an appeals court that made it a felony to encourage people to come to or stay illegally in the United States.
  • Locals sue San Francisco after homeless camps make life ‘insufferable’

    05/11/2020 9:27:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/11/2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A San Francisco law school, business owners and local residents are suing the city to force it to clean up the Tenderloin neighborhood — alleging an almost 300 percent spike in homeless shanty towns, drug dealing and feces-covered sidewalks have made conditions “insufferable.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court May 4 by a group of plaintiffs led by the University of California Hastings College of the Law, seeks a court order to stop the city from using the neighborhood as a “containment zone” for homeless encampments. “Open-air drug sales and other criminal activity, plus crowds of drug users and sidewalk-blocking...
  • Most Wanted Illegal Alien Convicted of Sex with a Minor, Battery Freed 6 Times

    05/11/2020 1:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 11, 2020 | JW Staff
    There is no shortage of examples nationwide that confirm illegal immigrant sanctuary policies endanger communities and this month we have a case that should serve as the poster child. Not surprisingly, it comes out of California but even for a notorious sanctuary state it seems excessive. An illegal alien with a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for felony sex with a minor and battery was released by San Francisco authorities six times despite his violent history that also includes a domestic violence arrest. The 25-year-old Honduran man, Kristian Jonas Gamez-Trejo, has long appeared on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...
  • The "Plan" (chicago)

    05/10/2020 5:32:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    secondcitycop ^ | 5-10-2020 | Second City Cop
    rumor at this point, but completely believable: Rumor has it that city considering doubling water, garbage, city sticker and neighborhood parking permit fees. This on top of much higher tax levy on all home values. They have been told that about 1/2 of the canceled conventions will not be booking in the city any longer. They have found better less costly facilities and much better weather. But no worries the city will make up the lost revenues by their new taxing policies. Budget cuts, head count cuts, furloughs or buyouts were never discussed at the round table. First shoe to...
  • Givers and Takers: Democratic governors’ arguments that their states are “donors” doesn’t hold water.

    05/10/2020 3:53:32 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5/8/2020 | Steven Malanga
    For decades, the biggest portion of Washington expenditures has been retirement income sent to individuals from the federal government, principally in the form of Social Security or retirement benefits for federal workers. The studies track this money as it is sent to the states where people reside in retirement. New York has consistently ranked near the bottom in the amount of these funds that it receives because it’s not a desirable place to retire and has one of the highest rates of out-migration to other states. ... New York is a “donor” state insofar as its citizens take their retirement...
  • Whittier councilwoman faces wrath for suing to block financial aid to undocumented immigrants

    05/08/2020 11:21:33 AM PDT · by rintintin · 14 replies
    Whittier Daily News ^ | April 30 2020 | MIKE SPRAGUE
    Newly elected Whittier Councilwoman Jessica Martinez’s decision to take part in a lawsuit filed by a conservative group to block $75 million Gov. Gavin Newsom authorized in financial aid for undocumented immigrants is garnering heat. Opponents have threatened a recall — although they can’t even start the process until July. They also demonstrated outside her home on Saturday and sent in 51 emails criticizing her, in lieu of public comment, to Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “You have long lines of people in her district lining up at schools for the free lunches,” said Miguel Garcia, founder and president-elect of Whittier...
  • President Trump Blindsides Sanctuary Cities – Again

    05/08/2020 12:29:05 PM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    National Insiders ^ | May 8, 2020 | Adam Casalino
    Democrats seemed to try to use the crisis to push their far-left agenda. We saw their schemes unfold in real-time. When Trump sought to provide relief to workers, Pelosi held up the money (twice). I wonder how many Americans suffered, as Pelosi showed off her ice cream? Well, two can play at that game. And the president is using bailout funds to get his agenda done.From Twitter: Well run States should not be bailing out poorly run States, using CoronaVirus as the excuse! The elimination of Sanctuary Cities, Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the...
  • California becomes first state to borrow from D.C. to help pay unemployment claims

    05/05/2020 5:29:28 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 15 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 05, 2020 10:29 AM | David Lightman
    California became the first state in the nation to borrow federal funds to help its beleaguered unemployment system, state officials said Tuesday. “This has been an unprecedented time for unemployed workers across our state. As of April 30, California borrowed $348 million from the federal government to ensure Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments are made to eligible unemployed workers,” the Employment Development Department said in a statement to The Bee. “We are using every tool at our disposal to ensure people have the resources they need during this difficult time, and that funding is available to continue to meet the...
  • Trump to use sanctuary city 'adjustments' as condition for Dems' next relief bill

    04/28/2020 3:39:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Updated: 6:27 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump warned Democrats Tuesday that he will demand “adjustments” for sanctuary cities as a condition of bailout aid for states, as both parties take increasingly partisan paths toward the next round of emergency coronavirus relief. With Democrats demanding at least $500 billion to fill state coffers drained by business shutdowns, Mr. Trump said he doesn’t want to reward mostly Democrat-controlled states “to recover 25 years of bad management.” “If it’s COVID-related, I guess we can talk about it,” the president told reporters at the White House. “But we want certain things also, including sanctuary city adjustments. We have so...