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  • ICE Agents Arrest Men Leaving Alexandria Church Shelter

    02/15/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Julie Carey
    Some are questioning the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are handling arrests in Fairfax County after at least two men were arrested near a church shelter. Oscar Ramirez said he had just left the hypothermia shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia, when about a dozen ICE agents surround him and other Latino men. "'Stop right there. Stop right there. Stop right there. Stay by the wall, where we can see your hands,'" the agents said, according to Ramirez. The group of men had left the shelter about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8...
  • 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...
  • Federal appeals court rules immigrants have no right to lawyer in expedited cases

    02/15/2017 11:19:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jurist Twenty ^ | February 8, 2017
    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Tuesday that immigrants who are caught entering the US illegally have no right to legal representation in an expedited hearing. A law passed in 1996 allows Customs and Border Protection officers to use a process of "expedited removal" to remove immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid documentation. Immigrants who are subject to expedited removal are not given a lawyer, nor do they receive a trial. The appeals court upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was returned to his country the day...
  • Illegal Immigrant Stung Buying Grenade Launcher in South Texas

    02/15/2017 11:39:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosive arrested 31-year-old Oscar Fredy Garcia last week near Los Fresnos, Texas, during the failed purchase of an M-203 grenade launcher, court records revealed. Garcia is listed as an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The case began on February 6 when Garcia met with an undercover ATF agent to purchase the grenade launcher and three AK-47 rifles at a price of $5,000. During the meeting, Garcia gave the undercover agent $300 as a down payment. Another ATF agent wrote in the criminal complaint that Garcia revealed he was purchasing the weapons...
  • POLL: Why are there so many heartbreaking stories about illegal aliens in the news?

    02/15/2017 11:50:35 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 34 replies
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  • Immigrant Protected Under ‘Dreamer’ Program Is Detained

    02/15/2017 10:15:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    US immigration officials have detained a 23-year-old man from Washington state, who was authorized to remain in the country under a program established by the Obama administration. The man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, has twice been granted deferred action and employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, his lawyers said. The program, announced in 2012, is meant to temporarily shield qualified individuals from deportation. The case raises questions about what it could mean for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Ramirez came to the US from Mexico when he was 7...
  • List of Austin restaurants participating in a Day without Immigrants on Thursday (TX)

    02/15/2017 8:24:39 AM PST · by bgill · 37 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Matthew Odam
    A grassroots movement that seems to be a response to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ongoing sting known as Operation Cross Check, as well as to the Trump administration, has called on people to unite in protest. A Spanish-language flier that has circulated in Austin and on social media calls on the “undocumented, residents, citizens and immigrants from all over the world” to boycott work, opening their businesses for the day, buying gasoline, attending class and more.
  • Poll: [56%] Hispanics back Trump deportations, ending 'sanctuary cities'

    02/15/2017 8:27:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/17 | Paul Bedard
    Hispanic voters support President Trump's new focus on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records and punishing some 300 cities that grant "sanctuary" to undocumented criminals, according to a new poll. The survey for Secure America Now found that 56 percent of Hispanic voters approve of deporting criminal illegals. Some 31 percent don't.
  • AISD warns teachers against giving students sanctuary from authorities (Austin, TX)

    02/15/2017 7:35:57 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    Over the weekend, AISD teachers attended a union workshop on how to answer students’ questions and fears on immigration policy, including what to do if an immigration officers knock on their door. While the district acknowledged the politically and social active epicenter that is the Texas capital city, they reminded staff to be “meticulous” and “calculated” in their response to controversial events, like the targeted Immigration and Custom Enforcement operation...“A district employee may not provide a legal sanctuary for students fleeing law enforcement or stop a local or federal officer from conducting a lawful investigation or lawful arrest,” the district...
  • Jorge Ramos: “They are changing the definition of criminal”

    Univision news anchor and host of Spanish language television show Noticiero Univision has returned to the English speaking news circuit to take on President Trump. If you recall, Ramos was escorted out of a Trump press conference during the campaign for interrupting and not allowing the candidate to take questions from other reporters. Ramos has had quite a lot to say in recent days about the more than 600 illegal alien arrests made just last week across at least 11 states .
  • Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previously Deported Killer

    02/15/2017 7:50:24 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 15, 2017 | Bob Price
    Border Patrol agents in southern California have arrested a previously deported, aggravated felon who had been convicted of homicide but has not served his sentence.[snip] Although agents discovered the Guatemalan national as part of routine border patrol prevention, detection, and apprehension duties; television, print, and online media have recently been ablaze with reports of immigration officials’ roundup of criminal illegal aliens. Open borders advocates and complicit news organizations have used the routine operations to advance their agenda with messages of misinformation and fear. They have painted pictures of sweeping raids and government retaliation under the new presidential administration. These arrests;...
  • Trump Begins Crackdown On DREAMers: "We Are Hoping This Detention Was A Mistake"

    02/14/2017 7:18:22 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | Feb 14, 2017
    What seems to be the first detention of a so-called DREAMer, a 23-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant has been arrested in Seattle by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Ramirez, now in custody in Tacoma, Washington, was granted temporary permission to live and work legally in the United States under a program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, established in 2012 by Democratic President Obama, according to a court filing. The program protects from deportation 750,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children, sometimes called the "dreamers," and gives them the temporary right to...
  • ICE Must Give DACA Recipient, Daniel Medina, His Freedom Immediately

    02/14/2017 7:24:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 61 replies
    United We Dream ^ | February 14, 2017 | Adam Luna
    For Immediate ReleaseUnder Trump’s Executive Orders, No One is Safe. Trump Administration and Paul Ryan Must Declare that Immigrant Youth Will Not Be DeportedWashington, DC – Today, news broke that Daniel Ramirez Medina, a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) has been detained by agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) for days.  Beneficiaries of the DACA program like Daniel have been promised a two year reprieve from deportation and a work permit, have paid nearly $500 in fees every two years, have passed a background check and have met a number of other...
  • SCHUMER: Raids are Snaring "Law-Abiding Illegals"

    02/14/2017 10:04:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-13-2017 | Sarah Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Trump administration is rounding up and deporting "law-abiding" illegal immigrants and is demanding "details" about who is being targeted in a series of recent raids carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. "I have always supported smart immigration enforcement that helps to keep our country safe, but raids targeting law-abiding immigrants and treating those with traffic violations the same as murderers and robbers will only achieve the opposite," Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Monday.
  • Agents Discover Catapult Used to Launch Drugs Over U.S. - Mexico Border

    02/14/2017 10:11:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | 2/14
    Officials with the United States Border Patrol said their agents recently found a catapult system on the U.S. - Mexico border that was allegedly used to launch drugs into the United States. According to a statement released Tuesday, agents patrolling an area east of the Douglas Port of Entry on February 10 noticed several people on the south side quickly retreating from the fence as the agents approached. The system was found when the agents approached the fence.
  • Davi to Hollywood Elite: Invite Illegal Aliens and Refugees to the Oscars… or You’re Racists!

    02/15/2017 1:17:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 2/14/17 | Robert Davi
    An open letter to the Hollywood Elite and the rest of America: My Dear friends and colleagues, I have recently been pondering President Trump’s executive action with regard to our nation having extreme vetting and our immigration policy finally being enforced. It has pained me deeply to see such a violent reaction to something that, to my mind, makes absolute common sense. Let me begin by saying that I am from a family of immigrants that came to this country for a better life. They came to the US “legally,” assimilated, integrated, and learned English to the best of their...
  • Urbana man charged with living, voting in U.S. illegally

    02/15/2017 1:31:53 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Tom Kacich
    URBANA — A Mexican national who has lived in Urbana since 2005, allegedly using a stolen identity, was arraigned Thursday on seven federal counts, including four related to voting by an illegal immigrant. (snip) Valencia-Sandoval's arraignment came on the same day that new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in, stressing that the nation needs a "lawful system of immigration." Sessions vowed to uphold immigration laws that he claimed went largely unenforced during the Obama administration. "We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the public's safety, pulls down wages of working Americans," he said. "If you continually go...
  • Thousands protest Milwaukee County sheriff's immigration crackdown

    02/15/2017 2:53:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/12/2017
    A sea of demonstrators on Monday marched from Milwaukee's predominantly Hispanic south side to the downtown courthouse to protest a plan that would deputize local law enforcement officers as federal immigration agents. Busloads of demonstrators from about a dozen communities around Wisconsin arrived to join local protesters in the mile-long march. Parents with children in strollers, young men hoisting Mexican and American flags, and older supporters mingled as the crowd, estimated at 10,000 to 20,000 by police, moved through the streets chanting "Si, podemos!" or "Yes we can!" Jose Flores, board president at Voces de le Frontera, one of the...
  • Va. police: Death of teenage girl, two other cases may all be gang-related (MS-13)

    02/15/2017 4:28:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2017
    The killing of one teenage girl and the disappearances of two others who have since returned home may all be connected and may be gang-related, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.(snip) Damaris’s mother, Maria Reyes, told The Washington Post on Tuesday that her daughter had fallen in with a local clique of MS-13, before her disappearance from the family home Dec. 10. On Jan. 6, Damaris appeared to have been sent warnings that gang members wanted to kill her, according to Facebook messages her mother shared with The Post. “Those suckers want to kill you,” read one Facebook message, while another...
  • The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ movement is reportedly spreading across the country

    02/15/2017 4:36:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rafi Schwartz
    Reports are surfacing about a potential national strike by immigrants this week—the latest in a growing movement to highlight the role immigrants play in the face of Donald Trump’s increasingly harsh crackdown. According to Washingtonian magazine, a number of local restaurants and other businesses have begun bracing for a national strike on February 16, in which immigrants—particularly those from Latinx communities—have been urged to stay home from work. The grassroots protest has seemingly been organized by word of mouth and across Latinx social media channels. “One of our delivery men who’s Latino told our kitchen about it, and then it...