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  • ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records

    02/18/2017 4:27:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the past couple of days, immigration enforcement agents have round up almost 700 illegal aliens—75 percent of which had criminal records. Rep. Nancy Pelosi disputed the claim, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed the figure released by the Department of Homeland Security. IJ Review’s Joe Perticone had more: The claim that an overwhelming majority of immigrants targeted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids last week were convicted criminals is correct and backed by hard numbers, despite skepticism from House Democrats. […]Independent Journal Review obtained a copy of the list of various criminal offenses provided to the members...
  • Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

    02/19/2017 9:41:49 AM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | February 18, 2017 | MITCHELL FERMAN
    MISSION Hours before the president talked about bad people with bad ideas entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States senator strapped on a vest, walked through the thick Rio Grande Valley brush as Friday night turned to Saturday and found what he, President Donald Trump and many discuss in Washington D.C. The senator linked the findings to organized violent crime. There were more than one that were large, young men with a significant percentage of tattoos that might suggest gang affiliation, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday afternoon, recounting an overnight ride along with...
  • Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants'?

    02/19/2017 9:36:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    WND ^ | February 17, 2017 | Art Moore
    Establishment media widely reported Thursdays Day Without Immigrants protest against President Trumps enforcement of immigration laws, but how much of an impact did the boycott actually have? It was a big deal for the reporters, who are paid to cover this sort of thing, said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. I dont think the rest of the American public really noticed all that much, he told WND.
  • What Would It Take to Stop the Ice Raids? (New Left-wing strategy?)

    02/19/2017 2:28:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 17, 2017
    Over the past week, nearly 700 people have been rounded up in a wave of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweeps across the US. In response, people have blockaded roads and ICE vans and organized massive demonstrations. But what would it take to stop the raids altogether? The Assault In some parts of the US, the ICE assault involved brutal militarized raids in which officers smashed windows and set off flashbang grenades inside residential homes. In other places, everything happened so quietly as to go virtually unnoticed: here a bureaucratic change in the status of a prisoner, there the transfer...
  • Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants

    02/18/2017 5:56:55 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border. In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trumps Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trumps executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states rights and Congress rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...
  • Join Bishop David Zubik at a prayer service with immigrants and refugees

    02/18/2017 7:38:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Becoming One-Standing Together, is an interfaith gathering of prayer and celebration with immigrants, refugees, and allies. This worship event will take place on Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict the Moor Roman Catholic Church, 1500 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219. It will bring together leaders from faith communities who will lead prayers and read sacred scriptures, as well as immigrants and refugees who will tell their personal stories.
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzones new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • You and your family are fired ... Love you: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest

    02/18/2017 3:45:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The State ^ | GREG HADLEY
    In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the Day Without Immigrants protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. It is unclear, however, how many people participated in the strike, according to ABC News. Still, around five dozen people say their participation in the protest cost them their employment...
  • State trooper in hot water over calling ICE

    02/18/2017 6:33:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Jeremy Lott
    A politician in Washington state wants to know why cooperating with federal immigration authorities landed a state trooper in hot water. Steve O'Ban, R, a state senator from Tacoma, Wa., sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, D, Friday expressing "serious concerns" over an administrative review the Washington State Patrol may be undertaking at the governor's request. An unnamed state trooper is being grilled for telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement about one of their suspects last week, wanted on a felony warrant and found after a traffic accident on I-5. That man is Armando Chavez Corona, who ICE says was...
  • Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    02/18/2017 10:01:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Christina Muschi
    Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side. One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP...
  • Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly in November election, AP finds

    02/18/2017 10:32:57 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    An ...analysis of roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in Texas' largest counties found at least 500 instances in which voters were allowed to get around the law by signing an affidavit and never showing a photo ID, despite indicating that they possessed one.... One affidavit from Hidalgo County, along the Texas-Mexico border, read: "Did not want to 'pander' to government requirement." In Tarrant County, an election judge noted on an affidavit: "Had photo ID but refused to show it."
  • CA Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare,Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens

    02/18/2017 10:17:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trumps promise to repeal ObamaCareby introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californiansincluding its undocumented residents. Weve reached this pivotal moment, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk about universal health care.
  • Associated Press Promotes FAKE NEWS, Says Trump Will Use National Guard To Deport Illegals

    02/18/2017 6:17:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    On Friday morning that Associated Press sent out a series of tweets that were quickly shot down as completely false by the White House and Department of Homeland Security. The first tweet sent out said: BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2017 That was followed up by a tweet saying Memo obtained by AP shows Trump considering mobilizing the National Guard to round up unauthorized...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trumps immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obamas catch-and-release policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for A Day Without Immigrants. The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didnt think it would cost them their jobs. They feel like theyve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at I Dont Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • National Guard memo is reminiscent of what led up to World War II, a top House Democrat says

    02/17/2017 6:42:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus said Friday that reports that the Trump administration had considered deploying tens of thousands of National Guard troops to apprehend undocumented immigrants were outrageous and very reminiscent of what led up to World War II. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) made the statement in an interview for C-SPANs Newsmakers program shortly after the Associated Press broke news of the draft Department of Homeland Security memo. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the memo was not a White House document and that there is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the...
  • Trump wouldnt be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement

    02/17/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 11 replies
    Mcclatchy News ^ | February 17, 2017 | TERESA WELSH
    ....In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences. In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border...
  • Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

    02/17/2017 2:21:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus and Olga Grigoryants
    A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000 people responded to...
  • Vatican-sponsored conference criticizes Trump orders (A million illegals just in Los Angeles?)

    02/18/2017 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) Speakers at a Vatican-sponsored conference in Northern California including an archbishop denounced President Donald Trumps orders on immigration and travel and vowed to fight them at a meeting Friday. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said President Barack Obama deported a high number of people, but the harsh tone and cruelty coming out of the new administration was prompting mass fear and panic. Theyre playing with peoples emotions and toying with their lives and futures, and that is not right, said Gomez, who noted his city has an estimated 1 million people who are living...
  • 18 People Fired After Participating In "A Day Without Immigrants"

    02/17/2017 7:11:39 PM PST · by Hadean · 133 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A total of 18 people were fired from one business after joining the nation-wide protest "A Day Without Immigrants." Thousands of people participated in the movement across the country, including people in Middle Tennessee. In Nolensville, nearly 20 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated told their supervisors on Wednesday they'd be taking part as well. Then, on Thursday they were told they no longer had jobs. "We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired," one employee...
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • Anti-Trump energy lags during a second day of protests (Real News)

    02/17/2017 7:01:52 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    /kathmandupost ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Reuters
    Feb 18, 2017- A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organising Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000...
  • Grant County Sheriff details savage murder [Illegal Aliens Kill Mother of 4 in Washington State]

    02/17/2017 6:02:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    KXLY-TV ^ | 2/7/17
    Grant County Sheriff's detectives called it one of the most savage murders they've ever investigated. Jill Sundberg, the mother of four children, kidnapped by five men who were living here in the United States illegally.
  • RUMBLINGS: National Guard Fake Memo Was Ploy To Smoke Out The Leaker

    02/17/2017 3:47:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Christina Laila
    The Associated Press released a story on Friday claiming the Trump administration considered a proposal to round up illegal immigrants using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops. Now sources are saying perhaps several different versions of this memo were drafted up to smoke out the leaker.
  • ome immigrants, fearful of political climate, shy away from Medi-Cal

    02/17/2017 1:16:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Bazar
    Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government officials, immigration attorneys and health care advocates. Others worry they will be penalized in the future for using public benefits such as Medi-Cal, the states version of the federal Medicaid program that provides health coverage to low-income residents.
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayors decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayors decision to cooperate with the Trump Administrations immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Durbin Statement On Reports Of National Guard Deportation Force

    02/17/2017 11:56:15 AM PST · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    United States Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/17/2017 | United States Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, released the following statement after a leaked pre-decisional memo outlining a Trump Administration plan to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants. The reports are being denied by the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The reported Trump Administration plan to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants would be a frightening exercise of police state tactics."Trump executive orders have re-defined criminal activity so as to make undocumented immigrants with traffic...
  • Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Immigrants

    02/17/2017 12:34:46 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    The Failing NY Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    <p>First came the anxious calls in the days after the election of President Trump. Now, people begin lining up before 8 a.m. and crowd the waiting rooms inside the Mexican Consulate here.</p> <p>Mexican citizens come to renew passports that have been unused for more than a decade. They desperately ask lawyers if they can do anything to help them stay in the United States. They register their children for Mexican citizenship, just in case they are sent back and decide to move their whole family with them.</p>
  • Immigrant families fear raids in Donald Trump's crackdown

    02/17/2017 12:40:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 51 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/17/2017 | Hannah Thomas-Peter
    Over the last two weeks the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has arrested nearly 700 people. The new Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said: "These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation's immigration laws."He went on: "...including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judge."But despite the description of these action as "routine" and "targeted", they have caused great fear in some of the country's immigrant communities who fear the raids will intensify and...
  • Majority of Refugees Coming from Terror-Exporting Countries After Judge Strikes...

    02/16/2017 5:58:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/16/17 | Katie McHugh
    Most of the refugees imported into the U.S. since a district judge halted President Donald Trumps executive order freezing refugee resettlement and restricting travel from seven terror-exporting countries come from five of those countries, new data shows.Aftera federal district judge issued an unusual, nationwide, emergency order halting President Donald Trumps refugee resettlement freeze on Feb. 3, 2,576 refugees arrived. Of those, 1,549or 60.1 percentare from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Sudan, according to CNS News. Trumps order banned all refugee resettlement from Syria, froze all refugee resettlement for 120 days, and restricted all migrant travel from seven countries for 90...
  • It takes three DUIs to deport a legal immigrant. Why?

    02/16/2017 6:15:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | 2-9-17 | Randy Travis
    LILBURN, Ga. - Even if a foreign-born person is in this country legally, they can still be deported if they break the law. But there's one law they're allowed to break multiple times and still stay here. The FOX 5 I-Team discovered dozens of cases in Gwinnett and Cobb where immigrants were only referred to immigration authorities after their third DUI conviction. "They shouldn't be here," agreed Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck. "The reality is if you've been convicted more than once for a DUI, you should be gone." The rule for immigrants here illegally is a lot tougher. As...
  • Study: Up to 2.1 Million Hispanics May Have Voted Illegally

    02/16/2017 6:58:41 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    An analysis of a little-known study concluded there may have been more than 2 million non-citizen Hispanics who illegally voted last year. The Washington Times cites the 2013 study, which was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates. A separate, and more recent, analysis by research nonprofit Just Facts found there was potentially a large number of non-citizens who managed to cast a vote in last fall's presidential election. Donald Trump won the election but lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has said several times he believes voter fraud was rampant. In the 2013 study, 13 percent of the...
  • Rally at City Hall demands ICE leave Richmond (Virginia)

    02/16/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Village News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte, Capital News Service
    After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was called to support immigrants who fear they may be the next target of ICE. People at the event represented several human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Southerners On New Ground. Speakers at the demonstration called for Richmond to be an intersectionally inclusive sanctuary city. Their words were translated into either Spanish or English so that all...
  • Border bishops call for dignity regardless of "migration (aka illegal aliens) condition"

    02/16/2017 7:46:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | February 16, 2017 | Rhina Guidos
    In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building "bridges, rather than the walls of exclusion and exploitation." The Feb. 14 statement was read at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in Texas after a visit by the bishops to an immigration detention center as well as to a humanitarian respite center at Sacred Heart Parish in McAllen, Texas, in the Brownsville Diocese. The...
  • Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say All Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

    02/16/2017 8:32:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News Latino ^ | February 16, 2017 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Members of Congress expressed alarm that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are at risk of deportation. They said this was made clear to them in a meeting Thursday with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she and other lawmakers left a meeting with ICE Acting Director Tom Homan with a sense that with changes ordered by President Donald Trump through his executive orders, "all immigrant communities are at risk." Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., said in a statement that, "in...
  • Senate Dems introduce legislation to roll back Trump's immigration actions

    02/16/2017 9:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    United Press International ^ | February 16, 2017 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Democrats in the Senate on Thursday introduced legislation to rescind President Donald Trump's executive order prioritizing deportation of "criminal" undocumented immigrants. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hironio introduced the legislation. The Senators said the bill is designed to keep immigrant families together and they urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. During a press conference, Cortez Masto said Trump's administration has created an "unprecedented deportation machine" following high-profile immigration raids. The Democratic-led legislation would also roll back Trump's order targeting so-called "sanctuary cities"-- cities that do not deport undocumented immigrants despite federal...
  • Mark-Viverito vows to block immigration forces from city buildings

    02/17/2017 12:05:16 AM PST · by EinNYC · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Gartland
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed Thursday to block federal agents from city property where New Yorkers get social services, saying the city would act as a watchdog against President Trumps immigration policies. The properties include hospitals, court houses, homeless shelters and job centers.
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say All Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

    02/17/2017 1:50:43 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/16/2017
    Members of Congress expressed alarm that all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are at risk of deportation. They said this was made clear to them in a meeting Thursday with a top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said that she and other lawmakers left a meeting with ICE Acting Director Tom Homan with a sense that with changes ordered by President Donald Trump through his executive orders, "all immigrant communities are at risk." Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., said in a statement that, "in...
  • Trump Weighs Mobilizing National Guard for Immigration Roundups (UPDATE: AP "report" discredited)

    02/17/2017 7:28:58 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 76 replies
    associated press ^ | 2/17/2017 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (GARANCE BURKE)
    <p>Update: White House blasts this false "report" as FAKE NEWS.</p>
  • Pelosi Says Border Wall 'Undermines Who We Are As a Country'

    02/17/2017 7:27:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2017 | 11:59 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Building a border wall undermines who we are as a country, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday. She said she is opposed to the wallpolitically, substantively, officially, spiritually, religiously, personally. She also described recent ICE raids across the country as another assault on our values. In the past week, we have witnessed ICE raids across our nation targeting parents, students and a DACA-protected dreamer...We have seen press reports that federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County courthouse and arrested an undocumented woman who had just received a protective order after suffering domestic violence....
  • Police: Indiana Grandfather Killed by Drunk, Illegal Alien Without Driver's License

    02/17/2017 4:42:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    By all accounts David Kriehn, of Noblesville, Indiana was a good person. He was a gentle and caring man. A good person, Harry Straut told television station WTHR. They guy you liked to hang out with as well as work with. Mr. Kriehn was a former missionary who managed Famous Daves, a popular barbecue joint near Indianapolis. Dave was an inspirational leader, Straut told the television station. He was the kind of leader who put others ahead of himself a great American. On Feb. 12th Mr. Kriehn was driving home from work in the wee hours of the...
  • Boom: Wall would save taxpayers $64 billion in freebies for illegals

    02/17/2017 4:54:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/17 | Paul Bedard
    Even if President Trump's border wall cost the highest estimation of $16 billion, it would save that amount in just the first three years of operation by eliminating the lifetime cost to taxpayers for letting 170,000 slip in every year, according to a new analysis. The authoritative Center for Immigration Studies Thursday crunched the numbers in a new analysis and found that even if the wall failed to stop the bulk of illegals, it would still pay for itself in a decade by cutting welfare, education, and other associated lifetime costs to federal, state and local taxpayers to care for...
  • Schools reel from absences amid loud protests in Watsonville

    02/17/2017 6:13:41 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/16/17 | Michael Todd
    An empty Pajaro Valley Unified School District bus passed hundreds of loud marchers including crowds of high-school students who took the day off in boycott assembled along Main Street by the Watsonville Plaza on Thursday afternoon. It was an hours-long local gesture to oppose immigration tactics proposed by President Donald Trump and solidarity with the national effort known as a Day Without Immigrants. The protest called on all immigrants to abstain from work, school or shopping.
  • Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell
    Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW."As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."
  • Sheriff Jones to undocumented workers: 'Bring your poison here, get arrested

    02/16/2017 6:07:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    WLWT News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Amanda Kelly
    Butler County Sheriffs Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday MIDDLETOWN, Ohio Butler County Sheriffs Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday in Middletown. Its put a hot-button issue front and center again, with Butler Countys sheriff right in the middle of the debate. The drugs are pouring in from Mexico, and it's poison, it's poisoning our community. I'm not going to put up with it, Sheriff Richard Jones said. Francisco Torres-Davila and Ramon Sanchez-Reyes both were arrested in Middletown on Valentine's Day...
  • 'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences

    02/16/2017 4:20:58 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 16, 2017 | Karen Yi
    NEWARK -- Along parts of Ferry Street on Thursday, doors remained shuttered, chairs were stacked and newspapers left uncollected on doorsteps at restaurants and businesses. Some had a message for passers-by: They were closed to support "A Day Without Immigrants," a national boycott meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the economy. Storefronts posted signs in English, Spanish and Portuguese that read "Nos unimos a un dia sin immigrantes, CLOSED!" or "We are joining the day without immigrants, CLOSED!"
  • [Springfield VA] 5 suspects facing murder charges in death of 15-year-old girl [Illegals]

    02/16/2017 5:30:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    WTTG ^ | 2/16/17
    Police have charged two adults and three 17-year-olds with murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl found dead in Virginia. Damaris Reyes Rivas was reported missing in December, and her body was found near Lake Accotink Park in Springfield on Saturday. (snip) Police would not identify the gang involved, but Damariss mother, who now fears for her own life, says the brutal Salvadorian gang MS-13 is responsible. Her mother also says that she has been getting threats from members of the gang blaming her for the arrests that police have made. (snip) ICE has lodged detainers...
  • Parents lash out as daycare closes in support of immigration strike

    02/16/2017 4:27:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 16th, 2017 | By Liz Farrell, Mandy Matney
    BLUFFTON, S.C.- Lauren Malphrus pulled up to the Little Steps Daycare and Preschool in Bluffton around 7:30 a.m. Thursday with her 3-year-old son, Asa, and saw that the windows were darkened. Confused, she turned back to her car, and soon found that the daycare had closed for the day in support of A Day Without Immigrants, a national strike in which immigrants are boycotting work, school and businesses in response to President Donald Trumps immigration stance and in an effort to show their economic influence in the community. Why didnt they tell me? she asked loudly. Why didnt they call...