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  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • Trump Immigration Crack Down Is Exactly What He Promised

    02/21/2017 12:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No surprises here in the Trump administration’s outline of its plan to crack down on undocumented illegal immigrants. “The Department of Homeland Security [today officially] laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.” As I say, there are no surprises here. This is exactly what Trump said he was gonna do during the campaign. There’s gonna be panic galore, but it’s nothing that Trump did not telegraph. He said he was gonna do it. And, by the way, this has been in...
  • Cyclist girl gets revenge on catcalling van drivers (video)

    02/21/2017 11:56:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    Live Leak ^ | February 21, 2017
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=10a_1487703806
  • Trump has a point. Go ahead. Google it.

    02/21/2017 10:53:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-17 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump raised a lot of left wing eyebrows about a statement he made about Sweden. “We’ve got to keep our country safe,” he said. “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.” CNN jumped all over it: President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night...
  • State by State: The Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

    02/21/2017 10:22:32 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    bolog of Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 2-21-17 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Wondering how illegal immigration is affecting your pocket book? In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens! You may also access FAIR’s State Cost Studies and Immigration Facts for more information. Below are state-by-state detailed infographics on how much illegals burden you and your state:
  • CBS: Trump to keep DACA in new immigration policy?

    02/21/2017 8:06:24 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on how one defines “keep.” Donald Trump argued against Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration, including the DAPA and expanded DACA programs, both of which got put into limbo by federal courts. When asked in last week’s press conference about DACA and the so-called “dreamers” — children brought into the country illegally by their parents — Trump replied that his immigration policy would show “great heart” in those cases. Today, CBS reports that Trump’s new immigration policy keeps DACA in place. Or perhaps better put, it doesn’t explicitly eliminate it: A source with knowledge of DHS planning said...
  • DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations

    02/21/2017 7:49:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.
  • Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

    02/21/2017 4:29:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2017
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby. One officer was slightly injured when hit by a rock. No arrests were made. Bystrom says one officer fired his gun, not as a warning shot but because he was "in a situation that demanded he used his firearm."
  • Trump's Immigration Pause was a Setback that can Still Become his Greatest Accomplishment

    02/20/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-19-17 | Brother Bob
    I know, in the President Trump era a two week old story is what now qualifies as "old news" given how many subsequent meltdowns we've had from the press, but something about this story had been bugging me, and then it hit me. First off, let's get out of the way the basic arguments - the pause was legal and a smart idea, as Dr. John laid out a few weeks ago.But let's face it, the way it was done was a bit rushed and clumsy, and made it easier for the Radical Left to fight against. That said, I'm...
  • Your Children are Likely to be Very Hungry in the Future:and It’s All Down to Immigration

    02/20/2017 3:27:02 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A stark look at the reality your children and grandchildren face is rarely discusses. Politicians may extol the virtues of mass-immigration and couch it in terms of GDP and economic boom, but the over-populated future the next generation will have to deal with is not bright. First, let’s check out some figures: World population 2016: 7.3 billion World population 2050 (projected): 9.6 billion (UN estimates) U.S population 2016: 325 million U.S population 2050 (projected): 438 million
  • Children in Sweden Abused, Trafficked and Missing; But Apparently “Donald Trump is Wrong”?

    02/20/2017 12:39:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    More than 35,000 unaccompanied children turn up in Sweden each year* (2016 figures, rising from around 400 per year during the Iraq war) Many face dangers from child rapists, drug dealers, pimps, Gangmasters and Jihadists (in fact, Swedish government programs were infiltrated for Jihadi recruitment according to the Swedish government). Children of all ages arrive in Sweden, predominantly fro Afghan and Somalia (followed by Syrians, Ethiopians and Iraqis), mostly boys. the cost of care for each child is £160 per day. So just the cost of last year’s children who arrived totals more than £2 trillion per annum (£160 x...
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by 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 Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve 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...
  • Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of a crime (Tr.)

    02/20/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-19-2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump may put all of the USA's illegal immigrants in ICE's crosshairs with two new orders that could allow for anyone to be deported, regardless of whether they have committed a crime in the US. The first memo, which says all illegals are subject to deportation, is concerned with internal immigration control. It orders ICE agents to disregard President Obama's order to focus on criminal immigrants and recent arrivals. Instead, the order says, they should switch their focus and prioritize migrants who have been charged with crimes but not yet convicted. It also broadens the scope of ICE powers...
  • DHS Authorizes Hiring 10K Immigration Officers

    02/20/2017 10:22:11 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-20-2017 | Bob Price
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly authorized the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and enforcement officers. The move by DHS delivers on a promise made by President Donald Trump to increase enforcement–particularly in removing criminal aliens inside the borders of the U.S. Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission...
  • [La Ironia:] Dozens of illegals fired for skipping work on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2017 | Ed Straker
    Dozens of workers, presumably illegal aliens, were fired from their jobs for skipping work to engage in a "day without immigrants." More than 100 people were suddenly out of work across the country this past week after they participated in Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" protest. As numerous restaurants across the country closed their doors in solidarity with the cause, other employers were decidedly less understanding. Eighteen of those who were fired worked at Bradley Coatings Inc., which had warned employees they would lose their jobs if they didn't come to work. In Lexington, South Carolina, 21 workers were fired from Encore Boat Builders after they...
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • Dems Plan to Block Trump's Immigration Policy [semi-satire]

    02/19/2017 9:44:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    In a move likely to prove even more futile than the repeated GOP Congress' attempts to repeal Obamacare while Obama was president, Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would negate Trump's executive order to toughen up enforcement against those in the country illegally. The bill's sponsors, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev), Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill) and Sen. Mazie Hironio (Hawaii), characterized the proposed law as a measure "to keep immigrant families intact." Speaking for the trio, Sen. Cortez Masto complained that "the assumption that a deportation program focused on removing those with criminal records is something no one could object...
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies
    gutierrez.house.gov ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • Washington v. Trump: A Disturbing Eruption of Judicial Lawlessness

    02/19/2017 6:36:05 PM PST · by K. Evanston Treadwell · 11 replies
    Official Blog of K. Evanston Treadwell ^ | February 20, 2017 | K. Evanston Treadwell
    Dear readers, President Trump recently released an Executive Order banning the travel to the United States of citizens of several terror-infested nations (1). Federal Judge James Robart of Seattle issued a temporary restraining order in response to the EO, and a 9th Circuit panel subsequently ruled against the government's attempt to have it lifted (2). For those unfamiliar with federal immigration law and the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the statutory provision giving the President the authority to exclude foreigners from the United States is 8 U.S. Code Section 1182. More specifically: (f)Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by...
  • Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

    02/19/2017 3:25:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 19 February 2017
    The car blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say. The blast - which ripped through shops and food stalls - is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month. No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects. On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president's supporters. Sheikh Hassan Yaqub said that anyone who collaborated with the new president - who he described as evil-minded - would be at risk of attack by the Islamist group.
  • How Sweden became an example of how NOT to handle immigration

    02/19/2017 3:07:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 9/2016 | Tove Lifvendahl
    <p>For a British boy to be killed by a grenade attack anywhere is appalling, but for it to happen in a suburb of Gothenburg should shatter a few illusions about Sweden. Last week’s murder of eight-year-old Yuusuf Warsame fits a pattern that Swedes have come slowly to recognise over the years. He was from Birmingham, visiting relatives, and was caught up in what Swedish police believe is a gang war within the Somali community. Last year, a four-year-old girl was killed by a car bomb outside Gothenburg, another apparent victim of gang violence.</p>
  • "It's Unfair" - Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On "Day Without Immigrants"

    02/19/2017 4:28:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 18, 2017
    The manager of the ironically named "I Don't Care" Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma is hiring ... Needing experienced kitchen staff. Line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers apply now! After firing 12 staff last week for violating his "no call/no show" policy. Fox Baltimore reports that the workers are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for "A Day Without Immigrants." The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn't think it would cost them their jobs. "They feel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What happens when a future administration wants to tear down the border wall? (vanity discussion)

    02/18/2017 1:10:29 PM PST · by matt1234 · 51 replies
    me ^ | 2-18-2017 | me
    President Trump wants to build a wall on the Mexican border. I support this wholeheartedly. What will happen when a future lib president/congress decides to tear it down? Will conservatives allow this? I know this is an unpleasant topic, but something that needs to be considered and safeguarded against. We need to think long term.
  • Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll (Tory establishment warning alert)

    02/18/2017 11:23:04 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 6 replies
    iPolitics.ca ^ | 02/17/2017 | BJ Siekierski
    Kellie Leitch is now the first choice for over one-fifth of Conservative party members, passing Maxime Bernier and nipping at the heels of an increasingly polarizing Kevin O’Leary campaign, according to the latest iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker — powered by Mainstreet Research. Mainstreet reached 804 members between February 9 and 12 and found — with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20 — that Kevin O’Leary was the first choice for 22.01 per cent of members, followed by Leitch (20.90 per cent), and Bernier (17.54 per cent). The first leadership poll, conducted between...
  • 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...
  • Jeff Sessions' team takes over Washington

    02/18/2017 9:26:07 AM PST · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/17/2017 | Tal Kopan
    With the ascension of former Sen. Jeff Sessions to attorney general and several of his former staff installed at the White House and federal agencies, immigration policy experts are sensing a sea change in Washington. Advocates and policy staff of both parties half-jokingly refer to the "Sessions cabal" that has now found power in President Donald Trump's Washington -- a group that for years has found itself outside the mainstream on immigration policy in Washington and faced ire from their Republican and Democratic colleagues for what one sparring partner called "strident" positions.
  • 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 Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “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 didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • Day Without Illegals Becomes a Political Dud

    02/18/2017 4:36:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2017 | Neil Munro
    The much-ballyhooed “Day Without Immigrants” turned out to be a day without many protestors or any political impact, but with many Mexican flags, angry slogans, and a muted social-media response by amnesty advocates.
  • 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 Trump’s 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. “They’re playing with people’s 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...
  • Seattle judge won’t immediately release ‘Dreamer’ from detention center

    02/17/2017 10:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Nina Shapiro
    Lawyers for detained “Dreamer” Daniel Ramirez Medina went to court Friday seeking his immediate release and calling his arrest in a Des Moines apartment unconstitutional. A federal magistrate ruled he wasn’t empowered to free Ramirez before an immigration judge gets a chance to weigh in. But in a case that he said had far-reaching implications about federal policy regarding Dreamers, and which has drawn the concern of the Mexican government and immigration activists nationwide, Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue took the unusual step of requiring that a bond hearing in immigration court be held within a week. U.S. District Court...
  • Trump Administration Denies AP Report About Mobilizing NG for Immigration Roundups

    02/17/2017 7:14:55 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/17/17 | AP
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
  • 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...
  • Trump month one: Success for his supporters; Has already done what Reagan couldn't

    02/17/2017 5:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/17/trump-executive-orders-elite-popular-polls-muslim-ban-immigration-column/97920456/
  • New Mexico’s Bishops: Trump immigration draft act of ‘war’ (AP fake news stirs illegal's supporters)

    02/17/2017 3:50:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 17, 2017 | AP
    Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation’s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants. He says using the National Guard on a peaceful population would be like declaring a war within the U.S. borders.
  • The White House has found ways to end protection for 'Dreamers' while shielding Trump from blowback

    02/17/2017 2:21:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Brian Bennet and Michael Memoli
    hile President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints. An executive order has already been drafted to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows hundreds of thousands of the immigrants to live and work openly in the U.S. Trump used that legal mechanism to great fanfare to expand deportation authority and restrict entry to the U.S. But with the president showing less willingness to sign such an...
  • 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...
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s 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 mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s 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....
  • 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...
  • Trump wouldn’t 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...
  • 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."
  • Black Trump Supporter Goes off on Sanctuary Cities at Town Hall, “Thank God for Trump! ...

    02/17/2017 7:08:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/17/17 | Jim Hoft
    THIS WAS AMAZING— A pro-Trump African-American woman went off during a town hall meeting in Cudahy, California recently over sanctuary cities and illegal immigration. “When my people do a crime, it’s three strikes you’re out. When you do it, you get amnesty!” Trump Supporter: “When my people do a crime, it’s three strikes you’re out. When you do it, you get amnesty!… Sanctuary cities are racist!… Again the black community has literally been destroyed by racist illegal immigration and we’re not going to have it. When my people do a crime they get three strikes. When your people do a...
  • Parents Speak Out After Wild Fight At Grover Cleveland High In Reseda [CA] [ed]February 16,

    02/17/2017 9:02:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS LA ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    Parents of students at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda spoke out Thursday about the way the school handled a full-out brawl. The fight was caught on tape. A security guard was reportedly beaten during the Wednesday fight that occurred around 11 a.m. on the campus at Tampa and Saticoy.
  • Michigan Wins When Immigrants Face a Fair and Predictable System

    02/17/2017 8:13:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2017 | Michael LaFaive
    The authors believe in free markets and free people, and therefore, peaceful choice in association through legal immigration. The millions of immigrants to the United States every year are powerful evidence that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is still an unattainable dream for the average person around the world. Although immigration is primarily a federal issue, we believe the evidence shows that legal immigration from around the world is a net positive for the United States — and for Michigan, too. The state’s employers need highly skilled and educated immigrants to fill open positions in information technology, engineering,...
  • 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>
  • 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

    02/16/2017 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...