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June 10, 2017

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agent Found Seriously Injured on Side of Roadway after Attack 
An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was discovered on the side of a roadway with serious injuries to his head, chest, and hands, according to officials. The Border Patrol agent appears to have been ruthlessly attacked. Sources first alerted Breitbart Texas to the incident and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed many of the details on the matter. The Border Patrol agent is assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station which is in the El Paso Sector. -- According to CBP: "U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station. The agent was discovered on the side of the road by a motorist at 11 p.m. MDT...." ......

My News LA         
'El Chapo' Sinaloa Cartel underlings nabbed: Millions in Mexican meth, coke, heroin in LA 
The first major Sinaloa Cartel narcotics trafficking indictments in a years-long investigation by law enforcement's Los Angeles Strike Force have been unsealed and seven suspects were nabbed and charged with drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons offenses. -- The indictment, filed in Los Angeles federal court, charges 22 suspected members of a drug trafficking organization linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, whose former boss was Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. -- The defendants allegedly were responsible for importing hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexico into the United States. The narcotics were distributed throughout the country via a network of cartel associates, and the proceeds were then funneled back to Mexico, according to the indictment.......

NBC News          
ACT for America to Stage Marches Against Sharia Law Nationwide 
Chicago -- ACT for America, which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as an "anti-Muslim hate group", is spearheading several rallies across the country Saturday in what is slated to be the group's largest protest against Islam. -- The "March Against Sharia" will take place in more than 20 cities, including New York, Dallas, and Atlanta. -- In New York City, about 100 protesters and more than 200 counter-protesters verbally clashed in downtown Manhattan Saturday morning, as police officers stood between the groups.......

Breitbart          
Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as 'Catch and Release' Continues 
The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month. The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump. The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report “catch and release” programs are quietly continuing. -- While still down significantly from the peak in October 2016, Border Patrol agents apprehended 14,535 illegal immigrants along the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico in May. That number is up from the 17-year low number of 11,126 reported in April. Since 2014, the number of apprehensions has increased from April to May.......

LA Times        
New TV ads slamming sanctuary cities evoke California deaths blamed on illegals 
An television advertising campaign denouncing California's so-called sanctuary cities launched this week in the San Diego area. -- The campaign, created by the group Californians for Population Stabilization, or CAPS, opposes local and state government policies that preclude full cooperation by law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities. It features Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed in a collision with an immigrant driver. -- In one version of the ad, Rosenberg asks President Trump to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. In a second version, he calls on California to move away from sanctuary policies.......

Times of San Diego        
San Diego Immigration Judge Orders Release of Illegal Alien Student / Agitator Arrested for Deportation Retaliation 
An immigration judge in San Diego Friday ordered the release of a Cal State Los Angeles student who was arrested by federal authorities in what her supporters contend was retaliation for her activism following the detention of her mother for possible deportation earlier this year. -- Following the judge's ruling, Claudia Rueda, 22, of Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood, was released by early Friday afternoon. --- “I just want to say thank you to everyone across the state who has been helping me and to not forget about other people that are detained, that are in my shoes, and that we need to keep fighting for everyone that's being detained in this unjust immigration system,” Rueda said in a video statement to her supporters after she was released.......

WBBJ -- Jackson, Tenn.     
2 illegals plead guilty to money laundering in Decatur County 
Two men pleaded guilty Friday morning to money laundering charges in Decatur County Circuit Court. -- Juan Silvas Trevizo, 69, of Aqua Pireta, Mexico, and Guadelupe Judith Silvas-Perez, 20, of Chihuahua, Mexico, pleaded guilty to money laundering charges stemming from their April 11 arrests, according to a release from the office of District Attorney General Matt Stowe. -- “We are satisfied with the plea arrangements in this case,” Stowe said in the release. “As these individuals were illegal aliens, this agreement allows for their release to INS (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service) for deportation immediately.”......

Daily Caller         
Texas AG: Trump Has Done More To Stop Illegal Immigration Than Any Other In World History 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton repeatedly praised the Trump administration's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration in his Friday interview with The Daily Caller, saying the administration has had unprecedented success with stopping illegal crossings, which Paxton said is an important issue to Texans. -- “They've done more than any administration in the history of the world,” Paxton said when asked if he thought the Trump administration had done enough to keep Trump's campaign promises regarding illegal immigration.......

Breitbart          
Texas Sheriff Actively Promoting Visas for Illegals 
A Texas sheriff is actively promoting visas to the illegal immigrant community. The sheriff is preparing pamphlets advising certain illegal immigrants how they might qualify for special visas. -- Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a “U visa,” Fox 7 in Austin reported. Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.......

Fox 5 -- San Diego          
Boat used to smuggle illegals found abandoned near OB Pier 
A boat that may have been used to smuggle drugs or people into the United States washed up empty Friday morning in Ocean Beach, police said. -- The abandoned boat was found wedged in the reef south of the pier around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. Nobody was found on board when the boat was searched, police said. -- The U.S. Coast Guard and Border Patrol agents are assisting in the investigation.......

June 9, 2017

Worcester Patch         
Charges Upgraded For Illegal Alien Who Injured Family Of 4 
Auburn, Mass. -- An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who had been previously arrested for is facing several charges after allegedly driving drunk and hitting another car, injuring a family of four. -- Auburn police and fire responded shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday to a two-car crash in the area of Route 20 and Mill Street in Auburn. -- A 2006 Chevrolet driven by Jose Acevedo, 43, Chandler Street, Worcester, struck a 2015 Subaru Outback from behind, causing injuries to two adults; including a possible broken neck to the mother of the two children (ages 3 and 7) in the vehicle.......

KPIX          
Federal Immigration Agents Conduct Central Coast Raids Without Local Cooperation 
Law enforcement officials in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties confirmed Thursday evening that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had conducted operations on the Central Coast this week. -- James Schwab, a spokesman for ICE, said that he could not confirm that any enforcement had taken place because, per agency policy, ongoing operations are confidential. -- But Salinas police spokesman Spencer Critchley and Watsonville police Sgt. Henry Robles confirmed Thursday evening that their departments had been informed by ICE agents that operations would be taking place in their jurisdictions.......

Andrew R. Arthur -- CIS.org        
Breaking Down the Increasing Backlogs in Immigration Court  
In my last post, I detailed the results of a June 1, 2017, report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that exposed a massive increase in the immigration courts' case backlog between Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 and 2015. Understanding the reasons for these backlogs is critical to addressing them, and to putting the immigration courts in a position to handle their workflow. -- A recap: GAO found that the immigration courts' "case backlog --- cases pending from previous years that remain open at the start of a new fiscal year --- more than doubled from fiscal years [FY] 2006 through 2015 ... primarily due to declining cases completed per year." Specifically, GAO determined that the backlog rose from "about" 212,000 cases pending at the start of FY 2006, when the median pending time for those cases was 198 days, to 437,000 pending cases at the start of FY 2015, when the median pending time was 404 days. That backlog increased, GAO concluded, even though the courts' new case receipts declined from 247,000 cases in FY 2006 to about 202,000 during FY 2015. ......

LA Times          
Leaders of Mexico and Germany to meet in 'solidarity' against Trump 
In what her government has called “a sign of solidarity,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday. -- High on the agenda during her two-day state visit to Mexico will be their mutual political dilemma: President Trump. -- From the launch of his presidential campaign two years ago through his early days in the White House, Trump made Mexico his punching bag. He called Mexican immigrants criminals, pledged to tax imports from Mexico and insisted that Mexico would pay for construction of a border wall.......

NBC San Diego         
Mexican Woman Convicted of Assaulting San Diego-Based Border Patrol Agent 
A federal jury convicted an undocumented immigrant from Guerrero, Mexico on Thursday of assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent based in San Diego. -- The federal jury in San Diego found 27-year-old Jose Camargo-Alejo, also known as Jessica, guilty of a felony assault on a federal officer. After refusing to follow instructions, Camargo-Alejo punched a Border Patrol agent in the face, according to U.S. Attorney Alana Robinson. -- Just before that, the victim had asked the defendant to cover her mouth during a coughing fit.......

KVOA          
Ajo Border Patrol arrest eight people with nearly 300 lbs. of marijuana 
Ajo Border Patrol agents arrested eight foreign nationals Wednesday evening on the Tohono O'odham Nation, suspected of smuggling almost 300 pounds of marijuana. -- Agents patrolling a remote area on horseback near the Mesquite Mountains were tracking footprints along a known drug smuggling trail when they encountered four men dressed in camouflaged clothing and hiding in the brush. Agents secured the suspects and continued searching the area for more people and possible narcotics. -- During the search, agents located four more men and 21 bundles of marijuana, weighing a combined 292 pounds.......

Ann Coulter -- Townhall.com       
All We Need Is Love... and Deportations 
In Britain, as in the U.S., when an Islamic terrorist is said to be "known to law enforcement," the translation is: "He is being actively ignored by law enforcement." -- After the latest terrorist attack in Britain --- at least as of this writing --- Prime Minister Theresa May bravely announced, "Enough is enough!" -- What is the point of these macho proclamations after every terrorist attack? Nothing will be done to stop the next attack. Political correctness prohibits us from doing anything that might stop it.......

Denver Post          
ICE official tells Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that courthouse arrests will continue  
In a matter-of-fact letter to Mayor Michael Hancock, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official states that his agents will continue searching for suspects at Denver's courthouses, against local officials' request they stop. -- “Because courthouse visitors are typically screened upon entry to search for weapons and other contraband, the safety risks for the arresting officers and person being arrested are substantially decreased,” ICE executive associate director Matthew T. Albence wrote in the letter. -- Albence, who is assigned to the ICE office in Washington, D.C., wrote the letter on May 25, and it was received by the mayor's office on Monday. While Albence's letter was addressed to Hancock, he asked the mayor to share it with other public officials.......

SPLC          
Kris Kobach, Legal Counsel to Hate Group and Architect of Unconstitutional "Anti-Immigrant" Laws, Announces Run for Kansas Governor 
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose pursuit of voter restriction and anti-immigrant laws made him a leading light of the nativist movement, announced today that he will run for governor in 2018. -- Kobach authored SB1070, the notorious “papers please” law in Arizona, which the Supreme Court found largely unconstitutional in 2012. Kobach has played a key role in the passage of many other nativist laws in cities and states around the country and remains a sought after adviser for anti-immigrant politicians.......

Western Journalism         
Obama Takes Veiled Swipe At Trump Warning Of Executive Authority Abuse 
Former President Barack Obama warned against the threat of authoritarian voices during a speech in Canada on Tuesday in a thinly veiled critique of his successor, President Donald Trump. -- Obama famously stated in January 2014 that “we're not just going to be waiting for legislation.” -- “I've got a pen, and --- and I've got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward…” he said.......

Big Island Now         
Rep. Gabbard Introduces Bill to Halt Deportation 
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor yesterday, Wednesday, June 7, urging Congress to pass a “private bill” she introduced this week For the Relief of Andres Magana Ortiz (H.R.2794). -- A similar bill was introduced by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka to assist Chef Chai Chaowasaree in 2001. -- Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, this legislation would adjust Ortiz' legal status and make him eligible for legal, permanent residence in the U.S. where he lives in Kailua-Kona... [Related]....

ImmigrationReform.com         
Department of Labor to Increase Efforts to Combat Visa Fraud 
Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced plans on Tuesday, June 6, to increase protections of American workers by more aggressively combatting visa fraud and abuse. Non-immigrant visas that increase competition for American workers will be put under closer scrutiny in conformity with President Trump's “Buy American, Hire American” executive order. -- “Entities who engage in visa program fraud and abuse are breaking our laws and are harming American workers, negatively affecting Americans' ability to provide for themselves and their families. We will enforce vigorously those laws, including heightened use of criminal referrals,” said Secretary Acosta in his announcement. “The U.S. Department of Labor will focus on preventing visa program abuse and take every available legal action against those who abuse these programs.”......

Bloomberg         
Turning Trump's Border Wall Into a Solar Plant Is Probably a Bad Idea 
President Donald Trump suggested to House and Senate Republican leaders this week that solar panels be installed on his proposed U.S.-Mexican border wall. Under his proposal, electricity generated by the panels could be sold into the grid, and the proceeds would help pay for the wall. -- Coming less than a week after the White House pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, Trump's sunny remarks to Hill leaders (first reported by Axios) were counterintuitive enough to cause some to wonder. Wait. Could that actually work? ......

ImmigrationReform.com          
Dealing Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards to Illegals 
In another assault on public safety and commonsense, a national coalition of immigration enthusiasts is pushing “no-cash bail” policies to spring criminal aliens from local lockups. -- The jailbreak is led by the Fair Punishment Project and two migrant-defense organizations that bemoan President Donald Trump's “barbaric immigration policies.” -- The group's report --- “The Promise of Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Criminal Justice Reforms in an Era of Mass Deportation” --- never uses the term “illegal immigrants” in its 35 pages. Nor does it offer any evidence that America is in an era of mass deportation. But the study lumps illegal alien criminals in with garden-variety offenders who are, it is asserted, abused by the American criminal-justice system.......

UPI        
22 drug cartel members arrested in FBI-led sting in LA 
A two-year Los Angeles Strike Force investigation resulted in the arrest of 22 suspected members of a drug trafficking and money laundering organization. -- On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced the indictment of seven members linked to the Sinaloa Cartel. They were arraigned in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Another defendant was already in a California prison on unrelated charges and 14 others, including four whose true names are not yet known, are fugitives mostly believed to be in Mexico. -- They face potential sentences of life without parole in federal prison.......

GOPUSA          
Gov. Abbott: Austin stinks and so does 'Sanctuary Sally' 
From the way Gov. Abbott talked about Austin Monday night, you might think he doesn't like it here. -- “As I was coming up here from Austin, Texas, tonight, I got to tell you, it's great to be out of the People's Republic of Austin,” Abbott told the Bell County Republican Party Dinner at the Bell County Expo Center, just under 60 miles up the road from Austin in Belton. -- “As you leave Austin and start heading north, you start feeling different,” Abbott told the appreciative audience. “Once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different. And you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It's the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”......

Homeland Security Today        
House Passes Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 
The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 (HR 2213), introduced by Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-AZ), which would give the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner limited discretion to waive required pre-employment polygraphs for candidates already thoroughly vetted was passed passed by the House. -- Specifically, the waivers would apply to candidates who have served as law enforcement officers or former members of the armed services and have held a recent security clearance. -- McSally said in a statement that CBP “continues to struggle to recruit and vet employees. The lengthy process involved with a pre-employment polygraph requirement slows the hiring process considerably. As a result, manpower at our border is critically understaffed.” ......

June 8, 2017

Times Daily  -- Florence Alabama       
Illegal alien, girlfriend indicted for rape, sodomy involving child 
An illegal immigrant and his girlfriend have been indicted for rape and sodomy of a young girl. -- Authorities said Pedro Gomez, who also goes by Tomas Gomez, 24, 72 Sweetgum Drive, Russellville, and Maria Castro, who goes by Maria Castro Domingo, 29, same address, have each been indicted on charges of first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and another sexually-related offense. -- The indictments were issued during the recently concluded May session of the Franklin County grand jury.......

Express News          
Federal judge rules that immigration detainers at center of Texas's sanctuary cities ban are unconstitutional 
The same San Antonio federal judge who will hear the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the state's new “sanctuary cities” law ruled earlier this week in a separate case that the Bexar County sheriff violated the constitutional rights of a Mexican citizen when it held him in jail on an immigration detainer after his criminal charges were dismissed. -- In a summary judgment, Judge Orlando Garcia found that the Bexar County Jail regularly honors ICE detainers, which are requests that the jail hold for 48 hours people who were arrested on state criminal charges and were ordered released but are suspected of violating immigration laws.......

Sun Herald          
He faces more than deportation after agents searched his cellphones, feds say 
Gulfport -- A man from Mexico faces more than deportation after a traffic stop. A review of his two cellphones revealed child porn and bestiality videos, an affidavit says. -- Gustavo Milan-Arizmendi, 29, was arrested in a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 10 near Mile Marker 34 and admitted he is in the U.S. without permission, a Customs and Border Patrol agent wrote in a sworn statement. -- Arizmendi was being questioned at Border Patrol Station Gulfport, where the agent said a review of his two cellphones revealed a number of sexually explicit videos. Some of them, lasting from 55 seconds to two minutes, showed sexual activity involving the following: A woman with a boy in diapers. Two juveniles, a boy and a girl. A woman and a male dog. -- Children in the videos were younger than 12, the affidavit says.......

LJWorld.com        
It's official: Kobach is running for governor of Kansas 
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced Thursday that he is running for governor in the 2018 elections. -- Kobach, 51, a Republican, made the announcement during a campaign event in Lenexa. He officially filed paperwork the day before appointing a campaign treasurer. -- He is currently serving his second term as secretary of state, where he has gained national notoriety for advocating restrictive voting laws and legislation targeting undocumented immigrants. -- Before entering politics, he taught constitutional law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.......

Western Journalism        
House Report Accuses Obama Admin. Of Covering Up ‘Fast And Furious' Investigation 
The House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee published a damning report Wednesday condemning the administration of former President Barack Obama for allegedly covering up the investigation into the death seven years ago of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. -- Terry died during a gunfight against Mexican cartel members along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2010. Guns found at the scene were later traced to gun shops in Phoenix, where it was learned the U.S. government had purposefully allowed criminals to obtain weapons in order to track where the guns ultimately ended up.......

Arizona Republic          
'People are not going to wait': Why legal path to citizenship doesn't work for many illegals  
Tamara Juarez and her mother became U.S. citizens recently, ending a process that took seven years and cost about $7,000. It has reached the point, she said, that it isn't a true option for many. -- At a time when the national debate is focused on illegal immigration, Juarez, 22, said her experience highlighted how legal migration is bogged down by paperwork, high costs and language barriers. -- “The path to citizenship is really the path for privileged immigrants,” said Juarez, who was born in El Salvador and became a U.S. citizen last summer. She is an Arizona State University senior majoring in journalism.......

KGBT        
State troopers seize more than 800 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop  
State troopers seized more than 800 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Rio Grande City on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. -- When troopers attempted to stop a 2008 Saturn Vue on U.S. 83 for a traffic violation, the driver of the vehicle evaded troopers before coming to a stop, and running away from the scene. -- Troopers were unable to find the driver after an extensive search, according to the news release.......

LA Weekly         
Critics Say L.A. City Hall's Sanctuary Game Is All Talk 
In December, city and county officials announced that they were establishing a $10 million L.A. Justice Fund to help undocumented Angelenos ensnared in President Trump's immigration crackdown obtain legal representation. Along with tough talk from Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, who vowed to continue to leave immigration enforcement to federal authorities, the announcement amounted to a middle finger to an anti-immigrant Trump administration. -- But nearly six months later critics say City Hall's pro-immigrant pronouncements --- a lighter version of being a so-called sanctuary city --- have been all talk. That fund has yet to dispense a penny, and Trump's immigration crackdown is happening now, they say. "The reality is that although there have been several statements made, we believe that a lot more needs to happen and it needs to happen now," says Carlos Amador, organizing director of the California Immigrant Policy Center.......

Washington Examiner      
GAO: 437,000 deportation cases backlogged, hearings delayed to 2022 
The government's processing of illegal immigrants has broken down as the number of backlogged court cases has grown to a ratio of 1,456 per judge, prompting some courts to schedule deportation cases as far out as February 2022, according to a new Government Accountability Office assessment. -- The audit agency tabulated a total of 437,000 pending cases, double what it was in 2006. What's more, the normal wait time for illegals to face a judge has grown from 198 days to 404 days. -- But an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found that in some of the 58 immigration courts that employ about 300 immigration judges the backlog has become so bad that hearing dates are being set as far out as 2022.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report -- May 2017 
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) May 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,691 inmates incarcerated in the DOC's 14 prisons. -- Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on May 1st there were 969 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state's prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.60 percent of the total prison population.......

KGBT          
Officers seize cocaine with 'Coca-Cola' markings at Pharr bridge 
Officers at the Pharr bridge seized cocaine with "Coca-Cola" markings on Monday. -- Jose Antonio Hernandez, 19, of Alamo attempted to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Monday driving a black 2010 Jeep Compass, according to the federal criminal complaint against him and a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. -- Officers sent Hernandez to secondary inspection, where an X-ray revealed anomalies in the Jeep's center console, according to the criminal complaint. A drug-sniffing dog named "Sony" also alerted to the center console.......

MRCTV        
An Illegal Alien Raped a 15-Yr.-Old Girl As More U.S. Cities Consider Sanctuary Policies 
While cities across America vow to protect illegally present aliens at any cost – with still others considering their own “sanctuary city” bills that would make them a haven for the undocumented – a previously deported felon living in Ohio raped a 15-year-old girl. -- Local reports say 41-year-old Jose Tovilla-Lopez was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to first-degree rape. According to police, he'd already been deported at least once and was working in the United States using a 69-year-old woman's Social Security number.......

Daily Caller          
Texas Dem Goes From Hunger Strikes To Drunkenly Striking Trees 
Texas state representative Victoria Neave made national news earlier this year when she went on a hunger strike to protest a bill banning sanctuary cities. That bill is now Texas law. And speaking of Victoria Neave's relationship with Texas law. -- Don't drink and drive, especially when you're prone to hunger strikes at the drop of a hat. Booze is hell on an empty stomach. (Or so I hear…).....

June 7, 2017

WAFB          
Man who illegally re-entered U.S. pleads guilty to federal charges connected with shooting death of 16-year-old boy 
Baton Rouge -- A man who allegedly killed a 16-year-old boy on his birthday has pleaded guilty to federal charges that were filed in connection with the case. -- Octavio Bringas-Posados, 50, pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in the courtroom of Judge Shelly Dick Wednesday, June 7 to illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (1 count) and illegal reentry (1 count). Brignas-Posadas and his attorney Mark Upton did not have a plea deal. -- During the hearing, Judge Dick said it is very likely that Bringas-Posadas will be deported. He responded, speaking Spanish through an interpreter, that he has no plans on returning to the U.S.......

JW Press Release         
Judicial Watch Sues ICE for Information Regarding the Suspension of the Trump Administration's Sanctuary City Reports 
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for all records concerning the suspension of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report. --- The Declined Detainer Outcome Reports highlighted state and local governments, often referred to as sanctuary cities, that did not comply with ICE's detainer program.......

American Border Patrol     
Is the new solar border wall bullet-proof?
This graphic representation suggests the new solar border wall might be susceptible to vandalism. Look here.

Fox News          
Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal 
Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious. -- The House Oversight Committee also Wednesday released a scathing, nearly 300-page report that found Holder's Justice Department tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers – and slamming Obama's assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Fast and Furious.......

Delmarva Public Radio          
McAuliffe Cuts Deal with Mexican State, Takes Swipe at Trump  
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a new agreement with a state in Mexico to explore trade agreements and taking a jab at President Donald Trump. -- McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Virginia and the Mexican state of Baja California had signed a memorandum of understanding to foster trade. The announcement came as McAuliffe met with Mexican business leaders at an event in Washington. -- The governor, a Democrat, said on Twitter that in Virginia "we build opportunities NOT walls!"......

Portland Mercury         
Multnomah County Courts Have Been Quietly Aiding Non-Citizens For Years  
...Regardless of the administration in power, a criminal conviction can doom an undocumented immigrant's chances of staying in the country. So there's been a longstanding, though unwritten, agreement in community court among defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges to allow non-citizens to avoid misdemeanor pleas that would make them more likely targets of deportation. This arrangement is also considered for citizens who may lose their housing, occupational licensing, or some other unintended “collateral” damage for their low-level charge, though it's most common in an immigration context......

Dallas News        
Protesters take sanctuary cities law fight to Dallas City Hall 
Dozens of protesters gathered in front on Dallas City Hall on Wednesday morning to pressure city leaders into challenging the state's recently minted sanctuary cities ban. -- Members of the Workers Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project and other local activists were among the protesters. They were joined by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, who spoke to the group and said the City Council would discuss the issue later during executive session. -- Several cities, including San Antonio, Austin and El Cenizo, have filed a suit to block the state from implementing the controversial SB4 law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott last month. ......

Daily Caller        
Illegals Not Subject To Out-Of-State Cap at University of California 
The University of California imposed a cap on the number of out-of-state students but it doesn't apply to illegals, The College Fix reports. The board of regents approved a regulation on May 18 that allows non-California residents to comprise just 18 percent of the total student body at all UC facilities --- except if you're here illegally. -- The board only passed the ruling after the California legislature said it would deny the UC almost $20 million in funding if they didn't do so. Right now, 16.5 percent of students at UC campuses are from other jurisdictions. -- The policy states that “California residents shall continue to represent a minimum of 82 percent of all undergraduate students” except at facilities where the out-of-state population already exceeds 18 percent — in these cases, the percentage will be frozen where it currently sits.......

NumbersUSA       
DHS Secretary Talks Immigration During Budget Hearing
Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the department's FY18 budget and addressed concerns over increasing foreign worker visas, sanctuary cities, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In his remarks, Secretary Kelly made it clear that the Trump Administration would put American workers first and that DHS will enforce federal immigration laws. -- During the hearing, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) asked Kelly about approving additional foreign worker visas for seasonal and agricultural workers. In the omnibus spending bill, DHS was given authority to increase the number of H-2B workers by an additional 70,000 visas from the 66,000 cap.......

American Border Patrol     
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Glenn Spencer, founder of American Border Patrol, organized what, at that time, was the largest rally ever held on the Mexican border in support of border security. -- It was held on March 22, 1997, on the border south of San Diego. -- It was called "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors."

NewsMax        
Rep. Pete Sessions: House Bill Will Remove Immigrant Asylum Loopholes 
A pending House bill that will take away loopholes in a law that allows immigrants to remain in the county automatically if they are seeking asylum is needed to keep acts of terrorism such as the Boston Marathon bombing from occurring again, Rep. Pete Sessions said Wednesday. -- "It would take away what are commonly called loopholes, but in fact, they are provisions within the law that allows people to ask for entry into the country based on asylum and other methods," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."......

KGUN         
Pima County supes vote to oppose border wall, support Paris climate accords 
The Pima County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions Tuesday geared at opposing White House policies. -- The two hot issues for President Trump: his commitment to build a border wall, and his decision to pull out of the Paris Accords to fight climate change. -- Most of the public speakers at the Board of Superviors meeting on Tuesday focused on climate change. -- A few added that a bigger wall would disrupt the desert environment and disrupt positive cultural and business relations with Mexico.......

Wichita Eagle          
Lutherans, Methodists to tackle immigration, sanctuary issues 
Two Christian denominations are planning to wade into politics during regional meetings this week. -- The Central States Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will consider a resolution that calls for study about becoming a sanctuary synod. -- The Great Plains United Methodist Church plans to vote on resolutions calling for churches to welcome immigrants and refugees. -- Both resolutions would involve the churches taking their concerns to political leaders and policy makers......

Observer        
NYC Council Seeks to Force Mayor to Provide Subsidized Lawyers to All Illegals 
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito inserted language into the city budget today requiring that the $26 million plan to provide legal services to undocumented immigrants facing deportation not exclude those convicted of serious crimes—after she and Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to reach an agreement on the matter before the “budget handshake” last Friday at City Hall. -- When de Blasio announced his $84.68 billion second-draft budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, he said that the city would meet Mark-Viverito's request that the city create a permanent taxpayer funding stream to the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, a pilot program that has provided undocumented immigrants with attorneys in immigration court.......

CBS7        
$600,000+ of meth seized at the border 
Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than $600,000 worth of meth under a vehicle over the weekend. -- Late Sunday night a 2008 Pontiac sedan entered the Santa Teresa port of entry from Mexico. -- During a secondary examination of the car an officer found anomalies with the appearance of the undercarriage of the trunk. -- A probe of that area revealed a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine, CBP reports. Officers then found a total of 17 packages filled with meth, weighing over 20 pounds total. -- “Our team of officers are constantly vigilant, highly trained in their profession, and always on the lookout for illegal activities,” said CBP Santa Teresa Acting Port Director Jesse Proctor. “This was a significant amount of methamphetamine seized that will not reach the United States and our communities.”......

NewsOK        
Feds arrest 18 illegals in Oklahoma 
Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 18 undocumented immigrants in Oklahoma last week. -- The arrests were a part of a three-day immigration enforcement action the agency's Enforcement and Removal Operations conducted in Oklahoma and Dallas from June 1-3. In total, agents arrested 70 immigrants, all of whom were criminals, officials said. -- Of those 70 immigrants arrested during the sweep, 62 are from Mexico. Three are from El Salvador, and one each are from Cuba, Guatemala, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. -- Six were females and 64 were males between ages 18 and 50.......

June 6, 2017

The74         
California Assembly Passes Sanctuary Bills Shielding K-12, College Illegal Alien Students From ICE 
The California Assembly has approved two bills protecting undocumented immigrant students on school property. -- The first bill would bar federal immigration authorities from entering K-12 public schools without a warrant and permission from the superintendent and principal. It would also prevent schools from collecting information about immigration status from students or their guardians unless required by law, but mandates that they tell parents about their children's right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs. -- “No student should ever fear coming to school,” Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee and co-sponsored the bill, said in a statement.......

MLive.com         
Illegal alien sent back to Mexico six times found in Michigan again, arrested
A 46-year-old Mexican man who has been removed from the U.S. after illegal entry numerous times in the past was found back in Metro Detroit last month and was arrested by federal authorities, according to court records. -- The man is listed in Detroit federal court records as Jose Tapia-Arias, but his defense attorney told the court his first name actually Rito......

Morning Journal          
Columbus passes ordinance protecting city's illegals 
The Columbus City Council has voted in favor of an executive order by Mayor Andrew Ginther creating protections for the city's immigrants. -- The vote Monday makes it against the law in Columbus to arrest or deny someone services based on their immigration status. -- While the law reflects other sanctuary city laws across the country, officials say Columbus is not a “sanctuary city.” President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw federal funding from cities that act as sanctuaries for immigrants. -- As the lone Republican running for city council, Kieran Cartharn says the new ordinance jeopardizes federal funds and hurts the people of Columbus.......

Newsweek        
Illegal Aliens Steal Millions in Unemployment Benefits With Help From Chicago-Area Woman 
Leticia Garcia set up her garage in a Chicago suburb to look like a bustling home office, outfitting it with computers, employees and posted business hours. But the grandmother was actually conducting a simple unemployment insurance scam, one that stole almost $7 million from the state of Illinois, attracted a federal investigation and on Monday earned Garcia a four-year prison sentence. -- Garcia would pass out business cards at gas stations and on some days 10 to 15 people would walk into her office and hire her to file unemployment insurance claims for them, according to court papers filed by federal prosecutors. Many of her clients were Mexican-born immigrants without lawful immigration status or work permits, which made them ineligible for unemployment benefits.......

KGBT          
Mexican accused of biting Border Patrol agent 3 times while attempting to avoid arrest 
A Mexican man attacked a Border Patrol agent in Roma last week, biting the agent three times while attempting to avoid arrest, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- At about 10 p.m. Thursday, roughly a dozen people crossed the Rio Grande near Roma. -- An aerostat spotted the group and contacted a nearby Border Patrol agent. Four people from the group approached the agent, who had been conducting surveillance near a cemetery.......

Free Beacon          
John Kelly, Kamala Harris Snap at Each Other During Exchange on Sanctuary Cities 
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) snapped at each other repeatedly Tuesday during an exchange about the Trump administration's sanctuary city policy. -- Harris cut Kelly off to say the administration was forcing cities into a "Hobbesian choice" between complying with federal law or forfeiting DHS counterterrorism funds, according to the NTK Network. -- "Had you not cut me off, I would have said the same thing you just said. Probably not as eloquently, but I would have said the same thing you just said," Kelly said. -- Later, Kelly said he told city officials that whatever they do within the law, "we're willing to work with them. So---"......

WIAT         
Illegal alien goes to court for traffic violation, gets detained by ICE agents 
After showing up to court Friday at Gardendale Municipal Court for a traffic violation, an undocumented immigrant was questioned and detained by ICE agents. -- 38-year-old Juan De La Cruz has two children and a wife and has been in the United States for more than 12 years, according to his attorney Daniel Lopez Rubio. -- Lopez Rubio said he was going to get some court documents from the clerk and asked if his client could come with him.......

Breitbart          
First Deep State Arrest: Government Contractor Busted Leaking NSA Docs to 'The Intercept' 
Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, was charged in federal court Monday for allegedly leaking a National Security Agency (NSA) report on Russian Election hacking to left-wing news site The Intercept. -- In the criminal complaint handed down in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Winner is charged with “Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” in relation to an alleged scheme to leak a May NSA report to the media.......

Breitbart          
Busy Weekend for CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized $959,691 worth of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine in separate, unrelated incidents as well as the arrest of an imposter. -- “Our officers have once again prevented a substantial amount of hard narcotics from getting to their intended destination,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Preventing undocumented persons and illegal narcotics from entering the country is part of the CBP Mission, it is our duty to keep the homeland safe.”......

Townhall.com          
Unemployed Americans: It Would Be Easier For Us To Find A Job With Less Illegal Immigration 
While the economic report for May was not as strong as it should be, we still added 138,000 jobs. Consumer confidence, which reached a nine-year high post 2016 election, has dipped slightly but remains at very healthy levels. Small business owners' confidence also reached its highest levels since 2007. Yet, what about those people who haven't been able to find a job? Well, politically, they favor Hillary Clinton, but want less illegal immigration and Obamacare out of their lives. Second, they haven't succumbed to doom and gloom. Though they may still be in the waiting lines, 92 percent are hopeful. Express Employment Professionals, a headhunting organization, released a survey last month that polled 1,500 unemployed Americans over the age of 18 from March 14 to April 6 to gauge their feelings on the current economic climate.......

Hot Air        
Chicago has a ringtone to remind illegals to fight ICE 
This week's news brings us yet another story of where the municipal government of Chicago is setting their priorities, perhaps giving us a bit of insight into why things are going as swimmingly as they are in the Windy City. Several aldermen and community leaders gathered together this weekend to promote a new option for people to install on their phones as a reminder of how they might more efficiently work to thwart the efforts of immigration enforcement officials. They were promoting a ringtone which folks can select featuring lyrics from the song, “Nada Nada.” It is, as they described it, a timely hint that you don't have to say anything to law enforcement when they question you.......

NJTV       
ICE agents arrest illegals at NJ courthouses 
Immigration attorney Michael Noriega told the Assembly Judiciary Committee how ICE agents stalked and arrested his 19-year-old client --- a so-called DREAMer --- after a court hearing for DUI. -- “An SUV pulls across the intersection and several individuals jump out. One of them places their hand on my chest and pushes me back, they grab my client, they put him up against the vehicle and they arrest him,” Noriega said. -- Noriega says his client is now in removal proceedings. Advocates report ICE has picked up six unauthorized immigrants at state courts over the past five months --- but even more in municipal courts using federal immigration warrants not issued by judges, Noriega says.......

KLTV        
Four men have been indicted on criminal conspiracy drug charges 
Four men suspected of involvement in a drug trafficking ring have been indicted. -- The men were indicted by a grand jury on May 25 in the 114th Judicial District Court of Smith County. They are listed as co-defendants in the case and each is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit possession of marijuana. -- Erick Cruz-Olemedo, 31, of Houston was placed on an immigration detainer by ICE in July of 2015 and was arrested for being in possession of a large amount of marijuana. In September of 2016, Cruz-Olemedo was arrested for being in possession of marijuana, evading arrest and giving false information to a police officer. Cruz-Olemedo is accused of being involved in a growing operation in Smith County.......

InnigrationReform.com        
LA Mayor Fans Flames of Ethnic Tension 
City and county officials in Los Angeles have long taken positions on immigration enforcement that could best be described as irresponsible. The city and county adamantly refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agencies, except under extraordinary circumstances, and would rather turn criminal aliens back on to the streets that turn them over to ICE to be deported. -- But recent statements by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti go beyond mere passive irresponsibility and border on encouragement of violent resistance to the federal government's efforts to enforce immigration laws. In an interview on National Public Radio, Mayor Garcetti warned that, as the result of immigration enforcement activity, the city could witness riots and civil unrest similar to what occurred 25 years ago after the acquittal of police officers involved in the Rodney King beating. Describing a hypothetical situation in which an illegal alien parent is arrested by ICE as he drops his kid off at school, the mayor stated, “If something goes wrong, I fear a tinderbox out there, you know where people will suddenly say ‘no' and try to defend. You know, keep that person from being taken.”......

Breitbart          
GOP Proposal Would Sell Green Cards to Pay for Border Wall 
A new proposal by a Republican lawmaker would sell United States citizenship to foreign nationals to fund the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border. -- In a new plan by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), current legal immigration policy would be changed to fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall construction plans. -- Rather than eliminating the diversity lottery altogether, as immigration hawks have requested, Rohrabacher's plan changes which foreign nationals are given the 55,000 visas every year under the current system.......

BuzzFeed         
Some House Democrats Say Congress Made A "Down Payment" On Trump's Wall 
...Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva and California Rep. Luis Correa both told BuzzFeed News that they also viewed the funding for replacement fencing as wall funding. And Grijalva said that he too was worried about leadership's willingness to hold the line going forward. -- “Leadership took the position that they would not fund the wall. We felt it was still a down payment that was moving in that direction, we voted that way, and we hope they stick to their guns that they're not going to fund the wall,” Grijalva said. -- Democratic leadership pushed back aggressively on the idea that they misled the caucus and argued that they were successful in preventing any funding for the wall --- one of President Donald Trump's earliest campaign promises --- from going through. And other members of the CHC, more than half of whom voted for the spending bill, agreed........

June 5, 2017

ICE         
Twice deported Mexican felon indicted for illegally re-entering US 
Orlando -- An illegally present Mexican national previously convicted of felony burglary and twice deported from the United States was indicted in the Middle District of Florida May 31 on a felony charge of illegal re-entry after removal. -- According to court documents, Luis Bernardo Gonzalez-Martinez, 29, was convicted of burglary May 26, 2009. He was removed from the United States in June 2012 and again in June 2013. On April 1, 2017, immigration officers encountered Gonzalez-Martinez, a member of the Sureños (Sur 13) street gang, back in the United States illegally. -- Since his deportation was subsequent to his conviction for an aggravated felony, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol.......

Breitbart          
Poland: Refusing to Import Muslims is Only Proven Counter-Terror Method 
The only way to protect Poland from Islamic terror attacks is to not allow Muslims to migrate en masse, a British-born, senior MEP for the nation's ruling party said on Monday. -- “When it comes to reducing the chances of Poland being hit by [Islamist] terror attacks, the only proven method is to not allow in Muslim migrants,” Ryszard Czarnecki told local radio after an attack in London on Saturday killed seven and injured at least 48 others.......

Ann Coulter -- Fox Business         
Trump should go for temporary ban on all immigration 
'In Trump we Trust' author Ann Coulter discussed the legal fallout from President Trump's travel ban executive order, telling the FOX Business Network's Stuart Varney, “[Trump] suggested in his immigration policy paper, the greatest document since the Magna Carta, was a temporary ban on all immigration. You have no religious problem then, why doesn't he go back to that?” -- According to Coulter, a temporary ban on all immigration for a few years would avoid the issue of religion altogether. -- “It excludes religion. And by the way, there is nothing unconstitutional about a religious ban.”......

Daily Caller        
GOP Rep. Rohrabacher: End The 'Diversity' Visa Lottery, Get Rich Immigrants To Pay For Wall 
A GOP congressman wants to kill one visa program and use another as a funding stream for tougher border security, including the construction of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. -- California Republican Dana Rohrabacher says its time to get rid of the so-called diversity visa lottery, a federal program that awards legal permanent residence status to immigrants from countries with “historically low rates of immigration” to the U.S. Rich newcomers would replace those immigrants under the EB-5, or “investor visa,” program, whose $1 million dollar investments in the U.S. could go toward border security, Rohrabacher told the Washington Examiner.......

KGW-TV         
14 arrested during rally, counter-protests in downtown Portland 
Portland police said they made 14 total arrests Sunday during a day of opposing rallies in downtown Portland. -- Police detained a large group of protesters and others who were marching after being removed from Chapman Square on Sunday afternoon. -- After the group was stopped at Southwest 4th Avenue and Morrison Street, police began detaining anyone in the area. Police made four arrests of people identified as having participated in criminal activity. Those who police believed weren't involved in criminal activity were identified and released.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agents Seize $2.5M in Weed near Mexican Border 
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector busted smugglers bringing in a ton and a half of marijuana from Mexico. The seizures came in three separate incidents on Thursday. -- In the first incident, agents working near the Texas border town of Garceno witnessed suspicious bundles being loaded into a vehicle. Agents moved in on the vehicle and the driver attempted to flee, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro in a written statement.......

Mercury News          
San Jose law would limit city cooperation with ICE on immigration 
A councilman's proposed law that would limit city cooperation with federal immigration authorities is giving pause even to San Jose's liberal leaders, who openly welcome immigrants and denounce the Trump administration's illegal immigration crackdown. -- “I appreciate the intent,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “I think this is something we need to analyze and understand carefully.” -- Councilman Lan Diep's proposed “Shield Our City” ordinance would prohibit the San Jose Police Department from entering into a formal agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It would also require the agency to seek permission from the city attorney's office before carrying out any raids in “safe zones,” such as schools, hospitals, courthouses and places of worship.......

ImmigrationReform.com         
Voter Probe Points to 'Alien Invasion' in Virginia 
Virginia election officials quietly removed 5,556 voters for being noncitizens, and a new investigation suggests it's just the tip of the iceberg. -- The Public Interest Legal Foundation, partnering with the Virginia Voters Alliance, found that noncitizens in the Old Dominion voted 7,474 times between 2011 and May 2017. -- “Virginia election officials routinely fail to alert law enforcement about these illegal votes or registrations,” PILF president and general counsel J. Christian Adams charged in a new report, “Alien Invasion.”......

Daily Journal         
Police: Illegals caught burglarizing Bridgeton home 
Two homeless immigrants living in the country illegally were arrested – and one was later released – after they were caught trying to break into a house, police said. -- Mario Velasquez, 43, and Luis Lopez-Lopez, 32, were nabbed Saturday morning outside a home on the 100 block of East Commerce Street, police said. -- A resident called police around 10:40 a.m. to report the two men were trying to enter his home. -- Officers said they arrived and found Velasquez and Lopez-Lopez trying to pry open the rear door with a knife.......

Breitbart          
DHS Officers Humiliate Judges by Enforcing Immigration Laws, Declares Judge 
Judges are humiliated and dehumanized whenever they must enforce the nation's immigration laws, according to a senior judge on the far-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. -- The judge's cry of outrage came when he could not block the orderly repatriation of an illegal immigrant who has two drunk driving convictions, plus a U.S. wife and three children. -- “We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz's removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system,” complained Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who wishes to extend citizens' rights to illegal foreign migrants.......

My News LA          
Rep. Issa tackles immigration and other questions at Orange County town hall 
Embattled GOP Rep. Darrell Issa faced a sometimes friendly, sometimes outraged crowd of about 1,000 Saturday as the conservative who campaigned on behalf of Donald Trump said he now wishes the president would stop sending out controversial tweets. -- In an apparent recognition of the narrow victory he managed to pull out in his reelection bid last year, Issa, who represents parts of San Diego and Orange counties, broke with Trump over a key immigration position. Issa is expected to face tough opposition for his reelection bid in 2018. -- Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress, and he spoke to a town hall meeting at San Juan Hills High School in San Juan Capistrano in Republican leaning Orange County.......

Breitbart          
Grassroots Group 'American Children First' Begins Filing to Defund California Sanctuary Cities 
Initial papers have been filed as part of an effort to take action at a local level to defund California sanctuary cities one by one starting in the city of Cudahy. -- Federal officials have repeatedly warned sanctuary cities that their federal funds could cease if they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law. While letters have been issued the process has yet to deprive sanctuary cities of funds based on their sanctuary status.......

American Border Patrol Photo of the Day   
Helicopters Aplenty
This morning Glenn Spencer got this photo of a helicopter flying over his border house. Even with a full resolution image, he could find no FAA registration number. Ten minutes later, two Blackhawk choppers flew right over the same spot (photos later).

June 4, 2017

MRC NewsBusters       
Lawlessness Continues to Reign on Univision 
Resistance to the rule of the law is the order of the day in much of Univision's coverage of federal immigration law enforcement actions across the country. -- The bias in favor of lawlessness is most recently illustrated by a June 1 story by correspondent Jaime García about the detention of a woman arrested in San Diego for unlawful presence in the country. Claudia Rueda had previously been arrested in Los Angeles, yet the enforcement of immigration laws is portrayed as 'fascism'. -- Anti-ICE protesters are featured claiming they “‘believe that the city has the power and the ability to tell the Border Patrol not to come” and instead of reporting on the fact that Rueda was arrested twice for violating immigration laws, she is presented as a political prisoner. ......

Daily Mail        
Aussie leader: 'Stop Islamic immigration before it's too late' 
Pauline Hanson has ramped up her call for Australia to ban Muslim immigration in the wake of the London terrorist attack that has killed six innocent people. -- The One Nation leader took to Twitter as news emerged that three jihadi terrorists 'of Mediterranean origin' had gone on a knife rampage through the city centre during eight minutes of night-time terror. -- 'Stop Islamic immigration before it is too late,' she told her followers in Australia on Sunday morning.......

LMT Online         
Four men arrested after human smuggling attempt near Laredo Community College 
Four men were detained following a suspected human smuggling attempt Thursday afternoon by the Laredo Community College South Campus. -- U.S. Border Patrol, Webb County Precinct 2 Constable deputies and LCC police combined efforts to detain four men who were in a blue Infinity G35. -- They were detained after an agent noticed the Infinity driving off-road near a construction area. When the agent tried pulling over the vehicle, the men abandoned the car, leading to a brief foot chase.......

The Tribune      
Deported in August. Back in Nipomo within 9 months. Now, he's accused of murder. 
In the months since he was deported in August, a Nipomo man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death somehow found his way back across the border from Mexico and returned to the Central Coast, immigration officials confirmed Friday. -- Julio Cesar Alonso, 24, is suspected of killing his girlfriend, 24-year-old Paulina Ramirez-Diaz, at about 3 a.m. Wednesday at the Nipomo home they shared with other adults in the 600 block of Pomeroy Road. -- He was expelled from the United States by an immigration judge following formal proceedings last summer.......

Ventura County Star         
Mayor fears ICE raids could spark L.A. riots 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is worried that arrests of immigrants by federal authorities could trigger riots in Los Angeles and put police officers in danger. -- In an interview with the radio show Latino USA about President Donald Trump's immigration policies, Garcetti said relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community have improved in the last few decades. -- But that trust is tested when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents portray themselves as police officers or are mistaken for police when making arrests, the mayor said.... - [Related]......

KGBT          
Feds wants to deport Mexican for the 5th time after latest arrest 
The federal government wants to deport a 40-year-old Mexican man for the fifth time after he pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. -- Carlos Gregorio Vasquez-Puente, 40, of Mission pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and evading arrest ---- both Class A misdemeanors ---- on Tuesday, according to Hidalgo County court records. -- County Court at Law Judge Rodolfo "Rudy" Gonzalez sentenced him to time served. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Vasquez the next day at the Hidalgo County jail.......

Breitbart          
Drug Cartel Delivers Texas Truck Full of Bodies in Mexican Border State 
Monterrey, NL, Mex. -- A faction of Los Zetas drug cartel used the bodies of their victims to deliver a message to authorities and their rivals in a suburb of this metropolitan area. Cartel members wrapped the bodies in black trash bags and left them in the bed of a pickup with Texas license places. -- The case began when Mexican authorities responded to a highway interception in the suburb of Escobedo in regards to an abandoned SUV, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Nuevo Leon authorities revealed. When authorities arrived they discovered four bodies wrapped in plastic bags and a poster board with a cartel message signed by the Los Zetas faction known as Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).......

KNBC-TV        
Report on Tijuana Sewage Spill Will Include Recommendations for Future 
The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) is holding its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Tijuana Estuary. -- Reports from a bi-national investigation done by the IBWC on the major sewage spill back in February will headline the meeting. -- The spill sent 28 million gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River and into U.S. waters after a sewage pipe collapsed in Tijuana. Beaches were closed from Imperial Beach to Coronado. -- The report will include recommendations to prevent future sewage spills in Tijuana effecting San Diego.......

Daily Signal      
Illegal Immigration and MS-13 Make a Lethal Combination 
LTE: It is long past the time we should have been doing exactly what Attorney General Jeff Sessions proposes in targeting MS-13 (“Trump Has Vowed to Eradicate MS-13. What You Need To Know About the Gang”). -- The members of these gangs are dangerous criminals who need to be removed from the streets. If they are not legal citizens, they should be deported immediately upon release from prison. If they are caught illegally re-entering the United States, that action should be classified as a felony and carry an automatic 10-year prison term with no possibility of parole.......

Hartford Courant        
Connecticut Activists Raising Money To Bail Out Illegals 
Activists in northeastern Connecticut looking for a local way to combat ramped-up immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump are raising money to bail out undocumented immigrants being held in federal custody. -- The fledgling Neighbor Fund has already scored its first success: freeing Miguel Chach, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala with no criminal record who was being held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Boston. -- Chach and two other undocumented immigrants were on their way to work in late March when they were intercepted by ICE agents near Willimantic's iconic Frog Bridge. Chach has no criminal record and was not on immigration authorities' radar but was traveling with another man who was, and confessed to being in the country illegally when questioned by federal agents.......

KTAR       
Border Patrol official says work is intensifying under Trump administration 
The acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol said the work his agency does has gotten more intensive under President Donald Trump's administration. -- “I think the intensity of our work has changed,” Ron Vitiello told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Arizona's Morning News on Friday. -- Vitiello said the increase in intensity is attributable to a January executive order signed by Trump that not only mandated the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but also allowed for the hiring of 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents. -- “Plans are underway to make that happen,” Vitiello said.......

WSAZ       
West Virginia church becomes 'Sanctuary Church' for illegals 
Revival is underway at the First Congregation United Church of Christ, which claims to be the oldest church in the city. -- This week they declared themselves a "Sanctuary Church." -- "We have a long history of welcoming all, whether you're a refugee, an immigrant, whatever the case may be, and we have no intentions of stopping that," peace and social justice leader Justin Murdock said. "Jesus spent the early years of his life as a refugee, and we just believe it's the right thing to do."......

June 3, 2017

Sacramento Bee        
California call to illegal alien students: It's safe to apply for financial aid 
California lawmakers and educators are encouraging undocumented students to apply for state financial aid despite the current federal immigration climate. -- The California Dream Act has provided financial aid to undocumented students since 2013. Recent fear among undocumented students about the Trump administration's immigration actions, however, has kept many from filing an application. -- Fewer students submitted applications in the first few months of this year than during the same period last year, according to the California Student Aid Commission. California community colleges launched an online video this week in which legislators and educators encourage California students to apply......

Orlando Sentinel         
Jamaican man indicted after threatening to kill immigration employee, feds say 
A Jamaican man who overstayed his visit to the United States was arrested in Orlando after threatening to kill an immigration employee and then assaulting a federal officer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. -- Oniel Christopher Russell, 39, told officials he was visiting the U.S. for pleasure when he arrived from Jamaica in October 2008. He was allowed to stay until January 2009, prosecutors said. -- But in 2013, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said they found Russell had a handgun. It's unclear why he was not arrested or deported at that time. -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services got involved, and in 2016, Russell threatened to kill an employee while talking on the phone, federal court records show.......

GOPUSA       
'Sanctuary cities' have until end of June to comply 
Jurisdictions put on notice by the Trump Administration that they must prove compliance with federal immigration laws or risk losing some federal grants have until the month's end to submit such documentation. -- Most of the 10 jurisdictions singled out by the Justice Department are still formulating responses, with several expected to submit certification letters within the coming week. But at least two jurisdictions, Connecticut and New Orleans, have already sent responses to the Justice Department, providing clues as to how officials will seek to back up claims they aren't thwarting federal immigration agents efforts to locate and deport illegal immigrants. -- The Justice Department in April sent formal notice to jurisdictions that they were potentially in violation of federal law, U.S.C. 1373, which bans local governments from enacting policies that restrict or prohibit communications with federal immigration authorities “regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.”......


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