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June 28, 2017

Daily Signal          
Fast and Furious Whistleblower Says He Became an 'Enemy of the State' 
It's one of the longest-running congressional investigations of our time: the probe into Fast and Furious. It was the government's secret operation to watch as thousands of weapons were trafficked to Mexico's killer drug cartels. -- In many respects, the story began when federal agent John Dodson agreed to an interview with investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson in March 2011. It was highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a sitting federal agent to speak out in such a strong way. -- In the latest episode of “Full Measure,” Attkisson catches up with Dodson six years later.......

The Hill          
Dems won't press hard on 'Kate's Law'.... but not too hard 
House Democratic leaders will encourage their troops to oppose the Republicans' crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities this week, but members will face less pressure on “Kate's Law,” the leaders indicated Tuesday. -- “Kate's Law is a little more complicated,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the Democratic whip, told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday morning. “I'm advising members to look at it carefully and see what their conclusion is.” -- Hours later, Hoyer and the Democrats decided they would whip opposition to the legislation when it hits the floor later this week. But they're not twisting arms, due to the politically fraught nature of the illegal immigration issue, which could prove a tough vote for vulnerable Democrats.......

KRGV        
CBP's Use of Advanced Technology to Combat Illegal Activity Continues 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said an aerial view offers a better sight to combat illegal activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. -- CBP Air and Marine Operations personnel in McAllen said they're tasked with spotting and helping halt crime in the Rio Grande Valley.-- AMO Air Interdiction Agent Mattew Noble said work for the agency has increased over the last 10 years when it comes to national security, drug trafficking, and human smuggling.......

American Border Patrol       
Heat pushes Flags event to August 5th 
Owing to the record-breaking heat wave in Southern Arizona, and failure of monsoon rains to materialize as forecast, the American Border Patrol Flags Along the Border event has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 5th.......

WBAP          
Mexico Files Affidavit Opposing "Sanctuary Cities" Ban 
Mexico's foreign ministry has filed an affidavit urging a judge to issue a temporary injunction that would block Texas' ban on “sanctuary cities.” -- “These types of actions criminalize even more the topic of immigration, foments discriminatory acts and reduces collaboration between the immigrant community and local authorities,” the foreign ministry wrote in a statement. -- A judge in San Antonio heard arguments on the request for an injunction Monday. Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin are among communities asking for the judge to keep the law from taking effect in September.......

News Channel 5      
Metro Lawyer: Immigration Bill Not Enforceable 
Nashville -- An opinion from Metro's legal director has found that the proposed immigration ordinance in Nashville is not enforceable. -- Metro's Director of Law Jon Cooper has found that Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall would not be bound by the council's ordinance prohibiting him from cooperating with federal authorities on immigration. -- Not only that, Cooper found that the ordinance would not be enforceable because it violates the Metro Charter. -- The ordinance seeks to stop the sheriff from cooperating with federal agents and honoring ICE detainer requests on immigrants.......

Breitbart          
7th Mexican Journalist Murdered in Months, Killers Incinerated Corpse 
Mexican authorities identified the charred remains of an investigative journalist from Michoacán kidnapped a month ago. This is the seventh case of a reporter who covered the government or drug cartels being murdered. -- On Monday afternoon, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office (PGJ) announced the identification Salvador Adame, a journalist who was kidnapped a month prior. Adame's charred remains were found in Mid-May in an area called Devil's Creek or Barranca del Diablo not far from a state highway between the rural communities of Nueva Italia and Lombardia. The body was identified after investigators performed DNA testing, Michoacan authorities revealed.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report -- May 2017 
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on May 1, 2017 that 107 of the 969 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes, 11.04 percent of the criminal alien prison population. -- Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on May 1st in the state's prisons for drug crimes..........

CNBC         
Tensions rising in Silicon Valley over Trump's immigration crackdown 
Tension over immigration reform is rising in Silicon Valley. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that put the controversial policy on hold. The court agreed to hear the case involving travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees in the fall, leaving open the chance it could reverse the verdict if challengers can prove it is illegal or unconstitutional.......

Fox News         
Los Angeles to legalize street-side food vendors to spite Trump, ICE 
City officials in Los Angeles have been trying to legalize street vending for years --- L.A. is one of the few major cities where the practice is still illegal --- but their efforts are finally gaining ground with local lawmakers. -- The reason for this hasty change of heart? Lawmakers are trying to stick it to President Trump and his immigration policies. -- According to NPR, many of the 50,000 street-vending operations in L.A. are currently run by immigrants, some of whom may be in the country illegally. So, in order to prevent U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials from having another reason to detain, arrest or deport vendors, the Los Angeles City Council is moving to legalize vendor operations across the city......

Breitbart          
Obama Backdoor Amnesty Provided 'U visas' For 140,000 Illegal Aliens 
President Barack Obama's deputies hugely expanded a little-known “crime visa” program to help roughly 140,000 illegal aliens obtain amnesty and U.S. citizenship. -- The U visa program was created by the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act within the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. It offers visas and eventually citizenship to illegal aliens who testify in court against criminals. -- Supposedly, the program was limited to 10,000 visas per year. But Obama's lax regulations encouraged a huge number of illegals to file for U visas --- and also allowed many illegals to get residency and work permits years before they receive the actual U visa.......

June 27, 2017

Daily Caller          
Lawyers Ask Federal Judge To Freeze All Deportations Of Iraqis 
Lawyers for Iraqi nationals who are set to be removed from the U.S. have asked a federal judge to extend his temporary deportation freeze to all illegal immigrants from Iraq, saying that the country is too dangerous for returning citizens. -- U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith heard arguments Monday from attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant rights groups, who claim that their clients face persecution, torture or death in Iraq.......

KGBT          
Attorneys spar over Texas immigration law in federal court 
Opponents of Texas' state-based immigration law told a federal judge Monday that allowing the controversial measure to stand would pave the way for a nationwide police state where local officers could subvert the established immigration-enforcement powers of the federal government. -- But the state's attorneys argued in tandem with their colleagues from the U.S. Department of Justice that the issue was settled in 2012 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a state-based immigration-enforcement provision passed in Arizona.......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents at Falfurrias checkpoint find 29 kilograms of cocaine 
Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint found roughly 29 kilograms of cocaine stashed in a truck on Sunday. -- A K-9 alerted to a gray pickup truck on Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. -- When agents searched the truck, they found more than 24 bundles hidden in the quarter panels, according to the news release. The bundles tested positive for cocaine. -- Border Patrol arrested the driver and seized the truck.......

LA Daily News         
Mexican soccer game turns violent as fans rush field to brawl in Santa Ana  
A friendly game between two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which supports soccer players. But shortly after 2:15 p.m., during halftime, about 50 fans began fighting, Santa Ana police Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith said. Officers working the event were supported by patrol staff to shut down the event and clear the field and stands. A contingent of Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called for crowd control, and the Huntington Beach Police Department airship “Angel” assisted, Smith said.......

Princeton  Patch        
Illegal Alien Who Raped Princeton Woman While She Slept Is Sentenced 
A man who previously admitted to raping a woman while she slept in her home on Birch Avenue last year has been sentenced to seven years in state prison for the sexual assault and five years for a burglary on the same street. -- Pedro Arias-Santiago will serve those sentences concurrently, according to the Princeton Packet. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) also has a detainer for Arias-Santiago, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who has been living in Princeton for five years.......

Tennessean         
Honduran arrested at Nashville courthouse charged with federal immigration crime 
Federal agents have brought a criminal charge against a man whose arrest last month at a Nashville courthouse sparked controversy. -- Faustino Rodriguez-Hernandez, a 33-year-old Honduran citizen, was charged Monday with illegal re-entry into the United States after having been previously removed or deported. Court documents say he is being held in a Louisiana detention facility. -- sThe charge was filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officer Bradley Epley, a former Border Patrol agent now assigned to investigate crimes committed by people who have previously been deported. The criminal case is separate from deportation proceedings.......

Breitbart          
Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member Allegedly Murdered Girlfriend 
Houston -- Law enforcement officials in the Houston area are searching for a previously deported MS-13 gang member wanted in connection with the murder of his female companion. The murder victim is also the mother of the suspect's child. -- The suspect, 26-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, bragged about killing people and being a member of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang. Just two weeks earlier, the girlfriend's sister saw the man “playing” with or “handling” an assault rifle that she said she thought was an AR-15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Breitbart Texas. The preliminary autopsy report indicates she died from a wound to the head consistent with a rifle round.......

Breitbart          
Bring Back Bill! America's Mayors Feature Bill Clinton After Challenging Trump Agenda 
Former President Bill Clinton is returning to his public speaking tour, appearing at a conference next week to rally America's mayors against elements of President Donald Trump's agenda. -- The former president, who missed his chance to serve as “first gentleman” when his wife Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, was just announced as one of the speakers for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Florida. Clinton will speak at the Celebration of City Livability forum.......

Breitbart  Exclusive        
Mexican Cartel Spying on U.S. Cops in Plot to Identify, Murder Informants in Arizona 
A Mexican transnational criminal group aligned with the Sinaloa Federation (Sinaloa Cartel) is performing a surveillance operation on U.S. soil against U.S. law enforcement personnel. The cartel is attempting to identify U.S. law enforcement agents' confidential informants so that the sources can be murdered. The operation is occurring in southern Arizona, according to a warning classified as law enforcement sensitive (Police Sensitive/Unclassified) that was issued by the FBI. The warning, known a situational report or bulletin, was issued on Friday, June 23, 2017. A highly trusted source working in the region provided the information to Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity and with the agreement that we would redact certain details in our public report.......

June 26, 2017

Washington Times         
Time for Trump to bid farewell to DACA 
When it comes to immigration policy, the contrast between the Obama and Trump administrations could not possibly be any starker. Whereas President Obama institutionalized lawlessness, President Trump is determined to reverse course and enforce our nation’s immigration laws --- a welcome change. -- Earlier this month, in a memorandum issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the Trump administration formally ended President Barack Obama’s unpopular (and also illegal) Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). -- DAPA came into existence when, back in 2014, Obama issued an executive order instructing government officials to defer the enforcement of our nation’s deportation law for an entire category of people --- the parents of children born in the United States, and also of children who were brought to the country illegally. For clarification, “deferred enforcement of the law” is Washington-speak for ignoring the law.......

MLive.com         
Mexican illegal alien deported at least 3 times pleads guilty to federal felony 
Having already been deported several times, a Mexican man is facing prison time after again pleading guilty in federal court to being in the U.S. illegally. -- Aaron Diaz-Leal, 32, in early June appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Patricia T. Morris at the federal courthouse in downtown Bay City and pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a previously removed alien. The charge is a 10-year felony. -- Diaz-Leal spoke through an interpreter to address Morris and enter his plea.......

Breitbart          
Supreme Court: Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship 
The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government. -- Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. § 1425(a) makes it a crime to “knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person” to become a U.S. citizen. (“Naturalization” is the legal term for becoming a citizen.) Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship.......

Nebraska TV        
Illegal alien in Kearney charged with illegal re-entry into the country 
Federal prosecutors are charging an undocumented immigrant from Kearney with illegal re-entry into the country. -- According to the Department of Justice, Francisca Lugo, 58, came back around June 9 after being deported for a felony conviction. -- If convicted in this case, Lugo faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.......

Washington Examiner         
Mother-son duo stopped at border for taping meth to bodies 
A mother-son duo was arrested by border agents at Arizona's Port of San Luis checkpoint Wednesday after they were caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with methamphetamine taped to their bodies, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement issued Friday. -- The unnamed 47-year-old mother and her 17-year-old son, both of Yuma, Ariz., tried to cross the border as pedestrians, but were stopped when a narcotics-detection canine alerted officers. -- Searching officers found more than five pounds of meth taped to each person's body, mainly around the legs, hips and stomach.......

Breitbart          
GRAPHIC: 74 Killed in Weeks-Long Cartel War near Texas Border 
Reynosa, Tamps. -- The raging cartel war for control of this city resulted in at least 74 officially-counted murders. Many more victims have been incinerated just south of the Texas border. -- In early May, Breitbart Texas began reporting on rival factions of the Gulf Cartel fighting for control of this border city. The continuing conflicts resulted in convoys of cartel gunmen roaming the streets looking for their rivals.......

Breitbart          
Supreme Court punts on cross-border shooting case 
The Supreme Court on Monday sent a case involving the cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals -- leaving the question of whether the teen's parents can sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot him in the lower court's hands. -- “The facts alleged in the complaint depict a disturbing incident resulting in a heartbreaking loss of life,” the Supreme Court majority wrote. “Whether petitioners may recover damages for that loss of life in this suit depends on questions that are best answered by the Court of Appeals in the first instance.” -- Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, and said he would have affirmed the lower court decision to dismiss the parents' lawsuit.......

qCostaRica .com        
Illegals in Mexico Are Now Using Uber to Cross Border Points Undetected 
Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. -- Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico's National Institute of Migration said that transporters of undocumented immigrants are using the private ride-sharing service to cross border points without being detected.-- “Traffickers of people going to the United States diversify their operations and now use private vehicle services like Uber to transport undocumented people,” he said.......

KGTV          
Cocaine seized, murder suspect detained at US-Mexico border 
More than $1 million in cocaine was seized and a man wanted in a murder investigation was detained at the San Ysidro Port of Entry this week, Customs and Border Protection officials announced Friday. -- According to CBP officials, at about 2 a.m. on June 21, officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry searched a Ford Explorer attempting to enter the U.S. A canine team search led officers to a secret compartment in the SUV's floor. -- Officers discovered 28 packages of cocaine --- with a street value of over $1 million --- inside. The driver, a 62-year-old male Mexican citizen and lawful permanent resident of the U.S., was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security.......

Breitbart          
They're All Around You: 5 Reasons You Should Fear the Mexican Mafia 
The Mexican Mafia, or “La EME,” is a U.S.-based gang made up primarily of Mexican-American street gang members. The Mexican Mafia should not be confused with illegal alien drug gangs that originate from Mexico or with the Mexican cartels that use the gang as U.S. foot soldiers. Though it originated as a prison gang, its members and operations have since spilled out into U.S. communities. -- The Mexican Mafia was formed in California in 1957 for the purpose of controlling the daily criminal activities within correctional facilities by means of fear, intimidation, and violence, while providing its members protection, prestige, and providing its leadership a steady flow of income.......

LifeZette         
Influx of Immigrants Causing Housing Shortage in American Cities 
The Los Angeles Times, in a June 18 article, highlighted the growing number of Latinos in Los Angeles who are homeless and sleeping on the streets or in their cars --- and pinned the blame on the high cost of housing. -- But the paper declined, as so many other media organizations have, to address one of the main causes of the severe shortage of affordable housing in many large American cities: the large influx of immigrants into those cities. -- Of the four million residents of the city of Los Angeles, 38 percent are foreign-born. In New York, 37 percent of those living in the city are foreign-born.......

NY1          
"Advocates" Call for Federal Immigration to Get Out of State Courthouses 
As federal officials crack down on illegal immigrants, there is a push to end the practice of waiting for individuals at courthouses. -- During a rally at City Hall on Thursday, local officials said since President Trump took office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have been showing up in state courts, arresting dozens of immigrants at legal hearings. -- "Since the beginning of 2017, there have been 38 arrests and attempts to arrest statewide," said Tina Luongo, with Legal Aid Society. "28 people were taken into custody, ripped from their communities, their families, their jobs."......

Politico          
House to vote on immigration bills next week 
House Republicans are preparing to take up a pair of bills next week that crack down on illegal immigration, according to leadership sources, in a bid to carry out President Donald Trump's promise of tougher enforcement. -- One of the bills to see a floor vote, dubbed Kate's Law, boosts penalties for immigrants who try to re-enter the United States after being deported. It is named after Kate Steinle, a young woman who was shot and killed in San Francisco by an immigrant who had been deported repeatedly yet returned. Trump frequently discussed the killing on the campaign trail last year.......

WND.com          
Thank Obama: Mexicans paid to go to Chicago 
The Trump administration has proposed eliminating several federal entities that is deems wasteful, such as the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, or USTDA, but in the meantime that is not stopping Mexican municipalities and businesses from reaping the benefits of U.S. taxpayer-funded initiatives through the agency. --Nor is it impeding Kenyan power utilities, Brazilian water companies and a Vietnamese aviation company, among other global recipients of American assistance.......

Fox News        
TX AG: 'Confident' We'll Win Lawsuit Brought By Sanctuary City Gov'ts  
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said he is "confident" that the state will prevail in a lawsuit against his new sanctuary city policy brought the city governments. -- Paxton thanked U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for allowing the Justice Department to help Texas in the case. -- "After eight years of having the department of justice fighting us on issues like this, for the first time we have a department of justice that's actually looking at the law and stepping in to add credibility to our case," he said.......

Daily Caller          
Government Seeks To Deport Mexican Illegal Alien For Seventh Time 
A Mexican national is being deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the seventh time. -- ICE officers apprehended 29-year-old Agustin Jorge Figueroa Garcia on Wednesday and took him into custody at Pharr city jail, News 4 reports. -- In the middle of deportation efforts, federal agents have formally charged Garcia with illegal re-entry into the U.S. -- ICE deportation protocol has evolved under the Trump administration, giving agents more liberty to follow the law. Trump's “Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior” executive order allowed officers to make collateral arrests, which occur when ICE conducts a raid and arrests are made of illegal aliens who were not targeted ahead of the operation.......

KNBC-TV      
LA City Council Approves $2M Illegal Alien Defense Fund 
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Friday to donate $2 million over the next two fiscal years to a nonprofit legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation. -- The Los Angeles Justice Fund was first announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti and other leaders in December, with the County Board of Supervisors pledging $3 million over two years and private donors pledging $5 million. -- The idea for the fund was formed as a response to Donald Trump's election as president and his vow to increase deportations of immigrants in the country illegally......

Glenn Spencer         
Another Chopper Visits ABP
Just got shot of another helicopter circling American Border Patrol's border ranch. This time it was a Bell 206L-3 N Number N588MA. Registered to Bell Helicopter.

June 25, 2017

Daily Caller        
Immigration Hawks Fear Trump Will Abandon Promise To End 'Dreamer' Amnesty 
Groups that want a tougher approach to illegal immigration are worried that President Donald Trump will renege on one of his signature policy promises: ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty program. -- During the presidential campaign, Trump vowed to “immediately terminate” the DACA program, which former President Barack Obama created in 2012 to give illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors a two-year period of deferred action on deportation and access to work permits.......

Breitbart          
Soros Lawyers Fail to Prevent Deportation of Alleged Illegal Alien Gang Member 
An illegal immigrant teenager is set to be deported this week after being accused of having ties to foreign gangs in Ecuador, despite attempts by George Soros-funded lawyers to prevent the matter. -- Diego Ismael Puma Macancela, 19, crossed the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2014. Macancela and his mother, Rosa Ines Macancela-Vazquez, were detained by U.S. Border Patrol originally. -- The Macancela's were released due to the Obama-era ‘Catch and Release' program which allows illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. as they await immigration hearings. The teen's request for asylum in the U.S. was ultimately turned down in November 2016 after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials accused Macancela of being involved with gang activity in his native Ecuador.......

Union Tribune         
National City, Calif. vows to offer city services regardless of immigration status 
National City has passed legislation declaring that residents can access city services regardless of immigration status. -- The resolution also prohibits city police from involving themselves in immigration enforcement and calls on President Donald Trump to maintain protections put in place by his predecessor for unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. -- The resolution also supports passage of Senate Bill 54, which would make California a “sanctuary state” by limiting law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials.......

Breitbart          
Another Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near California Border 
An illegal alien attempting to evade arrest assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the California border town of Calexico. An area hospital treated the agent for injuries to his face. -- Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector working in Calexico observed three men illegally cross the International Boundary fence dividing Mexico from southern California. The agents approached the men to place them under arrest. One of the men became violent. During the struggle, the illegal alien allegedly kicked the agent in the face several times, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protections officials.......

Gwinnett Daily Post         
Feds charge five in Gwinnett in Mexico drug money-laundering scheme 
Five people from Gwinnett were charged in a three-year federal investigation that centered on laundering drug money to Mexico through metro Atlanta area money remitters. -- Overall, 11 people were charged after federal agents conducted search warrants at several money remitters and arrested nine defendants. Those people were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard. Federal officials said two people in Mexico have not been apprehended in the case. -- The investigation revealed that these nine money remitters allegedly transmitted more than $40 million over a roughly four-year timeframe. Federal agents determined that these remitters transmitted thousands of wires to individuals in Mexico that listed fake addresses and telephone numbers, which is how the bulk of the undercover proceeds were laundered, according to federal officials, indictments and information presented in court.......

Tucson Sentinel          
Mexican arrested for attempting to smuggle 7K rounds of ammo into Mexico 
A federal investigation led to the arrest of a Mexican man in Nogales, Arizona, for allegedly attempting to smuggle 7,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Saturday. -- Eduvier Navidad-Vizcarra, 22, was arrested by agents with Homeland Security Investigations, a part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after they pulled him over near the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales and found thousands of rounds of Aguila .38 Super rounds in boxes stashed in a speaker box behind the bench seat, said Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe, a ICE spokeswoman. ......

National Post       
Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities 
Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs. -- More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take a stance on issues from climate change to the federal budget and health care. They are reviewing resolutions that would strongly oppose Trump's crack down on illegal immigration. -- Mayors were struck a blow in January, when Trump ordered to cut funding to jurisdictions that deny in some way co-operation with federal immigration agents. Most cities have defied the order, and a federal judge blocked it in April, at least temporarily. -- “Some of us are proud to be places of sanctuary, to protect immigrants, but this idea that we're in violation of something, I think is a big charade,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.......

Breitbart          
Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border 
U.S. immigration officers keep apprehending and deporting members of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, but they keep sneaking back across the southwest border into the United States, a high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told lawmakers. -- “In many cases, we know who these individuals are. We have biometric identifiers. They've been arrested by the Border Patrol [USBP] or been arrested by ICE previously and removed and then re-entered the country unlawfully,” testified Matthew Albence, the executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at ICE, under oath.......

Breitbart          
Three Illegal Aliens Arrested for Allegedly Kidnapping Texas Attorney 
Authorities arrested three illegal aliens for allegedly breaking into an attorney's home and kidnapping him in the middle of the night. -- Detectives from the Orange County Sherriff's Office Criminal Division located German Adalid Borjas-Benitez, 19, Henrry Eduar Rivera-Antunez, 17, and Erik Pagoada-Bustillo, 17, in Port Arthur on Friday, 12 News reported. -- Two of the three suspects allegedly broke into the home of Orange County attorney Jim Sharon Bearden Jr. on May 8 wearing masks and tied him up as they stole high-value items – guns and electronics – from his home. The third suspect, who acted as the driver, waited outside and served as a lookout.......

National Review         
A Renewed MS-13 --- Courtesy of Obama's Lax Immigration Policies 
The Washington Post this week published a long piece showing how the illegal immigration of young people from Central America, facilitated and even encouraged by the Obama administration, has led to the rebirth of the vicious MS-13 gang in the U.S. The flow of so-called Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) is so obviously the cause of the gang's revival that the Post's reporters have to acknowledge it up front: “MS-13's new push has been fueled by the recent influx of teenage immigrants like Danny, who traveled to the United States without guardians to escape poverty and gang violence only to fall back into it here.”......

LA Times        
Death on the border: Arizona used rancher's killing to justify harsh immigration laws, but the truth of the case is unclear 
When Sue Krentz was growing up in southern Arizona, about 30 miles from the Mexican border, migrants would wander into the front yard of her parents' modest ranch house and ask to sweep the steps or mow the lawn. -- Nobody asked about their immigration status. It was the 1960s, long before the area became a transit zone for drugs and weapons. Long before farm trucks and cattle started being stolen. -- Long before police found her husband slumped in his ATV, shot dead. -- No incident has hardened feelings about illegal immigration in Arizona more than the unsolved 2010 killing of 58-year-old Rob Krentz, head of one of the oldest ranch families in southeast Arizona.......

Palm Beach Post        
Man accused of impregnating girl, faces U.S. immigration review 
A Palm Springs man is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his arrest last week on a charge of impregnating a middle-school aged girl. -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested Kevin Guevara-Palacios, 21, on June 15. The El Salvador native was released from the county jail Monday after posting $25,000 bail. It was unclear when federal officials would rule on his immigration status. -- The age of sexual consent in Florida is 18. No one under the age of 16 can give consent under any circumstances, according to Florida statutes.......

El Paso Times       
14 arrested in drug trafficking case tied to Sinaloa cartel 
Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the Orrantia drug trafficking organization in El Paso, which is linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, federal officials said. -- Federal officials held a news conference Thursday to announce the arrests of the suspected leader of the organization, Mario Armando Orrantia, also known as “Quezada,” and his right-hand man, Carmen Alfredo Marquez-Castillo, also known as “Viejo” and “Viejito,” along with 12 other people allegedly involved in illicit drug operations.......

June 24, 2017

AP        
California Bans State Travel to More States  
California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. -- Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers passed legislation last year banning non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list. -- California taxpayers' money "will not be used to let people travel to states who chose to discriminate," Becerra said.......

Breitbart          
Sanctuary Cities Protecting MS-13 Gang Members from Deportation, Says ICE 
There is a “rather long list” of sanctuary cities across the United States that choose to release incarcerated members of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang back into U.S. communities rather than allow immigration agents to prosecute and deport them, testified a federal officer under oath before lawmakers. -- “We are not asking the state of local institutions to do anything besides give us access and transfer that individual to our custody at the completion of their criminal process so we [can]…remove them from the country or prosecute them,” declared Matthew Albence, the executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, during a Senate panel hearing.......

AP        
Ex-Mexican lawmaker arrested at US border on drug charges  
A former Mexican lawmaker arrested at the California border was charged Thursday with working for the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose once-powerful kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January. -- Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez, a former representative in the Sinaloa state legislature, was charged Thursday in federal court in San Diego with conspiracy to distribute 11 pounds (five kilograms) of cocaine in the United States between January 2013 and January 2017.......

Breitbart          
A Cop Speaks Out: Illegal Mexican Nationals Murdered My Buddy Execution-style 
Retired Phoenix Police Detective Robert Arce is speaking out about the execution-style murder of a federal agent with whom he closely worked. His slain friend, DEA Special Agent Richard Fass, was murdered by illegal aliens on June 30, 1994 near Phoenix, Arizona. -- “My friend begged for his life as illegal aliens from Mexico handcuffed him and murdered him. They didn't care that he was pleading for his life and his loved ones,” said Officer Arce. --The law enforcement experiences of Officer Arce, both in the Phoenix PD and abroad on contracts for the U.S. Department of State, led Breitbart Texas to bring him aboard in our efforts to expose Mexican transnational criminal groups with the Cartel Chronicles project. Officer Arce spoke candidly about his friend and coworker, DEA Special Agent Fass.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem        
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report May 2017  
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on May 1, 2017 that 136 of the 969 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter), 14.04 percent of the criminal alien prison population. -- Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on May 1st in the state's prisons for homicidal crimes.......

June 23, 2017

Breitbart          
U.S. Border Agents Warned of 'Open Warfare' with 'Grenades' in Mexico at Texas Border 
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) of South Texas are being warned about risks posed to them on the border by “open warfare” including grenade attacks occurring on the Mexican side. The warning echoes Breitbart Texas's Cartel Chronicles reports on the bloody war occurring at the border between a faction of the Mexican Gulf Cartel and Mexican authorities. -- The warning was issued by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) to agents in the RGV Sector. It reads......

June 22, 2017

GOPUSA          
30% of Illegal Alien Minors Have Gang Ties 
Nearly 30 percent of the illegal immigrant children the U.S. is holding in its dormitories have ties to criminal gangs, the government revealed Wednesday, suggesting that the Obama-era surge of Central Americans has fed the country's growing problem with MS-13 and other gangs. -- Federal officials refused even to guess at the true scope of the problem, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that they can give only small snapshots of what they see. But they said the devastation on communities across the country is clear: killings and chaos, particularly among other immigrants --- both legal and illegal.......

LMT Online          
Murders spike in Mexico, with May deadliest month in decades 
Mexico, DF -- May was Mexico's bloodiest month in at least 20 years and homicides are up sharply in 2017 compared with last year, new government crime statistics show. -- Statistics published Tuesday by the Interior Department said 2,186 people were murdered last month. The previous monthly high was 2,131 in May 2011, according to a review of publicly available records that date back to 1997. -- During the first five months of 2017, there were 9,916 killings nationwide --- an increase of about 30 percent over the 7,638 slain during the same period last year. -- "Pretty grim. Not shocking, because we've seen this for months," Mexican security analyst Alejandro Hope said. "But, yeah, it's really grim."......

LMT Online         
44 illegals found inside Laredo 18-wheeler 
Forty-four immigrants who entered the country illegally were found Monday inside an 18-wheeler, according to federal authorities. -- Laredo police and U.S. Border Patrol said the case unfolded after the 18-wheeler was pulled over in the 11900 block of Conley Road, between Mines Road and Interstate 35. -- Authorities said they discovered 44 people locked inside of the trailer. Paramedics responded to the scene to check on the immigrants.......

American Border Patrol       
ABP to run ad for July 2 tech demo 
American Border Patrol will begin running this four-color ad on Sunday in the local papers......

Nashville Public Radio        
Calling Plan 'Disastrous,' Middle Tennessee Republicans Aim To Neuter Nashville Pro-Illegal Immigration Measure 
A Nashville proposal to limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities is drawing strong condemnation from some top Middle Tennessee Republicans. -- The sponsor of a 2009 state law banning so-called "sanctuary cities" says he's prepared to have the Metro Council proposal struck down if it wins final approval at a meeting next month. -- The proposal passed a second of three votes Tuesday night, over the objections of some council members who asked for more time. -- The measure before the Metro Council would bar police and the county sheriff's office from doing more than is absolutely required under federal and state law to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement.......

Press Enterprise          
Corona man accused of supplying phony immigration documents 
A Corona man who posed as an immigration attorney has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a fraud scheme in which phony employment visas and other bogus documents were created for foreign nationals who were seeking a way to remain in the United States legally, according to court documents filed Wednesday, June 21, in Los Angeles. -- Alexander Smirnoff, who also went by the name “Alex Scott,” was among three defendants charged in October in a 16-count indictment alleging conspiracy, visa fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and identification fraud.......

LA Times         
How far left can California's legislative Democrats go before Republicans benefit at the ballot box? 
Democrats in the state Legislature are walking a tightrope, seemingly oblivious to potential danger. -- First, they raised gas taxes and vehicle fees. Then the Senate passed a ridiculously costly universal healthcare plan. Now, the Legislature is getting close to helping undocumented criminals avoid deportation. -- How far left can the majority party careen, even in deep blue California, before Republicans start benefiting at the ballot box? -- The gas-tax hike was gutsy and needed. Actually, it will only return fuel taxes to essentially where they were 25 years ago, adjusted for inflation. The $5.2 billion raised annually will allow the state to finally begin repairing crumbling highways.......

NumbersUSA.com        
Changing Narrative: Democratic Party Wrestling with Need for Immigration Limits 
After the 2016 election, the theory (widespread after 2012) that demographic destiny would force the GOP to embrace large-scale legalization and immigration expansion has fizzled. The Republican Party and President Trump continue to have internal debates about immigration policy, but they are no longer alone. Pundits and reporters from the center left and beyond are looking at the Democratic Party's "immigration problem" with renewed urgency. -- Below are some selections......

KRGV          
Tip Leads to Drug Bust near Port Isabel, Texas 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is crediting a concerned citizen for helping Border Patrol agents catch a group of alleged smugglers. -- Agents said the men were crossing the ship channel near Port Isabel. -- Three Mexican nationals and a juvenile where apprehended and agents seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana. -- Border Patrol said the drugs had a street value of more than $200,000.......

InsightCrime.org          
Mexico Cartel Tied to Argentina's Second-Largest Cocaine Sting 
Authorities believe that the second-largest cocaine seizure in Argentina's history is linked to a Mexican cartel that exploited an unusual trafficking route, suggesting that Argentina's transshipment role is countinuing to grow, most likely due to both domestic and international drug-related developments. -- Argentina's Federal Police seized two metric tons of cocaine -- the second-largest cocaine seizure in the country's history, worth an estimated $60 million -- in the Bahía Blanca port city of Buenos Aires province on June 19. Another 500 kilograms were seized in the Luján de Cuyo city of Mendoza province close to the Chilean border, according to a Security Ministry press release.......

Breitbart          
45 Migrants Cross Same Area of Border in One Day as DHS Continues Obama's Policies 
Forty-five foreign nationals turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents in one day in one area of the Texas Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV). This is the largest group of illegal aliens doing so since President Trump took office and he incorrectly claimed Obama's catch and release directives had ended. Agents warn this is just the beginning and that the numbers are likely to grow again to Obama-era levels. The mass surrender occurred over the weekend of June 18, 2017. -- Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera, speaking to Breitbart Texas in his role as a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), stated, “We have been warning the American public that catch and release has not ended and that simple rhetoric is not enough to secure the border.......

Washington Examiner          
Trump's proposal to deny new immigrants welfare for 5 years is already law 
President Trump on Wednesday vowed to push for legislation "very shortly" that would prevent new immigrants from receiving any welfare benefits for at least five years after coming to the United States. -- But that's already the law. -- The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 already states new immigrants are "not eligible for any federal means-tested public benefit for a period of five years beginning on the date of the alien's entry into the United States." -- Speaking during a rally in Iowa on Wednesday evening, Trump called for "new immigration rules" that "say those seeking admission into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years."...

Breitbart          
Lawsuit: Illegal Alien's Family Says Deportation Violates Their Religious Beliefs 
Juan Rodriguez' wife and daughters filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston urging that he cannot be deported because doing so would violate the family's religious rights. The Rodriguez family are Seventh-Day Adventists and claim their religion requires the family to stay together. -- Immigration officials informed Rodriguez that he is scheduled to be deported on June 29. On Monday, the El Salvadoran's wife and three daughters filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.......

June 21, 2017

Townhall         
"Sanctuary City" Opponents Push Back via Petitions  
In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down large parts of an Arizona state law intended to give local law enforcement the power to enforce federal immigration laws. -- The ruling in Arizona v. United States held that three sections of S.B. 1070 were pre-empted by federal immigration law. The Obama administration, which opposed the Arizona law, along with advocates for open borders, hailed the ruling, contending that the U.S. couldn't very well have 50 different immigration policies. -- Now, five years later the script has flipped.......

LA Times          
L.A. County supervisors OK $3 million to aid legal efforts for illegals facing deportation 
Disappointing some immigrant advocates, Los Angeles County officials voted Tuesday to authorize $3 million for legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation but to bar those who have violent criminal pasts. -- The Board of Supervisors' vote came a day after the city's Budget and Finance Committee approved up to $2 million for the same purpose. -- The votes ended a debate about which immigrants should qualify for help through the newly created L.A. Justice Fund, although the proposal that the city is considering would include an exemption for individuals with a “meritorious claim.” -- “The county's $3-million contribution to the L.A.J.F. can only go so far,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, a champion of the fund, in a statement.......

Daily Caller             
Nashville City Council Passes Bill Stopping Assistance To Feds On Immigration 
The Nashville Metro Council has advanced legislation that would limit cooperation with immigration authorities and prevent local officials from requesting information about residents' immigration status, making the Tennessee capital a sanctuary city in practice if not in name. -- The measure, approved Tuesday night by a 25-8 vote, also prohibits Nashville and Davidson County law enforcement from using city funds and facilities to enforce federal immigration law, reports the Tennessean. The bill now moves to a third and final vote in July.......

Daily Caller        
Apple CEO Asks Trump For A Softer Touch On Immigration 
Apple's top executive asked President Donald Trump to show more compassion in his immigration policy and reassure immigrant workers in the technology community that they are welcome in the U.S. -- Tim Cook, visiting the White House Monday along with fellow Silicon Valley power players, told Trump that the technology sector is “nervous” about the administration's tough stance on immigration enforcement, CNBC reported. -- Cook reportedly brought up the administration's proposed travel ban, which he said could affect the families of some Apple employees, and the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the temporary amnesty for the children of illegal immigrants that Trump promised to cancel but has thus far kept in place.......

Washington Times        
Durbin, top Dem, says sanctuary cities too poor to help feds on immigration 
Sen. Richard J. Durbin said Wednesday Chicago's sanctuary city policy isn't about protecting illegal immigrants, but rather is a matter of poverty --- the city doesn't have enough money to turn illegal immigrants over to federal authorities. -- “Come on Uncle Sam, where's the money?” Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said in a hearing called to look at gangs' prevalence among illegal immigrants. -- He insisted Chicago and Cook County are eager to keep serious criminals and other gang members out of their communities, but said it's up to the federal government to fund the training he said local authorities need. -- “Please help us. Send us some resources,” Mr. Durbin said.......

Fox 10     
Arizona Court Says 'Dreamers' Are Ineligible for In-State Tuition 
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. -- The ruling by a three-judge panel overturns a 2015 decision by a trial court judge that said deferred action recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. under federal immigration laws and therefore qualified for state benefits. -- Instead, presiding Judge Kenton Jones wrote for the court that the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA did not confer that status.......

KGTV       
CBP officers seize $1.4M in drugs, capture 15 fugitives at border 
Officers seized more than 230 pounds of drugs valued at more than $1.4 million and captured 15 fugitives at checkpoints at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend. -- According to Customs and Border Protection officials, the arrests and seizures were made June 16-18 at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and Otay Mesa Port of Entry. -- During that span, CBP officials said over 200 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 30 pounds of cocaine were seized. Officials said officers found the drugs hidden inside vehicles or on bodies.......

The Hill         
Senators troubled by MS-13 gang recruiting immigrant children 
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grappled Wednesday with how to deal with the violent MS-13 street gang that's believed to be targeting unaccompanied immigrant children who have fled to the U.S. -- Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that because of the lack of oversight after an unaccompanied immigrant child is apprehended at the U.S. border and released into the custody of a sponsor, many have been put in dangerous situations from illegal working environments to prostitution rings. -- “This precarious combination of events, trafficking to and apprehension at the United States border and placement with inappropriate sponsors, makes unaccompanied children vulnerable to gang recruitment,” he warned......

CIS.org        
Sanctuary for Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers?  
It is almost trite and redundant to state that there is a contentious debate in the United States between those who are pushing for the strict enforcement of the immigration laws and those who believe that certain aliens, notwithstanding the fact that they are removable from the United States, should not be subjected to the "harsh punishment" of removal. -- An interesting part of this debate is its framing. "Immigration enforcement" is linked to President Donald Trump, notwithstanding the fact that he has not signed a single piece of legislation that has changed the immigration laws of the United States, which are codified at 8 United States Code, commonly known as the "Immigration and Nationality Act", or "INA". The INA is a series of individual provisions, some of which were originally passed in 1952, that have been amended and added to since then.......

The Hill         
Holder mulling 2020 presidential bid 
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that "now is the time to be more visible" — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid. -- “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served for six years in the Obama administration. “But that's about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general."......

CIS.org        
Even Pakistan Agrees: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors  
The saying "Good fences make good neighbors" has been around in one form or another for a very long time. -- Of course, a lot of American progressives and liberals disagree with that notion, at least where erection of a wall, fence, or other barrier across our southern border is concerned --- even though a significant number of these critics, at least when they are also a part of the privileged elite, live in manses behind high, fortified walls to keep out the riff-raff. -- Apparently Pakistan disagrees with that kind of borderless worldview.......

Deming Headlight         
Two arrested in connection with assault on Border Patrol agent 
Las Cruces -- Two men have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and assault of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent. -- The arrests come after an FBI-led investigation that involved 125 federal agents and other law enforcement officers. -- The agent, who court records identify as 30-year-old Lorenzo Hernandez, was found the night of June 9 on the side of a road in Doña Ana County with severe injuries to his head, hands and chest. -- On Friday, Doña Ana County and the FBI announced that two men – Sergio Ivan Venegas-Quiñonez, 33, and Fernando Puga, 31, both of Las Cruces – were arrested this week and charged with various felonies in connection with the attack.......

NBC News         
Feds looking into Flint airport stabbing as 'possible act of terrorism' -- Canadian born suspect shouted "Allahu Akbar" 
Flint Twp. -- Mich. -- Police say an airport officer was stabbed in the neck Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint. -- The officer was taken to the hospital. Michigan State Police said the officer is in critical condition. -- Police identified the injured officer as Lt. Jeff Neville. Bishop International Airport was evacuated and is closed.. -- Police said a suspect has been taken into custody. The airport released the following statement. --"All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time. Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays.".....

Fresno Bee       
Fresno won't chip in to defend illegals 
The city of Fresno will not contribute public funds to help establish a legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation by the Trump administration. -- By a 4-2 vote Tuesday, the Fresno City Council shot down a proposal by Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria to include $200,000 in the city's 2017-18 budget for a public-private fund advocated by local immigration and civil rights advocates. -- Soria offered the motion, backed by Councilman Oliver Baines, last week after more than 40 people offered impassioned pleas for council members to consider a segment of the population that many described as some of the community's most vulnerable residents. They said the fund, which would include donations from private foundations, would ensure representation in immigration court......

Breitbart          
Foreign Guest Workers Increasing under Trump, Say Fed Data 
President Donald Trump's administration has seen increases in the number of foreign workers entering the U.S., according to new federal statistics. -- Numbers from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) show that in the Trump Administration's first three months in office, the number of foreign workers who were given permission to enter the U.S. increased by nearly 25,000 compared to the same time last year under the Obama Administration. -- Between January and March 2016, Obama admitted more than 112,000 foreign guest workers. In 2017, Trump allowed close to 137,000 foreign workers to enter the country.......

Breitbart          
Critics Rip University Of California For Favoring Illegal Aliens Over Out-Of-State Americans 
A California university's decision to put a limit on the number of American citizens it enrolls -- while placing no such restrictions on illegal immigrants who want to attend the school --- is drawing sharp criticism from education activists. -- The regents in the University of California system recently instituted Regents Policy 2109 in response to state lawmakers threatening to withhold from the university system nearly $20 million if school officials didn't cap the number of out-of-state American students. The university's response to the state government's threat was to limit the percentage of out-of-state American students in the student body to 18 percent on most campuses.......

The Link        
Montreal Protesters Demand Open Borders 
“Immigrants in, racists out!” was the chant of the day for those who participated in the Status for All march Sunday afternoon. -- About 150 demonstrators began their route just before 3 p.m. in Nelson Mandela Park and made their way through the borough of Côte-des-Neiges, chanting and singing songs as they walked along Victoria Ave. and Côte-des-Neiges Rd. -- The demonstration is held every year by Solidarity Across Borders and other migrants' justice groups. They want to see an end to the deportation of undocumented immigrants, and want status regularization for migrants and refugees.......

Breitbart          
ICE Arrests Two Criminal Aliens Released by NJ Sanctuary County 
Middlesex County, New Jersey, considered a sanctuary jurisdiction by immigration experts, released more criminal aliens under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. ICE officers were forced to arrest the criminal aliens on the streets after they were released by the New Jersey county. -- Since May 18, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested two criminal aliens after Middlesex County released them. Immigration officers placed immigration detainers on the two foreign nationals prior to their release. The Center for Immigration Studies(CIS) lists the county on its map of sanctuary jurisdictions. -- Jail officials released Aurelio Hernandez Cortez from the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Facility on May 18 without notifying ICE. The release came despite a detainer ERO officers put in place on the Mexican national that day, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials. Hernandez Cortez has a criminal charge pending in the New Jersey county.......

BizPac Review          
Airlines not cooperating with Trump's immigration initiative because tracking is too expensive for them 
The federal government has developed an “exit-tracking” system to help keep tabs on foreign travelers, but airlines are not buying into the program. -- One airline official went so far as to say there's “no benefit to us,” despite the very real possibility of delivering a potential terrorist to his targeted destination – or worse yet, of an airliner being blown out of the sky. -- Homeland Security is planning to install cameras that would photograph passengers just before they board international flights, the Wall Street Journal reported.......

KGBT        
After her latest arrest, government wants to deport Mexican woman for the fifth time 
The federal government wants to deport a Mexican woman for the fifth time after her latest arrest. -- McAllen Police Department officers booked Delia Lopez-Sierra --- a 56-year-old Mexican citizen who lived in McAllen --- on marijuana and tampering with evidence charges Wednesday at the Hidalgo County jail, according to Sheriff's Office records. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained Lopez the next day. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the fourth (4th) time on June 13, 2013 via the Harlingen, Texas Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against her.......

KGBT          
Democrats want more Texas communities to join suit against immigration law (SB4) 
As several Texas communities have signed on to a federal lawsuit challenging the state's new immigration enforcement law, some are putting pressure on their local leaders to hurry up and join in. -- Lawmakers from Houston and Laredo have urged their respective city councils to join a lawsuit originally filed May 8 by officials in Maverick County and the City of El Cenizo, and the League of United Latin American Citizens. The lawsuit alleges that law, Senate Bill 4 by state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, violates several provisions of the U.S. Constitution, including guarantees of free speech and equal protection.......

Washington Examiner         
67% Hispanic immigrants in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate 
Learning English is a much bigger hurdle for immigrants than earlier believed, with most Hispanics being functional illiterates, even those who have been in the United States for over a decade. -- A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate. -- And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn ---- or even had to ---- more, 67 percent, of Hispanics don't have English proficiency even after 15 years in America.......

Washington Times       
Assaults on Border Patrol agents surge as immigration debate heats up 
Even though illegal immigration is down, violence along the border is up, with assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents nearly doubling so far in 2017, the agency's head told Congress on Wednesday. -- Agents have reported more than 550 assaults through June 1, up from 300 assaults at the same time last year, said Carla Provost, the acting chief of the Border Patrol. -- She recounted the statistics as a warning during testimony on gang activity among the illegal immigrant population. She didn't speculate on what might be spurring the rise in assaults, but it comes as the immigration debate in the U.S. --- and Mexico --- heats up under President Trump.......

Statesman Journal          
Latest sanctuary bill undermines state law, shields illegal aliens 
Thirty years ago, lawmakers made Oregon the first sanctuary for illegal immigrants: A law, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, enjoins the state's police and sheriffs from "detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws." -- Today, the House of Representatives' Democratic majority goes even further. Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and 28 House Democrats have introduced House Bill 3464, to prohibit, "except as required by state or federal law," Oregon's "public bodies" -- its various governments, its schools, and its law-enforcement agencies -- from sharing with federal immigration authorities illegal immigrants' addresses, contact information, workplaces, schools of attendance, and scheduled court appearances if such information was intended to be used "for the.... enforcement of federal immigration laws."......


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