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July 18, 2017

Remezcla         
Lindsey Graham & Dick Durbin Reportedly Working on New DREAM Act to Protect Illegals 
As 10 state attorney generals call on President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – granted to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States at a young age – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reportedly plan to re-introduce the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act. First proposed in 2001, the bill seeks to create a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants who know no other home than the United States. According to McClatchy DC, the bill is still being finalized, but Republican Sen. Graham hopes to introduce it once again on Thursday. -- Since being introduced, the bill has failed to pass several times. In 2010, the bill passed in the House, but didn't receive enough votes in the Senate, so it died. As a result, then-President Barack Obama created DACA in 2012 through an executive action. But because he couldn't get Congress' support, it made DACA easily revocable.......

Breitbart          
Paul Ryan's Approval Rating Plummets as Speaker Fails to Deliver for President 
House Speaker Paul Ryan's failure to deliver on President Donald Trump's agenda has sent his approval rating into a tailspin as nearly a majority of Americans disapprove of his job performance, a new Bloomberg National Poll shows. -- A whopping 48 percent --- nearly a majority --- view Ryan in a negative light, while just 36 percent view him in a positive light in the Bloomberg poll released Tuesday. The poll was conducted from July 8 to July 12 and represents a near mirror flip from Ryan's standing back in December when 47 percent looked at him positively and 31 percent viewed him negatively.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report -- June 2017
Data obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on June 1, 2017 that 467 of the 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes (sex abuse, rape and sodomy), 47.60 percent of the criminal alien prison population. -- The following table identifies the types, numbers and percentages of sex crimes committed by the 467 criminal aliens with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers incarcerated on June 1st in DOC prisons...........

AP          
September Closure Planned At Busy California-Mexico Border Crossing 
Travelers beware: San Diego's bustling San Ysidro border crossing with Tijuana, Mexico, will be closed to southbound cars for more than two days in September. -- The Union-Tribune newspaper reported Monday that the 57-hour closure is part of a plan to realign a portion of Interstate 5. -- It's the final phase of the $741 million expansion of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. -- Starting Saturday Sept. 23 at 3 a.m., all cars will be barred from entering Tijuana through San Ysidro until noon on Monday Sept. 25.......

LifeZette         
Immigration Hard-liners Blast Trump Guest Worker Expansion 
Immigration hard-liners on Monday blasted Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's decision to admit 15,000 additional low-skill guest workers under authority granted by Congress earlier this year.-- The decision is a win for the business lobby, which had argued that the increase was needed to fill a labor shortage in industries such as landscaping and tourism. But organizations favoring tighter restriction on immigration argued the companies should be turning to Americans and legal permanent residents. -- “It's a complete sellout of the people who voted for President [Donald] Trump,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. ......

Breitbart          
NYT Lets Obama, Bush Alums Grieve Illegal Immigration Crackdown 
The Washington political establishment is now openly expressing its rage that President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is focusing attention on immigration. -- In a piece by the New York Times' Ron Nixon, the political reporter propped up a slew of Washington establishment figures from previous administrations to set a tone that Trump's work on ending illegal immigration is opposed by Americans. -- The “critics” quoted by the Times, who are actually former Obama and Bush officials, say Trump's priority of stopping illegal border crossings and prosecuting illegal immigrant crimes is “single-minded”......

Breitbart          
'Sanctuary Senator' Website Targets Jeff Flake's Immigration Record 
Amid reports of White House meetings with potential GOP challengers to Sen. Jeff Flake, candidate and former Arizona State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward has launched SanctuarySenator.com, a site dedicated to highlighting Flake's positions on immigration and border policies. -- Dr. Ward said: Marco Rubio is ten times the politician that Jeff Flake is and he couldn't even find an acceptable answer for his participation in the Gang of 8 amnesty scheme. Sanctuary Senator Flake is the weakest member of the open borders establishment that Republican voters overwhelmingly rejected by nominating President Trump. SanctuarySenator.com will expose how out of touch Flake is with Republican voters.......

Examiner        
Border Patrol union chief praises 'miraculous' drop in illegal immigration under Trump 
The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is "nothing short of miraculous," National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on C-SPAN Monday. -- "As far as the Trump administration's efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on," he said. "At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have." -- "There's a vibe, there's an energy in the Border Patrol that's never been there before in 20 years that I've been in the patrol," Judd added in a separate Fox News interview.......

Augusta Free Press        
Virginia, Mexico City sign agreement to foster economic development 
Virginia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico City to formalize a bilateral relationship aimed at expanding business opportunities and trade, as well as strengthening cultural, historic, and economic ties through coordinated joint initiatives. -- This is the second MOU signed as a result of the Governor's recent trade and marketing mission to Mexico and establishes a platform for cooperation between Mexico City and Virginia. In June, Governor McAuliffe announced an MOU between Virginia and the State of Baja California, Mexico.......

LMT Online        
Records: Duo were involved in Laredo drug ring with more than 30 other people that used USPS 
Two men recently pleaded guilty in a Laredo federal court to their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics in a worldwide operation that used the U.S. Postal Service and other means such as the Federal Express, records state. --Dennis Alvarez Boquin is facing 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of drug trafficking conspiracy. His co-defendant, Luis Felipe "Lino" Santos, entered guilty pleas to charges of drug trafficking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, court records state. -- The men were indicted alongside 33 others for their alleged involvement in a drug trafficking organization working out of Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and elsewhere. -- The organization is responsible for the importation and distribution of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Morale at Highest Level, Says Agent 
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd said the morale of the agents he represents through the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is at its highest level in 20 years.-- “There's a vibe, there's an energy in the Border Patrol that's never been there before,” Agent Judd told Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy. “In the 20 years I've been in the patrol, we haven't seen this type of energy, and we're excited because we signed up to do a job and this president is allowing us to do that job.” Judd spoke to the Fox News host in his capacity as president of the NBPC which represents the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol.......

July 17, 2017

Fox News         
Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice gaining status among criminals 
A Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice and devoted to "Holy Death" is growing in popularity among drug traffickers and violent criminals, prompting Texas officials and the Catholic Church to warn about honoring the so-called "Saint Death." -- Authorities are speaking out about the religion devoted to La Santa Muerte, which translates to “Holy Death” and "Saint Death," that has gained popularity steadily since the late 1980s among Mexican-American Catholics.......

LMT Online         
Border Patrol discovers 33 illegals locked inside tractor-trailer 
On July 8, Laredo North Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 35 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane. -- The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary for further inspection. A closer inspection of the tractor-trailer resulted in the rescue of 33 immigrants inside the locked trailer. Each was determined to be from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested.......

AP         
Feds taking over Texas National Guard mission along border 
Austin -- The billions of dollars that Texas has spent on border security in recent years will no longer include a lengthy Texas National Guard deployment. -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Guard members who remain on the U.S.-Mexico border will begin taking federal orders this month. The transition comes three years after Texas started using the Guard in a largely surveillance role.-- Lt. Col. Travis Walters is a spokesman with the Texas Air National Guard. He says about 100 service members remain on the mission. Walter says the federal government will pay more than $2 million to fund them through September.......

Guam Post         
Drone a possible drug mule 
The list of banned items found in the Department of Corrections prison facility now includes a possible high-tech drug mule --- a drone. -- The discovery of the drone Friday night followed the 26 ongoing cases DOC is investigating, which involve smuggling of drugs, cellphones and other contraband into the island's prison since January this year. -- The department has also launched an investigation into correction officers' discovery of the drone, DOC confirmed yesterday. -- In recent months, more than a dozen cases involving use of the drones to smuggle drugs, pornographic materials and other contraband into U.S. mainland prisons have been reported.......

NBC News     
DHS to Examine Criminal Histories Before Extending Protected Status 
The Trump administration will scrutinize the criminal histories and public benefit usage of hundreds of people living temporarily in the U.S. on protected immigration status before deciding whether to renew their ability to stay in America as conditions in their home countries improve. -- The Department of Homeland Security said the agency is looking into “how that data might be used to inform future decisions" related to so-called "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS). -- However, immigration experts say a federal review of this information is unusual because recipients of Temporary Protected Status are already screened for criminal history and are not eligible for nearly any public benefits. Violations of these rules can lead to deportation. ......

Union Tribune          
Population in local immigration jails swells, more judges assigned to handle cases 
Almost six months into the Trump administration's stepped-up enforcement against illegal immigration, the two local immigration jails are holding more people in detention and the number of judges assigned to hear their cases has more than doubled. -- Both are the latest signs that the crackdown on unauthorized immigration promised by Trump and being carried out along the border and in the interior of the country are rippling through the nation's immigration system. -- The average daily population at the Otay Mesa Detention Center and the Imperial Regional Detention Facility in Imperial County increased nearly 15 percent over the same time last year. Both jails are run by private companies under a government contract.......

OC Register         
2 gang members get 13 years in prison for Placentia shooting death  
Two gang members pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in connection with the gang-related fatal shooting of a victim in Placentia two days before Christmas Day 2012. -- Ignacio David Morales, 25, and Luis Ramon Llanes, 29, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and admitted a sentencing enhancement for gang activity as part of a plea deal that led to the dismissal of murder charges. -- Co-defendant Daniel Nestor, who is charged with murder, was next due in court Aug. 4. He also faces charges of conspiracy and participating in a gang as well as multiple sentencing enhancements for gang activity and shooting a gun, according to court records.......

Breitbart          
BOKHARI: Zuckerberg 2020 Would Be a Dream Come True for Republicans
You'd think that Republicans couldn't hope for an opponent more stiff, corporate, and alien-like than Hillary Clinton, but then along comes Mark Zuckerberg. -- The Facebook founder's I'm-totally-not-running-for-president tour (unofficial title) is in full swing, as he attempts to communicate with ordinary human beings in places that most hipster tech CEOs consider barbarian territories, like Nebraska. -- Rarely a day goes by without a news story about it. Or a meme.......

NumbersUSA          
DHS Approves an Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas for FY17 
DHS Secretary John Kelly has decided to use the authority granted to him by Congress to provide 15,000 more H-2B visas through the remainder of the fiscal year. In the latest omnibus spending bill, Congress granted authority to DHS to approve around 70,000 additional H-2B visas in FY17 over the 66,000 cap. -- The H-2B visa is primarily used by the landscaping, hospitality, and tourism industries to fill seasonal or temporary jobs. A recent Center for Immigration Studies report argued that these H-2B jobs usually pay better than minimum wage and should go to Americans instead of foreign workers.......

KGBT          
Off-duty Border Patrol agent busts smugglers near Cuevitas 
An off-duty agent called the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station last week with a hot tip: He'd just seen several suspicious people jump in a Jeep near Cuevitas. -- Border Patrol agents and a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter responded, according to a federal criminal complaint summarizing the incident. The helicopter followed the Jeep north on El Pinto Road. --When a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop the Jeep, four people jumped out and started running away. --The agent detained the driver, 23-year-old Antonio Cristian Lopez of Edinburg, and the front-seat passenger, 21-year-old Julia Maria Tamez of Peñitas.......

KGBT         
Undercover federal agents bust drug trafficking network 
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents convinced smugglers to pay them $39,000 to transport cocaine from the Rio Grande Valley to Florida --- and arrested the smugglers after collecting the cash, according to a federal criminal complaint. -- In mid-June, an undercover agent contacted a drug trafficking organization that wanted to move cocaine from the Valley to Florida. -- A 48-year-old United States citizen named Salomon Rivera met with the undercover agent at an Academy Sports + Outdoors store in McAllen. -- Rivera handed the undercover agent a black plastic storage bin packed with 36.2 kilograms of cocaine, according to the criminal complaint.......

AP          
Illegals now facing criminal charges for first offenses 
Migrants who are caught crossing the border illegally for the first time are now facing criminal charges in federal court in Arizona as the Trump administration steps up efforts to deter illegal immigration. -- First-time offenders until recently were deported instead of being criminally prosecuted. -- That changed as of June in the Tucson Sector, which includes most of Arizona's border with Mexico and which has already seen the prosecution of 565 first-time offenders, the agency said in a news release on Thursday.......

Examiner          
Witnesses dispute government's account of first 'Dreamer' deported by Trump 
Witnesses are disputing the federal government's account of how the only so-called "Dreamer" deported from the U.S. under President Trump ended up in Mexico. -- Court filings in a lawsuit related to the deportation of Juan Manual Montes support the 23-year-old's claim that immigration agents wrongly forced him across the border. -- The Department of Homeland Security said that Montes crossed the border into Mexico voluntarily, which would immediately cancel his DACA status that grants him deportation protection and a work permit. -- But in supporting statements filed with the Federal District Court in Southern California, witnesses, including the last people who saw Montes in the U.S. and the first to see him in Mexico, say he was forcibly removed from the country after midnight on Feb. 19.......

Death and Taxes Magazine    
Trump admin. considering making it easier for DHS to expedite deportations  
The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would grant the Department of Homeland Security expanded to power to expedite the deportation of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. -- A 13-page memo obtained by the Washington Post suggests allowing DHS to deport any undocumented immigrant anywhere in the U.S. who cannot prove they've been living in the country continuously for 30 days without having to go through immigration courts. Under current policy, DHS can only skip immigration courts for undocumented immigrants arrested within 100 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border who have been in the country fewer than 14 days. Neither policy applies to unaccompanied minors.......

Inquisitr          
Sanctuary Cities Vow To Make One Million Illegals Citizens By End Of 2017 
Sanctuary cities across the U.S. have made the bold pledge to turn one million immigrants into citizens of the United States by the end of 2017, according to Fox News Insider. -- Sanctuary citizens have teamed up with the “Naturalize NOW!” campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and other elected officials who have come together in the national effort of legalizing over one million citizens by the end of the year. -- Naturalize NOW! is an initiative aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from deportation under the Trump administration.......

Breitbart          
How Mexican Cartel Gunmen Drove Through U.S. Border Security --- Twice 
Piedras Negras, Coah. -- Police in this Mexican border state continue to hunt for two Los Zetas gunmen who escaped a battle by driving to Texas and back without U.S authorities stopping them. Contrary to information released by Washington, the shooters remain at large. -- The violence occured last week when two Los Zetas gunmen riding in a white Toyota Tundra with Mexican plates fought with Coahuila state cops in a high-speed chase and throughout this border city, injuring eight cops and causing multiple crashes, Breitbart Texas reported.......

LA Times         
Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood 
At least two people were arrested Saturday afternoon during dueling rallies staged in Hollywood by supporters and detractors of President Trump. -- The arrests stemmed from a scuffle among competing demonstrators outside the busy Hollywood and Highland shopping complex, police said. An anti-Trump protester who received a minor laceration during the skirmish was given medical aid from a rival demonstrator. -- Despite a lot of shouting and name calling, the demonstrations remained mostly peaceful and without incident. -- Trump supporter Anna King, 38, a medical assistant from Cerritos, and her friends brought along a large American flag. “I think we should all come together as a country and support our president,” she said.......

July 16, 2017

Daily Caller       
Will Sessions's DOJ Defend DACA? He Previously Doubted Its Constitutionality 
President Donald Trump has so far reneged on his campaign promise to “immediately terminate” former President Barack Obama's amnesty for illegal immigrants who arrived as minors. -- However, a looming lawsuit from ten Republican state attorneys general might hasten the end of the program. Texas state attorney general Ken Paxton wrote in letter to Sessions that the federal government will face a challenge on the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if by September 5 the Trump administration continues to renew or issue new DACA permits. ......

OC Breeze         
Attorney General Becerra files amicus brief in case involving unaccompanied immigrant youth 
Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in In re Denis G., a case involving an unaccompanied immigrant youth seeking legal immigration status. At the invitation of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the suggestion of the California Supreme Court, Attorney General Becerra weighed in on this issue of great importance regarding youth fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries. -- “Imagine a child you know fleeing to our country because she was being abused, abandoned or neglected by her parents. As people, can we really turn our back on them? Californians have answered ‘no' by passing laws that provide a clear and consistent process so that these children can seek refuge by obtaining legal status,” said Attorney General Becerra.......

KVOA       
Border Patrol officers seize Oxycodone pills at Lukeville Port 
A 20-year-old Tucson man was arrested Thursday morning for an outstanding warrant and for attempting to smuggle nearly 1,000 tablets of Oxycodone pills. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Lukeville pedestrian crossing, referred the man for more questioning as he tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico. -- Officers searched the man and found a small package of Oxycodone pills taped around his waist. ......

WNYC      
New York Democrats Tell ICE: Stay Away from Human Trafficking Courts 
Congressional Democrats from New York City are calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep its officers away from courts that help victims of human trafficking. Their letter to the agency cites an incident last month in which deportation officers showed up at one such court in Queens looking for a woman who had been arrested for prostitution. -- Addressing Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Acting Director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement Thomas Homan, the members of congress argue that human trafficking is a "chronic, transnational problem" where victims are often afraid or restricted from coming forward.......

Washington Examiner        
Border Patrol chief 'looking forward' to possibilities of expanding 'tool kit' with wall ideas 
Carla Provost, the acting chief of the Border Patrol, said on Saturday that she is "looking forward" to industry's ideas to "expand" her agency's ability to secure the border with the construction of a planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. -- In her very first on-camera interview as acting chief, Provost couldn't say what the final design for the wall will be and wouldn't speculate on details about height and whether a final product could prevent smugglers from digging tunnels up to six feet underground. But she did express some hope when it comes to improving Border Patrol's ability to do its job.......

Fox News         
Nawaz: Southern Poverty Law Center put a target on my head 
Video clip -- Tucker Carlson -- On 'The Story,' the former Islamic extremist pushes back on the organization......

AIM.org        
Southern Poverty Law Center Belongs On Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate List 
Months from now, you'll be reading a story about Jeff Sessions, and there will be a remark to the effect of “when he's not off speaking to hate groups.” -- And the phrase “speaking to hate groups” will have a hotlink on it. And that hotlink will take you to any number of stories that have appeared in the last day or so since Sessions gave a speech to a group known as the Alliance Defending Freedom. -- The group was in the news recently because of its work in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, in which the Court held the church did not lose its right to apply for a state grant to pay for an updated playground simply because it was a church.......

July 15, 2017

Reuters        
Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion 
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to President Donald Trump's motion to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies, the court's public information office said on Saturday. -- In a court filing on Friday, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. ......

CIS.org          
Mexico's "Silicon Valley" willing to take H-1B's from the U.S. 
Over the weekend, the governor of Jalisco, Mexico, noted that his state is prepared to welcome individuals from countries like India that live in the United States and are uncertain of the future of H-1B visas. -- The H-1B visa program allows people to work legally and temporarily in the United States. The H-1B classification ostensibly applies to persons in specialty occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge. -- In an interview with the Spanish outlet EFE, Governor Abel Martínez Durán said, "Given the restriction and threat of President (Donald) Trump to H-1B, the [special occupation visa], Jalisco raised its hand. Listen, they are not wanted there, here [we] do."......

Chron.com         
Sanctuary city supporters, opponents set to square off in Houston 
Protesters are slated to take to the streets Saturday, speaking out against President Donald Trump and the Lone Star State's so-called sanctuary city law in a pair of downtown demonstrations. -- The first, hosted by Refuse Fascism, is at Sam Houston Park and aims to push back against the "actions of the Trump/Pence Regime," according to the event Facebook page. The rally is slated to run until 1 p.m. -- Then at 3 p.m., a similarly themed event at City Hall that's expected to be a little bigger will protest SB 4, the sanctuary city law approved in the most recent legislative session.......

LifeZette      
Procedural Victory Moves Administration Closer to Green Light on Trump's Wall 
House Democrats failed in a last-minute attempt Friday to prohibit funds allocated to the Defense Department's $696 billion budget from going toward the construction of the border wall President Donald Trump repeatedly promised to build. -- Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led the Democratic charge to reinstate language that House GOP members on the Rules Committee removed from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Tuesday. The nixed language barred the bill from including any funding for a border wall. But the House voted against Lujan Grisham's motion on strict party lines of 235-190. The NDAA subsequently passed the House with a 344-81 vote Friday. A total of 117 Democrats supported bill while eight Republicans voted against it.......

Breitbart          
Pennsylvania Residents Protest Romanian Immigrants 'Defecating and Killing Chickens' in Public 
A group of reportedly undocumented Romanian immigrants have caused controversy for residents in a Pennsylvania town, who say their new neighbors are defecating on the streets and publicly beheading chickens. -- “What I've seen is men and children --- never usually the women --- the men and the children dropping their pants in the middle of the street, defecating, pulling their pants up and going on their way,” resident Dawne Roberts told Pittsburgh's Action 4 News. -- Another resident reported littering and rampant speeding. Now, more than 600 California, Pa, residents have signed a petition demanding that the Romanian immigrants cease their destructive behavior.......

Abna24        
Saudi Arabia funds the US-Mexico border wall 
According to The Guardian reporting, Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, state minister of Saudi Arabia, said on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg on Friday: “In the meeting hold by Trump's request, Saudi Arabia declared to invest in the cost of the Mexican border wall. Saudi Arabia is ready to cooperate in the expense of building the US-Mexico border wall as investment company.” -- Trump speaks publicly of his plans for fencing of the frontier and simultaneously tries to pressure congressional Democrats to approve the budget for the border wall. -- The reports said Trump and House Republicans were developing plans to fund the 30-foot-high border wall through a 2006 law enacted by President George W. Bush that provided for over 700 miles of barriers along the southern US border.......

LA Times        
Trump's lawyers ask Supreme Court to rein in Hawaii judge 
Trump administration lawyers voicing frustration with a federal judge in Hawaii have asked the Supreme Court to intervene again and to allow the government to strictly enforce its temporary foreign travel ban. -- The acting U.S. solicitor general said the justices should issue a ruling to clarify the travel ban or, at minimum, block the latest ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii. -- "At this point, this court's intervention is both necessary and warranted," Jeffery Wall, the acting Solicitor General, said in an appeal filed Friday evening. ......

LA Daily News         
Protesters plan dueling rallies at Trump's Hollywood star 
Michelle Xai, of South Los Angeles and Randi Berger, of Encino, will be staging opposing demonstrations Saturday at President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. -- Xai, an organizer with the anti-Trump group Refuse Fascism L.A., said the message of their “non-violent political protest” and march — one of many planned across the nation that day — is that the “Trump-Pence regime must go.” The Trump administration is fascist, she said, partly for its “whipping up a white-Supremacist, lynch mob mentality” among some citizens and its views on women's reproductive rights. -- “If we don't stop them, the regime is going to cause tremendous horrors not only to the people of America, but all over the world,” Xai said.......

LA Times       
Dozens of Trump supporters and opponents expected to rally today in Hollywood 
Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump are scheduled to hold dueling rallies in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, with one group planning a march that will trigger rolling street closures, according to Los Angeles police. -- This is the second time that the opposing groups will have squared off along Hollywood Boulevard. In March, dozens of pro- and anti-Trump activists held a march and rally. Tensions were high, but the demonstrations were relatively peaceful, ending with at least two arrests. -- Trump supporters will gather about 1 p.m. at Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, in front of the busy Hollywood and Highland complex. Two hours later, an anti-Trump rally and march are scheduled to begin at the same location.......

KGBT         
Government wants to deport Edinburg man after his 4th drunken driving conviction 
After his fourth drunken driving conviction, the federal government wants to deport an Edinburg man for the fourth time. -- Martin Tirado-Murillo, 42, a Mexican citizen who lives in Edinburg, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, on Monday. -- Hidalgo County Court at Law Judge Sergio J. Valdez sentenced Tirado to time served --- and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers picked him up at the Hidalgo County jail the next day. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the third (3rd) time on April 29, 2011 via the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

The Vindicator          
$1M pot found in Mexican-made Fords transported through Warren to Kent 
The head of the Youngstown Federal Drug Enforcement Administration says a recent marijuana-smuggling operation with ties to Warren is the first of its kind he has seen in this area. -- In fact, said Bob Balzano, who runs the local DEA office, the only time he has heard of the method being deployed was in April, when a similar discovery was made in Minnesota. -- The marijuana was found last week inside the wheel well for a spare tire in a new Ford Fusion which was manufactured in Sonora, Mexico, at a Ford dealership in Kent, after one of the vehicles was unloaded from a car carrier, Balzano said.......

LMT Online         
Mexican troops seize mini-machine gun, assault rifles in Nuevo Laredo 
Mexican troops said they arrested five people and seized 11 firearms Wednesday in northwest Nuevo Laredo. -- At about 5:30 a.m., Secretariat of the National Defense, or SEDENA, soldiers patrolling on Calle Zihuatanejo in Colonia Buena Vista came across a suspicious pickup truck. -- Authorities said the occupants seemed nervous as soldiers were in the area. -- An inspection of the pickup yielded nine AR-15s, an M4 assault rifle, a mini-machine gun, 125 magazines and 6,900 rounds of ammo. -- Soldiers said they also seized three pickups, six grenades and six bulletproof vests, among other tactical equipment. Troops did not identify the people detained.......

Breitbart          
OC Sheriff: California's 'Sanctuary State' Bill Is About 'Sticking it to Trump' 
A California Sheriff said this week that the Democrat-sponsored “sanctuary state” bill --- barring all local law enforcement statewide from cooperating with federal immigration authorities --- is “all about sticking it to Trump.” -- Orange County (OC) Sheriff Sandra Hutchins told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that the bill's author, Senate President pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) --- who admitted during a public hearing on this bill that “half his family is here illegally” --- has characterized SB 54 as the only way to “stop the Trump deportation machine.” --Hutchins added that DeLeon's bill will not only put at greater risk the safety of the general public by shielding dangerous criminals from deportation but it will also further endanger the very illegal aliens that De León claims he wants to protect......

Washington Techology         
DHS RFP calls for help recruiting 7,500 border patrol agents 
Customs and Border Protection has started to accept bids on a five-year, $297 million contract for services to help CBP recruit and hire 7,500 additional officers and agents. -- A request for proposals posted July 7 says it seeks industry help to reach the hiring goal within the next two-three years. Proposals for the full-and-open competition are due to CBP by Aug. 8 and an award is anticipated in September, according to Deltek data. -- The RFP calls for the hiring of 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, 2,000 CBP officers and 500 Air and Marine Interdiction Agents to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border.......

OC Register        
Santa Ana police beefing up gang enforcement
Santa Ana police announced that the department will expand the days its gang unit will be on the job from four to a full week. -- The new “gang suppression strategy” was a response to seven gang-related killings and other crimes so far this year, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department's spokesman. -- The 10 or so officers, corporal and sergeant devoted to the gang unit will now be available seven days a week instead of four, Bertagna said. Acting Chief David Valentin is likely to add more officers from the department to the gang unit, but it was not clear how many, Bertagna said.......

GOPUSA          
Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns illegals to prepare for 'mass deportations' 
A key member of Congress is warning illegal immigrants to be prepared for “mass deportations” after emerging from what he characterized as a disappointing meeting with Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. -- Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who has been a chief defender of immigrants' rights, said as many as 1 million people here on temporary amnesties from deportation could see their status expire, and could face deportation. -- About 800,000 of those are Dreamers, who face a major court test after Texas said it would sue to overturn the 2012 deportation amnesty, known as DACA, that was created by President Obama but has been continued under Mr. Kelly and President Trump.......

Fairfield Citizen         
Previously deported illegal alien awaits trial in Steinle slaying 
A federal agency is prohibiting a ranger from testifying about his stolen gun used to fatally shoot a California woman, whose 2015 death was referenced repeatedly by then-candidate Donald Trump to underscore his call to deport criminals living in the country illegally. -- Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, who was deported five times, admits fatally shooting Kate Steinle while she walked with her father on a San Francisco pier crowded with tourists. He has said the shooting was accidental and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Prosecutes 565 First-time Border Crossers in June 
Border Patrol officials in the Tucson Sector forwarded 565 first-time illegal alien crossers for prosecution under a recently re-implemented program. The program subjects first-time crossers to a misdemeanor offense as a deterrent. -- In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Border Patrol officials stated that illegally crossing the border is a criminal offense under Title 8, United States Code 1325. The first offense is a misdemeanor, and subsequent offenses raise to the level of a felony.-- Tucson Sector officials reinstated the program of prosecuting first-time offenders on June 1. During the first thirty days of the reinstated program, officials forwarded 565 illegal aliens to prosecutors for action.......

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol     
Fox Blocks Border News
If you do a Google search on Trump see through wall, you will find more than 80 news links. -- Conspicuously absent is Fox News. Don't they want you know about this decision by President Trump that follows my suggestion of two years ago? -- As I have said before, you can't trust globalist Fox News to tell the truth about the border.

July 14, 2017

Post Bulletin        
Most Americans support 'extreme vetting' of immigrants  
A recent commentary piece and letter to the editor in the Post Bulletin have criticized my strong support for solutions to keep America safe from Islamic supremacists. -- Both commentators continue to cling to the naïve view that radical Islam would cease if only we weren't so "mean" to those who want to destroy our culture and way of life. I hold a different opinion. In my view, the problem of Islamic-based terrorism is real, global and expanding; and I believe the Supreme Court's unanimous reinstatement of President Trump's extreme vetting order is a much-needed step to address the threat. -- I have long advocated national security and immigration policies to defend the United States and protect the American people from Islamic supremacists. My continued call for a refugee program timeout is based upon ongoing assimilation and terrorist-recruitment problems related to existing refugees, both in Minnesota and nationally.......

Joe Guzzardi -- Jackson Sun          
Zuckerberg for president? Not on his platform 
Mark Zuckerberg, rumored to be (and acting like) a candidate for high office, possibly United States president, recently hosted the Facebook Communities Summit. The summit's mission, Zuckerberg explained in a post on his Facebook account, is to “bring the world closer together ... a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.” -- “Bringing the world closer together” are code words for open borders, which somehow, despite how often the Facebook CEO and other immigration advocates repeat them, are never followed up with an explanation of what actual benefits Americans might reap from inviting in the world.......

July 13, 2017

Fox News         
Acting ICE Director: Trump Told Border Patrol, ICE 'You Can Do Your Job Now' 
There could be as many as 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States and 400,000 could be deported this year, according to the acting ICE director. -- Thomas Homan said the number could be even higher, but no one in the country illegally should be "comfortable" right now. -- Speaking to Neil Cavuto, Homan said those who cross the border illegally can no longer assume no one is looking for them. -- "[President Trump] basically told [us] you can now do your job, you will enforce laws on your books. There's no population of alien that's off the table anymore and we've been waiting on that for a decade now," said Homan, noting that illegal immigrants who pose a threat to public safety will always be a higher priority.......

Palo Alto Online          
Judge unlikely to reconsider ban on sanctuary-cities order 
A federal judge said Wednesday that he is likely to keep in place a preliminary injunction issued in a pair of lawsuits filed by Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities and counties. -- "I'm inclined to deny reconsideration," U.S. District Judge William Orrick said at a hearing in his Federal Building courtroom in San Francisco. -- In May, the Justice Department asked Orrick to reconsider the nationwide preliminary injunction he issued on April 25 barring the government from enforcing most of Trump's executive order.......

One News Now      
Changing 'The Race' but not the open-borders push 
A left-wing Hispanic-rights organization is not changing its radical beliefs despite a name change, says the spokesman for a pro-immigration enforcement group. -- National Council of LaRaza has announced it's changing the organization's name to "UnidosUS" in an attempt to be more inclusive. -- "La Raza" means "The Race," and the organization that pushes for open borders with Mexico has also been accused of supporting the "Aztlan" movement to hand over much of the Southwest to Mexico. -- "This is the same wine, new bottle," warns Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "Nothing is really changing except the name."......

KTAR         
Are open-border advocates partly to blame for desert deaths? 
The official term is human remains. You and I call them dead bodies. -- But let's be really blunt. What was been found in the Arizona desert along the Mexican border --- in just the seven months that made up this year thus far --- was what was left of 87 dads, moms, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. -- After dropping these shocking numbers on the public, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office (which has a refrigerated semi-trailer to store bodies) followed them up with even more horrific numbers: If this pace keeps up, somewhere between 160 and 170 dead people will be located in the desert south before the end of this year.......

Daily Caller         
White House Backs Senate Bill To Cut Legal Immigration, Move To Merit-Based System 
The White House is working with leading Republican senators to draft a bill that would slash annual legal immigration levels by half, part of a broader reform that would move the U.S. immigration system from family chain migration to a merit-based approach. -- President Donald Trump plans to back a bill from GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that would cut the number of legal immigrants admitted to the U.S. each year from about 1 million to 500,000 over the next decade......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in June 2017
On June 1, 2017 Oregon's Marion County had 236 of the 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.06 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 236 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

ReviewJournal         
Homeland Security chief, Hispanic lawmakers meet on immigration 
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for a tense discussion Wednesday over enforcement of immigration laws. -- It was the second meeting between Kelly and the CHC, which peppered the secretary about Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests, removal of undocumented immigrants who have served in the U.S. military and the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. -- The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing the DACA program. -- Kelly would not tell Hispanic lawmakers whether the Trump administration would defend the Obama-era DACA program, prompting an angry response from CHC members who attended the closed-door meeting, a congressional aide said.......

LifeZette         
Immigration Shocker: Trump Administration May Bail on DACA 
Facing the threat of a lawsuit from Texas and nine other states, the Trump administration indicated Wednesday that it may decline to defend DACA in court, a move that would likely result in the end of the program that granted amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were children. -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly went up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon to address members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, telling them, according to reports, that although he personally supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, he can't promise that the administration will defend it if challenged.......

Nanaimo News Now         
Lawsuit accuses US of turning away asylum seekers at border 
San Diego -- Immigrant advocacy groups sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging that people fleeing persecution are frequently turned away at border crossings with Mexico when they seek asylum or express fear of returning to their homeland. -- Reports of people being denied an opportunity to seek asylum have grown, but the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles pushes the issue into a courtroom and could have far-reaching consequences if a judge grants class-action status. -- The American Immigration Council and others say Customs and Border Protection has blocked access to the asylum process for hundreds of people at border crossings in California, Arizona and Texas since last year, violating federal law and international treaty obligations........

July 12, 2017

Bay Area News Service        
San Jose teen arrested at Mexico border in connection with killing of woman 
A San Jose teenager was arrested at the Mexico border Tuesday in connection with the killing of a Marina woman two blocks south of San Jose State University last week, police said. -- Daniel Gebrehiwet Zeratsion, 19, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and will be transported back to San Jose to be booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of homicide. -- Police believe Zeratsion shot and killed 20-year-old Myla Thi Dang around 5:07 p.m. on July 3.-- After a caller reported loud bangs coming from inside a home in the 600 block of South 10th Street that evening, officers found Dang suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She died at the scene........

Breitbart          
11 Countries Resume Compliance with U.S. Deportations, Halving International Resistance 
Combined efforts from the departments of State and Homeland Security under the Obama and Trump administrations have reduced nations blocking transfers of illegal immigrants by half, the Washington Examiner reports. -- An ICE official told the Examiner‘s Washington Secrets: Working with our partners at the Department of State, ICE has made significant progress over the past year to improve cooperation on removals – including reducing the number of recalcitrant countries from 23 in May 2016 to 12 in May 2017. The recent agreement with the government of Iraq is one example, and we will continue our efforts to encourage greater cooperation......

KVOA         
Ex-Arizona lawmaker Pearce wants illegal alien in-state tuition ruling reversed 
A former legislator who championed most of Arizona's toughest immigration laws is threatening to sue the state university system over its decision to at least temporarily keep providing lower in-state tuition rates for immigrants granted deferred deportation status. -- Former state Senate President Russell Pearce says a 2006 voter-enacted law prohibits public benefits for anyone living in Arizona without legal immigration status.......

Daily Caller        
ICE Director Says There Could Be More Than 12 Million Illegals In US 
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said he isn"t sure exactly how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S. -- There could be more than 11 to 12 million in the country, he said. No matter how many there are, Homan said that President Donald Trump"s executive orders have put every illegal immigrant (except those covered by President Obama"s amnesty for illegal aliens who arrived as minors) up for deportation. -- He recently spoke at a White House press briefing in which he said that no illegal immigrant should “be comfortable,” and he reiterated that message during Tuesday"s interview.......

Breitbart          
Ann Coulter: Republican Obstructionists 'Hate Trump Every Bit as Much as MSNBC Does" 
Tuesday on Fox Business Network"s “Varney & Company,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter said Republicans on Capitol Hill were “slow-walking” President Donald Trump"s agenda. -- She went on to add that they “hate Trump every bit as much as MSNBC does.” -- Coulter said, “I do think we"re getting a little Republican obstructionism with Trump as well. Come on. It takes 51 votes to confirm a nominee, so they put in, what, these blue slips and say, ‘no I"m holding." A one-person filibuster? No. McConnell should say you"ve taken this too far...."......

Breitbart          
House funding bill sets up shutdown showdown over Trump's border wall
Republican House leaders on Tuesday earmarked $1.6 billion to begin building President Trump"s border wall next year, including the money in their homeland security spending bill, setting up a fight with Democrats who have vowed to fight any funding for the wall, even if it means sending the federal government into a partial shutdown. -- The spending bill also calls for 500 more Border Patrol agents, 1,000 more agents and officers to handle deportations from the interior of the U.S. and enough money to maintain an average of 44,000 detention beds to hold illegal immigrants.......

HuffPo          
How Americans Feel About Trump"s Immigration Policies And The Wall 
During his successful Presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, promising, “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.” Do we still want a wall built? A recent MoneyTips survey says no, but Trump voters say yes. In fact, they"re willing to have America pay for it! -- When Donald Trump accepted the nomination for President at the Republican convention, he told the crowd, “Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers.” In an exclusive MoneyTips survey conducted in June, 466 Americans were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement......

Daily Mail         
Mexican illegal alien who has been removed from the US SEVEN times had 'drunk 12 beers and was driving at 100 mph' when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three 
An illegal immigrant, who has been removed from the United States seven times, had consumed '12 beers and was driving at 100mph' when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three. -- Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who is from Mexico, was going over 100mph when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram work van and crashed, killing 58-year-old Silvano Torres. -- Prosecutor Ryan Lindberg said Garcia-Velasco was driving down Interstate 80 around 1pm on Wednesday when the incident occurred.......

Breitbart          
Cornell Develops App to Help Illegals File Workplace Complaints 
Computer developers at Cornell University recently showcased their work on a new mobile app that will help illegal immigrants file workplace grievances like “wage theft.” -- The app was recently showcased at the New York City Council"s Rapid Response Lab. The New York Times reported on the development of the app last year, claiming that it would serve as a tool for “undocumented workers” to report that they had been cheated by their employers.-- “This digital inclusion is elevating activists to new levels as they are increasingly using the technology of today to send out a message and organize communities that are under attack,” said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.......

BizPac Review         
George Lopez tries and fails to cover up his cop-hating 'deport the police" tweet 
Comedian George Lopez took his race baiting routine into the stratosphere with his newest social media rant. -- On Monday the comedian, and outspoken detractor of President Donald Trump, called for police to be deported in order to “make the streets safer” in a post he made for Instagram. -- But, he added, it was not “an indictment of all Law Enforcement” because “some still just beat you.”......

July 11, 2017

McClatchy         
Democratic leaders to secretly huddle with "immigration advocates" to save DACA 
Senate Democratic leaders will secretly huddle with immigration advocates Wednesday to find out what measures they will --- and won"t --- support as the clock ticks down on immigration issues that must be decided in the next 50 to 90 days, including the Obama-era policy that grants temporary legal status to immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. -- Knowing that the deferred action program known as DACA --- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals --- could be eliminated if it ends up in court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other leaders are expected to hold a conversation with advocates on the realities of the political fight, pressing for unity and asking if the advocates will give in on any other parts of the immigration fight in order to save DACA......

Breitbart          
Republicans propose $1.6B measure to fund Trump's wall 
House Republicans put forth a new spending bill Tuesday that includes $1.6 billion for the construction of President Donald Trump"s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. -- The measure, proposed by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday, would be tacked onto next fiscal year"s funds for the Department of Homeland Security – bumping that total up to $44.3 billion. -- In addition to providing funding for the border wall, the bill would add 500 new Border Patrol and 1,000 additional ICE agents.......

KGTV          
Chinese national found hidden in vehicle at Otay Mesa Port of Entry 
More than $3.7 million in drugs was seized, 17 fugitives were captured and a Chinese national was found hidden in a vehicle at the U.S.-Mexico border last weekend. -- Customs and Border Protection officials said the drug seizures and arrests were made at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry from July 7-9. -- According to CBP officials, officers seized more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine, 193 pounds of cocaine, 462 pounds of marijuana, almost three pounds of heroin and 393 ecstasy tablets during the weekend. Officials said the drugs were found hidden inside vehicle floors, gas tanks, rocker panels and truck beds.......

Idaho Statesman          
'ICE is not cool, bro': Crowds protest plan to hold immigration suspects in Idaho jail 
Hundreds of people from throughout south-central Idaho came to the Jerome County Courthouse Monday to protest plans to lease space in the county jail to hold immigration suspects. -- Holding handmade signs opposing a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement — some of them made puns on the agency"s acronym ICE or had pictures of crossed-out ice cubes on them — the protesters marched a couple of blocks down North Lincoln Avenue to the courthouse and rallied and chanted outside, just before an hour-long public hearing commissioners held to get feedback on the proposal......

WAGM          
Mexican Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Unlawful Re-entry 
Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Presiliano Gonzalez Berruete, 53, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to one year and a day in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for being an alien who entered the United States after having been removed and deported. He pleaded guilty on March 10, 2017. -- According to court documents, on February 12, 2017, Berruete arrived at the Canada Border Services Agency in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He was refused entry to Canada and transported to the Houlton, Maine Port of Entry. A United States Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officer determined that the defendant was a citizen of Mexico who had been removed from the United States in 2010 after being convicted of a federal felony drug trafficking offense. The defendant returned to the United States without inspection at a place that was not designated for entry.......

Eugene Regiser Guard         
Lane County commissioners vote to ban use of public funds for federal immigration enforcement 
Lane County commissioners Tuesday barred county employees from using public funds to enforce federal immigration laws in most cases. -- The five-member board of commissioners unanimously voted to add new language to the county"s policy manual under the category of “foreign citizenship,” banning the use of money, equipment or personnel for “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.” -- The county move followed months of lobbying by Lane County citizens worried about the affects of President Trump"s stricter enforcement of federal immigration laws on local residents. It also comes amid a national debate over so-called “sanctuary city” policies and efforts by liberal-leaning states that don"t want to use local staff and money to enforce stricter federal immigration policies.......

Breitbart          
Trump Admin. Halts Obama Loophole for Foreign Nationals 
An Obama-created loophole for foreign nationals wanting to come to the United States to start a business has been halted for at least a year by the Trump Administration. -- The International Entrepreneur Rule was put in place two years ago by then-President Obama through executive order, essentially creating a new visa program for foreign nationals without approving it by Congress. -- Instead of coming to the U.S. on an employer-sponsored visa, such as a Green Card or H-1B visa, foreign nationals wanting to start business were given leave to remain in the country for at least 2 and a half years.......

CIS.org      
Millions of Immigrants Became Citizens Without Basic English Literacy 
Between 2012 and 2014, the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) administered a test of English literacy to over 8,000 American adults. The results have been revealing. Using scores from the PIAAC test, my CIS Backgrounder from last month showed that the magnitude and persistence of low English literacy among immigrants is a serious concern, and that immigrants' subjective assessments of their English ability tend to understate the problem. -- In a follow-up post, I noted that natives with low earning power also struggle with English literacy. Almost all natives speak English, of course, but many of the least skilled are "functionally illiterate", meaning they have trouble applying their English knowledge to language-intensive tasks. Some economists believe that low-skilled natives can avoid competition with immigrants by specializing in jobs requiring English proficiency, but the PIAAC data suggest that is too optimistic.......

Daily Caller       
Phoenix Police Tighten Rules For Asking About Immigration Status 
The Phoenix Police Department is considering a policy change to limit the situations in which officers can ask about a person"s immigration status during the course of an investigation. -- The revised guidelines would prohibit officers from asking crime victims and witnesses about their immigration or citizenship status. It would also prevent school resource officers from contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while on school grounds, according to a draft version of the policy obtained by the The Arizona Republic.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Multnomah County Second in Foreign National Crime in June 2017
On June 1, 2017 Oregon"s Multnomah County had 208 of the 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 21.20 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 208 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

CNS News         
Judicial Watch: Phoenix Ban on Police Asking About Immigration Status Ignores State Law, Supreme Court 
A new policy implemented by the Phoenix Police Department bans its officers from asking an individual about his or her immigration status, and from contacting federal immigration officials, without meeting new guidelines. -- According to Judicial Watch, this policy is in clear violation of Arizona state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012. In Arizona v. United States, the court affirmed two relevant clauses of Arizona immigration law......

Chicago Tribune         
"Activists" demand resignation of Palos Township trustee following Facebook posts 
More than 100 activists rallied outside Palos Township offices Monday night to condemn a trustee's comments on Middle Eastern students as hateful and demand her immediate resignation. -- Trustee Sharon Brannigan, a former Republican congressional candidate and ardent Donald Trump supporter who ran unopposed in April's township election, has come under fire for a recent Facebook post that suggested the area's schools were filling with undocumented Middle Eastern students.......

Fox 32          
Smugglers abandon Mexican woman found dangling from border fence 
A Mexican woman attempting to enter the United States was found dangling from a border fence in Arizona Saturday after smugglers left her hanging, officials said. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents saw two smugglers trying to lower the woman, 37, from the border fence in Nogales using a harness and rope. The smugglers abandoned the woman, however, when they saw the agents, leaving her hanging about 15 feet above the ground. -- As the smugglers fled back into Mexico, the woman attempted to climb back over the fence.......

July 10, 2017

Breitbart          
Hispanic Group Angry With Democrats Who Support "Kate's Law" Immigration Bill
A prominent Hispanic group is calling the actions of a group of House Democrats "shameful" because they voted for a bill that increases the penalties for illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States after being deported. -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or CHC, castigated the 24 Democrats who voted for "Kate's Law" last month, the Hill reports. -- Kate's Law is is named after Kate Steinle, who in 2015 was murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant at the age of 32. Authorities said Steinle's killer was Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a convicted felon who had had been deported five times but had returned to the United States.......

Hot Air       
San Francisco and California take additional steps toward lawlessness 
Remember when Kate"s Law passed the House of Representatives a few weeks ago? That was a pretty good day and gave many of us hope that some progress was being made on the law and order front. Not everyone was thrilled about it, though. One of the things I missed while on vacation last week was a pair of moves coming out of California designed to further fight against enforcement of federal immigration law and cement the status of both San Francisco and the entire state of California as “sanctuary” locations for those who would break the law. ......

Breitbart          
L.A. Times Calls for Trump to ‘Disband" 'Sham" Voter Fraud Commission 
The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy editorial Friday dismissing Trump"s voter fraud commission --- the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PEIC) --- as a “sham.” -- The 864-word piece, “Trump"s Voter Fraud Commission is a Sham. That doesn"t mean our election system is perfect,” --- ridicules the commission, trashing the voter fraud panel"s mission and leadership as “illegitimate”......

NumbersUSA          
Report: Immigration Enforcement Causing Illegal Aliens to Self Deport 
The Pueblo Chieftain reports illegal aliens are returning to Mexico after recent ICE enforcement activity in Colorado. This is prompting growers to increase their reliance on legal guest workers or to shift away from crops that require field labor. -- Increased ICE enforcement led to the arrest of 14 illegal aliens the Pueblo area this year. Sources said illegal aliens are now self-deporting “rather than run the risk of having a parent arrested or even sentenced to prison for immigration violations.” -- Due to the risk of arrest, "Fewer and fewer local people have been taking part in the (farm) labor pool anymore," grower Michael Hirakata said. He applied for 60 federal H-2A worker visas this year. "I know growers in this area have also changed their crops in response. You don't see as many onions being grown anymore because that's a crop that requires field workers."......

LMT Online        
15 bottles of liquid meth seized at Laredo Port of Entry
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized alleged liquid methamphetamine Tuesday in one enforcement action. -- "Our officers maintain strict vigilance during peak travel seasons where thousands of vehicles are processed daily and numerous amounts of narcotics are intercepted," said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. "Every load of narcotics that we intercept at our port of entry helps keep our streets safer." -- The seizure occurred at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2007 Chrysler Sebring driven by a 21-year-old male U.S. citizen for a secondary examination.......

AL.com          
Alabama 'DREAMer' faces deportation after failing to signal, driving with empty beer bottles 
Juan Infante-Campos was two years old when his mother illegally brought him across the border from Mexico to the United States in 1999. -- On Saturday he sat in a cell in the DeKalb County Detention Center in Ft. Payne in the hills of northeast Alabama, waiting for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take him into custody and likely initiate deportation proceedings. -- He now faces potential expulsion from the country he has called home for 18 of his 20 years. The fact that he could be sent to Mexico --- a nation to which he has never returned since his arrival in America --- came as a shock for Infante-Campos. -- He believed that his status as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient protected him from such immigration enforcement actions, according to his mother, Norma Infante.......

KTAR      
El Paso considers helping US jail illegals 
El Paso, Texas, is caught in an immigration conundrum. -- The summer heat has reduced the river separating El Paso from Juarez, Mexico, to a dry, brown plain, allowing hundreds of people to run across the riverbed recently to embrace their relatives and take pictures. The four-minute visits were approved by border authorities on both sides, as part of an event called “Hugs Not Walls.” -- Meanwhile, each night El Paso"s jail --- under contract with the federal government --- takes in hundreds of immigrants awaiting deportation.......

AZ Central          
The SB 1070 lesson that La Raza forgot 
The president of the National Council of “the Race” (La Raza) recently presented Senate Bill 1070 as a costly Arizona failure and a sobering American object lesson. “Pillars of a civil society” were encouraged to take notice of the damage caused by the rule of law. -- While the state"s immigration legislation stirred up deep resentment in Ms. Murguia, La Raza"s own history of “deep roots” in Phoenix --- partnerships with Valley National Bank and the Luhrs Building --- were fondly remembered. Sadly, she forgot about 1988.......

Breitbart          
Border Apprehension of Families, Minors Increase Substantially in June 
The apprehension of families and unaccompanied alien minors by Border Patrol agents along the southwest border increased substantially in June. The total apprehension of illegal aliens increased by 10 percent during that same period. -- While apprehensions increased in this latest report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), they remain at historic lows, CBP officials pointed out. -- The arrests in June of what the Border Patrol references as Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) increased over the previous month by 47 percent. Agents apprehended 2,322 FMUAs in June --- up from 1,580 in May.......

Breitbart          
Mo Brooks in Senate Ad: Fund President Trump's Border Wall or Face Government Shutdown 
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, is threatening to shut the government down in the U.S. Senate if his colleagues do not fund President Donald J. Trump"s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. -- Mo Brooks, one of three major candidates in the race to succeed now Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Sessions" seat, made the threat in a new ad set to air statewide in Alabama on television soon.......

July 9, 2017

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Washington County Third in Foreign National Crime in June 2017
On June 1, 2017 Oregon’s Washington County had 197 of the 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 20.08 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 197 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

Glenn Spencer  
End of Southern Arizona Heat Wave?
On Friday, the temperature reached 117 degrees on Phoenix - breaking the record set in 1905. It has been very hot even at the higher altitudes along the border, but as this photo shows, monsoon clouds are beginning for form over the Huachuca Mountains and rain is expected all next week. -- The heat that smashed records for the past month caused American Border Patrol to put off its planned July 2 Flags Along the Border event. Because of a rapidly developing story, ABP has decided to delay setting a date for the event until after President Trump announces his plans for his prototype border wall.

Breitbart          
Soros-Funded Media Panics over Immigration Enforcement 
President Donald Trump's administration's enforcement of United States immigration laws is leaving media funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros in a panic. -- ProPublica, which is backed by Soros, released a report blasting the Trump Administration and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for enforcing immigration laws for all illegal aliens in the U.S. The media group writes: The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration's publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests.......

Reuters          
Relations with the U.S. cannot be defined by "murmurs" --- Mexico president 
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday said that the U.S.-Mexico relationship cannot be defined by "murmurs," the day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mexico would "absolutely" pay for his proposed southern border wall. -- Speaking at the end of his trip to Hamburg for the G20 meeting, Pena Nieto told reporters that the relationship with the United States, Mexico's top trading partner, should instead focus on more positive ends - a view that he believed Trump also shared. -- "Given what happened after this meeting (with Trump), clearly our bilateral relationship cannot be defined by murmurs like those that took place yesterday," Pena Nieto said. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday said that the U.S.-Mexico relationship cannot be defined by "murmurs," the day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mexico would "absolutely" pay for his proposed southern border wall.......


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