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October 9, 2017

Breitbart          
Previously Deported Illegal Alien Kills Firefighter, 2 Children -- Gets 2-Year Sentence 
A previously deported illegal alien received a two-year state jail sentence after killing a Texas volunteer firefighter and two of his children in a 2016 car crash. The criminal alien pleaded guilty to a single count of criminally negligent homicide. His actions separated the victim's family, leaving a mother to raise the remaining four children alone. -- Margarito Quintero Rosales fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the center line of the highway, striking a vehicle driven by Collin County volunteer firefighter Captain Peter Hacking, Breitbart Texas reported in April 2016. Quintero also killed Hacking's four-year-old daughter, Ellie, and his 22-month-old son Grayson in the crash. The illegal alien was not licensed to drive.......

Breitbart          
Protesters Demand Removal of 'Oppressor' Christopher Columbus Statue in Texas 
A small group of protesters came out Sunday demanding that San Antonio city officials remove a longstanding statue of Christopher Columbus. They held signs and chanted, asserting that Monday's federal holiday, which honors the explorer, represents oppression for Native Americans. -- “We need to take these statues down because we don't need to be constantly reminded of our oppressors and the bad history so we need to take these statues down,” said protester Juan Aguirre.......

Fox News         
Tucker: Media 'Putting Thumb on the Scale' Instead of Explaining DACA Policy 
Tucker Carlson said the media is distorting the conversation on immigration reform by "framing it as a contest between good and evil." -- "Rather than unpack this and explain what exactly is the White House asking for and what exactly is the opposition to it ... they're framing it, putting a thumb on the scale," Tucker said on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Monday.......

KCBS         
Christopher Columbus Statue Covered On LA's First "Indigenous Peoples" Day 
A statue of Christopher Columbus was covered up Monday just as the first Indigenous Peoples Day in Los Angeles got underway. -- That statue is located in downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park, in front of an entrance to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse off Hill Street. A white cover was placed over the sculpture of Christopher Columbus and the block it stands on, and a chain-link fence erected around it. -- City officials did not say they were going to cover up the statue, but Christopher Columbus monuments in other cities like New York have been defaced.......

Breitbart          
White House Immigration Priorities Exclude Repatriation, but Include Cuts in Chain Migration 
White House officials laid out President Donald Trump's immigration policy priorities on Sunday, saying they would press Congress for a reduction in chain migration, for legal reforms to block migrants' lawsuits, and for better border defenses. -- In exchange, illegal who are enrolled in the 2012 “DACA” program could be allowed to stay, but would not get citizenship, said a White House official. “We are not interested in granting citizenship,” he said. -- The list of priorities, however, does not include several elements from Trump's unprecedented election campaign, including the repatriation of the 12 million illegals.......

KYW          
Local Lawmakers Respond To Demands In DACA Deal 
Local lawmakers give their feedback on the new demands the White House is asking for as they look to replace an immigration policy for minors. -- Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Pat Meehan says he's optimistic that the president's demands for adding more border security and stronger immigration enforcement to the replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will receive bipartisan support.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report -- August 2017
The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes. -- The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is explicitly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship...........

Examiner          
Poll: 70% support Trump's immigration policies, want Americans hired first 
Most Americans support President Trump's immigration reform plans that aim to cut illegal entries and boost the hiring of legal Americans, according to a new survey just being circulated. -- Despite charges from Democratic leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi that the "vast majority of Americans" decry Trump's America First focus, the new survey shows that many of the president's policies are supported by 70 percent to 80 percent of the public.......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican with aggravated robbery convictions near Mission 
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican citizen with two aggravated robbery convictions last week near Mission. -- Agents arrested 28-year-old Francisco Javier Valencia Mora on Tuesday. -- "Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on April 21, 2017, through Laredo, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

The Globe          
DACA rally draws huge crowd in Worthington, Minnesota 
Hundreds of peaceful protesters marched through Worthington on Sunday afternoon in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which faces an uncertain fate after President Donald Trump decided to phase out the Obama-era program. -- Worthington residents and immigration activists marched from Worthington High School to St. Mary's Church, chanting “the people, united, will never be divided.” The focus of the large-scale rally was to provide a voice for immigrants who feel they do not have one.......

Breitbart          
Text of White House Statement on Immigration Priorities 
Here is the full statement on immigration priorities issued by the White House late October 8. -- The immigration-priority list is vague on several issues, such as the scale of the border wall. The list also does not include many popular reforms, such as the large-scale repatriation of illegal aliens, or a reduction to the annual inflow of H-1B, OPT and L-1 white-collar outsourcing workers.......

National Review         
Chuck and Nancy Are Not Pleased 
The White House on Sunday evening released its immigration principles that “outline reforms that must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,” as the cover letter to Senator Schumer puts it. The list includes many of the items long advocated by restrictionists: Fund the border wall, end asylum abuse, stop sanctuary cities, require E-Verify, end chain migration and the visa lottery, and more.......

Breitbart          
Democrats and Media Sing Together: Pro-American Immigration Reforms Are 'Poison Pill'
Democratic legislators, progressive advocacy groups, and the established media are singing in harmony: President Donald Trump's list of pro-American immigration reform priorities are an illegitimate “poison pill” created by White House adviser Steven Miller who is eager to sabotage a bipartisan, popular and noble welcome for a modest number of child “dreamers.” -- The tone was set by top Democratic leaders, who issued a statement placing the interests of illegal immigrants ahead of Americans, and rejecting the legitimacy of Trump's call for Congress to implement his election-winning immigration platform......

Breitbart          
Economic Nationalist Leaders Plan for Anti-Establishment Midterm Tsunami to Force Change 
Conservatives and economic nationalist leaders are looking past the current dysfunction in Washington to a group of new and exciting young candidates throwing their hats in the ring nationwide to break the gridlock with midterm election victories. -- This group of individuals, which some are calling “The League of Extraordinary Candidates,” is emerging nationally—a distinct slate of U.S. Senate and House candidates, as well as key gubernatorial contenders, all united in their focus on breaking the logjam in Congress. Movement leaders view establishment Republicans and Democrats alike as a force blocking, slow-walking, or stonewalling the agenda that President Donald J. Trump campaigned on, and aim to elect new voices by riding a new economic nationalist electoral wave in 2018 meant to mirror and surpass what happened in previous wave elections like 2010 --- which saw the rise of the Tea Party.......

NewsMax         
Schumer, Pelosi: Trump Proposal Fails to Represent Any Attempt at Compromise 
Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday said in a statement the Trump administration's immigration demands, "fails to represent any attempt at a compromise." -- Trump has laid out a string of demands on what must be done to keep the "Dreamers" in the U.S., including fully funding the president's proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and money to hire thousands of additional immigration agents.......

WaPo     
Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Trump's immigration proposals 'an extension of the white supremacist agenda' 
A longtime Democratic lawmaker thinks negotiating with President Trump on immigration policy is "fanciful thinking" in the wake of the hard-line conservative proposals he announced late Sunday. -- And after reviewing what Trump proposed, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Ill., had a message for fellow Democrats: I told you so. --- The White House released a list of proposals that include the funding of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a crackdown on the influx of Central American minors and curbs on federal grants to "sanctuary cities," according to a document distributed to lawmakers. ......

Mic          
Activists vow wave of mass protests if lawmakers fail to protect illegals 
Over the weekend, undocumented activists vowed to sends hundreds of thousands of young people to ‘shut down' Washington if lawmakers cannot come up with a proposal to protect young undocumented people without punishing the rest of the immigrant community. -- “We believe that in the next six months we could do a mobilization ... where we could flood D.C. with hundreds of thousands of young people who will shut it down, both by numbers, and by massive civil disobedience,” said undocumented organizer Thaís Marques, who announced the new project during a gathering of immigrant rights activists in Brooklyn, New York.......

Breitbart          
Billionaires Lobby Against Donald Trump's Salary-Boosting Immigration Reforms 
Mike Bloomberg's lobbying group is lobbying top Republicans to prevent President Donald Trump from including pro-American, salary-boosting immigration reforms in a much-touted amnesty for younger illegal immigrants. -- The back-room lobbying was sketched in a report by the pro-amnesty McClatchy news service, which said Trump's reforms would derail a supposed September 13 agreement by Trump and top Democrats to pass a no-strings “DACA” amnesty for ‘dreamer' illegal aliens......

US News Exclusive        
Trump Seeks Border Wall, Crackdown on Unaccompanied Minors for 'Dreamer' Deal  
U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. -- In a list of "principles" laid out in documents released by the White House, the Trump administration also pressed for a crackdown on unaccompanied minors who enter the United States, many of them from Central America. -- The plan, which was delivered to leaders in Congress on Sunday night, drew a swift rebuke from Democrats, who are seeking a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Trump ended last month.......

October 8, 2017

KRIS          
Coast Guard interdicts Mexican lanchas off South Texas coast 
Coast Guard law enforcement crews intercepted two Mexican lancha boat crews off the coast of South Texas on Friday. -- Crews stopped the boat with 10 Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lanchas and fishing gear onboard were confiscated, and the fishermen were turned over to federal authorities for processing. -- A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat, 20-30 feet long, with a slender profile They typically have one outboard motor, and are capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 mph. ......

Fox News         
Mom Whose Daughter Was Killed by Illegal Alien: Congress and President Must Work Together to Build the Wall 
Wendy Hartling's daughter Casey was killed by illegal immigrant from Haiti whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement had tried three times to send home. -- "Casey and I were very close," her mother remembered. "She called or texted me every single solitary day." -- Casey's killer had been released from jail for a previous crime, but ICE failed to come up with the necessary paperwork to send the killer home.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agents Bust 10 Camouflaged Pot-Smuggling Illegal Aliens 
Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona busted ten illegal aliens dressed in camouflaged jackets as they attempted to smuggle nearly 400 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. -- The agents, assigned to the Welton Border Patrol Station, began tracking a large group of illegal aliens just west of Gila Bend, Arizona on Thursday morning. The agents eventually caught up with the group and found them wearing camouflaged jackets and carrying heavy backpacks, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials by Breitbart Texas.......

Breitbart Exclusive          
Sen. Durbin Spills the Beans on Amnesty: Admits 'DREAM Act' a Ploy for Open-Ended Amnesty 
Democratic leader Sen. Richard Durbin confirmed to Breitbart News that the Dream Act amnesty is open-ended and larger than his advertised number of the 780,000 people who have signed up for the DACA amnesty. -- Breitbart News asked Durbin on Wednesday how many people would be included in the amnesty, which is co-sponsored by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Durbin answered by saying......

Townall      
The Best Way Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Build the Wall! 
Honestly, I have no problem with our President and government recognizing different cultures, as long as they have contributed to the American mosaic. Remember the sage words of Hector Saint John de Crevecoeur, the French-born American farmer who outlined the new American nationality to the world: “What is this American? This new man? He has become an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of man, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims.”......

Hot Air          
Republicans grumble: Stephen Miller's trying to blow up the DREAM amnesty deal with Democrats 
My goodness. CNN, McClatchy, HuffPost, Politico — there sure are a lot of media outlets fielding calls from unhappy Hill staffers about Stephen Miller and the DREAM deal over the last few days. -- To congressional Republicans, what Miller's trying to do is sabotage a deal by stuffing it so full of politically toxic poison pills that Democrats will choke and half the GOP caucus will walk away. To you and I, what Miller's trying to do is extract truly meaningful enforcement measures as the price of amnestying DREAMers.......

October 7, 2017

Fox News         
Widow Slams Two-Year Sentence For Illegal Alien Who Killed Husband, Two Children  
A widow whose husband and two youngest children were killed by an illegal immigrant is fighting to see stricter punishment for the killer, who got only two years in prison. -- Courtney Hacking's husband Peter, 4-year-old daughter Ellie and 22-month-old son Grayson died instantly when an illegal immigrant without a driver's license drove head on into their car on March 31, 2016. -- Margarito Quintero-Rosales pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to two years. ......

Western Journalism       
ICE Responds With New Tactics After California Becomes A 'Sanctuary State' 
Illegal immigrants in California may find federal agents showing up where they live and where they work now that the state has passed “misguided” sanctuary state legislation, Tom Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday. -- The law California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday, known as SB54, ruptures almost all the collaboration that had been taking place between federal immigration agents and state and local authorities. Although several cities have refused to honor requests from ICE to hold detainees until ICE can investigate their immigration status, this is the first statewide action of its kind.......

Breitbart          
DACA Allowed Illegal Alien to Work at Summer Camp Where He Allegedly Molested Child, Collected Child Porn 
An illegal alien, thanks to the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) temporary amnesty program, was allowed to work in a children's summer camp, where he eventually was accused of molesting a child and collecting child pornography. -- Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, a 27-year-old illegal alien DACA recipient, was noted in a Senate Judiciary Committee on DACA by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who called the case an example of the “exploitation and abuse” within the temporary amnesty program.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
At 89.29 percent, Mexican nationals dominate alien drug crime
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on August 1, 2017 that 112 of the 984 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes, 11.38 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 August 1st in the state's prisons for drug crimes...........

Breitbart          
DACA Amnesty, Chain Migration Threatens English as Primary U.S. Language 
The English language remains the key behind the United States' common culture, but with talks of amnesty for illegal aliens and the potential mass immigration that would follow, American English's future is on rocky ground. -- Under a deal being pushed by White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short – who formerly led a ‘Never Trump' effort inside the pro-open borders Koch brothers' organizations – the Republican establishment, and Democrats not only would the estimated 800,000 illegal aliens currently shielded by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program receive amnesty, but millions more as well.......

Newsday       
4th suspect arrested in Massapequa Preserve gang killing, cops say 
A fourth suspect and MS-13 gang member has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Valley Stream man whose body was discovered in March in the woods at Massapequa Preserve, Nassau County police said Saturday. -- Antonio Cullal, 23, of Princeton Street in Hempstead, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing by MS-13 gang members of Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay, 19, police said. -- Cullal pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead where the judge ordered him held without bail. -- Cullal shouted, “MS-13!” as he was led into court.......

Breitbart          
Report: Cartel Human Smuggling Fees 'Skyrocketed' Under Trump 
Smuggling illegal aliens across the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming increasingly expensive. A new report shows how the price of human smuggling has “skyrocketed” under President Trump's immigration enforcement actions. -- As Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon review prototypes of border walls to construct along the southern border, the cost of human smuggling is becoming much greater, according to the Wall Street Journal.......

LA Times         
Trump's immigration chief blasts California's new 'sanctuary state' law, saying it will result in more arrests 
President Trump's top immigration chief on Friday blasted California's new "sanctuary state" law, saying it would “undermine public safety,” keep federal officers from performing their jobs and result in more arrests. -- In a statement, Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency "would have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites." -- The new law will largely prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using personnel or funds to hold, question or share information about people with federal immigration agents unless those individuals have been convicted of one or more offenses from a list of 800 crimes outlined in a 2013 state law.......

New Times         
Arizona Illegal Alien Advocate Elias Bermudez Charged With Scamming "Migrants", IRS  
Immigrant advocate Elias Bermudez has been a controversial figure in Arizona and other states for a long time. He's been accused of offering legal services he wasn't qualified to provide. -- Bermudez, who lives in Tucson, is now facing a new legal problem: He's been charged with scamming the IRS and immigrants by preparing fraudulent tax documents that enabled people to get tax credits they didn't deserve.......

Dallas News        
Presidential election illegals scrambling for power-of-attorney protection  
Ruben Blas gripped a thin stack of papers on a recent Saturday morning as he anxiously waited in line with about 20 other people outside Jubilee Park Community Center. -- Blas and others were waiting to speak with a lawyer inside the center to get help writing power-of -attorney and guardianship letters. Blas, an unauthorized immigrant living in Irving, said the letters would designate his sister-in-law as the legal guardian of his U.S.-born 2-year-old son in case he's deported to Mexico.......

October 6, 2017

Breitbart          
Mexican Cops Nab Cartel Hitman Linked 30 Murders near Texas Border 
Cd, Juarez -- Authorities in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, arrested an alleged hitman for Los Aztecas gang suspected in nearly 30 cartel assassinations–including one carried out at a local barbershop. -- State authorities in Chihuahua announced the arrest of 37-year-old Oscar Ernesto “El Karin” Ayala Gonzalez, a sicario with Los Aztecas or Barrio Azteca, who is linked to almost 30 murders. The arrest took place when authorities were responding to a shooting at a barbershop.......

Breitbart          
Mexican Cops Arrest Former Border State Narco-Governor 
Reynosa, Tamps. -- Mexican state authorities arrested a former governor after the United States accused him of money laundering in Texas and accepting cartel bribes. -- The Tamaulipas government confirmed to Breitbart Texas that agents with their Attorney General's Office arrested former governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores in connection with a case related to embezzlement and money laundering. The arrest occurred in Ciudad Victoria.......

Houston Press          
After DACA Deadline Passes, Dreamers Storm Houston Congressman's Office making demands 
earing their caps and gowns, DACA recipients stormed the front lawn of U.S. Congressman John Culberson's office on the last day that they could renew their applications for the Obama-era program that protects them from deportation and grants them work permits and driver's licenses. -- Chanting "undocumented and unafraid!" the several dozen protesters hoisted banners demanding Congress move swiftly to pass the DREAM Act before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires on March 5 --- a decision President Donald Trump unveiled less than a week after Hurricane Harvey left thousands of Texans in turmoil.......

My Statesman          
Emails: ICE whiffed in hunt for Austin's 'egregious' criminal illegals  
As the first nationwide immigration raids of the Trump administration were unfolding in February, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials struggled to justify their claims that they had netted serious criminals in the Austin area, according to internal emails published this week. -- During the enforcement effort called Operation Cross Check, in which ICE seized 680 unauthorized immigrants across the country, the agency instructed its field offices to highlight three “egregious” cases of apprehended immigrants who had serious criminal backgrounds. But in Austin, where ICE arrested 51 immigrants, agents at first failed to come up with a single “egregious” case, the emails show.......

CNN        
One-quarter of DACA renewals not in on deadline day 
Roughly one-quarter of eligible recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have not yet filed to renew their status ahead of Thursday's deadline. -- According to data provided by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, as of Thursday, approximately 118,000 out of roughly 154,000 people eligible to renew had filed their application, leaving 36,000 ---- roughly 23% ---- who still hadn't. ......

CIS.org        
Questionable DACA Studies Cited in Senate Hearing 
On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Administration's Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." As the title suggests, the hearing focused on the effects of President Trump's September 5 decision to roll back the DACA program. -- The committee convened two panels. The first consisted of administration officials from the Justice Department, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Department of Homeland Security. The second panel included non-government witnesses, including the Center's Director of Policy Studies, Jessica Vaughan. Her testimony to the committee addressed a wide range of concerns spanning the entirety of the DACA program, from the initial announcement in 2012 to today.......

October 5, 2017

LifeZette -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Hawks Urge Opposition as Graham, Durbin Renew Push for DREAM Act
...David Cross, a spokesman for Oregonians for Immigration Reform, said he worries that amnesty for illegal immigration will incentivize future illegal immigration. -- "I'm against DACA to begin with, because it rewards illegal conduct," he said. "I'm opposed to what Lindsey Graham is doing."-- What's more, Cross predicted, amnesty recipients armed with legal status immediately would push for broader amnesty..........

Baltimore Sun         
Maryland illegal alien "rights" group sues to stop end of DACA protections 
Immigrant rights group CASA de Maryland asked a federal judge Thursday to halt the roll-back of protections for young immigrants put in place by the Obama administration. -- Thursday is the deadline for people who have benefited from the program, known as DACA, to reapply for an additional two years of the protections before it ends in March. -- In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, CASA and a coalition of organizations said President Donald Trump didn't follow proper procedures in moving to end the program and was motivated by racism toward Mexicans and Central Americans.......

CIS.og         
All the DACA Strawmen in One Place 
The Wall Street Journal published an article this week that brought together all of the leading strawman arguments, from all of the usual senators, on a legislative plan to replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). -- By way of background, as CNN reported on Tuesday, September 5, 2017:The Trump administration ... formally announced the end of DACA --- a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. -- The Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program as of Tuesday and rescinded the Obama administration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.......

LA Daily News        
9 in custody at pro-DACA immigration protest in Westwood 
Chanting slogans and standing atop bunk-bed frames, protesters temporarily blocked traffic near the federal building in Westwood today as part of a series of demonstrations coinciding with the deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to renew their work permits. -- The protesters are “fighting for our right to be human,” one demonstrator told reporters as he stood in the intersection around 10:30 a.m. “… We're here as refugees from all different parts of the world.”......

LA Tmes        
California becomes 'sanctuary state' in rebuke of Trump immigration policy 
In a sharp rebuke to President Trump's expanded deportation orders, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. -- Senate Bill 54, which takes effect in January, has been hailed as part of a broader effort by majority Democrats in the California Legislature to shield more than 2.3 million immigrants living illegally in the state.......

Breitbart          
Lindsey Graham to Illegals at Zuckerberg Event: 'You'll Make America a Better Place' 
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham told a large group of young illegal aliens on Capitol Hill that they will make America a better place. -- “So here's how this movie ends --- your dream is going to come true,” the South Carolina Senator said Wednesday as the crowd of roughly 100 so-called ‘dreamers' cheered. He continued: All of you are going to have certainty in your lives. You're going to get a chance to go out there and live that dream and you'll make America a better place.......

The Hill        
White House plans to seek immigration cuts for DACA fix 
The White House is close to sending a proposal to Congress that would demand strict immigration measures in exchange for helping people enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.-- The plan, which was drafted by senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, would cut legal immigration in half over the next decade and dramatically ramp up punishments for immigrants living illegally in the U.S., according to a source familiar with the proposal.......

LA Daily News         
Pro-DACA immigration protesters block Westwood intersection 
Police have begun arresting pro-DACA protesters today at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue in Westwood, where demonstrators are blocking traffic and calling for an end to deportations and an extension of the DACA program. -- There are no reports of any injuries, although some motorists have been attempting to drive through the intersection around the protesters. [Unlawul assembly declared].....

The Hill         
Senate votes to confirm key Trump immigration official 
The Senate cleared a key immigration pick on Thursday as debate over the issue heats up on Capitol Hill. -- Senators voted 54-43 to confirm Lee Francis Cissna as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. -- Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) --- who are all up for reelection next year --- voted for his nomination.......

KTAR         
Arizona Sen. Flake introduces compromise bill for DACA, border 
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has addressed border wall security and the futures of young immigrants in the country with a compromise bill he introduced Thursday. -- The Arizona Republican's proposed legislation --- the Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act --- would provide $1.6 billion in funding for border fortification and would give conditional resident status to DACA recipients and other children. -- The other undocumented children have to have been living in the United States “continuously since 2012.”......

Amsterdam News         
32BJ's (SEIU) Hector Figueroa blasts ICE raids in sanctuary cities 
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's recent raids targeted immigrants in sanctuary cities in a four-day operation. -- According to ICE, “Operation ‘Safe City'” specifically targeted individuals who violated immigration laws and prioritized those with criminal convictions, those with pending criminal charges, gang members, gang affiliates and those who re-entered the U.S. after deportation. ICE officials claim that those with active Deferred Action for Arrivals protection weren't targeted.......

TPM         
36,000 DACA Recipients Missed Last Chance Renewal Deadline 
The Department of Homeland Security has not received the renewal paperwork of roughly 36,000 DACA recipients by its Oct. 5 deadline, a government spokesperson told TPM Thursday, meaning thousands of undocumented young people could face deportation after handing over reams of information to government. -- An additional 535,600 DACA recipients weren't eligible to renew their DACA status at all. -- President Donald Trump eliminated the DACA program, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, on Sept. 5.......

WABC         
Staten Island immigration rally held on deadline day for DACA renewals 
Immigration rallies are being held across the country Thursday, which is the deadline for tens of thousands of immigrant children to renew their protection from deportation. -- The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program is set to begin winding down after President Donald Trump announced its eventual end, leaving many families in legal limbo.......

Breitbart          
Lindsey Graham: After DACA, Bigger Amnesty, More Immigration 
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham promised a group of younger illegal immigrants on Wednesday that Congress will amnesty 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and increase legal immigration numbers once it approves his “Dream Act” amnesty for younger illegals. -- “What will happen next is I think we'll set down and deal with the rest of the 11 million,” he told a group of roughly 100 young “DACA” illegals at a Wednesday press conference organized by Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us pro-amnesty lobby group. He then promised more border security and workplace security so that voters will OK greater inflow of cheap immigrant labor, saying......

LMT Online        
3 crack cocaine dealers arrested in Nuevo Laredo, authorities say 
Mexican soldiers have arrested three suspected street-level drug dealers in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, authorities said Tuesday. -- Troops with the Secretariat of the National Defense, or SEDENA, identified the suspects by their first name only: Jose Alberto, Susana and David. Soldiers arrested them Saturday. -- They were arrested after soldiers patrolling near the vicinity of Colonia Juarez in central Nuevo Laredo came across a blue Mazda car in a parking lot. Authorities noticed the vehicle had no license plates.......

KGUN         
New Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief hopes technology can help stop smuggling 
The new chief of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector says he would like more agents and better technology. However, Rodolfo Karisch added he knows he must do the best he can with the resources at his disposal. -- Karisch started in his current role in August after he held a similar one at the Del Rio Sector in Texas. -- He says the rugged terrain along Arizona's border with Mexico makes stopping illegal smuggling and immigration even harder for agents who already must stop illegal traffic through the state's unforgiving deserts......

October 4, 2017

Statesman.com         
Debate on Rep. McCaul's border bill reveals sharp partisan divide 
President Donald Trump's border wall --- or at least a modified version of it --- won the endorsement of the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday as the panel voted along partisan lines in favor of Chairman Michael McCaul's border security legislation. -- The bill calls for a combination of structures, technology and additional personnel on the border. It includes $10 billion for building a physical barrier “where practical” as well as $5 billion to shore up the ports of entry --- Texas has 29, more than any other state — and provides for the hiring of 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 5,000 more Customs and Border Protection agents.......

FCW         
Border tech bill clears Senate committee 
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a bill that would require "major" border technology acquisition programs at the Department of Homeland Security to have set cost, scheduling and performance targets, and have those limits approved by top managers before they proceed. -- The Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017 was co-sponsored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.). The legislation is aimed at keeping expensive border technology programs that will total over $300 million from appearing on "high risk" lists for waste fraud and abuse......

Fox 5 DC      
ICE protesters march in DC after "controversial" arrests 
Demonstrators marched through the District to protest the controversial arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week. -- The protesters marched from ICE headquarters to Mayor Muriel Bowser's office after federal officials took 14 people into custody in D.C. during raids believed to be targeting so-called sanctuary cities. Raids were carried out in places such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore and the District. -- ICE said the 14 people arrested in Washington, D.C. included three immigration fugitives, two re-entries and nine at-large undocumented immigrants. Officials said five of the 14 had criminal convictions.......

CIS.org         
DACA: Eight Amnesties for Illegal Aliens, Nothing for Their American Victims 
Amnesty is defined as an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole. DACA provides forgiveness to an entire class of individuals who were between 15 and 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012; consequently, it is an amnesty program, as is also true for an even more expansive Dream Act. -- But DACA actually encompasses at least eight separate amnesties. -- First, there is amnesty from Social Security fraud since many illegal aliens eligible for DACA illegally obtained and used Social Security numbers for employment purposes. According to a survey conducted by pro-illegal alien organizations, 43.9 percent of all surveyed DACA recipients worked illegally prior to gaining DACA status; that percentage increases to 60.7 percent for DACA recipients over 25 years of age.......

Bloomberg       
Federal Judge Upholds Trump's Arpaio Pardon 
Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was upheld by a federal judge who rejected objections by Democratic members of Congress that the president's action is an an attack on judicial independence. -- The judge in Phoenix didn't rule Wednesday on Arpaio's request to also erase his conviction for contempt of court over his failure to stop his department from detaining people solely on the suspicion they were undocumented immigrants.......

FAIRUS.org          
DACA: Key Link in America's Chain Migration 
Recent immigrants to the United States bring more than three additional migrants into this country – an average that's 30 percent higher than the “chain migration” rate of the early 1980s. -- The numbers will only go up if amnesty is granted to some 800,000 recipients of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). -- U.S. chain migration policies allow immigrants, upon attaining citizenship, to petition for adult brothers and sisters, adult sons and daughters, and parents. Each of those individuals can, in turn, do the same, thereby establishing multiple new family chains.......

CBS News         
Federal court to hear arguments in ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio pardon case 
Controversial ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in court Wednesday in an effort to clear his name in his conviction that led to the controversial presidential pardon from President Trump back in August, according to Politico. -- A federal judge will hear arguments in the case United States v. Joseph M. Arpaio. The former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, is expected to ask the court to vacate his original conviction altogether.......

LifeZette      
Dem Congressman: Bulldoze 'Every Inch' of Existing Border Barriers -- Homeland Security Committee member exposes how liberals really feel about nation's security 
Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee lined up Wednesday to oppose a bill to beef up border security and build a wall on the Mexican border, but a representative from Texas took it a step further. -- During a committee meeting to discuss the Border Security for America Act of 2017, Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) expressed his dissatisfaction with the existing fencing that separates the United States and Mexico along parts of the nearly 2,000-mile border.......

American Thinker         
Berkeley students protest exam because noted professor isn't Mexican 
I wish I had thought of this gambit to get out of taking an exam when I was in college. I guess I'm not blessed with an active enough imagination. -- Students at Berkeley are protesting a midterm exam being given by a noted professor and an expert in his field. They demand a take-home exam instead of an in-class test and say the professor is unworthy of giving any test because he's not Mexican. -- Professor Harley Shaiken, a recognized expert on labor issues, refused the request of a take-home exam but offered to talk to the protesters outside class.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report -- August 2017
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on August 1, 2017 that 138 of the 984 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter), 14.02 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 August 1st in the state's prisons for homicidal crimes...........

National Post       
Going to the U.S.? Don't get involved in any protests, Canada warns 
In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, the Canadian government warned its citizens to steer clear of the scene of the crime, offered information about flights being redirected and provided details of a “reunification centre” for families caught up in the tragedy. -- The Global Affairs Canada website also offered a general warning for Canadians heading to the United States: stay away from protests and demonstrations. -- With mass shootings, violent protests and extreme weather events dominating the news recently, travellers may be thinking twice about booking a flight to the United States.......

Metro.us        
CBP releases images of Trump border wall prototypes in California 
It appears the Trump border wall construction is underway and is moving onto the next phases of development, according to new images released by the Customs and Border Protection Department. -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department tweeted a few photographs of concrete wall prototypes for Donald Trump's Mexico border wall that he has promised to build.......

Daily Caller        
World Bank: Record $30 Billion Leaving The US For Mexico 
President Donald Trump's tougher immigration enforcement has reduced the flow of people heading north across the U.S.-Mexico border, but it has had no effect on the amount of money heading in the opposite direction. -- In fact, Mexico is on pace to receive more remittances from abroad in 2017 than it ever has before, according to World Bank estimates released Tuesday. -- Mexico, which takes in more remittances than any other Latin American country by a wide margin, will likely receive $30.5 billion from the Mexican diaspora living abroad — 6.5 percent more than it did in 2016. About 95 percent of Mexico's annual remittance haul comes from the U.S., according to Mexican bank BBVA Bancomer.......

KGBT        
Mexican attempts to smuggle weapons, ammo across Hidalgo Port of Entry 
Federal agents on Friday arrested a Mexican man accused of smuggling weapons and ammunition across the Hidalgo Port of Entry, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Agents say when they referred a white Ford Explorer to secondary inspection, they found two semi-automatic type rifles, a Glock 17 (9 mm pistol), approximately 87 rifle magazines and nearly 3,455 rounds of ammunition concealed within a large speaker box.......

NWPR         
ICE Operation Designed To Send A Message To "Sanctuary Cities" 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it arrested nearly 500 people nationwide last week in an operation targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.” -- Thirty-three of those arrests were in Washington and Oregon. Officials with the agency known as ICE say they want to send a message to cities that limit their cooperation with immigration agents. -- Matt Adams is legal director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which provides legal help to people facing deportation. He says the number of arrests isn't unusual, but the message is......

NumbersUSA         
Rep. Smith: Mandatory E-Verify Would Protect American Workers and Businesses 
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) wrote an op-ed in The Hill about his bill The Legal Workforce Act that would mandate E-Verify for all employers and turn off the jobs magnet for illegal aliens. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlate (R-Va.) and Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) have co-sponsored the bill and it is scheduled for markup by the House Judiciary Committee today. -- In his op-ed Rep. Smith explains how illegal aliens affect American and legal workers' wages and how E-Verify can help put American workers first.......

Breitbart          
Chain Migration of Potentially 19 Million Foreign Nationals Would Follow Amnesty for Young Illegal Aliens 
A plan to give a pathway to United States citizenship to young illegal aliens living in the U.S. would automatically come with a potentially unprecedented chain migration of upwards of 10 million foreign nationals, under current legal U.S. immigration law. -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty admitted in a Senate hearing that President Trump's administration supports giving amnesty to potentially 3.3 million young illegal aliens, 800,000 of whom are currently shielded by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.......

Breitbart          
Politico: Donald Trump Finalizes Immigration Reform Priorities 
President Donald Trump is finalizing a pro-American amnesty-for-reform agenda for imminent delivery to the business-first Republicans and amnesty-first Democrats in Congress, GOP legislators told Politico. -- The plan is being finalized as pro-American reform groups worry that Trump and his business-first aides will weaken his immigration reform policy, and trade it away for goals sought by business, such as tax breaks.......

KVOA     
Three illegals found in U.S. citizen's trunk 
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 25-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon. -- Agents found three people in the vehicle trunk, making their way into the states illegally. It happened at the State Route 80 Immigration Checkpoint. A canine alerted agents to an odor, where they found two men and one woman inside the trunk. -- Agents arrested the U.S. citizen driver for human smuggling and seized her vehicle. The Mexican male national and two Belize nationals were arrested for immigration violations.......

Statesman         
Michael McCaul no longer up for Homeland Security post 
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, once a front-runner for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is no longer being considered for the position, the American-Statesman has confirmed. -- The Austin Republican, who is not a hard-line supporter of the border wall with Mexico, reportedly ran afoul of John Kelly, the former head of Homeland Security who is now the White House chief of staff. -- The pressure to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promises has intensified as the GOP-controlled Congress this month repeatedly failed to roll back the Affordable Care Act.......

October 3, 2017

McClatchy  DC       
Republicans say Trump denied deal with Dems on Dreamers 
GOP lawmakers who dined with Donald Trump at the White House said Tuesday the president denied making a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect immigrants brought here illegally as kids. -- And House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the president agreed that any deal on so-called "Dreamers" would happen only after Congress dispenses with tax overhaul legislation. "Taxes first and then we could solve DACA," recounted McCarthy, who was among the small group of GOP lawmakers at Monday night's dinner. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that has provided temporary work permits and deportation relief to some 800,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids.......

Breitbart          
DHS Official: Trump Wants DACA Illegals to Get Amnesty, Become Citizens 
President Donald Trump thinks it makes sense to sign an amnesty for young illegal immigrants and to let them become citizens, an official from the Department of Homeland Security told Senators on Tuesday. -- “Under a rational bill, these [DACA] individuals would be able to become lawful permanent residents with a pathway to citizenship,” Michael Dougherty, the assistant secretary for border, immigration and trade policy, told GOP Sen. John Kennedy during a Tuesday hearing of the Senate judiciary committee.......

Bloomberg          
Trump Wants Changes to the Legal Immigration System, Senator Says 
President Donald Trump told GOP lawmakers at a private dinner he's seeking changes to the legal immigration system as part of any deal to permanently safeguard from deportation nearly 1 million immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children, Senator David Perdue said. -- Senator John Cornyn of Texas, also among the five lawmakers who attended the dinner Monday night, said no decisions have been made but the White House plans to send an outline of items it wants in a bill as soon as this week.......

NH1      
8 More Arrested, Marijuana Seized During NH Border Patrol Checkpoint 
Border Patrol agents arrested eight people and seized marijuana in various forms during a three-day checkpoint on Interstate 93. -- From Sept. 26-28, Swanton Sector agents stopped vehicles along the corridor in Woodstock. The eight people who were arrested did not possess valid immigration status and two of them were visa overstays, agents said. They came from Bulgaria, Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala. -- Agents also found 71.3 grams of marijuana, 297.4 grams of marijuana edibles, and 5 ounces of hash oil during the border stops. The drug investigations have been turned over to New Hampshire State Police.......

Examiner          
Immigration officials: No change to policy of keeping DACA information private 
Top immigration officials told senators Tuesday that there has been no change to the current policy that generally prohibits them from accessing personal information that illegal immigrants submitted to the government when they applied to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but also said that position could still change. -- Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been worried that the Trump administration would share the personal information of DACA recipients, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children but are protected from deportation under a two-year work permit, with immigration officials in an effort to speed up their deportation. But officials said Tuesday that so far, this change is not happening.......

Breitbart          
Cartel-Connected Mexican Police Chief Caught Sneaking into U.S. 
A Mexican police chief who is believed to be working with drug cartels was arrested after he illegally crossed into Arizona while fleeing from Mexican authorities. -- U.S. federal authorities recently arrested Jose Guillermo “La Barbie” Duarte Astorga the deputy police chief of Nogales, Sonora, at the Nogales International Port of Entry after he attempted to enter the country. Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained him after learning that he had a prior immigration violation, an agency statement revealed. ......

Fox News / Lifezette         
Deportations of Illegals Living in the U.S. Increasing 
The Washington Post reported last week that the number of illegal immigrants being deported has gone down this year — a shocking claim, considering that President Donald Trump's signature issue during the campaign was illegal immigration, and that he'd insisted that the 11 million people living and working illegally in the U.S. wouldn't be allowed to stay.......

USA Today         
GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Border enforcement must be enhanced, but 'I don't mean a wall' 
A bipartisan panel of senators signaled a willingness Tuesday to continue to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, in exchange for stronger immigration enforcement. -- But the Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman acknowledged border enforcement may not have to include President Trump's campaign promise of a wall along the southern border.......

Boston Herald        
ICE fears state court ruling will block jailed illegal immigrants from deportation 
Federal immigration officials confirmed that prisons and jails across the Bay State are housing illegal immigrants posing as legal citizens — but said they are concerned a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling may handicap their efforts to identify and deport people in custody. -- “Immigration enforcement officers are aware of this issue, and this is why the Massachusetts Supreme Court decision is so terrible,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer yesterday......

Bakersfield Now          
Delano couple who provided false IDs to farmworkers plead guilty to mail fraud 
Two people from Delano on Monday pleaded guilty to mail fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. -- Raul Oropeza Lopez, 50, and Ana Maria Oropeza, 43, used Social Security numbers, names and other personal information belonging to U.S. citizens and gave it to undocumented workers as false identities. -- They then filed fraudulent unemployment insurance claims for their own benefit when the undocumented workers were laid off at the end of the growing season.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Member, Violent Fugitives in Texas 
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested violent felons, an MS-13 gang member, and a wanted child rapist after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. -- Agents assigned to the McAllen Station arrested a man on Thursday shortly after he crossed the border near Hidalgo, Texas. The agents took the man to the station for processing where they discovered he is a native of Honduras. A records check on the man revealed the man is also a known member of the “notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13,” Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Robert Rodriguez wrote in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas.......

KGBT       
Border Patrol agents arrest Cuban just 4 days after he was deported 
Border Patrol agents arrested a Cuban man Wednesday near Donna --- just four days after the federal government deported him. -- Agents arrested Higinio Garcia-Portal near Donna. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally deported/excluded from the United States on September 23, 2017, through Hidalgo, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Agents also discovered Garcia was convicted of aggravated identity theft on Jan. 6, 2011, and sentenced to two years in prison.......

KGBT         
Federal agents seize 2,300 pounds of marijuana after watching Pharr warehouse 
Federal agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana Saturday after conducting surveillance at a warehouse in Pharr. -- Agents with Homeland Security Investigations --- a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement --- started watching a warehouse on the 400 block of West Nolana Loop on Wednesday. -- Salvador Torres-Contreras and Cristian Enriquez-Galvan arrived for work at the warehouse, according to the federal criminal complaint against them. Agents watched them move large pallets wrapped in green cellophane.......

My News LA         
A sues U.S. Department of Justice on immigrant detention policy 
Los Angeles took on the Trump Administration over the president's “sanctuary city” immigrant policies Monday when the city filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice. -- The lawsuit battles the feds over efforts to withhold crime-fighting grant funds from jurisdictions it disagrees with on immigration policy, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday. -- Feuer had said in August he was looking to join a similar lawsuit filed by the city of San Francisco, but a judge there told Los Angeles to file its own lawsuit, which occurred on Friday.......

Politico        
Trump to talk immigration with Republicans at White House dinner 
President Donald Trump will dine Monday night with several influential Republican lawmakers who play a major role on immigration policy, according to multiple sources. -- Attending the dinner at the White House are House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), according to two people familiar with the invite list.......

Free Beacon         
Dream Act Not Enough for Some Immigration Activists --- Including Dreamers 
Democrats seeking an immigration deal with Republicans and President Donald Trump are facing resistance from immigrant activists who are rejecting any compromise that would tighten border security and demanding more extensive legislation to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. -- Despite Democratic leaders' declared commitment to help so-called Dreamers, illegal immigrants brought to the United States as minors, they are catching sustained flak from immigration activists for their willingness to compromise with Trump, the New York Times reports.......

LA Times         
Immigrant detainees should be offered affordable bond for release, 9th Circuit says 
Immigrants detained by authorities must be offered affordable bond for their release, a federal appeals court decided Monday. -- A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said immigration judges should consider a non-citizen's ability to pay when setting a bond. -- “The government's discretion to incarcerate non-citizens is always constrained by the requirements of due process,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote for the panel. “No person may be imprisoned merely on account of his poverty.”......


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