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October 25, 2017

NJ.com         
Guadagno ignores police chiefs, goes "Trumpy on" 'sanctuary' cities 
Kim Guadagno's plan to cut state aid to "sanctuary" cities is the policy equivalent of her Willie Horton ad --- a dishonest attempt to inflame voter fears about immigrants, and use that ugliness to gain a foothold in the governor's race. -- There's little chance the Democratic Legislature would go along with this, financially crippling our largest cities. But let's judge the idea on its merits, and examine the logic of what she's proposing.......

Breitbart          
Jeff Flake: 'I Didn't Vote for This President Last November' 
Wednesday on NBC's “Today,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) revealed he didn't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and said those conservative Republicans that had done so made a “Faustian bargain” by voting for Trump. -- Partial transcript as follows: LAUER: Senator, let me test your newfound freedom. I know you disagree with her in every policy facing this country. But in terms of protecting democracy, protecting respect for the office of the presidency and protecting our image abroad --- is it possible in your mind to consider that it would have been better had Hillary Clinton won in the election?......

CBS News           
U.S. urges Mexico to tackle "increase" in heroin trafficking 
The U.S. government wants stronger efforts to stem the flow of heroin and fentanyl from Mexico and is critical of a dip in opium poppy eradication, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said. -- The Drug Enforcement Administration said in its 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment that Mexican heroin accounted for 93 percent of heroin tested in U.S. markets in 2015, practically displacing production from South America.......

Bloomberg        
Durbin and Graham Seek Bipartisan Support for "Dreamer' Protection 
Second-ranking Senate Democrat Dick Durbin says he and Republican Lindsey Graham are trying to build bipartisan support for a plan to combine stronger U.S.-Mexico border security with protecting young undocumented immigrants from being deported. -- Durbin said the goal is to get least 12 Republicans on board to demonstrate the plan has enough backing to overcome a filibuster. The proposal reflects the goals of a tentative deal that Democratic leaders reached with President Donald Trump in September. Trump announced last month he would end the Obama-era program in six months.......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest 18-year-old Peñitas man accused of smuggling illegals 
Border Patrol agents arrested an 18-year-old Peñitas man last week after a high-speed chase. -- Agents watched a group of people illegally cross the Rio Grande near Los Ebanos on Oct. 16, according to the federal criminal complaint. After the group crossed the river, agents witnessed a small red truck speeding away from the area --- driving north on El Faro Road and east on U.S. 83. -- Border Patrol tracked the truck with an aerostat, relaying information to agents on the ground.......

CBS7         
Big Bend Border Patrol agents arrest three convicted sex offenders 
Border Patrol agents assigned to Marfa and Presidio arrested three convicted sex offenders in a span of four days who had been previously removed from the U.S. -- On Tuesday, October 17 agents in Marfa arrested a group of five undocumented immigrants who were in the country illegally. -- One of the men in the group was identified as a man from Mexico who was convicted of a sexual offense against a child in 1989. -- Following the conviction he spent 10 years in jail in Midland before being deported to Mexico. -- Later that same day agents in Presidio arrested a 59-year-old man who was found to be in the U.S. illegally. Agents discovered that the man had been convicted in 1984 on criminal sexual contact of a minor charges in Santa Fe.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Criminal Alien Sex Crime Counties: Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report -- September 2017
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on September 1, 2017 that 468 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes (sex abuse, rape and sodomy), 48.20 percent of the criminal alien prison population. -- The following table identifies the types, numbers and percentages of sex crimes committed by the 468 criminal aliens with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers incarcerated on September 1st in DOC prisons...........

Breitbart          
Oregon Has More Food Stamp Recipients Than Public School Students 
The state of Oregon has more food stamp recipients than students enrolled in the state's public schools, according to a Breitbart News analysis of state and federal data. -- Oregon currently has 725,307 people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program in charge of doling out food stamps, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment.-- According to the Oregon Department of Education, enrollment in the state's K-12 public schools for the 2016-2017 school year totaled 578,947......

Examiner    
Democrats ask Homeland Security if information on DACA recipients is being used for deportation 
A group of congressional Democrats asked the Trump administration Wednesday not to use personal information to deport or track down illegal immigrants who originally supplied it to the Department of Homeland Security to obtain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. -- Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California, and nearly three dozen Senate and House Democrats asked whether acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke knows if Trump plans to allow other federal agencies to use the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' information on DACA recipients.......

LA Daily News         
Student lawsuit in Pierce College free speech case gets support from Trump's Justice Department  
The Department of Justice Tuesday filed a statement in support of a lawsuit brought by a Pierce College student against the school and the Los Angeles Community College District, alleging policies that restrict student free speech rights to tiny zones are unconstitutional and infringe on First Amendment rights. -- The DOJ's statement of interest argues that plaintiff Kevin Shaw has adequately shown his First Amendment rights to have been violated. The DOJ alleges that the college's speech policies amounted to an unconstitutional prior restraint that chilled free expression.......

Small Wars Journal         
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #35: Weaponized Drone/UAV/UAS Seized in Valtierrilla, Guanajuato with Remote Detonation IED ('Papa Bomba') Payload 
An improvised explosive drone (‘dron bomba') was interdicted by Mexican Federal Police/Policía Federal (PF) in Guanajunto in Central Mexico at daybreak of Friday, 20 October 2017. Four men were arrested following a ‘high-risk' vehicle stop on the Salamanca-Morelia highway. The discovery of an improvised Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)—also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) --- is the latest example of cartel weapons evolution. The IED is consistent with recent papas bombas (potato bombs) employment by the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). Guanajunto is currently contested by several cartels including the CJNG, Los Zetas, and the Sinaloa cartel.......

AJC          
Georgia Appeals Court rules against DACA recipients seeking in-state tuition 
Georgia’s Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision that said the state must permit residents who have been granted a special reprieve from deportation to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. -- At issue is the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, which grants two-year work permits and deportation deferrals to immigrants who were brought here as children. Last month, President Donald Trump announced his administration would phase out DACA, a decision that could affect 21,600 people in Georgia.......

Desert Sun          
After being found guilty of fraud, a Cathedral City immigration consultant deported 
Sara Salcido, a Cathedral City woman accused of posing as an immigration consultant while bilkingthousands of dollars from immigrants, was deported on Thursday, but could be allowed back into the United States if her criminal case is overturned on appeal. -- Her trial attorney said she wants to pay back the money she owes, but will have difficulty doing that if she can’t work in the U.S. ......

KGBT         
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican sex offender near Brownsville 
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican sex offender Saturday near Brownsville. -- Agents arrested Sabas Mata-Ledezma, a Mexican citizen --- and a moderate-risk sex offender registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety. -- Mata was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child on April 17, 2013, according to the sex offender registry and the federal criminal complaint against him. -- He's now charged with illegal re-entry.......

Breitbart          
Report: Paul Ryan Planning to Slip Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Spending Deal 
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is planning to slip amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens living in the United States into a spending bill, according to House Republicans. -- Ryan, during a talk before the Republican Study Committee (RSC), reportedly said an amnesty for illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be included in an end-of-the-year spending deal......

Houston Chronicle          
Hard-line group blast Cornyn on talks to protect Dreamers 
Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, emerging as one of the key players in congressional negotiations on an immigration deal to shield Dreamers, came under attack Tuesday from hard-liners opposed to any accommodations for the Senate's Democratic minority. -- Cornyn, part of Senate working group on immigration, rankled some conservatives by suggesting that demands for an immediate employment verifications system known as "E-Verify" could scuttle a deal to protect young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children.......

Hot Air      
E-Verify off the table in Senate DREAM negotiations --- thanks to the GOP 
How should we apportion blame on this one? Show of hands: Does anyone think Pelosi and Schumer would agree to an enforcement measure as useful as E-Verify for an amnesty as limited as a DREAM bill? E-Verify won't be put on the table by Democrats unless and until a mass amnesty for all adult illegals is on the table too. There's no point in the GOP insisting on a demand they know the other party won't accept if they're serious about getting a deal done. A “minor” amnesty gets only “minor” enforcement improvements in return.......

The Verge         
Border Patrol agency applicants keep admitting to serious crimes during polygraphs 
Customs and Border Protection has an employment crisis. After a massive growth in ranks through the 2000s, the agency has been steadily losing Border Patrol staff since 2011, even as President Trump demands more. The problems are manifold, including low pay for jobs in remote areas. To widen the applicant pool, some lawmakers are now trying to do away with a prominent hurdle: polygraph exams. But documents show the polygraph interview has been catching an array of disturbing crimes at Customs, including corruption, murder, and child pornography.......

October 24, 2017

Breitbart          
Jeff Flake Out, Will Not Seek Re-Election 
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018. -- A late August poll showed Flake primary challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, a former Arizona state senator, ahead of Flake by double digits. The poll showed twice as many Arizona Republicans supporting Ward than Flake. -- During Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he is reported to have said he would consider spending $10 million to back a challenger to Flake... [Related item]....

CBS Chicago          
Emanuel's Municipal City ID Plan Comes Under Question 
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to issue Chicago municipal ID cards was the target of close questioning at Tuesday's city budget hearing. -- Emanuel has made it clear that he is moving toward creating a municipal ID that is available to undocumented residents. -- City clerk Anna Valencia is asking for another million dollars to establish the ID program, which would provide cards not only for undocumented immigrants, but also for others who can't get officials IDs. -- However, Ald. David Moore, and others like him, question whether the program is necessary, given that there is a state ID card already available.......

Daily Advertiser       
Cal Thomas: Censorship in Seattle 
If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe's Black Death in the 14th century.-- An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech. -- The Washington Free Beacon reports that Annette Clark, the dean of Seattle University's Law School, has revoked the school's sponsorship of a Federalist Society event. The reason? The proposed debate on immigration, hosted by the school's Access to Justice Institute, might be "harmful" to minority students and "undocumented immigrants," aka people who broke the law to get to America, though we are not supposed to talk like that these days.......

Townhall.com        
Ha: Illegal Aliens Jump Border Fence During MSNBC Report on Trump's Wall 
An MSNBC reporter got to see first-hand the struggles Border Patrol agents face every day in dealing with illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border --- even why President Trump's border wall is necessary. -- As the reporter was discussing the wall prototypes that are being constructed near San Diego, California, a group of crossers hopped the existing fence......

KGTV         
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize 1,800 pounds of drugs worth $3.2 million 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,800 pounds of narcotics over the weekend worth $3.2 million. -- Friday through Monday, officers intercepted 383 pounds of methamphetamine, 52 pounds of cocaine, 54 pounds of heroin and 1,340 pounds of marijuana. --The narcotics were seized at the ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties. -- The drugs were found in floors of vehicles, a spare tire well, bumpers, a tractor-trailer, seats and quarter panels.......

AFP        
DEA: Mexican cartels dominate US drug market 
Mexican cartels are by far the biggest source of illegal drugs flooding the US market, while Colombian criminal gangs are strengthening their hand, the US Drug Enforcement Agency said Monday. -- In its annual report on drug trafficking, the DEA also found that heroin overdose deaths "continue to rise" from already high levels, while cocaine use and availability was rebounding. -- "The increased mixing of heroin with analogues of the highly-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl and other synthetic opioids has exacerbated this situation," it said.......

AJC         
Georgia's immigration enforcement panel draws scrutiny 
When Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping law cracking down on illegal immigration in 2011, they created a board to hold state and local government officials accountable. -- Over the next six years the Immigration Enforcement Review Board received 20 complaints to investigate, according to documents obtained through Georgia's Open Records Act. And all but one came from the same person: D.A. King, a longtime anti-illegal immigration activist from Marietta. King, who has sparred with advocates for immigrants, said he helped develop the comprehensive state law that created the board, House Bill 87.......

Washington Times         
Sessions unleashes organized crime task force on MS-13 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he's designated the MS-13 street gang as a priority for the Justice Department's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces --- enabling authorities to target the gang with broader array of federal resources. -- “Now they will go after MS-13 with a renewed vigor and a sharpened focus,” Mr. Sessions said Monday as he addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia. “Just like we took Al Capone off the streets with our tax laws, we will use whatever laws we have to get MS-13 off of our streets.”......

D.A. King -- Macon Telegraph          
Mystery solved on number of illegal aliens with a Georgia drivers licenses 
I wrote here recently that the federal authorities' stats on the number of illegals living in Georgia with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty status was wildly different from what Georgia's Department of Driver Services told state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus had been issued a Georgia drivers license. -- We have solved part of that mystery. -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services put out a report on Sept. 4 saying there are 21,600 DACA recipients in Georgia......

Breitbart          
Mexican Government Uses Disinformation to Influence Texas Politics 
The Mexican government has joined pro-amnesty, open border advocates, and Democrat-run cities in the state, to challenge Texas' new anti-sanctuary jurisdiction law. In doing so, Mexican officials are using disinformation to try to influence politics in Texas. -- The Mexican government claims it has a “non-renounceable duty to protect the rights of Mexicans abroad” and has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the litigation. Mexican officials are using falsehoods and misinformation in inserting their country into the fight to overturn the law.......

KFOX          
More than half-a-million dollars worth of meth seized at El Paso border crossing; Mexican arrested 
More than $600,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized at an El Paso port of entry over the weekend. -- It happened just after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Paso Del Norte International crossing. Customs and Border Protection officials said a 24-year-old woman driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty attempted to cross into El Paso from Juarez when she became nervous during the initial inspection. -- She was selected for a secondary inspection where a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the roof of the vehicle.......

East Bay Express         
State Senator Kevin de León Visits Oakland to 'Celebrate' New Sanctuary State Law  
Wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey and preaching an immigrants' rights message — Leviticus 19:34: "you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt" --- the Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Jr., welcomed state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León to Oakland's Allen Temple Baptist Church on Sunday. -- De León is the author of SB 54, the California Values Act. Also known as the state sanctuary bill, it firms up California's rules preventing local law enforcement agencies from helping the federal government enforce immigration laws.......

Conservative Review          
Kate Steinle's killer goes on trial as Kate's Law goes nowhere 
The trial for the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015 begins this week. It brings the case to a close but leaves the immigration debate far from settled and the law passed in her name stalled in the U.S. Senate. -- Jose Ines Garcia Zarate claims that Steinle's death was an accident. He said he found a handgun wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on the pier and that it fired as he tried to extract it, shooting the 32-year-old Steinle in the back while she was walking with her father.......

Breitbart          
Trump's Pick to Run DHS Allied with 'Never Trump' National Security Establishment 
President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not only previously worked alongside national security establishment figures who aligned themselves with the failed “Never Trump” movement, --- she has also been endorsed by members of the defunct group. -- Kirstjen Nielsen, a former official under President George W. Bush, was chosen by Trump to replace Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, who has been influential in moving forward on an initiative to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.......

October 23, 2017

ImmigrationReform.com          
A Two-Faced Mexico 
Ask any Mexican diplomat what is the most important pillar of foreign policy; and you will be told that it is non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other nations. But, does Mexico practice what it preaches? -- As Breibart News reports, “The government of Mexico stepped into the fight against the State of Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law.” Siding with the Texas jurisdictions that have sued to bar the new state law prohibiting sanctuary policies, the Mexican intervention took the form of an amicus (friend of the court) legal argument that claimed the Texas law interferes with its right to protect its citizens residing in Texas. -- Mexican intervention in U.S. domestic affairs is not unprecedented. In fact, it occurs frequently as it defends its citizens who reside illegally here so they can send back remittances to relatives in Mexico.......

Free Beacon         
MSNBC Segment Proves U.S. Border Needs Bigger Wall 
MSNBC aired a segment on Monday about President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, which ultimately proved the U.S.-Mexico border needs a bigger wall. -- The Trump administration has approved the construction of eight prototypes of the border wall. These prototypes are nearing completion as the administration's deadline approaches. The prototypes have several guidelines they must satisfy. For instance, concrete walls have to be 30 ft. tall while walls made from alternate materials have to be 18 to 30 ft. tall. -- MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff went to preview the prototypes that are being built between two existing border fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. During the segment, Soboroff was interviewing border patrol agent Roy Villareal when several migrants were caught on camera jumping the existing fence into the United States.......

WLTX         
Gov. McMaster Wants to Prevent 'Sanctuary Cities' in South Carolina 
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and several state lawmakers are proposing a bill that would impose penalties on any city in the state that tries to become a "sanctuary city." -- McMaster outlined his plans Monday morning. -- "We want to be sure people are obeying the law," he said. -- A sanctuary city is a municipality that limits how much it helps the federal government enforce immigration laws. That might include directing police not to question people about their immigration status if those persons are detained. ......

Breitbart          
International Red Cross Equates Mexico-Texas Border with War Zone 
Reynosa. Tamps. -- During a visit to this border city, members of the International Red Cross found empty schools and fear in the streets after months of regular, large-scale gun battles by cartel members featuring grenade launchers, machine guns, and armored vehicles. -- During his visit to Mexico, Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross spent time in Reynosa, a battlefront between rival groups of the Gulf Cartel that continue to fight over the territory. The purpose of the visit by the Red Cross was to evaluate the effects of organized crime and illegal immigration in Tamaulipas. One of the concerns expressed by Maurer was the humanitarian crisis in the northern parts of Mexico where citizens cannot enjoy access to basic services like education or medical care without running the risk of becoming victims to organized crime.......

KRMG         
Trial for suspect in slaying that triggered illegal immigration furor gets underway 
Trial is set to begin this week for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he shot and killed a woman on a popular San Francisco pier. -- Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, acknowledges shooting Kate Steinle in the back while she was walking with her father on the downtown pier July 1, 2015. -- But Zarate said the shooting was accidental. He said he was handling a handgun he found wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on the pier when it accidentally fired. - The handgun belonged to a Bureau of Land Management ranger who reported that it was stolen from his parked car in San Francisco a week before Steinle was shot. ......

Breitbart          
Don't Blame Sanctuary Cities for Kate Steinle's Death, Says California Paper 
A California newspaper says that sanctuary city policies are not to blame for the murder of San Francisco tourist Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015. The latest attempt to shift the blame follows claims by the attorney for the criminal illegal alien, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a.k.a Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, that the gun is at fault. -- “What doesn't matter is that Garcia Zarate (Sanchez) is Mexican. Nor does it matter how he got across the border,” the Sacramento Bee editorial board writes. “It also doesn't matter that San Francisco is a sanctuary city in what is now a sanctuary state. And it really doesn't matter that some people insist building a wall along the border with Mexico would have prevented Garcia Zarate from illegally entering the United States six times.”......

Press Release          
FAIR Urges Congress to Implement Trump Immigration Priorities Before Opening DACA Talks  
"President Trump recently laid out a set of major immigration priorities that are overwhelmingly popular with the American electorate --- including enhanced border security, robust interior enforcement, and reducing legal immigration levels while moving to a modern, merit-based system. These are all issues the president was elected on, and therefore should be priorities of the administration and Congress. These priorities seek to implement a long overdue lawful system of immigration --- one where laws are enforced, rules are followed, and the needs of Americans citizens come first. ......

Delco News Network         
Protesters demand justice for DREAMERS  
Residents in the 7th Congressional District hand delivered a petition on Thursday to the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford, urging him to support a “clean” DREAM Act and asking that protections for over 800,000 immigrant youth not be tacked onto another bill. More than a dozen individuals from the region gathered to plead for the preservation of rights to foreign youth who came to the United States as children, and know nothing of their family's country of origin. Not only would deportation hurt those individuals, it would be damaging to the entire community, they said.......

LA Daily News          
How Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his LA gig national  
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House. -- At least not yet. -- “I have a job I love,” Garcetti said as he makes the rounds at the Democratic National Committee's annual meeting in Nevada on Saturday. But the 46-year-old mayor adds that he wants Democrats to have “a wide open field” in 2020, and he argues that the party needs “new energy” and “a generational moment” at all levels if it hopes to counter President Donald Trump. -- After winning an easy second term this year, Garcetti is an increasingly visible figure nationally, traveling to raise money and campaign for other Democrats. His name already is familiar to many Americans because his father, Gil, led the Los Angeles prosecutor's office during the O.J. Simpson trial.......

KGBT          
After 3rd DWI conviction, government wants to deport Mexican for the 4th time 
After his third drunken driving conviction, the federal government wants to deport a Mexican man for the fourth time. --Joel Castro-Salazar, a Mexican citizen who lived in Mission, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated on Wednesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Castro the next day. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the third (3rd) time on May 31, 2014, via the Eagle Pass, Texas, Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

Observer        
Schumer Hopes to Have DACA Deal By End of Year 
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says that he and other Democrats will secure an agreement to protect undocumented youths brought into the United States in their early childhood by the end of the year, with or without President Trump's help. -- Last month, Trump ordered a phaseout of the Deferred Action and Childhood Arrivals program started by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and gave Congress six months to come up with immigration legislation. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed on the framework of a deal with Trump to protect DACA recipients “as soon as possible” and said both sides agreed that a border wall would not be included.......

Village Voice         
Illegals Tell Trump: We Won't Trade Our Freedoms 
After weeks of fraught negotiations, the fate of a potential legislative replacement for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program still hasn't been resolved, leaving the hundreds of thousands of undocumented Americans previously shielded by the program in a state of legal limbo as its March 5 termination date approaches. -- The possibility of a compromise with Democratic congressional leaders — which would have involved granting permanent legal status to DACA recipients in exchange for a border security boost --- was thrown into further doubt recently when the White House walked back a verbal agreement that had apparently been reached between Trump and Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi........

Homeland Preparedness  News        
CBP hosts event to promote cross-border relations with Mexico 
Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Ronald Vitiello recently visited El Paso, Texas, and Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, for an event promoting cross-border relations between the two countries. -- On Oct. 19, CBP personnel were in El Paso to discuss the agency's day-to-day duties as well as its Air and Marine Operations branch with area residents. -- The agency hosted informational booths for its young adult-focused Explorer Program, canine and horse patrol units, and CBP's elite BORTAC and BORSTAR special operations division. A helicopter was also parked nearby for attendees to tour as well as CBP recruiter stations for questions regarding CBP careers.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in September 2017
On September 1, 2017 Oregon's Marion County had 231 of the 971 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 23.79 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 231 criminal aliens incarcerated on September 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

Examiner          
ICE to target employers who hire illegals 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is prepared to criminally prosecute illegal immigrants in the workplace, as well as those employers who hire them. -- "While we focus on the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal workers, under the current administration's enforcement priorities, workers encountered during these investigations who are unauthorized to remain in the United States are also subject to administrative arrest and removal from the country," ICE spokeswoman Danielle Bennett said in an email to the Washington Examiner.......

Breitbart          
Mexico Butts into Fight Against Texas' Sanctuary City Ban 
The government of Mexico stepped into the fight against the State of Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law. Mexico filed an amicus brief in support of the several Texas cities and organizations bringing suit against the state seeking to overturn the SB4 legislation on constitutional grounds. -- In a statement on Mexico's official government website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs misstates provisions of the Texas law signed by Governor Greg Abbott earlier this year. Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso wrote that the law “requires” police officers and other state officers to ask about the immigration status of anyone they stop. That statement is not correct.......

Joe Guzzardi -- Noozhawk         
To Protect Criminal Aliens, Jerry Brown Defies the Constitution 
Jury selection is underway in Kate Steinle's tragic, infamous, preventable murder in 2015. The 32-year-old woman was strolling San Francisco's popular Pier 14 in broad daylight with her father when a five-time deported, seven-time convicted illegal alien and Mexican national shot her in the back, and killed her. -- In the days immediately following the murder, the defendant was known as Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a false identity. His true name is Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, and when arrested he was a fugitive from justice.......

LA Times        
Sen. Tom Cotton chides Californians: 'Your sanctuary cities weren't enough, you had to have a sanctuary state instead'  
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton told California Republicans they should expect better days ahead, in part, because of liberal overreach by California Democrats on taxes, immigration and other issues affecting the daily lives of working-class Americans. -- Cotton invoked the memory of former president and California governor Ronald Reagan as a guiding light, and ridiculed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) as a harbinger of doom.......

Fox 5 San Diego        
Billionaire launches $10 million campaign to impeach Trump 
Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending what an aide says is “well over $10 million” on a national TV ad campaign Friday calling for President Donald Trump‘s impeachment. -- The campaign is a bid by Steyer --- who has not ruled out a run for office himself --- to “demand that elected officials take a stand” on an issue Democratic leaders have so far largely avoided. -- “A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less. And today, people in Congress and his own administration know that this President is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” Steyer says in the ad, which largely features him speaking directly to the camera.......

CT Post          
Blumenthal: Halt immigration action in "sensitive places" 
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, and a group of 19 other Democratic senators are demanding a halt to recent federal immigration enforcement at sensitive locations such as schools, hospitals and religious institutions. -- “We have heard reports of ICE agents apprehending undocumented immigrants in sensitive locations and other critical sites that provide basic services,” Blumenthal and the senators told Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke in a letter. -- “Agents have reportedly arrested a father while he dropped off his children at school, a domestic violence victim at a courthouse, and a group of men exiting a church shelter, among others,” Blumenthal said. “These reports have generated fear in immigrant communities, leading some families to cancel medical appointments or not send their children to school.”......

Bloomberg         
Harry Reid Takes Time Out From Retirement to Blast Trump, Kelly 
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday urged White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to focus on managing President Donald Trump instead of picking fights with a congresswoman. -- “I would hope that they would stop sending this four-star general out and put him back where he belongs ---- trying to control Trump,” the Nevada Democrat said during a surprise speech at the Democratic National Committee's fall meeting in Las Vegas.......

LMT Online          
Drug bust at International Bridge yields over $900k of heroin, meth 
Two men from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico were recently arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than $900,000 in heroin and methamphetamine, according to court documents. -- A federal judge ordered Alfredo Mario Alberto Ruiz Esparza Navarrete and Raul Cardenas Camarillo, both 41, detained, pending further court proceedings, according to court records obtained this week. -- On Sept. 29, Ruiz Esparza arrived at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in a 2007 Honda Odyssey with Cardenas as a passenger. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred them to secondary inspection. -- "CBP officers discovered numerous bundles secreted within the rear seats of the Honda," states the criminal complaint filed Oct. 2.......

KGBT        
Following MS-13 arrest, Border Patrol asks public to report suspicious activity 
Following the recent arrest of a gang member from the notoriously violent street gang MS-13, Border Patrol agents advise residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity in the Rio Grande Valley. -- On Oct. 10, agents encountered a Salvadorian national near Falfurrias. Record checks revealed the man was a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, and had been charged with aggravated homicide in El Salvador in 2011. -- Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Robert Rodriguez says record checks commonly reveal gang members' extensive criminal histories, not only in the United States, but in their home countries.......

October 22, 2017

Breitbart          
Kobach: Opponents of Immigration Enforcement Flood the Courts with Baseless Lawsuits 
Last week, the City of San Jose, California, filed a lawsuit against President Trump and his acting secretary of homeland security, in an attempt to stop the Trump Administration from rescinding President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty known as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (or “DACA”). The case joins four similar lawsuits filed by the Board of Regents of the University of California, by the States of California, Minnesota, and Maine, by Santa Clara County, and by six DACA recipients living in California. -- In September, President Trump announced that the illegal DACA amnesty would be rescinded; but any of the more than 886,000 existing amnesty recipients whose deferred action status ended before March 2018 could seek a renewal. Now, this salvo of lawsuits seeks to preserve the DACA amnesty indefinitely.......

Liberty Conservative         
Liberals Demonstrate Anti-Humanitarian Hypocrisy By Supporting Illegal Alien Abortions 
Immigration is a hot button issue. The rise of candidate Donald Trump and his ascension to the White House escalated the controversy surrounding illegal immigration. Under the previous administration of Barack Obama, those who resided here illegally were given greater leniency as undocumented immigrants. -- When Trump criticized those who could not enter our country lawfully, he was torn to shreds for it by the liberal press. For many pro-illegal immigration liberals, this is a humanitarian issue. Laws regarding immigration are irrelevant when lives are at stake.......

WTHR       
Appeals court takes early look at lawsuits in DACA cases 
A federal appeals court in New York agreed Friday to take an early look at some legal issues surrounding President Donald Trump's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. -- Two lawsuits filed in Brooklyn have sought to block the Republican president from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. It currently includes hundreds of thousands of college-age students.......

Breitbart          
New York Magazine: Democrats Commit Suicide By Favoring Migrants 
Democrats are committing political suicide by refusing to moderate their migrant-first policy agenda, says the liberal intellectual who launched the push for same-sex marriage. -- Andrew Sullivan, the immigrant British-born author who championed the same-sex movement, writes in New York Magazine: Democrats in 2017, in general, tend to criticize the use of immigration enforcement, and tend to side with those accused of violating immigration law, as a broad matter of principle beyond opposing the particular actions of the administration ... Democrats are no longer as willing to attack “illegal immigration” as a fundamental problem anymore.......

KGBT        
Border Patrol: Teen driver causes rollover accident during human smuggling attempt 
A teen is now free from custody after a rollover accident during a human smuggling attempt in Hidalgo County. -- On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents responded after reports of a vehicle seen speeding near Anzalduas Park in Mission. -- Border Patrol agents say when they located the vehicle, the teen driver made an abrupt maneuver that caused the vehicle to rollover, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.......

Desert Sun       
Behind efforts to build prototypes of Trump's border wall, emails show a confusing and haphazard process 
San Diego -- Construction workers synchronized the movements of two yellow cranes, creating a delicate dance between the machines as they hoisted a 30-foot-long concrete panel. The first crane lifted the panel off the bed of an 18-wheeler, while the second pulled it upright into position.-- Workers repeated the process one last time to complete one prototype of what could become President Donald Trump's border wall. -- Nearby, on the fenced site a few yards from the U.S.-Mexico border, another set of workers laid the foundation for a competing border wall design.......

October 21, 2017

UPI          
Mexico joins Texas municipalities suing over Texas 'sanctuary city' law 
Mexico's government has joined Texas municipalities suing the state for its new law barring local governments from implementing what are known as "sanctuary city" policies protecting undocumented immigrants. -- Mexican government lawyers said Texas Senate Bill 4 forces the nation to treat Texas differently than other states. -- "Given the importance of the international relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, it is essential that Mexico be able to approach its discussions with one consistent negotiating partner rather than having to enter into 50 different negotiations with each state regarding the type and extent of immigration enforcement that will occur in that state," the Mexican government wrote in an amicus brief filed late Thursday and obtained by McClatchy.......

Breitbart          
13 Clueless Lowlights from George W. Bush's Trump-bashing Speech 
They like him. They really, really like him. -- Former President George W. Bush discovered this week that all he had to do to make the media finally like him was take a rhetorical swing at Donald Trump. -- And it didn't hurt that he teamed up with Barack Obama to do it. The result was a media swoon. The New York Times crooned: “Without Saying ‘Trump,' Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes.”......

Conservative Treehouse          
Reconciling The Confusion: Jesus "Jose" Campos Missing --- Is Campos an Illegal Alien? 
According to numerous media reports the security guard in the Mandalay Bay Massacre, Jose Campos is missing. Apparently no media have been able to identify his location and Las Vegas officials are unwilling to state his whereabouts. -- The Mandalay Bay security guard who disappeared last week moments before he was scheduled to break his silence in television interviews has not been heard from since he went to a walk-in health clinic, his union president said.......

AP         
Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency 
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House. -- Bannon's scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a Bush speech in New York earlier this week, in which the 43rd president denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics and warned that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity.......

KATU        
Sheriff's office: Deputies didn't intentionally violate policy on ICE sharing 
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has cleared deputies they say did not intentionally violate policy when they shared information with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents last December. -- Emails obtained by the Portland Tribune in February show deputies helping ICE officials deport undocumented immigrants. -- The sheriff's office says an internal investigation found policy directions regarding such interactions were unclear and that actions taken were compliant with directives put in place previously.......

The Hill        
Bannon warns California may try to secede  
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon warned Friday that California may attempt to secede from the United States in the next decade if Republicans do not attempt to reassume control of the state. -- "If you do not roll this back .... 10 or 15 years from now the folks in Silicon Valley and the progressive left in this state are going to try to secede from the Union," Bannon told a group of college Republicans in Anaheim, Calif.......

Glenn Spencer       
Another see-through Trump Wall?  
I may have spoken too soon when I said there was only one see-through Trump Wall prototype. -- The latest report from the Otay Mesa shows the last of eight types going up, and it appears to be an even more see-through that the first. -- In fact, it seems to be a stretched version of the fence installed at my ranch, eight years ago.

GOPUSA         
Sessions: DACA bill needs border security, 'more than just amnesty' 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel Wednesday that he could accept a DACA replacement bill if it is coupled with border security measures, and that any deal has to be “more than just an amnesty.” -- Sessions also defended the administration's decision to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that DACA “could not be sustained” and that it was “unlawful.”......

VOA        
Mexico Argues Texas Immigration Law Will Harm Relations  
A Texas law banning sanctuary cities would harm diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico argues in a brief submitted to the appeals court reviewing the law. -- The brief, filed Thursday with the Fifth District Court of Appeals in New Orleans, says whenever state or local officials act improperly in upholding the sanctuary law, the U.S. federal government would be unable to resolve the problem or prevent similar ones. Thus it runs the risk "that actions of a state or its officials regarding immigration enforcement could irreparably damage U.S. foreign policy interests with respect to a particular country."......

Breitbart          
Trump's DHS Pick Aided in Bush Hurricane Katrina Response, Let 30K Illegal Aliens Take US Jobs 
President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen, was at the center of a plan that allowed thousands of illegal aliens to come to the United States to take coveted American blue-collar jobs from hundreds of thousands of citizens who had lost their livelihood in the historic natural disaster. --- In 2005, as President George W. Bush‘s special assistant for prevention, preparedness, and response, Nielsen was part of a team --- known as the Homeland Security Council --- inside the administration that aided in responding to Hurricane Katrina, including decisions to temporarily dismantle pro-American worker laws......

NBC San Diego        
Border Patrol Makes 2 Narcotic Arrests in Under an Hour 
Border Patrol agents in El Centro made two separate narcotic arrests in under an hour Friday morning. -- The incidents both occurred off a Highway 86 checkpoint around 9 a.m., according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).-- The first incident occurred at 9:15 a.m., when a 21-year-old woman being transported on a Crusero/International California bus approached the checkpoint. The bus was directed to a secondary inspection, and a canine team alerted agents to the seat containing the woman. -- The woman was inspected and found to have narcotics strapped to her abdomen, according to CBP.......

October 20, 2017

KGBT         
Police: Suspected drug runner in custody following crash in Mission 
Police say a suspected drug runner is in custody after a car crashed into the Rio Grande in Mission. -- Mission police Lt. Jody Tittle says the suspect drove a car off a boat launch at Chimney Park RV Resort and into the Rio Grande. -- A dive team has been called to pull the car from the water.......

Breitbart          
Armed Mexican Cartel Scouts Sentenced for Fighting Border Patrol Agents 
Tucson -- Two illegal aliens from Mexico working as armed cartel scouts were sent to prison on smuggling and weapons charges. -- This week, Jose Abelardo Guzman Perez went before Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins for Arizona, who sentenced him to more than eight years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy and armed struggle with federal law enforcement. Guzman's accomplice, Lorenzo Infante Ortiz, previously pleaded guilty to similar charges and is serving a three-year prison sentence.......

Investors.com         
Democrats Yelp As Trump Upholds Constitution 
Donald Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor.-- The question now is whether the author of "The Art of the Deal" --- and congressional Republicans and Democrats --- can maneuver and compromise on these issues in ways that produce sensible public policy.......

Breitbart          
Cartel Shootout in Mexican Border State Lasted Eight Hours Before Troops Intervened 
More than 100 gunmen took part in a series of large-scale shootouts between factions of the Sinaloa and Juarez Cartels in the border state of Chihuahua. The skirmish took place in a rural mountain area that went on for more than eight hours until state and federal authorities arrived. -- The fighting occurred in the rural community of Uruachi where the 1,100 residents were left helpless as the local police force stood helplessly after being outgunned and outnumbered by the large cartel armies, El Diario de Chihuahua reported.......

WLS         
Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time 
About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time. -- That's according to preliminary numbers released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security.-- President Donald Trump last month announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, which protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation. -- But he said those whose authorizations were set to expire within six months could apply for renewals --- so long as they did so by Oct. 5......

CNS News         
Pelosi on Her, Schumer and Trump: 'We Said We Had Shared Values When We Spoke With Him' 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at a press conference yesterday at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights that when she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump for dinner at the White House last month they told him they had shared values with him.-- “We said we had shared values when we spoke with him,” Pelosi said, according to the videotape of the press conference posted on her Facebook page.......

LA Daily News          
Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio blasts Maxine Waters, California, predicts an upset  
Joe Arpaio, the avowed “America's Toughest Sheriff,” inserted his barbed rhetoric into a Los Angeles-area congressional race Thursday night, predicting an upset victory for Republican Omar Navarro while blasting Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters and other California politicians. -- “I don't know her, but I don't like her,” the former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff told about 50 Navarro supporters at a campaign fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. “If you can't beat her, Omar, there's something wrong.”......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Multnomah County Second in Foreign National Crime in September 2017
On September 1, 2017 Oregon's Multnomah County had 205 of the 971 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 21.11 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. --The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 205 criminal aliens incarcerated on September 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers..........

Examiner         
Trump's border wall prototypes already being tested by illegals 
Not even the site where President Trump's massive border wall project is coming to life is impervious to illegal border crossings. - Several immigration officials told the Washington Examiner during a trip to the border Wednesday that agents have apprehended unauthorized immigrants inside the construction zone where eight border wall prototypes are currently being built. -- "There have been arrests made where individuals crossed illegally into the United States," said U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego division chief Mario Villarreal. "We've had additional resources there in the form of our horse control and ATVs."......

CIS.org          
Sonoma County Creates a Sanctuary for Fire Bugs 
Between 1994 and 1998, I lived in the Marina District of San Francisco, while working for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The rent was not cheap, but it was more affordable than it is today because a large number of residents who had previously lived in the Marina had left following a major disaster: the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. -- One of the things that you learn when you live in Northern California is that in the summer and fall (and especially following a rainy winter like the last one) you should clear brush and weeds from around your residence, to reduce the fire risk. Maybe California should clear out its arsonists, too.......

NumbersUSA          
AG Sessions Talks Immigration During Senate Hearing 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on several topics including immigration. Sessions defended the DOJ's ability to limit federal grants to sanctuary cities and said that DACA recipients should not be given amnesty in exchange for just border security. -- Sessions defended Pres. Trump's decision to end the DACA program since it was unconstitutional and said that it us up to Congress to act on this issue. -- “The DACA policy produced by the last administration could not be sustained,” Sessions said during the hearing. “It was unlawful and contrary to the laws passed by this Constitution --- this institution. In Congress, you now have the ability to act on this issue.”......

Oregon Live -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Criminal illegal alien Roger Gastelum-Medina: Shooter in 2016 Aloha killing sentenced to life in prison
A 22-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for fatally shooting another man in Aloha in June 2016. -- Roger Gastelum-Medina, standing in an orange jail uniform between his attorney and an interpreter in Washington County Circuit Court, apologized for killing 21-year-old Yusuf Sharif of Beaverton after an argument. -- "I just want to say I'm sorry," he said. "I'm really sorry for everything." -- Gastelum-Medina and Sharif knew each other before the shooting and both regularly used and sold methamphetamine, the prosecution and defense said during trial. The shooting was the culmination of "bad history" between Gastelum-Medina and Sharif, according to the prosecution. Gastelum-Medina believed Sharif owed him money from an earlier drug deal rip-off and he suspected Sharif was trying to woo Gastelum-Medina's girlfriend away from him...........

October 19, 2017

Daily Mail        
George W. Bush comes out of retirement to throw shade at Trump as he denounces 'bullying and prejudice' in politics and praises the value of immigration 
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that 'bullying and prejudice' has become a caustic norm in American public life. -- At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices.... [Also: "We can't wish globalism away"] ...

Breitbart          
ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” -- Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.......

TPM         
Court Halts Judge's Ruling Allowing Illegal Alien To Get An Abortion 
An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a short ruling allowing the teenager to be taken to a counseling meeting with the doctor who would perform the abortion. Texas state law requires women to receive counseling 24 hours before an abortion. If the appeals court lifts the stay during a hearing Friday morning, the teen would still potentially be able to have the procedure later Friday or on Saturday.......

KFMB       
San Diego illegal alien set to be deported after ICE check-in 
State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher will join with community leaders, including the local hotel and service industry union, to protest the deportation of Silvia Ocampo Thursday. -- Union leaders say Ocampo is a single mother of a disabled 8-year-old child who's slated to be deported Thursday before a scheduled hearing in October that could allow her to stay in the country. -- Friends say Silvia Ocampo has been living in the United States for 24 years and has been allowed to stay in the country as long as she checks in regularly with immigration authorities.......

Breitbart          
Illegal Alien Words And Actions Kill Their Own Cause 
When it comes to illegal aliens, I've not been in the camp of “deport ‘em all and let God sort ‘em out.” But the way some of these trespassers have been acting lately is causing me to have second thoughts. - Democrats on Capitol Hill recently staged a dog-and-pony show featuring insulting, in-your-face, illegal aliens who object to President Donald Trump's immigration reform policies, especially as it applies to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The so-called “dreamers.”......

CBS Chicago          
Durbin Slams Sessions For Threatening Funds To Sanctuary Cities 
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin had a tense exchange with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill, over the Trump administration's threats to strip federal grants from so-called “sanctuary cities” like Chicago. -- Sessions repeatedly has said cities that do not actively assist federal immigration enforcement efforts will not be allowed to receive law enforcement grants.......

Daily Caller        
Sessions Admits The Wall Won't Run Full Length Of The Border 
Trump himself has previously suggested that a border wall need not cover every stretch of the border, as natural barriers deter passage and unlawful entry. -- “It's a 2,000 mile border, but you don't need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers,” the president told reporters aboard Air Force One in July. “You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don't really have people crossing.”.....

Breitbart          
Mexican Government Willing to Extradite Cartel-Linked Border Governor to Texas 
The Mexican government announced the formal detention with the intent to extradite a former Tamaulipas governor wanted in Texas on money laundering and bank fraud charges. The politician is accused of receiving bribes from drug cartels operating freely while he was in office. -- This week, Mexico's Attorney General's Office filed the paperwork to detain former governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores in connection with a series of criminal indictments filed against him in the U.S. Southern District of Texas. The charges include five counts of money laundering, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of bank fraud. ......

Hawaii News Now        
Stranded Waikiki fishing vessel raises illegal immigration concerns 
Federal immigration officials are now investigating the fishing boat that ran aground with 20 people on board in Waikiki last week. -- "We don't know who they were, where they are --- at least I don't know --- and it raises the question of, 'is this a human trafficking situation or something else that we need to deal with more aggressively,'” Bruce Anderson, Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Aquatic Resources Administrator said. -- Anderson said there were only five fishermen with licenses assigned to the 79-foot Pacific Paradise. However, there were 19 fishermen on board with the captain when it ran aground in Waikiki last Tuesday night.......

Your Central Valley          
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox talks Trump and immigration (DACA) in downtown Fresno 
Former President of Mexico (Vicente Fox) spoke in downtown Fresno Wednesday morning about Mexico and U.S relations. -- He spoke about DACA, the North American Free Trade Agreement and had some strong words about Mexico paying to build a border wall. -- Mexico's 55th President spoke at the Saroyan Theatre to community members and students, afterwards he held a private lunch, then concluded the day with a press conference where spoke very candid about this thoughts on President Trump and his policies. -- "I don't have anything against Trump, except that he is crazy," said Vicente Fox, Former Mexican President.......

Lynden Tribune         
Skagit Valley College DREAMers take a stand  
Mount Vernon, Wash. -- Students at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon are standing in support of immigrants affected by the recently rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. -- The rollback of the legislation enacted by President Obama in 2012 impacts those who were previously protected from deportation. Children brought to the U.S. illegally as minors who qualified under the program will lose their legal documentation and potentially the ability to work or obtain a higher education. -- There are an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients nationally and more than 17,500 in Washington. Many of the “Dreamers” are students in colleges and universities.......


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