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November 1, 2017

Breitbart          
GRAPHIC: Mexican Cartel Dismembers, Grills Innocent Civilians      
Morelia, Mich. -- One of the Mexican cartels fighting for control of this state escalated their terrorist activities by dismembering innocent victims and roasting their body-parts to leverage local support. Such tactics are becoming a part of everyday life in this state while officials continue to minimize regional safety concerns. -- This week, members of the Nueva Familia Michoacana Cartel carried out a series of gory executions in the rural areas between Apatzingan and La Ruana. Operatives kidnapped 11 victims from which the remains of only three were recovered.......

GOPUSA / Washington Times         
Justice needed in Kate Steinle case     
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who was arrested two years ago for killing 32-year-old Kate Steinle, out on an evening stroll with her father on the San Francisco waterfront, finally went on trial for murder last week. Mr. Zarate, a career criminal, is something of an illegal-immigration artist. He had been deported five times. -- Justice delayed is justice denied, and 27 months have passed for Miss Steinle's parents waiting to get their day in court. Congress, as is often its leisurely custom, has still not got around to completing legislation, named Kate's Law, strengthening penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. The Republican majority in the House passed the legislation, 257 votes to 157, together with a measure that would prohibit so-called sanctuary cities and counties from receiving certain federal grants. All but one Republican voted for Kate's Law, and were joined by 24 Democrats.......

Washington Times          
Sen. Lindsey Graham says cutting Diversity Visa Lottery could be part of DACA fix      
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery — the method the suspect in the New York terrorist attack used to gain a foothold in the U.S. --- should be part of any bill to legalize illegal immigrant Dreamers. -- Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, has been among the chief GOP supporters of granting Dreamers a pathway to citizenship, but said Wednesday any such move needs to be coupled with stepped-up enforcement, and he said cutting the lottery program is part of that. -- “Count me in for wanting to eliminate the lottery system,” Mr. Graham said.......

Daily Mail         
Armed police at Covent Garden as pedestrian is 'trapped beneath London black cab' after it mounts the curb and ploughs into crowds causing 'multiple injuries'  
A pedestrian has been trapped under a London black cab and three others are injured after it mounted a kerb and smashed into crowds in Covent Garden. -- Armed police are currently on the scene at the tourist hot spot after reports that the vehicle smashed into people as shoppers watched on in horror. -- Metropolitan Police confirmed the driver was being held after stopping at the scene and do not believe the incident was terror-related.......

Daily Mail          
Trump says 'Send him to Gitmo' as he considers banishing 'animal' New York terror suspect to military prison and tells Congress to get rid of diversity lottery that gave Uzbek national a green card      
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would consider sending Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek national who plowed a rented truck through a bike lane full of cyclists and pedestrians on Tuesday, to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. -- 'I would certainly consider that, yes. I would certainly consider that. Send him to Gitmo,' Trump said. -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters hours later during a briefing that 'the point he was making is that he supports --- or would support that, but he wasn't necessarily advocating for it.'......

Breitbart          
Dems weigh government shutdown over Dreamers fight      
Senate Democrats are weighing whether to use their ultimate leverage --- the threat of a government shutdown in December --- in their bid to protect hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers from possible deportation. -- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a prospective 2020 presidential hopeful, raised the specter of a year-end showdown last week when she declared she wouldn't vote for a spending bill that doesn't help children of undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. Republicans will need Democratic votes --- definitely in the Senate and almost certainly in the House, too --- to pass legislation to keep the government funded. ......

Mark Krikorian -- CIS.org         
Immigration Brief: The Diversity Visa Lottery      
The second installment of the Immigration Briefs video series discusses the drawbacks of the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Every year, this program secures green cards for 50,000 foreign nationals from countries with supposedly low rates of immigration. The lottery system is flawed, with many detractors pointing to its failure to diversify immigration, low applicant requirements, rampant fraud, and the potential national security risks.......

Breitbart          
John McCain Continues to Dodge Questions on Role in Trump Hoax Dossier      
Sen. John McCain has still not responded to questions raised in light of the disclosure last Tuesday that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research utilized in the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump. -- In December, it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier produced by the Washington firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as a partial basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.......

Bloomberg        
Border-Wall Bidders Plead for Trump's Help to Fend Off Opponents      
Construction companies worried about a backlash for working on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are pushing for federal protections, including stopping cities and states from penalizing them, as a new battle erupts over his crackdown on illegal immigration. -- The Associated General Contractors of America wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue to prevent states and localities from denying contracts or divesting from companies that participate in wall construction. The group also wants assurances that local authorities will provide reasonable protection for workers and equipment on job sites, as well as contractor reimbursement for security costs or damage from vandalism.......

Breitbart          
GOP-Led Congress Ignored Plan to Ax 'Diversity Visa' Used by NYC Terror Suspect      
Sitting in the GOP-led House is legislation that would do nothing else but immediately eliminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, the visa program used by the New York City terror suspect to enter the United States in 2010. -- Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) introduced the SAFE for America Act to end the Diversity Visa Lottery in March, but not even the House Judiciary Committee has taken the bill up for consideration yet. -- The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.......

Willammete Weekly -- Portland        
ICE Arrested an Illegal Alien Just Outside a Portland Hospital      
This fall, two controversial arrests in the Portland area raised fears that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are breaking federal laws and their own rules. -- Now WW has learned of a third. -- The likely rule-breaking by the feds extends as far back as March 13, 2017, when ICE agents watched a man leave Legacy Emanuel Health Center in North Portland and arrested him at a bus stop just outside the hospital --- a clear violation of the agency's own "sensitive locations" policy, says Legacy Health. -- About two weeks ago, a lawyer investigating the incident for Legacy met with ICE officials to complain. "We have clear and convincing proof that ICE violated its sensitive space policy by coming onto the campus," says Legacy Health spokesman Brian Terrett.......

Breitbart          
Menendez defends Schumer, immigration policy, against Trump charges in NYC attack      
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday came to the defense of Sen. Chuck Schumer who Donald Trump attacked as contributing to an immigration system that allowed into the United States the Uzbekistan native accused of mowing down and killing eight people in New York City with a rental truck on Tuesday. -- In defending his counterpart from New York, Menendez, who was entering the federal courthouse in Newark for the continuation of his bribery trial, said the United States needs to concentrate its counter-terrorism efforts on fighting the beliefs at the core of radical Islamist terrorists.......

Breitbart          
Report: NYC Foreign Terror Suspect Entered U.S. with 'Diversity Visa' Trump Wants to End      
The suspected foreign national terrorist behind the New York City attack that has left at least eight individuals dead came to the United States years ago through the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that President Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have demanded an end to. -- According to ABC New York, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov --- the man who allegedly mowed down pedestrians in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City --- entered the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Lottery before obtaining a Green Card.......

KGBT          
Government wants to deport Mexican with 3 DWI convictions for the 5th time      
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport a Mexican man with three drunken driving convictions for the fifth time. -- Officers detained Luis Enrique Villarreal-Arevalo, 43, a Mexican citizen who lived in Donna, at the Hidalgo County jail on Saturday. -- "Records checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the fourth (4th) time on June 6, 2016, via the Laredo, Texas, Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

10 News -- San Diego        
Trump blames Democrats, immigration policies for NYC terror attack     
President Donald Trump, less than 24 hours after a 29-year-old Uzbek national allegedly drove a truck down a bike path and killed at least eight people, blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democrats for immigration policies he claims allowed the suspect to enter the United States. -- In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump turned his focus from comforting those impacted in New York and focused on advocating for the tougher immigration laws that defined his 2016 campaign.......

Chicago Sun Times         
Luis Gutierrez: Articles of impeachment against Trump before Thanksgiving      
Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Tuesday that he was working with others in Congress to draft articles of impeachment to remove President Donald Trump from office. -- Speaking at the City Club of Chicago Tuesday morning, the Near Northwest Side Democrat said he was working with other members of the House Judiciary Committee to draft the impeachment articles and introduce them before Thanksgiving, according to Doug Rivlin, a spokesman for the congressman. -- Gutierrez did not specify the grounds on which the articles would be introduced......

Politico         
Trump to meet GOP senators on DACA fix      
President Donald Trump has invited several Senate Republicans to the White House on Thursday to hash out details of a potential legislative measure on so-called Dreamers, according to multiple senators who plan to attend. -- The invitation list for the meeting, confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and others familiar with it, is still fluctuating, but at least a half-dozen senators who have privately been trying to hammer out an immigration plan are expected to attend.......

WKRN         
THP: Driver says he was paid to deliver 16 illegal Aliens to Georgia      
A driver pulled over on Interstate 24 last Wednesday for a traffic violation says he was paid to deliver more than a dozen illegal immigrants, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.-- THP says the driver was acting “extremely nervous” during the traffic stop and admitted he was driving the 16 immigrants from Houston, Texas, to Atlanta, Georgia. -- He also said he was being paid $50 per person to deliver the people to Georgia, authorities said.......

October 31, 2017

AJC        
Georgia could see expansion in immigration enforcement program      
The Trump administration is considering expanding a controversial federal immigration enforcement program to two additional counties in Georgia and one in each of the Carolinas, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.-- Named after the federal law that authorizes it, the 287(g) program gives local law enforcement officials the power to question people about their legal status, serve arrest warrants, and detain and transport criminals for immigration violations. Four counties in Georgia – Cobb, Gwinnett, Hall and Whitfield --- already participate. ......

KVOA        
4 people arrested at Nogales border in separate drug smuggling incidents      
Four people have been arrested during separate smuggling attempts involving almost $840,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana at the Port of Nogales. -- Friday morning, Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 23-year-old woman from Eloy for a secondary inspection of her GMC SUV as she was returning to the U.S. through the Dennis DeConcini crossing. During the inspection, a CBP canine's alert led officers to find almost 133 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $66,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.......

Breitbart          
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Fuels Rumors of 2020 Presidential Run      
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a staunch advocate for sanctuary city policies, announced on Sunday that he would not run for governor of California in 2018. -- Instead, it appears the two-term mayor is gearing up for a prospective run at the presidency in 2020, or beyond, with the founding of a nonprofit he recently launched with several other mayors, union leaders and business executives called Accelerator for America, which is focused on investing in innovation. -- Garcetti is scheduled to serve as mayor until 2022.......

Daily Californian          
In times of uncertainty, targeted communities must mobilize online 
On Oct. 18, a rule by the Department of Homeland Security, which allows the department to collect social media information of every immigrant in the United States, regardless of documentation, went into effect. This rule would also affect U.S. citizens who happen to interact with immigrants online by rendering their conversations vulnerable to government surveillance. -- Now, I want to let this sink in for the reader to understand the magnitude of this new rule. Not only is this new rule broad enough to subject nearly everyone's information to collection, but DHS also has the potential to surveil community organizations that work with immigrants.......

CIS Press Release         
"Video Immigration Brief": Immigrant Population Size Matters 
The Center for Immigration Studies has released the first in a series of short videos entitled "Immigration Briefs" designed to inform the viewer on current immigration policies and topics. In this video, Dr. Steven Camarota discusses the record setting size of the foreign-born population. He also discusses the size of the yearly flow of immigrants into the United States as well as immigrant demographics. -- "I think any discussion of where we go from here has to begin by an understanding of just how big the numbers really are," Camarota states in the video........

Clarion Ledger        
Meridian Chinese restaurant accused of harboring illegals 
The owners of China Buffet II restaurant in Meridian have been indicted by the federal government for harboring and shielding undocumented workers from detection by the government. -- The indictment said Cheng Lin, Guo Guang Lin and Yan Fei Tang and the restaurant engaged in a pattern and practice of employing and transporting at least eight undocumented workers, paying them in cash without maintaining payroll records and deducting rent from wages........

Superior Telegram        
Battle lines drawn over DACA, Dream Act 
After ending President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, Donald Trump announced that any legislation affecting the 800,000 young Dreamers would have to include building a wall on U.S. southern border, hiring 10,000 more immigration agents and imposition of harsher measures regarding refugees, including children crossing the border to flee violence and possible death. He also made it clear he would oppose legislation offering Dreamers (young people brought across our borders as children) any pathway to citizenship........

CIS.org   
'Temporary' Protected Status: The Biggest Misnomer in Immigration 
As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explains, under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA): -- The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for [temporary protected status (TPS)] due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. -- While this form of protection is referred to as "temporary", in reality, certain countries have been designated for TPS for almost than 20 years, and in one case, more than 26 years........

OANN      
Mexican Cartels Use Minors as Human Smugglers Into U.S. 
Mexican cartels are reportedly using minors as guides to smuggle illegals into the U.S. -- The cartels allegedly pay the child guides $200 for assisting immigrants across the border, and up to $500 for a Border PatrolCentral American. -- The journey typically takes only 30 minutes. -- This practice has become increasingly widespread as U.S. authorities are oftentimes unable to prosecute minors........

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report -- September 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. -- Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from September 23, 2017.)...........

Daily Caller          
NYC Council Moves To Cut Off Immigration Agents From All City Resources 
The New York City Council on Monday moved a step closer to blocking federal agents from using any city resources to enforce immigration law, opening the door to further confrontation with the Department of Justice over law enforcement grants. -- In a unanimous vote, the council's Committee on Immigration approved a bill that would prevent police from partnering with federal agents to track down illegal immigrants in the city. The measure would also bar use of city property and information obtained by municipal agencies “in furtherance of federal immigration enforcement,” according to draft summary of the bill........

WHYY         
With attack ad, Guadagno makes illegal immigration top issue in final days of N.J. governor's race 
With only days left until the election and lagging in the polls, New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Republican, rolled out a tough-on-illegal-immigration TV ad many viewed as a departure from her moderate conservative persona. -- Despite the success of a similar message on a national level for President Donald Trump, experts said Guadagno's eleventh-hour pitch could backfire in heavily Democratic New Jersey........

Business Managemt  Daily     
Immigration update: End of DACA, start of ‘extreme vetting' 
Much has been happening with immigration policy since President Trump took office, and employers would do well to keep up. That's especially true if any of your workers are in the United States on temporary work visas or if you plan to recruit immigrant workers in the near future. -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the Trump administration's formal plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA was implemented in 2012 through an executive order by former President Obama. -- DACA allows illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable, two-year period of deferred action on deportations. In addition, DACA recipients are eligible to receive an employment authorization document (EAD), which allows them to work legally in the U.S........

SI Live      
The left teams with activist judges to thwart Trump 
Speaking last Thursday at the Heritage Foundation's Legal Strategy Forum, Attorney General Jeff Sessions aptly criticized activist trial-level judges who've taken it upon themselves to issue nationwide injunctions against various policies and actions of the Trump administration. Such judicial intervention is profoundly disturbing because it turns a single federal judge into a virtual dictator, exercising powers properly reserved to the executive and legislative branches of the United States government........

CIS.org         
On the Use and Misuse of DACA Information 
Several Democratic senators, among them coy-but-possible future presidential candidate Kamala Harris, the uber-"progressive" former California attorney general, have written to the Department of Homeland Security to urge it not to "misuse" the personal information provided by recipients of the Obama White House's administrative amnesty, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), commonly known as "Dreamers". -- This assertion of "misuse" is wrong on so many levels, even aside from the fact that the senators who have written the letter are so adamantly against cooperating with the Trump administration about anything that there is no political reason whatever for them to expect any kind of cooperation or concessions in return........

WHTC         
Holland March and Rally for D.A.C.A. 
A march and rally to support the D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program takes place in Holland today. -- The event is organized by Hope College students to raise awareness of immigration issues and advocate for reform and a clean DREAM Act. -- The March starts at 11:30 a.m.and will go from Pine Grove in the center of campus to Holland City Hall at 270 South River Avenue where a student and community leaders will speak. Everyone is welcome........

October 30, 2017

Breitbart          
Report: John Kasich Plotting 'Pro-Immigration, Pro-Environment' 2020 Presidential Run 
Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) is planning another run for the presidency in 2020, according to a report from New York magazine. -- Since losing the nomination in last year's Republican primaries, Kasich has kept on members of his campaign team who are helping him decide whether to run as a Republican or as an Independent, as he urges the Republican Party to move sharply to the left........

Breitbart          
Politico Claims Boehner Stopped 2013 Amnesty Because Public Wanted 'Legalization' But Not 'Citizenship' 
Then-House Speaker John Boehner deep-sixed the Senate's 2013 amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill because he was afraid that only 40 GOP legislators would support an amnesty which gave citizenship to illegals, according to Politico. -- Politico's questionable report is Boehner's first public explanation for why he blocked the hugely ambitious bill, which was passed by all Democrats and 14 GOP Senators in June 2013. .......

Noozhawk         
Joe Guzzardi: E-Verify, Interior Enforcement Most Effective Illegal Immigration Deterrents 
In what's certain to boost unemployed and under-employed American workers' job opportunities, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Thomas Homan promised stepped-up worksite monitoring. -- After reviewing the percentage of time Homeland Security Investigations allocates to worksite enforcement, Homan concluded it was too little, and he instructed his agents to increase their vigilance by four to five times during the upcoming fiscal year. -- He pledged to take a two-pronged approach: prosecute the employers that hire and harbor illegal immigrants and remove the aliens........

Guam Post         
Nations target migration from Central America  
The United States and Mexico are teaming up to stem the flow of immigrants from Central America, even as President Donald Trump carries out policy changes that critics argue could spur insecurity in the region and drive more people north. -- In recent years, more people entering the U.S. illegally have come from Central American countries than from Mexico, with more than 200,000 Central Americans detained at the border in 2016........

AJC          
D.A. King: Separate DACA from DREAM Act -- and put immigration enforcement first 
In her education blog a few days ago, Maureen Downey wrote about a letter to Congress from school leaders including Georgia charter school leader and former Cobb state Rep. Alisha Morgan asking that illegal aliens with executive amnesty through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals be given a path to U.S. citizenship. -- She cites passage of the proposed DREAM Act as a solution to making Americans of people brought here illegally as children by their parents. This argument creates an “apples and oranges” conversation. It is important to note the difference between DACA, an executive action under President Obama, and the amnesty outlined in the language of any possible federal DREAM Act — the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act........

Breitbart          
Report: John Kelly Advised Trump to Stick to Immigration Promise by Halting All Refugee Resettlement 
President Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly advised the administration to hold true to a campaign promise that would essentially suspend the mass refugee resettlement program, according to the New York Times. -- The report reveals how Kelly had pushed the Trump administration to lower the number of foreign refugees entering the United States down to between zero and one refugee a year, a virtual suspension of the program altogether, as Trump previously promised to do during the 2016 presidential campaign......

Breitbart          
Illegal Alien Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Killing Elderly Man in Car Crash 
An illegal alien living in the United States was given a five-year prison sentence after killing a 60-year-old elderly man in a car crash in Trenton, New Jersey last year. -- Guatemalan national Estuardo Rufino Chaves, a 23-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was convicted of the vehicular homicide death of 60-year-old Orest L. Huraleczko, according to the Trentonian.......

KGBT      
More than 60 pounds of cocaine seized at Pharr bridge in two, unrelated incidents 
Officers say they seized more than 60 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday in two, unrelated incidents at the Pharr International Bridge. -- The first seizure occured after a blue 2007 Dodge Caliber, occupied by two Mexican citizens, applied for entry, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Upon a second inspection of the Dodge Caliber, officers found 15 packages of cocaine, totaling 38.27 pounds, hidden within the vehicle. -- The same day, CBP officers referred a 30-year-old U.S. citizen to secondary inspection. During an inspection of the man's 2008 Chrysler Sebring, officers found 10 packages of cocaine, totaling 24.47 pounds.......

NewsOK          
ICE detains Mexican scofflaw, family demands release 
Amid the ongoing immigration policy debate in Washington, a family gathered Friday outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in south Oklahoma City to seek the release of their father, a man federal immigration officers detained earlier this week. -- Authorities say Luis Plaza Moreno is a 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico who illegally entered the United States near Nogales, Arizona, in 2002 --- and had not reported in as he had been asked to do.......

Buffalo News          
'New York is not a safe haven,' warns new Buffalo head of ICE 
Even before Donald Trump took office, immigration advocates warned of a crackdown on the region's more than 5,000 undocumented immigrants. -- A year later, immigration arrests here and across upstate are up 25 percent, and advocates say there's a growing fear in the immigrant community that they are at risk of hearing that knock at the door. -- To hear Thomas Feeley talk, it's a fear grounded in reality. He is the new Buffalo field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. -- "Everyone is fair game," Feeley said during a recent interview. "I think people want us to apologize for what we do, and that's not going to happen.".....

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
At 88.79 percent, Mexican nationals dominate alien drug crime
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on September 1, 2017 that 107 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes, 11.02 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 September 1st in the state's prisons for drug crimes...........

Winston-Salem Journal        
Immigration officials to deport Winston-Salem man who was "victim of human trafficking" 
A Winston-Salem man who says he was the victim of human trafficking and who recently lost his 2-month-old daughter is being deported back to Guinea by U.S. Immigration and Customs officials. -- Thierno Mamadou Hady Diallo, 30, was taken into custody by federal immigration officials on Oct. 18. He had gone to Charlotte to check in with immigration officials, his attorney, Helen Parsonage, said.......

Breitbart          
Economist: Mass Immigration to U.S. Is World's 'Largest Anti-Poverty Program' at the Expense of Americans 
Decades of mass immigration to the United States, with more than 1.5 million legal immigrants entering the country every year, is the world's “largest anti-poverty program” at the expense of blue-collar American workers and the middle class, says a Harvard University economist.-- In an interview with Talking Points Memo, economist George Borjas detailed how more than five decades of mass immigration of low-wage foreign nationals to the U.S. have negatively impacted America's poor, working class, and middle class in the labor force.......

Breitbart          
Van Jones: 'Not Constructive' to Call People Bigots for Concerns About Immigration Law Being Broken 
On Friday's broadcast of HBO's “Real Time,” CNN Commentator and former Obama adviser Van Jones stated that calling people who have concerns about immigration law being broken bigots is “not constructive” and prevents honest conversation. -- Host Bill Maher stated, “Democrats always say they want to win, but I just don't see a lot of soul-searching on some of the issues that might help them. 48% of Democrats are concerned about immigration.”.....

The Hill          
Senate seeks to whittle down Trump border demands 
Senators are moving away from the White House's long list of demands as they try to negotiate an agreement on a key Obama-era immigration program. -- Trump decided to nix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and released a seven-page list of immigration “principles” outlining what the administration wants as they jockey for leverage ahead of negotiations with Capitol Hill. -- But senators — while acknowledging they support the “merit-based” immigration reform favored by Trump and conservatives — have appeared cool to the wide-raging plan advocated by the White House......

Breitbart          
Illegal Alien Shocked at Deportation Arrest After Failing to Appear in Court 
An illegal immigrant from Mexico appears to be surprised that immigrants officials arrested him after he failed to appear for hearings for three years. The Mexican man had been given a second chance by an immigration judge in 2013 who stopped a deportation order. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested Luis Plaza Moreno, 44, at an immigration office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earlier this week. Moreno went to the office to renew a work permit, The Oklahoman reported.......

Sonoran News     
Kaepernick | Flake | The Dossier 
Expectations were high that the NFL and team owners would come up with a solution for AnthemGate. AnthemGate was the stupid brainchild of Colin Kaepernick, the San Franciso 49ers quarterback in 2016. Kaepernick left the team in shambles; they are zero in the win column so far this season. -- Now Kaepernick is suing the NFL, claiming because he led the refusal to stand up when the national anthem is played he is unemployable.......

October 29, 2017

Breitbart          
Kasich: Bulk of the GOP Is Pro-Immigration, Not Nationalist 
On this weekend's broadcast of on “Fox News Sunday,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said the “bulk” of the Republican party was pro-immigration and not moving towards nationalism. -- Kasich said, “I think the bulk of the Republican Party --- and I've been in the party since I was a college student --- it's one that believes in the fact that America has a place in the world, Reagan talked about it, it advances humanity. I agree. I think the bulk of the Republican Party does believe that immigration provides energy to our country.”......

AP       
Cities not backing down on feds' 'sanctuary cities' order 
New York City and Philadelphia officials wrote to the U.S. Justice Department Friday defying a directive intended to pressure the cities into cooperating more with federal immigration enforcement efforts. -- The two cities were among four so-called "sanctuary cities" that were given an Oct. 27 deadline to show they're not hampering enforcement of U.S. immigration law. -- The Justice Department has threatened to cut off millions of dollars in federal grants to the cities, which also include Chicago and New Orleans, if they don't meet certain criteria.......

Breitbart          
Mexican Cartels Carry Out 20 Executions in One Day 
Morelia, Mich. -- Mexican authorities appear powerless to stop the cartel violence that continues to rage in one southern state. The fighting between rival criminal organizations left 20 people dead in a single day. -- The executions on Friday followed a week of gun battles that continue spreading terror in this state located west of Mexico City. Despite the large-scale gun battles, state authorities continue ignoring the violence. The government has yet to issue any security alerts.......

Courthouse News         
Maine Gov. LePage Sues State AG Over Trump Challenge 
Incensed over chain of command, Maine Gov. Paul LePage sued the state's Democratic attorney general for joining a challenge to the Trump administration in California. -- LePage brought the complaint in Kennebec Superior Court on Oct. 11 as states around the country grapple with President Donald Trump's move to phase out a federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. -- A hallmark of the Obama administration, DACA offered certain legal protections to qualifying young immigrants who might otherwise be at risk of deportation.......

KGBT         
Officers seize more than $500,000 at Hidalgo Port of Entry 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 at the Hidalgo Port of Entry on Wednesday, according to a federal criminal complaint. -- At about 10:15 p.m., officers referred a black 2013 Nissan to secondary inspection. During a search of the Nissan, officers found 32 vacuum-sealed packages and 28 loose bundles of U.S. currency hidden behind the rear seat, totaling $532, 255. -- During questioning with Homeland Security Investigations agents, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Jose Miguel Garcia Jr., said he would have been paid $1,000 after transporting the currency into Mexico.......

OAN         
Study: 44% Of DACA Recipients Worked Without Valid Social Security Number 
A new study reveals nearly half of the 800,000 DACA recipients previously worked in the U.S. without a valid social security number. -- The data, released by the University of California, San Diego on Thursday, shows 44% of illegals protected under the Obama-era program were not authorized to work in the country before gaining DACA status. -- The report finds the immigrants may have stolen social security numbers belonging to American citizens, shedding light on potential widespread identity theft.......

Breitbart          
Top Mexican Drug Lord Arrested in U.S. 
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of one of the top leaders in the Sonora region who was at one time part of the Sinaloa Cartel, but may have switched sides. While the man has been in U.S. custody for more than two weeks, federal authorities just announced his capture. It remains unclear if he surrendered. -- According to the U.S. Department of Justice, on October 11, Sajid Emilio “El Cadete” Quintero Navidad was arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and was immediately taken before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adlers who formally charged him and unsealed the indictment against him, thus making it public. It remains unclear why Quintero's arrest was announced two weeks after he went before the court. ......

ACLU          
ACLU Goes to Court to Challenge Trump Administration's Denial of Jessica Colotl's DACA 
The American Civil Liberties Union and Kuck Immigration Partners today challenged the Trump administration's second denial of Jessica Colotl's application to renew her status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The filing was in federal district court in Atlanta. -- The government denied Colotl's renewal application even though she has been approved for DACA twice previously, nothing has changed, and she remains eligible for the program. The government contends that it denied her application because she is in deportation proceedings. However, the Department of Homeland Security's own policies stipulate that noncitizens in such proceedings remain eligible for DACA.......

Breitbart          
Rep. Duncan: Republicans Who Oppose Trump's Agenda Are Part of the Swamp 
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) said that the Republicans in Congress who oppose President Donald Trump's agenda have “become part of the swamp.” --Duncan also said that the American people elected Trump because of that agenda and Congress should help him accomplish his campaign promises, including repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the U.S. border with Mexico, rebuilding the military and tax reform. -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Duncan wrote about lawmakers who have attacked the president, specifically Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN).......

CNS News       
Mexico Claims Immigration Law Creates Anxiety For All Mexicans Living in Texas 
The Mexican government says a controversial law requiring local law enforcement in Texas to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers has resulted in “unprecedented levels of anxiety in the Mexican community.” --- Calls to a 24-hour hotline set up by Mexico's government to its nationals in the United States have increased by more than 800 percent since the law known as Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) was passed by the Texas state legislature earlier this year.......

Salem Weekly News         
Will Oregon continue to be a sanctuary state? 
Five states in the U.S. have laws that limit how local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents, and Oregon, the first state to pass this kind of law, is one of them. But maybe not for long. -- Three of Oregon's Republican Representatives are now working to overturn Oregon's sanctuary law in order, they say, “to allow law enforcement to more easily assist Federal Immigration and Customs agents (ICE agents) in removing criminal aliens from our communities.” -- The main issue here is should local police gain more authority over identifying, arresting and detaining suspected immigration violators or, as Oregon's current law makes clear, keep these two law enforcement agencies separate.......

October 28, 2017

America's 1st Freedom          
Progress On Our Southern Border
Enough people were arrested last year crossing the U.S./Mexican border illegally to populate a fairly large American city --- more than 480,000. But that's only the ones who were caught. Estimates are that more than 1 million people trekked into America without bothering to pack their passport in 2016 alone. That's more people than live in Fort Worth, Texas.......

qFox13      
Sheriff denounces flier that lists names, addresses of purported illegals in Burien, Washington 
King County Sheriff John Urquhart on Thursday denounced a flier that is being circulated in Burien showing purported undocumented immigrants' names and addresses and, in some cases, alleged crimes that they have committed from as far back as 2008. -- “I have been forwarded a letter that lists individuals purported to be undocumented immigrants living in Burien and the crimes they are alleged to have committed, or in some cases just associates of the alleged perpetrators,” Urquhart wrote on his Facebook page. "According to the letter, the listed crimes go all the way back to 2008".......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report -- September 2017
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on September 1, 2017 that 137 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter), 14.11 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 September 1st in the state's prisons for homicidal crimes...........

My News 4         
Two arrested during DACA protest at Rep. Amodei's Reno office 
The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada scheduled a meeting with U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei Friday morning. -- They arrived at his Reno office to find the lights off and door locked. They received a call saying the meeting had been canceled because it was Nevada Day. -- "I was angry," said Theresa Navarro, a protester with PLAN. "I was so angry because we came here with all these DACA students."......

OC Register          
Man arrested after driving into crowd of protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea  
A 56-year-old man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 26 after driving into a crowd of protesters at an intersection near Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea. -- The suspect, a Brea resident identified by police as Daniel Wenzek, was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon. No serious injuries were reported. -- The man's motive for driving through the crowd is under investigation, Lt. Kelly Carpenter said. -- The protest started with 150 to 200 supporters of Temporary Protected Status demonstrating near Royce's downtown office around 1 p.m. The congressman was not in his office at the time. DACA recipients were also marching.......

KLBJ          
E-Verify bill passes committee 
Austin area Congressman Lamar Smith successfully passes his Legal Workforce Act out of the House Judiciary Committee. -- "Under the Legal Workforce Act, employers use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of new hires," said Smith. -- Smith said the E-Verify system is supported by the American people and by businesses. If the bill does eventually become law, it would be phased in over a number of years depending on the size of the business.......

Breitbart          
'Not Just House Conservatives': Tom Cotton Says Senate Will Oppose Paul Ryan's DACA Amnesty 
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says it is “not just House conservatives” who will push back against a reported amnesty plan for illegal aliens being crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), but that also the Senate will shoot the plan down. -- In a brief Twitter message, Cotton --- a leader for pro-American immigration reformers --- said the Senate opposes Ryan's alleged plan that would be slipped into an end-of-the-year spending bill to give amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation under the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).......

KGBT         
U.S. Rep. Castro calls for release of girl detained by immigration agents after surgery 
Congressman Joaquin Castro joined a chorus of immigrant rights and civil liberty groups Thursday in calling for the federal government to release an undocumented 10-year old girl who was has been placed in an immigration facility following surgery in Texas. -- The family was traveling from Laredo when they passed through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents escorted the girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, to a Corpus Christi hospital early Tuesday after she and her cousin, a U.S. citizen, traveled through a checkpoint in Freer, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The agents then waited for Hernandez after her gallbladder surgery and told her family she could voluntarily return to Mexico or go through deportation proceedings.......

LMT Online         
Mexican cartel enforcer's prediction about a valuable border territory appears to be coming true 
In late 2016, a Mexican cartel boss warned that despite a significant decline in violence in Ciudad Juarez after 2012, the struggle for control of drug trafficking there had never ceased. -- "Absolutely nothing has changed, just the order was that we be more discreet, that we don't shoot at people in the street," said Jorge, a cell leader for La Linea, a gang linked to the Juarez cartel. -- According to Jorge, Juarez was set to see more violence between factions vying for control of narcotics flowing through and being sold in the city. -- "The war is because the people of Sinaloa [cartel] want to [sell crystal meth] and we aren't going to leave," Jorge said in November. "There are orders to do whatever in order to not permit any of that."......

Daily Herald / WaPo          
Trump's solar border wall proposal now appears dead 
So much for solar. -- President Donald Trump insisted that a solar paneled border wall wasn't a joke. That it was his idea. That solar panels would help pay for his "big, beautiful" wall. --But despite Trump's oft-repeated promotion of a solar wall, there is nary a solar panel in sight among the eight prototypes that have arisen in San Diego county this month. --.[See ABP Feature on solar panels].....

Breitbart          
Paul Ryan Says He Wants to 'Fix' DACA: But Reformers Want Much More 
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to “fix” the DACA amnesty problem, but pro-American reformers want him to reach higher and update immigration policy to help Americans. -- “We are having lots of discussions about how to do it, and the timing is just something that is open to debate,” he told Reuters in a video interview released Thursday. In response to a vague question about the DACA amnesty and the much bigger Dream Act, Ryan continued......

Breitbart          
Experts: 44 Percent of DACA Illegal Aliens Worked Without Valid Social Security Numbers 
Almost half of illegal aliens shielded from deportation under an Obama-created temporary amnesty program have previously worked in the United States despite not holding valid Social Security numbers authorizing them to work. -- A study by the University of California, San Diego, reveals that nearly 44 percent of the almost 800,000 illegal aliens who have been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program previously worked in the U.S. without valid Social Security numbers.......

KGBT        
Mexico arrests top Sinaloa cartel heroin trafficker 
One of the top heroin traffickers for the sons of Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Thursday, Mexican prosecutors said. -- Guzman's sons have largely taken over the cartel following their father's arrest last year and extradition to the United States. -- The Attorney General's Office said Victor Manuel Felix was arrested at a tony apartment complex in an upscale suburb of Mexico City known as Santa Fe.......

October 27, 2017

LA Daily News        
Trump responds to California billionaire urging impeachment  
President Donald Trump is responding to a California billionaire who has vowed to spend at least $10 million in advertising calling for the president's impeachment. -- Trump is using Twitter to call Tom Steyer “wacky & totally unhinged.” He says Steyer “has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from the beginning,” adding the billionaire environmentalist “never wins elections!”......

Breitbart          
Statue of Teddy Roosevelt Vandalized Outside New York History Museum 
A statue honoring President Theodore Roosevelt which stands in front of New York's American Museum of Natural History was vandalized with red paint on Thursday, according to reports. -- Police said the incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. and they are checking surveillance video of the area for clues, according to the New York Post. -- The statue by sculptor James Earle Fraser was erected in 1939 and depicts the president mounted on a horse and surrounded by an African and a native American.......

CIS.org       
Is Paul Ryan Planning to Drop a Standalone "Dreamer's Amnesty" into a Budget Bill? 
On October 24, the Huffington Post reported that "Paul Ryan Tells Conservatives DACA Will Be Part Of Spending Deal", DACA being "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals", the Obama White House's extra-statutory and constitutionally flawed administrative program to shield illegal aliens who came here as youth from the reach of federal deportation laws. -- President Trump ordered a phase-out of the program over a two-year period and suggested that lawmakers should pick up the banner and do something on behalf of these individuals. What exactly to do has become a source of great contention, with open borders advocates and most Democrats suggesting that a standalone amnesty bill should be greased through Congress and put onto the president's desk for signature.?......

OBP -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law
Since 1987, Oregon has promised immigrants that they are safer here than almost anywhere else in the country. -- The state's so-called sanctuary law essentially prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration policy or helping federal agents go after people whose only violation is living in the country illegally. -- But for years, two Oregon jails have aided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by housing detainees who face deportation. The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities in The Dalles and the Josephine County Jail in southwest Oregon both have contracts with ICE..........

Politico         
Sessions slams judges for blocking Trump policies 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted federal judges Thursday for resisting policies like President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order and his decision to wind down the federal program giving quasi-legal status to undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. -- In remarks to a conference at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Sessions boasted of a wide array of policy changes and retooled legal arguments pleasing to conservative legal activists, but warned that judges were obstructing some of those efforts through disruptive orders that are often nationwide in scope.......

CIS.org         
'Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017' Would Create Trainwreck in Immigration System 
Imagine you build a new house but, instead of having Bob Vila work on it, you have a bunch of congressmen do the plumbing. Your house has four toilets with standard three-inch outlet pipes. But your congressmen have the four drainpipes merge into a one-inch sewage pipe that goes to the street.-- You don't find out about the plumbing design until you invite the whole family over to a housewarming party. Grandma makes her special chili — but the ground beef was not fully cooked. All four of your bathrooms are in use, getting simultaneous flushes. Your congressionally designed plumbing system backlogs and now you need a professional cleaning service.......

Breitbart          
Open Borders Lobby, Cheap Labor Industry,Tech Giants Unite to Push Amnesty for Illegal Aliens 
Open borders organizations and the cheap foreign labor industry have teamed up with tech giants to push amnesty for roughly 800,000 to potentially 3.3 million illegal aliens in the United States. -- The pro-immigration group called the Coalition for the American Dream seeks to lobby Congress to pass a widespread amnesty plan that would allow illegal aliens protected and eligible for the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to remain in the U.S.......

Glenn Spencer       
No Signs of Life in Douglas IFTs
American Border Patrol has been reporting on the status of eight Integrated Fixed Towers installed near Douglas, Arizona. -- We used our Hermes drone to look at the towers on August 14, and September 29 and could find no indications that they were being operated. -- This video was taken of Integrated Fixed Tower TCA-DGL-0364 on Wednesday, October 15. --No movement of the cameras can be seen. A video of another IFT on the same day, and photos from the ground, found no movement of cameras that might be responding to radar alarms. -- Missing were the mobile radar and U.S. Border Patrol unit that had been at the site since at least December 10, 2016.

October 26, 2017

Breitbart          
University Group: Only 5-10 Percent of DACA Illegals Enroll in College 
The education industry wants the federal government to amnesty and fund millions of potential customers who were formerly eligible for the DACA amnesty program — but it also admits that only 10 percent of the young illegal immigrants sign up for college. -- The American Council on Education sent a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress urging them to pass the Dream Act, which provides a path to citizenship for 3 million young illegals, including roughly 690,000 DACA beneficiaries.......

Tribune Star        
Eliminating tax credits for illegal aliens 
It's no secret that America's immigration system is broken. Illegal immigration threatens our national security and costs American taxpayers billions of dollars each year. -- Most Hoosiers get it. We can't continue to reward folks who come to our country illegally, while those who work hard and play by the rules struggle to get ahead. That's why I'm working to get a provision I authored to end tax credits for illegal immigrants included in President Trump's tax cut plan. -- Right now, billions of dollars in refundable tax credits are being paid out to illegal immigrants through a loophole in our tax system. Child Tax Credits can be claimed without a Social Security Number by using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is issued to individuals regardless of immigration status.......

News.com.au        
Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos left US (for Mexico) days after Mandalay Bay massacre 
Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos mysteriously left the country just days after the Las Vegas massacre, a report says. -- Customs and Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show that the 25-year-old entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing in California — one week after the mass shooting. -- The New York Post reports that it's unclear how long Mr Campos was out of the country. The documents only show that he entered back into the US on October 8. -- The young man reportedly crossed the border at the same location in January. -- While Mr Campos was driving his own vehicle with Nevada plates during that trip, sources told Fox that he took a rental car this time around — which was registered in California........

Washington Times        
Ryan says no decision on DACA; refutes report that he'll attach Dreamers to spending bill 
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that he hasn't promised a solution to a replacement for the Obama-era DACA program as part of the year-end spending bill, pushing back on reports he'd said a legalization for Dreamers would be part of the must-pass bill. -- Immigrant-rights groups had seized on the report earlier this week to say they saw momentum, but Mr. Ryan said nothing's changed, and said the report was wrong. -- He said Republicans have a task force working on a bill that would create legal status for Dreamers as well as stiffen enforcement to head off a future wave of illegal immigration. -- “No decision has been made about the timing and nature of DACA, how it will be structured and when it would occur,” Mr. Ryan said at his weekly press briefing.......

Breitbart          
Feds decline to renew former Georgia student's deportation protection again 
Federal immigration authorities have once again declined to renew the protection from deportation granted to a Mexican woman whose case grabbed national headlines when she was a Georgia college student seven years ago. -- Federal government lawyers said in a court filing Wednesday that the government had re-evaluated 29-year-old Jessica Colotl's protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and decided not to renew it. -- The government previously revoked Colotl's DACA status in May. Her lawyers argued the government did so illegally, without notice, without due process and without a reasoned explanation.......

Ira Mehlman -- The Hill    
Temporary status for immigrants shouldn't mean permanent residency 
Between now and Jan. 18, the deadlines for extending or terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 90 percent of all foreign nationals who hold that status will elapse. In complete disregard for the fact that the "T" in TPS stands for temporary, some 300,000 citizens of Honduras, El Salvador, and Haiti, have been allowed to remain and work in the United States as a result of natural disasters that struck those countries — as long ago as 1998 in the case of Honduras. -- For a variety of reasons it is time to end TPS for these three nations. The United States has more than fulfilled its ethical obligation to assist these neighbors during their time of crisis.......

Daily Signal        
Security Before Amnesty, Conservative House Members Urge 
Conservative House members are concerned the Senate GOP's plans to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy will cater toward Democrat desires and ignore the root of the issue: border security. -- House members met with the press Tuesday at the monthly “Conversations With Conservatives” panel on Capitol Hill. They discussed the Senate GOP's focus on a deal to shield recipients of DACA, the immigration policy implemented by then-President Barack Obama to protect “Dreamers” --- illegal immigrants brought into the U.S. as minors --- from deportation.......

Breitbart          
GOP Ignores Trump's Popular Immigration Priorities, Immediately Heads for Unfettered Amnesty 
Plans to give amnesty to upwards of 3.3 million eligible illegal aliens by House and Senate Republicans seemingly ignore President Trump's pro-American immigration priorities, many of which are vastly popular with the American people. -- In the House, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced to the Republican Study Committee (RSC) that he is planning to slip an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into an end-of-the-year spending bill, as Breitbart News reported.......

National Review        
Jeff Flake, Victim of His Own Hubris? 
Jeff Flake spent most of his retirement speech denouncing the president's incivility, but perhaps Flake's most important observation, which immediately followed his announcement that he would not seek reelection, is how Republican voters have shifted ideologically: It is clear at this moment that a traditional conservative, who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free trade, who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican party, the party that has so long defined itself by its belief in those things.......

Breitbart          
Donald Trump: 'I'd Love to Do a DACA Deal,' but It Must Include Wall Funding 
President Donald Trump again stated his demand for wall funding in return for a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] deal with Democrats. -- “I'd love to do a DACA deal,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for Dallas, Texas. “But we have to get something very substantial for it, including the wall, including security, including a strong border.” -- In recent weeks, the president has appeared to walk back reports that he agreed to a DACA deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, after his reported remarks threw his base into an uproar.......

Breitbart          
WATCH: Cartel Gunman Fires at Passing Trucks near Texas Border 
Reynosa, Tamps -- Gulf Cartel gunmen in this border city have begun firing at passing vehicles as part of their carjacking tactics. The vehicles are stolen at gunpoint to be used for makeshift blockades during street battles. -- For several weeks, this border city saw daily gun battles as rival factions of the Gulf Cartel continue to fight for local control. Stolen cars are used for blockades to cause traffic jams to slow law enforcement personnel and military forces. ......

The Hill        
Pelosi calls for DACA deal ahead of spending debate 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said she wants a solution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before a Dec. 8 deadline for an omnibus spending package. -- “My hope would be that DACA would be done before then,” Pelosi said, without ruling out that the issue could still be included in the omnibus.-- Pelosi's comments come after a Huffington Post report that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expected a DACA fix in the spending omnibus. ......

LA Times          
Sen. Kamala Harris won't back federal spending bill without DACA fix 
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she won't back a bill that allows the federal government to spend money unless Congress has a legislative fix to address the legal status of hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children. -- "I will not vote for an end-of-year spending bill until we are clear about what we are going to do to protect and take care of our DACA young people in this country," Harris said. "Each day in the life of these young people is a very long time, and we've got to stop playing politics with their lives."......

Portland (Ore.) Mercury        
ICE Agents Are Starting to Text Immigrant Targets  
The Portland resident's cell phone buzzed at 9:07 on a Wednesday morning last month. A text message. -- The incoming number wasn't saved in the man's contacts, but it was local and the sender definitely knew who he was. -- “Hello,” the message read, addressing the man by his first name. “This is Officer Smith. My address is as follows: 4310 SW Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97239. Please feel free to call me with any questions that you have. I will need to heard [sic] from you soon.”......


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