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November 8, 2017

Breitbart          
Trump's DHS Nominee Praised by Pro-Amnesty 'Never Trump' Officials, 'Gang of Eight' Rubio      
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security was praised Wednesday by a slew of officials from former President George W. Bush's administration who advocated for amnesty and were members of the failed ‘Never Trump' movement. -- Trump's nominee Kirstjen Nielsen sat before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, alongside Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) read complimentary letters from former Bush officials Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff.......

Breitbart          
Amnesty Would Threaten GOP Hold on House, Say Activists      
Grass-roots campaigners are warning GOP legislators to oppose any amnesty in the pending Christmas budget battles. -- “The mere fact that there is a conversation about a deal on amnesty ... is an affront,” said Bill Gheen, founder of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, which helped block amnesties sought by President George W Bush in 2006 and 2007. Before the 2016 election, he said, “we were promised [by Donald Trump] this would not happen. We were promised strong immigration enforcement for years to come before any discussions about remaining illegal immigrants.”......

CBS DFW       
Texas Board Again Rejects Mexican-American Studies Textbook      
The Texas Board of Education for the second year has rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook, with members arguing this time the book wasn't expansive enough. -- Wednesday's vote was preliminary and a formal decision will come later, but there was no indication the board's decision will change. -- The Austin American-Statesman reports that one board member, Ruben Cortez, argued the panel should have given authors more time to offer textbooks after rejecting the first book last year......

The Hill         
Vicente Fox: 'I really thought the United States could not have a president like Donald Trump'      
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox was in Dubai on election night when the results came through. -- “It was terrible for me that night. I didn't go to bed, I couldn't go to sleep,” he said. -- Fox, a brash former businessman-turned-politician, had reason to lose sleep over Trump's election. As soon as Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, bashing Mexico and Mexicans, Fox became one of Trump's most outspoken Mexican critics.......

Breitbart          
ICE Busts 5 More Criminal Aliens Released by Sanctuary New York City      
In less than one week, immigration officers arrested five criminal aliens after they were released by sanctuary jurisdictions in New York City. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officials placed detainers on each of the criminal aliens prior to their release from custody. -- “These individuals are criminal aliens who were released back into our neighborhoods, posing an increased risk to New York residents,” ERO New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker said in a written statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “Because of the unnecessary threat being imposed by the city’s decision to not honor ICE detainers, ICE remains committed, in the interest of public safety and national security, to welcoming changes to current New York City policies and strengthening its relationship with local law enforcement.”......

Capitol Weekly         
California A.G. slams federal crackdown on illegal aliens      
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' “Tough on Crime” program of maximum prison sentences and crackdowns on undocumented immigrants is “absolutely wrong” and threatens to drive the country into poverty, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. -- “He's taking us back to the days when the bogeyman drives public policy,” Becerra, the state's top law enforcement officer, told an audience at a Venice forum sponsored by Atlantic magazine. Inmates coming out of prison after Sessions-inspired long prison sentences are not always well-equipped to function in society, he said, and that drives up costs to taxpayers and poverty rates. ......

Chron.com         
Gang members accused of running Houston brothels filled with illegals      
More than a dozen suspected members in a ruthless street gang accused of tattooing its mark on human trafficking victims are behind bars following a sweeping 37-count federal indictment alleging everything from human smuggling to firearms sales to drug trafficking.-- The violent Southwest Cholos crew, which boasts members with names like Pantera and Troubles, preyed on undocumented immigrants put to work in a slew of apartment brothels scattered throughout Houston and Mexico, prosecutors say. -- Eleven suspects were taken in Tuesday, on top of two already in custody. Another nine are still at large as fugitives wanted by the FBI. ......

KMTV         
Deportations on the rise in Omaha      
The immigration topic has become a hot button issue over the years. Some fear that they could be taken away from their families or children and they may be your neighbors. -- Statistics from the first half of the year suggest a higher number of undocumented immigrants are being arrested than the previous year including a greater number and greater percentage of non-criminal arrests.......

ImmigrationReform.com        
Immigration Policies Weigh Heavily on U.S. Schools      
America's immigration policies are amplifying the perennial pleas for more public school funding. -- Each year, an estimated 5 million refugees and immigrants – legal and illegal – are enrolled at K-12 campuses with a variety of special needs. More than 175,000 unaccompanied children settled in the U.S. since 2014, with some 18,000 arriving in just 10 counties last year.-- A new report by the Migration Policy Institute runs down these pupils' high-cost needs. Going far beyond the basics of learning English, the list includes mental-health care, legal representation, “socioemotional services,” even “housing rights.”......

KRGV         
Border Patrol Seized More Than $2.2M Worth of Drugs      
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana and cocaine in South Texas. -- On Thursday, near Rio Grande City, a helicopter equipped with sensors, used to observe and track subjects, caught a truck being loaded with bundles. -- Upon seeing agents, the driver abandoned the vehicle, fleeing into Mexico with the passenger. -- The next day, Falfurrias agents apprehended a man attempting to smuggle a load of cocaine in his vehicle through the checkpoint.......

MLive         
Immigration agents arrest 18 at West Michigan business      
Immigration officials arrested 18 foreign nationals, allegedly unlawfully present in the U.S., working at a Coopersville business. -- They were working at Demeester Wood Products in Coopersville. -- The arrests are part of an investigation by several agencies, said Khaalid Walls, spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. -- The arrests were made Tuesday, Nov. 7......

TPM        
GOP Rep. McSally Reportedly Tells Colleagues She'll Run To Replace Flake      
Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) told the other lawmakers of the Arizona congressional delegation that she will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republic and Associated Press reported Tuesday. -- The Hill's Scott Wong confirmed that McSally told her colleagues about her plans to enter the GOP primary.......

Breitbart          
Kobach on DACA: 'Shocking' Amnesty Being Considered When Trump's 'Number One Issue' Was 'No Amnesty'      
Kansas Secretary of State and candidate for governor Kris Kobach says it's “shocking” that amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by an Obama-created program is even being discussed in President Trump's administration. -- During an interview with Breitbart News Daily, Kobach slammed any effort to give amnesty to illegal aliens shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September would officially end in March 2018.......

NBC News        
Trump Actions on Protected Status Prompt Outcry from Latino Lawmakers, Advocates      
Latino advocates and legislators from both parties criticized the Trump administration's announcement that it would terminate a program that allows about 3,000 Nicaraguans to stay and work in the U.S. legally as well as delay the decision on whether to extend the program to recipients from Honduras. -- In a statement issued Monday night, the Department of Homeland Security said that Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have until Jan. 5, 2019 in order to return home or seek a permanent immigration status. Otherwise, they will become undocumented.......

November 7, 2017

Times-Picauyne         
Texas 'sanctuary cities' case before 5th Circuit in New Orleans      
A federal appeals court in New Orleans planned to hear arguments Tuesday (Nov. 7) on a Texas law cracking down on so-called "sanctuary cities." -- The Texas Legislature approved the law in the spring. It was challenged by several Texas city governments and civil rights advocates. It requires local law enforcement agencies to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation.......

Conservative Review         
The Virginia governor's race is the MS-13 election      
If Ed Gillespie is able to pull off the upset in Virginia's gubernatorial election, he will have done so with a mandate to remove the MS-13 criminal threat from his state. -- Though very much an establishment candidate, Gillespie's campaign has effectively seized the border-security and safety platform and focused heavily on the gang epidemic that is plaguing much of Virginia. The GOP candidate has targeted the MS-13 criminal enterprise on the campaign trail, in advertising and through surrogates.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2017
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) October 2, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,728 inmates incarcerated in the DOC's 14 prisons. -- Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on October 2nd there were 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state's prison system; approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.59 percent of the total prison populationy..........

Fox 2          
Mexico arrests 2 police in killing of US citizen, resident     
Prosecutors in northern Mexico have charged two police officers with fatally shooting a U.S. citizen and a U.S. legal resident at a highway checkpoint near Saltillo in the border state of Coahuila. -- An official in the state prosecutors' office confirms that state police initially put out a statement claiming the Americans opened fire on officers after failing to stop at a checkpoint. But the official says contradictions in that version led investigators to test the Americans' hands for gunpowder and none was found.......

KGBT       
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican with drunken driving conviction near Sullivan City      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man with a drunken driving conviction last week near Sullivan City. -- Agents arrested Jose Manuel Parada-Gonzalez, 38, a Mexican citizen who lived in Alamo, on Wednesday. -- The federal government deported Parada during February after he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration higher than 0.15, a Class A misdemeanor.......

Daily Californian         
Berkeley community here to fight, here to stay      
One year ago, Berkeley erupted. The rage in the air was palpable. After all, America had just voted in a president whose campaign repeatedly and aggressively framed women, disabled people, undocumented immigrants and many others as subhuman. -- A year later, the atmosphere is unrecognizable: marginalized students and Berkeley residents face unabashed bigotry. White supremacists stalk through the city. Racist, sexist, homophobic slurs are hurled at passersby. The campus is often choked by a heavy, and expensive, police presence.......

Breitbart          
Bannon: George W. Bush Was 'Single Most Destructive President in U.S. History, Including James Buchanan'      
On Breitbart News Sunday with SiriusXM hosts Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon was sharply critical of the Bush family, referring to them as “the last Whigs” because “the Republican Party that they talked about is essentially over.” -- Bannon was referring to the Bush presidents attacking President Donald Trump in a new book, The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush by historian Mark Updegrove.......

KRGV         
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican near Escobares just 5 days after he was deported      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man last week ---- just five days after the government deported him. -- Agents arrested Rutilo Mendez-Mondragon --- also known as Armando Santana-Diaz --- Wednesday near Escobares. -- The government deported Mendez on Oct. 27 after he served a prison sentence for drug trafficking.......

Jack Martin -- CIS.org       
Immigration Reform by Reversing Obama's Executive Actions      
A November 3 Reuters report identifies a number of actions taken by the Trump administration designed to discourage the flood of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country. What they have in common is that they are reversals of executive policy actions made by the Obama administration. The most noted change was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) which, in a probably unconstitutional initiative, gave illegal aliens who entered as youth temporary protection against deportation and work authorization. -- Another Trump action ends Obama's initiative offering refugee status to youth in Central American countries while they are still in their home countries. That policy is contrary to the international standard of considering as refugees only those who have fled their home country.......

Reuters          
Mexico says upcoming U.S. execution of national is 'illegal'      
Senior Mexican diplomats on Monday condemned the upcoming execution of a Mexican inmate on death row in Texas, calling his sentence “illegal” and vowing to exhaust all possible efforts to prevent him from being killed later this week. -- In a news conference in Mexico City, Carlos Sada, Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, told reporters that Texas prosecutors did not follow due process in the case of Ruben Cardenas, who was sentenced to death for raping and killing his 15-year-old cousin in 1997. ......

CIS.org         
Government Allowed a Pizza Cook to Enter the U.S. on an H-1B Visa      
If six major league baseball players all committed errors on single play, you can be sure that the sports pages would notice. -- But a similar feat of mass incompetence in the field of H-1B visas --- for professional workers with at least a bachelor's degree --- has been missed by everyone involved until now. -- The guilty (or at least sleepy) sextet includes two government regulators, a diplomat, an airport inspector, an administrative judge (probably), and certainly a reporter for the otherwise competent Law360 news service. I know the names of two of the slackers, but since I do not know the names of the other four, all will remain anonymous.......

KGBT         
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican smuggler near McAllen      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican smuggler Thursday near McAllen. -- Agents arrested Arturo Aguirre-Llanas, 48, a Mexican citizen who lived in Pharr. -- The federal government deported Aguirre during January after he served a federal prison sentence for transporting aliens for financial gain. -- "The Defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on March 25, 2017, near Hidalgo, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

Breitbart
DHS Caves on TPS, Asks Congress for 'Permanent Solution' After John Kelly-Ally Pens Pro-Amnesty Memo 
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke refused to allow “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) to expire Monday for two Central American countries after almost two decades of continual extensions. Instead, administration officials are asking Congress to consider a de facto amnesty for nearly 100,000 Nicaraguans and Hondurans. -- “Only Congress can legislate a permanent solution and provide those in an otherwise perpetually temporary status with a certain future,” a senior administration official told reporters as he announced that TPS would be wound down over a course of 15 months for Nicaragua and no definite action would be taken on Honduras......

Daily Mail         
Mexican "migrant" uses his friends as a human LADDER to hop over US border fence into California      
A migrant has been filmed using a human ladder to sneak into the United States from Mexico. -- Footage uploaded to social media shows a man standing on another man's shoulders so a third can climb over the international border fence in broad daylight. -- The incident was filmed at the border in Mexicali, in the north western Mexican state of Baja California.......

American Security Today       
ICE Chicago Officers Remove Man Wanted for Murder in Mexico      
A Mexican man, wanted in his home country for murder, was deported Oct. 20 by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). -- On Sept. 8, 2017, Jose Antonio Cordova-Rodriguez, 33, was arrested outside his Chicago residence by special agents and officers with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.......

November 6, 2017

National Review          
Diversity-Visa Lottery Is a Jackpot for Immigrants from Terror States      
Fly in from any of 13 nations that Uncle Sam watches for possible terrorist arrivals, and TSA agents will subject you to extra scrutiny. Apply for a visa from any of these countries, and you could win the lottery, waltz into America, and wave your new green card at your new neighbors.-- This folly is known as the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. It became notorious last week as the route by which alleged bike-path terrorist Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov entered the U.S. in 2010. Saipov, 29, is just the point of this potential dagger......

KGBT        
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican just 8 days after he was deported      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man on Halloween --- just eight days after the federal government deported him. -- Agents arrested Jose Guadalupe Delgado-Ramirez near Hidalgo. -- "Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on October 23, 2017, through Laredo, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby ordered him held without bond.......

Daily Caller          
Pro-Amnesty Group Promotes School Walkouts      
Pro-amnesty group United We Dream is backing a school walkout on Thursday to promote a “clean” Dream Act for nearly 2 million illegal immigrants. -- “On November 9th, just over two months after Trump killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, nine schools and hundreds of students in the D.C. and Maryland area will be leading school walkouts and rallies to demand Congress pass a clean Dream Act, a path to citizenship, permanent protection with no dangerous enforcement add-ons, before the end of this year,” United We Dream said in a Monday press release......

KGBT         
Border Patrol agents arrest Guatemalan felon near Hidalgo      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Guatemalan felon last week near Hidalgo. -- Agents arrested Edgar Manfredo Marroquin-Lemus, 53, a Guatemalan citizen who lived in Mission, on Halloween. He's also known as "Alfredo Lemus," according to state and federal court records. -- The federal government deported Marroquin on July 26 after he served a state prison sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.......

CIS.org       
Immigration Brief: Sanctuary Cities      
There are about 300 state and local governments with laws, rules, or policies that impede federal efforts to enforce immigration laws. But what exactly does that mean to the average American citizen? Since 2014, about 10,000 criminal aliens who were released because of sanctuary policies were arrested --- again --- for new crimes. That's 10,000 preventable crimes. Sanctuary policies make us all less safe.......

KGBT          
More border crossers prosecuted in 'new era' of enforcement      
When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered his get-tough-on-immigration speech in the border city of Nogales early this year, he promised a "new era" in immigration enforcement. -- Six months later, some of those promises are taking shape in federal court, but through the expansion of a nearly decade-old program known as Operation Streamline, in which immigrants accused of coming into the U.S. illegally complete a usually months-long prosecution process in one day. Critics say the program violates due process and does nothing to deter repeat offenses.......

The Hill          
Shutdown threat growing over immigration fight       
Lawmakers are gearing up for an end-of-year fight over a key Obama-era immigration program, raising the chances of a government shutdown. --Senate Republicans and President Trump agreed during a closed-door White House meeting on Thursday that they would oppose addressing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as part of the December funding legislation. -- But that stance is unacceptable to Democrats and their immigration allies, who want Congress to pass a legislative fix before going home for Christmas.......

The Hill         
Vicente Fox thanks Trump for fueling Twitter activism      
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is celebrating surpassing 1 million followers on Twitter, and he's thanking President Trump for the milestone. -- "Thank you, Donald Trump. Thanks to you 1 million voices have made ourselves heard and stood against racism and hate, which you keep on spreading," Fox said in a video posted on the social media site. -- "Thanks to you, in the last 90 days, over 65 million people were active participants in the ideas that I have put in Twitter," he continued. "And you know what? This is more people than the votes you got."......

Breitbart          
McConnell wants changes to immigration system in any Dreamers deal      
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that he is open to a deal that would codify protections for so-called DREAMers in exchange for improvements to border security or other changes to the immigration system. -- "Yeah, the Democrats desperately want DACA. Republicans are not necessarily opposed to that," McConnell told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt on his MSNBC program. -- "I think there ought to be something related to making the American legal immigration system better, achieved along with DACA," he added.......

Review Journal          
Nevada initiative to ban sanctuary cities would improve public safety      
Some Nevada Democrats are so radical on immigration they've made violent crime prevention a partisan issue. -- On Monday, a PAC chaired by state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, filed an initiative to amend Nevada's constitution to prevent sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities refuse to tell federal immigration authorities when they have arrested or are about to release an illegal immigrant who is a criminal suspect. Some make exceptions for illegal immigrants with violent pasts. -- Roberson promised to file this initiative after Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, unsuccessfully pushed a bill this spring to make Nevada a sanctuary state.......

KYMA         
Border Security and Deportations: What's changed under President Trump?      
From border security to deportations, the debate on immigration remains in the spotlight. -- While immigration and Customs Enforcement officers said changes are minimal under the Trump Administration --- Locals express fear of the President's approach. -- In a Special Report, News 11 spoke to people directly affected by administrative changes such as deportation. -- Moreover, KYMA's Vanessa Dillon spoke to ICE officials who said they'd like to give the community a better look at the issue.......

American Thinker         
What a weekend to remember Reagan!      
Thirty-seven years ago this week, I was almost packed to move to Mexico. My company was transferring me to the bank branch in Mexico City. It was an exciting time, especially as I went through the last details of my Mexico work visa and other matters related to the change. -- I was also a volunteer on the Reagan-Bush team. On Friday night, I recall working a phone bank and hearing all the senior people talking about a close election. A few days before, we had seen Mr. Reagan debate President Carter, but the impact of "there you go again" was still unclear. I guess we did not see the impact of that debate until election day.......

Washington Times          
America's big border question for immigrants ought to be: What can you do for me?      
Let's just cut through the clutter of all the border control proposals, packages, deals and discussions that have marked U.S. politics for the past, oh, let's say, gazillion campaign seasons, and narrow it down to one consideration and one consideration alone: What can you do for America? -- That's the question that should be first and foremost asked of anyone seeking permanent or semi-permanent entry to America's soil. -- That's really the only question that matters.......

Sonoran News         
Rescue Beacons help Border Patrol find lost "migrants"      
Border Patrol agents rescued five undocumented aliens in distress this week thanks to the activation of three rescue beacons in the desert outside of Ajo, Arizona. -- Ajo Station agents first responded to a beacon activation in a remote mountain pass approximately 10 miles west of Ajo just before midnight on Oct. 25. When agents arrived, they discovered three Mexican nationals --- two men and a woman. -- On Oct. 31, Ajo agents responded to separate beacon activations west of Ajo involving one male Mexican national at each location who had been abandoned by smugglers.......

Breitbart          
Steve Bannon on Illegal Immigration: 'Globalist Corporations Want Cheap Labor, Left Wants Cheap Votes'      
Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon told the American families of illegal alien crime victims during a speech that illegal immigration to the United States comes down to two benefits for the political and economic elite: cheap labor and cheap votes. -- During a speech at a conference by the Remembrance Project, an organization made up of the American families who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal alien criminals, Bannon noted how the country's elites actually profit from a constant flow of illegal aliens.......

Union Tribune         
Kevin de León: Why I should be California's next U.S. senator      
California stands at the forefront of a historic struggle for the very soul of America --- against a president without one. Every day, this president wages war on our people and our progress. He mocks our values and demonizes our diversity. He attacks our national fabric, eroding our basic freedoms here at home and our moral standing in the rest of the world. -- In the face of this threat, we can no longer afford to be polite. We can’t cross our fingers and hope that President Donald Trump can “learn and change.” We can’t compromise our core values --- it’s time for California to lead..[More on de Leon].....

KGBT          
43 pounds of cocaine seized from vehicle's rocker panels at Hidalgo Port of Entry      
Officers found more than 43 pounds of cocaine at the Hidalgo Port of Entry --- inside a vehicle's rocker panels. -- On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a woman driving a Nissan Altima to second inspection after a K-9 "alerted to the presence of narcotics," according to the criminal complaint. -- When a X-ray of the Nissan Altima revealed anomalies, officers conducted a search and found 14 bricks inside the rocker panel areas of the vehicle.......

Breitbart          
How a tiny, rural Alabama drug unit seizes millions from Mexican cartels      
A lucrative battle against Mexican drug cartels is being fought on the sides of an interstate in three of Alabama's more rural counties. -- Civil asset forfeiture has come under fire in recent years, as some law enforcement agencies across the country have deployed the tactic in ways that have been widely criticized as abusive. -- But a small drug task force operating in Greene, Marengo and Sumter counties --- collectively, Alabama's 17th Judicial Circuit --- has leveraged the practice to take millions of dollars worth of cash, drugs and other property off the street in recent years, much of which they say they have seized from Mexican cartels like the Sinaloa and Los Zetas.......

Daily Caller        
Justice Department Makes Crucial Reforms To Immigration Courts      
The Justice Department is enacting several reforms in order to address a backlog of several hundred thousand immigration cases, according to DOJ documents and officials. -- As of Sept. 22, the Executive Office for Immigration Review's pending caseload exceeded 634,000, which is double the 2011 caseload. Three groups of people represent the bulk of these cases: people who entered the U.S. illegally, immigrants who violated the terms of their visas and immigrants with legal status, and immigrants with legal status who have committed crimes.......

Lake Placid News         
Chicken eatery owner sentenced for tax, immigration fraud      
A New York man who had an ownership stake in 11 fried chicken restaurants in the Boston area has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for tax, insurance and immigration fraud. -- Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Hazrat Khalid Khan, Pakistani national who lives in Middletown, New York, was also sentenced Thursday to a year of probation and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. He was ordered to pay more than $2.3 million to the IRS and nearly $28,000 to two insurance companies he defrauded.......

KGBT          
State trooper finds 272 pounds of marijuana inside truck's tool box during traffic stop      
A state trooper found 272 pounds of marijuana inside a truck's tool box during a traffic stop in Hidalgo County on Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint. -- At about 5:46 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck after he noticed its window tint appeared to be darker than 25 percent, according to the criminal complaint. -- The trooper observed the driver, identified as 33-year-old Michael Alvarez of Bishop, showed signs of nervousness and asked for consent to search the truck. Alvarez said no.......

November 5, 2017

Daily Caller        
Federal Judge Shows He Will Almost Certainly Support Sanctuary Cities In Grant Ruling      
A federal judge showed support for sanctuary cities Thursday when he ridiculed Department of Justice attorneys for arguing in favor of federal penalties against sanctuary jurisdictions. -- U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson is presiding over the DOJ's ongoing dispute with Philadelphia over whether Sessions can withhold funds from cities that ignore federal immigration law. DOJ attorneys presented a letter purporting to show that Philadelphia was not meeting requirements for a federal law enforcement grant and Baylson's response made it very clear where he stood on the case, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.......

Sacramento Bee        
Liberal group calls Virginia Democrat 'racist' for opposing sanctuary cities      
A liberal activist group on Thursday labeled Ralph Northam's campaign "racist," criticizing the Virginia Democrat running for governor a day after he declared that he would not support "sanctuary cities" for undocumented immigrants. -- "Let's be really clear: If Ralph Northam wins next Tuesday, it won't be because he publicly backtracked on his commitment to protecting immigrant families, but in spite of it," said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive activist based in Vermont.......

Breitbart          
Rejecting Illegal Aliens Is Rejecting Jesus Christ, Says Amnesty Advocate      
“To turn your back on ‘Dreamers' is to turn your back on Christ,” Jennifer Butler, and political activist and a minister at the Presbyterian Church (USA), said at a D.C. press conference. --President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA amnesty for illegal immigrants was a “stroke of profound cruelty,” added Butler, CEO of the far-left, union-backed, Faith in Public Life advocacy group. -- The DACA illegal aliens are “model citizens,” said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the co-sponsor of an amnesty bill.......

Townhall.com -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Another national writer is using Oregon crime statistics: ICE Arrests Illegal Alien Previously Convicted for Child Molestation
In a press release filed Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that they apprehended an individual illegally entering the United States across the southern border who had previously been convicted in the States for sexually assaulting a minor. -- Border patrol agents at the Ajo station near Tuscon, Arizona apprehended the pervert sneaking into the country on Thursday. After running a background check, authorities discovered that 29 year-old Raul Cano-Garcia had been convicted in Fresno, California for having sex with a child under the age of 14. Cano-Garcia was sentenced to three years, but it is unclear if he ever actually served any jail time or was simply deported. .........

Fox News         
Ann Coulter: Our Immigration System Brings in 'Entire Tribes'       
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter pummeled the diversity lottery program that allowed the NYC terrorist to enter the U.S. -- "Some of us have been screaming about the diversity lottery forever," Coulter said on "Watters' World." "It takes a terrorist attack like this for most people to even hear of the diversity lottery, which is everything you would think it is." -- Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, yelled "Allahu Akbar" and ran a truck into bikers and pedestrians on Tuesday afternoon near lower Manhattan's West Side Highway, killing 8 and injuring at least 11......

Breitbart          
Democrats Eat Their Own: Democracy for America Denounces Ralph Northam for Flip-Flopping On Support of Sanctuary Cities      
Democracy for America (DFA) denounced Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on Thursday after Northam flip-flopped in favor of banning sanctuary cities.-- Ralph Northam flip-flopped this week, signaling that if elected governor he would sign legislation to ban sanctuary cities in the commonwealth of Virginia. -- “If that bill comes to my desk ... I sure will. I've always been opposed to sanctuary cities. He knows that,” Northam said, speaking of his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie.......

Breitbart          
WATCH: Steve Bannon Delivers Anti-Amnesty Keynote Before Angel Moms at Remembrance Project Luncheon      
Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon will headline Saturday's Remembrance Project Luncheon in Washington, DC. -- Founded in 2009 by Maria Espinoza, the Remembrance Project aims to push awareness of illegal alien crime and the devastation it inflicts on American families.......

November 4, 2017

The Blaze        
Antifa plans massive demonstration for one demand -- and it's about Trump      
An “Antifa” group plans to have a continuous demonstration in major cities across the United States until their one demand about President Donald Trump is met – they want him to be driven from office. -- According to plans that they have publicized on social media, “Refuse Fascism” is kicking the protests in almost two dozen cities on November 4. -- A website from the group says they will continue the protests “day after day and night after night --- not stopping --- until our DEMAND is met.” -- “The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” they explain. “In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!”......

KGBT          
Former DNC chair claims evidence of rigged Democratic nomination for Clinton      
The Democratic Party is now in the spotlight after former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Donna Brazile recounted her investigation into whether Hillary Clinton's team "rigged the nomination process" in 2016. -- An excerpt of Brazile's soon-to-be-released book "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House," was published by Politico on Thursday and pointed to the extensive financial power and influence the Clinton campaign had over the DNC as well as what she described as a shady campaign fundraising pact. ......

KGW   
Antifa protest planned in downtown Portland on Saturday      
An anti-fascist demonstration is planned in downtown Portland Saturday afternoon. -- Refuse Facism PDX says they will meet at Jamison Square at 2 p.m. for a rally, followed by a march. -- “We recognize fascism to exist in many forms: not only in the Trump/Pence regime, but extending into their cabinet, and taking form through every branch of government from the legislative law makers, the judicial process, the prison industrial complex, and the fascist pigs who enforce their policies,” the group said in a Facebook event. -- The rally is part of a nationwide protest calling for the removal of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, nearly a year after they won the election. Demonstrations in at least 20 other cities across the US are planned.......

Nogales International         
BP seeks to up consequences for first-time illegals in Nogales      
First-time offenders caught illegally crossing the border near Nogales can now expect their cases to be presented for federal criminal prosecution instead of being processed for immediate repatriation. -- The Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said Thursday that in October, more than 200 people arrested in the Nogales area – many of whom were first-time offenders – were found “amenable for prosecution” by the U.S. Attorney's Office.......

SF Examiner         
Gun used to kill Kate Steinle fits into pockets of alleged killer's man's clothes, prosecution shows      
Jurors held the flattened bullet that struck Kate Steinle and viewed photographs of her body Thursday as the prosecution rested its case against an undocumented homeless man charged with murder. -- Prosecutor Diana Garcia put on a show for the jury during the eighth day of the controversial trial, calling to the stand Chief Medical Examiner Michael Hunter and Lt. Anthony Ravano, the lead homicide investigator in the case. -- The trial started two weeks ago with the heartfelt testimony of James Steinle, who was with his daughter on Pier 14 when a bullet ricocheted off the ground and entered her lower back July 1, 2015. Prosecutors later charged Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented Mexican national, in the killing.......

LA Daily News        
LAPD says it's preparing for possible violence at Saturday's anti-Trump protest       
Anti-Trump protests planned in Los Angeles and around the country Saturday have heightened concern about the potential for clashes between leftist or anarchist demonstrators and far-right counterprotesters in the post-Charlottesville era. -- RefuseFascism.org plans 18 protests across the country Saturday, including a 1 p.m. rally and march starting at LA's historic Pershing Square, in an effort to drive President Donald Trump's administration from power. The anti-fascist group argues that the administration poses “a catastrophic danger to humanity” and is planning additional protests for Nov. 11 and 18.......

November 3, 2017

Breitbart          
Study: Immigrant Population in U.S. Booms to 44M, Majority from Mexico      
There is now a record level of immigrants living in the United States --- standing at roughly 44 million people nationwide --- who entered the U.S. both illegally and legally from a foreign country. -- Research conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Steven Camarota reveals the massive scope of the U.S. immigrant population, which has contributed to keeping American wages stagnant while driving up costs of social services. -- Camarota’s research reveals that in 2016, there were between 43 and 45 million immigrants in the U.S., nearly quadruple the immigrant population in 2000. -- Mexico, as noted by Camarota, has the largest group of legal and illegal foreign nationals in the U.S., with 1.1 million immigrants from the country arriving in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016. Mexican nationals make up roughly one in eight new arrivals to the U.S......

Breitbart          
Liberal Senate Dems embrace shutdown showdown over Dreamers      
The Senate Democrats’ hell-no caucus is saying hell yes to a shutdown showdown over Dreamers. -- Democrats have pressed Republicans to pass legislation by the end of the year to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants legal protections that President Donald Trump has vowed to end.......

Washington Times         
Longtime GOP immigration leader Rep. Lamar Smith to retire      
Rep. Lamar Smith, a senior Republican from Texas who was instrumental in writing the strict immigration crackdown of 1996, announced Thursday he will retire from Congress at the end of next year. -- He's served 30 years in Congress, including stints as chairman of the Judiciary and Science committees. -- But he said he felt it was time to give up his seat. -- “For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else,” Mr. Smith said in a note to constituents.......

Denver Post          
GOP senators say fate of DACA recipients must wait -- until next year       
President Donald Trump and Republican senators agreed Thursday not to deal with a needed fix for young immigrants in must-pass year-end spending legislation, according to some GOP lawmakers. -- Instead, they said, a solution would wait until next year for some 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children. Those immigrants, known by supporters as Dreamers, are in limbo after Trump announced he was ending temporary deportation protections granted by the Obama administration and giving Congress until March to come up with a fix.......

Times of San Diego          
USIBWC Wants to Offer Workshops with San Diego to Stave Off Sewage Suit     
The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission announced Thursday that it wants to hold a workshop with San Diego-area cities and agencies in hopes of staving off a lawsuit over the flow of sewage from Mexico. -- The cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and San Diego, the county of San Diego and Port of San Diego have declared their intent to sue the USIBWC --- an agency is responsible for water treaties covering Mexico and this country --- over continued spills that have fouled water on both sides of the border.......

USA Today         
As McSally weighs Senate run, pro-Trump group already hitting her on immigration votes      
In anticipation of Rep. Martha McSally potentially jumping into the Senate Republican primary against Kelli Ward, a pro-Trump advocacy group is targeting her stance on immigration. -- Great America Alliance rolled out amnestymartha.com on Friday, which also includes an ad the group will be running digitally. The group has endorsed Ward and Eric Beach, who chairs the group, works as a strategist for Ward's campaign. -- Friday's ad hits McSally for votes it says reveal she supports "amnesty for illegals."......

The Hill          
Trump lays out demands for Dreamer protections      
President Trump wants Congress to improve border security and end chain migration in exchange for protecting an estimated 700,000 so-called Dreamers, who entered the country illegally as children, from deportation. -- Trump also made clear that he doesn't want immigration legislation attached to the year-end spending bill and risk a government shutdown over the immigration status of people who came to the country illegally as children.......

The Signal          
DACA students continue to pay out-of-state tuition in Georgia      
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the Appellate Court of Georgia reversed a lower court's decision to grant in-state tuition to DACA recipients. -- The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created under the 2012 Obama administration and allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the country before the age of 16 to defer deportation, obtain renewable work permits, and receive legal status. -- The appellant, representative of the University System of Georgia (USG), C. Dean Alford, is fighting to keep USG's right to exercise discretion when granting in-state tuition while the Appellee, Rigo Rivera, is demanding that USG recognize non-citizens with ‘legal presence' as residents of Georgia who, under board policy, are entitled to in-state tuition.......

Breitbart          
Border Patrol Agents Capture Illegal Aliens in Dangerous Storm Drains      
Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Paso Sector crawled into dangerous storm drains to capture illegal aliens using the system to evade detection. -- Agents received a tip about five illegal aliens attempting to hide in the El Paso storm drain system to avoid capture after illegally crossing the border from Mexico. Officials notified the agency's Confined Space Entry Team (CSET) to carry out a search, information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed. As the CSET members searched the storm drains, other Border Patrol agents carried out surface operations near exit points for the drainage system.......

Breitbart          
Democrats to File Further Impeachment Charges Against Trump      
A group of Democrats is planning to file impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, the group's leader, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), confirmed Wednesday. -- “It is clear to us that he is unfit to be President of the United States of America,” Gutiérrez said Wednesday, although refused to state what the charges would be, as well as the names Democrats would be supporting the effort. -- “I assure you, we will not leave you lacking for a reason,” said Gutiérrez, who has previously described Trump as having a “white supremacist agenda” and General. John Kelly as a “disgrace to his uniform.”......

Bloomberg         
How Trump's Immigration Crackdown "Threatens Obamacare"      
As Obamacare open enrollment begins, health-care providers in immigrant communities worry that the Trump administration's hard line on immigration will spook some immigrants and their U.S.-born relatives away from seeking health insurance. -- In Baltimore, families with mixed immigration status “are telling us that they have a newfound hesitance to provide any information to the government” since Trump was elected, said Sarah Polk, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. ......

Brownsville Herald          
Constables raid stash house      
A woman accused of harboring six undocumented immigrants admitted to hiding people illegally trying to enter the U.S. since she was a teenager, according to a criminal complaint. -- Cameron County constables arrested Alma Delia Leal, 45 or 46, on the 2000 block of South Dakota after conducting a knock-and-talk on a home they believed might be a stash house, court documents show.......

Breitbart          
Heritage Foundation: DACA Amnesty Will Lead to More Illegal Immigration      
A plan where nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by an Obama-created program are given amnesty to permanently remain in the United States would lead to more illegal immigration, conservative think-tank The Heritage Foundation says. -- Analysis by Heritage on what would occur following a deal where hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are given amnesty found that instead of the plan leading to an end of illegal immigration, it would only exacerbate the problem......

CIS.org          
The Amnesty "Me Toos" Begin      
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has written a letter to the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to urge that temporary protected status (TPS) be extended for nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti when current their protections expire. -- I encourage you to read it. The letter is a smooth-worded masterpiece of non sequiturs that urges continuation of the protected status that has been extended in each instance for far too long ("[t]hese designations have been in place since 2001, 1999, and 2010 respectively") and for all the wrong reasons. It not-so-subtly suggests that the aliens who have been the happy recipients of our government's abusive largesse of TPS in their behalf should be granted amnesty......

Economist        
Mexico's presidential front-runner misunderstands his role model      
...If efforts to revise the North American Free-Trade Agreement somehow satisfy Mr Trump, Mr López Obrador still vows to revisit any deal he finds “unfair”. And not all Mexican presidents have enjoyed Cárdenas's good luck in tussles with Uncle Sam. A border dispute manufactured by the Americans in 1846 ended with Mexico losing half of its territory. The longer view shows that picking fights with the United States carries risks as well as rewards......

Real Clear Politics          
Tucker Carlson: "Our Ruling Class Prefers Immigrants To Americans," "Diversity Is Their Religion"      
On the Wednesday edition of his FOX News program, Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue on the "religion" of diversity practiced by American politicians. -- "The truth is our ruling class prefers immigrants to Americans," Carlson declared. "They don't say that out loud, they don't need to say it out loud. Watch how they act. Who are they more worried about? The so-called dreamers here illegally, or the 60,000 American citizens who died of drug ODs last year? It's not even close."......

Family Security Matters        
After the West Side Highway Jihad: What Does 'Extreme Vetting' Mean?      
Our immigration system needs to take Islam into account, to distinguish pro-American Muslims from sharia supremacists. -- To the surprise of exactly no one, it turns out that the Uzbek-born jihadist who murdered eight people on the streets of New York City on Tuesday was invited into the United States under the cockamamie "Diversity Visa Program." (Paul Mirengoff has the details at Powerline.) Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a sharia supremacist and Islamic State supporter, came to our shores seven years ago, as a young Muslim man of 21.......

OPB -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
5 Insights From Multnomah County Sheriff's Internal ICE Investigation
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office released Thursday the findings of an internal investigation that in late September cleared three deputies of wrongdoing for helping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detain and deport six men.-- The six men were all charged with crimes and were under evaluation for pretrial release through a county program known as Close Street Supervision...........

November 2, 2017

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections, Criminal Alien Report for the Americas -- September 2017
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on September 1, 2017 there were 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state's prison system. -- Breaking the DOC criminal alien prison population down by a specific geographic region of the world, 856 of the prisoners self-declared countries of origin were located in the Americas: North, Central and South America and the West Indies (Excluding the United States of America and its territories)..........

LA Times        
The LAPD arrested 462 people in anti-Trump protests. Only three were criminally charged, Times analysis finds      
During demonstrations that erupted across the nation after the election of President Trump last year, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested hundreds of protesters — far more than any other law enforcement agency in the country. -- Of the 462 people arrested during marches that wound through downtown, Westlake and onto the 101 Freeway between Nov. 7 and Nov. 12, most were held on suspicion of blocking a roadway or failing to disperse after officers declared unlawful assemblies.......

KGBT         
Border Patrol agents arrest Salvadoran sex offender near Hidalgo      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Salvadoran sex offender Saturday near Hidalgo. -- Agents arrested Carlos Orlando Alvarez-Cabrera, a citizen of El Salvador and a sex offender registered with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, according to the criminal complaint against him and public records. -- "Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on October 19, 2017, through Atlanta, Georgia," according to the criminal complaint. -- Alvarez committed multiple sex crimes involving children, according to the North Carolina sex offender registry.......

Fox News       
California mayor among handful of surfers sickened by latest sewage spill from Mexico      
The mayor of a Southern California beach town said an "epic" day of surfing last Friday turned into a nightmare for himself and others after they got violently ill from a sewage spill that originated in Mexico. -- Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina told FOX 5 San Diego the sewage spill occurred south of Tijuana on Oct. 26 and then flowed north, contaminating ocean water off the town. -- "What happens is a lot of times, sewage will be dumped at night and it washes up the coast and usually by the time we're out surfing, it washes through Imperial Beach," Dedina said.......

CNET         
Tech giants file legal challenge to Trump's DACA assault     
Google, Microsoft and Facebook are among more than 100 tech companies banding together to mount a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's effort to end DACA. -- The companies filed a brief Wednesday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which offers protection to undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, sometimes referred to as Dreamers. The Trump administration said in September it would end the Obama-era program, which lets immigrants brought to the US illegally as children before 2007 stay without fear of deportation.......

CBS8 -- San Diego        
Border Patrol officers seize $2.1M in drugs, capture 14 fugitives      
Over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working along the California-Mexico border intercepted 461 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $2.1 million and captured 14 fugitives. -- From Fri., Oct. 27, through Sun., Oct. 29, CBP officers intercepted more than 350 pounds of methamphetamine, 71 pounds of cocaine and 36 pounds of marijuana. -- Narcotics hidden inside vehicles in various places such as the vehicles' floor, car battery, seats, gas tank, tires and quarter panels were all discovered by officers.......

Examiner          
Justice Department: US needs to double the number of immigration judges     
James McHenry, acting director of the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review, said the Trump administration would have to double the number of immigration judges to make a dent in the record-high number of pending cases. -- "We've run several estimations and we've asked for additional judges," he told the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and border security Wednesday. "I think up to a total of 700 is where it starts to turn around."......

My News LA          
Deporting Dreamers 'unlawful, immoral': LA supports lawsuit against federal government      
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Wednesday announced that the city filed a brief along with other jurisdictions in support of a lawsuit seeking to halt the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. -- The city joined with New York, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and 21 other cities and counties as well as the United States Conference of Mayors in an amicus brief in support of the University of California's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. -- “We're fighting to keep DACA alive and keep faith with the Dreamers who depended on the program when they came out of the shadows. Ending DACA and deporting the Dreamers would be unlawful and immoral,” Feuer said. Today cities and counties across America stand with the Dreamers, who personify the American values of education, hard work, and belief in a better tomorrow.”......

LA Daily News         
LAPD says they're preparing for possible violence at Saturday's anti-Trump protest      
Anti-Trump protests planned in Los Angeles and around the country Saturday have heightened concern about the potential for clashes between leftist or anarchist demonstrators and far right counter-protesters in the post-Charlottesville era. -- RefuseFascism.org is hosting 18 protests across the country Saturday --- including a 1 p.m. rally and march starting at L.A.'s historic Pershing Square --- in an effort to drive President Donald Trump's administration from power. The anti-fascist group, which argues that the administration poses “a catastrophic danger to humanity,” is also planning protests on Nov. 11 and 18.......

HuffPo          
Judge Asked To Block Trump Administration's Decision To End DACA      
Several parties asked a federal judge in California Wednesday to block the Trump administration's decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while several lawsuits move forward. -- If the request for a preliminary injunction is successful, the Obama-era DACA program would remain in effect after the current March 5 deadline, when the White House has slated to begin phasing it out. DACA allows undocumented immigrants --- so-called Dreamers --- who arrived in the country as youths to work legally and avoid deportation for a renewable two-year program......

IJR.com         
Mexican Citizens: Trump's Border Wall Prototypes 'Humiliate' Them      
Steel prototypes, standing 30 feet tall, of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall near the Otay Mesa border crossing, are making Mexican citizens just across the border feel like “pariahs,” according to Reuters. -- “That's how it looks with things like (the wall): They view us as pariahs. The worst thing is, it's being built by Latinos themselves,” student Paola Gomez, 21, told Reuters, who can hear the noise of the wall's construction from her home. “They need Mexicans and other undocumented people. They save lots of money with us,” Manuela Altamirano, 42, said to Reuters. -- “Trump constantly does things to humiliate the Mexican people ... These walls are like monsters he created, like a border Frankenstein,” she continued.......

Daily Caller        
Trump To Ask Congress To ‘Immediately' Close Down Diversity Visa Program      
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will ask lawmakers to close down an immigrant visa program that sets aside green cards for people from countries that don't typically send many immigrants to the U.S. -- After the terror attack in New York City on Tuesday, Trump revealed that the perpetrator had entered the U.S. in 2010 through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The program uses a random lottery drawing to award up to 50,000 green cards to applicants from countries with historically low levels of immigration.......

LMT Online       
Mexico City prosecutors: 2 heads dumped near historic center      
Two severed heads were dumped on a street corner near Mexico City's historic colonial core early Wednesday, a rare instance in the capital of the kind of grisly killings and public displays of murder victims more commonly seen in other parts of the country. -- A statement from the city prosecutor's office reported that a man left the heads in two black bags in the morning at an intersection about eight blocks from the city's Zocalo, or main square, and about four from the notoriously gritty neighborhood of Tepito. -- Prosecutors said so far they do not have any missing person reports that could correspond to the severed heads and are working to determine when the victims died and whether they may have come from elsewhere. There was no immediate word of any arrest.......

Daily Star         
Angry Germans send 22,000 letters to Angela Merkel demanding asylum seekers get deported       
The thousands of letters were collected by Germany's biggest tabloid Bild, which has long been critical of Merkel's failed deportation promises she made to German voters. -- In the letters, the angry voters demanded that Merkel make a priority out of deportations of criminal failed asylum seekers in the ongoing coalition talks of her Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) with the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens. -- On Monday, Bild's chief political editor Nikolaus Blome and chief journalist Hans-Joerg Vehleweld brought the 22,000 letters, faxes and emails collected in several boxes to the Chancellery in Berlin.......


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