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November 15, 2017

Breitbart          
Zuckerberg, U.S. Chamber Bring DACA Illegals to Capitol Hill to Push Year-End Amnesty      
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's open borders lobbying group and the United States Chamber of Commerce has teamed up to push an end-of-the-year plan to give amnesty to upwards of 3.3 million illegal aliens. -- FWD.us, Zuckerberg's pro-immigration lobbying organization, has orchestrated efforts with the Chamber of Commerce to bring illegal aliens enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress to pass an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 to 3.3 million illegal aliens.......

KGBT          
Three-day training program targets border crime      
Tamaulipas State Police and the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office began a three-day training program Tuesday with the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety. -- U.S. federal and state agencies aim to provide Mexican officials with techniques to better fight violence from organized crime. -- "For years, there has been a disconnect or miscommunication (sic) between the state of Tamaulipas, especially, and Texas in years past,” said Nelson Balido from the non-profit Border Commerce and Security Council.......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican with 5 prior immigration convictions 
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man near San Juan on Monday --- his sixth immigration arrest. -- Agents arrested Adiel Concepcion-Vasquez, 35, a Mexican citizen who lived in Pharr, on Monday. -- "The Defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on May 10, 2016, near Hidalgo, Texas," according to the federal criminal -- complaint against him. -- Concepcion had five prior immigration convictions, according to the criminal complaint. He's now charged with illegal re-entry. -- U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos ordered him held without bond.......

Caller Times          
Border patrol agents find 26 illegals inside a rental truck, arrest driver      
Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a rental truck after finding 26 undocumented immigrants in a cargo area of the trailer in Falfurrias on Friday. -- A news release states while agents were conducting inspections at a checkpoint, a K9 alerted the agents to the cargo area of the truck that was in the primary inspection lane. -- Twenty-six undocumented immigrants were found inside a modified compartment of the rental truck, the release stated.......

The Hill        
Ryan: DACA fix will be separate from spending bill     
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that lawmakers are not planning on wrapping legislative relief for young immigrants brought to the country without legal permission as children into an end-of-year spending bill. -- Asked by Fox News's Bret Baier in a town hall-style interview whether the spending bill would include measures to codify protections for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Ryan said lawmakers plan to consider the matters separately.......

Breitbart          
Trump's DHS Nominee Will Tell ICE Agents: Focus on Illegals with Criminal Records      
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen, says she will “clarify” to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to target illegal aliens who do not have a violent criminal background. -- In a hearing last week, Nielsen repeatedly conceded to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that she would issue a directive to ICE agents to make sure that illegal aliens who have no other crime on their record besides entering the U.S. illegally are not targeted for priority deportation.......

Roy Beck -- NumbersUSA          
Brat introduces H.R. 4340 -- 3 GREAT BILLS IN ONE      
In 2014, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) may have saved the nation from a gigantic increase in legal and illegal immigration when he defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Primary election. Now, he is again trying to rescue the nation from the destructive inclinations of most congressional leaders. -- All congressional Democratic leaders and most Republican leaders at this moment are acting like the most urgent immigration issue before them is how fast they can give an amnesty to around 3 million young-adult illegal aliens who call themselves "Dreamers." And how fast they can help those 3 million begin Chain Migration for millions more relatives.......

JournalNow.com         
Joe Guzzardi: The case against amnesty      
One year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump to the office of president of the United States. Energized by candidate Trump's pledge to enforce America's immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works for citizens, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream candidate Hillary Clinton, an avowed open borders advocate. -- Had the 63 million been asked 12 months ago where they would set the odds of a congressional illegal immigrant amnesty being the Trump White House's first major bill to pass the House and Senate, the consensus would have been around 5-1 against.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report -- October 2017
Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on October 2, 2017 that 470 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state's prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes (sex abuse, rape and sodomy), 48.40 percent of the criminal alien prison population. -- The following table identifies the types, numbers and percentages of sex crimes committed by the 470 criminal aliens with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers incarcerated on October 2nd in DOC prisons...........

Dan Cadman -- CIS.org          
The OIG Has a 'Eureka!' Moment about DHS's Stove-Piped Immigration Mission      
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) issued a report last month entitled "DHS Needs a More Unified Approach to Immigration Enforcement and Administration". -- Despite the title, it's clear from the contents of the report that the OIG has included not just enforcement, but also immigration benefits-granting functions in its review. This is important because these days many people don't consider such functions as an integral part of the immigration control regimen, although they are — or at least should be. They were never intended to be a gigantic giveaway program separated philosophically or operationally from other important aspects of this nation's system of immigration laws.......

KGTV          
Cards Against Humanity buys land along U.S-Mexico border so Trump can't build his wall      
The minds behind the racy card game known for their unorthodox holiday promotions have returned with yet another odd proposal. -- And one that may strike at the heart of Washington D.C. -- Card Against Humanity wrote online they have purchased a plot of land along the United States-Mexico border in an effort to stall President Donald Trump's planned border wall. -- "So we've purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," the company's website reads.......

Breitbart          
Deadly Cartel Attacks Against Mexican Border State Police Continue      
The border state of Chihuahua continues to be a hotbed for violence where cartel gunmen carry out ambushes and attacks on law enforcement officials. The attacks on authorities appear to be an effort to keep law enforcement out of the ongoing fight for control of the state's lucrative drug trafficking territories and routes. -- As the violence between forces from the Sinaloa Cartel and the Juarez Cartel continue to escalate, authorities sought to calm the public by stepping up police enforcement actions thus making lawmen a new target for cartel attacks. ......

Breitbart          
Sanctuary Group Demands Release of DACA Recipient Suspected of Human Smuggling      
A Texas-based sanctuary group is demanding the release of a DACA recipient being held pending deportation hearings. The group attempts to draw sympathy for the illegal immigrant with a prosthetic leg while failing to mention his “unlawful activity” matter. -- Organizers with RAICES, a group founded in 1986 to promote the “sanctuary movement in South Texas,” claims that DACA recipient Felipe Abonza-Lopez was detained by Border Patrol agents after Uvalde County sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle he was riding in. The group claims he was handed over to Border Patrol agents “simply for looking ‘suspicious',” RAICES claims.......

Breitbart          
Business Group Promises 300,000 Job Openings If Trump Enforces Immigration Laws      
A lobbying group for wealthy investors predicts that 300,000 new jobs will be opened for Americans and legal immigrants in the months up to the November 2018 election if Congress allows enforcement of existing immigration laws. -- The group's promise of 300,000 open jobs recognizes that employers must hire Americans and legal immigrants as Trump gradually ends the DACA amnesty created by former President Barack Obama. Roughly 300,000 of 690,000 illegals will lose their temporary work permits by November, and the remaining permits will expire in 2018......

My Columbia Basin          
Oregon senators call for an investigation concerning immigration policies      
A 10-year-old girl suffering from cerebral palsy was detained on her way to receive a gallbladder surgery on October 24, due to her apprehension for being an undocumented immigrant. According to a United States Senate News Release, this incident took place en route to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. According to official reports, armed immigration agents arrested the child from in her hospital bed as she was recovering in post-op. -- There have been ongoing violations of federal policies concerning the issue of immigration enforcement at sensitive locations, and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are calling for an investigation. Some of these sensitive locations include schools, hospitals and religious institutions.......

Washington Times          
ICE agents rebel, say Trump 'betrayed' them by retaining Obama's people      
The country's immigration enforcement officers launched a website Tuesday demanding that President Trump do more to clean up their agency, saying he has left the Obama team in place and it's stymying his goal of enforcing laws on the books. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisors in Philadelphia banned officers from wearing bulletproof vests during an operation in the dangerous “badlands” section in the city's north for fear of offending the immigrant community, according to a new website, JICReport.com.......

November 14, 2017

CBS 7         
Midland Border Patrol agents find six illegals, 239 pounds of marijuana      
Border Patrol agents stationed in Midland discovered six undocumented immigrants and 239 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Thursday. -- According to the United States Border Patrol, agents were on patrol when they saw two suspicious vehicles driving towards Ector County on I-20. -- The agents then began a traffic stop and one of the cars, a sedan, came to a stop. The other vehicle, an SUV, continued driving for a short distance before rolling into the shoulder of the highway. -- It was then that the passenger doors opened and the occupants bailed out trying to run away as the SUV continued rolling forward. -- Agents were able to stop the SUV and catch all six of the individuals who bailed.......

SD City Times        
San Diego City College student denied DACA      
A 20-year-old Latinx student from San Diego City College was denied the Deferral Act of Childhood Arrivals permit (DACA) two weeks ago and now fears for her family’s safety. -- The student, who asked not to be identified, is a Political Science major and said her younger sibling and cousins look at her as a role model because she’s the first of her family to graduate high school and the first one to attend college.......

CBS Chicago        
"Activists" Demand Cicero (Ill.) Pass Welcoming Ordinance To Protect Illegals      
Immigration activists on Tuesday called on Cicero officials to pass an ordinance protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation, but local officials said state law already provides the safeguards they want. -- Activists rallied outside Cicero Town Hall on Tuesday, chanting “not one more deportation,” and demanding officials adopt a so-called “welcoming ordinance” that would protect undocumented immigrants from the federal government.......

Breitbart          
Five Times Trump's DHS Nominee Nielsen Nixed POTUS Principles on Immigration      
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security has repeatedly contradicted the pro-American immigration agenda that he was elected to implement. -- Breitbart News has compiled the five times in which Kirstjen Nielsen, a former official under President George W. Bush, has been out-of-line with Trump’s Buy “Buy American, Hire American” policies and immigration principles.......

Journal Sentinel          
Illegal alien charged with impregnating minor thought paternity determination would block his deportation      
As an undocumented immigrant, Horacio Alvarado thought if he could show he was the father of a newborn American citizen, he would be allowed to remain in the United States himself. -- But the paternity test ultimately resulted in more severe charges for Alvarado because the mother of the child was only 15 and was his stepdaughter, according to a criminal complaint. -- Alvarado, 32, now faces three felonies for what investigators say were several years of sustained sexual assaults, assaults his wife later knew about yet did nothing to prevent, according to the complaint.......

Breitbart          
ICE Busts 24 Illegal Immigrants with DUI Convictions in Sanctuary New York      
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 25 illegal immigrants in Long Island, New York – 24 were convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One of those is an MS-13 member. -- ERO officers arrested one other person for an immigration violation. -- The illegal aliens arrested during the six-day “Operation Secure Streets” sweep are being detained pending the finalization of immigration removal proceedings. The criminal illegal aliens who are already subject to outstanding deportation orders, or who re-entered after being deported, can be removed from the country immediately.......

Houston Chronicle          
"Immigrant groups" rally against SB 4      
Unified voices chanted "undocumented, unafraid" outside the Moody Community Center on Tuesday morning as polls opened for the Nov. 7 elections to protest Senate Bill 4. -- SB 4 was heard in the Court of Appeals the same day, while anti-SB4 groups and undocumented immigrants called upon all voters to remember the importance of elections. -- SB 4 is a state immigration-enforcement law that would allow an officer to ask about a person's immigration status during lawful detention or during an arrest, which many critics of the law have called an imitation of stop and frisk.......

Fox News         
30,000 visas issued to people from terror-sponsoring countries since 2007: State Department      
The United States issued nearly 30,000 visas to people from nations officially designated as sponsors of terrorism over the last decade through the Diversity Visa "lottery" program, the White House said Monday. -- According to State Department statistics, since 2007, the U.S. has admitted 20,739 individuals from Iran; 7,232 from Sudan, and 812 from Syria through the Visa Lottery program --- Iran, Sudan and Syria are currently the only countries designated by the State Department as “state sponsors of terrorism.”......

ImmigrationReform.com       
Dysfunctional Family: America's Broken Immigration System     
System / site updating -- will be live later today......

RT         
Huge marijuana cannon for launching drugs across border seized in Mexico      
Authorities in the Mexican state of Sonora, bordering the US, have captured a van-mounted bazooka-like cannon used to propel packages of drugs across the border. -- The Mexican Attorney General's Office Sonora branch seized the ingenuous contraption in a joint operation with military personnel near the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona. The improvised artillery piece consisted of a huge steel pipe, taking up most of the space in the back of a minivan, and an air compressor used to propel bundles of drugs across the border into US territory.......

November 13, 2017

Breitbart          
DACA Migrants Have One-Quarter College-Graduation Rate of Americans      
Only four percent of ‘DACA’ recipients have completed college, far below the roughly 17 percent of similar-aged young Americans who have college degrees, according to data released by the Migration Policy Insitute, which favors immigration. -- The data means that average DACA beneficiaries are far less educated and less productive than Americans, and if ever awarded an amnesty, will be far more likely to rely on taxpayers' aid throughout their lives. According to the MPI report......

Sacramento Bee          
'I hate everything.' Is Jerry Brown enjoying himself in Europe?      
Nine days into his European trip, Jerry Brown might have been enjoying himself. -- The Democratic governor had just wrapped interviews with Japanese and German reporters late Saturday, after holding a climate coalition signing ceremony with Terry McAuliffe, or His Excellency, the honorific used for the governor of Virginia. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer were also at the photo op. -- That's when Brown was asked whether he enjoyed it at the UN climate conference.......

LoHud.com          
Guatemelan Arrested In 2015 Death Of North Salem, NY Socialite      
The day laborer arrested in the 2015 killing of socialite Lois Colley may have turned up at her North Salem home that day to discuss with someone else a dispute with the Colley family and gotten into a confrontation with her, authorities said today. -- Esdras Gomez Marroquin, also known as "Victor," bludgeoned 83-year-old Lois Colley to death with a home fire extinguisher, then fled the country, authorities said. The dispute may have involved money, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said during a news conference.......

CIS.org         
Climbing on the Amnesty Tiger's Back      
Several days ago I wrote, "The Amnesty 'Me Toos' Begin", which discussed a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend, across-the-board, temporary protected status (TPS) for a variety of recipients from several countries — most of whom have been here long past the ostensible reason they were granted TSP status in the first place. -- The letter, while acknowledging that TPS was intended as a short-term safeguard, went on to suggest that because the government had allowed the recipients to remain in the United States for years (sometimes decades), a "permanent solution" needed to be crafted for them.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in October 2017
On October 2, 2017 Oregon's Marion County had 233 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.00 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 233 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 2nd in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

Long Island News          
ICE arrests 25 during Long Island roundup of illegals      
ICE has announced a major roundup of undocumented immigrants on Long Island. -- The United States Immigration and Customers Enforcement says it arrested 25 people in places across the island, including Patchogue, Ronkonkoma, Riverhead and Hempstead. -- The six-day period was called “Operation Secure Streets,” officials say. -- According to officials, 24 of the 25 were convicted of motor vehicle violations while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.......

WCAI          
The Gangs of Nantucket: The Arrival       
Mara Salvatrucha, best known as MS-13, is a transnational gang based in El Salvador. It has about 10,000 members in the United States. In recent years, immigration officials have arrested and deported dozens of MS-13 and rival 18th Street gang members from Massachusetts to El Salvador. Some arrests were made in Revere, East Boston, Lawrence and in an unsuspecting location for gang activity in this state: Nantucket Island.......

Goshen (Indiana) News         
Local agencies offering Goshen ID card      
City residents, whether they are United State citizens or not, will have the opportunity to obtain an identification card starting in December. -- The staff at the center for Healing & Hope and Elkhart County HOPE announced Monday morning the agencies will sponsor the card. -- “Today we are offering hope for our immigrant brothers and sisters and today we are offering a way for people of good will to help them,” said Richard Aguirre, founder of Elkhart County HOPE. -- Aguirre and Bryan Mierau, executive director of Center for Healing & Hope board of directors, said the card will be available to all Goshen residents, but will be especially helpful for immigrants who don't have driver's licenses and other commonly-accepted forms of ID.......

Conservative Free Press          
Why is Trump Nominating a Pro-Amnesty Liberal for Homeland Security?      
In recent Twitter comments, Rep. Steve King of Iowa said that Department of Homeland Security nominee Kirstjen Nielsen – in confirmation hearings to replace John Kelly at the head of that agency – should be dismissed from contention due to her support for DACA amnesty. -- “Based upon the information in this article,” King wrote, referring to a Breitbart News report, “Kirstjen Nielsen has disqualified herself from leading the Department of Homeland Security. Pro-Amnesty is anti Rule of Law.” -- According to Breitbart's reporting, Nielsen's track record on illegal immigration is a troubling one........

The Hill          
New federal report illustrates the damage wrought by America's open borders      
A report released in late October by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) tells a story as familiar to American immigration authorities as it is now to American military officials. The recent murder of eight in New York City is likewise a savage reminder of how little we know about the many we invite past our borders and into our neighborhoods. -- Between 2005 and 2017, according to the report, 2,537 military trainees from Afghanistan arrived here. Over the same period, six percent --- 152 of them --- went AWOL (absent without leave). While 70 fled the U.S., 27 were placed in deportation proceedings. Strangely, 39 absconders were awarded legal status and 3 more were allowed to return to class. But worryingly, 13 remain at-large and this worry is real.......

Fox 29        
Man accused of using stolen car to smuggle illegal aliens near Mexico border      
Authorities arrested a man accused of stealing a car and using it to smuggle illegal immigrants. -- According to arrest papers, Ray Rivera, 31, stole a car belonging to an ex-girlfriend's mother and said he had to "take care of some business" in McAllen. -- That same day, investigators say they arrested Rivera in connection with a human smuggling case in South Texas. The ex-girlfriend helped agents identify Rivera as the man who stole the car.......

American Thinker         
Why does it take DACA to draw any attention to post office incompetence?      
In the latest chapter of the great illegal immigrant sob story, turns out the post office hasn't bothered to deliver a number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals on by the tight Oct. 5 deadline set by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. At first glance, it looked like another activist dance from the lawyers lobby representing some sad-sacks who just can't quite follow the rules. Thirty-three applicants out of 122,000 did not have their mailed applications into the hands of the immigration authorities on time.......

Gears of Biz        
Kagan withdraws from Supreme Court immigration case      
Justice Elena Kagan has stepped aside from the Supreme Court's consideration of a case involving the rights of immigrants who are detained while the government considers deporting them. -- Court clerk Scott Harris says in a letter Friday that Kagan belatedly discovered that she authorized a court filing at an earlier stage of the case when she was serving in the Justice Department. -- Justices typically take themselves out of cases if they've played even a minor role at any point.......

November 12, 2017

Epoch Times -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
As Families Mourn the Loss of Loved Ones, They Fight Lax Immigration Policies
It's a piece of knowledge that may gnaw away at them forever: The death of their loved one was preventable. -- Preventable because the person who killed them was in the United States illegally. -- The election of President Donald Trump has given victims of illegal alien crime a bigger stage to voice their appeals, and they are using it to support the enforcement of immigration law. -- Wendy Hartling's daughter Casey Chadwick was 25 years old when she was stabbed to death and stuffed into a closet by a Haitian man who had been in the country illegally since the early 1990s. ..........

Daily Camera         
Preschool in Boulder church shuts down after congregation votes to become sanctuary for illegals      
A preschool that leases space from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is shutting down at the end of the month after the church congregation voted to become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants facing deportation. -- "It put us out of business," said Active Boulder Kids owner Kristen Argow Heaton. -- About 90 percent of the congregation that attended a church meeting on the matter last month voted to move forward with plans to outfit a portion of the building to provide living quarters for an immigrant taking sanctuary. ......

Politico        
Jerry Brown, President of the Independent Republic of California      
On his way to the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, this week, Jerry Brown stopped over at the Vatican, where a doleful group of climate scientists, politicians and public health officials had convened to discuss calamities that might befall a warming world. The prospects were so dire --- floods and fires, but also forced migration, famine and war --- that some of the participants acknowledged difficulty staving off despair. -- California's doomsayer governor did not express much optimism either. Seated between an economist and an Argentine bishop at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Brown leaned into his microphone and said, “It is despairing. Ending the world, ending all mammalian life. This is bad stuff.”......

Bloomberg          
Mexico Says Bad NAFTA Outcome Could Hurt U.S. Cooperation on Security      
If the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement encounters trouble, it could impact other areas of cooperation with the U.S. such as security and immigration, according to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray. -- “It's good for Mexico that we cooperate with the U.S. on security and also on migration and many other issues,” Videgaray said in an interview Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. “But it's a fact of life and there is a political reality that a bad outcome on Nafta will have some impact on that,” he said. “We don't want that to happen and we're working hard to get to a good outcome.”......

Breitbart          
Steve Bannon: 'We're a Nation of Citizens; We're Not a Nation of Immigrants'      
Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon says the United States is a “nation of citizens” and “not a nation of immigrants” in Keith Koffler's new book titled Bannon: Always the Rebel. -- In the book, Bannon shoots down a generational campaign by Washington, D.C. politicians and the open borders and cheap labor lobby that describes the founding of America as one based on a “melting pot” of immigrants. -- Bannon says the U.S. is founded on its citizens, and therefore the needs of its citizens should come before those of foreign nations and foreign nationals.......

Business Standard       
"Activists" denounce militarization of US-Mexico border      
Activists have denounced a program that mandates the jailing of undocumented migrants as emblematic of the militarisation of the US-Mexico border. -- Gathered outside Tucson's federal courthouse in Arizona on Friday, they said: "Operation Streamline has become a tangible symbol of the militarisation and the criminalisation of our communities." -- Eduardo Garcia, of the human rights group SOA Watch, told EFE, these are "failures of due process for people who come to seek asylum in the US".......

LA Times -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Most California sheriffs fiercely opposed the 'sanctuary state' law. Soon they'll have to implement it
Two years ago, as others in California were limiting cooperation with federal immigration agents, the Fresno County Sheriff's Department welcomed them into its jail. -- Sheriff Margaret Mims gave U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unrestricted access to databases and private rooms to interview inmates. She reorganized release times so agents could easily pick up people who had served their sentences. -- The policy sparked outrage among immigrant rights groups, who called it a pipeline from incarceration to immigrant detention, one that they said disproportionately and unfairly affects Latinos. -- “We are not anti-immigrant for working with ICE,” Mims said in defense of the approach. “We are anti-criminal activity.”..........

United News of India         
Army goes for 600 mini-UAVs to keep vigil
With objectives to maintain a strict vigil at the Pakistan and China border over terrorist activities, the Indian Army has accepted the tender inquiries for acquisition of 600 mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). -- The Army sources said the process of accepting tender inquiries was over and the technical assessment was under progress. -- A total of Rs 950 crore will be incurred to procure the devices through “Buy Indian” in an effort to give a boost to government's ambitious programme, ‘Make in India'.......

Daily Beast        
Game of Drones: Mexico's Cartels Have a Deadly New Weapon      
A squad of Federales pulled over the stolen SUV just after dawn on October 20, along Highway 43D near the town of Salamanca in Mexico's central Guanajuato state. What began as a high-risk felony stop took an even darker turn when officers ordered the four passengers out and began to search the vehicle. -- The aerial drone in the rear cargo bay was armed and ready to be deployed. Sitting in an open plastic case beside an AK47 assault rifle and spare clips. The 3DR Solo Quadcopter carried a shrapnel-filled IED that was in turn rigged to detonate by remote control. ......

November 11, 2017
Veterans Day

Breitbart          
Steve King: Trump's DHS Nominee Has 'Disqualified' Herself for Supporting 'Anti-Rule of Law' DACA Amnesty      
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nominee Kirstjen Nielsen has “disqualified” herself with her support for amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens. -- Days ago, Breitbart News reported on Nielsen's support for an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.......

Union Tribune          
More beach closures issued from Tijuana River sewage      
Beach closures triggered by contaminated stormwater runoff from the Tijuana River were extended Friday to include all of Imperial Beach's coastline. -- The closures were first issued Tuesday for a stretch of Imperial Beach from the U.S.-Mexico border to Seacoast Drive. Now all beaches south of Carnation Avenue --- along the Imperial Beach Pier, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park --- are closed......

10 News -- San Diego         
Chula Vista Police, deputies remove 12 likley illegals from home      
Chula Vista Police officers and San Diego County Sheriff's deputies surrounded a South Bay home Friday in a SWAT standoff. -- San Diego Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle near Orange Avenue and Interstate 805 in Chula Vista for a vehicle violation at about 12 p.m., according to SDSO. Deputies were working a multi-agency narcotics operation when the stop occurred. -- A passenger, identified as Fernando Salas, fled the vehicle shortly after the stop was initiated. Salas resisted deputies' attempted to detain him, SDSO said, resulting in minor injuries to one deputy.......

CBS Denver         
Gang Member Arrested After Stabbed Woman Jumps From His Car      
An illegal immigrant and confirmed MS-13 gang member is under arrest after evading northern Colorado authorities for six days. -- Angel Ramos, 36, was taken into custody Friday in Fort Collins. -- Ramos was wanted by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office following an incident Saturday, November 4th, near Hillrose, Colorado. -- Ramos is alleged to have kidnapped a Fort Morgan woman that day in what the sheriff's office describes as a domestic violence incident. Ramos allegedly stabbed her in the neck with a screwdriver before the woman was able to jump from his moving vehicle.......

Cape News         
Sheriff's Office May Partner With Federal Immigration Agency       
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly known as ICE, may decide as early as next week on whether it will allow the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office to access the immigration status of individuals incarcerated at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne. -- After federal officials approached his office in February, Sheriff James M. Cummings submitted an application for the ICE 287(g) program, which enables a state or local law enforcement agency to become a delegated immigration enforcement authority within its jurisdiction.......

Chicago Tribune        
Suspect in Northbrook lawyer's slaying was stopped at Canada border with gun 2 days later: officials      
A man wanted in connection with the murder of a Northbrook lawyer was arrested at the Canadian border two days after the killing as he tried to enter the country with a gun, authorities said. -- John Panaligan, 51, of Aurora, was detained after authorities found an undeclared .40-caliber handgun in his car while he attempted to cross into the Canadian border town of Emerson from North Dakota last Dec. 9, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.......

OU Daily          
Mark Zuckerberg visits Oklahoma, speaks with OU DACA students      
“Is this real?” -- That's what Carlos Rubio asked Vanessa Meraz when the two found out about their opportunity to meet with Mark Zuckerberg. -- That opportunity became a reality when Rubio, a systems engineering sophomore, and Meraz, a political science junior, sat down with Zuckerberg Nov. 8 in Oklahoma City as part of Zuckerberg's 2017 state-by-state tour of the U.S. The Facebook founder's stop in Oklahoma included a visit to a wind farm and a discussion with 10 Oklahoma college students and graduates who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients.......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in October 2017
On October 2, 2017 Oregon's Washington County had 206 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was Second in foreign national crime in the state with 21.22 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 206 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 2nd in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers...........

Breitbart          
Poll: DACA Amnesty a 'Top Priority' for Only 23 Percent of Swing-Voters      
An amnesty for young illegals is a “top priority” for only 23 percent of American voters who identify as Independents, says a new Morning Consult-POLITICO poll. -- The no-strings amnesty is also strongly opposed by 16 percent of 652 independents in the November survey, and likely by many of the 23 percent of people who say they have no comment or don't know.......

Examiner        
List of Trump's border wall opponents gets new addition: Butterflies      
The National Butterfly Center is suing the Trump administration over its plan to build a wall along the southern U.S. border. The dispute began when the center received a surprise visit from a work crew contracted by the Department of Homeland Security. Without providing any notice, DHS authorized the crew to tear down the center's trees and specially planted butterfly habitats to clear the way for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. The barrier would place 70 percent of the center's land behind the wall, effectively cutting off the visitor center from the rest of the 100-acre nature sanctuary.......

Breitbart          
Driver rams into crowd of students outside high school in Toulouse leaving two gravely injured after 'voices in his head told him to'      
Two women and one man were injured when a car was deliberately driven into a crowd outside of a high school near Toulouse, France. -- Police arrested the driver, a 28-year-old male, after he drove his car into the crowd outside of Lycée Saint Exupéry Friday afternoon on Granada Road, Blagnac (Haute-Garonne), shortly before 4 pm local time, reports France Bleu. -- A 23-year-old woman was seriously injured but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, and two others, a 23-year-old male and a 22-year-old woman, received minor injuries. All three were transported to Purpan Hospital in Toulouse. Media reports that the victims were all Chinese nationals and students.......

Breitbart          
Trump's DHS Nominee Says She Will ‘Look Into' Reopening DACA Amnesty for Illegal Aliens  
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security says she will “look into” reopening applications for the expiring DACA amnesty program. -- During a congressional hearing this week, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris pushed nominee Kirstjen Nielsen to allow more illegals to enroll in the program, even though Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program's award of residency and work permits to 690,000 beneficiaries would expire in March 2018. AG Sessions also ended further enrollment in the program, which was widely expected to be struck down by the federal courts.......

Business Insider        
The breakdown of one of Mexico's most powerful cartels is driving violence in a valuable border city      
Mexico's narco underworld has seen the fragmentation of its major criminal groups in recent years, perhaps none more so than the Gulf and Zetas cartels, whose home turf in northeast Mexico has seen consistently high levels of violence. -- In and around Reynosa --- a major city across the border from McAllen, Texas --- there have been numerous violent clashes between various factions of the Gulf cartel over the past several months.......

Daily Caller         
ACLU Wants To End Cooperation Between Police And ICE Agents      
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end cooperation between local police departments and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. -- In a letter to DHS, the ACLU claims the agreement is “one of the worst federal immigration enforcement programs” and is concerned that it has found new life in the administration of President Donald Trump. -- The program, known as 287(g), authorizes state and city police departments to carry out the work of ICE agents, which the ACLU suggests should not be applied to 24 more jurisdictions across America.......

November 10, 2017

Breitbart          
WH Says Trump’s Immigration Principles 'Must’ Be in any DACA Deal      
President Donald Trump’s pro-American immigration principles must be included in any plan to amnesty the illegal aliens protected by the expiring DACA program, a White House official confirmed to Breitbart News. -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed that Trump would not veto an end-of-the-year spending bill that included amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens, but a White House official told Breitbart News in a statement that such bill would be rejected by the White House.......

Daily Journal         
Federal agency tip leads to huge heroin bust, arrests of Mexicans       
A tip from a federal agency about a semi-trailer possibly carrying a shipment of heroin led to the arrest of two men on drug trafficking charges earlier this week. -- On Thursday, Pedro F. Vazquez-Salas, 40, and Jose L. Rayon-Garcia, 51, made their initial appearances in Kankakee County court before Judge Clark Erickson. Both men list Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, as their hometown. -- Both have been charged with controlled substance trafficking and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of heroin.......

Pat Buchannan -- The Worldink        
That bloodbath in the Old Dominion       
The day after his "Silent Majority" speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on Americans to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam, Richard Nixon's GOP captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey. -- By December, Nixon had reached 68 percent approval in the Gallup Poll, though, a year earlier, he had won but 43 percent of the vote. -- Contrast Nixon's numbers with President Trump's. -- Where Trump won 46 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton, his approval rating is now nearly 10 points below that. He has less support today than on the day he was elected, or inaugurated.......

Journal Sentinel         
Waukesha group rallies against sheriff's role on immigration issue      
With the wind blowing sharply in freezing temperatures outside the Waukesha County Courthouse, the environment seemed thematically appropriate for a protest tied to the federal immigration enforcement entity known as ICE. -- It wasn't only the weather on Nov. 9 that sent chills through a few dozen members and supporters of SOPHIA, a local organization of close to a dozen area church congregations that "addresses social injustices in our increasingly fragmented world," in the words of its website......

Reuters         
As Trump targets immigrants, U.S. farm sector looks to automate      
Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows - and reduce the farmhands they employ - used to be a tough sell for Steve Fried. Recently, his job has gotten easier, he says, in part because of President Donald Trump. -- “I get calls on a daily basis and it typically starts with, ‘I don't want to deal with this labor headache any more',” said Fried, sales manager for Lely North America, which makes robotic dairy milking and feeding systems......

NumbersUSA         
14 House Republicans Hold Press Conference on DACA      
On Thursday, a group of 14 House Republicans held a news conference urging Speaker Ryan to pass an amnesty for DACA recipients. The group wants immediate action to help Dreamers instead of waiting closer to the March deadline set by Pres. Trump. -- Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) said the remarks during the news conference were to encourage Ryan and "maybe put a little pressure on him as well to come forward with that solution that a majority of Republicans can support."......

Examiner        
Report: DACA dead by March 2020, 689,800 illegals will lose amnesty      
All of the estimated 700,000 illegals given temporary amnesty under the Obama-era “deferred action for childhood arrivals” will lose their status by March 2020, according to a new report on the immigrants. -- The Migration Policy Institute said under President Trump’s plan to kill the program, 915 illegal immigrants will lose their DACA status beginning in March 2018 and it will reach 50,000 a month by March 2019.......

Washington Times         
Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Post office delays causing Dreamers to lose DACA amnesty      
Some illegal immigrant “Dreamers” are demanding leniency from the government, saying they applied for renewed protections under the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty but were denied because the post office delivered their applications too late. -- At least 21 cases have emerged from the Chicago area, according to Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, and activist groups in New York have reported delayed applications there as well. -- “I don't care if it was incompetence by one federal agency or the other, the DACA applicants did everything right and they are still getting rejection notices and their whole lives in this country and the hopes and dreams of their families are at stake,” said Mr. Gutierrez, a Democrat who demanded the Trump administration take steps to clean up the mess.....

Breitbart          
Support for DACA Amnesty Falls While Mandatory E-Verify Remains Trump's Most Popular Immigration Principle      
As support for an amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a computer-based system to weed illegal aliens out of the United States workforce remains incredibly popular. -- A new Morning Consult-POLITICO poll reveals how little support a DACA amnesty has among the American public, with fewer than 30 percent of voters wanting Congress to prioritize the issue, as Breitbart News reported.......

NJ.comS          
"Advocates" demand county end immigration detention contract      
Immigrant advocates, emboldened by Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's strong pro-immigrant stance, called on Essex County Thursday to end its agreement with federal immigration agents to house more than 800 detainees. -- About a dozen gathered on the steps of the Hall of Records chanting, "shut it down" and calling for the Board of Chosen Freeholders to immediately sever its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that allows the agency to place immigrant detainees inside the Essex County Correctional Facility on Doremus Ave in Newark. ......

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Oregon's Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in October 2017
On October 1, 2017 Oregon's Multnomah County had 199 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 20.49 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 199 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers.........

NumbersUSA         
GOP Finalizing DACA Deal Package      
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) say that the GOP leadership is finalizing their immigration package that would exchange new immigration enforcement measures for amnesty for Dreamers. -- Rep. Brat said that they are looking at a plan that would include ending chain migration, eliminating the diversity visa lottery and making E-Verify mandatory. If Republicans can get those three things then they would add a fourth provision to the bill giving amnesty to DACA recipients. ......

Clay Center Dispatch        
NY judge: DACA phase out should be open to judicial review      
The Trump administration's decision to phase out a program protecting some young immigrants can be open to judicial review, a federal judge in New York ruled Thursday. -- The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis allows two lawsuits against the new policy to stay alive pending an appeal. -- Last month, a federal appeals court in Manhattan directed the lower court to decide whether judges can review the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. -- Activists are suing the government in New York, California, the District of Columbia and Maryland. DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.......

WFMY          
Alamance Co. Sheriff's Office Reapplying To Immigration Enforcement Program      
The Alamance County [NC] Sheriff's Office is reapplying to a program that allows local law enforcement to carry out federal immigration policies. -- The Sheriff's office was kicked out of the 287(g) program back in 2012 when the Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff Terry Johnson. -- The case was ultimately dismissed, but civil rights advocates say the sheriff's office shouldn't be allowed back in the program. -- Currently, 60 law enforcement agencies in 18 states, including North Carolina, have 287(g) agreements.......

The Hill          
Pelosi: 'We will not leave' without DACA fix      
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats will insist on protecting “Dreamers” from deportation before year's end. -- Pelosi's position highlights the ever-increasing odds of a showdown over immigration next month when Congress must extend funding for the government. -- President Trump has promised Senate Republicans that he won't support an omnibus spending bill that includes protections for those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which he rescinded in September. And Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday suggested that Republicans want to kick the issue into next year......

AZ Central          
ASU 'dreamer' arrested in nationwide protests for 'clean' Dream Act      
Immigrant-rights activists and allies protested across the country Thursday as part of the "National Day of Action for a Clean Dream Act," and an Arizona State University activist was among those arrested at the protest. -- On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's election, hundreds of immigrants and allies from multiple states traveled to Washington, D.C., to protest on Capitol Hill while hundreds more held walkouts at high schools and universities nationwide. ......

Lubbock Online       
Lubbock judge sentences convicted illegal alien rapist to life in prison     
Judge John McClendon told a convicted rapist --- who is also an undocumented immigrant --- he was giving him a life sentence to protect the community both in the U.S. and in Mexico. -- McClendon handed the maximum sentence Thursday to 45-year-old Luis Romero, who was convicted Tuesday by a 12-member jury of two, first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Romero, who admitted to entering the country illegally at least three times and being deported once, elected for McClendon to determine his sentence.......

Breitbart          
Judge Rules DACA Recipients Have Due Process Rights      
A federal judge in Seattle, Washington, ruled that illegal aliens receiving amnesty under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cannot have their status revoked without due process. -- Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, appointed by President George W. Bush, said illegal aliens have due process rights and that DACA cannot be canceled justification, The Washington Times reported.......

KGBT         
Indictment: Southwest Cholos gang brought girls through the Valley for sex trafficking      
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against members of the Southwest Cholos on Wednesday, charging members of the Houston-based gang with sex trafficking and drug smuggling.-- The indictment includes charges against four Rio Grande Valley-based members of the gang, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. -- Members operated brothels, where they forced women and girls to work as prostitutes, according to the indictment. The organization operated in Hidalgo County, Cameron County, Webb County, Houston and Cancun, Mexico.......

Daily Caller          
Kamala Harris Raises Fist In Solidarity With DACA Protesters [PHOTOS]      
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris joined a group of young protesters who stormed the Senate Hart office building Thursday morning, standing amongst the crowd and raising her fist in the air in solidarity. -- A Senate source told the Daily Caller News Foundation that between three and four hundred protesters, most of whom appeared to be high school age, descended on the office building. The protesters, wearing orange shirts adorned with messages in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), initially stood quietly with their fists raised and eventually started screaming.......

November 9, 2017

WANE         
Indiana judge issues injunction in immigration detentions     
A federal judge has barred the Marion County Sheriff's Office from detaining people in Indianapolis based solely on requests by immigration officials. -- U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker's injunction excludes immigration cases where there is a warrant or probable cause. -- The Indianapolis Star reports Barker's Tuesday order approves a July settlement between the sheriff's office and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.......

KGMI        
Seattle judge allows DACA participant's lawsuit to move forward      
A federal judge in Seattle says a lawsuit by a Mexican man who was arrested in February, despite his participation in a program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, can go forward. -- Daniel Ramirez Medina was held in custody for six weeks, even though he had no criminal record and was participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.......

Breitbart          
Democratic Support for Amnesty Declines      
Fewer than half of Democrat voters say an amnesty for younger illegal aliens should be “a top priority,” despite much advocacy by open-borders organizations and by Senate and House Democrats. -- The new poll by Morning Consult and Politico reveals that even among Democrat voters, a no-strings amnesty for illegals — including the roughly 690,000 illegal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains --- questionable, and is drifting down.......

Washington Times       
Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire them     
The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released Wednesday that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it's supposed to have. -- More than 900 agents leave each year on average but the Border Patrol only hires an average of 523 a year, the Government Accountability Office said in a broad survey of staffing and deployment challenges at the key border law enforcement agency. -- The law rsuires the agency to have a minimum of 21,370 agents on board, but it had just 19,500 agents as of May.......

Daily Caller          
WATCH: Hundreds Of Illegal Aliens Rage In The Senate      
Hundreds of illegal and legal immigrants descended upon the Hart Senate building Thursday afternoon, gathering in mass protest of the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act. -- The protesters gathered in the Capitol to demand that members of Congress pass legislation for DREAMERers and DACA recipients. -- Protests were not relegated to solely Washington, college students across the U.S. staged organized walkouts and rallys Thursday.......

Daily Caller       
Immigration Hawks See Warning Signs In DHS Nominee's Confirmation Hearing      
...Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said Nielsen's use of the term “owe” in the context of DACA recipients feeds a sense of “entitlement” that “turns off even sympathetic listeners.” Krikorian has repeatedly argued that a legislative amnesty for DACA recipients should be paired with deeper reforms to the immigration system, such as reductions in chain migration and the mandatory use of e-Verify.......

AP          
Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrest an MS-13 gang member      
Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona say they've arrested a member of a violent gang, who remains in federal custody. -- Yuma Sector agents say 47-year-old Luis Romero-Alfredo of Honduras was found to be in the U.S. illegally and arrested Tuesday night. -- While conducting a records check, agents learned Romero-Alfredo was a member of the MS-13 gang and removed twice from the country — through Los Angeles in 1997 and the following year out of Laredo, Texas......

BBC          
Texas execution of Ruben Cardenas Ramirez sparks row with Mexico      
The state of Texas has executed a Mexican national, sparking an outcry over his human rights. -- Ruben Cardenas Ramirez was pronounced dead at 22:26 (04:26 GMT) after receiving a lethal injection. -- He had been convicted of the 1997 kidnap, rape and murder of his 16-year-old cousin, Mayra Laguna. -- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the execution, saying it violated a UN ruling on the treatment of Mexican prisoners in the US.......

American Statesman         
TODAY: Students plan walkout, rally at Cornyn's office to protest end to DACA      
Students in Austin are set to join a walkout Thursday morning to protest against the Trump administration's moves to end the deportation deferment program for children known as DACA. -- Organizers of the walkout plan to hold a rally at 11:30 a.m. outside the Austin office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to demand that he and other lawmakers in Congress pass immigration policies that would create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and permanent protection for those eligible for the DACA program. -- The children of undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as minors had been protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program begun under former President Barack Obama.......

Real Clear Politics         
Tucker Carlson: Democrats Have Replaced Their Old Base With "Immigrants"      
Tucker Carlson on the impact of incoming Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam's victory on Tuesday and the 'Latino Victory Fund' ad showing a Republican truck driver running down immigrant children that was not denounced. -- "More than 50 years after Ted Kennedy's immigration act, it's no longer even necessary for Democrats to win native-born, middle-class Americans who work in the private sector, so they stopped trying," Carlson said Wednesday night.......

Daily Caller          
Saga Of Deported Dreamer Continues: Arrested Again For Illegal Reentry      
A recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who was deported earlier this year is back in federal custody after border agents caught him trying to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Wednesday. -- Juan Manuel Montes was arrested Monday night in Calexico, Calif. after agents spotted him running along the U.S. side of the border, according to a Border Patrol statement.......

Star News         
Mexican illegals found in Pender County indicted      
Nine undocumented immigrants, including one found in Southeastern N.C., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on illegal re-entry charges. -- Jorge Gomez-Perez, 48, of Mexico, was found in Pender County earlier this year. If convicted, Gomez-Perez faces maximum penalties of two years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. -- sAlso indicted on the federal reentry charges were Jose Raudilio Acosta-Hernandez, 28, of Honduras; Saul Cisneros-Franco, 52, of Mexico; Agripino Crisostomo-Lopez, 38, of Guatemala; Jose Quinvero, 36, of El Salvador; Mario Sanata, 29, of Mexico; Jose Carmen Soto, 44, of Mexico; and Victoriano Valenzuela-Rojas.......

USA Today          
Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's nominee to lead DHS, opposes wall along length of Mexican border      
President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she does not support building a wall along the entire length of the U.S. southern border. -- Kirstjen Nielsen, an attorney with cyber- and homeland security experience, told senators during her confirmation hearing that the border should be fortified instead with a mix of personnel, technology and physicial fencing. -- Her stand mirrors that of former DHS secretary --- and her current boss --- White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Nielsen was Kelly's chief of staff at DHS and followed him to the White House, where she is principal deputy chief of staff.......

El Paso Times         
Man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to smuggling 20 illegals in semitrailer      
A man who pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle 20 undocumented immigrants from El Paso to Pecos in a semitrailer was sentenced to six months in prison. -- Irving Hernandez-Rueda, 21, received the prison term Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of bringing in and harboring immigrants Sept. 6. -- He also was sentenced to three years of supervised release after he serves his prison term. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone.......

Breitbart          
Donald Trump's DHS Nominee: Americans 'Owe' Amnesty to DACA Illegals      
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security says “we owe” amnesty to the nearly 700,000 illegal aliens who are shielded from deportation under the expiring DACA amnesty. -- In her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed her pro-amnesty, mass immigration views by saying that it is the United States' responsibility to legalize illegal aliens shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.......

Daily Caller        
GOP Senators Distance Themselves From Diversity Visa Program They Helped Create      
Five still-serving Republican senators who voted for the comprehensive immigration bill that created the diversity visa are now reconsidering keeping the visa program in place. -- The GOP lawmakers --- Thad Cochran of Mississippi, John McCain of Arizona, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Orrin Hatch Utah and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky– were among 89 senators who supported the Immigration Act of 1990. Among other provisions, the bill established the diversity visa lottery system to award immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low levels of immigration to the U.S.......

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley -- Folsom Telegraph    
California cannot remain a Sanctuary State    
If there is one thing Californians agree on, it is that our elected officials focus too much on political posturing and too little on the public interest. This penchant for putting political theatrics over sound public policy reached a new low with the Legislature's recent passage of a bill making California a “Sanctuary State.” -- Senate Bill 54, which I led the fight against in the Assembly Judiciary Committee, will move California's relationship with the federal government into unprecedented and quite possibly unconstitutional territory. Introduced in December of 2016, when President Obama was still in office, the bill upends what has always been a key area of bipartisan consensus: that immigration enforcement should focus first and foremost on people who have committed crimes.......


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