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November 30, 2017

David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
It has been an interesting last week in the month of November when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. -- This week we take a look at for your radio listeners at an illegal alien who allegedly used social media, to be specific Facebook, in Washington's Franklin and Benton counties to sexually prey on children. -- Valentin Alejandro Castrejon (Booking No. 0000057491), age 21, (DOB February 15, 1996) has been incarcerated in the in the State of Washington at the Franklin County Jail since August 9, 2016...........

Breitbart          
Billionaire's Cheap Labor Lobby Behind Year-End DACA Amnesty Push      
The pro-cheap, foreign labor organization New American Economy, funded by billionaires Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg, is behind the year-end push on Capitol Hill to give amnesty to potentially 3.5 million illegal aliens in the United States. -- A new McClatchy report highlights Murdoch and Bloomberg's efforts to not only lobby members of Congress to support an amnesty for nearly 800,000 to 3.5 million enrolled and eligible illegal aliens for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but also bring illegal aliens to Capitol Hill to guilt lawmakers into supporting an end-of-the-year amnesty.......

LifeZette         
Feds Going After Fast-Food Chain Employing Illegals      
Lost in the Thanksgiving shuffle last week was a potentially important story that federal investigators are preparing a case against a fast-food restaurant chain accused of hiring illegal immigrants and paying them less than the minimum wage. -- The Daily Beast, which broke the story and cited an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document, did not name the company. If it is true, it would represent the first major immigration workplace enforcement action since President Donald Trump took office.......

LA Weekly         
A Year After Promise of Millions of Dollars to Defend Illegals, the Cash Arrives      
Nearly one year after Los Angeles leaders promised to get $10 million to help defend local immigrants ensnared in the deportation machinery of the Trump administration, most of the cash is here. -- Organizers of the L.A. Justice Fund, a public-private alliance, this week announced that $7.4 million of the cash has been awarded to nonprofit legal service organizations "to bolster and expand access to legal representation for individuals facing immigration detention and deportation," according to a statement. The funding was distributed under two-year grants.......

November 29, 2017

ABP         
Fall colors stretching into Mexico
Today, our famous drone, Hermes, took this spectacular photo of the cottonwood trees along the San Pedro River. The view is looking south into Mexico. The river flows north out of Mexico toward Phoenix. -- The insert shows a U.S. Border Patrol agent at the border. -- We have fall colors in Arizona too.

ImmigrationReform.com         
Washington State Supreme Court Declares Immigration Status Irrelevant in Most Cases      
Washington State's Supreme Court unanimously issued a new rule of evidence recently that adds a new twist to illegal sanctuary laws. Proposed Rule 413 declares that “evidence of a party's or witness's immigration status shall not be admissible unless immigration status is an essential fact to prove an element” of the crime or civil cause of action. -- This rule, which would apply to both criminal and civil cases in all the state's courts, flips normal rules of evidence on their head. Washington's current relevance rule, which mirrors most other states' rules as well as the Federal Rules, treats evidence as relevant if it has “any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable”......

AP         
Supreme Court revokes immigration attorney's law license      
The state Supreme Court has revoked a Milwaukee immigration attorney's law license. -- The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed 74 counts of misconduct against Sergio Magana in December 2016. According to the OLR, Magana collected money from clients but often ignored their requests for information about their cases or provided them with false information to make them believe their cases were progressing. -- He eventually left his law firm without telling his clients. In 2014 he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated but failed to report the conviction to the OLR.......

LMT Online          
Shocking photos, headlines highlight the brutality of Mexican cartels in 2017      
From a pile of dead bodies left outside a residence in a Texas border town to an Easter weekend shootout overtaking a popular tourist spot, 2017 had its share of horrifying cartel violence. -- The 2017 crime wave made dismemberings and beheadings seem almost commonplace, with Mexico experiencing its deadliest month in 20 years over the summer. -- That spike in violence carried over into Texas in places like Laredo and McAllen, and left behind scenes that will be burned into news archives for years to come.......

Patriot Post         
The Left Invites Abuse When It Promotes Illegal Immigration     
There are plenty of double standards that blemish the Left, and the issue of illegal immigration is one of them. The most recent example comes via The Boston Globe's Katie Johnston in a piece titled, “For low-wage workers, many obstacles to reporting sexual harassment.” The term “low-wage workers” is ambiguous and interchangeable, as we discover in the content of the piece. Johnston writes: The flood of sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks has come largely from women in white-collar professions, but the problem is thought to be much more prevalent, and hidden, among low-wage workers.......

Jerry Kammer -- CIS.org       
A Tribute to Otis Graham       
Otis L. Graham, Jr., founding chairman of the Center for Immigration Studies Board, died recently at his home in California. I would like to write a few words of tribute for this remarkable man, for whom I will always feel respect, admiration, and affection. -- Otis Graham was part of a remarkable Southern family that was steeped in the best traditions of American scholarship and liberalism patriotism.........

Breitbart          
Donald Trump Calls Democrats' Budget Bluff on Amnesty      
President Donald Trump has called Democratic leaders' bluff on their mumbled threats to block the 2018 budget if it did not include the unpopular ‘Dreamer' amnesty. -- Trump's high-pressure tactics on Tuesday prompted the Democrats to quit the scheduled 3 pm high-visibility sit-down with GOP leaders at the White House, where they would have been forced to escalate their threats or else to admit their bluff to the waiting media. -- The retreat left amnesty advocates in the lurch, despite months --- and years --- of media-magnified claims that the American public wants a no-strings amnesty for the 3 million ‘dreamers,' plus their millions of chain-migration relatives.......

KGTV          
CBP: Man tries to smuggle 77 pounds of methamphetamine inside gas tank      
Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside his pickup's gas tank Friday morning. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the incident happened around 11:40 a.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint. -- Agents say a Border Patrol K-9 was alerted to the driver's side of the vehicle when the 66-year-old man approached the checkpoint. -- After inspection, agents found more than 77 pounds of methamphetamine inside the gas tank.......

Breitbart          
Federal judge blocks deportation of New Hampshire Indonesian illegals, claims jurisdiction over case      
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's deportation of Indonesians living in New Hampshire, ruling that she has jurisdiction in the case and will hear arguments on their fate. -- At issue is whether 51 Indonesian Christians who have lived in New Hampshire for years and fear persecution if they are deported to the majority Muslim country can remain in the U.S. -- Under a 2012 agreement, they had been working and living in New Hampshire and checking in with immigration authorities on a regular basis. -- Earlier this year, U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement moved to deport them.......

ValueWalk.com        
Mapping The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration On The United States     
...Our viz takes data from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) about how much illegal immigration costs in each state. FAIR takes into account a variety of different expenditures, like healthcare, education and refundable tax credits. We mapped these numbers across the United States according to a color-coded scale. Purple and dark red states have comparatively high expenditures, but the pink and blue states spend relatively less money because of illegal immigrants. There are two interesting trends you can see from looking at the data in this way.......

KGBT         
Texans in Congress brace for frenzied agenda in December      
In the coming weeks, Congress is set to run out of road after a year of kicking the can. -- Faced with several issues to address in September, federal legislators instead passed short-term measures through December. As a result, Texas members will be forced to finally deal with year's worth of unfinished legislation. -- It's a staggering docket ahead, ranging from a tax overhaul to children's health insurance.......

Homeland Prep News          
CBP Air, Marine Operations disrupt aviation smuggling attempt at Texas airport      
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations agents recently disrupted an attempt to smuggle three undocumented aliens via private aircraft at the Edinburg International Airport in Edinburg, Texas. -- Following a pilot document and immigration inspection, air interdiction agents determined that the two pilots, who are U.S. citizens, were attempting to fly three undocumented aliens. This led to the arrest of five individuals and the seizure of one Beechcraft King Air 200, twin-engine airplane.......

East Bay Times        
Oakland (Calif.) ordinance bans city from doing business with border wall contractors      
Oakland city officials have a clear message for companies with a hand in the construction of President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the United States/Mexico border: We don't want to do business with you. -- A city ordinance adopted at Tuesday's City Council meeting forbids the city from entering into new or amended contracts with companies that contract with the federal government to build the border wall. Construction, engineering, planning and information technology businesses are subject to the city's ban, as well as financial institutions, subcontractors and other businesses.......

Breitbart          
21 Times Exiting Rep. Luis Gutierrez Touted Open-Borders      
As Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is reportedly set to exit Congress, Breitbart News revisits 21 reports showing the pro-amnesty Congressman at his most extreme, unhinged open-borders moments. -- 1. That time when Luis Gutierrez Said His “Only One Loyalty” Was to Immigrants, Not Americans: Gutierrez has worked tirelessly to expand immigration levels and open America's borders up to the rest of the world. As Gutierrez once declared, “I have only one loyalty ...and that's to the immigrant community.”......

KGBT         
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican with 2 felony assault convictions near Hidalgo      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man with two felony assault convictions Wednesday near Hidalgo. -- Agents arrested Jose Jaime Pineda-Enamorado, 31, a Mexican citizen who lived in Alamo. -- "The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on November 21, 2017, near Hidalgo, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

Central Illinois Proud          
"Advocates" urge Bloomington, Illinois to become a Welcoming City for Illegals      
People in Bloomington are urging city leaders to make the community a welcoming place for immigrants. -- Dozens of advocates filled the council chambers to capacity Monday to encourage the council to pass a Welcoming City Ordinance. The ordinance would prohibit city police from cooperating with the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency without a judicial warrant. -- Supporters say, many undocumented immigrants are afraid to call the police if they need help or witness a crime. They say passing the ordinance would help create trust between the police and the community.......

News LI          
Illegal Alien "Rights" Advocates Seek ICE Documents from Federal Agencies, Police in NYC, Nassau and Suffolk      
Immigrant-rights advocates want to know if an anti-gang operation is being used as a pretext for arresting and denying benefits to immigrants. -- The New York Immigration Coalition has filed federal and state freedom of information requests for documents relating to Operation Matador, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program targeting gang members. -- According to Camille Mackler, director of immigration legal policy at the Coalition, applications for immigration benefits like U-visas for crime victims, green card and citizenship applications often are not being adjudicated.......

Breitbart          
White House Official: DACA Deal Still on Table --- If It 'First Delivers for American Citizens'      
All legislation on immigration must include President Trump's detailed list of immigration principles in order to receive White House support, a Trump administration official reiterated. -- Despite efforts by the Republican establishment and Democrats to ram through a year-end amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a White House official said Trump is tirelessly committed to immigration reform that is in the interest of Americans, not illegal aliens and the corporate lobby......

NOQ Report        
The real reason Chuck and Nancy won't meet with the President      
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer canceled their scheduled meeting with the President and their GOP counterparts to discuss the pending spending deal. They cited a lack of confidence they could cut a deal with the President and will instead meet just with their counterparts, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. -- First, the President Tweeted this......

Fox News        
White House slams Dem 'pettiness' as Pelosi, Schumer pull out of meeting      
The White House on Tuesday shot back at the top congressional Democrats --- Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi --- for pulling out of a White House meeting with President Trump, saying the president wants them to “put aside their pettiness” and “get to work.” -- Schumer, the Senate minority leader, and Pelosi, the House minority leader, cancelled their meeting with Trump and top congressional Republicans after the president hinted that any attempt to reach a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown would be thwarted by Democrats' desire to include immigration reform and tax increases.......

UCSD Guardian         
Body of Man Killed in Alleged Human Smuggling Attempt Pulled from La Jolla Waters     
A dead body was found in the waters by Pacific Beach in La Jolla after another man was pulled from the ocean in the same vicinity. Both men were allegedly participants in a Mexican human smuggling attempt on Saturday, Nov. 18. -- Human smuggling is the “illegal entry of a person across an international border” under the person's own will, in the hopes of gaining some benefit. -- According to an article by NBC 7 San Diego, La Jolla resident Phoenix Coberley found the man in the water around 11 p.m. on Saturday when she “could hear a man screaming out of her window” in her home. ......

Fox Baltimore       
Maryland sheriff touts cooperation with ICE      
Bel Air, Md. -- A sheriff in a central Maryland county says his department's participation in a federal program to identify people in the United States illegally has been "hugely successful." -- Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said in a statement Monday that in the year since the program began in the county, 44 people who were arrested have been identified as being in this country illegally and a priority for deportation.......

Newsline         
Chicago bakery loses one-third of staff to immigration raids      
A Chicago, Illinois bakery that makes McDonald's hamburger buns is struggling after a third of its workers were detained by immigration enforcement. The company is facing pressure to raise wages in order to attract replacements. -- About 800, or 35 percent, of the workers at Cloverhill Bakery had to be replaced, reported Bloomberg News, citing the Zurich-based Aryzta AG. The company makes baked goods for fast-food chains and supermarkets. ......

LI Herald          
County police sued by immigration "rights" activists      
The Hempstead-based Central American Refugee Center is suing the Nassau County Police Department over its policies dealing with immigrants, claiming that police are violating state law. -- The immigration rights advocacy center, also known as CARECEN, filed a suit on Nov. 20 on behalf of a 26-year-old immigrant who has lived in Nassau County for 9 years, and fears she is at risk for detention and deportation. The woman is referred to as “Jane Doe” in the suit.......

Daily Caller       
December May Be The Most Critical Month Of Trump's Presidency     
The month of December will test President Donald Trump and Republican leadership's ability to deliver, a challenge for a party whose voters are hungry for some GOP victories heading into the 2018 elections. -- President Donald Trump and leadership have roughly 13 legislative days to deal with a number of policy hurdles before lawmakers return home on Dec. 15. If the party fails to deliver before leaving Washington, D.C., for the holidays, it will sour a beleaguered leadership in the eyes of Republican voters and bolster Democrats heading into the 2018 election cycle.......

November 28, 2017

The Hill       
Grijalva's office paid out $48K in workplace settlement     
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) arranged for a top staffer to be given a "severance package" worth $48,395 after she threatened a lawsuit alleging Grijalva was often drunk at work and created a hostile work environment. -- The Washington Times reported Tuesday that the House Employment Counsel negotiated the deal with the staffer, who received the equivalent of five months' salary and agreed to drop the lawsuit.......

KGO          
No verdict after three days of deliberation in Kate Steinle murder trial      
Monday is technically the third day the jury sits down to decide the fate of defendant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, but is the first full day of deliberations in the trial for the murder of Kate Steinle. -- Last Tuesday and Wednesday were half days before they recessed for the Thanksgiving holiday.......

Breitbart          
Report: DACA Illegal Aliens to Begin Arriving on Capitol Hill to Lobby Lawmakers on Amnesty      
Some of the illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will begin arriving in Washington, D.C. this week to lobby lawmakers to pass an end-of-the-year amnesty for potentially 3.5 million illegal aliens. -- A McClatchy report reveals that “caravans” of DACA illegal aliens “will start arriving in Washington” with orchestrated open borders rallies in front of the White House and “sit-ins” on Capitol Hill.......

GOPUSA         
Guzzardi: On Amnesty, Trump Holds the Hammer     
Here's how the Dream Act/DACA amnesty struggle shapes up as of today. Each side wants something, and has vowed to remain steadfast on demands. But as is always the case with immigration legislation, there are three sides, not two. There are traditional, conservative anti-amnesty Republicans, passionate Republican immigration advocates, and liberal Democrats, united behind amnesty and in opposition to all things President Trump. -- Twenty years ago, a congressional faction called the Blue Dog Coalition had 27 conservative Democratic members that, if it were still in existence, President Trump might be able to count on. But the Blue Dogs slowly faded as a force, and, on immigration, Democrats solidly favor amnesty.......

The Hill          
Democrats pull out of White House meeting with Trump      
Democratic leaders abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting at the White House with President Trump after he tweeted earlier Tuesday that he didn't "see a deal" to avoid a government shutdown. -- "Given that the President doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement. ......

Free Beacon          
Trump: 'Chuck and Nancy' Want Illegal Aliens Flooding Into Our Country  
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that "Chuck and Nancy"–referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)–want illegal immigrants to flood into the United States.-- "Meeting with ‘Chuck and Nancy' today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don't see a deal!," Trump tweeted.......

CSU Signal         
Q&A with MEChA's three-day march organizers      
The Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) Club organized a three-day march with the hopes of advocating and pressuring Congress for a “clean DREAM Act” in order to help students who were recipients of former President Barack Obama's executive order, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). -- The three-day march went from Merced to Livingston, Livingston to Turlock and Turlock to Modesto on Nov. 10-12. -- This is a Q & A with some of MEChA's members who helped organize the march: Alejandro Garcia (senior, Business), Julissa Ruiz Ramirez (sophomore, Political Science), Gloria Vallin (senior, Communication Studies) and Karen Alcazar (sophomore, Psychology).......

Breitbart          
'Never Trump' Pundit, Jeb Bush Adviser Among Group Demanding Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens      
The latest group of executives and Republican beltway figures pushing the GOP-led Congress to pass an amnesty for illegal aliens before the end of the year includes a pundit from the failed “Never Trump” movement and a close adviser to failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush. -- In a year-end push to demand amnesty for up to 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible with the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a collection of Catholic organization leaders and beltway Republicans have sent a letter to Congress writing “the time has come” for the illegal aliens to permanently stay in the United States.......

Homeland Preparedness News         
Thirteen Mexican nationals detained for illegally entering country on panga boat      
Border Patrol agents detained 13 Mexican nationals in Imperial Beach, California, after they allegedly entered the United States illegally aboard a panga boat in the early morning hours of Nov. 22. -- Responding to reports of an incoming boat from Mexico, Border Patrol agents intercepted the vessel as it made landfall near Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. The boat's 13 passengers --- 10 men and three women ranging from 23 to 45 years old --- admitted that they were illegally present in the United States......

Kansas.com        
Cuban national pleads guilty to voting illegally, tax fraud      
A Cuban national from Kansas City has admitted to voting illegally and to helping prepare false income tax returns. -- Federal prosecutors announced that 55-year-old Leonardo Lleras-Rodriguez, who previously lived in St. Joseph, entered the pleas Monday in separate federal indictments. -- Lleras-Rodriguez admitted he voted illegally in six elections from 2010 through 2014. He also admitted that he prepared fraudulent federal income tax returns for several people......

Madison.com         
Dave Gorak: Wisconsin workers deserve a raise       
When it comes to immigration, Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly agree that less is more. -- Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsinites want immigration levels cut by at least half, according to a new poll from NumbersUSA. It's easy to see why. The current immigration system awards lifetime work permits to about 1 million foreign nationals every year. Competition from these workers, many of whom have no special skills, drives down wages and reduces employment opportunities for Wisconsinites.......

Daily Caller          
Gutierrez Won't Run For Reelection      
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a leading progressive voice on immigration, is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday. -- Gutierrez, one of President Donald Trump's most ardent critics and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is expected to withdraw his nominating petitions Tuesday just one day after initially filing them, Politico reports.-- The decision seems to have been made recently as Gutierrez's spokesman, Douglas Rivlin told Politico he had not been informed of the news.......

LA Times        
Mexico promised affordable housing for all. Instead it created slums      
Sixteen years ago, Mexico embarked on a monumental campaign to elevate living standards for its working-class masses. -- The government teamed with private developers to launch the largest residential construction boom in Latin American history. Global investors --- the World Bank, big foundations, Wall Street firms --- poured billions of dollars into the effort.......

Daniel Leddy -- SI Live        
'Clean' DACA a dirty deal for taxpayers and the nation       
The massive influx of illegal immigrants has been an unmitigated disaster both for the security of the United States and the pocketbooks of its already overburdened taxpayers. -- sAccording to a 2017 comprehensive report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a non-partisan, public-interest group, there are currently an estimated 12.5 million foreign nationals living in the United States unlawfully. These illegal aliens cost taxpayers across the nation a whopping $116 billion each year, a figure that takes into account the small amount of taxes they pay. Put another way, governments at the federal, state and local level are shelling out approximately $8,075 each year per illegal alien family member. ......

ABP       
Old vs New --- Dragging Tires vs High Tech Detection
This photo shows a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle dragging tires along the border this morning. Seen in the foreground is the 400 foot marker on American Border Patrol's test range where high tech systems for detecting intruders are tested. Dragging tires leaves a smooth surface so footprints can be spotted later on. ABP tests technology that can detect foot prints instantly --- 450 feet from a sensor line.

November 27, 2017

ThePolitic.org        
An Interview With Cecilia Muñoz, Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama White House      
Cecilia Muñoz is a vice president at the New America Foundation and the former Director of the Domestic Policy Council in the Obama White House. She previously served as President Obama's Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, liaising with state and local governments to advance the president's policy agenda. Muñoz is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. -- Muñoz spoke with The Politic recently about her role in formulating immigration and Puerto Rico statehood policy, as well as the need to look toward local innovators for solutions to current policy issues.......

AP          
Jury to resume deliberations in case of Kate Steinle killing      
The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. -- Jurors went home midday Wednesday without reaching a verdict and will resume deliberations Monday after the long holiday weekend. They must decide whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a hapless homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer playing a sick game.......

KTZV         
Illegal Mexican fishing crew interdicted by Coast Guard      
Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters Saturday morning off southern Texas.-- Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, with 878 pounds of red snapper, 35 pounds of amberjack and fishing gear onboard, was seized.......

Washington Times -- H/T David Olen Cross -- Salem          
Building the Mexican border wall
In a Nov. 7 Middle East Forum essay, Michel Gurfinkiel states the obvious: Border walls work. Israel operates 342 miles of barriers to protect itself from the savage conflicts that engulf its Muslim neighbors. And China maintains a 1,000 mile fence along its North Korean border to keep millions of starving and terrorized Koreans from pouring into Manchuria. -- Yet despite the loss of American life to illegal aliens and violence along the Mexican Border, nearly a year into the Trump presidency, there is still no effective and consistent barrier along the 1,989 miles of America's border with Mexico. Why?..........

LifeZette          
100,000 in U.S. Ordered Deported, but Their Countries Won't Take Them Back      
President Donald Trump has faced tough sledding in persuading uncooperative countries to take their citizens back after they've been ordered to be deported from the U.S. -- The Trump administration announced in September it would impose sanctions on four small countries that have thwarted U.S. efforts to deport citizens from their nations......

Breitbart          
Immigration Encourages Workplace Discrimination Against Americans, Says Report      
Establishment support for legal mass immigration is allowing and concealing large-scale illegal discrimination by U.S. employers against American blue-collar workers, says a new report. -- In American Affairs, Pennsylvania professor Amy Wax and D.C.-based researcher Jason Richwine describe many underreported academic studies which show immigration-enabled discrimination......

Breitbart          
'Shrinking' Jared Kushner Tells WaPo: 'We're Here to Stay'      
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner indicated in an interview published Saturday that he is not going anywhere, amid rumors he and wife Ivanka Trump could soon be leaving the White House. -- “We're here to stay,” Kushner told the Washington Post. “At the current moment, we're charging forward.” -- Kushner was interviewed by the Post for an in-depth profile piece, titled “The Shrinking Jared Kushner.” The piece reported that Kushner, while still near the center of power, is “increasingly marginalized.”......

The Hill         
Texas sanctuary city crackdown should go nationwide      
State and local governments cooperate with federal law enforcement officials in every area except for immigration. Today when it comes to immigration enforcement hundreds of communities across the nation have prohibited information sharing between local police and Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), a clear break from what Congress intended in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. The IIRIA specifically states that a federal, state or local government entity may not prohibit another government entity from sending or receiving information about an individual's immigration status.......

NewsMax          
WaPo: Time Running Out for Congress to Save Dreamers      
The Washington Post is blasting Congress for not doing anything yet to save 700,000 dreamers --- the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. -- "Legions of chief executives, university presidents, advocacy groups and others have pleaded for lawmakers to lift the veil of uncertainty under which these immigrants, American in all but the legal sense, have lived since September, when the Trump administration announced it planned to end the protection from deportation they have enjoyed since 2012," the Post said in an editorial......

Breitbart          
Sen Durbin: 'I'm Not Prepared To Go Home for the Holidays Until' We Get DREAM Act Done      
Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union,” when asked if Democrats will shut the government down over the DREAM Act, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he was “not prepared to go home for the holidays” until they got their “work done.” -- Partial transcript as follows: -- BASH: Gentlemen, I want to turn to something that is looming. Unless Congress acts, the federal government is going to run out of money in less than two weeks. Sen Durbin members of your party are threatening to not vote for the bill unless they protect Dreamers, those are children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Is this contingent on finding a legislative solution for Dreamers?......

Breitbart          
Feds: U.S. Group Kidnapped Arizona Man for Mexican Cartel      
A group of people kidnapped an Arizona man and planned to cross him into Mexico in the trunk of a car. The plot exemplifies the ongoing ruthless cartel activity that continues to reign along the U.S.-Mexico Border. -- Court documents from the criminal case against Roxanne Marie “Rocky” Carpenter and three other men reveal how the group kidnapped an Arizona man and planned to cross him into Mexico to turn him over to a Mexican drug cartel. The kidnapping took place on March 29, when Phoelix “Loki” Begay, Brian Edward Meyers and Fausto “Zombie” Velazquez kidnapped a man identified only as AG or “Ghost”. The kidnapping crew handcuffed and shacked the kidnapped man placed him in the trunk of a car. ......

Tucson.com          
Fentanyl seizures skyrocket at AZ border as deaths from drug double in US      
Smuggled in car seats, beneath clothing and in hidden car compartments, the amount of fentanyl seized this year at Arizona's ports of entry on the Mexico border skyrocketed 600 percent over last year. -- A few salt-grain size pieces of the synthetic opioid are fatal, and nearly 140 pounds were seized this year at Arizona's ports, enough deadly doses for almost 32 million adults, and enough to make traffickers up to $1.3 billion.......

November 26, 2017

Washington Examiner         
Lindsey Graham favors fixing DACA with government funding bill, says shutdown 'possible'      
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday Republican leaders should attach to the year-end government funding bill a fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. -- Graham was breaking from GOP leadership in both chambers of Congress, who in recent weeks have said any effort to fix DACA would come after and separately from a funding bill that will be needed by Dec. 8. Some Democrats and Republicans have suggested a dispute over the issue could lead to a government shutdown.......

Breitbart          
Lady DACA: Meet the Pro-Amnesty, Bush Bureaucrat Who Became Trump's Top Pick for DHS      
One week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005, President George W. Bush consulted with his team of crisis advisers and inundated the Gulf Coast with cheap, illegal alien labor.-- Bush's August decision to lift the Davis-Bacon wage law made it very easy for contractors to hire cheap labor. Mike Chertoff, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), quickly suspended sanctions on the employers who did hire illegal aliens.......

KURV          
2 Girls Raped, 12-Year-Old Sister Killed In Northern Mexico       
A 12-year-old girl is dead after an assailant attacked her and raped her two young sisters in their home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. The prosecutor's office in Chihuahua state says girl died of strangulation. The office did not give the younger girls' ages, but local news media said they were 10 and 11. The office said Friday the assailant is being sought, but did not say if he had been identified.......

KGBT          
Officers arrest Matamoros, Tamaulipas man who attempted to cross the border carrying heroin      
Officers arrested a Mexican man on Wednesday, when he attempted to cross the Gateway bridge with two packages of heroin. -- Victor Ruben Hernandez-Dominguez, 26, of Matamoros, attempted to cross the Gateway International Bridge on Wednesday, according to federal court records and a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. -- Officers found two packages "hidden within the articles" he attempted to carry across the bridge, according to the news release. The packages tested positive for heroin and weighed about 1.17 kilograms.......

KGBT          
Roma man crossed the border 123 times before officers caught him with cocaine      
Officers arrested a Roma man on Monday, when he attempted to cross the border with a kilogram of cocaine, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Jorge Carlos Medrano attempted to cross the bridge from Ciudad Miguel Aleman to Roma driving a white 2003 GMC Yukon.-- Officers sent him to secondary inspection after noticing the GMC Yukon appeared clean --- except for mud that covered the spare tire, according to the criminal complaint. They found about 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in the spare tire.......

Breitbart          
Seven Times Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Have Stood in the Way of the Trump MAGA Agenda      
Arguably one of President Trump's most destructive moves in the wake of his historic victory a year ago was to install his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner as key advisors in the West Wing. -- The apparently different worldview has clashed with that of Trump's base on a number of occasions, as well as a number of stumbles by the pair who are reportedly known within the West Wing as “the royal family.” -- With Kushner's influence reportedly waning, these seven will make you thankful “Javanka” are falling, not rising in influence in the Trump White House.......

The Hill         
Trump pushes border wall, travel ban after Egyptian mosque attack      
President Trump on Friday revived his calls for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a travel ban targeting certain countries after an attack on a mosque in Egypt left at least 235 people dead. -- In a tweet announcing an upcoming phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Trump lamented the terrorist attack on the al-Rawdah mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, and said that the U.S. would have to "get TOUGHER and SMARTER" in dealing with terrorism.......

November 25, 2017

Fox News         
Democrats' 'DREAMer' demands threaten spending bill, gov't shutdown in coming weeks      
A showdown could loom in December. -- Not over tax reform, but over funding the government. -- The federal government is funded through December 8. Republicans control the House and Senate. But historically, the GOP has failed on its own to provide the necessary votes to avert a government shutdown. -- The party required a bailout from Democrats as recently as Sept. 2015 to help make up the vote deficit and pass those spending bills. Republicans sometimes balk for a variety of reasons. They don't like stopgap appropriations packages. They're disgusted by the process. They demand more for defense. What about entitlement spending? Where's the plan to reduce the national debt?......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican with 3 drunken driving convictions near La Grulla, Texas      
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man with with at least three drunken driving convictions Monday near La Grulla. -- Agents arrested Francisco Manuel Delgadillo-Bernal near La Grulla. -- The federal government deported Delgadillo during April --- four months after he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated-third offense or more, a third-degree felony. -- "The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on November 20, 2017, near Rio Grande City, Texas," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.......

ABP       
Photo of the Day -- Fall Colors: Border Patrol at the San Pedro River -- by Hermes
Hermes did a tour of the San Pedro River to record the fall colors. This is a screen grab from that tour. -- The U.S. Border Patrol van is parked at the border and the San Pedro River, south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. -- Hermes will go back in a few days to see how the colors have changed.

KTLA         
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to Attend Memorial for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez      
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez as questions linger over his death after suffering injuries last week in southwest Texas. -- Federal officials are investigating the mysterious incident that left Martinez, 36, dead and his partner injured while on duty. -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement officials will join Martinez's family at the memorial in El Paso, Texas.......

American Thinker        
Trump and congressional leaders will meet to resolve funding impasse      
Congress and the White House are beginning to panic about passing a short-term extension that would fund the government past the December 8 deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Looking to resolve the situation, the president and congressional leaders will meet early next week and try to hammer out a compromise. -- Complicating matters is the Democrats' insistence that an amendment authorizing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) be included in the short-term funding deal. Trump and Republicans want to deal with the issue separately before the March 8 expiration date of the program.......

KGBT          
Court Records: Man crossed the border with his wife, 3 daughters and 18 bags of cocaine      
Officers at the Hidalgo bridge arrested a father Monday, when he attempted to cross the border with his wife, three daughters and 18 bags of cocaine, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Gabriel Landin Gonzalez, a United States citizen, attempted to cross the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge driving a Chrysler van. -- sThe van had four passengers: His wife and three daughters. Officers sent the Gonzalez family to secondary inspection.......

KGBT          
Border Patrol agents arrest tocayos accused of transporting marijuana for 'El Whiskey'      
Border Patrol agents arrested tocayos on Tuesday, when the duo attempted to transport nearly 635 pounds of marijuana for a smuggler nicknamed "El Whiskey," according to the federal criminal complaint against them. -- At 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, an agent conducting surveillance near Military Highway watched a silver 2002 Chevrolet Silverado head south on Tower Road toward the Rio Grande. The Silverado passed by the agent again minutes later --- headed north. -- Border Patrol attempted to stop the Silverado, but the driver sped away, according to the criminal complaint. The truck eventually stopped near the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.......

El Paso Proud          
Injured BP Agent Released from Hospital      
NewsChannel 9 has confirmed that the Border Patrol agent injured this weekend while on patrol near Van Horn is now out of the hospital. -- U.S. Customs & Border Protection spokesperson Doug Mosier said the un-named agent was allowed to leave the hospital on Wednesday. -- The agent's partner, Rogelio Martinez, died Sunday. At this point, there are conflicting reports on what happened to the agents. Initial reports said the two were attacked by undocumented immigrants, but investigators now believe they may have fallen into a culvert just off I-10, around 12 miles east of Van Horn.......

KGBT      
14 injured after Border Patrol pursuit in Rio Grande City      
Fourteen were injured Tuesday after a vehicle suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants crashed into several stationary vehicles during a Border Patrol pursuit in Rio Grande City, officials say. -- Marcelino A. Medina, a spokesman for the Rio Grande Valley Sector of Border Patrol, says several occupants were transported to a local hospital due to injuries sustained during the crash, but didn't specify how many.......

Breitbart Exclusive          
Mexican Border State Judge Continues Releasing Los Zetas Cartel Gunmen      
Piedras Negras, Coah. -- A team of cartel gunmen belonging to one faction of Los Zetas were released after a state judge dismissed their cases. At least four of those gunmen are now linked to a double execution. -- Breitbart Texas learned through court filings that Coahuila State Judge Maritza Gonzalez Flores ordered the release of 10 gunmen allegedly part of a Zetas faction that entered Coahuila to carry out attacks on rivals. The judge released one of the gunmen after he was arrested in connection with a murder and blocked investigative efforts to capture others.......

Breitbart          
Courts Intrude on White House over DACA, Even Obama Judge Concerned      
Justice Department lawyers are pushing back against unprecedented judicial efforts to interfere with President Donald Trump's administration, including a fight over DACA and presidential privileges that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. -- DACA is the Obama-era amnesty program for roughly 800,000 illegal aliens who entered the country as children. It is the precursor to DAPA, the Obama program that granted amnesty to as many as 4.5 million illegal aliens. DAPA was declared illegal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.......

KGBT         
Officers at Pharr bridge arrest Mexican after finding 11 kilos of cocaine      
Officers arrested a Mexican man on Sunday, when he attempted to cross the Pharr bridge with 11 kilograms of cocaine, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- Jetzet Magdiel Farfan-Pecina, 36, of Monterrey attempted to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Sunday driving a red 2005 Nissan Platina, according to the criminal complaint and a news release from Customs and Border Protection.......

November 24, 2017

Sacramento Bee        
MS-13 gang stabbed man 100 times, decapitated him and ripped out his heart, police say      
A man slain in a Maryland park by the MS-13 street gang was stabbed 100 times, beheaded and had his heart torn out, police say. -- Court documents released Wednesday in the arrest of Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, on suspicion of murder revealed the gory details of the slaying, reported NBC4. -- The victim, who remains unidentified, was found in a grave Sept. 5 in Wheaton Regional Park in Silver Springs, Maryland, according to a Montgomery County Police Department release.......

Sacramento Bee          
Court rules feds can't hold group of illegal alien minors on gang allegations without access to a judge      
A federal court ruled this week that a group of undocumented children jailed in Yolo County and elsewhere must be given access to a judicial hearing and other due process rights if the government wants to keep them incarcerated. -- On Nov. 20, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction in a case filed in August by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, the University of California Immigration Law Clinic and others on behalf of undocumented teenagers who crossed the border alone and are being held in high-security immigration detention on criminal or gang allegations without having their cases reviewed by a judge......

Producer.com  / Reuters       
U.S. farm sector looks to automate     
Convincing big U.S. dairy owners to buy robots to milk their cows – and reduce the number of 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 labour headache any more',” said Fried, sales manager for Lely North America, which makes robotic dairy milking and feeding systems.......

November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving

Bergen Record          
DACA protesters demonstrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade      
day after they attempted to block the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as part of a protest to press lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children to stay in the country without fear of deportation. -- Protesters demonstrated near West 70th Street and Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Several demonstrators attempted to block the parade, but were removed by New York police. None were charged.......

The Hill         
Trump touts economy, vows to build border wall in Thanksgiving tweets      
President Trump wished his Twitter followers a Happy Thanksgiving early Thursday morning, touting the strong performance of the nation's stock market and vowing to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. -- "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years....!"......

Nogales International         
Suspicious tunnel prompts investigation      
A possible drug-smuggling tunnel was discovered Tuesday on a warehouse-lined dead end street in Nogales, two-and-a-half miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. -- An anonymous caller informed the NI that initial reports of a sinkhole on Smokey Lane had at first attracted public works employees, followed by a large group of federal law enforcement officers. At approximately 4 p.m., a Nogales Police Department officer providing security in the area allowed a reporter to take photos of the hole and exposed tunnel, a few yards east of the Nogales Wash, as at least a dozen plain-clothed officers stood nearby.......

The Gazette         
DACA protesters stage event at the office of ... Sen. Michael Bennet?      
Wait, what? It's not unusual for protesters to gather at the offices of senators, but it gets your attention when DACA activists do so at the office of Michael Bennet. -- Bennet has been a champion for immigration reform and just last month signed a letter to the Department of Homeland Security seeking to shield information about those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. -- Heck, Bennet sponsored the Dream Act.......

The Hill        
Philly mayor calls Trump a 'bully' and 'punk' after decision to end residency program for Haitians      
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) lashed out against President Trump on Wednesday following the administration's decision to cancel a key immigration program for nearly 60,000 Haitians. -- Speaking to a group of advocates and city residents in support of refugees and immigrants, Kenney apparently went off script near the end of his remarks. -- "I'm just beside myself with sadness because our president is a bully, our president is a punk, and he just doesn't get it. I don't know where he was raised but his family didn't do a good job raising that guy," Kenney said, according to a local NBC affiliate.......

NY Daily News          
Zetas allowed to leave Mexican prison on border with Texas to shoot people 'just for fun'      
Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas drug cartel modified vehicles, manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel fuel. -- Some details of the case were previously known. But a report released Tuesday by two university professors who specialize in human rights sheds new light on how one of Mexico's bloodiest criminal organizations took complete control of the state prison in 2010 and 2011 in Piedras Negras, just across the border from Texas, without any resistance from Coahuila state officials.......

Auburn Pub         
Gillibrand to Senate majority leader: Pass Dream Act before end of 2017      
Democratic women senators are calling for a vote on the Dream Act before the end of the year to prevent the deportation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, a majority of whom are women. -- The 11 senators, including U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to allow a vote on the Dream Act, which is similar to the DACA program established by President Barack Obama's administration in 2012.......

KTVU         
Oakland (Calif.) mayor supports cutting off all ties to ICE after no human trafficking convictions: report      
Responding to a report that there haven't been any federal human trafficking convictions in the city in at least a decade, the mayor of Oakland has said she now supports cutting off all ties to the Homeland Security Investigations unit of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.-- In an email first sent to the East Bay Express on Tuesday, Mayor Libby Schaaf explained why she wants to stop providing traffic assistance to ICE, effectively cutting off all ties to federal agents whose aim is to deport undocumented immigrants. ......

Breitbart  Exclusive        
WATCH: Mexican Cartel Kidnaps Innocent Victim in Broad Daylight      
Apatzingan, Mich., Mex. -- The kidnapping of a local man cleaning a sidewalk by cartel gunmen reveals the level of impunity criminal organizations enjoy in the Mexican state of Michoacan. While government officials try to push an image of safety, cartel gunmen grab innocent victims and carry out battles for local control, killing dozens per week. -- Security camera footage from Apatzingan, Michoacan, obtained by Breitbart Texas shows the moment when a team of gunmen apparently kidnapped a local man who was leading a street cleaning crew. The man was spraying the sidewalk as two of his employees swept. Preliminary information indicates the victim is a local businessman.......

Glenn Spencer       
Agent killing and ground sensors: Where is Breitbart?  
Breitbart.com has some of the best coverage of the border around. That's why I find their recent silence on the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Martinez puzzling. As I reported earlier, there seems to be plenty of support for the idea that agent Martinez was following up on a ground sensor alarm. Yet, in its November 19 coverage Breitbart said: We do know that two Border Patrol agents working as partners in the Van Horn Station area of responsibility of the Big Bend Sector responded to “activity.” Whether the activity was an activated sensor or something else is currently unknown. This occurred on the morning of Sunday, November 19, 2017. -- I can find no follow-up in Breitbart that answers the question they raised about the role of ground sensors. This is surprising since, if anyone is in a position to clarify the question, it is Breitbart. -- I eagerly await their findings........

KWQC          
Chicago renews legal fund for illegals facing deportation      
Chicago has renewed a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation. -- Aldermen widely approved a budget Tuesday for next year that includes $1.3 million for immigrant legal services. -- Chicago was among several cities that boosted legal services for immigrants as a response to Donald Trump's election to the presidency and aggressive promises to crack down on illegal immigration. -- Chicago first approved started the fund last December.......

NJ1015          
New push to give illegal aliens NJ driver's licenses      
A member of the state Assembly is hoping with a new governor will come a new opportunity to get undocumented immigrants legal permission to drive. -- Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, said she is reintroducing the New Jersey Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, which would allow people who live in New Jersey but who cannot prove residency to get driver's licenses. The bill had originally been submitted in 2015, and while Quijano said this version has some differences, it has the same goal......

Daily Caller        
Trump To Meet With Congressional Leaders To Avoid Gov Shutdown      
President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to work out a deal to avoid a looming government shutdown, Politico reported Wednesday. -- Trump will meet Tuesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to hash out a short-term funding agreement to fund the government past Dec. 8.......


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