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Brennan ignores the real threat

Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: 'Are You a Legitimate President?'
  Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's election win.
Sr. Trump, the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?
    The Tweet comes after a declassified report on Russian interference into the U.S. election was made public.
    According to officials, Russia did try to influence the election, but there was no tampering with voting machines and the outcome of the election was not impacted.

Glenn Spencer  
Influencing Elections --- Russians are pikers
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox suggests Donald Trump is not a legitimate president. Fox has long been an advocate of Mexicans in America to work to support Mexican interests. He once told La Opinion that he had instructed the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations to work through Mexican consulates to work with "Our countrymen" to defend the interests of the nation (Mexico) in that forceful border region."
    The idea of using Mexicans to work against American interests started in 1995 with Jorge Bustamante's, "How to fight against the Wilsons", in which he proposed dual citizenship so that Mexicans can vote against people like California's Gov. Pete Wilson who supported Proposition 187.
    After the 1996 passage of a new U.S. immigration law, Mexican President Zedillo said, "We will not tolerate foreign forces dictating and enacting laws on Mexicans."
    Two years later, Zedillo appeared at a Chicago meeting of the National Council of La Raza to announce the passage of a constitutional amendment allowing Mexican to retain their Mexican citizenship if they become U.S. citizens.
   I was interviewed by the NY Times for this 1998 story on Mexican dual citizenship.
    Here is the material I gave the reporter.
    And the 3 million "American" votes that Vicente Fox points to that gave Hillary the popular edge? --- it all came from California --- a place Mario Obledo called a Hispanic state.
    In California, Clinton won 80% of the Hispanic vote.
    In March of last year, it was reported that Mexico's was attempting to influence our elections.
    And that Mexico was helping people become citizens so they can vote in U.S. elections.
    Did Mexico influence the election in California? You bet your sweet ass they did. They even passed a constitutional amendment so Mexicans can vote "in the interest of Mexico" --- and 80% did.
    Compared to Mexico, Russians are pikers when it comes to influencing U.S. elections - but our CIA Director Brennan has said nothing about this real threat to our sovereignty.

January 17, 2017

Flying Blind --- drone spots intruder in fog   
ABP couldn't fly its drone this morning because of fog --- so it tried an experiment. Could it find a test subject anyway? "Let's try it," one said. SEIDARM's sensors were used by the drone try to intercept the guy --- all on automatic pilot --- and it did. Watch

L.A. Times        
Supreme Court hears arguments over rules for deporting immigrants who have criminal records 
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the case of a Filipino burglar from Northern California to decide whether to make it easier or harder for the government to deport thousands of noncitizens who have crimes on their records. -- The case will help set the rules for deporting criminal immigrants in the Trump administration......

Sacramento Bee         
NBC 'Nightly News' in Sacramento focuses on immigration
NBC “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt heard from Sacramento-area residents worried about what President-elect Donald Trump will do to undocumented workers during a broadcast Monday night. -- Holt, who grew up in Rancho Cordova, kicked off a four-city tour called “Across America” that will conclude this week in advance of Trump's inauguration Friday. “Nightly News” featured interviews Holt conducted Sunday with six residents of the Sacramento area, along with Holt doing a live broadcast of the day's news from Old Sacramento......

Sacramento Bee         
NBC 'Nightly News' in Sacramento focuses on immigration
NBC “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt heard from Sacramento-area residents worried about what President-elect Donald Trump will do to undocumented workers during a broadcast Monday night. -- Holt, who grew up in Rancho Cordova, kicked off a four-city tour called “Across America” that will conclude this week in advance of Trump's inauguration Friday. “Nightly News” featured interviews Holt conducted Sunday with six residents of the Sacramento area, along with Holt doing a live broadcast of the day's news from Old Sacramento......

California shows low expectations for Trump, but support for some immigration plans 
California's expectations for Donald Trump's presidency are in the cellar, with little more than a third of voters believing it will be a success, a new Hoover Institution Golden State Poll shows. -- But a plurality of voters holds more positive than negative views about some of Trump's more controversial positions, including his call to restrict immigrants from certain countries, end sanctuary cities and to deport undocumented immigrants......

KYMA -- Yuma         
Hundreds rally for "immigrants" in Los Angeles   
The Latest on rallies around the nation supporting immigrant rights. (all times local): -- 3 p.m. --- Several hundred people have held a rally on behalf of immigrants in Los Angeles, one of many such rallies around the U.S. -- The multi-ethnic crowd gathered Saturday at a downtown Mexican-American cultural center and plaza. Some carried signs saying "Here to Stay" and chanted "Si se puede," Spanish for "Yes, we can." .....

Cuban "immigrants" stranded in Nuevo Laredo   
Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mex. -- Dozens of Cuban immigrants are stuck at the Texas-Mexico border in Nuevo Laredo after President Obama's decision Thursday to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. -- This 22-year-old policy allowed Cuban immigrants without visas to legally remain in the U.S. once they entered American soil. -- Nearly 35,000 Cubans entered the U.S. through Laredo during the last fiscal year. Many of those who are now stuck at the border endured months of travel. Most, if not all, will be deported back to Cuba......

Douglas Dispatch         
Douglas, Arizona declares support of human, immigration rights    
The City of Douglas Mayor and Council desire to once again publicly declare and reinforce the City's position relating to human rights and immigration, announced in a new resolution that was presented at the Jan. 11 public council meeting. -- The City ratified its support of the rights of all its residents; reinforcing the commitment to humane treatment of all people, including immigrants......

GQ Mag: 'There's No Such Thing As an Illegal Immigrant' 
The concept of illegal immigration into the United States does not exist, according to a new piece by men's magazine GQ. -- The GQ piece, headlined “There Is No Such Thing As An Illegal Immigrant”, argues they do not actually exist but the term is used by Trump and Breitbart News to “separate and distance” Americans.....

Argentina Looks to Tighten Border Controls, Turn Away Immigrants with Criminal Records
The Argentine government is preparing to tighten its immigration policy to prevent people from entering with forged documents, and anyone with a criminal record. -- The government's intention is reportedly intended to accelerate the signing of database exchange agreements with Latin American countries, giving priority to countries like Colombia, Mexico and Peru......

Now the European Union Wants to 'Build a Wall' --- With Russia   
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has taken a leaf out of President-Elect Donald J. Trump's book, announcing a multi-million euro border fence to “ensure credible control of [the] eastern border of the European Union”. -- EurActiv reports that the €30 million project will be funded largely from the European Union (EU) budget, to which the UK contributes a net £200 million every week......

African Migrants Surge to U.S. Via Mexico Ahead of Trump   
Thousands of African migrants are attempting to cross through Mexico with hopes to enter into the United States via the southern border before President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. -- Along with migrants from Central America, Africans are now flooding into the Mexican region of Tapachula, which borders Guatemala, in an effort to eventually reach the United States, according to Reuters......

The Wire         
In Mexico, Gas is Fueling the Flames of Revolt   
It is already clear that 2017 will be a difficult year for Mexico --- and not just because it will (or won’t) have to pay for a “big, beautiful wall”. -- On New Year’s Day, gas prices in the country jumped 14% to 20% after the Mexican government’s decision to eliminate state oil subsidies. -- US politics have also unleashed what Mexico’s central bank president has described as an economic “hurricane”. Immediately after Donald Trump’s election, the Mexican peso dropped 12% against the US dollar, a sign of uncertainty about the future of Mexican exports, such as automobiles and oil......

January 16, 2017

Fox News       
Law would cut off aid to countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrant criminals 
proposed law that would punish countries that refuse to take back their illegal immigrant criminals is two years too late to save Casey Chadwick, but the Texas congressman behind it figures it's the least Washington can do. -- Chadwick was murdered in 2015 by Jean Jacques, an illegal immigrant from Haiti and one of thousands freed onto U.S. streets each year after they serve prison time because their homelands refuse deportation......

Border Patrol Agents Bust Previously Deported Sex Offender   
An illegal alien previously deported for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. -- Yony Alexander Garcia-Chavez, 37, a previously deported Honduran national, was apprehended near Spofford, Texas, by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector's Brackettville Station, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. Spofford is located south of Brackettville and about 10 miles from the border with Mexico.....

Iraqi national pleads to immigration charge, sentenced to prison and deportation   
A Harrisonburg man pleaded guilty in federal court in Charlottesville on Friday on an immigration charge. -- According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia, 51-year-old Ahmed Thamer Al-Ani, an Iraqi-born national, pleaded guilty to one count of encouraging or inducing an illegal alien to come to the United States......

Yucatan Times       
At least five slain and 15 wounded in Playa del Carmen nightclub shooting   
Playa del Carmen, QR, Mex. -- A shooting attack at an electronic music festival resulted in the deaths of at least five people and left 15 injured Monday Jan. 16 at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, authorities said. -- The Associated Press reported the shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Monday outside the Blue Parrot nightclub, which was hosting an event that was part of the BPM electronic music festival... [Related: Two Canadians killed in nightclub shooting at Playa del Carmen resort]

Europe Gears Up for ‘Record Levels’ of Migrants in 2017 
With its open doors immigration policy, Europe can expect “record levels” of new migrants in 2017, according to the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). -- “Come next spring, the number of people crossing over the Mediterranean will reach record levels,” said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta, the current Presidency of the Council of the EU. “The choice is trying to do something now, or meeting urgently in April, May... and try to do a deal then.”.....

CounterJihad Watch         
Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration 
A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.......

CounterJihad Report        
Islamic terror cells shift from Mideast to U.S.-Mexican border   
A new report by a government watchdog agency says jihadists are partnering with Mexican drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexican border, preparing to carry out precision attacks in American cities. -- Judicial Watch cites confidential U.S. and Mexican law enforcement sources for the disturbing report, which builds on earlier JW reports shining light on the jihadists’ exploitation of the porous border policies of President Barack Obama. -- As part of the plan, Islamists have arrived recently at the Monterrey International Airport situated in Apodaca, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, about 130 miles south of the Texas border, JW reports......

From 2004: ABP Delivers 'WMD' to Tucson Federal Building
Group Shows How Arizona Can be "Ground Zero" for Terrorists
Federal Officer Does Not Question Backpack Contents
Tucson - July 28 --- American Border Patrol delivered a "smuggled" simulated Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) to the front entrance of the Tucson Federal Building after skirting around a Border Patrol Check point near Sierra Vista. As the team approached the building, a federal officer emerged and asked them not to video tape the area. He asked for their IDs, but did not inquire as to what was in the backpack...

NBC News         
Obama Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy on Immigration   
...At a gala that March, Janet Murguía, president of the National Council on La Raza (NCLR), stood before a room full of immigrant advocates and said what many had long been thinking in the back of their minds: Though congressional Republicans were on the hook for blockading comprehensive immigration reform, Obama was not blameless in their community's visceral disappointment. -- "For us, this president has been the deporter-in-chief," Murguía said. -- .....

Pope Francis Urges Immigrants to Respect 'Local Laws and Customs'   
Pope Francis has once again weighed in on Europe's migrant crisis, urging immigrants to respect local laws and customs while conserving their own cultural idiosyncrasies. -- After his midday Angelus prayer on Sunday, the Pope told the crowd gathered in Saint Peter's Square that the day was marked for the celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and that this year's commemoration would focus on “Underage Migrants, Vulnerable and Voiceless.”.....

January 15, 2017

Arizona Sen. John McCain: Wall isn't enough to secure border 
One day after President-elect Donald Trump promised to start working “immediately” on a wall on the Mexico border, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said a wall alone would not be sufficient to secure the border. -- McCain, speaking to reporters Thursday, made the comment in response to a question about Trump's statement a day earlier that Vice President-elect Mike Pence had already started working to secure the legislative and agency approvals needed to start on the wall......

Washington Post       
Paul Ryan holds out hope for "immigrants"   
One big question that looms as Donald Trump takes power is this: Will Trump actually make good on the aspects of his program that embody Trumpism at its most cruel and inhumane? Trump promised to expand mass deportations and to end protections for those brought here illegally as children. Now he must decide whether to deliver on those promises --- which, if carried out, will likely cause the broader public to recoil......

Economic Times      
Illegal immigrants from India will be a nervous lot in the Donald Trump regime 
Paramjit Singh (name changed), a resident of Ludhiana, went to the United States on a B1-B2 visitors' visa for a family wedding in Florida in September 2014 and never returned. He has a large number of relatives across the US and moved to California after a few months where he found work in a convenience store run by one of them. -- Though his visa has a validity of 10 years, according to the stamp at the port of entry, he couldn't stay in the US beyond March 2015 during that visit......

Report: Refusal by Mass. Police to Honor Immigration Detainers Increasing 
The instances of law enforcement officials ignoring federal immigration detainers that would keep criminal illegal immigrants in custody is on the rise in Massachusetts. -- In a bombshell report by the Boston Herald, a review of the statistics reveals the increasing instances where local police in the Boston-area simply defy the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency's detainers for illegal immigrants has vastly increased through the over the past few years......

The Denver Channel       
Immigration advocates rally in Aurora against Trump's policies   
A group of immigration advocates gathered at Fletcher Plaza, near Martin Luther King, Jr. library in Aurora on Saturday morning. -- The group chanted “Here to stay! Here to stay,” a message going against President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises and rhetoric toward undocumented immigrants......

Protesters across US decry Trump's anti-immigrant stance 
Protesters gathered Saturday to support immigrant rights at rallies around the U.S., denouncing President-elect Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and his pledges to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and to crack down on Muslims entering the country. -- “We are not going to allow Donald Trump to bury the Statue of Liberty,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, told a standing-room-only crowd at historic African-American church in downtown Washington during one of dozens of rallies around the nation. .....

Chicago Tribune         
Chicago immigration rally has message for Trump: We're here to stay  
Student Cindy Agustin fears her parents will be deported and she'll never see them again. -- Nareman Taha worries the government will create a Muslim registry to track people of her faith. -- Anxiety about the future --- and resolve to change it --- brought more than 1,000 people together Saturday for a Chicago rally against President-elect Donald Trump's hard-line immigration proposals......

January 14, 2017

Portland Tribune      
Thousand turn out for pro-illegal immigration rally   
Salem, Ore. -- About 1,000 demonstrators marched around the Oregon Capitol Saturday, Jan. 14, in a show of protest against President-elect Donald Trump's positions on immigration. -- The more than 90-minute rally and march on a frigid day in the capital city drew Oregonians from as far as Medford. Turnout exceeded by a few hundred the number of RSVPs listed on the event's Facebook page. -- Speakers, who included several lawmakers, blasted what they called Trump's agenda of "xenophobia and hate." .....

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel        
Hundreds rally against Trump immigration polices 
A pastor of a New Berlin church offered "sanctuary to people threatened by legal separation" Saturday during a rally that drew hundreds of immigration rights activists to the steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. -- "We want our church to be a safe space," said Manuel Rios of Iglesia Casa de Estaurcion, joining a national movement of so-called "sanctuary churches" vowing to protect undocumented immigrants from being deported by President-elect Donald Trump's administration......

Fox News        
No Such Thing as Sanctuary Cities? 'Factor' Guests Clash on Illegal Immigration 
During a town hall event last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked about illegal immigration, and he seemed to deviate from President-elect Donald Trump's platform. -- Ryan agreed with Trump that sanctuary cities violate the law and they should not receive federal assistance. -- As for the deportation of illegal immigrants, however, Ryan said, "It's not happening.".....

South Coast Today         
Hodgson, Plymouth sheriff will have power to enforce immigration law   
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson and Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald will enter a partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to perform immigration law enforcement functions on the local level. -- The partnership will allow Bristol and Plymouth County personnel to identify, process and detain immigration offenders......

Washington Times         
House GOP taps author of controversial 2005 immigration bill to lead panel 
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, the man who wrote House Republicans' controversial 2005 immigration crackdown bill, was installed Friday as chairman of the immigration subcommittee, in a move likely to cheer conservatives and enrage immigrant-rights advocates. -- The Wisconsin Republican drove many of the immigration changes after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including pushing through the REAL ID act to tighten restrictions on driver's licenses......

Illegal alien supporters to rally against Trump's planned crackdown   
Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations at dozens of rallies across the country this weekend in what they are calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration. -- Union leaders and young immigrants are organizing more than 50 protests and cultural events from Philadelphia to Phoenix on Saturday with an aim toward highlighting the power of the immigrant rights movement. Immigrants living in the country illegally also hope the events will make it clear to the incoming administration that they don't plan to leave the country despite Trump's calls for a border wall, tougher immigration enforcement and mass deportations......

Does your city help jailed illegals? No fed funds for you!   
As Donald Trump readies for his presidential inauguration next week, a Riverside County congressman Friday resubmitted a bill to cut off federal funding to cities and counties that undermine efforts to deport undocumented immigrants who have been jailed. -- “Keeping American families safe is my top priority in Congress, which is why I believe deporting criminal illegal immigrants is so important,” said Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona. .....

Obama Orders Five Last Minute Monuments, Most In Presidential History 
President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to order up five new national monuments, making him the president to invoke the Historic Antiquities Act more than any other president in history. -- Obama has now created or expanded 34 national monuments, according to the Washington Post, two more than the famous conservationist president Theodore Roosevelt......

East Bay Times         
Pittsburg schools make themselves immigration 'safe haven'    
On the same night the county's community college district took a similar action, the Pittsburg Unified School District board approved a resolution to make the district and its schools a “safe haven” into which immigration officials may not enter without prior written approval from the district superintendent. -- The district's “All Students Accessing A Quality Education --- A Safe Haven Resolution,” approved unanimously Wednesday night by the school board, also restricts the sharing of student information files that could be used to determine immigration status of children......

Donald Trump to John Lewis: Focus on Your 'Crime-Infested District' Instead of Complaining About the Election 
President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis should pay more attention to the crime plaguing his district than bellyache over the election results. -- “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All talk, talk, talk --- no action or results. Sad!”.....

Illegal alien Leaders from Across New Mexico Head to Washington D.C. to Join Rally Ahead of Inauguration
Today, a delegation of immigrant leaders from five New Mexico counties will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a national rally to protect immigrants and refugees ahead of President-elect Trump's inauguration ceremony. The group will also meet with members of New Mexico's Congressional delegation to discuss local and federal immigration issues......

Obama scrapping 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans 
The Obama administration is ending the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. -- That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately......

Heather MacDonald -- National Review         
Cory Booker's Novel Job Requirements for Attorney General 
New Jersey senator Cory Booker announced some novel requirements for U.S. attorney general yesterday. Booker was testifying against fellow Senator Jeff Sessions's nomination for the attorney-general position, breaking an informal Senate tradition against such formal testimony. As attorney general, Booker said, Sessions would be “expected to defend the rights of immigrants and affirm their human dignity.”.....

San Diego Patriot        
San Diego's "Chicano Park Act" snit contnues   
House Resolution 3711, the Chicano Park Preservation Act, would have authorized an evaluation of whether Chicano Park is worthy of national landmark status, but it died in Congress. However, Obama's interior secretary, a political appointee, approved it by executive decree a few days before Obama left office without congressional approval. We are not sure this is the end of it, because the designation may have been unlawful. Thanks to all those, who contacted their Congressmen, trying to stop this outrage......

January 13, 2017

Huffington Post       
More Republicans And Democrats Sign On To Bill To Protect Dreamers From Trump 
With eight days to go before President-elect Donald Trump gets his chance to revoke protections from hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is relaunching their effort to keep those so-called Dreamers safe. -- On Thursday, seven Republicans and eight Democrats signed on to a bill in the Senate and House to effectively maintain the work permits and deportation reprieve created by President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which Trump has promised to destroy. .....

Mother Jones        
California Mobilizes for War Against Trump   
Here in America's most populous state, the wealthy pay the nation's highest income tax rate, the minimum wage will soon rise to $15 an hour statewide, more than a quarter of the population is foreign born, and the economy is booming. California, the world's sixth-largest economy and a bastion of progressivism, is now being hailed as a kind of great blue firewall --- Democrats' most important bulwark against the retrograde policies of Donald Trump. -- "If you want to take on a forward-leaning state that is prepared to defend its rights and interests, then come at us," Xavier Becerra, the state's incoming attorney general, taunted the president-elect in December......

Bishops hail 'Migration Week' while flooding U.S. cities with Muslims   
More than 25 percent of the thousands of refugees who come annually from the Third World to America are resettled in U.S. cities and towns by the Roman Catholic Church. -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, operating through its Migration and Refugee Services division, resettled more than 22,000 refugees in 2015, with many of them coming from the Muslim-dominated countries of Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan......

Rally for minimum wage increase, driver's licenses for illegals   
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has joined a group of labor and community activists at a rally in support of raising Virginia's minimum wage and offering driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. -- Dozens of people gathered Thursday outside the Capitol for the demonstration. -- Northam, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor, said it's impossible for Virginians to support their families on the current $7.25 minimum wage......

Valley Central        
ICE arrests Mexican man, wants to deport him for 5th time   
Officers detained a Mexican man Wednesday and want to deport him for the fifth time. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers picked up Fidencio Lara-Mares, a Mexican citizen who lives in Edinburg, at the Hidalgo County jail. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the fourth (4th) time on August 30, 2016 via the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry," according to the criminal complaint against him......

Trump on the US-Mexico Border Wall: 'We're Going to Start Building'   
President-elect Donald Trump says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will begin immediately after he takes office Jan. 20. -- “On the ‘fence' --- it's not a fence. It's a wall. You just misreported it. We're going to build a wall,” Trump said during a Wednesday press conference at Trump Tower in New York City......

Soros-Funded Groups Back Anti-Trump Women's March   
The Women's March on Washington, a celebrity-endorsed event planned for the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, is backed by a who's who of far-left organizations, including scores of groups financed by billionaire George Soros. -- The march has been described by the news media as a female protest against Trump, with reports that hundreds of thousands might attend......

Valley Central        
Local organization claims Trump's border wall can cause environmental damages   
President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he intends to build a border wall as soon as he takes office. -- "We are going to build a wall, I could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after we get to office, but I don't want to wait," Trump said. -- Hours after Trump's message, Rio Grande Valley residents gathered at Yerberia Cultura in McAllen to hear about the environmental damages the wall could pose to the region......

Fox News         
Ryan tells undocumented family deportation force ‘not happening'   
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that there will not be a deportation force tasked with evicting illegal immigrants from the U.S. -- “That's not happening,” he said during a televised town hall meeting. “That's not true. -- ”President-elect Donald Trump made immigration one of his top priorities during his campaign. He received rousing responses each time he vowed to deport people who are in the country illegally --- up to 11 million. .....

Santa Maria Times       
High school district votes to make campuses 'safe havens' for illegals 
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District campuses will be "safe havens" for undocumented immigrants, after the board passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday. -- The resolution reads that under the law, all students have the right to attend public school and enjoy access to equitable educational and programmatic services regardless of the immigration status of the student or of the student's family members......

Portland Tribune         
Hundreds expected at rally against Trump's immigration proposals   
Salem -- A pro-immigrant rally set for Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Oregon Capitol could draw several hundred demonstrators opposed to President-elect Donald Trump's positions on immigration. -- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader and several state lawmakers are scheduled to participate in the rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the steps of the Capitol. .....

California Lt. Gov: We'll Stop Trump's Wall with Environmental Suits   
President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall along with U.S.-Mexico Border will be challenged through environmental lawsuits, according to California's second-highest official. -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The Golden State Podcast' that he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California......

ABC News        
Corruption at US Border Agency Led to Lie Detectors   
When James Tomsheck joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2006 as chief of internal affairs, the nation's largest law enforcement agency was on an unprecedented hiring spree. -- The Border Patrol, a part of CBP, held job fairs across the country, aired recruitment ads during Dallas Cowboys games and sponsored a NASCAR race car and bull-riding contests. The agency ballooned by nearly 8,000 agents in three years to more than 20,000 in 2009......

January 12, 2017

Daily Caller       
Mexican Official: Illegals Flocking To Chicago Before Trump's Inauguration Because It's A 'Sanctuary City' 
The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. -- Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants......

Texas Observer         
Lawmakers, Advocates Unveil Campaign to Stop Anti-Immigrant Legislation  
Legislators and advocates on Wednesday announced Texas Together --- a new effort that aims to resist anti-immigrant proposals in the Texas Legislature, including those that would revoke funding from so-called sanctuary cities and repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students. The campaign is an initiative of the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, a coalition of immigrant advocates and activists from across the state......

Fox News       
Cartels, smugglers exploit border wall fears ahead of Trump presidency 
Mc Allen -- Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a border wall and crack down on illegal immigration – fueling the latest surge across the U.S.-Mexico line, according to local law enforcement. -- The president-elect reiterated his pledge at a press conference Wednesday to build a "wall" --- which he claims will curb illegal immigration, reduce gun violence and stop drugs from being smuggled into the country......

Mexican Nationals Returning Home and Staying There Ahead of Trump   
Matamoros, Tamps. -- Fearing stiffer immigration enforcement in the coming months, approximately half of the Mexican nationals who had traveled through this city on their way to their hometowns claim they will not be returning to the United States, city officials said. -- In recent weeks, the Matamoros city government has been preparing logistical and security measures to accommodate not only the returning travelers, but also for a possible increase in deportations, said Matamoros Mayor Jesus “Chuchin” De La Garza......

Jeff Sessions has bad news for Dreamers: Trump plans to throw DACA immigrants to the wolves 
There's not a whole lot of suspense surrounding the Senate hearings about Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as Donald Trump's attorney general. Sessions is, after all, a sitting member of the Senate, having represented Alabama for two decades as a Republican. Collegiality and partisan allegiance will almost certainly overcome the many lingering concerns over his record on civil rights and he will more than likely be confirmed......

Yakima Herald        
Should Yakima explore "sanctuary city" status? Immigration issue leads to volatile city council meeting
Yakima, Wash. --- Despite numerous complaints and concerns from audience members, the Yakima City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to create a resolution to ensure that all residents — regardless of immigration status — feel safe. -- Many in the audience were upset that the council was discussing possible “sanctuary city” status. Comments included referring to undocumented immigrants as illegal aliens, crooks and other negative stereotypes. -- Several council members disagreed openly with the commenters; some said they were personally offended or indicated that commenters had no evidence to back up their claims......

US immigration officials OK with fake passports 
The activists at the American Freedom Defense Initiative have released a video of an operative going undercover to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services being told that if you're from Syria and used a faked passport to get into the United States, you still can get immigration services. -- AFDI operative Laura Loomer went to a USCIS office “and told an official that she had met a family of illegal immigrants from Syria and wanted to make sure they got immigration services.”.....

Fox News       
Illegal immigrant suspected of sexually assaulting 5-year-old in California 
Authorities in Southern California were searching for an illegal immigrant from El Salvador on Wednesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. -- Fullerton police said Rigoberto Arevalo Cubias, 30, is suspected of engaging in sexual intercourse of sodomy with a child under the age of 10 years old after an investigation, which started in late December. Authorities believe Cubias might have a fraudulent California driver's license, according to CBS Los Angeles......

William Smith at Sessions Hearing: 'Enforcing Immigration Laws Is Not Out of the Mainstream 
William Smith, the first African American to serve as chief counsel for a Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee, delivered a powerful rebuke of Senator Sessions' detractors during Wednesday's confirmation hearing. Smith suggested that those who oppose Sessions are either motivated by their own “political aspirations” or they have never spent “ten minutes talking to Senator Sessions.”.....

January 11, 2017

Watch Sen. Kamala Harris grill Gen. John Kelly on protection for illegal alien youth 
Gen. John Kelly's confirmation hearing to become the next United States Secretary of Homeland Security got off to a particularly contentious start on Tuesday when California Sen. Kamala Harris began grilling him on how the Trump administration would treat immigrant youth. -- Specifically, Harris wanted to know what the Trump administration would do with one of President Barack Obama's signature immigration programs, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which the president signed into law in 2012.....

So Cal Public Radio       
LA County votes to set up its own immigrant affairs office   
Los Angeles County supervisors approved creation of an Office of Immigrant Affairs that would coordinate and streamline access to countywide services for immigrants. -- The motion to approve the office passed on a 4 to 1 vote and was sponsored by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl. Last month, the two supervisors co-authored a related motion seeking protection for immigrants under an incoming Donald Trump administration......

New World Order Media        
Canadian Militia Vows to Protect Borders from Illegal Americans  
“Killing illegal citizens is a crime in Canada and we don't openly encourage violence within our organization, but we can't prevent members from shooting a few rounds at them just to scare them away. If you accidentally get hit in the knee or in the leg, without medical assistance, you're a dead man within 2 or 3 days” he warns. -- “Better alive in the US than dead in Canada. It just ain't worth the gamble” he adds......

San Gabriel Valley Tribune         
La Puente declares city a 'sanctuary' for immigrants, religious minorities, LGBTQ people 
Amid calls from residents and local activists to support all minority groups, not just undocumented immigrants, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution declaring the city a sanctuary for immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. -- “Whether you are undocumented, whether or you are LGBTQ or Muslim or anything else that people want to put you down for, La Puente welcomes you,” said Workman High School teacher Billie Joe Wright, one of more than 20 people who voiced support for the resolution during the public comment portion of the council's meeting......

Columbus Telegram         
Nebraska delegation urged to protect young illegals  
A coalition of more than 60 business, civic and community leaders on Tuesday urged members of Nebraska's congressional delegation to guard young immigrants who have been granted legal presence in the United States from any effort to erase that protection. -- The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status was granted by executive action taken by President Barack Obama, but its continuation has been threatened by President-elect Donald Trump who said during his campaign that he was prepared to eliminate that legal protection......

Gov. Brown warns of $2 billion deficit while unveiling California budget 
California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.5 billion state spending plan Tuesday and warned of a looming $2 billion deficit because of falling tax revenues. -- The proposed budget was announced as the state faces uncertainty about changes to come from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led U.S. Congress. -- Trump has pledged to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, which California has embraced by enrolling about 5 million people in private health insurance or publicly funded Medi-Cal coverage......

My News LA         
Outraged immigration confrontation at LA Board of Supervisors 
Immigrants rights advocates faced off with anti- immigrant groups Tuesday outside the county Hall of Administration, trying to shout each other down, before the Board of Supervisors voted to established an Office of Immigrant Affairs. -- The ICE Out of LA coalition was on hand to urge the supervisors to move quickly to institute proposed protections for undocumented immigrants, including a legal defense fund for residents threatened with deportation......

Sessions Shuts Down Durbin's Immigration Trolling: 'I'm Going to Follow The Laws Passed By Congress'
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions told the Senate Tuesday morning that voters believe immigration policy should prioritize the needs of American workers. -- Sessions' remark came when Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin claimed Sessions would not support a “humane” rewrite of the nation's immigration law. “There's not a spot of evidence in your career to suggest that as Attorney General you would use the authority of that office to resolve the challenges of our broken immigration system in a fair and humane manner,” Durbin said to Sessions. “Tell me I'm wrong.” -- “Well, you are wrong, Senator Durbin,” Sessions replied.....

Houston Media Refuses to Report Immigration Status of Convicted Hit-and-Run Killer   
Local media outlets appear to have gone out of their way to ignore the immigration status of an illegal alien convicted this week of killing a local pastor and his wife. -- Four Houston area media outlets reported about the conviction and sentencing of Alexis De La Rosa Sosa in a state district court on Tuesday appear to have completely ignored previous reports that the killer is an illegal alien from Mexico. .....

The Hill        
Sessions-led DOJ will reform immigration law to put Americans first   
In the lead-up to today's confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), open-borders activists have been pushing back hard in their public advocacy campaigns against his potential appointment. -- The Justice Department, of course, does have plenty of jurisdiction over immigration. Should Sessions clear committee and get the necessary votes for the post, immigration policies reflecting the senator's enforcement-first approach will surely top DOJ's agenda......

Immigration Official Okays Syrian Immigrants With Fake Passports 
Local media outlets appear to have gone out of their way to ignore the immigration status of an illegal alien convicted this week of killing a local pastor and his wife. -- Four Houston area media outlets reported about the conviction and sentencing of Alexis De La Rosa Sosa in a state district court on Tuesday appear to have completely ignored previous reports that the killer is an illegal alien from Mexico......

Washington Examiner       
DHS nominee: Expectation of amnesty attracting immigrants to US border 
President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security believes that Central Americans are seeking asylum on the southern border in part because they are "very confident" that if they arrive they'll be allowed to remain in the country. -- "Most of the people that are coming up here from certainly Central America are coming here for two reasons, three probably," retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, who led U.S. Southern Command before retiring in 2016, said during his Senate Homeland Security Confirmation hearing on Tuesday. "The first is it is very unsafe; they're some of the most dangerous countries on the planet and that's unfortunate.".....

Democrats Helpless as Sessions Heads to Hill   
Sen. Jeff Sessions will be in the hot seat Tuesday as senators consider his nomination for attorney general --- but, barring an unexpected revelation, Democrats appear to lack the ammunition to stop him. -- Not that the Alabama Republican's critics won't try. -- Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have already promised a thorough examination of his record, and Sen. Chis Coons (D-Del.) told CNN on Monday that there are “many areas where his votes and his record, from civil liberties to civil rights to torture to criminal justice reform to immigration are starkly different from my own.”.....

USA Today       
Trump can punish 'sanctuary cities' that protect undocumented immigrants 
Donald Trump, with a little help from Congress, will have broad presidential powers to crack down on "sanctuary cities" that protect undocumented immigrants from his planned roundup and deportation of millions who are in the country illegally. -- In what could become a major conflict between the new president and local governments, the showdown likely will result in legal challenges testing how far the White House can go in dictating its priorities......

January 10, 2017

LA Times        
L.A. needs to borrow millions to cover legal payouts, city report says 
The Los Angeles City Council in recent years has repeatedly settled costly, high-profile lawsuits, agreeing to spend millions of dollars to end litigation brought by grieving families, disability-rights groups and people wrongfully convicted of crimes. -- City Hall leaders championed some of the settlements as having a silver lining for taxpayers, such as one in 2015 that created a program to fix L.A.'s buckling sidewalks......

US move to secure election systems meets criticism   
A last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure drew intense criticism from state and federal elections organizations on Monday. -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the move Friday with 30 minutes' notice to the National Association of Secretaries of State and U.S. Election Assistance Commission, an independent bipartisan federal agency that develops voluntary voting guidelines and certifies voting systems......

"Immigrants rights" advocates faceoff with anti-immigrant groups in LA 
Immigrants rights advocates faced off with anti- immigrant groups Tuesday outside the county Hall of Administration, trying to shout each other down. -- The ICE Out of LA coalition was on hand to urge the Board of Supervisors to move quickly to institute proposed protections for undocumented immigrants, including a legal defense fund for residents threatened with deportation......

San Bernardino shooter's brother pleads guilty to immigration-fraud charge
Syed Raheel Farook, brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Jan. 10, to one felony count of knowingly making a false statement in support of an application for permanent residency in a marriage-fraud case. -- Farook appeared in U.S. District Court in Riverside, and left without commenting. He has been out on bail since shortly after his arrest......

2016 Immigration Enforcement Nearly Nonexistent   
A “non-priority” illegal alien — one who has not been convicted of a serious crime --- had a .5-percent chance of being deported in 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data show. -- According to ICE, only 65,332 of the roughly 11 million illegal aliens actually living inside the United States were deported in FY 2016. 60,312 of those deportations were of dangerous criminals — meaning ICE only deported 5,014 non-priority illegal aliens during the year......

Chicago Tribune        
Opponents of legal immigration hope their ties to Jeff Sessions will influence Trump
When federal prosecutors came to San Diego for conferences in the 1980s, the U.S. attorney there, Peter Nuñez, would invite them to the border to survey the chaotic conditions. -- “No fences, few lights, no cameras. Thousands of illegal aliens coming across the border,” he recalled last week. -- One person who went along, he said, was Jeff Sessions, then U.S. attorney for the southern district of Alabama......

Daily Texan        
"Immigration rights" groups organize day before Texas legislature convenes 
Activist groups and supporters crowded in the Grassroots Leadership headquarters in east Austin, vowing to protect undocumented immigrants amidst an incoming state legislative session and president-elect Monday morning. -- “We're here today because we know that the next president-elect [Donald] Trump has promised mass deportations and human rights violations,” Grassroots Leadership executive director Bob Libal said. -- Grassroots Leadership, ICE Out of Austin and Austin Sanctuary Network members laid out plans and pledged to support undocumented immigrants in the community during a press conference.....

NY Post         
Trump lashes out at 'fake' media over border wall reporting 
Trump took to Twitter on Sunday Night to bash the media and once again remind everyone that he is going to make Mexico pay for the wall --- only it's going to be funded “a little later.” -- “Dishonest media says Mexico won't be paying for the wall if they pay a little later so the wall can be built more quickly. Media is fake!” Trump tweeted......

L.A. Times        
In challenge to Trump, California lawmaker seeks expansion of in-state tuition for illegals
Sacramento -- In another challenge to the immigration crackdown proposed by President-elect Donald Trump, a California lawmaker proposed Thursday to greatly expand the number of students in the country illegally who can get discounted, in-state resident tuition at state universities. -- "Despite national rhetoric, California remains resolute in integrating the most vulnerable into our society," said state Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat and the bill's author......

Sierra Vista Herald        
Addicts say they are trapped in a vicious cycle of dependence   
They pawned their wedding rings, lost their house and nearly walked away from their marriage. For almost a decade, their world revolved around prescription pills and, later, heroin. -- He stopped working. Her depression spiraled. Their lives narrowed to one purpose: staving off the sickness that sets in during opioid withdrawal. -- The addiction morphed into an uncontrollable obsession, starting with Brian Parker’s motorcycle accident in 2007. The father of four suffered nerve damage after he was T-boned at a Tucson intersection. Trying to hold onto his job as a welder, Parker said he could not go a day without the morphine and oxycodone doctors prescribed him. His wife, Jamie Dutton, was having headaches, so she started taking pills, too.....

January 9, 2017

Washington Post         
D.C. will go 'beyond sanctuary,' create legal defense fund for illegals 
The nation's capital is joining a frenzy of heavily Democratic cities spending millions of dollars to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from fulfilling his central campaign promise to deport illegal immigrants. -- D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on Monday will announce plans to award grants to defense lawyers and nonprofit organizations to represent any of the District's estimated 25,000 illegal immigrants who are faced with deportation......

El Paso County Leaders to Sign Resolution Supporting Illegals   
With less than two weeks left till Donald Trump takes office, and one day before the Texas legislature convenes, El Paso County is expected to adopt a resolution to show its support for immigrants and refugees in our community. -- Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump said he'd get rid of programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, if elected. .....

East Valley Tribune        
Poll: Arizonans remain supportive of aggressive illegal immigration policy 
The attitudes of Arizonans toward those not here legally apparently has not softened in the years since SB 1070. -- But a lot more people seem to like the idea of marijuana being available than they did in 2010, at least to those with medical needs. -- A new statewide poll shows 19 percent of those questioned strongly agree with the statement that the state "should aggressively pursue the deportation of undocumented immigrants.'' Another 32 percent said they agree, albeit not that vociferously......

Local groups announce plans to 'resist Trump-era immigration policies'   
Austin -- Local groups announced plans for "deportation defense" and "sanctuary in the streets" as well as local and state policies at a press conference Monday morning. -- At the press conference, ICE Out of Austin, Austin Sanctuary Network, Grassroots Leadership and the American Civil Liberties Union spoke about plans to "resist Trump-era immigration policies.".....

Noozhawk -- Santa Barbara       
Joe Guzzardi: Population Clock Ringing Urgent Wake up Alarm with Immigration   
During 2017, immigration will be the red-hot topic that President-elect Donald Trump and his administration will have to deal with. Congress is clearly divided between the immigration expansionists and the restrictionists, with a handful falling somewhere in between. -- Both sides advance convincing arguments. But one indisputable consequence that neither side talks about, even though each would agree that it's a negative, is immigration's immediate and long-term contribution to population growth. Trump ran his entire 18-month campaign on creating a more functional immigration system, but rarely if ever discussed the unsustainable population growth that the existing level spawns......

Penn State Nixes 'Sanctuary Campus' Plan   
One of the largest universities in the country, Pennsylvania State University, will not become a sanctuary campus for illegal immigrants to be shielded from federal immigration law. -- In a new statement by Penn State President Eric Barron, the sanctuary campus proposal was shut down for holding “no legal validity” and for being “ambiguous,” according to The Inquirer......

RINO Lindsey Graham: 'You're Not a Republican and You're Not a Patriot' if You're Celebrating Trump Victory   
Sunday on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said any Republican celebrating Russia's hacking into the 2016 presidential election were “making a huge mistake” and described them as a “political hack.” -- Graham said, “To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you're making a huge mistake. When when Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it......

Jamaica Observer -- Kingston        
Donald Trump's team examines records of illegals   
United States President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly taken the first step toward confirming one of the worst fears of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants who have taken advantage of a programme that grants them temporary stay in the US. --- According to New York's Vice News, a US Department of Homeland Security memo --- the president-elect's team is “poking around the agency” for information about recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA.... Note: Did they get the idea from this?

Claim: Trump 'Threatens Mental Health of Young Californians'   
President-elect Donald Trump is causing mental health problems for young people in California. That's according to claims by “advocates, educators and mental health providers” who say Californian youth are troubled by Trump's policies towards illegal immigration, and that they feel targeted by “hate crimes” attributed --- rightly or wrongly --- to Trump's supporters......

PJ Media        
Sharpton Promises 'Season of Civil Disobedience' in Response to Sessions Nomination   
National Action Network president Rev. Al Sharpton promised a “season of civil disobedience” in reaction to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general in the Trump administration. -- Sharpton, an MSNBC host, said activists have planned a march in Washington on Jan. 14 during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to protest the Sessions nomination......

Border Patrol Agents Bust Drug Smuggling 'Ferry'   
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted a smuggling operation using a makeshift ferry to haul drugs across the border. -- Agents from the Fort Brown Station observed a red Jeep Grand Cherokee making landfall Thursday afternoon on the American side of the Rio Grande River border with Mexico, just south of Brownsville, Texas......

Glenn Spencer    
Russia -- Mexico.... Prankster vs. Invader
Political Correctness has made the CIA look like idiots. They have made big deal over the possibility that Russia may have somehow caused emails - not classified material - to be leaked to the public, and this might have - by some stretch of the imagination - caused some Americans to vote differently. -- On the other hand, does the CIA think Mexico influenced Mexicans in America to vote for Hillary? You bet your sweet ass they did.

January 8, 2017

Donnelly: Dear Mr. President-Elect, Please 'Pick a Fight' with California on Behalf of the American People 
Even though most Americans view California as a lost cause --- the "land of fruits and nuts" --- and now, the epicenter of resistance to President-Elect Trump, it would be a mistake to ignore it. -- The whiny, crybaby brigade of Democrats in leadership, who wield unchecked power over the most populous, and in many ways, the most significant state......

Kathryn Steinle's Family Gets Go-Ahead to Sue Federal Government 
The parents of Kathryn Steinle have received the go-ahead to sue the federal government over Kathryn's July 2015 death; she was killed by an illegal alien holding a gun issued to a federal agent. -- U.S. Magistrate Joseph Spero said Steinle's parents can sue but stressed that the suit may be dismissed if there is no evidence that the illegal alien --- Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez–stole the gun from a federal agent......

LA Weekly         
How to Protest Trump and Support Immigrants on Inauguration Day   
Pro-immigrant groups in Los Angeles are gearing up to make Inauguration Day an opportunity for thousands of people to protest against the 45th President of the United States. -- City records show the Los Angeles Police Department has already granted special events permits for two immigrant rights marches downtown on Jan. 20. And organizers in Boyle Heights say they are applying for what would be a third anti-Trump march the same day. All three marches are scheduled to converge at around 1 p.m. in front of City Hall. .....

Gunman shoots, wounds US consular official in Mexico   
Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. -- The Attorney General's Office said the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. The city is the capital of Jalisco state, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. There was no immediate evidence of any cartel link to the attack......

Border Reinforcements?
This morning while on his regular rounds, Glenn Spencer spotted something unusual on the border near his Cochise County ranch. According to Spencer, while driving along border road he saw a bright flashing white light some distance west of his property. Upon investigation he saw a U.S. Park Ranger vehicle with what appeared to be a right halogen running light flashing. "It was clear to me he was patrolling the border", Spencer said. "In eleven years, this is the first time I have seen them on the border," he added.


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