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March 6, 2017

Valley Central          
Experts: Trump's border wall will stop animals, not people  
Muddy handprints cover the rusty, iron posts on this section of border fence in far South Texas. The 18-foot-tall barrier, which runs between a national wildlife refuge and a local nature center, ends abruptly less than a mile down the road. Still, somebody clearly thought it was best to cross here. -- “This is probably one of the most visible places they could have climbed,” Scott Nicol, co-chair of the Sierra Club's Borderlands Campaign, said before snapping photos of the handprints. “I don't know if they got caught or not, but they made it up and over for sure.”......

Fox News         
Trump Signs Revised Executive Order on Immigration
President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on immigration Monday after his first one was suspended by an appeals court. -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Monday. -- According to Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts, the revised order excludes legal permanent residents, removes Iraq from the 90-day visa ban -- though provides for enhanced security for certain individuals --- and eliminates the indefinite ban for Syrian Refugees.......

USA Today    
The Arizona lawman challenging President Trump's border wall  
Nogales, Ariz. -- Tony Estrada is the law here --- not President Trump. -- The well-worn crossing along the Mexican border is a place where President Trump's strident campaign rhetoric aimed at Mexican immigrants still throbs. And few feel the sting more than the 73-year-old Santa Cruz County sheriff. -- Born in neighboring Nogales, Mexico, Estrada arrived in the United States, at the age of 1, and now occupies the local public safety building that bears his name. His personal story is a familiar one in the dusty town that for decades has marked the beginning of thousands of hopeful immigrant narratives.......

Fox News         
Mexico Releases Prep Video for Illegal Immigrants Facing Detention 
Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a video advising Mexican nationals living in the U.S. illegally about what to do if they are faced with immigration detention. -- The Spanish-language video, titled "Recommendations in Case of Immigration Detention," was released last month. -- The Center for Immigration Studies translated the video, which is divided into two sections: "How to prepare in case of immigration detention" and "How to act in case of immigration detention."......

Charlotte Observer        
Charlotte student facing deportation charged with stealing $2,900 from Harris Teeter store 
A Charlotte high school student facing deportation was charged last month with embezzling almost $3,000 from the Harris Teeter store on Providence Road. -- Gustavo “Gus” Zamudio was arrested Feb. 25 on larceny by employee, court records show. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report on the incident says Zamudio, 18, took $2,907 from the grocery store at 1015 Providence Road where he worked......

LA Times        
Where the California congressional resistance can go from here  
California Democrats have talked for months about resisting President Trump, and many of their constituents have demanded it, loudly. With more details about the president's policies expected to come out in the next few weeks, the state's congressional Democrats will get their chance to try to turn that talk into action. At least they hope. -- Trump has so far made early policy moves in the form of executive orders and hasn't yet worked within Congress to get his priorities approved.......

March 5, 2017

David Olen Cross         
U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in January 2016  
One of the detrimental impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they legally or illegally present in the country, continues to be crime. -- The scope and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.......

Breitbart          
Violent Alien Escapes After Attacking Border Agent, Tucson Police Refuse To Help 
A management-level supervisor of the Tucson Police Department reportedly refused to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents in a search for an escaped criminal alien who assaulted a federal agent. The official cited the “recent political climate.” -- Border Patrol agents apprehended a Honduran national with a prior criminal history near the Nogales Station in southern Arizona on Friday. During the arrest, the Honduran violently assaulted the agent and attempted to flee the scene. The man was apprehended only after reaching a state of exhaustion, according to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Art Del Cueto, acting in his capacity as president of National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Local 2544, and vice president of the NBPC national organization.......

Breitbart          
Illegal Alien Accused of Molesting Child in 'Sanctuary' Connecticut  
Police charged an illegal alien from Guatemala with sexually molesting a three-year-old girl in the ‘sanctuary state' of Connecticut. -- Police arrested Douglas Hus-Flores, a 19-year-old Guatemalan national, and charged him with first-degree sexual assault, and risk of injury to a minor. The mother found the toddler bleeding and rushed her to a nearby hospital.......

WTVR         
ICE supporters, opponents clash at Richmond rally  
Several dozen people gathered at the bell tower at the State Capitol in Richmond Saturday afternoon to rally to put an end to sanctuary cities. -- The event was hosted by Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart. -- Stewart said the rally was in response to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's push to make Richmond a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants.......

March 4, 2017

GOPUSA        
Minnesota governor wants driver's licenses for illegal aliens  
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to enable undocumented immigrants to get Minnesota driver's licenses and he wants the Legislature's Real ID bill to help make that happen, he told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. -- As they stand, both the House and Senate measures to bring Minnesota into compliance with the federal Real ID standards would bar the possibility of the administration creating licenses for people in the country illegally. But Dayton said Democrats, particularly in the Senate, can change that. -- “If they want this window of opportunity, they are going to need to create it,” Dayton said in an interview. He made that case very clear to Senate Democrats in a private meeting Tuesday evening.......

LA Daily News         
ICE 'stepped over' line detaining immigrant dad near daughter's school, lawyer says  
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents went too far when they arrested an undocumented Los Angeles man earlier this week as he dropped his daughter off at school, the man's attorney said Friday. -- Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez's case made national headlines after his 13-year-old daughter Fatima Avelica recorded video, obtained by KABC Channel 7, showing him being detained Tuesday morning by ICE as he drove the teen to Academia Avance charter school in Highland Park.......

LA Daily News       
Immigration advocates fear Trump policies will cause huge traffic jam in courts, spur expedited deportations   
The Trump administration's immigration policies could strain an already overloaded court system, advocates fear. -- The overwhelmed system is already burdened with a backlog that exceeds pending 530,000 cases. -- The country's 58 immigration courts in 27 states, run by the Justice Department, are overseen by only 301 judges.......

Twitchy      
WHAT!? Judge accused of helping illegal alien charged with crime evade ICE agents is 'still on the bench'   
The outspoken mayors of many sanctuary cities in the U.S. might applaud this judge who is alleged to have taken “judicial activism” to another level. -- A U.S. attorney accused the judge of allowing the man to leave the courthouse through a private door, and the incident is reportedly under internal investigation.......

Fox News        
San Francisco's withdrawal from national terror intelligence network hikes risks, officials say
 
San Francisco has taken its defiance of the feds to a new level, ending its cooperation with the FBI in an anti-terror initiative begun after 9/11 --- a move crtitics say could get innocent people killed. --Critics say the sanctuary city by the bay's latest decision to forego cooperation with Washington, by dropping out of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, could put lives at risk. The JTTF has been credited with foiling 93 Islamist terrorist attacks and plots against the U.S. since 2001, including 12 this year, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. There are another 1,000 investigations into suspected terror activity nationwide.......

WFAA -- Dallas         
Price of care: Who pays for ill illegals?  
When Sara Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, was released from Immigration and Customers Enforcement custody on Thursday to seek better medical attention, many News 8 viewers had questions.-- Why hasn't she been deported yet if she came here illegally in late 2015? -- Who's paying for her attorney that secured her release?......

Express News         
Mexican Consulate in San Antonio increasing legal services for "immigrants" here  
The Mexican government is bolstering the services available to its citizens living in the U.S., including legal representation, in response to President Donald Trump's immigration policies. -- As part of the push, the consulate general in San Antonio on Friday opened an advocacy center for Mexican citizens who have questions about their status in the U.S. Mexico's foreign ministry has set aside 1 billion pesos, about $51 million, to open 50 advocacy centers across the U.S., said San Antonio's acting consul, José Antonio Larios........

LA Times         
Judge OKs $1-million settlement in border death case  
A federal judge has tentatively approved the U.S. government's offer to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being beaten and shocked with a stun gun at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. -- The settlement will be dispersed among the five children of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, who had lived and worked in the U.S. illegally since he was a teen. U.S. Magistrate Judge Louisa Porter, whose approval was needed because two of the children are minors, delayed signing the final order until she was certain the funds didn't need to go through probate.......

WSLS      
McAuliffe vetoes bill on detaining illegals  
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill regarding the detaining of people suspected of violating federal immigration laws on Friday. -- He vetoed House Bill 1468, which he said, “would force state or local authorities to detain individuals longer than necessary if those individuals are suspected of violating federal immigration laws.” -- The governor outlined his two concerns about the bill in a news release......

USA Today        
Judge bashes Miami-Dade for helping federal immigration agents  
A judge on Friday rebuked Miami-Dade County's decision to fully comply with federal immigration authorities following threats by President Trump to withhold funds for "sanctuary cities" that provide havens for undocumented immigrants. -- Florida Circuit Court Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that the county should not have jailed a Haitian national who was being detained solely for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In a strongly worded, 15-page order, Hirsch said the county violated the 10th Amendment of the Constitution by detaining the man based only on ICE's interest in investigating his immigration status.......

American Border Patrol          
Trump wall: Concrete, 30-feet high  
FedBizOpps.gov just issued an update on the Trump wall bid. It says this: The Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends on issuing a solicitation in electronic format on or after March 8, 2017 for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico. Detailed requirements will be included in the RFP, but for planning we anticipate procuring concrete wall structures, nominally 30 feet tall, that will meet requirements for aesthetics, anti-climbing, and resistance to tampering or damage. ......

March 3, 2017

Fox News        
Transgender woman arrested by ICE admitted to money scheme, has criminal record  
A transgender woman arrested by immigration agents while at a courthouse for a protective order hearing had admitted to a money order scheme weeks before, an affidavit shows. -- Irvin Gonzalez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was arrested on Feb. 9 in El Paso County Courthouse. -- A criminal complaint with a supporting affidavit filed Tuesday by Border Patrol Agent Humberto Chavira states that Gonzalez admitted to the crime on Jan. 13, after she and her partner Mario De Avila were caught stealing mail from blue U.S. Post Office drop-off boxes.......

Princeton Patch         
Illegal alien Admits Raping Princeton Woman While She Slept
An man has admitted in court to raping a woman while she slept in her home on Birch Avenue last year, according to published reports. -- Pedro Arias-Santiago, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, also pleaded guilty to burglarizing another home on the same street two weeks earlier, according to nj.com. No sexual assault took place in that incident.......

East Bay Times         
San Leandro joins list of Bay Area sanctuary cities   
San Leandro can now count itself among the half-dozen Bay Area cities that have taken an official stance on the federal government's immigration policies as a sanctuary city. -- “I feel in my heart that it's something that is the best thing to do and the right thing to do, but what I think we also need to do is look at the people who have different opinions,” San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter said at the City Council's Feb. 21 meeting.......

ABC News       
Mexican congressman climbs U.S. border fence to illustrate that Trump's wall is 'totally absurd'   
A Mexican congressman went to great lengths --- and heights --- Wednesday to illustrate why he believes that President Trump's controversial U.S.-Mexico border wall is "unnecessary" and "totally absurd." -- Braulio Guerra, a congressman from the state of Queretaro, tweeted photos and a video of himself perched atop a 30-foot tall fence that separates the Mexican border city of Tijuana from the U.S. -- "I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here," Guerra said in the video. "It would be simple for me to jump into the United States, which shows that it is unnecessary and totally absurd to build a wall." ......

NY Post        
Daughter of close Obama adviser will cover DOJ for CNN  
CNN has tapped the daughter of President Obama's closest adviser to cover the Department of Justice, The Post has learned. -- Laura Jarrett quietly joined the network in September as a reporter in its Washington bureau. -- She came to CNN with no experience in journalism. But the Harvard-educated lawyer defended companies and individuals against the Justice Department as a private litigator in Chicago.......

Breitbart          
Angel Dad on Dems Booing Trump Immigration Policy: 'I Just Ignore Them, Like They Do Me'  
Wednesday, Jamiel Shaw, father of Jamiel Shaw II, who was a 17-year-old high football player killed by Pedro Espinoza, an illegal immigrant, was interviewed on Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends.” -- During that appearance, he reacted to boos from Democrats in attendance at President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress to immigration portion of his speech. -- Shaw criticized those Democrats but added he was going to ignore them as they have ignored him.......

Click2Houston          
2 suspected gang members charged with murder in 'satanic' slaying of teen girl  
Two men who are charged with murder in the death of a girl whose body was found lying in a southwest Houston road on Feb. 16. appeared in court Wednesday night. -- Police believe Miguel Angel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Alexander Hernandez-Rivera, 18, are MS 13 gang members from El Salvador. -- Prosecutors said in court that a 14-year-old witness told investigators she was kidnapped, held against her will for several days at an apartment on Glenmont Road, and repeatedly sexually assaulted by members of the gang after she ran away from school one day.......

March 2, 2017

David Olen Cross         
Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report  
It has been an interesting first week in the month of March when it comes to criminal aliens here in the Pacific Northwest part of the United States of America. -- This week we put another face to alien crime for your radio listeners --- criminal aliens who transport illicit drugs --- let us call them drug mules. -- On Monday, February 20, 2017 the Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers pulled over a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on Interstate-84 near Mile Post 71 for a traffic violation.......

Boston Globe       
Gov. Sununu links Mass. sanctuary cities to drug trade in New Hampshire  
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu told Boston Herald Radio Wednesday that “sanctuary city issues” in Massachusetts are impacting his state, linking the policies to the drug trade in his own state. -- The Republican governor, who took office in January, singled out Lawrence, Massachusetts in particular.......

Epoch Times     
How Sanctuary Policies Shield Criminals From Feds   
The number of illegal immigrants handed over to authorities nationwide is less than 3 percent of what it was six years ago, thanks to a suite of sanctuary policies at the local level combined with a hands-off approach at the federal level in recent years. -- The New York and Los Angeles metro areas are the most popular destinations for illegal immigrants in the country. New York City has an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants, according to the mayor's office.......

Mark Krikorian - NRO        
Immigration in Trump's Quasi-SOTU  
There were two important points related to immigration in last night's speech. The first is that the media hype about Trump possibly floating an amnesty plan was nonsense. It was driven by comments from the president himself to reporters earlier in the day that he'd be open to a deal that offered a non-citizenship amnesty to non-violent illegal aliens and a regular citizenship amnesty for the DACAs (illegals who came before age 16 whom Obama lawlessly amnestied)........

Boston Herald        
Rep. Diehl: Trump not bluffing on sanctuary cities  
President Trump's vow to de-fund sanctuary cities from coast to coast isn't an empty threat and officials should be planning their budgets accordingly, state Rep. Geoff Diehl said this morning during an appearance on Boston Herald Radio. -- “The fact is, economic pressure will create the results that need to happen,” Diehl told “Morning Meeting” hosts Jaclyn Cashman and Hillary Chabot. “These towns and cities that seem to think this is some sort of noble thing, it's something that puts their funding at risk, but also the lives of their residents and the lives of people in nearby cities and communities at risk.” ......

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- March 2      
Texas Wall OK
American Border Patrol has been urging candidate Trump to utilize the Rio Grande levee system for his 'wall'. We had been critical of a wall right on the border, but a wall atop levees would be appropriate as additional flood control..

London Daily Mail         
Barack Obama's close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump 
Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation's capital - just two miles away from the White House - into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump. -- Obama's goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.......

WSOC         
Sheriff provides look at program used to identify illegals  
Channel 9 got an exclusive look at the way Mecklenburg County deputies enforce federal immigration policies. -- The department has been part of what's known as the 287 (g) program since 2006. The program allows deputies to run inmates' names through immigration databases to determine if they're undocumented. -- There are strict requirements for the law enforcement officials who are part of the program. They must be United States citizens who aren't facing disciplinary actions and they also must pass background checks and have at least a year of experience in their position.......

WTSP          
Sarasota sheriff calls for deportation of illegal alien  
An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador was arrested Thursday for the second time, in this case on a charge of criminal use of personal info. Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight has called for him to be deported. -- Carlos Josue Echeverria-Pena, 24, was arrested Jan. 6 on charges of burglary and battery by the Sarasota County sheriff. At the time, he provided a permanent resident card that had his name, date of birth and number. The information matched the info on his suspended learner's permit from Maryland.......

KRGV        
Hidalgo Co. Proposes Border Wall Project Efficient in Flood Control 
Hidalgo County commissioners signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposing to build a wall capable of keeping any flood waters out. -- County leaders said the government should make sure a border wall protects the county in more ways than one when it comes to its construction.......

Breitbart          
Human Smuggler Crashes Car Fleeing Border Patrol Agents  
A human smuggling suspect crashed his vehicle while attempting to flee Border Patrol agents in southern California. The crash caused the driver to receive severe head trauma, requiring airlift transportation to an area hospital. -- Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 78, near State Road 2, early Sunday morning. The driver refused to yield and led the agents on a high-speed chase. ......

Daily Caller        
Illegal Alien Speaks Out At Press Conference About Being Illegal, Then Is Promptly Detained By ICE 
An illegal immigrant decided to speak publicly at a news conference about her immigration status Wednesday. She was later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. -- Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained in Jackson, Miss. shortly after speaking at the press conference, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Vargas, an Argentine national who arrived in the U.S. at age 7, was previously protected under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Her DACA status, however, recently expired......

March 1, 2017

LA Times       
'Tsunami of sewage spills' in Tijuana fouls U.S. beaches, may have been intentional 
A massive sewage spill in Tijuana that polluted beaches in San Diego County this month may have been no accident, according to state and local officials. -- In a preliminary estimate, officials said about 143 million gallons of raw sewage spewed into the Tijuana River during a period of more than two weeks that ended Thursday. While cross-border sewage spills of a few million gallons are routine for the region, this is one of the largest such events in the last two decades, according to water quality experts in San Diego.......

Albany Times-Union      
Hudson illegals threatened with deportation  
Ramiro Martinez Chacon was cleaning his car outside his Hudson home Feb. 7 when routine turned to nightmare: Federal immigration officers pulled up, asked a few questions and snapped him into handcuffs as his 12-year-old and 6-year-old sons, both U.S. citizens, watched helplessly. -- As he was led away, Martinez cried out, "Take care of each other. Take care of your mother," his niece Gloria Martinez said Wednesday outside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Latham.......

Fox News        
Father of Seattle 'dreamer' charged with immigration crime  
The father of a Seattle-area man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally as children has been charged with an immigration crime in Seattle federal court.-- KING-TV reports Antonio Ramirez Polendo was charged Tuesday with illegal re-entry into the United States. -- He is the father of 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina, who was arrested along with his father Feb. 10 in a raid by immigration agents at his father's house.......

Police One         
Agency created to support victims of crimes by illegals  
In his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump articulated his immigration policy and announced the creation of a new government agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE. -- While he had previously focused mainly on immigration enforcement, Trump on Tuesday offered to reform the immigration system in a way that resembles a merit-based system in countries such as Canada and Australia.......

NY Magazine         
Police Union Head Says NYC Cops Want to Help ICE Deport More People
Last week, New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill sent out a memo on how his department should respond to president Trump's new immigration executive orders. The note was 431-words long, but could be summarized in just three: This changes nothing. -- “It is critical that everyone who comes into contact with the NYPD, regardless of their immigration status, be able to identify themselves or seek assistance without hesitation, anxiety or fear,” O'Neill reminded New York's finest. ......

Valley Central       
Officers want to deport 32-year-old Mexican for the eighth time  
Officers detained a 32-year-old Mexican man on Thursday and want to deport him for the eighth time. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Gabriel Nevares Vega, 32, of Alamo at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. -- "Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the seventh (7th) time on October 11, 2016 via the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry," according to the criminal complaint.......

CNS News          
Video Clip Shows IRGC Support For Terror Against America  
As Iran's government claimed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is widely known to be fighting terrorism in neighboring countries, a newly-emerged video clip purportedly shows an IRGC strategist threatening to unleash terror cells in the U.S., targeting nuclear missile launch facilities, among other things. -- At a time when the Trump administration is considering listing the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at the weekend U.S. efforts to sanction the organization have never benefited the U.S.......

Breitbart          
Soros-Financed Groups Supply Scripts for Anti-Trump Town Hall Protesters  
An organization partnered with far-left groups that calls itself the Revolutionary Love Project distributed an actual script with anti-Trump talking points for citizens to use when meeting with constituents in town halls, including during last week's Congressional recess. -- The script provides word-for-word language suggestions that accuse the Trump administration of “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” It asks activists to use the descriptors to petition their representatives to “forcefully condemn” and support legislation opposing President Trump's immigration and border security agendas......

Washington Examiner         
Widow: Feds failed twice to detain immigrant who murdered my husband  
Federal immigration officials repeatedly fumbled their efforts to deport a criminal in the country illegally before he committed several murders, a victim's widow told Congress Wednesday. -- "In the 18 months before the senseless murder of my husband, this killer has been in custody on three occasions, yet federal officials failed to detain or deport him," Julie Nordman of Wentzville, Mo., told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in a prepared statement.......

February 28, 2017

Breitbart          
White House Officials Suggest Openness to 'Immigration Reform'  
Top White House officials told media outlets on Tuesday that they're open to a compromise deal on immigration. -- But the new reports lack any details about what compromise would be acceptable to President Donald Trump or the pro-American, anti-amnesty voters who elected him into power.......

WKBW          
Border Patrol rounds up illegals on Grand Island, NY  
U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested at least nine illegal immigrants on Grand Island. -- At least one suspect was taken into custody at a Rite Aid on Grand Island Boulevard. -- The illegal immigrants were discovered during a routine patrol and are being fingerprinted to determine their identities.......

Law Newz         
Democratic Governor Tells Cops Not to Obey Trump Immigration Policy  
Connecticut's Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, told local police and law enforcement that they basically don't have to abide by federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants. On top of that, he pretty much encouraged them not to cooperate with federal agents all together. -- “ICE detainer requests are requests, they are not warrants or orders and this should only be honored as set forth in Connecticut law, unless accompanied by a judicial warrant,” Malloy said in a letter sent to local law enforcement on Wednesday.......

Breitbart          
ICE Arrests Thrice Deported Dominican in Sanctuary NYC  
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested a thrice deported criminal alien after NYPD officials released the Dominican national from jail. The man has a criminal history that includes “several felony and misdemeanor charges.” -- NYPD officials released Hector Suarez, 44, on bail in December, despite an immigration detainer being in place. Suarez appeared in a New York County Criminal Court and was given bail. He appeared before the judge on a misdemeanor charge. However, his criminal history includes convictions on drug possession and attempted assault, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials.......

London Independent        
Melania Trump to sit with relatives of people killed by illegal immigrants during US President address to Congress
Melania Trump will sit with relatives of people that have been killed by undocumented immigrants during Donald Trump's joint address to Congress. -- The White House announced the six special guests, who will be seated with the First Lady during the address, due to take place later today.......

Infowars         
La Raza Declares War on Border Wall, Demands "Reconquista" of Southwest  
The National Council of La Raza, an organization that promotes the Reconquista of the southwest United States, called President Trump's Executive Order a “declaration of war” on the Hispanic community equivalent to the slave trade. -- Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza, claimed the president's plan to build a wall on the southern border and deport violent illegal immigrants will “tarnish our nation's character.” And --- “For Latinos, this is an existential moment. Our government has declared war on our community. Think I exaggerate? Imagine scores of ICE agents sweeping through your neighborhoods, stalking people leaving church or going to the movies. People will be afraid to visit doctors; children will be afraid to go to school; crimes will go unreported,” she claimed.......

Sonoran News         
Permanent resident alien arrested transporting illegals, weapon  
Tucson -- Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector's Ajo Station arrested a permanent resident alien and three undocumented immigrants following a vehicle stop Feb. 16 on Interstate 8, east of Gila Bend. -- Shortly after 10 p.m., agents conducted an immigration stop on a blue Honda Civic. During the encounter, agents identified the driver as a legally-admitted permanent resident. His three passengers, however, were undocumented Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. Agents also found an unloaded 9mm handgun and ammunition within the vehicle.......

NY Daily News         
President Trump announces his guest list for his first address to Congress 
President Trump will have several guests in tow inside the U.S. Capitol during his address to the joint session of Congress Tuesday night.-- Among them are (descriptions were provided by the White House): Maureen McCarthy Scalia --- Scalia is the widow of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to the seat left vacant by Scalia's death.......

Fox News          
Texas anti-sanctuary city law could cost border county millions
A state bill that would punish "sanctuary cities" in Texas could cost El Paso County some $14 million if it becomes law -- potentially bad news for taxpayers, according to officials there. -- County commissioners explained a loss in state funding could mean a four-cent increase in the county property tax, about nine percent. This comes on the heels of President Trump's executive order threatening to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities.......

Topeka Capital-Journal         
Throng drawn to Capitol for hearing on Kobach's immigration bills  
Immigration reform inspired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach attracted a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday for a Senate hearing on a controversial initiative compelling the Kansas Highway Patrol to actively engage in detention, removal and investigation of federal immigration cases. -- The throng spilling out of the tiny first-floor meeting room used by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee was drawn to an opportunity to comment on Kobach's Senate Bill 157......

Associated Press         
Alabama House votes to block money to 'sanctuary campuses'  
The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to block state funds to colleges and universities that declare themselves so-called sanctuary campuses for immigrants in the country illegally. -- House members voted 72-28 Tuesday for the bill to authorize the attorney general to block state funds to colleges that do not follow state and federal immigration law.......

Reuters         
California demands details of Trump administration immigration arrests  
California legislative leaders on Monday demanded detailed information from the Trump administration on immigration arrests and raids in the most populous U.S. state, amid growing concern that agents are targeting non-criminals for deportation. -- Citing reports that agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, had gone to churches, schools and courthouses to find and arrest illegal immigrants, the legislature used the federal Freedom of Information Act to request all records of enforcement actions taken or planned since Republican Donald Trump was sworn in as president on Jan. 20.......

KFVS 12          
Durbin to host "DREAMer" for President's address  
There will be an undocumented immigrant in attendance at President Donald Trump's address to a Joint Session of Congress. -- U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin will host Illinois DREAMer Aaima Sayed as his guest.......

David Olen Cross      
Oregon's Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in January 2017
On January 1, 2017 Oregon's Marion County had 232 of the 953 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first foreign national crime with 24.34 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by 232 criminal aliens incarcerated on January 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers.......

Conservative Base      
Race-obsessed Thomas Perez's chairmanship at DNC a valuable gift for the GOP   
President Barack Obama's handpicked U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez just may turn out to be a valuable gift to the Republicans after Perez was selected as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). What sweetens the deal is the selection of former Nation of Islam member Keith Ellison as alleged racist Perez's assistant, according to a number of law enforcement officers who've had dealings with the Obama DOJ.......

Sacramento Bee          
Illegals enter 'survival mode' in Sacramento as deportation threat grows  
Undocumented immigrants in Sacramento are selling their furniture and cars to rid themselves of bulky items in case they're deported. Those who have money set aside are sending it to loved ones in Mexico or Central America, convinced that the U.S. government will seize their cash to help build a southern border wall.......

Oregon Live          
Illegals rally outside Portland Immigration and Customs Enforcement office
Neither Juan Avalos nor Luna Flores slept all night. On Monday morning, they wrote a lawyer's phone number on their arms, just in case. Then they drove to the one place in Portland that scares them most ---- an Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office. -- While other undocumented immigrants across the country had taken to staying indoors after President Donald Trump promised to ramp up deportations, Avalos and Flores planned to meet their fears head-on. ......

February 27, 2017

Breitbart          
La Raza in WaPo: Trump Immigration Orders Like 'Slave Trade'
The president of the open borders group known as La Raza is comparing President Donald Trump's immigration orders to a number of historic atrocities, including the slave trade, in a new Washington Post op-ed. -- The piece by National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía, claims Trump's plan to deport criminal illegal immigrants; build a wall along the southern border; and crack down on sanctuary cities will “similarly tarnish our nation's character” like the slave trade did......

KJZZ          
Arizona House Approves Legislation Requiring Local Authorities To Comply With Feds On Illegals
The Arizona House has given its initial approval to a new bill on undocumented immigrants that require local governments to cooperate with federal immigration agents in their pursuit of them. -- The Republican sponsored measure would require counties and municipalities to allow immigration officers to interview inmates in jail and receive information about them. -- The legislation would also make local governments liable if anyone is injured by someone who is released, when there is a request for their confinement.......

WIS          
Sheriff: Illegal alien's arrest example of "much larger national problem"  
Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews says the recent arrest of a man who has been deported three times because of his immigration status is "just a local example of a much larger problem that needs to be fixed." -- Matthews says a deputy arrested a man who was reported to be driving recklessly Saturday night. Ramon Orlando Alvarenga-Rodriguez was charged with driving under the influence -- 2nd offense, driving without a license and open container.......

KRGV-TV         
Man Arrested on International Parental Kidnapping Charges  
Authorities arrested a 36-year-old man in Mexico City on charges of international parental kidnapping. Ismail Khaleel Al Gebory is set to make his initial appearance in court this morning in Houston. -- The criminal complaint against him was filed in Brownsville. Al Gebory is accused of not returning the child after a regular visitation on February 17. The child's mother has sole custody, but Al Gebory would travel from San Antonio to Brownsville for regular visitation.......

Breitbart          
Jorge Ramos: America Is 'Our Country, Not Theirs' --- 'And We Are Not Going to Leave'  
Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that “it is our country, not theirs.” -- Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest. Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli. There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is “not their” country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, “are not going to leave,” he said.......

KVIA-TV         
ICE conducts immigration raids in Las Cruces  
Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Wednesday morning its officers conducted targeted enforcement operations in Las Cruces, during which additional resources and personnel were dedicated to apprehending "deportable foreign nationals." -- ABC-7 received phone calls from Las Cruces residents stating ICE agents were in their neighborhood at about 6 a.m. on Dona Ana Road in the northwest part of the city.......

Daily Caller         
Hispanic Immigrants Plan Boycott Over Trump's Immigration Agenda  
Iowa Latinos are planning a complete strike Thursday to fight President Donald Trump's agenda on immigration. -- Latin businesses intend to shut down so they can participate in a “Day without Immigrants” march, reports The Des Moines Register. -- As part of the event, immigrants will stay home from work, keep their children from going to school, not visit restaurants, or refrain from shopping, according to an immigrant who plans on participating.......

Barbara Simpson -- WND.com         
What border? Immigration anarchy sweeps U.S.  
It's spreading like the plague – the idea that local police jurisdictions can and should defy any requests or orders from the feds concerning illegal aliens in our midst and that sanctuary cities are the way to go. -- The sheriff of Illinois' Cook County, Tom Dart, says he has “no interest” in cooperating with the feds. -- In California, cooperation from varied law enforcement jurisdictions is erratic and not consistent across the state, which puts local departments in a quandary.......

Breitbart          
Tancredo: Illegal Immigration Props Up Mexico's Dysfunctional State  
The big news this week seems to be that the Mexican government is not happy with President Trump's border control plans. That headline comes on the heels of the news that the sun is hot. Imagine that! -- Mexico is not happy that President Trump appears to be serious about building a border wall and halting the cross-border human traffic.......

Breitbart          
Sanctuary State's Deported Alien Suspected in Kidnapping, Murder  
Pennsylvania police arrested a previously deported criminal alien from Connecticut suspected in the murder of his wife, assault of another woman, and kidnapping his daughter. The entire State of Connecticut has been certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a sanctuary jurisdiction. -- Police in the Keystone State arrested Oscar Obedio Hernandez, 39, after Bridgeport police issued an amber alert for his daughter, 6-year-old Aylin Hernandez.......

David Olen Cross        
Oregon's Washington County Third in Foreign National Crime in January 2017  
On January 1, 2017 Oregon's Washington County had 187 of the 953 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime with 19.62 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by 187 criminal aliens incarcerated on January 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers.......

February 26, 2017

Valley Central         
Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border  
Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. -- The spill was caused Feb. 2 during rehabilitation of a sewage collector pipe and wasn't contained until Thursday, the International Boundary and Water Commission said in its report released Friday. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side.......

KRGV-TV         
Mexican Migrant Shelters Notice Spike in Deportees Coming from US 
Reynosa,Tamps. -- Mexican migrant shelters are expecting a rise in the number of deportees following President Trump's executive orders. -- Senda De Vida Casa Del Migrante, a migrant shelter in Reynosa, is struggling to keep up with the tide of people deported from the U.S. -- Hector Silva operates the respite center. He said the U.S. has deported around 60 to 80 people a day in the past weeks.......

The Blaze       
Tucker Carlson scolds defiant liberal Connecticut mayor for his 'sanctuary city' policy
Fox News host Tucker Carlson tore into the mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, during his show on Friday for vowing to remain a “sanctuary city,” despite President Donald Trump's threat to withhold federal funds from such cities. -- Hartford, Carlson explained, is in horrible financial condition and needs all the federal funding they can get. -- “A century ago, it was the richest city in America. Today it's on the brink of bankruptcy, it's bonds are junk, it's forecasted to layoff hundreds of teachers and it owes $400 million in unfunded pension liabilities,” Carlson said.......

Breitbart          
Mexican Special Police Unit Agents Arrested For Kidnapping Migrants near Border 
Piedras Negras, Coah. -- Two agents from a special police unit known as Fuerza Coahuila have been arrested for the alleged kidnapping and extortion of a family of Central American migrants who were trying to get to Texas. -- The police officers are accused of kidnapping and extorting the family by making promises of crossing them to Texas after a ransom was paid off. The agents had locked up the family at a stash house in this border city. .....

Breitbart          
Farage at CPAC: 2016 Was The Beginning of a Great Global Revolution  
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressed a raucous crowd at the American CPAC conference telling them that the great global revolution against globalism had only just begun. -- After being introduced by Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam, Mr Farage spoke about the historic events that shaped the last year saying, “When, in years to come, the generations that follow us, study the history of this period there is one year that will stand out. There is one year that every school child will know and that year is the year of 2016.”......

Breitbart          
Report: Religious Leaders Creating 'Underground Railroad' to Hide Illegals  
CNN's Jake Tapper and Kyung Lah report on the efforts of religious groups who are preparing an “underground railroad” to hide illegal aliens from potential deportation. -- Video report......

David Olen Cross      
Oregon's Multnomah County Second in Foreign National Crime in January 2017 
On January 1, 2017 Oregon's Multnomah County had 201 of the 953 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime with 21.09 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons. -- The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by 201 criminal aliens incarcerated on January 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers.......

February 25, 2017

American Patrol Report
Timing of tower contract award raises questions  
On October 26, 2016, Elblit Systems of America, LLC, issued a press release announcing the award of a contract for Integrated Fixed Towers in Arizona. -- "The worlds largest defense contractors, which includes General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, all competed for the $145 million contract, which was awarded to Elbit Systems of America, the Fort Worth, Texas –based subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems," the release says. -- This contract was awarded less than two weeks before the November 8 presidential election, during which candidate Donald Trump had promised to build a wall on the border, if elected. Surely, Customs and Border Protection's Mark Borkowski, the man behind the award to Elbit, knew this. We must also remember that Raytheon had challenged the original Elbit contract award .....

Sierra Vista Herald / Review         
BP agent injured, four smugglers arrested   
Bisbee -- A Border Patrol agent has been released from the hospital after he was assaulted Thursday night by a suspected drug smuggler, one of four suspects who are now in custody at the Cochise County Jail Agent-in-charge Mike Hyatt reported Friday that Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to suspected drug smugglers possibly loading bundles of narcotics into an SUV near Palominas on State Route 92, outside of Bisbee.......Note: This took place due north of ABP's border ranch.

The Atlantic          
A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It  
The construction of a massive wall along the border of the United States and Mexico is one of President Donald Trump's central campaign promises. And it's a promise he intends to keep. -- Within days of taking the oath of office in January, Trump began laying the groundwork for the construction of a series of walls and fences that would span some 1,250 miles along the border. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo outlining its commitment to “begin planning, design, construction and maintenance of a wall” to deter and prevent illegal entry into the United States. The memo follows an executive order in which Trump called for the wall's “immediate construction.”......

NPR        
Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall  
President Trump has promised to build a wall along the 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. -- A third of that border already has a barrier, thanks to the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was signed by then-President George W. Bush. That initiative ran into issues with landowners near the Rio Grande. If the wall goes forward as Trump promises, more lawsuits may be coming. -- Out on the Western border between the U.S. and Mexico, straight-line fencing cuts through public lands and big ranches. But down in South Texas, the imposing, rust-colored barrier runs into a thicket of private property rights.......

February 24, 2017

The Guardian       
Mexico tells US it will refuse deportees from other countries   
The Mexican government made clear to visiting US emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior secretary said on Friday. -- Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said in an interview with Radio Formula that the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and the homeland security secretary, John Kelly, asked Mexican officials during their Thursday visit if they would host deportees from other countries while their immigration cases are processed in the US.......

SF Examiner     
Vision Zero Coalition speaks out against plan to deport illegals with traffic violations
A move by the Trump Administration to use traffic violations as a means for deporting non-citizens has drawn a strong reaction from a coalition of transportation advocates in San Francisco. The Vision Zero Coalition released a statement Friday condemning the idea and asking the government not to use the Vision Zero movement as a tactic for increasing deportations. -- The Trump Administration released documents on Tuesday stating its intention to increase deportations of people living illegally in the United States......

LifeZette         
Texas Governor Threatens Jail for 'Sanctuary' Sheriff  
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday showed no sign of backing down in his high-profile battle with the sheriff of Travis County over her “sanctuary” policy. He aims to hit recalcitrant officials on multiple fronts. -- Abbott said on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that state legislation would hit local law enforcement officials in the pocketbook and even threaten their personal freedom for refusing to comply with federal immigration law.......

ABC15 -- Phoenix          
MCSO has now released 58 illegals since ICE hold policy ended  
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says they've now released 58 undocumented immigrants since ending an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy to hold immigrants for transfer. -- For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings......

KETV      
Illegal alien arrested for involvement in hit-and-run crash  
Omaha -- An undocumented immigrant is behind bars Thursday night after Omaha police said he fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash on Feb. 4. -- Investigators said 31-year-old Alejandro D Lara-Lozano was arrested Monday at a home in Omaha. They believe he was planning to head to Mexico. -- Madison Reed, 16, and a friend were driving near Oak View Mall when the crash happened. OPD said Lara-Lozano slammed into her car head on and ran away.......

Fox News        
Judge Jeanine at CPAC: 'Demand End to Criminal Enclaves Known as Sanctuary Cities'
Judge Jeanine Pirro lit up CPAC last night with a speech demanding an end to the "criminal enclaves known as sanctuary cities." -- Fresh off that fiery address, Judge Pirro joined "Fox & Friends" this morning from the annual gathering, which continues today with a speech by President Donald Trump. -- Pirro called out progressive mayors and other officials for prioritizing the protection of criminals who violated the law to come to the U.S. and then committed additional crimes once here. ......

Charlotte Observer         
CMS student protests erupt again outside multiple schools, prompting lock downs
For the second time in 10 days, some Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools students are disrupting classes in protest of the nation's immigration policies. -- Hidden Valley Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle schools and Vance High were on lock-down Friday morning as a result of “nearby” protests. John M. Morehead STEM Academy was added to the list of schools on protest-related lock-downs about 11:30 a.m., CMS officials said. -- However, in the cases of both Vance High and John M. Morehead, CMS officials say students from those schools were not part of the protest.......

KTLA-TV      
In Los Angeles, Underground Network Is Readying Homes to Hide Illegals 
A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room. -- But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home. -- “It would be three families we host here,” Valiente says.......

WYDaily.com          
JCC Police arrest illegal alien on drug and gun charges  
Investigators from the James City County Police Department arrested a James City County resident Friday afternoon following a search of an apartment located in the 4900 block of Grand Strand Drive in Williamsburg. -- As part of an ongoing drug investigation, deputies assigned to the Tri Rivers Drug Task Force arrested 30-year-old Myles Matthew Straker, an undocumented immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago who was living within the county, around 1:30 p.m. Friday.......

Fox News        
Malkin: Let's Stop Calling Them Sanctuary Cities, 'They're Outlaw Cities'   
Michelle Malkin, senior editor of Conservative Review, joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to discuss her views on so-called sanctuary cities. -- "First of all, we have to stop calling these places sanctuary cities. They're outlaw cities. These are safe spaces for criminality, and people are sick and tired of it," she said.......

TeleSur     
Undocumented or DACAmented, Our Deportation Fears Remain Strong  
What is it like to be undocumented? What is like to be DACAmented? Answers to these questions vary, because there is not one essential undocumented or DACAmented experience. But precarity is the one thing that, in my opinion, undocumented and DACAmented people experience in common. At some point in our lives we have felt that at any moment, all that we hold dear to us can be gone. This is the same uncertainty I experienced during my junior year of high school when I did not know if college was a possibility without being an economic stressor on my family.......

Daily Caller        
Reminder: It Wasn't The DHS Memo That Put Illegal Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation 
President Donald Trump has not put “millions” of illegal immigrants at risk of deportation, as several high-pitched headlines indicate. The vast majority of people living in the country illegally put themselves at risk when they chose to break U.S. law. -- The press is aflurry with headlines declaring a new “threat of deportation” for the 10 to 15 million illegal immigrants living in the country, because the Trump administration has instructed immigration officials to enforce the law.......


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