Sanctuary cities

"Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law.*  A sanctuary city is a place where illegal aliens can acquire political asylum, regardless of any laws they have broken to get there.  The 21st century implementation of this idea seems to have originated in California.

How's that working out?  Not too well, considering the recent surge in violent crimes committed by illegal aliens, and the use of "anchor babies" to enable everyone in an extended family to gain admission to this country.

Related topics:
Immigration in general
The byproducts of liberalism
Lies about immigration
Welfare programs attract illegal immigrants

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Judges Gone Rogue.  The increasingly radicalized Democratic Party has come completely unhinged where immigration law enforcement is concerned, creating so-called "Sanctuary Cities" which openly boast that they will shield "immigrants" from immigration law enforcement.  Of course, as I have written in numerous articles, lawful immigrants and temporary (non-immigrant) alien visitors need no shielding from ICE no more than licensed motorists who operate their motor vehicles in compliance with motor vehicle laws need no shielding from police officers.  New York State's Governor Cuomo has endorsed sanctuary polities for New York State and has referred to valiant ICE agents as "Thugs."  Shielding illegal aliens from ICE undermines the efforts of the DHS to deter aliens from entering the United States illegally and deter aliens who are lawfully admitted from subsequently violating our immigration laws by overstaying their lawful period of admission, accepting illegal employment or otherwise violating their terms of their admission.  In point of fact, under the provisions of a federal law that is comprehended within the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S. Code § 1324, it is a felony to harbor or shield illegal aliens from detection.

10 Ways to Be a Good Citizen, and Fight Bad Ones.  Sanctuary cities are oxymoronic.  Harboring illegals, gang members, and criminal fugitives, they provide no sanctuary from crime for law-abiding Americans.  Their existence eviscerates government's fundamental compact with its citizenry to provide for their welfare and safety.  When attorneys and government officials are sworn into office, they take a public oath with hand on a Bible to protect the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America.  Yet, in California, illegals are not only allowed to live and thrive openly, but permitted to become lawyers and practice law while breaking the basic laws they swear to uphold.

Fugitive Cities Have Harbored 10,000 Criminal-Alien Recidivists.  The phrase "sanctuary cities" is warm and welcoming.  Sanctuaries are safe, cozy, and sometimes therapeutic.  This term is also a deceptive euphemism for something thoroughly unacceptable.  Conservatives redefined the debate on the "estate tax" when 60 Plus Association founder Jim Martin rechristened it the "Death Tax."  Likewise, those who seek law, order, and sanity in immigration should refer to "sanctuary cities" as "fugitive cities."  Anyone who hides a wanted criminal from federal officials could be prosecuted for harboring a fugitive.  According to 18 U.S. Code § 1071, it is "an offense to harbor or conceal any person for whose arrest a warrant or process has been issued, so as to prevent the fugitive's discovery and arrest."  Also, 8 U.S. Code § 1324 prohibits sheltering illegal aliens from authorities.  Breaking these laws can cost up to five years behind bars.

I hope Democrats defend sanctuary cities.  It's bad policy, and it'll cost them.  The Justice Department is now challenging several laws in California that not only interfere with the nation's immigration policies but also place American citizens and law enforcement personnel at risk.  The idea that laws can be ignored and that state and local politicians can affirmatively warn lawbreakers of how to escape apprehension is incredible.  It is indefensible.  We either have laws, or we don't.  And if our elected leaders don't want to uphold the law, they can either change them or resign.  The law is not optional once you have made a pledge to uphold the duties of your office.  Open-border radicals in California and other liberal strongholds must be held accountable.  Of course, liberals would have you believe that they are only interested in protecting the poor, the oppressed and the hardworking who have nowhere else to go.  But in many cases, their actions allow dangerous and sometimes repeat criminals to be shielded from deportation or prison.

Cali vs.  USA.  Under the longstanding doctrine in American constitutional law known as "dual sovereignty," states cannot be compelled to enforce federal immigration laws, but they are obliged not to hinder their enforcement.  The so-called sanctuary cities that form the bulk of the sanctuary movement really ought to be called traitor cities because they are in open rebellion against the United States, just like the slave states that seceded from the Union before the Civil War.  The sanctuary movement gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans by, among other things, stigmatizing immigration enforcement.  Some left-wingers use the dreadful euphemism "civil liberties safe zones" to describe sanctuary jurisdictions.  The phrase deliberately blurs the distinction between citizens and non-citizens by implying illegal aliens somehow possess a civil right to be present in the U.S.

Liberal Lingo: 'Sanctuary Cities'.  The only people who get sanctuary in "Sanctuary Cities" are criminals.  Cities and states can't stop ICE from enforcing the law; laws supported by generations of Democrat politicians, by the way.  They can't provide safe haven for "honest" illegals; not that they need to since "honest" illegals are not that frequently targeted even by the "racist" Trump administration.  But what local governments can do is shield illegals who commit additional crimes in the US from being deported.  "Sanctuary Cities" do so by preventing the police from notifying ICE when an illegal has been arrested for a crime.  Historically the police would notify ICE, ICE would go to the police station and conduct a safe — for the illegal and the community — transfer to ICE so that the criminal could be deported.  In "Sanctuary Cities" illegals who drive drunk, for example, are simply allowed back into society without ICE having a chance to deport them.  That's right; "Sanctuary Cities" exist to ensure that illegals who drive drunk or commit a wide range of other crimes don't risk deportation.

Gimme Shelter.  [Scroll down]  And here's nub of it:  the Steinle case is important, not simply as a matter of (at the very least) criminally negligent homicide, but as a fatality caused by a man who should not have been in San Francisco, or anywhere else in the U.S., at all.  It's good that the feds are now going to charge him, but the damage has been done.  Deported multiple times, the perp kept coming back, knowing he would find "sanctuary," not only in San Francisco but everywhere else in the state of California.  "Sanctuary" from what?  Sanctuary from the laws of the United States.  Every state, municipality and local jurisdiction that declares itself a place of "sanctuary" should henceforth be treated as being in open rebellion against the federal government, in exactly the same way that South Carolina and the secessionist Confederacy was — and was treated as such by Abraham Lincoln — in 1861.

Why Sanctuary Cities Encourage Illegal Immigration.  Numerous cities have declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities," where local police are forbidden to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in enforcing our national immigration laws.  Legislation is now moving through the California legislature to implement such a policy throughout that entire state.  Why this energy to protect violators of our laws?  Oddly, the answer goes back to the founding.  Due to a residue of the notorious three-fifth compromise, sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration because undocumented residents (to use the politically correct term) are counted in determining representation in the House of Representatives and state legislatures.  The more undocumented a city has, the more seats it gets.

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Illegals in Denver issue the city a list of 13 'demands' for services.  [List of demands omitted for brevity.]  Not even the snowflakes of Columbia and UCLA and Princeton have that kind of nerve.  But these jackasses, who are in the U.S. illegally and abusing the asylum system by filing phony asylum claims and clogging up the system, are now feeling high and mighty and aggrieved enough to start issuing demands of the city.  For them, just being some place they aren't allowed to be is always proof they can demand more.  These guys don't even have a right to be in this country, yet here we are, illegals issuing demands to city officials for what they want, how they want it, and if officials don't play ball, they'll stay where they are, stinking up the joint and ruining Denver residents' quality of life.

Illegal Migrants Send List of 'Demands' to Denver Mayor.  The Spanish word for audacity is "audacia."  Perhaps the municipal officials in Denver, Colorado should practice using that language.  After struggling for more than a year to shelter and feed the army of illegal migrants that have flooded into the city, Denver finally began imposing some limits on how long people could stay in the municipal intake shelters.  This angered some of the migrants who were forced to leave the shelters and a group of them set up an encampment on public property as the spring weather began to improve.  The encampment is located under an overpass near the railroad tracks.  The Mayor's office repeatedly requested that the migrants evacuate the encampment and move to other shelters that were set up to house them.  But the migrants refused, and now they have sent an advocate with a list of demands that they say must be met before they will agree to relocate to a shelter.

New Hotline Set Up So Denver Citizens Can Host Illegal Migrants In Their Own Homes.  If you are ready to host a "migrant family in your own home in Denver, all you have to do is dial 211 and complete a 20-minute screening process, according to a report on Fox News.  What could possibly go wrong?  [Tweet]

The Editor says...
That's a great idea, as long as you don't open up your house to a homicidal gang banger or a Chinese spy, or some TB-infested wretch who has never been to a doctor, or an inadmissible parasite who lives on welfare benefits that came out of your paycheck.

Why Louisiana Must Enforce Sanctuary City Bans.  Louisiana faces urgent challenges at our southern border, making the enforcement of sanctuary city bans critical.  Under Governor Jeff Landry's leadership, Louisiana is taking a firm stand, following Indiana's lead.  On March 27th, the Louisiana Senate voted to stop New Orleans and other municipalities from implementing sanctuary policies, a move driven by Republican legislators to maintain the integrity of our legal system and ensure the safety of our citizens.  Sanctuary policies, while seemingly compassionate, actually weaken the rule of law, endanger public safety, and drain local resources.  These policies protect illegal immigrants from federal enforcement, encouraging illegal immigration and fostering hotspots for criminal activities that threaten all residents.

NYC high school soccer game canceled after group of about 30 migrants refuse to leave the field.  A high school soccer game at a public field in East Harlem was canceled after a group of migrants refused to leave the pitch so the kids could play.  "I directly asked them to leave and some of them kind of took it into consideration, but then four or five of them said, 'You know what, [...], we don't have to leave, we can do whatever we want,'" said Erik Johansson, the coach of the Manhattan Kickers 17-year-old boys travel team.

Denver Mayor Implements the Worst Idea Ever.  Denver's Democrat Mayor Mike Johnston has cut funding to the city's police department by $8 million in order to take care of illegal aliens — or "newcomers," as Johnston likes to say.  What's going to happen next is all too predictable.  The influx of illegal aliens will bring in more crime, and then the cutting of funding to the police department will amplify the problem even further, turning the city into a crime-ridden hellhole that nobody wants to live in.

African Illegals at NYC City Council Complain About Free Food and Housing.  African illegals at a New York City Council meeting complained about the free (taxpayer-funded) food and housing provided to them.  More than 1,300 illegal aliens from Africa swarmed New York City Hall on Tuesday after they were falsely promised work visas and green cards.  The illegals were lined up outside of New York City Hall as far as the eye could see.  Africans in Islamic garb swarmed the sidewalk.

Thousands Of Illegals Flood NYC City Hall To Protest Move Out Of Luxury Hotels.  New York City is now being protested by illegal aliens after they are moved out of their tax-payer funded hotels into shelters.  The people of New York City are trying to cover their own expenses, they can't afford to pay for the criminals that have been lured into the US by Democrat and Republican politicians alike.  Notice, once again, that these are mostly military-aged men.  [Numerous tweets]

Chicago Democrats Balk at Mayor's Request for $70 Million to Take Care of Illegal Immigrants.  The city of Chicago continues to struggle to deal with the impact of the border crisis while even more Democratic politicians are contending with how the problem is affecting American citizens.  Unfortunately, despite the challenges faced by Chicago and other major cities, this situation is likely going to be the new normal for the time being.  Chicago's budget committee recently voted to advance a budget proposal requested by Mayor Brandon Johnson, requesting tens of millions of dollars to care for illegal immigrants and asylum seekers who continue to flow into the city.

The Robin Hood Effect.  Denver, Colorado is the latest crime-supporting enclave to announce that it will defund police and fire departments and divert those critical tax dollars toward services and housing for illegal aliens.  A dispassionate observer might conclude that State agents are involved in a criminal conspiracy meant to keep blue-collar wages low, while sustaining hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballot recipients who may influence public policy by voting illegally.  Democrat politicians in Denver parrot the same Orwellian language used in other crime-sponsoring jurisdictions by insisting that illegal aliens be called "newcomers."  When government agents employ euphemisms to hide their own criminal activities, honest citizens take note.  Police and fire departments feel the pain of remaining silent while the political class engages in indefensible criminality.  Because venal government agents put the public's safety at risk, law-abiding citizens learn that they cannot stake their families' lives on the defunct rule of law.

Denver Has 'Great' Idea for How to Pay for Illegal Immigrants - Just Defund the Police.  America's sanctuary cities are doing their best to take in as many of Joe Biden's illegal immigrants as they can so they won't have to admit that actually being a sanctuary city doesn't work, all the while angering residents who are already there over trash, immigrants living on the streets, and crime.  But just when you thought that the "defund the police" fad had faded away for the left, think again.  The city of Denver, Colorado thinks they may have a plan to pay for all of those new residents to their city:  They will just defund the police.

Denver Mayor: 'We Want to Be a Welcoming City' for Migrants, That 'Requires Shared Sacrifice'.  During a portion of an interview with CNBC that was recorded in February and aired on Thursday's "Cities of Success," Denver Mayor Mike Johnston responded to a question on if the city was too open to migrants and too generous by stating that "it's a balance.  We want to be a welcoming city" but doing that without federal help "requires shared sacrifice, it requires compromise.  So, we are both making cuts to city budgets to meet this financial need, and we are making cuts to the amount of services we can provide to the migrants that arrive and to the number of folks that we can serve."

Denver Set to Defund Police, Firefighters to Pay for Illegal Aliens.  The Democrat-run city of Denver plans to defund its Police Department to pay for illegal immigrants.  Colorado's capital, commonly referred to as a "sanctuary city," announced Wednesday that it will spend $89.9 million on services for incoming illegal migrants, pulling some funding from roughly $45 million in public programs and services.  The Denver Police Department will be hit with a reduction of $8.4 million — about 1.9% of its total operating budget, the city confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Denver became the top destination per capita for incoming illegal aliens in 2023, having had more than 40,000 arrive that year alone to put the total population of illegal immigrants at roughly 710,000, according to NBC News.  Last year, Denver spent over $42 million in housing and medical services for the migrants and plans to spend over $100 million on similar costs this year.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends sending migrants to New York City.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has no regrets about sending illegal immigrants to New York City, and insisted on Sunday it is President Biden who uses them as 'political pawns.'  'So the person who's actually using illegal immigrants as political pawns is Joe Biden,' said Abbott.  'Biden has created this open border policy that has allowed illegal immigrants into our country to appeal to and to appease the far leftists in the Democrat party,' the Republican added.

Denver Offering Free Bus Tickets to Illegal Immigrants to Move On.  A local Denver television station recently obtained a video of a Denver city official visiting a shelter for illegal immigrants, where he is essentially telling them that there are no more resources available to them in the Mile-High City.  Video footage from local NBC affiliate KUSA shows Denver's Newcomer Communications Liaison and political director for Mayor Mike Johnston, Andres Carrera, telling a group of recently arrived illegal immigrants that the city is unable to assist them.  The footage shows Carrera encouraging the illegal immigrants, who arrived in Denver on March 26, to take a free bus ticket that the city will pay for and go to another sanctuary city.

Sanctuary City Denver Is Now Asking Illegals To Go Somewhere Else.  Denver, a once proud Sanctuary City, has had enough "love and tolerance" and is begging illegals to go to other cities like New York and Chicago.  "The opportunities are over.  New York gives you more.  Chicago gives you more.  So I suggest you go there where there is longer-term shelter.  There are also more job opportunities there," said city official Andres Carrea.  Denver, like many other 'proud' Sanctuary Cities, has become overwhelmed after getting exactly what they asked for.  [Video clip]

NYC Begs Supreme Court to Allow Over 800,000 Illegal Immigrants to Vote.  The New York City council is asking the state's Supreme Court to allow illegal immigrants to vote in the city's municipal elections.  In 2021, then-Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law that would have allowed 800,000 non-citizens with green cards, visas, and work permits to vote as long as they have resided in the city for at least 30 consecutive days.  However, the controversial law was struck down last month by an appellate court.

The Editor says...
Citizens have no need for "green cards, visas, and work permits," because those things are for temporary authorization of visitors, tourists, and migrant workers.  The New York City council is providing many illegal immigrants with housing and other freebies, which establishes a relationship that could easily be construed as buying votes, if the illegal immigrants were to be allowed to participate in elections.

NYC launches $53 million illegal immigrant debit card program.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams' administration started providing illegal immigrants with pre-paid debit cards on Monday as part of a $53 million pilot program that is intended to cover the cost of daily food and baby supplies for illegal immigrants.  According to The New York Post, the distribution of the pre-paid debit cards comes two months after the city agreed to a $53 million no-bid contract for the pilot program with Mobility Capital Finance, a New Jersey company.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams Cancels US-Mexico Border Trip Over 'Safety Concerns'.  In a turn of events that would be hilarious if it weren't so serious, New York City Mayor Eric Adams canceled a scheduled trip to the southern border.  He was slated to visit Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, along with an undisclosed city in Mexico.  The visit was supposedly aimed at addressing the mounting challenges New York City faces due to the ongoing border crisis.  But Adams canceled the trip — over "security concerns."

The Editor says...
[#1] As I understand it, Brownsville and McAllen are the least-affected cities in Texas.  If he really wanted to see some stuff, he should have gone to El Paso and Juarez.  After sundown.  [#2] If it is unsafe to visit the Mexican border, why are you inviting illegal immigrants to your "sanctuary city?"

Michigan Offering Locals Measly $500 a Month to House Illegal Aliens.  The state of Michigan is offering locals a measly sum to house illegal aliens as it struggles with the pressure of the ongoing migrant invasion.  According to The Office of Global Michigan's website, the government will offer homeowners a risible $500 a month if they agree to take in so-called refugees.  "The Newcomer Rental Subsidy program provides Refugees and other Newcomer population-eligible households with rental assistance up to $500 per month for up to 12 months, with eligibility based on immigration status and household income," the website states.

The Editor says...
[#1] Illegal immigrants are present in Michigan illegally.  There should be no accommodations made for their comfort.  [#2] Many illegal immigrants are violent criminals.  How do you know that the strangers selected to live in your house (even when you're not home) are not criminals?  Would you turn over your house keys to the guy across the street?  No?  Then why do that for a criminal from another country?  [#3] Many illegal aliens have never been to a doctor, and some carry diseases that you don't want to catch.  Others of them may be heavy smokers or drug addicts.  Are you prepared to evict your "guest" if he doesn't work out?  [#4] In my opinion, this is an affront to the Third Amendment, whether the government offers $500 a month or not.  [#5] Programs like this can start out innocuously, and if you tolerate them, before long your participation is not voluntary.  [#6] How many people can you provide food and utilities for $500 a month — even if there is no damage to your house?

Massachusetts city sues its only hotel over $10 million-a-year taxpayer-funded deal with state to fill Every room with migrants.  A Massachusetts city has sued its only hotel for shutting to the public and overloading its rooms with 450 migrants in a $10 million-a-year taxpayer-funded deal with the state.  The Republican-led city of Taunton seeks $115,000 from the 155-room Clarion Hotel for housing more migrant families than it can safely hold.  The hotel last year reportedly struck a nine-year deal with the Democrat-run state to become an emergency shelter for migrants, who are pouring across the southern border.

Florida vows to send Haitian migrants to Martha's Vineyard and deploys more soldiers to barricade the coastline.  Ron DeSantis has threatened to send Haitian migrants to leafy Democrat enclaves in the north as gang warfare engulfs the embattled Caribbean nation.  The Florida governor said refugees arriving in his state would go the same way as the thousands of migrants he has already bussed to Democrat strongholds such as Sacramento and Martha's Vineyard.  Attacks spread to upscale neighborhoods in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince on Monday leaving at least a dozen people dead on Monday as cop turned gang leader Jimmy 'Barbecue' Cherizier attempts to seize power with his thousands of heavily-armed followers.

Next week's headline:  Where are all these homeless people coming from?
Chicago to Begin Evicting Illegal Immigrants from Shelters as New 60-Day Limit Takes Effect.  Chicago will evict some 5,600 illegal immigrants from city shelters in waves beginning on Sunday, as Mayor Brandon Johnson's new rule limiting migrant shelter stays to 60 days takes effect.  Thirty-four illegal immigrants will be evicted on Saturday as the policy finally kicks in, after having been delayed on multiple occasions since November because of cold weather.  While exemptions will be made for illegal immigrants who have medical conditions, are in the process of securing housing, are experiencing domestic violence, or are pregnant, others who have overstayed the 60-day limit will be evicted in the coming weeks and told to report back to the city's "landing zone," a temporary shelter where migrants stay on parked city buses, where they can reapply for a bed.

Chicago: Migrant Evictions Will Begin Sunday.  As you've probably heard, Chicago has been dealing with a large number of migrants, many of whom have arrived by bus from Texas.  Starting last year, Mayor Brandon Johnson was trying to discourage the buses by impounding them.  But he couldn't do that to the plane loads of migrants which flew in from Texas.  Things got worse this month when there was a measles outbreak at one of the city's shelters housing the migrants.  The number of cases reached 12 yesterday and most of them are connected to one of the city's shelters.  Despite the outbreak the city continued to press forward with a new plan that would limit migrants to 60 days in a city shelter.  That plan was announced last November but Mayor Johnson has extended the deadline three times to avoid evicting people during the frigid Chicago weather.  Now the deadline is finally set to take effect this weekend but yesterday the mayor announced another last minute change of plans.

Consequences Minus Truth.  Next up for us will be "Joe Biden's" attempt to complete the bankruptcy of our country with $7.3-trillion proposed budget, 20 percent over the previous years spending, based on a $5-billion tax increase.  Good luck making that work.  New York City alone is faced with paying $387 a day for food and shelter for each of an estimated 64,800 illegal immigrants, which amounts to $9.15-billion a year.  The money doesn't exist, of course.  New York can thank "Joe Biden's" executive agencies for sticking them with this unbearable burden.  It will be the end of New York City.  There will be no money left for public services or cultural institutions.  That's the reality and that's the truth.  A financial crack-up is probably the only thing short of all-out war that will get the public's attention at this point.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if it happened next week.

List of 'sanctuary' cities, counties and states in US.  With the barrage of violent crimes recently being committed by illegal immigrants, "sanctuary" jurisdictions, which do not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers as a policy, are under perhaps more scrutiny than in the past since they routinely release criminals despite having an ICE detainer lodged against the perpetrators.  When ICE believes a removable illegal immigrant has been arrested on criminal charges, the federal agency will lodge a detainer, which is a request for notification before the person is released from custody, and to hold the individual until ICE can take custody of the individual.  "When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE's ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission," the ICE website cautions.

7300% Increase in "Migrants" from Venezuela Under Democrats.  There has been a ghastly and shocking 7300% spike in migrants from Venezuela under the Biden administration's open border policies.  They are here to stay.  One just killed an innocent nursing student and left her body and skull disfigured.  He was a criminal, as is his brother, who was given a job at the University of Georgia, where the murdered woman, Laken Riley, died.  We have hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans released inside the country by our government in the last three years.  Many have come from Venezuelan prisons.  In fact, Venezuela's violent crime has taken a precipitous decrease as a result, if timing means anything.  The murderer, Jose Antonio Ibarra, and his brother, Diego Jose Ibarra, had fake green cards.  They were caught but given parole, the loosey-goosey parole that Biden and Mayorkas have ordered given out willy-nilly.  They claimed the ridiculous, credible fear that gets everyone into this country.  They were drunk drivers, shoplifters, and now one's a murderer.  They were probably criminals in their home country, too.  You should know that Ibarra moved to Athens, Georgia because it's an illegal alien sanctuary.

Republicans slam Athens mayor for running a 'sanctuary city,' but the city denies being one.  The City of Athens has been thrust into the national debate on immigration after the killing of Augusta State nursing student, 22-year-old Laken Riley.  Police arrested Jose Ibarra, 26, on murder charges over the weekend.  Federal investigators said Ibarra is originally from Venezuela, but crossed the southern border illegally in 2022.  On Monday, the political fallout began.  [Video clip]

Eric Adams Does 'Stunning Turnaround' on Sanctuary City Laws As Greg Abbott's Plan Comes to Fruition.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken a lot of incoming verbal fire from The Usual Suspects on the left and in the media ever since he decided to turn the tables on the Biden administration in 2022 and start bussing illegal immigrants to Democrat-run sanctuary cities in order to make a statement about the dire nature of the Biden border crisis.  New York City has been a frequent stop on the Abbott Express Bus over the last two years, so much so that NYC Mayor Eric Adams has taken to repeatedly trashing Abbott as the Big Apple gets a little taste of what Texas border communities do every single day.  But with the crisis hitting a fever pitch in Adamstown, and with angry and frustrated voters giving the Adams administration a piece of their mind, Adams has gotten desperate, so much so that he is now doing what Fox News border crisis reporter Bill Melugin described as a "stunning turnaround" on his previous pro-sanctuary city stance.

Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Released on San Diego Streets After Funding Runs Out.  The U.S. Border Patrol began releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants onto the streets of San Diego on Feb. 23, a day after a nonprofit group that was contracted to provide transportation, food, and other basic services for the immigrants ran out of funding and shut down operations.  More than 550 were released Friday morning, a Border Patrol source who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation told The Epoch Times.  The illegal immigrants were transported from a processing facility in Otay Mesa which was at 190 percent overcapacity and released at the Iris transit station in San Ysidro, just north of the border, the source said.

Democrat-led 'Sanctuary' States and Cities Funneled Millions in 'Covid' Aid to Support Illegals.  In order to pay for President Joe Biden's border crisis, Democrat-led states and cities have been funneling millions in federal "Covid relief" aid into supporting illegal aliens who have flooded their so-called "sanctuaries."  "Sanctuary" states and cities across the country have been inundated with illegal border crossers in recent months.  To cope with the influx, Democrat leaders in those states and cities earmarked tens of millions of dollars in Covid financial assistance programs to support "undocumented residents."  According to financial records of state and local programs, Democrat governors and mayors earmarked at least $517 million for the programs.

Democrat Governors and Mayors Throw Hissy Fits at Each Other Over Shipping Illegal Aliens Back and Forth.  The American Democrat Party is the most hypocritical organization on the face of the earth.  Yeah, I know; you already knew that — but this article will more than illustrate that truth.  When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis first began shipping busloads of illegal aliens to northern "sanctuary cities," state and local Democrat leader lost their ever-loving hypocritical minds.  Welp, as more and more illegals continued to find their way north, plaguing cities like New York City, Chicago, and even Denver, a funny thing happened to the sanctuary-city mindset: "We gotta get these illegals outta here!"  Hence, as first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times last Thursday, Democrat governors and mayors in affected areas have been fighting among themselves over shipping illegal aliens back and forth.  The back-and-forth hissy fits have grown particularly snitty between Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

You're getting what you voted for, Boston!  And even this won't change the way you vote.
Boston Families Furious as City Kicks Black Children Out of Community Center to House Biden's Migrants.  Local families in the predominantly black Roxbury neighborhood of Boston are furious after the city shut down the local community center to instead use it to house more of President Joe Biden's illegal border crossers.  Roxbury's Melnea A. Cass Recreational Community Center, which was once a meeting place for Little League ball players, volleyball games, and other sports and community events, has now been dedicated to rows of cots for illegal border crossers, CBS, WBZ-TV Boston reported.  WBZ interviewed pre-teen Jeremiah Rodriguez who showed up at the community center on Feb. 17 under the mistaken impression that his community baseball team was using the facility for batting practice.  He was devastated to find out his community center was now closed to him.

Infighting Emerges Among Democrat Leaders Bussing Illegals to Each Other's 'Sanctuary Cities'.  Infighting has emerged among Democrat governors and mayors as local leaders attempt to offload illegal border crossers to other so-called "sanctuary cities."  According to a new report from the Chicago Sun-Times, Democrat leaders are fighting among themselves while bussing illegal migrants back and forth from their cities as their own "sanctuaries" become overwhelmed.  The news comes as sanctuary cities are now overflowing with illegals as thousands of foreign nations flood the Southern Border every day amid Democrat President Joe Biden's migrant crisis.  The issue has already been causing rifts among the party as Democrat mayors blame Biden's open border for the crisis.  The outlet reportedly spoke with multiple figures regarding the ongoing migrant crisis plaguing major cities like Chicago, Denver, and New York City.

Mayor Adams [intends] to Cut 6,000 Police to Fund Illegal Immigration.  In a city engulfed in crime, Mayor Eric Adams has decided to cut the police force by 6000 officers.  The result is NY police officers will be cut by 1/5, or 13.5%, by postponing the next 5 Academy classes, bringing officers below 30,000, down from 36,000.  These are the numbers we saw in the 80s and 90s.  This is being done to house and feed anonymous, unvetted illegal aliens from around the world.  Many of these people coming are criminals, terrorists, and freeloaders coming for the benefits.  I feel sorry for the people who are truly asylum seekers, but it is a very small number.  Democrats have decided to call all of the illegal aliens, refugees, or asylum seekers to further their political agenda, which is the same agenda we see fulfilled throughout Europe.

They Got Us, Right Where They Want Us.  [Scroll down]  The entire illegal immigrant pipeline, from the airports in Turkey and Dubai that are sending them to South America and Central America, to the Darien Gap, across the border and into our cities is being funded by Christian and Catholic NGOs.  When you learn about the betrayal Catholic and Christian NGOs have been committing, for decades, to the rights and privileges granted by America, you will go mad.  The recent failed federal "border control" [sic] bill included almost $2 billion to religious organizations to "help migrants," which often means helping migrants break the law.  Investigative reporter James O'Keefe recently exposed Catholic Community Services of Tucson, Arizona as facilitating the illegal entry of gang members into the country."

'Sanctuary' church puts up $15K bail to free migrant accused in Times Square police beatdown.  The sole migrant who had been held behind bars for the gang attack on two NYPD cops in Times Square is now also free after an activist Brooklyn priest posted his $15,000 bail, The Post has learned.  Yohenry Brito, 24, who was being held at Rikers Island on the Jan. 27 cop attack and is due to be arraigned on an assault indictment this week, walked out of jail Tuesday after Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge put up the money, the church's pastor said. "Our church is basically a sanctuary," the Rev. Juan Ruiz told The Post on Wednesday. "We assume that people are innocent until they are proven otherwise."  Ruiz also cited "the politically charged context" surrounding the case against Brito and the other migrants accused of ganging up on the cops, adding that "there is a lot more than what is being publicized.["]

Sanctuary City Mayor Cuts Services for Americans, Blames Trump.  The Democrat Mayor of Denver, Colorado, is imposing wartime-like "shared sacrifice" on Americans rather than curbing his welcome for tens of thousands of illegal migrants.  Mayor Mike Johnston (D-CO) — like other Democrat big city mayors — is also hoping his imposed sacrifice on Americans will spur voter turnout against former President Donald Trump.  Johnston spoke at a February 9 press conference, three days after a Republican revolt blocked the more-migration deal pushed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  McConnell's deal opened Americans' border to the government-directed mass inflow of migrants and also provided $5 billion to help the migrants settle in a myriad of cities and towns.

GOP Senators Block McConnell's Migration Bailout for Sanctuary Cities.  GOP Senators blocked a hidden migration bailout for the Democrats' sanctuary cities and states when they voted against the border bill pushed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  The GOP revolt leaves Democrat mayors and city politicians scrambling for funds they need to support and hide President Joe Biden's growing population of poor migrants during the 2024 election year.  "It's a huge problem for the Democrats because the Biden administration was counting on being able to shovel all this money onto the state and local allies," said Jessica Vaughan, the policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, adding:  ["]The Governor of Massachusetts is feeling the squeeze in a huge way.  She's having to cut firefighter budgets and take over inner-city recreational complexes and keep paying for all these hotel rooms for this huge number of illegal migrants.  Now there is no help on the way.  The check is not in the mail.["]

Denver [is] removing 800 illegal immigrant families from shelters.  Denver is evicting roughly 800 illegal immigrant families from the sanctuary city's shelters as over 40,000 illegal immigrants have been relocated to the capital of Colorado over the past several months.  Newsweek reported that approximately 140 illegal immigrant families were removed from city shelters on Monday.  City officials explained that another 660 illegal immigrant families will be evicted within the next few weeks.  Denver's removal of illegal immigrant families from the city shelters is expected to impact over 3,000 total individuals.  According to Fox News, Denver has struggled to find the resources needed to support the unprecedented number of illegal immigrants being relocated to the sanctuary city, especially as Texas has continued to highlight the southern border crisis by sending thousands of illegal immigrants to Denver and other cities across the country.

The Absurd Democrat Border Con.  For the last three years of Biden's mass influx, the left has applauded open borders.  That is, until late last year, when overwhelmed southern border state governors began busing and flying illegal immigrants en masse to northern sanctuary-city jurisdictions.  For years, these sanctuary zones had preened their liberality about open borders.  They smeared as "racists" and "xenophobes" any who insisted on legal-only immigration.  But now they were subject to the real-life ramifications of their own destructive ideologies.  Major blue-state cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., became outraged that they were inundated with tens of thousands of immigrants, all without legality, veritable identification, or background checks.  Some proved violent.  Others crowded out scarce resources essential to millions of inner-city poor.  The liberal architects of illegal immigration are usually rich and powerful enough to be insulated from the consequences of their utopian policies.

The Moral Hazard Of An Open Border.  The Democrats and their marketing department, known as the media, insist that we have a principled obligation to absorb the immigrants.  Some seem to think the poem found on the Statue of Liberty that asks "ancient lands" to "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" is actually U.S. law.  Or at least a tenet that we all have the duty to live by.  To drive this point home, a number of Democrat-run municipalities declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities," where the local government refuses to comply with federal immigration law and to cooperate with immigration officials.  Chicago's welcoming ordinance, for instance, "means that the city will not ask about your immigration status, disclose that information to authorities, or, most importantly, deny you city services based on your immigration status."

Illegal Immigrants in New York to Get Pre-Paid Debit Cards in $53 Million Program.  Illegal immigrants in the Big Apple will soon start receiving pre-paid debit cards that they must pledge to use only to buy food, according to New York City records and media reports.  Records indicate that New York City has awarded a $53 million contract to a company called Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), which will create and distribute the pre-paid cards, called immediate response cards.  Under the program, MoCaFi will begin delivering the cards to the Roosevelt Hotel, the first touchpoint for illegal immigrants arriving in the city, and will hand out them out "directly to asylum seekers receiving financial assistance."

The Big Apple goes debit card mad.  The migrant story now has a debit card chapter.  I thought that the story was a joke when it came across the internet; it wasn't. [...] Furthermore, isn't this going to encourage more migrants to take the New York-bound bus?  I think so, and most New Yorkers understand that.

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, the illegals' friend.  Mayor Johnston realizes only one aspect of immigration policy.  He seems unable to see the others.  For example, he seems happy to be mayor of a sanctuary city and to welcome illegal immigrants warmly, but he doesn't seem to grasp that his problems stem from those policies.  One has to wonder if the mayor is really as clueless as he seems or if he is just propagandizing for his party and the socialist Left.  During January 2024 Mayor Johnston went with a Colorado delegation of Democrat politicians to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress:  "Denver, like many cities in America, is a vibrant, thriving city full of generous folks who want to see everyone succeed," Johnston said. "We are also a city right now that is facing a humanitarian crisis and a fiscal crisis unlike anything we've seen in the last 25 years.  "And that is the result of what we know is the ongoing influx of migrant arrivals who are seeking asylum in America and the system that is not adequately helping them to succeed."  Johnston uses the euphemism 'migrant' instead of saying 'illegal immigrants.'  Also, the mayor asserts that all the arrivals are seeking asylum.  That is not true; in fact, while most may say they are seeking asylum, the majority are not.

Get out of Denver, baby, go, go.  What do you know?  Another "sanctuary city" wants to get off the list and forget about all of those promises of being inclusive and diverse.  What's driving all of the second thoughts?  It's economics, i.e., dollars and cents.  In other words, it costs money to run migrant centers, hire bilingual teachers, staff jails, offer temporary services, and let's not forget medical care.  I guess that was not contemplated when they told the world that they were sanctuary cities.  The aforementioned story indicates that Denver will spend $180 million from its annual budget to accommodate the added population.  That's a lot of money no matter what language you are speaking.

Secret Room Under Atlanta Airport Seems To Be Housing Illegal Immigrants, Guarded By US Servicemen.  [V]ideo exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation appears to show a U.S. service member guarding a room chock-full of illegal immigrants at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  Republican state Sen. Colton Moore, who is the vice chairman of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, took the video Tuesday night and told the DCNF that he learned of the hidden room full of migrants through a "whistleblower" at Atlanta's airport, who noticed an influx of illegal migrants coming through the facility in recent months.  In the video, there appears to be a uniformed soldier guarding a room full of migrants and volunteers with a group called Team Libertad, which boasts of helping migrants travel on its social media accounts.  [Video clip]

State Senator Discovers Migrants in 'Hidden Room' Inside Atlanta Airport, Gets Forced Out When Trying to Record.  A Republican Georgia state senator caused a fuss at Atlanta's airport Tuesday night as he sought to document illegal immigrants passing through the facility.  State Sen. Colton Moore, vice chairman of the Georgia Freedom Caucus, said he went to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after getting a tip from a whistleblower about the presence of illegal immigrants at the airport, according to the Daily Caller.  What he found was a room filled with illegal immigrants with what appeared to be a U.S. soldier guarding them.

Massachusetts governor closes sports center in majority-black Boston suburb so it can be used to house migrants.  A deprived Boston community has been left 'on fire' after the governor of Massachusetts requisitioned a vital rec center to house the surge of migrants arriving in the city.  Democrat Maura Healey was accused of treating the Roxbury neighborhood 'like garbage' after she locked residents out of the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex with less than 48 hours notice.  She insisted it was needed to house the new arrivals, dozens of whom have been sleeping rough in the city's airport for months.

Surprise: Another Major 'Sanctuary' City Pushed to the Brink.  'Sanctuary' Democrats will never forgive Texas Governor Greg Abbott for forcing them to live with even a small taste of the consequences created by their reckless pro-illegal immigration posturing.  The fallout from lax security and open borders policy were always supposed to be someone else's problem, you see.  Abbott — whose state has been deluged and overrun by President Biden's historic border crisis — keeps delivering a small fraction of the problem to jurisdictions run by pro-'sanctuary' Democrats.  And boy do they hate it.  Here's the latest out of Denver, Colorado, which is buckling under the weight of fewer than 40,000 illegal immigrant arrivals over the past year: [...] Based on the record-shattering federal numbers from last month, Denver is seriously struggling to handle the equivalent of four days' worth of illegal crossings at the border.  The city's leaders have had a year to adjust to those arrivals; border communities see as many illegal immigrants come through in less than a week.  Every week.  On repeat.

[The] Tsunami of Illegals Sent to Sanctuary Cities Will Continue Until Biden Closes [the] Border.  The tsunami of illegal immigrants being sent to sanctuary cities will continue until Joe Biden closes the southern border, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed.  Posting on the X platform, Abbott made the perfectly reasonable case that Texas border towns should not foot the bill for Biden's open border policy and will, therefore, continue to send illegal arrivals to so-called "sanctuary cities" such as New York and Chicago until Biden takes decisive action.  "Texas has transported over 102,000 migrants to sanctuary cities," he wrote.  "Overwhelmed Texas border towns should not bear the brunt of Biden's open border policies.  Our transportation mission will continue until Biden secures the border."  [Tweet]

Denver [is] becoming overwhelmed after 40,000 spike in migrant population.  Denver, Colorado's capital with over 700,000 residents, has become the latest city inundated with over 40,000 migrants as a result of the ongoing border crisis.  The sanctuary city has been struggling to stretch its limited resources to support the growing number of migrants in the city.  Texas has transported thousands of migrants to sanctuary cities like Denver, to showcase the problems border states face when migrants flood their cities.  With overcrowded shelters and overrun hospitals, Denver state officials have begun enforcing a limit on the amount of time that migrants can stay in state-provided rooms to accommodate the daily influx of individuals, according to a report from NBC News.

Denver is Collapsing Under the Weight of the Migrant Crisis.  As Congress and the White House continue to grapple over a completely unnecessary and disastrous "deal" over the border, the Biden border crisis continues unabated.  Conditions are not improving in Chicago and New York, both of which have been severely impacted by the invasion, but there's another city that may have it even worse while not drawing as many headlines.  NBC News is reporting that the situation in Denver has become increasingly dire.  The city is far smaller than Gotham, with a population a little over 700,000, but it has become one of the most popular destinations for migrants leaving the southern border.  They've taken in almost 40.000 migrants in the past year, the equivalent of more than 5% of their population.  They have run out of places to house them all and will soon begin limiting how long migrants can stay for free in designated shelters.  Even worse, the migrants have overrun the city's hospitals and medical clinics.  They are running out of money, medical supplies, and the workers they need to tend to an army of new, non-paying patients.

'Take My Sanctuary City... PLEASE!'  Things must be getting kinda dicey in the Windy City.  Left and right, people are begging the federal government and their president to take all these illegals off their hands.  It's gotten so bad, one Democrat is even asking the powers that be to take the "Sanctuary City" bit off the "Welcome to Chicago" sign.  [Tweet]  Why on earth would she want to do that?  It sounds like Chicago is a warm, welcoming, open-arms sort of city.  Just the kind of place every illegal who ever dreamed of an apple pie at McDonald's would want to head for.  I mean, here it is in their own words and straight from the mayor's office:  [Documennt] [...] While the Sanctuary City welcome party for illegals might be harried and still in progress for Mayor Brandon Johnson, and other hardcore ChiTown machine Dems, it is long over with for the citizens of this formerly fair city.  Residents like long time Democrat and government employee Cata Truss who, along with her neighbors, are so fed up with illegals taking over their neighborhood facilities, and being handed benefits citizens cannot receive, that they've banded together to file a lawsuit against the city.

At Boston's Logan Airport, the ongoing shelter crisis comes to a head.  One man says his wife is sick, another says his daughter has a persistent cold.  Other migrants, fleeing unrest back home or simply seeking better economic opportunities, also want to know about medical care and potential jobs.  By the dozens, they spread their blankets to sleep on the hard, gray floor of Logan Airport.  Some curl up with their children.  With their immediate future unclear, for now, this is their America.  Here, tucked into a corner of Terminal E at the pre-security area in the welcome hall, past the Dunkin', the currency exchange, and a huge billboard advertising Revere Beach are scores of people seeking a better life, forced to sleep on the floor of the region's largest airport in part because the state's shelter system is maxed out.

Biden hates working people.  As our sanctuary-country sinks even further under the weight of millions of illegal immigrants, the President and his fellow Democrats believe the solution is to give them work permits so they can "support themselves."  Where is their concern for the citizens whose jobs these illegal immigrants will take?  Have they never heard of the concept of opportunity cost?  Every job they take is a job that won't be available to legal citizens.  That's not a political philosophy but a cold hard fact.  And this is in an environment where Artificial Intelligence and robots/automation are forecast to slash the number of jobs for average working folks.  What is even worse is the fact that this army of illegal immigrants is certain to depress working folk's hourly wages for generations to come.  You will often hear it said they are only taking jobs Americans won't do.  That is a lie.  The truth is Americans won't do some of those jobs for the wages being offered.  So, rather than allowing the marketplace to raise the wages being offered, their revolting solution is to import millions of low-skilled illegals in a planned strategy to keep working people's wages low, forever.

NYC inks $77M emergency hotels contract to shelter migrant families.  Mayor Eric Adams' administration has inked a new emergency $76.69 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide "last resort" shelter to migrant families[.]  Fifteen hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx will make blocks of rooms available to asylum-seeking families for up to 28 days under the "vouchering program" running through July.  "We're not going to allow a child or family to sleep on the street," Adams said during a press briefing Tuesday.  The migrant crisis has been a boon to the hotel industry still emerging from loss of business during the coronavirus pandemic.  The [New York] Post reported in September that the city extended contracts with the hotel association for three years at a staggering price tag of $1.3 billion — nearly five times the original $275 million deal — just to pay rental fees to more than 100 hotels that were converted into emergency shelters.

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Families?  Really?  How many of the new arrivals are unaccompanied military-age men?

Honduran Illegal Charged With Child Sex Abuse Freed After Local Authorities Refuse to Cooperate With ICE.  Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, one of the few national journalists who focuses on the crisis at our southern border and is often down there filming the ongoing tragedy, posted a disturbing story to X Sunday describing how an illegal immigrant who sexually abused at least one minor was released — only to go out and commit more offenses.  How did this happen?  Easy.  The perp was allowed to walk the streets because, once again, local authorities — especially those in sanctuary cities and states — often refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Authorities in Fairfax County, Virginia not only ignored a detainer request from ICE, but they didn't even notify them that the suspect had been released:  [Tweet]

NYC neighborhood turned into giant toilet as migrants litter park with poop, leave cups of urine on 'doorsteps'.  Since November, thousands of adult migrants have waited outside the former St. Brigid's School on East 7th Street, and overflow into Tompkins Square Park, to score a bed in the city's shelter system after their 30-day and 60-day stay limits expired.  But [bad things happened] last week when the city Parks Department yanked a trio of Port-a-potties from the park.  The loos had become so filthy that workers gave up on maintaining them, according to locals.

New York City Democrat Mayor Eric Adams Imposing 11 PM Curfew on Illegal Aliens.  New York City Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is considering the idea of setting a curfew for illegal aliens in state-run housing after rising crime and worrisome safety issues exploded around migrant shelters, setting legal residents on edge.  Adams' popularity has taken a steep nose dive recently, and he has been rapidly throwing ideas against the political wall, hoping it will bring voters back to his side after taking so much heat for his policies coddling illegal aliens.  If this latest trial balloon becomes city-wide policy, illegal border crossers in state shelters would be required to be in their rooms by 11 p.m. each evening, according to the New York Post.  They will also be required to stay in their rooms until 6 a.m. barring emergency situations.

Illegal immigrant says NYC has provided him free housing, food for seven months.  Social media was shocked after a young muckraker's candid chat with illegal aliens highlighted the extent to which taxpayers are footing freebies.  Denial and deflection have remained go-to tactics from Democratic politicians and President Joe Biden's recent remarks attempting to distance himself from the southern border crisis were no different.  While the gaslighting persisted, video journalist Nick Shirley questioned illegals in New York City drawing a sharp distinction between how the government was treating its own citizens.  Sharing clips of a more than 24 minute video across social media, one segment showed Shirley standing near the Roosevelt Hotel, one of a number of cushy locations where NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) had been housing illegals since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) had forced the issue into corporate media's focus with his busing plan.

Small Town, USA learns the hard way that welcoming lawbreakers has negative consequences.  A few days back, AT published an essay by contributor C.S. Boddie that highlighted a recent tragedy in Colorado:  an illegal alien, who had been deported four times before, killed a mother and her 16-year-old son, as he drove (allegedly) completely inebriated near a high school.  The illegal had four "alcohol-related driving" convictions under his belt, and just days before, he'd received probation, community service, and work release from a Colorado judge; Boddie's piece also included a number of other "chilling" examples underscoring the deadly consequences of admitting millions of scofflaws.  But dead Americans aren't the only casualties — say adios to Whitewater, Wisconsin, a once-safe and once-quaint midwestern town.  Whitewater recently came into the national spotlight after a letter to the Biden regime got picked up by conservative media.  Local police chief Daniel Meyer, had appealed to Washington to request help for the influx of illegals that have cropped up since 2022, putting a "strain" on reasources, and bringing in problems like these:  [Tweet]

Illinois Gov. Pritzker begs Texas Gov. Abbott to stop sending migrants.  The Governor of Illinois has begged Texas Governor Greg Abbott to stop bussing migrants to his state ahead of a life-threatening winter storm.  Governor JB Pritzker warned carrying out the policy amid plunging temperatures is jeopardizing the safety of migrant children and families.  And with the mercury set to plummet even further at the weekend, he has begged Abbott 'for mercy' on behalf of the thousands of migrants arriving in Texas who are due to be sent off to Illinois' sanctuary cities.

Mayor Eric Adams Forces Students into Virtual Classes So Migrants Can Stay in School Gym.  Ahead of a thunderstorm Tuesday evening [1/9/2024], New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is moving nearly 2,000 border crossers and illegal aliens from Floyd Bennett Field into a Brooklyn high school's gymnasium — forcing students into virtual classes.  On Tuesday, Adams announced that the border crossers and illegal aliens would be moved from Floyd Bennett Field, where they have been staying, to the gym at James Madison High School in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.  School faculty were told to take important items with them from their classrooms and offices when they left campus on Tuesday.  As a result, James Madison High School Principal Jodie Cohen notified parents, students, and faculty that they would have to go virtual on Wednesday to accommodate the border crossers and illegal aliens and their gym being turned into a migrant shelter.

NYC blames illegal immigrants for its crime problem.  It's interesting how much Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams sounds like a Republican when he talks about the effects of illegal immigration on his city. [...] During a news conference where he was asked about rising crime in the Big Apple, he blamed the illegal immigrants who are coming into the city and are unable to work here legally.  "When I talk about the devastation impact that the migrant and asylum seekers, people only think about the volume of people that are coming in.  There are byproducts to this, cuts to services, like we had to postpone a police class, looking at some of the budgetary cuts, having a body of people, many young, who can't work," Adams said.  This is all correct, although it ignores why so many illegals are coming to the city.  It is a lack of border enforcement by the politicians Adams and his administration support.  He is part of the reason there is a problem.

The socialists who inflicted this problem are not going to help solve it.
Small City in Wisconsin Begs Biden for Help with Migrants.  December was recorded as the highest single month for illegal immigration.  More than 302,000 people were reported crossing the southern border in December.  Whitewater, Wisconsin is a small city that finds itself dealing with both illegal aliens and legal immigrants.  About 1,000 immigrants have come in since 2022.  In the 2020 census, the city's population was 14,889.  So,1,000 immigrants may not sound like a big number to some but for a city the size of Whitewater, it's a game-changer.  The legal and illegal immigrants are coming to Whitewater and causing issues with housing and crime, for example.  City leaders prepared a letter for Joe Biden that says they have seen a "rapid increase in the population of immigrants arriving from Nicaragua and Venezuela."

SCNY Sues Bus Companies For Doing Their Job Of Transporting People.  What does Sanctuary City New York mayor Adams think bus companies do?  In this case, they were hired to transport people for money.  That's the business, right?  What this lawsuit is about is to put the fear into all bus companies so they do not transport illegal aliens to a self determined sanctuary city[.] [...] I'm not a lawyer, but, I sincerely doubt that this will go anywhere, since they were hired by the state of Texas to transport illegals, again, the entire point of the business is to transport people for hire.  If it doesn't get thrown out of court immediately, because, really, if Adams wants to sue anyone it should be Texas, then Adams would lose on appeal.  And, since this is about interstate commerce, this cannot be adjudicated in local or state court, it must be a federal court.  What Adams wants to really do here is get the bus companies to hold off in taking charters from Texas as the case waits for court, as well as force the companies to pony up a lot for lawyers.  [Tweet]

Phil Murphy shipping migrants out of NJ proves Democrats hypocrisy on the border.  Now The Post has photographic proof that Jersey's Gov. Phil Murphy is a flaming hypocrite — for doing right by his state despite his own stated "principles."  Unless he thinks helping migrants leave your state is only a "stunt" when a Republican does it.  On Wednesday, Murphy slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's practice of busing migrants from the border to blue states: "This is not a time for stunts.  This is a time to figure out a solution that's broad and comprehensive."  But when migrants show up on his doorstep, Murphy is shipping them right to New York City.  [New York] Post photos show New Jersey police officers collecting migrants bused from Texas to Trenton and Secaucus and herding them straight onto NJ Transit trains to the Big Apple.  So when the Greyhounds' rubber hits the road, Murphy's doing the same as Abbott.

Greg Abbott Slams Eric Adams Over Laughable Lawsuit, Uses Left's Standards Against Them.  Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced a laughable lawsuit on Thursday, suing 17 different charter bus companies for $700 million. [...] This is one of the most ridiculous lawsuits I've ever seen.  As RedState's Ward Clark pointed out in his write-up, bus companies (or transportation companies of any kind) are not required to pay for the accommodations of their passengers once they reach their destinations.  New York City is a proud "sanctuary city" and should be expected to abide by their proclamations.  That means caring for illegal immigrants once they arrive.  To suggest that it is the bus companies in question that are somehow financially liable for Adams' failure to uphold the far-left values he preaches is asinine.  Again, it's one of the most insane suggestions I've seen from a politician.  Abbott responded within hours, slamming Adams and turning the left's pro-illegal immigration standards against him.

Gov. Abbott Responds to Adams's "Baseless" Suit & "Violations".  Earlier today, we reported that New York City Mayor Eric Adams sued 17 Texas bus companies for transporting migrants to sanctuary New York City, where they wanted to go.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sends a small number of migrants (illegal aliens), while Joe Biden's regime sends 90% of the migrants that end up in other cities.  Gov. Abbott has responded:  "This lawsuit is baseless and deserves to be sanctioned.  It's clear that Mayor Adams knows nothing about the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution or about the constitutional right to travel that has been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Every migrant bused or flown to New York City did so voluntarily after having been authorized by the Biden Administration to remain in the United States.  As such, they have the constitutional authority to travel across the country that Mayor Adams is interfering with.  If the Mayor persists in this lawsuit, he may be held legally accountable for his violations."

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Mr. Abbott was the Attorney General before he was the Governor.  Eric Adams is in no position to explain the law to Governor Abbott.

Democratic Mayor Furious When Buses of Illegal Immigrants Show Up in His City, Says 'They're Not Welcome Here'.  Illegal immigration is all fun and games for Democrats trying to claim the moral high ground — until the buses start showing up in their cities.  Sam Joshi, mayor of Edison, New Jersey — a Democrat endorsed by big guns of the party such as U.S. Senator Corey Booker and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy — has had enough, according to News 12 New Jersey.  Bus drivers from Texas carrying loads of immigrants to New York City began dropping immigrants off at train stations in New Jersey over the weekend.  The drivers were purportedly attempting to do an end-run around new rules set by New York City's Mayor Eric Adams, dictating migrants can only be dropped in NYC on weekdays with 32 hours advance notice.  Buses stopped at train stations in Edison, Fanwood, Trenton and Secaucus, New Jersey, so immigrants could board trains into Manhattan.  Wasn't it Democrats that got us into the immigration invasion crisis in the first place?

Biden is likely to concede to GOP demands for border crackdown after Texas Gov. bussed 95,000 migrants to 'Sanctuary Cities'.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott appears set for a huge victory on the border crisis, as President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats look likely to cave on Republican demands for a crackdown on migrants.  The Republican posted to X on Tuesday, announcing the success of his program to bus illegal migrants to Democrat-led cities.  He said his initiative has amounted to the transfer of nearly 100,000 migrants to cities such as New York, Boston, Denver, and Chicago[,] where leaders are being forced to find accommodation for them.

Sanctuary Cities Seek More Money For Migrants, But Is Money The Problem?  Chicago, New York, and Denver all seek more money to address the surge of migrants.  However, money sent to sanctuary cities will only make things worse.  The sanctuary cities seek more money to address the migrant issue.  New York City Mayor whines the problem will cost $12 billion.  Denver's mayor said the problem will consume 10 percent of its budget.  But what about Texas?  On many days in December, there were 10,000 or more illegal entries.

Gov. Greg Abbott shipped over 85,000 illegal migrants from Texas in over one year.  In less than a year-and-a-half, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has transported 85,400 illegal migrants to so-called sanctuary cities run by Democrats who don't want to adhere to federal immigration enforcement.  New York City has borne the brunt of Texas offloading the crisis to Democratic enclaves, with Abbott sending 32,200 to the Big Apple starting in August 2022, according to his office.  Chicago has seen the second amount of migrants sent from Texas with 24,500 migrants arriving over the last year and four months.  While highly unpopular, specifically among Democrats, Abbott's strategy of sending migrants to sanctuary cities is helping flip the narrative and get more attention on the crisis.

Migrant Buses Arrive At NJ Train Station, Find 'Loophole' In NYC Executive Order.  Immigrants exploited a "loophole" in New York City's latest executive order by arriving at a New Jersey train station before heading over to the city by train, New Jersey officials said.  Secaucus's police department and town officials "received word" that several migrant buses arrived at the Secaucus Junction train station on Saturday, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli announced in a press statement Sunday.  Gonnelli said the Hudson County Executives' Office had determined that an estimated four migrant buses in New Jersey before heading over to New York City.

Migrants arrive by bus in NJ, take transit into NYC to avoid Mayor's executive order.  Buses from Texas and Louisiana began dropping off asylum seekers at several NJ Transit stations in New Jersey.  It's apparently to avoid New York City Mayor Eric Adams' new restrictions on when they can arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Approximately 10 buses from Texas and one from Louisiana, carrying about 397 migrants, arrived at stations in Secaucus, Fanwood, Edison and Trenton in the last two days, according to a social media post from Jersey City.  Four of the buses dropped asylum seekers at the Secaucus Junction station.  "It seems quite clear the bus operators are finding a way to thwart the requirements of the executive order by dropping migrants at the train station in Secaucus and having them continue to their final destination," Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said in a statement posted online.

Brandon Johnson Calls Greg Abbott a Threat to 'National Security' for Shipping Illegals to Chicago.  To be sure, all Democrat politicians — as far as I can tell — are blatant hypocrites, completely devoid of self-awareness.  That said, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is in a class of his own.  Sunday, on CBS's "Face the Nation," Johnson's blatant hypocrisy and mind-blowing lack of self-awareness were on full display — in all of their magnificent idiocy.  At issue was Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's continuing transport of illegal aliens to the Windy City.  Johnson told host Margaret Brennan that Abbott was "determined to continue to sow seeds of chaos" by shipping illegals to his city. [... But] While most of the embattled Chicago mayor's assertions were largely correct, the blame lies exclusively at the feet of the worst president in at least modern history.  The Biden Border Crisis was intentionally created by this president and as the monthly numbers of illegal alien crossings continue to rise, with December setting a new record, this administration continues to do zero — other than lie.

Biden's Migrant Crisis Overflows Tax-Funded Shelters in Detroit, Sends Migrants to Private Homes.  Joe Biden's border crisis has sent so many illegal border crossers to Detroit that activists are calling on members of their community to step up to house them in their private homes.  The African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs — an NGO that settles and cares for African migrants trying settle in the U.S. — is heading up the effort to find places for illegals to shelter in the Motor City.  The group's founder, Senegalese native Seydi Starr, told the Detroit News that Detroit has been working since last year to implement a support network for illegals.  And this year the crisis is worse than ever.

Sancturay Cities: 'Sorry!  We're Full!'  To be fair — that's not precisely what they said.  I believe they phrased it as, "Almost at capacity" and "at a tipping point."  Only RACIST Republicans would say something as insensitive as "full."  [Tweet]  It's interesting to watch these Angels of Sanctuary Mercy try to tap-dance out of their shared misery, blaming Texas while trying to say "but the border."  The border which, had he not gone to Chicago Public Schools or something equally as [bad], he would know runs right alongside Texas like Lake Michigan to Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Impounds Buses From Texas, Citations Issued.  Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is trying to manage the chaos created by the arrival of illegal aliens to his sanctuary city.  One solution he is implementing is to impound buses coming from Texas and issue citations.  Let's be honest — Mayor Johnson is not the sharpest tool in the shed.  He has been in office for seven months and he has yet to accomplish anything of noteworthiness.  He's good at getting before a camera, though, and trashing Texas Governor Abbott for taking Chicago up on its claim of being a sanctuary city.  Texas as an overabundance of illegal aliens, thanks to the Biden border crisis, and everything was fine as long as Texas was going it alone and dealing with the illegal border crossers.  However, once Governor Abbott began using migrant buses as a part of Operation Lone Star, the border security initiative he implemented in March 2021 when it became apparent the Biden border crisis is deliberate, suddenly sanctuary cities began crying foul.  The hypocrisy has been exposed.  Mayors of big blue cities talk the talk but didn't expect to have to walk the walk.  Virtue-signaling is easy if it is only sanctimonious words that do not require action to back them up.

Go back to Texas, 'por favor'.  The straw that broke the camel's back, or better said, the decision that exposed the Democrats' hypocrisy on the issue, was when Governor Abbott decided to make this a national problem.  It was a Texas problem when the migrants were flooding border cities.  It's become a national problem now that Mayor Eric Adams of New York City is angry that the White House is not returning his calls.  The latest Texas vs Chicago feud is happening in the context of a record-breaking surge at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Can you say something like thousands a day?  Texas can't handle that and neither can anybody else.  So the migrants will fly to Chicago.  Let's see what gimmick the mayor of Chicago comes up with to keep migrants from going to his sanctuary city.

Then why is New York still a "sanctuary city?"
Eric Adams Suggests Migrant Crisis Will Result In Rampant Crime.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams raised concerns that the city's migrant crisis will create more crime during a press conference Tuesday.  Migrants that are arriving and unable to work in the U.S. legally have become a challenge for the city, Adams said during the news conference, where he was asked about rising crime.  Out of the more than 100,000 migrants that have arrived to the city, only 2,200 have been approved for work permits, Anne Williams-Isom, the city's deputy mayor for health and human services, said.  "When I talk about the devastation impact that the migrant and asylum seekers, people only think about the volume of people that are coming in.  There are byproducts to this, cuts to services, like we had to postpone a police class, looking at some of the budgetary cuts, having a body of people, many young, who can't work," Adams said.

The Editor says...
Those problems were all self-inflicted.

'Sanctuary City' Just Released This Man Back Into the Community.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested an MS-13 gang member convicted of killing a Maryland resident years after local law enforcement in a so-called "sanctuary city" freed the illegal alien in defiance of ICE's detainment request.  According to an ICE press release, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore's Fugitive Operations Team finally captured the 26-year-old Honduran national, a "validated" gang member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Sailors Locos Salvatrucha Westside (S.L.S.W. or "Sailors") Clique, on Dec. 12 in Hyattsville, approximately 6.5 miles east of Washington, D.C.  Notorious for its brutality, MS-13's motto is "Mata, viola, controla" — meaning "Kill, rape, control."

10 more migrant buses arrive in Denver as Speer encampment grows.  Residents who live near a migrant encampment at Zuni and Speer say the number of tents is growing and the trash is becoming a larger issue.  On Thursday, 10 buses arrived in Denver with 341 migrants inside.  The city said that puts Denver on track to break 100 buses just in December.  One of the main spots they're landing is an encampment at Zuni Street and Speer Boulevard.  With more migrants coming in, residents' concerns are growing — one of those concerns being the trash created by a growing number of people in that one spot.

Texas officials send migrants to Chicago on private plane, mayor's office says.  Texas officials chartered a private plane to fly migrants to Chicago on Tuesday night, according to Mayor Brandon Johnson's office.  Police at O'Hare Airport were told a private plane chartered by the Texas Department of Emergency Management landed and left approximately 100 asylum seekers at Signature Flight.  The mayor's office says this is the first time a private plane has been chartered to fly migrants into Chicago.  Two unidentified individuals who flew with the plane reportedly fled Signature Flight and left the scene in an Uber before police arrived, according to a statement from the City of Chicago.  The flight originated from El Paso, Texas.

Illegals housed in NYC shown the door after nonstop complaints, but they refuse to leave.  Yesterday a major storm ripped through the Northeast, and the illegals being housed at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY at the tremendous expense of the taxpayers, were not happy — but then again, nothing is ever really enough for them, so it's not all that surprising.  "The plane was crowded, then the bus ride was uncomfortable, the food lacks variety, it's too cold, we don't have streaming services, nobody makes my bed, and now, the tents are too shoddy!"  Then, when the facility's security told the complainers they were free to leave, they refused, acknowledging that they had nowhere else to go.  Hey, I've got an idea — go back to your country of citizenship.

Chicago-bound immigrants dropped off in secret locations so drivers can avoid fines.  Bus drivers who are transporting illegal immigrants from the United States southern border to Chicago are dropping them off in secret locations to avoid fines from the city.  The bus drivers reportedly are shuttling immigrants to various spots around the city but not at shelters or police stations where they can get help.  The drivers also have cut off all communication with city officials.  "Obviously, they're trying every way to work around this," Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson's deputy chief of staff, told the Chicago Tribune.  "Since we've instituted the ordinance and the amendment, we have lost all communication with the border.  They're not sending us any notices. ... When they come without notice and coordination, it starts to undermine what we're trying to do."

Chicago voters won't get chance to weigh in on sanctuary city status, City Council decides.  Mayor Brandon Johnson and his City Council allies on Thursday used a parliamentary maneuver to squelch an advisory referendum that would have allowed Chicago voters to weigh in on whether Chicago should remain a sanctuary city.  A special City Council meeting called to consider the issue was over in less than an hour and never got off the ground.  Instead, Johnson ruled that the proposed referendum championed by Ald.  Anthony Beale (9th) needed a two-thirds vote, or 33 alderpersons, to suspend the rules so that it could be considered because it had not been approved by the Rules Committee.

Over 67K migrants are living in NYC shelters.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams again called out the Biden administration and the federal government over its 'baffling' inability to address the Big Apple's migrant crisis.  Adams, a Democrat, has often clashed with the president and Democrats in Washington, constantly begging Washington for money to solve a disaster that he claimed will 'destroy my city.'  It comes alongside the news there are now over 67,000 migrants living in the city's shelter system, over triple the 21,300 at this time last year.

Illegal Border Crossers Complain About the Free Food They're Being Given at Their Free New York City Hotels.  Illegal border crossers living on the taxpayers' dime in New York City hotels are reportedly not happy about the taxpayer funded food they are being given.  At a time when American citizens are struggling to afford food to feed themselves and their families, people here illegally are throwing away food that they are being given for free.  The city is spending a fortune on this every single day.  They might as well just throw cash into the garbage.

Chicago's migrant crisis spirals out of control:  City spent nearly $1 million on failed camp before pulling the plug.  Chicago spent nearly $1 million to build a migrant camp on a toxic site, as the city continues to struggle with a massive surge of asylum seekers, with officials now impounding incoming buses.  Official records seen by ABC 7 show the city spent more than $985,000 on the shuttered migrant camp at a Brighton Park lot[,] despite warnings that the site was not safe and outrage by locals, including a lawsuit.  The nearly $1 million bill is not much compared to the total expected cost of the camp, which was mostly financed by the state government under a $125 million contract with a private contractor.

Chicago lawmakers are blocking efforts to put sanctuary city status on ballot.  Chicago's Democrat leaders have been accused of hiding from voters in a city buckling under a migrant crisis after they blocked a vote on ditching its sanctuary city status.  Mayor Brandon Johnson ordered his lieutenants to quash a bid to put the controversial 'Welcoming City Ordinance' to a referendum on Chicago's March primary ballot.  It came after the mayor's floor leader was forced to resign for physically blocking opponents trying to access a previous vote on the issue last month.

The president of the Illinois NAACP called illegal aliens 'savages'.  For decades, the Democrats have built a political coalition based on victimhood.  Indeed, they even have a name for this coalition:  Intersectionality.  Women, blacks, the handicapped, Hispanics, the LGBTQ+ cadre, they were all bound together by shared resentment against white men.  As the old Arab proverb went, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."  But what happens when the common enemy is less of a problem than that intersectional friend?  We're finding out in Chicago where blacks are increasingly dismayed by the city giving illegal aliens resources that once went to the black community.  And in a city plagued by crime, it turns out that at least some blacks prefer the familiar black criminals as opposed to the new illegal alien criminals.  News broke yesterday that the president of the Illinois NAACP got in trouble because she called illegal aliens rapists, robbers, and even "savages": [...]

From sanctuary city — to 'stay in Texas'.  The migrant crisis in Chicago has turned comical.  I mean that it makes me laugh, especially when we remember what they used to say about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the law that eliminated sanctuary cities in Texas. [...] Mayor Johnson's problem is that he never said that sanctuary cities were only open in summertime.  The Democrats invited these people to come and they came as we can see on the streets or where ever they are sleeping tonight.  Down in El Paso, some group is putting up billboards reminding the new arrivals that New York City is a sanctuary city.

Wow, those buses are mean!
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration begins filing lawsuits against operators of 'rogue buses' of migrants.  Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration has quietly begun filing lawsuits over what it has described as "rogue buses" transporting migrants, an escalation the mayor has coupled with an attempt to further crack down on the transportation companies.  The stepped-up enforcement is the Johnson administration's latest effort to address the influx of new arrivals, which has become one of the mayor's most vexing challenges.  The care of more than 24,400 migrants who have arrived in Chicago since August 2022 has taken on heightened urgency as winter sets in, and tested the limits of how welcoming the city can be.  The city has filed 55 lawsuits since it implemented new rules about when and where buses can arrive in mid-November, the Law Department said.  The lawsuits address 77 total buses accused of violating the rules, and public records show at least some cases are seeking fines against the bus companies.

Schumer, Jeffries, Gillibrand and Biden stand by as migrants drive NYC into bankruptcy.  "It's going to be up to New Yorkers to navigate this challenge that we are facing," he said — the challenge being the migration-driven fiscal tsunami now bearing down on his city.  The thing about tsunamis, of course, is that they are not navigable.  Pretending otherwise, as a matter of public policy, is either foolish or dishonest.  Pick one.  Meanwhile, all one hears from Albany lately is a howling winter wind — Gov. Hochul also having been struck dumb by the migration crisis.  But her timidity is a grave mistake:  Albany is responsible — constitutionally, but also morally — for functionally bankrupt cities.  This would include the Big Apple, should it come to that.

What the Democratic Party Has Become.  A recent headline in "The Epoch Times": "Chicago to Give Illegal Immigrants up to $9,000 Each for Housing Costs."  Chicago is paying people to break the law.  This is what the Democratic Party in America has become.  I guess Chicago did this.  The city is taking money away from hard-working, law-abiding, decent American citizens and giving it to people who should not be in the country.  People who are violating American laws, spitting in the face of our people, and mocking the United States.  They are criminals who are allowed to roam freely on our streets with no penalty, taking jobs from Americans, indeed, with money from honest people in their pockets, courtesy of the Democratic Party.  But this is what the Democratic Party has become.  They hate America.  What other explanation is there for robbing their own law-abiding citizens and giving the money to criminals?  America will never be saved until the traitorous, totalitarian, America-loathing Democratic Party is totally crushed.

Mayor Adams' hotel-for-migrants money pit.  Even as he slashes public services, Mayor Adams is ramping up spending on migrants:  This year alone, city taxpayers will spend $4.3 billion to shelter and provide other services to recent arrivals, a 48% increase from the spring estimate.  But what are we getting for all this spending?  The city has finally, begrudgingly handed over its contract for the Roosevelt Hotel, after months of delay — and the document offers more questions than answers.  The Roosevelt Hotel, smack in Midtown, is Adams' flagship migrant facility.  Open as a welcome center and shelter since May, it's supposed to demonstrate how heroically the mayor is handling everything, even if President Biden won't pick up the tab.  Instead, it's become a physical blight, with graffiti scrawled all over the back, dozens of illegal mopeds strewn every which way, metal grates everywhere, trash overflowing two giant containers placed smack in the street, blacked-out windows.  There's no evidence Adams ever sends a top deputy over to see what's going on; the city's security contractors run the place.

Chicago Migrants Kicked Out Of Police Station Into Bitter Cold Weather.  Chicago migrants temporarily living in a police station were kicked out into the cold due to their refusal to relocate to a shelter.  Migrants have been piling into the Windy City over the past few months.  There are limited resources and limited places to house these people.  Police stations, churches, Chicago O'Hare Airport, and other locations have been turned into makeshift homeless shelters just to accommodate the migrants.  However, the situation has become untenable and other arrangements must be made.  Migrants at a Chicago police station were requested to transfer to a local shelter.  Some of them accepted while others refused and attempted to hunker down at the police station.  A viral video shows law enforcement removing the remaining people and forcing them out into the cold.

Dozens of Seniors Evicted from NYC Nursing Home to Make Way for Migrants.  A New York City nursing home has been converted into a migrant shelter after dozens of senior residents, including veterans, were recently evicted from the property.  94-year-old Army veteran Frank Tammaro, who served his country in the Korean War, was one of the residents evicted from their senior center.  Tammaro told Fox News that he had lived in the center for five years, and intended to spend the rest of his days there.  The residents were devastated when they were notified that they were being kicked out of their homes.

Gov. Abbott Says Texas Will Bus Another 70,000 Immigrants To Democrat-Run Cities.  Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday the state will bus another 70,000 immigrants to Democrat-run cities around the nation amid the Biden administration's ongoing crisis at the Southern Border.  "Texas will bus migrants to sanctuary cities until Biden secures the border," Abbott said on X.  "Our mission provides vital relief to border towns."  According to Abbott, the state intends to transport more than 12,500 migrants to Washington D.C., 25,000 to New York City, 20,000 to Chicago, 3,200 to Philadelphia, 7,400 to Denver, and over 1,000 to Los Angeles.  The governor's move comes as floods of migrants crossing the southern border in recent months have led to a national crisis, of which border towns typically bear the brunt.  But under Abbott's leadership, Texas reversed course last year by sending tens of thousands of migrants to so-called sanctuary cities run by Democrat officials — who were quick to voice criticism over the governor's orders.

Over 300 migrants move into San Diego airport.  Over three hundred migrants have been crashing at the San Diego International Airport as the border city has been hit with a surge of crossers.  Overnight stays by migrants have become common at the airport, but in recent weeks the number has drastically risen.  On Thursday, a bus dropped off dozens of immigrants at Terminal two, Fox 5 reported.

Democratic cities brace for a nightmare winter housing migrants.  Migrants in Chicago huddle on the floors of police stations and sleep in city buses kept running overnight to block out the cold.  In Massachusetts, where the emergency shelter system hit capacity earlier this month, the state is converting office space into shelters and at least one local group is stockpiling sleeping bags.  And in New York, where shelters are also full, the city has taken the extraordinary steps of providing migrants one-way plane tickets to as far away as Morocco and have contemplated handing out tents to newly-arriving migrants so they can sleep in parks.  Northern cities and states that have been overwhelmed by a surge in migrants are now out of room to house them just as the weather turns cold — a potentially life-threatening situation that's inflaming local political tensions as the Biden administration largely leaves these Democratic strongholds to fend for themselves.  "The state that took my ancestors in fleeing from pogroms in Ukraine will not allow asylum seekers to freeze to death on our doorsteps," Gov. JB Pritzker said last week, referring to his family's immigration to Illinois.  The dual crises of lowering temperatures and a lack of shelter space are forcing some jurisdictions to tighten long-standing policies that previously ensured people without homes would have a place to stay — and in some cases, confront simmering racial divides.

New York Housing Residents Miss Out on Thanksgiving Dinners After Illegal Aliens Get Them All.  Residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) were shocked early this week when illegal aliens who got in line before they did for free Thanksgiving dinners given away by local food banks left many low-income citizens without a holiday meal this year.  Reports say that residents of the NYCHA were told when to line up for their turkey dinner and fixings delivery, but when they arrived at the appointed time, they found hundreds of illegals already at the head of the line, according to WNYW-TV.  Queensbridge Housing resident Georgia Butler, for one, was disgusted after losing out to illegals at this year's food bank give away and noted that illegals were first in line[.]

Biden's illegal invasion is an unfunded mandate killing US cities and he's planning to expand it.  Recently Joe Biden bragged about his intention to allow more massive amounts of illegals to flood the country and it's frightening.  [Tweet with video clip]  Reparations for migrants?  What I never heard talked about is the fact that this is an unfunded mandate.  Biden does everything he can to keep the borders open for illegal invasion, to keep fentanyl flowing across the border, keep money pouring into the coffers of Mexican cartels and keep human trafficking flourishing.  This has a human horrible cost.  Young females are being abused on their travels to here.  Over 100,00 [sic] are dying every year from opiate overdose, most from fentanyl.  Then there is a gigantic financial cost to America.  We have seen how big-mouth politicians have devolved into mealy-mouthed politicians when their boasts of being sanctuary states and cities have their words shoved down their throats.  One is tempted to simply say "They asked for this.  Their constituents voted for this" and that's a fair assessment.  Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, is one such idiot.  He repeatedly boasted of being a sanctuary city.  Now that NYC has taken 142,000 illegals, the cost is becoming onerous.  To accommodate the illegals, Adams is punishing Americans.  He plans to slash the budget by $4 billion across the board by eviscerating the police force and education for his constituents.

Migrants move into Boston's airport as 'sanctuary city' runs out of beds for them.  A group of migrants have been forced to move into Boston's Logan Airport as the 'sanctuary city' has run out of beds for them to sleep in.  The party of up to 20 people, which includes babies, was seen sleeping underneath blankets on benches on Friday [11/17/2023].  They arrived in Boston as the Massachusetts shelter cap reached its maximum and there is deadlock over how best to spend $250 million for emergency shelters.

Eric Adams Begs Rich New Yorkers for Cash As Big Apple Continues to Rot.  As we reported on Thursday, NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced what amounts to the first of three emergency budgets, each of which will slash spending in critical areas, including for the New York Fire Department and Education Department.  Moreover, the mayor said further cuts might be necessary.  On Friday, Adams went hat in hand to some of the city's wealthiest residents, pleading with them to help his Democrat-run city government stop the bleeding — the bleeding for which it is solely responsible.  As is the case with all big-city Democrat mayors, Eric Adams doesn't get it.

Mayor Adams singing the 'sanctuary city blues'.  Mayor Eric Adams just announced budget cuts, as we read in news reports: [...] It's always tough to tell voters that their taxes are not enough to pay the bills.  This is more true in blue cities where so many people simply don't pay anything.  The mayor is blaming the migrants, the thousands who decided to listen to those who sing messages of love and welcome.  I don't doubt that taking care of 143,000 newcomers will turn a budget upside down.

Migrants to cost New Yorkers their police, teachers, firefighters, garbagemen.  Nothing's as expensive as cheap imported labor, and New Yorkers are about to find that out the hard way. [...] The astonishing thing is that none of them, other than Mayor Eric Adams, seem to recognize that migrants are why they can't have nice things.  They can pay for the migrants or they can have a cop come to the phone when they get robbed but they can't have both.  While migrant service cuts are on the table, what should be happening is the elimination of the entire free ride package — instead of 20% cuts to migrant freebies, why not 100% cuts, getting rid of them altogether?  Of course, the bureaucrats and NGOs would have to go, too, but that's probably where the problem is.

Failed Democrat Cities are Convincing Migrants to Go Back Home.  Democrat policies may have attracted millions to America with their open borders, but once those migrants get a taste of life under the American version of socialist banana republics, they're turning around and going home. [...] I think Chicago just solved the problem of illegal migration.  All the next administration has to do is tell the migrants that they are welcome here as long as they stay in Chicago.  Or New York City.

Furious migrants refuse to stay in tent shelter after being bused to Brooklyn.  Furious migrants are refusing to stay in tent shelters set up for them in New York City, at great expense to the taxpayer, as they prefer their plush hotels in Manhattan.  A group of asylum seekers were seen being bused to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on Sunday.  The site, part of a national park located in southeast of the New York City borough, is expected to hold 2,000 people.  But they were immediately loaded on a bus back to Manhattan as they complained that they had jobs back in the city, and their kids had schools to attend.

First migrants arrive at NYC's Floyd Bennett Field — only to scoff and leave isolated site after just one look-around.  The first batch of migrants was bused to Floyd Bennett Field's makeshift tent city in Brooklyn on Sunday — and wanted no part of it.  Dozens of migrant families arrived at the controversial remote housing site courtesy of the Adams administration shortly after 12:30 p.m., looked around and promptly hopped back on the bus to try to return to their previous shelters.  "We weren't told where we were going," one of the bused migrant dads griped to The [New York] Post.  "I work in The Bronx.  My kids go to school in The Bronx.  For us to live out here is ridiculous.  "We're going back," he fumed.

Chicago is so unpleasant migrants are fleeing back to Venezuela after being dumped in shelters and refused jobs.  Chicago has become so unpleasant that migrants are fleeing back to Venezuela after being dumped in shelters and refused better paying jobs.  Since August last year, 20,700 migrants have arrived in Chicago from Texas.  The Lone Star State's Governor Greg Abbott sent migrants to Chicago and other Democrat-run cities because of their proud status as 'sanctuary cities.'  They offer enhanced protection against detention or deportation for undocumented migrants.  Now, Illinois' harsh winters, lack of migrant infrastructure, and ambivalent support from locals has made many people, who undertook the harsh US-Mexico border journey, actually turn around and go back home.

Many Turn Against 'Sanctuary City' Status — Tulsa, OK, Becomes State's First 'Welcoming City'.  As many cities have begun to turn away from being "welcoming" or "sanctuary" cities, the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, seems to be heading in the opposite direction.  Activists for migrants were celebrating this week by designating Tulsa as its newest "Welcoming City."  The designation comes after Mayor G.T. Bynum and members of the city council enacted several measures since September to make the city a more desirable destination for illegal migrants.  The group Welcoming America has helped cities across America create, promote, and guide efforts to create conditions better for migrants in American cities.  One of the efforts by Tulsa was the Asian Affairs Commission enacted by Mayor Bynum in September, the group says.  The new commission will focus on workforce and economic development, education, and civic engagement, according to KOSU.

GOP Speaker Mike Johnson:  Democrats Should End 'Sanctuary City' Secession Policies.  House GOP legislators will use their clout in the year-end funding fights to push to end Democrat cities' secession from the nation's immigration laws, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) told the New York Post.  "I'm certain that will be one of our proposals, and it should," the GOP's new House leader told the newspaper.  The Democrats' so-called "Sanctuary Cities" create no-go zones for federal immigration laws, including the laws requiring the deportation of illegals.  The cities' secession from federal law also creates havens for illegal migrants, spikes crime against Americans, and also allows employers to cut wages, spike rents, and sideline millions of working Americans.

Please, don't come to Boston for the springtime.  Honestly, I don't blame the migrants.  They've been lied to, from the human trafficking masters who took their money to Democrat politicians exploiting the issue.  They were told to come, claim asylum, and wait for the judge to hear their case.  So they came.  It's the Democrats to blame here.  They sang the sanctuary city song never realizing that people would actually listen to the lyrics.  Deal with it, Democrats.  You created this problem and the federal government is not going to bail you out.

Housing illegal migrants in America's airports?  Is there nothing of greater priority to this Biden administration than the care and feeding of illegally present foreign migrants?  It sure seems like it.  Witness this latest bat-brained scheme from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to house illegal aliens in America's airports. [...] Airports are put there by taxpayers for the purpose of air travel, their own air travel, not unvetted migrant housing, which has created problems everywhere it has been established.  Just ask New York City, which is now the home of migrant-trashed hotel rooms.  There's a zoning problem right there.  Put an unpermitted addition onto your own house and the inspectors will come after you.  Turn the airport into a migrant housing complex and nobody does a thing.

Raucous crowds flood Chicago City Council, shut down meeting over sanctuary city issue.  A special City Council meeting to discuss Chicago's sanctuary city status descended into chaos on Tuesday.  The meeting was suspended amid a large contingent of loud and angry demonstrators that had taken over the gallery in the City Council chambers, expressing their displeasure over Chicago's status as a sanctuary city.  Some protestors were kicked out of the rules committee meeting, which had to be shut down because nobody could hear what anybody was saying.  Last week, there was an attempt to take a vote on an ordinance that would create a referendum on next spring's ballot, allowing the public to decide whether Chicago should continue its status as a sanctuary city.  However, that meeting never got off the ground, because they could not reach a quorum.

Deluded mayors demand $5 billion from taxpayers to fix a migrant crisis they welcomed to their 'sanctuary cities'!  America has lost all control.  The numbers are eye-watering.  Around 600,000 'gotaways' crossed the Southern border undetected in the last fiscal year.  900,000 more, out of 2.4 million migrants encountered by guards, were willingly released into the US.  In total, that's equivalent to the population of Philadelphia.  Of course, Joe Biden and his Democrats are to blame.  But now their own party's mayors are begging for billions of taxpayer dollars to remedy a problem they asked for.

Sanctuary City Mayors from Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston, Demand Federal Bailout.  The hubris here is actually quite stunning.  A group of Mayors from sanctuary cities are requesting that all taxpayers in the USA support them as they try to cope with the impact of mass illegal alien arrivals.  They created themselves as "sanctuary cities" for illegals, now they want everyone to pay for it.

Red Light District Erupts in New York with Influx of Venezuelan Prostitutes.  A whole new red light district has erupted in New York City with a mass influx of Venezuelan migrant women working as prostitutes.  "Roosevelt Avenue in the Corona neighborhood of Queens is filled with Venezuelan migrants offering sex services in the open-air, so-called 'Market of Sweethearts," reported the Daily Mail.  Prostitutes have even been seen working in the neighborhood during the day and sometimes soliciting children as they leave school.  New York Mayor Eric Adams, who previously warned that the migrant crisis would dramatically alter his city, said that the eruption in prostitution just represents yet another example of its impact.

I don't pity the poor illegal immigrant.  The Star Tribune has just posted Maya Rao's weepy and euphemistic take on Hennepin County's close encounter of the Biden kind with the flood of illegal immigrants that is washing up in Minneapolis from New York (thanks, Mayor Adams!) and south of the border. [...] It isn't rude to [observe] that someone paid for that "free plane ticket," but inquiry into who that someone might be runs beyond the scope of Rao's 1500-word story.  Rao doesn't go there.  Maybe this inhibited the scope of Rao's inquiry, but I don't think so:  "The Star Tribune could not determine what happened to the family waiting outside the Bloomington hotel — after a few minutes of conversation, two security officers walked outside and asked journalists to leave."  What agency did the security officers work for?  Rao doesn't go there.  Rao only glancingly addresses the illegality of the flood.  She notes that most of the "migrants" are Ecuadorians "seeking asylum, waiting for court dates that are months or years away." [...] How would these 18-year-olds or other Ecuadorians in the Biden flood washing up in Hennepin County conceivably qualify for asylum?  Rao doesn't go there.

Democrat voters are getting tired of being mugged by the reality they created.  Snug in their northern cities far from the open southern border, Democrats condescendingly chided conservatives and those living in southern border regions for their heartlessness and racism.  "No person is illegal," they chanted.  "America is a nation of immigrants," they told us.  "Give us your tired, your hungry, your poor, your huddled masses, blah, blah, blah," they recited as if a poem had the force of law.  And then Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, joined by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, had the inspired idea to send the illegal aliens flooding Texas to places such as Martha's Vineyard, New York, and Chicago.  Now, those smug cities are begging for relief.  It was cute when Martha's Vineyard, after hosting what was essentially a community-wide barbecue for the few illegal aliens who landed in their elite, white paradise, swiftly sent them on their way.  That was easy.  It's harder, though, in places like New York and Chicago. [...] For example, New York is paying over $11 million just to wash laundry for illegal aliens.  That's on top of the $23 million the city is shelling out for other services for illegal aliens, some of which also include dirty laundry.

Chicago meeting turns ugly as residents protest planned migrant camp in local neighborhood: 'Nobody asked us'.  A meeting over Chicago's brewing migrant crisis in the Brighton Park neighborhood became heated as residents protested a planned camp that can house over 2,000 migrants, according to Fox 32 Chicago.  Residents of the southwest side of Chicago neighborhood were fiercely divided over the plan, with city officials confirming their plans to build a camp for migrants on a "10-acre vacant lot, located at 38th and California," per the outlet.  "The City of Chicago has been identifying viable sites across the city to construct base camps as an alternative to new arrivals sleeping outdoors, at O'Hare and on the floors of police district stations as winter fast approaches," a statement from the mayor's office reads. "The site at 38th and California appears viable, and the intention is to construct temporary shelter at this site."

Nothing is free, especially in New York City.  If the government is giving away goodies, you paid for them.
LOL: NYC Now Offering Illegal Migrants Free Plane Tickets to Anywhere in World.  It's amazing what happens when a liberal is forced to put his money where his mouth is.  Their specialty is spending other people's money, not their own.  And it turns out that housing even a tiny percentage of the illegal aliens President Biden has invited into America is wildly expensive, and Mayor Adams hasn't managed to find anybody else to hand the tab to.  His answer?  A free ticket to anywhere, as long as he never sees their faces again.

New York City Offering Illegals Free Plane Tickets to Destinations of Their Choice.  As New York City continues to be swarmed by hordes of third world illegal aliens, the administration of Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) has turned to yet another solution:  Offer them free travel to any destination they choose.  According to Politico, Adams turns to this latest move as the shelters continue to overflow with illegals, with concerns surrounding the increased cost of housing them and the brutality of the coming winter months for those who cannot find shelter.

The Editor says...
[#1] Why is this generous offer extended only to those who are present in New York illegally?  Why can't any law-abiding New York resident get a free ride to Florida, for example?  [#2]  At this point, the mayor's offer is just an offer.  When nobody wants to leave, I predict there will be fewer carrots and more sticks.

Illegal Immigration's Terrifying Cost.  When Florida governor Ron DeSantis tapped local funds late last year to start flying undocumented immigrants out of his state and into blue states, Democrats blasted him for trying to score "political points" with taxpayer money.  DeSantis countered that the $12 million fund that financed the flights represented only a tiny portion of the money that Florida was spending on asylum seekers, after the federal government briefly detains them at the border, releases them, and they wind up in the Sunshine State.  Florida hospitals alone had racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in costs for uncompensated care to migrants, DeSantis noted — and the state had to subsidize those services.  And it was largely progressive-led municipalities declaring themselves immigrant "sanctuaries" that helped attract record recent numbers of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, DeSantis argued, so it was only fair that those cities and states pay for sheltering them.  "If the policy is to have an open border, I think the sanctuary cities should be the ones that have to bear that," said DeSantis.

Biden's call for more war cash includes $14 billion to faciliate the entry of illegals.  [Joe Biden is] calling his new request for $105 billion in war cash a "smart investment that's going to pay dividends for American security for generations." [...] All we can see from this phony request of his is that he's concerned about the Fox News cameras focused on the unending stream of illegals crossing into the U.S. and hopes to outrun it by spiriting them into the states faster.  That's not going to fool the cities, such as San Diego, which are now flooded with dumped illegals, as are many cities across the country.  They're the ones who pay for this, but no matter:  These are sanctuary cities are run by Democrats and they aren't going to seriously oppose Biden even as he sticks them with the tab.  Sure, a little grumbling.  But no move to get rid of Biden which is what they ought to be doing.  If Biden gets his requested appropriation, not only will he be able to process more illegal migrants into the U.S., he'll presumably have the Fox News cameras off the border scene as election time approaches.

Border Patrol dumps buses full of migrants at overwhelmed San Diego center.  US Border patrol agents continue to dump migrants — including many who entered the country illegally — at a transit center in San Diego, overwhelming the city that already experiences 1,200 arrivals each day.  New photos show the shocking moment buses of migrants from central America, the Middle East and Africa arrive at the center.  There, they are met with social workers who help them book flights and bus tickets to other parts of the nation.  San Diego shelters have struggled with the influx of migrants under Joe Biden's lax border policies.

El Paso Mayor Sends 178 Buses of Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary Cities.  El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser escapes the critical rhetoric that is thrown at Governor Greg Abbott over sending migrant buses to sanctuary cities.  Why is that?  Is it because Leeser is a Democrat and Governor Abbott is a Republican?  Probably.  Governor Abbott began sending migrant buses to sanctuary cities to help ease the overcrowding in border communities through his Operation Lone Star initiative.  Texas taxpayers fund the migrant buses.  Big blue sanctuary cities across the country have preened as though they are better than everyone else by spouting popular progressive talking points.  All are welcome here, they say, and legal status doesn't matter.  The mayors of the sanctuary cities said they would have services ready to handle illegal aliens.  So, Governor Abbott took them up on their offers of hospitality.  Migrant buses rolled from Texas to New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver.

A remarkable awakening has unfolded in this country, and we have those busloads of illegals to thank for it.  There was a time, not so long ago, when supporting President Trump's border wall could get you labeled a "racist."  While some die-hard progressive ninnies might still throw that term around, the tide is definitely turning.  Much of this awakening can be credited to red state governors like Abbott and DeSantis, who sent busloads of illegals to blue "sanctuary cities" across the nation.  This eye-opening move made the border crisis all too real for liberals.  Suddenly, they got a firsthand look at just how destructive an uncontrolled bumrush at our border can be, revealing how quickly it can destabilize even a city as large and robust as New York.

Debunking the False Narratives About Sanctuary Cities.  I am glad to see that most of the GOP presidential primary challengers are talking about the need to end and outlaw sanctuary polices in the United States.  I wish they would go a step further and explain why sanctuary policies are bad for public safety, officer safety, and border security.  The American people need to understand the critical nature of — and a good candidate needs to also understand and be able to articulate — such an important issue.  As the former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, I often talked about sanctuary cities and how politicians who pushed them were dishonest with their communities.  I often talked about how these jurisdictions undermined public safety, put the public in harm's way, and made life harder and more dangerous for law enforcement.  I have been retired for a few years now and I still talk about the need to end these dangerous policies — and I will not stop until we succeed.

Thanks to Biden's Open Borders, in Dem Cities it's Black vs. Brown.  The last time the black vs. brown tension was this thick, you could cut a chunk and fry it as the Black Lives Matter riots were tearing Chicago into pieces.  Black protesters led by media-protected white leftists tore up downtown to hurt Donald Trump's re-election prospects.  This was their insurrection.  It took lives and cost billions of dollars in damages in cities across America.  They tore up the downtowns and black neighborhoods and black-owned businesses.  Then Mayor Lori Lightfoot was in literal panic.  But in Chicago, the BLM rioters and their white Democrat Socialist handlers did did not tear up the old and iconic Latino neighborhoods on 18th and 26th street.  Why is that?  Because Latino street gangs publicly threatened to shoot Black Lives Matter rioters if they were found in the Hispanic neighborhoods.  And so, BLM backed off.  But now?  The tension if not the physical damages are high, with longtime black residents told to step off the corner, to step back and give their place in line to illegal Latin immigrants who are being courted as new prospective voters by Biden Democrats.  Black voters have been betrayed.

Abbott: More than 50,000 Illegals Bused to Sanctuary Cities.  Texas has bused more than 50,000 illegals who were unlawfully released into the U.S., Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday.  The majority have been bused to New York City, followed by Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.  Abbott began the busing strategy in April 2022.  He first sent foreign nationals who illegally entered the U.S. in Texas to Washington, D.C. Since then, over 12,500 people chose to be transported to the nation's capital.  Last year, he expanded the strategy to send people to New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.  Since last August, Texas bused more than 18,500 people to New York City and over 13,500 people to Chicago.  Since last November, Texas bused over 3,200 people to Philadelphia.

Denver sends fliers to border towns telling asylum seekers to stay away after 21,000 arrivals this year.  Denver's liberal government has asked officials at border towns to distribute fliers telling asylum seekers to stay away from the Colorado capital, after 21,000 new migrants arrived this year.  Like various liberal cities like Chicago and NYC, the Mile High city has been struggling with migrants being bused north by conservative governors trying to make a point about what they say are open-border Democratic policies.  The city currently has about 2,510 migrants staying in temporary shelters and has spent about $26 million on the crisis. Matthew Mueller, the executive director for the Office of Emergency Management, has asked officials in Brownsville, El Paso, Houston, and Dallas to let migrants know Denver 'can no longer provide the same level of sheltering resources to newly arriving persons.'

A Democratic civil war in Chicago.  Tempers are flaring in the city of Chicago and protests are taking place on an almost daily basis now.  But the city's residents are not protesting against Donald Trump or the police or carbon emissions.  They're protesting the government of newly elected Mayor Brandon Johnson.  And they're not just upset about the rampant crime rates in the city, though there have been some protests about that as well.  The most recent protests are in opposition to the city's handling of the busloads of illegal migrants that are showing up in Chicago and the Mayor's plans to convert more buildings and facilities into migrant shelters.  The one that took place yesterday outside of the Amundsen Park Fieldhouse was particularly "lively" [...] The current plan would convert the park into a shelter and the people from the neighborhood were having none of it.

Failed: New York City is a Collective Slum.  Now that New York City is, as a result of its own decision to become a sanctuary city for illegal migrants, suffering a widespread housing shortage, its slumlord-in-chief (Mayor Eric Adams) proposes to address the problem with single room occupancy (SRO) accommodations. [...] Slumlords accept only tenants who pay the rent, while NYC squanders $300 a day on hotel rooms for illegal migrants who pay nothing.  New York City is an outhouse, and I am using the family-friendly version of the word Donald Trump was accused of using to describe certain countries, that forced a 95 year-old veteran of the Korean War out of his nursing home to make room for illegal migrants while it seeks to reintroduce tenement housing for working Americans.  In fairness to landlords, some try to keep their places clean and safe but others do not.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker calls on Biden to direct migrants AWAY from his state.  Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has become the latest Democrat to beg President Joe Biden to divert migrants away from his state.  It comes just two years after declaring his state the 'Most Welcoming State in the Nation' and expanding immigrant protections.  Pritzker joins New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy among liberals who have professed pro-migrant policies but asked that they not be housed in their jurisdiction.

Korean War vet booted to street to make room for illegal immigrants.  Another classic cartoon character is set to be overhauled to fit the modern "woke" times with the tale of Disney's beloved deer Bambi next up on the chopping block.  In the new and improved version, a critical plot element, the death of the young Bambi's beloved mother who is shot and killed by a human hunter, could be left out so as to not risk offending the delicate sensitivities of modern audiences.  Writer Lindsey Anderson Beer who is working on the script for the live-action remake of the 1942 big-screen animated film said that today's more "sensitive" generation could have difficulty dealing with that particular element of the original and suggested that it could be scrapped.

For Some, Open Border Chaos Is the Goal.  Beware, the crisis at the southern border may be much worse than it appears.  Free Apple watches, bus and plane tickets all across the continental United States, and sophisticated lawyers standing by to counsel migrants on how to best navigate border officials' scrutiny of asylum on the occasions when they are actually required to defend their asylum claims.  These benefits being offered to illegal border crossers have left the public shocked, angry, and in many cases, feeling the issue closer to home than ever before.  Many cities and states have also been overwhelmed as the consequences of the crisis have migrated well beyond the southern border states.  Recently, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made news when he emphatically declared that the now-regular stream of migrants into the Big Apple "will ruin the City!"  It's not just local budgets and social services that are being squeezed to the breaking point, although those are nothing to sneeze at and will have to be addressed.  The increase in crime may be the biggest concern.  Violent crime rates are up, and violent incidents are prominent on the nightly news.

NYC steamrolls the elderly to feed the wolves (illegal invaders).  Ahead of the 2024 elections, voters throughout the country need to know that Democrat-run New York City is now taking money away from senior citizen meal programs, day care, and inmate rehabilitation to squander it on $300 hotel rooms for migrants.  As reported by Bloomberg News in June, the (projected) cost of housing migrants is $4.3 billion between April 2022 and July 2024. [...] Some asylum seekers are genuine, but most are economic migrants who want to take advantage of the city's generous welfare programs.  If millions of people cross our border every year, and roughly a quarter million announce their presence as required by law to apply for asylum, the conclusion is obvious.

NYC to pay over $1 billion in hotel costs for migrants.  New York City is bracing for the impact of the continuing illegal immigrant crisis, with an extended contract deal with local hotels to house migrants over the next three years at a significant cost of over $1 billion.  According to The New York Post, the revised contract, with a value of approximately $1.365 billion, is set to cover the rental charges for over 100 hotels repurposed into emergency shelters for migrants over the next three years.  The new cost is about five times the cost of the city's original hotel contract for housing migrants.

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to Migrants: 'If You're Going to Leave Your Country, Go Somewhere Else'.  New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) wants to send a clear message for migrants who might seek refuge in the Empire State: "Go somewhere else."  In an appearance on CNN Primetime on Wednesday night, Hochul praised President Joe Biden for offering the ability to work to 470,000 Venezuelan migrants, describing it as a "good approach."  But she also emphasized the importance of restricting the policy to those who arrived in the country before July 31 so as not to incentivize more migrants to make the journey north.

Is Kathy Hochul late to the game, or are we?  For years, warnings were issued, mostly from Republican conservatives, that it was vital to secure the border.  Warnings were sounded loudly, that there must be limits — such as those imposed by immigration laws.  There is no worldwide right to come to America, and moreover, no right to consume our taxpayer dollars, nor to overwhelm our community services.  Immigration must be orderly and legal.  Borders must not be open.  Those who said such things were scorned as racist.  Why, the critics said, our nation was founded on immigration.  We are all of us descendants of immigrants.  We can accommodate any and all.  Give us your poor, your huddled masses.  And let them vote.  It's their right.  Where was Kathy Hochul all those years?  Why the sudden change of heart?  Wasn't she one of those who wished this curse upon Texas?

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul goes full right-wing extremist: "We're at our limit.  If you're going to leave your country, go somewhere else".  [Tweet with video clip]  Remember years ago when Trump was called a super racist with a side of Hitler for saying basically the same things?

Border Patrol sticks it to the sanctuary cities.  The Border Patrol, which remains focused on its mission and is generally less corrupted than the rest of the federal workforce, has a little something to say to all the sanctuary cities out there:  [Tweet]  Sure, it was done by the Border Patrol union, and not the agency itself.  But it pretty well indicates what the rank and file are thinking.  That may be why we are seeing strange videos like these, this time in San Diego, which has become the latest dumping ground for Joe Biden's catch-and-release:  [Tweet with video clip]

Socialists Push New 'Migrant Taxes' for New Yorkers.  New Yorkers are angry and fed up over the illegal crisis in the state.  Thanks to Joe Biden's broken border policy, more than 7 million illegal aliens have flooded over the US border.  Just ask Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the mood in the city.  The Squad member was shouted down by angry New Yorkers while in NYC to discuss the crisis. [...] Now, socialist state lawmakers are angling to add new tax increases to cover the mushrooming cost associated with illegals.

Sanctuary City Chicago Faces $538M Budget Deficit Over Illegal Immigration.  The sanctuary city of Chicago, Illinois, is facing a massive budget deficit due to illegal immigration, while non-governmental organizations (NGOs) rake in huge sums of taxpayer cash for providing services to border crossers and illegal aliens.  Since the summer of last year, Chicago has seen an influx of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens — 13,500 of which are living off taxpayers in the city's shelter system.

New Yorkers Aren't Buying It.  New York has long been a "sanctuary city," but when busloads of illegal immigrants began showing up, that changed rapidly.  Mayor Eric Adams says that the presence of 58,000 or so illegal immigrants threatens to destroy the city, and blames the Biden administration.  He's right about that.  A group of New York pols that included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Gerald Nadler, and others toured the Roosevelt Hotel, epicenter of the fiasco, and held a press conference afterward.  It did not go well.  They were shouted down by normal New Yorkers who want their city back.  AOC offered the universal Democrat solution — more money from the federal government, borrowed from our children! — but the crowd wasn't having it.

They're not here to work.
Only 800 of New York's tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have applied for work authorization.  It has been revealed that out of the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have taken over New York City within the past 18 months, less than two percent have applied for work visas.  Democrats at every level of government continue to say that getting more work visas will solve the illegal immigration problem in New York.  AOC and other Democrats staged a press conference outside midtown Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel on Friday to speak about work authorizations, more federal funding, and the American dream, but they were shouted down by constituents who very clearly want the border closed.  According to New York Post, only 800 adult-aged illegal immigrants have filed the necessary paperwork required to obtain work visas which will allow them to start earning a legal wage.  Data shows that there are roughly 60,000 illegal immigrants currently residing in the Big Apple.

Growing costs of migrant care tied to projected $538 million budget deficit.  Mayor Brandon Johnson announced Wednesday that the city of Chicago is facing a projected $538 million budget deficit for 2024 — a financial burden his administration blamed in part on the growing cost of caring for migrants.  Since asylum seekers began arriving one year ago, the city is now hosting at least 13,000 migrants who are living at airports, police stations and shelters spread across the city.  According to latest budget projections released by the Johnson administration, records show at least $200 million of the deficit stems from special project costs — which includes caring for new arrivals to the city of Chicago.

It's not fun being a sanctuary city anymore.  Once upon a time, it was so much fun being a sanctuary city.  It made you popular with immigration activists and the self-declared "enlightened" class.  Suddenly, sanctuary cities are about dealing with migrants who accepted your invitation.  As someone said on the TV, it's like inviting a bunch of people for dinner and then realizing that you can't pay the bill. [...] I don't feel sorry for any of these Democrats.  They played this issue against Governor Greg Abbott in Texas.  They preached tolerance, diversity, inclusion, and everything else.  Now, Mayor Eric Adams is threatening to make budget cuts and the governor of Massachusetts doesn't know what to do.

When it comes to illegal aliens, Democrat mayors seem deliberately dense.  Thanks to Gregg Abbott's and Ron DeSantis's decision to ship illegal aliens to "sanctuary cities," we got to see a panicked Mayor Eric Adams announce New York City's potential destruction.  It seems the uncontained influx of illegals has presented the city with a multi-billion-dollar cost to house and feed them.  After available hotel rooms were gone, school gymnasiums, rec centers, and other facilities were called into use.  And then, the master stroke... NYC is starting to ship the excess to other boroughs, flooding their facilities, parks, and schools.  Worse, with school starting, non-English speaking illegal aliens will fill the classrooms alongside little Johnny, making the issue even more personal for parents.

NYC Pays Al Qaeda Terror State $200M to Rent Hotel Rooms to Illegal Aliens.  The Roosevelt Hotel claims that it's the place "where classic elegance meets contemporary luxury".  Classic elegance and luxury at the midtown Manhattan hotel looks like busloads of migrant invaders arriving and camping outside the golden doors.  The scene is no better inside where 41 migrants have been arrested for beating wives, girlfriends and significant others.  There have also been assaults on employees and an arrest for child endangerment.  While the Roosevelt Hotel may have an old name, Mayor Eric Adams and New York City actually leased it from Pakistan for $220 million.  That amounts to paying $210 per room for each night that an illegal alien invader uses it to smoke meth or abuse their wives and daughters.  The Roosevelt Hotel was named after Teddy.  You can imagine what he would have done if thousands of foreigners had invaded a hotel and turned it into a drug den on his watch.

Biden administration officials shift blame for NYC migrant crisis on to Mayor Eric Adams because there is 'no exit strategy'.  Biden administration officials have blamed Mayor Eric Adams for New York's out-of-control migrant crisis as tensions heat up between the Democrat factions.  Department of Homeland Security employees have blasted the mayor's office for having 'no exit strategy' for the 10,000 refugees the city takes in each month.  Their comments are the latest example of the president's inner circle passing the humanitarian issue like a hot potato to local officials who in turn shunt responsibility back to the White House.

FEMA Money Should Go to Disaster-Stricken Americans, Not Illegal Aliens.  Federal spending is hard enough to keep track of at the best of times, but the Biden administration is highly adept at hiding how it funds an open borders agenda.  In a cynical budget negotiation tactic, the White House now is trying to push through a $40 billion "supplemental" funding bill that holds bailout money for the Federal Emergency Management Agency hostage to sending billions more to Ukraine with insufficient accountability.  It gets worse.  If the White House tactic works, and Congress coughs up enough aid to Ukraine that rescue money for FEMA can get through, hundreds of millions of that funding won't go to disaster-afflicted Americans.  Instead, taxpayers' money will provide housing, food, health care, and transportation for illegal immigrants through grants to activist nongovernment organizations and "sanctuary" cities.  That's right.  Even though FEMA grants are meant to help taxpaying Americans prepare for and cope with hurricanes, fires, and floods, the Biden administration has used these same funds to pay activist NGOs to settle migrants illegally in the United States.

Let New York City Die.  One of life's pleasures is watching liberalism destroy itself.  Maybe that's mean, but honestly, after all the damage the left has done to the country, I find it increasingly difficult to [care] when one of the monsters they've unleashed on the country returns to destroy their castle.  I rather enjoy it, actually.  In this case, I'm talking about the illegal alien invasion happening at our southern border. [...] These illegal aliens aren't going anywhere, at least voluntarily, ever.  They need to be forcibly removed — deported — and Joe Biden is not the man who's going to do that.  He's the one who started this idiotic, destructive game of red rover with the world through Mexico, he simply does not care about the devastation in his wake — he'll be long-dead by the time the real price is known, unless he's replaced by someone who actually cares about Americans.  There isn't a Democrat in the country who can be described as someone who cares about Americans more than illegal aliens.  Not one.  That's what makes it all the more sweeter now that we're seeing liberal cities and states suffer the economic pain they happily supported being forced on conservative areas along the border.

Protests Erupt in Blue Cities Over Illegal Immigrants as Democrats Reap What They Sow.  The meltdown in blue cities over the busing of illegal immigrants continues, and it's causing Democrats serious problems.  That's good, because it's their fault this is happening.  What the media inaccurately call the "migrant crisis" (these are people who have unlawfully crossed the U.S. border, not migrants) is battering so-called sanctuary cities, such as New York and Los Angeles.  Imagine how people in Texas and Arizona border cities — such as El Paso, Yuma, and Eagle Pass — feel.  Texas sent a 12th bus full of illegal immigrants to Los Angeles on Monday.  According to KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles, the bus carried "23 men, 20 women, [and] 21 children."  "The migrants were from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia, and Venezuela," it said.

Chicago to move migrants from police stations to tent camps before winter under mayor's plan.  Nearly 1,600 migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. will be relocated from Chicago police stations to winterized camps with massive tents under a plan by Mayor Brandon Johnson, according to a report released Thursday.  The relocations will occur "before the weather begins to shift and change," Johnson said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.  The tents could hold up to 1,000 migrants, he said, and the camps would provide meals and recreational and educational programming.

Chicago's O'Hare Airport [is being] used as a migrant shelter.  Chicago leaders are facing backlash over hundreds of migrants being housed at O'Hare International Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports.  Chicago reporter William Kelly joined "Fox & Friends" Thursday to discuss what the city has been experiencing as a result of the influx of migrants.  More than 400 migrants are reportedly being housed in a section of the airport, hidden from public view behind black curtains, up from 31 at the beginning of August.

Eric goes full 'racista'.  Once upon a time, it was very fashionable to refer to critics of "sanctuary cities" as racists or "racista." [...] I was called a "racista" on a Spanish-speaking TV interview.  What did I do to earn that?  I said that local communities should respect federal laws.

The chickens come home to roost.  New York's mayor, Eric Adams, has issued a cri de coeur about the reality of Joe Biden's open borders in an off-the-cuff speech to New Yorkers at a mayoral town hall on the Upper West Side.  [Tweet]  Unchecked migration will grow ... and grow — until it will "destroy New York City."  "I don't see an ending to this.  This issue ... will destroy New York City."  "We're getting 10,000 migrants a month."  "One time we were just getting Venezuela, now we're getting Ecuador" ... and Russia, western Africa, "people from all over the globe have made their minds up that they gonna come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City."

And Dallas.  And Houston.  And Chicago.
Mayor Adams: illegal immigration will "destroy" NYC.  You have to hand it to him.  Mayor Adams pulled no punches last night speaking at (what I believe to be) a town hall.  Adams was responding to a question about the flood of illegal migrants into the city, and he went on an impassioned rant.  [Tweet with video clip]  I think I can speak for all of us when I say: "Welcome to the party pal."  The Democrats have treated the illegal immigration issue as a purely political one — a bludgeon they can use against Democrats to unite the minority coalition they depend on for votes.  Their pitch is:  "Republicans oppose illegal immigration because they are racists who hate all black and brown people.  There is no other reason to do so.  Illegal immigration is not a problem; in fact, it makes our country better."  Democrats could argue that because illegal immigration has been a problem mostly for Red states.

Migrants Are on a Misguided Path of Unchecked Compassion.  Americans are privileged to reside in a land brimming with opportunity, safeguarded by justice, and anchored by inalienable rights.  Tragically, this sanctuary is a rarity in a world where chaos and violence often reign unchecked.  Just beyond our southern border, a daily tempest of turmoil unfolds.  Innocent lives are taken without redress, and mass killings, drug wars, violence, and unspeakable brutality ravage communities.  The dream of a secure and comfortable life becomes a distant mirage, obscured by a reality where safety and serenity are luxuries that remain, for many, elusive and unattainable.  This impels tens of thousands of migrants every year to make the perilous journey to the United States in search of a better life.  This brings us to New York City, a sanctuary city where the migrant crisis has reached critical mass.

Texas sends 12th migrant bus to LA; city may seek legal action despite approving sanctuary status.  Texas sent a 12th bus filled with migrants to Los Angeles, which arrived Monday morning nearly a week after city leaders voted to pursue legal action against the Lone Star State.  Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass's office said the bus arrived at about 7:15 a.m. on Monday at Union Station.  FOX 11 in L.A. reported that the bus was carrying migrants, including 23 men, 20 women and 21 children, all from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia and Venezuela.

Abbott and DeSantis are right - transporting illegal aliens to sanctuary cities works.  Migrant bus number twelve arrived in Los Angeles from Texas on Monday.  The passengers were illegal aliens from 11 families.  There were a total of 42, including 21 children.  They came from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Russia, according to L.A. Welcomes Collective.  Sanctuary city Mayor Karen Bass said the city will continue to work with local departments, the county, nonprofits, and faith leaders to provide for the illegal aliens using a plan set up earlier this year.  They have been given medical attention, legal aid, and help in reuniting with family members in Southern California.  Sounds good, right?  Los Angeles is working its plan on handling illegal aliens arriving in the sanctuary city from a border state overwhelmed with them.  Nonetheless, the Los Angeles City Council is looking into suing Governor Abbott and Texas to stop the buses from coming to Los Angeles.

Sanctimony City:  NYC's Illegal Immigration Failure.  When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two airplanes with 50 illegal aliens to tony Martha's Vineyard (The Massachusetts Island where the Obamas keep a summer home) last September, the reaction from left wing media and politicians was universally indignant.  For all of the Democrat preening about being sanctuary states and cities, they weren't really expecting they'd have to offer mass sanctuary to anyone. [...] In Martha's Vineyard, our elite shooed off the illegals (euphemistically referred to as "migrants" by advocates, but referred to here as illegal aliens, as virtually all of their asylum claims are bogus) because Martha's Vineyard allegedly didn't have the resources and institutions to help.  But New York City, increasingly the new destination for busloads of these illegals from Texas and Florida, cannot make that excuse.  And the city operates under a 42 year old consent decree from a liberal activist New York Judge that obligates the city to supply shelter to whomever shows up.  The New York City illegal alien story is fascinating in that it is not just a story about failed illegal immigration policy, but about an interlinked series of leftist policy failures that have left New York worse off.  Over the last year, New York City is estimated to have "welcomed" 100,000 illegal aliens.  Mayor Eric Adams, considered a moderate by NYC standards, is fed up with the influx of illegals, whom he has been housing in homeless shelters and hotels and even a senior center (whose residents held an embarrassing media protest outside the facility).  In response, Adams has now started moving illegal aliens to collar cities around NYC, the exact sorts of suburbs in places like Long Island that delivered key Congressional wins for the GOP in 2022.

National Guard Activated in Massachusetts as the Left-Wing Chickens Come Home to Roost.  The Democrat Governor of Massachusetts has activated the National Guard following an outcry by aid groups as the state sees an influx of illegal immigrants due to the Southern Border crisis.  The blue state had been insulated in previous years from the repercussions of lax border policies, but campaigns by Republican governors to bus illegal immigrants to "sanctuary" jurisdictions have changed the game.  Like in New York, cities in Massachusetts are absorbing thousands of illegal immigrants as border states continue to be completely overwhelmed.

NYC Schools Enroll 20K Migrants, None Required to Show Proof of Vaccination.  Close to 20,000 migrant children will have been absorbed by New York City's public schools when the school year starts on Sept. 7.  None will be required to show proof of vaccinations when they enroll, as is required for the children of New Yorkers.  On Thursday, New York City officials held a press conference regarding the state of the more than 100,000 border crossers and illegal aliens that have arrived in the sanctuary city since the spring of last year.

Governor Murphy Refuses to Accept NYC Migrants after Vowing to Make New Jersey 'Sanctuary' State.  After the Biden administration teased the idea of relocating New York City migrants to the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, the state's Democratic governor has come out and publicly refused to cooperate.  "I don't see any scenario where we're gonna be able to take in a program in Atlantic City or, frankly, elsewhere in the state," Governor Phil Murphy said during his appearance on News 12 New Jersey on Thursday night.  "We are already seeing folks in New Jersey that have probably swelled into New Jersey from New York or other locations, but you need scale, an enormous amount of federal support, resources that go beyond anything we can afford."  "Putting everything else aside, I just don't see it.  I would suspect that'll continue to be the case."

Another sanctuary city Democrats says his state can't deal with any actual migrants.  As you've no doubt heard by now, Mayor Adams of New York has been kicking up quite a fuss about all of the migrants that New York City is housing and feeding.  And to be fair, the cost of this has been pretty significant for the city.  So despite it's reputation as a sanctuary city, Mayor Adams has been shipping some of the migrants out to other parts of the state while also demanding action from the federal government to allow the migrants who are already here to start working immediately.  His criticism of Biden's handling of the crisis led to him being dropped as a campaign surrogate a few months ago.

New York's Migrant Situation Is So Out of Control, Biden Wants to Send People to New Jersey.  New York City, which once used to boast about its status as a sanctuary city, is now struggling with all of the migrants that have come pouring through as a result.  The city has been begging the federal government for help, which appears to have led to a blame game of sorts, as The New York Times covered earlier this week.  When it comes to helping out New York City, though, the Biden administration has responded by offering up the involvement of another state entirely as a place to house migrants, New Jersey.

NYC migrant shelter neighbor says he's 'a prisoner in my own neighborhood,' after cops install surveillance cameras outside his house.  A Staten Island man who lives next door to a controversial school-turned-migrant shelter says cops seem more focused on keeping tabs on residents than the site as police beefed up security in the area Tuesday.  Scott Herkert, 53, told The [New York] Post he was baffled as he watched city workers install surveillance cameras outside his house Tuesday — rather than the shelter at the former St.  John Villa Academy in Arrochar that has already sent hundreds of ticked-off locals to the street in protest.  "I'm in a fishbowl," he said.  "I don't recognize my country anymore.  They're doing things in secret, and now I'm the one under a microscope for standing up for what I worked hard for."  "I'm a prisoner in my own neighborhood now," Herkert added.

New York is bankrupting itself with migrant shelters.  Unless you're a local, you may have never heard of Randall's Island in New York City.  It typically doesn't generate a lot of headlines, but it will soon.  It's a nice, small island located between the East River and the Harlem River and it has public parks, sports fields, and several other amenities.  But now there are massive metallic structures being constructed there where as many as 2,000 illegal migrants will be housed, courtesy of the taxpayers of the state.  Governor Kathy Hochul has secured funding to provide $20 million per month to cover the cost of the shelter.  That works out to $10,000 per month for every migrant being given a bed there.  And the locals can forget about using the parks and the sports fields.

NYPD ramps up security at Staten Island migrant shelter as protests rock neighborhood.  Cop cars and barricades surrounded a controversial Staten Island Catholic school-turned-migrant-shelter Sunday — as police said they are bracing for a rally Monday that could bring more than 2,000 protesters.  Many demonstrators outside the former St. John Villa Academy in Arrochar have claimed they are not anti-immigrant, just concerned about the potential for crime and angry at city officials for shipping migrants into their neighborhood with little warning.  "The government has to stop doing this to our communities in secret and stop lying about it when they're confronted," said Scott Herkert, 53, who has lived next to the school for 22 years and was among about a dozen demonstrators outside it Sunday.  "This is a total disruption of my life."

A taste of their own medicine.  [Scroll down]  There's nothing new here.  This has been the agenda since the second phase of the civil rights movement began in the 1970s.  Forced bussing was largely intended to punish blue-collar Boston Whites, and Affirmative Action was deliberately designed to antagonize the largest possible number of White job and higher education seekers.  So there's no mystery as to why illegals have been brought into the country and then deliberately dispatched to blue-collar and middle-class towns across the U.S.  Things like that don't just happen, comrades — they're made to happen.  This takes on a particularly sinister edge when we consider the number of active professional criminals being brought in from Central American countries — particularly members of El Salvador's MS-13, one of the most vicious, murderous gangs on the face of the earth.  Since the 60s, the Left has considered career criminals to be the spearhead of the "revolutionary vanguard," crucial in creating the social chaos and terror that would lead to a revolutionary situation that they, the leftist elite, could take advantage of.

Welcome migrants, bye-bye property rights.  Anti-borders politicians have created a migrant crisis all over the United States.  Despite proudly proclaiming themselves to be "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts, places like New York City and Boston have proven themselves to be profoundly inept at managing the large numbers of migrants who have responded to their invitation.  What are radical, globalist mayors and lieutenant governors to do when they find themselves with egg on their faces?  They expect regular Janes and Joes to clean up their mess.  In June of this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams asked everyday New Yorkers to consider housing migrants in spare rooms in their private residences.  More recently, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll jumped on the bandwagon and appealed to Bay State residents to "host" migrants in "an extra room or suite."  The Big Apple and Beantown are two of the most expensive cities in the United States.  And they have both been whining about housing crises for years.

House migrants at City Hall, police union president says.  Fed up with having Chicago police officers "babysit" asylum-seekers, Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara on Thursday proposed an alternative to district stations: allowing hundreds of migrants to sleep in the lobbies and open hallways at City Hall.  "I don't think there's one single one of 'em living in City Hall — whether it's on the county lobby floor or the City Hall floor.  There's certainly plenty of space to put a couple hundred in there, but I don't see that happening in their workspace.  But they certainly have no problem putting 'em in our workspace," Catanzara said.  "Why be a hypocrite?"  Catanzara said it was "so ridiculous" that "there's actually mail.  Migrants are using police district addresses to receive their mail.  They now have CPS out there recruiting migrant children to register for CPS just to have that number in the next two weeks to grab as much tax revenue as they possibly can.  Whether these kids come to school or not, they don't care.  This is all a big game to far too many people."  Mayor Brandon Johnson has made it a priority to, as he put it, "decompress" police stations, but that appears to be a losing battle.


Illegal Immigrants Unleash Chaos in Upscale Manhattan Neighborhood.  Native New Yorkers who've lived in Manhattan for decades say recent migrant arrivals are bringing lawlessness into their formerly peaceful Upper West Side neighborhood and disrupting a residential building that's home to elderly people with special needs.  The Stratford Arms hotel on W. 70th Street used to function as a student dormitory, operated by the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).  That is, until May, when "migrants showed up with suitcases," Brenda McIntyre, who's lived on that block since 2007 and in the city since 1999, told National Review.  The kids moved out and relocated to a building downtown.  A couple of hundred illegal immigrants moved in.  For roughly 30 years, she said, about twelve handicapped elderly people have called Stratford Arms home.  One resident just turned 98 years old.  Now, they're sharing the space with illegal immigrants placed there by the city, and "they're very stressed out," McIntyre said.

Biden's DHS Sends over $770M in Taxpayer Money to NGOs, Sanctuary Cities Facilitating Illegal Immigration.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sending another round of millions in American taxpayer money to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and mostly sanctuary cities for facilitating illegal immigration throughout the United States.  On Monday [8/21/2023], Mayorkas announced that the DHS, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), would give 53 NGOs and cities more than $77 million in federal grants for their help in absorbing border crossers and illegal aliens released into their communities.

Sanctuary City Chicago Considers Shipping Border Crossers to Suburbs.  Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) is considering a plan in which the city would bus border crossers and illegal aliens to surrounding suburbs.  According to the Center Square, Johnson said he is working with Cook County officials as well as other officials from various counties to coordinate a plan that would send hundreds — potentially thousands — of border crossers and illegal aliens out of Chicago, a proud sanctuary city. [...] Most recently, as Breitbart News reported, Chicago officials have refused to disclose a full accounting of more than $120 million that has been allocated to border crossers and illegal aliens arriving in the city.  Many of those tax dollars are estimated to have ended up in the hands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) contracted by Chicago officials to facilitate housing and other social services for border crossers and illegal aliens.

Maine Governor Wants to Resettle 75,000 Foreign-Born Migrants in Maine by 2029.  Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order Wednesday intended to establish a new migrant resettlement office, telling the Portland newspaper the administration's goal is to attract 75,000 new workers to Maine.  The governor announced the goal as part of the press strategy for rolling out an executive order that will eventually create the "Office of New Americans," a state office that will assist with migrant resettlement and integration throughout the state.

NYC immigrants ticked off about migrants crammed into neighborhood rec center.  The thousands of migrants recently flooding into the Big Apple are facing a new round of pushback — from New York City immigrants.  First-generation Brooklyn immigrants were up in arms Sunday over City Hall jamming dozens of newly arrived male asylum-seekers into the Sunset Park Recreation Center, saying the facility has long been a beloved community staple — until now.  "People are really upset from the community," said a first-generation Chinese immigrant who only gave her name as Chen.  "All the people use this facility from this community.

NYC's Roosevelt Hotel is Cleared of migrants who have been sleeping on the streets for days.  The once-packed corner of midtown New York City where hundreds of migrants lived on cardboard and dirty sidewalks pleading to get inside the Roosevelt hotel to be processed was empty Thursday.  City officials remain tight-lipped on exactly how the street corner emptied in just a matter of hours and where the migrants are today.  The corner of East 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan had been the epicenter of the country's migrant influx.  Hundreds lined the block hoping to get inside the makeshift processing center after coming to the area on buses from the south.

Sanctuary cities were always a fraud.  Mayor Eric Adams is finally throwing in the towel.  He admits that the current (non) policy on illegal immigration is a disaster.  He doesn't go far enough, but his capitulation on the issue reveals a more profound truth:  "sanctuary" policies were always a fraud. [...] Cities that had no issue with illegal immigrants flooding their municipality decided to insult the ones which did, proudly declaring that, unlike the retrograde border states they were welcoming of diverse "refugees."  It was always [untrue].  Joe Biden's policy of importing illegal migrants by the millions — he is on track to bringing in a New York City-sized population during his presidency — has started to hurt even the most remote corners of America, and suddenly having to deal with the burden is a problem.

Central Park among NYC areas considered to house migrants: 'Everything is on the table'.  Hundreds of asylum seekers remain in place outside of the city's arrival intake center, where many have waited for days in wait of a place to sleep — if there is one available.  Many of the migrants sleeping on the streets of midtown in front of the Roosevelt Hotel on East 45th Street and Madison Avenue, most of whom are single men, say their spot in line has not moved forward as New York City officials look at every possible option to house the new arrivals.

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Fake news alert!  They are not "asylum seekers."  Almost all of them are freeloaders and unskilled bums, looking for a free ride on the welfare state's gravy train.

Mayor Eric Adams Awards Millions to Medical Company to Bus Border Crossers Out of NYC.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has reportedly thrown hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at a medical company, tasked previously with testing for COVID-19, to bus border crossers and illegal aliens out of the sanctuary city.  Since the spring of last year, more than 90,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in New York City.  Adams has long criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for busing migrants to the sanctuary city, but recent reports reveal he has started a nearly identical busing program.

DOJ sends millions to jurisdictions that undermine federal law and public safety.  In 2021, the Department of Justice gave out approximately $300 million to sanctuary jurisdictions under three funding programs — the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.  The awards to sanctuaries represented more than 40 percent of the available funding under these programs.  Sanctuary jurisdictions are receiving this funding despite having adopted policies to hinder cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities.  As a result, the federal government is subsidizing agencies that may be violating federal law and undermining public safety.

Chicago residents berate officials over crime from illegal aliens at shelters.  Residents of a Chicago neighborhood angrily denounced their local officials over the crime overflowing from illegal aliens at a shelter, and some are threatening vigilante violence if nothing is done soon.  More than 50 residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood attended the community meeting at Apostolic Church of God to express their outrage over prostitution, drug dealing, and violence from a migrant shelter set up at the former Wadsworth High School building.  "I would ask you all to go out there — go out there at night, in the middle of the night — and see what goes on," said one woman in tears.

New York City:  A Sanctuary No More.  Recently, New York Mayor Eric Adams announced that the city has printed thousands of flyers it plans to distribute at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The flyer has a simple message to illegal border-crossers:  Don't come to New York.  The headline is in all caps: "UPDATES TO ASYLUM-SEEKERS FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK."  The flyer goes on to say that more than 90,000 migrants have come to the city since April of last year.  Now, the handout says, "There is no guarantee we will be able to provide shelter and services to new arrivals."  The flyer goes on to warn, "Housing in NYC is very expensive," as is the cost of "food, transportation and other necessities."  And then the message: "Please consider another city as you make your decision about where to settle in the U.S."

NYC doesn't 'sanctuary' anymore.  Yes, it's a "shame, dirty shame" but Mayor Eric Adams can't sanctuary anymore.  The mayor is learning that the whole thing about sanctuary cities was a lot more fun when he was talking about Texas than having to implement it in NY City. [...] The problem is money, as the mayor faces a perfect storm.  The state's tax revenues are reportedly 20% down and no more money is coming from Washington.  So it's up to New York, New York.  The mayor wants to make a brand-new start of it and old New York "sanctuary city" is no more.

First of all, they aren't "asylum seekers," they're welfare seekers.
Mayor Eric Adams says New York City no longer has room to shelter asylum seekers.  There are new developments in New York City's struggle to house recently arrived asylum seekers.  Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday the city has been carrying the weight of the nation's crisis and now there is no longer space for new people coming in, citing the absence of state or federal aid.  He said he has put a plan in place that will begin in the next couple of days to help move current migrants out of shelters to make space for families arriving with children.

El Paso to Chicago: The popular bus route.  We learned yesterday that landlords in Illinois won't be allowed to consider a future tenant's immigration status. [...] Talking about creating an incentive to go the Windy City.  That Chicago bus seat just got more and more popular.  There are several problems here.  First, your immigration status is important when it comes to your criminal record.  I'm sure that most of the migrants do not have a criminal background.  However, the landlord should be allowed to investigate the perspective tenant.  It's a common-sense issue for someone who is going to give you the keys to their property.  Second, how do you evict a person who is in the country illegally?  How do you enforce a lease signed by someone you can't check?

Honduran Drug Dealers Say They've Flocked to San Francisco Because of Sanctuary Laws.  Honduran drug dealers have made a business hub out of San Francisco due to the progressive city's sanctuary laws for illegal immigration, fueling the nation's fentanyl epidemic and the visible decline of a major American city.  San Francisco's accommodative approach to illegal immigration makes it appealing to sell there, Honduran dealers told the San Francisco Chronicle as part of an in-depth investigation into how Honduran nationals have come to play a dominant role in the city's drug crisis.  Under current San Francisco law, last amended in July 2016, city employees are forbidden from using city resources to cooperate with any ICE investigation, detention, or arrest relating to an illegal immigration case.  The law also prohibits ICE from placing holds on local prisoners so they can be deported upon their release from jail, the publication noted.

Sanctuary State Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Considers Allowing DACA Illegal Aliens to Police Americans as Cops.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) is considering signing legislation into law that would allow illegal aliens, enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to become police officers in the sanctuary state.  Democrat legislators, with a supermajority in the Illinois House and Senate, passed legislation late last month that would allow thousands of DACA illegal aliens living in the state to become police officers or deputy sheriffs.

NYC Milestone: Migrants Outnumber New Yorkers in Homeless Shelters.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has brought the city to a new milestone with border crossers and illegal aliens now outnumbering New Yorkers in homeless shelters.  According to NBC New York, the city's homeless shelters are filled more with newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens than New Yorkers, the latest figures reveal.  "The tipping point took place Sunday, when 50,000 migrants were in the City's care, outnumbering the 49,700 local shelter residents," NBC New York reports[.]

It's also known as "bluffing."
Eric Adams Says Offer To House Migrants In Gracie Mansion Was Just Symbolic.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams backtracked on his vow to house migrants in Gracie Mansion on Thursday, saying that the "symbolism" of his offer spoke volumes.  Adams said earlier in June that he'd welcome migrants into the five-room Gracie Mansion if city lawyers approved it, but backtracked Thursday during a press conference with reporters.  "Leading the challenge of the migrant problem is both substantive and symbolic and as I always said, 'Good generals lead from the front,'" Adams said, according to the New York Post.  "They don't send their troops into battle and ask, 'How was the war?'  They lead them into battle.  The symbolism of saying, 'I'm willing to put a homeless family in Gracie' is that symbolism."

Where does Joe Biden come up with $200 million, to spend on anything he wants?
Biden sends $200 million in tax funds to sanctuary cities helping illegal immigrants.  The Biden administration will shell out $363 million to help cities, states, and nonprofit groups cover the costs of feeding, sheltering, and transporting illegal immigrants released into the United States.  Department of Homeland Security agencies Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection published on Monday a notice of plans to dole out more U.S. taxpayer money weeks after it awarded cities and organizations hundreds of millions of dollars.

University of California plans to hire illegal immigrants.  The University of California Board of Regents recently voted to move forward with plans to hire illegal immigrant students for campus jobs, despite federal law seeming to prohibit it.  The new policy directs a "working group" to come up with implementation plans by the end of 2023.  The change comes after scholars with the UCLA Center for Law and Immigration Policy, Hiroshi Motmura and Ahilan Arulanaltham, published a letter that argued the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 does not apply to states.  Arulanaltham told The College Fix via email that he hopes to be involved in implementation of the new "Equitable Student Employment Opportunities" policy.

No Pity for Sanctuary Cities That Are Forced to Put Up or Shut Up.  We have discussed many times the fact that whenever one awful Democrat is removed from power, a worse one will step in and fill the void.  The current prime example is the city of Chicago, which gave commie mayor Lori Lightfoot the boot after one term, only to replace her with Brandon Johnson, a teachers' union puppet.  Johnson is now having to deal with what the Dems like to call a migrant problem.  I'm an old-fashioned guy who has spent his life living in border states, so I would refer to it as an illegal alien problem. [...] It's easy for a deep blue city more than a thousand miles away from the Mexican border to proudly proclaim that it's a sanctuary city, all the while assuming that it won't have to provide sanctuary.  Democrats like to think they live in a world free of consequences.  Chicago and New York City have become rather consequence-laden in the illegal alien department lately.

NYC Mayor needs to say the words.  Seal the border.  Things appear to be coming to a head in New York State this week.  Gotham Mayor Eric Adams has pitched (and attempted to launch) one plan after another to deal with the flood of illegal migrants taking New York City up on its offer of "sanctuary."  His scheme to ship the migrants to suburban and rural counties has been met with lawsuits and state of emergency declarations.  Just yesterday, another county introduced what it called "extreme measures" to shut down Adams' plans.  The scheme he cooked up with Governor Hochul to stuff the migrants in SUNY college dormitories was met on Wednesday [5/24/2023] with new state legislation to block it.  At the New York Post, Michael Goodwin calls on the Mayor to do what he should have done at the outset of this debacle.  Adams needs to meet with Joe Biden and demand that he seal the [...] border and send these migrants home.

NY Governor Hochul floats idea of housing illegals in dorms at state universities.  As long as it was red states Texas and Florida bearing the brunt of massive Biden-era illegal immigration, blue state Dem politicians were happy to claim that only heartless xenophobes and racists could possibly object to open borders.  But when Texas and Florida started shipping a comparative few to places like Martha's Vineyard, Chicago, and New York City, it got very awkward.  Hoping that nobody would notice that only a comparative trickle of illegals was coming their way compared to, say, El Paso, they declared a crisis.  And started to have to make difficult choices.  Using state college dorms has a huge risk if the invaders are still in residence when students return.  Forcibly evacuating them (to where?) would make for some awfully bad visuals.  And what about the summer school students staying in dorms?  Illegal drugs and alcohol abuse problems, as well as sex in the stairwells have been all over the hotels whch are being used to hold invaders.  After all, none of these people have been vetted, unlike the students who have to pass admissions scrutiny.

Footage shows overflowing Chicago police precincts turned into migrant shelters.  Footage is going viral showing police precincts across Chicago overflowing with illegal immigrants, with many having been transformed into makeshift shelters.  Personal items, luggage, and plastic bags litter the precincts as illegal immigrants carve out areas with bedding in the precincts, according to a report citing videographer Rebecca Brannon.  Brannon filmed the scenes on Sunday, and immigrants can be seen listening to music while children scurry around playing.  [Tweet]  "Numerous Chicago police stations are serving as makeshift shelters for migrants and are dealing with bed bugs, illnesses, food and basic healthcare shortages," she tweeted.

New York City is quietly pulling up the drawbridge for illegals.  Despite its wealth, New York City's leaders seem to recognize that their own money is not bottomless.  As migrants keep pouring into the city and Joe Biden fails to deliver any money to pay for them, they're quietly pulling back the city's welcome mat. [...] The pattern is obvious — New York City is full and the city is running out of money and hotel space and even income from tourists to take any more.  Each migrant displaces a tourist who might have rented that hotel space and brought in income for the city.

Report: Illegal Alien Rape Suspect Freed by Obama's DHS, Stayed in U.S. Thanks to Sanctuary County.  An illegal alien, charged with raping a teenage girl and a woman at a Maryland hiking trail, was reportedly released into the United States by former President Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before taking advantage of a local sanctuary policy to stay in the U.S. after a criminal conviction.  Jose Roberto Hernandez Espinal, a 20-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, armed robbery, and kidnapping for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl and a woman at a hiking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Absurdities of Our Age.  Did we not fight a Civil War to reestablish that states and locales could not ignore federal laws?  Why did 550 local and state jurisdictions, in old Confederate South Carolina style, declare with impunity that federal immigration law did not apply in their territories?  Does the Left now believe in such neo-Confederate principles?  Would it applaud counties that rendered federal endangered species, or handgun-control statutes null and void in their jurisdictions?  Or do we now declare some nullifications good and others bad, depending on our own politics?  How did the Biden Administration simply suspend all immigration law to greenlight 6-7 million illegal entries across the southern border since January 2021?  Did Biden not take an oath to execute our laws faithfully?  Does any president now have the right to order the executive branch not to execute entire bodies of federal law?

NYC Mayor Adams: Migrants should be sent to every city 'throughout the entire country'.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, said in a new interview Sunday that migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border should be sent to every city "throughout the entire country."  "We have 108,000 cities, villages, towns.  If everyone takes a small portion of that, and if it's coordinated at the border, to ensure that those who are coming here to this country in a lawful manner is actually moved throughout the entire country, it is not a burden on one city," Adams said in an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday [5/21/2023].

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The people "who are coming [...] to this country in a lawful manner" and with lawful intentions are not the problem.  The majority of Americans don't want to accomodate those who sneak across the border to evade arrest, those who have no skills and no desire to work and are coming here just to sign up for welfare benefits, those who are coming here just in time to give birth to an "anchor baby," those who are going to send all their money back to Mexico (or farther south) instead of spending it in the U.S., those who are here to sell drugs and rob convenience stores, those who refuse to speak English, those who are infested with bugs and contagious diseases, those who don't know how to drive a car but insist on trying, and those who are going to vote as soon as they get a chance.  Also problematic:  military-age Chinese men and middle-eastern Muslim men.  Both of those groups are much more likely to have come here to take over the country than to work peacefully, pay taxes, and assimilate.

Democrats' ultimate NIMBYism — sanctimonious cities.  Democrats are squawking because their bluff has been called on illegal immigration.  Lori Lightfoot, ousted mayor of Chicago, and Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, wrote recently to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) to complain about his busing of aliens to their doorsteps from the Mexican border.  "We simply have not more shelters, spaces, or resources," bleated Lightfoot, adding that it was an attempt to "cause chaos and score political points."  That is true and is well done for being so.  Democrats, with their virtue signaling on illegal immigration, led by President Joe Biden making a dog's breakfast of border security, are causing chaos and trying to score political points against Republicans.

Chicago's Brandon Johnson: 'Wicked,' 'Unconscionable' for Texas to Send Border Crossers to Sanctuary Cities.  Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) says it is "wicked" and "unconscionable" for Texas to bus thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens to the sanctuary city.  This week, on his first official day as mayor, Johnson visited border crossers and illegal aliens who are living inside city police stations on the ground.

NYC Mayor: Maybe this sanctuary city thing wasn't such a good idea.  New York City has been learning about what it really means to be a sanctuary city this year and Mayor Eric Adams doesn't care for it.  With hundreds of illegal migrants arriving every day, he has already stated that they have run out of places to put them.  But the city put a "sanctuary" law in place long before he arrived in office, so he doesn't have many options.  Yesterday, Adams sought to change that situation.  Instead of finding more housing, he went to court to ask a judge to "revisit" the law and "halt" the policy.  Presumably, if he gets his wish, he will be able to start turning away migrants as they arrive.  Where he would send them instead remains a mystery.

Parents outraged as 6 more NYC schools to house migrants in gyms.  At least six more Big Apple schools are set to start temporarily housing migrants in their gyms, prompting all hell to break loose Monday among parents frantic over safety and potential learning disruptions.  "To bus people to our school and expect the community to absorb them is just insane," fumed Virginia Vu, a PTA member and parent at Brooklyn's MS 577 in Williamsburg — adding some parents have already threatened to at least temporarily pull their kids out of the sixth-through-eighth grade school.  "We care about asylum-seekers, and we're proud our city is a 'sanctuary city' — but housing asylum seekers on school grounds is absolutely unacceptable," she said.

Homeless vets are being booted from NY hotels to make room for migrants: advocates.  Nearly two dozen struggling homeless veterans have been booted from upstate hotels to make room for migrants, says a nonprofit group that works with the vets.  The ex-military — including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of help after serving in Afghanistan — were told by the hotels at the beginning of the week that their temporary housing was getting pulled out from under them at the establishments and that they'd have to move on to another spot, according to the group and a sickened local pol.  "Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what's going on with the immigrants,'' said Sharon Toney-Finch, the CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation.

3 new buses of migrants arrive as NYC plans to use Brooklyn school gym for housing.  Three more buses carrying asylum seekers arrived at Port Authority on Saturday morning as backlash continues against New York City's plans on where to house the migrants.  Earlier this week there were growing protests at Mayor Eric Adams' plan to send migrants north to hotels in the Hudson Valley, and now a new plan announced Friday is drawing criticism as well.  The Coney Island community in Brooklyn is the latest to express a sense of outrage over the plan to house migrants at a school gym.  One of the biggest complaints is that the city has waited until the last minute to inform elected officials of the relocation plans for asylum seekers.

NYC Mayor Adams considers abandoned prison, asks property owners to house influx of migrants.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly considering housing migrants in a shuttered Hudson Valley prison.  He considered the idea in call with county officials Thursday, as New York City struggles to find accommodations for thousands more asylum-seekers expected to arrive following the expiration of the federal border policy Title 42, according to an audio tape obtained by Politico.  Adams in the call said his administration needs help from neighboring counties as the city has already provided housing, food and other services to over 65,000 asylum-seekers over the past year.  Adams in the call didn't rule out the suggestion from Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio that the mayor consider vacant housing at SUNY New Paltz as well as the shuttered Downstate Correctional Facility in nearby Fishkill, Dutchess County, Politico also reports.

Chicago residents launch legal action over plans to house 500 illegal immigrants inside a shuttered high school.  Furious residents of Chicago have filed a lawsuit against the city after it announced plans to house illegal immigrants in a disused high school in the South Side.  The old South Shore High School is expected to become a temporary holding space for up to 500 migrants, but officials have not clarified for how long.  The lawsuit was filed after on May 4 hundreds of South Shore residents packed into an auditorium and bombarded local officials with criticism over plans to house the migrants in the school, complaining about safety and a lack of consultation.

Black Chicagoans got something to say about migrants.  Let's just clear the air right from the beginning and settle the matter — by the definition laid down by the Democratic Party and their Progressive masters, the people you will read about and see in the following posts are racists, pure and simple.  I don't care what you've heard about skin hue determining racist proclivity — they are racists by their own party's repeated guidelines.  That's how this works.  Their rules, not ours. [...] Hey!  You Chicagoans are all are so proud of your Sanctuary City status, well... what's the problem?  Are you or aren't you a sanctuary?

Is Chicago a "sanctuary city" or not?
Lightfoot declares State of Emergency over Chicago immigrant surge.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a State of Emergency declaration on Tuesday due to a surge in immigrants arriving in Chicago from Texas.  According to the mayor's office, the situation amounts to a "national humanitarian crisis" that is "exceeding the City's ability to manage" the influx of over 8,000 migrants who have arrived since last August. [...] Governors in southern states, who say the government has left them to pick up the expense of housing and giving healthcare to undocumented migrants crossing the border, have sent busloads to large cities which boasted of being "sanctuary cities."  The arrivals have overwhelmed Chicago's shelters, according to the Chicago Tribune.  Lightfoot said the city's resources have been stretched "to the breaking point."

150,000 migrants expected to cross the US border as Title 42 ends, and blue city mayors prepare for more buses.  The scope of this disaster really is amazing.  With Title 42 set to end Thursday the everyone from border state governors to blue city mayors is getting ready for a new influx of migrants.  There may not be a long wait because more than a hundred thousand people are already camped out on the Mexican side of the border waiting for the right moment. [...] So 150,000 people on the doorstep and maybe more than that on the way.  Shelters in Tijuana are overflowing.  The director of migrants affairs said a "humanitarian crisis" is near.

New York City Is Shelling Out $8 Million Per Day To House Migrants.  New York City is shelling out roughly $8 million a day to provide shelter for 37,500 migrants, officials said during a city council meeting Monday [5/8/2023].  On average, the city is projected to spend an average of $256 to house each individual migrant per day in Department of Homeless Services shelters, Park said.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began busing migrants to New York City in August and is expected to increase the transports following the end of Title 42, the Trump-era expulsion order.

It's almost as if they didn't consider the potential consequences.
Illegal Aliens Cost City Taxpayers Billions in Free Care.  Sanctuary cities are money pits for taxpayers — who knew?  Care of illegal aliens is costing cities — and thus local taxpayers — across the country billions of dollars.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) recently whined about having to care for too many illegals being bused from Texas, and New York City is also struggling.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) angrily noted in April that the illegal migrant crisis has "destroyed" NYC.  Ironically, both New York City and Chicago are or were sanctuary cities, run by radical Democrats.  It turns out woke emotionalism gets very expensive to maintain.  And who has to pay the most for it?  Taxpaying citizens, of course.  That's the Biden border crisis.

Beleaguered Democrat Exposes the Open Borders Scam.  When is a sanctuary city not a sanctuary?  When it's declared by a poser more interested in appearing charitable than actually being charitable.  The Democrat party is infested with such shameless actors.  They sanctimoniously claim moral superiority over the MAGA masses, while they go about destroying all that is good about America — using illegal immigration as a tool.  It turns out that Lori Lightfoot, the Chicago mayor, is one such poser — just like the "humanitarians" on Martha's Vineyard.  Her city of Chicago is officially designated as a sanctuary city — prohibiting local law enforcement from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to deport illegal aliens.  But it turns out that Chicago isn't as welcoming as the "sanctuary" declaration would imply.  Mayor Lightfoot has exposed her insincerity through a running verbal battle with Texas governor Greg Abbott.  It seems Governor Abbott has been offering illegal aliens in Texas free bus tickets to sanctuary cities.

Nearby Counties Disagree with Eric Adams's Plan To Relocate Illegal Aliens Out Of NYC.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently slammed Biden's border policy, indirectly, by claiming that the migrant crisis is 'destroying' the city.  Adams is finally experiencing what people who live near the border have known for years.  Adams says New York is at a breaking point due to the number of migrants who keep arriving in the city and needing services.  It was recently reported that it's costing New York City up to $5 million dollars a day to house and feed illegal immigrants.

Might as Well Put Them to Use: Chicago Police Stations Become Migrant Shelters.  At last, the Left has found a use for police stations that is consistent with its guiding principles and overall philosophy.  Chicago is a showcase city for far-Left policies.  Crime is through the roof, drug use is rampant, and the police are cowed, defensive, and defanged.  But now the city, in its infinite Marxist/Leninist wisdom has found a new use for the police stations that have become largely ceremonial in outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (and soon to be incoming Mayor Brandon Johnson's) Chicago:  they're being used to shelter illegal migrants.  How wonderfully fitting.  Fox News reported Wednesday that "Chicago police sources say that their stations have become shelters for migrants, with at least two police precinct lobbies housing asylum seekers."  How enlightened!  How progressive!

Chicago mayor calls on Texas to cease sending migrants to the city.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to not follow through with his "inhuman and dangerous" plan to send more migrants and asylum seekers from his southern state to her city.  The outgoing Chicago mayor made her appeal to the Republican governor in a letter Sunday, stating that they are aware Texas is planning as soon as Monday to start sending migrants to Democrat-led cities including Chicago.  "Chicago is a Welcoming City and we collaborate with county, state and community partners to rise to this challenge, but your lack of consideration or coordination in an attempt to cause chaos and score political points has resulted in a critical tipping point in our ability to receive individuals and families in a safe, orderly and dignified way," Lightfoot wrote.

Mayor Eric Adams Surrenders New York City's Title of 'Sanctuary City'.  When Republican border governors began busing illegal aliens that the federal government released into their states to northern big cities like New York, Washington, and Chicago, the Democratic mayors in those cities whined incessantly that they were being forced to make good on their promises to be a welcome haven for illegal aliens.  Actually, their whine was more of a political attack.  "It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done, when you think about this country, a country that has always been open to those who were fleeing persecution," New York City Mayor Eric Adams said.  "We've always welcomed them.  And this governor is not doing that in Texas.  But we are going to set the right tone of being here for these families."  That was in August of last year.  Adams has now changed his tune and decided not to welcome any more illegals — despite constantly bragging about New York being a "sanctuary city."

Deporting Fentanyl Dealers Violates Sanctuary City Policies, Says SF Supervisor.  San Francisco County Supervisor Shamann Walton told San Franciscans this week the U.S. shouldn't deport illegal immigrant drug dealers for selling fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that was largely responsible for nearly 2,000 drug overdose deaths in the city since 2020.  "There's been a drug issue in this country for a very long time.  But there's no way we're going to stand by and allow people to say that one race or immigrants are responsible for these fentanyl deaths," Walton said at a rally on the steps of City Hall on Feb. 28.  Walton defended the city's sanctuary policies that prohibit city authorities from assisting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to a proposal by Supervisor Matt Dorsey to add fentanyl crimes to a list of violent crimes the city uses for cooperating with ICE.

San Francisco DA wants exception to sanctuary city law for two criminals guilty of 'unspeakable crimes'.  Brooke Jenkins is the San Francisco DA who replaced recalled DA Chesa Boudin.  She considers herself a progressive but her critics and even her supporters realize she's a lot more of a law and order DA than her predecessor.  Today the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jenkins is hoping to convince the city to grant exceptions to its sanctuary city law to allow her to prosecute two criminals she said were wanted for "unspeakable crimes."

When We Describe America's Largest Cities As "War Zones", We Aren't Exaggerating One Bit.  Denver was once such a nice place to live.  So what happened?  Unfortunately, it appears that illegal immigration is fueling much of the crime that is happening in the Mile High City, and every year it just gets even worse.

Even Migrants Now Find Sanctuary Cities Unlivable.  Until very recently, it was considered self-evident that those entering the United States illegally were coming to improve their quality of life.  There was plenty of supporting evidence, as things we consider standard here — indoor plumbing, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi, to name a few — are still luxuries in most developing countries.  In the Biden era of immigration, however, the sharp contrast between the two worlds is deteriorating.  While the United States still has the creature comforts one would expect from an established superpower nation, years of tolerance for unchecked illegal migration now has some arrivals reconsidering the wisdom of their decisions to make the journey here.  In New York City, the epicenter of current migrant bus tragicomedy, a growing number of foreign nationals reportedly have decided to get on another bus — all the way out of the United States and into Canada.

NYC and Illegal Aliens Quit on Each Other, City Now Sending Them to Border.  Liberals are fond of saying they are for welcoming illegal aliens and for sanctuary cities.  But when those illegal aliens are sent to sanctuary cities like New York or liberal holiday bastions like Martha's Vineyard, then suddenly you get meltdowns and accusations that shipping people there is "human trafficking."  That's what liberals accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis of when he shipped just fifty people to Martha's Vineyard.  NYC Mayor Eric Adams threw fits when he didn't even get anywhere near the numbers that have been flooding into smaller less equipped border towns in Texas.  Now in what has to be a true exercise in hilarious irony, it looks like both NYC and the migrants have had enough of each other and NYC is engaging in a little "human trafficking" of its own.

Who could not have predicted this?
Migrants turn NYC hotel into violent, drug-infested 'free-for-all': employee.  A once-trendy Manhattan hotel has become a wild "free-for-all" of sex, drugs and violence after the city began housing migrants there, an employee claimed Tuesday [1/31/2023].  Row NYC worker Felipe Rodriguez — who told The Post earlier this month that migrants were throwing away "tons" of prepared food at the hotel — said the facility has now descended into anarchy.  "Chaos, total chaos," Rodriguez told "Fox & Friends" when asked to describe conditions at the hotel. "There's no accountability.  There is no daily supervision to show these people that ... 'You don't destroy your hotel.  You are only there temporarily.  This is not your home.'

There seems to be a little misunderstanding:
Migrants Refuse to Leave NYC Hotel, Demand Taxpayers Give Them 'Permanent Homes'.  Border crossers, who arrived in New York City on buses from Texas, are refusing to leave a luxury Manhattan hotel that city officials had placed them in.  Over the weekend, city officials sought to move migrants out of the Watson Hotel in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal where Mayor Eric Adams has constructed a massive shelter for new arrivals.  Many of the border crossers staying at the Watson Hotel, paid for by taxpayers, are refusing to leave and have instead set up a homeless encampment outside the hotel.  There, they are demanding the city "cancel rent" and provide them with "permanent homes."

Migrants refuse to leave NYC hotel for relocation to Brooklyn.  Immigration activists are stirring the pot in New York City.  Migrants were scheduled to be moved from the Watson Hotel in Hell's Kitchen on Sunday night, but they refused to leave.  They are to be moved to a new shelter in Brooklyn with all the same services they receive at the hotel.  It's not good enough.  The new shelter is at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.  Mayor Adams announced last week that the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal would be a migrant mega-shelter.  It will hold up to 1,000 single adult men.

So where does that migrant entitlement mentality come from?  As if the cost alone weren't enough to make the millions of illegal migrants brought in by Joe Biden's open borders unpopular here, the ingratitude and entitlement mentality of these illegals now seals the deal. [...] But there's more to it than just leftists putting ideas into empty migrant heads.  News reports say that many of the migrants refusing to move are Venezuelan, denizens of the country that was turned into a socialist dump by the late unlamented Hugo Chavez who really had a thing against private property, or paying at all for anything.  The sign featured above has a small Colombian flag and that country has significant cultural crossover with Venezuela, as well as its own newly elected Chavista president, the loathesome leftist ex-guerrilla, friend, and imitator of Chavez, Gustavo Petro.  Odds are good that these migrants demanding as beggars to be choosers of what kind of "free" housing they expect to get were infused with that entitlement mentality from the day they were born, because entitlement to housing was pretty much all they ever heard about the topic from their socialist leaders in that free press-deprived hellhole.

The Editor says...
In other words, Joe Biden is actively or passively importing tens of thousands of surly and presumptuous Communists demanding free stuff.  It is as if Cloward and Piven occupy the White House.

New York Learns What Consequences Are After Illegal Immigrants Occupy a Hotel.  New York is currently learning the hard way that actions have consequences after a large group of illegal immigrants occupied a hotel, causing the city's government and residents to decry the situation.  Per Fox News, the illegal immigrants were scheduled to be relocated to a new "migrant relief center" but refused to vacate the free rooms they were given.  An encampment was also set up outside the hotel's lobby. [...] There are several cities that deserve everything they are getting in regard to what the left calls the "migrant crisis," and New York is at or near the top of the list.  The city designated itself a "sanctuary city" years ago, something its politicians and residents were keen to brag about when it had no real effect on their lives.  Now that illegal immigrants are beginning to overwhelm the system, though, it's suddenly a problem.

Don't blame the migrants, blame the lefty activists filling them with nonsense.  Why do the adult male migrants now refusing to give up on their luxury accommodations at the Watson Hotel in Hell's Kitchen act and sound suspiciously like American activists on the same issue?  Because activists are deeply involved in the standoff itself — and with the larger effort to ramp up illegal migration, leaving Mayor Eric Adams (and others) to deal with the resulting humanitarian catastrophe.  Like Sergio Tupac Uzurin, an activist with NYC ICE Watch who's been front and center protesting the migrant move.  He claims that some migrants who saw the Brooklyn facility they're being moved to called it a "refugee camp."  Wow, that's the exact same term used by lefty critics of Adams' other migrant facilities.  What a coincidence!

This migrant mess is ruining NYC's Midtown.  Why is Mayor Eric Adams destroying Midtown?  The pulsing heart of the city, the theater, restaurant and tourism district, has not fully recovered from the COVID lockdown yet is already full of homeless hotels with their associated problems.  Now the mayor has announced he's going to turn yet another hotel into a shelter for illegal migrants in the middle of the Theater District.  The Paramount Hotel, a 600-room, Renaissance-style gem opposite the Richard Rodgers Theatre where "Hamilton" has been playing since 2015, is the fifth Midtown hotel converted to an "emergency" shelter in as many months.  Earlier this month, tourists were paying $330 a night to stay there and prices hit as high as $1,000 around New Year's Eve.

You brought your problems upon yourself.
Eric Adams: 'Unfair' for Sanctuary Cities to Carry the Weight of the Border Crisis.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) once again took to the airwaves to say Democratic cities who declared themselves to be a sanctuary for illegal immigrants are being stretched thin due to the large number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.  New York City has had to open a fifth shelter for recent arrivals from the southern border, which is in addition to using hotels and homeless shelters to house people coming from Latin America and even parts of Asia.  "Well, I believe that when I took the trip to El Paso, you can see firsthand the impact of how it not only harm the foundation of El Paso, but look at Chicago, Houston, Washington, New York City, this is just unfair for cities to carry the weight of a national problem," Adams told MSNBC on Wednesday.  "We're going to open for more hotels, emergency hotels...  This as a major financial impact on New York City and cities across this country that are receiving the brunt of it."  Adams said the Biden White House claims there is a person who is in charge of helping American cities with the immigration problem, but he does not who the person is.

Mayor Eric Adams: 'No More Room' for Border Crossers in Sanctuary City NYC.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) says there is simply "no more room" for border crossers and illegal aliens in the sanctuary city after tens of thousands have arrived since the spring of last year, most sent by Texas.  Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on buses.  Adams, who traveled to El Paso, Texas, on Monday to get a first-hand account of the record-breaking number of illegal immigrants arriving each month under President Joe Biden's watch, said New York City has "no more room" before suggesting that New Yorkers have an "obligation" to the world's migrants to care for and foot the bill for their public services.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams Pressures Gov. Kathy Hochul To Push Migrants Upstate.  Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams pushed Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to relocate Hispanic migrants to the Upstate New York area on Sunday.  After months of struggling with the influx of illegal migrants sent from Texas to NYC, Adams advocated for Hochul to move the migrants to the Upstate area.  "Some of our cities are suffering.  They're losing populations," Adams stated while addressing the border from El Paso, Texas, the New York Post reported.  [Tweet]

NYC mayor Eric Adams says the city is at 'breaking point' as 400 asylum seekers arrive EACH DAY.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the city has reached its 'breaking point' as 400 asylum seekers arrive at the Big Apple every day.  Adams has submitted an emergency mutual aid request to the state and Gov. Kathy Hochul asking for immediate help over the weekend to house the incoming migrants.  'We are at our breaking point,' Adams said. 'Based off our projections, we anticipate being unable to continue sheltering arriving asylum seekers on our own.

What does "sanctuary city" really mean?
Mayors Adams and Lightfoot demand Colorado stop sending migrants.  Colorado Gov. Jared Polis informed New York City this week that he'd be sending more buses full of migrants in the near future.  The story made news after Mayor Adams of NYC complained about it during a radio interview Tuesday.  But according to Gov. Polis, the buses full of migrants aren't new.  He's been "helping asylum seekers reach their final destinations" for weeks.  He says there is a backlog of migrants wanting to leave Denver and head to New York but because of a recent storm they were stuck in Denver.  Now he's trying to undo that backlog.

Biden's Sanctuary Country: Fewer than 30K Illegal Aliens [were] Deported from American Communities in 2022.  Fewer than 30,000 illegal aliens, including just about 23,000 convicted criminals, were deported from American communities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures reveal.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the annual ICE report during the holiday weekend, showing significant cuts to interior immigration enforcement compared to prior years, such as 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Denver Mayor is Unhappy that He's Getting What He Asked for.  Many Democrat chief executives declare their city or state jurisdictions as sanctuaries, theoretically rolling out the red carpet to illegal immigrants.  At least until the immigrants show up on their doorstep, at which time the Democrats quickly change their tunes, closing their doors to migrants or quickly sending them to someone else's back yard.  Governor Ron DeSantis gave Martha's Vineyard a chance to live up its self-proclaimed sanctuary status by sending 48 migrants their way, only to have residents and officials immediately turn into MAGA racists by shipping the migrants far from their self-proclaimed virtuous sanctuary island.  Closer to my home in Denver, similar hypocrisy was on display when the city got exactly what it asked for, and like the dog chasing and catching the car, discovered that they didn't know what to do once they got what they wanted.

Now the rubber meets the road:  Is it a Sanctuary City or not?
Officials fear migrants will come to New York City in droves after Title 42 expires on Wednesday.  There are new fears that New York City could be hit with a surge of migrants.  This week, Title 42, a policy that has kept many asylum seekers from entering the country, is set to expire.  Mayor Eric Adams is warning that there could be upwards of 1,000 migrants bused into the city each and every week, if the policy is allowed to expire.  It's not clear how he arrived at that number, but it is clear that there is concern the system could be overwhelmed.  The U.S.-Mexico border has been packed with migrants desperate to get in.  Few have managed to cross over.  Most are kicked out under the Centers for Disease Control's Title 42 policy that was enacted during the Trump administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Violent crime comes to previously peaceful and safe Martha's Vineyard.  And guess why.  Last Thursday, November 17, minutes after it opened for the day, a small bank in the island town of Vineyard Haven was invaded by three armed masked men.  They threatened, subdued and duct taped the employees and proceeded to make off in a stolen car with an undetermined amount of cash — after brandishing semiautomatic handguns to intimidate the bank personnel.  Nothing like this crime has ever been seen on Martha's Vineyard.  Previously, the crime rate on the small island off the southern coast of Massachusetts was almost non-existent, confined to things like DUIs and the occasional passing of a bad check.  But now, like many other blue communities that have declared themselves to be sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, things are changing. [...] This island-wide welcome mat has resulted in the presence of hundreds if not thousands of migrants who now seem to be close to outnumbering the American citizens — most of them working- or middle-class — who reside year-round on the island.  This radical and sudden demographic shift has been largely ignored by the island's news media.

El Paso mayor stops sending migrant buses to sanctuary cities.  What is going on in El Paso?  Like many cities and towns in Texas, El Paso has a problem with the number of illegal immigrants flowing into the city from the porous southern border.  Mayor Oscar Leeser finds himself in the center of a controversy of his own making in how El Paso is dealing with the illegal immigrants.  Americans are surprised to learn that El Paso has been bussing illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities and being reimbursed by FEMA for the expenses.  Now it is reported that Mayor Leeser is ending the program after it has been exposed.

Eight things that killed the Democrat Party.  [#7] Illegal Immigration:  From day one, the borders were flung open by the Democrat Party to drug traffickers, murderers, and myriad other miscreants in the hope they would be new Democrat votes.  As a result, crime is rampant, blue cities under Democrat rule are suffering and homelessness is on the rise, all the while Biden spokespeople are claiming the "border is closed."  Squealing like stuck pigs, places like New York City which have reluctantly become home to Texas' illegals, have seen a marked inability to safely house the very illegals they claim to have wanted to live in their "sanctuary city."

Migrants? Send them to sanctuary cities.  It's astonishing how little the progressive wing of the Democratic Party realizes how much their sanctimony turns off the folks who don't live in big cities where its hold on power is virtually unchallengeable. [...] Take the recent tweak some liberal party funders got from Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who managed to divert a planeload of illegal immigrants destined for temporary resettlement in his state to Martha's Vineyard, a pretentious enclave rich and super-rich progressives including former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, can call home during the summer months.  The expressions of outrage were palpable, particularly from the brie-eating, wine-swilling, EV-driving privileged types who regard their beachfront homes as their sacred sanctuary, well removed from the cares of daily life and the challenge of urban living.  These are the same people, mind you, who vote for and donate to politicians who advocate immigration amnesty, oppose border control efforts, and are proud of the fact they own property or reside in "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with the federal government's attempts to enforce immigration laws.  They didn't welcome these homeless migrants with open arms.  No, they gave them the "not in my backyard" treatment.  No surprise there, really, since they're all about appearances rather than reality.  But it says a lot about how far they are removed and have removed themselves from the reality of daily life in America.  This is why it was so helpful for Mr. DeSantis to rub their faces in the ongoing problem.

VP Harris: Sending migrants to sanctuary cities is inhumane.  Vice President Kamala Harris is calling on red state governors to accept the consequences of open border policies.  In a Vice interview, Harris railed against Republican governors on a number of issues.  After claiming that America can't fight for democracy without federal abortion laws, Harris redirected her ire towards the federally shared migrant burden.  Specifically, the Democrat was not fond of migrants being shipped to her home, [on the grounds of] the Naval Observatory.  Unlike the rest of the country, Harris's doors were closed to non-residents.  She further lambasted governors Greg Abbott (R-Texas) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for shipping illegal entrants into the country to sanctuary jurisdictions such as Chicago and Washington D.C.  Cities that once prided themselves on welcoming migrants have found it difficult to support individuals who have entered the United States with nothing.

Martha's Vineyard Residents Wallow in Their Disgusting Hypocrisy.  The demonstration was just one of many hard knocks Vineyard residents have endured since 48 mostly Venezuelan migrants were removed from the "sanctuary" island by the National Guard last Friday.  After receiving basic support, but no invitations to stay on an island where 63 percent of homes are vacant in the offseason, the migrants now reside at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), a military installation in mainland Massachusetts.  Critics have been relentless in calling out Vineyard hypocrisy.  As a "sanctuary" jurisdiction in a self-proclaimed "sanctuary" state, Martha's Vineyard joined other such places, which promise never to inform on migrants to immigration authorities.  Yet it did precisely that the second even a small number of them appeared in their midst.  The Vineyard community allowed the migrants to sleep in a church hall and gave them basic meals before the military took them away in the presence of cheering crowds of well-off locals who sincerely believe they did a good and honorable deed.  From the moment their "humanitarian crisis" began, Vineyard residents congratulated themselves and lectured an incredulous world on their monumental virtue and inexhaustible compassion.

Meet the Vulnerable Congressman Who Helped Spark an Immigration Crisis in Maine.  A vulnerable Maine Democrat spearheaded an effort to make migrants eligible for his state's welfare program, a policy that may hurt him at the ballot box in November given that it has resulted in a costly overflow of asylum seekers in the city of Portland.  As a state legislator, Rep. Jared Golden championed a bill in 2015 that declared asylum-seeking immigrants eligible for the state's General Assistance program, which provides free hotels, meals, and other essentials to elderly and homeless Mainers.  As a result, an estimated 1,200 immigrants are now receiving emergency housing in Portland and are unable to work until they receive government approval, a process that can take several months.  Portland officials in May informed federal immigration agencies that the city's hotels reached full capacity and are unable to shelter additional asylum seekers — just as federal funds for the program are set to expire.

Poll: Over one-third of San Franciscans plan to leave crime-ridden 'sanctuary city'.  The San Francisco Chronicle conducted a comprehensive survey between June and July of over 1,650 people to "measure attitudes on what's working, what isn't, performance of city government, the future of the city and more."  Respondents overwhelming indicated that a great deal isn't working, the city is performing poorly, the future looks bleak, and it may not be worth hanging around much longer.  65% of respondents said the city, run by Democrat Mayor London Breed, was worse than when they first moved there.  Only 10% said it was better.  Women reportedly found the city to be worse than did their male counterparts, with 69% reporting a significant deterioration (representing a seven-point gendered change) and only 7% noting there being signs of improvement.  35% of respondents believe things will only be worse two years from now.

Sanctuary cities?  Not so much.  Washington, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser has been vociferously complaining recently about the influx of asylum-seekers utilizing homeless shelters and other city services since Texas started busing migrants to the Capital City.  Bowser called the migrant issue "significant" and said she is urging a coordinated federal response to the crisis.  She is further claiming that migrants are being "tricked" into boarding buses to Washington. [...] Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker recently went so far as to issue an emergency disaster proclamation after hundreds of asylum-seekers arrived in Chicago via bus from Texas.  New York City mayor Eric Adams recently said the city is at a "breaking point" due to thousands of migrants who have been sent by bus from Texas in recent weeks.  Really?  The city survived the pandemic lockdowns and 9/11, which knocked down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and killed nearly 3,000 people, but a few thousand illegal aliens are on the verge of destroying it?  How does Adams think border states like, say, Texas feel, dealing with the influx of hundreds of thousands of illegals each year under the Biden administration — of the more than 5 million who have entered the United States since Biden took office?

KJP: It's 'Cruel' To Send Migrants To Liberal Sanctuary Cities.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that the policy of transporting illegal migrants from Florida and Texas to Democrat-run cities is "cruel."  A White House reporter asked the press secretary to comment on migrants being transported to the "Democratic haven" of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and the Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence in Washington, D.C.  The press secretary said the policy is a "political stunt" and "cruel."  "It is a political stunt, that's what we're seeing from governors, Republican governors in particular and it is a cruel, inhumane way of treating people who are fleeing communism, people who are — and we're not just talking about people, we're talking about children, we're talking about families — who are promised a home, promised a job, put on a bus and driven to a place they do not know.  And it is a cruel thing to do," Jean-Pierre said.

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[#1] The overwhelming majority of illegal aliens are not fleeing communism or anything else, other than unemployment.  Many of them proudly wave the flags of the countries from which they are "fleeing," so the conditions at home can't be that bad.  By and large, they are just looking for menial jobs and generous government handouts.  [#2] Most of the people coming across the border are unaccompanied by family members, and many are crossing the border for the purpose of giving birth to an "anchor baby" that will prevent their deportation.  [#3] It is extremely unlikely that any significant percentage of the new arrivals have been "promised a home, [or] promised a job."  [#4] If the illegal aliens are being "driven to a place they do not know," that's immaterial, because most of them are crossing into a country they've never been to, so the whole country is "a place they do not know."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasted Over 'Hypocrisy' After Settling Dozens Of Migrants In GOP Suburb.  Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking heat after she bussed dozens of migrants out of her city and housed them in a hotel in a smaller suburb without warning.  Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso, a Republican, accused Lightfoot of hypocrisy on Saturday.  Grasso said Lightfoot bussed migrants into his town while complaining about similar behavior by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R).  "We're more than happy for people to find freedom, it is hypocrisy by the mayor of Chicago to complain about the governor of Texas — I do agree with what he's doing — the city of Chicago says it's going to be a sanctuary city which I oppose — but there must be vacant hotel rooms in Chicago.  This is hundreds of people in a city of millions.  Why are they sending them out to the Republican suburbs?  You have to wonder," Grasso told Fox News.

Chicago welcomes Texas migrants, then sends them to Burr Ridge.  WGN Investigates has learned several dozen of the migrants Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent to Chicago have now been relocated to a hotel in the suburbs without advance warning to the local mayor.  "I am concerned neither the village administrator nor I were told about this," Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso told WGN. "We want to know: Why Burr Ridge?"  Just days ago, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted Abbott for treating the migrants like "cargo" and not providing her with advance notice they were arriving.

New York City officials line up to shake hands with migrants after being bused in from Texas.  Busses of migrants sent to New York City from Texas were welcomed with handshakes and an official escort from members of Mayor Eric Adams' administration in Manhattan Sunday.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered over a dozen buses of migrants to the Big Apple, Chicago, and Washington DC in an attempt to show them the nature of the crisis at the border.  So far, Texas has forked out nearly $13 million to Wynne Transportation — the charter service that is taking migrants to the various cities.  Around 44 migrants got off Sunday's bus, which was ordered to New York by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.  Each of the arriving migrants at the city's Port Authority were greeted with a handshake from a local leader, a blanket and were then escorted to a local hotel.

Chicago mayor blasts Abbott for busing migrants to her city.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed Gov. Greg Abbott after buses of migrants from the southern border state of Texas pulled into the Illinois city late Wednesday.  "As a city, we are doing everything we can to ensure these immigrants and their families can receive shelter, food, and most importantly protection," a spokesperson for Lightfoot, a Democrat, said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. [...] Two buses of roughly 60 migrants stepped off state-funded buses at Chicago's Union Station last night and were transported to local shelters.  Chicago is the third city that Texas has begun transporting migrants to from the border, after Washington, D.C., and New York City.  All three cities self-identify as "sanctuary" zones, areas that will not turn over illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement if arrested.

Now Texas sends migrants to Chicago.  Texas sent around 100 migrants to Chicago on Wednesday, as Republican Governor Greg Abbott expands his effort to push responsibility for border crossers to his Democratic political opponents.  The buses arrived at Chicago's Union Station at around 7:30 pm — after it was revealed that Texas has already spent $12 million on taking migrants to New York City and Washington DC.  Among the 100 or so people who were on the buses, around 20 to 30 were small children.  Pregnant women and children were among the busload.  The migrants said they were from Venezuela.

Sanctuary cities not enjoying actually being used as sanctuaries.  To the great consternation of liberal Democratic mayors in the northeast, the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send busloads of illegal migrants to New York and Washington to lessen the burdens on their states and draw more attention to the Biden border crisis.  This has put the municipal governments of these self-defined sanctuary cities in a bit of a tough position politically.  They are supposed to represent bastions of hope for the migrants and freedom from the "oppression" of ICE and the Border Patrol.  But now that the migrants are arriving in larger numbers and doing so in a very public way, it's becoming clear that this is a problem that the mayors were not prepared to handle.

No sympathy for sanctuary cities.  As long as the migrants remained in Texas and Arizona, or went somewhere — anywhere — else, Ms. Bowser and Mr. Adams turned a blind eye to the Biden administration's flagrant — and arguably impeachable — refusal to enforce federal immigration laws.  Mr. Biden's inaction has resulted in hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants swarming across the border every month.  Now, the District of Columbia and New York City — and other Democrat-dominated jurisdictions — are reaping the inevitable consequences of their "sanctuary" city/county/state policies on illegal immigration.  They have no one to blame but themselves, albeit with (more than) a little help from their friends, Mr. Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who risibly continues to insist — evidence to the contrary notwithstanding — that the southwestern border is "secure."

A simple plan:  Free Bus Ride to Sanctuary.  I love what Texas governor Greg Abbott is doing in giving illegal entrants the option of being bused from Texas to D.C. and now New York City.  With U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting well over 200,000 southwest land border encounters each month and no end in sight to illegal border crossings under this presidency, I think the governor should significantly expand the program.  Although the cost of busing an illegal is likely much less than the cost to Texas of caring for the migrant and protecting the community from those who commit additional crimes, a non-profit should be set up to raise and provide funds for additional buses not only to D.C. and New York, but to any place that has declared itself a "sanctuary" jurisdiction.

Greg Abbott tears into 'hypocrite' Mayor Adams for being 'upset about welcoming a few dozen migrants into to NYC'.  Greg Abbott's office tore into Eric Adams after the New York City mayor called the influx of illegal immigrants being bused to the Big Apple 'horrific'.  'Mayor Adams is hypocritically upset about welcoming a few dozen into his sanctuary city,' the Texas GOP governor's Press Secretary Renae Eze said in reaction to the comments made by the mayor over the weekend.  She explained in the statement:  'These migrants willingly chose to go to New York City, having signed a voluntary consent waiver, available in multiple languages, upon boarding that they agreed to the destination.'

NPR is shocked that GOP governors aren't making it easy for sanctuary cities.  Since the day Joe Biden entered the Oval Office, America's southern border has effectively been erased.  Millions of broke, uneducated people from all over the world, many of whom have contagious diseases, are illiterate, and are engaged in criminal activities, have been pouring into America.  The states most affected are Texas and Arizona.  A few months ago, Texas's governor, Greg Abbott decided to start sending just some of these illegal aliens to D.C., a proud sanctuary city.  What started as a gimmick has succeeded better than anyone could have imagined — and an NPR article proves that point.

NY Times Blames GOP Governors for 'Causing Havoc' by Busing Border Crossers to Democrat Sanctuary Cities.  The New York Times is blaming Republican governors for "causing havoc" by busing border crossers welcomed by the Biden administration to Democrat sanctuary cities.  As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) continue busing border crossers and illegal aliens to Democrat sanctuary cities, the Times published a piece titled "GOP Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast" where Republicans are seemingly blamed for President Joe Biden's expansive Catch and Release operation.

Los Angeles opens up county government jobs to 'non-citizens'.  At a time of rising unemployment and flight from one-party blue cities, what should Los Angeles come up with but a new plan to hire foreigners in county government posts? [...] This may well mean that illegal aliens will soon become the County of Los Angeles's ruling government.  Sure, the Times says illegals are excluded, but that's window dressing.  Anyone with DACA status would likely be included in the hireables list, as would anyone who's managed to cadge asylum from a pliant immigration judge or newly minted "asylum officer," as will any of the millions who have seen their charges dropped by the Department of Homeland Security and who are now free to roam the country.

The Demise of American Citizenship.  American citizenship and its one-of-a-kind written contract with the central government, the Constitution with its Bill of Rights, is under relentless assault by the nation's governing establishment and teetering on the edge of meaninglessness.  No nation can maintain its status as a nation without secure and identifiable borders.  Citizenship means nothing if untold millions of illegal immigrants openly defy the laws without consequence.  It is estimated that 22 million illegals resided in the United States as of 2018.  Responding to an explicit invitation from the Biden administration, another 2+ million have walked unchallenged across the border in the past 18 months.  These so-called undocumented immigrants are becoming legally indistinguishable from citizens as they openly reside in 500 sanctuary jurisdictions, receive welfare, education and medical care, are granted drivers licenses, and given tuition breaks at public universities as they, not legal immigrants or American citizens, are exempt from federal immigration, health and travel laws.

Left-Wing Nonprofit Scores $171.7 Million [or greater] Government Contract To Help Illegal Immigrants Avoid Authorities.  A liberal non-profit group has been given a taxpayer-funded government contract worth at least $171.7 million — which could potentially reach just under $1 billion — for assisting illegal immigrant minors in avoiding capture or incarceration by U.S. Border Patrol and state officials.  The Department of the Interior was the awarding agency and "The Vera Institute of Justice," based out of New York — which supports the "defund the police" movement and has lax views on immigration enforcement — was the beneficiary.  Health and Human Services (HHS) had initially funded the contract back in March, Fox News Digital discovered, to "provide legal assistance to unaccompanied minors, according to a federal database."

Sanctuary State New Jersey Creates $60M 'Slush Fund' for Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  Elected Republicans have called the plan a "slush fund" intended to transfer New Jersey taxpayer dollars to illegal aliens.  "The Democrats who control the legislature know that Gov. Murphy's program giving big cash payments to illegal immigrants is so unpopular with most New Jerseyans that they were afraid to fund it directly in the state budget," State Sen. Jim Holzapfel (R) said.  "Instead, they created a slush fund that Gov. Murphy controls that appears to have been designed specifically to continue making these ridiculous payments," Holzapfel continued.

The Subordinate Citizen.  There are currently over 550 "sanctuary" jurisdictions established by state and local governments.  They aim to prevent federal immigration authorities from deporting illegal aliens, including tens of thousands detained by law enforcement for committing additional crimes.  The nation has not experienced such blatant nullifications of federal laws since the efforts of pre-Civil War Southern states — or the 1960s southern governors who defied federal efforts to enforce U.S. civil rights legislation.  So, can any citizens now simply vote to declare their hometown or local county immune from federal legislation?  That is, can a city or county nullify as it pleases the IRS tax code, endangered species laws, or federal gun registration legislation?  Or is nullification only permissible in the interest of noncitizens and lawbreakers?

County training staff to protect criminal illegal immigrants.  Washington state's most populous county is training staff to help illegal aliens escape warrants by federal immigration officers, including for criminal behavior such as rape and gang activity.  King County's Department of Equity and Social Justice provides the training to staff in Seattle, according to training material obtained by Jason Rantz of local KTTH radio.  "Inexplicably, the county is welcoming to dangerous criminals," he wrote.  "It does not differentiate between a mother fleeing her home country for a better life and a gang member and rapist."

Trump-Appointed Judge Blocks Biden's 'Sanctuary Country' Orders Protecting Illegal Aliens from Deportation.  A district judge, appointed by former President Donald Trump, has blocked President Joe Biden's so-called "sanctuary country" orders that have successfully protected millions of illegal aliens from arrest and deportation over the last year.  On Tuesday, District Judge Michael J. Newman issued a preliminary injunction against Biden's orders that prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting and deporting most of the nation's 11 to 22 million illegal aliens across the United States.

Biden Frees More Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. Communities Thanks to 'Sanctuary Country' Orders.  The number of criminal illegal aliens who are going unarrested and not deported from the United States has increased dramatically, a Washington Times report states.  Last year, President Joe Biden and his top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials implemented a series of orders protecting most of the nation's 11 to 22 million illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

Swing-District Iowa Dem 'Very Active' in Group That Wants to Abolish ICE, Establish Sanctuary Cities.  A swing-district Iowa Democrat is "very active" in a group that works to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), end the deportation of illegal immigrants, and establish "sanctuary" cities throughout the state.  State legislator Christina Bohannan, who is running to unseat Republican congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, praised the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) during a 2020 candidate forum, saying she is "very active" in the liberal immigration group.  Just months before the forum, CWJ called to abolish ICE, the federal entity responsible for immigration enforcement and terrorism prevention.  The group has also worked to stop illegal immigrant deportations and "keep ICE out of Iowa" by fighting against a 2018 bill that revoked state funding from "sanctuary" cities that intentionally fail to enforce federal immigration law.

Biden's DHS Chief:  Sanctuary Country Orders Ensure 'Majority' of Illegal Aliens Not Deported.  President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the agency's new so-called "sanctuary country" orders will ensure that the "majority" of illegal aliens living in the United States are not deported.  On Monday, Mayorkas announced that the administration has started implementing its latest sanctuary country orders that protect most criminal illegal aliens by barring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting and deporting them.

Map Shows How New Biden Policy Turns Every Community into an Illegal-Alien Sanctuary.  Last week The Federalist published a piece by me on the new Biden administration policy turning nearly every community in America into an illegal alien sanctuary.  Read the article in The Federalist here.  I also presented a more detailed look at the policy here.  The policy offers a long list of "protected" areas where immigration authorities are not permitted to operate, even to identify and arrest criminal aliens.  These places include, as I noted in The Federalist piece, anywhere near "a playground, a recreation center, a school, a place of worship or religious study, a location that offers vaccinations (such as a pharmacy), a community-based organization, any location that hosts weddings (such as a civic center, hotel, or park), any location with a school bus stop, any place 'where children gather,' and many more places that are common to most towns."

Biden Administration Expands List of 'Sensitive' Places Where Immigration Officers Cannot Make Arrests.  President Joe Biden's top homeland security official on Wednesday ordered immigration officers not to arrest illegal immigrants at a number of places, including food banks and shelters.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas detailed the safe spaces for illegal aliens in a memorandum to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.  "Sensitive locations" where officers were barred from detaining people in the country illegally previously constituted of a small number of settings, including churches, hospitals, and schools.  The locations are now being referred to as "protected areas."  Mayorkas added social services establishments like homeless shelters, anywhere disaster or emergency relief is being provided, and places where children gather, including playgrounds, childcare centers, and school bus stops.

Biden administration expands no-go zones where ICE can't arrest illegal immigrants.  The Department of Homeland Security has expanded its list of locations off-limits for enforcement to include anywhere near graveyards, community organization offices and any area where children "gather" — effectively blocking officers from making arrests across many urban areas.  The rules, issued Wednesday [10/27/2021], are designed to give illegal immigrants and others associated with them access to essential services without fear of arrest, said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  "This principle is fundamental," Mr. Mayorkas said in a memo.  "We can accomplish our enforcement mission without denying or limiting individuals' access to needed medical care, children access to their schools, the displaced access to food and shelter, people of faith access to their places of worship, and more."

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Here are a few words of feedback for Secretary Mayorkas:  [#1] The "displaced" are present in this country voluntarily.  We can safely presume that they knew it was illegal to cross the international border when they did so; thus, any inconvenience they suffer is their own fault.  [#2] The illegal immigrants you're so eager to serve (at taxpayers' expense) don't have a right to medical care, schools, food or shelter.  They are trespassers, not guests.  Whether they are sick, or hungry, or about to give birth, they should be swiftly deported.  The word will get around quickly.  [#3] "This principle is fundamental," Mr. Mayorkas.  If you had done your job, none of these unfortunate people would have made it into the U.S.

Obama-Appointed Judge:  Florida's 'Discriminatory' Ban on Sanctuary Cities Is Unconstitutional.  A judge has ruled that Florida's ban on sanctuary cities, which shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation, is unconstitutional because it is discriminatory.  Judge Beth Bloom, appointed by former President Obama, permanently enjoined the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in June 2019 that banned Florida cities and counties from protecting criminal illegal aliens from federal immigration law carried out by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

San Francisco sanctuary protected illegal immigrant hate crime suspect.  A man accused of mugging then spitting at a family of Filipino Americans is an illegal immigrant who was still loose on the streets of San Francisco because he was protected by that community's sanctuary city policy — four separate times.  Carlos Claros already had a lengthy rap sheet and was even on probation at the time of the April attack, but San Francisco repeatedly refused to cooperate with ICE and released him after each run-in, The Washington Times has learned.  This time he approached a family of 18 people, including children, and tried to rob them at gunpoint, Patrick Elliott told ABC7, a San Francisco television station.

Biden's 'Sanctuary Country' Orders Freeing Criminal Illegal Aliens from Florida Jails.  President Joe Biden's "sanctuary country" orders for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are resulting in the release of criminal illegal aliens at Florida jails.  After taking office, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the sanctuary country orders that prevent ICE agents from arresting and deporting illegal aliens unless they are recently-convicted aggravated felons or are known terrorists or gang members.

The sheriffs who betray their communities for the sake of illegal aliens.  Even when immigration isn't in the news at the moment, the Biden administration and its acolytes continue to wage their scorched-earth campaign against our borders and national security.  From the porous border to sanctuary laws to foreign worker visas, it is difficult to track all the ways we as a nation are under siege.  There is another front in this battle, and if it isn't already in your community, it may be on the way.  The 287(g) program, as it is commonly known, facilitates greater collaboration between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement agencies.  Participating agencies will deputize some of their officers to perform the duties of immigration agents — such as inquiring about immigration status and checking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) database.  The result is that illegal aliens in local custody who are wanted by ICE are more quickly identified, and the transfer of custody is better streamlined.  Because it has been an effective way to keep criminal aliens out of American communities, the anti-borders left naturally wants to terminate the program.

GOP Senators 'Demand' AG Release Memos Embracing 'Dangerous' Sanctuary City Policies.  A group of Republican senators in a letter to Merrick Garland asked the Attorney General to, "immediately release" memos to Congress that in late April restored federal monies for sanctuary cities in "at least 11 states."  "In order to better understand current DOJ policy, and the impact it will have on the public safety, health, and well-being of hardworking Americans, we demand, as a matter of Congressional oversight, that you immediately release any guidance memos related to the decision to reinstate funding for sanctuary cities and jurisdictions," wrote the senators in a letter to Garland.  "This information should be made readily available to Congress and to the American people in order to evaluate this unfortunate policy change."  "According to news reports, you recently issued a memo that reversed a DOJ policy which withheld grant funding from sanctuary cities.  We are troubled by your decision to reverse these policies and place the public safety and lives of hard-working Americans at risk.  Sanctuary city policies are dangerous and a threat to public safety," the senators continued.

Supreme Court Dismisses 'Sanctuary City' Cases at Request of Biden's DOJ.  The Supreme Court has dismissed three pending requests to hear challenges to the Trump administration's order to withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions — states and cities that refuse to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security efforts to deport people residing in the United States illegally. [...] In 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that called on U.S. agencies to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, many of which are governed by Democrats.  Part of Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, the order made federal money to state and local governments conditional upon their giving U.S. immigration officials access to their jails and advance notice when illegal immigrants were being released from custody.  Lower courts were divided on whether the policy was lawful.

ICE locks Twitter account that alerted public of illegal immigrants freed by sanctuary cities.  ICE has locked down a Twitter account that was used to alert the public to illegal immigrants released by sanctuary cities.  @ICEAlerts is now "protected," meaning only those who had already been following the account can see the target names.  Users also can't retweet the old posts, said Jon Feere, a former senior employee at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Trump.  ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the change, but Mr. Feere said the Biden administration doesn't want people to know what kinds of criminals it's no longer actively seeking to deport.

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This part is news to me:  I didn't know the government had direct and immediate control of Twitter.

Biden: Undocumented immigrants should get vaccine without ICE targeting them.  President Biden said Friday [2/26/2021] that undocumented immigrants should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being targeted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Biden make the remark during an interview with Univision during his visit to a vaccination site in Texas.  "I want to make sure they are able to get vaccinated and so they're protected from COVID without the ICE or anyone interfering," Biden said.  "They should... not be arrested for showing for being able to get a vaccination."  Biden also said he plans to make sure undocumented immigrants have food, noting that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal increases funding for nutrition assistance.

Former ICE Official: 'Biden Has Declared the Entire Country a Sanctuary Jurisdiction'.  Many people have already warned of the grim consequences that President Joe Biden's radical immigration policies could have.  Now, an expert on the topic is weighing in.  Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Tom Homan painted a worrying picture of the country under Biden's policies in an interview with Fox News.  "President Biden has declared the entire country a sanctuary jurisdiction," he said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday [2/10/2021].

Suspected illegal immigrant charged with murder in 'sanctuary state' of Colorado.  In 2019, democratic Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law making the entire state a "sanctuary," or safe zone, for illegal immigrants.  Within these bounds, state and local law enforcement officials are prohibited from sharing any suspect's information with the U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement, and will not issue detainers for illegal immigrants incarcerated in jail or state prisons.  This essentially means that anyone illegally residing in the state is protected from deportation, to their home country, no matter what they do — even murder.

Illegal Alien Convicted of Murdering a Child Released Back Onto American Streets Thanks to California Sanctuary Law.  Every single time President Donald Trump warned of criminals crossing the border, both he and his followers were labeled "racist."  The president has never claimed that "all" illegal aliens crossing the border were dangerous criminals.  Instead, he has only ever argued that by increasing border security, many criminals hoping to make their way into the U.S. would be stopped and/or apprehended.  Conversely, leaders within the Democratic Party, such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom, effectively argue that every illegal alien is inherently a victim and should be given the full rights afforded to American citizens.

Two More Dead Americans Thanks to Another Sanctuary City's Dangerous Policies.  Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia is a thrice-deported illegal alien with a criminal history who has been living under the protection of cruel — because that is what they are — sanctuary city policies in San Jose, California.  On November 22nd, he inexplicably attacked several individuals inside the Grace Baptist Church, where volunteers were present assisting with the church's homeless ministry, where Lopez-Garcia, himself homeless, regularly attended services and helped out.  Police believed he was under the influence of drugs or other substances when he senselessly attacked his fellow congregants, killing two and wounding three.  He was promptly detained and is now in police custody.  But this is hardly the first time he has had a run-in with the law, and, according to ICE, he's been allowed to reside unmolested in the United States despite being deported three times previously, as they told One America News.

Liberal California Emigrants are Toxic.  Piled onto California's endless river of regulations are its nonsensical laws and policies.  Twenty major metropolitan cities or counties in California have established laws, ordinances, regulations, or other practices that shield illegal immigrants from prosecution after committing a crime.  These counties brazenly safeguard illegal immigrant criminals against deportation either through noncompliance or by refusing to hand them over to federal agencies such as ICE.  With over $1.5 trillion in state and local government debt, California effectively has little money to spare for conveniences such as criminal incarceration.  What do sanctuary cities and counties see as the alternative to handing illegal immigrant criminals over for deportation?  Release them back into the general population, of course.

Virginia county escalates sanctuary battle with ICE.  Prince William County's jail released an illegal immigrant late last month despite a federal criminal warrant for his arrest, marking what federal officials see as an escalation of sanctuary policies.  Edras Onel Vasquez-Perez, 25, had been deported before.  When he was found in the U.S. again, federal authorities persuaded a magistrate judge to issue a felony warrant for his arrest.  Prince William County police arrested Mr. Vasquez-Perez on Sept. 28 on charges of assaulting a family member, but the jail released him a day later, apparently ignoring both the criminal warrant and a detainer request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE sweeps through D.C., other sanctuary cities; more than 170 arrests.  ICE deportation officers fanned out across six sanctuary city regions in recent weeks, officials announced Friday, nabbed more than 170 illegal immigrants who'd been released by local police in defiance of deportation requests.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad F. Wolf warned other sanctuaries that they'll see a heightened U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement presence in their communities, too, as long as they refuse full cooperation on turning over people from their prisons and jails.  "These are not everyday people.  They are hardened criminals," Mr. Wolf said in a press conference from Philadelphia, one of the regions targeted.

Feds step in to nab illegal immigrant released 10 times by New York cops.  Federal agents say they finally have caught an undocumented immigrant they've been after for several years but who was released 10 times by police in New York under sanctuary city policies.  Jhonny Soto-Ubaldo was arrested on federal gun charges this month, giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a new chance to place a detainer on him requesting he be turned over for deportation after his time in the federal prison system is over.  And this time it's likely to be honored, since New York is not part of the equation.

Baltimore murder suspects protected by sanctuary laws, ICE says; 'This is the worst-case scenario'.  Two undocumented immigrants suspected in the gang slaying of a 16-year-old girl in Baltimore were released because of sanctuary city policies, despite requests from federal immigration officials, officials said Tuesday [9/15/2020].  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it lodged three immigration detainers on three men charged in the May 29 death of Gabriela Ardon.  Five people are charged in the killing — three of whom were living in the United States illegally.  "In this case, two of the suspects arrested had previously been encountered by ICE, but due to state and local policies that put politics above public safety, they were released to the street," said Acting Baltimore Field Office Director Francisco Madrigal.  "This is the worst-case scenario when detainers are not honored."

Baltimore murder suspects protected by sanctuary laws:  ICE.  Two illegal immigrants suspected of an MS-13 gang killing of a 16-year-old girl in Baltimore were in police custody before, but were set free by authorities in New York and Maryland in defiance of deportation requests, allowing them to be out on the streets, ICE said Tuesday [9/15/2020].  Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez-Ardon was found dead in woods near Loch Raven Reservoir in late May.  Five people have been charged in the killing, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says three of them are illegal immigrants — and two of them were free because of sanctuary policies.  "This is the worst-case scenario," said Francisco Madrigal, the acting director of ICE's Baltimore office.

De Blasio fires back at Trump after threats to defund NYC.  The mayor began his daily press briefing by taking shots at the president, who on Wednesday signed a memo to look into how to pull federal funding for the Big Apple, Washington, DC, Seattle and Portland — cities that he says have descended into "lawless zones."  "If you persist in trying to deny the funding that's keeping New York City going in the middle of this crisis, we will see you in court," de Blasio said, "and once again, we will beat you in court."  Hizzoner was referring to a ruling by an appeals court in April that blocked the Trump administration from holding up millions of dollars from so-called "sanctuary" cities, including New York City.

LA jails refuse to turn 25,000 criminal illegal immigrants over to ICE.  Los Angeles, home to the largest jail system in the United States, has ignored more than 25,000 requests from federal authorities to turn over illegal immigrants after they have been arrested for crimes by local law enforcement, according to federal data obtained by the Washington Examiner.  This week, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced his department would stop transferring even the most dangerous offenders in the Los Angeles County Jail to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In his explanation, Villanueva said he was looking out for the 1 million LA residents who are also illegally residing in the county and too scared to report crimes to police because it could mean being sent back to their home country.

Washington State Will Provide $40 Million In Coronavirus Relief For Illegal Immigrants.  After months of pressure from activists, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has agreed to set aside $40 million in coronavirus relief for workers in the U.S. illegally.  As The Daily Wire previously reported, Seattle's city council sought $100 million in relief funds from the state for illegal immigrants who didn't qualify for the federal government's coronavirus stimulus.  The city passed a resolution in May that called for the creation of a "Washington Worker Relief Fund" that would provide "economic assistance to undocumented Washingtonians during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Montgomery County Gave ICE A 28-Minute Warning Before Releasing Illegal Immigrant Charged With Second Degree Rape.  Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, gave Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a 28-minute notice before releasing an illegal immigrant charged with second-degree rape and sexual abuse back into the public, according to county data obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute.  Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had pledged to allow more cooperation with ICE on Nov. 4 when he rolled back a sanctuary policy he signed into law three months prior that prohibited county officials from working with ICE.  But the data obtained by IRLI shows that ICE was given less than four-hours notification to pick up eight illegal immigrants from Montgomery County jails after Elrich's policy was rescinded.  "Montgomery County claims to be cooperating with ICE, but the implementation of this policy is a joke," IRLI Executive Director of General Counsel Dale Wilcox said in a statement Wednesday [8/12/2020].

Hundreds of Oregon protesters delay ICE buses detaining 2 men for hours: report.  Federal agents in Bend, Ore., clashed with hundreds of protesters late Wednesday night after an hourslong standoff sparked by the arrest of two men by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, who said they were a "threat to the public."  Bend's episode, which is about a three-hour drive from Portland, was the latest in tensions among protesters, local police and federal agents.  "I've never been so disgusted by my government and so proud of my community," Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, who attended the protest, wrote on Twitter.

New Jersey takes step toward granting professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  The New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill last week that would grant professional licenses to illegal immigrants.  Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill, according to Fox News, which grants illegal immigrants the ability to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state in industries such as cosmetology and accounting.  A spokesperson for Murphy said the governor "believes that immigrants are a critical part of the fabric of life in New Jersey, and that they should not face unnecessary barriers as they seek to participate in our society and economy."  The bill would become law effective immediately if signed by Murphy.

Illegal Alien Accused of Raping 7-Year-Old Girl Freed by Maryland Sanctuary County.  An illegal alien arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl multiple times has since been released into the general public by Montgomery County, Maryland, officials.  Rene Ramos-Hernandez, a 56-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested by the Montgomery County Police Department after a 25-year-old woman accused him of raping her as a seven-year-old "at least ten times" between 2002 and 2003, according to ABC7 News's Kevin Lewis.

State Lawmakers Urge Newsom to Stop Transferring People in Prison to ICE in Pandemic.  Dozens of state lawmakers called on Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday [7/6/2020] to stop California prison officials from transferring people to federal immigration detention during the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter signed by 44 members of the state Senate and Assembly — as well as 18 local elected officials, including Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland and Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton — the political leaders said ending the transfers is urgently needed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 between detention systems in California.

Fairfax County orders police to stop helping ICE on immigration cases.  Immigrant-rights activists took a victory lap Friday over Fairfax County's new sanctuary policy limiting police cooperation with federal immigration agents, saying it could protect thousands of illegal immigrants from being deported.  Police General Order 604 bans officers from complying with warrants issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying they are civil detainers, not court-approved warrants.  It also bans ICE deportation officers from access to county police buildings, and it encourages officers to release people on summonses rather than arrest and book them for minor infractions, which could help keep them off ICE's radar.

Supreme Court declines to hear Trump challenge to California sanctuary law.  The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the administration's challenge to California's main sanctuary city law protecting illegal immigrants, dealing a significant blow to President Trump's hopes of forcing jurisdictions to cooperate with ICE.  The justices did not offer comment on their decision, though two — Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — said they wanted to hear the case.  It takes four justices to put a case on the court's calendar.  By declining to hear the case the court left in place a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld California's SB54, a law enacted in 2017 in response to Mr. Trump's election, that prohibits state and local authorities from cooperating with federal immigration efforts.

Dems discovering that with sanctuary cities, what goes around, comes around.  Atwater, California, has declared itself a sanctuary city — sanctuary from tyrannical government draining the lifeblood from the people.  If leftist tyrants can provide safe haven to illegal invaders, why not have sanctuary cities that protect Americans from our newly anointed dictators?  So this rural city of fewer than 30,000 people located in the center of California has decided to free itself from the suffocating chokehold of the state.  At the end of April, the City Council voted unanimously to open businesses and churches.

California town declares itself 'sanctuary city' for businesses, opens up in defiance of stay-at-home order.  A central California city has declared itself a "sanctuary city" for businesses and will open up in defiance of the state's stay-at-home order.  The city council in Atwater passed a resolution Friday allowing businesses to open despite Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for businesses to remain closed, according to ABC30's Vanessa Vasconcelos.

California City To Allow Reopenings, Declares Itself A 'Sanctuary City' For Business.  The central California city of Atwater has declared itself a "sanctuary city" for businesses.  The Friday [5/15/2020] resolution passed by the Atwater City Council allows business owners to open, openly defying Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus-related stay-at-home order.  The resolution affirms "the city's commitment" to "fundamental" human rights.  Churches and other nonprofits are included in the resolution, according to ABC30's Vanessa Vasconcelos.

Donald Trump:  State Bailouts Should Include Changes for Sanctuary Cities.  President Donald Trump proposed from the White House on Tuesday [4/28/2020] that any bailout funds for Democrat-run states should include required changes to their sanctuary city policies.  "We'd want certain things also, including sanctuary city adjustments," Trump said.  "Because we have so many people in sanctuary cities, which I don't even think are popular by radical left folks."

Department of Justice Moves Against Sanctuary Jurisdictions.  Speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association Conference, Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions (see the updated CIS map listing these jurisdictions). Barr stated that sanctuary policies jeopardize public safety and violate the supremacy clause of the Constitution by inhibiting immigration enforcement.  He spelled out a series of options, from lawsuits to debarment from funds to potential criminal prosecution under the harboring provisions of federal law.

Democrat Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) Escalates Corona Spread.  How ironic that Bill DeBlasio, New York City's mayor, who designated his city a sanctuary city, and Governor Andrew Cuomo, who designated New York a sanctuary state, both in defiance of federal orders, have blamed the federal government for not supplying all of their hospital and other state needs.  These two, among other prominent Democrat mayors and governors who for many years virtue-signaled and put the rest of the country in jeopardy — claiming it is not the fed's business what they do in their states — suddenly have relinquished city and state responsibility for the conditions in their jurisdictions. [...] Suddenly, they take no personal blame for the lack of preparedness and supplies, or the absence of a game plan in their districts, where heretofore they claimed absolute power and independence.  Some questions:  Why hadn't they stockpiled masks, gowns, gloves, and ventilators?  Some have held office for almost ten years.

Test and Remove Alien Detainees as Quickly as Possible.  Buzzfeed reports that the Los Angeles County sheriff reduced his jail population by releasing more than 600 inmates in less than two weeks.  What's more, Los Angeles County police and sheriff's agencies are allegedly minimizing the number of arrests they effect in order avoid putting more individuals into detention. [...] I also find myself wondering how many of those released criminals were aliens who, instead of being put onto the streets, might have been handed over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if California and Los Angeles County were sane enough to ditch their legally questionable and morally deficient "sanctuary" policies.

Sanctuary Montgomery County:  Police interrupt illegal alien rape in progress.  Sanctuary jurisdictions like Montgomery County, Maryland, have become a magnet for MS-13 and illegal alien rapists.  But unlike the coronavirus, this "epidemic" is completely avoidable.  Last summer, so many illegal alien rapists were released by sanctuary Montgomery County that it sparked a fight between DHS officials and local politicians.  Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli even challenged county executive Mark Elrich to a debate and referred to the wayward county as "Loco in MOCO."  In the latest case last Thursday, local police arrested Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, 35, an illegal alien from El Salvador, for raping a semiconscious woman in an office building stairwell in Wheaton, Maryland.

Shouldn't local officials who enact 'sanctuary' policies be charged as accessories to crimes committed by illegal immigrants?  This week, the acting chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) blasted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) for upholding and defending her "sanctuary" policy that protects illegal immigrants from deportation.  An exasperated and aggravated ICE chief Matt Albence was incredulous following the 'alleged' sexual assault of a three-year-old girl by convicted felon and illegal immigrant Christopher Puente, who was allowed to remain in Chicago thanks to that city's insane policy of refusing to hand over illegal immigrants who have committed, or are accused of committing, heinous crimes against American citizens.

McHenry County sheriff, 3 others sue state over immigration law.  McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and three fellow sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit Monday [3/9/2020] seeking a court order blocking enforcement of a state law that bars them from working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Saying the Illinois Trust Act leaves them facing "irreparable harm" in the form of lawsuits from both sides of the immigration debate, Prim, Ogle County Sheriff Brian E. VanVickle, Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders and Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey also ask for a court ruling declaring that the state measure is preempted by federal law.

ICE officers deployed to 'flood the streets' of sanctuary cities: report.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun 24-hour daily surveillance operations near the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities across the country, according to an exclusive New York Times report.  A senior official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told reporters in February that ICE would be deploying Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to "enhance integrity of the immigration system, protect public safety, and strengthen our national security."

ICE defies sanctuary law to arrest illegal immigrant at San Francisco courthouse.  Blocked from picking up a repeat-felon illegal immigrant at a California jail last year, ICE officers tracked him down at a court appearance earlier this week and made the arrest outside of San Francisco's Hall of Justice, defying a state law that claims to ban such arrests.  ICE said it had tried nine times since 2014 to get local authorities to turn over the man, 43-year-old Alberto Uc Ponce, but each time those "detainer" requests were rebuffed.  His most recent release in defiance of ICE came after an arrest on drug and burglary charges just after Thanksgiving last year.

Ex-ICE chief to 'sanctuary cities': Stop releasing criminals 'every day to the street'.  If sanctuary cities want ICE to focus on arresting undocumented immigrants who commit crimes, then they should stop releasing them "every day to the street" and give ICE officers access to their jails, said former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan.  "I'm sick and tired of the left saying they [ICE] need to concentrate more on criminals, but we're not going to let you in our jail," Homan told Just the News at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  "You can't have it both ways," he said.

Report: Trump Deploying 'Elite Tactical Agents' to 10 Sanctuary Cities.  President Trump is deploying a group of "elite tactical agents" to sanctuary cities across the United States to increase the number of arrests of criminal illegal aliens, a report states.  According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, Trump is sending about 100 agents of the elite U.S. Border Patrol tactical unit known as BORTAC to sanctuary cities such as:
  •   Detroit, Michigan
  •   Chicago, Illinois
  •   New York City, New York
  •   Newark, New Jersey
  •   San Francisco, California
  •   New Orleans, Louisiana
  •   Los Angeles, California
  •   Atlanta, Georgia
  •   Houston, Texas
  •   Boston, Massachusetts
The BORTAC agents are expected to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with deportation operations between February and May in an effort to increase arrests of criminal illegal aliens by 35 percent, according to emails read to the Times.

Chicago Mayor Tries to Justify Refusing to Cooperate with ICE after Illegal Rapes Child.  Chicago's leftist, gay mayor is attempting to justify her refusal to work with immigration officials after an illegal alien was caught raping a three-year-old child.  The Chicago Police accused Christopher Puente, 34, of sexually molesting a three-year-old child in the bathroom of a downtown McDonald's restaurant.  The suspect had previously been deported, officials said, but he was in the city again because Chicago did not turn him over to ICE last year after an arrest for theft.  Because of that he was wandering free in the Windy City.

Democrat-run cities, states ramping up pushback against ICE by abolishing private detention facilities.  As the Trump administration ramps up enforcement of federal immigration laws in spite of state and local ordinances designed to block or limit the activities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Left-wing jurisdictions are responding.  As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Democrat-run cities and states are once again showing their preference for people in the country illegally by targeting private facilities used by ICE to detain them.

Man released under 'sanctuary city' rules sexually assaults 3-year-old:  ICE.  An illegal immigrant was released under Chicago's "sanctuary city" policy — only to sexually assault a 3-year-old girl and leave her sobbing for her father in a McDonald's bathroom, according to authorities.  Mexican national Christopher Puente, 34, was only in Chicago because cops refused to hold him for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after he was arrested last year, ICE charged in a statement.  He was then arrested last month for allegedly assaulting the 3-year-old after luring her to his bathroom stall while her dad helped her brother in the restaurant restroom, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported.

IL Gov puts illegal alien felons in communities to protect them.  The Illinois governor is putting felon illegal aliens in communities to protect them from ICE and deportation.  It's his "firewall" against Trump's fake attacks on immigrants.  Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has backed out of an agreement to turn illegal immigrants over to immigration officials.  As a result, some violent felons facing deportation are now being released into local communities, the Associated Press reported.

Study finds there are more drug overdoses in Ohio's "sanctuary" counties than non-sanctuary counties.  A recent study of drug overdose-related deaths shows that there's a link between immigration sanctuary counties and an increased number of fatal overdoses.  Well, imagine that.  Within Franklin County in Ohio, the number of drug related deaths had increased so much, that the county coroner is seeking to have another morgue established to accommodate the spike in cadavers.

Second Circuit Rules In Favor Of Trump Administration On Sanctuary Cities.  The Trump Administration won a major victory with decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of its sanctions against "sanctuary cities" which refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.  The decision in New York v.  Department of Justice reversed a lower court ruling blocking the policy of withholding certain grants.  Despite my disagreement with friends like Judge Napolitano, I previously stated that I thought the Administration would prevail ultimately on this challenge though there are good-faith arguments against government.  The decision could have two immediate impacts.  First, it will add pressure to cities in their opposition to the immigration policies.  Second, it could create the type of split in the circuits that make a Supreme Court review more likely as these challenges move beyond the trial level.

Court Rules That Trump Can Withhold Funds To States That Have 'Sanctuary Cities'.  A federal appeals court on Wednesday [2/26/2020] ruled that the Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants as a way to push states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement agencies.

Appeals court rules Trump administration can block grants to sanctuary cities.  The Trump administration can withhold grant money from New York City and several states that don't give US Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to jails, an appeals court ruled Wednesday [2/26/2020].  The decision, a serious blow to "sanctuary cities," reversed a previous ruling that prevented the federal government from withholding grants from the Big Apple and seven states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.  The US Justice Department in a statement praised the decision, calling it a "major victory for Americans."

Court Rules Trump Admin Can Withhold Federal Grants From Sanctuary Cities.  A federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration has the right to withhold law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities.  The case involved seven states:  New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia and Rhode Island.

Sheriffs association, Republican lawmakers blast state policy limiting Department of Corrections coordination with ICE when undocumented felons are released.  The Illinois Sheriffs' Association and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday [2/25/2020] blasted what they said is a state policy change to stop coordinating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when undocumented immigrants are released from state custody after completing felony sentences.  Before the change, the Kankakee County sheriff's office transported undocumented felons who were leaving an Illinois Department of Corrections facility but still had a federal immigration detainer to the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, under a contract with ICE, Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey said.  Downey said he was notified Jan. 30 that the state was canceling the process "indefinitely, upon the advice of legal counsel."

Report: Calls For Boycotting Greyhound Grow As Company Defies Working With ICE.  Have you heard the latest about Greyhound bus services deciding not to comply with Immigration and Custom Enforcement checks dealing with illegal immigration?  This is a strange decision since Tour Bus Operators have been telling passengers for years (decades) at both land borders when Border Patrols Officers board the busses at borders to comply with identification requirements to cross into foreign nations or returning to the USA.  What are they thinking?  The Department of Transportation can make it harder for every bus to continue on the roads if that's what Greyhound wants, mandatory road safety checks take way longer than immigration checks, and "all" busses are subject to them, which also means that "all" passengers will have to step off of the bus.  In contrast, the safety checks are being done, "there" no warrant needed now!

Under New Law, Cambridge, MA Police Can't Arrest Illegal Immigrants for Driving Without a License.  The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts just brought the concept of sanctuary city to a whole new level.  In an effort to protect illegal immigrants from ICE, the city has passed a new law which directs police not to arrest illegals caught driving without a driver's license.  They don't call it the 'People's Republic of Cambridge' for nothing, folks.  As a Massachusetts native, let me assure you that pretty much every joke you've heard about Cambridge is true.

ICE ignores California laws and arrests illegal aliens at the courthouse door.  In 2018, California implemented the California Values Act, which gave special protection to illegal aliens by mandating that California law enforcement agencies cannot cooperate with federal immigration authorities.  Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") thumbed its nose at California and arrested two people in Sonoma County Superior Court.  California has lots of reasons to hang onto its roughly 2.2 — 3.5 million illegal immigrants.  They provide cheap, easily-exploited labor.  They swell the state's population, which matters for electors and congresspeople, as well as the distribution of certain federal funds.  As illegal immigrants are fed into the system, they provide reliable (legal or illegal) Democrat votes.  And they make Californians feel virtuous even as they allow corrupt Latin American states to continue exploiting their own citizens and destroying their economies by relying on remittances from people illegally in America.

Greyhound vows to protect illegals, will stop DHS agents from immigration checks on busses.  Future Greyhound passengers beware, because going forward, rules and laws will apparently have no place on the transportation service's infamous buses.  In an emailed statement to the Associated Press, the 106-year-old company announced that it would no longer allow Department of Homeland Security officials to board its buses to conduct what have always been routine immigration checks.

Biden Vows No Deportations First 100 Days, No Deportations for Foreign Crimes.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall in Las Vegas on Thursday evening that under his presidential administration nobody would be deported during his first 100 days in office.  The former vice president also ruled out deporting illegal aliens for crimes committed in other countries, which would make the United States a sanctuary for criminals all over the world.  "Nobody, and some of you are going to get mad at me with this, but nobody is going to be deported in my first 100 days until we get through the part where we find out the only rationale for deportation will be whether or not you've committed a felony while in the country," Biden said in response to a question about ICE.

San Fran Mayor, Sheriff Say They Won't Cooperate with Feds on Illegal Immigration.  San Francisco's new Sheriff confirmed Wednesday that his department will not comply with federal agents on illegal immigration; sayings it's in the interest of "public safety" that undocumented workers can "report crimes."  "San Francisco's newly minted sheriff said his officers won't help federal authorities deport undocumented immigrants despite increasing pressure from the Trump administration to crack down on people living illegally in U.S. sanctuary cities," reports Fox News.

The Progressive Prosecutor Project.  A newly minted district attorney for a major American city vows to establish an immigration unit.  At first blush, that would seem entirely normal for a prosecutor's office.  Immigration laws require enforcement, and prosecutors are in the law-enforcement business.  But no — the new San Francisco DA actually has in mind an immigration defense unit.  He wants to assign a staff of prosecutors to protect undocumented aliens — those who are either illegal and thus deportable to begin with, or for whom a criminal conviction could result in loss of lawful status and thus eventual deportation.  The unit's enforcement target would be not the law violators but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who enforce federal laws, along with any local police and corrections officials who have the temerity to assist ICE in that endeavor.  The prosecutors' mission, in the words of their new boss, would be to "stand up to Trump on immigration" — the president having made signature issues of border security and the stepped-up deportation of aliens who flout the laws.

LA Mayor and Police Chief Record PSA Assuring Illegals They Can Get Away With Breaking American Laws.  In what can only be described as giving the middle finger to the United States of America and law and order, the mayor of Los Angeles and his equally law-breaking police chief recorded a public service announcement letting illegal aliens know they will not be held accountable to U.S. laws while living in L.A.  "Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.  "Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement."  It's amazing to me that he found a lawman to stand next to him and agree with this anarchist garbage, but indeed he did.  The police chief, Michel Moore, weighed in with his thoughts:  "Our police force does not do the job of federal law enforcment...we will not enforce immigration laws."

LA Officials Again Pander to Illegals Instead of Doing Their Job.  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd had some words for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who vowed Friday [2/14/2020] that his city would "not cooperate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement" after the federal government announced that special tactical units (BORTAC) would be deployed to sanctuary jurisdictions such as Los Angeles.

Trump Administration to Deploy Elite Tactical Units to Sanctuary Cities.  Elite tactical units from the Customs and Border Patrol will be sent to sanctuary cities for several months, the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday [2/14/2020].  The elite CBP agents are normally used to deal with smugglers and other violent offenders.  This is the latest in the escalating war against sanctuary cities and states by the Trump administration.  And the sanctuary cities can't do anything to stop them.

Trump administration to deploy specialized Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities.  The Trump administration is redirecting agents from a specially trained Border Patrol unit to help ramp up arrests and removals of undocumented immigrants in "sanctuary cities," multiple law enforcement officials confirmed Friday [2/14/2020].  Members of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, a rapid-response security force, are deploying to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Chicago and New York.  Other agents from several ports of entry and field stations along the border are expected to be sent to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit and Newark, New Jersey, a senior Customs and Border Protection official confirmed.

New York Governor to Meet with Trump Over Statewide Trusted Traveler Ban.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump today to discuss the Trump Administration's ban on enrollment in "Trusted Traveler Programs" for New York state residents, as Fox News reports.  As reported last week, the Department of Homeland Security initiated the ban after New York's passage of its "sanctuary state" law protecting illegal aliens from federal immigration authorities.  The move, announced by Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, was meant to reduce the risk of illegal aliens possibly enrolling in the program due to their protected status in New York state.  New York Attorney General Letitia James, a far-left Democrat, announced a lawsuit against DHS as a result of the ban, claiming without evidence that it was "political retribution."

Barr announces new sanctions in 'significant escalation' against sanctuary cities.  Attorney General William Barr announced new measures to combat sanctuary cities in what he called a "significant escalation."  Barr, 69, made the announcement on Monday at the National Sheriff's Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference.  He said that the Justice Department would file a number of lawsuits against state and local governments and new reviews of sanctuary cities and prosecutors.  One of the lawsuits targets a New Jersey law enforcement directive that Barr said stops officials from sharing the immigration status of those in custody and requires authorities to notify those detained if Immigration and Customs Enforcement files an immigration detainer request.

Trump administration suing King County to allow deportation flights from Boeing Field.  The U.S. Justice Department is suing King County to force it to allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation flights to leave from Boeing Field, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced Monday [2/10/2020].  King County announced last year that it would seek to stop ICE-chartered flights from using county-owned Boeing Field to send immigrants to their home countries or to bring others in from around the country for incarceration at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Monday, says the Constitution's Supremacy Clause and federal law do not allow the county to discriminate against federal contractors or to impose obstacles to enforcing federal immigration laws.

Attorney General Barr Files Lawsuits Against Sanctuary Politicians in New Jersey, Washington.  Attorney General William Barr announced lawsuits by the Justice Department (DOJ) on Monday against politicians in the sanctuary state of New Jersey and the sanctuary county of King County, Washington — blasting such policies as "neither lawful nor sensible."  During a speech to the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference, Barr announced that the DOJ was filing lawsuits against the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Democrat Governor Philip Murphy, and New Jersey Democrat Attorney General Gurbir Grewal for the state's sanctuary policy that bans officials from sharing state records with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, 'significant escalation' against left-wing sanctuary cities.  Charging that so-called "sanctuary" cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a "significant escalation" against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the "lawful functioning of our nation's immigration system."  Speaking at the National Sheriff's Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.

Democrats Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them.  Favoring hardened criminals over citizens isn't just radical; it is also stupid.  As I've noted before, this is the issue that Republicans should be pounding in the suburbs.  Suburbanites who may be uneasy at the tone of some of the president's comments or tweets, particularly as spun by the media, will be horrified when they realize that their families are being put in real danger by a party that is for tossing rapists, drug-dealers, and murderers back into their midst.  I live in one of these jurisdictions, so I've had a front-row seat to observe how quickly this can damage what were once model communities.  Elections are binary propositions.  There are plenty of people who don't personally like the president who will vote for him when the other choice is somebody promising to put their families in danger.

NYC Releases Illegal Immigrant Attempted Rapist Despite ICE Detainer.  Martin Estrada-Barela was arrested by the NYPD Jan. 17, 2019, on the charges of attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment, and attempted assault.  Estrada-Barela was subsequently arraigned and remanded into the custody of the NYCDOC.  On January 20, 2019, ERO officers assigned to ERO New York's Criminal Alien Program lodged a detainer with the NYCDOC.  In Feb. 2019, Estrada-Barela posted bond and was released from NYCDOC custody without the detainer being honored, as a result of New York City's sanctuary policies.

Orange County Has Released Thousands Of Criminal Illegal Aliens Because Of California's Sanctuary Law.  The Orange County Sheriff's Department has been forced to release thousands of criminal illegal aliens in the past two years, with both the sheriff's department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement blaming California's statewide sanctuary law.  California's SB 54, legislation that largely restricts cooperation between ICE and law enforcement, went into effect in January 2018.  Since that time, Orange County has released over 2,100 illegal aliens back into the community despite ICE detainers placed on every single one of them, the agency announced in a Wednesday press release.  The sheriff's department released 1,106 inmates without notifying ICE in 2018 and released another 1,015 again in 2019 without notifying the agency.

Sanctuary recidivism rate at 25% in California's Orange County.  Orange County in California is seeing a recidivism rate of more than 25% for illegal immigrants it has released under the state's sanctuary law, according to new data the sheriff's department released and ICE highlighted this week.  Migrants who were released then rearrested for new crimes had charges of rape, domestic violence, DUI and child sex offenses.  In 2019, Orange County said it got requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to turn over 1,507 inmates.  It did release 492 of them to ICE after they'd completed their sentences, but 1,105 were put back on the streets under the terms of the state's sanctuary law, known as SB54.

Democrats Don't Care About American Lives.  In defiance of federal law, Democrats host sanctuary cities which protect illegal alien rapists, murders, drug dealers, and career criminals.  Outrageously, illegals are gifted driver's licenses, healthcare, attorneys, allowed to vote and numerous handouts unavailable to U.S. citizens.  Democrats deem coddling illegals more important than American lives.  Kate Steinle was shot and killed by an illegal alien while strolling with her dad on a lazy Sunday afternoon in San Francisco.  Kate's murderer had been deported numerous times and repeatedly welcomed back to the sanctuary city.  Democrats acquitted Kate's murderer and even voted down a law to punish deported illegals who keep coming back.

'Show up to court with a toothbrush': ICE says sanctuary city officials should expect jail time if they ignore subpoenas.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is prepared to go to court with two "sanctuary cities," Denver, Colorado, and New York City, if they fail to provide personal information on illegal immigrants with criminal records released in each city instead of being transferred to ICE.  "We expect them to comply" with subpoenas for the information, said acting ICE Director Matt Albence at a press conference in Washington on Thursday [1/23/2020].  "If they don't comply, we'll be working with DOJ to go to district court to force them to comply with the requirements," Albence said, noting the rule in the U.S. Code that he said justified the move.

De Blasio's 'sanctuary city' policy is leaving NYC more dangerous by the day:  Devine.  New Yorkers don't care whether the mayor likes his bagels toasted or with extra cream cheese.  We care that our city feels more dangerous by the day.  We care that 92-year-old Maria Fuertes was sexually assaulted, choked and left for dead outside her Queens home one freezing night last week.  We care that the 21-year-old illegal immigrant charged with her murder would not have been on the street if the city had complied with a simple detainer request from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, pending possible deportation.  Instead, like every one of the 2,916 detainers the NYPD received from ICE in the 12 months to June 30 last year, the request to detain Guyanese national Reeaz Khan was ignored, with fatal consequences.

ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement for information on illegal aliens arrested for violent crimes.  For the first time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued subpoenas to fellow members of law enforcement.  In the past most law enforcement agents around the country would work with them to remove criminal aliens from the Unites States but the spread of sanctuary laws has forced ICE to demand information some states and municipalities will no longer share.  Specifically in this case, ICE is demanding the city of Denver provide information on four illegal aliens who had been arrested for crimes.

New York sanctuary policy forced release of suspect in shocking murder.  New York City defied a deportation request from ICE last year and released an illegal immigrant into the community — and now he stands accused of killing a 92-year-old woman beloved by her community.  Reeaz Khan, 21, has been charged with murder and sexual abuse against someone incapable of consent.  Police say they caught him initiating the attack on surveillance video.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says he never should have been out on the streets anyway, after he was arrested on weapons and assault charged last year, and ICE asked New York to turn him over.

Illinois Sanctuary County Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019.  The sanctuary county of Cook County, Illinois, released more than 1,000 criminal illegal aliens back into American communities in fiscal year 2019, federal data finds.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials revealed this week that Cook County — which has shielded criminal illegal aliens from deportation since at least September 2011 — freed about 1,070 criminal illegal aliens back into neighboring communities in fiscal year 2019.

Woman murdered in road rage attack.  CA mayor:  Sorry, but we're still not working with ICE.  Once again, an illegal alien has killed an American citizen and sanctuary policies in California are being exposed for the dangers they pose.  Shauna White, speaking on Tucker Carlson Tonight, blasted Oakland, CA mayor Libby Schaaf, who famously in 2018 leaked information of an upcoming U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in the area in a press release, which was also posted on Twitter.  White's daughter Madisyn was shot in a road rage incident after getting into a fender bender.  The suspect, Roberto Martinez, 19 is an illegal alien who had been living in Hayward, CA.

Undocumented woman marks a year inside Maryland church.  Next to Rock Creek in Bethesda, Maryland, sits a six-acre church campus shrouded by old cedar trees.  For a year and two weeks, this has been Rosa Gutierrez Lopez's home, sanctuary and site of confinement.  This year, for the second time, it is where she will spend Christmas.  Gutierrez Lopez, 41, was the first undocumented immigrant in the Washington area to seek protection from deportation at a house of worship - one of the "sensitive location" categories where Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are discouraged from conducting enforcement activities.

Don't Look Away.  They do crazy things like declare "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants, in contravention of federal law, or have minor judges block presidential orders or directives.  Or lie shamelessly about the actions of Obama at the border, attributing them to Trump.  And we look away.  We look away instead of getting in their faces.  We look away.

Boston approves new limits on police in immigration matters.  Boston lawmakers imposed new limits on police in immigration matters Wednesday in response to revelations the department has been closely coordinating with federal authorities for years despite a sanctuary city policy.

Maryland Sanctuary Counties to Free Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapists, Murderers, Child Abusers.  Maryland sanctuary counties are expected to release into the United States six illegal aliens accused of child rape, assault, murder, and child abuse, federal immigration officials say.  The sanctuary counties of Prince George County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland, may soon release six illegal aliens who are accused of a number of violent crimes against children and American citizens, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

AG Barr:  ICE can defy courtroom sanctuary policies in the states.  Attorney General William P. Barr pleaded with the chief justices in Oregon and Washington on Thursday [11/21/2019] not to adopt sanctuary policies for their courthouses, saying the states are already releasing enough dangerous illegal immigrant criminals onto their streets without adding more to the tally.  Mr. Barr, in a stern letter, pointed to several recent cases out of the Seattle area where gang-connected illegal immigrants stand accused of vicious murders, including one where a popular high school teen was pummeled to death with a bat then chopped to pieces with a machete.  And he warned that ICE officers and Border Patrol agents are free to make arrests in public areas of courthouses, suggesting the two states' attempts to expand their sanctuary policies to cover courtrooms will have limited effect.

Department of Justice Threatens to Arrest Oregon Judges Who Try to Keep Immigration Agents From Enforcing the Law.  As we've seen for the past three years, vast swaths of the nation's judiciary are in opposition to the rule of law.  In the federal courts, we are seeing judges interject themselves into mundane and banal executive branch actions simply to obstruct the ability of the Trump administration to govern because those judges oppose the policy decisions by the administration.  These decisions are routinely overturned on appeal but the net effect is depriving the administration of months or years of potential actions.  At the state level, we're seeing state judges in lockstep with progressive state governments in trying to hamstring the ability of federal agencies to perform their duties.  The chief target is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which has the responsibility for enforcing immigration laws within the interior of the United States.

'It Was Clearly Criminal': How A Massachusetts Judge Allegedly Helped An Illegal Alien Escape ICE.  A Massachusetts judge, indicted for allegedly helping sneak an illegal alien out of a courtroom in order to avoid an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is opting to fight the charges instead of accepting a plea deal.  Federal prosecutors charged Shelley Joseph, a Newton District Court judge, with obstruction of justice in April for allegedly helping an illegal alien sneak through the backdoor of a courthouse, allowing him to evade an ICE officer who was waiting to apprehend him.  Instead of taking a plea deal that would allow her to avoid prosecution, Joseph is preparing to go to trial.

Third Seattle-area murder tied to sanctuary city policy.  Immigration officials on Friday [11/15/2019] tied a third murder arrest in two months to sanctuary city policies in the Seattle area, saying an illegal immigrant who was twice shielded from deportation by King County slew a man "as he lay asleep in his own home."  The man Julio Cruz-Velazquez is accused of killing, Sam Nang Lam, a legal immigrant, according to authorities.  Cruz-Velazquez has an extensive rap sheet that includes charges of second-degree rape last year — but it was pleaded down to second-degree assault.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked to be notified upon his release from jail so he could be deported, but King County refused, ICE said.

Maryland Officials Drop Sanctuary Policy After Illegal Alien Sex Crimes.  Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland have dropped a portion of their sanctuary policy — which had been shielding criminal illegal aliens from deportation — following a series of sex crimes allegedly committed by illegal aliens.  ABC 7 News's Kevin Lewis reports that Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) has "quietly reversed" the county's sanctuary policy whereby agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency had been banned from entering secure locations of the county jail to properly take custody over illegal aliens charged with crimes.

Tucson rejects sanctuary city status.  Voters in Tucson, Arizona had to make a decision yesterday [11/5/2019]about Prop 205.  The measure would have designated their municipality as the only sanctuary city in the state, placing significant restrictions on police in terms of when they can check on the immigration status of suspects.  Supporters of the measure also said it would make the city a more "welcoming" place to (presumably illegal) immigrants.  Tucson's progressives that had pushed for the referendum described it as something that would "send a strong message to Donald Trump."  Well, the message has been sent.  It didn't take long to tally the votes on this measure after the polls closed last night, and the sanctuary city proposition went down in flames.

Sanctuary County Rolls Back Its Anti-ICE Policy Following String Of Illegal Aliens Charged With Rape.  Following months of national media coverage over the handling of illegal aliens in his custody, Montgomery County, Maryland, Executive Marc Elrich has somewhat reversed a sanctuary policy he signed into law.  Elrich will allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents the ability to access certain areas of the Montgomery County jail in order to apprehend illegal aliens, according to ABC7 News.  A county spokesman confirmed to the local news outlet on Nov. 1 that correctional officers have been ordered to give ICE agents clearance to "identified areas" of the jail to "ensure that transfers are conducted in a safe environment."

North Carolina Sanctuary Cities Freed 500 Criminal Illegal Aliens This Year.  More than 500 criminal illegal aliens were released back onto the streets of North Carolina this fiscal year by sanctuary cities, according to federal immigration officials.  Newly released data by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reveals the degree to which sanctuary cities and counties in North Carolina are protecting criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

When Sanctuary Policies Win, America's Children Lose.  Sanctuary policies have become a pox on America and weakened the nation in a growing number of areas.  The most obvious area is preventable crime — and the number of innocent Americans killed and injured by illegal aliens is a national disgrace.  Less known is the degree to which unchecked and illegal mass migration into the country has strained our school system and reduced the quality of our children's education.  The city of Chicago is Exhibit A.

Fairfax County, Virginia Presents Dire Warning to America.  Fairfax's descent into its current state started with a wave immigration, much of it illegal, into the area which washed away Republican political viability.  Fairfax County became a nullification (sanctuary) county in 2018 and now puts a significant chunk of money into its budget to defend noncitizens from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, although the problem started long before that.  By 2015, 30% of the county was foreign-born.  MI-13, [sic] a brutal criminal gang, is now more active than ever, and the once marquee schools have started what will be a long slide through mediocrity to abysmal.  Fairfax just ranked seventh among the highest-crime sanctuary jurisdictions, ranking just below Chicago and tied with a nearby Maryland county that has had at least nine illegal alien sexual assaults since its sanctuary policy was declared in late July.  That's staggering.  Fairfax County now is on a list of shame with Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco.

Please treat me like an illegal immigrant.  If I ever get jammed up with the law, I ask for no special treatment.  Just treat me like an illegal immigrant.  Forget the 14th Amendment.  I don't want no stinkin' "equal protection under the law." What I fervently desire is some illegal-immigrant protection under the law — which basically means no laws.  Seriously, that's what the woke community is now espousing for the fentanyl-dealing, drunken-driving, gangbanging, identity-stealing MS-13 community livin' high on the dole here, compliments of Tio Sap.  If you doubt me, peruse the friend-of-the-court briefs filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of indicted Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph.  Joseph is a former member of the Democratic State Committee from Brookline who was appointed by fake Republican Governor "Tall Deval" Baker.  How much more do you need to know?  You may recall the basics of this crooked judge's case — she and a door-opener in her courtroom are charged with cutting loose a twice-deported Dominican arrested with drugs after stonewalling a federal ICE agent waiting in the lobby.

Ted Cruz utterly obliterates Democrats' argument for sanctuary cities.  When Senator Ted Cruz addressed ICE's acting Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Timothy Robbins today, it was clear from the beginning the conservative firebrand was upset.  His Democratic Senate colleagues had just asked Robbins whether there were non-violent criminals among the illegal immigrants released in sanctuary cities, to which Robbins gave the obvious reply.  They even invoked a "grandmother in Chicago" who was among those sanctuary cities protected.  By the time Cruz was done with his questioning and five-minute rant, anyone listening who had a brain and a pulse would either be left cheering if they oppose sanctuary cities or speechless if they support them.  [Video clip]

California's War on Citizenship.  California — a one-party state dominated by progressives — has become the model for where progressivism will go when completely unchecked.  Now, even the basic concept of citizenship is under full-blown assault as the state has moved on from being a "sanctuary state" for illegal immigrants to outright insisting that noncitizens have the same access to the levers of power as citizens.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to serve on government boards and commissions.  He also signed another bill that would make it illegal to make immigration-related arrests at courthouses.

California governor pardons three convicted immigrants to help block deportations.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday [10/18/2019] he's pardoning three immigrants who've been convicted of crimes as part of an effort to protect them from deportation to their home countries.  The three men — originally from El Salvador, Iran and Cambodia — broke the law as teens or young adults, served their sentences and have taken steps to rehabilitate themselves, the governor's office said.

ICE says New York defied deportation request to release child abuser.  New York authorities released a convicted child abuser into the community, defying an ICE request that he be held for deportation, and he went on to be arrested for yet another case of abuse, federal officials said Tuesday [10/15/2019]. [...] He'd been ordered deported in 2004 but was in the U.S. as a fugitive earlier this year when he was charged with sexual abuse against pre-teen children.  He ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of "Act in Manner to Injure Child," and was sentenced to six months.  ICE placed a detainer request on him, which requests deportation officers be notified before a release — and in some cases, that the target be held an additional period of time so officers can get there for pickup.  But the city released him in defiance of the request, ICE says.

It's Now Mandatory for Florida Cities and Counties to Cooperate with ICE.  Last June, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) kept a campaign promise by signing SB168 into law, which requires all Florida cities to cooperate with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  The knee-jerk reaction of Democrat opponents, of course, was to file a lawsuit in federal court that temporarily delayed the law from going into effect.  But U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom recently ruled that parts of a new Florida immigration law, seen by opponents as a "sanctuary city ban," could go into effect as of October 1.  She continued to block a portion of the law requiring state law enforcement to cross state lines to assist ICE.  However, she allowed other portions of the law to go into effect — which now makes it mandatory for Florida cities and counties to cooperate with ICE.

Sanctuary county releases rape suspect who immediately targets victim again:  ICE.  An Oklahoma sheriff's department defied ICE and released an accused rapist from jail this week — and within hours he was back at the door of his alleged victim, the agency said Thursday [10/10/2019], saying the county's sanctuary policy put the woman at risk.  Antonio Ulises Perez was arrested on suspicion of forcible rape on Sept. 30.  He made bond early Wednesday morning.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had asked that he be transferred to the custody of deportation officers, but it said the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department refused and released him instead.

Illegal immigrant accused of gang murder after sanctuary policy blocks deportation.  Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue had a chance to get Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal immigrant, off the streets in March — but a local jail defied a deportation notification request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and released him into the community.  Three weeks later, police say, the 19-year-old Guatemalan, eager to join the violent Surenos street gang, took part in a murder posse that tracked down and slew a teen from a rival gang.  Mr. Carillo-Lopez, who came to the U.S. as part of the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) surge, is at the crossroads of the current immigration debate, having gained a foothold in the U.S. thanks to more relaxed policies for those children — then managed to remain here, despite a growing criminal record, thanks to the prevalence of sanctuary city policies.

Chicago Orders its Cops:  Do Not Cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security on Illegal Immigration.  In late September, Chicago cops were told how it is on immigration enforcement.  The directive had a distinctive separatist vibe:  Don't cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security where illegal immigration is concerned.  Fox News obtained a memo sent out in late September ordering the men and women in blue to press Pause and wait for a supervisor before any assistance to DHS.

Virginia police officer suspended after turning in suspected undocumented immigrant over to ICE.  A Virginia police officer was suspended after allegedly turning over a suspected undocumented immigrant to federal authorities following a traffic accident last month.  The Fairfax County Police Department didn't identify the officer in a statement released Tuesday [10/1/2019] but said the incident occurred on Sept. 21 when an officer was dispatched to a car accident.  The officer discovered one of the drivers didn't have a Virginia driver's license and ran a check with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said.  The check revealed the driver had a violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing.

Fairfax County officer suspended for turning driver over to ICE after accident, police say.  A Fairfax County police officer has been suspended for allegedly detaining a driver involved in a traffic accident and turning the person over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement after discovering the individual had an immigration violation, the department announced Tuesday [9/1/2019].  Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. apologized for the incident, saying the unnamed officer apparently violated the department's long-standing policy against performing civil immigration enforcement for ICE.  An investigation was underway.

Fairfax County cancels suspension, restores officer who cooperated with ICE.  Stung by a public outcry, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. announced Wednesday [10/2/2019] that he had canceled the suspension and restored to duty an officer who had turned an illegal immigrant over to ICE.  Chief Roessler said an investigation is still ongoing but he ended the officer's suspension after a "procedural policy recommendation" as of Friday.  "We have one of the best police forces in the U.S. and I have confidence that our officer will represent us well throughout his career," the chief said in a statement.

Chicago police instructs officers to not cooperate with DHS, memo shows.  The Chicago Police Department advised officers not to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security, particularly in situations involving immigration arrests, according to an internal department memo obtained by Fox News.  Instead of assisting DHS upon request, officers are instructed to wait for their supervisor to arrive, the memo said.  Once the supervisor arrives, "if the request is to assist with an immigration arrest or detention, CPD personnel will leave the scene as directed by the CPD supervisor," according to the memo.

Sometimes it is necessary to re-state the obvious.
Top agent:  Sanctuary city policies hurt ICE, help criminals.  The region's top ICE official is urging sanctuary cities, such as Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, to stop "vilifying" his agents and help deport drug dealers and other criminals.  Todd Michael Lyons, New England Field Office deputy director, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers should be treated like any cop on the beat.  "We respect state and local law," Lyons said.  "All that we wish is an open line of communication ... to help those communities be safer and stronger."

Appeals court rules southern Minnesota sheriff cannot arrest and detain people on behalf of ICE.  A sheriff in southern Minnesota cannot detain people on behalf of the federal government for immigration violations until a lawsuit challenging the legality of such practices is resolved, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday [9/23/2019].  Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening had asked the court to overturn a previously granted, temporary restraining order that barred him from detaining undocumented immigrants for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, even after they posted bond or served their jail time.

California Introduces Bill to Ban ICE Detention Centers, Private Prisons.  The state of California is cracking down on "private for-profit prisons" after introducing a bill to ban the facilities.  Moreover, it means shutting down U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's privately run detention centers.  The bill AB-42 passed the state assembly Wednesday [9/11/2019] with 65 votes in favorable votes.  According to Newsweek, it would mean shutting down four detention centers holding "up to 4,500 inmates."

'Dangerous and reckless': Thom Tillis furious N.C. sanctuary cities let loose nearly 500 illegals.  Sen. Thom Tillis on Monday blasted sanctuary cities in his home state of North Carolina for turning loose nearly 500 illegal immigrants despite detention requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  "These North Carolina counties are releasing illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes like rape and murder without even notifying federal officials, jeopardizing public safety," Mr. Tillis fumed.

'Sanctuary' county decries reporting on illegal-alien rapes.  Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland — a self-declared "sanctuary" for illegal aliens — are criticizing conservative media and the Trump administration for drawing attention to the recent spate of illegal aliens arrested for sexual assault.  Seven illegal aliens from Central America have been arrested in the county, just north of Washington, D.C., on sex crime-related charges since July 25.  But the city council is putting the spotlight on the messengers.

Officials In 'Sanctuary' County Lash Out At Conservative Media For Reporting On String Illegal Alien Sex Crimes.  Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, blamed conservative media, the White House and a top immigration official Thursday for drawing attention to a recent spate of sexual assaults carried out by illegal aliens.  The county, which is just north of Washington, D.C., has drawn national attention after seven illegal aliens from Central America were arrested there on sex crime-related charges since July 25.  "There has been a lot of inaccurate information spread by the White House, President Trump, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli, local and national conservative news outlets and neo-Nazi sympathizers regarding our criminal justice system and its process," the county council said in a statement.

ICE sweeps out a slew of war criminals and human rights violators shielded by sanctuary cities.  Democrats, who have called for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for months, screaming loudly about its raids on illegal immigrants, and demonizing its officers, suddenly don't have a lot to say about this one.

Officials In 'Sanctuary' County Lash Out At Conservative Media For Reporting On String Illegal Alien Sex Crimes.  Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, blamed conservative media, the White House and a top immigration official Thursday [9/5/2019] for drawing attention to a recent spate of sexual assaults carried out by illegal aliens.  The county, which is just north of Washington, D.C., has drawn national attention after seven illegal aliens from Central America were arrested there on sex crime-related charges since July 25.

Sheriff Blasts Sanctuary County Leader After Seven Illegals Arrested For Sex Crimes In Five Weeks.  Sanctuary policies are putting nearby communities in danger, not as an abstract idea, but demonstrably with particular crimes and offenders, they can point to for evidence.  Even things as serious as sex crimes.

Judicial Watch Seeking Permanent Injunction Against California County's Sanctuary Policy.  Non-profit government watchdog Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court seeking a permanent injunction to bar Santa Clara County officials from enforcing a sanctuary policy that protects illegal aliens accused of heinous crimes.  Filed on behalf of Santa Clara County taxpayer Howard Myers, the suit requests an injunction against Sheriff Laurie Smith and Rick Sung, acting chief of corrections.  The injunction would prevent Smith and Sung "from expending taxpayer funds and taxpayer-financed resources on a recently enacted policy that requires federal immigration officials to obtain a judicial warrant before an alien in Santa Clara County's custody may be transferred to federal immigration officials' custody for removal from the United States."

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Vetoes Bill Requiring Local Authorities to Cooperate with ICE.  Governor Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) vetoed a bill on Wednesday [8/21/2019] that would require local law enforcement to work more closely with federal authorities to detain illegal aliens, according to Fox News.  The move generated swift condemnation from the state's Republicans, who control both houses of the legislature, with some vowing to hold a subsequent vote to override his veto.  "Governor Cooper... prefers to pander to his far-left supporters," said State Senator Chuck Edwards.

Illegal Alien Accused of Rape, Child Sex Crimes Released by Sanctuary County.  North Carolina's largest sanctuary county released a previously deported illegal alien accused of rape and child sex crimes, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reveals.  Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested almost two months ago by the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Sheriff's Office for first-degree rape and child sex crimes.  After his arrest, ICE officials said they placed a detainer on Pacheco-Leonardo, requesting that he be turned over to the agency before being released from local custody.

Judge Accused of Helping Immigrant Escape ICE Through Court Back Door Sees Pay and Benefits Restored.  A Massachusetts judge who was suspended in April over allegations she helped an immigrant escape immigration authorities by sneaking him out a courthouse back door is set to have her pay restored, as her own case continues to play out in court.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court said it had revised an April order stripping Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph of her pay and benefits, allowing the judge to return to the payroll while her case continues.

Cincinnati forms a network to combat potential ICE raids of immigrants here illegally.  Cincinnati will create a Rapid Response Network to protect the city's immigrants and refugees from raids by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld announced during a news conference on Thursday [7/25/2019].  Sittenfeld filed a motion on July 17 to form the Rapid Response Network, which was signed by six council members including Sittenfeld.

Investigation: Washington Sanctuary County Releases Hundreds of Illegal Aliens Charged with Felonies.  Washington state's central sanctuary county released hundreds of illegal aliens charged with felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault over the course of two years, a new investigation finds.  Records obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveal that the sanctuary jurisdiction of King County, Washington — which includes Seattle — failed to honor more than 370 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency detainers that were placed on arrested illegal aliens — including those charged with serious felonies.

Immigrant advocates file lawsuit against new Florida law prohibiting 'sanctuary cities'.  Florida's new so-called "sanctuary cities" law, which prohibits local governments from enacting sanctuary policies and requires local law enforcement to help ICE detain immigrants without warrants, is being challenged as unconstitutional.  A coalition of immigrant rights groups, including Florida Immigrant Coalition, Farmworker Association of Florida, WeCount!, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Hope Community Center, QLatinx, and the City of Miami filed the suit in federal court in Miami this morning.  The injunction request is the first lawsuit to target the controversial law.

Illegal Alien Charged With Child Molestation in North Carolina 'Sanctuary City'.  An Asheboro man has been charged with 4 counts of felony indecent liberties with a child among several other charges, according to Randolph County Sheriff's Office news release.  The release says deputies received a report on July 5 about allegations of sex offenses involving a minor.  An investigation into the allegations showed evidence that Victor Estuardo Diaz, 22, of Asheboro, committed acts against a child under 15, deputies say.

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals.  Obama once protested that he was no king who could open the border and grant amnesties by fiat.  Yet his view of immigration has metamorphosed well beyond DACA and Dreamers into Democratic candidates going into Mexico to escort aliens unlawfully into our country, and 500 sanctuary jurisdictions in which federal immigration law is all but null and void.  An American citizen convicted of using a fake Social Security Number and phony ID is a felon who is all but unemployable; an illegal alien who commits the same crimes learns quickly that these are not deportable offenses and mostly never prosecuted.

Bill De Blasio Assists Illegals: 'We Will Do Everything We Can to Protect You'.  In a series of tweets published Saturday [7/13/2019], Democrat presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted that those residing illegally in the Big Apple stand their ground against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

President Trump Wins A Victory Over Sanctuary Cities In The Ninth Circuit.  One of the most dysfunctional elements in our notoriously dysfunctional immigration system is the ability of municipalities to declare themselves "sanctuary cities."  In essence, this means that cities refuse to cooperate with efforts by ICE to apprehend and deport illegal aliens, even criminals, because OrangeManBad.  While I think that this is patently illegal and folks should be indicted for this — name another federal law enforcement issue where anyone puts up with this [nonsense], is there a sanctuary city for automatic weapons? — my bottom line opinion is that if the citizens of those cities want to live in a Third World [...] hole overrun by a criminal population, then they should be allowed to vote to make that happen.  Where my line is drawn is when these goons demand that the federal government take my money to support their effort.  That was the issue in a case called City of Los Angeles vs. William Barr that was decided yesterday [7/12/2019] in the Ninth Circuit.

Appeals court grants Trump administration win to snub 'sanctuary cities'.  The Trump administration scored its first judicial win in its long-running battle to punish so-called sanctuary cities for defying federal immigration laws.  A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a nationwide injunction barring Department of Justice from rewarding cities and counties that cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in deportations.  Los Angeles officials had sued to stop the DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, saying that it amounted to federal coercion.  But in a 2-1 decision, the court found that the Trump administration has a right to reward behavior that it favors.

9th Circuit sides with Trump on sanctuary cities.  Many parts of Los Angeles are lined with the homeless living in tents.  Instead of tending the needs of American citizens, the Democrats who run the city welcome illegal aliens.  Now the politicians will pay for that decision.  The Hill reported, "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.  "The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody.

Victims of illegal alien crimes may soon be able to sue sanctuary cities.  Republican Representative from North Carolina Thom Tillis sent out a press release on Tuesday [7/9/2019] which details upcoming legislation that will give a voice to those victimized by illegal aliens protected by sanctuary city policies.  "The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing them to bring an action for compensatory damages against the sanctuary jurisdiction as a result of a violent crime committed by an illegal immigrant," it reads.  "Any sanctuary city or jurisdiction that refuses to waive its immunity as it relates to sanctuary-related civil action would be subject to the withholding of certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding."

Would-Be Democratic Presidents Want to Make America a Sanctuary Country.  The star of Thursday night's Democratic presidential primary debate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), was attorney general of California and, before that, district attorney for San Francisco.  This put her in the vanguard of the Golden State's sanctuary state and sanctuary city policies.  Now, it seems, all the 2020 Democratic hopefuls — and Harris in particular — are trying to turn the United States into one big sanctuary country where crossing the border illegally is analogous to jaywalking.  That's why all 10 Democrats raised their hands Thursday night when asked if they wanted to make crossing the border without documentation a civil rather than criminal offense.  They all also raised their hands when asked if they wanted to provide health care to unauthorized immigrants.

Chicago Mayor Makes It Perfectly Clear — The Windy City Will Not Cooperate With ICE Raids.  Her name is Lori Lightfoot.  She's the far-left Democrat mayor of Chicago that replaced far-left Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Lightfoot wants illegal aliens to know that they are welcome in the Windy City, because who needs laws?

Poll: Support for Florida Gov. DeSantis Surges After Sanctuary City Ban.  Support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is surging in recent weeks following a major legislative victory that banned sanctuary cities across the state.  The latest Quinnipiac Poll reveals that across the board, more voters in every demographic group in Florida — except with Democrat voters and black Americans — approve of the job DeSantis is doing as governor than those who disapprove.

Why Won't Left-Wing Sanctuary Cities Welcome The Diversity Of Asylum Seekers?  The Trump administration debated moving some of the thousands of migrants now massing through our southern border into various self-proclaimed sanctuary cities across the United States.  Talk about great news for blue America.  The left tells us that all immigration is good.  More immigration is better.  There is no distinction between legal and illegal varieties of immigration.  If you disagree with any of this, you're a white nationalist.  That's what they've said almost every day for the last two years.  And now, completely out of the blue, comes the man they despise most in the world, Donald J. Trump, offering them what they want more than anything: more immigrants, immediately, delivered right to their door at federal expense.  It must have been like Christmas morning.  But that's not how they responded.  The left wasn't happy about Trump's offer.

Trump kickoff kicks Democrats' dangerous obsession with sanctuary cities.  Favoring sanctuary cities should be a disqualification for a potential president, President Trump said Tuesday [6/18/2019].  "No one who supports sanctuary cities should be allowed to run for president of the United States," he told nearly 20,000 cheering supporters in Orlando, where he kicked off his 2020 reelection campaign.  It's a view that I never heard him express before in a prepared speech.

Florida Says Adios To 'Sanctuary City Declarations.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday [6/14/2019] signed a controversial bill that prevents cities throughout the Sunshine State to declare themselves "sanctuary cities."  Instead, the bill mandates cities and law enforcement personnel cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  "I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida's cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law," DeSantis said in a statement on Friday.  "This is about public safety, not about politics.  We must do everything within our power, and use all the tools available to us, to ensure that our communities are safe."

Florida Governor Signs Anti-Sanctuary City Bill Into Law.  In an aggressive attempt to enforce immigration law, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law banning sanctuary cities in the state.  The law requires state agencies and law enforcement entities to support federal law enforcement when addressing illegal immigration in the state.  Sanctuary cities restrict cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, meaning that they can serve as safe havens for illegal immigrants looking to avoid deportation.  Over the course of his tenure, the Trump administration has targeted sanctuary cities with funding cuts for refusing to work with federal agencies such as Immigration Customs and Enforcement.  There are currently no sanctuary cities in Florida, meaning the law bans any future defiance of federal immigration law from Florida's municipalities.

Can California Be Saved, or Is It Too Late?  How did this state, once the envy of all others, become the pathetic, indebted loser state it is today?  The answer is simple, single-party Democratic rule. [...] [W]e are a sanctuary state that protects all manner of illegal immigrants, no matter how serious the crimes they've committed.  Think Jose Garcia Zanate who killed Kate Steinle.  He had been deported seven times but was out and about on the streets of San Francisco with the blessings of SF law enforcement; they aim to protect the criminals at the expense of the law-abiding.  ICE is the enemy in sanctuary cities and states, the thugs are victims.

What's the matter with California?  California wants to look after its people, so it keeps expanding its social safety net.  It also wants to welcome all comers and so embraces illegal immigrants and protects them in sanctuary cities.  To see how this is working out, visit Skid Row in L.A. or neighborhoods in San Francisco or elsewhere where homeless camps are spreading.  Caring for all Californians is made harder by the state importing as many non-Americans as possible.

How a Post-Civil War Supreme Court Decision Dismantles Sanctuary Cities.  Shortly after the Civil War and the passage of the 14th Amendment, the US Supreme Court decided the Slaughter-House cases.  Historically, many people have looked at these decisions as severely limiting the ability of the federal government and federal courts from interfering with state government functions by using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment.  Regardless of your position on that debate, this article looks at how the decision by Justice Miller in 1873 actually provides a strong precedent for using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment against all sanctuary states, counties, and cities.

Sheriff Says Democratic Presidential Candidate Should Be Arrested for Signing Sanctuary Bill.  A local sheriff wants Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to be held in contempt of Congress, or even arrested, for signing a sanctuary bill into law.  "There is no way that this law is going to be followed because I have a responsibility to make sure that criminals are taken off the streets of my county, regardless of immigration status.  I will be helping my federal partners do that," Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Friday [5/31/2019] on Fox News.

Judge Who Helped Illegal Alien Escape Turns Down Plea Deal.  Hillary Clinton was spotted walking in the Newcastle Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua looking like an old grandma in a blue muumuu with black leggings.  We really dodged a bullet.

Berkeley loves its sanctuary label, but a housing crisis is testing its liberal values.  This eccentric Northern California enclave was a sanctuary long before the designation became a must-have merit badge for any left-leaning city.  Berkeley politicians proclaimed the place a refuge for Navy sailors resisting deployment to the Vietnam War nearly a half-century ago.  It was the birth of a movement to protect the outcast — and, in some cases, the outlaw — from rules that this beat-of-its-own-drum city and its followers found immoral, most recently the deportation of undocumented immigrants.  But California's housing crisis is testing whether Berkeley can remain that kind of place.

Prince George's despicable sanctuary-loving leaders.  Prince George's County, Maryland, has been in the news of late because two male illegal aliens with reported ties to MS-13, along with a female companion, were arrested for the brutal, bloody, horrific murder of a 14-year-old girl — a murder that investigators say began in the woods with a baseball bat and finished with the final strokes of a machete.  Prince George's County is a sanctuary.  And the two male suspects, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17, illegal immigrants both, were coincidentally released from Prince George's County custody last year — a custody that was due to their arrests for attempted murder charges.

These People Are Nuts.  After a pro-life bill was passed in Alabama, the left lost their collective mind.  Beyond calling for "sex strikes" and other temper tantrums, many insisted federal law trumps state law.  It does, or at least it did.  Thanks to liberal governors and mayors across the country, states and localities no longer have to adhere to, and actively flout, federal laws they disagree with.  Illegal aliens are not only protected by these politicians, they're catered to.  In-state tuition, political appointments, voting in local elections, and a near absolute refusal to alert immigration authorities when illegals are arrested.  On this, there is no discussion about the supremacy of federal law, they simply pretend it does not exist.  Moreover, courts have insulated those jurisdictions from the consequences of their defiance, and journalists have elevated them to hero status.  For all intents and purposes, they've won the argument that federal law can be disregarded if non-federal politicians so choose.  If that is true for immigration, why isn't it true for abortion?

Federal offenders
Non-citizens commit 42% of federal crimes, despite being 7% of population.  A new federal report shows non-citizens in the United States commit nearly half of all federal crimes, or more than six times their proportion to the American population.  For 2017, data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows non-citizens comprise about 7 percent of the country's population, but the 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics shows they committed more than 40 percent of all federal crimes. [...] The largest numbers of crimes occurred in border states, and areas with sanctuary policies.  Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida and southern California were among the most heavily concentrated areas for federal crimes.

The Breakdown Of Law In American Cities.  [Scroll down]  The president recently announced that he was considering releasing those that cross the border and are being detained.  His plan is to release them in cities that have declared themselves Sanctuary Cities.  That sounds like a nightmare for everyone.  Just sending people to cities and seeing what happens seems like asking for trouble.  If people are released and have no resources, the safety net that is in place cannot sustain that many people.  Regardless of how you feel about immigration, it seems like the end result is going to be hungry and hopeless people competing for resources and a resentful population.

ICE provides local police a way to work around 'sanctuary' policies, act as immigration officers.  Sheriff's offices and police departments in jurisdictions that provide "sanctuary" to undocumented immigrants will have a new way to work with federal authorities to detain and deport them, immigration authorities said Monday [5/6/2019].  The new Warrant Service Officer program, introduced Monday in Pinellas County on Florida's Gulf Coast, will allow participating sheriffs and police departments "the flexibility to make immigration arrests," according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The move would allow local authorities to detain criminal suspects beyond the point at which they would have been otherwise released if ICE has requested their detention, essentially giving ICE an extra 48 hours to take them into federal custody.

Florida passes ban on 'sanctuary cities'.  The Florida Legislature passed a bill banning "sanctuary cities" on Thursday [5/2/2019].  The bill passed in the House 68-45 and the Senate 22-18.  It now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has praised such legislation.  It requires "state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies to use best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law" and prohibits "restrictions by the entities and agencies on taking certain actions with respect to information regarding a person's immigration status," according to the bill's text.

Sanctuary Laws and the Death of E Pluribus Unum.  ICE is a federal agency enforcing federal law.  States are supposed to yield to federal law by virtue of the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.  What happens when armed ICE officers show up at a courthouse to take custody of a criminal alien and armed state officers are told to prevent the arrest?  The result could be explosive — a modern-day Fort Sumter in the current simmering standoff between the federal government and a new confederacy of states that refuse to honor the Supremacy Clause.  That would be a disaster for America on all counts.  Legally, it is not even a close call.  There is clear precedent in favor of the federal government on these matters.

Jeb Bush Uses Democrat Talking Point: 'Not Sure' Sanctuary Cities for Illegals Are a 'Problem' in Florida.  Former Florida governor and failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R) is questioning why Florida's current governor, Ron DeSantis (R), is pushing to ban sanctuary cities that protect criminal illegal aliens in the state.  As Breitbart News has chronicled, DeSantis has led an initiative in Florida to ban sanctuary city jurisdictions across the state.  The plan, which has already passed the state Senate, would fine a locality or county $5,000 every day that it enforces a sanctuary policy.

MA Prosecutors Sue To Keep ICE Out Of Courthouses.  Some state prosecutors in the Bay State have filed a lawsuit, asking a federal judge to bar ICE from the state's courtrooms.  Apparently, they feel that the job of law enforcement shouldn't include enforcing the law in the buildings that are designated as the places where the law plays out.  Can they get a judge to go along with the concept of "common law" that says you should ignore criminals while they are in a courthouse?  Sadly, stranger things have happened.

An anti-sanctuary county:
New Mexico county to block Democratic governor from releasing migrants in its backyard.  A New Mexico official who serves as commissioner of a county near the U.S.-Mexico border said Sunday the state's Democratic governor has not responded to a request to redeploy National Guard troops and that he is moving to block migrants from being released in his county because of a lack of resources.  Couy Griffin, the chairman of the Otero County Commission, said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office has been silent since the board voted April 18 to declare a state of emergency.  "We've had no response from our governor," Griffin said in a Fox News interview Sunday morning [4/28/2019].

Real Leverage on Illegal Immigration.  There laws on the books which could be invoked to raise the stakes for the progressives and RINOs so high that they would have to back down.  I am speaking first of the laws prohibiting the employment of illegal aliens, aka "undocumented workers".  Second, there are laws prohibiting the harboring of or abetting illegal aliens.  For the most part, these laws are ignored and rarely enforced.  Imagine if the president ordered the FBI and DOJ to start strict enforcement of these laws.  The place to start, of course, would be in sanctuary cities and states.

Revealed: Judge 'helped twice-deported illegal immigrant avoid ICE agents'.  A Massachusetts judge, who is accused of helping a twice-deported illegal alien evade Immigration and Customs Enforcement, used a back door to help the man slip away, court documents have revealed.

Charges against Massachusetts judge shows 'immigration laws aren't optional:' ICE agent.  A former ICE special agent told Fox News that he hopes the case of the Massachusetts judge accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee federal authorities will "send a message to other activist judges that immigration laws aren't optional."  Jim Hayes made the comments Friday on 'Fox & Friends' a day after Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor were indicted by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts.  The pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the Massachusetts courthouse in 2018 through a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought him.

Finally, accountability in the courtroom.  This is huge — a lunatic hack state judge is indicted and charged with cutting loose a twice-deported Dominican illegal immigrant arrested with drugs after throwing an ICE agent out of her courtroom so that the criminal could escape.  For what appears to be the first time, someone in a "sanctuary" jurisdiction has to answer for the coddling of these illegal immigrants who are perpetrating this a massive tidal wave of crime on the law-abiding, taxpaying citizens of the United States.

Florida's Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities Begins.  Florida appears poised to join a righteous law-and-order backlash against so-called sanctuary cities that shield and harbor illegal aliens in defiance of the nation's immigration laws, after a pro-immigration enforcement bill passed the state's House of Representatives.  The Sunshine State was home to 775,000 illegal aliens in 2016, according to Pew Research Center.  The state is also home to 15 municipalities that are sanctuary cities, according to Floridians for Immigration Enforcement, which prefers to label those jurisdictions "anarchy cities."

Florida measure banning sanctuary cities moves along after clearing its first hurdle.  A Florida measure that would ban sanctuary cities is set for a vote Friday [4/26/2019] in the state's Senate after clearing its first hurdle earlier this week.  The bill would effectively make it against the law for Florida's police departments to refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.  "The Governor may initiate judicial proceedings in the name of the state against such officers to enforce compliance," a draft version of the Senate bill reads.

Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest [has been] indicted, federal authorities say.  A Massachusetts judge and court officer accused of helping an illegal immigrant flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said.  Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April 2, 2018 incident in which the pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the courthouse via a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez.

Guess What The Ninth Circuit Had To Say About Sanctuary Cities.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday [4/18/2019] upheld a lower court decision that ruled said sanctuary cities do not conflict with federal immigration laws.  The decision comes after the Trump administration challenged multiple aspects of California's sanctuary city designation, which protects illegal aliens from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

De Blasio Threatens to Sue if Trump Sends Immigrants to Sanctuary City NYC.  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to sue the Trump administration if it sends illegal immigrants to New York City, a "sanctuary city."  "It's illegal.  It is just plain illegal.  We will meet him in court.  We will beat him in court," de Blasio said, according to the New York Post.  President Trump on Monday tweeted, "Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States".

De Blasio Threatens to Sue if Trump Sends Immigrants to Sanctuary City NYC.  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to sue the Trump administration if it sends illegal immigrants to New York City, a "sanctuary city."  "It's illegal.  It is just plain illegal.  We will meet him in court.  We will beat him in court," de Blasio said, according to the New York Post.

Trump is looking to give sanctuary cities just what they asked for.  President Trump scored a win on Friday, when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to his Remain-in-Mexico program.  The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court.  It's urgently needed to help border towns like McAllen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley region, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, which are being overwhelmed.  The same critics pouncing on Trump's call to transport these asylum seekers to sanctuary cities are also opposing his Remain-in-Mexico program.  For these Trump-haters, nothing matters but politics.  They have no real interest in providing relief to the border towns, American taxpayers or migrants caught in the chaos.

No, Trump Wasn't Kidding About Shipping Illegals To Sanctuary Cities.  After a variety of stories emerged about how the White House was going to ship illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, mixed with denials and partial confirmations, President Trump appears to have made up his mind.  Gas up the buses because the illegal alien parade may be coming to a city near you any day now.

Pittsburgh mayor welcomes Trump sanctuary cities plan: 'This city was built by immigrants'.  Pittsburgh now stands with fellow sanctuary city Oakland in telling President Trump it'd be happy to take in detained illegal immigrants.  Mr. Trump claimed this week that "Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held ... will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!" following through on a threat that was in part designed to expose liberal hypocrisy and NIMBY-ism.  But like Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf over the weekend, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said words to the effect of bring it on.

Trump Proposes to Bus Illegals to Sanctuary Cities.  President Donald Trump's proposal to ship immigration detainees to so-called sanctuary cities — which are Democrat strongholds — is a political masterstroke, if the Left's wounded animal-like howling is any indication.  With this politically brilliant tactic, the likes of which would never have come from a President Jeb Bush or a President Mitt Romney, Trump continues to demonstrate that he is one of the few Republican presidents in modern American history who actually knows how to fight the Left.  He is giving leftists a well-deserved taste of their own medicine.

Levin: Why sending illegal aliens to sanctuary jurisdictions is a 'great idea'.  Friday night [4/12/2019] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin picked apart the Left's recent backlash to an idea from the White House to release apprehended illegal aliens into sanctuary jurisdictions.  "It's a great idea," Levin said.  "And you know how I know it's a great idea?  Because the media are going nuts and the Democrats are going nuts."  Levin went on to explain that blue states should be free to experiment with leftist policies and that jurisdictions who don't want to take part in those experiments should be left out of it.

Sanctuary city mayor calls Trump's bluff: 'Oakland welcomes all, no matter where you came from'.  The mayor of Oakland told President Trump that, contrary to his claims about sanctuary cities, her city would welcome any illegal immigrants without exception.  Mr. Trump noted in a tweet that Mayor Libby Schaaf had denounced as an "abuse of power and public resources" an idea he was publicly toying with to send detained illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.

Press Secretary Sanders:  Sending Illegal Immigrants To Sanctuary Cities Is An Option On The Table.  White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said sending illegal immigrants to "sanctuary cities" is an option on the table.  Sanders made the comment in an interview on Sunday, but also said it certainly wouldn't be the administration's first choice.

Are There Any Limits to Illegal Immigration?  The U.S.-Mexican border is essentially wide open.  Why?  Because there is a general expectation in Mexico and Latin America that American immigration law is unenforced.  Or it is so bizarre that simple illegal entry almost always ensures temporary legal residence, pending an asylum hearing.  A scheduled asylum hearing, in turn, is seen by border crossers as a mere formality to be ignored.  The popular perception on the border, then, is to stick one foot illegally onto U.S. soil, and, presto, win permanent residence for you and any family members who wish to follow.  In an age of 500 sanctuary city and county jurisdictions, few illegal aliens believe they will ever be deported permanently, even if they have been apprehended committing serious crimes.

Trump trolls Democrats on sanctuary cities.  It's not the main reason we elected him, but it's certainly a major side benefit — the president's uncanny ability to troll these sanctimonious trust-funded PC frauds to the point of incoherence, if not insanity.  Now he is threatening to flood the Democrats' "sanctuary" cities with tens of thousands more indigent, indolent, diseased, criminal, nonEnglish-speaking illegal immigrants.  As he pointed out Friday at the White House, the Beautiful People in places like California are always lecturing the rest of us about how we must welcome these parasites with "open arms."

Mariel Boatlift Revisited.  It is fun to watch the left react to Trump's suggestion that he might send migrants and asylum seekers to "sanctuary cities," but their outrage may conceal the panic of the political fallout if Trump goes through with it, as he should.  Anyone remember the Mariel Boatlift in 1980? That's when Fidel Castro declared that anyone who wanted to emigrate to the United States was free to do so within a narrow window of time.  Within days, 125,000 Cubans were en route to the U.S.  Just where did that rickety fleet come from on such short notice?  No one seemed to be curious about that, though even slow learners eventually figured out that Castro used this "humanitarian" gesture to offload a lot of criminals, mentally ill persons, and other Cubans he wanted very much to be rid of. [...] But that's not the real fun part.  Jimmy Carter sent a large number of the Mariel refugees to camps in Arkansas, where public unhappiness contributed to the defeat of Gov. Bill Clinton in November that year.

Why Trump's Sanctuary City Plan has Democrats so Enraged.  It's important to understand why the Democrats and the fake news media are so enraged by this plan.  The President may or may not be serious about it — that remains up in the air — but that really doesn't much matter in the grand scheme of things.  From the perspective of both President Trump and the Democrat leadership, it's the simple fact of having the public debate over this idea that really matters, for a couple of big reasons.

Remember Murietta?  Dumping unvetted migrants into the cities of political foes was done by Obama first.  President Trump's trial balloon of sending migrants surging across our border to sanctuary cities has been derided by Democrats as 'cynicism and cruelty' as well as 'a new low' by Trump, but it has a precedent:  President Obama.  Back in 2014, when the migrant surge of that year brought tens of thousands of "unaccompanied children" and "moms and kids," into the Rio Grande Valley, overwhelming the Texas processing facilities, President Obama inexplicably targeted small and mid-sized cities (same as the Trump officials' emails) as their next destination of choice.  And instead of talking about it, they really did try to bus the unvetted migrants into small cities such as Murietta, California; Yuma, Arizona; and a conservative area of New Mexico, bringing crime, disease, and a high need for social services, without consulting those communities.

Trump calls sanctuary cities' bluff: 'Let's see if they have open arms'.  President Trump said Friday [4/12/2019] that he is considering a plan to release illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities, saying it is fitting punishment for Democrat-led communities that refuse to get tough on border security.  Mr. Trump was confirming a report in The Washington Post that said the idea was being considered.  "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only," the president said on Twitter.

White House Considered Releasing Migrants in 'Sanctuary Cities'.  President Trump's top aides considered an idea to pressure immigration agencies to release apprehended migrants into so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democratic lawmakers, according to several people familiar with the proposal.  The idea was floated in an email by a top White House policy adviser in November, when Mr. Trump was furiously condemning migrant caravans from Central America headed toward the southwestern border, the people, including two government officials, said.

Hypocrites Decry Trump's Sanctuary City Pitch.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, it gave Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-Sanctuary City) the opportunity to blast her nemesis:  "The extent of this administration's cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated.  Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable."  Of course, her statement applies far more to Democrat behavior than anything else.  Moreover, is Pelosi upset that Trump is detaining illegal alien children, or that he's releasing them?

Limbaugh: Trump's ICE Detainees-Sanctuary City Proposal a 'Great Idea' — 'I'm Jealous I Didn't Come Up with It'.  Friday [4/12/2019] on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh praised President Donald Trump's reported proposal to release Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in so-called sanctuary cities.  Trump later acknowledged he was seriously considering the proposal on social media.

Trump pressured Nielsen to release detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities.  President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering releasing immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities in part to retaliate against Democrats, undercutting earlier denials from his own administration officials.  "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only," Trump tweeted.  "The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy — so this should make them very happy!"

White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes.  White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of "sanctuary cities" to retaliate against President Trump's political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.

Donald Trump didn't come up with the idea of sanctuary cities, Nancy.
Pelosi: Trump's Sanctuary City Proposal Is 'Unworthy of the Presidency of the United States'.  Friday [4/12/2019] in Leesburg, VA at the House Democratic Caucus Retreat closing press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to reports that the Trump administration considered a plan to release detained immigrants into "sanctuary cities."  Pelosi said, "I do not know anything about it, but again, it is another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and the disrespect for the challenges we face as a country and people to address who we are, a nation of immigrants."

Trump Tweets His Support for Busing Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities.  One hundred thousand illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border last month.  Democrats don't want to fix the crisis.  The Trump administration this week discussed busing the illegal aliens crossing the border directly to sanctuary cities.

The Editor says...
Allow me to offer some guidelines for the implementation of this program:  This is Trump's chance to use Cloward-Piven techniques to break the sanctuary cities.  Send in the border-crossing intruders by the bus load.  Chances are, none of them will have any marketable skills, they won't speak a word of English, and have never been to a doctor.  As they exit the bus, give them a couple of complimentary boom boxes, pre-loaded with mariachi music.  Don't sneak them into town.  Drop them off at the most popular tourist attractions.  If Mr. Trump follows through, this will be the acid test to see if the "sanctuary cities" are really serious about welcoming one and all.

ACLU Warns 'Immigrants and People of Color' Not to Go to Florida.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) went on Twitter Monday [4/8/2019] to warn, "immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling to Florida."  The ACLU's tweet comes in light of the state's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, urging Florida's legislature to pass laws that would ban sanctuary cities.  The laws would prevent police departments from refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in apprehending illegal immigrants.

9th Circuit sinks Kate Steinle parents' lawsuit against 'sanctuary city'.  A federal appeals court ruled Monday [3/25/2019] the parents of Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in 2015, cannot sue San Francisco for the "sancutary city's" failure to tell immigration officials about the shooter's release.  Steinle's parents alleged San Francisco and the city's former sheriff shared the blamed for their daughter's death because officials did not notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when Jose Ines Garcia Zarate got out of jail.  Garcia Zarate had been deported five times prior to killing Steinle and was released from jail three months before the shooting.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vetoes ban on sanctuary cities.  Northam, a Democrat, said he was vetoing the legislation Tuesday [3/19/2019] because it imposes an unneeded burden on local law enforcement officials and "sends a chilling message."

Mother who sought sanctuary in church basement is still there 2 years later.  Nearly two years ago Juana Tobar Ortega was ordered back to Guatemala by federal authorities, but that was not an option for the mother of four who arrived in the U.S. illegally 25 years ago.  Instead she packed up her belongings and headed to St. Barnabas Church near her Greensboro, North Carolina home, seeking sanctuary.  She has been there ever since.

Media Largely Ignore Death of San Jose Woman Caused by Sanctuary Policies.  Two weeks ago, Bambi Larson of San Jose was murdered by illegal immigrant Carlos Arevalo-Corranza; who has an extremely lengthy criminal history.  Not surprisingly, the legacy media largely ignored this story.  With the exception of CNN's Early Start and a segment on Univision, all of the cable news coverage of Larson's death came from either Fox News or One America News Network.  The Ingraham Angle, one of the Fox News shows that has covered Larson's death, obtained a copy of a DHS immigration detainer notice for Arevalo-Corranza from October 9, 2018; one of seven detainers ICE has issued for him.  The detainer had a stamp with the words "not honored per county policy," referring to the sanctuary policy of Santa Clara County, which contains San Jose.

Finally, some things about the FBI and Hillary Clinton start to make sense.  The first of several former Obama administration officials and former aides to Hillary Clinton is set to be deposed Thursday [31/4/2019] after a judge ruled in January that they must answer questions under oath about the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks and the Clinton email scandal.  U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the discovery after a lawsuit was brought by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, which is seeking to uncover "whether the Benghazi scandal was one reason for keeping Mrs. Clinton's email secret."

Police Chief Rages Against California Sanctuary Policy After Another Brutal Murder.  An illegal immigrant who has been previously deported and has since been arrested many times has been arrested again.  This time the criminal was arrested for murder after being given sanctuary again and again by the state of California, Fox News reported.

The Border Emergency Hasn't Gone Away.  Anyone who supports "sanctuary" cities, counties and states has a great deal of blood on his or her hands.

Most 'sanctuary cities' are getting grants despite Trump's threats.  Most of the "sanctuary cities" that President Trump threatened would not get law-enforcement grants have received or been cleared to receive the money after all, the Justice Department said.  Courts have chipped away at the crackdown that escalated in 2017 with letters from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to 29 cities, metro areas, counties or states it considered had adopted "sanctuary policies," saying those policies may violate federal law.  Of those 29 jurisdictions — which include cities as large as Los Angeles and as small as Burlington, Vt. — only Oregon has yet to be cleared to receive the grants from 2017, a Justice Department spokesman said last week.

House defeats bill banning sanctuary cities.  New Hampshire cities and towns that want to adopt sanctuary city policies are free to do so, now that the House has defeated a Republican-sponsored bill to ban the practice in the Granite State.  The "Anti-Sanctuary Act," (HB 232) if passed, would have required all state and local governments to comply with federal immigration detainer requests.  The bill also prohibits any local or state policies that "restrict or discourage the enforcement of federal immigration law."  It was defeated, 211-132.

N.J. gave 500 undocumented immigrants tuition money.  Here's where they are going to college.  For the first time, undocumented immigrants in New Jersey are getting some help from taxpayers in paying their college tuition.  A total of 513 immigrants living in the country illegally received $1.6 million last fall through a new state program that offers them the same college financial aid offered to U.S. citizens living in New Jersey, according to statistics released by the state Higher Education Assistance Authority.  The program is the result of a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last year that makes New Jersey one of less than a dozen states in the nation offering college aid to so-called "Dreamers," who have been living in the U.S. illegally since they were children.  "The successes of these first 513 students, who are now attending county colleges, state colleges and universities and independent institutions around the state, will have a positive impact on countless additional lives," said David Socolow, HESAA's executive director.

Nearly Half of New Mexico's Counties Declared '2nd Amendment Sanctuaries'.  Fourteen of New Mexico's 33 counties have adopted "Second Amendment Sanctuary" resolutions to make clear their sheriffs feel no pressure to enforce new gun controls being pushed by Democrats at the state level.  On February 21, Breitbart News reported that six counties had adopted "Second Amendment Sanctuary" status, but that number has now increased by eight.  And the Albuquerque Journal reported that the number will likely climb.

3-time deported illegal immigrant protected by Cali's sanctuary laws fatally shot after opening fire on county cop.  An illegal immigrant with four ICE detainers was shot to death after he opened fire on a Napa County sheriff's deputy.  The Napa County Sheriff's Office posted disturbing video from Deputy Riley Jarecki's bodycam showing the fatal shooting of Javier Hernandez Morales, a 43-year-old Mexican national deported from the US three times but protected under California's sanctuary laws.

Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say.  The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions — including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.  In a graphic, 48-second clip released Wednesday, body camera footage from Sunday's traffic stop shows Javier Hernandez Morales rolling down his window, grabbing a handgun and opening fire.  Napa County sheriff's Deputy Riley Jarecki narrowly avoided getting struck before running to the other side of the car, firing at least 15 shots into the red Honda.  Hernandez Morales, 48, died at the scene and the deputy was not seriously injured, officials said.

Dems Border Proposal "Making This Entire Country A Sanctuary" For Illegals.  Negotiations over securing and building a border wall have reached an impasse Sunday as bipartisan talks are failing and both sides are edging closer to a government shutdown this Friday.  Further, Democrats are pushing to weaken Immigration and Customs Enforcement, proposing drastic limitations on detention beds and weakening the agencies effectiveness to hold criminal illegal immigrants, said Tom Homan, former ICE Director.

Los Angeles officially declares itself a 'city of sanctuary'.  Los Angeles officially declared itself a "sanctuary city" Friday against the backdrop of the Trump administration's tough policies aimed at illegal immigrants.  "We declare, for all those who have been under attack in this Trump era, that this city, in this day, in this time, will be a city of sanctuary," City Councilman Gilbert Cedillo said.  "It will be a place where people will know that they will be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin, and not by who they choose to love, and not by when they got here.  They will be judged by their contributions to our city."

San Diego offers shelter for asylum-seekers amid border crisis.  Officials in San Diego have decided to provide shelter for asylum-seekers amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern border.  The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday [1/29/2019] to allow an unused courthouse to temporarily house migrants while they seek asylum in the US.  A nonprofit organization, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, will reimburse it for all costs to open and maintain the property.

If Democrats Honestly Cared About Border Security, They Would Not Support Sanctuary Cities.  [Scroll down]  Just ask yourself:  Side by side with their opposition to a wall, why do they also support Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States?  If they truly are so concerned about protecting the public against the infiltration of Illegals into our midst, why do they seek to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from receiving the information and tools ICE needs to remove illegal entrants safely and promptly from our land?  Would that kind of helpful cooperation with ICE not be a logical part of any drone, hi-tech, and "everything-but-a-wall" approach to protecting the border?  They support Sanctuary Cities because they want porous borders, and they will do everything humanly possible to swell the tide of illegal immigration into a tsunami.

Enabling Criminal Aliens.  The murder of Newman California Police Corporal Ronil Singh allegedly by an illegal alien with a criminal past is the latest high-profile killing of an American citizen that contains nearly every element in our illegal immigration discourse. [...] Singh's suspected murderer had prior criminal activity that should have been reported to ICE, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson had said.  Law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with (Cpl.) Singh.  The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn't restricted or had their hands tied because of political interference.  California is a state that provides a safe harbor for people illegally in the country.  California boasts its status as a sanctuary state in violation of federal law and the supremacy clause in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.  California cities have passed laws prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with law enforcement officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with the apprehension of illegal immigrants even after they have committed a crime.  Many of these illegal criminals continue on to murder, rape and rob U.S. citizens post-release from a local jail under the catch

Jerry Brown:  Ronil Singh's Death Had 'Nothing to Do' with Sanctuary Laws.  Outgoing Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown decided to defend the state's sanctuary laws in one of his final acts as governor, saying that Cpl.  Ronil Singh's death had "nothing to do" with them.  Brown told KXTV in one of his final interviews as California's governor that he did not think California's current "sanctuary state" law shielding illegal aliens from federal immigration authorities, SB 54, would lead to an increase in illegal alien crime.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Pardons 22 Illegals to Prevent Their Deportation.  Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has pardoned 22 illegals to stop them from being deported.  The pardons were mostly for drug possession, but drug dealing, arson and robbery as well.  One of the men Cuomo pardoned set "an acquaintance's car on fire as an act of mischief," according to the governor's statement.

The Editor says...
If they're in this country illegally, they can still be deported.

Another preventable murder caused by 'sanctuary city' laws.  Last week, California's strict adherence to "sanctuary city" status caused the death of hero policeman Cpl.  Ronil Singh.  He was gunned down by a known gang member who was in the United States illegally.  The killer's very illegal status should have led to his removal by ICE before this senseless murder occurred.  Sanctuary laws tie the hands of the police.  These laws were set in place to directly impede any contact from the police with ICE.  In the case of gang member and accused killer Gustavo Arriaga, the police easily could have had ICE encounter him and remove him based on his previous arrests and warrants.

Congressional GOP Is Why America Doesn't Have a Wall.  One of the most striking differences between this tragedy and similar ones involving illegal immigrants murdering peace officers is the fact that the policeman in question was himself an immigrant.  In this case, Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department, a legal immigrant and proud father of a young, baby boy, was slain by an illegal immigrant known to law enforcement, who possessed a long record of criminal gang activity and other nefarious connections.  Unfortunately, the Democratic Party's sanctuary city policy in California prevented law enforcement from contacting the federal immigration authorities to begin deportation proceedings.  Corporal Singh would still be alive today — living the American Dream as so many of his friends and neighbors said of him — had it not been for Democratic Party orthodoxy.

What's A Few More Dead Americans If It Means The Dems Can Score A Few More Political Points?  Corporal Ronil Singh is dead, apparently murdered by a gangmember who was here illegally, and who stayed here illegally despite having been busted twice for DUIs.  Thank you for ensuring that happened, Democrats.

Cop's Shooting Death May Upend Debate Surrounding Government Shutdown.  On Friday [12/28/2018], Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced that authorities had arrested a suspect, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, in connection with the shooting death of Newman police Cpl.  Ronil Singh.  Singh had pulled over Arriaga for suspected drunk driving Thursday at 1 a.m.  The suspect, he said, had two prior convictions for drunk driving, a "known gang affiliation" and was trying to flee to Mexico.  "We can't ignore the fact that this could have been preventable," the sheriff said.  Christianson faulted California's sanctuary state law that prohibits local enforcement from communicating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless authorities are holding an undocumented immigrant convicted of certain felonies within 15 years.  "Ladies and gentlemen" he warned, "this is not how you protect the community."

Democrats: A plague on the nation.  The young policeman who died in California Christmas night will and should be a wake-up call for the Democrats.  They are 100% responsible for the presence of such criminals, protected by ridiculous sanctuary policies in our cities.  The media and the Democrats are in an uproar over the two migrant children who died at the hands of irresponsible parents who used them as a ticket to ride, yet they have nothing to say about the murder of the young policeman in Newman, Calif.  He is, to them, a casualty of politics, of their grand design to obliterate conservatives from the public realm forever.  They do not care about him, his widow, or his infant son.

Grand Jury Probing Judge for Helping Migrant Avoid ICE, Say Feds.  A federal grand jury is reportedly investigating a rookie Massachusetts judge after she allegedly allowed a suspected illegal alien to avoid arrest by immigration officers.  The judge reportedly allowed the man to take a rear exit from a courtroom after learning federal officers were planning an arrest.

Governor Greg Abbott Strips State Grant Funding From Sanctuary City Sheriffs.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a plan to take state grant funding away from county Sheriffs who have a Sanctuary City policy in place.  The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) offers funding grants to counties as long as they comply with ICE detainers for criminal illegal immigrants.  In addition, any jurisdiction who reports they are complying but fails to do so will have to repay the grant funding.  During the era of the Obama administration, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) had relaxed their own policies of detaining criminal illegal aliens with a program called "catch and release."  The illegal criminals were caught and jailed but then released.

ICE Just Told NJ's AG: You Want To Restrict Cooperation... We'll Just Increase Our Immigration Raids.  New Jersey is following California's lead by adopting new sanctuary state-like rules regarding how its local law enforcement agencies will cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  It's part of blue state America's ongoing war on the Trump administration, flipping them off whenever they can, especially when it comes to immigration.

ICE agents nab criminal illegal immigrant hiding in church for 11 months, 27 protesters arrested with him.  More than two dozen people were arrested in North Carolina after the arrest of an illegal immigrant who reportedly was a convicted criminal.  Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, who has been taking refuge at a "sanctuary church" for nearly a year, was taken into custody after showing up for an appointment at an immigration office in Raleigh, according to local affiliate WGHP Fox 8.

Across US, tax dollars being poured into 'legal defense fund for illegals'.  In defiance of President Trump's hardline stands on immigration, more jurisdictions are going beyond "sanctuary city" policies and actively using taxpayer dollars to pay for legal representation for immigrants facing deportation.  This week Denver officials announced plans to set aside $385,000 to expand an immigrant legal defense program, Mayor Michael Hancock said.  "There is no greater responsibility that I have as mayor than to keep all residents of Denver, undocumented or not, safe and secure and when we have challenging language that comes out of Washington that threatens that very covenant that we have with all of our residents it makes it doubly difficult for us to help people feel safe in their city," he said.

Illegal immigrant released by 'sanctuary' charged with triple murder:  ICE.  An illegal immigrant released by a "sanctuary city" county in New Jersey was charged this week with a triple homicide halfway across the country in Missouri, authorities said Friday [11/9/2018].  Luis Rodrigo Perez stands accused of being the gunman in a shooting spree last week that claimed the lives of two men and one woman, at two different homes.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it tried to deport Perez after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Middlesex County, New Jersey, last year.  But the county, which has a non-cooperation policy with ICE, refused to alert the feds when it released Perez in February of this year, ICE said.

Aliens and Apportionment.  [Scroll down]  As for those illegally living in "sanctuary" cities or states, if the government can find me — the IRS has never had any trouble doing so — I want ICE to find those living in the shadows.  And to make good policy it would be nice if we knew how many illegal aliens are here.  Recently, the number estimated to be here has risen from 11 million to 22 million, according to a Yale study, with a range of 16.5 to 29.5 million.  The presence of illegal immigrants — at least, those who live out of the shadows — affects the decennial apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives.  This holds true even if they do not vote.  In 2000, there were an estimated 18 million non-citizens resident in the U.S. (this includes those legally present here but not citizens); of these, 70 percent lived in six states, and 50 percent in three (California, Texas, and Florida).  The 18 million then represented, at 650,000, nearly 29 Congressional seats.

Court rules for California over Trump in sanctuary city case.  A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump Administration from placing conditions on public safety grants to further its crackdown on illegal immigration, and he ordered the grant money to be released to California "sanctuary cities."

California judge punches hole in state's sanctuary law.  A judge on Thursday ruled California's sanctuary law tramples on the state's charter cities, dealing a major blow to the state Democratic establishment's anti-Trump policy.  California Judge James Crandall ruled in favor of Huntington Beach, which had argued it should be exempt from the law, which prohibits locales from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  Judge Crandall issued his ruling after a hearing Thursday [9/27/2018], The Los Angeles Times reported.

Orange County Judge Rules CA Sanctuary Law Unconstitutional.  After the tiny city of Los Alamitos, California voted to defy the California Values Act, better known as the Sanctuary State laws, a number of other municipalities joined with them and filed suit in federal court against the state.  The city of Huntington Beach took a slightly different tack.  They sued in state court, alleging that the state didn't have the right to interfere with the way charter cities' law enforcement agencies interacted with federal immigration agents.  The state attempted to merge the case with the pending federal cases, but Judge James Crandall ruled that they were two separate issues and ordered an expedited trial.

16-Year-Old Girl Stabbed to Death by Illegal Alien as New Jersey Goes Sanctuary State.  They say that you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.  And you also can't make New Jersey into a sanctuary state without stabbing a few teenage girls to death.

Nike Fighting to Keep Oregon a 'Sanctuary State' After Illegal Alien Kills Young Couple.  The multinational Nike corporation — accused of employing slave labor — is fighting to keep Oregon a "sanctuary state" for all illegal aliens less than a month after an illegal alien has been accused of killing a young couple in a drunk driving car crash.  In a statement this week, Nike CEO Mark Parker announced the corporation's opposition to a statewide measure that would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law that has protected criminal illegal aliens for three decades.

More Needless Deaths at the Hands of an Illegal Alien, and an Oregon Ballot Initiative.  Andrew Selsky of the Associated Press has written an article appearing in a number of newspapers titled "Crime by foreigners fuels sanctuary state debate in Oregon".  The lead-in to the story describes an Oregon couple traveling on their motorbike on the streets of Salem, the state capital, who were killed when an inebriated illegal alien from Mexico is purported to have crashed into them with the weight of a truck carrying a loaded horse trailer.  Selsky goes on to tie the tragedy to an upcoming petition-driven ballot initiative to repeal the Oregon sanctuary law. [...] Apparently enough voters in Oregon (hopefully a majority) know that sanctuary laws are designed to protect criminals by shielding them from the long reach of federal immigration authorities when it comes to filing detainers with police and sheriff's departments against aliens arrested for crimes.

Mollie Tibbetts, R.I.P..  How responsible is immigration policy for Mollie Tibbetts's murder?  The chief culprit, obviously, is the murderer himself, Mexican illegal alien Cristhian Rivera (if that's even his real name).  But immigration control is one of the elemental responsibilities of the national government, and it failed in this case.  As Senator Tom Cotton put it:  "Mollie would be alive if our government had taken immigration enforcement seriously years ago."  But there are different levels of culpability.  The government bears the greatest share of blame when the authorities have an illegal alien in custody, they know he's deportable, they release him anyway, and he goes on to commit more crimes.  For example, it's not too much to say that the elected and appointed officials of San Francisco were accomplices in the deaths of Kate Steinle and the Bologna family because of that city's sanctuary policies.

Time to Arrest NY Governor for Obstruction of Justice.  If you were to ask me who are the most anti-American pro-socialist governors in America, I would instantly answer Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.  With Brown, he's in a bind now, since he had been openly defying President Donald Trump on virtually everything Trump has done, but now he is begging Trump for help in the wake of the devastating forest fires, which could be blamed on Democratic environmental policies that have blocked the clearing of forests and thick growth which is now burning out of control.  As for Cuomo, he has also fought and defied Trump at every level and now he has threatened ICE agents and refused to cooperate with the throughout the entire state.

NY Governor Threatens ICE, Says He Won't "Cooperate" With Them.  The Governor said he won't abolish ICE. Instead, he threatened them and will refuse to "cooperate" with them.  The mobster governor said if he thinks ICE agents are committing any criminal acts, he'll arrest and prosecute them.  Andrew Cuomo likes to present himself as a 'moderate' Democrat, but he isn't.  He's moderate next to the far-far-left Cynthia Nixon, his primary opponent, but Cuomo himself is far-left.  Cuomo has been pardoning criminal aliens in the state to keep them from being deported.  He's also made it illegal for gun owners in the state to obtain insurance.

Chicago's Blacks Turn against Rahmbo.  When President Trump announced that the unconstitutional DACA program, put in place by President Obama after Congress refused to pass it into law, would be allowed to expire unless Congress took action on border security, former White House chief of staff and current Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel (aka "Rahmbo") announced that Chicago would become a "Trump-free zone," a sanctuary city welcoming and protecting any and all illegal aliens. [...] The problem is that he forgot the beleaguered African-Americans in his city burdened by debt and high taxes as its citizens fight poverty, joblessness, and high crime rates.  They have dreams too, such as getting to school alive or being able to do their homework with a bullet piercing their bedroom window.

ICE agents accuse Oregon mayor of abetting 'Abolish ICE' protesters.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Monday accused an Oregon mayor of violating the Constitution after emboldening "Abolish ICE" protesters by ordering the police to stand down and openly expressing support for their cause.  The accusations were outlined in a cease-and-desist letter sent to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, saying he actively encouraged the protesters and their cause, while making sure Portland's police wouldn't crack down on them, thus creating "a zone of terror and lawlessness," the Washington Times reported.

Government by mob:
Philadelphia terminates ICE contract after activists storm city hall; DHS rips 'misguided' move.  Philadelphia has announced it will end a major information-sharing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), bowing to intense pressure from activist groups and drawing immediate condemnation from federal officials.  The move means that the city will not renew a decade-long arrangement to share real-time arrest information with ICE when it expires at the end of August.

Massachusetts Governor Celebrates Sanctuary State Defeat; Immigration Advocate Warns 'Election Is Coming'.  Even though a Statista survey shows it's one of the most liberal states in America, cops will continue to help ICE agents capture illegal immigrants in Massachusetts — moving the issue to the forefront of the 2018 election debates.  Massachusetts House and Senate budget negotiators failed to reach a compromise on a Senate-passed budget amendment that was intended to stop local police in the commonwealth from cooperating with federal ICE agents.  Local cops would also have been prevented from asking people on the street about whether they were U.S. citizens.

San Francisco's New Mayor Doubles Down On Sanctuary Policy, Takes Aim At Trump.  Newly sworn in San Francisco Mayor London Breed took a pot shot at President Donald Trump as she spoke to her constituents on Wednesday [7/11/2018].  "We are going to tell the president that here in San Francisco," she said, "we don't put children in cages, we put them in the classrooms.["]  Breed, San Francisco's first black female mayor, shared some of her platform on Twitter within hours of her inauguration.

Voters may get to directly repeal 'sanctuary state' laws via referendum.  A group in Oregon has already submitted a petition with 25% more signatures than required to qualify for the ballot a referendum on repealing that state's "sanctuary state" law.  In neighboring California, efforts are underway to qualify a similar measure for California voters.

Judge tosses out Trump administration's lawsuit against California's sanctuary state law.  A federal judge on Monday [7/9/2018] threw out the Trump administration's legal effort to overturn California's immigration laws, marking a major defeat to the administration's war on sanctuary states.  Judge John Mendez approved California's motion to dismiss the federal government's lawsuit related to Senate Bill 54.  The state's sanctuary law also known as the California Values Act, and Assembly Bill 103 — allows the state attorney general to inspect detention centers, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Cost of anti-ICE protests prompts California county to forgo $3M federal contract.  Citing the cost of managing anti-ICE protests outside one of its facilities, authorities in a Northern California county this week severed a $3 million contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allowed the federal agency to detain illegal immigrants in one of its cities.  Contra Costa County, across the bay from San Francisco, thus became the second county in the region this month to cut ties with ICE, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.  The county's West County Detention Facility, in Richmond, which averaged 200 immigrant detainees a day, had drawn protesters for months.  At a news conference, Sheriff David Livingston suggested the demonstrations played a large role in the contract's termination.

Protesters Demand Northeastern University Ends Partnership With ICE.  Protesters at Northeastern University demanded the school end its research partnership with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during rallies on Wednesday afternoon [7/11/2018].  Students, faculty and community members marched around the school's quad chanting, "ICE has got to go."  According to the New York Daily News, Northeastern has received $2.7 million from ICE since 2016.  The highest potential earning is "listed at over $7.7 million over an five-year period."

Exposed: The Ignorance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  [Scroll down]  How can we possibly pretend that our border is secure when Kate Steinle's killer was deported five times before firing the bullet that ended her life?  Or when this (32-year-old) man returns to America illegally for the 12th time before attacking his wife with a chainsaw and fleeing in a stolen car?  Is it okay to separate this man from his children?  How would the Abolish ICE crowd deal with serial violations such as these?

Sanctuary status sticks to state.  So Massachusetts is not officially a "sanctuary state" for illegal immigrants — wink wink, nudge nudge.  The reality, of course, is that we are a sanctuary for foreign freeloaders, not just from the law, but from work.  In Massachusetts, illegal immigrants aren't treated the same as taxpaying citizens, they're treated better.  Which is why I always say, if I ever get in a jam, I ask for no special treatment.  Just treat me like an illegal immigrant.

In San Francisco, any reasonable brakes on sanctuary for illegals are bullied down.  [Scroll down]  Angela Alioto, a former San Francisco supervisor and former acting mayor (and the daughter of the much beloved old San Francisco mayor, Joe Alioto), introduced an important resolution to the Democrats' platform, calling for convicted criminals in the city illegally caught a second time to be turned over to ICE.  She introduced that in response to a serial rapist running around who'd been wanted for deportation already and still hasn't seen the inside of an ICE holding cell after his latest spree. [...] [Former Bay Guardian honcho Tim] Redmond dismissed her alarm at the outrageous treatment she got as oh, woman's emotionalism or something.  Nothing tops illegals, see.  He even doubted that she knew what she was talking about, despite her being a civil rights attorney by profession who most certainly did know what she was talking about.  After that, Redmond focused on a non-issue, which was some commenter in Texas on her site sounding as though he was making a threat on Alioto's Facebook page, which the man says he never intended.

ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens.  The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records.  ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials.  The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored.  Newark is a "sanctuary city."  "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had been previously released by MCJ without honoring the ICE detainer and 78% had prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.  The individuals arrested as part of the operation were nationals of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey," ICE released Friday [7/20/2018].

Illegal Alien Raped 4 Women in Sanctuary City.  Who is the sanctuary city for?  San Francisco provided no shelter or sanctuary for Orlando Vilchez Lazo's victims.  But it was certainly happy to provide sanctuary for the ride share rapist while he committed his crimes,

ICE takes aim at SF sanctuary city law in 'Rideshare Rapist' case.  U.S. immigration officials took aim at San Francisco's sanctuary city law Monday in the case of the San Mateo man accused of being the "Rideshare Rapist."  In a statement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the city's policy of not honoring ICE holds "shields criminal aliens who prey on the community."  The suspect, Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, is being held in jail in San Francisco in lieu of $4.2 million bail and faces life in prison in connection with the rapes of four women who got into his car believing him to be a ride-hail driver, police said.

New Jersey sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants.  New Jersey set aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation in the state, money that advocates say will go a long way in helping but still falls short of the estimated cost of legal representation.  Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature signed off on the new spending this month as part of a recently adopted $37.4 billion fiscal year 2019 budget just as the federal government fell short of a deadline to reunite families separated under a federal zero-tolerance immigration policy.

Massachusetts Sanctuary Policies Freed Hundreds of Criminal Aliens in 10-Week Period.  A report prepared by ICE's Boston field office for the staff of the Massachusetts governor illustrates the nature of ICE's criminal alien caseload in that state, and reveals the public safety problems created by court-imposed and locally adopted sanctuary policies.  According to the report, over a 10-week period in the spring of 2018, 456 deportable criminal aliens were arrested in Massachusetts for a wide variety of state crimes.  However, ICE was able to get custody of only about half of these criminal aliens, either because local agencies did not honor ICE's detainers or otherwise cooperate with ICE, or because the local agency released the criminal aliens before ICE could issue a detainer.  The report provides several chilling examples of offenders who were freed by local authorities, including some who had committed horrific crimes, and including some who were released in Lawrence, Mass., a sanctuary city that has drawn attention for its role as a hub for opioid distribution in New England.

History's Bad Ideas Are an Inspiration for Progressives.  [Scroll down]  Yet 19th-century nullification is the font of the current "sanctuary city" law adopted by nearly 500 American cities that declare federal immigration statutes null and void within their jurisdictions.  No matter that such liberal cities would have been the first to call insurrectionary any conservative city that declared federally protected abortion rights, gun laws or the endangered species act impotent within their city limits.  How strange that the entire "liberal" concept of nullifying federal immigration law rest on illiberal legacies that either sought to or actually did start a civil war.

Illegal Alien Gang Member Committed String of Armed Robberies in 'Sanctuary County'.  A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to 95 years in prison for setting up several gang-related armed robberies that took place in Montgomery County last year.  The robberies spanned from September to November and were all believed to be part of an overreaching conspiracy to benefit the MS-13 gang and to send money back to El Salvador.

Report: Dozens of Criminal Illegal Immigrants Shielded by NYC's Sanctuary Policy Rearrested for New Crimes.  A new report reveals that dozens of criminal illegal immigrants shielded by New York City's sanctuary policy were released from jail and quickly rearrested for new crimes.  According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 440 criminal aliens were released from New York's jails between January and April despite having ICE detainers placed against them.  Of those 440, 40 have already re-offended and been rearrested, ICE said.  "In just three months, more than three dozen criminal aliens were released from local custody.  Simply put, the politics and rhetoric in this city are putting its own communities at an unnecessary risk," said Scott Mechowski, acting field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New York.

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Woman admits to running school as front to help foreign athletes avoid ICE.  A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to falsely enrolling foreign teens sought by basketball recruiters and coaches in her small private school.

Federal Judge Rejects Trump Admin Bid to Block California Sanctuary City Laws.  In March, the Justice Department sued the state of California over laws protecting illegal aliens from being detained by ICE.  The lawsuit named Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and challenged the three recently passed sanctuary city laws.  Thursday's [7/5/2018] ruling doesn't completely eliminate the possibility the Trump administration could win this lawsuit in the future, however, it is a temporary set back for an administration that is looking to bring law and order quickly.

A U.S. District Court Judge Nullifies Provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  On June 27, a U.S. District Court Judge in Philadelphia, who had sustained a complaint filed by the city arguing that the Department of Justice (DOJ) rules forbidding grants to sanctuary cities should be enjoined, issued an additional memorandum regarding the filing of detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with police officials to seek custody of alien criminals.  Whether or not to honor such detainers, or even provide information to ICE about the individuals in police custody, is at the heart of the sanctuary movement, and what the DOJ grant funding regulations were designed to encourage.  For its part, ICE has revamped the operating policies under which detainers are issued, and even modified the detainer form itself to make clear that the filing represents a finding of probable cause that the alien arrested and in police custody is in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.

Governors pull National Guard troops from border to protest Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy.  A group of governors banded together to protest President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy as the uproar over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border continues.  Some are withdrawing National Guard troops from the south, while others are pledging to withhold resources.  In April, Trump requested National Guard troops — around 2,000 to 4,000 — be deployed to the southern border.  His order invoked a federal law called Title 32, under which governors retain command and control of Guard members from their states.

Father of three takes sanctuary at Seattle church to avoid deportation.  Jose Robles was supposed to be on a plane back to Michoacan, Mexico, at 6 a.m.  Thursday [6/28/2018], but he packed his bags and went to Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle instead.  He said he felt fear and anxiety driving to the church for sanctuary to avoid deportation.  Churches are considered "sensitive locations" by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which means they are generally not allowed to conduct enforcement operations there.

Illegal Alien Protected By Sanctuary Policies Convicted In Savage Murder Of Air Force Veteran.  This week a Santa Barbara County jury found Victor Martinez, an illegal alien who had been previously convicted of sexual assault, guilty of first degree murder in the brutal 2015 sexual assault, torture, and murder of 64-year-old Air Force Veteran Marilyn Pharis.  Though Pharis was murdered just weeks after Kate Steinle was shot and killed on a pier in San Francisco, and sanctuary policies also directly led to her murder, Pharis's case has never attracted the publicity Steinle's case did — and that's a shame.  The only reason the country heard about Kate Steinle's case was because the media couldn't ignore it.  Steinle was murdered in broad daylight, in a big city, on a busy pier filled with tourists.  San Francisco authorities couldn't hide or downplay her murder.  And, because we still have access to public records in our country, they couldn't hide her killer's history.  Marilyn Pharis was murdered under different, easier-to-ignore circumstances.

Cynthia Nixon calls ICE 'terrorist organization,' says it should be abolished.  New York gubernatorial candidate and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday [6/21/2018] called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "a terrorist organization" and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Nixon made her remarks at a church on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is taking sanctuary after being threatened with deportation after she failed to show a driver's license during a traffic stop by ICE agents.

Sanctuary cities send a message: stay here and you won't get caught.  At their root, sanctuary policies are a rejection of immigration law.  If you won't deport somebody who came here illegally and then committed another crime, then whom will you deport?  Nobody.  It cannot be that someone who illegally crosses the border and two days later arrives in Sacramento, Louisville, or Philadelphia is home free — never to be removed.  In essence, that is open borders.  Our immigration laws are not suggestions.  They are the duly enacted laws passed by our representatives in Congress on a bipartisan basis.  If you want to change the laws, then you should do so in the legal, constitutional fashion of working through Congress — not by attempting to obstruct them or nullify them.  Actively resisting the enforcement of our federal laws is an insult to the American voter.

'Sanctuary Cities' Get A Big Thumbs Down, Even From Hispanics:  IBD/TIPP Poll.  Nearly two-thirds of the public oppose "sanctuary cities."  Less than a third say they back the policy, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.

Watch the Philly Mayor Literally Sing and Dance the News His City Is Still a Sanctuary City.  A federal Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that President Donald Trump cannot strip grants to Philadelphia over its sanctuary city status on Wednesday [6/6/2018].

Report: Immigrants with Detainers Released by Sanctuary New York, Commit more Crimes.  A report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveals the dangers New York City residents are placed in by local officials who ignore immigration detainers and release jailed criminal immigrants to commit more crimes.  ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers conducted a study of 440 criminal immigrants who were released from jail after ERO placed immigration detainers on the suspects prior to their release.  Nearly 40 of those 440 criminal immigrants released from custody re-offended and were re-arrested by local law enforcement for new crimes committed against the citizens they swore to protect, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials.

It's Time for Congress to Take Action on 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions.  Just days after taking office, President Trump issued Executive Order 13768 to block certain federal funds from flowing to sanctuary jurisdictions — that is, municipalities, cities and states which deliberately choose not to enforce federal immigration law within their borders.  Yet, in what seems to be a contradictory effort, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielson has just approved $1.7 billion in federal grant funding to these same cities.  How and why are sanctuary cities still receiving money in contravention of the president's order?  The answer lies in a complex thicket of legal cases that are still working their way through the court system.

Epic ICE Raid on 'Sanctuary' Chicago Nets 156 Illegal Aliens.  Amid all of the failing "sanctuary cities," we have discovered that ICE has managed to overcome the rebellion.  This rebellion that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans over the years.  The motive of these sanctuary cities has become abundantly clear.  They would rather defend and conceal illegals that come to this country then protect their own citizens.  The recent ICE raid in "sanctuary Chicago," nabbed 156 illegal aliens.

Criminal Lobby is Rolling in Cash — Thank Soros.  California Democrats claim they are not protecting criminals but they keep federal official from the jails where false-documented illegals are already in custody.  State Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye objects to federal ICE agents "stalking" illegals in courthouses.  Public officials who swear to uphold the Constitution have instead become a criminals' lobby.

The Sanctuary Cities Strike Back.  In the face of a lawsuit from the federal government and a growing revolt by some cities and counties, California's supporters of the sanctuary state concept demonstrated this weekend that they weren't going to go down without a fight.  Representatives of more than twenty cities and counties around the Golden State gathered to show their support for the policies, filing friend of the court briefings.  They were led by former Obama AG Eric Holder, who has been hired by the state to help #RESIST Donald Trump.  The reasons they offered in their defense are the same ones we've heard before, but there does seem to be a sense of panic setting in at this point.

'Mayor Libby Schaaf Act' would imprison gov't officials who warn about ICE raids.  A Republican lawmaker on Monday proposed a measure that would imprison government officials up to five years for obstructing the enforcement of federal laws.  The Mayor Libby Schaaf Act was introduced by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and named after the Oakland mayor who earlier this year tipped off residents of an incoming crackdown on illegal immigrants by federal authorities.  "I want lawless, sanctuary city politicians to hear this message clearly: if you obstruct ICE, you are going to end up in the cooler," King said in a statement.

Another California city rebels against state's pro-illegal immigration 'sanctuary city' policies.  Another California city has joined the fight against the state's sanctuary city laws, which limit local authorities' ability to investigate illegal immigrants' status and communicate with federal immigration officals.  Carlsbad's City Council voted 4-1 Monday [5/21/2018] to support the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state's pro-illegal immigrant sanctuary city policies, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.  Carlsbad is located near San Diego, where the all-Republican Board of Supervisors also voted in April to support the federal government's legal action.  The U.S. Justice Department sued California in March over its interference with federal immigration policies, which Carlsbad officials said is endangering the public.

Tennessee to ban sanctuary cities.  Tennessee's Republican governor said Monday he will allow a bill to become law that would ban local governments in his state from blocking cooperation with federal immigration officers.  Republican Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters he will allow a bill that passed the state legislature last month to become law, but he is stopping short of signing it.  Tennessee law dictates that if a bill has not been signed or vetoed after its passage, it automatically becomes law 10 days after it is submitted to the governor.

Trump asks Sessions to look into prosecuting Oakland mayor who warned about ICE raid.  President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to consider prosecuting the Democratic mayor of Oakland, Calif., after she warned hundreds of immigrants about an impending federal enforcement raid in February.  The president said Mayor Libby Schaaf's decision to warn her constituents ahead of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid amounted to "obstruction of justice."  The raid was expected to target more than 1,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but only resulted in the arrests of about 200 people.

Local authorities struggle with ICE over bringing detainees to court.  Some immigrants living in the country illegally and accused of crimes sit in legal limbo, caught in a tug of a war between local prosecutors and federal immigration authorities who won't let them appear in court because they fear being denied the opportunity to deport them.

Half of all Americans now live in 'sanctuaries' protecting immigrants.  About half of all Americans now live under sanctuary policies that shield illegal immigrants from law enforcement, according to the latest tally of jurisdictions that the Federation for American Immigration Reform is releasing Thursday.  FAIR calculates there were 564 states and municipalities that refuse some level of cooperation with federal immigration authorities as of April 1, up more than 200 since President Trump took office and up more than 500 compared with a decade ago.  There were just 40 sanctuaries when President Obama took office.  Entire states such as California, Illinois and New York are now sanctuaries, as well as major cities and counties such as Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George's counties and the District of Columbia in the capital region, according to the list.

Stopping Sanctuary for Illegal Aliens.  The lives of criminal illegal aliens are often prioritized in the legal system over those of American citizens.  They discuss AB-450, which prevents employers from cooperating with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) without potentially facing prosecution.  They consider the reframing of the immigration process in America today, where becoming a legal immigrant seems to be a bad thing now.  It used to be that people were proud to become Americans because it meant a better future.  Many people escape other countries to flee communism, but then end up in a nearly communist California.  They also talk about why this Californian issue is important for the rest of the nation and what dangers it imposes on America as a whole.

Republican Gubernatorial Showdown Reveals Popularity of Opposing CA Sanctuary State Laws.  Republican candidates battling it out in the race to become California's next governor may have provided insight at their spring convention into the enthusiasm among California Republicans for opposing "sanctuary" laws.  Opposition to California laws that protect illegal aliens. "sanctuary" laws, brought out vibrant energy from the crowds as Republican gubernatorial candidates John Cox and Travis Allen both espoused support for ending the new law.

New 'Research' Demonstrates How Ideology Drives Argument for Sanctuary Policies.  Daniel Costa, formerly a researcher at the Economic Policy Institute, now works for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.  At EPI, Costa was a responsible researcher and provided salient analysis of U.S. labor market conditions.  He was a reliable critic of guest worker programs and acknowledged that immigration policy can be used to undermine the standing of American workers.  Working for Becerra, Costa has now turned his efforts towards undermining the rule of law and nullifying the Constitution in order to promote unfettered illegal immigration into the United States.  This is too bad.  Costa is a smart guy who, had he not become a mouthpiece for the radical California Democrats on immigration, could still be making positive contributions to the public debate.  Unfortunately, ideology always conquers good sense, and so seems to be the case with Costa.

Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Undocumented Democrats.  In an apparent case of Jerry Brown envy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it clear he will do what he can to assist anyone on Earth or the closer planets who wishes to crash the American party and live on our hospitality.  The Washington Times reports that Cuomo sent a "cease and resist" letter to federal immigration authorities demanding that they stop inconveniencing citizens of other countries living in New York illegally.  He said he will issue an executive order to prevent federal ICE officials from making arrests at New York prisons and jails.  He also says he will order New York state agencies to not ask anyone whether they're a citizen of another country here illegally and to not give federal authorities any information that could lead to citizens of other countries here illegally being obliged to leave the U.S.

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Soros-Funded Group Launches App to Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Feds.  An open borders group that has benefitted from U.S. taxpayer dollars and is funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros launched a smartphone application to help illegal immigrants avoid federal authorities. [...] The group behind the app is called United We Dream, which describes itself as the country's largest immigrant youth-led community.  The nonprofit has more than 400,000 members nationwide and claims to "embrace the common struggle of all people of color and stand up against racism, colonialism, colorism, and xenophobia."  Among its key projects is winning protections and rights for illegal immigrants, defending against deportation, obtaining education for illegal immigrants and acquiring "justice and liberation" for undocumented LGBT "immigrants and allies."

Tomi Says Californians Are 'Waking Up,' Opposing Sanctuary Law.  Tomi Lahren slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Democratic lawmakers who refuse to comply with federal immigration law.  She said every American and legal immigrant should be infuriated by leaders who support sanctuary policies and oppose measures to secure the border, such as President Trump's proposed border wall.  "It's a slap in the face," Lahren said on "Outnumbered" on Friday [4/27/2018].  "I think Californians are waking up.  I've said this time and time again, because I live there and I see it every day:  They're tired of this.  The partisanship is going out the window, and safety is coming first."

Trump: Feds will not pay for Jerry Brown's National Guard 'charade'.  This all started a couple weeks ago when President Trump announced that, since funding for his border wall was stalled, he was calling on states to send National Guard troops to the border.  A week later, there was another surprise when Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he would be sending 400 National Guard troops to the border to fight smuggling and drug trafficking.  However, Brown also drew a line at getting involved in preventing illegal immigration saying, "It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.  And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws."  That made it a bit unclear what California's troops were actually going to do.

NY sets aside $10M for legal defense of ICE-targeted immigrants.  New York set aside $10 million for the legal defense of immigrants targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement just days after ICE announced the arrest of hundreds of people in the state.  The Liberty Defense Project will ensure legal rights are being represented, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.  It was launched last year, but it needs the additional funds in light of what state officials described as "overly aggressive tactics" from ICE.  "ICE's hyper-aggressive raids on hardworking New Yorkers are immoral and un-New York, and we stand more determined than ever to support the rights of all immigrants in the Empire State through our nation-leading legal defense funds," Cuomo said.

Jerry Brown Blames 'Low-Life Politicians' for 'Sanctuary State' Backlash.  California Governor Jerry Brown blamed "low-life politicians" for a growing backlash against the "sanctuary state" policies he has enacted in his state during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Tuesday [4/17/2018].  Brown spoke as a revolt continues to spread throughout Southern California against the state's sanctuary laws in the wake of a Department of Justice lawsuit filed last month against the Golden State's "sanctuary" laws.

ICE makes 225 arrests in under a week in NYC, LI, Hudson Valley.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested hundreds of people in less than a week in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.  About 80 percent of the 225 people taken into custody during Operation Keep Safe in New York had prior criminal convictions or had charges pending for offenses including child sex crimes, weapons charges and assault, officials said.  Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Office Director Thomas Decker criticized local law enforcement in New York City, which is a sanctuary city, saying ICE faced problems in making the arrests.  "ICE continues to face significant obstacles with policies created by local officials which hinder cooperation between ICE and local law enforcement," Decker said.

DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by 'sanctuary' policies.  Dozens of gang members, some of whom belonged to the notorious MS-13, were shielded from deportation and released due to "sanctuary" policies last year, according to newly released stats from the Department of Homeland Security.  The revelation could jolt the escalating "sanctuary" debate, especially in California where many of those gang members were located.  "Two-thirds of the releases occurred in California, which has had a strict sanctuary policy in effect since January 2014," the Center for Immigration Studies said in a post on the data, pointing to "obvious public safety problems."

Whale-sized San Diego County joins anti-sanctuary lawsuit.  The second-biggest county in California has now joined the growing revolt against Gov. Jerry Brown and his leftist statehouse cohorts who have declared California a "sanctuary state" and want the cities and counties to pay.

Liberal Sanctuary Cities Protecting Blood-Thirsty MS-13 From Deportation.  Liberals in sanctuary cities are now protecting the bloodiest and deadliest gang members in the world from deportation.  They are actively choosing to release dangerous gang members back into our communities than cooperate with ICE and enforce immigration laws on the books. [...] They're literally protecting deadly gang members, and placing Americans in danger.

Sanctuary Cities Protecting MS-13 Gang Members from Deportation, Says ICE.  There is a "rather long list" of sanctuary cities across the United States that choose to release incarcerated members of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang back into U.S. communities rather than allow immigration agents to prosecute and deport them, testified a federal officer under oath before lawmakers.

US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops.  The Trump administration said Monday [4/16/2018] that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.

Iowa makes a move on sanctuary cities.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) signed legislation this week banning sanctuary city policies in the State of Iowa.  Senate File 481 directs state law enforcement agencies to fully comply with detainer notices issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and bars local entities from adopting or enforcing any policy that "discourages the enforcement of immigration laws."

California Has Highest Poverty Rate In America.  California is a sanctuary state and is often championing movements which find ways to grant protections and entitlements to immigrants at the expense of Americans.  While an astronomical 30% of Americans in California are receiving means-tested welfare, this pales in comparison to the 55% rate of use by immigrant families consuming this type of welfare.  The state is handing over tons of cash to foreign nationals at the expense of Americans. [...] The state simply does not have enough jobs to support the hordes of immigrants they have taken in.

DOJ takes sanctuary cities fight to next level.  We want proof you are complying.  Leftist legislators in the "sanctuary cities" of Seattle, Washington, and Oakland, California, whined like babies this week after Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed them with an ultimatum:  Respond to the department's information requests or face his wrath.  Sent to Seattle, Oakland and the state of Vermont, the ultimatum demanded all three jurisdictions offer concrete proof that they're complying with federal immigration law and cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

3 More California Cities Vote to Opt Out of State's Sanctuary Law.  The Newport Beach city council voted unanimously earlier this week to challenge California's sanctuary law, joining a dozen other cities that are not interested in complying with the sanctuary policies.  It's the third city in the past two days to take such action, joining about a dozen others in recent weeks.

Justice Dept. wants 'sanctuary' areas to prove they comply with laws.  The U.S. Justice Department last week sent another round of letters to the so-called sanctuary cities of Seattle and Oakland, as well as the state of Vermont, demanding further proof that they are cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  The letters warn that the Justice Department could use subpoena power to force Seattle and Vermont to provide documents showing whether they are restricting information sharing between law enforcement agencies.  The department is further seeking a legal opinion on whether policies in Oakland's police manual violate the federal statute requiring information-sharing with federal immigration authorities.

Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?  While the nation continues to view California as a homogeneous voting block of individuals in lock step with an increasingly progressive liberal agenda, for Common Sense Californians up and down the left coast state, there's a sense that a different tide is rising.  The ripple began in Los Alamitos where the city council voted to opt out of California's sanctuary law.  And it was followed by Orange County who voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice in challenging the state's sanctuary city laws.  This decision was echoed by the city of Escondido and later this month San Diego County will also vote to join their ranks in this federal lawsuit.  Other municipalities are lining up to consider doing the same.

California's Illegal Immigration Meltdown.  California's sanctuary city law went into effect on January 1, and the left loves it.  But not everyone approves, even in California.  Nearly a dozen local governments voted to oppose the law, Senate Bill 54. [...] What does the bill do?  The California Values Act stops local and state law enforcement from notifying ICE when they release illegal immigrants subject to deportation.  It bars them from asking about a person's immigration status.  It also bars them from being deputized as immigration agents.  They can't arrest people on civil immigration warrants.  They can't report illegal immigrants with misdemeanors.  Only if the immigrants can be charged with felonies can law enforcement work with ICE.

California's latest contradictions — Welcoming criminals but warning about 'dangerous' coffee.  Imagine a state that passes a law welcoming, embracing and protecting criminals, directly endangering citizens.  Then imagine that same state passing laws, and judges issuing orders that make no sense except to micromanage people's lives in the name of keeping them safe.  A contradiction indeed, and especially ripe in California.  The same week that a number of cities and counties in California sued their own state over the dangerous law making the state a "sanctuary" for illegal alien criminals, a judge issued a ruling to save Californians from themselves and their coffee-drinking habit.

Caravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries.  Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week.  Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown.  But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on — with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S.  Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group in charge of the annual "migrant caravan," launched its effort during Holy Week by invoking the Stations of the Cross with biblical costumery and prop crosses.  When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves constructing shelters along their illicit pathways that span the globe.  Catholic groups have sponsored and subsidized such nation-sabotaging campaigns for decades.  The Vatican itself donated at least $20,000 in 2009 to erect a shelter for Central American illegal aliens sneaking through Ixtepec, Mexico, where they hopped on freight trains into our country.

Another California city backs Trump administration's lawsuit against state's 'sanctuary' laws.  The resistance against California's "sanctuary" laws is growing, with a city in San Diego County on Wednesday becoming the latest to back the Trump administration's challenge to laws limiting local cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  The Justice Department announced last month that it was filing a lawsuit against the policies which Attorney General Jeff Sessions said hinders cooperation between federal and local law enforcement and prevents the government from enforcing federal immigration law.  A number of local authorities, particularly in Orange County, have pushed back against the move by the state's Democratic leadership and have backed the Trump administration's push against laws they say benefit criminals and makes California streets less safe.

Hunterdon 'Is Not Going to Be a Sanctuary County as Long as I'm Sheriff'.  "I feel very strongly about this.  I feel that it's the right thing to do," said Fred W. Brown in an interview with LifeZette on Tuesday [4/3/2018].  Brown is the sheriff of Hunterdon County, New Jersey — and he was referring to strengthening the security of our country.  "We need Congress to support law enforcement.  The president is very supportive of law enforcement, fortunately," he added about Donald J. Trump.  "And we've noticed a big turnaround in support for law enforcement [since the election].  We need that.  America needs that."

Californication blues.  A sanctuary law, enacted in a burst of piety and generosity, was intended to protect illegal aliens who have never seemed to get the hang of obeying the law.  The illegals are expected by the Democratic politicians to take out citizenship as soon as possible and vote Democratic ever after.  This leads to conflict with local and state government jurisdictions that oppose protecting the lawless.  Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, with a long-term unemployment rate averaging 8.5 percent, has warned her illegals, some with felony convictions, that the Feds are coming to get them.  California is trying to use its size to defy federal law.  Nothing quite like this has been seen since 1865, [...]

City with Highest Per Capita Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens.  In response to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies, American sanctuary cities took matters into their own hands by creating local funds to help illegal aliens facing deportation.  Chicago's City Council led the way by approving a $1.3 million legal defense fund and the city of Los Angeles followed with a $10 million fund to help illegal immigrants dodge justice.  Shortly after the city announced its special immigrant legal project, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered to kick in another $3 million to provide more lawyers.  The only L.A. County Supervisor who voted against the fund said it's irresponsible to allocate taxpayer money for such a program.  In the city's case, the city attorney, whose office prosecutes crimes and represents L.A. in litigation, said the money will ensure that there is "more fairness and more effectiveness in the immigration system," which, of course, is a federal and not a state matter.

Poor California — Democrats are turning the state into a major nightmare.  Poor California.  Its politicians thought they were declaring war on the federal government, but now the state is embroiled in a war with itself, as at least one county has said enough is enough with the scourge of being part of a sanctuary state for criminal illegal immigrants. [...] When Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill that transformed California into a haven for illegal immigrant criminals, California State Sheriffs' Association President Bill Brown said that as the result of the new law, "people who are chronic or serial criminals that just haven't risen to a particular level of crime yet are going to go back out into the community, and people are going to be victimized."

San Diego County considers suing California over 'sanctuary state' law in growing backlash.  The pushback against California's "sanctuary state" law may soon move from Orange County to San Diego County, where the Board of Supervisors and Escondido City Council will decide soon whether to join the backlash.  Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Councilman John Masson have put an item on the Sunday agenda that would authorize the city's filing of a legal brief in support of the federal government's lawsuit challenging three state laws enacted last year.

San Diego County Could Be Next to Join CA Anti-Sanctuary Revolt.  San Diego County and the city of Escondido in the coming weeks will also reportedly consider defying California's "sanctuary state" laws, following Los Alamitos and Orange County.  Last week, Los Alamitos's city council passed an ordinance to defy SB 54, the state's main sanctuary law that bars local authorities from honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.  On Tuesday [3/27/2018], Orange County's Board of Supervisors voted to join the Trump administration's lawsuit challenging California's three sanctuary state laws and condemn the state's "sanctuary city" law.

Orange County supervisors vote to fight California 'sanctuary' laws.  The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday [3/27/2018] voted to move against the state's "sanctuary" laws, adding a powerful voice to a growing backlash in some conservative parts of California to the state's pro-immigrant policies.  The board voted 4 to 0 to join a federal lawsuit against California's sanctuary laws.  Senate Bill 54, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed after the Legislature passed it last year, prohibits state and local police agencies from notifying federal officials in many cases when immigrants in their custody who may potentially be subject to deportation are about to be released.

ACLU asks Greyhound to adopt sanctuary policy in face of ICE interrogations.  U.S. Border Patrol agents have been boarding Greyhound buses and questioning passengers in their attempts to crack down on illegal immigration, and a prominent civil rights organization wants to put a damper on the practice.  In a letter to Greyhound last week, the American Civil Liberties Union asked the company to adopt what might be described as a sanctuary policy, denying immigration agents entrance to its buses unless they have a judicial warrant for a specific passenger.  The company "should not be in the business of subjecting its passengers to intimidating interrogations, suspicionless searches, warrantless arrests, and the threat of deportation," ACLU chapters in California and nine other states said in the letter to officials of Greyhound Lines in Dallas.

Is The Golden State Trying To Secede?  There may be hope in California yet.  Despite the state's political descent into madness by illegally declaring itself a "sanctuary state," the resistance it growing.  California has a political and legal fight on its hands, one it can't win.

U.S., West Palm Beach agree to settle 'sanctuary city' lawsuit.  The U.S. Justice Department and West Palm Beach agreed on Tuesday [3/27/2018] to settle a lawsuit over whether the Florida city was promoting "sanctuary city" policies to protect illegal immigrants from deportation, the department announced.

New York Sheriff Bucks State's 'Sanctuary' Trend.  A New York state sheriff who has zagged as the rest of his state has zigged said Monday morning [3/26/2018] that he decided to sign on to a federal immigration initiative in order to keep his community safe.  "We want the criminals out of our county," Sheriff Patrick Russo said on "The Laura Ingraham Show."  The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office in January became the only one in the state to join the 287(g) program that promotes cooperation between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement authorities.

Anti-'sanctuary state' movement picks up steam in Orange County.  Just more than a week after tiny Los Alamitos voted to defy California's law protecting immigrants in the country illegally, Orange County is poised to become a counterpoint against the state's resistance to the Trump administration's policies.  On Tuesday [3/27/2018], Orange County supervisors may consider whether to take up a resolution to condemn and possibly take legal action against the state's "sanctuary" laws.  "These state laws are preempted by federal law," Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said.  "Our officers actually face penalties under state law if they so much as talk to federal agents for the wrong thing.  That's just unacceptable and it's contrary to federal law."

The Anti-Sanctuary Movement Is Spreading In California.  Earlier this week we looked at the California city of Los Alamitos which was considering a vote to exempt themselves from Sacramento's decision to make the entire state into a sanctuary for illegal aliens.  That anti-sanctuary vote passed, and if a follow-up vote next month also succeeds, the city will officially stand in defiance of sanctuary state policies.  That's not the end of the story, however.  This act of rebellion seems to be spreading like some sort of constitutional freedom virus and other local and municipal governments are looking to Los Alamitos as a blueprint for their own rebellions.

California Police Refusing Border Patrol's Calls for Backup Under Sanctuary Law, Say Court Docs.  Following the passage of California's SB54 "sanctuary" law, Border Patrol agents were reportedly forced to release a suspected drunk driver after local police refused to take them into custody.  In a declaration submitted in the case of United States of America v.  State of California, San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott revealed that the Indio Police Department refused to dispatch officers to take custody of a suspected drunk driver because Border Patrol agents initially stopped the driver for an immigration inspection, court documents obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.

Border Patrol Agents Refuse To Turn Over Wanted Felons Because Of California's Sanctuary Laws.  Border patrol agents are refusing to hand over illegal immigrants with felony warrants to police in California because they can't be sure local authorities will return the criminal aliens to federal custody, according to a top border security official in San Diego.  Rodney Scott, the chief patrol agent in the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector, said earlier this month that California's statewide sanctuary law was undermining normal cooperation between his agency and local law enforcement.  In a little-reported declaration in support of the Department of Justice's March 6 lawsuit against California, Scott recalled multiple instances in which a Border Patrol agent in the San Diego sector determined that releasing a criminal alien to a local law enforcement would likely result in the person being released without notification to federal authorities.

Dad Whose Son Was Shot By Illegal Immigrant Destroys Oakland Mayor For Sanctuary City Policy.  Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant, called out the Democratic mayor of Oakland, Calif., for "allowing Americans to be murdered."  Mayor Libby Schaaf has been criticized by media pundits and federal officials for tipping off a group of wanted illegals [sic] aliens and warning them about an impending federal raid.  "You know, it was just disgusting," Shaw said on "Fox & Friends" Friday.  "Her job is to protect the citizens, the American citizens, you know.  And for her to take a stand like that, she's allowing Americans to be murdered."

Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes.  Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said.  Schaaf tweeted out a warning ahead of the raid in northern California last month, infuriating Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Trump administration.  "How dare you!" Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in California this month, addressing Schaaf.  "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda."

Punishing the mayor of Oakland.  Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is in a war with ICE as she attempts to thwart the efforts of the federal government to detain and deport criminal aliens from her "sanctuary city" community.  Two weeks ago, she revealed to the public information she had received indicating that ICE agents planned to sweep through Oakland and remove those illegal felons from the community.  As a result, while 150 criminals were detained, an estimated 800 mostly violent felons escaped into the community, allowing the mayor to grandstand.  She continues to threaten similar moves against U.S. law in the future.  There are suggestions that the mayor be arrested and prosecuted for obstruction of justice by aiding and abetting the hiding of felons.  Such an action in the jurisdiction of California's Ninth Circuit is a total waste of time, as most of that court's judges have proven themselves incapable of putting the law before their political agendas and the pace of the courts can best be described as glacial.  Even were she to be removed, undoubtedly another liberal politician would step up to replace her.

CA town wants to be exempt from state's sanctuary city policies.  Not everyone in California is a liberal extremist or radical, open borders fanatic.  In fact, there has been a movement around for years in Northern California to create a 51st state called "Jefferson."  The area is far more conservative with traditional values and its economic interests — mining, timber, and fishing — is heavily regulated by the state.  But the idea of a new state carved out of Northern California is probably a pipe dream at this point.  So perhaps it's not surprising that there is pushback against the extremist tide of government elsewhere in the state.

Exclusive:  GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities.  Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  "House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security.  When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem.  When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem.  What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans," the aide told TheDCNF.

Should Voters Be Required to Understand English?  [Scroll down]  The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was renewed several times.  By 2013, however, studies by the Census Bureau and other agencies had determined that black voters had achieved equality in the polling place to whites:  equal proportions of both were now registered as voters.  So the purpose of the Voting Rights Act — to end racial discrimination through the gimmicks of "tests and devices" — had been achieved, and in 2013 it was discontinued.  A Supreme Court ruling determined that the Act was no long needed.  But now times have changed, and those cities which call themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigration are engaged in a new vote fraud scheme:  to enable "noncitizens" to vote.  It's a combination of two things:  cheating immigration rules and cheating citizenship rules in order to establish new methods of vote fraud.  This strategy is the polar opposite of the post-Civil War strategy:  the methods of vote suppression have now become methods of vote enabling.  Persons who are not citizens are now being allowed and fraudulently authorized to go to polling places and vote, violating all Federal election laws.

Court Rules:  Ban on Sanctuary Cities In Texas Can Begin.  In a major victory for President Trump and his quest to enforce the rule of law when it comes to illegal immigration, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texas's ban on 'sanctuary cities' can proceed.  The unanimous decision by the court's panel allows states to punish those jurisdictions that fail to cooperate in turning illegal immigrants over to the federal government for deportation.  They ruled that the federal government's 'detainer' requests were, in fact, legal, and the Texas law requires that local authorities comply with them or risk jail time or removal from their position.

ICE Director Fires Back at Nancy Pelosi.  Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan had some strong words Tuesday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants.  Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement.  "The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics," the California Democrat said.  "Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American.  We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities."

Trump wants next spending bill to punish sanctuary cities.  The Trump administration has requested Congress move to strip sanctuary cities of federal grants in the spending bill due by the end of next week, a government official said Tuesday [3/13/2018].  The official briefed reporters aboard Air Force One as President Trump jetted to California to review the prototypes for his border wall.  "We are 100 percent committed to challenging sanctuary cities.  We will be successful," the official said.

US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law.  A federal appeals court upheld a majority of Texas law that targets sanctuary cities and cracks down on illegal immigration Tuesday afternoon [3/13/2018].  A three-judge panel in New Oreans' 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas' current immigration enforcement laws are constitutional.  Senate Bill 4 enacted the law allowing local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest, The Texas Tribune reported.  The only part of the bill that remains on hold is a provision punishing local government leaders and or elected officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials, such as the mayor of Oakland, Calif., who tipped off residents of an immigration raid.

ICE Director Fires Back at Nancy Pelosi: 'How Dare You' Call ICE Agents 'Cowardly'.  Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan had some strong words Tuesday for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the Trump administration and ICE agents of carrying out "cowardly attacks" on illegal immigrants.  Pelosi issued the statement after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California, claiming three recently passed state laws are deliberately interfering with federal immigration enforcement.  "The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration's brazen aggression and intimidation tactics," the California Democrat said.  "Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American.  We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities."

'Sick and Tired of Hearing About Illegal Alien Dreams!' Border Wall Advocates Rally in San Diego.  Supporters of President Trump and the families of victims of illegal immigrant crime held a pro-border wall rally in San Diego, California on Tuesday [3/13/2018] as the president toured prototypes of the wall.  Trump supporters drowned out small gatherings of open borders activists and illegal aliens who were protesting Trump's visit to San Diego, chanting "Build that wall!" and telling stories of what illegal immigration has specifically done to the sanctuary state of California: [...]

San Francisco's ICE spokesman quits, disputes agency's claim that 800 eluded arrest.  The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned after the agency's recent Northern California sweep, saying he couldn't continue to do his job after Trump administration officials made false public statements about a key aspect of the operation.  James Schwab told The Chronicle on Monday [3/12/2018] that he was frustrated by repeated statements by officials, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that roughly 800 undocumented immigrants escaped arrest because of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's Feb. 24 warning to the public about the four-day operation, issued the night before federal officers began staking out homes and knocking on doors.

ICE spokesman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Attorney General Sessions, about California immigrant arrests.  The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned over what he described as "false" and "misleading" statements made by top-ranking officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan.  The now-former spokesman, James Schwab, told news outlets late Monday that his resignation stemmed from statements by Homan and Sessions that potentially hundreds of "criminal aliens" evaded ICE during a Northern California raid in February because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the immigrant community in advance.  Schwab said he pushed back on that characterization — but said ICE instructed him to "deflect" questions from the press.

Kamala Harris: 'I Support' Oakland Mayor Who Helped Criminal Illegal Aliens Evade Deportation '100 Percent.  Senator and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) says she "100 percent" supports Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's (D) decision to help criminal illegal aliens evade deportation ahead of a raid by federal immigration officials.  During a fundraiser for the YMCA's "Y for Youth Luncheon," Harris defended Schaaf, who made national headlines last month when she warned criminal illegal aliens of a coming raid in Oakland by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

California Sanctuary City Laws Likely Responsible for 5K Crimes by Released Criminal Illegal Aliens.  The state of California and the sanctuary city laws that make it a safe-haven for criminal illegal aliens is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens released by local authorities rather than being handed over to federal immigration officials.  According to data conducted for Breitbart News by the Center for Immigration Studies' Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan, the state of California — which refuses to hand over criminal illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — makes up about half of all non-cooperation with federal immigration officials in the U.S.

Mexican Presidential Candidate Campaigns In California — Slams Trump And Supports Illegal Aliens In US.  Mexican Presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya Cortés campaigned in the U.S. throughout the weekend, blasting President Donald Trump and calling on protection for illegal immigrants.  Anaya met with a group of businessmen and activists across the city of Los Angeles, including former President Barack Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, who is the current president of the University Of California, Fox News reported.  The presidential candidate spoke about "the importance of supporting the Dreamers and agreed that Mexican migrants deserve respect," Anaya said in a tweet.

Trump and Jeff sessions together sued the government of California for its Sanctuary City policy.  In 1994 California passed Proposition 187.  It was a ballot initiative designed to prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services.  After voters passed the law by ballot referendum it was challenged in court.  The proposition was approved by a margin of 59% to 41%.  Three days after the bill's passage, Federal Judge W. Matthew Byrne issued a temporary restraining order against institution of the measure.  Judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued a permanent injunction of Proposition 187 in December 1994.  Pfaelzer found the law to be unconstitutional on the basis that it infringed on the federal government's exclusive jurisdiction over matters relating to immigration. [...] In 1994 California had approximately 1.3 million illegal immigrants of which approximately 300,000 were children.  In 2014 that number is estimated at between 2.35 to 2.65 million.  6% of the state's population is estimated to be illegal immigrants.  In comparison to the National number of approximately 11 million this is almost 1/4 of the national population.

In Rejecting U.S. Immigration Law, California Has A Role Model:  The Confederacy.  The Justice Department's decision to sue California for violating the U.S. Constitution by obstructing federal immigration enforcement wasn't made lightly.  But given the enormous stakes involved it was necessary, and California deserves to lose, big time.

Meet Some Of The Criminal Illegals California Has Set Free.  The White House released a list of criminal illegal immigrants set free by the state of California in lieu of allowing ICE to detain them, in a Thursday morning [3/8/2018] statement.  The Trump administration filed suit against the state of California Wednesday for classifying itself as a sanctuary state.  "California is using every power it has — and some it doesn't — to frustrate federal law enforcement.  So you can be sure I'm going to use every power I have to stop them," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in his announcement of the lawsuit Thursday.

Trump's DOJ Suing California Over Sanctuary City Resistance.  If there's one thing President Trump won't put up with it's illegal immigration.  California, which prides itself on being a "sanctuary state," just learned that the hard way.

Trump administration sues California over laws protecting immigrants.  The Trump administration, seeking to force a defiant California to cooperate with its agenda of stepped-up immigrant deportations, went to federal court Tuesday [3/6/2018] to invalidate three state laws — the administration's most direct challenge yet to the state's policies.  Administration officials say the three laws in question, all passed by the Legislature last year, blatantly obstruct federal immigration law and thus violate the Constitution's supremacy clause, which gives federal law precedence over state enactments.

Trump DOJ sues California over 'interference' with immigration enforcement.  The Trump Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday night against California, saying three recently-passed state laws were deliberately interfering with federal immigration policies.  It marked the latest legal and political confrontation with the nation's most populous state, which the federal government says has repeatedly stood in the way of its plans to step up enforcement actions in the workplace and against criminal aliens.  "The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies," Attorney General Jeff Sessions was expected to tell California law enforcement officers on Wednesday [3/7/2018].  "We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America."

Illegal immigrants with sex, robbery convictions among those who evaded capture after Dem mayor's warning.  A Democratic mayor's warning to illegal immigrants of an incoming ICE raid in northern California may have led to a number of illegal immigrants with violent and sex-related convictions evading capture and deportation.  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted out an impending warning of the four-day raid last week, alerting targeted individuals to the imminent arrests, and infuriating Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, who say that many more could have been caught if they hadn't been warned.

California's Defiance Exposes a House (and Senate) Divided.  Despite the passing of President Trump's DACA deadline this week, with no action by Congress and even less notice from the media, California's slow-motion revolt against the federal government continues apace.  What began with the acceptance of lifestyle crimes such as marijuana smoking in violation of federal drug laws has turned into an all-out rejection of the nation's immigration laws, followed by unilateral action by states and cities to declare themselves "sanctuaries" for illegal aliens.  As we learned in 1861-65, state nullification of federal laws is not compatible with a federal system; "a house divided against itself cannot stand," as Abraham Lincoln put it in his famous speech accepting the Republican nomination for Senate from Illinois in 1858.  Although he lost to Stephen Douglas that year, and while he was talking about slavery, the principle still holds true today as applied to similarly divisive issues.

Jerry Brown:  Trump 'Going to War Against the State of California'.  California Governor Jerry Brown complained Wednesday [3/7/2018] that the Trump administration "is basically going to war against the state of California" after Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit Tuesday evening against California's "sanctuary state" laws.

Defiant: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Xavier Becerra Slam 'Bully' Jeff Sessions.  California's leading elected officials responded defiantly Tuesday evening [3/6/2018] to a Department of Justice lawsuit that seeks to have the state's "sanctuary" laws declared unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause.  The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento, seeks to overturn the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); and the California Values Act (SB 54), otherwise known as the "Sanctuary State" law.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Should Be Prosecuted.  Realizing that in the era of crime monitor Jeff Sessions, who plays attorney general on TV, no crime by a public official gets prosecuted for anything, one can only hope that for the safety of the people of Oakland that its mayor, one Libby Schaaf, is arrested and prosecuted for harboring criminal illegal aliens in her city.  Mayor Schaaf recently acted as the functional equivalent of a gang lookout, shouting "ICE!" upon learning of a raid on criminal illegal aliens in her city.

Federal judge allows Trump to withhold grants to California as part of sanctuary city crackdown.  A federal judge in Northern California has declined a request from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to block the Trump administration's decision to withhold a law enforcement grant to the state as part of its crackdown on states and jurisdictions that protect illegal immigrants.  Becerra asked for a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's decision, but Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled against taking that step.

Mayor Willing to Go to Jail to Ensure SF Remains Sanctuary City Forever.  Interim San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell is reportedly willing to go to jail to ensure his city always remains a "sanctuary city."  Farrell assured hundreds of amnesty activists last week who were blocking and protesting in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building that San Francisco will forever be a "sanctuary city."  He also, according to ABC7, "said he is willing to get arrested if that's what it takes to defend sanctuary city policies," echoing comments that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf recently made.  The activists gathered to protest after ICE detained more than 200 illegal immigrants, nearly half of whom had criminal records, last week in various Bay Area raids.

DA Retaliates After Cops Expose Her For Letting Criminals Go.  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg cut off police access to a database that is essential to criminal investigations after they criticized her actions.  The Houston Police Department lambasted Ogg after she said police were being too hard on illegal immigrants and criminals.  In response, the Democrat attorney issued a memo stating assistant district attorneys would no longer allow police to access the investigative database regarding court cases.  Members of the Houston Police Officer's Union slammed Ogg's office and said she is jeopardizing their ability to protect the people of Texas by denying them access to essential information.

Families of Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime:  Arrest Mayors of Sanctuary Cities.  Don Rosenberg, president of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime, said AVIAC's members are "extremely disappointed" in the White House's immigration framework. [...] Trump's immigration framework includes a path to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries in 10-12 years if certain requirements are met in exchange for limits on family reunification or "chain migration," elimination of the visa lottery and funding more barriers or "walls" along the southern border.  Trump's plan would cover 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, which includes up to 800,000 who were issued work permits under President Obama's DACA program.  Michelle Root's daughter Sarah was killed one day after her college graduation in 2016 by a driver with a blood alcohol content at three times the legal limit.  Edwin G. Mejia, charged in the fatal crash, was living in the country illegally and may have fled the U.S. after jumping bail.

Violent criminals among illegal immigrants caught in California raid derailed by Dem mayor.  A sweep of Northern California by federal immigration officials this week, which was partly thwarted when the Oakland mayor sounded the alarm, nabbed a number of illegal immigrants convicted of a variety of serious and violent crimes.  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced this week that the four-day raid led to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Of those 232, 180 "were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed" from the country and had come back illegally.

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Bay Area ICE Operation Arrests 230 Illegal Immigrants In 4 Days Despite Mayor's Warning.  A four-day immigration enforcement operation across Northern California netted hundreds of illegal immigrants even after a prominent local official sent out a warning of the impending sweep, U.S. officials said Thursday [3/1/2018].  Since Sunday, 232 criminal aliens and other immigration violators were arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area and California's Central valley, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  ICE officials said that of the 232 people arrested, 180 of them "were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed" and then re-entered the country illegally.

Justice Department reviewing Oakland mayor's tipoff of immigration raids, which led to 232 arrests.  The White House on Thursday said the Department of Justice was reviewing the actions of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who last weekend alerted residents in advance of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Northern California.  "I think it's outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.  She said Schaaf's actions were under "review" but would not be more specific.  Justin Berton, a spokesman for Schaaf, said the mayor's office is unaware of any review and declined to comment further.  A Justice Department spokesman in the Bay Area also declined to comment.

'Have Some Respect for the Rule of Law'.  What does a mayor do?  Well, a mayor is elected by citizens — legal citizens — to oversee the public interest and provide community leadership.  Guess what the mayor is not elected to do?  Obstruct ICE agents tasked with enforcing federal immigration laws.  But Oakland, California, Mayor Libby Schaaf has done exactly that.

Oakland Mayor snitches about Immigration Raids.  ICE is Immigration and Customs Enforcement and part of their job is rounding up illegals.  Which Oakland's mayor is doing her best to obstruct.  Now I am not as smart as Libby Schaaf nor do I have Resistance Credibility points.  But I do know what obstruction of justice looks like.

ICE arrests more than 150 people after mayor warned of impending raid.  Federal immigration agents arrested more than 150 people in California in the days after Oakland's mayor gave early warning of the raids, it was announced Tuesday [2/27/2018].

800 Illegal Aliens Avoid Arrest after Receiving Warning from Oakland Mayor.  About 800 criminal illegal aliens avoided arrest after Oakland, Calif.  Mayor Libby Schaaf gave Bay Area residents a 24-hour notice of pending ICE raids, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan.  "She gave them warning, and there's 800 that we were unable to locate because of that warning, so that community is a lot less safe than it would have been," Homan told Fox & Friends.  "I watched her statement where she says her priority is the safety of her community.  Well what she did had the exact opposite effect.

ICE head blames mayor's warning for 800 missed arrests.  A federal official said Wednesday that about 800 "criminals" avoided immigration arrests because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted the public to the surprise operation, an extraordinarily high number of missed targets.

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DOJ looking into possible obstruction charge against Oakland mayor who warned of ICE raid.  The Department of Justice is looking into whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice by warning Northern California residents of an impending raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The agency's acting director, Thomas Homan, told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning [2/28/2018] that the DOJ is "reviewing" whether Schaaf broke any laws by telling her constituents ICE would be raiding the area in order to arrest people violating federal immigration laws.

Oakland mayor warns of impending ICE raid, ramping up sanctuary-city tension.  The mayor of a sanctuary city in California issued a warning that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be conducting a raid in the area as soon as Sunday — ratcheting up tension with the feds while giving her constituents an early heads-up.  Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, shared the warning — which she said she "learned from multiple credible sources" — in a press release on Saturday, "not to panic our residents but to protect them," Fox 2 reported.

Oakland Mayor Should Be Charged With Obstruction for Warning About ICE Raids.  The mayor of Oakland, California, is under fire after she warned illegal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could soon be conducting raids in the area.  Libby Schaaf (D) shared the warning — which she said she "learned from multiple credible sources" — in a press release on Saturday, later claiming it was her "ethical obligation" to share the information.

Smash the sanctuaries.  Around the time of the Kate Steinle verdict, Paul Kersey suggested on AmRen radio that Trump or Sessions order the feds to arrest  a sanctuary  an accomplice big city mayor for flagrantly violating federal immigration law.  Cuffing governor Jerry Brown would be even better.  It's the kind of thing Trump has the cojones to do.  It will be wildly popular.  Following the Steinle verdict, I took a look at a poll of San Franciscans — who went 85% [or more] for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump — and found just half the city's residents wanted it to remain an accomplice.  One of the most leftist cities in America, in the state that has both the largest Hispanic and the largest illegal alien populations in the country, and the residents are evenly split on the sanctuary city question.  Guess how the rest of the nation feels?

Drunk Illegal Alien Injures Police Officer In 'Sanctuary City'.  A Milford man, who authorities allege struck an off-duty police officer earlier this week while driving under the influence and lied about it, was held on $10,000 cash bail Thursday [2/8/2018] in Milford District Court.

Activists Warn Illegals Not to Travel in Florida as Immigration Arrests Mount.  As arrests of illegal immigrants increase due to actions taken by President Donald Trump to enforce laws greatly ignored by Barack Obama, civil rights activists in Florida are issuing travel warnings and tips on how to avoid law enforcement.  A Florida immigration coalition composed of activist groups, such as the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Florida, the Women's March, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, are urging anyone who's in the country illegally to "reconsider visiting Florida and especially recommended to avoid high-risk areas, including ports, airports, and Greyhound stations," as reported by the Miami New Times.

Trump considers pulling ICE out of California to let the state learn.  President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he's considering pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers out of California.  Why?  Because he feels the state is giving his administration "no help" in targeting the violent MS-13 gang, especially in Los Angeles.  "We're getting no help from the state of California," Trump said from the White House.  "Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime nest like you've never seen in California.  All I'd have to do is say 'ICE and border patrol, let California learn.'"

Without ICE, California would be 'crime nest'.  President Trump on Thursday [2/22/2018] threatened to pull U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California if state officials continue to refuse to assist federal agents in immigration initiatives.

Sanctuary cities are a shopping mall for ICE.  Sanctuary cities are a near perfect example of how liberalism works.  The local governments promise not to check ID.  In turn, roughly 60% of the illegal aliens in this country now live in a sanctuary city.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency thanks those sanctuary cities for attracting the illegal aliens so ICE can arrest and deport them without having to do much searching.  It is like throwing corn on the ground in front of the tree stand.  Or so I have heard.

ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep.  Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren't hiring illegal immigrants.  Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it's a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails.

ICE agents arrest 212 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles and crack down on businesses suspected of hiring illegal workers.  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have rounded up more than 200 people for violating immigration laws during a five-day sweep in the Los Angeles area, which sparked a protest on Thursday.  In addition to arresting 212 undocumented immigrants, federal agents also served more than 100 notices to local businesses that they will be audited to determine whether they are employing people who are in the country illegally.  The raids triggered a demonstration by a small group of immigration advocates chanting 'stop the deportations' who blocked a Homeland Security van from entering the federal Metropolitan Detention Center.

L.A. Mayor 'Not Scared At All' of Being Arrested for Sanctuary City Status.  Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he is "not scared at all" about the Department of Justice considering charges against local officials in sanctuary cities, calling it a "weak and pathetic move."  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently told a Senate committee hearing that DOJ is "reviewing what avenues might be available" to charge local officials who do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Illegal calls 911, ICE provides it.  A man living in Tukwila, Washington, called the police to report an attempted break-in of his home.  The caller wound up in custody as he was Wilson Rodriguez, 32, an illegal alien from Honduras whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been looking for these last 10 years. [...] We live in a nation where lawbreakers are hailed, and the police have to explain themselves.

NYPD ignored more than 1,500 federal requests to detain immigrants last year, official says.  New York City police ignored all 1,526 requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented immigrants for up to 48 hours last year, a top NYPD official said Wednesday [2/7/2018].  The Daily News reported that Oleg Chernyavsky, the NYPD's legislative affairs director, revealed the numbers at a City Council meeting.  The number of requests for 2017 was nearly 20 times higher than the 80 the department received over the previous year.  Chernyavsky said the department responded to just two of ICE's 2016 requests because those immigrants had federal arrest warrants.

NYPD got 1,526 requests to detain immigrants under Trump — and tossed them all out.  The NYPD got a whopping 1,526 requests from the feds to detain immigrants in President Trump's first year in office — and rejected them all, officials said Wednesday [2/7/2018].  The number of detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement was nearly 20 times higher than the 80 requests received in 2016, NYPD legislative affairs director Oleg Chernyavsky told the City Council.  In 2016, cops complied with two of the 80 requests to turn over undocumented immigrants who got arrested to the feds for deportation.

ICE confirms that deadly CA fires were set by illegal alien arrested & released 5 times by sanctuary city cops.  Liberalism kills!  The insane immigration policies of the sanctuary state of California have turned tragic once again.  The acting director of ICE has confirmed that not only is the individual responsible for setting many of the fires consuming California an illegal alien, he has been arrested by local Sonoma County police at least five times.  ICE submitted detainer requests to arrest and deport the individual, Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, all five times.  All five times the detainer requests were ignored by local police, Gonzalez being released to set more fires and kill more people without so much as a phone call to ICE to honor its detainer requests.

Virginian Immigration Hawks Outraged Fairfax County Gives Illegal Alien Criminals Sanctuary.  Fairfax County, Virginia Sheriff Stacey Kincaid's announcement she would cancel an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to honor "detainers" for illegal alien criminals and arrestees has prompted pro-American immigration reformers to condemn the move for turning Fairfax into a "sanctuary county."  In the affluent suburban Washington, DC county, criminals and arrestees who ICE believes are illegal aliens subject to deportation will no longer be held for up to 48 [hours(?)] after their release date so federal agents can pick them up.

From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies.  [Scroll down]  Blue, anti-Trump states might seek to nullify federal law, in the fashion that the states of the Old South insisted that they were not subject to federal jurisdictions.  California, for example, might declare itself a sanctuary state, a declaration that would forbid federal immigration agents from enforcing fully the law.  Or the states might incessantly sue the president's administration on everything from immigration to environmental policy — such that every two weeks California is ritually filing a new suit in a friendly court to curtail federal government jurisdiction over state residents.  The California governor might declare the president an immoral agent who had no fear of God, as grandees in his state talked of Calexit, a secession from the president's United States.  Or the California legislature might dream of subverting the new federal code curtailing state tax deductions in adolescent ways that would earn any taxpayer who tried such a con an IRS indictment.  In fact, in just Trump's first year, we have seen all those efforts transpire as well.

Using Nullification To Destroy Federalism.  A few years ago, when Arizona tried to execute strict enforcement laws against illegals, the Democrats were up in arms.  This was taken to court, and it was determined that some of the measures taken by the Republicans and by Gov. Jan Brewer were outside the purview of state authority because immigration enforcement was strictly under federal supervision. [...] Now we have the Democrats in California and elsewhere with their "sanctuary city" and "sanctuary state" movement on the search and destroy path of nullification of legitimate federal authority.  They are shaking their fists in Jeff Sessions' face more defiantly than Jan Brewer or Joe Arpaio ever did against the laxity of the feds under Obama.  The Democrats are at war with the very system of federalism that is our system of governance.

Sanctuaries: 675 Jurisdictions Wouldn't Turn Over Jailed Removable Aliens to ICE.  Law enforcement agencies in approximately 675 jurisdictions around the United States declined to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "detainer" requests and hand over to ICE removable aliens whom those jurisdictions had arrested for violating local laws, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.  According to the IG, this lack of cooperation from local law enforcement agencies has hindered ICE's efforts to identify known or suspected foreign terrorists, who are inside the United States.

DOJ threatens to subpoena sanctuary cities — prompting mayors to boycott Trump meeting.  The Justice Department on Wednesday [1/24/2018] threatened to subpoena 23 jurisdictions if they don't turn over information about their "sanctuary" policies — triggering a backlash from mayors across the country who pulled out of a White House meeting.  In letters to New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and other jurisdictions, the Justice Department demanded records relating to whether these localities are "unlawfully restricting information sharing by law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities."

California AG: 'We will prosecute' employers who violate sanctuary laws.  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned employers Thursday of legal repercussions if they assist federal immigration officials in an impending crackdown in the sanctuary state, The Sacramento Bee reported.  Under a new state law — the Immigration Worker Protection Act — employers and businesses could face fines of up to $10,000 if they provide employee information to U.S. Immigration Customs, Becerra said.  If employers "start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office.  We will prosecute those who violate the law," he said at a news conference.

Crazed California AG Threatens Charges Against Employers Aiding ICE Raids On Illegal Aliens.  In a shocking admission Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) threatened his office will charge employees cooperating with ICE raids on illegal aliens. [...] The news comes amid Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen telling the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday [1/16/2018] that her Department is preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities.

'We will prosecute' employers who help immigration sweeps, California AG says.  The state's top cop issued a warning to California employers Thursday [1/18/2018] that businesses face legal repercussions, including fines up to $10,000, if they assist federal immigration authorities with a potential widespread immigration crackdown.  "It's important, given these rumors that are out there, to let people know — more specifically today, employers — that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office," state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at a news conference.  "We will prosecute those who violate the law."

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The AG is very selective about the laws he will defend.  "We will prosecute those who violate the law," he says.  But that doesn't mean he will prosecute those who are not supposed to be in this country.

Northern California police refuse to cooperate in upcoming ICE raids: report.  Law enforcement officials from Northern California said they will refuse to assist federal authorities in the upcoming sweeps that aim to capture more than 1,500 illegal immigrants, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday [1/17/2018].  The paper, citing an anonymous source, reported about a planned operation to be conducted by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency.  The report did not specify a date, but said it will be conducted in the near future.  Law enforcement officials told the paper they have not been notified as of Wednesday, but said they would not provide support.

ICE Director Hits Back at CA Dems Over Possible Raids: 'We Are Enforcing Laws Congress Enacted'.  Acting ICE Director Tom Homan hit back Thursday at California's Democratic senators, who criticized his agency over reports of planned immigration sweeps in the sanctuary state.  Local law enforcement officials have reportedly stated they will not assist ICE in raids aimed at apprehending 1,500 illegal immigrants in northern California.  California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris wrote a letter to the agency, asking for a briefing on the raids.

Tucker Carlson Rips Apart Sanctuary City Supporter.  Fox News' Tucker Carlson took on Democratic Chicago alderman George Cardenas Wednesday over sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants.  The Daily Caller co-founder asked Cardenas, "Do you think, here's the question, now let's see if you can answer it, do you think that you have an obligation to represent American citizens first, above people who are here illegally?"  [Video clip]

California officials concerned about possible ICE sweeps.  California's attorney general said Wednesday [1/17/2018] he is concerned about open-ended immigration sweeps at a time he and other state officials say the Trump administration should be concentrating on deporting dangerous felons.

Prison Time for Sanctuary Legislators Coming Soon.  America's cities are overrun at times with illegals knocking at the door, metaphorically.  Certainly most are just hungry and cold or wet.  However, many others carry much more baggage, as they are hardened criminals, even murderers and rapists.  Statistics bear this out.  Leftists know far too often illegal immigrants commit serious crimes such as robbery, rape and murder.  Yet, some states and other municipalities aid and abet these criminals, even offering everything from housing, medical care, and cell phones.  Some states passed out voter registration cards, the real reason they want them here.  Our government creates rules they refuse to follow.  San Francisco even paid their criminals outrageous sums of money because of loopholes in their laws after officials turned one criminal alien over to ICE.  Apparently following federal law violated their local moronic ordinances.  At what point to we stop the madness?

DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities.  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.  "The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available," Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Her confirmation came after California's new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

Illegal Alien Killed Grandmother in Alcohol-Fueled Crash in 'Sanctuary City'.  It was in January of 2016 that Sarah Root of Omaha was hit and killed by an illegal immigrant in Omaha.  He posted a $5,000 bond and skipped town.  Officials never want a situation like that to happen again.  A $1 million dollar bond was set today for an illegal immigrant accused of motor vehicle homicide.  Police say 19-year-old Vismar Carmona-Martinez slammed into the back of 67 year old Ann Smock's vehicle in south Omaha on New Year's Day.  His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.  Jim Masteller is a prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office and the defendant is a flight risk and they had to make sure that sufficient bond was set.

Sacramento Democrats Fire on Fort Sumter.  [Scroll down]  What provoked this extraordinary statement is California's open defiance of federal immigration law, embodied in the state's becoming a "sanctuary" for illegal aliens as of January 1.  Under the new state law, nowhere in California may police ask about an individual's immigration status, nor may local authorities cooperate with federal officials on immigration enforcement.  Let's be as clear about this as we possibly can:  not since South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter, thus precipitating Southern secession and the Civil War, has any state of the Union so brazenly thumbed its nose at the federal government.  (And not just on immigration; California also just became the largest state to legalize marijuana, setting up a separate but no less serious conflict with federal drug laws.)  And, once again, it's Democrats who are doing the thumbing.

Illegal immigrant who killed Kate Steinle sentenced to time served.  The illegal immigrant and seven-time felon who was acquitted of murder and assault in the 2015 San Francisco fatal shooting of 32-year old Kate Steinle was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday.  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who has been in custody since shortly after the shooting, was credited for time served.  He will be on parole for 48 months and will remain in custody to face federal charges.

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Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year.  Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the "Welcome to California" highway signs.

Six Insane California Laws That Will Be Implemented On Monday.  [#1] The entire state will now ignore U.S. immigration law:  Because it's worked so well in San Francisco, California Democrats decided that the entire state should ignore federal immigration law.  SB 54 forbids law enforcement officials from asking someone's immigration or holding them for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents — unless they've been convicted of a crime.  AB 291 prohibits landlords (you know, like, private citizens who own private property) from reporting renters who are in the US illegally.

Gov. Jerry Brown Pardons Immigrant Felons Facing Deportation.  In California governor Jerry Brown's endless attempts to drag California to third world nation status, he is now pardoning immigrants convicted of felonies in order to save them from being deported.

California becomes 'sanctuary state' as Gov. Brown defies Trump administration.  California became a "sanctuary state" on Thursday [12/21/2017] as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation protecting illegal immigrants in defiance of the Trump administration.  The bill, approved by the state's legislature last month, bars police from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases starting Jan. 1.

Illegal immigrant facing deportation offered sanctuary by Colorado church.  An illegal immigrant who came to the United States at 17, then was ticketed for deportation after being convicted of having a stolen or falsified ID, is hiding from the feds in a Colorado church — the second house of worship to offer her 'sanctuary' from the law.  Ingrid Latorre addressed the media and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder congregation at a news conference Saturday.  "Thank you so much for being here today for me," Latorre said through an interpreter, reports the Daily Camera.  "Thank you for opening the door for me and my family."  Latorre, 33, had been taking sanctuary at a church in Fort Collins, but she told the assembled congregation and press that it was hard because her family lives in west Denver.

California Court Rejects Attempt to Throw Out Judicial Watch Taxpayer Lawsuit Against San Francisco's Illegal Immigrant Sanctuary Policies.  Judicial Watch today [12/4/2017] announced that the Superior Court of California, San Francisco County overruled San Francisco Sheriff Vicky Hennessy's move to end a Judicial Watch taxpayer lawsuit challenging the Sheriff's sanctuary policy.  The lawsuit challenges restrictions on the ability of sheriff's deputies to communicate freely with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) about inmates' citizenship, immigration status, and release dates.

Feds Indict Kate Steinle's Killer.  This is not double jeopardy, principally because the federal government is a separate sovereign, and double jeopardy applies only to charges from the same sovereign.

Six Crucial Points The Mainstream Media Has Overlooked In The Kate Steinle Case.  [Kate] Steinle's killer, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, has just been found Not Guilty in San Francisco.  There could be no more dramatic proof that the entire political class — politicians, law enforcement bureaucrats, Main Stream Media propagandists, even the resultant racially-divided juries — simply cannot be trusted to do anything about America's gathering immigration disaster.

New immigration, gun charges filed against illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle trial.  Federal officials filed a new set of immigration and gun charges Friday against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant found not guilty last week in the murder of Kate Steinle.  "A federal grand jury indicted Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition," according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.  If convicted of either charge, he could face a maximum of ten years in jail.

After Steinle verdict, rep unveils bill to imprison officials who shelter illegal immigrants.  A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday [12/4/2017] that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.  Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita's bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department's threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.

San Francisco Isn't A Sanctuary City It's An Accomplice City.  There could be no more dramatic proof that the entire political class — politicians, law enforcement bureaucrats, Main Stream Media propagandists, even the resultant racially-divided juries — simply cannot be trusted to do anything about America's gathering immigration disaster. [...] As I write, the MSM has been slow to respond to the scandalous Steinle verdict, as is always the case with anything that contradicts their Politically Correct Narrative.  (The New York Times headline even described Zarate as an "immigrant" instead of an illegal alien).  What coverage there is, also as always clearly coordinated, tries to divert attention to nit-picking President Trump's tweets, in which he quite rightly said the verdict was "disgraceful."

The Steinle verdict is only the latest miscarriage of justice in San Francisco.  If you are inclined to commit a heinous crime, San Francisco is the place for you.  You can sneak into City Hall armed with a .38-caliber revolver, murder the mayor and a supervisor in cold blood, and get away with it.  All you need to do is conjure some preposterous defense.  Blame it on an excessive consumption of junk food like Twinkies and you can beat the rap.  You know... eat a Twinkie and commit murder.  A San Francisco jury will lap it up.  So, it should come as no surprise that the killer of Kate Steinle was acquitted Thursday of murder and involuntarily manslaughter.  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate and his lawyers invented a ludicrous defense by claiming "the gun just went off" by itself, ending the life of a 32-year-old woman who was walking along a pier with her father.  It was a perfect defense for a notoriously liberal city — guns kill, not people.  Sure enough, the San Francisco jury swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

San Francisco's Shame.  If ever there were a clarifying moment regarding what is at stake in the battle for the immigration rule of law, this is it.  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a poster boy not just for the folly of sanctuary policies but also for the mass low-skilled Hispanic immigration that has transformed California.  A barely literate drug dealer from Mexico with a second-grade education, no English, and a penchant for criminal aliases, Garcia Zarate had been deported five times by federal immigration authorities following convictions for various crimes.  Despite his record, Garcia Zarate was the sort of immigrant that the San Francisco authorities apparently believed that this country needs.

Justice Denied Is No Justice.  A San Francisco jury engaged in a gross, outrageous miscarriage and travesty of justice and denied Kate Steinle and her family justice, on November 30th, when they delivered a "not guilty" verdict to her murderer, Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien from Mexico.  The integrity of the law was destroyed by this jury nullification, which abandoned facts, reason and the truth, and these jurors sent a clear message to America that a criminal illegal alien's life was more important than Kate Steinle's life and those of America's own sons and daughters.  Partly to blame, the Court itself exhibited just how broken our system really is.  The five previous deportations of Zarate and his seven previous felonies were left out of the case, even though Ms. Steinle's murder and Zarate's illegal alien status had sparked a national debate on the country's illegal alien problem.

BoycottSanFrancisco Goes Viral as SF Defends Sanctuary Policies.  BoycottSanFrancisco is going viral as San Francisco defends its sanctuary policies in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial. [...] Mayor Ed Lee's (D) spokeswoman said, "San Francisco is and always will be a sanctuary city."

Kate Steinle Deserves Better Than Democrats Opposing Deportation of Illegal Aliens.  San Francisco, being the proud "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens that it is, will no doubt roll out the welcome wagon for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate the next time he sneaks back into the country.  And it's a near-certainty that he will, after he's deported to Mexico for a sixth time following his acquittal Thursday by a San Francisco jury in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015, on a pier on the city's waterfront.  The needless death of the 32-year-old Steinle has rightly become, in criminal justice parlance, "Exhibit A" for the need for President Donald Trump's proposed measures to strengthen border security.

BoycottSanFrancisco takes off after Steinle case acquittal.  Critics of a jury's verdict Thursday in the trial of Kate Steinle's killer have taken to Twitter to #BoycottSanFrancisco.  The hashtag was trending in the wake of a controversial trial in which defendant Jose Inez Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Kate Steinle on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015.  Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend when she was fatally shot, collapsing into her father's arms.  Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, claimed the shooting was an accident.

Did San Francisco Jury Find Kate Steinle's Killer NOT GUILTY Just To Make A Political Statement Against Donald Trump?  That's the growing speculation by many following the bizarre "not guilty" jury decision involving the 2015 shooting death of 29-year-old Kate Steinle.  Her killer, an illegal immigrant named Garcia Zarate was a seven-time felon who had already been deported five times prior to shooting Stienle. [...] Jurors had the choice to find Zarate guilty of manslaughter, a far lesser charge than the murder charge the prosecution was seeking.  Instead, Zarate was found not guilty of everything but being in possession of an illegal firearm.  He was given no penalty for killing Kate Steinle.

Ted Cruz Slams The Steinle Verdict And Pushes For Passage Of Kate's Law.  Yesterday [11/30/2017], a San Francisco jury defied common sense and acquitted Jose Zarate of any role in the shooting death of Kate Steinle.  My front page colleagues have done a superb job of spelling out how it could happen.  To me the missing part of the equation is why the jury, which considered lesser included charges down to involuntary manslaughter, failed to find any fault in Zarate's actions?  I guarantee you the same fact pattern in any other jurisdiction in the country would result in a prison sentence, and rightfully so.

Have We Been Lied To About The Kate Steinle Case?  Before the killing, Garcia Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail despite a standing federal deportation order.  He had been deported five times before.  This made him a very effective villain for Trump's border security campaign messages — proof that sanctuary city policies kill! — and it's natural to be sympathetic about Steinle, who died in her father's arms at the far too young age of 32.  The trouble with a politically-charged case like this is that there are many who seek to benefit from twisting, if not outright lying, about what really happened.  And the facts here are far more complicated than any campaign slogans would lead you to believe.

Sessions: Trump, DOJ Doing Everything Possible to Reverse Sanctuary City Policies.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it's time for the United States to "get its head on straight" and crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities," which refuse to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing U.S. immigration law.  The sanctuary city issue has been thrust back into the spotlight after an illegal immigrant was found not guilty of murder in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle.  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who had been deported multiple times, shot and killed Steinle just months after he was released from a San Francisco jail, despite a federal request that he be held for deportation.

Father of Boy Killed By Illegal Immigrant:  Steinle Jury Full of 'Left-Wing Nutjobs'.  The father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant said the jury that acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was full of "left-wing nutjobs."  Jamiel Shaw Sr, whose son Jamiel was shot while walking down the street in 2008, said the "activist" jury exonerated Zarate as a swipe at President Donald Trump.

The Legal System Is Failing America When It Comes To Immigration.  The illegal immigrant who fired the gun shot that killed Kate Steinle was able to beat a murder charge this week.  Jose Garcia Zarate, a five-time deportee from Mexico and convicted felon, walked away with only a gun conviction after his legal team convinced the jury their client accidentally fired a gun three times and had no intent of killing anyone.

Kate Steinle's accused killer found not guilty of murder.  Jurors have found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of killing Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July 2015 in the trial that sparked a national debate over illegal immigration.  Jurors reached the decision Thursday [11/30/2017] in the sixth day of deliberations after first receiving the case last week.  Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father's arms.  Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.

Trump nails it — Kate Steinle ends in 'disgraceful verdict'.  President Donald Trump tweeted that the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the killing of Kate Steinle ended with a "disgraceful verdict."  And he's absolutely right.  No matter the finding of the jury, it doesn't change the fact Garcia Zarate never should have been in America in the first place — never should have been on the streets of San Francisco.

Kate Steinle and the Globalists.  While most decent Americans are lamenting the fact that our court system failed Kate Steinle and her family, I can't help but think of people like George Soros and organizations like the Center for American Progress.  How large is our fight, and how determined are our foes!  It may seem like a far-fetched connection, but it's not.  Kate Steinle's death and the ensuing nauseating injustice of her trial verdict are part of a much larger picture: the globalist push for open borders and mass immigration bent on destabilizing the West.  Soros is using his money and influence to make sure that destabilization happens, which will only ensure more Kate Steinles.

The Unintended Consequences of the Steinle Decision.  When Defense Attorney Matt Gonzalez and Public Defender Jeff Adachi chose to make the exoneration of their client Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the death of Kate Steinle an opportunity to attack the president, vice president and attorney general, my immediate thought was these two young lawyers are fools.  They should learn when to keep their mouths shut.  But no matter — because the real villains in the Kate Steinle story are the San Francisco politicians who made the rules that prevented ICE from removing the already five-time deported criminal Zarate from the country.

DOJ files arrest warrant for illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle case.  The Department of Justice unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate on Friday [12/1/2017], the illegal immigrant acquitted this week in Kate Steinle's murder trial.  Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Steinle on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015.  Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend when she was shot, collapsing into her father's arms.  Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.  The case sparked a national debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.

Police in Trump-supporting towns aid immigration officials in crackdown.  Dozens of police departments in the United States have been granted new powers, or are seeking them, to check the immigration status of people they arrest, aiding President Donald Trump's broad crackdown on people living in the country illegally.

Arresting Illegal Aliens At Courthouses Undermines Democracy Or Something.  The New York Times gives César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, who is big into protecting people who are unlawfully present in the United States, a platform to fear-monger. [...] Personally, I'm more concerned with safeguarding our law enforcement folks over the feelings of illegal aliens.  There is a much lower chance that an illegal will be armed at a courthouse, versus getting them out in the streets, their homes, where they work, etc.

Obama Bundler Judge Wrong on Sanctuary City Funding.  The fine points of federal Judge William Orrick's ruling blocking the withholding of federal funds from sanctuary cities must have been lost on the families of Jamiel Shaw, Jr. and Kate Steinle, American citizens murdered by illegal aliens harbored and coddled by the sanctuary cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.  No doubt they failed to grasp the legal logic which says cities are free to violate federal law while wrapping themselves in the U.S. Constitution.  The notion advanced by Judge Orrick that the Trump administration's attempt to defund sanctuary cities is unconstitutional because it amounts to changing the rules at halftime is nonsense, both historically and legally.  The federal government has long threatened to withhold federal funds to enforce federal policy over states rights from the federal speed limit to transgendered bathrooms.

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

Judge slaps Chicago with a giant wake-up call over its 'sanctuary cities' policy.  Chicago filed a motion to suspend the policy, but Chicago District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber was having none of it, at least for now, writing in a decision handed down on Thursday that granting an injunction would be premature since the Department of Justice hasn't technically denied the city a grant.

Philadelphia wins sanctuary city ruling in federal court.  In a 128-page ruling, a federal judge said on Wednesday that the Justice Department can't withhold grant funding from Philadelphia for not complying with federal "sanctuary city" polices.  Senior Judge Michael Baylson from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania even disputed the use of the term "sanctuary city" in his ruling, calling it a "misnomer."  "Philadelphia is not a sanctuary for anyone involved in criminal conduct, nor is it a sanctuary as to any law enforcement investigation, prosecution, or imprisonment after having been found guilty of a crime.  The Court does not need a label for Philadelphia's policies," Baylson said.

Legislature should ban sanctuary cities in Florida.  In 2015, Kate Steinle was gunned downed [sic] on Pier 14 in San Francisco by an illegal alien with five felony convictions, and last week he went on trial for his heinous act.  He was in our country because the city of San Francisco, among a growing number of others, is a sanctuary city.  Elected officials instruct police and law enforcement to ignore federal immigration law.  This anti-American phenomenon must be stopped, and here in Florida we're doing something about it.  The truth is, something should have already been done.  Unfortunately, California responded to that tragedy recently by declaring itself a sanctuary state — a disgusting affront to the rule of law and to the murder of that young woman.  However, if you're wondering whether that could happen here in Florida, my response is simple:  Not on my watch.  Last week the Florida House introduced HB 9, a bill that prevents sanctuary cities from ever plaguing our state.

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

Good News:  Many Liberal Cities Are Providing Free Legal Help To Illegal Aliens.  So, they're getting some sweet, sweet taxpayer cash to protect people who shouldn't be in the country to start with, which means less cash to deal with things like cleaning streets.  Or dealing with all the violence, especially in places like Atlanta, Baltimore, and Chicago.  According to Neigborhood Scout, Baltimore ranks a 2, with 100 being the safest.  Surprisingly, Chicago is an 11 (it's very big, and the reported crime is confined within small areas).  Atlanta is a 2.  The other cities aren't exactly great, either, excepting Santa Ana, which is a 24.  That means that 76% of cities are safer.  Some are more about property crime, some are more about violent crime, some are both.  Anyhow, this adds to the money already being appropriated by many cities to provide legal council to illegal aliens, meaning less money for law abiding/legal citizens.

Oakland's top cop probed for assisting in illegal immigrant arrest in sanctuary city.  Oakland's police chief is facing an internal affairs investigation, a formal complaint by a city commissioner and questioning by furious City Council members[,] all because she — perhaps unwittingly — helped federal authorities arrest an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city.  Anne Kirkpatrick, who was widely heralded as a seasoned progressive reformer when she became Oakland's top cop early this year, has acknowledged that she sent police officers to assist federal agents for a human trafficking investigation at an Oakland home Aug. 16.  Two adults were detained during that investigation, and federal authorities have commenced civil deportation proceedings against one of them, according to SFGate.

DOJ threatens California:  Drop 'sanctuary state' law or lose millions of federal dollars.  Municipalities that are openly defying the nation's immigration laws could be headed for stormy seas.  According to Fox News, the DOJ is threatening to yank federal funds destined for the sanctuary state of California — and it could cost the left coast millions.

California, the sanctuary state, will reap the whirlwind.  Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 54, a historic state law that thumbs his state's nose at federal authority.  Beginning in January, the law states, California officially becomes a so-called sanctuary state.  The term "sanctuary" is, of course, not univocal.  It was once used to describe a sensible law enforcement strategy, by which otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants who report crimes or cooperate with the police are not asked about their immigration status, lest they hesitate to help authorities in the future.  Unfortunately, that is not what "sanctuary" means in this case.

Travis Allen:  I Will 'Absolutely' Defund Sanctuary Cities as CA Governor.  California State Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), who is one of two Republicans running in the Democrat-heavy field of 2018 gubernatorial candidates, says "defunding every sanctuary jurisdiction in the State of California" will be one of his priorities if he becomes the Golden State's 40th governor.  Allen, who has served in the State Assembly for five years, told Breitbart News that defunding California's sanctuary cities would "absolutely and without a doubt" be one of his top priorities in the first 100 days of taking office.

Sanctuary Cities Allowed Criminal Alien to Remain in U.S., Murder Kansas Deputy.  An illegal alien who was drunk driving has pleaded guilty to killing a Kansas deputy sheriff after causing a deadly car crash last year.  Sanctuary city policies in two jurisdictions allowed the previously convicted drunk driver to remain in the U.S. leading to the murder of the deputy.  Adrian Espinosa-Flores, a 39-year-old illegal alien, pleaded guilty to reckless second-degree murder charges in Johnson County, Kansas after crashing his vehicle into Master Deputy Brandon Collins, killing him, as Kansas City Star reported.

California Sheriffs Call on Congress to Stop Their 'Sanctuary' State.  California's sheriffs are calling on the GOP-controlled Congress to intervene and pass a federal law to change the state's sanctuary state status, warning the law that ties their hands too tightly will only increase the chances of another high-profile tragedy.  The sanctuary state law, which Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) signed Thursday [10/12/2017] but doesn't go into effect until January, is the most far-reaching of its kind in the country and places sharp limits on how local law enforcement agencies can communicate with federal immigration authorities.  It would also make it a crime to enforce federal immigration laws on the premises of all schools, hospitals, libraries, and courthouses in state, which is home to an estimated two million immigrants.

ICE Responds To California "Sanctuary State" Law — CA Businesses Now Face Enhanced Immigration Raids.  The day after California Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill that prevents local police notifying ICE of illegal alien arrests ICE notifies California their new law forces workplace raids as enforcement actions: [...]

ICE to California: 'No choice' but to arrest illegal immigrants despite sanctuary state legislation.  The head of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Friday that his agency had "no choice" but to arrest illegal immigrants in California's neighborhoods and worksites despite newly signed sanctuary city legislation in the state.  Those arrested would also likely be placed in out-of-state detention centers, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement.  Homan's comments came a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed state Senate bill SB54, or sanctuary state legislation.

77% Of Voters Want No Sanctuary Cities.  Once again, Democrats are on the wrong side of a crucial issue.  Seems to be a regular problem for these out-of-touch elites.  American voters in key battle ground states were polled, and 77% said they want NO MORE sanctuary cities.

California goes sanctuary — let's push it in the ocean.  Perhaps a wall's in order.  Perhaps we're building in the wrong spot.  If California's going to open doors to illegals, then the rest of America shouldn't have to pay.  The rest of America shouldn't have to deal with the types of threats these illegals soaking up the California sun could bring to the law-abiding citizenry in other states.

ICE threatens 'at-large arrests' after California passes sanctuary city law.  The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency rebuked Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., on Friday [10/6/2017] for enacting a statewide sanctuary law for illegal immigrants, and said the decision will prompt a higher number of raids that target that population.  "Governor Jerry Brown's decision to sign SB54 and make California a sanctuary state for illegal aliens — including those who have committed crimes — will undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission.  The governor is simply wrong when he claims otherwise," acting ICE Director Tom Homan said in a statement.

California to become a 'sanctuary state' in 2018.  Gov. Jerry Brown placed new limitations on state and local law enforcement's ability to help the federal government enforce immigration violations by signing California's controversial "sanctuary state" bill into law on Thursday [10/5/2017].  Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Bill 54 weeks after the 2016 election to stifle President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to ramp up deportations and prevent the federal government from using California police officers to accomplish his goal.

ICE nabs nearly 500 aliens in sweep of sanctuary cities.  Federal deportation officers swarmed sanctuary cities this week, netting nearly 500 immigrants in a series of targeted operations designed to go after people that counties and cities were shielding through their noncooperation policies.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it netted more than 100 migrants in Los Angeles and Philadelphia each, and dozens more in Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and New York, among other sanctuary jurisdictions.  Of the 498 aliens caught, 310 of them were targets and the other 188 were "collateral" arrests of illegal immigrants whom officers encountered while going after their targets, the agency said.

Operation Safe City:  ICE Sweep Nabs 498 Criminal Illegals In Sanctuary Cities.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears to be making good on his promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.  In an a nationwide sweep of criminal aliens most here illegally this week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 498 illegals across ten sanctuary jurisdictions in what they officially called "Operation Safe City[.]" [...] The operation was specifically carried out in sanctuary cities, "where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored[.]"

ICE arrests nearly 450 illegal immigrants in sanctuary city raids.  As part of a massive illegal immigration sweep, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that officials this week arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country.  The raid, referred to as "Operation 'Safe City'" in a news release, spanned four days in cities through the U.S., and ended Wednesday.  Illegal immigrants with criminal charges or known gang-affiliations were targeted, the release said, noting that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not.  In Philadelphia, 107 illegal immigrants were arrested, while 101 were arrested in Los Angeles and 45 people were arrested in New York.

Sessions blasts California lawmakers for passing sanctuary state bill, says lives at stake.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday [9/19/2017] called it "unconscionable" that California lawmakers passed a sanctuary state bill that stops local police from cooperating with federal authorities to deport illegal immigrants.  "The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most," Sessions said during a speech in Portland, Oregon.  "There are lives and livelihoods at stake."  State legislators in California passed sanctuary state legislation over the weekend that bolsters protections for illegal immigrants in the state.

'Angel Mom' blasts CA sanctuary state 'insanity'.  Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed "sanctuary state" legislation to limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and give illegal immigrations additional protections from federal law enforcement.  Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant and "Angel Mom," blasted the approved bill on Fox & Friends Monday morning [9/18/2017].  "It's an insult.  It's insanity on steroids to claim that this is protecting the immigrant community," Durden said.

We already have amnesty for illegal aliens.  You may not like it.  Certainly, I don't.  But I must tell the truth because the truth is all we have.  The courts already decided to void the nation's immigration laws.  We have de facto amnesty for 10 million to 30 million illegal aliens (some estimates are higher).  The Supreme Court ruled the state of Arizona cannot enforce immigration law.  A lower court wanted to imprison a sheriff for enforcing immigration law.  And now another lower court has ruled that the federal government cannot enforce immigration law by forcing cities to cooperate.

Alleged SF killer had been released from jail despite request for immigration hold.  One of three men accused of using a gun stolen from a San Francisco police officer to kill a man in the Mission District last month had been released from County Jail earlier in the year despite a request from federal immigration agents that he be held and turned over for potential deportation, officials said Friday [9/15/2017].  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials lodged what is known as a detainer request for Jesus Perez-Araujo, 24, after he was arrested three months before the Aug. 15 street killing of 23-year-old Abel Enrique Esquivel Jr., said ICE spokesman James Schwab.  The agency asked the city to hold him for up to 48 hours after his release.

California lawmakers approve landmark 'sanctuary state' bill to expand protections for immigrants.  California lawmakers on Saturday [9/16/2017] passed a "sanctuary state" bill to protect immigrants without legal residency in the U.S., part of a broader push by Democrats to counter expanded deportation orders under the Trump administration.  The legislation by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), the most far-reaching of its kind in the country, would limit state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities, and prevent officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations.

Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday [9/15/2017] in a legal defeat for the Trump administration.

DOJ can't withhold grants from 'sanctuary' cities, judge rules.  A federal judge issued a ruling Friday that blocks the Justice Department from requiring cities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in order to be considered eligible for federal law enforcement grants.  The ruling blocks nationwide enforcement of two of the three new conditions the Justice Department sought to impose on jurisdictions seeking funds through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, which doles out nearly $400 million to state and local agencies each year.

Why Is Government Giving "Sanctuary Businesses" And Government A Pass?  Have you heard of the term "sanctuary businesses" yet?  Perhaps it's something we should be paying attention to, along with sanctuary jurisdictions[.]

Gov. John Kasich on DACA: 'We Want All the Immigrants to Come to Ohio'.  Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich expressed distaste in President Trump's plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and invited all immigrants to come live in his state. [...] Kasich prefers a "simple solution" and that is, granting the Dreamers "permanent status."  He argues that it isn't fair to ship these "contributors" out of the U.S. and into countries they know nothing about.

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It is also possible that the anchor babies know little or nothing about this country.  Otherwise, why would they be surprised by the prospect of being deported?  And if they really are net "contributors," they probably have nothing to worry about.

Rahm Emanuel creates 'Trump-free zone' for students at Chicago schools.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday assured incoming high schoolers that they need not to worry about President Trump ending the "Dreamers" program, saying Chicago Public Schools are a "Trump-free" sanctuary for young illegal immigrants.  "To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and in the city of Chicago:  You are welcome in the city of Chicago.  This is your home.  And you have nothing to worry about," Mr. Emanuel told a group of freshman on the first day of classes at Solorio Academy High School, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  "Chicago, our schools, our neighborhoods, our city, as it relates to what President Trump said, will be a Trump-free zone.  You have nothing to worry about," Mr. Emanuel said.

The Absurd Reasoning a Clinton-Appointed Judge Used to Strike Down Sanctuary City Law.  A federal judge in San Antonio appointed by President Bill Clinton, Orlando Garcia, has issued a temporary restraining order against portions of Texas' new sanctuary city law.  SB 4, which was set to take effect on Sept. 1, outlawed sanctuary policies by Texas counties, cities, and municipalities.  This order is wrong on two levels:  It interferes with the prerogatives of a state government, and it misinterprets federal immigration law.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as well as Gov. Greg Abbott (the state's former attorney general) have already announced that they intend to appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Texas asks federal appeals court to reinstate anti-sanctuary city law.  Texas asked a federal appeals court Thursday [8/31/2017] to revive the state's new anti-sanctuary city law, moving quickly to try to overturn a district judge's ruling that most of the law is unconstitutional.  The move, which was expected, heightens the legal showdown between Texas and a number of cities in the state, who are desperately fighting to keep their sanctuary policies, saying they fear relations with their immigrant communities would be poisoned if they cooperate with federal deportation officers.  District Judge Orlando L. Garcia had sided with the cities in a ruling late Wednesday, saying that the federal government has the obligation to enforce immigration laws and states cannot try to force cooperation.

Federal judge suspends Texas law to ban sanctuary cities.  A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday [8/30/2017] blocked Texas from carrying out a law set to go into effect Friday that would essentially ban sanctuary cities.  U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia ordered a temporary hold on the law on the account that its premise may be unconstitutional.  The preliminary injunction will remain as a lawsuit as the policy winds it way through the courts, according to one report.  The law allows law enforcement officers to ask the immigration status when people who have been detained give police reason to believe they may be in the U.S. illegally.  It also requires local officials to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detainer requests.

Bruce Rauner, betrayer of the Illinois GOP.  There used to be a time when Republicans stood for certain non-negotiables — free markets, lower taxes, limited governments and yes, law and order at the borders.  Then came Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

San Antonio judge blocks Texas' sanctuary cities law.  A federal judge halted most of Texas' ban on sanctuary cities Wednesday — two days before the law was to take effect.  City of San Antonio officials who were challenging the law claimed victory while state leaders vowed to appeal the ruling, but it remained unclear Wednesday night what impact it would have on a San Antonio Police Department policy preventing officers from asking about immigration status.  City staff and lawyers working on the case said they would have more information Thursday [8/31/2017].

ACORN Sues California to Allow More Illegals to Vote.  An ACORN offshoot and other left-wing pressure groups are suing California in federal court because the state hasn't made it easy enough for Democrats to flood voter rolls with illegal aliens and foreign nationals who aren't legally eligible to vote.  Throughout the years Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and celebrities living and dead were registered to vote because now-defunct ACORN and its allied groups were allowed to pollute the voter rolls.

Amidst Unity in Texas With Hurricane Harvey, Houston Democrat Mayor Just Had to Make Things Political.  As horrible as Hurricane Harvey has been, there have been countless glimpses of the best of humanity following the disaster. [...] Rescues are still underway, and the flooding hasn't ended.  However, while the spirit of unity stays alive, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) has decided to make things political.  How?  Turner is pledging himself to represent any illegal immigrants in court who might face deportation in Houston.

Rauner signs immigrant protections, automatic voter registration bill.  Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Monday designed to protect Illinois' half-million undocumented immigrants from deportation, drawing criticism from the administration of a fellow Republican:  President Donald Trump.  The bill, dubbed the TRUST Act, restricts local law enforcement from collaborating with federal immigration agents to detain anyone unless the feds have a warrant.

Map of Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States.  The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below.  These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.  A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation.  It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien's previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.  [Map]

California's Top Judge Tells ICE To Leave Courthouses As State Readies Sanctuary Law.  California's highest ranking judicial officer has waded once again into the politically fraught debate over the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policy.  State Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who has previously condemned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations at court facilities, said Tuesday [8/22/2017] she has a duty to call out federal agents who arrest illegal immigrants in or near the California's courthouses.

Judge Knocks Sanctuary City Seeking Relief From Trump's Immigration Order.  A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a sanctuary city in California challenging President Donald Trump's executive order withholding grants from jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities[.]  The city of Richmond, Calif., filed suit in March challenging the constitutionality of the order.  U.S. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the case Monday [8/21/2017], finding Richmond did not have standing to challenge the law.  In his ruling dismissing the case, Orrick explained the city had not demonstrated that it had reason to believe Trump's order would be enforced against them, and therefore didn't have standing to bring a case.

AG Jeff Sessions Continues Blasting Chicago Over Sanctuary City Status.  [Scroll down]  It is lawlessness.  It is prioritizing people who are unlawfully present in the country, in contradiction of federal law, over U.S. citizens and those who are lawfully present.  Chicago isn't just protecting those "with no criminal records", but those with criminal records.  Serious criminal records.  Rape, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, arson, attempted murder, and murder, among others.  One of the reasons given for Miami being a sanctuary jurisdiction was that they wanted to be reimbursed by Washington for the costs to hold an illegal on a detainer for that 48 hour hold.  Actually, that is not unreasonable, and should be considered.

Sanctuary cities, Rahm and power politics.  "I heard the impact, saw this man go up into the sky and land on the windshield," witness Alberto Aceves told the Tribune at the time, describing how Dennis McCann fell off the hood to roll under the speeding car.  "I pull up to the passenger side screaming at him. 'Stop!  The guy's under your car.'"  The driver finally stopped the car, got out, tried to run and was arrested by police.  Saul Chavez, then 35, a Mexican immigrant here illegally, had been drinking heavily.  The Cook County sheriff's office said Chavez had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit.  Chavez had just completed probation after a drunken driving conviction two years before. [...] And within days, what happened?  Chavez fled.  He disappeared back into Mexico, where he remains out of reach of the short, stubby arms of Chicago's law.

Flashback: Charlottesville Mayor Declares City 'Capital Of The Resistance'.  Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer declared the city the "capital of the resistance" at a rally held in January following the election of President Donald Trump.  Signer organized the rally to announce his plans to "resist" the Trump administration by providing legal assistance to immigrants and directing the Charlottesville's Human Rights Commission to address reports of xenophobia or racism.  Signer also said he was considering violating federal law by making Charlottesville a "sanctuary city" for illegal immigrants.

Texas loses bid to head off anti-sanctuary city law challenge.  A federal court on Wednesday [8/9/2017] tossed out Texas's attempt for a preemptive legal defense of the state's new anti-sanctuary city law, shifting the battleground to yet another federal court.  Hours after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the anti-sanctuary law, SB 4, Attorney General Ken Paxton went to a court and asked for a preliminary ruling that it was constitutional.  But U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin rejected that move, saying courts aren't in the business of giving advisory opinions.  Instead, the battle over the state law will be fought out in another federal court in San Antonio, where a number of cities are battling to preserve their sanctuary policies in the face of the new law, which is slated to go into effect Sept. 1.

The truth about sanctuary cities and the rule of law.  The concept of a sanctuary city does not mean it is a place where federal law is unenforced by the feds.  Rather, it is a place where local authorities have elected not to spend their tax dollars helping the feds to enforce federal law.  The term "sanctuary city" is not a legal term but a political one.  The Trump administration has used the term to characterize the governments of towns and cities that have created safe havens for those who have overstayed their visas by refusing to tell the feds who these folks are and where they can be found.  Can local authorities refuse to help the feds enforce federal law?  In a word, yes.  There is no legal obligation on the part of local authorities to help the feds with manpower or resources or data to enforce federal law within the jurisdiction of those local authorities.

Rahmbo Gives Sanctuary to Illegal Alien Killers.  Title 8 U.S.C. 1324 makes it quite explicit that harboring and concealing from detection illegal aliens is a felony, whether committed by individuals or sanctuary city officials: [...] Sanctuary city mayors are in clear violation of federal statute, so for anyone to argue that withholding federal funds from those violating federal law is unconstitutional is, again, nonsense.  Sanctuary city officials could very well be prosecuted for breaking the law and recklessly endangering their citizens by harboring and shielding from scrutiny illegal aliens among whose number may include assorted Islamic State agents, sympathizers and potential lone wolf recruits, along with assorted criminals, like the one charged with the murder of Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.  They are accomplices in crime.

AG Sessions:  Chicago 'Proudly' Violates 'Rule of Law' and Protects 'Criminal Aliens'.  In response to Chicago's lawsuit against the Justice Department regarding federal funds for sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Chicago follows a policy that protects "criminal aliens who prey" on residents and that the Trump administration will not "give away grant dollars to city governments that proudly violate the rule of law and protect criminal aliens."  Sessions added that Chicago's policies were "astounding" given the city's "unprecedented violent crime surge."  In 2016, there were 788 homicides in Chicago and 4,368 shooting victims.

Miami-Dade complied with Trump to change its 'sanctuary' status.  It worked.  For the first time since it began extending the detentions of local inmates sought for deportation, Miami-Dade County received word from Washington that it won't be treated as a community giving "sanctuary" to immigration violators.  An Aug. 4 letter to Mayor Carlos Gimenez from the Justice Department said "there was no evidence" Miami-Dade was out of compliance with an immigration provision of a federal police grant worth about $480,000 this year to the county.

Massachusetts High Court Rules State Officers Can't Hold People Solely on Federal Immigration Detainers.  The ruling sets the stage for widespread non-cooperation with federal immigration detainers in Massachusetts.  The court ruled that holding a person on an immigration detainer was tantamount to an arrest, and state law "provides no authority" for court officers to make such an arrest.

Chicago Mayor:  Sanctuary Cities Reflect Our Values.  Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday [8/7/2017] that the dismantling of sanctuary cities will harm public safety and diminish American values.  Chicago is in the process of suing the Trump administration for threatening to withhold funding from cities who do not comply with orders to comply with federal immigration policies.  According to Emanuel, stopping Chicago's sanctuary policies would actually be a threat to public safety.  Sanctuary city policies allow police to release illegal immigrants who have been accused of a crime even if ICE has issued a detainer against the immigrant.

Crime-ridden Chicago sues DOJ over sanctuary cities.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Trump administration Monday [8/7/2017] over its threat to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, prompting one official to charge Emanuel is more concerned about protecting illegal immigrants than legal residents of his beleaguered city.  The showdown over so-called sanctuary cities has been heating up in recent months as some local governments have refused to work with federal immigration authorities.  Monday's 46-page suit, filed inU.SD. District Court for the Northern District of Ilinois, named Attorney General Jeff Sessions as the defendant.

California Risks Billions in Sanctuary City Suit Against Trump Administration.  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is launching a preemptive legal assault against the Trump Administration's promise to pull tens of billions of dollars of federal funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate in enforcement against illegal aliens.  Attorney General Becerra is leading a coalition of 300 cities, 18 counties, and the State of California that intend to sue the Trump Administration over U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to begin cutting off funding to jurisdictions tagged by the U.S. Justice Department as "sanctuary cities" that harbor illegal aliens from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to the Sacramento Bee.

One Day.  There is a moment when a government becomes so corrupt that it can no longer be tolerated by the people and I suggest that we are there.  It is much more openly corrupt today than it has ever been. [...] Open rebellion among the cities and states that claim "sanctuary" status for criminals are putting the property I own and the people I love in danger.  Allowing jihadists into the nation out of some self-serving idea of compassion (understanding that is all propaganda) places the property I own and the people I love in danger.  Just because it has not yet visited me personally, doesn't mean that it doesn't affect me.

DOJ fires back at Chicago's sanctuary-city lawsuit threat.  The Department of Justice on Sunday [8/6/2017] fired back at Chicago's plans to sue the feds for threatening to withhold crime-fighting money to sanctuary cities.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announced Sunday that his city would file a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration for vowing to block federal grants to cities that don't comply with federal immigration law.  The Justice Department called out the mayor in its response.  "In 2016, more Chicagoans were murdered than in New York City and Los Angeles combined.  So it's especially tragic that the mayor is less concerned with that staggering figure than he is spending time and taxpayer money protecting criminal aliens and putting Chicago's law enforcement at greater risk," department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Boss tells state workers:  Kick ICE out of California labor offices.  California's top labor law enforcer wants federal immigration agents to stay away from offices where state investigators weigh claims about underpaid employees and workplace retaliation.  Labor Commissioner Julie Su last month directed her staff to turn away Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unless the federal officers have warrants.  Her directive followed three instances over the past 10 months in which immigration agents sought information about California workers who had filed claims against employers.  In two cases, immigration agents attempted to attend hearings where investigators discuss claims with workers and their employers, Su said.  In all three cases, the agents left when they were asked, she said.

Chicago to Sue DoJ Over Sanctuary City Policies.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will sue the Department of Justice over their sanctuary city policy that would deny the police department more than $3 million in grants because of their failure to cooperate with federal immigration officials.  Emanuel wants the money and he wants the illegals.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to sue Trump administration over funding threats to sanctuary cities.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday [8/4/2017] he plans to sue the Trump administration for threatening to withhold public safety federal grant money because of the city's immigration policy.  The city will argue in federal court that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot withhold funding for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs — a crime-fighting source for local governments — to cities that limit their cooperation with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

DREAMer accused of brutally raping woman in Seattle suburb.  A 23-year-old DREAMer in Washington state is accused of brutally raping a 19-year-old woman in her apartment complex's gym and leaving her with severe facial injuries — including a broken jaw and dangling ear.  The woman ended up stumbling home with missing teeth, a bloody head and wearing only a black tank top, according to court documents obtained by Fox News.  She was working out in the gym in Burien, a Seattle suburb, before the June 25 assault and did not know her attacker, police said.

Another criminal alien accused of heinous crime in sanctuary city.  A 31-year-old illegal alien accused of violently attacking two women in Portland, Oregon, has a long history of being deported to Mexico and then illegally re-entering the United States, according to reports.  Sergio Jose Martinez appeared in court Wednesday [8/2/2017] following his arrest after a foot chase through the city's Sullivan Gulch neighborhood.  Portland is one of more than 300 sanctuary cities that protect illegal-alien criminals from being turned over to federal immigration officials.

Sessions DOJ Blocks Sanctuary Cities from Police Assistance Program.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions banned sanctuary cities from participating in a federal public safety program.  In a statement through the Department of Justice (DOJ), Sessions said sanctuary cities would not be allowed to participate in the Public Safety Partnership program until they prove that they have properly dropped their status and made efforts to reduce violent crimes by illegal aliens.  "By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called 'sanctuary' policies make all of us less safe," Sessions said in the statement.  "We saw that just last week, when an illegal alien who had been deported twenty times and was wanted by immigration authorities allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Portland, a city that refuses to cooperate with immigration enforcement."

Horrific Crime by Dreamer in a Sanctuary City Leads To Backlash.  The crime by a so-called DREAMer in a Washington state sanctuary city was horrific.  The teen girl suffered a broken orbital bone, a broken jaw, her ear was dangling off, her lip was damaged, she had head injuries, she lost teeth, her nose was broken, she couldn't talk and she was raped.  Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23 years of age, is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree rape and third-degree child molestation for perverted acts that occurred on June 25 at a kid's pool.  The woman's mother called police about 10 p.m. that night, reporting that her daughter came home with a bloody head, missing teeth and wearing only a tank top.

Seven Ways Trump Is Taking Back America's Culture.  [#7] Last week, the president delivered tough words to gang members and the promise of support to law enforcement, a sign that Trump intends to uphold both the nation's physical boundaries and its laws — neither of which he wishes to see diminished or undermined through political correctness or social justice activism.  "Together, we're going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities, and we're going to destroy the vile criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs," Trump promised.  "From now on, we're going to enforce our laws, protect our borders, and support our police like our police have never been supported before," he added, criticizing mayors who have dubbed their communities "sanctuary cities."

Man Deported 20 Times Before Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman, Police Say.  Sergio Jose Martinez has a lot to answer for, say cops in Portland, Oregon.  On Monday, the 31-year-old broke into a 65-year-old woman's home, sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her before beating her up, stole her car, then attacked another victim, police claim.  And it's not his first time violating the law.  Besides prior criminal convictions, this suspect, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, has been deported 20 times according to court documents obtained by KGW.  Commissioners for Multnomah County, in which Portland lies, unanimously voted to expand their sanctuary policy for immigrants in December.  The Department of Homeland Security said that they issued a detainer for Martinez that same month, but local authorities did not notify them after he was released from custody.  For years, Multnomah had already stopped holding suspects for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE chief wants to slap smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities.  The country's top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.  Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also told Americans to expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more 287(g) agreements with willing police and sheriff's departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their streets.  Eventually, he said, ICE will break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants set in 2012 under President Obama.

ICE Director Is Looking Into Charging Sanctuary City Leaders With Smuggling Charges.  There's quite a bit of information in the article about other matters illegal immigration related, such as there being more work site compliance enforcement, that officers have been unshackled from the limits imposed by Obama, most illegals are eligible to be picked up, and that the biggest problem now on those lines is the backlog in court.

Head of ICE Looks to Arrest Leaders of Sanctuary Cities.  Thomas Homan, the acting head of ICE, has been deporting large numbers of criminals and others caught up in his sweeps.  He's concentrated on sanctuary cities and named New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Chicago as the worst unAmerican cities.  How would you also like to see the mayors of those cities, these lawbreakers, arrested?  Homan has been discussing arresting the leaders of those cities on charges of violating federal anti-smuggling laws.  He is looking into charging them because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.

SJC rules against ICE in blockbuster Massachusetts immigration case.  Massachusetts court officers cannot hold a suspected illegal immigrant in custody at the request of federal immigration agents if there is no criminal warrant or criminal detainer, the state's highest court today found today [7/24/2017] in a blockbuster ruling sure to send shockwaves through the Bay State's immigration enforcement system.  "Massachusetts law provides no authority for Massachusetts court officers to arrest and hold an individual solely on the basis of a Federal civil immigration detainer beyond the time that individual would otherwise be entitled to a release from State custody," the unanimous Supreme Judicial Court ruling states.

California judge refuses to bring back Trump's sanctuary cities ban.  In a seeming act of defiance toward the Trump administration, a federal judge in San Francisco has refused to reinstate the president's sanctuary cities order.  The bold move to not reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order — which sought to slash funding to cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities — comes amid a battle between the State Department and local governments across the country over the edict from Washington.

Immigration Chief:  We're Sending Hundreds Of Agents To Sanctuary Cities.  A few weeks ago, the chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) remarked that illegal aliens "should be afraid" of ICE. [...] Since President Trump's inauguration, attempts a crossing the border are down by 70% and arrests inside the United States are up by 40%.  The precipitous drop in attempts at crossing the border is freeing up agents for use duty in apprehending illegals in the United States and taking custody of illegals from state and local authorities.

Phoenix PD Bans Officers from Asking About Immigration Status, Calling Feds in Violation of State Law.  Police officials in Arizona's largest city have quietly implemented a new policy banning officers from contacting the feds after arresting an illegal alien and forbidding them from asking about immigration status, in violation of key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Judicial Watch obtained a copy of the Phoenix Police Department's new sanctuary Immigration Procedures, which also replace the term "illegal alien" with "a person unlawfully present."  It appears to be part of a broader scheme to dodge federal immigration laws in Arizona's most populous county.

California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State.  Over objections from sheriffs' unions and the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee took a step forward in making the Golden State a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.  State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, said his measure, Senate Bill 54 or the "California Values Act," is intended to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with what he calls the "Trump Deportation Machine."  Opponents call it a "sanctuary state measure" that goes against federal immigration law and obstructs the ability of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to do their job.

Cities Under Immigration Review Claim They Don't Deserve DOJ's 'Sanctuary' Label.  The 10 jurisdictions whose immigration policies are under review by the Justice Department say they are on the right side of the law, even if they don't go out of their way to assist federal immigration enforcement efforts.  In response to a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to provide evidence of compliance with a key immigration statute, the local governments — four cities, four counties and two states — sent DOJ legal analyses defending their level of cooperation with immigration agents.  Copies of the responses, which were due to DOJ by June 30, were shared with the Associated Press Thursday.  While there are obvious differences in the way each jurisdiction approaches immigration enforcement, the responses shared a common theme:  They can't be considered "sanctuary" jurisdictions because they follow the letter of the law.

Sanctuary cities promise to make 1 million new US citizens in year.  Twenty-one mostly "sanctuary cities" are pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year.  The "Naturalize NOW!" campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, heralded the mayors of the cities in joining the national effort.

Illegalophilia and Islamophilia.  When Nabra Hassanen was killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, the media rushed to blame Islamophobia and Trump.  The truth was simpler.  It was the left's own Illegalophilia that killed the Muslim teenager. [...] The murder happened in Fairfax County.  Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about.  The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed someone.  "We're not targeting someone on the street that we may or may not know is here unlawfully," Deputy County Executive David Rohrer soothed.

Tucker on SF's $190K Payout to Illegal Immigrant: 'You Shouldn't Pay a Criminal for Breaking the Law'.  An illegal immigrant is set to be awarded $190,000 from San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities, which is a violation of the city's sanctuary policy.  Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, who is from El Salvador and was living in the U.S. illegally, walked into a police station on December 2, 2015, to recover his stolen car.  When he left the station, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immediately took him into custody.  Figueroa-Zarceno recently reached the massive settlement agreement with the city attorney's office.  The agreement must be approved by the city's Board of Supervisors.

Report: After Phoenix Dropped Sanctuary City Status, Crime Rate Fell.  When the City of Phoenix ended its sanctuary city status crime began to fall, the Arizona Police Association reports.  Their statement contrasts sharply with politically motivated chiefs of police from around the country.  "When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent," former Phoenix police officer and Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association Levi Bolton told Fox News Channel's William La Jeunesse in an interview.  "We saw a 20-year low crime rate.  When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically."

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.  When President Trump announced his bid for the highest office, the media almost universally condemned him as racist for saying Mexican illegal aliens include rapists and killers.  We ignored that and elected him, and today the House will vote on a bill that fights the rapists and murderers that Mexico exports.  (NAFTA by the way was supposed to end illegal immigration.)  The bill also will fight MS 13, the Central American export that Barack Obama called children we should let in.

San Francisco to Pay Illegal $190K Because He Was Reported, Detained.  Sanctuary cities may also be settlement cities for illegals.  To settle a lawsuit, San Franciso is set to pay $190,000 to an illegal immigrant who says his "undocumented" status was reported to ICE officers — contrary to the protection that sanctuary cities offer to illegals.  CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reports that the settlement is pending but is expected to be officially announced in the near future.  The city is just fine with that.  According to John Coté, a spokesman for the Office of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, "San Francisco has strong policies in place to encourage victims and witnesses to report crimes without fear of being deported, which include our sanctuary ordinance. [...]"

House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities.  The House passed legislation on Thursday [6/29/2017] to crack down on illegal immigration and enact a key priority of President Trump's known as "Kate's Law."  In largely party line votes, the House approved two bills.  One would cut off some federal grants from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities; the other would impose tougher sentences on criminals who have entered the U.S. illegally multiple times.  "For years, the lack of immigration enforcement and spread of sanctuary policies have cost too many lives," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the author of both bills.

ICE Director Supports Allowing Victims of Criminal Aliens to Sue Sanctuary City Officials.  Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday that he would support allowing victims of criminal aliens to sue the city officials of sanctuary cities. asked Homan if he would support allowing victims of criminal aliens in sanctuary cities to sue the city officials.

Leftist Illegalophilia, Not Islamophobia, Killed a Muslim Teen.  The murder happened in Fairfax County.  Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about.  The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed someone. [...] Fairfax County's refusal to investigate illegal aliens made it a magnet for a rising illegal alien population.  Its jails have nearly 2,000 illegal aliens and the area has become a magnet for the El Salvadoran MS-13 gang.  It's unknown whether Torres was an MS-13 member, but his behavior matches the extreme brutality and fearless savagery that the group, which has been lethally active in Fairfax, is known for.

Department of Justice sides with Texas on 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit.  The Department of Justice on Friday sided with Texas in the lawsuit against its recently passed sanctuary cities ban, lending significant if unsurprising support to boosters of the law.  The department's decision to back a state in a high-profile case on a hawkish immigration issue is a reversal from its operation under President Barack Obama's administration, which often sided with civil rights groups that opposed such state laws.  "The Department of Justice fully supports Texas's effort and is participating in this lawsuit because of the strong federal interest in facilitating the state and local cooperation that is critical in enforcing our nation's immigration laws," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a prepared statement.

The cities don't have to help the feds.  They just need to stay out of the way.
Durbin, top Dem, says sanctuary cities too poor to help feds on immigration.  Sen. Richard J. Durbin said Wednesday [6/21/2017] that Chicago's sanctuary city policy isn't about protecting illegal immigrants, but rather a matter of poverty.  The city doesn't have enough money to turn over illegal immigrants to federal authorities.  "Come on Uncle Sam, where's the money?" Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said in a hearing called to look at gangs' prevalence among illegal immigrants.

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If this is an attempt to make us all feel sorry for sanctuary cities and throw money at them, it isn't working.  Establishing a "sanctuary city" is somebody's conscious decision, not just bad luck.

Forget sanctuary cities — the courts created a sanctuary NATION.  Sanctuary cities are yesterday's news.  There might be 375 jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, but unless the courts are reined in, they will create a de facto sanctuary nation policy by preventing even cooperative states and localities from following the law.  In other words, much like we are told "gay marriage is the law of the land," the lower courts are now making sanctuary cities the law of the land.

Texas Sheriff Actively Promoting Visas for Illegal Immigrants.  Travis County Sheriff "Sanctuary Sally" Hernandez came up with the idea of instructing crime victims who happen to be in the country illegally on how they can apply for a "U visa," Fox 7 in Austin reported.  Merely filing out the application for the visa, intended to help true crime victims, is enough to at least temporarily block immigration officials from deporting an applicant.  Her work continues to propagate the myth that Texas' new sanctuary city law (previously known as Senate Bill 4) is a threat to crime victims.

Why kids can't think.  The kids are taught that sanctuary cities are good and that people who want to enforce the borders are anti-immigrant, racists, xenophobes and want to harm women and children who just want to improve their lives.  They should be taught that the U.S is a nation of laws, that politicians should uphold their oath to enforce the laws and that nations are not nations without borders and laws.

Senators float bipartisan fix to sanctuary cities; liability protection could smooth cooperation.  Senators said Tuesday [6/6/2017] they may have a bipartisan way of allowing local police to cooperate with federal immigration agents, saying Congress could pass a law granting the localities protection from liability lawsuits brought by illegal immigrants who claim they were detained too long.  Sen. Ron Johnson said it could be a "pretty simple fix" to much of the sanctuary city fight that's raging across the country.  "Let's pass a law to give those local law enforcement officials liability protection," the Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said.  "That could clear up this whole difference."

San Antonio Sues Texas In Order To Continue Violating Federal Law On Illegal Aliens.  The headline, and others, are framed as San Antonio suing.  It'd be easier, and less costly, to simply stop being a sanctuary city and comply with the law, but, hey, if San Antonio want to blow their budget on a silly lawsuit protecting criminals, so be it[.]

'Angel Dad' Asks Trump to Hold Funds from Sanctuary Cities in Ad.  Don Rosenberg, known as an 'angel dad,' a term used for the parents of American children murdered by illegal aliens, tells the story of his son, Drew Rosenberg.  "Imagine if Kate had been your daughter, Jamiel or Drew, your son," the ad by Californians for Population Stabilization begins, flashing pictures of illegal immigration victims Kate Steinle, Jamiel Shaw, and Drew Rosenberg.  "I'm Don Rosenberg and Drew was my son."  "All three were killed by people who came illegally to live in California sanctuary cities" Rosenberg says.  "Millions of Californians oppose sanctuary cities.  That's why I'm asking President Trump to withhold federal funds from California.  Then maybe politicians will put our safety first and leave future tragedies to the imagination."

DC Mayor Tells Citizen to Tear Down Flyer Instructing Residents to Report Illegal Immigrants.  Washington, D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser (D.) told a Twitter user on Thursday [6/1/2017] to tear down a flyer that was encouraging D.C. citizens to report illegal immigrants.  The flyer, which was subsequently determined to be fake, prompted an impassioned defense of D.C.'s sanctuary city status from its mayor. [...] The flyer, billing itself as a "sanctuary city neighborhood public notice" and bearing U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) letterhead, reproduces a section of the federal code outlining "offenses related to the harboring, encouraging/inducing, and conspiracy/aiding or abetting of illegal aliens."  It encouraged passers-by to contact an ICE hotline if they saw suspicious activity.

Trump budget would force sanctuary cities to comply with immigration laws.  A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance that narrowly defined a "sanctuary city," the Justice Department is attempting to broaden its authority to compel such jurisdictions to cooperate with immigration authorities.  A provision included in the Justice Department's proposed fiscal 2018 budget seeks to update a portion of federal law, U.S.C. 1373, which bans local governments from enacting policies that restrict or prohibit communications with federal immigration authorities "regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual."  The proposed changes would require law enforcement to comply with federal immigration detainers — requests that inmates be held in custody for up to 48 hours beyond their scheduled release from jail in order to give federal immigration authorities time retrieve them.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  Mexico is composed of two main ethnic groups:  the descendants of the Spanish conquistadors who enslaved and slaughtered the indigenous Indians, and the descendants of the Indians.  In other words, actual oppressors and actual oppressed.  When members of these two groups cross into the United States, however, they both become "people of color," therefore oppressed; therefore, deserving of special sensitivities, special allowances, special privileges — all without regard to their individual histories and merits.  That is why criminal migrants from Mexico, who are here illegally, can commit felonies against Americans, including rape and murder, and become a cause for progressives and Democrats, who create "sanctuary cities" and policies to protect them.  Because they are people of color and allegedly oppressed.

California Considers Sanctuary State Legislation to Protect Pot Industry.  California lawmakers are talking about doing for their state's new marijuana industry what they are also trying to do for illegal immigrants: create a sanctuary state where local police are ordered not to cooperate with federal authorities.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the man who has the power to unleash enforcement of the federal anti-marijuana law that could shut down the multibillion marijuana industry in California and every other state where smoking weed for the fun of it is legal.

Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation.  Colorado's governor on Friday [5/19/2017] pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned.

More states follow Trump's assault on 'sanctuary cities'.  Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas already passed laws this year that punish local governments and public universities that enact policies to protect undocumented immigrants, and other states are trying to follow suit.  Last year 18 states considered such laws, compared with only four in 2015, according to he National Conference of State Legislatures.  The rush comes after Trump's repeated warnings on the campaign trail about the dangers caused by "sanctuary cities" and his actions since taking office to cut off their federal funding.

Legal Immigrants Violently Oppose Illegal Immigration:  Democrats, Felons Hardest Hit.  J.D. Ma, Stanley Salazar, Biplab Pal, and Hongling Zhou are all American citizens.  None were born here.  At least three of them typically vote for the Democratic candidate.  One lived in the country illegally before eventually getting a green card.  All of them opposed bills to make their Maryland communities sanctuary cities.

Democrats Shocked As 'Legal' Immigrants Fight Back Against "Sanctuary Cities".  Democrats are dragging their jaws on the floor in absolute shock!  Especially the Democrats in Maryland who have recently uncovered a surprising truth, and they are having the darndest time trying to make sense of it in their little minds.  That truth is that legal immigrants are opposing the existence of sanctuary city legislation.

Texas governor signs into law bill to punish 'sanctuary cities'.  Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday [5/7/2017] a measure to punish "sanctuary cities," despite a plea from police chiefs of the state's biggest cities to halt the bill they said would hinder their ability to fight crime.

Texas Legislature Passes Bill That Could Put 'Sanctuary City' Officials in Jail.  The Texas Senate approved a bill Wednesday [5/3/2017] that outlaws sanctuary cities in the state, threatening jail time for government officials who fail to comply with federal immigration law.  Senate Bill 4 already passed the Texas House of Representatives, and now just needs to be signed by a supportive Republican governor.  Greg Abbott previously promoted the legislation on television and said after the bill's passage on Wednesday [5/3/2017] that he was readying his "signing pen," Fox News reported.

Baltimore Announces Illegal Aliens Can Commit Any Crimes They Want.  Baltimore's murder rate is out of control.  It's so bad that they've asked for Federal help.  Meanwhile their split lefty personality is taking sanctuary city to its logical conclusion.  California and other sanctuary jurisdictions have been complaining of Federal personnel showing up to bust illegal aliens.  But they can't bust them if you never charge them.

Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty.  The Republican-controlled Texas House approved early Thursday a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state, seeking to empower law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening to jail police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so.

San Francisco Federal Judge, Obama Bundler, Blocks Trump Sanctuary City Defunding Order.  San Francisco based Federal Judge, William Orrick, issued a preliminary injunction today blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.  Judge Orrick said president Trump has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money.  A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Judge Who Blocked Trump Sanctuary City Order Bundled $200K for Obama.  Federal Judge William Orrick III, who on Tuesday blocked President Trump's order to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, reportedly bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Barack Obama.  Orrick, of the Northern District of California, issued an injunction against the Trump administration after the city of San Francisco and county of Santa Clara sued over the president's plan to withhold federal funds from municipalities that harbor illegal immigrants.

Judge who blocked Trump's sanctuary city order should have recused himself.  The federal judge who ruled against President Trump's effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities had no business presiding over the case.  The appearance of partiality should have been enough for Judge William Orrick to disqualify himself.  His established record of political and personal bias demanded recusal.  I'm betting he didn't even consider it.  Orrick came into the case with glaring conflicts of interest.  First, he was an accomplished "bundler" for Barack Obama, raising over $200,000 and personally donating more than $30,000.  Later, he was rewarded with a federal judgeship.  So, his political favoritism is more conspicuous than it would be for your average federal judge.  Second, Orrick worked on key immigration cases for Obama's Justice Department, overseeing the Office of Immigration Litigation.

A Ruling about Nothing.  A showboating federal judge in San Francisco has issued an injunction against President Trump's executive order cutting off federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities.  The ruling distorts the E.O. beyond recognition, accusing the president of usurping legislative authority despite the order's express adherence to "existing law."  Moreover, undeterred by the inconvenience that the order has not been enforced, the activist court — better to say, the fantasist court — dreams up harms that might befall San Francisco and Santa Clara, the sanctuary jurisdictions behind the suit, if it were enforced.  The court thus flouts the standing doctrine, which limits judicial authority to actual controversies involving concrete, non-speculative harms.  Although he vents for 49 pages, Judge William H. Orrick III gives away the game early, on page 4.  There, the Obama appointee explains that his ruling is about ... nothing.

Judge Blocking Sanctuary City Order Apparently Still Thinks He's Part of Obama Admin.  A judge just declared taxpayers must give money to a city that refuses to enforce federal immigration law while at the same time refusing to give any redress for the family of dead Kate Steinle due to that same sanctuary city policy.  Judge William Orrick, a legacy of the liberal gentry whose grandfather founded one of the big corporate law firms in San Francisco, whose father also sat on the federal bench (and the left complains of "nepotism"?), and who, according to Public Citizen, bundled nearly a quarter of a million for Obama's campaigns, blocked Trump's executive order defunding sanctuary cities by claiming sanctuary cities' refusal to actually enforce immigration law is an act of "immigration enforcement strategy."  This, in the city that freed the killer of Katie Steinle just before he killed her.  Oh, and by the way, liberal judges in the city also said that Kate's family can't sue the city for the sanctuary city policy that killed her.

Mayors tell Jeff Sessions:  We are not 'sanctuary cities'.  A handful of mayors told Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday what they told Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last month: that they are not breaking federal law by imposing "sanctuary" policies aimed at protecting illegal immigrants.  Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence told reporters after an hour-long meeting at the Department of Justice that Sessions told them a sanctuary city would be defined as one that violates federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373.  He said if that is the definition, "then there are no sanctuary cities" in the United States.

Ganging Up in America.  [Scroll down]  Take, for instance, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland who says his top priority is reducing crime in his city and acknowledges that gang violence is out of control in Memphis.  "We are going to put more focus in the police department on the gangs and the gang units, because they are really driving a lot of the homicides."  While acknowledging the problem with gangs, he plans do the exact opposite of what would help the problem.  Strickland has been an outspoken critic of President's Trump's efforts to curb illegal immigration, saying the Memphis Police Department is "not in the business of enforcing" federal immigration policy and that Memphis is a "welcoming city."  So welcoming it is entrenching gang membership and getting city residents killed.  Oh, by the way, 60.4% of children in Memphis live in households led by single parents.  Whatever anti-gang measures Memphis comes up with, it will still be an uphill climb, as the core issues aren't being addressed.

DOJ puts nine sanctuary cities on notice; New York, Chicago, Philadelphia make name-and-shame list.  The Trump administration put nine of the country's top sanctuary jurisdictions on notice Friday that they could soon lose federal funds unless they can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security's efforts to deport illegal immigrants.  The entire state of California is being targeted.  New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Milwaukee, Wisconsin are on President Trump's radar, too.  Cook County in Illinois and Miami-Dade County in Florida round out the list.  In letters to each of the nine jurisdictions the Justice Department said they signed documents last year, when they applied for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant money, saying they complied with a section of federal law that demands cooperation when immigration agents ask for it.

Chicago approves IDs for illegal immigrants.  The Windy City has a whole host of issues to deal with these days, many of them centered around the fact that you're more likely to be murdered there than in Fallujah on any given day.  But rather than worrying about pesky little problems like that, the city council has decided to go after the really big ticket items on the agenda.  One of these is to begin creating and distributing special municipal ID cards for various "underserved" groups including illegal immigrants.  What could possibly go wrong?

Justice Department Fires Opening Salvo At Sanctuary Cities, Demanding Proof They're Complying With Federal Law.  More proof that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not playing around, and that he expects cities, states, and counties to comply with duly passed federal laws.

Sessions DOJ to Sanctuary Cities:  Show Compliance or Lose Funds.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made good on his threat to cut Justice Department grants to so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.  On Friday [4/21/2017] his subordinates sent letters to nine such jurisdictions demanding proof of compliance.  The letters, sent to the relevant authorities in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, and the "sanctuary state" of California, makes clear that Byrne Grants, a major program by which the federal Department of Justice funds local law enforcement, will be withheld if these jurisdictions do not do their part to enforce federal immigration law.

New York Attorney General Orders Cities to Break Federal Law.  Weeks after the chief law enforcement official in New York State issued "legal guidance" to help municipalities provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, nearly a dozen have followed through with the attorney general's order to skirt federal law.  The goal, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is to provide local governments with a tool to "protect their immigrant communities, regardless of new federal enforcement practices."  Those that have followed Schneiderman's directive range from sleepy towns like Newburgh to larger cities such as Rochester as well as Albany, the state capital.

Sessions on Sanctuary City Leaders: 'We're Going to Battle Them Every Step of the Way'.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday [4/15/2017] it "makes no sense" that sanctuary cities want to fight the federal government to prevent detention of illegal immigrants.  Sessions said that voters in those areas must hold their local government accountable to keep their cities safe.  [Video clip]

Texas Governor:  Build Border Wall With 'Sanctuary City' Funds.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggested President Donald Trump and both houses of Congress use federal money withheld from defunded cities, counties and states with so-called "sanctuary" policies to help fund a border wall, during an interview Tuesday [4/11/2017] on "The Laura Ingraham Show."  Abbott, who has withheld state funds from Travis County in Texas because of its sanctuary policies, urged the president to use federal criminal grants stripped away from localities adopting these policies to aid in securing the border.

American Resurrection.  The statistics on illegal immigration are in.  Apparently, the wave of illegals has been cut by 70% since Trump's inauguration.  And the Wall doesn't even exist yet.  So much for all those who said we couldn't halt this illegal flood.  ICE is deporting criminals (and leftists are squealing), sanctuary cities are going to lose a lot of funds, Lansing, Michigan, just voted to stop being a sanctuary city, overcoming their foolish mayor.

Lansing, Michigan rescinds 'sanctuary' status after criticism from businesses.  The city council in Lansing, Mich. voted Wednesday to rescind its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary" city for illegal immigrants after concerns from the businesses that the status would draw unwelcome attention to the city.  The term "sanctuary city" generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.  Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order.

Analysis shows more crime in sanctuary cities.  [Scroll down]  Even though Democrats and many Leftists champion sanctuary cities in the name of tolerance, most Americans are opposed to the costly program. [...] "A survey from Harvard-Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with," The Hill's Jonathan Easley announced.  But despite the opposition of four out of five Americans to the program, local officials continue to push sanctuary city programs — at taxpayers' expense.

America's Sanctuary City Nightmare.  Months before the media printed the names Henry Sanchez-Milian and Jose Montano, the federal government already knew their identities.  In August 2016 they were detained while crossing the border and released into the custody of their parents.  Then they joined their families in Maryland where the two youths would go on to allegedly brutally rape a fourteen-year-old girl in Rockville.  During the past few presidents' administrations, enforcing our immigration law was like the movie Groundhog Day.  Federal, state or local law agents would come into contact with an illegal alien committing various crimes, slap them on the wrist, then release them into the general public — only to be horrified when months or years later they go on to kill an innocent American.  Jamiel Shaw Jr., Kate Steinle and Marilyn Pharis all had two things in common:  they were all murdered by an illegal alien and law enforcement agents knew that the suspect was dangerous and in the country without papers.

Judicial Watch Obtains Copies of 204 ICE Illegal Alien 'Detainer Requests' Denied by Travis County, Texas Sheriff.  Judicial Watch today [4/5/2017] announced that it obtained 204 illegal alien Detainer Requests denied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff's Office.  The illegal aliens protected by the Sheriff's Office were charged or convicted of 31 acts of violence, 14 thefts or burglaries, and three acts or threats of terrorism.  Forty-four of the denied requests were for inmates originally detained by Homeland Security and temporarily transferred to Travis County (home to the state capital in Austin) for disposition of state or local charges.  The sanctuary policy, the "Travis County Sheriff's Office Policy on Cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement," limits the extent to which the Sheriff's Office will cooperate with ICE.

Sheriff: Giving Sex Offenders to ICE Damages 'Community Trust'.  The sheriff of Oregon's most populous sanctuary county said he cannot help federal immigration officials because of state law.  His office released a Mexican criminal alien convicted of sexual assault despite a hold from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.  Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese told Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson that Oregon law prohibits his providing assistance to enforcing federal law during an interview conducted by Lisa Fletcher that will air on Sunday morning.  "The state law is a very clear guideline for local law enforcement and sheriff's statewide," Reese explained.  "We can't expend county resources or personnel towards immigration enforcement."  Fletcher countered that one state legislator is "furious about this."

Sheriffs Blast Sanctuary Cities and the Corrupt Politicians That Support Them.  Sanctuary Cities took center stage during the Obama administration when 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered in San Francisco by an illegal alien in 2015.  Since then, a number of corrupt politicians, including House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, have come out to support their cities as safe havens for illegal aliens.  In other words, they are very vocal about helping those who have broken the law, but they are targeting law-abiding citizens and their right to keep and bear arms.  Now, two sheriffs are speaking out against sanctuary cities and the corrupt politicians that support them.

State Rep Caught Tipping Off Illegal Aliens About ICE Raids.  Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.

NJ Mayor:  Trump Wants to Make Sanctuary Cities 'Fugitive Slave Catchers'.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (D) said that the Trump administration's plan to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities is a way of intimidating them into working as "fugitive slave catchers."  Baraka declared after President Trump was elected that he would continue to protect residents of New Jersey's largest city from federal immigration authorities.

California Senate approves 'sanctuary state' bill.  California took another step Monday toward a showdown with the Trump administration over sanctuary policies when the state Senate approved a bill that would prohibit local police officers and sheriff's deputies throughout the state from enforcing federal immigration laws.  The bill essentially would force all city and county law enforcement departments to follow the type of sanctuary policies that many of the more liberal cities, including San Francisco and Oakland, embrace.  The legislation passed the Senate with a 27-12 vote and now heads to the Assembly.

NYPD defies Mayor deBlasio's NYC 'sanctuary city' status.  Rank-and-file New York City cops are ready to assist with the federal government's expanded efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, something the city's mayor has pledged not to do, the president of the NYPD sergeants union said.

NYPD has refused all ICE detainer requests this year.  Federal immigration authorities have made 109 requests to the NYPD to detain people since Jan. 1 — and the city hasn't helped out on any of them.  Larry Byrne, the NYPD's deputy commissioner on legal matters, revealed the figure Monday [4/3/2017].  "We've honored zero of them so far, none," he said.  Byrne added that only three of the requests qualified for assistance under the city law providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Sanctuary Cities Choose Criminals Over Citizens.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned on Monday that sanctuary jurisdictions risked losing federal grants if they persisted in obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration laws.  Billions of dollars in federal law enforcement funding are at stake.  "I urge the nation's states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws," Attorney General Sessions said.  "Countless Americans would be alive today and countless loved ones would not be grieving today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended."  Instead of heeding the Attorney General's sound advice and taking care of their own citizens, city officials around the country are planning to sabotage federal law enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.

This Is A War.  I have been called a "statist" for suggesting that the federal troops take into custody those Mayors protecting criminals, harboring felons and abetting further crimes against the people.  Trust me, I am no statist.  I recognize the Constitutional right for the federal government to "faithfully execute the law" nothing more.  I agree with the law that says immigration laws should be enforced.  There was a time when these laws were passed to protect the people from criminal gangs and invading troops.  Yeah, I support that.  I do not support many functions of the federal government as it has been reprogrammed to endorse and support Marxism.  I don't support the Patriot Act.  I don't support Roe v Wade, or any other Marxist law designed to establish the federal leviathan as ruler of all things, but there are a few good ideas in there to be supported.  But, none of this gets to the heart of the issue.  We are at war for the very survival of liberty and we are losing badly.

Crime-Ridden Sanctuary City of Chicago Can't Have It Both Ways:  No Federal Funds for Situation They Created.  When asked whether President Donald Trump would still cut off law enforcement funds to the city of Chicago because it's a sanctuary city even though it could hamper police from fighting violent crime, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said sanctuary cities can't have it both ways — refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials and still expecting to get law enforcement grants to handle a situation they created.

If There Be Lawlessness.  Things are proceeding so fast toward cultural and political meltdown that it is difficult to keep up.  City states such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago have declared their independence from the union and are in open rebellion.  Call it what you will, take the MSM meme of protecting illegal aliens if you choose, but it is nothing less than secession by disobedience.  It is a flagrant act of rebellion against federal authority and should be met with armed troops on the steps of these city halls.

Rahm Emanuel Invents New ID to Ensure Illegals Get Their Welfare.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has moved forward with plans for a Chicago-only identification card specifically designed to ensure illegal aliens in the city can receive welfare benefits with minimal risk of repatriation.  The new program was unveiled at a Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday, and it protects illegal aliens from federal oversight by not collecting any copies of identification documents presented when illegals apply for the identification card.  "Applicants bring in the documents to prove someone's identity.  They hand them over to specially trained individual who can review the documents and then hand them back ... It's going to capture just the name and the date of birth.  It's not going to capture an address," a source close to those officials told the Chicago Sun-Times.

ICE Report Dumps Cold Water On A Favorite Defense Of Sanctuary Cities.  An Immigration and Customs Enforcement report puts a damper on the argument that sanctuary cities aren't a problem because they only shield non-violent illegal immigrants.  Sanctuary city proponents often say their policies limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities don't endanger public safety.  As ICE's latest weekly declined detainer report shows, however, many county and city law enforcement agencies regularly release criminal aliens who have been convicted of violent crimes, including domestic battery and sexual assault.  The report, which covers February 4-10, tallied 47 declined detainer requests from two dozen jurisdictions across the country.

Dem Rep:  Defunding Sanctuary Cities Is Like 'Putting a Gun to the Head of Americans'.  Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D., N.Y.), the first former illegal immigrant in Congress, argued on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday morning [3/28/2017] that the Trump administration's plan to defund cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws was the equivalent of putting a gun to the head of the American people.  "This is a serious threat to the security of Americans throughout the country and particularly New York City, which is the largest, safest city in America," Espaillat said.

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Does he really think New York City is the safest city in America?  Except for the subways, or what?

Luis Gutierrez goes off reservation to defend sanctuary cities.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Democrat from Illinois, has gone the proverbial off the reservation — out to lunch, into the Twilight Zone, off his rocker, what have you — in a Wednesday morning CNN "New Day" defense of sanctuary cities.  He calls them Fourth Amendment cities.  And he's mad as hell that President Donald Trump's administration is trying to strip them of their money, unless they agree to abide federal immigration policy and lose the sanctuary status.

DHS list of sanctuary cities leaps to 150; Baltimore now appears on the list.  Homeland Security added dozens of jurisdictions to its latest name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, released Wednesday, including Baltimore, where the police commissioner has said officers would not work with federal agents to enforce immigration laws.

Sanctuary cities won't find refuge in law.  More than 300 cities and counties have sanctuary policies.  For some, it is simply a political statement.  They have taken no real action to give sanctuary to people who are there illegally.  But other cities like San Francisco actively protect illegal immigrants.  They refuse to turn over people who committed low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation.  And when ICE asks for a "hold" on a prisoner, the city ignores it.  Often they walk free.  That is what led to the tragic shooting death of Kate Steinle in July of last year.  Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez of Mexico was in the U.S. illegally.  He had 7 felony convictions and was deported 5 times.  He kept slipping back through our border, seeking refuge in the safe haven of San Francisco.

Sheriff David Clarke:  Sanctuary Cities' Anti-Detainer Policies Killing American Citizens.  After interviewing women whose loved ones were killed by illegal aliens, Sean Hannity spoke to Sheriff David Clarke.  The sheriff called these deaths avoidable, and they make him angry.  It's not asking much for local law enforcement to honor federal detainers against illegal aliens and wait for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to step in.  These sanctuary cites won't hold illegal aliens.  The sheriff mentioned the case of two men raping a 14-year-old girl, one of whom was an illegal alien.  ICE has issued a detainer order for him.

California's Chief Justice:  Enforcing Immigration Laws Goes Against The Rule Of Law.  Since when is moving to another country against the law?  And since when do we enforce the laws we have on the books?

Massachusetts Sheriff:  Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities.  A Massachusetts law enforcement official testifying before Congress on Tuesday [3/28/2017] called for leaders of sanctuary cities to be arrested.  Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration that sanctuary cities "have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records."

Havens for Alien Criminals Should Lose Federal Funding.  President-elect Donald Trump has promised to do what no prior administration has done: end sanctuary cities.  Thank goodness.  The federal government should crack down on cities that violate federal immigration law.  In the process of flouting the law, these cities wind up creating havens for criminal predators who murder, rape, molest, rob and otherwise victimize law-abiding residents.  Sanctuary policies ban local officials, particularly law enforcement personnel, from contacting the Department of Homeland Security about illegal aliens who have been arrested, detained or otherwise stopped.

Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities?  Yes.  Over 100 jurisdictions, from Manhattan to Malibu, refuse to assist federal law enforcement in their immigration law enforcement duties, especially as to criminal aliens arrested for crimes here in the United States but released before federal law enforcement can detain and deport.  These governments labeled themselves "sanctuary" cities, but a better label would be secessionist cities.  Two means of redress and remedy exist: first, the current path, of defunding sanctuary cities, a path much more legally perilous, but well-founded in the same doctrine that integrated American society; and second, an alternative, complimentary path of funding law-abiding cities with aid to enforce immigration law, an indubitably and indisputably legal remedy.

Attorney General Sessions Announces Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday [3/27/2017] that the Justice Department will begin using federal law to prevent any "sanctuary cities" from receiving much coveted federal grants for state and local law enforcement. [...] Sessions's announcement follows President Trump's executive order in January that gave the attorney general the authority to take enforcement action against any city that doesn't readily hand over undocumented immigrants for deportation

AG Sessions says he'll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars.  The Trump administration officially put sanctuary cities on notice Monday that they are violating federal laws and could lose access to billions of dollars in Justice Department grants if they continue to thwart efforts to deport illegal immigrants.  And counties and cities that have taken money in the past, despite refusing to cooperate with federal agents, could have that money clawed back, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.  That would mean Chicago, Philadelphia and other prominent sanctuaries would not only lose money going forward, but might have to pay back tens of millions of dollars from their treasuries.

Poll: Majority Do Not Want To Live In A Sanctuary City.  As Rasmussen points out, this poll is based on the issue in Rockville, Maryland, where two immigrants, for which at least one is known to be an illegal, brutally raped a 14 year old girl in a school bathroom (a story which has been virtually embargoed by the major media).  The city itself is considering whether to declare itself a sanctuary city in the midst of this.

San Francisco deploys an army of "trained witnesses" to hinder ICE operations.  Out in the City by the Bay, activists are very concerned that Donald Trump will be "George W. Bush on steroids" when it comes to ICE officers locating and deporting illegal aliens.  (The fact that Barack Obama left Bush in the dust on that front seems to be lost on them.)  But fear not, campers.  The Social Justice Warriors are prepared to fight back and are training thousands of "expert witnesses" who can be deployed the scene of ICE activities and hopefully hinder them from doing their awful, evil work of, you know... enforcing the law.

Law Takes a Holiday.  Some 500 "sanctuary" cities and counties have decided for political reasons that federal immigration law does not fully apply within their jurisdictions.  They have done so with impunity, believing that illegal immigration is a winning political issue given changing demography.  In a way, they have already legally seceded from the union and provided other cities with a model of how to ignore any federal law they do not like. [...] At this late date, a return to legality and respect for the law might seem extremist or revolutionary.  For the federal government to demand that cities follow federal law or face cutoffs in federal funds might cause rioting.

Pair of Illegal Aliens Gang Rape 12-Year-Old Girl in the Nation's Capital.  A Montgomery County man charged with kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl told his friend that she was "fresh meat" before the friend raped her as well, according to arrest records filed in court this week in a case that includes alleged crimes committed in the District.  After the alleged attack in Montgomery, the 12-year-old spoke to detectives and participated in a texting sting in which one of the suspects made incriminating statements, according to the records.  The two men were being held Friday in the Montgomery jail on $500,000 bonds, according to court records.  Officials identified the suspects as Enrique Carbajal, 24, and Victor Tome, 19, both of the 11500 block of Elkin Street in Wheaton.  Detectives said that at least one of the suspects knows the girl's mother.

Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids.  Montgomery County, Md., is one of the richest counties in the country.  It's also an extremely left-wing progressive county that prides itself on being "welcoming," which is liberal code for a sanctuary county.  The sanctuary status is not official, according to county leaders.  They pretend they aren't fully on board with sanctuary policies because they don't want to lose federal money, but they are.  That unofficial status pushed the city of Rockville to out-liberal its county and push to put their sanctuary status on the books, taking steps in that direction just two weeks ago.  A new horrific crime may put that dream on hold.

Sanctuary Travis County Released 142 Criminal Aliens in Week, Says ICE.  The Travis County Sheriff's Office, located in Texas capital county, released 142 criminal aliens for whom immigration officials had issued detainers in a single week.  The numbers come from a report issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on Monday that details the release of criminal aliens from local jails that refuse to honor immigration detainers issued by the agency.  The report covers the period of January 28 to February 3, 2017.

Trump pressures 'sanctuary cities' that won't hold undocumented immigrants.  In a move to put public pressure on "sanctuary cities," the Department of Homeland Security on Monday published a list of 118 localities that have refused to cooperate with federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants.  President Trump ordered the department to publish a weekly list of all detention requests turned down by local jails, listing the agency, the undocumented immigrants and the charges they face.  In an executive order signed Jan. 25, Trump said the list is necessary to "better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions."

Travis County is Number 1 in Refusing to Hold Illegal Aliens.  [T]hanks to a Democratic Party functionary, Travis County has almost 75% of the entire nation's non-compliance with federal immigration law.  Digging into the actual report, many of the illegal alien felons Travis County refused to hold for deporation have committed sexual assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, burglary and DUI. And these are the people Sally Hernandez prefers to see set free back into the community rather than lawfully deported to their home countries.

Maryland moves to be 'sanctuary state'.  Maryland Democrats this week took a major step to becoming a "sanctuary state," drawing outrage from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and concerns it would protect an 18-year-old illegal charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom last week.  The Democratically-controlled House of Delegates voted 83-55 to OK the Maryland Law Enforcement and Trust Act.  Generally, it would bar state and local law enforcement from helping federal immigration officials seeking illegals, including requests to detain inmates for deportation.

De Blasio:  NYC school staffers to block ICE agents from busting into academic buildings without warrant.  The city is ordering schools staffers not to allow immigration agents to enter school buildings, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday [3/21/2017].  Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will be turned away from city schools unless they have a warrant signed by a judge, which city lawyers deem valid, according to a new policy being issued to principals.  There have not been any incidents where ICE agents have tried to get in to city schools, but de Blasio said the city wanted to have clear rules in place in case it happens.

Trump Publishes 1st List of 'Cities' Protecting Illegal Aliens.  In an attempt to increase pressure on sanctuary cities, the Department of Homeland Security has published its first weekly list of all 118 localities refusing to cooperate with the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.  Each week, the list will publish every detention request rejected by local jails — detailing the relevant agency, the status of the immigrant, and the charges they are facing.  The first report was published this Monday [3/20/2017], listing 206 cases in which illegal aliens were arrested and consequently released from jail without charge, despite recommendations from the Immigration and Crime Enforcement agency (ICE) to detain them for at least 48 hours.

Stop 'Stalking' Local Courthouses, California's Top Judge Tells ICE.  In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, state Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked the federal government to immediately stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants at courthouses in California.  "Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair," she wrote.  "They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary's ability to provide equal access to justice."

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Someone who enters the country to give birth to an "anchor baby" or to sign up for a lifetime of food stamps and freebies may not be a threat to public safety, but they are still likely to be inadmissible and should be deported without delay.

Illegal Alien Supporters Are Aghast At ICE Arresting Illegals At Courthouses.  There's apparently some sort of impropriety over detaining people who are unlawfully present in the country in courthouses. [...] What's barely mentioned in this article, and barely or not mentioned in so many that mimic the LA Times one above, is that Mr. Chaidez's client was a "previously deported Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking". Coming back into the U.S. after being deported is also a federal felony.  Why are we concerned about a criminal like this being made scared?

ICE targets 'sanctuary city' Philadelphia in arrest of 248 criminal illegals.  Making good on the president's campaign pledge to target illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday announced the arrest of 248 in just three states, including 50 previously deported.  ICE officials said that the arrests by Enforcement and Removal Operations were in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.  They occurred Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 through Friday, Mar. 10, 2017.  "ICE officers make extraordinary efforts to keep our communities safe, and this operation is just a small example of what they do every day.  ERO officers took oaths to protect the homeland and to arrest individuals in violation of immigration laws," said ERO Philadelphia Acting Field Office Director Jennifer Ritchey in a statement.  "This operation resulted in multiple arrests of individuals with violent criminal arrests or convictions in the three-state region," she added.

Trump's VOICE against Sanctuary Cities.  I respectfully disagree with the National Review editors' comments, following President Trump's address to Congress, that creation of a new unit in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) focused on the victims of illegal-immigrant crime "would serve no good purpose."  Actually, the office would serve several good purposes that are directly related to immigration policy, politics, and civic morality.

Sheriff Scott Jones says 'sanctuary state' bill is invalid: 'Federal law reigns supreme'.  Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said Monday [3/6/2017] that he believes pending legislation preventing state and local police agencies from using their resources to assist federal immigration authorities would be invalid because it conflicts with federal law.  "I have a strong belief that it violates federal law," Jones told reporters at the Capitol, where opponents of Senate Bill 54 by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León gathered to denounce the bill.  "And federal law reigns supreme."

Texas Governor Threatens Jail for 'Sanctuary' Sheriff.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday [2/24/2017] 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.

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas' Immigrant 'Harboring' Law.  A federal appeals panel ruled Thursday [2/23/2017] that Texas officials can resume enforcing a state law that makes it a felony to conceal undocumented immigrants from the government.  The controversial 2015 law had been on hold thanks to an injunction issued by a federal judge last year while a lawsuit filed by two San Antonio landlords and immigration advocates worked its way through the court system.  Thursday's ruling lifted the injunction — which state officials had appealed — and dismissed the lawsuit.

LA churches ready underground network of safe houses for illegals.  A network of churches is organizing resistance to the new immigration enforcement policies of the federal government by developing a network of "safe houses" to shelter illegal alien families from deportation. [...] The compassion showed by the churchmen is admirable.  I just wish they had similar compassion for those suffering the consequences of untrammeled illegal immigration.  To make believe we are not paying the price for millions of illegal aliens crossing our borders is ignorant.  And that price is unnecessary when you consider that orderly, legal immigration would weed out most of the criminals and unemployable aliens making our streets less safe and putting an enormous and needless strain on the social service resources in our communities.

Harvard-Harris Survey: 80% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities Protecting Illegal Alien Criminals.  A "non-media" Harvard-Harris poll of 2,148 registered voters, provided exclusively to The Hill (who refuse to publish the raw data — go figure), finds overwhelming support for President Trump's immigration proposals.  There are multiple stunning aspects to the survey, including the D+9 poll sample that is entirely disconnected from the 2016 election results and voter registration records.

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities.  An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities.  The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities.  A survey from Harvard-Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with.

Poll: Vast majority of Americans oppose sanctuary cities.  A new Harris poll shows that 80% of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with.  The poll also shows that President Trump enjoys broad public support to crack down on sanctuary cities.

'Sanctuary city' law let gang member walk free from Rikers.  An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor de Blasio's "Sanctuary City" law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday [2/21/2017].  "This man is by his own admission a member of a violent street gang and he was released back into the community," said Thomas Decker, field office director for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in New York.  "Honoring a detainer request is not about politics, it is about keeping New York citizens safe."  Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez, an admitted member of the notorious MS-13 gang, was released from Rikers Island on Feb. 16 after serving time for disorderly conduct.

NJ pastor offers church as sanctuary to undocumented immigrants during ICE raids.  A New Jersey pastor is offering his church to undocumented immigrants who face possible deportations during U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.  The Reformed Church of Highland Park is the ultimate sanctuary church.  Its pastor, Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale, is a well-known immigrant and refugee advocate who is now running for governor of New Jersey on the Green Party line.

Sanctuary Cities Could See Their Transportation Projects Caught In The Crossfire.  There are penalties for violating federal law on a subject that the federal government is tasked with per the Constitution. [...] Leftists claim to love the federal government, yet, when federal law goes against their predilection for illegal aliens, even those who are stone cold felons such as child molestation, they want to defy the federal government.

TX advances bill to fine, defund 'sanctuary' campuses.  A bill working its way through the Texas General Assembly would force campus police departments to comply with federal immigration law or lose state funding.  Refusal to cooperate with immigration enforcement agencies would result in fines of up to $25,500 as well as the automatic loss of state grant funds for the next fiscal year.  The measure comes shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to cut funding for any state campus that adopted sanctuary status, and is considered likely to reach his desk in the near future.

Hispanic Voters Support Punishing 'Sanctuary Cities,' Deporting Criminal Illegal Immigrants.  A poll conducted for the non-profit Secure America Now has found that Hispanic voters support prioritizing the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants and punishing the cities that do not turn in undocumented immigrants, according to the Washington Examiner.  The poll, which was conducted by Republican research firm McLaughlin & Associates, reported that 59 percent of voters approve of cutting off funding to sanctuary cities, while 29 percent disapprove.  When looking at respondents more specifically, the survey found that 46 percent of Hispanic voters support cutting off funding to sanctuary cities, compared to 43 percent who oppose the move.  When it came to deporting criminal illegal immigrants, the survey found larger margins of support.

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Map:  Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States.  Sanctuary Cities Continue to Obstruct Enforcement, Threaten Public Safety.

Miami-Dade commission votes to end county's 'sanctuary' status.  The Miami-Dade County Commission rejected emotional pleas from residents Friday and voted to become the first county in the nation to drop its "sanctuary" status by agreeing to fully cooperate with federal immigration officials.  The commission voted 9-3 to adopt the resolution, citing worries about President Trump's threat to withhold federal funding from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal agents seeking to deport undocumented immigrants.  The vote was particularly significant given Miami-Dade's mostly immigrant population, earning it the informal title of the capital of Latin America.

Sheriffs Say Sanctuary City Policies Do Not Increase Cooperation Between Illegal Aliens and Local Police.  Several sheriffs across the country have spoken out against the idea that sanctuary city policies give illegal aliens more confidence to work with local law enforcement.  Sanctuary city advocates claim that many illegal aliens will not report crimes, even if they are the victims, because they are afraid their illegal status will be discovered and they will be deported.  "I've not even seen anecdotal evidence," National Sheriffs' Association executive director, Jonathan Thompson, told the Washington Examiner.  "The sad thing is that [this claim] suggests that people here are aware of criminal activity and are not reporting it.  We have to give them specific dispensation so that they're reporting crimes?"

With Trump's order in limbo, states take action against sanctuary cities.  With the future of President Trump's order withholding federal funds to "sanctuary cities" unclear, states are stepping up to take punitive action against cities that are making themselves havens for illegal immigrants.  Already, some state funds have been withheld for recalcitrant municipalities, and more pressure is coming fast.

Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats.  Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump's threat to pull funding, and abandoning their "sanctuary" pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.  Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city's cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News.  Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being held by his department.  Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade and Dayton, are Saratoga, N.Y., Finney County, Kan., and Bedford, Penn., according to The Center for Immigration Studies, which keeps a list of sanctuary communities.

Defunding Sanctuary Cities Will Pay for the Wall.  Democrats — using their traditional, Barney Frank-level of hypocritical lying — have suddenly claimed they're worried about the debt.  That's after eight years of spending that made Caligula look like Scrooge.  Their faux concern: paying a few billion dollars for a security wall.  Never mind that building the wall would save Americans countless hundreds of billions on handouts to illegals.  That's called a "return on investment", a concept as foreign to the Democrat Party as, say, learning from history.

Three States May Become Sanctuary States.  This must be what it felt like in the days leading up to the Civil War.  States are officially refusing to enforce federal law, in ostentatious displays of sedition that stop just short of firing on Fort Sumter:  ["]Democrats who dominate the state Assembly passed a bill Monday [2/6/2017] that would make New York a "sanctuary state," and members are poised to again pass legislation that would open tuition assistance programs to undocumented students.["]  Forcing taxpayers to give money to people who are in the country illegally rubs salt in the wounds of the last sane people who haven't escaped from New York.  Fortunately, this bill is likely to get killed by the State Senate.

GOP states move to block sanctuary cities after Trump order.  Amid protests over President Trump's executive order aiming to block federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, Republican legislators across the country are moving to deny their own funding to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities.  The Texas state Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to block state funding to cities in which law enforcement officials disregard federal immigration laws.  The measure would require police agencies to hold anyone in custody until U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement is able to verify their immigration status, or risk losing state funding.

Immigration Rulings Continue Democrats' Strategy to Collect Votes.  The Democratic Party has a 200-year history of activism with regard to defying federal law in order to control the movement of people. [...] The state actions to create and preserve sanctuary cities are then best understood as an exercise of rebellion against federal law.  This trend first began in the 1820s when John C. Calhoun and other politicians in the Southern slave-holding states defied the rising sentiment that slaves who entered free states could no longer be held as slaves.  This fight eventually led to the Civil War.

Prospect Park mayor declares borough immigrant sanctuary.  Syrian-born Mayor Mohamed T Khairullah signed an executive order Friday [2/3/2017] declaring the borough a sanctuary for immigrants.  The order signed Friday allows equal protection treatment for all borough residents, regardless of immigration status.  The move comes one week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Syria, from entering into the U.S.

Immigrants rally to support sanctuary cities.  Immigrant youths and business owners are rallying in Somerville following President Donald Trump's moves to crack down on illegal immigration.

Colorado Republican Wants To Let Crime Victims Sue Politicians For Sanctuary City Policies.  A Colorado state representative announced a bill Monday that would allow victims of certain crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue state and local politicians who defy federal immigration authorities seeking to enforce the law, multiple news outlets are reporting.  Republican state Rep. Dave Williams, who is Hispanic, said he wants to strip the "immunity" from Democratic politicians who "place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue to implement," the Denver Post reported.

Report: Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year.  Sanctuary cities receive over $27 billion each year from the federal government, giving President Donald Trump significant leverage over cities such as New York and San Francisco to enforce immigration law, according to a new report. identified 106 sanctuary cities in the United States in their oversight report, released Friday [2/3/2017].  In all, cities that ignore federal law by harboring illegal immigrants are receiving $27.741 billion in grants and direct payments in fiscal year 2016.

The Nihilism of Sanctuary Cities.  There are an estimated 300 or so jurisdictions — entire states, counties, cities, and municipalities — that since the early 1980s have enacted "sanctuary city" laws, forbidding full enforcement of federal immigration law within their jurisdictions.  Most of these entities are controlled by Democrats in general and liberals in particular.  Sanctuary officials feel that federal enforcement of the southern border is either unnecessary or immoral, and thus they have decided that there is no real crime in entering and residing in the United States unlawfully.  While the majority of illegal aliens are no doubt law-abiding and have avoided public dependence, the pool of unlawful immigrants is so large at over 11 million that even small percentages of lawbreakers can translate into hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens.  The liberal Migration Policy Institute conceded that there are over 800,000 illegal aliens with criminal records, nearly 700,000 of them with felony arrest records.  Those numbers, of course, reflect only those who have been arrested and faced trial, not the unknown number who have committed crimes without being apprehended or charged.

Scenes from a Sanctuary City.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pledged that "Chicago will always be a sanctuary city."  Perhaps the mayor could take time from his busy schedule of photo-ops and speechifying to investigate some of the root causes for rampant (and record-setting) gang violence in his city.  In January alone, 51 people have been murdered and 246 wounded in what are predominantly a running series of gang conflicts.  Last year, nearly 800 people were murdered in the city and roughly 5,000 wounded.  In fact, I'm guessing any real investigation would quickly reveal a significant element of these gangs are dominated by illegal aliens, from MS-13 to the Latin Kings and everything in between.

Tancredo: Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7,000,000,000 Annually.  President Trump this week signed an executive order declaring war on so-called sanctuary cities.  Agencies within the United States Government will begin withholding federal grant funds from those cities, and additional actions to enforce federal immigration law will be taken soon.  Unlike Obama, President Trump is not trying to making new laws by executive decree.  In his Executive Order, the president is only reminding mayors and governors of existing federal law dating to 1996.

DeBlasio: Drunk driving by illegal alien could be 'a very minor offense'.  How far will the mayor of a sanctuary city like New York go to shield illegal aliens from deportation who break the law?  If the offense is "minor," the illegal should be protected from the feds, says New York mayor Bill de Blasio.  That includes grand larceny and drunk driving.

DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers.  New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome."

More about traffic accidents involving illegal aliens.

Miami first to accept Trump's call to end sanctuary cities.  One of America's biggest metropolitan areas has submitted to President Trump's call for an end "sanctuary cities" — as the Mayor of Miami-Dade County has ordered his jails to comply with requests from federal immigration officials, according to a report.  Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he made the move for fear of Trump's executive order threatening to cut funds to "sanctuary cities," according to the Miami Herald.  "In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security," Gimenez wrote to one of his top jail executives, the report said.

Miami-Dade's Jails to Send People to Immigration Officials.  Miami-Dade County's mayor has instructed jail officials to honor all immigration detainer requests a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would strip federal funding from sanctuary cities.  Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a memo to the county's corrections director Thursday [1/26/2017] saying jails should hold undocumented immigrants detained by police and turn them over to the Department of Homeland Security when requested.

Fox's Ed Henry Battles Guest Over Sanctuary Cities.  While filling in as host on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News' Ed Henry tussled with his guest, immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez, over sanctuary cities and Hernandez's contention that they don't exist.  Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting sanctuary cities.  According to Hernandez, it is "political fiction" because the federal government doesn't need local cooperation to go into a jail and take any illegal immigrant they want.  Henry proceeded to show Hernandez a map of sanctuary cities which Hernandez dismissed, saying that "you can put pins on a map, it doesn't matter."  [Video clip]

Despite Trump order, Emanuel says Chicago will remain sanctuary city.  The increasingly strained relationship between Chicago and the new president took yet another turn today as Mayor Rahm Emanuel signaled what amounts to a policy of passive resistance to some of Donald Trump's actions.  At a news conference, Emanuel said Chicago "is going to stay a sanctuary city" for immigrants who enter the city illegally and argued it would be "antithetical" to send in the National Guard or federal agents to secure the city's streets.

Austin Becomes Ground Zero For Sanctuary City Battle As Texas Governor Vows To Cut State Funding.  Late last week, according to the Austin American-Statesman, the newly elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, Sally Hernandez, vowed to limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials saying that she would only honor immigration holds for suspects booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and "continuous smuggling of persons".

SF Mayor Lee stands up to Trump, says city remains a sanctuary.  Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that San Francisco will not allow its immigrant residents "to live in fear" and affirmed the city's 27-year-old sanctuary city policy, one hour after President Trump announced a crackdown on immigrants living in the country without permission and promising to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.  "I am here today to say we are still a sanctuary city," Lee said Wednesday at a City Hall news conference after Trump signed executive orders at the White House.  "We stand by our sanctuary city because we want everybody to feel safe and utilize the services they deserve, including education and health care. ... It is my obligation to keep our city united, keep it strong ... crime doesn't know documentation.  Disease doesn't know documentation."

Trump eviscerates Obama's immigration policy in two executive orders.  With a couple of strokes of his pen, President Trump wiped out almost all of President Obama's immigration policies on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for his signature wall along the Mexican border, unleashing immigration agents to enforce the law and punishing "sanctuary cities" that try to defy federal law and thwart his deportation surge.  Left untouched, for now, is Mr. Obama's 2012 deportation amnesty that is shielding more than 750,000 Dreamers.  But most of Mr. Obama's other policies, including his "priorities" list that protected almost all illegal immigrants from deportation, are now gone.

New Nullification Crisis Erupts Over Immigration And Sanctuary Cities.  Watch out, New York, where Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been cruising for a bruising.  The day before Trump was sworn in, the left-wing lawman circulated to cities guidance on how to dodge federal immigration enforcement.  "Public safety relies on trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve," Mr. Schneiderman said.  "No local law enforcement agency should have to undercut that trust just to carry out Donald Trump's draconian immigration policies."  Mr. Schneiderman provided a whole rigmarole on how cities in our state don't have to pitch in to help enforce these laws, except in the narrowest circumstances. What a cynical maneuver against our democracy — and in the middle of a war.  Nor is Mr. Schneiderman alone.  It turns out that left-wing politicians across the land are maneuvering for a confrontation with the federal government over the tough new line on illegal immigration the voters asked for in November.

Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities.  President Trump on Wednesday [1/25/2017] ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies.  That was one of a number of less-noticed but potentially far-reaching moves tucked inside two new executive orders erasing decades of previous immigration enforcement policy and replacing it with the Trump plan, which calls for aggressive enforcement of existing laws.

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens to oust officials who promote sanctuary cities.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to pursue legislation to "remove from office" any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law.  The proposal also could set up a legal showdown between local and state officials in the Lone Star State.  Abbott announced the legislation in an interview Wednesday [1/25/2017] with "Fox & Friends," saying he and fellow Republicans in the Texas legislature are working to ban sanctuary cities and impose financial and criminal penalties on officials who fail to comply.

NYC Mayor: 'We will go to court immediately' if funding halted over 'sanctuary city' executive order.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city will use the courts to fight President Donald Trump's executive order to block federal funding going to "sanctuary cities," following executive action Trump announced Wednesday.  "We think it's very susceptible to legal challenge," he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday on "New Day."  "If they make an attempt to pull that money, it will be from NYPD, from security funding to fight terrorism."

Trump signs executive orders authorizing work on Mexico border wall, withholding funds for 'sanctuary cities'.  President Trump signed an executive order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and will sign another banning some Muslim immigrants from entering the country — setting off a wave of protests in New York and elsewhere.  Trump's order Wednesday paving the way for construction of the wall is the first in a series of steps he says will stem illegal immigration and strengthen national security.

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities.  President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday [1/25/2017] enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.  The actions, part of a multi-day focus on immigration, are among an array of sweeping and immediate changes to the nation's immigration system under consideration by the new president.  The moves represent Trump's first effort to deliver on perhaps the signature issue that drove his presidential campaign: his belief that illegal immigration is out of control and threatening the country's safety and security.

74% of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities.  You'd never know that listening to immigration activists.  You'd think a majority of Californians support sanctuary cities.  You would be wrong.

Boston Suburb Protests Becoming Sanctuary City.  Protests erupted both outside and inside a city council meeting in suburban Boston Wednesday night as local officials heard public comments about how police there has treated undocumented immigrants.  People gathered outside of city hall with picket signs demonstrating against the prospect of the tony Massachusetts town of Newton becoming a so-called sanctuary city, where the local law enforcement does not coordinate with federal authorities to deport illegal immigrants.  The scenes were documented on social media by a local journalist named John Hilliard.  Some of the protesters in and outside of city hall could be seen holding signs that read "NO SANCTUARY CITY" as well as American flags.  The group inside city hall chambers were issued a warning after they booed a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union, which has opposed the federal legislation called the "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act."

Congress looks to punish 'sanctuary campus' colleges that protect illegal immigrants.  Forget sanctuary cities:  The next heated congressional battle on immigration could be over "sanctuary campuses" — the dozens of colleges and universities that say they will resist any cooperation with federal immigration agents, unless they are forced to by law.  Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, introduced legislation this month to do just that, saying Congress should strip schools of billions of dollars in federal financial aid unless they start cooperating with authorities.

Car-theft victim handed over to immigration agents sues SF.  A car-theft victim who sought help from San Francisco police only to end up in federal immigration custody for two months filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday [1/17/2017] against the city, the Police Department and the Sheriff's Department for violating the sanctuary city ordinance.  Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, a 32-year-old Mission District resident, says officials breached the ordinance and his right to due process by alerting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, when he went to retrieve a police report about his stolen car at Southern Police Station on Dec. 2, 2015.

California's Picky-Choosey Attitude to Complying with Federal Immigration Laws.  California, the would-be renegade state that has declared itself a statewide sanctuary for illegal aliens, has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to "defend" it against expected actions from the incoming Trump administration (such as, presumably, withholding federal funds for its sanctuary status); and has a referendum petition circulating that would direct it to secede from the Union.  Yet the state finally has found an immigration-related law that it can love.

DHS Finally Takes Action Against Calif.  Visa Mill.  It has taken years, but finally the Department of Homeland Security has taken action against Herguan University, the Sunnyvale, Calif., visa mill that extended numerous F-1 visas to "students" who really did not want to study; they wanted admission to the United States and a chance to work here.  It was an institution designed to facilitate breaking immigration law.

Illegal Alien Rapes 5-Year-Old Girl In 'Sanctuary State' California.  The entire basis for the liberal claim that Donald Trump is a racist stems from from his announcement to run for president.  Back in 2015 Trump promised he would put an end to illegal immigration and said that some illegal aliens are rapists.  Hillary Clinton and the willing liberal media twisted this true statement into a false allegation that Trump called all immigrants, especially Latino ones, criminals.  The reality is that Trump only called some illegals rapists and part of that reality is that he was 100% correct.

Janet Napolitano Triples, Quadruples Down On Supporting Illegal Aliens.  University of California President Janet Napolitano has tripled down on her support for illegal aliens in the United States.  She has also openly challenged the incoming Trump Administration on the policy of deporting illegal aliens.  In a recent speech Napolitano stated that the University of California system supports illegal alien students and will provide them with millions of dollars in financial aid.

Texas governor pledges to sign anti-sanctuary bill.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he expects the Legislature to pass an anti-sanctuary city bill this year, opening a new front in the battle over "local control."  Weighing in on the intensifying national immigration debate, the Republican governor pledged to sign Senate Bill 4, which would require municipalities to enforce migrant detainers at local jails and withhold state grants if they don't comply.  "I will work with the Legislature to compel government bodies and employees to live up to their oath of office," Abbott declared.

Kathryn Steinle's parents get OK to sue feds, but SF cleared.  The parents of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier in July 2015 by an immigrant with a record of deportations, can sue the federal government for negligence because a ranger allegedly left the gun used in the shooting in his unlocked car, a federal magistrate ruled Friday [1/6/2017].  U.S. Magistrate Joseph Spero dismissed the parents' claims against the city of San Francisco, which had released Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from custody less than three months before the shooting without notifying immigration authorities.  But Spero said the parents may be able to prove that the federal government was at fault for Steinle's death because its employee's apparent carelessness led to the shooting.

Sanctuary Cities Demand 11th Hour Executive Orders Against Trump.  In an open letter to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and 30 other "sanctuary city" leaders across the country asked for further protections for illegal immigrants before President-Elect Donald Trump takes office.  Pro-illegal immigration advocates with the Cities for Action organization helped orchestrate the letter demanding more sanctuary city-like policies for migrants, with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney also signing off on the missive, according to the Observer.

Sanctuary City Mayors Urge Obama to Take Last-Minute Steps to Shield the Undocumented.  Mayor Bill de Blasio and 30 other city and county leaders released an open letter to President Barack Obama today, calling on him to extend executive protections for undocumented immigrants in the final weeks before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the Oval Office.  The missive was a collective effort of the Cities for Action coalition, a group of pro-immigration reform municipal leaders that also includes Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.  It expended several paragraphs praising the president for his controversial unilateral actions easing deportation enforcement — particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields individuals entered the country without proper paperwork as minors.

Showdown looms between Trump administration, sanctuary cities.  As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, a major showdown looms between his administration and cities across the country over one of his hallmark campaign issues: illegal immigration.  At the Southern border, agents are on pace to apprehend almost 600,000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in eight years.  The surge is coming largely from Central American migrants, far outpacing those from Mexico.  "They're mobilizing because they don't know what tomorrow will bring, but know today they can cross," said Chris Cabrera, of the National Border Patrol Council.

Already Broke Cities and States Pour Money into Illegal Immigrant Defense Funds.  The Trump administration had better be prepared for a fight, as cities and states across the country are already preparing what they are calling, "Immigration Defense Funds."  Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, as well as the States of California and New York intend to flood these "funds" with tens of millions of dollars — money which none of them have.

L.A. city and county creating $10-million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation under Trump.  Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday [12/19/2016] unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation, the region's boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration by Donald Trump.  If approved by lawmakers, Los Angeles' two top government agencies could find themselves in the position of using public funds to challenge policies sought by the White House and Republican Congress.

Map:  Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States.  Sanctuary jurisdictions remain a significant public safety problem throughout the country.  About 300 jurisdictions have been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September 2015).  The number of cities has remained relatively unchanged since our last update in August 2016, as some new sanctuary jurisdictions have been added and few jurisdictions have reversed their sanctuary policies.  Over the 19-month period from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 detainers were rejected by these jurisdictions.  Of these, about 11,800 detainers, or 68 percent, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.

The Original List of Sanctuary Cities, USA.  Generally, sanctuary policies instruct local or state government employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in or passing through their communities, counties, or states.  These policies may also blur the legal distinction between legal resident aliens and illegal aliens, so illegal aliens can have access to the same taxpayer funded programs and benefits available to legal permanent resident aliens.  Sanctuary policies exist in two forms, formal and informal (de facto).  A formal sanctuary policy is a written policy enacted a local government body in the form of a resolution, ordinance, or administrative action — general or special orders, or departmental policies.  Formal sanctuary cities are the easiest to identify because these sanctuary policies are in writing and are subject to public records requests by citizens and the press.

New York Is Super Proud To Be A Sanctuary City.  [Scroll down]  Here's a bold solution:  The GOP Congress should remove federal funding for sanctuary cities for law enforcement, and President Trump should invite all illegals to move to the sanctuary cities.  He should say "if you're there, we won't come after you."  Federal law enforcement should refuse to investigate crimes in the sanctuary cities.  And, as crime explodes, as the city budgets explode, as urban blight increases, as urban poverty increases, as the cities become run down and trash ridden, moving towards Mogadishu status, we'll all laugh and laugh and laugh.

Trump Armed with $100 Million in Sanctuary City Leverage.  The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that there are more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions, defined as cities, counties, and states that impede federal efforts to enforce immigration laws.  Jessica Vaughan said the Trump administration can reverse most of those policies through a "combination of carrots and sticks."  Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Washington-based think tank, said the most obvious step — one promised repeatedly by Trump on the campaign trail — is to cut off funding for renegade jurisdictions.  But she said many jurisdictions have adopted policies based on confusion and fear of litigation by immigration advocacy groups.

Sanctuary cities:  The costs to taxpayers.  The ensuing and seemingly inconceivable basis surrounding the "Sanctuary City" concept is being hotly debated, and one perspective not being discussed has far-reaching economic consequences:  Liability and costs to taxpayers.  Simply, each Sanctuary City opening up its municipal borders, effectively granting amnesty to those who have crossed national borders illegally, is tantamount to willingly inviting culpability and, hence, accepting liability.  Lawsuits alleging government accountability and liability have already surfaced, one having been filed in a 2015 San Francisco incident.

Public University Professors Demand "Sanctuary Campus" to Shield Illegal Aliens.  Comparing immigration enforcement to "fugitive slave laws," professors at a taxpayer-funded university in south Florida are demanding that the school protect illegal aliens by creating a "sanctuary campus."  Students at colleges around the nation have made similar requests to protect undocumented classmates after president-elect Donald Trump vowed to increase deportations and reverse an Obama administration measure that shields those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The Coming Sanctuary Cities Crackdown.  Chicago is one of the best places to live in America if you're one of the millions of illegal aliens present in the country — and free-spending, lawbreaking Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying his best to keep it that way. [...] Cheered on by the Left, sanctuary cities hinder immigration enforcement and shield illegal aliens from federal officials as a matter of policy.  They ignore immigration detainer forms which ask them to retain illegals in their custody after they would otherwise release them so Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can take custody of them.  These sanctuary cities really ought to be called traitor cities because they are in open rebellion against the United States.

Napolitano Vows to 'Not Convert Campus Police Into Adjunct Immigration Officers'.  Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who is now president of the University of California system, said she will employ necessary resources to keep students at her universities from being deported due to any repeal of President Obama's executive order legalizing immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Trump on Wednesday and delivered a letter signed by 14 mayors asking that he continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until Congress passes a solution.

Are sanctuary cities legal?  Last week, President-elect Donald Trump re-emphasized the approach he will take in enforcing the nation's immigration laws, which is much different from the manner of enforcement utilized by President Barack Obama.  The latter pointedly declined to deport the 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States who are the parents of children born here — children who, by virtue of birth, are American citizens.  Trump has made known his intention to deport all undocumented people, irrespective of family relationships, starting with those who have committed crimes.  In response to Trump's stated intentions, many cities — including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco — have offered sanctuary to those whose presence has been jeopardized by the president-elect's plan.  Can they do this?

Santa Ana declares itself a sanctuary city in defiance of Trump.  Santa Ana City Council members voted Tuesday [12/6/2016] to declare Orange County's second-most populous city a sanctuary city — a largely symbolic gesture to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally.  The move is in direct defiance of President-elect Donald Trump, who was critical of illegal immigration and sanctuary cities during his campaign.  Tuesday's vote is historic in that it makes Santa Ana the first city in Orange County to grant itself the designation.

San Francisco city officials to ask Kate Steinle's family to dismiss lawsuit.  The U.S. government and the City of San Francisco are asking Kate Steinle's family to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit in a hearing on Friday [12/2/2016].  Kate Steinle was shot and killed in July of 2015 on Pier 14 along San Francisco's waterfront.  Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, has been charged in the murder.  Lopez-Sanchez was released from the San Francisco City Jail in Apil.

Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants.  Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump.

Chicago pledges $1 million fund to protect 'anxious' immigrants from Trump deportations.  Chicago will use $1 million left[ ]over from a tax rebate program to defend immigrants there from any deportation efforts undertaken by President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Friday [12/2/2016].  "Chicago has a proud history of diversity and inclusion, and my administration will do everything in our power to ensure that immigrants remain safe, secure and supported," Mr. Emanuel, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday.

Janet Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students.  The University of California system announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws.  Police officers at the UC's 10 campuses will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school system said in a statement.  The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread crackdown on illegal immigration.

Across U.S., schools facing pressure to declare themselves a 'sanctuary campus'.  Across the country, a variety of groups are pressuring universities, colleges and schools across the country to vow to protect one of the newest demographic groups on campus:  undocumented students.

Abbott: I'm banning "sanctuary cities" in Texas.  Donald Trump promised to crack down on "sanctuary cities" as part of his get-tough immigration enforcement policies, in part by using federal funding to force them into compliance.  Texas cities who defy federal immigration law may find themselves locked out of state funding, too, if Governor Greg Abbott gets his way.

Sanctuary Campus Map
Schools cave to 'sanctuary campus' demands.  Donald Trump hasn't even been sworn in yet, but hundreds of universities and colleges are already trying to shield illegal immigrants from his expected deportation policies.  Campus Reform has compiled a map to track the schools where students have petitioned or protested for sanctuary campuses, as well as those whose administrations have given in to the demands.

Cut-off of federal funds to sanctuary cities is possible immediately upon inauguration of President Trump.  Thanks to a little-noticed action of Texas Congressman John Culberson taken last July, President-elect Trump will able to cut-off federal law enforcement funding to 9 sanctuary cities, plus the entire state of California, immediately upon taking the oath of office.

Congressman John Culberson Set Up a Kill Switch on Sanctuary City Funding.  Because of the foresight of a Texas Congressman, President Trump will be able to end certain funding to the largest sanctuary cities plus the entire state of California on his first day as President.  Working quietly, Culberson convinced the existing Justice Department to certify those cities as non-compliant with federal law, thereby making them vulnerable to loss of money from Washington.  And if President Trump should get cold feet about tough immigration law enforcement, he should note that a November Rasmussen poll found that large majority of voters favors deportation of illegal alien criminals.

Enemies of Language.  "Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law — a subversive tactic that dates back to the nullification crises during the Andrew Jackson administration and, later, in the years leading up to the Civil War.  This makes a mockery of the simple constitutional principle that cities and states cannot subversively pick and choose which federal laws to obey.  The term "sanctuary" would never apply to conservative jurisdictions that in similar fashion sought to offer "sanctuary" to those dissidents who disobeyed federal gun registration, income tax, or environmental laws.

Soros-Funded Group Pushing 'Sanctuary Campus' Anti-Trump Protests.  An organization that has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros is pushing anti-Donald Trump student protests that call for sanctuary campuses to protect undocumented students.  Thousands of students at more than 80 college campuses have participated in "sanctuary campus" protests, CBS News reported.  Students have signed petitions and walked out of classes at their universities "in support of undocumented classmates."  The protests are billed as though they are being organized by students at the grassroots level, but in fact a D.C.-based immigration activist group is behind them.

New Mexico professors seeking immigrant student protections.  Professors and instructors at the University of New Mexico are delivering a letter Friday to the school's president, Bob Frank, amid uncertainty from immigrant students who are living in the country illegally but have temporary protective status.

Will Donald Trump channel Ronald Reagan to put an end to sanctuary cities?  More than 300 cities and counties have sanctuary policies.  For some, it is simply a political statement.  They have taken no real action to give sanctuary to people who are there illegally.  But other cities like San Francisco actively protect illegal immigrants.  They refuse to turn over people who committed low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation.  And when ICE asks for a "hold" on a prisoner, the city ignores it.  Often they walk free.  That is what led to the tragic shooting death of Kate Steinle in July of last year.  Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez of Mexico was in the U.S. illegally.  He had 7 felony convictions and was deported 5 times.  He kept slipping back through our border, seeking refuge in the safe haven of San Francisco.

'Sanctuary' Means Career Criminals Can Run and Hide.  Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders missed.  Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of non-Americans to migrate here illegally — and to be rewarded for breaking the law with a path to citizenship.  Toward that end, and in deference to his campaign promises, Trump seems primed to deport undocumented immigrants and withhold some federal funds from sanctuary cities like San Francisco.  Trump has dispensed with some of his magical thinking.  For example, Trump has ditched his one-time (but impossible to fulfill) promise to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants.  Now he says he would focus on 2 million or more undocumented immigrants with criminal histories.  That is, his focus now is on mainstream ideas that the news media can brand as extreme only at the peril of their credibility.

'Sanctuary Campus': Stanford Students Demand Illegal Alien Refugee Camp.  Students at Stanford University, an elite private institution in Silicon Valley that costs $47,940 per year to attend, marched Tuesday [11/15/2016] to demand that the lush Palo Alto grounds be turned into a "sanctuary campus" to shelter illegal aliens facing deportation under President Donald Trump.

Sanctuary Cities Protect Gangs and Rapists, Not Legal Immigrants.  The organized outrage over President-elect Trump's plans to deport up to 2,000,000 criminal aliens has the look and smell of identity politics.  How and why convicted criminals became a privileged political constituency instead of over law abiding legal immigrants remains a mystery.  The identity politics behind "sanctuary cities" failed Hillary Clinton miserably, and it may yet prove to be the Achilles heel of big city Democrat mayors as well.

7 things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice.  [#3] Allow states to enforce immigration law and punish sanctuary cities:  As AG, Sessions can interpret the immigration statutes as properly written to allow states to help enforce immigration law.  At the same time, they could cut off law enforcement grants (Byrne JAG, COPS, and SCAAP funds) to localities that designate themselves as sanctuary cities and refuse to cooperate with the Secure Communities program, which helps ICE identify illegal aliens housed in local jails and state prisons.

Priebus: Trump considering fund cuts for sanctuary cities.  Donald Trump's team is standing by a proposed crackdown on New York City and other municipalities that help shelter undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Trump's newly named chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said Sunday [11/20/2016] that Trump is "looking into" cutting millions in funding to so-called sanctuary cities on day 1 of his presidency.

Arrest Rahm Emanuel.  Cheered on by the Left, sanctuary cities hinder immigration enforcement and shield illegal aliens from federal officials as a matter of policy.  There are hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions — including a few states — across the country that hinder the federal government's immigration law enforcement efforts.  Some left-wingers use the dreadful euphemism "civil liberties safe zones" to describe them.  The phrase blurs the distinction between citizens and non-citizens by implying illegal aliens somehow possess a civil right to be present in the U.S.  The nation got to this point after decades of concerted collusion by radical George Soros-funded groups like the ACLU to get localities to pledge to frustrate or violate laws that protect U.S. national security.

DC Council Says Immigration Laws Violate 'Privacy,' Defends Status As Sanctuary City.  Lawmakers defended the status of Washington, D.C., as a sanctuary city at a public hearing Thursday discussing a bill that would ban immigration raids in the city.  Council Member Brianne Nadeau, the representative for the District's Ward 1, introduced legislation in April banning immigration raids and other attempts in the city to enforce federal law.  The bill would further solidify the District's status as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.  Nadeau said federal immigration raids "jeopardize residents' privacy, safety, and security," according to WJLA.  Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Monday [11/14/2016] reaffirming that the District is a sanctuary city, arguing it "makes our neighborhoods safer."

Sanctuary City Mayors Could Be Sent to Prison for 10 Years.  If Donald Trump is really all about law and order, then any mayor of a sanctuary city needs to be tossed in jail.  U.S. law states that anyone who conceals, harbors or shields an illegal alien from detection (which is exactly what sanctuary city mayors are doing) could be imprisoned for up to 10 years.

'Sanctuary' Cities in the Crosshairs.  President-Elect Donald Trump's upset victory last week did nothing to show the light to renegade cities and counties that have refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.  Since the election, officials in Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, and elsewhere have reiterated their opposition to federal law.  That position sets them on a collision course with the incoming Trump administration.  Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the federal government doles out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in law enforcement grants.

Adopting 'sanctuary campus' status urged at Oberlin.  Students and faculty today will march in support of making Oberlin College a sanctuary campus in response to the election of Donald Trump as president.  A petition was submitted to college President Marvin Krislov on Monday [11/14/2016] by a group of six faculty members asking him to investigate how the college could become a sanctuary campus as a way of offering protection.  With the petition, Oberlin joins a national movement of colleges and universities asking to be a sanctuary campus in reaction to Trump and his campaign promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Hundreds walk out of Stanford classes, demand 'sanctuary campus'.  More than 500 Stanford University students, faculty and staff members walked out of classrooms and ducked out of jobs Tuesday [11/15/2016] in a protest of the policies of Donald Trump, the latest in a wave of Bay Area and national demonstrations against the president-elect.  Some of the Stanford dissidents, though, came with a concrete demand for the university's administrators:  investigating the possibility of the South Bay campus serving as a sanctuary against the sort of millions of deportations Trump has said he'll seek as president.

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That's nothing that a search warrant and a big ugly raid couldn't overcome.

America's Sanctuary City Nightmare.  A litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt to impose a nationwide "sanctuary" policy for illegal aliens.  Yet, there is no question that existing sanctuary policies implemented by numerous towns and cities have victimized innocent Americans.  Those sanctuary policies have enabled illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes — crimes that would not have occurred had their perpetrators been deported in keeping with existing law.  In 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens locked up in our federal, state, and local prisons.  They represent more than a quarter of all of the prisoners in the federal prison system alone.  The GAO's "study population" had been arrested nearly 1.7 million times and committed three million offenses, averaging about seven arrests and 12 offenses per criminal alien.

LAPD chief refuses to help Donald Trump kick out illegal immigrants.  The chief of police in Los Angeles has said he will not target people who are in the city illegally, despite President-Elect Donald Trump's threat to deport all illegal immigrants.  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told KNX radio in Los Angeles he had no plans to change the force's stance despite Trump's pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people once he is inaugurated.  'We don't make detentions solely based on status, whether it's immigration or any other type of status...and we are not going to change any of that,' he said.

LAPD will not help with Trump plan to deport immigrants, chief says.  The Los Angeles Police Department will not enforce immigration laws should the Trump administration ask it to do so, the chief of police said Monday [11/14/2016].

Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary.  Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump's past promise to cut off those cities from federal funding.  In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren't required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in contact.  On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status.

Philadelphia may be ground zero in the coming battle over sanctuary cities.  Assuming that the President Elect is good to his word from many appearances on the campaign trail, there are changes coming to our system of enforcement of immigration laws.  That's going to be putting our so called "sanctuary cities" in the spotlight very quickly next year.

Some Cities Want Their Immigrants to Vote.  "Look at illegal immigrants voting all over the country," Donald Trump recently claimed in a Fox News interview, part of his ongoing effort to cast doubt on the integrity of the presidential election.  There's no evidence to support the Republican nominee's claims of election fraud, but some cities are moving to expand voting rights to include noncitizens.  The latest is San Francisco, where the Nov. 8 ballot will include a measure allowing the parents or legal guardians of any student in the city's public schools to vote in school board elections.  The right would be extended to those with green cards, visas, or no documentation at all.  "One out of three kids in the San Francisco unified school system has a parent who is an immigrant, who is disenfranchised and doesn't have a voice," says San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu, the son of Taiwanese immigrants.  "We've had legal immigrants who've had children go through the entire K-12 system without having a say."  Undocumented immigrants should also have the right, Chiu adds, to bypass the "broken immigration system in this country."

Reverend offers sanctuary to undocumented man with domestic battery charge.  Rev. Jose Landaverde and his church, St. Peter the Apostle Mission, have become a safe haven for an undocumented man and his 7-year-old daughter.  Lorenzo Solorzano Morales is facing deportation for a domestic battery charge arrest in 2011.  According to Kane County Court and police records, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense a few months following the arrest.  He was accused of pulling a woman's hair during an argument.

New Orleans Changes Sanctuary City Policy After Crime Rates Increased.  New Orleans altered its sanctuary city policy last week in response to increasing crime rates and to further comply with federal law.  Under the new policy police can honor ICE detainer requests but are still prohibited from asking or checking a person's immigration status.  The new policy was announced during a congressional hearing by the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.  During the hearing Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry, said sanctuary city policies, "allow illegals to commit crimes, then roam free in our communities."

Louisiana attorney general:  Crime is up in 'sanctuary cities'.  Louisiana's chief legal officer said Tuesday [9/27/2016] that crime has increased in so-called "sanctuary cities" that pledge not to pursue or prosecute illegal immigrants.  In prepared remarks to the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said sanctuary city policies "allow illegals to commit crimes, then roam free in our communities."  The remarks came in a hearing on New Orleans, and how the city has become a "sanctuary city" following new policies that went into effect on Feb. 28 that forbid city police from inquiring into an individual's immigration status.

Louisiana AG: Administration Coerced 'Local Jurisdictions in My State to Institute Sanctuary Policies' for Illegal Aliens.  Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday [9/27/2016] that he finds it "unconscionable" that illegal immigrants in New Orleans "cannot be held on anything less than a warrant or a court order" because of the Obama administration's consent decree with the city.  "In my beloved New Orleans, the Justice Department entered into a consent decree with the city that mandated police officers not make inquiries into an individual's immigration status or assist ICE unless there is a warrant or court order issued.

Sanctuary Jurisdictions Protect Nearly 12,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in 19 Months.  The recent murder committed by a twice-deported illegal immigrant gangbanger in a Maryland sanctuary county makes the following information both enraging and unbelievable; nearly 12,000 illegal immigrants with criminal histories were protected from federal authorities by sanctuary jurisdictions in the U.S. during a 19-month period, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures obtained by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).  A few weeks ago CIS published a map identifying about 300 jurisdictions that have official policies shielding illegal aliens from federal authorities.  During a 19-month stretch from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 federal detainers were rejected by these sanctuary jurisdictions, CIS found.  Around 11,800 of the detainers, or 68%, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.

17,000 criminal illegals shielded from deportation by 'Sanctuary Cities,' 1,591 jails ignore feds.  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday [8/31/2016] said he will end the practice of some 300 cities, towns and states giving "sanctuary" to illegal criminal immigrants instead of handing them over to federal authorities for deportation.  In a statement issued as he readied for a meeting with Mexico's president and later his delivery of a major address on immigration, his campaign issued a statement detailing the outlines of his plan.

Report: Sanctuary Cities Ignored 17,000 ICE Detainer Requests.  Sanctuary jurisdictions across the U.S. ignored 17,000 requests to detain illegal aliens eligible for deportation, the overwhelming majority of whom had prior criminal records, in less than two years according to a new report.  According to the Center for Immigration Studies, there are approximately 300 sanctuary jurisdictions, from cities to counties to states, that hinder immigration law enforcement and protect dangerous illegal aliens from deportation.  Sixty-eight percent of the 17,000 requests were made for illegal aliens with criminal histories.

Obama Administration turning 'Sanctuary Cities' into 'Safe Zones'.  Just about any illegal alien can avoid arrest by following these simple rules, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advertises in a post on its website's homepage.  Providing a virtual "how-to" guide for illegal aliens in its "Sensitive Locations FAQs," CBP explains that immigration laws are not to be enforced at any of a wide range of designated "sensitive locations" — so that illegal aliens may be "free" to live their lives "without fear or hesitation."

Child Rape Case Inspires Lawmaker to Fight Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Policy.  An illegal immigrant living in Philadelphia has been charged with raping a child, spurring opponents of the city's "sanctuary" policy to use his arrest to bolster their argument that such practices leave dangerous criminals on the streets.  Pennsylvania state Rep.  Martina White, a Republican, says the alleged rapist, Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, a 45-year-old Honduran national, avoided deportation only because of Philadelphia's policy not to comply with most immigration-related requests from the federal government.

Kristol's Betrayal Gets Serious.  In addition to their decades-long war for amnesties and open boarders, Democrats are responsible for the more than 350 "Sanctuary Cities" that openly defy federal law and provide safe havens for those same illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists.

Sanctuary cities [and] states may finally start losing federal funding.  We have more than one hundred different cities, as well as entire states, which have enacted so called "sanctuary" policies which forbid state and local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the detention and deportation of illegal aliens in our country.  And yet these same locations continue to receive vast amounts of federal taxpayer funding while openly defying federal law.  For at least a small portion of that funding, those days may be coming to an end thanks to new instructions from Congress to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice.

DOJ Rewards Law-Breaking Sanctuary Cities, States with $342 Mil in "Grants".  The Obama administration rewards sanctuary states, counties and cities that shield violent illegal immigrants from deportation with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants and one of the biggest recipients recently made headlines for protecting a serial criminal who murdered a young woman.  The money flows through the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency responsible for enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States.  The DOJ is also charged with providing federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, according to its mission statement, and seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior.  Apparently this doesn't apply to local governments that support the president's broad open borders policies, even when they violate federal law.

Sanctuary for Crime Part 1.  There are nearly 300 so called "sanctuary cities" in the U.S. Laws in these cities help shield illegal immigrants from deportation, even after they've committed felonies.  Full Measure found the problem of the U.S. as a Sanctuary for Crime is much larger, and often understated by politicians and advocates with special interests at stake.

California risks $135M in federal grants over 'sanctuary city' policy.  California state and local law enforcement agencies may have to choose between more than $100 million in federal aid and the "sanctuary city" immigration policies that supporters say are humane, but critics say fuel crime.  The policies, whether in writing or just in practice, preclude local law enforcement from working with federal authorities when they catch an illegal immigrant who by law faces deportation.  The laws have sparked a national controversy in the wake of dozens of murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants who local law enforcement did not report to the Department of Homeland Security.

IG: Obama sends hundreds of millions to 'sanctuary cities'.  President Obama's Justice Department has coughed up hundreds of millions of dollars to so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse federal demands for criminal illegal immigrants sought for deportation, according to a new inspector general memo.  In just 10 of 155 jurisdictions reviewed, taxpayers handed over $342.1 million in Justice grants to the law-breaking cities and states that have policies barring jails and police from cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.  The IG said that is 63 percent of the funds available to all American cities.

Alphabet Soup Corruption.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps no agency has been rendered more suspect that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, largely because U.S. immigration enforcement for all practical purposes has been rendered null and void, and no longer can or will stop illegal immigration from crossing the southern border.  The old reputations of the "Border Patrol" as a no-nonsense law enforcement agency that ensured foreign nationals entered the United States legally has been redefined by ICE as a sort of politicized facilitator of executive amnesties.  Over 300 municipalities in multiple states have now declared themselves exempt from enforcement of federal immigration law, and ICE has agreed that it will allow such nullification of federal law and will not deport over one million illegal aliens who have been arrested and charged with or convicted of crimes.

Senate Dems block votes on immigration issues, including sanctuary cities.  The Republican-controlled Senate failed Wednesday to advance efforts to change federal immigration law — including one to cut funding to so-called sanctuary cities.  The vote was 53-44, failing to get the minimum 60 votes to begin debate on the issue.  The measure attempted to block congressional funding for sanctuary cities — municipalities that ban police from cooperating with immigration officials to potentially deport illegal immigrants.  Senate Republicans also failed to get enough votes to advance their proposed Kate's Law — named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in July 2015, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had multiple felony convictions and was deported several times prior to the incident.

Feds moving to strip money from U.S. sanctuary cities.  The Justice Department said Thursday [7/7/2016] it has warned sanctuary cities to quit shielding illegal immigrants from deportation agents or else lose federal grant money, putting some muscle behind Republicans' push to punish cities and counties that have refused to cooperate.  That could prevent future situations like the Kate Steinle case, where an illegal immigrant was released by the sheriff's department in San Francisco despite a request that he be held for deportation.  The man would go on to kill Steinle, according to authorities, as she walked on the city waterfront with her father.

See How Your Senators Voted on Sanctuary Cities.  Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced the legislation, which includes a provision known as Kate's Law, named after 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco on July 1.  The bill would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years for illegal immigrants who are convicted of re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony or have three strikes for trying to enter the country illegally.

How Congress Is Looking to Fix Immigration Enforcement Problem.  The United States Senate is scheduled to hold a procedural vote on Wednesday [7/6/2016] on two bills related to immigration enforcement.  The sanctuary cities and "Kate's Law" bills were combined last year, but failed to overcome the 60-vote threshold needed to proceed to the bill.  Senate Democrats blocked the combined bill in October 2015.  The two bills were separated this time around because of concerns that some have about a mandatory minimum sentences provision of Kate's Law.  The sanctuary cities bill, officially titled Senate Bill 3100 (the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act), allows state and local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration and law enforcement officials with regard to actions taken to comply with an immigration detainer.

Democrats vote to defend sanctuary cities, block mandatory jail time for repeat illegals.  Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday [7/6/2016] to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from a mandatory minimum 5-year prison sentence, calling the bills an attack on immigrants and saying GOP lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump.  The votes came slightly more than a year after the July 1, 2015, slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant shielded by San Francisco's sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities' laws that limit or ban police from turning immigrants over to federal deportation officers.  Steinle's death drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime — a part of the illegal immigration debate that's often overlooked.

Will Senate Finally Deliver Justice to Kate Steinle's Family?  July 1 marked the one year anniversary of Kate Steinle's tragic murder in San Francisco by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien with seven convictions and five deportations under his belt.  (FAIR Legislative Update, July 8, 2015)  Kate's death was a direct consequence of San Francisco's status as a sanctuary city — State and local jurisdictions with polices that obstruct immigration enforcement.  Outrageously, Sanchez was in federal custody months before he killed Kate but San Francisco authorities had requested a custody transfer under the guise of prosecuting a decades old drug charge.  (Id.)  Predictably, those charges were dropped and San Francisco law enforcement released Sanchez back onto the streets despite his extensive criminal history and an ICE detainer request because of the city's sanctuary policy.  (Id.)  Indeed, Sanchez even admitted in a jailhouse interview he knew San Francisco's sanctuary policy would protect him from ICE.  (Id.)

America In Free Fall.  American immigration policy is not so much "broken" as increasingly neo-Confederate and illogical.  Three-hundred state and municipal jurisdictions have declared themselves, in good 1850s fashion, immune from federal law as sanctuary cities, while over 1 million illegal aliens have at some point been arrested, and make up nearly 30 percent of the federal inmate population.  In Orwellian terms, illegal immigration largely from Latin America and Mexico, is called "diversity," nullification of federal laws is known as "sanctuary cities," and foreign nationals residing illegally are referred to as "undocumented migrants."  Ultimately the central paradox of immigration is the strange nexus of anger and grievance against the United States by immigration advocates-and the overriding desire nonetheless to enter and reside in such a purportedly unattractive place.

Paul Ryan:  We Have Not Pushed Kate's Law Because We Do Not Want to Clog Up Jails with Illegal Drunk Drivers.  In a Wednesday Fox News interview, Speaker Paul Ryan seemed to suggest that the reason the House has not pushed Kate's Law is because he is opposed to "clogging up our jails" with illegal alien drunk drivers.  Kate's Law — named in honor of Kate Steinle — would increase the penalty for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after being deported.  Last year, Steinle was gunned down in broad daylight by a five-time deported criminal alien. [...] On his Wednesday [6/15/2016] program, Bill O'Reilly pressed Ryan — who is the leader of the pro-illegal immigration wing of the Republican Party — on why the House has yet to push Kate's Law nearly a year after her murder.

No time for Blue Angels.  San Francisco, one of America's most beautiful cities where the living is cultured and easy, is also the nation's most prominent "sanctuary city," where felons, scofflaws, assorted desperados and others on the run from border agents can be comfortable waiting for President Obama to complete his repeal of immigration controls.  This makes the city unsafe for everyone else, as Kathryn Steinle, 32 and pregnant, learned to her fatal sorrow when she strolled the waterfront with her father last summer.

How to Make Sure There's Another Kate Steinle.  The whole mess began, I should note, after federal authorities transferred Lopez-Sanchez to San Francisco because of a 20-year-old warrant for his arrest on marijuana charges.  That transfer never should have happened, and Steinle would be alive today if there had been no marijuana warrant lingering.  It is nearly impossible for a prosecutor to win such a moldy drug case.  After the district attorney dropped the case, the Sheriff's Department freed Sanchez in keeping with a 2013 ordinance that prohibits local enforcement from honoring ICE detainer requests unless an undocumented immigrant has been convicted of a violent felony in the past seven years.

Immigration Reform 2016: San Francisco Sanctuary City Laws Reaffirmed By Local Lawmakers, Sheriff.  Ten months after a 32-year-old woman was shot dead on a pier in San Francisco, allegedly by a man living illegally in the U.S., local lawmakers and the sheriff came to an agreement Tuesday to reaffirm the city's standing as a so-called sanctuary city.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with the support of Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, to restrict local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials.  Hennessy had previously threatened to set her own rules without the board's approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier.  Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers.  The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city's sanctuary law.  Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally.

Sanctuary City: Criminals Welcome.  Last June, when he said he was running as a Republican for president, billionaire Donald Trump famously called out Mexico for sending "people that have lots of problems" across the border. [...] Many were offended to hear Trump equate undocumented immigrants with dangerous criminals.  Yet the same thing is happening on the Left Coast.  Tuesday the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a measure to reinforce a sanctuary city policy — named "Due Process for All" and passed in 2013.

America Now Has an Official Language: Newspeak.  [Scroll down]  Let us also consider another term that is nothing short of Orwellian:  "sanctuary city."  Cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws are given the innocuous sounding title "sanctuary city."  The term "sanctuary" implies a place of safety and security.  Yet the underlying purpose for our immigration laws is to prevent aliens from entering the United States if they pose a threat to the safety and well being of America and Americans.  This includes criminals, terrorists and those who are severely mentally ill and prone to violence.  How safe are those who reside in cities that encourage aliens who are criminals, fugitives and terrorists to move in and set up shop?

The Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, Americans have been thanked and continue to be thanked by all sorts of carriers of multiculturalism.  The open southern border, an instrument of forced multiculturalism, has brought us gangs, and criminals, and drugs, and murderers, and cartels, all of which are simply part of the cultures of the countries from which their carriers traveled to enrich us with their superiority.  The left so values these contributions, including the senseless murders of Americans by repeat offenders who prey on American citizens with the tacit permission of our government, that they proudly tout their "sanctuary cities", which aid and abet the predators, while sacrificing the prey in the name of tolerance and smug superiority.

'Sanctuary city' bill faces uphill battle in politically timid Senate.  State Senate passage of a contentious "sanctuary city" bill remains in doubt, although Republican senators are expected to discuss the bill's future on Tuesday [3/8/2016].  The legislation, which passed in the Assembly last month on a party-line vote, has been widely criticized by advocates for illegal immigrants and applauded by those who see local governments nationwide thumbing their noses at the rule of law.

San Francisco puts Sanctuary Before Funding.  Ever since Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle on a warm July evening as she strolled along Pier 14 with her father, San Francisco's Sanctuary City policy has enraged swaths of the rest of America.  Lopez-Sanchez, you see, had been convicted of multiple felonies and deported five times.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement would have deported the Mexican national if he had not been handed over to the San Francisco Sheriffs Office on a decades-old marijuana charge.

The Map: 'Sanctuary Cities' cross the 300 mark with Dallas, Philly.  The number of so-called "Sanctuary Cities" has crossed 300 in a rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding.  The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.

Key Republican says Congress will punish sanctuary cities this year.  The House Republican in charge of writing the Justice Department's budget vowed Monday [2/1/2016] that this will be the year Congress punishes sanctuary cities, insisting he'll use his powers as chairman to make the Obama administration strip grant money from localities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents.  Rep. John Abney Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch that if she doesn't move quickly to shut down sanctuary cities, he will use existing powers to prevent her from shifting money around within the 2016 budget.

5 Facts Illegal-Immigration Zealots Won't Admit.  [#3] Sanctuary cities roll the dice with public safety.  Sanctuary is a noble idea that is robbed of all honorable meaning in the immigration debate.  It becomes an excuse for hiding criminals like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who killed Kate Steinle in a random shooting.  San Francisco gave shelter to a seven-time felon who had been deported five times, and a young woman lost her life as a result. Hanson called the crime "the dangerous wages of ignoring the law," and unfortunately, sanctuary cities reap them far too often.

Report: Clinton Campaign Moved Fundraiser From Steinle Family Attorney's Home.  Secret Service agents had already vetted the home of a San Francisco attorney who was set to host a fundraiser attended by Bill Clinton on Monday [1/25/2016].  But according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hillary Clinton campaign intervened at the last minute to order a change of venue after it was discovered that the homeowner, Frank Pitre, is suing the city of San Francisco on behalf of the family of Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was murdered by an illegal immigrant in July.

No health insurance? Californians face tax bite of up to $10,000 per family.  Sign up for health care coverage or pay the price.  That's the message from Covered California officials, who urged consumers Wednesday [1/13/2016] to sign up for Obamacare coverage by the Jan. 31 deadline or face stiff tax penalties.  This year, the penalties are hitting harder, ranging from a minimum of $700 for an individual to as much as $10,000 for a family of four, depending on income.  The average penalty in 2016 will be $969.  That's a 47 percent increase from last year, according to a recent analysis by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.

Talking truth to a sanctuary city.  "Crime in Los Angeles rose in all categories in 2015, LAPD says" ominously declares the Los Angeles Times headline.  But this isn't a surprise to those of us who aren't blinded by the false narratives and fantasy world of the American left.  Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, which describes policies including the shielding of criminal illegal immigrants who are wanted by the federal government.

Protecting Illegal Alien Killers.  When the government not only fails to protect its citizens, but enables those who are here illegally to murder them, it can no longer be called a government.  When 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered two weeks ago in the sanctuary city of San Francisco by illegal alien and multi-felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, people immediately began to ask how this could happen.  How could a criminal, whose history includes seven felonies along with five deportations, slip through the grasps of federal immigration officials who had him in custody only fourth months ago?

America's Toxic Brew: "Diversity".  [Scroll down]  Another deadly element of this "diversity" that the PC left champions has been the "sanctuary city" policy enacted by a number of US cities.  We have seen numerous instances of crimes committed by illegal aliens who should never even of been here to commit those crimes in the first place.  Katherine Steinle's murder by a five-times deported illegal alien, became a high profile case when it was revealed that San Francisco refused to hand him over to ICE prior to the shooting.  San Francisco's sanctuary city policy has remained in place since Ms. Steinle's death — this despite the fact that even the vast majority of Californians are opposed to it, including Hispanics.  There are 200 other U.S. cities that have similar unpopular, misguided policies regarding illegal aliens.

What the Steinle and Brown Shootings Reveal About Democratic National Strategy.  President Obama asked his Justice Department to investigate the Ferguson, Missouri police department for evidence of civil rights violations.  In a detailed report the Justice Department found a pattern of conduct that violates some civil rights, there was not enough evidence to prosecute Police Officer Darren Wilson for federal civil rights violations in the Michael Brown incident.  Significantly, President Obama has not asked the Justice Department to investigate if Kate Steinle's civil right to public safety was violated by the sheriff, the mayor, or San Francisco supervisors for failing to take positive actions to defend the rights of citizens against violence perpetrated by illegal immigrants.

Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol.  A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources.  As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation.  In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.

A Tale of Two Shootings.  A few comparative observations:  Michael Brown's supporters claimed that he was shot in the back, an allegation that sparked days of violent rioting and yet was proven false both by the autopsy and forensic evidence, along with eyewitness accounts.  Kate Steinle was indisputably shot in the back, a fact that was never questioned.  No demonstrations followed her death.  In both cases, the government was alleged to have been culpable for the shootings.  Yet Darren Wilson was cleared of all charges by both state and federal authorities.  In contrast, San Francisco sheriff's officials argued with Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities over which bureaucracy was at fault for releasing a convicted felon and seven-time deported alien felon into the general public.  Neither agency initially argued that the release was legal or wise, but rather blamed the other for letting Sanchez go.

Harry Reid: Kate's Law 'Yet Another Attack on the Immigrant Community'.  Senator Ted Cruz skirmished with Senate minority leader Harry Reid Wednesday [11/4/2015] over a bill that would impose mandatory-minimum sentences on criminal immigrants who return to the United States following deportation.  The Texas Republican took to the Senate floor to celebrate last night's electoral defeat of San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who defended the city's sanctuary policy this summer after Kathryn Steinle was killed there by an immigrant who had been deported five times.  "That is a striking statement of where the American people are on this issue," he said Wednesday [11/4/2015].

San Francisco sheriff loses re-election bid amid 'sanctuary city' controversy.  The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over "sanctuary city" policies on Tuesday [11/3/2015] lost his bid for re-election amid a host of local controversies.  Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association.

Conflicted San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff.  There's something strange going on in the City by the Bay after yesterday's municipal elections, but I suspect that it's far too early to get very excited about it.  San Francisco voters went to the polls and rejected their sheriff who had become something of the face of the so called "sanctuary city" and they did so by a wide margin.

Sanctuary for Crime Pt.2.  For tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, the U-S has become a Sanctuary for Crime.  A spokesman from Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Sharyl Attkisson that it is "focused on smart, effective enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens."  But, Congress has repeatedly asked ICE to explain why, then, so many dangerous criminals are set free.

Sanctuary Cities Will 'No Longer Be Tolerated' in Texas, Says Governor Abbott.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to put an end to "sanctuary cities" for illegal aliens in his state.  Abbott made a statement in response to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez stating that she would consider honoring immigrant detainers on a "case by case" basis.

Sanctuary City Policies Will 'No Longer be Tolerated in Texas,' says Governor Abbott.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott admonished Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez over her recent decision to consider honoring immigration detainers on a "case-by-case" basis.  The governor said sanctuary city policies like this will "no longer be tolerated in Texas."  Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

These Illegal Alien Crime Stats Should Scare The Living Daylights Out Of You.  Several recent reviews of crime statistics suggest that illegal immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the murders in in a number of states. [...] Despite the veritable crime wave, sanctuary cities continue to allow illegal immigrants to walk the streets with impunity.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not standing for it.

Sanctuary for Crime Pt. 1.  This week, the Senate blocked a bill aimed at cracking down on America's nearly 300 sanctuary cities.  Laws in these cities help shield illegal immigrants from deportation, even after they've committed felonies.  The proposal was motivated by the death of Kate Steinle.  In July, she was fatally shot by an illegal immigrant who'd been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies.  The Full Measure team found the problem of Importing Murder is much larger, and often understated by politicians and advocates with special interests at stake.

Democrats and GOP Senator Mark Kirk team up to block 'sanctuary cities' law.  This is what having a GOP majority and gutless, go-along-to-get-along leadership in the Senate gets you. [...] The idea that cities can create no-go zones for the enforcement of US immigration laws, our own equivalent of Parisian suburbs where the national law does not run, is bizarre.  It is doubly bizarre as the Supreme Court has ruled that states and municipalities have to defer to the federal government on this subject.

The White House's Forked Tongue On Sanctuary Cities For Illegals.  The Stop Sanctuary Policies And Protect Americans Act (S. 2146) is a common-sense immigration bill from the Senate sponsored by David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican.  The measure is a natural outcome of the immigration debate that started in earnest this summer when Donald Trump criticized unchecked illegal immigration and then 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered in broad daylight on a San Francisco tourist pier by Francisco Sanchez, a five-times-deported alien felon who said he was there thanks to the city's sanctuary laws.

Democrats Without Borders.  San Francisco protects repeat offenders unless they have a violent felony conviction within seven years.  Though [Jeh] Johnson may not take a stand on the Vitter bill, President Barack Obama threatened to veto similar legislation from the House.  I've lived in the Bay Area long enough to appreciate why San Francisco passed sanctuary city ordinances early on; the idea was to encourage undocumented immigrants to report violent and serious crimes to the police.  But where is the public interest in shielding repeat offenders from well-deserved deportation?

Sanctuary Cities Ignore ICE Orders and Free 9,295 Criminal Aliens.  As the U.S. Senate considers a bill to slash funding for local governments that protect violent illegal immigrants, a new study reveals that hundreds of sanctuary cities nationwide released thousands of criminal aliens from jail rather than turn them over to federal authorities for deportation.  This proves that legislation to crack down on jurisdictions that obstruct enforcement of federal immigration law is long overdue.  In fact, the measure was inspired by the summer murder of a San Francisco woman by an illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions and five deportation orders.

Sanctuary City Is a Haven for Felons.  As he runs for re-election in November, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon faces no opposition.  The cozy position was unlikely, when you consider that Gascon arrived in the city as a pro-death penalty Republican from Arizona in 2009 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom picked him to be chief of police.  Today he's the rare prosecutor who has sent a message to career criminals in the country illegally:  San Francisco will make the feds really work to deport them.

Taking On Sanctuary City Lawlessness.  The American left's contemptuous disregard for laws it doesn't like is metastasizing. Despite the public outrage that attended the murder of Kate Steinle by Juan Francsico Lopez-Sanchez, a seven-time convicted felon who had been deported five times, the number of illegal alien protection centers known as sanctuary cities has increased.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports the number of these law-obstructing entities has grown to 340, compared to only 276 identified as recently as last July.  CIS's analysis is based on new information released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that covers the months of January through September of 2014.

Number of sanctuary cities grows to 340; thousands of illegals released to commit new crimes.  The list of sanctuary cities has grown to more than 340, and they shielded an average of 1,000 immigrants a month from deportation last year — and more than 2,000 of those released have been arrested for yet more crimes, according to a report released Thursday [10/8/2015] by the Center for Immigration Studies.  Among those released are illegal immigrants accused of murder and brutal assaults, said Jessica Vaughan, the report's author.

ICE: Sanctuary cities explode to 340, 9,295 illegals released from jail, 6,460 still at-large.  An analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records finds that many towns are embracing the sanctuary city model where illegal immigrants charged with crimes are being released over the objection of ICE which seeks to deport many.  The Center for Immigration Studies said the number of cities has grown to 340, up from 276 identified in July.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized policies such as the one in San Francisco against generally cooperating with immigration officials, calling the stances counterproductive and unacceptable.

Sanctuary City enjoys skyrocketing rates of murder, rape.  Judicial Watch has been keeping tabs on the sanctuary city problem for a while now, with particular attention being paid to San Francisco.  This week they released the results of an investigation into the crime rates in the City by the Bay over the period of time since the locals began offering safe harbor to illegal aliens and telling ICE to go pound sand if they want any criminal aliens held over.

America's Sanctuary City Nightmare.  A litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt to impose a nationwide "sanctuary" policy for illegal aliens.  Yet, there is no question that existing sanctuary policies implemented by numerous towns and cities have victimized innocent Americans.  Those sanctuary policies have enabled illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes — crimes that would not have occurred had their perpetrators been deported in keeping with existing law.  In 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens locked up in our federal, state, and local prisons.  They represent more than a quarter of all of the prisoners in the federal prison system alone.  The GAO's "study population" had been arrested nearly 1.7 million times and committed three million offenses, averaging about seven arrests and 12 offenses per criminal alien.

Out-Of-Control Big Government Is Destroying Us.  Consider the vast bureaucracy of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Is it culpable for knowingly not enforcing immigration law and thus allowing some undocumented immigrants to commit violent crimes?  In cases where innocent Americans are killed by undocumented immigrants with long histories of felonies and deportations — such as the recent killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco — can the victims' families sue ICE or sanctuary cities for either releasing or hosting criminals who were residing in the U.S. illegally?  In our litigious society in which plaintiffs sue fast-food franchises for serving excessively hot coffee, why do government bureaucrats escape culpability when the innocent die or are injured as a result of bureaucratic negligence?

California: $15 Minimum Wage, $30 Per Pizza, Massive Fail.  Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. [...] Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza, with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet but swallow it, paying his workers $15 to $25 an hour while eschewing tips or raising prices.

Huge Majorities of Voters Want an End to Sanctuary Cities, Aggressive Deportations.  Not that you heard any of this from vintage media, but it turns out that the electorate actively seeks an end to Barack Obama's illegal amnesty executive order; that it wants illegal aliens aggressively deported; and would love the federal government to go medieval on sanctuary cities.

Sanctuary State Is a Haven for Criminals.  On July 24, two burglars allegedly broke in to [Marilyn] Pharis' home as she slept.  They sexually assaulted and beat her.  Pharis, 64, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died in the hospital Aug. 1.  It turns out that one of the two men charged for the crime, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, is an undocumented immigrant against whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer in 2014.  Ramirez has pleaded not guilty.

Cruz, Sessions: How Many 'Homegrown' Terrorists Were Immigrants?  [Scroll down]  The letter comes as Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is investigating how sanctuary city policies are contributing to violent crime.  Grassley wrote Johnson on Tuesday, asking him to provide the immigration history of two men who were arrested on rape and murder charges after benefiting from sanctuary city policies that helped at least one of them avoid deportation.  "Clearly, there has been a total breakdown in cooperation between local and federal law enforcement that allowed this alleged killer to be released and, despite his lengthy and violent criminal record, never deported," Grassley wrote.

Why Liberals are Dangerous.  People in positions of power who place feelings above common sense, responsibility and reasoned thinking are dangerous.  They (liberals) must never be in charge.  Take sanctuary cities.  These are liberal-governed U.S. cities that have officially decided to disobey federal law by sheltering illegal aliens.  Liberalism has been described as a "mental disease."  For whatever reasons, liberals who run sanctuary cities feel it is unfair that we in America have so much.  Consequently, they roll out the red carpet to illegals; gifting them welfare, college tuition, and benefits unavailable to legal American citizens.

Obama's Trail Of Blood.  Another murder of an American by an illegal, another shrug from our nation's leaders.  A local police chief was right to see a "trail of blood" from the latest killing and those who made the killer's spree possible.

Another Brutal Murder By Illegal Alien — Another Sanctuary City Release.  A man who allegedly attacked a 64-year-old California woman and brutally raped her is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been arrested four times in the past two years.  The victim, Marilyn Pharis, died eight days after the attack, which occurred July 24 while she was asleep in her Santa Maria home.  An autopsy is being conducted to help determine if Pharis died as a direct result of the heinous crime.

California police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman.  A California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludgeoning death of a 64-year-old Air Force veteran pointed the finger Friday at state and federal policies he said allowed the illegal immigrant suspect to roam the streets despite a lengthy arrest record. [...] Two suspects have been arrested, including Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, an illegal immigrant from Durango Canatlan, Mexico.  Ramirez has been arrested six times in last 15 months, for crimes including sexual assault, possession of methamphetamine and weapons and driving without a license.

'Sanctuary cities' can't ignore federal law.  "Sanctuary cities" — municipalities that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration policy — have existed in the United States for more than thirty-five years.  Over the last decade, various legislative efforts have been made to crack down on noncompliant jurisdictions.  Still, by one count, at least 276 sanctuary cities exist in 32 states and the District of Columbia.  The debate over sanctuary cities was revived on July 1 when illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was walking along the San Francisco waterfront with her father and a friend.

2016 GOP hopefuls blast sanctuary cities but didn't crack down as governors.  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said mayors who run sanctuary cities should be held criminally liable — but he did not stop Orleans Parish, in his own state, from becoming a sanctuary itself in 2013.  He is one of at least four Republican governors running for president next year whose states have had cities and counties declare "sanctuary" during their tenure, without suffering the dire consequences the candidates now say the federal government should bring to bear on recalcitrant jurisdictions.

Sanctuary Cities Represent Naked Crimes against the American people.  Sanctuary policies do nothing to build trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement.  They do not improve access to law enforcement services for immigrants; nor have they been shown to increase the likelihood that more immigrant crime victims will report crimes.  On the contrary, they destroy the trust of the community at large that the laws will be faithfully enforced to preserve the quality of life for all.  Despite widespread public outrage at the San Francisco Sheriff's policies that caused the release of a man with five prior deportations and seven felony convictions, and who was the subject of an ICE detainer, who then went on to kill Kathryn Steinle, it is clear that some jurisdictions will not budge from their criminal alien sanctuary policies.

Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors of Sanctuary Cities as Accessories to Illegal Alien Crime.  "Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice," Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning [8/3/2015], as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities.  "Make them criminally culpable. I'd also make them civilly liable so that families, victims' families could sue.  Especially if the prosecutor isn't taking action or the mayor's not changing their ways, I'd allow the families to go to court as well to recover damages."

Sanctuary Cities Show Why Immigration Won't Help Dems in 2016.  This week the Senate held a hearing that highlighted the crimes committed by illegal immigrants that had avoided deportation because officials in self-declared "sanctuary cities" refused to hand them over or notify federal officials of their presence.  The father of Kathryn Steinle, a young San Francisco woman who was murdered by an illegal immigrant who had been freed by city officials complying with its sanctuary rules, asked senators to support a bill defunding those municipalities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.  Yet what was interesting about the hearing is not so much the slim chances of the bill becoming law.  Rather, it was the way Democrats and the liberal media did their best to ignore the issue.

Gowdy: If Obama Saw His Son In Trayvon, We See Our Daughters In Kate Steinle.  [Scroll down]  He continued that "the primary focus of government is public safety," which is far more important than "winning elections and appealing to certain constituencies."

For Kate and America's Sake, Don't Let Them Get Away with It.  For my relatives who only get mainstream media spin, here is what's really going on: an illegal alien shot and killed complete stranger, 32-year-old Kate Steinle, while enjoying a stroll with her dad along a San Francisco pier.  Kate's scumbag murderer had been convicted of seven felonies and deported five times.  And yet, this criminal kept returning to the U.S. without consequence.  The reality is many bad people are entering our country illegally unabated.  Heck, Obama even rolls out the welcome mat.  Uneducated and unskilled, Obama is confident he can woo them with taxpayer funded handouts, making them future Democrat voters.  Consequently, the Obama administration has released thousands of criminal illegal aliens.

President Obama's Sanctuary For Killers?  President Obama vowed to veto a House bill to pull cash from cities that flout federal immigration laws.  He's given a lot of odd excuses, but in the end he's siding with criminal illegals who now plague the U.S.

GOP working hard on phony bill to defund sanctuary cities.  House Speaker John Boehner has just come out of the closet.  He's a thespian.  He can't be anything else, because he strives to be one of the greatest actors of all time.  He currently is starring in a play on the House floor where he is appearing to pass a bill that would cut off funding for sanctuary cities.  The only problem with that is that the House is now powerless to do so.  The House can certainly pass such a bill, but the Senate can ignore it, and even if the Senate passed it as well, Obama could veto it without consequence.

White House defends sanctuary cities, threatens to veto crackdown bill.  The White House vowed Thursday to veto a bill to punish sanctuary cities, instead calling on Congress to legalize illegal immigrants as the way to solve the problem of criminals who shouldn't be on the streets.  The threat came just hours before the House was expected to pass a bill that would withhold money from states or localities that don't abide by a federal law that requires them to cooperate when federal immigration authorities request help identifying illegal immigrants.

The risks of sanctuary cities.  [Scroll down]  The law was a reaction to "Secure Communities," the program under which the Obama administration sent so-called "detainer" requests to local officials to hold illegal immigrants 48 hours beyond their otherwise lawful jail time, so the feds could come deport them.  The ordinance states that "a law enforcement official shall not detain an individual on the basis of a civil immigration detainer after that individual becomes eligible for release from custody" unless that person was currently charged with a violent felony and had been convicted of another within the past seven years.

Obama to veto bill stripping 'sanctuary cities' of federal funds.  The Obama administration on Thursday [7/23/2015] threatened to veto a House bill that would strip federal law enforcement grants from "sanctuary cities."  The bill would deny cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws certain Justice Department grants, and is expected to get a House vote on Thursday [7/23/2015].  The bill is a response to the shooting death of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant who had been deported several times.

House OKs bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities,' White House threatens veto.  The House approved legislation Thursday [7/23/2015] to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" for failing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, in the first congressional response to a brazen murder earlier this month in San Francisco allegedly committed by an illegal immigrant.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., would penalize jurisdictions that bar the collection of immigration information or don't cooperate with federal "detainer" requests, by blocking them from receiving certain federal law enforcement grants and funding.  It passed 241-179.  The Senate is considering similar legislation.

In Wake of Immigrant Murders, Obama Admin Declares New Goal: Improve 'Customer Service' for Illegal Aliens.  In a dramatic but little-noticed bulletin from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration has announced a new executive amnesty program that would allow an unknown number of foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally to access provisional waivers that would allow illegals to either remain in the country without consequence or return home and be eligible to instantly apply for a green card.

Justice For Kate Steinle.  Issues don't get more mainstream than illegals who prey on innocent Americans.  The thugs don't belong here.  That was the message of Senate hearings on Tuesday [7/21/2015] that focused on the outrageous case of Kathryn Steinle, the beautiful young woman gunned down in cold blood in broad daylight in the "sanctuary" of San Francisco — allegedly by Franciso Sanchez, a five-time deported illegal with seven felony convictions whom federal authorities sought for his sixth deportation.  Deportations didn't stop him; sanctuary city policies let him thrive.

Pelosi blames feds for sanctuary city killing.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put the blame for the release of an illegal immigrant implicated in the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle on federal agencies and bad communication Wednesday, rather than on San Francisco's sanctuary policy.  In a letter, Mrs. Pelosi and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a fellow California Democrat and a leader on immigration, said the federal Bureau of Prisons' release of the illegal immigrant to San Francisco was the foul up — not the city's subsequent release.

All you San Francisco liberals must be really proud of Nancy Pelosi.

The Coming Confrontation, Part 2.  The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 "proscribes any prohibition or restriction placed on local or state governments to send or receive information regarding immigration issues or any individual to or from federal immigration authorities".  The first test of this was in New York vs. United States (City of New York) in which the Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) ruled that failing to provide this information did not violate the 10th amendment.  This has lead directly to the formation of sanctuary cities.  The federal government will admit that it does not know how many or where they are for certain.  Two jurisdictions, the only ones the Office of Inspector General has complete numbers for still receives at least $1 million from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.  So we have a federal government spending money on illegal alien criminals.

Father of Kate Steinle blasts 'legal loopholes' that helped daughter's alleged killer.  The father of the young woman killed earlier this month along a San Francisco pier on Tuesday [7/21/2015] blasted the "legal loopholes" that allowed the illegal immigrant suspected of pulling the trigger to be released despite a rap sheet that included seven felonies and five past deportations.  In dramatic Capitol Hill testimony, Jim Steinle and other relatives of people killed by illegal immigrants called on Congress to pass new laws aimed at keeping illegal immigrant criminals off the streets.  "It's unbelievable to see so many innocent Americans that have been killed by undocumented immigrant felons in recent years," Steinle said.

This was in Colorado, but the topic is still the same.
Illegal immigrant leaves Denver church sanctuary after nine months.  Here's a heartwarming story for you.  A guy gets stuck in a basement for the better part of a year but finally gets out.  It's a pity we couldn't just stop right there because I could use some good news about now.  Sadly, this isn't the case at all.  Out in Denver, Arturo Hernandez Garcia had been holed up in the basement of the First Unitarian Society for the past nine months because he claimed sanctuary in the church.

Jeh Johnson's Stunning Statements on Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Law.  Jeh Johnson warned Congress not to pass any laws to stop sanctuary cities.  He also made it clear he won't use the tools available to him to return criminals from countries who don't want them back.  It's not just hardworking men and women crossing the southwest border, but drugs, weapons, victims of human trafficking and people with terrorism ties, as well.  The border is not secure and we don't have a southern border, according to testimony in March of this year by border agent Chris Cabrera.  Jeh Johnson was asked about it on Tuesday and evaded the questions, answering with diversionary responses.  Johnson did say he does not want to see nor does he want to enforce any law against sanctuary cities.  Nor will he use the powers he has as DHS Chief against countries who refuse to repatriate illegal aliens from their country.  He will talk with them instead.

Immigration Activist Smears Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Before Their Congressional Hearing.  An advocate of mass immigration defended sanctuary cities and scoffed that an upcoming congressional hearing featuring families whose children were murdered by illegals would be a "circus" during a Monday [7/20/2015] press call.

S.F. deputies union ties pier killing to sheriff's order.  The union representing San Francisco sheriff's deputies filed a formal complaint against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, linking the Pier 14 killing of Kathryn Steinle to a March order that barred them from communicating with federal immigration agents, according to documents obtained by The Chronicle.  The murder arrest of a man whom deputies had freed from jail despite a felony record and a history of deportations showed that Mirkarimi's policy "recklessly compromises the safety of sworn personnel, citizens, and those who merely come to visit the San Francisco area," the deputies wrote in the grievance.

The Immigration Boon to Democrats.  A new "sanctuary cities" map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws.  When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed, you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren't interested only in cheap nannies and gardeners.  For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about pumping up their political power.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Calls Murder of Kate Steinle a 'Little Thing' on Telemundo.  Reporting on a recently released survey by Rasmussen Reports that indicates that 62% of Americans oppose sanctuary city policies, Telemundo, the nation's second largest Spanish-language network, slanted its coverage in favor of maintaining the controversial policy.  Reporting from the sanctuary city of Chicago, Telemundo correspondent Janet Rodríguez cited an unauthorized immigrant in favor of the policy, along with two quotes from Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who had the gall to minimize Kate Steinle's murder, at the hands of a hardened criminal and five-time deportee, in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.

Kate Steinle May Not Look Like One of the President's Children, But Doesn't Her Life Matter, Too?  Why hasn't President Obama reached out to the family of Kate Steinle — the American gunned down in San Francisco by an illegal alien?  Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot asked Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson point blank if the administration had reached out to the Steinle family.  Johnson replied, "To who?"  It was nearly two weeks ago that Miss Steinle was murdered.  As of this posting[,] her family has yet to receive a single condolence note from the president.

S.F. 'sanctuary' policy violates common sense.  [Juan Francisco] Lopez-Sanchez was in the San Francisco County jail in April and should have been deported yet again. Federal immigration authorities had lodged a "detainer," seeking to get custody and do just that.  All they needed was a call or other contact from the sheriff's office.  The contact was never made, not because of some ghastly mistake or miscommunication but because of a city ordinance that prohibits police from honoring detainers except in rare cases.  And, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, because of a policy by the local sheriff that bars contact with immigration authorities.  After a local charge against Lopez-Sanchez was dropped, he was held for three weeks, then put on the street.  On July 1, less than three months later, Steinle, 32, was dead, collateral damage in a long-running feud between the local and federal governments over deportation.

There should be no sanctuary from the law.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer.  He failed, but the estimate then was "...50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law."  Many more laws have been added since then.  One thing is certain:  If you violate federal law you are likely to be punished with a fine, imprisonment or both.  These laws are supposed to apply to everyone, unless, it seems, you are an illegal alien living in San Francisco, or any of the other sanctuary cities around the country.

Kate Steinle's brother speaks out as Obama remains silent.  At this point, the Obama administration silence on the murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record who had been deported five times is even more deafening.  They just don't care.  Kate Steinle isn't important to Obama.  Because there's no political gain in Obama's base on this issue, or the issue of sanctuary cities.

Kate Steinle's family calls for change in immigration policy after San Francisco murder.  The family of Kate Steinle called for stricter immigration policy, claiming "the system failed in so many ways" and led to the 32-year-old woman's murder in San Francisco.  The crime forced the Steinle family to see the holes in an immigration policy that would allow alleged murderer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on the streets after getting deported five times for multiple felonies, they told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly Monday [7/13/2015].

Perry slams Obama for not cracking down on 'sanctuary cities'.  Republican White House hopeful and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Obama and his administration for not cracking down on illegal immigrants in "sanctuary cities."  He accused Obama of doing "absolutely nothing to prevent incidents like the murder of Kate Steinle," a 32-year-old woman who was allegedly shot in San Francisco by a Mexican immigrant laborer who had been deported five times.

Report: Lawmakers Working On Bill In Response To Kate Steinle's Murder By Illegal Alien.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting with leadership in the upper chamber to craft a law in response to last week's murder of a San Francisco woman by a five times-deported illegal alien, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly reported on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Tuesday [7/7/2015].  The action is a response to the murder of Kathryn Steinle.  The 32-year-old was shot in broad daylight on San Francisco's Pier 14 last Wednesday by Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican national who has seven felonies on his criminal record.

Report: Sanctuary Cities Released Some 8,000 Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records This Year.  While the amnesty chorus scrambles to whip up bogus "studies" that claim illegal aliens aren't prone to committing crimes (other than the plethora of offenses required to be an illegal alien, of course) and "sanctuary cities" aren't really a thing, hard data on the alien crime wave keeps pouring in.  The latest comes from the Center for Immigration Studies, which obtained data from the government with a Freedom of Information Act request that showed some 8,000 aliens with criminal records were released by 276 "sanctuary" jurisdictions over the past eight months.  That's a staggering degree of lawlessness perpetrated against the American people by our elected officials.

Sanctuary Cities Make Nice Cartel Hubs.  The Center for Immigration Studies posted an interactive map of known sanctuary towns and cities on their website and is one of the few organizations keeping track of them.  Although federal regulations plainly require cooperation, the federal government has never sued nor sanctioned a sanctuary jurisdiction, nor denied federal funds.  In fact, the Obama administration has made it difficult for the states and localities which choose to aid in enforcing immigration laws, in some cases going so far as to sue to have such assistance prohibited.  Arizona is a prime example.  These areas have become bastions of some very far-left activism and anti-Americanism.  They are also becoming hubs for Heroin in many cases.

Trump Reduces CNN To Outright Lying: Sanctuary Cities Don't Exist.  Because he's a left-wing propagandist working for a left-wing propaganda outlet, CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo told the world today that sanctuary cities don't exist.  The description is a "misnomer," Cuomo said.  "They are not safe havens," Cuomo added, "It's about how they follow the [immigration law] process."  With a straight face, Cuomo dropped this nuclear lie while doing what he never does to Democrats:  interrogating Michael Cohen, an advisor to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: [...]

Revealed: 276 'sanctuary cities' let 8,145 illegal offenders free in just 8 months, 17,000 total.  Some 276 "sanctuary cities," nearly 50 percent more than previously revealed, released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges free despite federal requests that they be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation, according to an explosive new report.  The Center for Immigration Studies, revealing new numbers it received under the Freedom of Information Act, said that those releases from cities that ignored federal demands came over just eight months and are just part of an even larger release of 17,000 illegals with criminal records.

Would Hill Republicans dare crack down on sanctuary cities?  Republican Tom Cotton, with a number of allies, has introduced a bill in the Senate that would deny federal immigration and police funding to cities that defy federal law.  "It is unacceptable that cities would issue ordinances that explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that are supposed to keep illegal immigrant felons off the streets," Cotton said in a statement.  "U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be expected to support such misguided local policies that put their safety in jeopardy."

Sanctuary City Gangbanger Gets 10 Years For Triple Murder.  Wilfredo "Flaco" Reyes is a gang leader who killed three innocent people.  Some would call him a monster for what he did.  The State of California however thinks he's a low-level offender and just sentenced him to 10 years in prison for taking three lives.  Believe it or not, this is related to San Francisco's sanctuary city policy because it helped facilitate the triple homicide.

Sanctuary Cities Represent The Worst Kind Of Liberal Lawlessness.  After sending mixed signals, The Hill reports that Democrats will be making a concerted effort to defend San Francisco's sanctuary laws and killing of Kathryn Steinle along the city's famous waterfront.  Most Republicans will avoid the matter altogether for the sake of political expediency.  Soon enough, I imagine, it'll be xenophobic to bring it up at all.

Megyn Kelly: Why Is Obama Ignoring Murder Of Katie Steinle?  FOX News' Megyn Kelly opened Thursday night's [7/9/2015] broadcast of her show with a monologue asking why President Obama and the White House won't give Katie Steinle, the woman killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, the same attention it gave to cases involving Freddie Brown, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

Megyn Kelly Eviscerates Obama's Silence on Katie Steinle: He can't make it about himself.  [T]he young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco was just laid to rest, surrounded by friends and family.  It does not appear at this hour that anyone from the Obama administration was in attendance.

The meaning of Obama's silence.  Obama remains silent because he cannot make [Katie Steinle's] murder about himself.  Obama remains silent because her murder illustrates the dilemma with one of his schemes profoundly to transform the United States.  Obama remains silent because her murder illustrates the dilemma so indelibly.  Obama remains silent because Sanchez represents the politically incorrect illegal alien crime wave.  Obama remains silent because he cannot plausibly turn Steinle's death to his narrow political advantage.  If there has ever been a smaller man or bigger jerk than Barack Obama holding the office of president, we need to know now.

Also posted under Barack H. Obama's narcissism.

The Democrats cannot afford to abandon the idea of "sanctuary cities."  It's all about politics.
Kamala Harris speaks out on Steinle, sanctuary, Sheriff — and Trump.  In the wake of the killing of Kate Steinle, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for US Senate, is standing staunchly behind sanctuary cities laws — and defends local law enforcement's responsibility to make the call on how to deal with immigration authorities.  Harris spoke out Friday [7/10/2015] in an interview with the Chronicle regarding the case of Steinle, whose alleged killer, Jose Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is an undocumented Mexican immigrant with a string of felonies and five deportations.

Can Kate Steinle's family sue San Francisco over its sanctuary city policy?  Looking for justice?  Move to Mexico.  When it comes to looking to the U.S. courts for protection, you may have a better chance if you're from south of the border.  Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was shot dead on July 1, allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican felon who was in the U.S. illegally.  Lopez-Sanchez would have been deported but for the fact that San Francisco is a "sanctuary city," which is why officials there chose to release him and ignore an ICE detainer.  This effectively put him back on the street.  And yet, if Steinle's family tries to sue the city for this travesty, it may be thrown out of court.

Pelosi Uses Murder Committed By Illegal Immigrant To Pitch ... Gun Control.  Last week, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered at Pier 14 in San Francisco, shot to death by Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, a 45-year old multiple deportee, according to his own words.  Sanchez has been charged with murder.  He is pleading not guilty, and has claimed the shooting was the result of an "accidental discharge."  Sanchez is an illegal immigrant.  He is also a convicted felon.  He has been deported five times and was back here again in San Francisco.  Even liberal senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has classified Sanchez as a threat to public safety.  But San Francisco is a "sanctuary city" that does not obey or enforce federal immigration laws.  Because of that, this public safety threat was on the street.  Because of that, a young woman is dead.

Voters Want to Punish Sanctuary Cities.  Following the murder of a young woman in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant from Mexico, voters want to get tough on so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to enforce immigration laws.  Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% oppose Justice Department action against sanctuary cities.  Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

San Francisco Sheriff Brought Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Back to The City.  Since the horrifying murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco last week by illegal alien and multi-felon Francisco Sanchez, many have been asking how Sanchez "slipped through the cracks."  He didn't.  In fact, according to a new report in the San Francisco Gate, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (who has a criminal history of his own) requested Sanchez be transferred into his jurisdiction.

How San Francisco Aided and Abetted the Murder of Kate Steinle.  "Sanctuary cities" are cities within the United States that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws and authorities — similar to the defiance of Southern states to federal law during the civil rights era.  By some estimates, there are more than 150 U.S. cities that are endangering the safety of their citizens by refusing to turn over dangerous, criminal aliens to the Department of Homeland Security or inquiring about the immigration status of suspects when they are arrested.

Cotton Introduces Legislation to Block Sanctuary Cities from Receiving Federal Law Enforcement Grants.  "The senseless murder of a young woman in San Francisco last week tragically illustrates that the politicization of the immigration debate has now swamped even common-sense efforts to protect public safety.  It is unacceptable that cities would issue ordinances that explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that are supposed to keep illegal immigrant felons off the streets.  U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be expected to support such misguided local policies that put their safety in jeopardy.  No matter their political affiliation, local officials should support the rule of law and protect the safety of all Americans."

GOP Lawmakers Push Obama Administration to Get Tough on Sanctuary Cities After San Francisco Killing.  Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate are pressing the Obama administration to get tough with San Francisco and other jurisdictions that don't cooperate on immigration enforcement, after the fatal shooting of a woman on a popular stretch of the California city's waterfront.  The man accused of the July 1 killing is an illegal immigrant and convicted felon from Mexico who had been deported five or more times.

Time to Put an End to 'Sanctuary City' Nonsense.  The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that immigration is a federal matter — so why, then, are certain cities allowed to get away with thumbing their noses at the law and declare themselves "sanctuaries"?  I think we all know the answer to that.  Now comes freshman senator Tom Cotton with a modest proposal:  become a "sanctuary city," lose your federal funds: [...]

Rick Perry: Cut Off Federal Crime Grants to Sanctuary Cities.  This afternoon [7/9/2015], Rick Perry issued a statement and offered a proposal on "sanctuary cities" that instruct their police department to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Why Does It Take A Donald Trump To Rouse Republicans On Sanctuary Cities?  It didn't take long for Democrats to run for political cover after the July 1 shooting of Steinle, allegedly by a five-time deported illegal alien with seven felonies on his record, as she strolled with her father on a tourist pier in San Francisco.  The city's left-wing mayor, Ed Lee, backtracked on its sanctuary policy, saying he was looking for ways to cooperate with federal authorities.  California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein vowed to investigate the outrage.  Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said apparent shooter, Francisco Sanchez, should have been deported (even as an aide added the ridiculous claim Thursday [7/9/2015] that sanctuary cities make the public safer).

The Immigration Secessionists.  It turns out that everything we've heard about the evils of states and localities defying federal law is wrong.  So long as a jurisdiction is sticking its thumb in the eye of the federal government on behalf of illegal immigrants who have been arrested and jailed, defiance of federal authority is progressive and commendable.  Over the years, the left has created dozens upon dozens of so-called sanctuary cities devoted to frustrating federal immigration enforcement and doing all they can to make a mockery of our laws.  On immigration, they are in effect little islands of secession.

Francisco Sanchez, Kate Steinle's Killer, Used 30 Aliases Over The Course Of A 25-Year Life Of Crime.  Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the 45-year-old illegal alien who confessed to fatally shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last week, used more than 30 aliases throughout his life of crime, government sources tell The Daily Caller.  Lopez-Sanchez's record, which stretches back nearly 25 years, shows three lengthy federal prison sentences for felony illegal re-entry.  It also shows that on many occasions, Lopez-Sanchez was deported back to Mexico only to illegally re-enter the U.S. within days.

Despite San Francisco criticism, Clinton once backed sanctuary city policies.  High-profile Democrats now speaking out about San Francisco's "sanctuary" treatment of an illegal immigrant charged with the murder of a young woman weren't always so critical of the policies.  Hillary Clinton and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., both criticized San Francisco for ignoring a federal request to hold Francisco Sanchez — who already had been deported five times — when he went into city custody in March.  He was released in April, and is now in jail for the murder last week of Kate Steinle, 32.

Map: Over 200 'sanctuary cities' in 32 states and D.C..  There are over 200 "sanctuary cities" in 32 states that give safe harbor to illegal immigrants, even violent ones with felony records like the man accused of killing a San Francisco woman last week, according to a new analysis.  The Center for Immigration Studies on Wednesday [7/9/2015] posted a map of the cities.

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U.S. Map Of "Sanctuary Cities": Where Local Governments Violate Federal Laws, Endanger Citizens.  More than 200 cities, counties and states across the United States are considered sanctuary cities.  These state and local jurisdictions have policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations allowing them to avoid cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities.  These "cities" ignore federal law authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to administratively deport illegal aliens without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts.

So Much For Obama's Slogan-Infested Immigration Stand.  Problem one is the White House, which won't enforce immigration laws.  As tens of thousands of Central Americans, including children, cross our border to join illegals that number at least 11 million, the administration refuses to deport them.  Bowing to the open border lobby and vote-hungry Democrats, the White House pretends to focus on "felons, not families."  The Steinle murder by illegal alien Francisco Sanchez puts the lie to that.  Nobody worries about deportation these days.  The Obama administration favors illegals, using executive orders to protect them.  In 2014, Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security to release 30,558 illegals with criminal records onto U.S. streets, after releasing 36,007 illegals in 2013.

With Blood On Their Hands, Democrats Suddenly Act Concerned About Illegal Immigration.  Suddenly everyone from Senator Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to Hillary Clinton is mumbling about how "sanctuary cities" that help aliens avoid immigration law might not be such a hot idea, because illegal alien murderer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is openly stating that he went to San Francisco to take advantage of its sanctuary policies.  While he was illegally strolling through the undefended streets of Frisco, he randomly murdered a legal U.S. citizen named Kathryn Steinle, using a gun that was evidently the personal property of a federal agent, stolen from his car some time previously.

Smug SF Sheriff Blames Everyone Except Himself For Kate Steinle Murder.  If you saw this guy on TV in the last 36 hours you will note his smug liberal condescension oozes from his carefully parsed lips.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement had requested notification if the Illegal Alien Murderer was going to be released.  San Fran Sheriff Mirkarimi did not want to turn over the illegal alien murderer, and he released the predator into the community to continue tracking his prey.  Kate Steinle became his next victim.

Is Your Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation?  The random, heartless murder of a young tourist on San Francisco's Pier 14 by a five-time illegal alien deportee who benefited from the "progressive" city's sanctuary policy has law-abiding Americans, law enforcement officials and political opportunists of all stripes up in arms.  But for decades, feckless government leaders ignored the pleas of families who suffered the bloody consequences of open borders.

Ben Carson: 'No sanctuary cities'.  GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Tuesday that he opposes "sanctuary cities" and the protections they offer illegal immigrants.  Carson criticized cities for not cooperating with federal authorities on deportations, according to The Boston Herald.  "No sanctuary cities," Carson responded when asked about the policy during an event at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, N.H.  "I think that's ridiculous," the retired neurosurgeon added.

Illegal immigrant who shot San Francisco woman with 'rifle stolen from FBI agent' appears in court.  Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez pleaded not guilty to murdering Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 with her father.  His public defender Matt Gonzalez said the shooting last week appeared to be an 'accident' and Sanchez claims the rifle 'went off in his hands'.  The San Francisco chronicle claims that the rifle used to kill Miss Steinle had been stolen from an federal agent's car in June.

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The article above says the weapon was a stolen rifle.  The article below says it was a .40 caliber pistol.

Gun used in pier killing had been stolen from federal agent.  The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco's waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday [7/7/2015].  The .40-caliber pistol was stolen from the agent not long before Kathryn Steinle was shot to death July 1 at Pier 14 on the Embarcadero, said one source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case publicly.

California lawmaker moves to crack down on sanctuary cities in wake of murder.  A California lawmaker is making the first move to crack down on sanctuary city policies in San Francisco and the rest of the state after a young woman was murdered, allegedly by an illegal immigrant freed by the city just months earlier.  State Sen. Jeff Stone, a Republican, announced Tuesday [7/7/2015] he is drafting a bill that would require all California cities and counties to fully cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Chalk Up Another Needless Death: Thank the Democrats' Treasonous Quest for Open Borders.  According to media outlets, [Juan Francisco] Lopez-Sanchez was arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for a drug violation and did the right thing:  They turned him over to the police for prosecution and filed a detainer requesting that they get him back at the conclusion of the charges.  That's where things went seriously wrong.  What did the district attorney's office do?  They promptly declined to prosecute and the warrant was dismissed.

Hutzpah: White House Attempts To Blame GOP For Murder Of Woman In San Francisco By Illegal Alien.  Last time I checked, ICE is a federal agency run by the Executive Branch, meaning Mr. Obama, a Democrat and Josh Earnest's boss, is the head.  San Francisco is a city wholly run by Democrats.

The Sanctuary Country.  When national politicians fret about states that defy federal laws or even national attitudes, they aren't talking about "sanctuary cities."  No, that kind of defiance meets with their approval.  If those cities flew confederate flags or tardily issued gay marriage licenses, pols could work themselves up into a lather about them.  But ignoring federal immigration law?  That's no big deal, until an illegal immigrant in one of those cities shoots somebody and then the finger-pointing begins.

DHS dodges 'sanctuary city' question after illegal immigrant kills Calif. woman.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to say Monday whether cities offering "sanctuary" to dangerous illegal immigrants are posing a safety threat in the United States, just days after a criminal alien who was given sanctuary in San Francisco shot and killed a California woman.  Johnson was asked if the death of Kathryn Steinle last Thursday proved that sanctuary cities were part of the problem when it comes to removing dangerous immigrants.  But Johnson didn't answer directly, and instead said generally that the federal government is slowly starting to work more effectively with state and local governments on deportation matters.

Kathryn Steinle killing fuels outrage over Democrats' deportation opposition.  The Democratic campaign to relax national, state and local deportation policies is fueling outrage ignited by the shocking slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an oft-deported illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte slammed the Obama administration for turning federal requests to detain illegal immigrants into "something voluntary" and "releasing criminals back onto the streets."  "This administration is not enforcing our immigration laws," the Virginia Republican said.  "And, quite frankly, I don't think they care."

Dying on the Sidewalk of Nancy Pelosi's Sanctuary City.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once said that regardless of legal status, "north and south in this hemisphere... we are all Americans."  Based on that absurd statement, it stands to reason that Nancy Pelosi would be the Grand Diva of the sanctuary city that gave 45-year-old illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez asylum from deportation.  In the past, Pelosi also warned America that if Republicans stopped ObamaCare funding for abortion 'women would die on the floor.'  Thus far, not one woman has "died on the floor" because of Republican policy.  However, what has happened is that in Pelosi's very own Democrat-controlled sanctuary city, on a warm summer evening, a young woman perished on the sidewalk after being shot by an undocumented alien who found refuge under the wings of Nancy Pelosi-approved lax immigration policy.

San Francisco — Whose Sanctuary?  Did San Francisco's sanctuary city ordinance contribute to the senseless shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she was out for an evening stroll on Pier 14 last week?  This is a national story, because the federal government released accused shooter Francisco Sanchez to a San Francisco jail in March and the jail released Sanchez to the streets April 15 after the district attorney dropped a 20-year-old charge for marijuana possession.  Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he did so in keeping with San Francisco's sanctuary city policy.

S.F. Sheriff Defends Releasing Killer, Calls Trump 'Opportunist'.  Sheriff Mirkarimi appeared agitated as he spoke to San Francisco-based KRON 4 News, casting blame on U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for not filing a formal court application to detain Lopez-Sanchez.  In a separate CNN interview, Mirkarimi defended his refusal of ICE detainers.  He called ICE policy the "imperfect deportation and transferring of people."  It is San Francisco Sheriff's department policy to deny all ICE detainer requests.  He indicated that he only honors court orders.

How Unusual Is Francisco Sanchez Case? The Facts About Illegal Immigrants and Crimes.  According to a recent study released from the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants, with a total of 79,059 convictions altogether, in 2014.  Furthermore, the CIS report shows that among the 904,000 illegal immigrants who have ignored orders to leave the U.S., approximately 167,527 of these are convicted criminal immigrants.  Likewise, CIS's April 2015 statistics indicate ICE has only arrested 11,983 at-large convicted criminal immigrants — despite the fact 168,000 criminal immigrants were identified.

White House: We Aren't Going to Comment on Murder of Kate Steinle By 7-Time Felon Illegal Alien.  Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday [7/6/2015], Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to issued comment on the murder of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a seven-time felon illegal alien last week in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.  Her killer was deported five times before taking her life and admitted he went to San Francisco because he knew he'd be able to escape federal authorities thanks to sanctuary policies.  "I can't speak to this specific case," Earnest said.  "I'd refer you to DHS."

Random killing Trumps San Francisco's sanctuary city policy.  The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation's most politically correct city. This morning edition of the San Francisco Chronicle website (which reflects the newspaper's front page to some extent) gives prominent placement to Trump's contention that the murder of Kathryn Steinle shows that he's right.

San Francisco — A "Sanctuary City" For Whom Exactly?  A San Francisco article gives some insight into how the decision to make a "sanctuary city", has now made them a safe harbor for illegal alien criminals, murderers and rapists.  Alternate headline:  "Donald Trump Is Right".

Murderer: I Chose SF Because It Is A 'Sanctuary City'.  Five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday [7/5/2015] with a local ABC News affiliate that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to immigration officials.

All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support 'Sanctuary Cities'.  As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities.  In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities.  And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley announced that the Baltimore city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal aliens until they could be deported.

Man arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials say.  The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say.  Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.

The Progressive Policies That Murdered Kate Steinle.  [Scroll down]  Although this violent thug pulled the trigger, progressives, through the laws they have enacted, put this man on the streets which allowed him to murder.  Federal authorities had Lopez-Sanchez in custody in March after he was set free from a federal prison.  They transferred him to San Francisco authorities because he was wanted by them on drug-related charges.  The feds filed what's called an "immigration detainer" requesting that the local authorities notify them before releasing the man.  But San Francisco, home of the most militant leftists in America, refused the request because local policy forbids it.  The prisoner in effect got a "get out of jail free card" from the left-wing open-borders movement which argues that keeping illegals in jail violates their constitutional rights.

Kate Steinle was Murdered by a Sanctuary City.  In San Francisco, city employees are barred from aiding ICE in raids, arrests or investigations unless "required by federal or state law, or a warrant."  Among those political figures who could feel the heat is the pro-sanctuary Kamala Harris, California's Democratic attorney general and possible replacement for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Kate Steinle Died Because of Democrat Policies.  The family of a California woman who was allegedly shot dead by an illegal Mexican immigrant have criticized officials who didn't hand him over after he was jailed just months before the attack.  Grieving relatives of Kathryn Steinle, 32, who was shot dead on San Francisco's Pier 14 Thursday night [7/2/2015], made the comments in light of revelations that alleged killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been sent back over the border five times.

Obama, Brown, Harris Allowed S.F. Murderer To Stalk The Streets.  The senseless, random murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle last week, allegedly by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, has shocked the city of San Francisco and outraged the nation.  The alleged murderer was free because of a local policy and state law that prevent cooperation with federal immigration detainers — and because of a federal government that encourages such disobedience.

Feds: Cops should not have freed suspect now charged in random killing.  U.S. immigration officials said Friday [7/3/2015] that the San Francisco Police Department did not honor a request they made in March to hold onto a Mexican citizen now charged in the random shooting of a tourist on the San Francisco pier.  Francisco Sanchez, 45, has been charged with killing a 31-year-old woman who was strolling with her family along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront on Wednesday evening, police said.

Man arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials say.  The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say.  Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.

Woman mourned, suspect held in random killing on S.F. pier.  The suspect was identified as Francisco Sanchez, who is approximately 45 and whose last known address was in Texas.  He spoke with homicide inspectors and was later jailed on suspicion of murder, officials said.  Sanchez was on probation, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, who wouldn't elaborate.

Woman is 'randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier in broad daylight.  The man accused of randomly shooting dead a California woman as she walked along a popular San Francisco pier has a serious criminal history and has been deported to Mexico multiple times, according to reports.  What's more, Francisco Sanchez, 45, was already on probation out of Texas and should have been sent to federal authorities as an 'enforcement priority' following a Bay Area arrest four months ago.

California bill could create sanctuary state for non-felon illegal immigrants.  California lawmakers are considering a new bill that could create a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants seeking protection from Arizona's strict immigration law.  The Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools, or TRUST Act, which is currently making its way through the California legislature, would prohibit local law enforcement from turning over illegal immigrants for deportation except for those with serious felony convictions.

The Epicenter of Progressive Contempt for the Rule of Law.  Of the many serious flaws that attach themselves to progressive ideology, perhaps the worst is the reality that the rule of law means nothing if it conflicts with the progressive worldview. ... San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the San Francisco Examiner he will begin thumbing his nose at federal law enforcement officials on June 1st — to comply with San Francisco's sanctuary city ordinance.

California: The Sanctuary State.  Americans are familiar with sanctuary cities and counties but now California appears to be heading toward becoming the first sanctuary state.  While Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona have passed legislation taking a tougher stand on illegal immigration, California is heading in the opposite direction with bills such as AB 540, AB 1081, AB 130, and AB 131.

San Francisco to Stop Detaining Arrested Immigrants for Deportation.  San Francisco, one of the first sanctuary cities in the nation, plans to end its cooperation with federal immigration officials and start releasing illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses before they can be picked up for deportation.

Stop the Illegal Sanctuaries.  A Government Accountability Office study found that 55,322 criminal aliens were arrested a total of at least 459,614 times, averaging over eight arrests per alien.  The Department of Justice expressed its surprise at the "extremely high" rate of re-arrests for criminal aliens when it found that that 73 criminal aliens in a study group were arrested a total of 429 times.  Localities that adopt "sanctuary" policies, in an effort to be welcoming to both legal and illegal immigrants, need to consider whether such policies have the effect of attracting and incubating crime.

8 crack dealers shielded by S.F. walk away.  An effort by San Francisco to shield eight young Honduran crack dealers from federal immigration officials backfired when the youths escaped from Southern California group homes within days of their arrival, officials said Monday [6/30/2008].  The walkaways are the latest in a string of embarrassments for city officials who are protecting illegal-immigrant drug dealers from federal authorities and possible deportation because of San Francisco's 1989 declaration that the city is a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Slaying suspect once found sanctuary in San Francisco.  The man charged with killing a father and two sons on a San Francisco street last month was one of the youths who benefited from the city's long-standing practice of shielding illegal immigrant juveniles who committed felonies from possible deportation, The Chronicle has learned.

Bush Should Strip Sanctuary Cities of Federal Funds.  Three good men are dead thanks largely to San Francisco's outrageous sanctuary-city policy, which forbids city authorities from notifying federal immigration authorities when they arrest illegal aliens for crimes they commit, and it's time for President Bush to crack down on all the cities in the United States that follow this absurd policy.

Top 10 Examples of San Francisco Silliness.  San Francisco is a sanctuary city, where illegal immigrants can find safe haven.  Since 1989, city police officers have been forbidden from inquiring into an offender's immigration status.  As a result, the city has been plagued by violence committed by illegal immigrants who should have been deported for earlier, less serious offenses.

Family blames sanctuary policy in 3 slayings.  San Francisco's immigrant sanctuary policies played a "substantial" role in the slayings of a father and two of his sons by allowing city officials to shield the alleged killer from deportation, despite his violent history, according to a legal claim filed Friday [8/22/2008] on behalf of the victims' family.  The claim is likely to be followed by a wrongful death lawsuit in which the family of Tony Bologna and his sons could seek millions of dollars from the city.

The Shoes Liberal Celebrities Won't Wear.  Althea Rae Shaw of Los Angeles wrote an outraged open letter to Colbert after last week's Capitol Hill circus.  She is the aunt of 17-year-old Jamiel Andre Shaw II, a young black high-school student who was gunned down by an illegal-alien gang member in 2008 amid brown-on-black violence in southern California.  The Shaw family has spearheaded efforts to repeal dangerous sanctuary policies in Los Angeles that protect criminal illegal aliens and handcuff local law enforcement.

Chicago Politicians Double Down on Dangerous 'Sanctuary City' Policies.  Chicago politicians and advocates of mass immigration are pushing "sanctuary city" policies that allow criminal aliens to run rampant and resulted in the high-profile death of one city resident in 2011, according to Progress Illinois.  Many want to shield illegal aliens from immigration authorities.  Illegals with pending criminal cases should not have their information given to U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) if they're stopped again by police, says one advocate.

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