Category Archives: Immigration

Were MS-13 gang members released into US communities?

About 16 self-proclaimed MS-13 gang members were transferred out of federal custody and into community placement centers across the country during the border surge in unaccompanied children from Central America in 2014, according to a new letter from the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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Immigration arrests surge 40% under Trump

Government data states US arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by 38% in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Detentions by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency jumped to 41,318 between January 22 of this year and the end of April.

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Trump’s travel ban lands in Seattle appellate court

Don’t hold your breath folks, this is now before another group of liberal Obama butt kissin’ judges. The latest legal showdown over President Trump’s revised executive order targeting refugees and nationals from six predominately Muslim countries hits a Seattle appellate courtroom Monday morning.

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ICE arrests 1,378 suspected gang members in largest sweep to date

The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

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Los Angeles resolution makes public schools sanctuaries from ICE

Tuesday Los Angeles public schools passed a resolution making campuses sanctuaries for illegal immigrants in danger of being deported. The school board’s resolution was shaped as a reaffirmation of a measure passed last year that designated Los Angeles public schools as a “safe place” for illegal immigrants and their families, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

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Texas sanctuary city crackdown: AG Paxton sues Austin, others

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton already has filed suit against local jurisdictions that had been accused of not cooperating with federal immigration agents, in a preemptive bid to uphold a newly signed anti-sanctuary city law and head off numerous legal challenges.

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Trump travel ban: Appeals court takes first look at revised order

Monday, President Trump’s revision of his controversial executive order imposing a travel and refugee ban on certain countries will get an important legal test when a federal appeals court in Virginia weighs whether the administration overstepped its authority.

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55,000 Haitians in US fear their protection from deportation may soon end

About 55,000 Haitians in the United States who received protection from deportation in 2010, when a major earthquake devastated their land and killed 300,000, may be forced to return to their country next year if indications by Trump administration officials prove true.

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Supreme Court weighs whether lying to get citizenship can justify revoking it

Can lying years ago, cost a person their citizenship? That’s  what the Supreme Court is considering in the case of an ethnic Serbian woman from Bosnia who lied during her refugee and later citizenship application process about why she was seeking to make the U.S. her permanent home.

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Paris terror attack halts presidential campaign, but looms large as vote nears

The  terror attack at one of Paris’ most storied landmarks has forced an early end to campaigning in Sunday’s presidential election, but the murder of a cop on the Champs-Elysees could have a huge effect on the race even as candidates are silenced.

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