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Colorado Governor Doubles Down On Sanctuary Policy

Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has restricted what personal information his state agencies will provide to federal immigration authorities, the latest measure he’s taken to protect Colorado’s illegal alien population. Polis quietly issued new policy guidance on Wednesday, directing state agencies not to provide Coloradans’ personal data to federal entities that intend to use the information for the sole purpose ...

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Illegal Alien Arrested In Deadly-Hit-And Run As County Looks to Become Sanctuary

Virginia police arrested Walner Alberto Pichinte Echeverria, an illegal alien from El Salvador, on Monday for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his car and driving off, leaving the pedestrian to die. Law enforcement in Prince William County subsequently handed Pichinte Echeverria over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under a partnership program known as 287(g). The arrest comes as Prince ...

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College Republicans Ask Trump To Roll Back Employment Programs For Foreign Nationals Amid Economic Downturn

College Republican chapters across the U.S. delivered a letter to President Donald Trump Friday asking him to roll back two temporary worker programs for foreign nationals.  Amid the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus, students said the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program should be abolished and the H-1B visa program should be suspended. The college leaders said the economy is ...

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Judge Sanctions Trump Admin After Citizenship Question Lawsuit

An Obama-appointed federal judge sanctioned the Trump administration on Thursday, ruling that the White House did not provide sufficient documentation amid its failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Jesse Furman, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered the Trump administration on Thursday to pay attorney fees as punishment. ...

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House Democrats Urge Trump Admin To Stop Deportations, Release Immigrant Detainees

House Democrats urged the Trump administration Wednesday to stop all deportation flights, arguing that these repatriation contribute to the spread of coronavirus in Latin America. In a letter sent Wednesday, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to discontinue deportation flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, and release ...

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Seattle Asks For $100 Million Taxpayer-Funded Illegal Alien Relief Fund

Seattle leaders called on the Washington state government Monday to establish a coronavirus relief fund that provides millions in cash assistance to illegal aliens. The Seattle City Council passed a resolution Monday encouraging Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers to establish a Washington Worker Relief Fund to “provide emergency economic assistance to undocumented Washingtonians,” according to the Seattle Times. ...

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Atlanta Mayor Admits Georgia Reopening ‘Not As Bad As I Thought That It Would Be’

The Atlanta mayor who criticized Georgia Gov. Brian Kemps’ decision to reopen the state last month said Monday that the results were “not as bad” as she first anticipated. Appearing on MSNBC to discuss the coronavirus outbreak in Georgia, Mayor Keisha Bottoms acknowledged that reopening the state’s economy has not lead to the results she initially expected. However, the Democratic ...

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Cotton Bill Blocks Stimulus ‘Handout’ To Illegal Aliens

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton announced legislation Tuesday that would prevent state and local governments from using public funds to make coronavirus assistance payments to individuals living in the United States illegally. Cotton plans to introduce the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act, an amendment to the CARES Act that would restrict any future payments to states or municipalities until they certify they’re ...

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Most Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Pause Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Poll Finds

The majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend green cards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly-released survey finds. A total of 58% of respondents said they either “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban green card applications for 60 days as the United States deals with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a ...

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FBI Arrests Couple Allegedly Involved In Cross-Border Kidnappings, Murder

An American woman and her boyfriend were arrested and charged for allegedly collecting ransom money as part of their involvement in a deadly kidnapping conspiracy of U.S. residents in Tijuana, Mexico. Leslie Briana Matla, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen who lived in Mexico, and her boyfriend, Juan Carlos Montoya Sanchez, a 25-year-old resident of Tijuana, were arrested by U.S. authorities pursuant ...

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Agency That Manages Immigration Is Running Out Of Money, Will Charge More For Applications

The federal agency that manages the country’s immigration system is at the brink of insolvency and will begin adding a surcharge to application fees. Faced with an unprecedented drop in immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to run out of funds by the end of the month, the Wall Street Journal first reported. ...

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Al Qaeda Linked To Deadly Shooting At US Military Base In Florida, Investigators Say

The Saudi national who shot three Americans at a military base in Pensacola, Fl., in December had been in contact with Al Qaeda before the attack, according to law enforcement officials. Cell phone evidence links Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi Air Force cadet who trained at the Naval Air Station Pensacola alongside American military officials, to the terrorist organization, ...

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Illegal Aliens Can Begin Applying For Cash Assistance In California

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Illegal aliens can apply for direct cash assistance from the California state government as of Monday, marking the implementation of the first relief program of its kind. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced in April the launch of The Disaster Relief Fund, a $125 million coronavirus relief program for illegal aliens living in the state who don’t otherwise qualify for ...

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‘Pelosi Basically Lost Me’: White House Says Checks For Illegal Aliens A No-Go For Stimulus Negotiations

White House economic adviser Peter Navarro swatted down the possibility that the coronavirus stimulus package passed by House Democrats would be acceptable by the Trump administration. During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with Georgia Stephanopoulos, Navarro said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “lost me” with her party’s stimulus bill. The legislation includes a slate of poison pills for the ...

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Montgomery County Sued For Doling Out Coronavirus Money To Illegal Aliens

Two residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, sued the county government on May 8 for a coronavirus relief program that provides millions in direct cash assistance to illegal aliens.  The Democrat-controlled Montgomery County Council approved a $5 million program that distributes financial assistance to those without a Social Security number, which would include those living in the United States unlawfully. Montgomery ...

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