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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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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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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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Border Patrol Busts Texas Stash House, Capture 13 Illegal Aliens

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station assisted Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (ZCSO) in the arrest of 13 individuals found inside a stash house in Zapata, Texas. The incident occurred on the morning of May 18, when ZCSO requested Service canine assistance for possible narcotics activity at a residence.  The investigation did not produce narcotics, ...

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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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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $2.5 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics totaling over $2.5 million in street value. “Seizures like this one are a prime example of the importance that CBP officers play in our overall national border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory ...

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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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Yuma Sector Agents Apprehend Three Illegal Aliens from Yemen

YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three undocumented aliens from Yemen on Wednesday. Yuma Station agents patrolling on the west side of San Luis, Arizona apprehended a group of three men on Wednesday night that had illegally entered the United States from Mexico. On-site medical providers conducted medical screenings and cleared the men for transport. Agents conducted thorough ...

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‘She’s Lost Her Mind’: Former ICE Chief Reacts To Pelosi’s Plan To Give Illegal Aliens Stimulus Funds

A former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus relief package exploits the pandemic to push a progressive agenda. “Nancy Pelosi and her party, they are taking advantage of this crisis to push a radical agenda. Look, she wants to use our taxpayer’s money to reward illegal behavior,” said Tom Homan on Fox ...

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Trump Plans To Extend Border Restrictions Indefinitely: Report

The Trump administration is preparing an order that will extend current border restrictions indefinitely until a top public health official declares the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The White House plans to keep border restrictions in place until it decides the coronavirus outbreak is not a significant threat to the public anymore, ...

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Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $11.1 Million at World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge intercepted a shipment containing hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $11.1 million in one enforcement action. “Even though anti-terrorism is our primary mission, CBP officers maintain their vigilance to ensure commercial entries are safe and free ...

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Speaker Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Includes Billions For Illegal Aliens

House Democrats released the HEROES Act on Tuesday, a $3 trillion spending package intended to bring relief to state and local governments, and Americans, suffering from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, if signed into law, would allow individuals who file taxes with a Taxpayer Identification Number to be eligible for stimulus money — which would ...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1.3 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics totaling $1.3 million in street value. “Drug trafficking organizations are continually evolving concealment techniques, becoming sophisticated in their methods of avoiding detection,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “Fortunately, CBP is equipped with drug detection technologies that help ...

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