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Border Patrol Agent Offers To Give Ocasio-Cortez A Personal Tour Of Detention Facility After ‘Disgusting’ Holocaust Comparison

The vice president of the National Border Patrol Council extended Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a personal invitation to tour a detention facility after she claimed that the U.S. government is “running concentration camps on our southern border” to hold illegal immigrants. “She needs to come down here, I’ll offer to show her myself the area,” Art Del Cueto, ...

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Harris: History Has Already Shown What Happens When Governments Round People Up ‘By Ethnic Group’

2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris suggested President Donald Trump’s plan to deport “millions” of illegal immigrants targets a specific ethnic group. “Mass deportations are cruel and violate our values,” Harris said in a tweet Tuesday. “As this president rips more families apart, let’s remember that history has already shown us what happens when governments begin rounding people up by ethnic ...

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Cooperation between ICE, local law enforcement makes for safer communities

SEATTLE – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relies upon the cooperation of local law enforcement officials to expeditiously remove dangerous criminals from our communities. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ (ERO) mission is to identify, arrest and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety. When ICE officers and agents must go ...

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Trump’s Immigration Czar Pick Rips Into Sanctuary Cities: ‘Un-American’

President Donald Trump’s pick to for “immigration czar” penned a scathing op-ed that rips apart the arguments immigrant-rights groups use to defend sanctuary city policies. Tom Homan — a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Trump administration, and the president’s pick to for immigration czar — published an op-ed on Monday that shoots down many ...

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Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order For Illegal Immigrant

A three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, all of whom were appointed by Democratic presidents, reversed a deportation order for an illegal immigrant apprehended by ICE.  The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers it suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.  Immigration-rights advocates believe the ruling could ...

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New York Moves Closer To Giving Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

The New York Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow state residents who entered the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses. In a vote that fell along party lines, New York state representatives voted 86-50 in favor of the controversial “Green Light” bill, which would let illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license with foreign documentation. Passage of the ...

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Mexico Selling Presidential Plane To Help Fund Trump’s Immigration Deal

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador revealed that proceeds from the sale of his administration’s former aircraft will help fund efforts to reduce illegal immigration under the deal struck with the White House. “About how much this plan is going to cost, let me say, we have the budget,” Lopez Obrador said Wednesday at a news conference. “It would come ...

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The DOJ Intentionally Brought Foreign Nationals Into The US As Snitches — Then It Lost Some: IG

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The Department of Justice “sponsored” approximately 5,500 foreign nationals to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 in order to provide assistance to the DOJ in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general. Sixty-two absconded, escaping the DOJ’s monitoring, and in 18 other cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal ...

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Trump Warns Of ‘Phase Two’ If Mexico Deal Doesn’t Adequately Stop Immigration Crisis

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of implementing a “phase two” if the immigration deal with Mexico does not yield satisfactory results. “Now, Mexico is moving 6,000 troops to their southern border. That’s a lot of troops.  That’s a lot more — we never even heard of a number like that,” Trump said at the White House alongside Poland President Andrzej ...

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Obama White House Deleted Online Speeches About The Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Entered Office

The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office. A collection of 190 transcripts of speeches on ICE’s website was deleted on January 18 and on the late evening of January 19, 2017, according to research conducted by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that ...

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ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest states during a five-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this enforcement surge, ICE officers made arrests in the following states: Illinois (45), Indiana (13), Kansas (16), Kentucky (43), Missouri (12) and Wisconsin (11). Five women and 135 men ...

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Private Border Wall Ordered To Keep Its Gate Open

The gate of a private half-mile border wall constructed in New Mexico was ordered Monday to stay open after officials said it was built on federal land without a permit. Most of the private wall built over Memorial Day weekend by triple-amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s nonprofit group is on private land, but the International Boundary and Water Commission ...

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