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Illegal Alien Commits Murder After Release from NYPD Custody

NEW YORK – Denery Steven Lemus-Najarro, 21, is in federal custody following his Aug. 18, arrest by the New York Police Department. The unlawfully present Guatemalan citizen was charged due to his involvement in a gang-related shooting in Queens, New York. “It’s important that the citizens of New York City understand that the sanctuary city policies enacted by local politicians ...

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LA Sheriff Refuses To Surrender 25,000 Illegal Aliens to ICE

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has refused more than 25,000 requests to surrender illegal immigrants detained in its jails to immigration agents in the 2020 fiscal year, Fox News reported. LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has blocked the transfer of illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to concerns over the conditions at ICE facilities and the ...

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Why Are Latin American Citizens Counted in Our Census?

A little over a year ago I wrote about another Trump administration immigration policy failure. Trump wanted to add a census question that asked if the respondent was a citizen of the USA. Adding that question should have been a simple administrative procedure since conducting the census is an executive branch function. But nothing is simple where Trump is concerned. ...

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ICE arrests criminal aliens after New York City releases them

NEW YORK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) recently arrested three convicted criminal aliens in New York who were released from local custody after detainers were ignored. ICE arrested Alvaro Cuatate-Xochicale, 57, and Miguel Guzman-Reyna, 58, both unlawfully present Mexican nationals, and Jonathan De Jesus-Lopez, 20, an unlawfully present Dominican national, in the boroughs of Brooklyn ...

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Federal Judge Blocks ICE From Arresting Illegal Aliens Near New York Court Houses

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are forbidden to conduct immigration arrests both inside and near courthouses in New York state following a Wednesday ruling from a federal justice. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that the practice of arresting illegal aliens outside of courthouses violated the “principles of federalism and separation of powers,” ABC News reported. “It is one ...

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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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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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Illegal Aliens Can Begin Applying For Cash Assistance In California

Illegal aliens with children

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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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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Illegal Alien, Alleged Drug Trafficker On The Loose After Sanctuary Authorities Let Him Go

Mexican national Francisco Vazquez-Cruz was arrested on drug trafficking charges by Oregon State Police on April 28 and booked into the Jackson County Jail.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation that Vazquez-Cruz is in the U.S. illegally, and is now considered an ICE fugitive after Jackson County authorities ignored their detainer request and released him into ...

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Gov Gavin Newsom Sued Over $75 Million Stimulus For Illegal Aliens

A lawsuit seeks to stop Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom from doling out roughly $75 million in taxpayer funds to foreign nationals living unlawfully in the country. Judicial Watch, a conservative legal firm, filed a temporary restraining order against Newsom to keep him from spending about $75 million of state taxpayer funds on direct cash benefits to illegal aliens, the ...

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Trump’s Economic Adviser Won’t Rule Out Blocking Coronavirus Relief To Sanctuary Cities

Larry Kudlow

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow would not definitively rule out the possibility of local immigration policy being a condition for a federal bailout package for state governments.  Kudlow’s comments come after President Donald Trump suggested he may withhold coronavirus relief for states that have sanctuary cities, saying those policies must be adjusted.  The president has long sought to ...

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Judge Tosses Out ACLU’s Attempt To Stop A County From Cooperating With ICE

A judge in Colorado has dismissed a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the Teller County Sheriff’s Office that argued it was breaking the law by cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ACLU’s Colorado chapter, suing on behalf of six people in the county in June 2019, argued that Teller County Sheriff was violating state ...

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California Governor Working To Give More Coronavirus Aid To Illegal Aliens

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is actively considering a proposal to establish a relief fund for illegal aliens who are not covered by the stimulus package passed by Congress. Newsom on Tuesday confirmed that he is working with Democrats in the California state legislature on a “Disaster Relief Fund” for illegal aliens, according to The Associated Press. Such ...

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