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NYC Council Passes ‘Abolish ICE’ Resolution after ICE removes 16 sexual offender criminal aliens from the city

The New York City Council passed a resolution Wednesday demanding the federal government abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just one day after the agency arrested 16 sexual predators, who were also aliens, in the city. The resolution, which passed in a voice vote, says, “ICE, under the direction of President [Donald] Trump, has demonstrated an inability to fulfil ...

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US Attorney McSwain: Sanctuary City Policies Are ‘Un-American’

Not only are sanctuary cities wrong, but they’re essentially un-American, said US attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William McSwain on Friday. “When you come before the law in America it’s not supposed to matter who you are or where you’re from, who your parents are or the like, everybody’s supposed to be treated equally,” said McSwain. Appearing on ...

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Progressive mayors sue DOJ over sanctuary city grant restrictions

A progressive mayor’s group has joined a lawsuit by Evanston, Illinois seeking to get an injunction against the Department of Justice’s practice of withholding federal grant money from jurisdictions that enact sanctuary policies towards illegal aliens. “The Conference believes that the Department’s immigration-related notice, access and compliance restrictions exceed the limited, largely administrative authority that Congress gave the Attorney General ...

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City of Evanston and U.S. Conference of Mayors v. Jefferson Sessions

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION CITY OF EVANSTON and THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, Plaintiffs, v. JEFFERSON BEAUREGARD SESSIONS III, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States, Defendant. Case No. 18-cv-4853 COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF The United States Conference of Mayors (the “Conference”) and ...

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Philadelphia releases felon despite ICE detainer and criminal arrest warrant

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PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested a dangerous illegal alien after he was released by the city of Philadelphia, despite an active detainer, which included a criminal arrest order signed by a federal judge. On Thursday, June 14, 2018, ICE officers obtained a criminal arrest warrant in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Guillermo ...

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Sessions Asks Supreme Court To Let Sanctuary Penalties Take Effect

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  by Kevin Daley Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the Supreme Court on Monday to lift a lower court order barring the administration from withholding certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions. The petition does not address the merits of the dispute. Rather, it asks the justices to limit the scope of the ruling, which applies across the entire country. The Department ...

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New York City’s failure to honor immigration detainers leads to hundreds of dangerous criminals released

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New York conducted a three-month review of detainers lodged with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and New York Department of Corrections (NYDOC) to determine the type of criminal aliens who have been released from custody without ICE being notified.  Detainers are ICE’s request to a local ...

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Moving Out: Californians look for houses in other states at twice U.S. average; cite sanctuary policies, affordability

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Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Los Angeles are the top three California markets where residents are leaving More than half of those searching outside their county are looking to leave California; Nearly half are looking at more affordable counties in state San Diego, San Francisco and Marin counties are generating the most out of California views California’s housing affordability crisis, sanctuary ...

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What You Need To Know About The Local Leaders Standing Up To The Sanctuary Policies That Endanger Their Communities

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WHAT: At a roundtable with President Trump, community leaders spoke out against the sanctuary policies that are jeopardizing the safety of their communities.  During a roundtable with President Trump, local leaders from across California spoke out against the statewide sanctuary policies enacted under Governor Jerry Brown. Local leaders called out sanctuary policies for what they are: dangerous. San Jacinto Mayor ...

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White House: What You Need To Know About The Community Movement Against Sanctuary Policies

The White House released a statement late Wednesday highlighting the dangers and unpopularity of reckless sanctuary policies. Sanctuary jurisdictions continue to hinder Federal immigration enforcement efforts. These jurisdictions often refuse even basic requests for information, such as notice to Federal officials before the release of certain criminal aliens. California has passed statewide sanctuary policies that restrict cooperation and information-sharing between ...

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ICE arrests 225 criminal aliens during ‘Operation Keep Safe’ in New York; 60 had been released by Law Enforcement despite detainers

Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 225 during a 6-day period, ending Apr. 14 in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. More than half were indicted or convicted criminals, almost a third had been issued deportation orders and 60 had been released by New York law enforcement agencies despite ICE ...

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Watch: President Donald Trump talks border security and sanctuary cities in this week’s Presidential Address 4/7/18

President Donald Trump delivers his weekly address in which he shares his thoughts on border security, sanctuary city policies. This week’s address comes after the president said Tuesday that he would use the military to guard the border. On Friday, Trump issued a memo to Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services and the Justice Department giving them ...

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Watch: President Trump’s weekly address 3/31/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump delivers his weekly address to the American people in which he talks about the opioid epidemic and the role sanctuary cities play in allowing these deadly drugs into the country. Full transcript My Fellow Americans, Every day, an average of 116 Americans die from an opioid-related overdose. This is a national crisis that demands immediate action. That ...

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