A new report reveals how churches nationwide are harboring illegal immigrants, helping them evade federal immigration orders for deportation.
In a 60 Minutes special report, more than 800 churches are acting as mini-sanctuary jurisdictions to hide illegal immigrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
ICE has a long-standing policy in which agents do not detain illegal immigrants at churches, making the facilities an ideal spot to avoid deportation orders.
In a Buffalo, New York, church profiled, parish staff confirmed that they recently harbored an illegal alien family of four from Honduras. Since January, the church officials said it protected more than 40 migrants.
Rev. Robin Hynicka of Philadelphia’s Arch Street Methodist Church explained how Find Out More…
A Michigan sheriff caved to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ordered his staff to release criminal aliens who are subjects of an immigration detainer. The sheriff instructed his staff to only hold aliens subject to an order signed by a judge.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon issued the order on April 28, instructing jail officials to no long honor immigration detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Wayne County surrounds the city of Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit activist Elena Herrada told reporters the ACLU encouraged the sheriff’s actions. She said other so-called pro-immigrant groups also applied pressure to the local sheriff.
Open borders and amnesty activists in Colorado are upset that two Mexican nationals were arrested by ICE agents while they were in the courthouse complex in Denver. Videos of the arrests surfaced, and City officials are being called upon to issue even more sanctuary protections.
A lawyer in Denver released the videos. One video shows an arrest by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer on the grounds outside the courthouse. The second arrest takes place in a doorway inside the judicial building. Hans Meyer toldThe Denver Post that ICE was “spitting in the face” of the city and its officials because Mayor Michael Hancock and other city Find Out More…
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) took little time in filing the first lawsuit to try to stop the Lone Star State’s recently signed anti-sanctuary jurisdiction bill. LULAC sued the State of Texas, its governor, and the state’s attorney general.
The mayor of the small Texas border city of El Cenizo joined with the organization whose stated mission is to “advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.” A sheriff and a constable from an adjacent county are also plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
El Cenizo is in Webb County right on the Texas-Mexico Border. Its population is approximately 3,300 and is 99.2 percent Hispanic. The city has long Find Out More…
Legal immigrants helped to defeat a bill that would have made Maryland a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants, says the New York Times, which admitted their “voices have rarely been heard in the long debate over how to fix the nation’s immigration system.”
The Timesreports: “The failure of the sanctuary bills in Maryland reveals a potentially troublesome fissure for Democrats as they rush to defy Mr. Trump. Their party has staked out an activist position built around protecting undocumented immigrants. But it is one that has alienated many who might have been expected to support it.”
A six-year-old boy in San Diego was severely injured when a drunk-driving illegal alien allegedly slammed into the family’s car on their way home from the Disneyland theme park, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The illegal alien suspect, who attempted to flee the scene, had already been deported fifteen times, according to the Union-Tribune newspaper.
Suspect Constantino Banda-Acosta was deported back to his native Mexico the first time in 2002 and re-entered and been deported at least 14 times since, most recently in January of this year, the newspaper reported.
The Union-Tribune‘s account of the wreck is harrowing:
The speeding Chevrolet Silverado hit the driver and passenger’s side where the boy, Lennox Lake, was sitting Find Out More…
For millions of undocumented individuals living, working, and raising families in the U.S., January 20, 2017, is a rigid moment in time.
On that day, Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, immediately putting those families at risk of being torn apart. As Americans—especially those of us who might be “safe” because of our privilege of citizenship—it is our duty to be allies to immigrants living within our borders. We must help them find sanctuary in our communities.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said law enforcement and other officials implementing sanctuary policies that release criminal aliens with immigration detainers will now be subject to the “stiffest penalties in America.” He also rebutted the hype and fear mongering being spread by some legislators, liberal chiefs of police, sheriffs, and media outlets.
Abbott’s comments came during an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas immediately following his signing of the historic bill that effectively outlaws sanctuary jurisdictions in the Lone Star State. The new law creates civil and criminal penalties for those who refuse to cooperate with immigration officials and provides for jail time for a sheriff or police chief who releases a criminal alien subject to an immigration detainer. He also took the opportunity Find Out More…
The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails.
Senate Bill 4 finally passed the Texas House Thursday afternoon by a vote of 94-53 along party lines.
Following the bill’s final passage in the House, the Texas House Republican Caucus sent out a statement saying the bill ensure federal immigration laws that are on the books will be followed and enforced in Texas. The caucus stated the bill prevents local entities from creating policies that threaten public safety.
“The purpose of this legislation is to protect Texans from Find Out More…
President Donald Trump again criticized the Ninth Circuit Court after they halted his action to defund sanctuary cities.
“First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “See you in the Supreme Court!”
Trump fumed that the court also ruled against his travel ban, questioning the process that put both of the actions in the Ninth Circuit. He accused opponents of his actions of “judge shopping.”
“Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the “ban” case and now the ‘sanctuary’ case is brought in the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being Find Out More…