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GOP Rep. Introduces Legislation That Would Cut Foreign Aid to Pay for Border Wall

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) filed a bill on Tuesday that would cut foreign aid to home countries of immigrants who illegally cross into the U.S. and use the funds to help build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. What are the details? The Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act would dock $2,000 in foreign aid to home countries for each citizen caught illegally entering America. Under the law, a fee would also be imposed on international wire transfers from the U.S., and foreign visitors would be charged a $25 fee with their I-94 forms. Currently, travelers to the U.S. pay $6 with the I-94 application. If Biggs' bill gets passed, that $6 charge would be allocated to the Land Border Inspection Fee Account, another $9 would be sent to the Secure the Southern Border Fund, and the remaining $10 would be used to pay the salaries of border patrol agents as well …
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Demonstrators Block Entrances at Nashville Prison Headquarters to ‘defend Families’ from ICE

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Police arrested several protesters who blocked the entrance to prison operator CoreCivic's headquarters to “defend families and demand an end to private prisons," WTVF-TV reported. The demonstrators set up tents, replaced the Tennessee flag with a "No Borders" flag, and blocked multiple entrances early Monday morning, the station said. Nashville-based CoreCivic is one of the largest private prison companies in the nation, and it contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “CoreCivic is a human rights disaster in our own backyard,” protester Jeannie Alexander told WTVF in a statement. No Exceptions Prison Collective, a group that wants to abolish private prisons, organized the protest. The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., claims that thousands of illegal immigrants are incarcerated in private prison and that companies, such as CoreCivic, "reap sizable annual profits from detaining immigrants," according to its website. https://twitter.com/natalie_allison/status/1026430860587876352 What happened? Protesters started blocking multiple entrances before employees arrived to work Monday morning. "Profit from pain is inhumane" …
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Sessions Rips Federal Judge for 'Improperly' Reinstating DACA, 'Eviscerating' Executive Power

5yrs ago from Fox News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday unloaded on a federal judge who ordered the administration to reinstate the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy last week, saying the ruling was improper and vowing to continue enforcement efforts against illegal immigration.
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Kansas Is Struggling Financially, but for Republican Kris Kobach the Race for Governor Is All About Illegal Immigration

5yrs ago from Los Angeles Times
Kris Kobach, who served as the head of President Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission and has helped craft controversial immigration laws, is running for Kansas governor and touting his loyalty to Trump on "zero tolerance" and ending the DACA program.
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Random Survey of San Francisco Residents Shows Some Believe Illegal Immigrants Have Right to Vote

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Prager U did a street interview of San Francisco residents this week to ask them if they approve of illegal immigrants being allowed to vote. What were their responses? “I don’t believe that people are illegal,” a young woman says in the video. “So...yes.” Prager U’s Will Witt followed up by asking her if that holds true even for people who don’t pay into the tax system. “I haven’t paid taxes since 2014 and I still vote. So, yes,” she replied. Another woman said, “You know, I feel like people who are living here, anyone — illegal or not — has a right in their opinion...I do feel like everyone has a right to vote. Illegal or not.” A man responded to Witt's question by saying, "Um. Hold on. Do you want to ask me another question?” In July, San Francisco gave illegal residents the ability to register to vote in school board elections, the Sacramento Bee …
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US Court Orders Trump Administration to Fully Reinstate DACA Program

5yrs ago from Raw Story
A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program. U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., said he would stay Friday’s order, however, until August 23 to give the administration time to decide whether to appeal. Bates first issued a ruling in April ordering …
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A Judge Ordered Trump to Bring Back DACA

5yrs ago from The Week
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully revive the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects from deportation young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. U.S. District Judge John Bates decided the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed adequately "explain its view that DACA is unlawful." "The court has already once given DHS the opportunity to remedy these deficiencies — either by providing a coherent explanation of its legal opinion or by reissuing its decision for bona fide policy reasons that would preclude judicial review," he said. "So it will not do so again." The restart is set to begin August 23, though the administration can appeal the ruling in the meantime. DACA was started by the Obama administration via executive order. Trump rescinded it in September and has since taken conflicting positions on possible congressional responses. Bonnie Kristian
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Illegal Immigrant Charged With Gun Possession Tries to Claim Second Amendment Rights in Court

5yrs ago from The Blaze
An illegal immigrant charged with being an undocumented immigrant in possession of a weapon faces up to a decade in prison and possible deportation, but he's hoping that the Second Amendment can be his way to freedom, according to the New York Daily News. Javier Perez fired a gun in the air in Brooklyn to scare away a rival gang in 2016. He has admitted as much, saying he borrowed the gun. But his lawyers are arguing that the Second Amendment voids the charge, because it doesn't specify that noncitizens don't have the right to bear arms. "The Framers were clear: If they meant citizens, they would have said citizens," Perez's attorney Samuel Jacobsen argued in court Wednesday. "There is no suggestion that there was a concept of 'illegal alien' and no suggestion that if you were from a foreign country, you couldn't bear arms." What's the basis of Perez's argument? Perez's attorney is …
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'I’m Confused': Dem Senator Gets Law Lesson from ICE

5yrs ago from WND
A Democratic senator wanted immigration officials who testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to tell her whether or not they would send their children to the Family Residential Centers that temporarily house children while their adult parents or custodians are prosecuted for entering the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence told the senator, Mazie […]
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