• Immigration Chief Says Rollout of New Asylum Rule to Happen in Days

    The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said a Supreme Court victory regarding asylum applicants will result in significant changes to the immigration process in a short time.

    Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Ken Cuccinelli touched on what the Sept. 11 ruling will mean for the illegal immigrants who are reaching the U.S.-Mexico border en masse and lodging asylum claims.

    “So [the impact on the ground] is already being felt,” Cuccinelli told host Margaret Brennan. “We will do it in the places where we have the logistics in place fastest first and then move it all the way across the border, but this will be measured in days, not weeks.”

    The nation’s highest court ruled that the Trump administration can enforce its rule of barring asylum applicants from entering the country if they first did not seek protected status in a country they passed on their way to the U.S.… Read More...

  • ICE Rips Washington for Passing Sweeping ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Protecting Illegal Immigrants

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement ripped Washington for becoming the latest state to enact policies that protect illegal immigrants from local law enforcement and federal authorities.

    “ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. It’s unfortunate that current local and state laws and policies tie the hands of local law enforcement agencies that want and need to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims,” the agency said Thursday in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    Washington became the latest state to offer safe haven to illegal immigrants after Democratic Gov.… Read More...

  • California Considers Spending Billions on Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for government-funded health care for illegal immigrants is frugal compared to proposals by other Democratic leaders in his state.

    Newsom, the progressive first-term governor of California and ardent opponent of the Trump administration, wants to offer free health care services to low-income illegal migrants between the ages of 19 and 25. The plan is estimated to cost the state $98 million a year to operate.

    “Young people feel the crunch of the cost crisis acutely—from high rents and student debt. Health care shouldn’t be one more worry,” Newsom said in a press release. “We are helping young adults when they come off their parents’ plan and assisting those who may not be able to join onto a parents’ insurance policy.”

    Despite the nearly $100 million annual price tag, Newsom’s plan appears conservative when contrasted with the options being touted in the California state capitol.… Read More...

  • Illegal Alien Sentenced to Prison for Running Elaborate Prostitution Operation

    Illegal Alien Sentenced to Prison for Running Elaborate Prostitution Operation

    Luis Bonilla-Hernandez, an illegal migrant from El Salvador, was sentenced to two years of prison on Friday for running a criminal sex operation right in the heart of the Washington, D.C., area.

    “Bonilla-Hernandez profited from the sexual exploitation of women who found themselves in difficult and vulnerable places,” G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a prepared statement after the sentencing. “The tears, pain, and mental anguish expressed by the victims in this case is heartbreaking. Additionally, this case is yet another example of an individual who is here in the United States illegally and committing serious crimes.”

    Law enforcement first arrested Bonilla-Hernandez in July 2018 after a law enforcement investigation revealed him to be leading a prostitution ring outside of his home in Northern Virginia.… Read More...

  • Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy in Venezuela to Come Home

    Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy in Venezuela to Come Home

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday he is pulling remaining U.S. Embassy staffers from Venezuela because of the country’s worsening situation.

    “The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from [the Caracas embassy] this week,” Pompeo tweeted late Monday night. “This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in [Venezuela] as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.”

    The announcement comes as Venezuela continues to descend into chaos. Its government is currently attempting to restore electricity after four days of blackouts around the country, the latest in what has become a humanitarian crisis for the socialist country led by Nicolas Maduro.… Read More...

  • Border Patrol Chief Agrees With Trump That There Is a Border Crisis

    Border Patrol Chief Agrees With Trump That There Is a Border Crisis

    U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost broke down in a testimony to Congress why the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border qualifies as a national security crisis.

    “There is an ongoing debate as to whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis. Let me be clear, it is both,” Provost, President Donald Trump’s top border official, said Tuesday during a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

    Provost’s comments run counter to claims made by Democrats and other Trump critics who argue that, because border apprehensions are down considerably from 20 years ago, there is no actual crisis. While the 361,000 people the Border Patrol caught in fiscal year 2018 is less than half of the 1 million who were caught in the 1990s and 2000s, Provost says there is more to the numbers than meets the eye.… Read More...

  • Sanctuary Laws Allow Illegal Immigrant Who Tried to Kill a Cop to Remain in US, ICE Claims

    Sanctuary Laws Allow Illegal Immigrant Who Tried to Kill a Cop to Remain in US, ICE Claims

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claim a deadly shootout between an illegal immigrant and a sheriff’s deputy could have been prevented if California sanctuary laws allowed them to do their job.

    A deadly shootout on Sunday took place between a cop and a Mexican national. During a routine traffic stop in Napa County, California, Javier Hernandez Morales, 48, attempted to shoot Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki. Jarecki was able to maneuver away and return fire, killing Hernandez Morales at the scene. Footage of the shootout was captured on the deputy sheriff’s body camera.

    Hernandez Morales, who had been living in the U.S.… Read More...

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Calling for Her to Resign

    Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Calling for Her to Resign

    Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to President Donald Trump’s calls to resign over her anti-Israel comments.

    “You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” the first-term congresswoman tweeted Wednesday morning.

    Hi @realDonaldTrump

    You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE

    — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 13, 2019

    Omar’s tweet was in response to comments Trump made Tuesday while speaking to reporters in the White House Cabinet Room.… Read More...

  • Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Customs and Border Protection agents were able to apprehend a previously deported child sex offender who tried re-entering the country with a group of other foreign nationals.

    A CBP camera operator on Jan. 11 discovered 24 individuals illegally crossing into the United States near the San Luis, Arizona, port of entry. The caravan, which was made up mostly of Central American family units, immediately surrendered when confronted by agents.

    Among the group was Marcos Velasquez-Taperio, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national who was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor in Ford County, Kansas, in 2009. After serving 32 months in prison, Velasquez-Taperio was deported to his home country. 

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  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder Was Previously Deported at Least 8 Times

    Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder Was Previously Deported at Least 8 Times

    An illegal immigrant arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a co-worker in Oregon is discovered to have been deported at least eight times.

    Deciderio Vargas-Ortiz, 52, was arrested for the alleged murder of Renee Luis-Antonio. The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—a town in the northeastern part of the state—and reportedly had a long-running dispute. Investigators believe Luis-Antonio was shot on Nov. 26 while riding a tractor.

    Officers were able to locate and arrest Vargas-Ortiz a day after the alleged shooting. The suspect had fled to Washington state, where a SWAT team apprehended him in a local hotel.

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  • Scott Pruitt Hails EPA Progress Under Trump Administration

    Scott Pruitt Hails EPA Progress Under Trump Administration

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt touted his agency’s achievements of the past year and a half, and pushed back against the recent barrage of criticism leveled at him.

    Pruitt had a very busy start to the weekend. He was a featured speaker Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C. Later that day, he flew to Denver for the annual Western Conservative Summit. At both events, the EPA leader—who’s faced intense public scrutiny in past months—celebrated numerous regulatory rollbacks and other accomplishments during his tenure.

    “This is a transformational time. There are certain times in history that when you’re living in them you recognize that what’s happening is going to impact generations into the future,” Pruitt said Friday at the Road to Majority conference, comparing the Trump White House to former President Ronald Reagan’s legacy.

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