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Orange County Sheriff Sees SB 54 Perils, Says It Would Put Public Safety at Risk

The federal government gives Orange County in California $26 million annually in recompense for housing criminal aliens. O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens worries that if SB 54 passes, her county will not only lose the money, but dangerous criminals will be released and may become repeat offenders.

Massachusetts Considers California Copy-Cat Sanctuary State Bill

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering adopting a sanctuary state law similar to SB 54 that the California Assembly may soon vote on. During a predictably heated public hearing with an overflow crowd packing the hallways, Massachusetts’ sanctuary advocates made familiar, but long ago debunked, arguments.

Verify First Act Passes House, Could Pave Way for Mandatory E-Verify

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DHS officers seize evidence from suspected illegal immigrant employer.

Trump Administration Love Affair with DACAs Deepens

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DHS Secretary Kelly goes squishy on DACA, wants legalization.

New Report: 32 States Have Introduced Immigration Enforcement Legislation, California Racing in Opposite Direction

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More than 60 percent of states awakening to sanctuary dangers.

Big Win! Supreme Court Won’t Hear Asylum-Seeking Central Americans’ Appeal

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal made by a group of unlawful Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran women and children who sought to overturn a lower court’s decision to remove them expeditiously. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August that non-citizens do not have a Constitutional right to due process if they are denied asylum.

Trump’s Speech: What he Didn’t Say

The reaction to President Trump’s speech delivered to a joint session of Congress fell along party lines – no surprise. But even among the president’s most fervent supporters, those who eagerly voted for him, disappointment is growing and intensifying over his failure to keep an important campaign promise.
 

New York's Suffolk County Reverses its Sanctuary Policy

In the first of what will be many reversals of sanctuary city policies, Suffolk County (N.Y.) Sheriff Vincent DeMarco said that his jurisdiction will no longer require a judge’s order before detaining inmates wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation.

Immigration Wisdom from the Philippines

President-elect Donald Trump’s immediate immigration priorities are on illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes, but the Philippines may be ahead of the U.S. immigration enforcement curve by sending the message to all Filipinos living here illegally to head home. From the Philippines Diocese of Balanga, Bishop Ruperto Santos encouraged his countrymen who might be living in the U.S.

Beware: Mexico Introduces New ID for Aliens: 'Pasaporte de Proteccion'

When Marco Antonio Aviles, a 15-year-old illegal alien, went to the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, with his mother, his intention was to apply for a protective passport that could greatly increase his odds of qualifying for deferred action for childhood arrivals. The Mexican government grants so-called protective passports to its nationals living abroad who don’t qualify for a regular passport.
 

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