Trump and Immigration (Illegal Immigrants in the US)

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Why is the United States Department of Agriculture supporting the existence of illegal immigrants in the United States by providing them with free food ?

Illegal immigrants should not even be within our boundaries. Upon discovery, they should be summarily deported within 48 hours.

You tax money, being spent in part to feed criminal illegal aliens, all without your consent.




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Since many states will issue Driver licenses to illegals, what more proof is needed to apply? A side from proof of income?

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13 minutes ago, 41chevy said:

Since many states will issue Driver licenses to illegals, what more proof is needed to apply? A side from proof of income?

States issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants (illegal aliens). Just unbelievable. U.S. law doesn't allow them to exist here. 

Enter legally, or be shown the door and forever blocked from entering again as penalty for the criminal act.

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Criminal Act? Crossing the border without authorization is a misdemeanor under federal code, same as a parking ticket!

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10 hours ago, TeamsterGrrrl said:

Criminal Act? Crossing the border without authorization is a misdemeanor under federal code, same as a parking ticket!

This is where the WHOLE problem starts!! 

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Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported

Reuters  /  March 20, 2017

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

A significant minority, 4 out of 10 respondents, said the border crossers could make Canada "less safe."

The increasing flow of hundreds of asylum-seekers of African and Middle Eastern origin from the United States in recent months is becoming a contentious issue in Canada.

Although there has been broad bipartisan support for high levels of legal immigration for decades in Canada, Trudeau is under pressure over the flow of the illegal migrants.

He is questioned about it almost every time he appears in parliament, from opponents on the left, who want more asylum-seekers to be allowed in, and critics on the right, who say the migrants pose a potential security risk.

Canadian opposition parties seized on the poll results, with both those on the left and the right saying they underscored their positions.

Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as Americans, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9.

Some 48 percent supported "increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally." (For graphics on asylum process, immigration poll see tmsnrt.rs/2nyY8CJ)

When asked specifically about the recent border crossings, the same number - 48 percent - said Canada should "send these migrants back to the U.S." Another 36 percent said Canada should "accept these migrants".

In the United States, where President Donald Trump was elected partly on his promise to boost deportations, 50 percent of adults supported "increasing the deportation of illegal immigrants," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in the same week.

"There are so many people in the world who want to come in and go through the right channels," said Greg Janzen, elected leader of a Manitoba border municipality that has seen many crossers. "That's what's pissing most people off. These guys are jumping the border," he said.

"Refugees are much more welcomed when we have gone and selected them ourselves as a country, as opposed to refugees who have chosen us," said Janet Dench, executive director of Canadian Council for Refugees.

Ottawa set an immigration target of 300,000 for 2017, or just under 1 percent of the population, the same level as 2016. It reduced the 2017 target [???] for resettled refugees to 25,000 from 44,800 in 2016, when it welcomed 25,000 Syrian refugees.

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Trump administration: These police agencies didn’t help feds with deportations

The Washington Post  /  March 20, 2017

Homeland Security officials on Monday unveiled the administration’s first list of law enforcement agencies that refused to detain jailed immigrants beyond their release dates so that the federal government could take them into custody and try to deport them.

The List - https://www.scribd.com/document/342469185/ICE-Declined-Detainer-Outcome-Report-Jan-28-to-Feb-3-2017#from_embed

Federal officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in a conference call with reporters, said local agencies, including some in Maryland and Virginia, failed to honor 206 detention requests from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

President Trump in January ordered Homeland Security to issue a weekly list of crimes committed by non-citizen [illegal] immigrants and to identify agencies that refused to hold those people in jail on civil immigration-violation charges until federal agents could pick them up.

“These numbers will continue to go up,” a Homeland Security official said. “There is a clear public safety issue here that will only be further illuminated as we go forward.”

Advocates for immigrants say it is unconstitutional for local police to detain someone for a civil deportation proceeding when the judge in their criminal case has ordered them released.

“This is part of an overall strategy to try to scare jurisdictions into becoming deportation agents,” said Cody Wofsy, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “And the truth is that jurisdictions have the legal right to refuse to become entangled with the federal immigration enforcement system.”

Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from what are called sanctuary cities, where local law enforcement agencies do not cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau, but officials said they hoped such jurisdictions would start cooperating with federal agents instead. Officials identified 118 such agencies in the report Monday, though they cautioned it was preliminary.

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) estimates that 600 jurisdictions limit their cooperation with ICE, in most cases because they do not want immigrants to fear the police or be deported for minor traffic offenses.

Homeland Security officials cautioned that the report offered only a snapshot of a week’s worth of detainers — requests from ICE to a law enforcement agency to hold an immigrant for up to 48 hours after they are released on bail so that immigration agents can take them into custody and seek to deport them.

The report did not identify the alleged criminals affected by the declined detainers, but officials said many had been arrested for serious crimes, including aggravated assault and homicide.

Most detainers were issued for citizens of Mexico, followed by Honduras.

Some local law enforcement agencies suggested Monday that the agency’s methodology is flawed. More than 60 percent of the declined detainers were from Travis County in Texas, which on Feb. 1 adopted a policy limiting its cooperation with ICE.

Major Wes Priddy, of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, said the agency does detain criminals convicted of serious crimes for immigration officials.

But he said his department does not turn over people awaiting trial.

“We do honor ICE detainers. But we do it selectively and in a manner which we can abide by our policy,” Priddy said, adding that in the past, immigration officials have deported people before trial, depriving defendants of their day in court and, in some cases, denying closure to crime victims. “We want to make sure that justice is served on the local level as well.”

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said the list is an attempt to pressure localities to change their policies and inform the public that sanctuary cities sometimes release serious criminals.

When he signed the Jan. 25 executive order intensifying deportation efforts, Trump said jurisdictions put U.S. citizens at risk by releasing criminals who should be deported and who, in some cases, commit additional crimes after being released from jail.


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BBC  /  March 22, 2017

Two Central American-born students are in custody after a 14-year-old girl was attacked last week at Rockville High School in Maryland.

Henry Sanchez, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were charged in the alleged assault, which the victim said took place in a boy's toilet at the beginning of the school day last Thursday.

The boys are in the country illegally.

Maryland school officials played down the immigration angle.

"We would like to change the conversation," said Jack Smith, superintendent of the 159,000-student Montgomery County Public Schools system.

"Some have tried to make this into a question and issue of immigration [because it is]... but we serve every student who walks through our doors," he added.

(Why are Maryland taxpayers funding the education of illegal immigrants?)

On Tuesday night, demonstrators outside the school chanted "safety not sanctuary", a reference to sanctuary cities, where local authorities turn a blind eye to residents without legal US residency.

Montgomery County Police Capt James Humphries said the rape victim was a US citizen.

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that border agents had encountered Henry Sanchez near the US-Mexico border in Texas last August.

He was freed and ordered to appear before an immigration judge, but no court date was set.

Henry Sanchez spent 17 years of his life in his native Guatemala.

Jose Montano lived in El Salvador for 16 years.

Earlier his week, Maryland lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled legislature passed a bill designed to prevent police from stopping people to ask about their immigration status.

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Don't begin to know the answer to the immigrant situation! A south Florida cop pulled over two of the 911 terrorists. They had no ID of any kind! He let them go! I heard that when he heard what they did, he committed suicide! Sounds a little far fetched! Anyone know if that's true? Anyway if they had been detained.

What the members say is 100 percent true about it being easier to go into Canada then to get back into the U.S. I'm not anti American, but the Canadian customs inspectors all are " polite to a fault" and the American side not as much so! I will say that the first time I went In after 9 11, they unloaded my trailer and checked inside my cab ( with my permission) but everyone was overreacting ,with good reason after that tragedy! They charged the company 150.00 for labor!

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U.S. attorney general: sanctuary cities may lose Justice Department grants

Reuters  /  March 27, 2017

U.S. cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities may lose millions of dollars in grant money from the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday.

So-called "sanctuary cities" help illegal immigrants avoid deportation by limiting cooperation with federal agencies, often by refusing to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when they plan to release an illegal immigrant from incarceration.

President Donald Trump, who made a crackdown on illegal immigration a key part of his campaign, ordered the government to cut off funding to sanctuary jurisdictions in a Jan. 25 executive order.

"Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the perpetrators," Sessions said at a White House news briefing.

The Justice Department grants typically are used to help police improve crime fighting techniques, buy new equipment and assist victims of crime.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has not yet named which jurisdictions they consider to be sanctuary cities but they include New York City and Los Angeles County, which all have policies that place restrictions on cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.

Sessions may find his ability to influence local decision-making through the Justice Department's purse to be limited, because only a fraction of the Justice Department’s grant dollars flow directly to the cities and counties that determine whether to cooperate with federal immigration agents.

In the 2016 fiscal year, federal records show the Justice Department gave $1 billion to state governments and $430 million to nonprofit groups but only $136 million directly to city and county governments.

Session said the Justice Department plans to award $4.1 billion in grant money in the current fiscal year.

Sessions' statement drew swift pushback from New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said his office would continue helping local governments "have the tools they need to protect their [illegal] immigrant communities."


So far no state has adopted policies that prevent cooperation with immigration authorities.

Last week, Maryland's Democratic-controlled House of Delegates approved legislation to bar police statewide from checking the immigration status of individuals they arrest or from keeping them locked up longer than otherwise warranted at the request of federal agents seeking to deport them.

The state's Republican governor, Larry Hogan, has said he would veto the bill.

"I strongly urge our nation's states and cities and counties to consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws and to rethink these policies," Sessions said.

He gave as an example Kate Steinle, who was shot to death in San Francisco two years ago by illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez, who had already been deported five times and had seven felony convictions. Trump also cited the Steinle case during his campaign.

The city had released Sanchez from custody in another case even though immigration authorities had filed a request that he be kept in custody until they could pick him up for removal, Sessions said.

San Francisco may not be affected by the new Justice Department restrictions, as the city and county did not receive any funding from the department in the most recent fiscal year.

However, Sessions' order could impact other sanctuary jurisdictions. New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City, which were all singled out as “possibly” noncompliant by the Justice Department’s inspector general last year, collectively received $15 million in the past fiscal year for projects including crime prevention, and a missing children’s task force.

According to Trump’s executive order, Sessions would have to wait until the Homeland Security Department determines what constitutes a "sanctuary city" before he could decide whether to restrict funding. DHS last week published a list of 118 cities and counties that it deems uncooperative, although the agency has not finalized the list.

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