California lawmakers approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill

Source:  Fox News Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation even as President Trump and his administration have vowed to crack down on jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents. The bill approved early Saturday limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and is intended to bolster protections for illegal immigrants Read more »

‘We send a report every morning to ICE’: Motel 6 reportedly outing guests to immigration officials

“Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.” Source:  Think Progress/Zack Ford Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on a daily basis. According to a report by the Phoenix New Times, this has resulted in at least 20 arrests at the two locations Read more »

Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

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U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Michigan issued an order staying the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals in Michigan.  Judge Goldsmith stayed the deportation of the Iraqis for at least two weeks as he decides whether he has jurisdiction over the matter. The arrests shocked the close-knit Iraqi community in Michigan.  The Iraqi nationals Read more »

Trump Set to Announce rollback of Obama‘s Cuba Policies

President Trump is set to announce a rollback of policies toward Cuba, according to the Daily Caller. Former President Obama worked to enact several changes to the Cuban policy during his time in office.  After Obama had a breath through with President Castro and reestablished diplomatic relations with the communist Caribbean Island travel restrictions were Read more »

Coast Guard-No More Cuban Rafters

For the first time in seven years, the Coast Guard did not intercept a vessel carrying Cuban migrants to the United States. “April was the first month in seven years where we didn’t have one Cuban migrant, not one,” Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard told The Wall Street Journal. The Read more »

Bill will extend how long Women and Immigrant Children can be Detained

A Private Prison Operator has written a bill that would allow family detention centers to be classified as child care facilities.  This bill would enable Immigrants and Customs Enforcement to detain women and children for longer periods of time. Currently, no child can be held for over 20 days, except for in a licensed “non-secure” Read more »

Texas Bill SB4-Police Can Act As Immigration Agents

The Texas House passed SB4, an anti-immigration legislation that would crack down on sanctuary jurisdictions and penalize local law enforcement agents who don’t turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.  The controversial amendment authorizing local law enforcement officials, including sheriffs, state troopers, and other peace officers, to ask about the immigration status of people Read more »

Somali Man Aggressively Seized by ICE at Courthouse

Somali man Abdi Ali, 28, grabbed after arraigned on drunk driving charge by three ICE agents, at the Cumberland County Superior Court House, in Portland.  The aggressive arrest is part of President Trump’s tougher stance on immigration enforcement.

Mexican Immigrants Entering Canada in record numbers

Mexicans fearful of Trump and his anti-immigration policy have set their sights on Canada.  Since the beginning of 2017 Canadian Border Authorities have detained more Mexicans than in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Canada revoked its policy requiring Mexicans to get a visa before entering the country.  Now they must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization.

ICE Targets a Church in Virginia

Early Wednesday Morning, ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials) targeted a church that acts as an overnight homeless shelter in Alexandria, Virginia. Rising Hope Mission Church serves as a hypothermia shelter, a place where the homeless can spend cold nights, and must leave by 7:00 am the next morning so that the church can conduct Read more »