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DHS Report: More than 800 people wrongly given US citizenship
CNN politics

By Ryan Browne, CNN

September 19, 2016

Citizenship candidates take the Oath of Allegiance to the US during a naturalization ceremony on World Refugee Day in recognition of those who have come to the US with refugee or asylum seeker status, at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Washington (CNN)At least 858 people that had been ordered deported or removed under another name were improperly granted US citizenship due to a failure to maintain adequate fingerprint records, according to a new report....

The...
Trump: Not ‘One More American Life’ for Open Borders
PoliZette

Speaking to the families of those who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrant criminals Saturday afternoon in Houston, Texas, Donald Trump eviscerated the nation’s leaders for failing to protect American lives.

Speaking at a luncheon hosted by The Remembrance Project, the Republican presidential nominee said the victims of illegal alien crime had been “forced into the shadows” because politicians and media at large refuse to hear their stories and validate their grievances. Expressing his support for the families in their “lonely fight for justice,” Trump promised to...

EEOC Renews Collaborative Agreements With Mexican Consulates in Pacific Northwest
Offices Agree to Work Together to Fight Discrimination
JDSUPA BUSINESS ADVISOR

SEATTLE - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. This marks the fourth agreement signed between the federal civil rights agency and Mexican consulates throughout the Pacific Northwest, following signings in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, Calif.; and Boise, Idaho.

Today in Seattle, Mexican Consul General Dr. Roberto Dondisch and EEOC San Francisco District Director William Tamayo signed an agreement renewing their ongoing partnership to provide Mexican nationals with...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2016

NOTE:  For fiscal year 2016, the cost to the Dept. of Corrections to incarcerate 955 criminal aliens will be well over $30 million dollars!  And, this amount doesn't even include the costs for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

When open borders advocates tell us that illegal immigration is good for our economy, I don't think they are factoring in all the costs of their presence in our state. 

Furthermore, for every crime listed below, there is most often an innocent victim left behind.

Our elected...

Taxpayer Cash Indirectly Funds Lawyers for Illegals
Firms receiving federal funds to represent poor Americans use loophole to bypass prohibition
PoliZette Politics. Explained.

Although Congress explicitly has prohibited the use of federal legal aid funds for the poor from being used to represent illegal immigrants, a loophole allows the money to be used indirectly for that purpose.

Critics contend that the loophole is made possible by a combination of regulations that undermine of intent of the law, approving courts and political appointees who seem to care little about preventing illegal immigrants from benefiting from funds intended to help low-income citizens and legal residents.

The Legal Services Corporation, created by Congress in 1974 to...

Judges Give ‘Defacto Amnesty’ To 1/3 Of Illegals Charged With Crimes
THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION

America’s immigration court judges allow one in three illegal immigrants charged with serious crimes — like rape and drunk driving — roam free in the U.S.

The judges released 32.9 percent of 5,530 illegal aliens charged with crimes since Oct. 1, 2015. That’s the highest percentage since at least 1998, according to Executive Office of Immigration Review data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).

“They’re not giving them a legal status, but they’re letting them stay,” Jessica Vaughan, director...

Military bases to refuse some New Mexico IDs
AlbuquerqueJournal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Military installations in New Mexico, including Kirtland Air Force Base, will stop accepting some driver’s licenses for base access as early as Sept. 15 as implementation of the federal Real ID Act approaches, military officials said Tuesday.

While New Mexico-issued licenses and IDs are valid under Real ID criteria in some aspects until October 2020, at this point they won’t be accepted for Kirtland access after Oct. 10 of this year absent another extension – which is considered likely.

Meanwhile, state officials said Tuesday they hope to begin issuing...

MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates
Migration Policy Institute

WASHINGTON - Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who are eligible to apply for renewal have done so, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) reports in a new issue brief that examines the deferred action program as its fourth anniversary nears.

Since its launch on August 15, 2012, the DACA program has provided temporary relief from deportation and eligibility for work authorization to more than 728,000 young unauthorized immigrants, representing around half-if not more-of the he population MPI...

Oregon man's story propels sanctuary movement among Lutheran churches
OregonLive.com

The knock came at 7:30 a.m., just as Francisco Aguirre was about to take a shower.

His 18-year-old son was the one who opened the door and saw the uniformed immigration officers standing on the front porch...

On some level, Aguirre had known this could happen, given his recent arrest for drunk driving. He pulled out his cell phone and made a call.

Soon, about 15 church volunteers appeared on his front lawn, got Aguirre into a car and rushed him to Augustana Lutheran Church in Northeast Portland...

He was an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. He had...

Illegal aliens who murder the residents of Oregon

The shooting deaths of three Oregon residents, a woman and two men on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Oregon’s Marion County draws attention to the number of criminal aliens now incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system for crime of homicide.

Late last month, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, age 29, a resident of Woodburn, Oregon, made his first appearance in a Marion County Circuit Court where he was charged with three counts of aggravated murder in a shooting deaths of Katie Gildersleeve, age 30, a resident of Lincoln County,...

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