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FAIR: ‘NO BAN’ Act Endangers Public Safety, National Security
Federation for American Immigration Reform

(March 11, 2020, Washington, D.C.) — The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding an upcoming vote on legislation to dismantle the president’s travel ban authority at the height of the coronavirus outbreak:

 “Amidst a full-blown public health crisis driven by travel from abroad, House Democrats have demonstrated where their priorities lie: taking political shots at President Trump. This partisan hackery is both stunning and ill-advised. . .

 

 

Supreme Court Allows Remain in Mexico Policy to remain in place
the National Review

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed in the U.S.

The court’s decision overturns a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals injunction against the policy covering the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only judge who dissented. However, the ruling does not dispel other legal challenges currently brought against the policy in other courts. . .

Big! States can prosecute illegal aliens for identity theft
Independent Sentinel

It’s hard to believe we needed a court case, that had to go to the Supreme Court, to allow state prosecution of illegal aliens who steal identities. But, we did.

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that state governments can prosecute illegal aliens of identity theft, including aliens who use false Social Security numbers to unlawfully gain employment. . .

The Other Dangerous Dependence Exposed by Coronavirus Crisis: Low Wage, Exploitable Foreign Farm Labor, Charges FAIR

A devastating March 28 Associated Press report reveals how little value powerful agricultural interests place on the lives and safety of either their guest workers or their illegal labor force. Moreover, the stunning silence of the massively funded network of so-called “immigrants’ rights” groups in the face of these revelations shows how little they actually care about the people they claim to advocate for. . .

Birthright Tourism
FAIR

Birth tourism is a term which refers to the practice of foreign mothers-to-be traveling to the United States on tourist visas for the specific purpose of giving birth in the U.S. in order to obtain U.S. citizenship for their child. The secondary goal of the mother may be to eventually secure legal permanent resident status, also colloquially known as a “green card.” . . .

New Way Forward Act: Forget Sanctuary Cities, New Dem-Proposal Would Make America a Sanctuary Country
The Lid

Sanctuary states are bad enough, but some House Democrats want to make America a sanctuary country. New Way Forward Act

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, California Rep. Karen Bass, Illinois Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the “New Way Forward Act” in December. All four are non-white. Forty other congressmen are co-sponsors.

According to its supporters, the “New Way Forward Act” would “decriminalize migration” by turning illegal entry into a civil offense, rather than a federal crime. . .

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Sanctuary Cities
Numbers USA

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision today that will allow the Trump Administration to withhold certain funds from jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The ruling allows the Justice Department to withhold Byrne JAG federal grants from hundreds of local governments across the country if they continue to protect criminal illegal aliens.

    The ruling is a significant victory for Pres. Trump and those who oppose sanctuary policies. The Court ruled...

PERM Fake Job Ads defraud Americans to secure green cards for foreign high tech workers
programmersguild.org
Programmersguild.org

Immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT FINDING ANY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H1-B workers. See what Congress means by "shortage of skilled U.S. workers." Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and thousands of other companies are running fake ads in Sunday newspapers across the country each week. 
 

 

 

ICE issues subpoenas to demand criminal alien information refused under Oregon sanctuary policies

ICE’s more aggressive stance on enforcement in states with sanctuary policies has reached Oregon now, and has already caused a break in the solid wall of resistance here. 

On February 18, Washington County responded to two subpoenas issued by ICE and is cooperating. Their news release announcing the change in policy says “Sheriff Garrett swore an oath to uphold state and federal law. The information commanded by the subpoenas is required by federal law, and may be provided as specifically allowed by ORS 180.805(1); therefore, the requested information will be shared.  …”

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2020 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,483 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 822 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.68 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and...

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