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Violent Protesters Attack ICE Building in Portland
Projectiles thrown and burning dumpster used by crowd
Northwest Observer

January 27, 2021, at approximately 9:51 p.m., a large group that had gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in the 4300 block of South Macadam Avenue of Portland, and began blocking vehicular traffic by moving construction cones and barriers in to the street. 

Around 10:30 p.m., the group pushed a dumpster, which had been lit on fire, in front of the ICE building on South Bancroft Street. Federal officers emerged on the ICE property in an attempt to move the crowd away so the fire could be put out by Portland Fire and Rescue. . .

Texas Attorney General Threatens to Sue Biden Over "Illegal Deportation Freeze"
Epoch Times

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxon said he will sue the Biden administration over its “illegal deportation freeze.”

“Border states like Texas pay a particularly high price when the federal government fails to faithfully execute our country’s immigration laws,” Paxton wrote in a letter. Paxton remarked: “I won’t tolerate unlawful acts from Joe Biden’s administration. Today, I am taking action.”. . .

Tom Cotton Warns Republicans: Don't Be Fooled by Joe Biden's Amnesty Plans
Breitbart

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is warning House and Senate Republicans not to be “fooled” by President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming amnesty plan for the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States, which he says will provide lip service to federal immigration enforcement.

Last week, open borders activists suggested that Biden’s upcoming amnesty plan is the “most aggressive agenda” they have seen in years. The plan is expected to provide amnesty to nearly all illegal aliens living in the U.S. and potentially expand legal immigration, a staple of the corporate lobby’s...

Victory! DC Circuit Rules that "Isis" Bride Not a U.S. Citizen
Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON—Yesterday the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the family of the so-called “ISIS bride,” Hoda Muthana, who joined the terrorist group in Syria, then sought to return to America where she was born.

In an attempt to secure Muthana’s return to the United States, her father, a former UN diplomat from Yemen, sued Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and other federal officials in federal district court in the District of Columbia. He claimed that his daughter, because of her birth in New Jersey, is a United States citizen...

Investigation: Representative Hernandez Created Hostile Workplace For Women At State Capital
TTWNMedi Networks
 Editor's Note: After Oregon voters overwhelmingly voted to end driver cards to illegal aliens in 2014, state representative Diego Hernandez co-sponsored the bill that re-instituted them five years later.

(Salem, OR) -- An investigation into the behavior of a state lawmaker at the Oregon State Capitol found that he created a hostile work environment for at least two women. Investigators say Democratic Representative Diego Hernandez had brief relationships with both women, but when those relationships ended, they felt that Hernandez would harm their careers as a result. The report will...

Biden to reverse Trump Travel Ban, Halt Wall, Strengthen DACA in Slew of Immigration Orders
Biden will reverse policies on the border wall, travel bans and DACA.
FOX News

President Biden on Wednesday will issue a slew of executive orders related to immigration, reversing some of the most controversial of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies -- a sign of Biden’s early focus on immigration in his first days in office.

Biden will sign an order putting an end to what he describes as "the Muslim ban" -- which refers to the travel bans placed on predominantly Muslim and African countries due to national security concerns. . .

Biden Immigration Outline
A Wishlist for the Open Borders Lobby
NumbersUSA

President Biden has proposed amnesty for more than 11 million illegal aliens, a massive expansion of legal immigration, and the dismantling of enforcement if yet to be released legislation is anything like an outline provided by the new Administration hours before Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

To be clear, NumbersUSA has yet to see legislative text of the Biden proposal. But if the coming legislation is anything like the outline released by the new Administration earlier today, this is not a serious attempt to reform our nation's immigration laws...

Oregon Department of Corrections Report
Oregon Department of Corrections


 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

County 

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes 

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

Multnomah 

26 

22.81% 

Marion 

24 

21.05% 

Washington 

17 

14.91% 

Umatilla 

9...

Trump Kept His Promise to Return Other Countries' Criminals
Phyllis Schlafly Report

Candidate Donald Trump’s Contract With The American Voter promised that he would not only deport criminal illegal aliens, but that he would “cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.” It only makes sense. If a dangerous criminal passes illegally from another nation into the United States, it’s not the job of the American taxpayer to take on the expense of their care. Their country of origin should take them back and imprison them on their own dime. However, some nations routinely refused to take their criminals back. They knew America’s weak politicians would never make...

Strong Borders in Light of Covid
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a gaping hole in America’s ability to protect the health and welfare of her citizens. For the safety of us all, our federal government should take immediate action to stop the introduction of deadly diseases through our southern border. If bureaucrats can spend so much time, effort, and money shutting down businesses, churches, and schools, why can’t they shut down the flow of illegal immigrants? Illegals bypass not only vetting for criminal intent, but for dangerously infectious conditions as well. . .

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