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Seattle Requests Coronavirus Relief Funds for Illegal Immigrants in Seattle
New American

 

 

While the Left continues to claim the illegal immigrant population does not place a financial burden on the American taxpayers, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution this week asking Governor Jay Inslee to create a $100 million “relief fund” for illegal immigrants who were ineligible to receive a coronavirus relief check from the federal government.. . 

 

AP Laments Deportation of Illegal Alien Minors, Misses Reports of Illegal Alien Thugs
New American
   

Yesterday’s account from the Associated Press about the “expulsion” of illegal-alien minors raises more questions than it answers, not least why a purportedly neutral news agency didn’t include a few examples of illegals who should be immediately “expelled.”. .

 

Most Wanted Illegal Alien Convicted of Sex with a Minor, Battery Freed 6 Times
Judical Watch

There is no shortage of examples nationwide that confirm illegal immigrant sanctuary policies endanger communities and this month we have a case that should serve as the poster child. Not surprisingly, it comes out of California but even for a notorious sanctuary state it seems excessive. An illegal alien with a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for felony sex with a minor and battery was released by San Francisco authorities six times despite his violent history that also includes a domestic violence arrest. . .

ICE HSI El Paso investigating COVID-19-related fraud, such as unauthorized test kits, face masks, diluted cleaning solutions, anti-viral products
Consumers cautioned to buy pharmaceutical, medical, cleaning supplies only from legitimate, trusted sources
U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement

EL PASO, Texas – Criminal organizations continue to try to smuggle fraudulent, mislabeled, and unauthorized COVID-19 related products, such as purported anti-viral products, personal protective equipment (PPE), and test kits across the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border.

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are collaborating with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP), and other law enforcement partners, to seize this merchandise, investigate the schemes, and warn the public of the health and safety risks...

Exclusive: Illegal Alien, Alleged Drug trafficker on the Loose After Santuary Authorities Let Him Go, ICE says
Daily Caller
Mexican national Francisco Vasquez-Cruz was arrested on drug-trafficking charges by Oregon State Police on April 28 and booked into the Jackson County Jail.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation that Vasquez-Cruz is in the United States illegally, and is considered an ICE fugitive after Jackson County authorities ignored its detainer request and released him into the public. . .
Oregon jail releases illegal aliens arrested in possession of illicit drugs, over immigration detain
U.S. Imigration and Customs Enforcement

PORTLAND - On Tuesday, April 28, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper conducted a traffic stop on a Ford F-150 pickup, for multiple traffic violations, on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 39, according to an OSP press release.

The release states that the trooper observed signs of potential criminal behavior and a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search the trooper located 19.7 pounds of methamphetamine and $16,660 cash.

The driver of the vehicle was Leonel Campos-Valdez (25), and the passenger was Francisco Vazquez-Cruz (24).

Leonel Campos-...

Video: Border Patrol Chief Thoroughly Debunks AOC's Lies

Border Patrol Chief Thoroughly Debunks AOC's Lies. In response to AOC, Chief Patrol Agent of the Tucson Sector, Roy Villarea, showed Americans what is REALLY happening at ICE facilities.

 

ICE: Operation Stolen Promise
An Initiative Targeting Covid-19 Fraud
U.S. Customs and Enforcement

 

 

COVID-19 has brought much of the world to a halt, while social distancing and other preventive measures have become the new normal for society. The disease is currently affecting approximately 195 countries around the world. Despite the danger and uncertainty this global pandemic has caused, individuals and organizations around the world are attempting to take advantage of it for illicit financial gain. These illegal efforts not only compromise legitimate trade and financial systems, but threaten the integrity of the U.S. border, and endanger the safety and security...

Notes on the Spring Meat Shortage

The Great Toilet Paper Scare of 2020 has come to end, but don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. The Spring Meat Stampede is here. . .

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report March 2020

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2020 that 120 of the 825 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.55 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for homicidal crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents killed by alien homicidal violence).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers...

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