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California’s Sanctuary Laws Bring More Death, Mayhem

WASHINGTON—An investigation by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has discovered that the county in California where an illegal alien recently went on a deadly stabbing spree has been ignoring hundreds of detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), resulting in preventable deaths and lawlessness. . . .

DHS Sec's Meeting with Border Patrol Agents Blows Up in His Face When Agent Turns His Back: Report
the Western Journal

While illegal immigration has quickly become one of the most debated political issues of our time, it can be easy to lose sight of the real human element of the border crisis.

There are the ranchers and other residents of border communities whose property and lives are at risk with the influx of illegal migrants who flood across the border in crippling numbers, herded by dangerous, criminal cartels that exploit desperate Central Americans for monetary gain. . . .

GOP Lawmaker Takes Cue from DeSantis, Brings the Immigration Crisis to Doorstep of Top Dems

State Rep. Bruce Griffey of the Tennessee General Assembly filed a new bill Wednesday that brings a spotlight to immigration issues.

The bill that Griffey filed, HB1994, proposes that illegal immigrants in the U.S should be relocated to the home states of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, WZTV-TV in Nashville reported. . . .

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian, Russian Migrants Apprehended at West Texas Border

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Border Patrol agents arrested two significant interest aliens at one of the busiest migrant crossing points on the southwest border Wednesday, along with hundreds of mostly Central and South American family units.

According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, the Syrian and Russian migrants are single adult males and their purpose for entering is still under investigation. The source says the Syrian adds to the nearly 50 special interest aliens apprehended in the area since October 2021. . . .

House Democrats Take Aim at the Nation’s Immigration Courts

House Democrats are taking aim at the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), which is the immigration court system of the United States. EOIR is an agency within the Department of Justice, making it unique in that it is not an “independent” Article III court, but instead a court system within the executive branch in Article II of the Constitution. . . .

Former ICE Head: Throngs of Illegal Immigrants Allowed in US for Political Power
the Epoch Times

WEST HAMBURG, Pa.—Despite a historically high number of people coming across the United States border in 2021, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had a historically low number of arrests and removals. . . .


Pompeo Identifies the Real Root Cause of Border Crisis After Harris Wastes Her Time in Central America
the Western Journal

In a recent interview, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exposed Vice President Kamala Harris’ lies regarding the causes of the ongoing border crisis.

Harris traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month after blaming increased illegal immigration from those countries on climate change and anti-LGBT bias.

Pompeo noted one simple fact: Central American policies and the climate haven’t changed much since January, but American politics have. . . .

Sinaloa Cartel Operatives Sentenced to Prison in Southern District of California
the Center Square

A major drug trafficker and money launderer for the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to 188 months in prison for supervising the smuggling of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States. through Southern California and smuggling drug proceeds back to Mexico. . . .

FAIR Newsletter: House Passes Largest Illegal Alien Amnesty in History

We live in an age of superlatives. Pretty much every time Congress acts, adjectives such as “biggest” or “most expensive” are applied. Therefore, it hardly came as a surprise when the Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted to include the biggest and most expensive illegal alien amnesty in their so-called Build Back Better (BBB) bill (H.R. 5376) – a $1.75 trillion social spending package that, according to Wharton Business School, will actually cost $4.25 trillion. . . .

Panel: Panama's Darien Gap
The Migration Chokepoint
Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion at the Army Navy Club on December 7, 2021, exploring the remote area of the Darien Gap, the infamous jungle passage through which extra-continental migrants cross from South America to North America on their way to the United States southern border. International migrants are passing through the gap’s dense rainforest in record numbers. . . .