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Angel Mom Says Biden Creating "Super Highway" to Border
Epoch Times

An Arizona mother whose son was killed by an illegal alien said the Biden administration’s border policies are “absolutely” going to create more “angel families.”

Angel families are relatives of those who have been killed by an illegal immigrant.

“That’s the saddest thing to me of all,” Mary Ann Mendoza told The Epoch Times on Feb. 8. “I’ve been speaking out on this for 5 1/2 years now.”

Mendoza’s son, Brandon, was killed in a 2014 car crash caused by an illegal immigrant who was drunk, high on meth, and speeding along a Mesa, Arizona, highway in the...

Mexico Steamrolls Biden Administration, Now Outright Refusing to Accept Captured Illegal Immigrants
the Western Journal
  By C. Douglas Golden 
Published February 8, 2021 at 8:31am

They’ve only been in office for a little over two weeks, but President Joe Biden and his administration are already throwing a 2014 party at the southern border — with Mexico’s help.

According to Reuters, officials in Texas are releasing illegal immigrant families from Central America because several Mexican provinces are refusing to take them back. The refusals have led to crowded Border Patrol facilities — and the release of immigrants to shelters.

The Biden administration had tried to...

Exclusive photos: Large Migrant Group in Mexico Boards Train for U.S.

A large group of migrants, most likely seeking asylum in the United States, were spotted heading north via a rail route known as La Bestia. The train departed Tierra Blanca, Guanajuato, and will likely arrive at the U.S.-Mexico Border within days, according to Breitbart Texas sources.

Mexican immigration officials and municipal police in Tierra Blanca watched as hundreds boarded and departed. Their exact destination is unknown, but history suggests the Rio Grande Valley is most likely. . .
House Freshmen Introduce Strong Immigration Bills in House

Two House freshmen – Reps. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) and Bob Good (R-Va.) – began their tenure in Washington by introducing FAIR-supported immigration legislation. Both bills represent actual immigration reform in the interest of American citizens and of the United States as a whole, in stark contrast to massive amnesty-only measures proposed by the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats.

Rep. Good introduced H.R. 398, the “No Asylum for Criminals Act.” This bill prevents convicted criminals from receiving asylum protection. This prevents aliens with prior criminal...

Senator Grassley Reintroduces the Gold Standard of Immigration Reform in the Senate

Early in the 117th Congress, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has reintroduced FAIR-supported S. 71, the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act. This bill would permanently authorize and expand the E-Verify program and requires its use by all employers in the United States. This bill is the gold standard when it comes to ending illegal immigration and protecting American workers. Rather than addressing the symptoms of the problem, Senator Grassley’s bill attacks its source – the jobs magnet that lures illegal aliens here in the first place. . .

Federal Judge Stays Biden's Dangerous 100-Day Memo

A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary restraining order (TRO), this week, provisionally stopping a dangerous Department of Homeland Security memorandum issued on January 20, 2021 that directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to halt deportations for almost all aliens with removal orders from the country for 100 days. Acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske signed the memorandum on inauguration day, but it appears to have been ghost written by Esther Olavarria, an anti-immigration enforcement advocate who was recently appointed to the Biden Administration. . .

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

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...