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Claro que si: Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

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The death of Kate Steinle meant NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING to the demorats running California.

From Yahoo: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump.

Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities starting Jan. 1. Jail officials only will be allowed to transfer inmates to federal immigration authorities if they have been convicted of certain crimes.

“These are uncertain times for undocumented illegal Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” Brown said in statement.

It was one of several immigration-focused bills that Brown signed Thursday, which was also the final day for young immigrants to renew their permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects them from deportation. Trump intends to end the program if Congress doesn’t act on it.

California is home to an estimated 2.3 million immigrants without legal authorization.

The Trump administration said the sanctuary state bill will make California more dangerous. The state “has now codified a commitment to returning criminal aliens back onto our streets, which undermines public safety, national security, and law enforcement,” Devin O’Malley, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, said in a statement.

The measure came in response to widespread fear in immigrant communities following Trump’s election. He railed against immigrants in his campaign and promised to sharply ramp up the deportation of people living in the U.S. illegally.

Democrats hope blocking police from cooperating will limit the reach of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

The bill “will put a large kink in Trump’s perverse and inhumane deportation machine,” Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said at a press conference in Los Angeles celebrating the signing.

De Leon’s bill cleared the Legislature with support only from Democrats. Republicans said it will protect criminals and make it harder for law enforcement to keep people safe.

The bill, SB54, originally would have severely restricted the authority of police officers to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. At Brown’s insistence, it was scaled back to allow cooperation in jails.

Police and sheriff’s officials, including jail officers, will still be able to work with federal immigration authorities if a person has been convicted of one of about 800 crimes, mostly felonies and misdemeanors that can be charged as felonies. But they will be barred from transferring immigrants to federal authorities if their rap sheet includes only minor offenses.

The changes convinced the California police chiefs association to drop its opposition, while sheriffs — elected officials who run jails — remained opposed. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan has condemned the measure, saying California is prioritizing politics over public safety.

California’s Democratic political leaders have enthusiastically battled Trump and his administration with lawsuits, legislation and fiery public rhetoric, particularly about immigration and the environment.

Among other things, the other bills signed Thursday by Brown will limit federal immigration authorities from entering schools and workplaces without warrants; prohibit landlords from reporting tenants to ICE; and stop local governments from contracting with for-profit companies and ICE to hold immigrants.

Some law enforcement officials say the impact of the sanctuary measure likely will be minimal because it bans immigration enforcement activities that few agencies participate in.

Immigrant rights advocates say it’s important to codify restrictions with the force of law while adding new ones. For them, it’s a rare victory during Trump’s presidency.

The measure was dubbed a sanctuary state bill because it sought to expand so-called sanctuary city policies that have long been in place in some of California’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Brown, though, has resisted the label. In his signing statement, he noted the bill does not prohibit ICE from operating in California. “They are free to use their own considerable resources to enforce federal immigration law in California,” Brown wrote.

De Leon put it somewhat differently. “It won’t stop ICE from trolling our streets,” he said.

DCG

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ICE arrests nearly 450 illegal immigrants in sanctuary city raids

Number should be much higher but it’s a good start. Bonus: it upsets libtards.

From Fox News: As part of a massive illegal immigration sweep, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that officials this week arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country.

The raid, referred to as “Operation ‘Safe City’” in a news release, spanned four days in cities through the U.S., and ended Wednesday.

Illegal immigrants with criminal charges or known gang-affiliations were targeted, the release said, noting that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not.

In Philadelphia, 107 illegal immigrants were arrested, while 101 were arrested in Los Angeles and 45 people were arrested in New York.

The release noted that 18 of the 498 people arrested were gang members or have gang affiliations.

A Mexican illegal immigrant in Los Angeles who was arrested is a member of the Colonia Chiques gang, a group dubbed one of the “largest and deadliest gangs” in southern California’s Ventura County by the FBI.

That immigrant, who was found with a handgun, allegedly rammed a number of law enforcement vehicles in an attempt to escape from authorities.

Sanctuary cities — or cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration policy — have become a heated topic as the Trump administration has pushed for a stronger crackdown on illegal immigration.

Even though ICE has said arrests of illegal immigrants are up 43 percent since this time last year, deportation numbers are down, according to The Washington Post.

DCG

Construction begins on 8 prototypes of US-Mexico border wall!

President Trump is delivering on another of his campaign promises.

Fox5 San Diego reports that yesterday, Sept. 26, 2017, construction of eight border wall prototypes has begun just east of the Otay Mesa border crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello said:

“We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls. Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology and people. Moving forward with the prototypes enables us to continue to incorporate all the tools necessary to secure our border.”

The purpose of the wall prototypes is to help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in determining a “design standard” for the actual border walls by tailoring “a specific wall design to the unique demands of individual areas of the border.”

This is how CBP officials describe the wall prototypes:

  • All 8 prototypes will be between 18 and 30 feet high.
  • Four will be made of concrete, while the other four will be constructed of alternate, unspecified “other materials.”
  • The top designs for a concrete wall came from four companies:
    • Caddell Construction Co (DE), LLC, of Montgomery, Alabama.
    • Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries, of Tempe, Arizona.
    • Texas Sterling Construction Co., of Houston, Texas.
    • W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
  • Each prototype award is worth roughly $400,000 to $500,000.
  • The prototypes are expected to take about 30 days to complete, after which they will be evaluated for their effectiveness in a real-world environment.

Evaluation:

The evaluation of the wall prototypes will take roughly three months.

Vitiello said CBP is looking for a “more holistic view” on border security, including cameras, sensors and an enforcement zone in the wall plan. Vitiello showed diagrams of plans for border solutions in both urban and rural areas, which included:

  1. A “see-through” design (usually a bollard fence) along the immediate border.
  2. A zone for enforcement.
  3. A secondary barrier with the cameras and sensors. The concrete proposals are largely for that secondary barrier.

Vitiello said “All those things have to be combined in the proper mix to make it work,” and that each location will be evaluated for the different options. CBP could ultimately use all or none of the prototypes or existing bollard fence designs that now are used on the “immediate border.”

The money for constructing the prototypes came from $20 million that Congress had authorized the Department of Homeland Security to pull from other places in the budget earlier this year. Congress has not yet authorized any further money to actually build new miles of wall.

~Eowyn

Antifa domestic terrorists, incl. professors, want an end to USA

We learned only days ago that more than a year ago, in a secret (“confidential”) DHS/FBI joint report in April 2016, the Obama administration already classified Antifa as “domestic terrorists” but didn’t bother to inform the American people about it.

Why these domestic terrorists were allowed — and continue to be allowed — to “protest” terrorize the right Trump supporters is a question that should be asked of law enforcement, including the police of Washington, D.C., where Antifa Black Bloc terrorists were allowed to riot and assault on the nights before and after Trump’s presidential inauguration.

Antifa are not just terrorists, they want nothing less than the total annihilation of America.

At the “counter Marxism” rally in Berkeley, CA, on August 24, 2017, in which an estimated 4,000 “counter-protesters” overwhelmed and bullied a handful of Trump supporters, masked black-clad Antifa not only assaulted people, they made evident their antipathy to the very existence of the United States, chanting:

“No Trump, no wall, no U.S.A.!”

By the way, an anonymous poster on the message board 8chan claims to have discovered the “full list” of Antifa members.

Note: If 8chan deleted the thread, it is archived here and here. The full list of Antifa members is here.

Many on the list are teachers, college professors, and other professionals. Here’s a sample — of Antifa members whose last names begin with the letter M:

  • Fannie Madden-Grider, Instructor of Media Writing, Morehead State University.
  • Neal Madnick, history teacher, Sanford H Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY.
  • Jane Maestro, manager, New Hope Charities, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • F. Rachel Magdalene, visiting scholar, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
  • Dominique Malaquais, Senior Researcher in Political Science, Centre National de la Recherche (National Science Research Center), Paris.
  • Frankie Diane Mallis, Adjunct Professor of English. Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
  • Christine Mallory, Vice President of Finance at AllClear ID, Austin, Texas.
  • Aaron Managhan, Office Assistant, South Puget Sound Community College.
  • Carl Manaster, bioinformatics (computer) programmer, ActivX Biosciences, Inc., San Diego, CA.
  • Victor Manfredi, Visiting Researcher in African Studies at Boston University.
  • Michael Mangino, taught Biology at Harper College, Palatine, IL.
  • Shilpa Mankikar, writer/director/producer; finalist at the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
  • Reeser Manley, author; Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine.
  • Catherine Mann, USA Today bestselling author.
  • Jenny Mannion, author and “intuitive healer”.

See also:

UPDATE (Sept. 12):

Bill Mullen, an English professor at Purdue University, has formed a coalition of 400 Antifa college faculty, staff, and students, called the Campus Anti-Fascist Network. (Source: Gateway Pundit)

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

Obama administration’s DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists in April 2016

And yet, this important and correct identification was not communicated to the American people, while the MSM and Democrats continue to champion Antifa as brave opponents of “white supremacists,” and police of cities like Berkeley where Antifa clashed with the Right in public rallies treated Trump supporters as the perpetrators of violence.

Josh Meyer reports for Politico, Sept. 1, 2017, that as early as April 2016, well before the election and subsequent presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by the Obama administration’s DHS and the FBI had classified radical Left anarchists who call themselves Antifa as “domestic terrorists”.

The April 2016 DHS/FBI joint report, Baseline Comparison of US and Foreign Anarchist Extremist Movements, identified Antifa as perpetrators of attacks on police, government, symbols of capitalism, racism, “social injustice and fascism”. After Donald Trump was elected President last November, Antifa activists locked onto another target — Trump supporters, especially white nationalists (labeled “white supremacists” by Antifa and the complicit MSM), and Confederate symbols and monuments.

An unnamed “senior state law enforcement official” said, “A whole bunch of them [Antifa]” have been deemed dangerous enough to be placed on U.S. terrorism watch lists.

By the spring of 2016, Antifa groups had become so aggressive, including making armed attacks on individuals and small groups of perceived enemies, that federal officials launched a global investigation with the help of the U.S. intelligence community so as to determine whether Antifa might start committing terrorist bombings at the Republican and Democratic conventions that summer, like their foreign counterparts in Greece, Italy and Mexico.

Some Antifa terrorists have gone overseas to train and fight with fellow anarchist organizations, including two Turkey-based groups fighting the Islamic State.

Based on their classification of Antifa as “domestic terrorists,” DHS/FBI have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous.

In fact, a DHS assessment in August 2017 precisely warned of a potential for unprecedented violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, where Democrat mayor Mike Signer is alleged to have ordered the police to stand down.

See “Signs of Charlottesville white supremacist rally being a false flag” and “Remarkable resemblance of mothers of Charlottesville and Sandy Hook victims

In interviews with Politico, law enforcement authorities blamed Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policies — first as a candidate and then as president — for helping to to create a situation that has escalated so quickly and extensively that they do not have a handle on it.

An unnamed “senior law enforcement official tracking domestic extremists in a state that has become a front line in clashes between the groups” said:

“It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them. These antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the shit out of people.… They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”

According to the confidential documents and interviews obtained by Politico, almost immediately, the right-wing targets of Antifa began fighting back, bringing weapons and launching unprovoked attacks of their own. The extremists on both sides have been using the confrontations, especially since Charlottesville, to recruit unprecedented numbers of new members, raise money and threaten more confrontations. The unnamed “senior law enforcement official” said:

“Everybody is wondering, ‘What are we gonna do? How are we gonna deal with this?’. Every time they have one of these protests where both sides are bringing guns, there are sphincters tightening in my world. Emotions get high, and fingers get twitchy on the trigger.”

Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer who has been monitoring domestic militants for 31 years, now at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, said:

“Both the racists and a segment of violent antifa counter-protestors are amped for battle in an escalating arms race, where police departments are outmaneuvered, resulting in increasingly violent dangerous confrontations. It’s an orchestrated dance. The rallies spill over into social media and then even more people show up at the next rally primed for violent confrontation.”

This is how the April 2016 DHS-FBI joint report as well as other federal documents and interviews, describe Antifa (Anti-Fascist Action Network):

  • Antifa evolved out of leftist anti-government anarchist groups like Black Bloc, who have instigated violence at events like the 1999 Seattle World Trde Organization.
  • They dress in black and conceal their faces with masks and bandanas.

  • They claim to have no leader and no hierarchy, but DHS-FBI believe they are organized via decentralized networks of cells that coordinate with each other. Often, they spend weeks planning for violence at upcoming events.
  • Dozens of armed Antifa groups have emerged, including Redneck Revolt, Red Guards, and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) — a group that claims as a member none other than Berkeley’s mayor Jesse Arreguin.
  • One report from New Jersey authorities said self-described Antifa groups have been established in cities including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

At the same time, DHS-FBI say there are gaps in their knowledge and understanding of Antifa, admitting that they have only “medium confidence” in their assessments:

  • A “senior New Jersey law enforcement official” following Antifa said: “There’s a lot more we don’t know about these groups than what we do know about them.”
  • Significant “intelligence gaps” include an inability to penetrate Antifa groups’ “diffuse and decentralized organizational structure,” which makes it difficult for law enforcement to identify violent groups and individuals.
  • Authorities also “lack information to identify the travel patterns linking U.S. and foreign anarchist extremists”.
  • A reason for the federal government’s “intelligence gaps” is because many of Antifa’s activities, such as their training camps, meetings and online communications, “are not within the purview of FBI and DHS collection” due to civil liberties and privacy protections.

DHS/FBI should really look into Antifa’s association with international financier terrorist George Soros:

~Eowyn

Trump likely to rescind Obama “Dreamer” program

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Works for me.

From NY Post: U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to rescind an Obama-era policy that protects nearly 600,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children and are known as “Dreamers,” according to media reports on Friday.

Trump’s decision on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy could be announced as early as next week, reported ABC News, citing multiple sources.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed the program with senior White House officials on Thursday, according to an administration official.

Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan denied reports that the department had made any recommendations on DACA to the White House. “There have been continuing discussions about DACA but nothing has been determined,” Lapan told Reuters.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Friday that the program continues to be under review. A White House spokesperson told Reuters that only Congress can legislate a permanent solution for the plight of children who are currently protected from deportation by DACA.

Trump had pledged on the election campaign trail to scrap all of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration, including DACA.

Immigrant advocates reacted to the news with a flurry of statements, promising to defend the program with protest and legal action.

“Immigrant youth fought to create the DACA program and we will fight like hell to defend it,” said Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director and DACA-beneficiary of United We Dream said in a statement.

Civil rights groups said ending the program could increase racial divisions in the country in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville.

Ten Republican state attorneys general in June urged the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program, while noting that the government did not have to revoke permits that had already been issued. If the federal government did not withdraw DACA by Sept. 5, the attorneys general said they would file a legal challenge to the program in a Texas federal court.

The 10 who signed the letter represent Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

A larger coalition of 26 Republican attorneys general had challenged the Obama-era policy covering illegal immigrant parents, known as DAPA, that had been blocked by the courts before it took effect. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded that policy earlier this year.

DCG

The Left is waging civil war against America – and what you should do about it

On his nationally-syndicated radio show on Friday, August 18, 2017, Rush Limbaugh sounded the warning that America is on the verge of civil war:

America is under attack from within. Our culture, our history, our founding are under the most direct assault I have seen in my life. And I’m sure it’s the same with you. We haven’t seen anything like this. You might even get away with saying that we are on the cusp of a second civil war. Some of you might say that we are already into it, that it has already begun. However you characterize it, though, we are under attack from within. And it’s being bought and paid for by people from outside America, in addition to inside.

I’m thinking of people like George Soros and any other number of international financiers whose objective it is to take the United States out and down as a superpower, to literally erase the United States as a powerful or super powerful nation.”

But a civil war waged by the Left is already upon us, with acts of domestic terrorism in acts and words.

(1) Antifa calls for physical violence against Trump supporters

An Antifa website, It’s Going Down, is calling for violence against all supporters of President Trump and capitalists. (If the website is taken down, here’s the archived link: http://archive.is/vtPZL)

The website has a “library” with downloadable instructions on how to form an Antifa group, and on “insurrectionary mass resistance and refusal” and militant tactics against employers and law enforcement. (See DCG’s “Antifa website calls for violence against Trump supporters“)

(2) 40,000 Leftists disrupt Boston Free Speech Rally

Yesterday, 40,000 Leftists converged on Boston to “counter-demonstrate” against a peaceful rally for free speech. After police declared the official end of the rally, Antifa thugs assaulted whites and clashed with riot police.

33 people were arrested; “some” people were injured. (See “Boston ‘Free Speech’ Rally: Leftists clash with riot police“)

(3) Blow up Mount rushmore

On August 17, 2017, Vice magazine openly calls for blowing up Mount Rushmore.

(4) Woman calls for burning down America’s suburbs

CNN describes Sherelle Smith, the sister of an armed black man shot dead by Milwaukee police on August 12 as “calling for peace” and edited out her calls for calls for rioters to burn down the suburbs (Washington Times). Smith yelled:

“Burnin’ down shit ain’t goin’ to help nuthin’! Y’all burnin’ down shit we need in our community. Take that shit to the suburbs! Burn that shit down! We need our shit. We need our weave. I don’t wear it, but we need it. We need our gas. We need our food…. Y’all want to hurt somebody, take that shit further out. Bring bring it here.”

(5) Sign calls for killing all white people

A graffiti sign in Huntington Station, NY, calls for “RAPE AND KILL ALL WHITE PEOPLE”

If you do nothing about the Left’s domestic terrorism in words and deeds, then you are part of the problem. Don’t complain when the violence is at your door.

What you can do:

(1) Report the threats of terrorism:

Report the Antifa website It’s Going Down, Sherelle Smith, Vice magazine, and other domestic terrorists to:

(2) Report threats of assassination to the Secret Service:

Secret Service phone #: 1-(202)-406-5708

(3) Contact your useless Reps in Congress:

Demand that they denounce the Left’s domestic terrorism: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

~Eowyn