Category Archives: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Why you should support border control: El Paso hospitals full of Wuhan virus patients from Mexico

According to El Paso Times, 1,052 people are hospitalized in El Paso hospitals including 325 in intensive care and 201 on ventilators; 49% of hospitalizations in El Paso County are COVID-19 related.

El Paso County reported 927 new Wuhan virus cases and 22 deaths on Wednesday. All the patients had underlying health conditions.

Read all the latest Wuhan virus updates from El Paso Times here.

KTRH Radio reports that the border is closed due to the China virus pandemic.

But if you know anything at all about illegal border crossings in El Paso, you know that a border “closing” doesn’t mean a complete shutdown. Although President Trump’s border wall has significantly slowed down illegal crossings, illegal immigrants can still pass through tunnels, climb walls or cross through the Rio Grande.

KTRH stated that Todd Bensman (senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies) shared the following with them:

Border communities are accepting, by law, patients who come over the border illegally or legally, and have themselves admitted into the hospital to be treated for COVID. American taxpayers are footing that bill for sure.

Todd offers more information:

Bensman told KTRH that untold thousands of Mexican Wuhan virus patients overran their own hospitals to the point of collapse, then figured out ways to get themselves over the border. “At the ports of entry, they call the El Paso Fire Department, and ambulances one after another day and night, are picking them up and bringing them to American hospitals.”

Bensman stated, “I just talked to a doctor in Arizona who told me 75 percent of patients in the hospital there are Mexican. And it’s happening in California too,” Bensman added.

See Todd Bensman’s tweets about the border and illegal immigrants’ impact on our border hospitals here.

The demorats love their open border policies. Yet in a pandemic that policy may be detrimental to an American citizen who cannot get into a hospital or access a ventilator being used by an illegal alien. It may even be YOUR grandma who suffers from those consequences.

Remember that next time demorats/media tell you that YOUR actions may kill grandma.

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San Francisco public defender lashes out at ICE for arresting illegal alien with felony convictions

Mano Raju working hard to defend criminal illegal aliens

California doing their best to protect illegal alien criminals.

From MyFoxChicago: The San Francisco Public Defender on Thursday lashed out at ICE, criticizing federal agents for arresting a San Francisco man as he was on the courthouse steps on his way to a criminal hearing.

Mano Raju said the Election Day arrest was conducted without a judicial warrant and “therefore in violation of state law.”

In an email, Raju’s spokeswoman said the man was taken into custody on a civil immigration violation and is currently being held in ICE detention in California. He will get an administrative hearing and will not get immediately deported.

Raju’s office would not comment on why the man was in court on Tuesday.

Jonathan Moor, an ICE spokesman, identified the man as Alberto Uc Ponce, 43. He sent KTVU a statement saying that the man had three felony convictions for second-degree burglary from 2016, 2017 and 2018. ICE lodged a a detainer on the man in 2018, which was “not honored.”

Moor said the man was arrested by local law enforcement a total of seven times in the past five years, and at least eight detainers have been requested following those arrests.

On Friday, Moor provided an exact accounting of Ponce’s history:

June 22, 2015: convicted of shoplifting in Redwood City
Aug. 3, 2015: convicted of receiving stolen property in San Francisco
Feb. 2, 2016: convicted of second degree burglary
May 11, 2016: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Mar. 7, 2017: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Feb. 25, 2019: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Nov. 29, 2019: the San Francisco Police Department arrested him with second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of controlled substance. Those charges are pending.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Media misleading headline, again: “Hundreds of Migrants Sent Back to El Salvador by the U.S. Were Killed or Abused”

This story was published with the above headline by People magazine on February 6.

The subheadline: “The Human Rights Watch has identified 138 Salvadorans who were killed and another 70 who face abuse after deportation.”

Gee, wouldn’t one automatically interpret – due to the lack of dates – that this happened under President Trump’s watch? Of course they would. That is the sole reason for the framing of this headline.

Yet the first couple paragraphs start out as such:

Over the last seven years hundreds of Salvadoran migrants and asylum seekers have been killed or abused after they were deported from the United States, according to a report this week by Human Rights Watch.

The organization identified 138 deported Salvadorans who were killed between 2013 and 2019 and another 70 cases in this time period where “deportees were subjected to sexual violence, torture, and other harm, usually at the hands of gangs, or who went missing following their return.”

Apparently the US is to blame for the horrible conditions in El Salvador:

U.S. authorities knew or should have known they were going to return these people to harm,” Alison Leal Parker, a managing director of the Human Rights Watch’s U.S. program, told The Washington Post. “Therefore they should not have done it.

You know what’s coming next: #OrangeManBad:

Trump campaigned on reducing both legal and illegal immigration.

“As asylum and immigration policies tighten in the United States and dire security problems continue in El Salvador, the US is repeatedly violating its obligations to protect Salvadorans from return to serious risk of harm,” the Human Rights Watch report states.”

Finally, we get to the actual dates of these atrocities occurring El Salvador:

Between 2014 and 2018, the U.S. granted asylum to 18.2 percents of its Salvadoran applicants — the lowest rate in the region. The U.S. also deported a total of 111,000 Salvadorans in that same time period.

And here’s the kicker at the very end of the article (as if People magazine readers even make it that far):

“El Salvador has one of the highest rates of homicide and sexual violence in the world.”

There’s a reason why the media deserves the title of #FakeNews.

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President Trump ends birth tourism

Birth tourism is the practice of traveling to another country for the purpose of giving birth in that country. The main reason for birth tourism is to obtain citizenship for the child in a country with birthright citizenship (jus soli). Such a child is sometimes called an “anchor baby” if their citizenship is intended to help their parents obtain permanent residency in the country. Other reasons for birth tourism include access to public schooling, healthcare, sponsorship for the parents in the future, or circumvention of China’s two-child policy that, in 2015, replaced Beijing’s more draconian one-child per-couple policy. Popular destinations for birth tourism include the United States and Canada.

According to The Washington Times, some pregnant foreign women pay as much as $100,000 to be ferried into the U.S. on a visitor’s visa, arriving just in time to give birth on American soil and instantly make their baby a U.S. citizen.

President Trump is putting an end to birth tourism.

Yesterday, Jan. 23, 2020, the Trump administration announced a policy that takes effect today, under which State Department consular officials will now be able to refuse to grant short-term tourism or business visas to women they believe are attempting to travel solely for the purpose of birth tourism. 

The Trump administration called birth tourism “a threat to the security of the United States” because the very integrity of U.S. citizenship is at stake if people are able to trick their way into obtaining legal status and its benefits for their newborns. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said: “The birth tourism industry threatens to overburden valuable hospital resources and is rife with criminal activity. Closing this glaring immigration loophole will combat these endemic abuses and ultimately protect the United States from the national security risks created by this practice.”

Carl C. Risch, assistant secretary at the State Department, said:

  • The rules need to take effect immediately, without public hearings or comment, because of the national security implications: “Permitting short-term visitors with no demonstrable ties to the United States to obtain visas to travel to the United States primarily to obtain U.S. citizenship for a child creates a potential long-term vulnerability for national security. Foreign governments or entities, including entities of concern to the United States, may seek to benefit from birth tourism for purposes that would threaten the security of the United States.”
  • Under current law, there is nothing specifically illegal in asking for a visa to come to the U.S. to give birth. In fact, U.S. embassies and consulates report a growing number of people who list giving birth as their stated reason for asking for a visa.
  • Only women believed to be traveling specifically to give birth on tourist visas will be denied. Women seeking visas for other purposes but who are still likely to give birth will continue to be eligible for approval; women coming to the U.S. for specialized medical care for their pregnancies will be able to argue the merits of their cases.

A Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report last month calculated that about 33,000 women on short-term business or tourism passes, known as B visas, give birth in the U.S. each year. Another 39,000 foreign women on other visas, such as student or work visas, also give birth in the U.S. They would not be subject to the new rule. Neither would the hundreds of thousands of births to illegal immigrant women.

Jessica Vaughan, a former State Department officer and now policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the new rule is a first step in fixing a big problem, but border officers should be empowered along with State Department employees. Under the U.S. system, the State Department approved the visas, but it’s Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection officers who have final say on admitting people at ports of entry.

Predictably, immigrant rights activists complain that the new rule may lead to overreach by officers who will strain to figure out who should be barred. Kerri Talbot, director of federal advocacy at the Immigration Hub, said: “It is absurd that the Trump administration is turning embassy employees into reproductive policemen. Women will have to conceal their pregnancies just to get a tourist visa to visit the United States.”

Of course, the most permanent solution to birth tourism is to change the U.S.’s “birthright citizenship” policy where almost anyone born on American soil is automatically deemed a citizen. President Trump has talked about attempting to change the policy through executive action but has not followed through. Legal analysts doubt he has the power to change it. There’s a larger debate over whether Congress could change it or whether it would require amending the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

China is a major source of birthright tourism.

Last year, 19 people were accused of running birth tourism operations in Southern California, aimed at wealthy Chinese women who paid up to $100,000 each and were coached on how to get visas and how to conceal their pregnancies from consular officials and border officers. After they entered the U.S., the women were kept in apartments for the final months of their pregnancies so they could deliver on U.S. soil and trigger the automatic citizenship policy.

Last September, one of the 19 pleaded guilty. Her operation, You Win USA Vacation Services Corp., was responsible for 500 birth tourists, and she collected $3 million in fees over two years. But the women who gave birth were not sanctioned because coming to the U.S. to give birth was not against the law. Nor can the citizenship of their born-in-the-USA children be revoked.

In addition to China, Russia is another major source of birth tourism. Ironically, according to news outlets, President Trump’s hotel properties are frequent destinations for Russian birth tourists.

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29 criminal aliens released by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in recent weeks

Press release from ICE dated 1/16/20:

“COLUMBUS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens and immigration violators since November 2019, despite written detainer requests filed with them by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“When dangerous criminal aliens are released into the community, public safety is needlessly put at risk because of the individual’s propensity to re-offend,” said Rebecca Adducci, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Michigan and Ohio. “ICE remains committed to arresting and removing criminal aliens in the interest of public safety and national security, despite local decisions to not honor detainers and jeopardize the safety of its citizens.”

ICE recently apprehended the following criminal alien after his release from the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office with an active detainer in place:

• Hajir Muhammud, a 59-year old national of Somalia, was arrested by local authorities Dec. 27, for failure to register as a Tier 1 sex offender. He is a convicted sex offender for crimes involving children. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. On Jan. 6, ICE arrested Muhammud, and he is currently in custody pending removal proceedings.

However, several criminal aliens released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are currently at-large. Efforts by ICE to apprehend these men are currently underway. They include:

• Edgar Moreno-Soto, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 6, for felony firearm charges, drugs, among other charges. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Manuel Vazquez-Sanchez, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 8, for domestic violence, assault, falsification and menacing. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018 ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Arturo Maya-Sanchez, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 9, for domestic violence, DUI and domestic violence. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Marvin Fabricio Herdnandez-Chicas, a 24-year-old Salvadoran national, was arrested Nov. 3, for domestic violence and assault. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Martin Antonio Paredes-Zamorano, aka Wilfred Vega, a 31-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Dec. 15, for DUI and having a loaded firearm in his vehicle. He was previously removed from the U.S. in 2014. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.

If you have any information on the above at-large individuals, please call the ICE tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423).”

Read the whole press release here.

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin

The Sheriff of Franklin County is Dallas Baldwin.

Demorat Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (center)

The mayor of Columbus is demorat Andrew Ginther, who whole-heartedly respects the rights illegal aliens in order to “promote strong police-community relations.”

You legal, tax-paying demorat voters of Columbus deserve what may come your way.

Just ask New York how that sanctuary status is working for them.

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Sanctuary Colorado: Inmate wanted by ICE freed on bail and arrested weeks later for attempted murder

Gov. Jared Polis (l)

In May this year, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (demorat) gave illegal aliens a free pass by signing HB 1124 which prohibits law enforcement from honoring ICE detainers. Read about all the protections illegal aliens have from the feds here.

Because of Colorado’s desire to protect criminal illegal aliens, an inmate from Cuba who was wanted by ICE was released on bail in late October, only to be arrested weeks later on attempted murder charges.

Excerpts from a USA Today story:

But local law enforcement say the new law had little effect on their handling of the case and federal officials had been notified about the inmate’s release, giving ICE the chance to take custody of a suspect who the agency claims is in the country illegally.

The Colorado law in question was enacted in May and bars law enforcement officials in the state from holding a person based only on a request from ICE — commonly called an immigration detainer. It’s a practice that ICE says aids federal immigration enforcement and benefits public safety, but detainers are controversial and have been challenged as unconstitutional.

Detainer requests typically ask law enforcement agencies to give ICE at least 48 hours’ notice before a suspected immigrant is released from a jail — or to hold the person for up to 48 hours after they would normally be released.

In its latest criticism, ICE says law enforcement in Colorado followed the state’s law and ignored a federal detainer on an inmate, releasing him on bond as planned despite ICE’s request to hold him longer.

That inmate was soon allegedly involved in a violent crime, which ICE believes could have been prevented had Colorado law allowed local law enforcement to honor immigration detainers.

Local officials, however, say it has been a longstanding policy to not honor immigration detainers and the new law did not impact this case. They also say federal immigration officials were told of the inmate’s imminent release two-and-a-half hours before he was freed.

The case involves Osmani Garces-Ortiz — 37, who emigrated from Cuba. Garces-Ortiz was in custody in late October at the Arapahoe County Jail, located about 15 miles southeast of Denver on several charges including drug possession and criminal trespassing, according to a release from ICE.

Garces-Ortiz was freed on bond four days after ICE placed a detainer on him, ICE says.”

Read the whole story here.

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Celebrating sanctuary status now, Mayor Kenney? ICE arrests child sexual predator in Philadelphia after he was freed twice by local authorities

Remember in 2018 when Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny (demorat) was videotaped dancing to celebrate their “sanctuary city win?”

I wonder if the good mayor is celebrating the sexual abuse of children after an illegal alien was released by his city police due to HIS sanctuary-approved policy?

From an ICE press release dated November 27:

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Guatemalan national for sexual abuse against children after he was released from police custody. This was the second time Philadelphia Police Department released this sexual predator onto the streets, despite an ICE detainer lodged against him in both cases.

Hector Moran-Espinoza was arrested April 2, by the Philadelphia Police Department for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, statuary sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children-parent or guardian commits offense, corruption of minors, indecent assault-without the consent of other person, reckless endangerment of another person, rape by forceable compulsion, sexual abuse of children-photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, and aggravated indecent assault without consent.

May 9, Moran was again arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department for unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 13 years of age, reckless endangerment of another person, and endangering the welfare of a child-parent or guardian commits offense.

In both cases, ICE’s Philadelphia Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged an immigration detainer on Moran the same day of the arrest, and each time Philadelphia Police Department did not honor this detainer and released this predator onto the streets.

“We are seeing politicians put their political agendas above the safety of the citizens they serve,” said ICE Philadelphia Field Office Director Simona Flores-Lund. “The victims in this case are young children, whose lives are now forever changed. This monster was released not once, but twice, without notifying ICE. We are committed to strengthening our relationship with local law enforcement, as we want nothing more than to keep our communities safe.”

By releasing a criminal with multiple offenses, the Philadelphia Police Department is putting their city at risk by letting this individual roam free to potentially harm the most vulnerable, our children.

Read the whole ICE press release here.

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It’s come to this: ICE issues warning to Montgomery County residents about criminal illegal aliens who may be released into the public

Since this past July, Montgomery County (MD) has released numerous sex child offenders who have recommitted crimes against children. These have been illegal aliens who were given a free pass by the sanctuary county. Read my previous posts about these dangerous offenders here.

Now ICE has issued a warning for residents of Montgomery and Pierce George Counties that their children (and women) may be in danger in the near future because of these counties refusal to cooperate with federal authorities. ICE has issued detainers for violent offenders that will most likely be ignored by the local illegal-alien-loving bureaucrats.

And even though Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he would reverse some anti-ICE cooperation policies, it’s been all smoke and mirrors.

Liar: County Executive Marc Elrich

ICE issued the following press release on Nov. 22:

ICE announces Montgomery County, Prince George’s County criminal offenders shielded by current non-cooperation policies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has repeatedly asked local jurisdictions to reconsider non-cooperation policies because those policies put politics before public safety. On Friday, ICE released more examples of foreign nationals with active ICE detainers who have been detained for serious criminal offenses in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. These individuals have not yet been released to the community to potentially reoffend, and ICE asks that they are transferred to its custody prior to that happening.

ICE maintains that cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes.

“The county leadership has chosen misguided politics over public safety,” said Francisco Madrigal, acting Baltimore field office director. “The individuals we have lodged detainers against have been arrested in the community and will likely be released directly back into that community under these dangerous policies. We aren’t asking Montgomery County or Prince George’s County to conduct immigration enforcement, we’re asking them to honor a lawful request to transfer these individuals into our custody where they can avail themselves of due process in the immigration court system.”

Tell me again which party is actively engaging in a #waronwomen (and children)?

Read the whole press release here. And if you live in one of these sanctuary counties, you most definitely want to read it and see pictures of the offenders who most likely will be released into your community.

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Sanctuary King County: Man murdered in his sleep by illegal alien with previous felony

The price that Americans pay for living in demorat-run cities with sanctuary policies can be their life.

The family of a 56-year-old Seattle man found out the hard way that liberal policies kill loved ones.

According to MyNorthwest.com, the dead victim (identified as Sam Lam who was a legal imigrant) was apparently not the intended target of the illegal alien. The victim was shot while he slept in his bed.

The illegal alien, 25-year-old Julio Cruz-Velasquez, came to America as a child in 2000. He was ordered deported with a group of illegal aliens and they returned to Mexico. The illegal alien came back to America to no doubt “better his life.”

That included garnering a record of felony assault, reckless driving and vehicle prowling, according to KOMO News.

Bryan Wilcox, deputy acting field director for ICE’s Seattle office, told MyNorthwest.com that the illegal alien should have been in the custody of federal law enforcement long ago.

But criminal illegal aliens, unlike American citizens, receive a get-out-of-jail free card in sanctuary cities, counties and states.

Wilcox said, “Had [King] County called us and told us that they were getting ready to release this guy (from his previous convictions), we would have gone to the jail and picked him up, taken him into ICE custody,” Wilcox said. He added, “Had King County honored our detainer and just [given] us notification, made a phone call … he would not have been on the streets to commit this horrific crime.”

Read the whole story here.

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Illegal aliens stage robbery/assault in order to obtain U-Visas

Bonus: When these criminals are released from jail for staging this fake crime (if they are convicted/serve any time), they won’t be turned over to ICE for deportation because of Washington State’s sanctuary status.

Amazing that illegal aliens can get away with such flagrant disregard for our laws, courtesy of progressives.

More details about the fake crime here.

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